Product Comparison: JBL Flip 5 vs JBL Pulse 3


General Specifications
Brand
JBL
JBL
Model
Flip 5
Pulse 3
Origin
China
China
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.
Take your listening experience to the next level with the JBL Pulse 3, the portable, waterproof Bluetooth speaker that combines 360° sound with 360° lightshow. Bring your music to life with glowing LEDs wherever you are. With a built-in rechargeable battery that delivers up to 12 hours of playtime and an IPX7 waterproof housing, Pulse 3 is perfect for worry-free listening by the beach or pool - or even in it.
Key Specs
Power output
20 W
20 W
Connection Type
Bluetooth version 4.2
Bluetooth version 4.2
Range
33 ft.
33 ft.
Battery Life
12 hour(s)
12 hour(s)
Dynamic Configuration
1 driver
3 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 Pulse 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black
  • The range is pretty far that i can bring my phone around the house with me and still have the speakers connected and playing without any connection cutting off.
  • Sound quality is good. It will not replace a 2 in 1 speaker system, but it has good highs and strong lows.
  • Bluetooth connection is quick and easy, and speaker operation is also simple, and pairing two of them, from the speakers, works well.
  • Battery life is less than many speakers have today, but is long enough for most purposes and it will operate while being charged, so no complaints in that area.
  • I bought this 3 months ago and And already the battery does not hold a charge. Very disappointing, especially for the money spent!
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
2.9 in.
8.77 in.
Width
7.1 in.
3.62 in.
Depth
2.7 in.
3.62 in.
Weight
1.19 lbs.
2.11 lbs.

JBL Flip 5

JBL Pulse 3

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 Pulse 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black
  • The pulse 3 really is the light is so amazing the sound is very good and it's very loud for it's size.
  • The sizes are amazing. It fits perfectly into my room.
  • The sound quality is great for the size of the speaker and I love all the different colors you can choose from.
  • It can only be in a standing position, which is not always convenient.
  • It does not have a strap for carrying it, which is frustrating because you will not be able to carry it constantly in your hands.
Features
Controls
Buttons
Buttons
Material
Plastic / Metal
Plastic / Metal
Display Type
No
No
Battery Type
Lithium-ion polymer
Lithium-ion polymer
Supported Systems
Windows, Android, MacOS, Windows Mobile, iOS
Windows, Android, MacOS, Windows Mobile, iOS
Hand Strap
No
No
Protection
IPX7 waterproof
IPX7 waterproof
Accessories Included
Type C USB cable, Quick start guide, Warranty card, Safety sheet
Power adaptor, Micro USB cable, Safety sheet
Extras
Sounds better than ever, PartyBoost, Auto-power off
360° Lightshow and Sound, JBL Connect+, Speakerphone, JBL Connect App, Voice Assistant integration, 3.5 mm audio cable Input, Auto-power off
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 Pulse 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black
  • Pairing was very easy and fast. I dont think i need to explain much about bluetooth pairing.
  • RGB is awesome. It feels like a modern lava lamp and matches my PC gaming RGB peripherals.
  • You can control the lights on the speaker and your phone and music and bass sounds amazing.
  • I got a bit disappointed that if you are listening at a moderate volume the lights will not match the music and will barely move on the equalizer mode.
  • There is no strap for more convenient transportation.
Interfaces
AUX In
No
Yes
Ethernet Port
No
No
Micro USB
Yes
Yes
USB
No
Yes
Lightning Port
No
No
NFC
No
No
Card Slot
No
No
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 Pulse 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black
  • Usb charges for a long time, but it's worth it because after charging the device lasts for 12 hours.
  • For the entire time of using the usb port has not broken and it makes me very happy.
  • AUX works perfectly, clearly transmits sound to the speaker. And it's really nice to listen, the sound doesn't get any worse.
  • Theres a input for an aux cord but the JBL Pulse 3 didn't come with a aux cord.
  • My particular unit has an issue when using AUX. Sound cuts in and out at random.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
EAC
EAC
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
99.95 $
199.95 $


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