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JBL Flip 5

Waterproof portable Bluetooth® speaker (Black Matte)

Item # 109FLIP5BK

What's new with the Flip 5? Redesigned speaker, bigger sound, and even simpler operation.

What's new with the Flip 5? Redesigned speaker, bigger sound, and even simpler operation.

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Item # 109FLIP5BK

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About the JBL Flip 5

Flip on the fun

Like to be where the action is, with your songs blasting? The JBL Flip 5 is ready to go. This rugged portable Bluetooth speaker is completely waterproof, making it the ideal speaker for sand, surf, or snow.

Flip on the fun

JBL Flip 5

The JBL Flip 5 is completely waterproof — as well as sand-proof, dust-proof, and snow-proof.

Like to be where the action is, with your songs blasting? The JBL Flip 5 is ready to go. This rugged portable Bluetooth speaker is completely waterproof, making it the ideal speaker for sand, surf, or snow.

The Flip 5 features a totally redesigned racetrack-shaped transducer that pumps out the sound with clarity and focus. Side-firing passive radiators reinforce the lows for boss bass.

JBL Connect app

Want to get the most out of your Flip 5? Download JBL's free control app to your Apple® or Android™ device, and activate PartyBoost. With PartyBoost you can pair two Flip 5's for stereo sound. Wirelessly connect multiple PartyBoost-compatible JBL speakers and get an even bigger sound, with all speakers simultaneously playing your song.

Note: PartyBoost is not compatible with Connect+, so you can't pair a Flip 5 with an earlier version of the speaker, like the Flip 4.

Convenient portability

The speaker's built-in rechargeable battery gives you up to 12 hours of portable operation. The Flip 5 features a USB Type-C charging port, and it comes with a Type-C to Type-A cable. Just plug it into a computer or a spare AC/USB adapter to recharge.


Product highlights:

  • built-in Bluetooth 4.2 for streaming music from your smartphone or tablet
  • IPX7-rated waterproof — can be submerged down to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes
    • splash-proof fabric cover and durable rubber housing
  • 1-3/4" x 3-1/8" transducer with dual passive bass radiators
  • frequency response: 65-20,000 Hz
JBL Connect app:
  • free download from Apple App Store® and Google Play
  • remotely controls volume
  • lets you pair two Flip 5 speakers for two-channel stereo via PartyBoost
  • wirelessly connect multiple JBL PartyBoost-compatible speakers for simultaneous playback
    • note: PartyBoost not compatible with JBL Connect+ enabled speakers (Flip 4 and earlier)
General features:
  • built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery lasts up to 12 hours
  • USB charging cable
  • 6-7/8"W x 2-11/16"H x 2-13/16"D
  • weight: 19.04 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the box:

  • Bluetooth portable speaker (attached wrist strap)
  • 4' USB-C to USB-A charging cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Card
  • Important Safety Instructions

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Features & specs

Weather-resistant Yes
Waterproof Yes
Speakerphone Mic No
NFC Touch Pairing No
The JBL Flip 5 replaces these items:

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Full-Range JBL Sound: Using a 1.75" x 3.125" racetrack-shaped full-range driver, a 20-watt amplifier, dual 1.75" passive radiators, and digital signal processing (DSP), the JBL Flip 5 generates room-filling sound from a compact Bluetooth speaker. The JBL Flip 5 stereo speaker can play from either a vertical or horizontal position, so you can place it in a variety of locations for great sound.

Portable Waterproof Design: The JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth speaker features a rugged rubberized housing and a durable fabric material grille which will hold up indoors and outdoors. The Flip 5 is waterproof (IPX7-rated) which means no more worrying about rain or spills; you can even submerge the Flip 5 in water up to 1 meter (3') for up to 30 minutes. Its compact design fits easily into a backpack and it also includes a nylon wrist-strap, so you can take it anywhere with you.

  • The Flip 5 can only be submerged in water for a short period of time. If the speaker is playing and then submerged in water, it will sound muffled, as anything submerged in water would sound like. Submerging the speaker more than 1 meter and for more than 30 minutes will damage the speaker as the water will penetrate through the waterproof barriers due to pressure.
  • To ensure that the JBL Flip 5 is waterproof, please remove all cable connections and tightly close the cap; exposing the Flip 5 to liquids without doing so may result in permanent damage to the speaker. Do not expose the Flip 5 to water while charging, as doing so may result in permanent damage to the speaker or power source.

Bluetooth Audio Streaming: The JBL Flip 5 is equipped with built-in Bluetooth 4.2 with support for wireless audio (A2DP 1.3) and control (AVRCP 1.6). You'll be able to stream stored music, music apps, and other audio content from your Bluetooth-enabled source device (such as your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer) to the JBL Flip 5. You can control Play, Pause, & Skip functions from the speaker. However, you will still continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device for advanced music navigation and to view song/artist information. The Flip 5 can pair with multiple devices, but only one device can be active and used at a time. Once paired, the JBL Flip 5 will automatically re-connect with the last paired device when in wireless range (up to 33').

Note: The Flip 5 does not support Bluetooth hands-free communication for making or answering phone calls.

JBL Connect App w/ PartyBoost: Use the JBL Connect App (for Apple iOS 9.0+ or Android OS 5.0+) to wirelessly pair two JBL PartyBoost-compatible speakers together for stereo sound or link multiple JBL PartyBoost-compatible speakers to create a bigger party (same audio source is played back through all JBL PartyBoost speakers). Software updates for the speaker can also be done using the JBL Connect app.

Rechargeable Battery: The JBL Flip 5 stereo speaker has a built-in Lithium-ion polymer rechargeable battery (3.6V/4800mAH) that provides up to 12 hours of playback time (varies by volume level and audio content). The Flip 5 speaker includes a USB-C port and a 4' USB-C to USB-A cable to aid in charging the built-in battery. The battery can be recharged from a 3rd party USB/AC power adapter (sold separately) or a free USB port on your computer. A full battery charge takes approximately 2.5 hours @ 5V/3A.

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5 questions already asked

How can I get my Samsung galaxy pro Luna j3 to pair up with my jbl waterproof flip 5 Bluetooth wireless spearker?
[ Machell  Feb 29, 2020 ]
2 answers
When I initially paired my jbl, I had to turn my phones bluetooth off and then back on during the pairing. Once it paired the first time there has been no problems since
[ Bruce  Mar 27, 2020 ]  Staff
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
[ Krissy  Mar 27, 2020 ]  Staff
We have issues with EMF sensitivity and were wondering if Bluetooth can be turned off on this speaker, and does the speaker has an audio jack?
[ Geof  Jun 18, 2020 ]
3 answers
I took a close look at this speaker, and the user interface is pretty simple and, I did not see any obvious place to turn off the Bluetooth. I would imagine that you could simply disconnect the BT from your source. Pairing is very easy so it shouldn't take any effort to reconnect. Also, the only input I saw was for power, so no, I don't believe it has an audio input jack. Hope this helps...
[ Mark  Jun 20, 2020 ]  Staff
No to both
[ Mike  Jun 18, 2020 ]  Staff
Yes it does. Works well
[ KENNARD H  Jun 18, 2020 ]  Staff
Can the JBL Flip 5 have a business logo added to it? If yes, what is the price and what is the timeframe? The order size would be 30+. Thanks.
[ Michael  Nov 11, 2019 ]
1 answer
That is not something that we could do. You would likely need to reach out to JBL directly to inquire about customization options!
[ Calvin  Nov 21, 2019 ]  Staff
Dose it fit in a BIKE WATER BOTTLE CAGE?
[ PEDRO  Apr 27, 2020 ]
6 answers
It's only 2 1/2 inches (6.35 cm) in diameter, smaller than many water bottles, so it should. However, although the length of the cylinder is well-protected by the screen, you need to be careful around the resonator diaphragms at each end. They are flexible, rubber-like, and not screened or covered. You don't want to expose the ends to anything sharp or pointed. Other than that, the enclosure is tough, and the whole thing is splash-proof.
[ Bill  May 08, 2020 ]  Staff
I haven't tried it but it looks like it would, it's smaller than I expected but it really sounds great, I use it all day at work in a noisy auto repair shop cranking 80s metal! hope that helps.
[ leif  May 07, 2020 ]  Staff
Can't help on this one .... I don't have a bike .... But I Love my Flip 5
[ Steven  May 06, 2020 ]  Staff
Yes it fits mine perfectly
[ ROBERT  May 06, 2020 ]  Staff
[ Marvin  May 06, 2020 ]  Staff
Yes! Just tried it for you on 2 different bike water holders I have, and it fit perfectly and snugly in both of them
[ Brian  May 06, 2020 ]  Staff

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