60points

JBL Flip 5

58points

JBL Go 3

Comparison winner
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80 facts in comparison

JBL Flip 5 vs JBL Go 3

JBL Flip 5
JBL Go 3

Why is JBL Flip 5 better than JBL Go 3?

  • 45Hz lower low-frequency
    ?

    65Hzvs110Hz
  • 15.8W more audio output power
    ?

    1 x 20Wvs1 x 4.2W
  • 7h longer battery life
    ?

    12hvs5h
  • 6.4x more battery power
    ?

    4800mAhvs750mAh
  • Has a sleep timer
    ?

Why is JBL Go 3 better than JBL Flip 5?

  • 70.67% less body volume
    ?

    271.03cmΒ³vs924.19cmΒ³
  • 3mm bigger driver unit
    ?

    47mmvs44mm
  • 0.9 newer Bluetooth version
    ?

    5.1vs4.2
  • 5dB bigger signal-to-noise ratio
    ?

    85dBvs80dB
  • 1 more microphone(s)
    ?

    1vs0
  • Higher Ingress Protection (IP) rating
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    IP67vsIPX7
  • 331g lighter
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    209gvs540g
  • Has voice prompts
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Price comparison

JBL Flip 5

Buy used:

$71

ProductStorePrice
JBL Flip 5 amazonJBL FLIP 5, Waterproof Portable Bluetoot...JBL FLIP 5, Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Black, Small
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$90
JBL Flip 5 amazonJBL FLIP 5, Waterproof Portable Bluetoot...JBL FLIP 5, Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Red
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$90
JBL Flip 5 amazonURBAN ARMOR GEAR UAG Designed for Samsun...URBAN ARMOR GEAR UAG Designed for Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Case Clear Ice Rugged Lightweight Slim Shockproof Transparent Plyo Protective Cover, [6.7 inch Screen]
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$20
JBL Flip 5 amazonJBL Flip 5 Waterproof Wireless Portable ...JBL Flip 5 Waterproof Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Blue
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$82
JBL Flip 5 walmartJBL Flip 5 Portable Waterproof Wireless ...JBL Flip 5 Portable Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker - Blue
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$94
JBL Flip 5 walmartJBL Flip 5 Portable Waterproof Wireless ...JBL Flip 5 Portable Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker - Black
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$89

JBL Go 3

Buy used:

$40

ProductStorePrice
JBL Go 3 amazonJBL Go 3: Portable Speaker with Bluetoot...JBL Go 3: Portable Speaker with Bluetooth, Built-in Battery, Waterproof and Dustproof Feature - Black
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$40
JBL Go 3 amazonJBL Go 3: Portable Speaker with Bluetoot...JBL Go 3: Portable Speaker with Bluetooth, Built-in Battery, Waterproof and Dustproof Feature - Squad, Camouflage
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$40
JBL Go 3 bhphotovideoJBL Go 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Bla...JBL Go 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Black)
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$30
JBL Go 3 walmartJBL Go 3 - Speaker - for portable use - ...JBL Go 3 - Speaker - for portable use - wireless - Bluetooth - 4.2 Watt - black
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$30

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User reviews

Overall rating

JBL Flip 5
8.3
21 User reviews
JBL Flip 5
8.3/10
21 User reviews
JBL Go 3
8.9
11 User reviews
JBL Go 3
8.9/10
11 User reviews

Features

Build quality

9.1/10
17 votes
9.4/10
9 votes

Sound quality

9.1/10
17 votes
9.1/10
9 votes

Design

8.5/10
17 votes
8.9/10
9 votes

Value for money

8.4/10
16 votes
9.2/10
9 votes

Portability

8.9/10
17 votes
9.7/10
9 votes

Comments

Rajkumar

Rajkumar

1 year ago

10 / 10

jbl is most trusted company in music industry

Rajkumar

Rajkumar

1 year ago

10 / 10

4 users found this helpful
Lauren

Lauren

1 year ago

6 / 10

Not as loud as Expected

Lauren

Lauren

1 year ago

6 / 10

sound quality is alright, just wish it had wayyy more bass. Use to have the charge 3 few yrs ago. The bass was pretty nice from what I remember, so I thought this would have even better bass but no just disappointment. Plus just got it a few days ago and it definitely dies way faster then 12hrs. The speaker is decent but my $50 speaker has more bass and color changes led light, this one is a little louder but about that's it.

Pros

  • Loudness
  • seems durable if dropped
  • Ability to change feedback controls on/off
  • Easy bluetooth connection

Cons

  • No bass
  • Dies fast
  • Heavy
  • Can’t control the sound settings
  • Randomly disconnects or turns off
3 users found this helpful
Divine

Divine

1 year ago

8 / 10

it's worth it's value

Divine

Divine

1 year ago

8 / 10

although there's still room for improvement i can at least say its an all rounder to some extent the sound is good the design can be better but all in all it's a good product that doesn't make you feel you wasted money

2 users found this helpful

Design

The first number of the IP rating refers to protection against dust, while the second number refers to protection against liquid. E.g. a first number of 6 denotes that it is completely dustproof, and a second number of 7 denotes that the device can withstand full immersion in water.
volume

924.19cmΒ³

271.03cmΒ³

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.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
has a neodymium magnet
βœ–JBL Flip 5
βœ–JBL Go 3
Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
control panel placed on a device
βœ”JBL Flip 5
βœ”JBL Go 3
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.
travel bag is included
βœ–JBL Flip 5
βœ–JBL Go 3
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
has a touch screen
βœ–JBL Flip 5
βœ–JBL Go 3
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
weather-sealed (splashproof)
βœ”JBL Flip 5
βœ”JBL Go 3
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.

Sound quality

has stereo speakers
βœ–JBL Flip 5
βœ–JBL Go 3
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
has a subwoofer
βœ–JBL Flip 5
βœ–JBL Go 3
Devices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.
highest frequency

20000Hz

20000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
audio output power

1 x 20W

1 x 4.2W

Audio output power is based on the number of speakers and their power in watts. High audio output power results in loud, clear sounds.
Has a passive radiator
βœ”JBL Flip 5
βœ”JBL Go 3
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.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
has a noise-canceling microphone
βœ–JBL Flip 5
βœ–JBL Go 3
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
Signal-to-noise ratio is a measure that compares the level of a desired signal (meaningful information) to the level of background noise (unwanted signal), the bigger the less perceived noise.

Power

battery power

4800mAh

750mAh

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.
charge time

2.5h

2.5h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.
has a battery level indicator
βœ”JBL Flip 5
βœ”JBL Go 3
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
has a rechargeable battery
βœ”JBL Flip 5
βœ”JBL Go 3
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
has a removable battery
βœ–JBL Flip 5
βœ–JBL Go 3
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
has wireless charging
βœ–JBL Flip 5
βœ–JBL Go 3
It supports a wireless charging standard such as Qi. To charge the device, you simply put it down on a compatible charging pad.
operating power consumption

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Flip 5)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Go 3)

How much power the device consumes when it's switched on.
annual power consumption

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Flip 5)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Go 3)

The more power per year a device consumes, the less energy efficient it is, making it more costly over time.

Connectivity

multipoint count

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Flip 5)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Go 3)

Multipoint allows you to link to more Bluetooth devices and switch between them. For example you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
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.
supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
βœ–JBL Flip 5
βœ–JBL Go 3
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.
has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
βœ–JBL Flip 5
βœ–JBL Go 3
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
has an AUX input
βœ–JBL Flip 5
βœ–JBL Go 3
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.
has aptX Lossless
βœ–JBL Flip 5
βœ–JBL Go 3
aptX Lossless is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 16-bit/44.1kHz audio (at a maximum bit rate of 1200kbps). This codec provides CD-quality audio without any loss of data.
has LDAC
βœ–JBL Flip 5
βœ–JBL Go 3
LDAC is a codec developed by Sony for Bluetooth audio. It is capable of a very high bitrate of 990kbps, which provides high resolution audio. It can also automatically adjust to a lower bitrate of 330kbps or 660kbps to increase stability.
has aptX Adaptive
βœ–JBL Flip 5
βœ–JBL Go 3
aptx Adaptive is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps), which means it can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio or reducing interference from other devices.
has aptX HD
βœ–JBL Flip 5
βœ–JBL Go 3
aptX HD is an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that is developed by Qualcomm. It supports high quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).

Features

Can be used wirelessly
βœ”JBL Flip 5
βœ”JBL Go 3
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
supports a remote smartphone
βœ”JBL Flip 5
βœ”JBL Go 3
This technology allows the users to use their smartphone as a remote control for the device.
has voice commands
βœ–JBL Flip 5
βœ–JBL Go 3
You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.
Has a radio
βœ–JBL Flip 5
βœ–JBL Go 3
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.
Has voice prompts
βœ–JBL Flip 5
βœ”JBL Go 3
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.
has a mute function
βœ–JBL Flip 5
βœ–JBL Go 3
The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
works as a power bank
βœ–JBL Flip 5
βœ–JBL Go 3
The power bank feature allows you to use the battery to charge other devices, such as your smartphone.
has a sleep timer
βœ”JBL Flip 5
βœ–JBL Go 3
A sleep timer is a function that shuts off the power after a preset amount of time.
internal storage

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Flip 5)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (JBL Go 3)

The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.

Miscellaneous

supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
βœ–JBL Flip 5
βœ–JBL Go 3
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.

Price comparison

JBL Flip 5

Buy used:

$71

ProductStorePrice
JBL Flip 5 amazonJBL FLIP 5, Waterproof Portable Bluetoot...JBL FLIP 5, Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Black, Small
amazon logo
$90
JBL Flip 5 amazonJBL FLIP 5, Waterproof Portable Bluetoot...JBL FLIP 5, Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Red
amazon logo
$90
JBL Flip 5 amazonURBAN ARMOR GEAR UAG Designed for Samsun...URBAN ARMOR GEAR UAG Designed for Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus Case Clear Ice Rugged Lightweight Slim Shockproof Transparent Plyo Protective Cover, [6.7 inch Screen]
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$20
JBL Flip 5 amazonJBL Flip 5 Waterproof Wireless Portable ...JBL Flip 5 Waterproof Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Blue
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$82
JBL Flip 5 walmartJBL Flip 5 Portable Waterproof Wireless ...JBL Flip 5 Portable Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker - Blue
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$94
JBL Flip 5 walmartJBL Flip 5 Portable Waterproof Wireless ...JBL Flip 5 Portable Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker - Black
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$89

JBL Go 3

Buy used:

$40

ProductStorePrice
JBL Go 3 amazonJBL Go 3: Portable Speaker with Bluetoot...JBL Go 3: Portable Speaker with Bluetooth, Built-in Battery, Waterproof and Dustproof Feature - Black
amazon logo
$40
JBL Go 3 amazonJBL Go 3: Portable Speaker with Bluetoot...JBL Go 3: Portable Speaker with Bluetooth, Built-in Battery, Waterproof and Dustproof Feature - Squad, Camouflage
amazon logo
$40
JBL Go 3 bhphotovideoJBL Go 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Bla...JBL Go 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Black)
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$30
JBL Go 3 walmartJBL Go 3 - Speaker - for portable use - ...JBL Go 3 - Speaker - for portable use - wireless - Bluetooth - 4.2 Watt - black
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$30

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