78points

JBL Flip 4

71points

Sony SRS-XB20

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JBL Flip 4
Sony SRS-XB20
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28 facts in comparison

JBL Flip 4 vs Sony SRS-XB20

JBL Flip 4
Sony SRS-XB20
JBL Flip 4
Sony SRS-XB20
78
points
71
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Why is JBL Flip 4 better than Sony SRS-XB20?

  • Has a battery level indicator
  • 0.1mm shorter
    68mmvs68.1mm
  • 23.1mm narrower
    175mmvs198.1mm
  • Has a noise canceling microphone
  • Has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
  • 75g lighter
    515gvs590g
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Travel bag is included

Why is Sony SRS-XB20 better than JBL Flip 4?

  • 50Hz lower low-frequency
    20Hzvs70Hz
  • 2mm bigger driver unit
    42mmvs40mm
  • 0.1 newer Bluetooth version
    4.2vs4.1
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
  • Wireless charging
  • 0.9mm thinner
    69.1mmvs70mm

Top specs and features

Design

1.control panel placed on a device
JBL Flip 4
Sony SRS-XB20

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.

2.driver unit size

40mm

42mm

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

Best

Sony SRS-X77

462mm

3.drivers count

2

2

A speaker driver is an individual transducer that converts electrical energy to sound waves. More drivers may result in better sound quality.

Best

Vifa Stockholm 2.0

8

4.Weather sealed
JBL Flip 4
Sony SRS-XB20

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

5.warranty period

1

1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

Best

Audio Pro Addon C10

24

6.has a detachable cable
JBL Flip 4
Sony SRS-XB20

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

Sound quality

1.has stereo speakers
JBL Flip 4
Sony SRS-XB20

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.lowest frequency

70Hz

20Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Samsung WAM750

8Hz

3.is an active speaker
JBL Flip 4
Sony SRS-XB20

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.

4.has a noise canceling microphone
JBL Flip 4
Sony SRS-XB20

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

5.has a passive radiator
JBL Flip 4
Sony SRS-XB20

A passive radiator looks like a normal driver (speaker) from the front, but on the backside all of its 'guts' are removed. Passive radiators allow woofers to produce deep tones that otherwise may not have been possible. They can have the same sonic output as larger speaker cabinets, but in a much smaller size.

6.highest frequency

20000Hz

20000Hz

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

Best

Bose SoundLink Air

60000Hz

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
JBL Flip 4
Sony SRS-XB20

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
JBL Flip 4
Sony SRS-XB20

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.wireless charging
JBL Flip 4
Sony SRS-XB20

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

4.can be used with standard batteries
JBL Flip 4
Sony SRS-XB20

You can use the device with standard batteries instead of a power supply.

For example

Ion Audio Water Rocker

Connectivity

1.Bluetooth version

4.1

4.2

Best

Bluesound Pulse 2i

5

2.has an AUX input
JBL Flip 4
Sony SRS-XB20

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.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
JBL Flip 4
Sony SRS-XB20

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
JBL Flip 4
Sony SRS-XB20

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.

5.USB ports

1

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

Best

JBL Boombox

2

Features

1.Can be used wirelessly
JBL Flip 4
Sony SRS-XB20

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

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