JBL is one of the best-known brands in audio accessories. The brand has its own mark in the Bluetooth Speakers department. In this JBL Flip 4 Review, you will get to know its pros and cons and performance of this Bluetooth Speaker. JBL Flip 4 has some hits and misses by the end of this review you can decide that is it worth your money or not. JBL also has improved the waterproofing of this speaker which works great, the previous version is only splash proof.
What’s In The Box?
Obviously, when we buy a new product we always think that what we get along with it, here are things you will get with JBL Flip 4.
- Flip 4 Bluetooth Speaker
- USB Cable
- Lanyard to hang the speaker
- User Guide
- There is no case provided with the speaker but if you really want one you can choose for third-party cases here.
Flip 4 carries signature cylindrical shape from its predecessors and weighs nearly 500g. JBL Flip 4 has got lots of improvements in terms of design department it’s been bigger and got some hardware changes also. The bass radiators have placed either side of the devices. JBL Flip 4 also consists of 4 buttons one of them for Bluetooth pairing and another three are for playback and volume controls.
On the other side, we can see the power button along with JBL Connect+ both are backlit illuminated, besides of these buttons there is micro USB charging port with 3.5mm AUX input these two are hidden under a rubber flap. There are five LED dots which acts as battery level indicators.
We should mention that how good it’s waterproofing is because it comes with an IPX7 rating. The driver unit is covered by strong fabric coating by which it can go up to 1 Meter deep under water for about 30 minutes. The fun part is that it also plays music under water.
It packs a 3000mAh battery which can last about 12 Hours on a single charge according to the company, but we can expect around 10-11 hours of battery life when listening to music in 80-90 % volume levels. JBL Flip 4 has an inbuilt microphone by which you can take calls when connected to a device. The speaker also has one feature by which we can connect to two devices at a time. It comes with two 40mm drivers unite which produce good audio. Either side of the speaker we will find two passive radiators which look good but we should also concerned that they may get damaged easily because they exposed to the outside environment.
With the help of JBL connect+ app, we can easily operate the speakers and also in party mode, we can connect multiple JBL speakers at a time to amplify the music. We can connect nearly 100 devices at a time using this app, it is available for both Android and IOS. By using this app you can do lots of things like you can name your speaker and also you can assign a function to the playback button to access google assistant / Siri.
Find out the sound performance of flip 4 here on our JBL Flip 4 Review. The audio quality is pretty decent for the price, but we can observe a significant change in sound from song to song. The bass is punchy can be satisfactory for bass lovers, there is also better sounding alternatives. The vocals can be heard clearly even the bass is playing in the background. The outdoor performance also good when compared to other brand speakers. We don’t get many distortions at higher volumes which is a pretty good thing.
Most of the people take these Bluetooth speakers to small parties and weekend camping trips for that battery is a big concern. Flip 4 packs 3000mAh battery which is not sufficient for most of those cases. If you listen to music at maximum volume battery drains within 4 hours, it is suggested to listen to music at 75-85% of volumes to get good battery life. It takes 1 Hour 40 Minutes approximately to fully charge the battery.
- Good and compact design
- Rugged nature
- IPX7 Rating
- Exposed radiators
- Better options in less price
Final Verdict To Our JBL Flip 4 Review
If you want a mid-range Bluetooth speaker with performance and portability JBL Flip 4 is for you. It comes with all the features that one need in Bluetooth speakers. Flip 4 is one of the best speaker released by the company in recent times. JBL is offering Flip 4 in six different color combinations so you can choose your favorite one and enjoy the music experience. If you what to update from Flip 3 there is no need because both of them sounds similarly equal but it will definitely a good buy if it is your first one.