JBL Flip 5 Portable Speaker - Black

JBL Flip 5 Portable Speaker - Black
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Featuring a waterproof structure that protects the speaker from rain and water activities, the JBL Flip 5 is a speaker that produces immersive and dynamic sounds. It is made to have a compact and durable body so you can take it wherever with no worries.

Key Features

  • JBL Flip 5 supports PartyBoost technology, allowing you to link other PartyBoost-compatible speakers to produce louder music, cranking up the volume of the party.
  • Equipped with Bluetooth technology that lets you wirelessly connect your compatible device to the JBL speaker and play your favourite songs from your phone.
  • Offering up to 12 hours of playtime with the speaker’s built-in rechargeable 4,800 mAh, giving you more hours of fun.
  • It protects your speaker from the rain, water splashes, and can even be submerged up to three-feet deep underwater thanks to the JBL’s IPX7 waterproof design.
  • Made from hard-wearing materials and built with a rugged housing so it can easily handle bumps and knocks.
All Product Details
Brand JBL
Product Type Portable Bluetooth Speakers
Product Width 7.4 cm
Product Depth 18.1 cm
Product Height 6.9 cm
Product Weight .54 kg
Manufacturers 12 Months
JBL Flip 5 Portable Speaker - Black is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 1003.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Flip 5 vs flip 4 [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] 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 5 out of 5 by from Solid Sound from Small Package [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] 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 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
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Why Party Boost If you already made customers buy into the connect plus why make the party boost, it already connects to multiple so why make party boost, you guys are loosing people with your decisions..I was looking into the flip 5 and you took away connect plus with a money scheme which is ....party boost, no aux, mono speaker,4.2 Bluetooth while phones have 5.0 like my S10+.. Don't make your old models look like a better version even with your latest release.. Please DO NOT DO THIS TO THE XTREME 3 PLEASE KEEP STEREO NO PARTY BOOST...or release a update to pair with plus and keep the AUX
Date published: 2019-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice sound [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Great sound from a little speaker ,to be so small this speaker does a good job at creating a decent sound stage ,it sounds even better if u connect 2 of them together and put them in different part of the room , the sound is amazing ,it’s ipx7 waterproof the battery life is decent ,I played it at a little over half volume for about 6 hours and it still has over half battery life left .This is a great compact speaker to carry in a back pact or use the strap and carry in your hand or even a jacket pocket
Date published: 2019-08-22
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 5 out of 5 by from Great sound I bought myself 2 jbl flip 5's and they really sound amazing. I used them indoors and even outside when having a braai and they surprised me every time, as a single speaker and even in partyboost. Therefor my 5 star rating. However I must say. Playing at 70 to 80% volume constantly made the battery last only 5 hours which is not to good for me. And even when playing 30 to 50% volume it wouldnt even last 12hrs as advertised.(your site shows more than 12hrs). And when playing in partyboost the speaker connected to your phone runs flat quicker than the other that's only connected to the main speaker. I love this speaker and will recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2020-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pint sized powerhouse [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] 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
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What's in the box
  • JBL Flip 5 Portable Speaker
  • Type C USB Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty Card
  • Safety Sheet
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Limit 2 per customer. Personal shoppers only. Trade not supplied, for commercial enquiries visit www.harveynormancommercial.co.nz. Available from 6pm Wednesday 22nd September 2021 until midnight Wednesday 29th September 2021.

Questions & Answers

I have a flip 5. It has never bean damaged, but has stopped producing sounds. What is the problem?

Asked by: muffy
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Please follow the troubleshooting steps outlined in our article 'Bluetooth pairing and connecting' using this link. https://bit.ly/3vIMEfi
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2021-09-16

I am looking to get this JBL flip 5 for my bedroom but my phone has got to stay downstairs, does anyone know how far a phone has to be near the speaker for it to play music?? Nora

Asked by: nora09
Our JBL Flip 5 has a maximum Bluetooth range of 10 - 15 meters, with no large objects blocking the line of sight. A distance farther than that would pose signal deterioration.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2021-09-02

I lost my charger for my jbl flip 5, what charger is adaptable with it?

Asked by: Cass101
Were sorry to hear about what happened. You can use a different type-C US cable to charge your JBL Flip 5. Also, you may purchase the charging cable (Part number: 30080535004002D009 for our JBL Flip 5 directly from our customer support here: https://bit.ly/2WocMfi
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2021-09-02

I need the new update for my flip 5. my friend did his and I want to do mine. He does not remember how he did it.

Asked by: Rabbi
To check software updates for your JBL Flip 5, please download and install the JBL Portable App from the App Store (iOS) or Play Store (Android). Pair and connect the speaker to your phone and check for software information in the app.
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2021-08-27

Does the Flip 5 have an automatic shut off after a period of idleness?

Asked by: Grumpy53
Our JBL Flip 5 has an auto-shutoff feature that activates when there is no signal detected from the source device after a period of time. If you need more information or assistance please contact customer service at: https://bit.ly/2WocMfi
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2021-08-26

How do i play music from Iphone on JBL speaker? Can I hook up CD player to JBL speaker

Asked by: kay45
Our JBL Flip 5 can pair with an iPhone via Bluetooth. Just put the speaker into pairing mode by pressing the Bluetooth button and go to the Bluetooth setting of your phone and look for the name of the speaker to pair. Our JBL Flip 5 has no aux port so it can't be hooked up to a CD player unless it has a Bluetooth function as well.
Answered by: Leon at Customer Service
Date published: 2021-08-20

Can I connect my bluetooth headphones to this speaker?

Asked by: cjbollinger
Thank you for your question. Unfortunately you cannot connect Bluetooth headphones (or headphones of any kind) to this speaker. 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: Valentin
Date published: 2021-08-15

my plastic cover is loose. what can I glue it with to hold in place

Asked by: Paving Man
We'd like to get more information from you so we can check your options. Please contact our customer service team using this link. https://bit.ly/3m1SAOw
Answered by: Ray at Customer Support
Date published: 2021-08-13
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