• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant Speaker with essential feature missing (for me and maybe others)

    • Written by from New York

    I read glowing reviews of this online, and I have to say the sound lives up to them. I can't believe this thing can fill my room with clear, non-distorted sound.

    The problem - this is a portable speaker, you're meant to take it on the road. The battery life is middling (5 hours stated, nowhere near it) and that would be fine except there's no USB port to charge it with. So, every time you need to charge, it's old-school mains adapter time. I don't want to carry an extra mains adapter in an age where everything except my macbook charges off USB. Every other Bluetooth speaker I've seen has a mini USB charging port, and I'm certain the second version of this will.

    I'm taking it back, but if this doesn't bother you, it's an amazing sound, easy pairing and great design

    261 of 289 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't be put off...

    • Written by from New York

    ...by the lack of a decent product photo. It tells you nothing about this little gem. I was in the Apple Store recently listening to another small speaker for my iPad and discussing its sound quality with another potential buyer. Meanwhile, an Apple salesperson was fiddling around with the bluetooth setup of this speaker and his iPhone. When the sound came through the JBL, the other customer and I were very pleasantly surprised. Wow! Crisp, and deep sound that took command of the open environment. Think of what it would sound like in my space. We both bought one. I dig it so much, I'm buying another as a X-mas present.

    168 of 193 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    kills the jambox

    • Written by from Kansas City

    this speaker is the best of the small bluetooth speaker,bar none. i think i know audio and i have done alot of research. granted its not my macintoch/thorens/jbl or the klipsch 5 way on my computer, but i wanted something portable with no distortion. i hate distortion!!!!!!!! i own a jambox, what a disappointment!!! THIS IS SO MUCH BETTER THAN THE JAMBOX. SO IF YOU WANT GOOD SOUND IN A SMALL PACKAGE, TRY THIS ONE I KNOW YOU WILL AGREE. $99. CHEAPER THAN THE BEST PRICE ON A JAMBOX

    160 of 184 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously weak bluetooth connection??

    • Written by from Calgary

    Just bought a JBL Flip. Absolutely LOVE the sound. BEST of all mobile speakers we've tried and a steal at $99! But the bluetooth connection is seriously weak (useless)! Anyone else has problem their Flip's bluetooth connection? A wall or a thin door will cause the Flip some dropouts in data causing skips in audio! The crazy thing is if I put my body in between my phone and the JBL Flip, it causes drop out already!!! In contrast, a first gen Logitech mini boombox doesn't sound as good as the Flip, but it has no problem sending signals pass 2-3 walls perfectly! Does anyone else have problem with their Flip's bluetooth connection? I am hoping I just have a defective unit but I don't know ...

    37 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Little Speaker

    • Written by from Boston

    I bought to take with me when going to the beach. I've owned for 2 week and works great. You will not be disappointed with this purchase. It was highly rated by other websites.

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bluetooth cuts off...

    • Written by from La Junta

    I've had this product about a month and while it seem to work okay at first, now the Bluetooth connection continually cuts off after about a minute or two. I'm sure this is a problem of the JBL Flip speaker because 1) my other speakers work well with connected to the same phone, and 2) other reviewers have mentioned the same problem. Too bad because like other reviewers I am impressed by the sound quality.

    32 of 41 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    bluetooth problems

    • Written by from Toronto

    I'm also experiencing problems with the bluetooth cutting out. If I have my iphone in my pocket and just turn away from the speaker, or put my hand over my pocket, it skips... I see others have this problem, but does anyone not have this issue?
    I am thinking of returning it, but if the problem is limited to a subset of units, perhaps I should exchange it and try another unit.
    The sound is fantastic and the small footprint is great, so I am considering keeping it and simply leaving my phone beside it while using it - but this sort of defeats the purpose.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Seriously NOT happy with this product!

    • Written by from Moose Jaw

    My husband bought me the JBL Flip speaker for Christmas and right up to just last week I loved it! Absolutely no problems, great sound, etc. But on Monday, March 18, 2013 it decided to quit working with my iPad after about 1 1/2 minutes of play time. At first I thought it was just the Bluetooth connection so I disconnected the Bluetooth and tethered it to the iPad with a belkin cable. It did the exact same thing over and over again with the Bluetooth connected or not! We sent an email to JBL asking for help and their so called experts told us that we had to turn up the volume on the iPad and only control the sound by the FLIP! Seriously! Even though we knew that this was probably untrue we tried it and of course we were right it was and it didn't work! I know this is not an Apple product but we did buy it from the Apple store and it kind of makes me lose faith in your external product endorsements! I am not sure what to do next?? Can somebody help me out?? Any ideas??

    34 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Much better than the Jambox

    • Written by from Evans Mills

    I agree with the other reviewers...this little gem has much better sound than the Jambox! And looks better too - the jambox looks like a cheap lego piece!

    21 of 23 people found this useful

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Problems with JBL Flip

    • Written by from Matthews

    The Bluetooth would only synch with iPod5 and not accept iPad 2nd generation nor the iPhone 4. The other problem was songs and audiobooks would skip while playing even when the Flip was less than 10 ft away from from the iPod. There is a video review on Youtube made recently that shows the skip problem. I am returning this product and contacting JBL about the problems.

    26 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What a bluetooth speaker should sound like!

    • Written by from Foothill Ranch

    I've listen to them all including the Bose Soundlink and nothing sounds as good as the JBL Flip.Hands down the best.Long battery life,easy to connect and good distance. This speaker is also loud and very clear at it's loudest.Good base and great highs.Forget the $200 Foxl and check this out for under a hundred.You will be happy with this one.Better get it at this price because JBL is catching on to it's popularity .I've seen it for $129 elsewhere.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    awesome little thing!

    • Written by from scarborough

    this speaker will give you a blast, better than the jambox or the dr. dre beats pill. value and sound at its best. totally worth it, totally surprised by the great sound it gives. you can't go wrong with this purchase. the bose soundlink wins the pack but at $300-plus, most will find it too pricey. for $99, the jbl flip takes the cake...

    22 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Laguna Niguel

    I would give this a 5 if it had a USB cable/port. Sound is awesome! Returned an iHome speaker for this. iHome products are terrible, don't buy them! JBL has a history in audio and it shows.

    23 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't work with my iPad mini...

    • Written by from Port Moody

    Got it for Christmas. It worked fine with my iPod. Great sound. But it did not work with my iPad mini. So I went back to the Apple Store. I've tried with a different package. It was same. iPad mini didn't recognize JBL Flip. So I had to return it. Too bad... BTW, at the Apple Store, the person who was helping me tried to connect her iPad with JBL Flip. It didn't work either.

    25 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Eagleville

    I bought the Flip because I needed a smaller speaker and I don't care too much for wires everywhere. I wasn't sure what to expect out of the bluetooth technology but have definitely been impressed! My nephew kept borrowing it whenever he came over and so I've decided to buy him and his sister one for the holidays. Luckily, the price isn't too high so it's a fun and affordable gift.

    19 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with apple as well as android devices.

    • Written by from FORT COLLINS

    The audio output of this device is satisfactory if not excellent. Had it for a month. Happy and content with it.

    The reason why I wanted to write this review is for all the people who cannot connect a new device to this speaker be it an iPad, iPhone or an android phone with Bluetooth capability.
    Also to be clear, we know that this speaker is meant to connect to only ONE DEVICE AT A TIME ( makes sense right ?? :=) sure )

    Ok now follow these steps while connecting to a new device
    1) turn off Bluetooth on the previous connected device ( or unpair it from the JBL flip device )
    2) turn on Bluetooth on the new device ( could be your iPad, Samsung s4 or whatever...)
    3) press the power button on the JBL speaker for a few seconds until the blue light on it flashes to red/blue continuously. This is when it can pair with a new device. At this stage if you look in your phones list of devices available, you find the JBL flip :).
    4) that's it you are done !!! Hit connect device from the phone and you are all set for some wireless muzzzziccccing

    Enjoy !!!

    PS: the reason I wrote this review was not to tell you about the quality of this speaker but for all those who had problems connecting a new device to this BT speaker. Like my gf who thought this device would only connect to an IPhone and was mean to her Samsung S4 :)

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Jbl flip blue tooth speaker

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    You would be hard pressed to find a blue tooth speaker this size with this much kick for a better price. This is a great buy. I bought one for each room of my apartment. I like having parties on weekends and my friends love that they can play music from their phones when they visit.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing sound !!!

    • Written by from Quito

    I have one of this amazing device . The sound is strong and the bass sound is so good for your size . I am happy to have this one.

    13 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    great sounding speaker

    • Written by from Hanover

    I bought this speaker for my wife to use with her I-pad and I-phone. Sure we can go wireless through our big sound system but you have to turn on about 4 things to hear it. Once this speaker is synced up, which takes seconds, it's just a push of one button.

    As far as the sound quality, I was amazed. I have Bose speakers and everyone seems to compare the quality of audio to this name brand so here it is. The Bose speaker may throw off a little more bass but if you just listened to the music without seeing a logo on the side of the speaker, the quality is about as close as you can get. There is no reason in the world to spend 3-4 hundred dollars on a single speaker when this JVC speaker is available for about a hundred. If my memory is working correctly, JVC has been making high quality speakers long before Bose ever came into existence.

    If your looking for sound quality and portability, you will not be disappointed with this JVC speaker.

    19 of 26 people found this useful