Product Comparison: JBL Flip 4 vs Ultimate Ears BOOM 2


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General Specifications
Brand
JBL
Ultimate Ears
Model
Flip4
Boom 2
Origin
China
China
About the product
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.
UE BOOM 2 is the 360-degree wireless Bluetooth speaker that blasts loud, insanely great sound with deep, powerful bass. Everywhere you go.
Key Specs
Power output
16 W
15 W
Connection Type
Bluetooth 4.2
Bluetooth 4.0
Range
33 ft.
100 ft.
Battery Life
12 hour(s)
15 hour(s)
Dynamic Configuration
2 drivers
4 drivers
What customers say about "Key Specs"
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...
Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Wireless Mobile Bluetooth Speaker
  • I use it on my computer, when I camp, when I go literally anywhere. Even with constant use I’ve got about two to three days use.
  • The audio quality is great, it gets nice and loud, never have any issues with a seamless bluetooth connection, and I really like the graphic design of the speaker grille.
  • The best feature about this speaker is the endless battery life. It seems like I almost never charge it and it has 100 ft Bluetooth connectivity.
  • The product itself is great, but there are some firmware bugs. For example, it cannot connect to two devices simultaneously as advertised.
  • It will disconnect one device to connect to another one. Also, the tap control to pause and skip songs is not the best.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
8.5 in.
7.1 in.
Width
3.6 in.
2.6 in.
Depth
3.6 in.
2.6 in.
Weight
1.8 lbs.
1.2 lbs.

JBL Flip 4

Ultimate Ears BOOM 2

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
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.
Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Wireless Mobile Bluetooth Speaker
  • It's not too big and not too heavy making it very portable.
  • It’s amazing to carry into different rooms at home and it’s perfect for anytime. It's size fits any design and home interior.
  • A very convenient speaker, you can easily take with you on trips.
  • It’s too heavy for me to throw into a bag for daily use.
  • As for me it is big and uncomfortable and it requires a lot of space in the bag.
Features
Controls
Buttons
Buttons
Material
Rubber / Plastic
Plastic / Metal
Display Type
No
No
Battery Type
Lithium-ion polymer
Lithium-ion polymer
Supported Systems
Windows, MacOS, Android, Windows Mobile, iOS
Windows Mobile, MacOS, Android, Windows, iOS
Hand Strap
No
No
Protection
IPX7 waterproof
IPX7 waterproof
Accessories Included
USB charging cable, Power adaptor
Micro USB cable
Extras
JBL Connect+, Speakerphone, Voice Assistant integration
Pair up to 8 Bluetooth ® enabled devices – Connect up to two source devices at the same time., 360° Sound, connect 150+ speakers
What customers say about "Features"
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.
Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Wireless Mobile Bluetooth Speaker
  • However, the 360 sound is great, and it is really loud. Even at low volume the sound is clear and the bass is strong.
  • Very impressed with the amount of sound that comes from this speaker.
  • It also is Alexa compatible. Apparently, it is supposed to work with Siri and Google Assistant but I haven't figured out how to make either of those work yet. Very happy with this speaker.
  • I've had it plugged into the wall, playing music and the UE Boom app on my phone shows the battery is charging. I really like that I can turn the speaker on and off remotely with the app.
  • I just hope they update the firmware soon and maybe add actual buttons instead of unreliable tap controls.
Interfaces
AUX In
Yes
Yes
Ethernet Port
No
No
Micro USB
Yes
Yes
USB
No
No
Lightning Port
No
No
NFC
No
No
Card Slot
No
No
What customers say about "Interfaces"
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.
Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Wireless Mobile Bluetooth Speaker
  • Third one and I love it this is an amazing product that can handle any situation. Highly recommending these.
  • Overall very impressed by how easy the functions are, the quality of the sound, the size of the speaker, and the design.
  • Great interface is very simple and beautiful. There is nothing superfluous.
  • It's a shame that it can not be used as powerbank. This function would be needed.
  • Usb connector broke after a month of use. Charging may fall from the connector.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certifications
CE, EAC
FCC
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
99.95 $


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