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