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JBL Flip 2

Portable Bluetooth® speaker with NFC instant pairing (Black)

87 Reviews | 10 questions - 37 answers

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Overview

Our take on the JBL Flip 2

Have a smartphone or tablet? You can get great sound from them with a JBL Flip 2. This portable Bluetooth speaker features two full-range drivers that deliver clean, clear sound, with a built-in bass port to reinforce the low tones. And despite its compact shape, the Flip 2 can produce room-filling sound, thanks to JBL's advanced digital signal processing.

Have a smartphone or tablet? You can get great sound from them with a JBL Flip 2. This portable Bluetooth speaker features two full-range drivers that deliver clean, clear sound, with a built-in bass port to reinforce the low tones. And despite its compact shape, the Flip 2 can produce room-filling sound, thanks to JBL's advanced digital signal processing.

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Bluetooth connectivity for music and conversation

The Flip 2 has NFC (Near Field Communication). Just touch a compatible portable device — such as a smartphone or tablet — to the system for instant wireless pairing. Then with one touch you can play music, or stream audio from videos and games through the Flip 2. All without wires and without logging into a network.

When your paired smartphone receives a call, the Flip 2 turns into a speakerphone. Its built-in microphone uses SoundClear® technology to minimize echo and filter out ambient noise. Both you and your caller will enjoy a conversation with clean, clear sound.

Convenient portability

The Flip 2 has its own carrying pouch. The system comes with an AC wall adapter, and gives you up to 5 hours of portable operation from its built-in rechargeable batteries. An auxiliary input lets you play non-Bluetooth portable devices through the system, too.

Outstanding unit. The Bluetooth pairs instantly and seamlessly. I think its a great value for the price

JPV, Florida

What's in the Box:

  • Portable Bluetooth powered speaker
  • AC power adapter
  • 42" USB charging cable
  • Soft carrying case
  • Owner's Manual
  • Important Safety Instructions

Product Highlights:

  • built-in Bluetooth with NFC (Near Field Communication)
  • range: 30 feet
  • built-in microphone with SoundClear echo and noise cancellation
  • call answer button for hands-free wireless speakerphone operation
  • two full-range drivers with bass port
  • stereo minijack input for portable devices
  • built-in rechargeable battery lasts up to 5 hours
  • carry case
  • AC power adapter
  • 6-5/16"W x 2-1/2"H x 2-1/2"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

JBL Flip 2

Average Customer Review(s):

(87 Reviews)

JBL Flip 2

JPV from Florida on 10/7/2015

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Outstanding unit. The Bluetooth pairs instantly and seamlessly. I think its a great value for the price

Pros: sound quality ease of Bluetooth pairing

Cons: none

Great sound!

Stephanie from Virginia on 9/28/2015

I recently bought a Bose Soundlink Mini for home and needed a Bluetooth speaker for work but didn't want to spend top dollar. I was shocked at how great this speaker sounds. It comes with a case if I wanted to take it someplace. I saw that it can be used with my smartphone too and for fun I tested it out. The sound was great. I don't need a speakerphone but if I did, this would be a great solution. The battery life is less than the Bose but for my situation, that doesn't matter. I'm very pleased with this speaker!

Pros: Sound quality. Small footprint. Portability [case]. Speakerphone capability. Price.

Cons: Battery life maybe.

JBL Flip 2

Robert from Fajardo on 9/28/2015

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Excellent sound. Problem with the charging system. The USB charger is not reliable. My first unit (JBL Flip) fail after 18 month. Then I order a sencond unit (JBL Flip 2) and did not charge. I changed for a similar unit, first time charge ok. After full discharge, the unit never charge. I return the unit and decide to buy the Bose mini system. I want to get out of the USB charger.

Pros: Execellent sound. portability.

Cons: Charging system.

Love it

James B. from VS, NY on 9/21/2015

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Great little blue tooth speaker that is really musically strong for it's size. Powers up quickly and the Bluetooth is crisp and quickly finds your audio source. Clear and crisp sounds.

Pros: Price, size and sound

Cons: none

VERY PLEASED

GLENN Z. from DOVER, PA on 9/17/2015

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VERY SURPRISED WITH THE OVERALL QUALITY AND SOUND OUT OF THIS LITTLE SPEAKER. IT SOUNDS GREAT ON OUR DECK AND IS VERY WELL BUILT. IT HAS DECENT BATTERY LIFE AND CHARGES PRETTY QUICK. THIS WAS A GOOD PURCHASE AT A SALE PRICE.

Pros: SIZE, VOLUME AND SOUND, COLOR OPTIONS, PORTABILITY AND QUALITY

Cons: NONE FOUND YET

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Roadie from New Mexico on 9/17/2015

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Perfect to combine with an Apple device to stream music services on hotel wifi when you are travelling.

Pros: Small, sturdy case comes with it, super easy to use.

Cons: None noted to date.

great buy for the price

Nicky Boy from Brooklyn, n.y. on 9/1/2015

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Great buy good sound just love it

Pros: for a little guy great sound

Cons: battery life

JBL Flip 2 is terrific

Dave F from Virginia on 8/30/2015

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Overall we're very pleased with the JBL Flip 2. The sound is quite good, the looks are great and it's very portable. It's an excellent price/performance value.

Pros: Looks great, sounds great, very good value, and Bluetooth connects seamlessly to our iPhones and iPads.

Cons: Two minor complaints. 1) Battery life is much less than advertised. We get about 2-3 hrs. It fully re-charges in about 3 hrs. 2) This is a pill-shaped speaker with a slightly flattened bottom. The speakers are aimed somewhat up - not straight ahead - which, depending on your use, may not be optimal. These are both minor flaws that would not stop me from buying it again nor recommending it to family or friends.

Awesome!

Satisfied Customer from Arkansas on 8/27/2015

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I am very happy with my new purchase. I was looking for a portable speaker and I saw this one and thought that it looked like a good quality speaker. I am pleased with the sound quality and the clearness of the persons voice speaking when you get a phone call.

Pros: All

Cons: None

Great little speaker

Vzoli73 from New York on 8/23/2015

Great little speaker it last a few hours without recharging it!

Pros: Looks cool Sounds cool Decent battery life

Cons: Nothing so far

Flipping over it

Dits from illinois on 8/23/2015

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Works as intended and very clear. I will be keeping this one. Primery use for conference calls.

Pros: Loud and clear

Cons: none noted

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Larry from Texas on 7/28/2015

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I conducted research on several like products. JBL does not disappoint. Clear, crisp, cool with plenty of bold sound. This past week end I attend a marriage ceremony out of town. During, there had been an awkward lull, when I pulled out the JBL flip. The deep sound filled the auditorium with bold notes, it received many a praise. I recommended your website for their purchase.

Pros: Lightweight. Easy to use. clear, deep tones. Built to last.

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JBL Flip

jbwilk from Texas on 7/23/2015

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Outstanding value for the price. Particularly good bass.

Pros: Sound quality for size

Cons: Battery life

JBL Flip 2

MQ from Florida on 7/20/2015

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Great little speaker- easy to set up.

Pros: Well built

Cons: none

Excellent

Bernie from Christiansted, VI on 7/20/2015

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Excellent BT speaker, easy to pair, sounds good, looks cool, you can use it to make and receive phone calls, and I got it on sale.

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JBL Flip2 rocks!

Janet from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on 6/21/2015

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This is a great little bluetooth speaker. It is easy to use and charges relatively quickly. The battery lasts a long time as I have not been able to run it down completely after several hours of use. I like the color (blue) since it stands out and I don't forget to bring it inside.

Pros: Small yet useable outside for small groups.

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Sounds Surprisingly Good

Hollis R from Georgia on 6/1/2015

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Very easy to connect and use. shipped quickly. Sounds amazingly good for size. great volume.

Pros: very portable

Cons: none

JBL Flip 2

Steve from West Virginia on 5/13/2015

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Bought one for my son-in-law as a gift. He brought it to a family ski weekend and we used it so much I bought myself one. Great sound and so portable.

Pros: Versatility and great sound.

Cons: None

Does everything I needed it to

DerikB from Washington on 5/3/2015

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I needed a small, portable speaker to use when I workout in my home gym, as well as when I'm out working in the yard. The unit is a lot smaller than I assumed when looking at the pictures but the sound quality is excellent and it's extremely easy to sync with your phone. Once you have the phone set up, it's a matter of using your favorite music app and turning the speaker on. This would be the perfect device to take camping or to the beach. It's about the same size as a large energy drink and thus very lightweight. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a budget friendly portable speaker with satisfactory sound and simplicity of use.

Pros: Great Sound Great Price Easy to use

Cons: None

Amazing!

Mr. Mike from Maryland on 4/23/2015

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I have purchased two of these speakers in the past few months as gifts. The sound quality is simply astounding. I don't know how they do it. Deep bass and crisp highs and actual stereo sound. A school bus rider of mine brought the one I gave her on the bus and the sound filled the entire interior even though the ambient noise was quite high. Everything about this little speaker in first rate. And it will get quite loud if you want it to. Amazing.

Pros: Amazing sound. Excellent build quality.

Cons: None.

Awesome

Awesome sound from Pa on 4/8/2015

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Big bang for your buck.

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So Good

Riley from Montana on 4/4/2015

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The sound is unbeatable...the connectivity is on point...I take this wherever I go due to the carry case it comes with....So good, this product is awesome!

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Big Sound from a Small Cool Speaker

Mad Dog from North Carolina on 3/30/2015

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Great sound from a small stylish speaker. Very easy to pair to any device and instantly have great deep sound.

Pros: Battery Life, Great Sound, Stylish Look

Cons: None that I have found so far

Perfect wireless speaker

Sara from Virginia on 3/29/2015

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I agonized over whether to buy this Flip 2 or the JBL Charge 2 or the Bose speaker. I teach dance and often get left in a room high and dry without any equipment. Sometimes we need to practice on stage or outside with no electricity available. This little speaker is perfect. It is small, lightweight and powerful. And it comes with a sturdy customized carry case. It fills a gym and a large dance studio with powerful loud clear sound. Everyone who sees it can't believe all that sound is coming from this small unobtrusive cool looking speaker. And I can use my phone as the 'remote' device. No need to spend any more then for this machine.

Pros: Small, light weight, powerfully loud volume, pleasing to the eye, rubber bumper protection, inexpensive.

Cons: Not water proof or water resistant, short battery life between charges (5 hours)

JBL Flip 2

Quack from Wisconsin on 2/28/2015

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I was pleasantly surprised. I just wanted something portable with OK sound and OK battery life. So far battery life is as good as advertised...even in the cold weather. The sound is pretty good for something so small. Primarily use with Galaxy S4 and not a hitch with pairing. Hands free was a bonus and works very good. I wish I'd of bought more than 1 at the sale price.

Pros: Good sound in small package and everything works.

Cons: None yet

Awesome sound!!

Nestor from Miami, FL on 2/28/2015

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Unbelievable sound from a very small and portable device and great service from Crutchfiel as usual. The best sound for its size in the market!!

Pros: Sound quality and loudness seem to be coming out of a much bigger speaker. Great price!!!

Cons: Wish the battery life was longer although is decent.

Great sound

Mark from Fort Wayne, IN on 2/22/2015

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Great sound. Fills up my office and garage.

Pros: Sound, build quality and looks

Cons: None

JBL Flip 2

Deana from Baltimore, Md. on 2/20/2015

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Great lil speaker. Color goes well with my decor. Small footprint and great clarity of sound. Battery life could be a little longer, but I just plug it in and its good to go. Bluetooth connection was seamless. Overall a great little cool product.

Pros: Quality Loudness Portability

Cons: No cons worth mentioning

JBL flip 2

Beth from Indiana on 2/19/2015

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Just got this little speaker. Easy to connect my iPhone and Mac, just went to settings, bluetooth, find and they discovered the speaker and connected. Range seems good although not able to get outside right now to test distance. More then one wall cuts off the signal and that may be the phone. Can't judge battery yet. I got it to take to the garden this summer and i think it will be perfect. It also answers calls well.

Pros: Good price, good quality, easy to use

Cons: none at this time

Perfect

KnottJT from Tennessee on 2/19/2015

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Looked at many possibilities before purchasing the Flip 2. Decided on this product due to high feature level and low cost. Size is just larger than a beverage can. Bluetooth for music and phone answering works flawlessly. Sound is excellent for such a small product. All in all, better than expected and a real value.

Pros: Bluetooth capabilities Price

Cons: Sound a little strained at higher levels.

Great device, great value

GOC from Randolph, MA on 2/18/2015

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Very enjoyable device, and a good value. I bought the smaller Flip I first, and that was also a good buy. But the Flip II is much bette, and worth the additional cost. I am a professional musician, and it's highly useful for reviewing music and practicing for a performance.

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Great BT Speaker

cujo168 from Guam on 2/16/2015

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The sound is quality compared to its size. Of course the bass is not that deep, but for something so portable this is great.

Pros: Size, sound quality

Cons: None.

JBL Flip 2

arc7650 from Jacksonville on 1/20/2015

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I've only had it for a couple of weeks and I'm loving it.

Pros: Color options, sound

Cons: Battery life is not as good as I would like for it to be, but I still like that I can take it with me just about anywhere.

Bought 3 off these!

Repeat customer from San Antonio, Texas on 1/16/2015

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Portable, great sound for it's size. Pairs up quickly, convenient and adequate for iPhone use. As noted above, Pricing is great so I bought three and gave then away to family members. Very well received and convenient. Great product, size and price for my college student and great size and convenient for my high schooler. All in all pleased. Needs recharging after about 5 hours. This is a small annoyance but given price and quality, not a huge one. The case to carry it in is sturdy and well made. Very small footprint. Good value.

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Great Speaker

FW from Virginia on 1/8/2015

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Great speaker. Easy to hookup and operate

Pros: Good Sound. Easy to use.

Cons: None yet..

AWESOME!

DougL from New Jersey on 1/6/2015

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Great sound, and definitely loud enough. When using in or around the house if concerned about battery life, I just keep it plugged in.

Pros: Connects easily, great sound and very portable. Bluetooth speaker for phone calls has been flawless.

Cons: None

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John C from Chaska, MN on 1/3/2015

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So fast it has been great, have used in the house in the case and when working in the garage. Plan on using it in my vintage pick up this summer with the blue tooth radio I got for Xmas last year from crutchfield.

Pros: Very high quality sound at higher volume which is one on the main caricteristis I was looking for, the classic truck we have isn't the quietest in the cab area so I needed good volume with good quality.

Cons: None so far.

Cool

naynay from Oregon on 1/3/2015

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easy to use and sounds really good

Pros: sounds good

Cons: none

JBL Flip

DF from Illinois on 1/1/2015

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Can't believe how great this little tube sounds. Like the white color, just the right size for our counter top.

Pros: Very easy to set up, like the carrying case. Locked on to our Bluetooth with no issues. Doesn't sound tinny, like some of these Bluetooth speakers I have tried. Can't comment on battery life. Haven't had long enough.

Cons: None at this time.

Awesome Speaker

rocknroller from Sherman,Texas on 12/31/2014

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I was totally surprised by this speaker! Bought it for my wife for Christmas and sounds as good or better than my more expensive speaker?

Pros: GREAT SOUND,NICE LOOKING!

Cons: none yet

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steve from chattanooga tn. on 12/31/2014

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great product..very loud for such a small speaker..lay it down stand it up..blends nice with furniture..my daughter takes it in her car ..great value as other similar quality products were twice as much cost...connects to blue tooth flawlessly

Pros: great value ,great sound..stylish

Cons: none

JBL Flip 2

Anonymous from california on 12/30/2014

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Great product

Pros: Great sound and easy to carry around

Cons: None

Excellent

Clara from Flemington, NJ on 12/30/2014

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I love this speaker. It's the first one I've gotten to work with my phone and the enhanced sound quality is wonderful. I love the portability too.

Pros: Portability, sound quality

Cons: It could be louder for when I'm alone in the house

The Flip 2

Ricky from Elgin IL on 12/28/2014

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The best

Pros: Best of the type

Cons: Short bluetooth range

Another Great Product by JBL

cateyegrl50 from Texas on 12/28/2014

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I bought two of these after trying them out in a store. One for my husband and one for our oldest son. THEY LOVE THEM!! This is an outstanding product and all of us are pleased with the LARGE sound that these very small speakers provide! The Bluetooth syncing is easy and set up is quick! Could not be more pleased!

Pros: Does exactly as described. Sound quality and volume is so surprising from such a small unit.

Cons: None so far

My review for JBL Bluetooth speaker

Jmac from Gardner, KS on 12/27/2014

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Works great! Love how I can answer my phone calls through the speaker! The sound quality is excellent!!!

Pros: Great sound quality, very small, great battery life.

Cons: None.

Great Speaker

Anonymous from Salem, Or on 12/27/2014

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Very happy with purchase. Amazing sound from a small speaker.

Pros: Great sound

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Good Sound at a Reasonable Cost

Richardo from Texas on 12/26/2014

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I bought two of these for my brother to use at his new business location. He wanted to strategically locate the speakers and simultaneously stream the same music to both speakers. As a test, we were unable to accomplish this, just using his Android based smart phone, but still hope for success once placed within the network at his business.

Pros: Sound quality, adequate volume, size, can still use it while charging

Cons: Not sure if a single source will simultaneously stream the same music to two of these speakers

JBL's Flip 2

Guy from South Carolina on 12/25/2014

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I bought this for my daughter; she said a friend wished he had bought a Bose, but I knew I could do better and bought JBL. I got this on sale and shipped it to my daughter, and upon receipt she plugged it in and was astounded at the quality sound it produced. I have been a JBL fan since 1977 and going strong.

Pros: Sound, portability, design, and affordability

Cons: average charge time

I love my device. It works excellently it plays really great it's as i

Jettye Teedy from Los Angeles, CA on 12/18/2014

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Love or

Pros: Portable, easy to use and connect, loud just great

Cons: None

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Anonymous from penfield ny on 12/17/2014

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Good product. This is the 2nd one I've purchased

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Cons: Bought one for my husband last Xmas, had to buy my daughter one so she would leave my husband's alone! Ha

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Brian from Texas on 12/16/2014

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Perfect for my needs. Portable, Bluetooth, good volume and sound.

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jim from the Washington, DC Area on 12/14/2014

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Good overall save for too short battery life

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Just Perfect

KE from California on 12/12/2014

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I just love this unit! It is simple to connect to, use and mostly it's cool! All products should be this flawless. I rated the battery life down a bit because I use it so much I need to recharge it often, but it does give ample use between charges. I use it for music and movie sound track while I'm cooking. I'd probably have it on for sports channels if iI paid for them. I find the sound to be quite adequate for the price.

Pros: Portability, Ease of Bluetooth connection.

Cons: None. but could Make more colors, stripes, prints, team colors and logos?

JBL Flip 2

Anonymous from Puerto Rico on 12/10/2014

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Great sound and portability.

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Anonymous from economy pa on 12/8/2014

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This speaker is great! Way louder then I could ever imagine. Easy to use. Have not had any issues with it so far. Build quality is good.

Pros: Build quality. Easy to use. Very impressive output.

Cons: None

JBL Flip 2

Charles R from Arvada Colorado on 12/8/2014

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I am very impressed with the quality of this speaker. The sound is great for such a small design. It's simple to connect to my phone and my IPad. Awesome product and very portable.

Pros: Compact design, nice color, sound quality is great. Bluetooth connect is flawless out the box. Love it!!

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Great Sounding

fishbird125 from Michigan on 12/7/2014

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This little speaker is a great addition to a travel kit. it fills the hotel rooms with full rich sound. I have had people knock on the door and ask if I had a full size stereo in my room

Pros: awesome sound long battery life

Cons: not as loud as I would like for the yard.

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Anonymous from Montpelier, VT on 12/6/2014

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Easy to set up and the sound is amazing! I'll be telling my friends about this product.

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Crutchfield Fan from Georgia on 12/5/2014

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Couldn't be happier. Pairs easily with devices. Volume levels are great for my needs. Large enough for solid sound and performance, but portable enough to take with you wherever you want to go.

Pros: Portable, pairs easily, good sound

Cons: Can't think of any yet.

Great product

Paul from St. Louis, MO on 11/30/2014

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Really great product

Pros: Nice full sound, small size and great battery life. I also appreciate the nice travel case that comes with it.

Cons: Bluetooth range isn't that far. Don't know if that is product or just the limitation of bluetooth.

JBL Flip 2

Gblake from Florida on 11/27/2014

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This is the second one I purchased in the last month. The first was for me and was so impressed with the quality for the price,I decided to get one for a gift. I always purchase my electronics from Crutchfield because there prices are the best along with their lifetime customer service.

Pros: Great sound. Great value. Instant Bluetooth connect. Portable.

Cons: Battery life is OK.

sound investment

Triumph fan from Towson, MD on 11/25/2014

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nice little unit. connects easily and instantly to my Iphone 6. using Spotify and pandora aps and really enjoying it. saved $20 at Crutchfield and had it in a day and a half with standard shipping!

Pros: compact, portable, attractive, good sound.

Cons: bass is a little lacking...but overall, good. have to turn the sound all the way down on my Iphone before starting first track or the volume will blow you away!!!

Wow

Mike from Oak Island NC on 11/11/2014

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I had a cheap ihome battery powered speaker I would listen to with my phone hooked to it while I was shaving after a shower or getting ready for work and the sound was really weak and constantly replacing the AA batteries so after much research and my past experience with JBL as soon as it went on sale off, I ordered it. Out of the box had enough juice to pair it with my phone and my wife's phone too and listened to it for an hour. It really does have good sound to be not much bigger than a can of Coke, I'm impressed. Great purchase, no regrets. Crutchfield is the best, thank you...

Pros: Sounds great and seems to be well built, solid.

Cons: None so far...

Affordable and Powerful

Ames from Tampa, FL on 11/4/2014

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I love my Flip 2 so far... It produces a powerful and full sound and looks nice sitting whereever in the house I tote it. It was easy to pair with my phone, but it does make an odd/loud beep when you turn it on. I've used it on and off for several days while getting ready or cleaning the house and haven't had to charge it, so I'm pleased with the battery life for what I'll use it for. I haven't used it for the speakerphone capability yet.

Pros: Stylish, compact, and good sound quality

Cons: The beep when you turn it on... definitely not discreet!

JBL Flip 2

Anonymous from Charleston, SC on 10/25/2014

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Very affordable and welcome addition to my travel tool bag.

Pros: Good sound out of a little speaker. Speaker phone works flawlessly.

Cons: Only holds a charge for 6 hours.

JBL Flip 2

Bazil from Baldwin, NY. on 10/20/2014

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GooD!

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Great, but sure wish you could mute the mic during speaker calls

JimG from Garner, NC on 9/8/2014

I bought this for two purposes, listen to music on my boat, and speaker calls from my office. It sounds great, with anything, music, youtube, telephone calls, etc. On my boat, I was able to have it on speaker behind me on the boat console while I was able to fish on the front deck and have a conversation with my wife. Was really impressed with that. I do a lot of conference calls, it stinks that they left out a mute mic button, I have to use my phone to mute during the many hours I am in conference calls.

Pros: Sounds great, portable, the microphone and noise cancelation

Cons: no mute the mic for speaker calls

Big clear sound

Christian from Bloomington, IN on 9/4/2014

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This unit is attractive and easy to use. The sound is fantastic and better than all of the competitors in its price range. The aux in is a nice option if you don't want to use Bluetooth.

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Grea product!

Scotty from Warren, Ohio on 8/15/2014

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Bought this for my daughter for her birthday. Very easy to set up and pair to her iPhone. Long battery life and great sound. She loves it!

Pros: Sound quality; easy set up; long battery life.

Cons: none

Great Speaker!

Darren from Salem OR on 8/5/2014

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This speaker is awesome! I use it at work with both a low volume and higher volume (when everyone has gone home). It will play for several hours on a single charge, and it works really well as a speakerphone. It is much better than just using the speakerphone on my cell phone.

Pros: Sound, Easy Connection, Speakerphone

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Volney from colorado on 7/30/2014

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Great wireless speaker, very compact but great crisp sound. Blue tooth links easily to any device. Great for travel or around the house the music comes with me from the garage to the backyard and anywhere in between.

Pros: Compact, good sound quality and easy to link to any device.

Cons: Battery is supposed to last 5 hours, I seem to get about 3.

JBl flip 2

Keith from ocean springs ,ms. on 7/25/2014

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Best sounding speaker for the size I have ever heard. Crisp highs and great bass percussion.

Pros: Blue tooth, portable, great sounding,

Cons: Not waterproof

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rapnm from Albuquerque, NM on 7/24/2014

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Really Excellent Product, amazing sound from such a small portable device.

Pros: Good Bluetooth range, easy connectivity. Good value for the money.

Cons: None

JBL FLIP 2

Mr.Rodgers from Verona, VA on 7/15/2014

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Great sound from a small speaker that you can take anywhere.

Pros: Easy set up

Cons:

Hit as a Gift

RW from Buckeye, Az. on 7/15/2014

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The sound is great, charge lasts

Pros: Holds a good long charge. Looks good.

Cons: None

JBL Flip 2

Paul K from Morehead, KY on 7/13/2014

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Sound wise this product is good, just as are my other JBL speakers that I have been using for years with my iPods. What is lacking is a good user guide as well as visible volume controls and I am disappointed about that. Battery life is good, size is just right, and again, sound quality is excellent.

Pros: Audio quality, size, battery support time.(approximately 4 hours).

Cons: Clear instructions in the User guide and visible volume controls.

JBL flip 2

Don from Avalon NJ on 7/13/2014

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Great Sound and easy to use

Pros: Sound, ease of use, battery life

Cons: None so far

Awesome!

Eric from Chicago Heights Il on 7/6/2014

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What a great speaker! Sound quality is fantastic.

Pros: Sound quality. Easy connecting via Bluetooth. Portable. Lightweight. Rich balanced sound.

Cons: Battery life is ok. I get about 5 hours.

Jobless flip 2

Russ H from Newnan , georgia on 7/2/2014

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Great little speaker. Excellent sound quality and easy to link up. I recommend this product.

Pros: Easy to set up.

Cons:

JBL Flip 2

slackertunes from Idaho Falls, ID on 7/1/2014

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Killer speaker--blue tooth works flawlessly--big sound from small package--quick recharge

Pros: size, price, sound

Cons: none

Pretty Good

JBL Flip 2 from Yorktown Heights NY on 7/1/2014

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Not bad fro a small unit. Thought it would have deeper bass. I'll have to look closer at the specs. I also thought the item would be a little larger

Pros:

Cons:

Big sound, little speaker

Bullitt from Hammond, LA on 6/29/2014

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Nice sound from a small speaker. The Bluetooth works very well. Plus, the speaker has a good life from charge to charge.

Pros: Small with a nice case.

Cons:

GREAT PRODUCT

Dennis from Sun City Center, FL on 6/28/2014

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For the money, this is a superb speaker! It was a very simple pairing procedure as well. I do public presentations from my laptop and needed an easy to use auxiliary speaker with loud sound as my audience consists of primarily seniors who are hard-of-hearing. This is much easier for me to set up and use -- no wires, electricity, etc. needed. My previous speaker system was standard computer speakers which required electricity plus another plug in to my earphone jack on the laptop. It is great not to have to have all those wires lying on my tabletop next to the laptop.

Pros: Very portable, great sound, can be placed anywhere in the room & works beautifully.

Cons: None that I can think of!

JBL Flip 2 ROCKS

Winter from Riverdale, NY on 5/25/2014

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Great little speaker. Big sound

Pros: Easy to set up Big sound usb charger case

Cons: none

Big things come in small packages

Anonymous from Harvey La. 70058 on 5/24/2014

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Nice clear music. I would recommend it to a friend

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gizmo

andy from chicago il. on 5/22/2014

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excellent speaker for such a small footprint.battery life could be better. sound is clear and clean

Pros: clean sound solid dynamics

Cons: battery life

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Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Features
Weather-resistant No
Waterproof No
Speakerphone Mic Yes
NFC Touch Pairing Yes

Product Research

Features

Portable Bluetooth Powered Speaker: The JBL Flip 2 is a self-powered Bluetooth speaker that is ideal for your Bluetooth-enabled devices such as your Apple iOS device, Android smartphone/tablet, Blackberry, computer/PC or other devices. The JBL Flip 2 supports Bluetooth audio streaming and Bluetooth hands-free communication, as well as a simple pairing procedure.

  • Bluetooth Audio Streaming (A2DP): The JBL Flip 2 portable speaker streams stereo music wirelessly from Bluetooth-enabled devices such as your smartphone, tablet, computer, laptop, or other device. You will continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device to navigate your music and to view song/artist information.
  • Bluetooth Hands-Free Communication (HFP): The JBL Flip 2 has built-in microphones and SoundClear echo and noise cancellation technologies, so you can use it as a hands-free speaker phone. Use the Flip 2 to answer phone calls, talk on Skype, or with Facetime. A long press of the call-answer button will activate the voice command feature of your smartphone (if applicable). You will continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device to view video calls, manually enter phone number, and control advanced phone functions.
  • Simple Pairing (w/ NFC): A single button press pairs your Bluetooth-enabled device with the Flip 2. The speaker also supports NFC (Near-Field Communication) technology for pairing; simply tap your NFC-enabled Android smartphone to the NFC tag on the side of the speaker for instant pairing with the Flip 2 (not available for all phones). Once paired, the JBL Flip 2 will automatically re-connect with your device when in wireless range (up to 33').
Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the JBL Flip 2.

Full-Range JBL Sound: The JBL Flip 2 employs digital signal processing to generate room-filling audio from a compact speaker. Using two 1.5625" drivers, a 12-watt amplifier, and a built-in bass port, the JBL Flip 2 delivers full-range JBL sound with punchy bass.

Versatile, Portable Design: The JBL Flip 2 stereo speaker plays from either a vertical or horizontal position, so you can place it in a variety of locations. And it fits easily into a backpack, so you can take it from one place to the next. A soft carrying case is provided to protect the speaker during storage or travel.

Aux Input: In addition to built-in Bluetooth, the JBL Flip 2 is fitted with a 3.5mm auxiliary input for connection of almost any portable audio player with a headphone output.

Controls: The Flip 2 provides a Power On/Off button, an Answer/End button for hands-free communication, and Pairing button. To control music playback and to make a call, you must still use your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone device.

LED Indicator: A clearly visible LED lets you know when the built-in battery needs to be recharged, as well as when the JBL Flip 2 is in Bluetooth listening or pairing mode.

Rechargeable Battery: The JBL Flip 2 stereo speaker has a built-in Lithium-ion polymer rechargeable battery (3.7V/2000mAh) that provides up to five hours of playback time. You can easily recharge the battery using the included AC power adapter. Charging time is approximately 3 hours. The AC power adapter can also be used to power the speaker.

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Why did you buy this?

We love jbl [ H  Dec 06, 2015 ]

10 questions already asked

Probably not 7 feet away. If you want a good speaker this one fits the bill. [ JERROD J  Oct 19, 2015 ]
Not sure about the microphone. I use it as an external speaker only and have had good performance from it. [ Patrick  Oct 19, 2015 ]
yes [ Don  Oct 19, 2015 ]
You can use any phone charger that has the micro-usb connector, any computer or laptop will also charge it from the usb port. I also use an in-wall usb outlet which has usb 2 ports. You cannot use a newer usb 3.0 style cord on the Flip2. The phone end of these chargers simply will not fit due to the wider end. An example of phone that is usb 3.0 Samsung S5 and S6. My charger failed early. I think it's a design flaw in the folding prongs connection. Its cord is durable and rugged, charger isn't. THe charger cube is the only real flaw in the Flip2. [ Matthew  Oct 07, 2015 ]
I did not need a replacement charger, but I am sure you can obtain them from Crutchfield, JBL, or Electronic store. [ Armen  Oct 03, 2015 ]
The Flip uses a USB cable,mini on end to Flip, and regular on other end. Chargers and cables from most smartphones, other than Apple, will work for the Flip--at least in my experience. I also have bigger Charge speaker-it will recharge cell phones while it plays. It seems to charge faster on the charger that came with it, but the Flip doesn't seem to be particular. It's a great device! [ John  Oct 05, 2015 ]
Uses standard usb plug and micro usb to usb charging cable. Pretty much available anywhere. [ Harry  Oct 04, 2015 ]
You don't need a replacement proprietary charger for the JBL Flip 2. It recharges through a built-in rechargeable battery, using a standard micro-USB connector. You should be able to buy a recharging cord with a micro-USB connector at any good electronics store like Best Buy. [ G  Oct 04, 2015 ]
I purchased two JBL Flips and found that both speakers cannot be paired to same source device unless you also purchase a Bluetooth Transmitter & Splitter. There was a VERY slight difference in the signal sequence between the two speakers, but unless the speakers are side-by-side it's not noticeable. A transmitter/splitter is a easy solution & can be purchased for $20-$25. [ Ricardo  Dec 27, 2014 ]
No [ Tara  Aug 27, 2014 ]
hi Frank, I simply carry my Flip 2 around the house and into the yard. It's as portable as my smartphone. Why would you need more than one? [ Cy  Aug 23, 2014 ]
Yes. I do in each room. [ Tom  Aug 23, 2014 ]
I should think you could use more than one in the same home; you need to pair the speaker with the device that's sending the signal, so if you are using two different devices, or even just one, you should be able to pair each or the one to both speakers. [ DENNIS  Aug 22, 2014 ]
mine don't work either. and my power charge pushed into the speaker and is unable to charge. i am trying to send it to the company and get a new one its only 2 months old :( [ Tara  Aug 11, 2014 ]
Yes. The plus "+" and minus "-" buttons control the sound of the Flip 2 unit regardless of the inputs (bluetooth versus Aux). [ Mark M.  Jul 21, 2014 ]
No volume control on the speaker. [ LUKE G  Jul 21, 2014 ]
Thanks for the input. I've now ordered my Flip 2 :) [ Jesus  Jul 21, 2014 ]
The Flip2 will work with a device having a line-out connection. I use this with my older Creative Zen V:M player as well as my Galaxy S3. You can actually have both Bluetooth and Aux connected at the same time. [ Matthew  Jul 19, 2014 ]
Hi Jesus I have used the Flip 2 only with Bluetooth up until today. But I did connect it to my mobile Sirius radio with an Aux cord today and the volume controls on the Flip 2 worked perfectly. Hope that helps! [ DONALD S  Jul 19, 2014 ]
yes, the volume levels work when receiving signal from a fixed source aux. output. The Flip does not change the volume on the device e.g ipad, computer etc. but rather the volume coming from the flip. So, the max volume output from your device is the loudest available from the flip. However, when in blue tooth mode, when you change the volume on the flip, you can see the volume control of your device move. the same thing does not happen when connected via Aux. input. I believe this is because there is no 2way communication via the Aux cord. This is a great unit, highly suggest it , have used during parties with 15- 20 people, everyone is impressed. certainly not like you are at a nightclub with low frequency techno going through your body... but plenty loud enough and clear for excellent background music etc. Enjoy [ JAMES  Jul 19, 2014 ]
Depends on tv audio output, driver wattage, and output integration. [ patricia  Jun 15, 2014 ]
Depends on tv audio output, driver wattage, and output integration. [ patricia  Jun 15, 2014 ]
We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Krissy  Jun 15, 2014 ]  Staff
Not Sure......After every use I would nornally power down the unit so as to conserve the battery life......................Thanks [ Mike  Jun 09, 2014 ]
I'm sure if you had it plugged in it would be fine. But if you kept it on unplugged, I'm sure the battery wouldn't last 24 hrs on a charge while on. Ive played it nearly 3 hours connected to Bluetooth and it was down to its last level of battery charge. [ Alex  Jun 09, 2014 ]
Yes, it does have a 'hard wire option'. It is a 3.5mm stereo connection, located next to the micro-usb charging port. The Flip2 will use both sources (Bluetooth and 3.5mm) at the same time. I normally dock it to my Galaxy S3 and I also have an older Creative Labs MP3 player with has no Wifi, BT, or NFC capabilities. Works great either way! [ Matthew  Nov 19, 2014 ]
No, there are no jacks that would enable hard wiring. I had to get a wireless combo receiver/transceiver and plug it into the headphone jack on my receiver as it wasn't Bluetooth capable. Hope this helps, W [ Walter  Nov 18, 2014 ]
No Only bluetooth I bought two of them one works great the other lasted Only a month I would buy something else ! [ kirk  Nov 18, 2014 ]
By NYC I'm assuming you mean bluetooth. Yes it has an auxiliary jack but you need to buy the standard 3.5 to 3.5 wire. [ Anthony  Nov 18, 2014 ]
Yes, there is an option to use a wire as opposed to NFC (I believe that's what you meant). The wire didn't come with my speaker (I purchased one a while ago) but it fits any wire with a jack like that of a headphone's (3mm if I'm not mistaken). I hope this answers your question and good luck :) [ Julie  Nov 18, 2014 ]
I paired to my iPhone, and when the Flip is on and I go to my music, it plays automatically through the speaker -- no need that I have experienced to reconnect. [ James  Sep 01, 2014 ]
I have only experienced number 1; it connects when you turn it on offer the initial pairing. I have done so with an iPad as well as and iPhone. I have not paired it with other devices. [ DONALD S  Sep 01, 2014 ]
Both Actually Some time the phone does not see it so u need to go into setting And selected there Battery is right at 31/2 hr GreAt sound though [ kirk  Sep 01, 2014 ]
#1 [ Audry  Sep 01, 2014 ]
Frankly, I don't understand the question. Why would you want to play this speaker from your car radio or your home amp? Both have their own speakers that certainly will sound as well or better than the JBL The JBL is supposed to play off a blue-tooth enabled computer or portable player.. [ Hendrik  Sep 01, 2014 ]
Use rescan your iPhone and pair the speaker again to the iPhone [ Paul  Oct 21, 2016 ]
Same thing happened to me. I had connected to another device and it blocked the iPhone I wanted to use. Make sure nothing else is linked to the speaker. [ Joe  Nov 03, 2014 ]
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