JBL FLIP 5 – REVIEW w/ JBL Flip 4 and Sony XB22 TESTS

by birtanpublished on August 28, 2020

Hey everyone come in have a seat on that leather sofa grab yourself a drink sit back and relax today I got the JBL flip five that I personally purchased for the retail price of $99 as always I'll be going over both pros and cons and I'll leave my affiliate links that in that

Video description below click on my links down there for the most updated prices in real time you never know when this thing might go on sale also include the JBL flip 4 which after this review if they're still

On sale it might be a worthy purchase so stay tuned folks I'm Jimmy with Jim's Ruby room and I'm here to help you guys make that purchase decision welcome everyone to another review

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The physical features so first off you still get a very durable fabric mesh wrapping majority of this speaker the rubber ends to stem the speaker up and of course to absorb any kind of bumps and such and we get those passive base

Radiators are that are very common here on the JBL speakers and the pulsates in relation to your volume levels now of course this isn't recommended what I'm doing here but for testings sake I press these in and haven't noticed any

Compromises and all over the last several years or so and over the last several generations of JBL speakers I haven't had any viewers mention that these base radiators tear or break off from use overall the design is still a

Quality build now let's get a closer look here the buns are pretty much straightforward pause and play by them up and down the pause and play can go back on your music or skip forward with a double press or a triple press

Respectively on the very far left here this is the new JBL party boost feature allowing you to connect other party speakers so they can play in sync and you could have multiple speakers play at the same time as well as just not

Limited to two the only problem though the party boost feature is not backwards compatible with JBL connect plus at least at the time of this video if you have the older speakers to JBL extreme to charge for pulse three etc you can't

Connect them I don't want to blow this out of proportion since this is very similar to JBL connects going to JBL connect plus a few years ago at first the new speakers didn't work with the old ones but eventually a firmware

Update now makes them compatible will it be the same with JBL this time I don't know but honestly this is somewhat of a letdown here we'll see so in short at the time of this video the foot 5 can only pair to another flip

5 now rotating to the back power and pairing are lit a new power indicator is featured below which is super nice here that can instantly see how much juice I got left in this thing and last there is now a USBC connection and as a side note

It is exposed no more flaps which is convenient though and considering its IP 735 you can dunk this into water and a speaker still works fine the exposed port would need to be dry before charging so it's somewhat of a

Trade-off of convenience but since I'm on the water tester this speaker does float them in with the IP 7 rating this can be submerged up to 30 minutes and up to 3 point 3 feet of water as much as I like it without the flap for daily use

If you're a bit more rugged if you probably gonna be around the sand dirt particles might get into there and it might prevent the USBC cord from making full contact so take that into consideration now jumping into battery

Life this is rated at 12 hours other competitors have been getting this number as well so the foot 5 is good yet nothing class-leading testing this at 50% in vine from a full battery to dead I was able to achieve 8 hours and 44

Minutes to be exact now JBL doesn't disclose if this has fast charging or not but the recharge time from dead to full is two and a half hours this is an improvement over the previous model now what is missing on this thing though of

Physical 3.5 millimeter port Wireless is obviously the future here but I know some uses these speakers for their TV some uses it with their PlayStation PC what-have-you those basically who don't have bluetooth just yet you can't use

This speaker now speaking of Bluetooth we still don't get bluetooth 5.0 if you're spending your hard-earned money get something that will last you bluetooth 5.0 is to improve wireless range increase speed

And provide simply a stronger connection JBO with a new piece of tech here doesn't offer this so this comes with bluetooth 4.0 4.2 is still technically good I've said it before but a better connection all around is something that

Helps tremendously the Sony XP offer that either but Marshall and LG does so those two other brands might be worth a consideration if you're intending on watching videos also those two the ones that I just mentioned

Marshall and JBL here does have a 3.5 millimeter port physical connection now with the flip v with my test in my 1100 square foot apartment here I'm getting about 80 to 85 percent coverage before the signal starts to crackle and that's

Going through several walls here not bad at all but there's limitations if you want that big wide open area to use this in testing this with video with iPhone YouTube did have a minor delay you had a scrutinized but there is a little bit of

A delay Netflix played perfectly fine testing this with my android phone same exact thing YouTube had a micro delay their Netflix again fine now last but not least we what we don't have is a speakerphone so you can't take phone

Calls on this and we don't have voice assistant now folks please put on your earphones or headphones as I'll be using my professional binaural microphones give you the best audio experience possible and if you are a youtuber or

Content creator yourself the music that you hear on my channel is actually from epidemic sounds sometimes I use you guys read it in the comment section here I've never had an issue with them they're really good I'll place my link in that

Better description as well use my link and you can get free a free 30 day trial to give them a shot they're not sponsoring this video but I am an affiliate of their service it's a service I've been using for a year maybe

A year and a half or so now and you hear the songs that I use they're pretty darn good anyways check them out folks here goes the audio test alright folks here we go I don't but appeal spent too much time

So many things that I still know it's time for me never call me back even though you

and there we have it folks audio recorded on my end and then play through your speakers are not the best depiction of audio quality but hence my review here a little bit later towards this

Review I'll show you or let you hear the comparison between these two the new model and the older flip for now first off let me address the speaker by itself before I make the comparison to the previous model the flip v still gets

Loud for a small bluetooth speaker class it's able to fill up small rooms and somewhat medium-sized rooms for larger open areas it's more more so for generic audio listening versus really jamming out if you're listening or intending I'm

Sorry I'm entertaining at the pool let's say getting two of these and pairing them together is ideal or stepping up to a medium-size speaker had a minimum would be my recommendation so going over bass first here for a

Small Bluetooth speaker it is good you get nice punchy bass that's enough to make pop and EDM and some hip-hop songs here very much enjoyable in the audio sample Sony this year is an excellent alternatively improved over the previous

Generation but comparing to the foot 5 they're playing very close very similar here but the JBL is a little bit deeper a little bit better and also a little bit less muffled bass hopefully it transferred over to the audio sample but

The mid-range also is slightly pushed forward which I very much enjoy on speakers vocals stand out instruments are pushed slightly in the forefront and for again the $100 price range it's clear it's not muddy simply a very good

Experience all around on the foot 5 now the high notes are high enough to be enjoyed without being ear-piercing testing this at even 90% environment I know my neighbor is getting pissed here but even that high of a level vocal work

Two snares still retains its resolution and detail it doesn't get ear piercing it doesn't get distorted when you're standing at a pretty much reasonable distance from the flip five sound stage wise it's practically absent it's not

There and I think this is a good segue into the comparison of the flip for the foot five in general still a great audio signature in my opinion if you can't find a flip for for sale anymore anyways I'll make this real quick here please

Have a listen and then I'll jump back with you real quick here goes so many things always shine just until my fleet be fine yes pitiful this time when I think about never

all right welcome back here so I hope you heard the difference here the flip four is hands-down better in the audio department it's bass here it's brighter and more

For those vocals sing and has more emphasis now even those high notes hit with a bit more snap and it's simply satisfying it's not as though the flip four sounds leaps and bounds better here but the differences are there and also

It's just odd the JBL went with a single driver on the front rather than the dual drivers which were very common on their previous models now one I was indeed hoping JB would provide or further ups all right enhance and try to provide as

Much stereo sound as possible but they're going to they're going to complete opposite with a mono sound output it doesn't mean it's bad audio not really but it was already great with the flip four but why go backwards here

It's like selling a v8 engine and then going through a v6 with turbos it's still good but it's not the same with the flip five again if you can still finally flip for and don't care about USBC get it to be fair they're going to

Face this older model out eventually and when they do then I would highly recommend purchase to flip five and just being transparent JBL has been an amazing speaker for years and I still love their audio output I just wish that

There were specs like blue through the 5.0 was there so video can work right here and the audio overtime would have improved instead of going backwards JBL's making it really tough to recommend when they have competitors

Get there but here all right folks hopefully this video helped you in some white fire emoji that comment section down below again find me on Twitter and the gram see you guys around hopefully this video helped you in some way

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