2JBL Flip 4

JBL Flip 4

2JBL Flip 4

39 reviews

69% · 2711 · 28%

Great sound clarity
Robust, weatherproof design
Reliable connectivity
Battery prone to wearing out


39 reviews

Short life span

Not bad little speaker however battery wouldn’t charge after 3 years of with very little use . Looks like too tricky to replace battery on my own. JLB dosent sell replacement batteries but they are available on line Show details
RichardGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC78 posts
Paul V
Paul VSouth Australia

OK at best

Loud but too bassy. Most annoying feature is the startup sound when turned on, it is too loud and you cannot turn the startup sound off or lower the volume.
terrySouth East Queensland, QLD

Will never buy JBL ever again

The battery goes bad after only 18 months... not replaceable...RUBBISH.
JBL knows the faulty battery on the flip 4... which makes it a scam.
Don't waste your money on this... go for a better brand. Show details
KrystinaSpringfield5 posts

Wouldn’t recommend

Given as a gift and battery has faulted out, less that a year they won’t look into it because I have no receipt. Absolutely shocking! Obviously have 0 care for customers. Rubbish
WilmaGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC

Battery not replaceable and not working after 3 years

JBL Flip 4 worked well for 3 years. Was well looked after.
Then started to crackle and could no longer charge.
JBL told me that indicates the battery has "worn down".
JBL also told me that's normal life expectancy for their battery and that the battery is non replaceable. Show details
IzaSunshine Coast2 posts

Disposable products

Horrible customer service. Products don't last long so as soon as warranty ends (1yr), that's it. They make disposable products that break within 2 yrs and then you get a new one. Not worth it.
IanGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC16 posts


Charger port is loose after 16 months, contacted jbl and apparently it’s unrepairable and it’s out of warranty so bad luck. It’s ok for them but my 11 yo saved his money to buy this crap. Customer service 0 Show details
Dan Mac
Dan MacGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC5 posts

Reliable speaker

This speaker is good value for money. It is a reliable piece of technology.
Sound is good for the small size and the microphone works like a charm when connected to my computers. I always use it for conference calls and it has never disappointed me. Show details

Battery died after 15 months

The JBL Flip 4 speaker worked well until the battery died at 15 months.

Harman/JBL were not prepared to replace the speaker and they weren't able to provide options for repair. Don't be fooled by the perception of a quality brand, as this product is below standard and once the warranty has passed, you are merely a sales opportunity for them. I was offered a small compensation - a voucher for their website that I declined.

I won't be buying JBL or Harman products again and I would steer well away from this line of products and the brand. I'm extremely disappointed in the product quality. Show details

StanGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC3 posts

Fantastic sound at a reasonable price

I bought the JBL Flip 4 about a year ago love it. My parent's were so impressed they bought one too! It never has any operating issues, and for such a small item, it has fantastic sound and battery life. Can't recommend it highly enough Show details
Yyilmaz5 posts

Excellent bass for small package

The sound you get from this thing is exceptional. Unexpected bass and clarity. Waterproof as bonus. I bought it over Black Friday weekend for discount and I wasn’t expecting much. Happy purchase. Show details
KaelPerth, WA17 posts

Great product

Had mine for over a year and use it often. Good sound and bass is surprisingly strong. Spilled water on it which its waterproofing repelled easily. I will use this tough little speaker for years to come. Show details
TessaJQueensland11 posts

Love my Flip 4

Love my Flip 4. I love the sound quality and the long battery life. Thankfully haven’t had to test out the waterproofing, but it’s reassuring to know that protection is there just in case. Such a silly thing but I also love the range of colours. So many products seem to stick with bland, it’s nice to be able to choose a quality item in a bright colour! My only grouch would be that occasionally I wish that it could be slightly quieter. I find it’s can still be too loud on the lowest setting to be used as background noise when sleeping. Easily fixed by setting it up on the other side of the room.
AndrewGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC9 posts

Great product

High quality, water proof, easy to use, long battery and great sound for such a small unit. Paired this with my phone and TV. Has hands free Bluetooth too .fits it car drink holders. Show details

Questions & Answers

Robyn D.
Robyn D.

I have connected my Flip 4 to my tv for quality sound and I find I have the sound at a higher level than previous and cannot adjust it any higher. I do not find it at all powerful and wondering if there is something I am missing? I am still in the process of connecting music through Bluetooth and hope it lives up to its promises.


Best advice is to watch this Youtube and see if you are doing it correctly. Whilst this is not specifically for the JBL Flip 4 it should answer your problem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brL_LtMNaxY


Can you use it with a cord attached to your phone?


Sorry I don’t know. But it does come with a 3.5mm audio cable input. Have never used it though.

Chris A
Chris A  

Yes 3.5mm audio cable will work if you have a port on your phone.



  • The JBL Flip 4 is a portable Bluetooth speaker that has dual external passive radiators that give you a deep bass without compromising on sound quality.
  • It’s powered by a 3000mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery that lets it play high quality music continuously for 12 hours.
  • Voice Assistant Integration lets you access Siri or Google Now from your speaker.
  • You can use JBL Connect+ with this speaker, meaning you can link over 100 Connect+-enabled speakers to amplify the sound - making it perfect for parties.
  • The speaker also lets you receive calls that are crystal clear, as it has a noise and echo-cancelling speakerphone.

Points of praise:

  • Most reviewers liked the great sound clarity of this speaker, saying that it was surprising for a small device to have sound of such a high quality.
  • They also said that it was fairly robust and weatherproof; it kept working despite being used outdoors and having water spilled on it.
  • Reviewers said that the speaker was reliable in that it was easy to connect to other devices.

A point of pain:

  • Some reviewers reported that the battery was prone to wearing out after about a year. These reviewers said that upon contacting the manufacturer, they were told that there weren’t many repair options and that the battery wasn’t replaceable. A few reviewers expressed disappointment at the low life expectancy for the steep price tag.

Something to consider:

  • The JBL Flip 4 has been replaced by the JBL Flip 5 in Australia, however you can still find this product - either new or refurbished - at some retailers.
CategoryPortable Speakers
Price (RRP) $159
Connectivity Options3.5mm Jack (AUX), Bluetooth and MicroUSB
FeaturesMultiple Speaker Pairing, Speakerphone and Water Resistant
Voice ControlApple Siri / AirPlay and Google Assistant
Battery Life12 hours
Charging Time3.5 hours
Battery Size3,000 mAh
Dimensions 68 x 175 x 70 mm
Weight515 grams
Manufacturer Warranty1 year(s)
Colour / FinishGrey, Red, White, Black, Blue, Aqua
Replaced byJBL Flip 5
ManualDownload manual
  • GTIN13: 6925281922404

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