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JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker Ocean Blue

Last Updated: 28 Jan 2019 (Refresh Now)
9.0
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Review Summary - 597 recent, verified reviews

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Sound Quality
 286
sound, sound quality, speakers, sounds, amazing
+95%
-5%
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" ...  The sound is great and the battery really lasts.  ...  "
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" ...  The longest I could ever listen to music was about 45 minutes when I 1st got it.  ...  "
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" ...  The sounds is amazing.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazing little speaker that is simple to use and blasts out some amazing sound . ... Love that you can connect with up to 100 other speakers . ... even one other gives some great stereo sound.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is really clear and it is loud for the size of the speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  This JBL speaker really surprised me . ... I knew that the music would sound fantastic but I didn't realize it would sound this clear. ... I played a video from YouTube and the sound is so clear and clean.  ...  "
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" ...  I have given these speakers as gifts to my favorite family members. ... I recommend any music enthusiast that loves to be outdoors add this to their list of must haves.  ...  "
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" ...  It's done a great job so far as a portable speaker. ... It paired easily with my phone and laptop and the sound has been great  ...  "
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Volume
 105
sound, volume, loud, small, sound quality
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Nice LOUD I can hear clearly while showering.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a great little speaker: great sound  ...  "
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" ...  Good quality speaker  ...  "
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" ...  I LOVE THIS SPEAKER its loud and gets the job done stays charged a long time  ...  "
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" ...  So impressed with the volume and sound quality available from this speaker!  ...  "
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" ...  I absolutely LOVE this little speaker!  ...  "
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" ...  great speaker for my dorm  ...  "
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" ...  I want one now, I was surprised as how full of a sound it makes from such a small speaker.  ...  "
Battery Life
 95
battery, charge, hours, lasts, sound quality
+76%
-24%
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" ...  Only had a few days, so can't comment yet on battery life, but what a great sound!  ...  "
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" ...  Battery lasts a long time.  ...  "
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" ...  Bass could be a little better but overall really good sound quality with excellent battery life.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound quality is on point, battery is long lasting.  ...  "
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" ...  It takes two seconds to connect to your device and the charge lasts several hours.  ...  "
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" ...  Had a great for mine but when I finally got it I later realized that the battery life lasted maybe 15min at most. ... I would have to take with me a portable charger to last me a whole day.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is great and the battery really lasts.  ...  "
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" ...  Charge last a good amount of time.  ...  "
Size
 49
speaker, sound, small, sound quality, portable
+100%
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" ...  My wife has the flip 3 this is a little smaller but sounds as good or better.  ...  "
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" ...  It's also small and light weight so easy to take with you anywhere.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice and compact.  ...  "
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" ...  SpaceSaver, ease-of-use and portability .  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome speaker, easy to carry, and loud.  ...  "
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" ...  The best sound for that size.  ...  "
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" ...  I already has a small JBL speaker, but this one, what a great sound quality!  ...  "
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" ...  Wonderful sound quality for a great-looking small speaker!  ...  "
Bass
 44
base, speakers, sound quality, loud, jbl
+98%
-2%
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" ...  The Sound quality is clear and loud but the bass isn’t as good as some $200 speakers I’ve had.  ...  "
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" ...  The lovely red Flip 2 filled the senior center with sound, although it had a little less bass.  ...  "
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" ...  Great sound and bass.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall sound quality is good, but due to the small size, there's not alot of bass.  ...  "
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" ...  JBL makes the best speakers out there.  ...  "
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" ...  This little gem is the only one that fills the whole apartment with music and the bass is very prevelant!  ...  "
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" ...  Bass could be a little better but overall really good sound quality with excellent battery life.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s capable of keeping the base without being over the actual lyrics of my music  ...  "
Price
 43
speaker, money, worth the money, sound, best
+93%
-7%
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" ...  I bought this during black Friday, so I got a decent deal, but I would not pay full price.  ...  "
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" ...  Worth every penny.  ...  "
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" ...  Good speaker for the price  ...  "
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" ...  I also own a Bose Soundlink Mini, which has superb audio, but this is darned good for less than half the money I paid for the Bose.  ...  "
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" ...  This speaker is an excellent buy for the money!  ...  "
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" ...  Value for money !  ...  "
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" ...  Great sound quality and worth the price !  ...  "
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" ...  Great little speaker, especially for it's price point.  ...  "
Water Resistance
 38
water, pool, shower, worry, sound quality
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Perfect for anywhere from work, to the pool.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the fact that it is waterproof and I love the color, more than happy with this purchase.  ...  "
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" ...  I love JBL speakers so I am sure that this will be a great gift that will be of great use at the pool during the next summer season.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s also very waterproof. ... Was dunked underwater for 2 min and still worked perfectly .  ...  "
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" ...  I've used it in many occasions, dropped it a few times and have submerged it under water about 5 times so far.  ...  "
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" ...  The waterproof design is great and the speaker feels very durable.  ...  "
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" ...  Love that it is waterproof.  ...  "
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" ...  Says it's waterproof, we haven't tried that yet.  ...  "
Charging
 38
charging, charger, speaker, battery, hours
+45%
-55%
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" ...  Battery won't fully charge.  ...  "
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" ...  I could plug it in to turn it on then remove the cable after charging to use it, but that was the only way to turn it on.  ...  "
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" ...  It did not came with the USB charger.  ...  "
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" ...  From day one speaker wouldnt charge.  ...  "
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" ...  now it won’t even charge altogether .  ...  "
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" ...  Wasn't coming on or charging.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased this on late December and by January 8th is would barely play or hold a charge .  ...  "
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" ...  6 months later and it doesn’t charge.  ...  "
As Gift
 36
christmas, bought, loves, son, got
+97%
-3%
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" ...  Bought this for my son at Christmas.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought the black one for myself and got the white one for mother as a gift and she's so happy.  ...  "
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" ...  Got this for my son for Christmas and he loves it!!!  ...  "
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" ...  Bought for my daughter for Christmas.  ...  "
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" ...  Both my boys were approving of the gift.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this for my boyfriend for Christmas.  ...  "
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" ...  I got this as a Christmas gift for my mom, I’ll let you guys know when i get woken up at 8am  ...  "
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" ...  perfect christmas gift for my son  ...  "
Bluetooth
 36
speaker, waterproof, via bluetooth, blue tooth, jbl flip 4
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Bought to replace a previous one I lost somewhere as I use it to Bluetooth music from my phone when I teach cheerleading.  ...  "
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" ...  This was recommended to go with the bluetooth transmitter U bought.  ...  "
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" ...  I've had JBL speakers for decades and this blue-tooth compact speaker lives up to JBL reputation.  ...  "
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" ...  JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker was easy to pair up with my iPod, Samsung S7, and iPad .  ...  "
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" ...  A very asthetically pleasing, right sized and very good sounding blue tooth speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  Exactly what my child was looking for in a Bluetooth waterproof speaker  ...  "
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" ...  Great wireless speaker.  ...  "
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" ...  This Bluetooth speaker is really worth every cent.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 35
speaker, easily, speakers, paired, sync
+91%
-9%
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" ...  was super easy to connect to my phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought to replace a previous one I lost somewhere as I use it to Bluetooth music from my phone when I teach cheerleading.  ...  "
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" ...  It links up quickly with multiple devices depending on what you use.  ...  "
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" ...  Its so easy to pair with your phone  ...  "
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" ...  works well with Bluetooth or direct connection to iPod.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, it was easy to pair with my audio devices (particularly my echo dot that I will use out on the deck with it in the summer).  ...  "
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" ...  We bought it to hook up to our second generation echo. ... It connect easily and once it's turned on the echo finds it moments later.  ...  "
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" ...  Great wireless speaker.  ...  "
For Kids
 28
loves, bought, daughter, christmas, year old
+100%
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" ...  Got this for my son for Christmas and he loves it!!!  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this for my son at Christmas.  ...  "
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" ...  love this product, the sound is very loud just how I liked, and my kids proof that is waterproof, I use it every day.  ...  "
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" ...  My daughter loved hers so much, I bought another one in black for my son.  ...  "
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" ...  I know, kids these days!  ...  "
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" ...  My daughter loves this speaker!  ...  "
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" ...  Got this for my 16 year old son.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought 1 to try it and now it keeps disappearing because my young adult children love it!  ...  "
Product Reliability
 18
speaker, months, worked, 6 months, one
+39%
-61%
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" ...  I had to return this product because it's stopped playing after one week.  ...  "
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" ...  After 6 weeks, this speaker began to cut in and out during use.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this September 1st of 2018 and 3 months later it won't recharge anymore.  ...  "
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" ...  I found it a bit confusing getting started.  ...  "
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" ...  The first speaker is still working well, but 50% is not a good rate of failure.  ...  "
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" ...  After about 2 weeks of use I started to notice that it wouldn’t turn on unless it was plugged in. ... I tried resetting it a couple of times before it stopped working, but nothing worked.  ...  "
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" ...  Only had for a year and no longer works  ...  "
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" ...  Both are completely dead!  ...  "
Capacity
 15
speaker, room, bedroom, rooms, party
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Good for corridos as well and reggeton being outside with the family.  ...  "
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" ...  I live in a one-bedroom apartment and this is perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  Because you can set the speakers in different rooms of the house and have music in every room and not have to worry about hearing it just from one speaker. ... I live in a small two-bedroom condo now so I had to take down my Mackie SRM 450 speakers and my equipment.  ...  "
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" ...  Great sound for size but not too loud in open outside spaces without walls  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this as a house-warming gift for my friend who just moved into a new apt on his own.  ...  "
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" ...  played it for 5 hrs with no plug in at a bday party in our large open basement 1200 sq ft and it worked great.  ...  "
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" ...  We use them everywhere, in different rooms around the house, in the shower, on trips.  ...  "
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" ...  I can easily connect all three of mine to play the same thing throughout the house!  ...  "
Marketplace
 12
seller, tried, thank, returns, response
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Tried to email the seller with no response .  ...  "
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" ...  Anyway I tried contacting the seller and it’s been more than 2 weeks and no response.  ...  "
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" ...  Update: Seller has not responded to my request for a remedy to this. ... I would not recommend buying anything from this seller.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon policies have changed.  ...  "
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" ...  And apparently there is no way to email the company to try and get a replacement.  ...  "
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" ...  When I contacted the seller about it, they said sorry, it's past 1 month and not our responsibility. ... The told me to contact the manufacturer. ... All I can say is I'm terribly disappointed with this experience and seller.  ...  "
For Travel
 10
trip, camping, use, took, backpack
+100%
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" ...  Perfect for camping.  ...  "
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" ...  great product for music inside or out, even used it in the car on a trip  ...  "
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" ...  We use them everywhere, in different rooms around the house, in the shower, on trips.  ...  "
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" ...  Took on a trip to the beach.  ...  "
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" ...  My kids wanted a speaker to throw in his backpack while skiing.  ...  "
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" ...  Can't wait to light up the party in vacation!  ...  "
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" ...  Even brought it to both camping and hiking.  ...  "
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" ...  We use this while camping  ...  "
Ease of Use
 10
easy to use, sync, sounds, sound, set
+100%
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" ...  Its so easy to pair with your phone  ...  "
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" ...  I love the sound and it's easy to use!  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to travel with and pair with phone!  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use and sync.  ...  "
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" ...  Wonderful sound quality and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Is very easy to set up and get started listening right away.  ...  "
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" ...  Sync and play, so easy!  ...  "
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" ...  I am NOT a speaker or sound expert, but to me It sounds great and was easy to set up.  ...  "
Color
 9
wish, size, love, blue, waterproof
+89%
-11%
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" ...  I ordered him the ocean blue color, and it is SO PRETTY in person!  ...  "
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" ...  The camo is easily the dopest color scheme for this, so get camo  ...  "
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" ...  It's a nice color, seems to be well made, and she says the sound is great.  ...  "
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" ...  Color is awesome!  ...  "
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" ...  Love the fact that it is waterproof and I love the color, more than happy with this purchase.  ...  "
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" ...  Color is spot on.  ...  "
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" ...  The size and color is perfect!  ...  "
Build Quality
 8
feels, feel, durable, weight, solid
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Nice weight and feel to the speaker and the materials are top notch. ... The waterproof design is great and the speaker feels very durable.  ...  "
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" ...  Very durable quality.  ...  "
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" ...  The speaker feels really solid in your hand, and doesn't feel cheaply made.  ...  "
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" ...  Very rugged feeling.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price I'm really happy with my purchase, it definitely packs a punch and it's proven to be durable.  ...  "
Returns
 7
one, sent, replacement, order, new
+14%
-86%
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" ...  I had to return this product because it's stopped playing after one week.  ...  "
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" ...  The purchase is still in the return window, so the gray one is getting sent back to Amazon and I’ll order another to test.  ...  "
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" ...  And I contact the seller to exchange it but he wouldn't because the return frame has passed.  ...  "
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" ...  Had to return it.  ...  "
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" ...  Did not work out of the box, and I have to pay to return it.  ...  "
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" ...  And apparently there is no way to email the company to try and get a replacement.  ...  "
Controls
 6
button, speaker, volume, power, lack
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Another downside is the lack of a forward/back button for music tracks.  ...  "
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" ...  After giving it to my fiancee I found the bluetooth button hanging out of the device and the rest of the buttons pressing weird.  ...  "
Fit
 6
perfectly, fits, sound, jbl, flat
+100%
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" ...  Fits anywhere and carries sound with great fidelity.  ...  "
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" ...  It's still very clearly custom made to fit the speaker perfectly, it has cardboard holders on each end keeping the speaker suspended in the middle.  ...  "
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" ...  Fits in shirt pocket but sounds almost as good as the larger JBL Charge.  ...  "
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" ...  Love that I can lay it flat or prop it up on its side to fit in any space.  ...  "
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" ...  Picked up the Camo version and it looks great, fits perfectly in my bicycle water bottle cage and puts out some amazing sound.  ...  "
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" ...  It will fit in your purse.  ...  "
Delivery
 5
came, arrived, time, sound, good
+80%
-20%
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" ...  It arrived quickly and in good condition!  ...  "
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" ...  it came really professionally packaged, with foam and a magnetic box. ... shipping was easy and came quickly with no hassle.  ...  "
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" ...  Delivery on time and good sound quality  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived on time and everything was as expected.  ...  "
Comfort
 5
size, hand, feel, solid, price
+80%
-20%
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" ...  Hands down the best speaker for the price  ...  "
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" ...  The speaker feels really solid in your hand, and doesn't feel cheaply made.  ...  "
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" ...  It's a nice size to hold in your hand, and you can easily put it around your wrist if so desired.  ...  "
Software Platform
 4
options, needs, location, google home mini, features
-100%
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" ...  Do not buy until they fix the stereo software.  ...  "
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" ...  Searched the web and many of these fail within the same manner.  ...  "
Apps
 4
options, needs, location, features, advertised
+50%
-50%
Call quality
 4
quality, phone, music, calls, call
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Nice to be able to listen to other media and take calls if needed on the phone.  ...  "
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" ...  I like that when a phone call comes in the music is muted, but I don't love that the phone call sound comes through the JBL device.  ...  "
Design
 4
sounds, black
+100%
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" ...  Great product looks great sounds great I can’t get enough of it!  ...  "
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" ...  Very rugged feeling.  ...  "
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" ...  For the average user, it's definitely more than enough, I love the design.  ...  "
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" ...  I hope there's a simple way to prevent this, I just haven't bothered to look.  ...  "
For Running
 3
bought
+100%
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" ...  I bought one for myself and my husband has taken it over for his workouts.  ...  "
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" ...  I should have bought this one first and it would have saved me more in the long run.  ...  "
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" ...  He loves it and it is running non stop.  ...  "
Frequencies
 3
bass
+100%
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" ...  To be fair I thought it would be bigger than it was but honestly the sound is amazing, lows & highs so we can't complain.  ...  "
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" ...  Most music apps have a equalizer in them so you can make adjustments on the bass and treble.  ...  "
Cables
 3
charging, usb, que, es, cord
-100%
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" ...  However you can't use it with an aux cable.  ...  "
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" ...  I could plug it in to turn it on then remove the cable after charging to use it, but that was the only way to turn it on.  ...  "
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" ...  El unico aspecto negativo que le veo es que trae solo el cable y no el adaptador de corriente pero bueno, se puede comprar cualquiera por ahi bastante economico.  ...  "
Storage
 3
flat, fit
+100%
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" ...  Save the money and the space and get this.  ...  "
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" ...  I also bought the case for easy travel and protective storage.  ...  "
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" ...  Love that I can lay it flat or prop it up on its side to fit in any space.  ...  "

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Specifications

Connectivity
Bluetooth:  Yes