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JBL Flip 6 – Portable Waterproof Speaker for Indoors & Outdoors Use

If you’re someone who enjoys listening to music on a daily basis, then the best thing you can get for yourself is a portable Bluetooth speaker, as this will give you the possibility to listen to your favorite tunes whenever you want. Still, nowadays, there are many different brands of Bluetooth speakers available to choose from, and that might make your purchasing decision a little bit harder than what you may first expect. That said, it’s important that you choose a speaker that not only is designed to be truly portable, but that also features a decent sound quality and maybe even integrates Dual Pairing via Bluetooth Connectivity for an even better listening experience. On that note, we’d recommend that you have a look at the JBL FLIP 6, which “checks all of those boxes”.

The JBL Flip 6 is a portable Bluetooth speaker that features great sound quality powered by JBL’s Original Pro Sound technology, built-in controls, a IP67 Waterproof and Dustproof Rating, Bluetooth 5.1 Connectivity, PartyBoost TWS Dual Pairing, and a long-lasting battery that can offer you up to 12 hours of battery life.

Coming equipped with a 2-Way Speaker System that combines an optimized Racetrack-Shaped Driver, a Separate Tweeter, and a set of Dual Pumping Bass Radiators, this portable Bluetooth speaker allows you to conveniently listen to your favorite tunes whenever and wherever you want, whether that’s indoors or outdoors.

Now, let’s have a more detailed look at the JBL Flip 6 and check out everything that this portable Bluetooth speaker has to offer you.

DESIGN & SPECS

Starting with the speaker’s size, the JBL Flip 6 comes at a very compact size, measuring just 7 inches long by 2.60 inches wide by 2.80 inches tall (178 x 68 x 72 mm). Not only that, but the speaker is also super lightweight, as it only weighs 1.21 lbs. (0.55 kg).

JBL Flip 6
JBL Flip 6

The speaker’s ultra-compact size and its light weight makes it very easy for you to pack it inside a bag or backpack and bring it along with you anywhere.

Then, in terms of its design, this portable Bluetooth speaker also features a simple and stylish design, which not only gives it a minimalist and ultra-modern look, but also makes it easy-to-use and configure for literally anyone, no matter if they’re tech-savvy or not.

Simple, Minimalist & Stylish Design

Additionally, the JBL Flip 6 also features a sturdy construction that allows the speaker to be set-up either vertically or horizontally.

Ultra-Durable Construction for Vertical / Horizontal Set-up

Moreover, the speaker’s s ultra-durable construction is also combined with a weather-proof Outer Shell, as the JBL Flip 6 features a IP67 Waterproof and Dustproof Rating. This ultimately makes the speaker capable of withstanding any type of weather / outdoors environment.

Weatherproof Construction & IP67 Waterproof and Dustproof Rating

Thanks to its ultra-durable and weatherproof construction, you can bring it with you by the pool-side, to the beach, to a camping adventure, or pretty much anywhere else without having to worry about getting a few water-splashes on the speaker’s body.

Last but not least, the speaker also comes equipped with a Lanyard at its back-side that makes its portability even easier.

Removable Layard for better portability

AUDIO SPECS & AUDIO QUALITY

Moving on to the speaker’s audio specifications. As said before, this portable Bluetooth speaker comes equipped with a 2-Way Speaker System that combines an optimized Racetrack-Shaped Woofer Driver, a Separate Tweeter, and a set of Dual Passive Pumping-Bass Radiators.

Once again, all of the speaker’s internal sound components are powered by JBL’s Original Pro Sound technology.

2-Way Speaker System with an optimized Racetrack-Shaped Woofer Driver, a Separate Tweeter, and a set of Dual Passive Pumping-Bass Radiators

To be a little more specific, the speaker’s Racetrack-Shaped Woofer Driver is capable of delivering an exceptionally low bass (low-frequency sounds) and an outstanding midrange (mid-frequencies), while its Separate Tweeter can perfectly produce a crisp and crystal-clear treble (high-frequency sounds). At the same time, its Dual Passive Pumping-Bass Radiators are fine-tuned by Harman’s advanced algorithm, which makes them optimized to create an even better and fairly “more punchy” bass.

Lastly, it’s also worth mentioning that the Flip 6’s 2-Way Speaker System features a combined Output Power of 30W – 20W RMS for its Woofer Driver and 10W RMS for its Tweeter – while also boasting a Dynamic Frequency Response Range that varies between 63Hz and 20kHz, and a Maximum Signal-to-noise Ratio of slightly above 80 decibels.

INTERFACE / CONTROL PANEL

Then, moving on to the speaker’s interface, we have a simplified Control Panel at the top-side of the speaker that consists of a set of built-in controls organized in an horizontal layout. The speaker’s straightforward interface makes it easy and intuitive for users to use and configure the device.

Top-Side Horizontal-Layout Interface

Going from left to right, we have a Dual Pairing Button (for the speaker’s PartyBoost TWS Dual Pairing function), a Volume Decrease Button (doubles as a Skip to Previous Song Button), a Volume Increase Button (doubles as a Skip to Next Song Button), and finally, a Play/Pause Button.

Below the speaker’s Main Control Panel and close to its bottom-side, we also have a secondary set of controls, which only consist of its Power On/Off Button and its Bluetooth Pairing Button.

Power-Button & Bluetooth Pairing Button

CONNECTIVITY

Furthermore, since this is a portable Bluetooth speaker, the JBL Flip 6 also boasts Bluetooth 5.1 Connectivity, with support to A2DP 1.3 and AVRCP 1.6 Bluetooth Profiles (working within a Bluetooth frequency of 2400 MHz and 2483.5 MHz and at ≤ 10 dBm (EIRP) of Bluetooth Transmitter Power).

Via the speaker’s Bluetooth 5.1 Connectivity, users can enable the speaker’s connect up to two (x2) devices (either smartphones or tablets) at a time to their JBL Flip 6 speaker to wirelessly stream their music, with both devices ultimately being able to take turns of controlling the speaker’s Bluetooth 5.1 Connectivity.

On top of that, thanks to the speaker’s PartyBoost TWS Dual Pairing function, users can also pair the speaker together with any other JBL speaker that’s also PartyBoost-compatible. This ultimately allows users to achieve an even more powerful sound (than when using the JBL Flip 6 by itself) in order to achieve an even louder and more immersive sound quality.

BATTERY & BATTERY LIFE

Last of all, for its power, the JBL Flip 6 5 utilizes a built-in Lithium-Ion Polymer 17.28 Wh battery (equivalent to 3.6 V / 4800 mAh Lithium-Ion battery) that’s capable of providing users with up to 12 hours of battery life, which makes it more than enough for listening to your favorite tunes throughout the day.

Then, whenever the speaker’s battery is running low on power and you require to recharge it, all you have do to is connect its included USB-C Charging Cable to its dedicated USB-Charging port (found at the back-side of the device) and wait a few hours to have its internal battery recharged back to full power (100% battery).

USB-C Charging port with USB Charging Protection

It’s also important to note that the speaker’s USB-Charging port also features USB-Charging protection, for which a Sound Reminder will be played in order to alert users to unplug the speaker’s battery from power if its Charging Connector ever happens to detect water, salt, or any other sort of chemicals in direct contact with the speaker’s USB-Charging port.

THE SMARTPHONE COMPANION APP – The JBL Portable App

The JBL Flip 6 can also be used together with its Smartphone Companion App – called the JBL Portable App – which is available to download for free for both iOS and Android devices.

JBL Portable App
JBL Portable App

Via the JBL Portable App, users can more thoroughly configure different sound functionalities for the speaker’s sound settings, including amplifying the speaker’s audio volume as well as tweaking the speaker’s bass-level.

WHAT’S IN THE BOX?

It’s also worth noting that the JBL Flip 6 comes neatly packed inside a recyclable paper-based box, which comes with a plastic hangtag that’s over 90% recycled, while the package’s exterior comes printed solely with soy ink (which makes it more environmentally friendly and more easily degradable).

Sustainable & Eco-friendly Recyclable Paper-Based Box

This basically means that the speaker’s packaging is specifically made to be Eco-friendly and more sustainable than the standard packaging that many devices come packed in nowadays, and that also includes the inner tray that comes inside it for extra support.

Inside each package, users will find: their JBL Flip 6, along with the speaker’s included USB-C Charging Cable, as well as a Quick-Start Guide, a Safety Sheet, and also a Warranty Card.

FINAL THOUGHTS

The JBL Flip 6 is a portable Bluetooth speaker that features great sound quality powered by JBL’s Original Pro Sound technology, built-in controls, a IP67 Waterproof and Dustproof Rating, Bluetooth 5.1 Connectivity, PartyBoost TWS Dual Pairing, and a long-lasting battery that can offer you up to 12 hours of battery life.

JBL Flip 6
JBL Flip 6

Coming equipped with a 2-Way Speaker System that combines an optimized Racetrack-Shaped Driver, a Separate Tweeter, and a set of Dual Pumping Bass Radiators, this portable Bluetooth speaker allows you to conveniently listen to your favorite tunes whenever and wherever you want, whether that’s indoors or outdoors.

All in all, this portable waterproof Bluetooth speaker makes for a great personal gadget for any music lover out there. With it, you can easily enjoy your tunes indoors or outdoors for multiple hours on end, anywhere and at any time, no matter the weather conditions.

JBL Flip 6
JBL Flip 6

You can get the Flip 6 in a few different stylish color models: Grey, Teal (Light-Blue), Red, Black, or Navy-Blue.

If you’re interested in getting it, each unit is priced at $129.95. You can order yours online right now, directly from JBL’s official shopping page, or alternatively, you can also pick it up from Amazon, if you’d prefer.

João Matos
Soon after getting his Bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering, João Matos joined the GadgetGram team on May 2019. Since then, he has been working as the Content Director, with the main goal of publishing thorough reviews on all sorts of newly released tech-products. In addition, João has also been been working as a proficient News Writer and News Editor at Gadget Gram, as well as the Social Media Manager for the company's Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages.

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