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JBL Flip 6 Review

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86
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Experts

92
1,437

Consumers

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Product testers lauded the JBL Flip 6’s exceptional portability and good bass levels. They liked its moderate battery life and easy-to-use JBL Connect app but were disappointed with its inability to play stereo content and lack of speakerphone functionality. They also didn’t appreciate its missing voice assistant support.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The JBL Flip 6 is a mid-tier Bluetooth speaker that was first made available in early 2022. The speaker is the successor to the JBL Flip 5, which is pretty easy to tell since the two look quite similar. Weighing only 1.1 pounds, the Flip 6 is one of the best top speakers to consider for portability, and it also has a battery that lasts up to 12 hours. Its Bluetooth connectivity is also ideal since the speaker can be paired with two different devices and maintain a strong connection for up to 210 ft. As you’d also expect from the top-ranked Bluetooth speakers designed for outdoor use, the Flip 6 also has an IP67 rating, meaning it is both dust and water-resistant. It also has a removable carrying strap to make moving around with it much easier.

Consensus

our Verdict

The JBL Flip 6 was praised by expert testers for its outstanding portability and neutral sound profile. The testing team from SoundGuys credited its bass levels and noted that the vocals were clear. They also liked its user-friendly JBL Connect app, while analysts from Techradar confirmed during their music tests that the speaker got loud enough to fill a room. They were happy that it could pair up to 100 speakers and that its battery could last up to 12 hours at moderate volume. The speaker doesn’t have RGB lighting like the JBL PartyBox 100 does, but it is much easier to move around with. Feel free to explore our JBL PartyBox 100 review if you’re interested, but check out our JBL GO 3 review for a more compact alternative.

Still, reviewers felt that the Flip 6 was not the best pick for movies and videos since it couldn’t play stereo content independently. They also lamented its lack of a speakerphone functionality and missing voice assistant support. It also doesn’t have WiFi connectivity.

Reason to Buy

  • Great portability
  • User-friendly app
  • Water and dust resistant
  • Can pair with up to 100 speakers
  • Well-balanced bass and vocals

Reason to Avoid

  • Can’t play stereo content
  • No speakerphone functionality
  • No voice assistant support

JBL Flip 6 Specs

Battery LifeBattery Life12 hrs
Built In MicrophoneBuilt In Microphonen/a
Charge TimeCharge Time2 hrs
SizeSize7" (w) x 2.7" (h) x 2.9" (d)
Smart AppSmart AppJBL Portable
Speaker PairingSpeaker PairingYes
Water ResistantWater ResistantYes
WattageWattage30W
Wireless RangeWireless Range40 m

All Specs

Test Results

Battery Life (Hours)9.2944
Volume Output (dB)80.9
Low End Roll Off (Hz)93.773
High End Roll Off (Hz)6,639.818

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JBL Flip 6 Review

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Market Context

The JBL Flip 6 is a mid-tier Bluetooth speaker that was first made available in early 2022. The speaker is the successor to the JBL…

The JBL Flip 6 is a mid-tier Bluetooth speaker that was first made available in early 2022. The speaker is the successor to the JBL Flip 5, which is pretty easy to tell since the two look quite similar. Weighing only 1.1 pounds, the Flip 6 is one of the best top speakers to consider for portability, and it also has a battery that lasts up to 12 hours. Its Bluetooth connectivity is also ideal since the speaker can be paired with two different devices and maintain a strong connection for up to 210 ft. As you’d also expect from the top-ranked Bluetooth speakers designed for outdoor use, the Flip 6 also has an IP67 rating, meaning it is both dust and water-resistant. It also has a removable carrying strap to make moving around with it much easier.

Even though the JBL Flip 6 and the JBL Flip 5 are very similar speakers, buyers may be interested to know that the Flip 5…

Even though the JBL Flip 6 and the JBL Flip 5 are very similar speakers, buyers may be interested to know that the Flip 5 has a slightly longer battery life of 8.2 hours compared to the Flip 6, which lasts 5.9 hours. However, the Flip 6 has a graphic equalizer while the Flip 5 does not. You can find out more about it in our JBL Flip 5 review.

Weighing 1.1 pounds, the JBL Flip 6 is smaller and lighter than the JBL Charge 5, which weighs 2 pounds. However, the JBL Charge 5…

Weighing 1.1 pounds, the JBL Flip 6 is smaller and lighter than the JBL Charge 5, which weighs 2 pounds. However, the JBL Charge 5 has a longer-lasting battery life of 14.5 hours compared to the JBL Flip 6, which lasts 5.9 hours.

The JBL Flip 6 has a graphic equalizer while the Bose SoundLink Flex does not, but the Flex has both speakerphone and voice assistant functionality…

The JBL Flip 6 has a graphic equalizer while the Bose SoundLink Flex does not, but the Flex has both speakerphone and voice assistant functionality that the Flip 6 does not. The SoundLink Flex also has a longer-lasting 7.2-hour battery compared to the Flip 6’s 5.9-hour battery life.

Battery Life

12 hrs

12 hrs

20+ hrs

12 hrs

Built In Microphone

n/a

No

No

Yes

Charge Time

2 hrs

2.5 hrs

4 hrs

4 hrs

Size

7" (w) x 2.7" (h) x 2.9" (d)

Smart App

JBL Portable

JBL Portable

JBL Portable

Yes

Speaker Pairing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Water Resistant

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Wattage

30W

20W

30W

7W

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Expert Score

83

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Customer Score

92

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True Score

86

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    102.6

    Category Trust Rating

    67
    A solid successor to the Flip 5. The JBL Flip 6 makes for a solid… read more

    By:

    What Hi-Fi?
  • PC Mag
    54.9

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The JBL Flip 6 is rugged and powerful enough to be your go-to outdoor speaker… read more

    By:

    Olivia Tambini
  • Tom’s Guide
    68.04

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    As the latest incarnation of the one of the most popular Bluetooth speakers, the JBL… read more

    By:

    Victor Hristov
  • Sound Guys
    55.87

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    It doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but JBL’s outdoor-friendly Flip 6 is another strong entry in… read more

    By:

    Ural Garrett
  • CNET
    42.51

    Category Trust Rating

    83
    The JBL Flip 6 is a compact Bluetooth speaker that delivers impressive sound, has an… read more

    By:

    Unknown
  • Techradar
    46.31

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The JBL Flip 6 is a simple Bluetooth speaker that’ll make your music sound great… read more

    By:

    Yasmine Crossland

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