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JBL Flip 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

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The JBL Flip 5 portable Bluetooth speaker  is the successor to the Flip 4 and brings significant improvements such as water resistance, better bass and extended battery life.

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JBL FLIP 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black [New Model]
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JBL FLIP 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black [New Model]
  • Wireless Bluetooth streaming
  • 12 hours of playtime
  • IPX7 waterproof
  • Pair multiple speakers with party boost
  • Premium JBL sound quality

What’s in the Box?

The JBL Flip 5 of course, an Usb cable, a quick start guide, a safety sheet and a warranty card. It comes in a nice carrying case.

Design

The speaker has a nice cylindrical shape that will allow you to slip it into a pocket or bag very easily. It is made of a strong and durable material, which makes it easier to handle.

First improvement: the Flip 5 is fully waterproof: it is IPX7 certified, which means you can immerse it completely into the water! This one too, if you have a smaller budget.

The speaker can be placed horizontally or vertically, and a wrist strap can be attached to the wrist for easier transport.

Blended into the fabric are the control buttons: volume control, pause/play, skip tracks (double press) and the new PartyBoost feature. Under the speaker you’ll find the power button, the Bluetooth connect button, the Usb-C port. You will also find a new power indicator to show how much battery power is left.

Sound

The output power is 20W (16W for the Flip 4). The sound produced delivers bass with a very good presence. The medium and high frequencies bring out the voices and instruments that are a little buried in the mix. High frequencies may be a little uncomfortable at high volume, but nothing very embarrassing.

Battery

JBL claims a 12-hour battery life. In reality, it is more 9-hour at 50% volume. The full charge takes only 2.5 hours, which is a big improvement from the Flip 4.

Connectivity

Big disapointment: Bluetooth 5 is still not available. The Flip 5 is equipped with Bluetooth 4.2: it can connect seamlessly with all smartphones and tablets on the market with a max. range of 30 meters.

The New PartyBoost Feature

This feature allows you to connect multiple Flip 5s together to enjoy more powerful sound. However, you will not be able to connect other JBL models with the Flip 5. Only Flip 5s can be connected together.

Verdict

The Flip 5  is a real improvement from the Flip 4, offering a sound of very good quality and a waterproof design. We just regret that it has not the Bluetooth 5 and also you won’t be able to make phone calls with it. But given its performance, we found that it has a very good price/quality ratio.

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Last update on 2020-05-05 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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4 comments

  1. Hi

    Great information on what looks like a fantastic waterproof speaker.

    I think this one could be quite a popular seller this xmas especially with some of it’s appealing features.

    The size and sound of this device would be appealing and the fact that it is splash proof makes it a step above it’s competitiors.

    Cheers

    1. Yes Chris, this is truly an amazing speaker, with a very good sound, and as you said, with its splashproof feature, you can take it almost anywhere. Thanks for your comment!

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