- Great sound quality for this size of speaker
- Compact, portable, and rugged
- Water resistant down to 1 meter
- Affordable price point
- Can pair with up to 100 other Flip 4s
- Only omni-directional sound
- No dedicated track management buttons
The JBL Flip 4 is our favorite budget-tier bluetooth speaker. Sounds great, very portable, durable, and easy to use.
The JBL Flip 4 is the best Bluetooth speaker under $100 so far released in 2017. Not only does it sound great (yes, better than JBL Flip 3 and UE WONDERBOOM), but also it’s compact, portable, and durable. It’s water resistant down to 1 meter and features buttons for volume, Bluetooth pairing, and pause/play. And actually the pause/play button can be turned into a Siri/Google Assistant button, either way. We also like this speaker because it has good Bluetooth range and stability, especially outside with a clear line of sight.
Even more, you can pair the Flip 4 with up to 100 other Flip 4 speakers to make a crazy party. For now, it’s only other Flip 4s, but hopefully we will see other devices in the future that support the technology. On the downside, it doesn’t shoot out 360 degrees of sound and there are no dedicated track management buttons. Also, the bass could be deeper and we do hear distortions at higher volumes. Other than that, it’s a killer bluetooth speaker. We really like this one.