75points

JBL Flip 6

79points

Sonos Roam

JBL Flip 6
Comparison winner
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81 facts in comparison

JBL Flip 6 vs Sonos Roam

JBL Flip 6
Sonos Roam

Why is JBL Flip 6 better than Sonos Roam?

  • Has a subwoofer
    ?
  • Has a passive radiator
    ?
  • 2h longer battery life
    ?

    12hvs10h
  • Has USB Type-C
    ?
  • 94mm shorter
    ?

    74mmvs168mm

Why is Sonos Roam better than JBL Flip 6?

  • 32% less body volume
    ?

    624.96cmΒ³vs919.08cmΒ³
  • Supports Wi-Fi
    ?
  • Has voice commands
    ?
  • 1 more USB ports
    ?

    2vs1
  • Has a radio
    ?
  • Has a sleep timer
    ?
  • Supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
    ?
  • Supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
    ?

Price comparison

JBL Flip 6

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, Speaker for Home, Outdoor and Travel (Blue)
amazon logo
$130
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 (Renewed)
amazon logo
$110
JBL Flip 6 aliexpressJBL Flip 6 Powerful Bluetooth Speaker Wi...JBL Flip 6 Powerful Bluetooth Speaker Wireless Portable Waterproof Partybox Music Boombox For Jbl Filp 5 Charge 4 BT Speakers
aliexpress logo
$23
JBL Flip 6 aliexpressJBL Flip 6 Outdoor Stereo Bass Music Spe...JBL Flip 6 Outdoor Stereo Bass Music Speaker Wireless Portable IPX7 Waterproof Bluetooth-compatible Multi-Color Optional
aliexpress logo
$14
JBL Flip 6 aliexpressFor JBL Flip 6 Wireless Compatible Speak...For JBL Flip 6 Wireless Compatible Speaker 2022 For FLIP6 Portable IPX7 Outdoor Stereo Bass Music Track Independent Tweeter
aliexpress logo
$16

Sonos Roam

ProductStorePrice
Sonos Roam amazonSonos Roam - Black
amazon logo
$179
Sonos Roam amazonSonos Roam - White (2-Pack)
amazon logo
$358
Sonos Roam amazonSonos Roam - Lunar White
amazon logo
$177
Sonos Roam walmartSonos Roam - Smart speaker - for portabl...Sonos Roam - Smart speaker - for portable use - Wi-Fi App-controlled - 2-way - shadow black
walmart logo
$240
Sonos Roam walmartSonos Portable Bluetooth Speaker White ...Sonos Portable Bluetooth Speaker White ROAM1US1
walmart logo
$179
Sonos Roam aliexpressNew Anti-scratch Carrying Case Storage B...New Anti-scratch Carrying Case Storage Bag Protect Pouch Sleeve Cover Travel Case For Sonos Roam Bluetooth Speaker Shockproof
aliexpress logo
$6.89
Sonos Roam aliexpressPortable Square EVA Bluetooth-Compatible...Portable Square EVA Bluetooth-Compatible Speaker Protective Case For Sonos Roam Smart Speaker Shockproof Hard Carrying Bag
aliexpress logo
$6.13
Sonos Roam aliexpressPortable Honeycomb Protective Cover Shel...Portable Honeycomb Protective Cover Shell Silicone Case Skin Compatible With Sonos Roam Smart Bluetooth-compatible Speaker
aliexpress logo
$3.43

User reviews

Overall Rating

JBL Flip 6
6.3
3 User reviews
JBL Flip 6
6.3/10
3 User reviews
Sonos Roam
6.0
1 User reviews
Sonos Roam
6.0/10
1 User reviews

Features

Build quality

7.3/10
3 votes
8.0/10
1 votes

Sound quality

8.0/10
3 votes
8.0/10
1 votes

Design

8.7/10
3 votes
6.0/10
1 votes

Value for money

6.3/10
3 votes
2.0/10
1 votes

Portability

9.0/10
3 votes
8.0/10
1 votes

Comments

Sebas

Sebas

1 month ago

10 / 10

A great upgrade over the previous Flips

Sebas

Sebas

1 month 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
jorkata_bg

jorkata_bg

2 months ago

1 / 10

ITS JUST NOT GOOD

jorkata_bg

jorkata_bg

2 months ago

1 / 10

It's awkward and I hate it

Pros

  • Idk

Cons

  • Nz
0 users found this helpful
kushal

kushal

11 days ago

8 / 10

great product

kushal

kushal

11 days ago

8 / 10

nice sound quality with more battery life

0 users found this helpful

Design

1.volume

919.08cmΒ³

624.96cmΒ³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
2.drivers count

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

4

A speaker driver is an individual transducer that converts electrical energy to sound waves. More drivers may result in better sound quality.
3.control panel placed on a device
βœ”JBL Flip 6
βœ”Sonos Roam
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.
4.driver unit size

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

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sonos Roam)

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 Flip 6
βœ–Sonos Roam
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.travel bag is included
βœ–JBL Flip 6
βœ–Sonos Roam
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
7.has a touch screen
βœ–JBL Flip 6
βœ–Sonos Roam
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
8.weather-sealed (splashproof)
βœ”JBL Flip 6
βœ”Sonos Roam
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
9.is dustproof and water-resistant
βœ”JBL Flip 6
βœ”Sonos Roam
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.

Sound quality

1.has stereo speakers
βœ–JBL Flip 6
βœ–Sonos Roam
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 Flip 6
βœ–Sonos Roam
Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.
3.highest frequency

20000Hz

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sonos Roam)

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
4.lowest frequency

63Hz

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sonos Roam)

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
5.audio output power

2 x 15W

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sonos Roam)

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 Flip 6
βœ–Sonos Roam
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 Flip 6)

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
8.has a noise-canceling microphone
βœ–JBL Flip 6
βœ–Sonos Roam
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 Flip 6)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sonos Roam)

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

4800mAh

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sonos Roam)

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.
3.charge time

2.5h

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sonos Roam)

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
4.has a battery level indicator
βœ”JBL Flip 6
βœ”Sonos Roam
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.has a rechargeable battery
βœ”JBL Flip 6
βœ”Sonos Roam
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
6.has a removable battery
βœ–JBL Flip 6
βœ–Sonos Roam
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
7.can be used with standard batteries
βœ–JBL Flip 6
βœ”Sonos Roam
You can use the device with standard batteries instead of a power supply.
8.has wireless charging
βœ–JBL Flip 6
βœ”Sonos Roam
It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
9.operating power consumption

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

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sonos Roam)

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

Connectivity

1.multipoint count

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

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sonos Roam)

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 Flip 6
βœ–Sonos Roam
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 Flip 6
βœ–Sonos Roam
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
5.has an AUX input
βœ–JBL Flip 6
βœ–Sonos Roam
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 Flip 6
βœ–Sonos Roam
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 Flip 6
βœ–Sonos Roam
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 Flip 6
βœ–Sonos Roam
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 Flip 6
βœ–Sonos Roam
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 Flip 6
βœ”Sonos Roam
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.supports a remote smartphone
βœ”JBL Flip 6
βœ”Sonos Roam
This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.
3.has voice commands
βœ–JBL Flip 6
βœ”Sonos Roam
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 Flip 6
βœ”Sonos Roam
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 Flip 6
βœ”Sonos Roam
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 Flip 6
βœ”Sonos Roam
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
7.works as a power bank
βœ–JBL Flip 6
βœ–Sonos Roam
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 Flip 6
βœ”Sonos Roam
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 Flip 6)

4GB

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.

Price comparison

JBL Flip 6

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, Speaker for Home, Outdoor and Travel (Blue)
amazon logo
$130
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 (Renewed)
amazon logo
$110
JBL Flip 6 aliexpressJBL Flip 6 Powerful Bluetooth Speaker Wi...JBL Flip 6 Powerful Bluetooth Speaker Wireless Portable Waterproof Partybox Music Boombox For Jbl Filp 5 Charge 4 BT Speakers
aliexpress logo
$23
JBL Flip 6 aliexpressJBL Flip 6 Outdoor Stereo Bass Music Spe...JBL Flip 6 Outdoor Stereo Bass Music Speaker Wireless Portable IPX7 Waterproof Bluetooth-compatible Multi-Color Optional
aliexpress logo
$14
JBL Flip 6 aliexpressFor JBL Flip 6 Wireless Compatible Speak...For JBL Flip 6 Wireless Compatible Speaker 2022 For FLIP6 Portable IPX7 Outdoor Stereo Bass Music Track Independent Tweeter
aliexpress logo
$16

Sonos Roam

ProductStorePrice
Sonos Roam amazonSonos Roam - Black
amazon logo
$179
Sonos Roam amazonSonos Roam - White (2-Pack)
amazon logo
$358
Sonos Roam amazonSonos Roam - Lunar White
amazon logo
$177
Sonos Roam walmartSonos Roam - Smart speaker - for portabl...Sonos Roam - Smart speaker - for portable use - Wi-Fi App-controlled - 2-way - shadow black
walmart logo
$240
Sonos Roam walmartSonos Portable Bluetooth Speaker White ...Sonos Portable Bluetooth Speaker White ROAM1US1
walmart logo
$179
Sonos Roam aliexpressNew Anti-scratch Carrying Case Storage B...New Anti-scratch Carrying Case Storage Bag Protect Pouch Sleeve Cover Travel Case For Sonos Roam Bluetooth Speaker Shockproof
aliexpress logo
$6.89
Sonos Roam aliexpressPortable Square EVA Bluetooth-Compatible...Portable Square EVA Bluetooth-Compatible Speaker Protective Case For Sonos Roam Smart Speaker Shockproof Hard Carrying Bag
aliexpress logo
$6.13
Sonos Roam aliexpressPortable Honeycomb Protective Cover Shel...Portable Honeycomb Protective Cover Shell Silicone Case Skin Compatible With Sonos Roam Smart Bluetooth-compatible Speaker
aliexpress logo
$3.43

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