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JBL - Flip 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Red

Enjoy music outdoors with this IPX7-water-resistant JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth speaker. Its Bass Radiator technology provides solid bottom-end response, and it connects to more than 100 JBL Connect+ speakers for enhanced playback. Use the voice assistant integration of this JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth speaker to access Siri or Google Now from a smart device.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • JBL Flip 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2560 out of 2620)

    Features


    Connect wirelessly from a distance

    Pair this speaker with your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth-enabled device.

    Rich sound you can carry in the palm of your hand

    This portable device can slip into your bag to bring your music, movies and games to life on the go.

    Rechargeable lithium-ion 3,000 mAh battery

    Play your favorite tunes for up to 12 hours on a full charge.

    16W RMS system power

    Delivers crisp, robust sound to complement your favorite music.

    Waterproof design

    Waterproof exterior enables use by the lake or out on the water.

    70Hz - 20kHz frequency response

    Ensures a wide range of accurately reproduced sound.

    80dB signal-to-noise ratio

    Provides clear audio.

    Built-in microphone

    Accepts hands-free calls through the speaker.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 2620 reviews

    98%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Better then Flip 3 in more ways then one.

      Posted
      Soundguy86

      I've had the Flip 4 for about five months so far. Its like a night and day improvement over the older Flip 3 in just about everyway. The improvements are all small but it all adds up to a much better product. Everything from user controls to audio and battery life have improved. The older Flip 3 sounded a bit bass heavy, the Flip 4 has the same amount of bass but its tighter and more realistic sounding, the Flip 4 also much improved mids and highs. The Flip 3 also didn't have the fidelity that my Charge 3 has. When I'd use the Charge 3 with the Flip 3 via the JBL Connect feature the Flip 3 would always get drown out by the Charge 3. Also since I've upgraded my Charge 3 to Connect + is seems the Flip 4 has more pronounced response. The Flip 4 not only adds fidelity to the Charge 3 but the Charge 3 also compliments it by adding in more Bass. Its a nice combo to hear in person. On a side note I figured out how to get rid of the audio compression allot of people complain about when using the Connect + feature. The solution is to pair only one device with your phone when using Connect +. If your phone allows you to pair two devices at once you'll get a weird audio compression that ruins the highs and lows while adding in artifacts. So what I did to solve the issue was to turn off the audio and speaker phone function for either the Flip 4 or Charge 3 before deciding to use the Connect + feature. Having only one speaker connected to the phone greatly improves the audio quality. The battery life of the Flip 4 is also improved by 2 hours according to JBL, but in use I've been getting about 14 hours! The bass radiators are also more recessed into the speaker housing like they are on the Charge 3 this is good since the radiators are exposed (still looks cool when the speaker is in use), the buttons are easier to press and the back controls now have a nice bump which prevents the speaker from rolling around. The Flip 4 is also fully water proof, but on a side note all BT speakers sound horrible when they get wet, its just a nice level of protection to have, assuming you're not dropping the speaker into a deep body of water, otherwise you can kiss it good by as it'll sink! Overall I'd pick the Flip 4 over the Flip 3 without question. There's no reason to purchase the Flip 3 at this point.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Bose SL Mini sounds like a Toy against the JBL

      Posted
      AudioEnth

      Wow. JBL just made the best speaker (flip 3) in its category even better. I didn't think you could "up" the game of the Flip 3. However JBL just did that. For me the most important thing is always the Quality of the Sound. Owner of the JBL Flip 3 and Xtreme (The reference on the Market) I was gravitating around the BT Speakers area testing all of the usual suspects (Bose, Sony, Altec Lansing, Beats, UE Boom) Nothing Spectacular, even the new Bose 360 didn't really put a smile on my face. Then I saw that the Flip 4 just arrived. I put out the cash for it as I wanted to test it in my own terms. Went back home tested against my JBL Flip 3 and oh my..... the difference is clear. And I mean clear and crisp. My father in law left his Bose soundlink Mini 2 and was an oportunity to test them head to head. The Bose sounded like a kitchen radio compared to the JBL flip 4. The Clarity, Crispness, soundstage is on another level. Let alone the style (The bose looks like it was designed after and old CRT TV). The JBL just looks so tight and well made. It is Waterproof and gets up to 12 hours play time and you can use it anywhere you want it. Just simply the best speaker out there. I didn't believe Bose was not that good (You know, the Audiophile Cousin of the Family told me so) until I tested. Superbly done JBL, superbly done. PS: I just feel sorry for my Father in law when he hears the difference. Well I guess I will let him play with my JBL Flip 4!!! ;-)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      BUY IT! AMAZING FULL SOUND FROM A LITTLE SPEAKER

      Posted
      JamieTheHog
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I bought a wireless bluetooth speaker for outdoors and I was excited because it was shockproof, sandproof, waterproof, you name it. The sound was beyond awful. Bringing it back the customer service rep suggested one we were out of. Yet he said try the bose. I bought it and asked if we could test it. He pulled out his phone and said sure. The Bose was over the top bass heavy. The beats were great but the muddy sound left nothing for the vocals or mid range. Returning it, I went back to the floor and found these guys. One of the associates said the new ones are more than splash proof, that you can put these babies in the water and the sound was improved. There so new they didn't have a display but I picked one up and went back to customer service. After buying it the rep again let us use his phone and WOW!!!!! He was even blown away by how full and amazing the sound was. It sounded like one of the high end speakers out of the Magnolia store. Yet it's only $99. This is a no brainer for someone looking or high quality sound in a portable outdoor/indoor speaker! JBL made a fine product and I will be enjoying this for a long time to come! My wife has already taken it over so i'm thinking about buying another one for me. lol

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Portable BT Speaker

      Posted
      zensm

      I decided I needed something more "portable" than my JBL Xtreme (which I absolutely love). I decided to do quick research on the interweb and after watching YouTube videos of this and the Charge 3, I was undecided. In the end, I decided the whole point for me was portability (the Clip was just a little too portable - i wanted something with a little more substance, although if the Clip drops by $30 I may add that one to my collection too). Back to the review. The Charge 3 did seem to sound better, at least what I considered better, but when there is nothing to compare it to, the Flip 4 is stellar. I hang it from door knobs when I'm cleaning, I can throw it in my pack. When I travel on the airplane it won't take up too much space in my carry on. I really like the Flip 4 and will get a ton of use out of it. I love that I don't have to worry about it getting wet too. I'm extremely satisfied that I chose the Flip 4 over the Charge 3 for my purposes. I would be even more satisfied if I had gotten the speaker on sale as I think $100 is a little steep. But as I get older I find I'm getting cheaper too!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wow. JBL just made the best speaker EVER

      Posted
      BOGART45
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Wow. JBL just made the best speaker (flip 3) in its category even better. I didn't think you could "up" the game of the Flip 3. However JBL just did that. For me the most important thing is always the Quality of the Sound. Owner of the JBL Flip 3 and Xtreme (The reference on the Market) I was gravitating around the BT Speakers area testing all of the usual suspects (Bose, Sony, Altec Lansing, Beats, UE Boom) Nothing Spectacular, even the new Bose 360 didn't really put a smile on my face. Then I saw that the Flip 4 just arrived. I put out the cash for it as I wanted to test it in my own terms. Went back home tested against my JBL Flip 3 and oh my..... the difference is clear. And I mean clear and crisp. My father in law left his Bose soundlink Mini 2 and was an oportunity to test them head to head. The Bose sounded like a kitchen radio compared to the JBL flip 4. The Clarity, Crispness, soundstage is on another level. Let alone the style (The bose looks like it was designed after and old CRT TV). The JBL just looks so tight and well made. It is Waterproof and gets up to 12 hours play time and you can use it anywhere you want it. Just simply the best speaker out there. I didn't believe Bose was not that good (You know, the Audiophile Cousin of the Family told me so) until I tested. Superbly done JBL, superbly done.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Big Sound, Small Package, I have Now Purchased 2

      Posted
      techtjw
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This bluetooth speaker from JBL is absolutely astonishing. This is my second one I have purchased now. I am very impressed with the quality of sound that this little 16 watt (2x40mm) speaker offers. I spent a hour in the store comparing all of the speakers on display in this price range. I noticed a difference with this particular speaker, but the actual difference couldn't be realized until I brought it home. It sounds amazing. It is water resistant as well. I took it to the pool and I had everyone there looking for where the sound was coming from. It really does sound like a much larger and higher fidelity speaker than it is actually rated. Additionally, it can be daisy-chained with up to 99 more JBL Flip 4s. Now with two of them I can set up a pair as left and right channels, and that my friends is a whole other ballgame. It's amazing and will not disappoint. I highly recommend this bluetooth speaker system.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The perfect speaker

      Posted
      sunnycat

      I CANNOT stress enough how amazing this speaker is! The sound quality is stunning. It is extremely loud. The bass is amazing and bass is something i really look for in a speaker. The fact it's waterproof ties the 5 stars in all together. Stays charged for a LONG time, and is easy to use at any occasion. Has a very good range length for bluetooth to work. I own a Beats Pill, and heard my friends speaker (the JBL flip 4) and was completely jealous! The sound beats A BEATS PILL which costs more than double the amount of money. Very happy with this purchase. I wish I could provide at least one con of this product so anyone reading this would know I was not hired to write this, but there is nothing bad about this speaker! I normally don't write reviews, but literally i was so happy with this that I wanted to share this with anyone interested in buying one. DONT HESITATE!! Amazing speaker!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Big Sound in a Small Package

      Posted
      techtjw
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This bluetooth speaker from JBL is absolutely astonishing. I am very impressed with the quality of sound that this little 2x16mm speaker offers. I spent a hour in the store comparing all of the speakers on display in this price range. I noticed a difference with this particular speaker, but the actual difference couldn't be realized until I brought it home. It sounds amazing. It is water resistant as well. I took it to the pool and I had everyone there looking for where the sound was coming from. It really does sound like a much larger and higher fidelity speaker than it is actually rated. Additionally, it can be daisy-chained with up to 99 more JBL Flip 4s. So that is why I decided to buy another one. Now with two of them you can set up a pair as left and right channels, and that my friends is a whole other ballgame. It's amazing and will not disappoint. I highly recommend this bluetooth speaker system.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 4.2 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews

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    The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about size, design, reliability and usability. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 96/100 = Excellent quality.
    • CNETAugust 22, 2018
      JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth speaker gets improved sound, full waterproofing
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      JBL Flip 4 review: The versatile portable Bluetooth speaker
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    • techhive.comRating, 4 out of 5Michael Brown on August 14, 2017
      JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth speaker review: Better-than-expected sound in a compact, waterproof enclosure
      $100 isn't chickenfeed, but this small speaker sounds like it should cost a lot more.Full Review
    • techgearlab.comRating, 5 out of 5Max Mutter on August 8, 2017
      JBL Flip 4 Review
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    • Chip ChickScott Schaen on July 31, 2017
      JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker Review
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    • Phone ArenaStephen S. on July 17, 2017
      JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth speaker Review
      Promising waterproof operation, a rugged, rubberized build, and the ability to deliver hours and hours of party-fueling tunes, the JBL Flip 4 sure looks like it hits all the notes we're looking for. Does the portable speaker meet all itsFull Review
    • Digital TrendsRating, 4 out of 5Nick Hastings on July 15, 2017
      JBL Flip 4 review
      JBL's life-proof Flip 4 is durable, affordable, and perfect for all kinds of outdoor excursions.Full Review
    • What Hi-Fi? (UK)Rating, 4 out of 5What Hi-Fi? on June 23, 2017
      JBL Flip 4 review
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