JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth speaker: Everything You Need To Know

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The brand isn’t new to the Bluetooth speakers industry. This is evident in their latest entry, JBL Flip 5, which comes with speakers, quite powerful for its price. 

Each new JBL Bluetooth speaker seems to offer more bass depth than what their dimensions and drivers should allow. A waterproofing rating of IPX7 takes care of all worries and protects the device from water damages. Let’s take a closer look to find out if JBL Flip 5 offers full value for your money:

JBL Flip 5 Design

The Flip 5’s compact design makes it easy to take along wherever you go. The Flip 5 weighs in at half a kilogram. The Bluetooth speaker is compact and lightweight and can be carried in a bag or hand. Although the weather is something to consider when packing snacks for your outing, this speaker’s IPX7 waterproof rating means that it can be immersed up to a meter in water for a maximum period of 30 minutes.

The tubular housing is efficient enough to protect the passive bass radiators on either side. We recommend not putting it into any bag that contains sharp or pointed objects. The JBL Flip 5, like many other Bluetooth speakers in JBL’s lineup, is beautifully finished, well-built and very easy to use.

JBL Flip 5 Features

Whatever finish you prefer, the portable speaker function buttons are almost the same. The brand offered Bluetooth playback (press the button to pair), JBL’s PartyBoost function, which pairs Flip 5 or Pulse 4 speakers and allows for simultaneous stereo playback via the companion JBL Connect App; and a USB slot for charging the Bluetooth speaker.

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The brand did not equip the Flip 5 with an AUX socket option for hardwiring a mobile phone or another audio source, nor a microphone to allow hands-free calls to Google Assistant or Alexa activation. These are both significant omissions, especially given their presence on Flip 4. 

The biggest bummer is its inclusion of Bluetooth 4.2 instead of the newer Bluetooth 5.0 standard. Although it isn’t the end of the world, it determines that you are compromising on a faster data speed option and a superior wireless range of approximately 240m (the 4.2 version offers a range that is around four times shorter).

The brand has updated the charging speed for the JBL Flip 5. The complete charge of this Bluetooth speaker provides 12 hours of playback and takes less than an hour, i.e. 2.5 hours instead of 3.5. The latest racetrack-shaped 44mm driver and higher power output (20 watts) offer a better sound quality.

JBL Flip 5 Performance

The promise on paper is fulfilled in practice as well. The JBL Flip 5 is a Bluetooth speaker that one must listen to for understanding its sound improvements over its predecessor. The JBL Flip 5 offers crisp and clear sound along with lashings detail.

The JBL Flip 5’s smooth, evocative vocals that float over the electronica are equally appealing. The Bluetooth speaker managed to set a new benchmark in terms of precision and clarity in this price segment.

While we aren’t required to increase the volume to be engaged, giving the JBL Flip 5 an open stage is necessary to ensure that it doesn’t sound too loud without any distortion. 

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Final verdict

The JBL Flip 5 is a simple Bluetooth speaker, perhaps too simple to be appreciated by some. However, JBL has retained their focus on performance and offered one of the most affordable portable Bluetooth speakers yet again. Its neat design and IPX7 rating make it an excellent outdoor Bluetooth speaker choice. So, the brand’s track record of offering fantastic Bluetooth speakers continues.

Purchase your latest Bluetooth speakers from the Bajaj Mall

A JBL Bluetooth speaker comes packed with advanced features, powerful drivers, a good waterproof rating and a marvellous design. Buying your favourite JBL Flip 5 now got much more manageable, thanks to the Bajaj Mall. 

The Bajaj Mall is an online shopping market that offers a massive range of Bluetooth speakers and other electronic appliances at jaw-dropping discounted prices. You can also purchase your preferred Bluetooth speaker on EMI without the need to shell out the whole product price at once but can repay in easy monthly instalments with the No Cost EMIs option.

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