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Jbl-flip.33796656
9.5 out of 10

JBL Flip

Great Deal: $52.49

Reviews and Problems with JBL Flip

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Overall 6
6.0

Great Sound for Your Devices

Jeff Duchen, Staples
11 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Looking for an affordable way to turn your iPad, smart phones and other blue tooth devices into a "surround sound" environment? Well JBL has the answer. This handy, attractive and durable speaker is the one go-to product you must have to create great sound for all of your wifi devices. Not only is the sound quality amazing, but it's so easy to set-up right out of the box.
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Overall 6
6.0

JBL Wireless Speaker

On the Road, Staples
21 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Just ok. A bit disappointed that the speaker can only be charged with a wall outlet. I would have liked to have a speaker that could also be charged using a USB cable. Not conducive for traveling. Battery charge does not last as long as expected. Package says battery life is up to 5 hours depending on usage, and I average 3 hours of battery life listening to music, with my device connected with an audio cable and not using blue tooth.
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Overall 6
6.0

Order From The CameraBox

Rob Zabrocki, Amazon
23 February 2014
Overall 6
6.0

Good sound, but will not pair with phone

JJ, Staples
20 February 2014
  • Excerpt: This speaker has great sound, but it will not pair with more than one phone. My wife and I each have an iPhone 5, and it will pair with my phone but not hers. I tried to return it, but Staples said I was past their 14 day return policy. Worst return policy ever!!
  • Pros: Easy To Set Up
  • Cons: Unreliable
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Overall 6
6.0

it is nice, but i don't understand why people say it sounds good

rgviva, Amazon
27 December 2013
  • Summary: in terms of functionality, the device works fine. i will not repeat other reviews. i did not experience any BT disconnects or interruptions. However, the sound quality is mehh. There is some kind of hissing sound, no matter if i stream from my MacBook Air or my Galaxy Nexus. Maybe i expect too much for such a small device? i just don't enjoy listening to music from this speaker! i read all the other reviews praising sound quality - i simply disagree!
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Overall 6
6.0

Good product

Thales, B&H Photo
12 December 2013
Overall 6
6.0

BT antenna faulty below certain serial #

IkeWink, B&H Photo
29 November 2013
  • Excerpt: All the features and sound quality of this product seem great, however be careful to get a model with a serial number later than GG0054-189100. The BT antenna's in models before this serial # cutoff were found to be faulty according to JBL. Once JBL became aware of the problem they redesigned the BT antenna. Unfortunately I have to exchange mine for one of the newer ones my iPhone won't even recognize that the speaker is putting out a bluetooth signal at all.
  • Pros: Good Sound Quality, Lightweight
  • Cons: Bt Antenna Faulty
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Overall 6
6.0

Get what you pay for

Richard P. Casey, Amazon
22 September 2013
  • Summary: Good for the price. Satisfactory sound quality if you are not an audiophile...disappointing if you are. There is always Bose.
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Overall 6
6.0

IPad bluetooth cuts out on some iOS devices

Gary R. Gordon "Rustang", Amazon
15 January 2013
  • Summary: Resorted to using cable on iPad3. While using Bluetooth, speaker cuts out at least once per song, once every few minutes. Tried re-pairing. Made no difference. This is even with the speaker sitting next to the device. No problem using it with iPhone 5 or iPad 2. Range is only about 15-20 feet before it cuts out on the other devices where it works correctly. The sound is okay for a speaker its size but nothing really wow about it.
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Overall 6
6.0

Beware of hype

Samuel C., Newegg
14 January 2013
  • Summary: I've become spoiled by the clarity of non-distorted, full-frequency JBL sound. In fact, I was convinced the Motorola EQ7 with 4 JBL speakers, in a palm-sized frisbee, was the best sound in the most compact unit before Motorola discontinued it. The JBL On Tour iBT is almost as good, with the same 4 Odyssey transducers. Both a warmer and clearer than the admittedly louder (i.e. more "efficient") Flip.
  • Pros: Compact size. Flips to vertical position and stays in place. Loud sound (efficient speaker) Responsive Bluetooth. Extremely solid build quality.
  • Cons: Fairly heavy--wife didn't want to carry it around. After huge build-up on an audio site, the sound disappointed. Acoustic piano sounded slightly "canned"; acoustic walking bass was slightly muddy and indistinct. Cannot charge with USB connection (one more adapter not to misplace--and alkalines won't save you)
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