JBL Flip 5
£119.99
4.3 (1990)
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JBL Flip 5 Sounds better than ever - Image

Sounds better than ever

Feel your music. Flip 5's all new racetrack-shaped driver delivers high output. Enjoy booming bass in a compact package.

JBL Flip 5 Up to 12 Hours of Playtime - Image

Up to 12 Hours of Playtime

Don't sweat the small stuff like charging your battery. Flip 5 gives you up to 12 hours of playtime. Keep the music going longer and louder with JBL's signature sound.

JBL Flip 5 Make a splash with IPX7 waterproof design - Image

Make a splash with IPX7 waterproof design

Bring your speakers anywhere. Pool party? Perfect. Sudden cloudburst? Covered. Bash on the beach? Flip 5 is IPX7 waterproof up to three-feet deep for fearless outdoor entertainment.

Features

JBL Flip 5 Crank up the fun with PartyBoost - Image

Crank up the fun with PartyBoost

PartyBoost allows you to pair two JBL PartyBoost-compatible speakers together for stereo sound or link multiple JBL PartyBoost-compatible speakers to pump up your party.

JBL Flip 5 A rainbow of colors - Image

A rainbow of colors

With 11 distinct color options, the Flip 5 is anything but boring. Broaden your spectrum with JBL's signature sound.

JBL Flip 5 Tough as it sounds - Image

Tough as it sounds

Slip this little gem onto your wrist and get grooving. Its durable fabric material and rugged rubber housing keep the Flip 5 safe while you let loose in the great outdoors.

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General Specifications

Maximum music playing time (hrs) 12
Maximum music playing time (hrs) 12
Maximum music playing time (hrs) 20
Maximum music playing time (hrs) 10
Maximum music playing time (hrs) 5
Maximum music playing time (hrs) 20
Maximum music playing time (hrs) 15
Maximum music playing time (hrs) 15
Maximum music playing time (hrs) 24
Maximum music playing time (hrs) 5
Maximum music playing time (hrs) 10
Maximum music playing time (hrs) 12
Output power (W) 20
Output power (W) 20
Output power (W) 40
Output power (W) 5
Output power (W) 4.2
Output power (W) 30
Output power (W) 2 x 25W RMS woofer + 2 x 25W RMS tweeter
Output power (W) 2 x 20W RMS Bi-amp
Output power (W) 2 x 40 W RMS-woofer + 2 x 40 W RMS-tweeter
Output power (W) 3
Output power (W) 3
Output power (W) 20

Dimensions

Dimensions (cm) 18 x 7.4 x 6.9
Dimensions (cm) 17.8 x 6.8 x 7.2
Dimensions (cm) 22 x 9.6 x 9.3
Dimensions (cm) 8.6 x 13.5 x 4.6
Dimensions (cm) 8.6 x 6.9 x 4.0
Dimensions (cm) 22.1 x 9.4 x 9.4
Dimensions (cm) 29.8 x 13.6 x 13.4
Dimensions (cm) 28.7 x 13.7 x 10.7
Dimensions (cm) 48.5 x 20.1 x 25.7
Dimensions (cm) 8.6 x 7.1 x 3.2
Dimensions (cm) 9.7 x 13.7 x 4.6
Dimensions (cm) 9.6 x 20.7 x 9.6
Weight (kgs) 0.54
Weight (kgs) 0.55
Weight (kgs) 0.96
Weight (kgs) 0.239
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Weight (kgs) 0.96
Weight (kgs) 1.97
Weight (kgs) 2.39
Weight (kgs) 5.9
Weight (kgs) 0.18
Weight (kgs) 0.21
Weight (kgs) 1.26

Features

JBL PartyBoost
JBL PartyBoost
JBL PartyBoost
JBL PartyBoost
JBL PartyBoost
JBL PartyBoost
JBL PartyBoost
JBL PartyBoost
JBL PartyBoost
JBL PartyBoost
JBL PartyBoost
JBL PartyBoost
Powerbank
Powerbank
Powerbank
Powerbank
Powerbank
Powerbank
Powerbank
Powerbank
Powerbank
Powerbank
Powerbank
Powerbank
Waterproof
Waterproof
Waterproof
Waterproof
Waterproof
Waterproof
Waterproof
Waterproof
Waterproof
Waterproof
Waterproof
Waterproof
IP67
IP67
IP67
IP67
IP67
IP67
IP67
IP67
IP67
IP67
IP67
IP67
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Specs & Downloads

Item# JBLFLIP5BLU

Description

Bold sound for every adventure

Take your tunes on the go with the powerful JBL Flip 5. Our lightweight Bluetooth speaker goes anywhere. Bad weather? Not to worry. With its waterproof design, you can rock out to our signature sound rain or shine. Move more. Pair two JBL PartyBoost-compatible speakers together for stereo sound or link multiple JBL PartyBoost-compatible speakers to create a bigger party. Enjoy up to 12 hours of play time for your favorite music. Stand it vertical or horizontal and be bold with your choice of 11 vibrant colors.

General Specifications

Maximum music playing time (hrs)
12
Output power (W)
20

Audio Specifications

Dynamic frequency response range (Hz)
65 Hz - 20k Hz

Dimensions

Dimensions (cm)
18 x 7.4 x 6.9
Dimensions (in)
7.12 x 2.91 x 2.71
Weight (kgs)
0.54
Weight (lbs)
1.2

Control and Connection Specifications

Bluetooth profiles
A2DP V1.3, AVRCP V1.6
Bluetooth frequency
2.402 – 2.480GHz
Bluetooth transmitted modulation
GFSK, π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK
Bluetooth transmitter power
0-11dBm
Bluetooth version
4.2

Battery

Battery Type
Lithium-ion Polymer 17.28Wh
Charging time (hrs)
2.5

Features

Bluetooth
Yes
Charging cable
Yes
Waterproof
Yes
Wireless
Yes
Rechargable battery
Yes
JBL PartyBoost
Yes

What's in The Box?

  • 1 x JBL Flip 5
  • 1 x Type C USB cable
  • 1 x Quick-Start Guide
  • 1 x Safety Sheet
  • 1 x Warranty Card
What's in The Box?

Documents & Downloads

Reviews and Q&A

Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Sound from Small Package I have been reviewing this speaker for about a week and a half. This speaker has a great sound which last all 8 hrs I was playing it and still had battery left. The speaker is really loud but does distort at top volume depending on music style. I really like the look of the red speaker as you can see in pictures. I was unable to try the waterproofing but sure it works just as all other features do. I feature I can't wait to try and most interesting is the Party Boost. To connect and stream to several speakers. I can't wait to hear that sound. Overall a great speaker with really good features and sound.
Date published: 2019-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pint sized powerhouse I’ve had this thing for a couple weeks now and so far I love it! It charges up fairly quickly and the charge lasts almost all day. A round of golf and a barbecue after and it was still running strong. At low volume the sound is nice and full. At high volume some of the deep bass drops out but it still sounds great. This little speaker is louder than it looks too. It’s small enough to put right in a cup holder or there’s a lanyard on one end. I wish they’d put a lanyard fitting on each end at 90 degrees so you could hang it and it would face you like they do with the Extreme. And it’s waterproof! Now I need at least one more so I can link them in stereo with the JBL app. Well done JBL!
Date published: 2019-09-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't even know where to begin I purchased my first JBL Flip 5 black TL a while back. Had no complaints, loved it. One day it decides not to turn on and that was the end for that. So I decide to purchase a JBL Flip 5 white CS speaker. Not as great sounding and so I'm returning it. Then I purchase a JBL Flip 5 pink GG and it works for a few hours and dies on me like the black TL. Number 1, why would JBL make different versions of the same model affecting sound quality and durability which can be clearly heard and seen and Number 2, why have 2 out of 3 JBL Flip 5's died on me. I demand an explanation and a refund. I used to love JBL and now they are giving me reasons to not purchase any of their products again.
Date published: 2020-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Flip 5 vs flip 4 This newer JBL flip 5 is much louder then the flip 4 when I compared them. It also has more bass. And now it's a little bigger then the 4. The flip 5 also now has a usb type C port vs the older model not having this type. What I don't like that made me give 4 stars is the fact they took away the speaker feature that let's you use it as a speaker phone and the alexa feature. It also looks tougher then the 4 if you was to drop it. This one has a waterproof of IPX7 and a battery life of 12 hours playtime which is great. But besides that I think it's a nice Improvement over the flip 4.
Date published: 2019-08-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Speaker but Cmon JBL I waited and waited.....and waited for this speaker because I lost my Flip 4 and thought the Flip 5 would be around much earlier than late July. So it finally comes and it has Partyboost that is not backward compatible with Connect+. Now I'm finding out the two features and how they connect use different hardware to do so and therefore a firmware update is most likely not possible so that partyboost and connect+ will become compatible. Dont get me wrong this is a darn good speaker and the best in its category but... NOW I am gonna get another Flip 4 to pair with my Charge 4 so I can party Connect+ style instead of Partyboost style. And no Bluetooth 5.0?!? Coming from a big fan - shame on you JBL
Date published: 2019-07-21
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Product Q&A

Hello, why does my jbl flip 5 turns off itself after few seconds of turning on. What can I do to solve this? It started a month after I bought it 

Asked by: Mimi_mimi
Mine was doing the exact same thing. Then I realized it just needed to be charged. Now it it plays until it dies again or when I turn it off.
Answered by: Billionator9889
Date published: 2022-01-04

Does the white get dirty?

Asked by: Yeeboi
Yes. It will get a yellow/gray'ish tint over time. In my opinion it makes it look cheap/fake. Stick to darker colors.
Answered by: MySight
Date published: 2022-07-20

Can the JBL FLIP5 connect to a laptop computer?

Asked by: Pat 2021
You can play ONE Flip 5 speaker, but if there is a way to play two in either Party Boost or Stereo from a PC, I sure cannot figure it out. Have tried quite a few things. I DO NOT understand why JBL does not provide instructions on how to do this. Unless you can't do it and they want you to buy two speakers and find that out later.
Answered by: MJMJMJ
Date published: 2022-02-22

Is JBL PartyBoost compatible with JBL Connect+?

Asked by: Jay19
No, it's not ☹️.
Answered by: 27123
Date published: 2022-07-16

My brand new JBL Flip 5 connects easily to my mobile phone, but we just simply can not pair with any computers (PC, Mac), it is being recognized, it says it is being connected and then it just fails to be paired. Any ideas, please?

Asked by: BalázsS
I took it to a service and they solved the problem :) It seemed that somehow my PC asked for a pin code (as it didn't recognize my JBL Flip 5 as a Bluetooth loudspeaker but rather as a smart device, e.g. a smartphone). The service technician pressed the Bluetooth button on the speaker to override this and then it could simply connect.
Answered by: BalázsS
Date published: 2021-09-02

Will PartyBoost work with Connect+?

Asked by: Matthew7
Hi, Contacted Harman and they've said partyboost is not compatible with connect +. Was waiting for the Flip 5, however now purchased another Flip 4. Not sure if they will have an "over the air" update like the charge 3 (connect to connect +) at a later date?
Answered by: Ianx
Date published: 2021-06-06

Why does my JBL FLip 5 Waterproof's usb wire that is supposed to charge it not fit into any regular usb ports

Asked by: dev282828
Because the Flip 5 uses a different USB cable than the flip 4 .The Flip 5 uses a USB type C cable 
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2022-07-16

I am a cyclist and like to listen to music while riding my bike. Does the Flip 5 fit in a bicycle water bottle holder? If not, what is a good option?

Asked by: CTran99
Thanks for your question. The dimensions of our JBL Flip 5 are as follows: Dimensions (cm) - 18.1 x 6.9 x 7.4 Dimensions (in) - 7.1 x 2.7 x 2.9. However, because it isn't designed specifically for bikes, it may not protect the speaker, so we don't recommend it.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2021-11-17
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