JBL Flip Essential 2
JBL Flip Essential 2 Bold portable sound - Image

Bold portable sound

Flip Essential 2's racetrack-shaped driver delivers room-filling JBL Original Pro Sound and surprisingly deep bass for a compact package.

JBL Flip Essential 2 10 hours of playtime - Image

10 hours of playtime

Don't sweat the small stuff like charging your battery. Flip Essential 2 gives you up to 10 hours of playtime. Keep the music going longer and louder with powerful JBL Original Pro Sound.

JBL Flip Essential 2 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 Essential 2 is IPX7 waterproof for fearless outdoor entertainment.


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Eco-friendly packaging

JBL is committed to a more sustainable, earth-friendly packaging. The Flip Essential 2 is packaged in a recyclable paper-based box, including the inner tray. The plastic hangtag is over 90% recycled and the exterior is printed with soy ink.

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General Specifications

Output power (W) 20
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Output power (W) 20


Dimensions (cm) 17.5 x 6.8 x 7
Dimensions (cm) 17.8 x 6.8 x 7.2
Dimensions (cm) 18 x 7.4 x 6.9
Dimensions (cm) 22 x 9.6 x 9.3
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Weight (kgs) .52
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Specs & Downloads



Bold sound for every adventure

Take your tunes on the go with the powerful JBL Flip Essential 2. Our lightweight Bluetooth speaker goes anywhere. Bad weather? Not to worry. With its waterproof design, you can rock out to our JBL Original Pro Sound rain or shine. Enjoy up to 10 hours of playtime for your favorite music.

General Specifications

Output power (W)

Audio Specifications

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


Dimensions (in)
6.9 x 2.6 x 2.7
Dimensions (cm)
17.5 x 6.8 x 7
Weight (kgs)
Weight (lbs)

Control and Connection Specifications

Bluetooth profiles
A2DP 1.3, AVRCP 1.6
Bluetooth frequency
2400 MHz - 2483.5 MHz
Bluetooth transmitted modulation
Bluetooth transmitter power
≤ 9 dBm (EIRP)
Bluetooth version


Charging time (hrs)
Maximum music playing time (hrs)


Charging cable
Rechargable battery

What's in The Box?

  • 1 x JBL Flip Essential 2
  • 1 x Type C USB Cable
  • 1 x Quick Start Guide
  • 1 x Warranty Card/Safety Sheet
What's in The Box?

Documents & Downloads

Reviews and Q&A

Customer Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Sound The JBL Flip Essential 2 is a really good Bluetooth speaker. I like that it's not that big and still has a great rich sound. The sound is clear and pleasant to listen to. Operation is easy and self-explanatory, simple. I like the size. It fits in a normal handbag or in the drinks pocket on the side of a backpack. It doesn't bother me that the speaker can't be used as a power battery. The usage time is sufficient for my day in the office and then cooking at home. I do not need more. I can really recommend the JBL Flip Essential 2.
Date published: 2022-10-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not that sound that I expected from JBL I was really looking forward to the sound box. Unfortunately, I am very disappointed. The tube looks very high-quality, which is also noticeable in the weight. The bass membranes that can be felt on the left and right indicate rich bass and the length and weight also suggest top sound. Unfortunately, this is not the case, the sound is very pale and the bass is almost non-existent. I don't know why the bass is so flat and clacking, but there is a clear reason for the sound itself, because only one small speaker is installed. It has to be said that the sound is better than that of a mobile phone and the tube is indestructible, neither water nor dust can harm us. The tube also absorbs shocks very well
Date published: 2022-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small incredibly loud The JBL Flip Essential 2 is built to last. Every detail has quality. The sound is phenomenal. You don't expect this little speaker to be so loud. Sound comes back in detail and in crystal clear quality. I can recommend the speaker.
Date published: 2022-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great clean sound Just bought a selection of JBL portable speakers to compare them, and the Flip Essential 2 easily has the best price to performance ratio. It has a balanced sound, and doesn't distort itself by thumping too hard trying to produce sub-bass.
Date published: 2023-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great speaker I’ve bought this speaker a year or so ago and still work perfectly. I’ve had no problem connecting with any device and for this type of speaker great sound.
Date published: 2023-05-10
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Product Q&A

Can you only pair one device to the jbl essential 2 at one time

Asked by: Brop
No you can pair multiple JBL portable speakers at any one time
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2023-03-27

Does this speaker have a microphone?

Asked by: lizzie345
Thank you for your question. No, the JBL Flip Essential 2 does not have a microphone. Should you wish to receive further support, you may contact the Harman Customer Support team by telephone, email or chat in order to receive direct assistance. Please see https://uk.harmanaudio.com/support-contact.html#ns for further details. Thank you.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2023-01-30

may i know where is the manufacture country of origin for this flip essential 2? thank you.

Asked by: jo uk
Dear jo, Thank you for contacting Harman Support Service. JBL products are manufactured in China. Kind regards, Vincent Customer Support EMEA Harman Lifestyle Division
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2022-10-03

Can you customise a pattern onto the speaker ?

Asked by: 183Ashley183
We don't accept speaker customization at the moment.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2023-03-30

Is this mono speaker or stereo speaker with 2 drivers ?

Asked by: Sunny9999

Will the speaker Switch off after a certain time when plugged in

Asked by: Saab
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