71points
47points

JBL Charge 4

57points
43points

JBL Flip Essential

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Cost-effectiveness winner
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45 facts in comparison

JBL Charge 4 vs JBL Flip Essential

JBL Charge 4
JBL Flip Essential

Why is JBL Charge 4 better than JBL Flip Essential?

  • 20Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    60Hzvs80Hz
  • 14W more audio output power
    ?

    1 x 30Wvs2 x 8W
  • Is dustproof and water-resistant
    ?
  • 0.1 newer Bluetooth version
    ?

    4.2vs4.1
  • 2.5x more battery power
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    7500mAhvs3000mAh
  • 10h longer battery life
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    20hvs10h
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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  • Has USB Type-C
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Why is JBL Flip Essential better than JBL Charge 4?

  • Has stereo speakers
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  • 64.39% less body volume
    ?

    692.22cm³vs1943.7cm³
  • 1 more drivers
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    2vs1
  • 2h shorter charge time
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    3.5hvs5.5h
  • 1 more USB ports
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    2vs1
  • Has voice commands
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  • 43.44% cheaper
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    93.45 €vs165.20829846347542 €
  • 490g lighter
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    470gvs960g

Price comparison

JBL Charge 4

Buy used:

$129.99

ProductStorePrice
JBL Charge 4 AmazonJBL Enceinte Bluetooth Charge 4 Bleu
Amazon logo
$129.99
JBL Charge 4 AmazonJBL Charge 4 - Waterproof Portable Bluet...JBL Charge 4 - Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Green
Amazon logo
$149.00
JBL Charge 4 AmazonJBL Charge 4 - Waterproof Portable Bluet...JBL Charge 4 - Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Blue
Amazon logo
$124.95
JBL Charge 4 AmazonJBL Charge 4 - Waterproof Portable Bluet...JBL Charge 4 - Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Gray
Amazon logo
$139.99
JBL Charge 4 banggood_wwBakeey 4 in1アルミニウムヘッドセットMagneticWireless...Bakeey 4 in1アルミニウムヘッドセットMagneticWireless Charging Stand Holder for Airpods for iwatch for iPhone
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¥4,217.00
JBL Charge 4 banggood_wwAODUKE AJWXC007X 4 in 118Wワイヤレス充電器ドック充電ス...AODUKE AJWXC007X 4 in 118Wワイヤレス充電器ドック充電ステーションヘッドフォンスタンドアルミニウム合金18W充電スタンドiPhone用12Pro MAX for iwatch1 / 2/3/4/5エアポッドforSa
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¥6,561.00
JBL Charge 4 banggood_wwA13 4-in-1 TWSデュアルBluetoothイヤフォンデジタルディスプ...A13 4-in-1 TWSデュアルBluetoothイヤフォンデジタルディスプレイタッチインイヤースポーツイヤホン電話充電器付きLED懐中電灯時計ディスプレイ
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¥3,046.00
JBL Charge 4 dealextreme2500mAh Battery+ 4-Slot Charging Dock w/...2500mAh Battery+ 4-Slot Charging Dock w/ Indicator for Wii U - White
dealextreme logo
$28.97
JBL Charge 4 dealextremeBOZLUN B31 Smart Watch Waterproof Blueto...BOZLUN B31 Smart Watch Waterproof Bluetooth 4.0 USB Charging 0.96 Inch IPS Color Screen
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$31.49
JBL Charge 4 dealextremeCOLMI P8 Pro Smartwatch Waterproof Magne...COLMI P8 Pro Smartwatch Waterproof Magnetic Charging 1.4inch 2. 5D Curved Glass Bluetooth 4.2
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$30.99

JBL Flip Essential

Buy used:

$79.95

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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$97.00
JBL Flip Essential dealextremeBASEUS LED Ring Light 120LED Lamp Beads ...BASEUS LED Ring Light 120LED Lamp Beads 360 Degree Rotatable Gimbal Universal Hose 180 Degree Flip Bracket Table Tripod
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$26.99

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User reviews

Overall Rating

JBL Charge 4
9.5
2 User reviews
JBL Charge 4
9.5/10
2 User reviews
JBL Flip Essential
0.0
0 User reviews
JBL Flip Essential
0.0/10
0 User reviews

Features

Build quality

10.0/10
2 votes
No reviews yet

Sound quality

10.0/10
2 votes
No reviews yet

Design

9.5/10
2 votes
No reviews yet

Value for money

9.5/10
2 votes
No reviews yet

Portability

9.5/10
2 votes
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Comments

Fabio

Fabio

3 months ago

9 / 10

Good value for the price

Fabio

Fabio

3 months ago

9 / 10

It has everything one can ask to a portable speaker: good sound, can get loud and is resistant. It uses USB-C and the design is beautiful. You can buy it in different colours

Pros

  • Solid build
  • USB-C

Cons

  • No microphone
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8D

8D

5 days ago

10 / 10

крутая удобная водонепроницаемая порт. калонка

8D

8D

5 days ago

10 / 10

7500mAh аккум в колонке хватит зарядить телефон и еще послушать музыку

Pros

  • порт для зарядки USB TYPE C
  • 7500mAh
  • может заряжать телефон

Cons

  • при подкл. зарядки и aux есть громкие помехи
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Design

1.volume

1943.7cm³

692.22cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
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
JBL Charge 4
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.
4.weather-sealed (splashproof)
JBL Charge 4
JBL Flip Essential
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
5.is dustproof and water-resistant
JBL Charge 4
JBL Flip Essential
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.
6.has a detachable cable
JBL Charge 4
JBL Flip Essential
With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
7.weight

960g

470g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
8.Has a remote control
JBL Charge 4
JBL Flip Essential
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
9.height

95mm

64mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.

Sound quality

1.has stereo speakers
JBL Charge 4
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.
The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
3.Has a passive radiator
JBL Charge 4
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.
Audio output power is based on the number of speakers and their power in watts. High audio output power results in loud, clear sounds.
5.highest frequency

20000Hz

20000Hz

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

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
JBL Charge 4
JBL Flip Essential
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
2.has a battery level indicator
JBL Charge 4
JBL Flip Essential
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.battery power

7500mAh

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.
The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
6.has wireless charging
JBL Charge 4
JBL Flip Essential
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
7.can be used with standard batteries
JBL Charge 4
JBL Flip Essential
You can use the device with standard batteries instead of a power supply.
8.has a removable battery
JBL Charge 4
JBL Flip Essential
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.has an AUX input
JBL Charge 4
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.
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 Wi-Fi
JBL Charge 4
JBL Flip Essential
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
JBL Charge 4
JBL Flip Essential
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
5.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
JBL Charge 4
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.
With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
7.Has USB Type-C
JBL Charge 4
JBL Flip Essential
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
8.has a 3.5mm male connector
JBL Charge 4
JBL Flip Essential
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
9.has an external memory slot
JBL Charge 4
JBL Flip Essential
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.

Features

1.Can be used wirelessly
JBL Charge 4
JBL Flip Essential
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.supports a remote smartphone
JBL Charge 4
JBL Flip Essential
This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.
3.Has a radio
JBL Charge 4
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.
4.has voice commands
JBL Charge 4
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.
5.has a sleep timer
JBL Charge 4
JBL Flip Essential
A sleep timer is a function that shuts off the power after a preset amount of time.
6.Has voice prompts
JBL Charge 4
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.

Miscellaneous

1.Price (global median value)

165.21 €

93.45 €

Updated on Mon Nov 29 2021
The global median price is determined by calculating the median value of all the prices available for a product, taking into account all markets.

Price comparison

JBL Charge 4

Buy used:

$129.99

ProductStorePrice
JBL Charge 4 AmazonJBL Enceinte Bluetooth Charge 4 Bleu
Amazon logo
$129.99
JBL Charge 4 AmazonJBL Charge 4 - Waterproof Portable Bluet...JBL Charge 4 - Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Green
Amazon logo
$149.00
JBL Charge 4 AmazonJBL Charge 4 - Waterproof Portable Bluet...JBL Charge 4 - Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Blue
Amazon logo
$124.95
JBL Charge 4 AmazonJBL Charge 4 - Waterproof Portable Bluet...JBL Charge 4 - Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Gray
Amazon logo
$139.99
JBL Charge 4 banggood_wwBakeey 4 in1アルミニウムヘッドセットMagneticWireless...Bakeey 4 in1アルミニウムヘッドセットMagneticWireless Charging Stand Holder for Airpods for iwatch for iPhone
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¥4,217.00
JBL Charge 4 banggood_wwAODUKE AJWXC007X 4 in 118Wワイヤレス充電器ドック充電ス...AODUKE AJWXC007X 4 in 118Wワイヤレス充電器ドック充電ステーションヘッドフォンスタンドアルミニウム合金18W充電スタンドiPhone用12Pro MAX for iwatch1 / 2/3/4/5エアポッドforSa
banggood_ww logo
¥6,561.00
JBL Charge 4 banggood_wwA13 4-in-1 TWSデュアルBluetoothイヤフォンデジタルディスプ...A13 4-in-1 TWSデュアルBluetoothイヤフォンデジタルディスプレイタッチインイヤースポーツイヤホン電話充電器付きLED懐中電灯時計ディスプレイ
banggood_ww logo
¥3,046.00
JBL Charge 4 dealextreme2500mAh Battery+ 4-Slot Charging Dock w/...2500mAh Battery+ 4-Slot Charging Dock w/ Indicator for Wii U - White
dealextreme logo
$28.97
JBL Charge 4 dealextremeBOZLUN B31 Smart Watch Waterproof Blueto...BOZLUN B31 Smart Watch Waterproof Bluetooth 4.0 USB Charging 0.96 Inch IPS Color Screen
dealextreme logo
$31.49
JBL Charge 4 dealextremeCOLMI P8 Pro Smartwatch Waterproof Magne...COLMI P8 Pro Smartwatch Waterproof Magnetic Charging 1.4inch 2. 5D Curved Glass Bluetooth 4.2
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$30.99

JBL Flip Essential

Buy used:

$79.95

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
$97.00
JBL Flip Essential dealextremeBASEUS LED Ring Light 120LED Lamp Beads ...BASEUS LED Ring Light 120LED Lamp Beads 360 Degree Rotatable Gimbal Universal Hose 180 Degree Flip Bracket Table Tripod
dealextreme logo
$26.99

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