Product Comparison: JBL Flip 5 vs JBL Flip 4

General Specifications
Flip 5
About the product
Sounds better than ever. Feel your music: JBL Flip 5 goes with anywhere with you, whether you go to the beach or for a bike ride, stand it vertical or horizontal, Flip 5 delivers bold sound and non-stop music. It's durable fabric material and rugged rubber make it the best match to your lifestyle. Connect wirelessly multiple PartyBoost enabled speakers and get the party started. Thanks to its Li-ion battery, in 2.5 hours you'll have enough charge for 12 hours of powerful music.
Hear the bass, feel the bass, see the bass: The award-winning Flip series delivers surprisingly powerful stereo thanks to dual exter- nal passive radiators. It's durable fabric material and rugged rubber make it the best match to your lifestyle.
Key Specs
Power output
20 W
16 W
Connection Type
Bluetooth version 4.2
Bluetooth 4.2
33 ft.
33 ft.
Battery Life
12 hour(s)
12 hour(s)
Dynamic Configuration
1 driver
2 drivers
What customers say about "Key Specs"
JBL Flip 5 Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Rechargeable Battery
  • The sound is solid and bass is pleasantly heavy. The booming effect at the sides of the speaker is a very nice touch, allows you to ‘see’ the bass.
  • Sound quality takes the form of emotive and rugged lows that surge out like a flood of primal energy, whetting your appetite and leaving you esurient for more volume.
  • Here the Flip 5 delivers good mids with a strong sense of detail and fidelity, while remaining relatively clean for a bluetooth speaker.
  • I work in an automotive shop and I keep my volume at 25% in my station. Phenomenal sound, phenomenal quality, could not be happier.
  • Playtime is only about 4 hours at best. Unless you’re listening at minimum levels, 12 hours of playtime is a pipe dream.
JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • The battery life is amazing and I believe it does indeed last for the time stated here, if not longer.
  • It is robust, has a great sound, and the battery life is pretty good too.
  • The battery life is good, I've only once used it from full charge to empty and it almost lasted the 12 hours stated.
  • Battery life 12-15 hours. We have it sailing but haven’t had to test its water resistance yet! Sound is excellent and I can walk round the house and down both ends of the garden without losing it
  • The battery life is shockingly bad. A full charge lasts about two hours when streaming music from my phone...
Size & Weight
2.9 in.
8.5 in.
7.1 in.
3.6 in.
2.7 in.
3.6 in.
1.19 lbs.
1.8 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
JBL Flip 5 Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Rechargeable Battery
  • It fits nicely in my bike water bottle cage. I am using the Profile Designs Kage, that completely surrounds a bottle (to speaker) in this case.
  • This speaker has quite convenient dimensions for moving it in your hands.
  • It can be attached to a bicycle or put in a backpack and it will not take up much space.
  • I was disappointed that he does not have a strap for more convenient transportation.
  • It does not weigh too much but it will not be convenient enough to carry it with you because after an hour you will feel heaviness in your hands.
JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • Clear sound, great volume and bass for the size I take it with me a bit everywhere.
  • I was surprised how loud the volume was and how clear the sound is for such a small size.
  • Massively good sound considering the size of the speaker easily fill a room great powerful bass good sturdy construction easily portable.
  • Can’t fault this product at all. Great sound , features and handy size. Well built - love JBL Kit.
  • Serious speaker, bass is nice and deep.. The volume is excellent for a speaker of its size.
Plastic / Metal
Rubber / Plastic
Display Type
Battery Type
Lithium-ion polymer
Lithium-ion polymer
Supported Systems
Windows, Android, MacOS, Windows Mobile, iOS
Windows, MacOS, Android, Windows Mobile, iOS
Hand Strap
IPX7 waterproof
IPX7 waterproof
Accessories Included
Type C USB cable, Quick start guide, Warranty card, Safety sheet
USB charging cable, Power adaptor
Sounds better than ever, PartyBoost, Auto-power off
JBL Connect+, Speakerphone, Voice Assistant integration
What customers say about "Features"
JBL Flip 5 Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Rechargeable Battery
  • Sound great easy to pair with all and multiple bluetooth devices very easy to switch from device to other devices such as phones computers and tv's.
  • Great quality and crystal clear sound! Pairs easily with my devices whether it's a Samsung or Apple.
  • This little speaker packs a punch! I have not tested the waterproof aspect of the speaker yet but I'm so impressed with the sound quality and battery life.
  • Flip 5 uses JBL PartyBoost, while other recent JBL speakers use JBL Connect+. Therefore, you cannot link the Flip 5 with other JBL speakers besides the Flip 5.
  • After 2 months, I began to notice that the battery was quickly discharging, which caused me frustration.
JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • Excellent sound quality, love that it's waterproof and battery lasts ages.
  • The sound quality is fantastic for a speaker of its size. I've dropped mine several times and not a scratch and so far totally waterproof. A great buy.
  • Truly waterproof (tried and tested). Definitely a product worth what it is.
  • Have used it while power boating, kayaking and around the pool. Good waterproofing.
  • No problems at all with it. ipx7 waterproof is very good tried it every thing works perfectly.
Ethernet Port
Micro USB
Lightning Port
Card Slot
What customers say about "Interfaces"
JBL Flip 5 Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Rechargeable Battery
  • Sounds great and love that it's waterproof. It was on the edge of my hot tub, it fell in and still works great.
  • The USB-C charging plug is so much more convenient than the older charging methods as I have multiple of those around the house already.
  • Using your USB-C cable, charging takes place quickly, it takes 2 hours.
  • No voice assistant or speakerphone connectivity, either which was very disappointing after the purchase.
  • Uses USB-C cable, so not compatible with the dozens of other USB cables I have.
  • I was disappointed when I found out that this speaker does not have an AUX.
JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • The charging cycle doesn’t last long and the speaker comes with a nice USB cable for charging.
  • A big plus is that it doesn't have the additional weight/headache of batteries as it's usb chargeable!
  • Connection via USB works without problems, the battery saves a charge for a long time.
  • I wish the charger came with a plug in for a wall and not just the USB cable.
  • The micro usb connector is just too weak or doesn't give enough support and ends up breaking on the unit.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
99.95 $
99.95 $

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