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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 4789 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    worth the money!

    Posted
    BPRR
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    I purchased the Flip 4 on sale at BestBuy for $79.99. I am very satisfied with the sound quality, even at max volume. The play time is only about 4hrs at MAX volume. I can easily get 8hrs at a normal volume.I know there are better speakers out there ( but not for this price). My truck is a 98' so I use this for a hands free link for music & phone calls. The music stops automatically when I get a call & resumes when done. The call quality is excellent. The only feature I would like to have is a 3.5mm earphone jack input. Love that you can link as many as 100 of these together. They are not backward compatible, so you can't link previous models (eg) Flip 3...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Posted
    KimM
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    Great for those who just like to have music playing while showering, cleaning the house, cooking, or any other activities. Wouldn't really use it for a party although it is loud enough for a small gathering. Used it a lot for the holidays. Love that it's compact fit in my purse when I was travelling for the holidays. I'm a basic user and it gets the job done. Only reason I gave it 4 stars because the charger is short doesn't come with an adapter & no way to remotely check battery life. However, battery life is adequate for an average user.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome bluetooth speaker

    Posted
    BigAl
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    The JBL Flip 4 is a great speaker for the cost. It has good sound, the Bluetooth pairing has good range (the speaker can be on one side of my house and me and phone on the other) and decent volume. The only downside and my reason for only giving 4 stars is this - Multiple people can pair to the Flip 4 and either one can hit play and override someone else's song that's playing on the speaker. However, if your song was just overridden and you walk away (out of Bluetooth range) and come back, the speaker does not automatically reconnect with your phone. You have to pull up your Bluetooth menu and connect to the speaker again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic speaker for the money

    Posted
    Rick
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    Fantastic speaker for the money. I’m very pleased with the speaker for the amount of money spent on it. I read a lot of reviews and listen to them in the store. If I’d spent more I know I’ve could’ve gotten better sound. But in this price range I don’t think you can top it. Bonus to be able to keep it poolside without having to worry about the water. Adequate clean base without disturbing the treble and md range

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great small speaker

    Posted
    Frosty
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    I was skeptical about this speaker after having several other "waterproof" bluetooth speakers. When I turned this one on, it honestly suprised me. For such a small speaker, the bass is present but not super punchy, as you would expect. The highs and lows are clear, and it gets pretty loud without affecting the sound quality. That being said, the one thing I do not like about it is that it is round. It can be set on its side, but if it is placed appropriately, there is a tendency to roll.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for small rooms

    Posted
    JonJohn
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    I intentionally purchase this Bluetooth speaker for the days at the beach. The sound good at the beach. Enough to get funny looks when your surroundings do not agree with your choice of music. But these speakers really shine in the Bathroom or small Bed Room. I use this speaker at least 3 times a week when I am shaving or cleaning the house. ( I Live in a Small Apartment in Brooklyn). These speakers bump nicely with no distortion what so ever. I recharge the speaker probably once a month.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good sound a little tricky to operate

    Posted
    PhilK
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    This is a great addition to my laptop and smartphone to better be able to hear movies and Skype/Zoom type sessions. Not as clear and rich a sound as I would like and this may be my other devices as much as this device. Also a little trick to figure out how to keep it on and get to connect to some devices, but I think I have that all worked out. Glad I bought it and would buy it again. Not bad for $99 and I am too cheap to pay more for better quality sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not that loud compared to the old

    Posted
    Dana
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    I love music and I love Jawbone speakers but boy have they changed. My redbox jawbone is on its last legs after about 7 years. It still plays but the Bluetooth feature isn’t working so I bought the flip 4 and it is no where as loud. I kept it bc I love jawbone and I figure it would make a good travel speaker. Although I got in trouble at the Omni bc they said it was “loud”.So I guess depending on ur age you may consider the speaker to be loud.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worth It!

    Posted
    Ozzie
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    I purchased 2 of the JBL Flip 4's with intentions of connecting the speakers together with others. I am thoroughly pleased with the sound quality of the "little" speakers. They don't have the 360 degree sound of the UE speakers, but the punch is nice and the mid and high levels are clear. The JBL connect feature is nice to pair them with my group (Extreme 2, Flip 4, and Pulse). This has added to a nice portable sound system for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound

    Posted
    Cher
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    I was looking for a bluetooth speaker that could pair up with one or more speakers. These are capable of connecting up to 100. This speaker has great sound. I am a little disappointed in the range. A review that I read said it had a great range,and it worked several rooms away from the music source, but when I moved it to the next room it started getting distorted and cutting out. I don't know if the age of the device makes a difference or not, I was using an older ipod.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Speaker

    Posted
    Myskiesthelimit
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    I received this item as a gift for Christmas. I love listening to music in the bathroom while I shower, because we all magically sing better there. It synced to my cell seamlessly and I haven't had any problems with the moisture of the bathroom. I do not leave it there 24/7 and the fan on to prevent damage from moisture. The quality is crisp and clear. I do plan to buy this item as gifts.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Sound - Paid too much

    Posted
    Rem234
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    I originally purchased one of the inexpensive insignia BT speakers. The sound was not what I was looking for so I returned it and purchased this JBL Flip 4. The sound is really good for the size of the speaker. It is easy to connect and the battery seems to have a decent life. My only regret is that the prices of these things are all over the place. I could have gotten the same unit for $40 less on black Friday. Should have waited and shopped around more.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice clear speaker

    Posted
    AKors
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    This is the first Bluetooth speaker I have owned. I bought it for our camper to listen to met iPod at night. The sound is excellent, clear, crisp, and plenty of base. I was amazed at the battery life as well. I expected the to need a charge at least one during the weekend, I was way off. At the end of the three day weekend camping trip, I still had about 1/2 the battery life left. At that rate, I think I could go a week without needing a charge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Jack of all trades, master of none

    Posted
    BobBoberson
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    I bought and returned this speaker. The performance of this speaker for the price is solid, but for me, this speaker was missing on bass. While you can get a decent thump from the speakers, getting even a small distance away, some of the texture was lost on the songs being played. This speaker seems like it was more build for smaller spaces or being placed in the center of a space in the background, not as the main attraction. And that that this is great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great speaker, annoying startup sound

    Posted
    rDub
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    The speaker has great sound and goes loud enough to fill a medium sized room. The bass is solid. The startup sound is what makes me take a star off. It is very loud and can be heard in other rooms in my house every time I turn it on. Once HK allows for this to be disabled via firmware update then my review will be 5 stars.

    I would recommend this to a friend