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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 4667 reviews

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Still One of the Best

    Posted
    sevenweeks
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    I have literally tried dozens of portable Bluetooth speakers over the last few years and I always come back to the JBL Flip series. For the price, the sound just can’t be beat. EXCELLENT highs and stellar bass, especially in smaller spaces. Obviously different ears like different sounds so your mileage may vary. The Bose SoundLink II is comparable in sound but also much more fragile feeling, not as rugged. The newer Bose Revolve sounds decent but the highs are not as crisp as the Flip 4. If you don’t care much for higher frequencies and you’re more concerned about bass you may also want to check out the UE WonderBoom. But for the money, this is your best bet. Almost perfect for a small, portable wireless speaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best bang for your buck!

    Posted
    Tim420

    I went into my local Best Buy to pick up an online order and while waiting for the CSR to pull my order I walked to the Bluetooth speakers and saw this and after hearing my buddy's Flip 3 a while back I figured I'd give it a shot even though they didn't have a working display. I use my Flip 4 in a very loud and busy kitchen and it dominates and dwarfs all other sounds around me and my music is loud, clear, and punchy even at high volumes. A full charge last through most 8 to 10 hour shifts and it's built to be tough! I am so impressed by this speaker I have been connecting it to my Firestick and listening to my movies and TV shows through it and don't even bother with the surround sound anymore. Now I have to get another one for each side of the room.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Whoa! Excellent sound.

    Posted
    Charlie
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    I've owned the first generation JBL Flip for several years (maybe "many" is more accurate). It sounded so much better than any of the other powered speaker units I'd heard, and it is still working flawlessly (and holding battery charge) to this day. On a whim, about two months ago, I decided to upgrade to the "4" version. In a word, "Wow!" Yes, the bass is stronger and clearer than version 1; and yes, the highs are clearer, too. What I didn't expect was that the overall clarity across the full sound spectrum would be noticeably clearer as well - but it is. I highly recommend the JBL Flip 4 to everyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Big Sound...

    Posted
    Raju
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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.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great speaker.

    Posted
    GMAN
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    Sounds great! I like to move it around to see where it sounds best, and usually find a spot where it will sound like a home stereo. The range of the Bluetooth is amazing. I walked away from it a few times, forgetting my phone in the pocket, and it never stopped playing, over 70' away! I was getting bad cellular service in a basement while streaming music and I was able to have the phone upstairs while the speaker was in the basement, with no problems. (It excites me because my more expensive speaker that I bought a few years ago requires you to be within 15'- 20' and line of sight) The battery seems decent,but I wouldn't expect 12 hours out of it, as advertised. At normal volume I get 6-8 hours.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Electronic, Hip Hop, R&B

    Posted
    jay2tan
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    I've been looking for a speaker around the size that would fit inside a cup holder on a bike or car, that has some level of resistance towards the elements yet carries the sound to fill the space around it. This speaker does just that! Bass is pretty good for the size and yes it does fill up an entire room. The sound tends to focus on the mids, and bass. Not so much chest thumping but good enough for casual listening while doing various activities. This speaker is indeed water proof and I've used it mountain biking, placing it in the cup holder behind the front wheel. Give it a wash once I'm done and the speaker looks brand spanking new. Great way to enjoy a bike ride while listening to music.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A very nice upgrade from the previous model.

    Posted
    Westell54
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    I had been waiting for this to hit store shelves since I first heard about it. Overall, it's a very nice upgrade from the Flip 3. It has overall better sound and better battery life than the older model. It's slightly larger than the original, but now has a much warmer bass response and actually has a brighter high end. If I had to critique it, I'd say that I'm not crazy about the annoyingly loud tone that plays when you power it on/off. I wish they would've left the radiators alone, because they have a shiny/plastic texture to them that looks sort of cheap. All of that aside, I think it's very much worth the price and I'll be buying another one soon to have a nice stereo configuration.

    I would recommend this to a friend