Because of a few things, the JBL Flip series is one of the most popular lines of Bluetooth speakers. The most important was that you could buy any Flip speaker for less than $100. The JBL Flip 4 is getting on in years, but that doesn’t mean it’s no longer useful. So, how does it compare to the newer competition right now? To put it simply: pretty damn well.
This cylinder-shaped speaker looks a lot like the JBL Flip 5. You can put it both sideways and up and down. It also comes with a strap that can be removed and can be bought in a wide range of colors and styles. The JBL Flip 4 is well put together. It feels solid all around and is wrapped in a tight fabric that doesn’t look like it can tear easily.
- solid speaker with very good sound quality
- crisp highs, detailed midranges and solid bass performance
- built-in 3000mAh battery that delivers 12 hours of continuous music playtime
- ability to connect to 2 mobile devices simultaneously
- also has an IPX7 water-resistant design and can even be submerged underwater
It has rubber buttons, and the power and JBL Connect+ buttons are covered by a rubber strip that goes all the way around the speaker. It has a water resistance rating of IPX7, which means it can be submerged in up to one meter of water for up to 30 minutes, but only if the rubber flap covering its inputs is tightly closed.
The JBL Flip 4 is very easy to carry around. It’s small and light, and it comes with a carrying strap that you can take off. This makes it easy to take with you when you’re on the go. It’s easy to push the buttons. You can play or pause your music by pressing the play button, and you can skip to the next track by pressing it twice.
You can’t go backwards, though. With the JBL Portable app, you can even set it up to use the voice assistants on your phone. But if you do that, you won’t be able to use the play button for anything else. You can connect the Flip 4 to multiple other JBL Connect+ speakers by pressing the JBL Connect+ button. This means that you can’t connect the Flip 4 to speakers like the JBL Flip 5 that can work with PartyBoost.
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JBL says that its new batteries can play music for 12 hours straight. This was possible when the volume was below 75%, but we could only do it for 8 hours when the volume was at 100%. Not exactly what the label says. This is something you’ll definitely want to keep in mind if you plan to listen to the Flip 4 for the whole day.