53points

JBL Clip 4

56points

JBL Flip Essential

JBL Clip 4
JBL Flip Essential
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JBL Clip 4 vs JBL Flip Essential

JBL Clip 4
JBL Flip Essential

Why is JBL Clip 4 better than JBL Flip Essential?

  • Is dustproof and water-resistant
    ?
  • 1 newer Bluetooth version
    ?

    5.1vs4.1
  • 0.5h shorter charge time
    ?

    3hvs3.5h
  • Has USB Type-C
    ?
  • Has a detachable cable
    ?
  • 231g lighter
    ?

    239gvs470g
  • 27.38% cheaper
    ?

    61.71 €vs84.98 €
  • 82.7mm narrower
    ?

    86.3mmvs169mm

Why is JBL Flip Essential better than JBL Clip 4?

  • Has stereo speakers
    ?
  • 20Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    80Hzvs100Hz
  • 1 more drivers
    ?

    2vs1
  • Has an AUX input
    ?
  • 11W more audio output power
    ?

    2 x 8Wvs1 x 5W
  • Has voice commands
    ?
  • 1 more USB ports
    ?

    2vs1
  • 70.5mm shorter
    ?

    64mmvs134.5mm

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User reviews

Overall Rating

JBL Clip 4
6.0
2 User reviews
JBL Clip 4
6.0/10
2 User reviews
JBL Flip Essential
8.2
6 User reviews
JBL Flip Essential
8.2/10
6 User reviews

Features

Build quality

8.0/10
2 votes
7.7/10
6 votes

Sound quality

5.0/10
2 votes
8.8/10
6 votes

Design

7.5/10
2 votes
8.5/10
6 votes

Value for money

7.0/10
2 votes
8.5/10
6 votes

Portability

10.0/10
2 votes
8.3/10
6 votes

Comments

Ivana

Ivana

4 months ago

10 / 10

Very happy with this purchase

Ivana

Ivana

4 months ago

10 / 10

Bought this speaker for a snowboarding trip where it served its purpose. The IP resistance and clip made it very versatile. It's relatively compact so I could fit it in my pocket, but I saw other people on the run having it clipped to their backpacks. It didn't get the advertised 10h of playtime, but that's fine since it was on the highest volume. Got me nearly through the whole day of skiing (with breaks). Later I used it in my apartment and I'm even happier with it. The sound is great, no need for the highest volume inside so the battery lasts a long time. As I said, I'm very happy with the purchase and I quite recommend it.

Pros

  • Relatively compact size
  • Integrated clip
  • Design
  • Sound quality
  • IP rated

Cons

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    Fahad

    Fahad

    12 days ago

    2 / 10

    The sound does not do the speaker justice

    Fahad

    Fahad

    12 days ago

    2 / 10

    It sounds way off has a 2-3 second latency and overall is quite bad

    0 users found this helpful

    Design

    1.Ingress Protection (IP) rating

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Clip 4)

    IPX7

    The first number of the IP rating refers to protection against dust, while the second number refers to protection against liquid. E.g. a first number of 6 denotes that it is completely dustproof, and a second number of 7 denotes that the device can withstand full immersion in water.
    2.volume

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Clip 4)

    692.22cmΒ³

    Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
    A speaker driver is an individual transducer that converts electrical energy to sound waves. More drivers may result in better sound quality.
    The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
    5.has a neodymium magnet
    βœ–JBL Clip 4
    βœ–JBL Flip Essential
    Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
    6.control panel placed on a device
    βœ”JBL Clip 4
    βœ”JBL Flip Essential
    There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
    7.travel bag is included
    βœ–JBL Clip 4
    βœ–JBL Flip Essential
    The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
    8.has a touch screen
    βœ–JBL Clip 4
    βœ–JBL Flip Essential
    You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
    9.weather-sealed (splashproof)
    βœ”JBL Clip 4
    βœ”JBL Flip Essential
    The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

    Sound quality

    1.has stereo speakers
    βœ–JBL Clip 4
    βœ”JBL Flip Essential
    Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
    2.has a subwoofer
    βœ–JBL Clip 4
    βœ–JBL Flip Essential
    Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.
    3.highest frequency

    20000Hz

    20000Hz

    The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
    The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
    Audio output power is based on the number of speakers and their power in watts. High audio output power results in loud, clear sounds.
    6.Has a passive radiator
    βœ”JBL Clip 4
    βœ”JBL Flip Essential
    A passive radiator is a type of driver (speaker) that doesn't have a voice coil and a magnet. The sound vibrations produced by a passive radiator depend on its mass and the size of its enclosure. It is usually used in combination with a woofer to produce deep bass tones.
    7.number of microphones

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Clip 4)

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Flip Essential)

    More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
    8.has a noise-canceling microphone
    βœ–JBL Clip 4
    βœ–JBL Flip Essential
    These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
    9.Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Clip 4)

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Flip Essential)

    Signal-to-noise ratio is a measure that compares the level of a desired signal (meaningful information) to the level of background noise (unwanted signal), the bigger the less perceived noise.

    Power

    1.battery power

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Clip 4)

    3000mAh

    Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
    The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
    The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
    4.has a battery level indicator
    βœ”JBL Clip 4
    βœ”JBL Flip Essential
    An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
    5.has a rechargeable battery
    βœ”JBL Clip 4
    βœ”JBL Flip Essential
    The battery can be recharged and used over again.
    6.has a removable battery
    βœ–JBL Clip 4
    βœ–JBL Flip Essential
    The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
    7.has wireless charging
    βœ–JBL Clip 4
    βœ–JBL Flip Essential
    It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
    8.operating power consumption

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Clip 4)

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Flip Essential)

    How much power the device consumes when it's switched on.
    9.annual power consumption

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Clip 4)

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Flip Essential)

    The more power per year a device consumes, the less energy efficient it is, making it more costly over time.

    Connectivity

    1.multipoint count

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Clip 4)

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Flip Essential)

    Multipoint allows you to link to more Bluetooth devices and switch between them. For example you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
    Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
    3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
    βœ–JBL Clip 4
    βœ–JBL Flip Essential
    Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.
    4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
    βœ–JBL Clip 4
    βœ–JBL Flip Essential
    With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
    5.has an AUX input
    βœ–JBL Clip 4
    βœ”JBL Flip Essential
    An auxiliary input allows you to play other audio sources by connecting them through a simple audio connection like a 3.5mm jack, i.e for MP3 or portable DVD/CD player.
    6.has LDAC
    βœ–JBL Clip 4
    βœ–JBL Flip Essential
    LDAC is a codec developed by Sony for Bluetooth audio. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high resolution audio. It can also automatically adjust to a lower bitrate of 330kbps or 660kbps to increase stability.
    7.has aptX Adaptive
    βœ–JBL Clip 4
    βœ–JBL Flip Essential
    aptx Adaptive is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps), which means it can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio or reducing interference from other devices.
    8.has aptX HD
    βœ–JBL Clip 4
    βœ–JBL Flip Essential
    aptX HD is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
    9.Has Bluetooth aptX
    βœ–JBL Clip 4
    βœ–JBL Flip Essential
    aptX is a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly with Bluetooth. It is developed by Qualcomm, and supports 16-bit audio at a bit rate of 384kbps.

    Features

    1.Can be used wirelessly
    βœ”JBL Clip 4
    βœ”JBL Flip Essential
    Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
    2.supports a remote smartphone
    βœ”JBL Clip 4
    βœ”JBL Flip Essential
    This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.
    3.has voice commands
    βœ–JBL Clip 4
    βœ”JBL Flip Essential
    You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.
    4.Has a radio
    βœ–JBL Clip 4
    βœ–JBL Flip Essential
    A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
    5.Has voice prompts
    βœ–JBL Clip 4
    βœ”JBL Flip Essential
    With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.
    6.has a mute function
    βœ–JBL Clip 4
    βœ–JBL Flip Essential
    The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
    7.works as a power bank
    βœ–JBL Clip 4
    βœ–JBL Flip Essential
    The power bank feature allows you to use the battery to charge other devices, such as your smartphone.
    8.has a sleep timer
    βœ–JBL Clip 4
    βœ–JBL Flip Essential
    A sleep timer is a function that shuts off the power after a preset amount of time.
    9.internal storage

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Clip 4)

    Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Flip Essential)

    The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.

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