78points
82points

JBL Flip 3

66points
64points

JBL Flip 5

JBL Flip 3
Comparison winner
Cost-effectiveness winner
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JBL Flip 3 vs JBL Flip 5

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JBL Flip 5
78
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JBL Flip 3
66
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JBL Flip 5

Why is JBL Flip 3 better than JBL Flip 5?

  • Has stereo speakers
    ?
  • Is an active speaker
    ?
  • 1 more drivers
    ?

    2vs1
  • 25.1% less body volume
    ?

    692.22cm³vs924.186cm³
  • Has an AUX input
    ?
  • Has a noise-cancelling microphone
    ?
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
    ?
  • Has active noise-cancelling (noise control)
    ?

Why is JBL Flip 5 better than JBL Flip 3?

  • 15Hz lower low-frequency
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    65Hzvs80Hz
  • 4mm bigger driver unit
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    44mmvs40mm
  • 0.1 newer Bluetooth version
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    4.2vs4.1
  • 4W more audio output power
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    1 x 20Wvs2 x 8W
  • 1.6x more battery power
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    4800mAhvs3000mAh
  • Is dustproof and water-resistant
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  • 1h shorter charge time
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    2.5hvs3.5h
  • Has USB Type-C
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Price comparison

JBL Flip 3

ProductStorePrice
JBL Flip 3 AmazonJBL Flip 3 Splashproof Portable Stereo B...JBL Flip 3 Splashproof Portable Stereo Bluetooth Speaker (Black)
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$69.98
JBL Flip 3 AmazonJBL Flip 3 Splashproof Portable Bluetoot...JBL Flip 3 Splashproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Black (Renewed)
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$64.22
JBL Flip 3 AmazonJBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetoo...JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Black), 1
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$99.95
JBL Flip 3 walmartJBL Flip 3 Stealth Portable Bluetooth Sp...JBL Flip 3 Stealth Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Black
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$59.99

JBL Flip 5

ProductStorePrice
JBL Flip 5 AmazonJBL FLIP 5 - Waterproof Portable Bluetoo...JBL FLIP 5 - Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black (New Model)
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$99.95
JBL Flip 5 AmazonJBL Flip 5 Waterproof Portable Wireless ...JBL Flip 5 Waterproof Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Bundle - (Pair) Black
Amazon logo
$199.90
JBL Flip 5 AmazonJBL Flip 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth...JBL Flip 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$69.95
JBL Flip 5 AmazonJBL FLIP 5 - Waterproof Portable Bluetoo...JBL FLIP 5 - Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Red (New Model)
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$99.95
JBL Flip 5 AmazonJBL FLIP 5 - Waterproof Portable Bluetoo...JBL FLIP 5 - Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Teal (New Model)
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$99.95
JBL Flip 5 AmazonJBL FLIP 5 - Waterproof Portable Bluetoo...JBL FLIP 5 - Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Gray (New Model)
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$99.95
JBL Flip 5 AmazonJBL FLIP 5 - Waterproof Portable Bluetoo...JBL FLIP 5 - Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Green (New Model)
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$99.95
JBL Flip 5 AmazonJBL FLIP 5 - Waterproof Portable Bluetoo...JBL FLIP 5 - Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Squad (New Model)
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$99.95
JBL Flip 5 AmazonLoudspeaker JBL Flip 5
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$120.00
JBL Flip 5 walmartJBL Flip 5 Portable Waterproof Wireless ...JBL Flip 5 Portable Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, Black
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$99.95

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Design

1.driver unit size

40mm

44mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
2.drivers count

2

1

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 Flip 3
JBL Flip 5
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.volume

692.22cm³

924.19cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
JBL Flip 3
JBL Flip 5
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.is dustproof and water-resistant
JBL Flip 3
JBL Flip 5
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.audio output power

2 x 8W

1 x 20W

Audio output power is based on the number of speakers and their power in watts. High audio output power results in loud, clear sounds.
2.lowest frequency

80Hz

65Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
3.has stereo speakers
JBL Flip 3
JBL Flip 5
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
4.is an active speaker
JBL Flip 3
JBL Flip 5
An amplifier is integrated into the device. An audio amplifier takes a small signal and makes it bigger without making any other changes in it which results in better sound, so any sound source can be connected to speakers.
5.has a subwoofer
JBL Flip 3
JBL Flip 5
Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.
6.Has a passive radiator
JBL Flip 3
JBL Flip 5
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.

Power

1.battery power

3000mAh

4800mAh

Battery power, also called battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy stored in the battery. Measured in milliampere-hours (mAh), it indicates how much electric power can be used over time. More battery power translates into longer battery life.
2.has a rechargeable battery
JBL Flip 3
JBL Flip 5
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
3.has a battery level indicator
JBL Flip 3
JBL Flip 5
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.charge time

3.5h

2.5h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
5.has wireless charging
JBL Flip 3
JBL Flip 5
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
6.has a removable battery
JBL Flip 3
JBL Flip 5
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Bluetooth version

4.1

4.2

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.
2.has an AUX input
JBL Flip 3
JBL Flip 5
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.
3.supports Wi-Fi
JBL Flip 3
JBL Flip 5
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
4.USB ports

1

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
5.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
JBL Flip 3
JBL Flip 5
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.
6.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
JBL Flip 3
JBL Flip 5
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Features

1.Can be used wirelessly
JBL Flip 3
JBL Flip 5
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.supports a remote smartphone
JBL Flip 3
JBL Flip 5
This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.
3.has a mute function
JBL Flip 3
JBL Flip 5
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
4.has voice commands
JBL Flip 3
JBL Flip 5
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 voice prompts
JBL Flip 3
JBL Flip 5
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 radio
JBL Flip 3
JBL Flip 5
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.

Price comparison

JBL Flip 3

ProductStorePrice
JBL Flip 3 AmazonJBL Flip 3 Splashproof Portable Stereo B...JBL Flip 3 Splashproof Portable Stereo Bluetooth Speaker (Black)
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$69.98
JBL Flip 3 AmazonJBL Flip 3 Splashproof Portable Bluetoot...JBL Flip 3 Splashproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Black (Renewed)
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$64.22
JBL Flip 3 AmazonJBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetoo...JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Black), 1
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$99.95
JBL Flip 3 walmartJBL Flip 3 Stealth Portable Bluetooth Sp...JBL Flip 3 Stealth Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Black
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$59.99

JBL Flip 5

ProductStorePrice
JBL Flip 5 AmazonJBL FLIP 5 - Waterproof Portable Bluetoo...JBL FLIP 5 - Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black (New Model)
Amazon logo
$99.95
JBL Flip 5 AmazonJBL Flip 5 Waterproof Portable Wireless ...JBL Flip 5 Waterproof Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Bundle - (Pair) Black
Amazon logo
$199.90
JBL Flip 5 AmazonJBL Flip 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth...JBL Flip 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$69.95
JBL Flip 5 AmazonJBL FLIP 5 - Waterproof Portable Bluetoo...JBL FLIP 5 - Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Red (New Model)
Amazon logo
$99.95
JBL Flip 5 AmazonJBL FLIP 5 - Waterproof Portable Bluetoo...JBL FLIP 5 - Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Teal (New Model)
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$99.95
JBL Flip 5 AmazonJBL FLIP 5 - Waterproof Portable Bluetoo...JBL FLIP 5 - Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Gray (New Model)
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$99.95
JBL Flip 5 AmazonJBL FLIP 5 - Waterproof Portable Bluetoo...JBL FLIP 5 - Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Green (New Model)
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$99.95
JBL Flip 5 AmazonJBL FLIP 5 - Waterproof Portable Bluetoo...JBL FLIP 5 - Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Squad (New Model)
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$99.95
JBL Flip 5 AmazonLoudspeaker JBL Flip 5
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$120.00
JBL Flip 5 walmartJBL Flip 5 Portable Waterproof Wireless ...JBL Flip 5 Portable Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, Black
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$99.95

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