Product Comparison: JBL Flip 5 vs Sony SRS-XB32

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General Specifications
Flip 5
About the product
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.
Enjoy big party sounds that are just like live music, dance along to flashing lights and enjoy fun features, any time, any place. All from one easy-to-carry speaker. Just pick it up and keep partying, wherever the mood takes you next.
Key Specs
Power output
20 W
10 W
Connection Type
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth 4.2
33 ft.
33 ft.
Battery Life
12 hour(s)
24 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.
Sony SRS-XB32 Powerful Portable Waterproof Wireless Speaker
  • Powerful little speaker. Would definitely recommend.
  • It has a powerful bass and an inbuilt light show.
  • It is fairly straightforward to set up and it was simple to connect it to my phone.
  • I love this speaker, it is so good! The extra bass makes all the difference, the songs sound so much better and much more life-like.
  • Sound and power, nothing to say is great.
Size & Weight
7.1 in.
3.38 in.
2.7 in.
9.38 in.
2.7 in.
3.38 in.
1.19 lbs.
2 lbs.

JBL Flip 5

Sony SRS-XB32

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.
Sony SRS-XB32 Powerful Portable Waterproof Wireless Speaker
  • It's a great portable music speaker.
  • The sound is amazing for the size.
  • The perfect size for a portable speaker that packs a powerful sound.
  • Looks a very good premium product. Amazing size and weight.
  • It has a quality feel to it, a nice weight in the hand, it feels solid and robust.
Plastic / Metal
Plastic / Metal
Display Type
Battery Type
Lithium-ion polymer
Lithium-ion polymer
Supported Systems
Windows, Android, MacOS, Windows Mobile, iOS
PC, TV, MacOS, Android, iOS
Hand Strap
IPX7 waterproof
IP67 waterproof, IP67 dustproof
Accessories Included
Type C USB cable, Quick start guide, Warranty card, Safety sheet
USB cable
Sounds better than ever, PartyBoost, Auto-power off
EXTRA BASS, LIVE SOUND mode, Party booster, Fiestable app, Music Center app, Flashing colors
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.
Sony SRS-XB32 Powerful Portable Waterproof Wireless Speaker
  • The Sony SRS-XB32 is a portable wireless speaker that is waterproof (IP67), dustproof, sand proof and mud proof.
  • The bass is super awesome, especially for party.
  • Connectivity is easy and works well.
  • The speaker has flashing and pulsing lights that synchronise to the music, which look quite cool.
  • Bluetooth sleep function is very nice.
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.
Sony SRS-XB32 Powerful Portable Waterproof Wireless Speaker
  • Great product! Quality. Durable. Can be connect wirelessly and via AUX port.
  • There is an extra USB socket in the back, which is for charging your phone, which is brilliant as you can use it as a back-up battery pack.
  • Great for outdoors and very easy to pair to your phone or any other device.
  • USB port to charge your phone. Great ports location.
  • It has Bluetooth and NFC connection, AUX input and a USB from which you can also charge your smartphone.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
119.95 $
149.99 $

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