69points

JBL Flip 6

58points

JBL Flip Essential

Comparison winner
JBL Flip 6
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JBL Flip 6 vs JBL Flip Essential

JBL Flip 6
JBL Flip Essential

Why is JBL Flip 6 better than JBL Flip Essential?

  • Has a subwoofer
    ?
  • 17Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    63Hzvs80Hz
  • Is dustproof and water-resistant
    ?
  • 44W more audio output power
    ?

    3 x 20Wvs2 x 8W
  • 1 newer Bluetooth version
    ?

    5.1vs4.1
  • 2h longer battery life
    ?

    12hvs10h
  • 1.6x more battery power
    ?

    4800mAhvs3000mAh
  • 1h shorter charge time
    ?

    2.5hvs3.5h

Why is JBL Flip Essential better than JBL Flip 6?

  • Has stereo speakers
    ?
  • 24.68% less body volume
    ?

    692.22cmΒ³vs919.08cmΒ³
  • Has an AUX input
    ?
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
    ?
  • Has voice commands
    ?
  • 1 more USB ports
    ?

    2vs1
  • 70g lighter
    ?

    470gvs540g
  • 10mm shorter
    ?

    64mmvs74mm

Price comparison

JBL Flip 6

Buy used:

$100

ProductStorePrice
JBL Flip 6 amazonJBL Flip 6 - Portable Bluetooth Speaker,...JBL Flip 6 - Portable Bluetooth Speaker, powerful sound and deep bass, IPX7 waterproof, 12 hours of playtime, JBL PartyBoost for multiple speaker pairing for home, outdoor and travel (Blue)
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$100
JBL Flip 6 amazonJBL Flip 6 - Portable Bluetooth Speaker,...JBL Flip 6 - Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Powerful Sound and deep bass, IPX7 Waterproof, 12 Hours of Playtime- Black (Renewed)
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$79
JBL Flip 6 amazonJBL Flip 6 - Portable Bluetooth Speaker,...JBL Flip 6 - Portable Bluetooth Speaker, powerful sound and deep bass, IPX7 waterproof, 12 hours of playtime, JBL PartyBoost for multiple speaker pairing for home, outdoor and travel (Teal)
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$100
JBL Flip 6 amazonJBL FLIP 6 Portable Wireless Bluetooth I...JBL FLIP 6 Portable Wireless Bluetooth IP67 Waterproof Speaker Bundle with Boomph Silicone Protective Case - Black
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$119
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$100
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$113
JBL Flip 6 ebay-newJBL FLIP 6 Wireless Portable Waterproof ...JBL FLIP 6 Wireless Portable Waterproof Speaker - Blue
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$104
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$113
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$8.49
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$11

JBL Flip Essential

Buy used:

$84

ProductStorePrice
JBL Flip Essential amazonAode JBL Flip Essential Portable Waterpr...Aode JBL Flip Essential Portable Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with up to 10 Hours of Playtime - Gunmetal Grey
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$90
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$83
JBL Flip Essential ebay-new-NEW- JBL Flip Essential Bluetooth Speak...-NEW- JBL Flip Essential Bluetooth Speaker - Metallic
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$84
JBL Flip Essential ebay-newJBL Flip Essential Portable Bluetooth Sp...JBL Flip Essential Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Gun Metal Black... NEW
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$89
JBL Flip Essential aliexpressN58E Silicone Cover Skin Travel With St...N58E Silicone Cover Skin Travel With Strap Carabiner for Jbl FLIP ESSENTIAL 2
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$4.49
JBL Flip Essential aliexpressPortable Silicone Protective Travel Sof...Portable Silicone Protective Travel Soft Silicone Storage Pouch with Shoulder Strap for Jbl FLIP ESSENTIAL 2 Speaker Case
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$4.27
JBL Flip Essential aliexpressJBL Original FLIP ESSENTIAL Wireless Blu...JBL Original FLIP ESSENTIAL Wireless Bluetooth Speaker IPX7 Waterproof Outdoor Portable Speakers Deep Bass Party Speaker 10 Hour
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$98

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User reviews

Overall rating

JBL Flip 6
8.1
7 User reviews
JBL Flip 6
8.1/10
7 User reviews
JBL Flip Essential
8.4
7 User reviews
JBL Flip Essential
8.4/10
7 User reviews

Features

Build quality

8.7/10
7 votes
8.0/10
7 votes

Sound quality

9.1/10
7 votes
9.0/10
7 votes

Design

9.4/10
7 votes
8.7/10
7 votes

Value for money

8.4/10
7 votes
8.7/10
7 votes

Portability

9.6/10
7 votes
8.6/10
7 votes

Comments

Sebas

Sebas

1 year ago

10 / 10

A great upgrade over the previous Flips

Sebas

Sebas

1 year ago

10 / 10

After testing the JBL Flip 6 for many weeks, I have my review now and I gotta say this little guy rocks! One of the things I really like of JBL speakers are their designs. It's like JBL got an identity with these designs and I gotta admit it just looks great, but ofc you don't buy a speaker to see it with your eyes, so let's talk about sound. This is one of the best sounding portable speakers I tried. Out of the box, I felt like it needed more bass (some of the songs I played did have deeper lows which the Flip 6 was not able to play until I boosted bass), fortunately JBL provides an EQ on its app which is really easy to use and works as expected. After changing some bands, this little guy began to sound great. It has pretty good bass, good mids and great highs too. Definition and sparkle is not missing here so no matter what you play, it's going to sound great. Another thing I liked about its sound is it's output power which for its size is amazing. Coming from a Flip 4, difference is day and night in terms of sound and output power. Not only the Flip 6 sounds better but also it's much more powerful than the Flip 4. This is one of those rare cases where I just turn on the speaker and listen to my music without any worry or issue about it. Compared with the XB33, I always had to open the EQ and keep changing stuff because it wasn't consistent at all. In some songs it sounded good but in some others it was terrible but with the Flip 6, I didn't ran into that issue. Talking about battery, it was pretty good too. I managed to achieve about 9-11h of battery and charging speeds are also pretty fast too. It uses USB-C for charging and that's a nice upgrade (Flip 4 used microUSB). Even though we lost hands-free capabilities and the 3.5mm jack, I didn't ran into the situation where I missed those things. Fortunately, I didn't. Now let's talk about price, is it worth it? If you manage to get it for 100$ or below I would say yes, absolutely. I got it for 97$ and I'm loving this thing. I absolutely recommend it!

Pros

  • Powerful and rich sound
  • EQ easy to use
  • Portable
  • Great design
  • Great battery life

Cons

  • No 3.5mm Jack
  • No Hands-Free capabilities
  • SBC Codec
  • Mono Sound
  • Can't go as deep as 20hz
3 users found this helpful
kushal

kushal

11 months ago

8 / 10

great product

kushal

kushal

11 months ago

8 / 10

nice sound quality with more battery life

1 users found this helpful
Hans-Olov

Hans-Olov

7 months ago

8 / 10

Ger en ultimat ljudupplevelse fΓΆr en rimlig slant!

Hans-Olov

Hans-Olov

7 months ago

8 / 10

Bra ljud, lΓ€ttjobbad, mycket prisvΓ€rd!

Pros

  • Mycket bra ljud i litet format!

Cons

  • Inga!
1 users found this helpful

Design

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.
volume

919.08cmΒ³

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.
drivers count

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Flip 6)

2

A speaker driver is an individual transducer that converts electrical energy to sound waves. More drivers may result in better sound quality.
driver unit size

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Flip 6)

40mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
has a neodymium magnet
βœ–JBL Flip 6
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.
control panel placed on a device
βœ”JBL Flip 6
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.
travel bag is included
βœ–JBL Flip 6
βœ–JBL Flip Essential
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
has a touch screen
βœ–JBL Flip 6
βœ–JBL Flip Essential
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
weather-sealed (splashproof)
βœ”JBL Flip 6
βœ”JBL Flip Essential
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Sound quality

has stereo speakers
βœ–JBL Flip 6
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.
has a subwoofer
βœ”JBL Flip 6
βœ–JBL Flip Essential
Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.
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

3 x 20W

2 x 8W

Audio output power is based on the number of speakers and their power in watts. High audio output power results in loud, clear sounds.
Has a passive radiator
βœ”JBL Flip 6
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.
number of microphones

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Flip 6)

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.
has a noise-canceling microphone
βœ–JBL Flip 6
βœ–JBL Flip Essential
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
Signal-to-noise ratio (SNR)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Flip 6)

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

battery power

4800mAh

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.
charge time

2.5h

3.5h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
has a battery level indicator
βœ”JBL Flip 6
βœ”JBL Flip Essential
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
has a rechargeable battery
βœ”JBL Flip 6
βœ”JBL Flip Essential
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
has a removable battery
βœ–JBL Flip 6
βœ–JBL Flip Essential
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
has wireless charging
βœ–JBL Flip 6
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.
operating power consumption

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Flip 6)

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

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

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Flip 6)

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

multipoint count

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Flip 6)

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.
supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
βœ–JBL Flip 6
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.
has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
βœ–JBL Flip 6
βœ”JBL Flip Essential
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
has an AUX input
βœ–JBL Flip 6
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.
has LDAC
βœ–JBL Flip 6
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.
has aptX Adaptive
βœ–JBL Flip 6
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.
has aptX HD
βœ–JBL Flip 6
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).
has aptX
βœ–JBL Flip 6
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

Can be used wirelessly
βœ”JBL Flip 6
βœ”JBL Flip Essential
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
supports a remote smartphone
βœ”JBL Flip 6
βœ”JBL Flip Essential
This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.
has voice commands
βœ–JBL Flip 6
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.
Has a radio
βœ–JBL Flip 6
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.
Has voice prompts
βœ–JBL Flip 6
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.
has a mute function
βœ–JBL Flip 6
βœ–JBL Flip Essential
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
works as a power bank
βœ–JBL Flip 6
βœ–JBL Flip Essential
The power bank feature allows you to use the battery to charge other devices, such as your smartphone.
has a sleep timer
βœ–JBL Flip 6
βœ–JBL Flip Essential
A sleep timer is a function that shuts off the power after a preset amount of time.
internal storage

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Flip 6)

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.

Miscellaneous

supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
βœ–JBL Flip 6
βœ–JBL Flip Essential
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
βœ–JBL Flip 6
βœ–JBL Flip Essential
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

Price comparison

JBL Flip 6

Buy used:

$100

ProductStorePrice
JBL Flip 6 amazonJBL Flip 6 - Portable Bluetooth Speaker,...JBL Flip 6 - Portable Bluetooth Speaker, powerful sound and deep bass, IPX7 waterproof, 12 hours of playtime, JBL PartyBoost for multiple speaker pairing for home, outdoor and travel (Blue)
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$100
JBL Flip 6 amazonJBL Flip 6 - Portable Bluetooth Speaker,...JBL Flip 6 - Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Powerful Sound and deep bass, IPX7 Waterproof, 12 Hours of Playtime- Black (Renewed)
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$79
JBL Flip 6 amazonJBL Flip 6 - Portable Bluetooth Speaker,...JBL Flip 6 - Portable Bluetooth Speaker, powerful sound and deep bass, IPX7 waterproof, 12 hours of playtime, JBL PartyBoost for multiple speaker pairing for home, outdoor and travel (Teal)
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$100
JBL Flip 6 amazonJBL FLIP 6 Portable Wireless Bluetooth I...JBL FLIP 6 Portable Wireless Bluetooth IP67 Waterproof Speaker Bundle with Boomph Silicone Protective Case - Black
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$119
JBL Flip 6 ebay-newJBL Flip 6 Waterproof Portable Rechargea...JBL Flip 6 Waterproof Portable Rechargeable Bluetooth Speaker
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$100
JBL Flip 6 ebay-newJBL Flip 6 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth...JBL Flip 6 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
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$113
JBL Flip 6 ebay-newJBL FLIP 6 Wireless Portable Waterproof ...JBL FLIP 6 Wireless Portable Waterproof Speaker - Blue
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$104
JBL Flip 6 ebay-newJBL FLIP 6 Wireless Portable Waterproof ...JBL FLIP 6 Wireless Portable Waterproof Speaker - Blue
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$113
JBL Flip 6 aliexpressPortable Hard Travel Carry Storage Prote...Portable Hard Travel Carry Storage Protective Case Box Cover For JBL Flip 6/ Flip6 Speaker Extra Space for Plug&Cable 5 Colors
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$8.12
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$8.49
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$11

JBL Flip Essential

Buy used:

$84

ProductStorePrice
JBL Flip Essential amazonAode JBL Flip Essential Portable Waterpr...Aode JBL Flip Essential Portable Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with up to 10 Hours of Playtime - Gunmetal Grey
amazon logo
$90
JBL Flip Essential amazonJBL Flip Essential Bluetooth Box in Grau...JBL Flip Essential Bluetooth Box in Grau - Wasserdichter, portabler Lautsprecher mit herausragendem Sound - Bis zu 10 Stunden kabellos Musik abspielen
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$83
JBL Flip Essential ebay-new-NEW- JBL Flip Essential Bluetooth Speak...-NEW- JBL Flip Essential Bluetooth Speaker - Metallic
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$84
JBL Flip Essential ebay-newJBL Flip Essential Portable Bluetooth Sp...JBL Flip Essential Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Gun Metal Black... NEW
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$89
JBL Flip Essential aliexpressN58E Silicone Cover Skin Travel With St...N58E Silicone Cover Skin Travel With Strap Carabiner for Jbl FLIP ESSENTIAL 2
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$4.49
JBL Flip Essential aliexpressPortable Silicone Protective Travel Sof...Portable Silicone Protective Travel Soft Silicone Storage Pouch with Shoulder Strap for Jbl FLIP ESSENTIAL 2 Speaker Case
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$4.27
JBL Flip Essential aliexpressJBL Original FLIP ESSENTIAL Wireless Blu...JBL Original FLIP ESSENTIAL Wireless Bluetooth Speaker IPX7 Waterproof Outdoor Portable Speakers Deep Bass Party Speaker 10 Hour
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$98

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