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JBL Flip 5 Waterproof portable Bluetooth® speaker (White)

Item # 109FLIP5WH

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 # 109FLIP5WH

About the JBL Flip 5

Ralph Graves

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

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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More details on the JBL Flip 5

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Features & specs

Physical Design
Width 6.875
Height 2.6875
Depth 2.8125
Weight 1.2
Weather Resistance Waterproof (IPX7)
Color White
Power and Battery Info
Built-in Battery Y (12 hours)
Charges External Device Via USB No
Runs On AC Power No
Aux Inputs 0
Headphone Jack No
Bluetooth Version And Supported Audio Formats
Bluetooth Version 4.2
aptX No
aptX-HD No
Other Wireless Features
Hands-free Calling No
Wi-Fi No
Apple AirPlay No
Stereo Pairing Yes
Unison Pairing (Party Mode) Yes
Driver Details
Tweeter Size 0
Tweeter Type N/A
Midrange Size 1.75 x 3.125
Midrange Type Cone
Woofer Size 0
Woofer Type N/A
Audio Specs
Frequency Response 65-20k
Amplification (Watts RMS) 20
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year

Product Research


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 daurable 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 Portable App: Use the JBL Portable App (for Apple iOS 9.0+ or Android OS 5.0+) to wirelessly pair two JBL Portable compatible speakers together for stereo sound or link multiple JBL Portable compatible speakers to create a bigger party (same audio source is played back through all JBL Portable speakers). Software updates for the speaker can also be done using the JBL Portable 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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11 questions already asked

Hi, can the Flip 5 be paired/connected to a Charge 4?
eddie  Jul 01, 2021
1 answer
Yes, it can. I am able to do it.
andrea de  Jul 01, 2021
will this speaker work with an HP chromebook?
scott  Jun 16, 2021
4 answers
I don't see why not ....
steven  Jun 17, 2021
Yes works with hardwire or blue tooth
robert  Jun 17, 2021
It works with any Bluetooth connection that I have tried
leah  Jun 17, 2021
I don???t use mine with a chrome book but from my understanding anything with Bluetooth will like with this. As far as performance I couldn???t be happier, linked to my iPhone and I???ve played it all day every day for over a year and sounds great , thankfully my coworkers like 80s metal, lol..
leif  Jun 17, 2021
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
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.
kristina  Mar 27, 2020 (Staff)
Looking for a bluetooth, waterproof speaker for indoor aqua exercise classes and outdoor camp pool. Will the Flip 5 be strong enough? Volume and quality of sound? Can I get the power and quality of sound for about $100?
janine  Apr 27, 2021
3 answers
Bought this for our daughter and she loves it. Easy to pair with any source and it has a good sound output for its size. However, if the space this will be used in is large, you may find the Extreme to be a better way to go.
mark  May 01, 2021
After finally getting one ,I have been nothing but pleased with it . Delivers great sound and has a very good BT range . I have also had a chance to hear the others in this jbl family all very good choices
michael  May 01, 2021
Sounds good for the price and waterproof.
andrew  Apr 30, 2021
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
No to both
mike  Jun 18, 2020
Yes it does. Works well
kennard h  Jun 18, 2020
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!
thomas  Nov 21, 2019 (Staff)
Does the speaker have lights?
tonya  Jan 13, 2022
2 answers
Negative. No light show
paul  Jan 20, 2022
no lights other then charging. its about the size of a 16oz can
jake  Jan 13, 2022
is there a bluetooth microphone you could recommend that i could use to speak through this speaker? or a microphone app on my iphone? i would to pair 3 or 4 of these together for presentations with a microphone. is that possible?
peter  Nov 16, 2020
1 answer
We do not carry a microphone that can transmit its audio via Bluetooth to speakers like these. I wish I ha different news for you there. We may have Pro Audio gear that can meet your design goals. I recommend contacting an advisor by calling 1-800-324-9695 to check options
jason  Dec 01, 2020 (Staff)
Dose it fit in a BIKE WATER BOTTLE CAGE?
lourdes aruca  Apr 27, 2020
7 answers
I ride 30- 40 miles per ride, 3-4 times a week on the road with it in a water bottle cage. It fits fine and I have not had any problems.
john  Mar 08, 2021
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
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
Can't help on this one .... I don't have a bike .... But I Love my Flip 5
steven  May 06, 2020
Yes it fits mine perfectly
robert  May 06, 2020
marvin  May 06, 2020
Yes! Just tried it for you on 2 different bike water holders I have, and it fit perfectly and snugly in both of them
dr. brian j.  May 06, 2020
how can you pair a flip 4 with a flip 5?
slo mo  Nov 25, 2022
1 answer
These speakers cannot be paired together. The Flip 4 use the JBL Connect+. The Flip 5 uses PartyBoost. The two apps are not compatible.
zachary  Nov 26, 2022 (Staff)

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