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JBL - Flip 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Red

Model: JBLFLIP4REDAMSKU: 5733302

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 4669 reviews

98%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4.2 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews

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  • 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

    Definitely a great buy especially when two are pai

    Posted
    DizzyDavis
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    I have a lot of trial-and-error when it comes to finding A righteous set a Bluetooth portable speakers. The JBL Flip 4's sound great when they're paired they even sound good by themselves but it's night and day difference when they're paired as L & R Speakers while you use the JBL mobile connect/pairing app but the downside is I don't think there's a laptop app out yet /maybe I'm wrong but they sound loud and clear nevertheless and they have great battery life; not to forget theyre waterproof so when you're lake party gets rowdy crazy like festive lake parties should get, the speaker is hardy and water resistant. No danger of constant worry when getting off kilter and floating on your tube on July 4th and your speaker floats by u while playing your favorite. Song. Your speaker is not trashed he floats. But by far the highest quality sounding speaker with great bass great mids great highs stick great Fidelity is the Onyx 4 Harmon kardon speaker. Do not pay more than 130 on a new speaker Because if you actually walk into a Best Buy store they will have them at full list retail over $400. Wait for a sale on both JBL and Harmon Kardon onyx4. Pay no more than 80 for flip 4 and I bought the 2nd one for 60 and overpaid for the 1st one at 90. My next buy will be a second Onyx 4. Fyi the HK pairing app sucks but the speaker Rocks. Almost unbelievable for just one. I cant wait to pair w another. Dont forget Onyx 4 ISNT the get close or around water setup. They arent water resistant so take the JBLs dont waste money on a jbl extreme when for under half you can pair two flip 4's or Charge 3's whichever/ tomato tomata. I like the Flip 4's sound much better and they are cheaper. Square business people! God Bless and enjoy the power of music on a Sunny day at the Lake. Share the love!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    BUY IT! AMAZING FULL SOUND FROM A LITTLE SPEAKER

    Posted
    JamieTheHog
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really is Waterproof, Great Sound, Good Battery,

    Posted
    ThatDave
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    Yeah, I’m one of those guys. I saw the thing get submerged in water in the commercial and it kept working and, after owning this speaker for just two months, I finally worked up the courage to try it and, sure enough, it worked! Pretty great! Also, the sound quality is great for a portable speaker. It connects almost immediately to my iPhone XR every time and the sound transmits flawlessly up to about 30 open yards or through two interior walls and 10 yards. When compared to my Sonos play 1s it’s a little washed out, but when compared to my 808 thump, it sounds like front row at Carnegie Hall. It’s a little bulky and heavy, but definitely shock and drop resistant. As a parent of two small children, this thing has been dropped into a toilet, dropped downstairs, chewed on, drug through dirt and STILL works like day 1 out of the box. I can play this speaker continually on a single charge for about 5 hours before it needs a charge which is a little less than I would like since I’m a soldier who sometimes needs several days worth of charge before I get access to a good place to charge it. All in all, I’d give it four and a half stars, but this site doesn’t allow that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Flip 3 (black) vs Flip 4 (blue)

    Posted
    Abhi
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    I have both the Flip 3 and the 4 and will compare them on my review. I love the sound of both of them. The Flip 3 is a little bit smaller in size compare to the 4. In the photo the black one is the 3 and the blue one is the 4. Soundwise both sound really good and loud for the size. One con is the bass. Both need a little bit more bass but don't let that hold you back from buying one of these pretty speakers. The 4 sounds more balanced, clean and louder than the 3. Keep in mind the are where the 4 really wins is battery and waterproof. The 4 looks and feels more durable. Just for the battery I would fork the 20 dollars more for the Flip 4. The 3 last me 3 hours and 40 minutes at full volume. The 4 last me easily 6 to 8 hours at full volume. Now at half volume you could listen at least 8 to 10 hours on the Flip 3. On the 4 half volume you would be listening alsmot two days straight with the 4. Both speakers are amazing quality but in my honest opinion I would go for the Flip 4 for the battery and more balanced louder sound. Hope my review helps you in your purchased.

    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

    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
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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    all purpose speakers for small mid sized crowd

    Posted
    Jaydlaw
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    I purchased this product after inheriting a car without a working stereo. Rather than purchasing a new radio with Bluetooth, along with speakers and a Mic, I went this route and I'm glad I did. It's great four small groups. Other than in the car, I use it while listening to music in the home and shower, and I take it with me most places that I go. Sound quality is comparable to others in this price range, with better midrange and a higher clarity than the others that I heard. The competitors have slightly better bass, that's not to say that the bass is bad, it's just others make it more of a priority. I feel that the flip 4 has a much better all around sound, others aren't as clear. The Bluetooth range is pretty good as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Nice Speaker, Versatile but returned

    Posted
    CBrown
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    Tried it because it was on sale. I've had a JBL speaker and headphones before and know they can sound great! This particular model was small but felt solid. It connected to my phones and tablets easily. I did not install a JBL app for additional features. I returned it because after playing the same songs on this against my Sony XB-20, I preferred the Sony's tone. It was more mellow and robust to my ears. The JBL was good, can be loud and still clear. It was just a bit too bright for my preference. It also advertises being water proof but the woofers sit at the ends of the "tube" shape and move in and out, I guess to vibrate better. There's no screen or anything to protect. You can push them with your finger. This made me a little leery of their durability (like sand getting in the mechanism?)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      JBL Support

      Thank you for your review, our sincerest apology for the inconvenience. Your feedback will be communicated to the proper department to improve our current and future product line. We would like to work with you directly, please submit a case request at www.jbl.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service team will be more than happy to further assist you. JBL

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Big Sound, Small Package, I have Now Purchased 2

    Posted
    techtjw
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    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

    Big Sound in a Small Package

    Posted
    techtjw
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    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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sound for a fair price

    Posted
    Paeron24
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    I purchased the JBL Flip 4 to have better sound when projecting movies from my phone (I have a Moto Z Force 2 with the projector mod). The Flip connected easily through Bluetooth, and the sound quality both inside and outside is very good. Turned up to extreme volumes there is a slight bit of static distortion but I only turned it up that high to see where the limit was, the sound is fine at any normal volume level. My only real issue is with the (carrying?) strap that comes with the speaker. Its not really big enough to do anything practical with, and because the speaker is designed as a tube it has a tendency to roll around. I would like to see a pull out/fold out brace of some sort that gives it better stability on flat surfaces.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No good

    Posted
    Oogieboogie
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    Syke. Well worth the money 100% Light weight, it has a lace so you can hang it on things for a sound that comes from a higher angle. Connect multiple speakers together (sync) for surround sound. I only have one but I’m sure if I was to get more and hang them all over the place it would be a great surround system for my place. Battery last a long time. Personally love the sound it creates. Not muffled like other similar products. Good mids highs and lows, good balance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quality product

    Posted
    Jeremy
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    I've been considering this speaker for a replacement of an off brand speaker I had. I was impressed with the quality of the product. It has a heft to it and is solidly built. It has much better sound than products from other "value" brands like Insignia. This and the UE Boom are pretty close in terms of sound and quality. This has a good, full sound with plenty of bass at medium volume levels and will fill a large room. However, it doesn't get as loud as I had hoped for outdoors use and the bass gets a little weak at higher volumes. Also, while this is waterproof it does not float. Good for use at the pool or beach, but if dropped overboard on a boat it's gone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid Sound Quality for the Price

    Posted
    Das201
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    Wanted a bluetooth speaker that could withstand a toss in the pool by my 2 year old, actually had good quality sound & volume, not too big to throw in a backpack for the beach and within $100. It was between this, Sony, Bose & Ultimate Ears. Really liked Bose Soundlink Micro sound quality but because of it's smaller size can't create as high volume. The Soundlink II has the volume capability but is only water resistant so won't survive an unfortunate toss in the pool even if I was willing to stretch the budget a bit. Very pleased with my purchase and the assistance of the Best Buy associate. Myself and friends are impressed with the Sound Quality & Volume. Can't go wrong for the price. If you can catch it on sale it's a no brainer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I absolutely love it!

    Posted
    Samantha
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    My husband got this for me for Christmas because I would always stick my phone in a bowl to amplify it. He has the larger version, but that one is to bassy for me. This one is the perfect size and the sound is great. We looked at the one that was smaller than this but the sound was not great, I'm glad we went with this one. The battery life is good, and I haven't had any issues syncing it with my devices. The larger one can be used like a fuel rod , but this one can not. Not a deal breaker for me, I'll give up the charging for a smaller size speaker. They even sell little cases for it if your like me and always have it in your back pack.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Buy a different speaker

    Posted
    Paul

    I thought JBL made a quality speaker. I couldn't have been more wrong. Bought the JBL flip 4 after reading revews. At first was very impressed with the sound. After just 10 days my speaker would not charge without wiggling and taping down charging cord. Did more research after and found that charging problems are more common than I knew, incuding speakers that won't charge at all. Wish I would have spent my hard earned money on a speaker that would have lasted more than 10 days. Very disappointed JBL. Will not buy a JBL product again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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      JBL Support

      Thank you for your review, our sincerest apology for the inconvenience. Your feedback will be communicated to the proper department to improve our current and future product line. We would like to work with you directly, please submit a case request at www.jbl.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service team will be more than happy to further assist you. JBL

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    If I could give it six I would

    Posted
    EasternRider
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    I bought this little guy as an upgrade to the small inexpensive one I got on Amazon (which works well for what it is). I had no real expectations other than it was going to sound slightly better. Well, the sound quality is fantastic. The highs are clear and the bass bumps for a small speaker. The volume is plenty loud enough to fill the area I'm using it in. Are you going to fill a concert hall with sound, probably not, but in my home I can walk two rooms away and still hear clear, clean audio. The battery life is great and it charges pretty quick. It come with an AUX cable to play other non-Bluetooth devices. I've used that to hook up a record player that I have. Overall an excellent product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great mesh of portability and sound

    Posted
    NRSTX
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    While maybe not the most powerful Bluetooth speaker, the Flip sounds good, was priced pretty well, seems well made and is fairly portable. We purchased for a trip and wanted something that wouldn’t weigh a ton and would be easy to pack as we were taking backpacks and no luggage. This for the bill for hanging on the beach or banging out some tunes in our rooms while we cooked and hung out with more than adequate sound for our intended use. For the money paid (especially on sale) the battery life, portability and sound were well suited for our needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend