JBL Flip 2 box and speaker
JBL Flip 2 box and speaker

In the market for a bluetooth speaker? look no further. JBL have the answer with their speaker known as the Flip 2.

Like most modern gadgets, the Flip 2’s packaging is minimal, the box simply contained the speaker and its sturdy neoprene carrying case. Upon further inspection, the carrying case held the charger and instructions to the bluetooth speaker. To be fair JBL could have done without the instructions. It’s that easy to use. Press the on/off button on the side of the speaker, hit the bluetooth button and pair with your device and bang! you are ready to go.


I am one of those difficult people who decided to run an Android phone whilst all my other tech is an Apple product.  This tends to bring about connectivity problems. The JBL Flip 2 has had no problems whatsoever, seamlessly connecting to my phone, Macbook and iPad.

What is great about this little speaker is that you can stand it up or lie it down depending or where you want to place it. six inches in height and crafted in beautiful metal and white rubber, it is very easy to mistake the design as part of the new Apple Mac family which is a compliment in its own right.

Another trick it pulls out of the hat, is that this speaker is also a speakerphone, great for an office or simply if you don’t want to hold your phone to your ear as you go about your business.

Testing it with two tracks, Outkast’s Rosa Parks and Muse’s Symphony part 3 where both tracks offer completely different levels of bass, treble and mid tones, the Flip 2 worked wonderfully for such a small speaker. At the beginning of Rosa Parks, there is a faint beat which is normally lost on headphones and some speakers however the JBL worked wonderfully. This speaker sounds a lot larger than it actually is and can compete with some of the top end speakers out there.

The downside that I have found with this speaker, is the battery life. It lasts 5 hours which is great but depending on the volume that figure may drop. I have found if you can plug it just do that and leave the wireless playing for when you really need it.

So go try it out and I can assure you, you will not be disappointed.

Spec Sheet:

Transducers: 40mm x2

Amplifier power: 2x6w

Frequency response: 100Hz – 20KHz

Signal to noise ratio: 80dB

Input connections: AUX/ Bluetooth

Battery: 5hrs listening time

Charge time: 3 hours by adapter


Author: Nikolai Attard

Just a Malteser living in London, working as a PR/social media consultant and writing about things I find interesting on the side.

12 thoughts on “REVIEW: JBL Flip 2”

  1. This review is very helpful. Thank you.
    Can you tell me: how easy is it to switch devices? Does it remember previously paired devices to make for easy switching, or do you have to unpair it with one device before you can pair it with a second device?
    Thank you!

    1. It’s pretty easy. As soon as the device is paired the phone, tablet or laptop are remembered. It’s always best to turn off Bluetooth on the other devices.

  2. Kindly let me know which is one best JBL Flip 2 or JBL Charge. I don’t care battery life.

    1. JBL Flip 2 is better Than JBL Charge But JBL Charge 2 is better than flip 2 coz it has got 2 woofers in both sides of speaker and also you cal connect 3 mobiles at a time and also Both Speakers JBL Charge And Charge 2 Has 12 Hrs Of Battery Life whereas Flip 2 has got on 6 hrs of battery life and you can also charge your mobile phone In JBL Charge or charge 2 My opinion is to wait for sometime and Buy JBL Charge 2

  3. Got one last week, love it outstanding for its size and price. I’d like to see the speakers inside, but I’m not opening it.

  4. I bought 1 yesterday and is there a way to fix the weak signal? Because it keeps on skipping or cutting whenver I’m just turning away from the speaker, oh btw it a Flip 2

    1. I haven’t found there to be much issue with the connection. I only found that connectivity was weak when battery was low other than that it has been fine.

      1. I charged it for 3 hours (as indicated in the instruction), it did improved it a bit, but I’m only 8 ft. away and it keeps on skipping I hope it’s not a defective unit 😦

      1. Thank you! I don’t hear particularly well. I have an android phone with some GPS software on it. I’m going to be renting a car and driving to a town about 5 hours from Paris. This means I can use the GPS in the phone, listen to a little music/driving directions, and still charge it.

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