JBL Charge 4 vs JBL Flip 5 Full Specification

JBL Charge 4 vs JBL Flip 5 Full Specification

JBL Charge 4 vs JBL Flip 5 Full Specification: JBL’s wireless waterproof speakers are hard to beat if you’re looking for powerful Bluetooth sound in a lightweight and robust package. For a gathering, both models will offer plenty of volume. However, given the significant improvement in clarity, bass, and soundstage, I would typically advise choosing the larger Charge 4. And unless you’re looking for something very small in size, the Charge 4 seems like a reasonable investment given that there is only a $50 price increase.

The Flip 5 is preferable if you intend to purchase additional JBL speakers to create a synchronized multi-speaker system. If not, you might later encounter compatibility problems.Having said that, JBL seems to relish torturing us with continual updates to its most well-liked models. JBL recently introduced the Flip 5.

JBL Charge 4 vs JBL Flip 5 Full Specification

JBL Charge 4 Spec

Speaker System
Power Output 30 W
Passive Radiators 2
Frequency Response 60 Hz to 20 kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio >80 dB
Built-In Mic No
Bluetooth 4.2
Transmitter Power 20 dBm
Bluetooth Transmitter Modulation π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK, GFSK
Radio Tuner None
Wired Connectivity
Inputs 1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm Stereo (Audio)
Outputs 1 x USB Type-C (Power)
USB Power Output 5 VDC at 2.3 A


JBL Charge 4 Spec

Capacity (mAh) 7800 mAh
Battery Chemistry Lithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)
Battery Voltage 3.6 V
Estimated Battery Life 20 Hours
Memory Card Slot None
IP Rating IPX7
Dimensions (W x H x D) 8.66 x 3.74 x 3.66″ / 220 x 95 x 93 mm
Weight 2.1 lb / 955 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 3.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.3 x 6.1 x 4.4″

JBL Flip 5 Spec

Speaker System
Power Output 20 W
Drivers 1 x 1.7 x 3.1″ / 44 x 80 mm
Frequency Response 65 Hz to 20 kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio >80 dB
Bluetooth Connectivity
Bluetooth 4.2
Supported Bluetooth Profiles A2DP 1.3
Transmitter Power 11 dBm
Bluetooth Transmitter Modulation π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK, GFSK


JBL Flip 5 Spec

Wired Connectivity
Inputs 1 x USB Type-C (Power)
Outputs None
Battery Capacity 4800 mAh
Battery Chemistry Lithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)
Battery Voltage 3.6 V
Estimated Battery Life 12 Hours
DC Input Power 5 VDC at 3 A
Memory Card Slot None
IP Rating IPX7
Dimensions (W x H x D) 7.13 x 2.91 x 2.72″ / 181 x 74 x 69 mm
Weight 1.19 lb / 540 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.66 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.7 x 4.3 x 4.1″

JBL Charge 4 vs JBL Flip 5 Features

JBL Charge 4 Features

Bluetooth streaming wirelessly: Take turns listening to your favorite music by wirelessly connecting this speaker to up to two smartphones or tablets.
20 hours of gameplay
Up to 20 hours of playtime are supported by the internal rechargeable LiPo 7800mAh battery, which charges your device using a USB Type-C port.
Waterproof IPX7: Without worrying about spills or even submersion in water, take the Charge 4 to the beach or the pool.
Extra Input: You can directly plug your headphones into the aux input to listen to your favorite songs in private.
Strong and Tough Fabric: This speaker is covered in a tough, resilient fabric that is made to safeguard your speaker in any setting.
Bass Radiator JBL: JBL sound that is loud and clear is produced by dual passive radiators that are powerful and ear-catching.

JBL Flip 5 Features

For a better audio experience, connect two JBL PartyBoost compatible speakers to one another.
Power Source: Rechargeable
Up to 12 hours of playtime are supported by the internal 4800mAh rechargeable LiPo battery, which can be recharged in as little as 2.5 hours.
Durable and robust
This speaker’s sturdy fabric construction and tough rubber housing make it suitable for use both indoors and outdoors.

JBL Charge 4 &JBL Flip 5 Common Features

Controls in Design and Functionality

The same standard controls, such as play/pause, track skipping (though you can’t skip backwards), and volume control, are available on both of these speakers.

JBL Charge 4 Functions and Controls


Both of these models are devoid of microphones. When you receive a call while your mobile device and speaker are paired, the caller will be audible on the speaker of your phone rather than the JBL speaker.

Connection for Multiple Speakers

This will disappoint some JBL owners. With the launch of the new Flip 5, JBL has transformed its “Connect+” feature (used by the Charge 4) into “PartyBoost.” You can pair or synchronize multiple JBL speakers using these features. However, PartyBoost and Connect+ are incompatible. Therefore, I was unable to link the Flip 5 to the Charge 4. As a result, if you purchase the most recent JBL flip speakers, you cannot connect them to earlier designs. Sneaky.

Charger and Battery

The Charge 4 provides 8 more hours of playtime (20) than the Flip 5, which only offers 12 hours of usage.

The Flip 5 charges completely in 2.5 hours compared to the Charge 4’s 4.5 hours. Additionally, both devices charge via a USB-C connection. (Charging cables are supplied in the package.)

When you turn on either speaker, a battery level indicator will light up. The Flip 5 uses a single glowing white line that dims in brightness as the battery life starts to decline, whereas the Charge 4 uses a series of glowing dots to indicate how much battery life is left.

The Charge 4 USB-C charging connection and power bank are shown below the Flip 5 USB-C charging connection.

A Flip 5 USB-C charging cable is included.

Cable Connection

The Charge 4 differs from the Flip 5 in that it has a 3.5mm audio input, allowing you to connect the speaker to your device with a cable. (An auxiliary cable is not provided.) The Charge 4 must still be turned on even though the cable is attached to your device.

Special Features

Naturally, one of the key benefits of choosing the larger Charge 4 is that the speaker doubles as a charging bank, enabling you to charge your mobile device.

Rating for Waterproof

Both designs have an IPX7 waterproof rating, meaning the speakers can be submerged in water for about 30 minutes up to a depth of three feet. Therefore, don’t worry if the speaker falls off your pelican floaty; just take in the show and crack a beer. Both speakers can undoubtedly withstand being exposed to the rain for a while.



The Charge 4 is surprisingly not much louder than the Flip 5. Since the Flip 4, JBL has increased the Flip’s volume. But when compared to the Flip 5, the Charge 4 sounds much better, and the larger soundstage gives the device a more spacious impression overall. 

Bass Wavelengths

Naturally, the Charge 4 will provide you with broader, stronger bass frequencies. And once the Charge 4’s volume is turned up to its highest setting, you can almost feel your belly button vibrate. The Flip 5 produces a much smaller amount of low end, in contrast.


The degree of clarity provided is another significant difference. The Charge 4 offers a sound that is much more transparent. Additionally, tracks with complex arrangements sound much cleaner. Therefore, the Charge 4 definitely provides a wider and more detailed range of sound.


The feeling of spacefulness produced by these two models differs greatly. In contrast to the relatively small sound of the Flip 5, the Charge 4’s soundstage feels expansive and sweeping. And when you switch to the larger model, you’ll see this as the biggest improvement. The Charge 4 is preferable if you’re looking for that big room sound and intend to host more than 10 guests at your next pool. However, the difference in maximum volume levels is not particularly significant. Therefore, the Flip 5 is adequate if all you need is background music for your fourth hour of beer pong.

JBL Charge 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review

With the JBL Charge 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker, you can listen to music anywhere. You can use the Charge 4 worry-free by the pool or at the beach thanks to its waterproof design. With a proprietary driver and twin JBL bass radiators for rich low-end sound, JBL fits high quality audio reproduction into the Charge 4 even though it has a small form factor. All day long, the Charge 4 wireless speaker can stream music from your smartphone, and you can enhance the sound environment by connecting it to other JBL Connect+-capable speakers. From a small backyard gathering to a big party, it supports connecting with more than 100 different speakers.

JBL Flip 5 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker Review

With the ocean blue JBL Flip 5 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker, you can bring the party with you wherever you go. To stream music from your Bluetooth-enabled devices, including smartphones and tablets, use the Flip 5. This speaker produces a lot of sound thanks to its racetrack-shaped driver and 20W of audio power. You can bring this speaker to the beach or the pool without worrying about getting it wet thanks to its IPX7 waterproof rating, and it is made of sturdy, long-lasting materials. With the Flip 5, you can listen to your favorite music all day long thanks to its more than 12-hour battery life.




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