JBL Flip 5 Review Rundown
JBL FLIP 5 is a cylindrical speaker with a tight-knit fabric wrapped around the speakers. JBL estimates the Flip 5's battery life to be roughly 12 hours, but your results will vary with your volume levels. The JBL has a more neutral, balanced sound profile, and it also comes with a companion app that makes it easy to pair it with another speaker.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.
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Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The JBL Flip 5 has a 20-watt, 44-by-80mm driver delivering 65Hz to 20kHz. The ends of the speaker house passive bass radiators that push out quite a bit of low-end. There's no speakerphone function on the speaker itself, nor a 3.5mm aux input.
Reviewers from Rtings have found the following[***]:
The JBL FLIP 5 is a cylindrical Bluetooth speaker with a tight-knit fabric wrapped around the speakers. It struggles to reproduce low, thumpy bass, so sound effects in action movies sound a bit less immersive, and it lacks an EQ so you aren't able to customize its sound profile. For a speaker that can get almost as loud with less compression at max volume, consider the JBL Charge 4. The JBL is a slightly better speaker for most uses than the Bose SoundLink Micro.
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The JBL Flip 5 is the successor to the popular Flip 4 portable speaker. The Flip 5 doesn't have an AUX socket for hardwiring a smartphone or alternative audio device. It also doesn't support Bluetooth 4.2 over the newer 5.0 standard. A step up in sound quality seems promising thanks to a greater 20-watt power output.
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The JBL Flip 5 improves its sound a bit and changes the charging port to USB-C. Compared to the Flip 4, the Flip 5 has more bass and spreads the sound slightly wider. It uses Bluetooth 4.2 instead of the latest standard, 5.0. The Flip 5 gets plenty loud, measuring about 96 decibels at max volume.
Reviewers from Whathifi have found the following[***]:
JBL's Flip 5 arrives with fewer features than its predecessor, the Flip 4. JBL has also axed the microphone that was used for voice control and hands-free calls. The Flip 5 is marginally bigger and heavier than its elder sibling, but we hardly notice the difference. The new racetrack-shaped driver hiding under its jacket is 4mm wider in diameter.
- 1. ^ JBL Flip 5 Review. Pcmag. 15 November 2019. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 2. ^ JBL FLIP 5 Speaker Review. Rtings. 02 February 2021. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 3. ^ JBL Flip 5 review. Techradar. 17 February 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 4. ^ JBL Flip 5 review. Tomsguide. 08 December 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
- 5. ^ JBL Flip 5 review. Whathifi. 10 January 2020. Retrieved 07 March 2021.
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