JBL Flip 5 review

8.7/10 AVG.
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  • JBL Flip 5
  • JBL Flip 5
  • JBL Flip 5
  • JBL Flip 5
  • JBL Flip 5
  • JBL Flip 5

Specs / Features


Wireless
Wireless Inputs Bluetooth
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile), AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile)
Warranty (Months) 12 months
Release date 2-September-2019
Size 18.1 x 6.9 x 7.4 cm (7.1 x 2.7 x 2.9 in)
Weight N/A

Critic Reviews


Techaeris

Killer sound with different color options

from Techaeris

Again, having used JBL in the past, it’s nice to know that they’re still offering great sound in their speakers, especially with the Flip 5. Other than the great sound, battery life, a simple design, and ease of use make the JBL Flip 5 worth picking up.

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Again, having used JBL in the past, it’s nice to know that they’re still offering great sound in their speakers, especially with the Flip 5. Other than the great sound, battery life, a simple design, and ease of use make the JBL Flip 5 worth picking up.

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What Hi-Fi

May not be feature-packed, but sounds great

JBL’s latest offering sounds great for the price. If you don’t mind the lack of in-app EQ settings, aux-in port, battery life, inbuilt microphones or partnering with older JBL speakers, it’s an excellent proposition for the money. It may be low on added extras, but the Flip 5 gets away with...More

JBL’s latest offering sounds great for the price. If you don’t mind the lack of in-app EQ settings, aux-in port, battery life, inbuilt microphones or partnering with older JBL speakers, it’s an excellent proposition for the money. It may be low on added extras, but the Flip 5 gets away with it. The solid sonic chops JBL has managed to deliver at this level simply cannot be denied.

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Gadgetbyte

Good times bad times

from Gadgetbyte

A speaker is judged based on its audio performance. The JBL Flip 5 produces excellent and loud audio with great bass as well. It does skimp on certain functionalities like the 3.5mm support and speakerphone while simultaneously not being backward-compatible. But, if that doesn't matter to you, th...More

A speaker is judged based on its audio performance. The JBL Flip 5 produces excellent and loud audio with great bass as well. It does skimp on certain functionalities like the 3.5mm support and speakerphone while simultaneously not being backward-compatible. But, if that doesn't matter to you, the JBL Flip 5 is a top-notch Bluetooth speaker.

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Pocket-lint

The prince of portable

from Pocket-lint

With notable improvements over the Flip 4, this portable Bluetooth speaker ticks the small-scale, waterproof, bass-hitting and good-sounding boxes. There's no 360-degree sound design like some of the competition, though, which might see you look elsewhere instead.

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With notable improvements over the Flip 4, this portable Bluetooth speaker ticks the small-scale, waterproof, bass-hitting and good-sounding boxes. There's no 360-degree sound design like some of the competition, though, which might see you look elsewhere instead.

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PC Magazine

Delivers powerful audio in a waterproof design

from PC Magazine

The JBL Flip 5 speaker delivers a strong Bluetooth audio experience in an outdoor-friendly design you can customize to your liking.

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The JBL Flip 5 speaker delivers a strong Bluetooth audio experience in an outdoor-friendly design you can customize to your liking.

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The Streaming Blog

Excellent for all-around use

The Streaming Blog

JBL is a company known for producing affordable yet durable audio devices that deliver excellent sounds, and the JBL Flip 5 is not an exception. It may not be the perfect speaker, but for its price, it offers a lot more than what we expected.

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JBL is a company known for producing affordable yet durable audio devices that deliver excellent sounds, and the JBL Flip 5 is not an exception. It may not be the perfect speaker, but for its price, it offers a lot more than what we expected.

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Gadget Guy

Flip gets even better

from Gadget Guy

Impressive JBL Flip 5 – as are other JBL speakers. Loud, proud and great JBL sound – what more do you need. As it has improved on the Flip 4 it has to rate even better.

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Impressive JBL Flip 5 – as are other JBL speakers. Loud, proud and great JBL sound – what more do you need. As it has improved on the Flip 4 it has to rate even better.

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Ausdroid

Take the party with you

from Ausdroid

It’s a mid-level speaker and it’s reasonably lightweight which makes it portable and worth having on hand for travels or outdoor adventures. It looks good, it’s resistant to the knocks that general life will give it and most importantly it sounds great. The Flip 5 is an affordable option f...More

It’s a mid-level speaker and it’s reasonably lightweight which makes it portable and worth having on hand for travels or outdoor adventures. It looks good, it’s resistant to the knocks that general life will give it and most importantly it sounds great. The Flip 5 is an affordable option for portable sound that will last you a while and be a worthwhile investment at under $150AUD.

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Audiostance

Excellent sound quality

from Audiostance

I feel a bit confused with the release of the JBL Flip 5. Usually, JBL includes some exciting new improvements. The Flip 5 doesn’t feel very unique and exciting. The sound quality is an improvement, which is fantastic, but with no AUX input, no built-in microphone, and only Bluetooth 4.2, one c...More

I feel a bit confused with the release of the JBL Flip 5. Usually, JBL includes some exciting new improvements. The Flip 5 doesn’t feel very unique and exciting. The sound quality is an improvement, which is fantastic, but with no AUX input, no built-in microphone, and only Bluetooth 4.2, one can’t help but feel a little underwhelmed with JBL’s latest offering.

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TechGearLab

A great balance of sound quality, portability, and price

from TechGearLab

Finding a reasonable balance between sound quality/volume and portability/ruggedness, the JBL Flip 5 is the quintessential jack of all trades, master of none. It's melodious enough that you're almost certainly going to enjoy listening to any type of music with it, but its listening experience is...More

Finding a reasonable balance between sound quality/volume and portability/ruggedness, the JBL Flip 5 is the quintessential jack of all trades, master of none. It's melodious enough that you're almost certainly going to enjoy listening to any type of music with it, but its listening experience is decidedly less refined than than those offered by the field-leading Bose models.

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