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JBL Flip 4

Waterproof portable Bluetooth® speaker (Blue)

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Overview

Our take on the JBL Flip 4

Wherever you go with your smartphone, you've got music with a JBL Flip 4. This rugged portable Bluetooth speaker is completely waterproof — ready for sand, sea, dust, or snowbanks. Passive bass radiators and full-range drivers really crank out the sound, with clarity and punch.

JBL Flip 4

Available in a variety of attractive colors.

Waterproof sound

Wherever you go with your smartphone, you've got music with a JBL Flip 4. This rugged portable Bluetooth speaker is completely waterproof — ready for sand, sea, dust, or snowbanks. Passive bass radiators and full-range drivers really crank out the sound, with clarity and punch.

JBL Connect+ app

Download JBL's free control app to your Apple® or Android™ device, and kick your Flip 4 into overdrive. Simultaneously pair two devices with the Flip 4, so you and a friend can take turns as DJ without missing a beat.

Pair two Flip 4's for stereo sound, or go even bigger. You can wirelessly connect over one hundred JBL Connect+ enabled portable speakers for the ultimate field party.

Speakerphone and Voice Assist

When you receive a call on your paired phone, the Flip 4 turns into a speakerphone. Its built-in microphone uses SoundClear® technology to minimize echo and filter out ambient noise so you and your caller can hear each other easily.

Press the Voice Assist button, and access your smartphone's voice command program. So just by speaking into the Flip 4 you can use Siri with your iPhone®, and Google Now with your Android smartphone.

Convenient portability

The speaker's built-in rechargeable battery gives you up to 12 hours of portable operation. The Flip 4 comes with its own USB charging cable. Just plug it into a computer or a spare AC/USB adapter to recharge. Auxiliary input lets you play non-Bluetooth portable devices through the system, too.

Product Highlights:

  • built-in Bluetooth
  • built-in microphone with SoundClear echo and noise cancellation
    • call answer button for hands-free wireless speakerphone operation
    • Voice Assist — use your connected phone's Siri or Google Now voice controller through your Flip 4
  • IPX7-rated waterproof — can be submerged down to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes
    • splash-proof fabric cover and durable rubber housing
  • JBL control app
    • free download from iTunes App Store® and Google Play
    • lets you adjust EQ settings
    • remotely controls volume
    • lets you pair two Flip 4 speakers for two-channel stereo
    • wirelessly connect over 100 Flip 4 or other JBL Connect+ enabled speakers for simultaneous playback
  • two full-range drivers with dual passive bass radiators
  • can pair with up to 2 Bluetooth devices simultaneously
  • stereo minijack input for portable devices
  • built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery lasts up to 12 hours
  • USB charging cable
  • 6-7/8"W x 2-11/16"H x 2-3/4"D
  • weight: 18.16 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Bluetooth portable speaker (attached wrist strap)
  • 40" microUSB-to-USB charging cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Card
  • Important Safety Instructions

Great sound for outdoor patio use or hanging in a glider on the front porch. I am using it to replace a Bose Wave radio that has to be transferred from its home in the kitchen. I also like the ability to use an aux connection to my old I-pod that you don't have with other units in its price range.

W. Hall, Carlisle, PA

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Features and Specs

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

Product Research

Features

Portable Waterproof Design: The JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth speaker features a rugged rubberized housing and a durable fabric material grille which will hold up indoors and outdoors. The Flip 4 is waterproof (IPX7-rated) which means no more worrying about rain or spills; you can even submerge the Flip 4 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.

Notes:
  • The FLIP 4 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 4 is waterproof, please remove all cable connections and tightly close the cap; exposing the Flip 4 to liquids without doing so may result in permanent damage to the speaker. Do not expose the Flip 4 to water while charging, as doing so may result in permanent damage to the speaker or power source.

Full-Range JBL Sound: The JBL Flip 4 employs digital signal processing to generate room-filling audio from a compact speaker. Using two 1.5625" drivers, a 16-watt amplifier, and dual 1.5" passive radiators, the JBL Flip 4 delivers full-range JBL sound with punchy bass. The JBL Flip 4 stereo speaker can play from either a vertical or horizontal position, so you can place it in a variety of locations for great sound.

Bluetooth 4.1: The JBL Flip 4 is a self-powered Bluetooth (version 4.1) speaker which supports wireless audio streaming (A2DP 1.3/AVRCP 1.6) and hands-free communication (HFP 1.6/HSP 1.2), along with digital voice assistant integration for iPhone (Siri) and Android (Google Now). Up to two devices can be connected with the Flip 4 at once, so you and your friends can take turns streaming music. Once paired, the JBL Flip 4 will automatically re-connect with paired devices when in wireless range (up to 33').

  • Wireless Audio Streaming: The JBL Flip 4 portable speaker streams stereo music wirelessly from Bluetooth-enabled devices such as your smartphone, tablet, computer, laptop, or other device. You'll be able to control Play, Pause, & Skip functions from the speaker. You will need to continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device for advanced music navigation and to view song/artist information.
  •  Hands-Free Communication: The JBL Flip 4 has a built-in microphone with echo and noise cancellation technologies, so you can use it as a hands-free speakerphone for your smartphone (including iPhone or Android). Use the Flip 4 to answer phone calls, talk on Skype, or with Facetime. You will continue to use your Bluetooth-enabled device to view video calls, manually enter phone number, and control advanced phone functions.
  • Voice Assistant Integration: The JBL Flip 4's built-in mic can even act as an extension of the microphone on your Apple iPhone 4S and newer or compatible Android smartphone, so you can access Siri & Android's digital voice assistant (like Google Now). Simply press the Play/Pause button to activate your device's digital voice assistant. You will need to set this feature up through the JBL Connect App on your Apple iOS or Android mobile device.
Note: When the digital voice assistant is enabled through the app, the Play/Pause control function for wireless music streaming is disabled.

JBL Connect App with JBL Connect+: Use the JBL Connect App (for Apple iOS 8.0+ or Android OS 5.0+) to wirelessly link multiple JBL Connect+ enabled speakers, like the JBL Flip 4, together for amplified sound. You are able to link two speakers together so each speaker acts as a left or right channel for stereo sound. You can also link up to 100 speakers together so each speaker plays back both left and right channels for playback of the same Bluetooth source from multiple speakers. Software updates for the speaker can also be done using the JBL Connect app.

Aux Input: In addition to built-in Bluetooth, the JBL Flip 4 is fitted with a 3.5mm auxiliary input for connection of almost any portable audio player with a headphone output.

Rechargeable Battery: The JBL Flip 4 stereo speaker has a built-in Lithium-ion polymer rechargeable battery (3.7V/3000mAH) that provides up to twelve hours of playback time. The Flip 4 speaker includes a microUSB port and a 40" microUSB-to-USB 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 3.5 hours.

LED Indicators: Clearly visible LED let you know when the built-in battery needs to be recharged, as well as when the JBL Flip 4 is in Bluetooth listening or pairing mode.

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Why did you buy this?

The sound is perfect for my house. [ Luis  Sep 18, 2018 ]
Son had a friend who had one and liked it. [ TODD  Aug 09, 2018 ]
Beach Trip [ Edwin  Aug 09, 2018 ]
I bought this item previously and the sound is fantastic. With 2 of them you can set them up as stereo sound. You can take them anywhere [ Doug  Jul 20, 2018 ]
Good reviews and price. Compact size should work well on my back porch. [ Robert  Jul 20, 2018 ]
Portability and sound quality and convenience [ Terry  Jul 04, 2018 ]
Great reviews and durability. [ Derrick  Jun 24, 2018 ]
my son has one and sound out of it was the best i have ever herd out of a small speaker. thank you [ Bruce  May 30, 2018 ]
linkability [ D Matthew  May 17, 2018 ]
Prior excellent experience with the JBL wireless speakers. [ EDWIN J  Mar 23, 2018 ]
Water proof compact speaker by a reputable company. [ BRADY S  Jan 30, 2018 ]
have purchased before and the ability to chain them together and that they run linked while hooked to my ipod which is not blue tooth is awsome. have given a few as presents and all good reviews for all [ Daniel  Jan 30, 2018 ]
JBL's standing quality. And on sale [ Peggy  Dec 14, 2017 ]
Quality of sound [ ROBERT  Dec 12, 2017 ]
I bought previously and it's great. [ FERNANDO  Dec 12, 2017 ]
Christmas gift for my 22 year old son. Good price. [ Leslie  Dec 11, 2017 ]
Product had good reviews and reasonable price. Chose Crutchfield previously because of good review and this time because of previous purchase experience. [ John  Dec 08, 2017 ]
Christmas gift [ P  Dec 08, 2017 ]
the reviews seem to indicate that this was a quality product. [ jim  Dec 07, 2017 ]
Great product [ anthony  Dec 03, 2017 ]
Reviews [ Carol  Nov 28, 2017 ]
I have one already. Purchased to pair them. [ Thomas  Nov 27, 2017 ]
I have an earlier version of the JBL Flip and its GREAT! This one is a gift for my Son in Law to take with him when he goes camping. [ John  Nov 24, 2017 ]
JBL name. on sale. [ John  Nov 23, 2017 ]
The reviews helped me [ Mark  Nov 16, 2017 ]
my brother showed it off in his swimming pool [ bimayendra  Nov 04, 2017 ]
My son showed me his. [ Michael  Oct 21, 2017 ]
Good quality and the reviews were really good. [ Douglas  Oct 08, 2017 ]
Good review [ Venjo  Oct 01, 2017 ]
REVIEWS WERE AWESOME! [ CHRISTOPHER  Sep 24, 2017 ]
Gift. Good reviews [ THOMAS  Sep 20, 2017 ]
I have the camo version of this and it is great. I would have gotten the same color scheme if it had been in stock. [ James  Sep 01, 2017 ]
Crutchfields rep [ P  Aug 21, 2017 ]
Price point, features, and name brand. [ Gregory  Jul 05, 2017 ]
In stock, shipment free, receipt within 3 days - how can you beat that? [ William  Jun 03, 2017 ]
Was deciding between this or the UE Wonderboom. They both seem like great options and I am sure I would be happy with either but the sound quality on the Flip 4 vs the Wonderboom in the all of the videos that I watched just seemed like this was so much clearer and crisper versus the more muddy, over-bassy Wonderboom (and I listen almost exclusively to EDM). It honestly seems to outperform the Charge 3 on clarity, with a sacrifice on some bass. I guess I'll find out when it arrives! [ Jay  May 30, 2017 ]
Good reviews [ N  Mar 24, 2017 ]
Excellent reviews online and waterproof. [ Randolph  Mar 18, 2017 ]
Because I like [ Miguel  Mar 18, 2017 ]
It looks good, the $20 discount is worthwhile and the reviews looked good too. [ John  Aug 17, 2018 ]
I like the product, have a great sound. [ LUIS ALBERTO  Aug 14, 2018 ]
Needed new speaker for the boat and this is a highly rated speaker [ Craig  Jul 08, 2018 ]
Bought one for my daughter and the sound is awesome and great price also. [ Stewart  Jul 07, 2018 ]
Gift for my grandson [ Christine  Jul 01, 2018 ]
because it looks cool and JBLs stuff always rocks. [ James  Dec 13, 2017 ]
Excellent reviews [ Wayne  Nov 26, 2017 ]
Marisa recommended it and it was well priced with good battery life and waterproof. [ WALTER H  Oct 17, 2017 ]
W/in the price I wanted to spend and it was rated 5 star. [ John  Oct 15, 2017 ]
wanted something for the lake/ boat [ G  Sep 17, 2017 ]
Previous owner of flip [ NESTOR M  Aug 24, 2017 ]
wanted a small bluetooth speaker. good reviews. amazing price. [ Mark  Jul 02, 2018 ]
Have previous experience with JBL products, love the sound quality! I was looking for something to take to work with a small footprint but could sound great! The camo-color was fun choice over the traditional colors. [ Jesse  Jun 13, 2018 ]
i picked the flip because i work in a large warehouse and just about everybody has one.This thing has good sound and pretty damn durable,i wanted to stand out so i got one in camo. [ Edward  Jan 04, 2018 ]
This is what my grandson wanted. [ Joan  Dec 09, 2017 ]
Love JBL and the Camo color ! [ Christopher  Aug 21, 2017 ]
I golf quite a bit. I go to have fun and a few adult beverages. We always play music while we are in the golf cart. This will work great and small enough to transport in the golf bag. I have a cheaper speaker, but the batteries go dead before we are finished playing. This 12 hour battery life should be perfect. [ Gerald  Aug 06, 2017 ]
Great sound and great price! [ Maya  Aug 21, 2018 ]
my daughter had one and i thought the sound was unbelievable good. Nice base. I thought she was playing her music through a much bigger and more expensive speaker. This speaker has better components than the same priced BOSE. [ Doug  Jun 28, 2018 ]
Good features and reputable brand [ Steven  May 25, 2018 ]
My brother has one...like the portability and rich, clean sound [ MAURICE  May 05, 2018 ]
per descriptions it fit our needs. [ Jim  Jan 12, 2018 ]
The JBL Flip 4 was recommended [ John  Dec 10, 2017 ]
My son requested it for Christmas and I knew Crutchfield was a reputable company. Also the item is sold locally but was not available in gray. Thank you! [ Denver Clark  Nov 30, 2017 ]
I heard a JBL Flip 4 that a friend owns. It sounded great for the size. [ LAMONT  May 16, 2017 ]
I chose this because the sound is told to be very good and I wanted a cute, water proof , portable , and good sounding speaker, This seemed to fit all of my needs. I would have gotten white but because of my fear of getting it dirty grey was my 2nd best option. [ carole  May 08, 2017 ]
Amazing sound and quality. Came across one on that someone had on a job site. [ Scott R.  May 18, 2018 ]
This is my third flip 4 the first one was for me it is great speaker it fills the room and the outside the other two is gifts for my grandchildren, great product JBL keep up the great work and thanks cructhfield for the free shipping [ ALBERT  May 17, 2018 ]
I have a Black one...and love the sound quality. Interested in seeing how they work paired together. [ stefan  May 02, 2018 ]
Because it's JBL......plus it's on sale! [ Vitou  Nov 27, 2017 ]
Reviews on Crutchfield. [ GERALD G  Nov 21, 2017 ]
JBL is a speaker company. I also considered a Bose Sound Link but my experience with Boes has been mixed [ J  Oct 20, 2017 ]
Needed a good waterprooof speaker for the beach and cookout [ Bhavin  Jul 29, 2017 ]
new model with good reviews [ Bo  May 06, 2017 ]
I like JBL. Sound. Wife loves the color [ TIM  Sep 19, 2018 ]
I own this speaker and really love it! Its a gift for my niece(she'll love this color) who graduates from her Radiology program! [ Jesse  Jul 04, 2018 ]
Past experience with bbl speakers. [ KEITH  Jul 01, 2018 ]
I wanted a good sound on a budget. My daughter owns a JBL Flip 2 and is good enough. I just need louder music while cleaning the house, but something I can take to pool and beach. I can't afford something more expensive, and according to reviews, this one will satisfy my needs. [ Nidia  Jun 03, 2018 ]
Birthday gift for an elementary school-aged child. [ E  May 31, 2018 ]
Based on research it seemed to fit my needs. [ Paul  Mar 17, 2018 ]
JBL is by far one of the best brands for portable Bluetooth speakers! They sound AMAZING!!!!! [ Morgan  Feb 21, 2018 ]
Lookin a revews [ RAFAEL  Dec 26, 2017 ]
A birthday gift for my fiancé. [ Pedro  Aug 20, 2017 ]
Surprise for my daughter to take to College for her dorm room. Overview, specs price and reviews seem to fit the bill for fun, quality dorm room BT listening. [ ALAN  Aug 07, 2017 ]
It's pretty. [ Alexis  Jul 02, 2017 ]
Great color. Met someone at the beach with one and was impressed with the sound quality. [ joseph  May 21, 2017 ]
able to use more than one at a time [ Daniel  Mar 24, 2017 ]
Heard a family listening to this down OC, MD on the beach. Sounded so good had to get one. Waited for July 4th sale @ Crutchfield. [ Gerard  Jul 02, 2018 ]
Good reviews, water resistant, comes in white [ Elizabeth  May 20, 2018 ]
I have the 1st flip and it still sounds awesome , so I imagine this one will even be better [ kirk  Jan 26, 2018 ]
Sound is goods [ Jose  Nov 26, 2017 ]

5 questions already asked

I don't know if it fits a bike water bottle mount, but I would guess that it would. But it sounds unbelievably good for such a small unit. I own a recording studio so I'm picky. I think this unit is the best small speaker currently on the market. [ Robert C.  Aug 14, 2018 ]
Yes [ Miguel  Apr 18, 2017 ]
What do you mean by mount, attach permanently? Kind of defeats the purpose of buying a portable speaker. I use the included tether and just hang it up wherever its convenient. I would attach a hook to the pergola and just hang your Flip 4 from the hook, like a hanging flower pot. If you don't trust the knot in the tether, add a clasp to secure the knot. [ Dominic  Apr 18, 2017 ]
My guess would be that it could become wet and then dried and not damaged. But it would not hold up to being left in the weather for an extended period of time. Freezing weather, snow and extended wet weather. [ JOHN  Nov 17, 2017 ]
Yes you can. You can pair of the two speakers together so that you get sort of a virtual stereo effect. [ Morris  Jul 04, 2017 ]
Thanks for your question. Delivery within the U.S. is generally within 2 to 3 business days after the order ships. Hope this helps. [ Kenny  Jul 25, 2017 ]  Staff
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