• 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 :)

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Agree with other posts

    • Written by from NEWMARKET

    Bought the JBL Flip today. Yes the sound quality is very good, but it does seem to have some connectivity issues that need to be addressed. I just finished watching a movie and every twenty minutes or so id lose Bluetooth connection - the speaker was right beside my computer so there should have been no reason to lose the connection. I will be returning the product tomorrow. As well I forwarded an email to JBL advising they need to take a serious look at their setup instructions. I have never experienced instructions that were so poorly written as they were.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Phoenix

    While the sound quality is pretty decent, the bluetooth connection is very unreliable. It keeps cutting out when connected and then takes a really long time to reconnect. Also has to be very close to whatever it's connecting to or it doesn't work. I'm bummed that I will be returning to store, was hoping not to have to spend a fortune just to get a decent wireless speaker.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    JBL FLIP = Clear sound, deep bass at a really small price!

    • Written by from POINTE-AUX-TREMBLES

    I went originally to the apple store to buy either a Jambox or a JBL MICRO. But I ended buying a JBL Flip. The sales person at the store said that this product should do the work as good as a jambox (which is more expensive) and hundred times better than a JBL Micro ($40 less). So, I've decided to trust him and give it a try!! As soon as the pairing was made with my mac and the music started, I knew I bought an incredible product! And there's also a Mic to answer calls that works great! I saw some reviews that said that the Bluetooth wasn't working properly with an obstruction between the phone and the speaker. So, I went I'm my garage to test it, I placed my phone behind a 2 inch metal plate at 20 feet away from the speaker and the sound was still perfect! I highly recommend it to someone who want to buy a good portable speaker with big sound and deep bass at around $100-150.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bluetooth FAIL

    • Written by from San Francisco

    Was really excited when I bought this little guy. The sound was pretty robust for how much you pay and the battery life was cool. The downfall of this product is it's bluetooth connection.

    If I have the speaker 2 feet away and I place the phone in my pocket, the bluetooth immediately cuts out. Any time the smallest barrier comes between the speaker and device, no matter how short the distance is, the bluetooth becomes spotty and struggles to maintain the sound.

    I bought the Logitech UE portable boom box as its replacement and I'm way more content than I was with the Flip.

    Jus sayin'

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Bluetooth works about 25% of the time

    • Written by from Watsonville

    The sound of this little speaker is fantastic, but the vast majority of the times I try to use it, it fails to connect to my computer, even when it's sitting 10 inches away. There seems to be no rhyme or reason to this inconsistency. If you're going to buy this product (the sound and small size make it worthwhile), purchase a speaker connector so you can make a hardwire connection between it and your iPhone, computer, or whatever.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good for on the go

    • Written by from Grand Rapids

    Its amazing that this little speaker can play so loudly, while also sounding so clear. It kept everyone engaged and was a great addition to our family's annual camping trip.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Before "returning it because it won't sync", read this... I bet it's OK

    • Written by from Dardenne Prairie

    I too was blown away by the sound of this little gem. That being said, JBL -- the manual is junk!Pictures sometimes are NOT intuitive. You need to invest in some instructions for this! I see the previous person actually returned theirs because it wouldn't sync. I posted my experience and success story in the Apple Communities iPad mini section just a bit ago... other than the useless manual, this is a great product and I look forward to using it more!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best sound quality, worst Bluetooth signal.

    • Written by from Hillsboro

    The sound quality on the Flip is unreal! It blows all the others out of the water. Lots of bass and doesn't get get distorted when you crank up the volume. I've had mine for almost 6 months now. I use it everyday at work.

    The only thing it could use is a stronger Bluetooth signal. It's really lacking when compared to some of the others. And more recently, about every 30 minutes it will cut out for a second. But I work in a room with high voltage notorious for eating up radios. So, leave your device close to the speaker and its a great product.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Crazy Loud

    • Written by from Clairington

    This little Speaker has crazy loud clear sound its the best portable speaker under $100.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    good for the price, has its issues.

    • Written by from Monterrey

    For $99 i doubt you can find anything better. Problem is, the bluetooth technology itself still has a lot of room for improvement. The speaker goes like crazy when I'm using it on my macbook & there's a phone call on my cell (cracks, pop sounds, etc.). Guess the radio frequencies just clash or something. On my phone (Android) I cannot use WiFi at all while using the speaker via bluetooth (wifi just keeps crashing). On my macbook this problem is less severe, it's still kind of annoying, but at least YOU CAN stream sound and use wifi at the same time.

    I do not blame these issues on JBL, there's a lot of users who experience problems like these on other bluetooth accesories. Also, the battery charger could have been USB, and battery life is quite frankly dissappointing. Sounds great though, although you can enhance the bass (which is pretty lacking) if you place the speaker over a small pillow-like surface. Also place the speaker about 3-5 feet high, and 4-5 feet or more away from you: trust me, it'll just sound better to your ears.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from El Paso

    First, I can't believe this speaker is not advertised on the wireless speaker page of the Apple Store...you have look it up in the search box. I have the Bose Soundlink which sounds Great...but then I also bought the Shocbox which was a dismal speaker. The Shocbox had a great theory on it's design, but failed miserably on sound and pairing. Now, I just got my new JBL Flip, which is clear, loud and nicely designed. It is not as loud as my Bose, but again for it's size it is quite impressive. I wanted a very portable speaker for school, as I am a PE teacher at an elementary school so my kids and I could have music wherever we go on the playground. Super sound at a very reasonable price. You can't go wrong with this speaker and I highly recommend the JBL Flip!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good sound but with issues

    • Written by from Clementon

    I thought this would be a good Bluetooth speaker but when I actualy gave it a whirl not so good first of all I had issues with skipping sounds and then crackling then the Bluetooth range is very limited. Not recommended
    The sound is ok if you hardware it but what's the sense also no micro USB charger that's even worse

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't go wrong with JBL!

    • Written by from goleta

    I bought this for my mom for christmas this year and she can't seem to put it down! She had been asking for a nice PORTABLE speaker for her iPhone and she said this is perfect. As far as sound goes, it will not disappoint! It gets pretty loud considering its size (which is not much bigger than a soda can!). The bluetooth works exceptionally well. It has a very clean, and sleek look. My only complaint is that when you aren't listening to is beautiful audio it makes a buzzing noise which isn't a very big deal but it can be somewhat annoying, I understand that some speakers do that but it can just get on your nerves a little bit. Besides that I love this speaker and it was one of my moms favorite gifts this year!

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Bluetooth connectivity

    • Written by from Temple city

    I just bought the JBL flip 2 today and the bass was amazing, after turning it off, and turning it on seconds later, my iPad wasn't paired with the JBL, I later figured out from some researching that if you hold the power button down for a few seconds and makes a beep noise, it will try to find a device to pair too.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for Iphone but won't pair with Ipad

    • Written by

    the sound is incredible... and pairing on Iphone was easy. However, I cannot get it to pair with Ipad. I've turned off bluetooth on Iphone and turned off Iphone. I've reset bluetooth on Ipad and shut down Ipad and tried absolutely everything. But when I turn on bluetooth in Ipad and turn on the JBL Flip speaker... they're both just searching and searching and never find one another.

    I'm going to return this to Amazon tomorrow and try something else. Too bad, because the sound is great.

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    pleasant surprise

    • Written by from Woodbridge

    Turning this thing on definitely made my mouth drop. The clarity and volume this flip produces is worth mentioning. However, the bluetooth is horrible.

    But...for $99 you can't complain

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from GLEN BURNIE

    Bought this as a Christmas gift for myself and all I have to say is that this thing blows the Beats Pill out of the water....Bass is on point with this thing and the music just sounds awesome.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Sounds great, but volume will only go so low

    • Written by from rogue river

    This is a great little speaker for larger rooms. If you're looking for something for an office like I was, this will blow you out of the room. My only issue, if you can even call it that, was that the volume will only go so low before muting, it was just too loud for my office and will have to return it. Other than that, this speaker is awesome, great sound! Would highly recommend if you're looking for some loud awesome sound.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great sound - perfect for cycling!

    • Written by from San Marcos

    The sound is amazing for the size, and pairing is simple and reliable. It also fits almost perfectly in a water bottle cage on a bike. I use a couple of old rubber bracelets (like the LiveStrong bracelet) to hold it in place and I have mobile tunes on bike rides. People comment all the time how awesome that is, and I love it. The only con is, as other reviews have stated, that it should have a USB port for charging. Other than that, this thing was worth it at twice the price!

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