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JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black
JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black
JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black
JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black
JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black
JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black
JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black
JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black
JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black
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JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black

JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black
JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black
JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black
JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black
JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black
JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black
JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black
JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black
JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black
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Features

  • Wirelessly connect up to 2 smartphones or tablets to the speaker and take turns playing impressive stereo sound
  • Built-in 3000mAh rechargeable li-ion battery Supports up to 12 hours of playtime
  • Ipx7 waterproof means no more worrying about rain or spills; you can even submerge flip 4 in water
  • JBL connect+ allows you to Link more than 100 JBL connect+ enabled speakers together to amplify the party
  • Dual external passive radiators demonstrate just how powerful your speaker is

Description

JBL Flip 4 is the next generation in the award-winning Flip series; it is a portable Bluetooth speaker that delivers surprisingly powerful stereo sound. This compact speaker is powered by a 3000mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery that offers 12 hours of continuous, high-quality audio playtime. Sporting durable, waterproof fabric materials that are available in 6 vibrant colors, Flip 4 is the all purpose, all weather companion that takes the party everywhere. It also features a built-in noise and echo cancelling speakerphone for crystal clear conference calls, and JBL Connect+ technology that can wirelessly links more than 100 JBL Connect+ enabled speakers together to amplify the listening experience. With a simple button press, you can activate and talk to Siri or Google Now from your JBL Flip 4. 1 x JBL Flip 4; 1 x Micro-USB Ladekabel; 1 x Quick Start Guide 1 x Safety Sheet; Warranty Card


Product Dimensions 2.76 x 6.89 x 2.68 inches


Item Weight 1.14 pounds


ASIN B01MSYQWNY


UNSPSC Code 52161509


Item model number JBLFLIP4BK


Batteries 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)


Customer Reviews 4.7 out of 5 stars 27,110 ratings 4.7 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #122 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics) #7 in Portable Bluetooth Speakers


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available February 21, 2017


Manufacturer Harman Kardon


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Features

  • Wirelessly connect up to 2 smartphones or tablets to the speaker and take turns playing impressive stereo sound
  • Built-in 3000mAh rechargeable li-ion battery Supports up to 12 hours of playtime
  • Ipx7 waterproof means no more worrying about rain or spills; you can even submerge flip 4 in water
  • JBL connect+ allows you to Link more than 100 JBL connect+ enabled speakers together to amplify the party
  • Dual external passive radiators demonstrate just how powerful your speaker is

Description

JBL Flip 4 is the next generation in the award-winning Flip series; it is a portable Bluetooth speaker that delivers surprisingly powerful stereo sound. This compact speaker is powered by a 3000mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery that offers 12 hours of continuous, high-quality audio playtime. Sporting durable, waterproof fabric materials that are available in 6 vibrant colors, Flip 4 is the all purpose, all weather companion that takes the party everywhere. It also features a built-in noise and echo cancelling speakerphone for crystal clear conference calls, and JBL Connect+ technology that can wirelessly links more than 100 JBL Connect+ enabled speakers together to amplify the listening experience. With a simple button press, you can activate and talk to Siri or Google Now from your JBL Flip 4. 1 x JBL Flip 4; 1 x Micro-USB Ladekabel; 1 x Quick Start Guide 1 x Safety Sheet; Warranty Card


Product Dimensions 2.76 x 6.89 x 2.68 inches


Item Weight 1.14 pounds


ASIN B01MSYQWNY


UNSPSC Code 52161509


Item model number JBLFLIP4BK


Batteries 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)


Customer Reviews 4.7 out of 5 stars 27,110 ratings 4.7 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #122 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics) #7 in Portable Bluetooth Speakers


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available February 21, 2017


Manufacturer Harman Kardon


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

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Features

  • Wirelessly connect up to 2 smartphones or tablets to the speaker and take turns playing impressive stereo sound
  • Built-in 3000mAh rechargeable li-ion battery Supports up to 12 hours of playtime
  • Ipx7 waterproof means no more worrying about rain or spills; you can even submerge flip 4 in water
  • JBL connect+ allows you to Link more than 100 JBL connect+ enabled speakers together to amplify the party
  • Dual external passive radiators demonstrate just how powerful your speaker is

Description

JBL Flip 4 is the next generation in the award-winning Flip series; it is a portable Bluetooth speaker that delivers surprisingly powerful stereo sound. This compact speaker is powered by a 3000mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery that offers 12 hours of continuous, high-quality audio playtime. Sporting durable, waterproof fabric materials that are available in 6 vibrant colors, Flip 4 is the all purpose, all weather companion that takes the party everywhere. It also features a built-in noise and echo cancelling speakerphone for crystal clear conference calls, and JBL Connect+ technology that can wirelessly links more than 100 JBL Connect+ enabled speakers together to amplify the listening experience. With a simple button press, you can activate and talk to Siri or Google Now from your JBL Flip 4. 1 x JBL Flip 4; 1 x Micro-USB Ladekabel; 1 x Quick Start Guide 1 x Safety Sheet; Warranty Card


Product Dimensions 2.76 x 6.89 x 2.68 inches


Item Weight 1.14 pounds


ASIN B01MSYQWNY


UNSPSC Code 52161509


Item model number JBLFLIP4BK


Batteries 1 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)


Customer Reviews 4.7 out of 5 stars 27,110 ratings 4.7 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #122 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics) #7 in Portable Bluetooth Speakers


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Date First Available February 21, 2017


Manufacturer Harman Kardon


abunda_amazon_reviews Let me first say, this is my second JBL flip 4, the one I had prior to this was an absolute BRUTE. I’m talking tough! It had been submerged under water, dropped countless times, taken to the beach, withstanded super hot summer days for hours, getting caked with mud but alas, it got ran over by a car while off-roading one day... but guess what? It STILL WORKS. Even in its smashed up state nothing broke but the speaker cover protector. So bravo JBL, this is a great product. However I bought this one for my father for his birthday, he only used it a few times in his bedroom and now it won’t turn on at all, so I tinkered with it come to find out it was a remanufactured speaker put back together incorrect without water proof rubber gaskets for the speakers, keep in mind I payed full price for a NEW speaker! Now the return windows are closed and I’m unsure who to contact to hopefully make this right...;;Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2018;;1.0 out of 5 stars;;MUST BE A DEFECTIVE PRODUCT.;;Amazon Customer;;/gp/customer-reviews/R2E9NYCFUV2J06/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01MSYQWNY;;;I was in need of a new portable speaker, and like many of you, I was a little overwhelmed after doing an Amazon search and finding literally tens of thousands of options to choose from. It's especially frustrating because probably the most important part of the product -- how good it sounds -- is not something you can really evaluate until after you physically have it. So I picked four speakers to compare: Cambridge Soundworks OontZ Angle 3 Plus, Anker SoundCore Sport XL, Geek Beats Jolt5, and the JBL Flip 4. First, the Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Angle 3 PLUS Bluetooth Speaker with 30-Hour Playtime - Richer Bass Greater Sound Quality & 10W+ Loud Volume, Water Resistant Splashproof, Portable Wireless Speaker, is a slightly larger version of the best-selling speaker on Amazon with over 17,000 reviews and a $30 price tag, and this only costs $5 more, so why not give it a shot? I chose Anker SoundCore Sport XL Outdoor Portable Bluetooth Speaker - 16W Output and 2 Subwoofers, IP67 Waterproof & Dustproof, Shockproof, 66ft Bluetooth Range, 15H Playtime, Built-in Mic, USB Charging Port, partially because I have other Anker products that I'm pretty happy with, but also because the 66-foot advertised range seemed like it could come in handy if I were working in the backyard with my phone in my pocket and the speaker sitting on the porch. I selected the GEEK BEATS JOLT5 10W X-Bass Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker and USB Power Bank - Green. IP65 Water and Dust Resistant with 5200mAh Samsung Battery. because it's the same price as the Anker, it has an average of 4.9 stars (wow!), and it can be used as a battery to charge your phone. And finally, I chose the JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Black) because in my search, I kept seeing the JBL Flip 3 pop up in reviews for other speakers, and this is the newest (and supposedly slightly better) version of that speaker. Sound Comparison: Sitting in my living room and swapping around between the four options, it's clear that the Flip 4 is the most, well, clear. Considering it's also the most expensive, I kinda expected that to be the result. Surprisingly, the OontZ was a solid second place with a bit more rumble in its bass compared to the Flip 4 but at the cost of less clarity. The Anker and Jolt5 were noticeably flatter in their sound, seeming to favor the lows instead of an overall range, and this caused some distortion at higher volumes. When I took the speakers outside, it's a slightly different story. With the speakers on the patio, I walked into the yard about 25 feet and compared the sound quality again, and again I'd put the Flip 4 in the top spot. This time, however, I'd actually say the Anker was a solid number 2. At this distance, the distortion from having the volume up the whole way was not very noticeable and didn't detract from the music I was playing, and the Anker is a bit louder than the OontZ. The Jolt5 is a distant last place being not only flat but also not as loud. It's comparable to listening to the radio on a boombox from the 90s. Bluetooth Range: With the speakers inside, all four started cutting in and out around the same spot about 30 feet away. It's around a corner, so having a wall in the way seems to even the odds here. Having an open space outside didn't seem to make a difference to the Jolt5, though, as it still broke up around 30 feet. The product page on Amazon says 33 feet, so that's pretty accurate. The OontZ fared a bit better and almost made it to the back gate about 60 feet away. The Anker is pretty spot on with its advertised 66-foot range as it went a bit further than the OontZ, even onto the other side of the gate and almost into the road. The Flip 4 was still going strong when I got to the other side of the road and couldn't go any further in a straight line, maybe 75 feet. Other Things: Depending on what exactly you plan on using your speaker for, and just for comparison's sake, there are some differences that may be worth note: -- All four speakers come with a mini-USB to USB charging cable but not the plug. If you've charged a cell phone in the last 10 years or so, however, you should probably already have one. -- The Jolt5 and OontZ come with a 3.5mm cable so you can plug your phone right into it instead of using bluetooth (though all four speakers have this option, just not the cable). -- The Anker and Jolt5 have a USB port so they can be used as a portable battery to charge your phone. -- The Anker, Flip 4, and Jolt5 have hand straps. The OontZ does not come with one nor have a place to attach one. -- The Anker, Flip 4, and Jolt5 have audible cues when they power on or off. The OontZ is silent. All four speakers do, however, make a noise when you successfully pair a device through bluetooth. -- All four speakers are splash resistant, but only the Anker and Flip 4 are likely to live if they fall into the water (submersible up to 30 minutes) -- The Anker and Jolt5 are shock resistant, so they likely won't shatter if you drop them -- The OontZ has the longest battery life (30 hours) and the Flip 4 has the shortest (12 hours) -- The Flip 4 can be paired with other Flip 4's (through an app) to provide a wireless multi-speaker experience. There are Bluetooth adapters that would allow you to do this with the other speakers if you wanted, as well as physically connecting them with 3.5mm cables. -- The Flip 4 comes in a variety of colors. -- They are all roughly the same size, just differently shaped (see pics) Conclusion: The best bang for your buck is the OontZ Angle 3 Plus. It's a measly $35 and sounds almost as good as the $100 Flip 4, especially inside. In addition to being inexpensive, you can literally keep it blaring music for an entire day. It's not quite as loud outside as the Anker or Flip 4, but it's also half the price. If you're willing to pay for premium sound, go with the Flip 4 or even the Flip 3 if you want to save 20 bucks. Supposedly the sound is comparable, just the Flip 4 has a longer playtime. It really is noticeably clearer compared to the other options, so if you were using it with a projector to watch a movie, for example, the rumbling and distortion aren't going to drown out the dialogue, and likewise vocals on a music track don't get lost in the rest of the noise. If you're planning on a bunch of outside activities, like mountain biking or camping, the ruggedness of the Anker and ability for it to charge your phone makes it your best bet. I didn't do a drop test with any of these, but the Anker feels like a rubberized brick and would probably survive a fall. Other than battery life, there's no reason to ever choose the Jolt5 over the Anker, especially considering they are the same price. The Jolt5 is just worse in every way, and I honestly don't understand its 4.9 rating. The Jolt5 is going back. The Flip 4 is staying. I'm still debating between the Anker and OontZ and may keep them both since the cost combined is still less than a Flip 4. EDIT: After further testing, the Anker is going back and I'm keeping the OontZ. When plugged in with a 3.5mm cable, the sound is dramatically better with way more bass and a louder volume. And it's still somehow the cheapest one. TL;DR: -- On a budget? Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Angle 3 Plus -- Best sound? JBL Flip 4 (though I do wish it had a bit more bass) -- Most likely to survive your abuse? Anker SoundCore Sport XL;;Reviewed in the United States on May 1, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Bluetooth Speaker Comparison -- 2017 Edition;;D L;;/gp/customer-reviews/R3IYOK7O0CDXEJ/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01MSYQWNY;;;I went and compared 3 similar portable speakers with each other (same price of around $100 each): JBL Flip 4 - Best quality sound of the 3 (amazing quality - very similar to Bose Soundlink Mini) - No noticeable crackle at max volume with high treble in music - Strongest/deepest bass (my table was shaking on max volume) - Very loud max volume Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM - Smaller than JBL 4 but larger than Bose Micro - Crackling at max volume for some songs with high treble (Was not expecting this) - Bass is not as strong (very slight bass) - Very loud max volume (similar to JBL 4) Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth - Smallest of the 3 - Max sound was at 75% that of JBL 4/Ultimate Ears - Sounds "muffled" and not clear (quality is not even close to that of Bose Soundlink Mini) - Exposed charging slot (is this really waterproof?) Overall - I would pick JBL (amazing quality & very similar to Bose Soundlink Mini, but waterproof!) and Ultimate Ears for portability (75 % size of JBL 4). The Bose Micro, although very small, had really poor quality sound for the price (most disappointing).;;Reviewed in the United States on August 5, 2018;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;I'm a fan.;;Steven Waka;;/gp/customer-reviews/RGPCYXA2PTOMF/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01MSYQWNY;;;Bought 2 of these, one white and one red so that we could take advantage of stereo and party modes. In party mode they both play the same exact audio and in stereo one is left and one right ( obviously ) I do recommend getting 2 different colors, when you open the app it actually identifies the speaker and its color so setting left or right for stereo is super simple since you can see each speaker pictured with its color. Reason I chose these JBLs is based on some reviews I have read and watched on youtube. They are not the loudest out there but plenty loud and for me the selling point was that even at max volume the sound was crisp and didn't distort. They are water and dust proof, I have dropped one under water already and it still works great. We take these along when we go paddle boarding and clip them to our boards without any worries of them getting wet. While paddling I operate my phone all via voice which works really well with this speaker. So as far as sound goes they are great, range is great, really are waterproof and plenty loud for a party. Reason I took away 1 star is that there is no way to go to previous track, not that I have discovered anyway, please msg me if I am wrong and I'll up the rating. The play button acts as play/pause/and with double tap next track.. Why not add a triple tap for previous? Or maybe use the Bluetooth connect button double tap for previous? Since the speakers get software updates maybe this is something that will get implemented. If you are wondering if the stereo and party modes and if its worth getting these for that alone I would say yes. We used them on a houseboat in both party and stereo mode and the sound filled the entire upper deck of the 80 ft boat with no problem.;;Reviewed in the United States on October 28, 2017;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;Very loud and sound great;;SundayShopper;;/gp/customer-reviews/R24E9PJQXSILN2/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B01MSYQWNY

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Top Amazon Reviews


1.0 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer - Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2018
MUST BE A DEFECTIVE PRODUCT.
Let me first say, this is my second JBL flip 4, the one I had prior to this was an absolute BRUTE. I’m talking tough! It had been submerged under water, dropped countless times, taken to the beach, withstanded super hot summer days for hours, getting caked with mud but alas, it got ran over by a car while off-roading one day... but guess what? It STILL WORKS. Even in its smashed up state nothing broke but the speaker cover protector. So bravo JBL, this is a great product. However I bought this one for my father for his birthday, he only used it a few times in his bedroom and now it won’t turn on at all, so I tinkered with it come to find out it was a remanufactured speaker put back together incorrect without water proof rubber gaskets for the speakers, keep in mind I payed full price for a NEW speaker! Now the return windows are closed and I’m unsure who to contact to hopefully make this right...

5.0 out of 5 stars
By D L - Reviewed in the United States on May 1, 2017
Bluetooth Speaker Comparison -- 2017 Edition
I was in need of a new portable speaker, and like many of you, I was a little overwhelmed after doing an Amazon search and finding literally tens of thousands of options to choose from. It's especially frustrating because probably the most important part of the product -- how good it sounds -- is not something you can really evaluate until after you physically have it. So I picked four speakers to compare: Cambridge Soundworks OontZ Angle 3 Plus, Anker SoundCore Sport XL, Geek Beats Jolt5, and the JBL Flip 4. First, the Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Angle 3 PLUS Bluetooth Speaker with 30-Hour Playtime - Richer Bass Greater Sound Quality & 10W+ Loud Volume, Water Resistant Splashproof, Portable Wireless Speaker, is a slightly larger version of the best-selling speaker on Amazon with over 17,000 reviews and a $30 price tag, and this only costs $5 more, so why not give it a shot? I chose Anker SoundCore Sport XL Outdoor Portable Bluetooth Speaker - 16W Output and 2 Subwoofers, IP67 Waterproof & Dustproof, Shockproof, 66ft Bluetooth Range, 15H Playtime, Built-in Mic, USB Charging Port, partially because I have other Anker products that I'm pretty happy with, but also because the 66-foot advertised range seemed like it could come in handy if I were working in the backyard with my phone in my pocket and the speaker sitting on the porch. I selected the GEEK BEATS JOLT5 10W X-Bass Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker and USB Power Bank - Green. IP65 Water and Dust Resistant with 5200mAh Samsung Battery. because it's the same price as the Anker, it has an average of 4.9 stars (wow!), and it can be used as a battery to charge your phone. And finally, I chose the JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Black) because in my search, I kept seeing the JBL Flip 3 pop up in reviews for other speakers, and this is the newest (and supposedly slightly better) version of that speaker. Sound Comparison: Sitting in my living room and swapping around between the four options, it's clear that the Flip 4 is the most, well, clear. Considering it's also the most expensive, I kinda expected that to be the result. Surprisingly, the OontZ was a solid second place with a bit more rumble in its bass compared to the Flip 4 but at the cost of less clarity. The Anker and Jolt5 were noticeably flatter in their sound, seeming to favor the lows instead of an overall range, and this caused some distortion at higher volumes. When I took the speakers outside, it's a slightly different story. With the speakers on the patio, I walked into the yard about 25 feet and compared the sound quality again, and again I'd put the Flip 4 in the top spot. This time, however, I'd actually say the Anker was a solid number 2. At this distance, the distortion from having the volume up the whole way was not very noticeable and didn't detract from the music I was playing, and the Anker is a bit louder than the OontZ. The Jolt5 is a distant last place being not only flat but also not as loud. It's comparable to listening to the radio on a boombox from the 90s. Bluetooth Range: With the speakers inside, all four started cutting in and out around the same spot about 30 feet away. It's around a corner, so having a wall in the way seems to even the odds here. Having an open space outside didn't seem to make a difference to the Jolt5, though, as it still broke up around 30 feet. The product page on Amazon says 33 feet, so that's pretty accurate. The OontZ fared a bit better and almost made it to the back gate about 60 feet away. The Anker is pretty spot on with its advertised 66-foot range as it went a bit further than the OontZ, even onto the other side of the gate and almost into the road. The Flip 4 was still going strong when I got to the other side of the road and couldn't go any further in a straight line, maybe 75 feet. Other Things: Depending on what exactly you plan on using your speaker for, and just for comparison's sake, there are some differences that may be worth note: -- All four speakers come with a mini-USB to USB charging cable but not the plug. If you've charged a cell phone in the last 10 years or so, however, you should probably already have one. -- The Jolt5 and OontZ come with a 3.5mm cable so you can plug your phone right into it instead of using bluetooth (though all four speakers have this option, just not the cable). -- The Anker and Jolt5 have a USB port so they can be used as a portable battery to charge your phone. -- The Anker, Flip 4, and Jolt5 have hand straps. The OontZ does not come with one nor have a place to attach one. -- The Anker, Flip 4, and Jolt5 have audible cues when they power on or off. The OontZ is silent. All four speakers do, however, make a noise when you successfully pair a device through bluetooth. -- All four speakers are splash resistant, but only the Anker and Flip 4 are likely to live if they fall into the water (submersible up to 30 minutes) -- The Anker and Jolt5 are shock resistant, so they likely won't shatter if you drop them -- The OontZ has the longest battery life (30 hours) and the Flip 4 has the shortest (12 hours) -- The Flip 4 can be paired with other Flip 4's (through an app) to provide a wireless multi-speaker experience. There are Bluetooth adapters that would allow you to do this with the other speakers if you wanted, as well as physically connecting them with 3.5mm cables. -- The Flip 4 comes in a variety of colors. -- They are all roughly the same size, just differently shaped (see pics) Conclusion: The best bang for your buck is the OontZ Angle 3 Plus. It's a measly $35 and sounds almost as good as the $100 Flip 4, especially inside. In addition to being inexpensive, you can literally keep it blaring music for an entire day. It's not quite as loud outside as the Anker or Flip 4, but it's also half the price. If you're willing to pay for premium sound, go with the Flip 4 or even the Flip 3 if you want to save 20 bucks. Supposedly the sound is comparable, just the Flip 4 has a longer playtime. It really is noticeably clearer compared to the other options, so if you were using it with a projector to watch a movie, for example, the rumbling and distortion aren't going to drown out the dialogue, and likewise vocals on a music track don't get lost in the rest of the noise. If you're planning on a bunch of outside activities, like mountain biking or camping, the ruggedness of the Anker and ability for it to charge your phone makes it your best bet. I didn't do a drop test with any of these, but the Anker feels like a rubberized brick and would probably survive a fall. Other than battery life, there's no reason to ever choose the Jolt5 over the Anker, especially considering they are the same price. The Jolt5 is just worse in every way, and I honestly don't understand its 4.9 rating. The Jolt5 is going back. The Flip 4 is staying. I'm still debating between the Anker and OontZ and may keep them both since the cost combined is still less than a Flip 4. EDIT: After further testing, the Anker is going back and I'm keeping the OontZ. When plugged in with a 3.5mm cable, the sound is dramatically better with way more bass and a louder volume. And it's still somehow the cheapest one. TL;DR: -- On a budget? Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Angle 3 Plus -- Best sound? JBL Flip 4 (though I do wish it had a bit more bass) -- Most likely to survive your abuse? Anker SoundCore Sport XL

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Steven Waka - Reviewed in the United States on August 5, 2018
I'm a fan.
I went and compared 3 similar portable speakers with each other (same price of around $100 each): JBL Flip 4 - Best quality sound of the 3 (amazing quality - very similar to Bose Soundlink Mini) - No noticeable crackle at max volume with high treble in music - Strongest/deepest bass (my table was shaking on max volume) - Very loud max volume Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM - Smaller than JBL 4 but larger than Bose Micro - Crackling at max volume for some songs with high treble (Was not expecting this) - Bass is not as strong (very slight bass) - Very loud max volume (similar to JBL 4) Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth - Smallest of the 3 - Max sound was at 75% that of JBL 4/Ultimate Ears - Sounds "muffled" and not clear (quality is not even close to that of Bose Soundlink Mini) - Exposed charging slot (is this really waterproof?) Overall - I would pick JBL (amazing quality & very similar to Bose Soundlink Mini, but waterproof!) and Ultimate Ears for portability (75 % size of JBL 4). The Bose Micro, although very small, had really poor quality sound for the price (most disappointing).

4.0 out of 5 stars
By SundayShopper - Reviewed in the United States on October 28, 2017
Very loud and sound great
Bought 2 of these, one white and one red so that we could take advantage of stereo and party modes. In party mode they both play the same exact audio and in stereo one is left and one right ( obviously ) I do recommend getting 2 different colors, when you open the app it actually identifies the speaker and its color so setting left or right for stereo is super simple since you can see each speaker pictured with its color. Reason I chose these JBLs is based on some reviews I have read and watched on youtube. They are not the loudest out there but plenty loud and for me the selling point was that even at max volume the sound was crisp and didn't distort. They are water and dust proof, I have dropped one under water already and it still works great. We take these along when we go paddle boarding and clip them to our boards without any worries of them getting wet. While paddling I operate my phone all via voice which works really well with this speaker. So as far as sound goes they are great, range is great, really are waterproof and plenty loud for a party. Reason I took away 1 star is that there is no way to go to previous track, not that I have discovered anyway, please msg me if I am wrong and I'll up the rating. The play button acts as play/pause/and with double tap next track.. Why not add a triple tap for previous? Or maybe use the Bluetooth connect button double tap for previous? Since the speakers get software updates maybe this is something that will get implemented. If you are wondering if the stereo and party modes and if its worth getting these for that alone I would say yes. We used them on a houseboat in both party and stereo mode and the sound filled the entire upper deck of the 80 ft boat with no problem.

Recent Reviews


1.0 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer - Reviewed in the United States on August 27, 2018
MUST BE A DEFECTIVE PRODUCT.
Let me first say, this is my second JBL flip 4, the one I had prior to this was an absolute BRUTE. I’m talking tough! It had been submerged under water, dropped countless times, taken to the beach, withstanded super hot summer days for hours, getting caked with mud but alas, it got ran over by a car while off-roading one day... but guess what? It STILL WORKS. Even in its smashed up state nothing broke but the speaker cover protector. So bravo JBL, this is a great product. However I bought this one for my father for his birthday, he only used it a few times in his bedroom and now it won’t turn on at all, so I tinkered with it come to find out it was a remanufactured speaker put back together incorrect without water proof rubber gaskets for the speakers, keep in mind I payed full price for a NEW speaker! Now the return windows are closed and I’m unsure who to contact to hopefully make this right...

5.0 out of 5 stars
By D L - Reviewed in the United States on May 1, 2017
Bluetooth Speaker Comparison -- 2017 Edition
I was in need of a new portable speaker, and like many of you, I was a little overwhelmed after doing an Amazon search and finding literally tens of thousands of options to choose from. It's especially frustrating because probably the most important part of the product -- how good it sounds -- is not something you can really evaluate until after you physically have it. So I picked four speakers to compare: Cambridge Soundworks OontZ Angle 3 Plus, Anker SoundCore Sport XL, Geek Beats Jolt5, and the JBL Flip 4. First, the Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Angle 3 PLUS Bluetooth Speaker with 30-Hour Playtime - Richer Bass Greater Sound Quality & 10W+ Loud Volume, Water Resistant Splashproof, Portable Wireless Speaker, is a slightly larger version of the best-selling speaker on Amazon with over 17,000 reviews and a $30 price tag, and this only costs $5 more, so why not give it a shot? I chose Anker SoundCore Sport XL Outdoor Portable Bluetooth Speaker - 16W Output and 2 Subwoofers, IP67 Waterproof & Dustproof, Shockproof, 66ft Bluetooth Range, 15H Playtime, Built-in Mic, USB Charging Port, partially because I have other Anker products that I'm pretty happy with, but also because the 66-foot advertised range seemed like it could come in handy if I were working in the backyard with my phone in my pocket and the speaker sitting on the porch. I selected the GEEK BEATS JOLT5 10W X-Bass Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker and USB Power Bank - Green. IP65 Water and Dust Resistant with 5200mAh Samsung Battery. because it's the same price as the Anker, it has an average of 4.9 stars (wow!), and it can be used as a battery to charge your phone. And finally, I chose the JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Black) because in my search, I kept seeing the JBL Flip 3 pop up in reviews for other speakers, and this is the newest (and supposedly slightly better) version of that speaker. Sound Comparison: Sitting in my living room and swapping around between the four options, it's clear that the Flip 4 is the most, well, clear. Considering it's also the most expensive, I kinda expected that to be the result. Surprisingly, the OontZ was a solid second place with a bit more rumble in its bass compared to the Flip 4 but at the cost of less clarity. The Anker and Jolt5 were noticeably flatter in their sound, seeming to favor the lows instead of an overall range, and this caused some distortion at higher volumes. When I took the speakers outside, it's a slightly different story. With the speakers on the patio, I walked into the yard about 25 feet and compared the sound quality again, and again I'd put the Flip 4 in the top spot. This time, however, I'd actually say the Anker was a solid number 2. At this distance, the distortion from having the volume up the whole way was not very noticeable and didn't detract from the music I was playing, and the Anker is a bit louder than the OontZ. The Jolt5 is a distant last place being not only flat but also not as loud. It's comparable to listening to the radio on a boombox from the 90s. Bluetooth Range: With the speakers inside, all four started cutting in and out around the same spot about 30 feet away. It's around a corner, so having a wall in the way seems to even the odds here. Having an open space outside didn't seem to make a difference to the Jolt5, though, as it still broke up around 30 feet. The product page on Amazon says 33 feet, so that's pretty accurate. The OontZ fared a bit better and almost made it to the back gate about 60 feet away. The Anker is pretty spot on with its advertised 66-foot range as it went a bit further than the OontZ, even onto the other side of the gate and almost into the road. The Flip 4 was still going strong when I got to the other side of the road and couldn't go any further in a straight line, maybe 75 feet. Other Things: Depending on what exactly you plan on using your speaker for, and just for comparison's sake, there are some differences that may be worth note: -- All four speakers come with a mini-USB to USB charging cable but not the plug. If you've charged a cell phone in the last 10 years or so, however, you should probably already have one. -- The Jolt5 and OontZ come with a 3.5mm cable so you can plug your phone right into it instead of using bluetooth (though all four speakers have this option, just not the cable). -- The Anker and Jolt5 have a USB port so they can be used as a portable battery to charge your phone. -- The Anker, Flip 4, and Jolt5 have hand straps. The OontZ does not come with one nor have a place to attach one. -- The Anker, Flip 4, and Jolt5 have audible cues when they power on or off. The OontZ is silent. All four speakers do, however, make a noise when you successfully pair a device through bluetooth. -- All four speakers are splash resistant, but only the Anker and Flip 4 are likely to live if they fall into the water (submersible up to 30 minutes) -- The Anker and Jolt5 are shock resistant, so they likely won't shatter if you drop them -- The OontZ has the longest battery life (30 hours) and the Flip 4 has the shortest (12 hours) -- The Flip 4 can be paired with other Flip 4's (through an app) to provide a wireless multi-speaker experience. There are Bluetooth adapters that would allow you to do this with the other speakers if you wanted, as well as physically connecting them with 3.5mm cables. -- The Flip 4 comes in a variety of colors. -- They are all roughly the same size, just differently shaped (see pics) Conclusion: The best bang for your buck is the OontZ Angle 3 Plus. It's a measly $35 and sounds almost as good as the $100 Flip 4, especially inside. In addition to being inexpensive, you can literally keep it blaring music for an entire day. It's not quite as loud outside as the Anker or Flip 4, but it's also half the price. If you're willing to pay for premium sound, go with the Flip 4 or even the Flip 3 if you want to save 20 bucks. Supposedly the sound is comparable, just the Flip 4 has a longer playtime. It really is noticeably clearer compared to the other options, so if you were using it with a projector to watch a movie, for example, the rumbling and distortion aren't going to drown out the dialogue, and likewise vocals on a music track don't get lost in the rest of the noise. If you're planning on a bunch of outside activities, like mountain biking or camping, the ruggedness of the Anker and ability for it to charge your phone makes it your best bet. I didn't do a drop test with any of these, but the Anker feels like a rubberized brick and would probably survive a fall. Other than battery life, there's no reason to ever choose the Jolt5 over the Anker, especially considering they are the same price. The Jolt5 is just worse in every way, and I honestly don't understand its 4.9 rating. The Jolt5 is going back. The Flip 4 is staying. I'm still debating between the Anker and OontZ and may keep them both since the cost combined is still less than a Flip 4. EDIT: After further testing, the Anker is going back and I'm keeping the OontZ. When plugged in with a 3.5mm cable, the sound is dramatically better with way more bass and a louder volume. And it's still somehow the cheapest one. TL;DR: -- On a budget? Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Angle 3 Plus -- Best sound? JBL Flip 4 (though I do wish it had a bit more bass) -- Most likely to survive your abuse? Anker SoundCore Sport XL

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Steven Waka - Reviewed in the United States on August 5, 2018
I'm a fan.
I went and compared 3 similar portable speakers with each other (same price of around $100 each): JBL Flip 4 - Best quality sound of the 3 (amazing quality - very similar to Bose Soundlink Mini) - No noticeable crackle at max volume with high treble in music - Strongest/deepest bass (my table was shaking on max volume) - Very loud max volume Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM - Smaller than JBL 4 but larger than Bose Micro - Crackling at max volume for some songs with high treble (Was not expecting this) - Bass is not as strong (very slight bass) - Very loud max volume (similar to JBL 4) Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth - Smallest of the 3 - Max sound was at 75% that of JBL 4/Ultimate Ears - Sounds "muffled" and not clear (quality is not even close to that of Bose Soundlink Mini) - Exposed charging slot (is this really waterproof?) Overall - I would pick JBL (amazing quality & very similar to Bose Soundlink Mini, but waterproof!) and Ultimate Ears for portability (75 % size of JBL 4). The Bose Micro, although very small, had really poor quality sound for the price (most disappointing).

4.0 out of 5 stars
By SundayShopper - Reviewed in the United States on October 28, 2017
Very loud and sound great
Bought 2 of these, one white and one red so that we could take advantage of stereo and party modes. In party mode they both play the same exact audio and in stereo one is left and one right ( obviously ) I do recommend getting 2 different colors, when you open the app it actually identifies the speaker and its color so setting left or right for stereo is super simple since you can see each speaker pictured with its color. Reason I chose these JBLs is based on some reviews I have read and watched on youtube. They are not the loudest out there but plenty loud and for me the selling point was that even at max volume the sound was crisp and didn't distort. They are water and dust proof, I have dropped one under water already and it still works great. We take these along when we go paddle boarding and clip them to our boards without any worries of them getting wet. While paddling I operate my phone all via voice which works really well with this speaker. So as far as sound goes they are great, range is great, really are waterproof and plenty loud for a party. Reason I took away 1 star is that there is no way to go to previous track, not that I have discovered anyway, please msg me if I am wrong and I'll up the rating. The play button acts as play/pause/and with double tap next track.. Why not add a triple tap for previous? Or maybe use the Bluetooth connect button double tap for previous? Since the speakers get software updates maybe this is something that will get implemented. If you are wondering if the stereo and party modes and if its worth getting these for that alone I would say yes. We used them on a houseboat in both party and stereo mode and the sound filled the entire upper deck of the 80 ft boat with no problem.