JBL Flip 4 – Waterproof, Portable & Durable Bluetooth Speaker

(10 customer reviews)


All-purpose Bluetooth speaker – Take the party everywhere with JBL Flip 4, a portable Bluetooth speaker that delivers powerful stereo sound. With durable, waterproof fabric, this speaker features up to 12 hours of continuous, high-quality audio playtime.

Wireless & noise cancelling – Wirelessly connect up to 2 smartphones or tablets to the speaker & take turns playing impressive stereo sound. Plus, take crystal-clear calls from your speaker, thanks to the noise and echo-cancelling speakerphone.

Waterproof & durable – No more worrying about rain or spills: Flip 4 is completely waterproof—you can even submerge it in water. Plus, the improved, durable fabric material and rugged rubber housing protects the speaker on your outdoor adventures.

Extra features – Link over 100 JBL Connect+ enabled speakers together to amplify the party. Includes bass radiator – Hear the bass, feel the bass, see the bass: Dual external passive radiators demonstrate how powerful your speaker is.

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JBL FLIP 4 in Nigeria

Portable, Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker


JBL Flip 4 is the next generation in the Flip series; it is a portable Bluetooth speaker that delivers surprisingly powerful stereo sound. This compact speaker is powered by a 3000mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery that offers 12 hours of continuous, high-quality audio playtime. Sporting durable, waterproof fabric materials that are available in 6 vibrant colors, Flip 4 is the all purpose, all weather companion that takes the party everywhere. It also features a built-in noise and echo cancelling speakerphone for crystal clear conference calls, and JBL Connect+ technology that can wirelessly links more than 100 JBL Connect+ enabled speakers together to amplify the listening experience. With a simple button press, you can activate and talk to Siri or Google Now from your JBL Flip 4.

  • Wireless Bluetooth Streaming
  • 12 hours of playtime
  • IPX7 Waterproof
  • JBL Connect+
  • Speakerphone
  • Voice Assistant Integration
  • Lifestyle Material
  • JBL Bass Radiator

All purpose, all weather companion for your music.





Wireless Bluetooth Streaming

Wirelessly connect up to 2 smartphones or tablets to the speaker and take turns playing impressive stereo sound.

IPX7 Waterproof

No more worrying about rain or spills; you can even submerge Flip 4 in water.

JBL Connect +

Link more than 100 JBL Connect+ enabled speakers together to amplify the party.

JBL Bass Radiator

Hear the bass, feel the bass, see the bass. Dual external passive radiators demonstrate just how powerful your speaker is.

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10 reviews for JBL Flip 4 – Waterproof, Portable & Durable Bluetooth Speaker

  1. JB

    Bought this to keep in my bathroom so I could listen to music as I shower, as my phone isn’t loud enough and the speaker I used to have in there kept turning on and off by itself when it’s supposed to be off.The sound quality of this is much better than my old Bluetooth speaker was and has a higher max volume which is great as it can get loud enough for me to hear it clearly over the running water of the shower and the bathroom fan.It was easy to set up the Bluetooth on it as well to pair to my phone, & I’ve had no issues reconnecting to it the numerous times I’ve turned it on and off.Definitely a great purchase for my uses

  2. Sarita Donoso

    Me and my brother each have one and it makes get togethers so fun! We just link them up and automatically turn things into a party! The sound is AMAZING and the size make it perfect for outdoor days at the beach or at the park. I even bought one for my dad because I love it so much!

  3. NYCity/Country

    My sense is that there is no limit to the amount of money people can spend on sound systems and wine, so I am reviewing this speaker with the caveat that it fit my budget for the purpose I want it. Could I wish it had a little more bass? Sure, especially when playing the blues. But even then, some blues recordings are rich enough to sound just fine with this speaker, and the other blues recordings are good enough. But when playing classical and jazz, I really have no complaints. I find it attractive, easily portable (I bought a carrying case and insured it as well, for extra peace of mind) and it allows me to hear and share all the music I have on my iPhone. I also found it very easy to link via bluetooth. I’m very pleased! If I have trouble with the battery, I’ll add to this review.

  4. Howard

    It’s my first wireless speaker so can’t compare it to anything, but as it was an older model (Flip 4) and cheaper that the new models I got it and have been quite happy.

  5. Ashley Berry

    I love these speakers ! They are super loud and convenient. I usually take it on vacation or whenever I hangout in my yard. No issues and it charges very fast. 100% would recommend!!!

  6. Dave S

    Sound is amazing, sounds rich and deep, way more than what you’d expect for something not much bigger than a beer can. Bluetooth connectivity was excellent. The only possible glitch was no charger was provided and the instructions for setup and use were absolutely useless and I had to go to Google to get usable setup instructions. But once that was out of the way, I had a really excellent speaker. I didn’t rate battery life as I haven’t had it long enough to rate that.

  7. D L

    I was in need of a new portable speaker, and like many of you, I was a little overwhelmed after doing an Amazon search and finding literally tens of thousands of options to choose from. It’s especially frustrating because probably the most important part of the product — how good it sounds — is not something you can really evaluate until after you physically have it. So I picked four speakers to compare: Cambridge Soundworks OontZ Angle 3 Plus, Anker SoundCore Sport XL, Geek Beats Jolt5, and the JBL Flip 4.First, the 

    Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Angle 3 PLUS Bluetooth Speaker with 30-Hour Playtime – Richer Bass Greater Sound Quality & 10W+ Loud Volume, Water Resistant Splashproof, Portable Wireless Speaker

    , is a slightly larger version of the best-selling speaker on Amazon with over 17,000 reviews and a $30 price tag, and this only costs $5 more, so why not give it a shot? I chose 

    Anker SoundCore Sport XL Outdoor Portable Bluetooth Speaker – 16W Output and 2 Subwoofers, IP67 Waterproof & Dustproof, Shockproof, 66ft Bluetooth Range, 15H Playtime, Built-in Mic, USB Charging Port

    , partially because I have other Anker products that I’m pretty happy with, but also because the 66-foot advertised range seemed like it could come in handy if I were working in the backyard with my phone in my pocket and the speaker sitting on the porch. I selected the 

    GEEK BEATS JOLT5 10W X-Bass Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker and USB Power Bank – Green. IP65 Water and Dust Resistant with 5200mAh Samsung Battery.

     because it’s the same price as the Anker, it has an average of 4.9 stars (wow!), and it can be used as a battery to charge your phone. And finally, I chose the 

    JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Black)

     because in my search, I kept seeing the JBL Flip 3 pop up in reviews for other speakers, and this is the newest (and supposedly slightly better) version of that speaker.Sound Comparison: Sitting in my living room and swapping around between the four options, it’s clear that the Flip 4 is the most, well, clear. Considering it’s also the most expensive, I kinda expected that to be the result. Surprisingly, the OontZ was a solid second place with a bit more rumble in its bass compared to the Flip 4 but at the cost of less clarity. The Anker and Jolt5 were noticeably flatter in their sound, seeming to favor the lows instead of an overall range, and this caused some distortion at higher volumes. When I took the speakers outside, it’s a slightly different story. With the speakers on the patio, I walked into the yard about 25 feet and compared the sound quality again, and again I’d put the Flip 4 in the top spot. This time, however, I’d actually say the Anker was a solid number 2. At this distance, the distortion from having the volume up the whole way was not very noticeable and didn’t detract from the music I was playing, and the Anker is a bit louder than the OontZ. The Jolt5 is a distant last place being not only flat but also not as loud. It’s comparable to listening to the radio on a boombox from the 90s.Bluetooth Range: With the speakers inside, all four started cutting in and out around the same spot about 30 feet away. It’s around a corner, so having a wall in the way seems to even the odds here. Having an open space outside didn’t seem to make a difference to the Jolt5, though, as it still broke up around 30 feet. The product page on Amazon says 33 feet, so that’s pretty accurate. The OontZ fared a bit better and almost made it to the back gate about 60 feet away. The Anker is pretty spot on with its advertised 66-foot range as it went a bit further than the OontZ, even onto the other side of the gate and almost into the road. The Flip 4 was still going strong when I got to the other side of the road and couldn’t go any further in a straight line, maybe 75 feet.Other Things: Depending on what exactly you plan on using your speaker for, and just for comparison’s sake, there are some differences that may be worth note:– All four speakers come with a mini-USB to USB charging cable but not the plug. If you’ve charged a cell phone in the last 10 years or so, however, you should probably already have one.– The Jolt5 and OontZ come with a 3.5mm cable so you can plug your phone right into it instead of using bluetooth (though all four speakers have this option, just not the cable).– The Anker and Jolt5 have a USB port so they can be used as a portable battery to charge your phone.– The Anker, Flip 4, and Jolt5 have hand straps. The OontZ does not come with one nor have a place to attach one.– The Anker, Flip 4, and Jolt5 have audible cues when they power on or off. The OontZ is silent. All four speakers do, however, make a noise when you successfully pair a device through bluetooth.– All four speakers are splash resistant, but only the Anker and Flip 4 are likely to live if they fall into the water (submersible up to 30 minutes)– The Anker and Jolt5 are shock resistant, so they likely won’t shatter if you drop them– The OontZ has the longest battery life (30 hours) and the Flip 4 has the shortest (12 hours)– The Flip 4 can be paired with other Flip 4’s (through an app) to provide a wireless multi-speaker experience. There are Bluetooth adapters that would allow you to do this with the other speakers if you wanted, as well as physically connecting them with 3.5mm cables.– The Flip 4 comes in a variety of colors.– They are all roughly the same size, just differently shaped (see pics)Conclusion: The best bang for your buck is the OontZ Angle 3 Plus. It’s a measly $35 and sounds almost as good as the $100 Flip 4, especially inside. In addition to being inexpensive, you can literally keep it blaring music for an entire day. It’s not quite as loud outside as the Anker or Flip 4, but it’s also half the price. If you’re willing to pay for premium sound, go with the Flip 4 or even the Flip 3 if you want to save 20 bucks. Supposedly the sound is comparable, just the Flip 4 has a longer playtime. It really is noticeably clearer compared to the other options, so if you were using it with a projector to watch a movie, for example, the rumbling and distortion aren’t going to drown out the dialogue, and likewise vocals on a music track don’t get lost in the rest of the noise. If you’re planning on a bunch of outside activities, like mountain biking or camping, the ruggedness of the Anker and ability for it to charge your phone makes it your best bet. I didn’t do a drop test with any of these, but the Anker feels like a rubberized brick and would probably survive a fall. Other than battery life, there’s no reason to ever choose the Jolt5 over the Anker, especially considering they are the same price. The Jolt5 is just worse in every way, and I honestly don’t understand its 4.9 rating.The Jolt5 is going back. The Flip 4 is staying. I’m still debating between the Anker and OontZ and may keep them both since the cost combined is still less than a Flip 4.EDIT: After further testing, the Anker is going back and I’m keeping the OontZ. When plugged in with a 3.5mm cable, the sound is dramatically better with way more bass and a louder volume. And it’s still somehow the cheapest one.TL;DR:– On a budget? Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Angle 3 Plus– Best sound? JBL Flip 4 (though I do wish it had a bit more bass)– Most likely to survive your abuse? Anker SoundCore Sport XL

  8. Crystal S

    I bought this as a present for my mother’s birthday. Works better than the portable speaker I have. High quality sound. Fantastic price point. Now to get one for myself. Lol.

  9. Allyson Hardiek

    I bought this product to have in my dorm room and I love it. Sound quality is great and you do not have to charge it often at all. This was also my repurchase because I lost my first. That shows how much I love this speaker.

  10. Objective Living

    In a word, excellent. Solid build, fantastic sound, and pretty decent battery life. I have this one and a family member has the next model down and both are built and sound with the same level of craftsmanship. It’s rare to find a solid five star rating on Amazon but both of these JBL products have it and are deserving, in my opinion.

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