JBL Flip 5 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review: Buying Guide 2020

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JBL Flip 5 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review

hey everyone come in have a seat on that leather sofa grab yourself a drink sit back and relax today I got the JBL flip 5 that I personally purchased for the retail price of $99 as always I’ll be going over both pros and cons.

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Hello, guys, I’m David and once again welcome everyone to another review

JBL Flip 5 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
JBL Flip 5 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Physical overview

Alright first let’s go over the physical features so first off you still get a very durable fabric mesh wrapping majority of this speaker the rubber ends to stem.

the speaker up and of course to absorb any kind of bumps and such and we get those passive base radiators are that are very common here on the JBL speakers and the pulsates in relation to your volume levels.

now, of course, this isn’t recommended what I’m doing here but for tasting’s sake I press these in and haven’t noticed any compromises and all over the last several years or so and over the last several generations of JBL speakers I haven’t had any viewers mention that these base radiators tear or break off from use.

Alright first let’s go over the physical features so first off you still get a very durable fabric mesh wrapping majority of this speaker the rubber ends to stem.

the speaker up and of course to absorb any kind of bumps and such and we get those passive base radiators are that is very common here on the JBL speakers and the pulsates in relation to your volume levels.

now, of course, this isn’t recommended what I’m doing here but for tasting’s sake I press these in and haven’t noticed any compromises and all over the last several years or so and over the last several generations of JBL speakers I haven’t had any viewers mention that these base radiators tear or break off from use.

Design Of JBL Flip 5

overall the design is still a quality build now let’s get a closer look here the buns are pretty much straightforward pause and play by them up and down the pause and play can go back on your music or skip forward with a double press or a triple press respectively.

On the very far left here this is the new JBL party boost feature allowing you to connect other party speakers.

so they can play in sync and you could have multiple speakers play at the same time as well as just not limited to two the only problem though the party boost feature is not backward compatible with JBL connect plus at least at the time of this article.

if you have the older speakers to JBL extreme to charge for pulse three etc you can’t connect them I don’t want to blow this out of proportion since this is very similar to JBL connects going to JBL connect plus.

first, the new speakers didn’t work with the old ones but eventually, a firmware update now makes them compatible will it be the same with JBL this time I don’t know but honestly this is somewhat of a letdown.

Connection

now a USBC connection and as a side note, it is exposed no more flaps which is convenient though, and considering its IP735 you can dunk this into the water and a speaker still works fine the exposed port would need to be dry before charging.

Water proof

so it’s somewhat of a trade-off of convenience but since I’m on the water tester this speaker does float them in with the IP 7 rating this can be submerged up to 30 minutes and up to 3 point 3 feet of water as much as I like it without the flap for daily use.

if you’re a bit more rugged if you probably going to be around the sand dirt particles might get into there and it might prevent the USB C cord from making full contact.

So take that into consideration.

JBL Flip 5 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review (2)
JBL Flip 5 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review

Battery life Of JBL Flip 5

Now jumping into battery life this is rated at 12 hours other competitors have been getting this number as well so the foot 5 is good yet nothing class-leading testing this at 50% in vine from a full battery to die.

I was able to achieve 8 hours and 44minutes to be exact now JBL doesn’t disclose if this has fast charging or not but the recharge time from dead to full is 2.5 hours.

Physical overview

this is an improvement over the previous model now what is missing on this thing though of physical 3.5-millimeter port Wireless is obviously the future here but I know some uses these speakers for their TV some uses it with their PlayStation PC.

What-have-you those basically who don’t have Bluetooth just yet you can’t use this speaker.

Now speaking of Bluetooth we still don’t get Bluetooth 5.0 if you’re spending your hard-earned money get something that will last you Bluetooth 5.0 is to improve wireless range increase speed and provide simply a stronger connection JBL with a new piece of tech.

Here doesn’t offer this so this comes with Bluetooth 4.0 4.2 is still technically good I’ve said it before but a better connection all around is something that helps tremendously.

The Sony XP offer that either but Marshall and LG do so those two other brands might be worth a consideration.

If you’re intending on watching articles also those two the ones that I just mentioned Marshall and JBL here do have a 3.5millimeter port physical connection.

JBL Flip 5 Audio quality

JBL Flip 5 waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
JBL Flip 5 waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

There we have it guy’s audio recorded on my end and then play through your speakers are not the best depiction of audio quality but hence my review here a little bit later towards.

This review I’ll show you or let you hear the comparison between these two the new model and the older flip for now first off let me address the speaker by itself.

Bluetooth speaker class it’s able to fill up small rooms and somewhat medium-sized rooms for larger open areas it’s more so for generic audio listening versus really jamming out.

the audio sample but the mid-range also is slightly pushed forward which I very much enjoy on speakers vocals stand out instruments are pushed slightly in the forefront and for again the $100 price range it’s clear it’s not muddy simply a very good experience all around on the foot 5.

Now the high notes are high enough to be enjoyed without being ear-piercing testing this at even 90% environment I know my neighbor is getting pissed here but even that high of a level vocal work two snares still retains its resolution and detail.

it doesn’t get an ear piercing it doesn’t get distorted when you’re standing at a pretty much reasonable distance from the flip five sound stage wise.

it’s practically absent it’s not there and I think this is a good segue into the comparison of the flip for the foot five in general still a great audio signature in my opinion if you can’t find a flip for sale anymore anyways I’ll make this real quick here.

Pros:

  1. Give a smart Look
  2. Good sound quality
  3. Good build quality
  4. Water proof
  5. Very easy to use

Conclusion

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