JBL Flip Essential
$129.95
4.6 (312)
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JBL Flip Essential Wireless Bluetooth Streaming - Image

Wireless Bluetooth Streaming

Wirelessly stream high-quality, room-filling sound from your smartphone or tablet.

JBL Flip Essential Up to 10 Hours of Playtime - Image

Up to 10 Hours of Playtime

Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery supports up to 10 hours of playtime.

JBL Flip Essential IPX7 waterproof - Image

IPX7 waterproof

Take the Flip Essential to the beach or the pool without worrying about spills or even submersion in water.

Features

JBL Flip Essential Durable fabric material - Image

Durable fabric material

The durable fabric material and rugged rubber housing allows your speaker to outlast all of your adventures.

JBL Flip Essential JBL Bass Radiator - Image

JBL Bass Radiator

Dual external passive radiators deliver powerful, ear catching JBL sound that resonates loud and clear, allowing you to hear the bass, feel the bass, and see the bass.

Specs & Downloads

Item# JBLFLIPESSENTIALAM

Description

All purpose, all weather companion.

Enjoy surprisingly powerful, room-filling stereo sound with the JBL Flip Essential ultra-compact portable Bluetooth speaker. Powered by a rechargeable 3000mAh Li-ion battery, it delivers up to 10 hours of non-stop, high-quality playtime. The exterior is IPX7 rated, featuring a waterproof design with durable fabric. From tabletop to poolside, from sunny mornings to rainy nights, the Flip Essential is your ultimate all-purpose, all-weather companion.

General Specifications

Maximum music playing time (hrs)
10
Output power (W)
2 x 8

Dimensions

Dimensions (cm)
6.4 x 16.9 x 6.4
Dimensions (in)
2.5 x 6.7 x 2.5
Weight (kgs)
0.47
Weight (lbs)
1.0

Control and Connection Specifications

Bluetooth version
4.1

Battery

Battery capacity (mAh)
3,000
Charging time (hrs)
3.5

Features

Bluetooth
Yes
Charging cable
Yes
Waterproof
Yes
Wireless
Yes

What's in The Box?

  • 1 x JBL Flip Essential
  • 1 x Micro USB Cable
  • 1 x Quick-Start Guide
  • 1 x Safety Sheet
  • 1 x Warranty Card
What's in The Box?

Documents & Downloads

Reviews and Q&A

Customer Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing sound! Suggestion to make it even better! I have this device and it works great. Easy pairing. Except that I have multiple "playing devices" (e.i. FireTV, iPhone, Android, etc.) at home I use this with, sometimes it becomes a bit tedious to have to switch the pairing with each device. I suggest either design a Bluetooth controller box, to where all "playing devices" connect to this controller box, then the controller box only allows 1 "playing device" to play through the JBL Flip sound box. Additionally, it would be nice to have a small remote designed (similar to the one you folks designed for the BoostTV) to control the volumen, turn on/off the JBL Flip sound box and controller. Believe me this 2 new inventions would rock the world! ;) thanks
Date published: 2020-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible experience I was shocked when I heard the sound of this medium sized bluetooth speaker, the sound is incredible and I am sure you can compre it to a big sized speaker 100% I would recommend this allot
Date published: 2020-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbeatable value. Unmatched bang for buck! I know there are better sounding or more powerful BT speakers out there but you wont find such a great unit for this price. It sounds incredible. Surprisingly loud, and nice adequate punchy bass from the passive end membranes and pairing could not be easier. Seriously easiest pairing process i have ever seen. Press B once, light changes to flashing blue and echoing tone clearly tells user the device is discoverable. Hangs on to connection from last time and automatically connects SUPER FAST Battery life is EPIC I have never run mine out of battery - this includes stints of use of more than 5 hours solid. Not even close to flat Charges super fast. Ticks all the boxes - the only limitation would be a large group or party - this is not going to light up a large space with full sound - but then again it wasnt designed to. That said it will probably surprise you as at full power it is LOUD!
Date published: 2020-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Amazing, good quality, battery life is great , fast delivery
Date published: 2020-10-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible sound I don't know how JBL managed to make a small speaker like this with such great sound quality, crisp sound with great bass! I use it every day and I'm using it as I'm writing this review. Feels like a very high quality product and will resist rain better than some coats do, very happy.
Date published: 2020-11-05
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Product Q&A

What's the difference between this one and the flip 4 ?

Asked by: gabrielx
Main difference is that Flip Essential does not support JBL Connect+ function. Also, Fip Essential uses USB-C charging port where as Flip 4 is using Micro USB.
Answered by: Jaunius
Date published: 2021-06-06

Is the JBL Flip essential Portable Bluetooth Speaker compatible with the JBL connect app as it's not finding my product

Asked by: bravo
It is not compatible with Jbl connect
Answered by: Sonicboom
Date published: 2022-06-10

What wat is this

Asked by: Mrsizzler
16 watt
Answered by: Saksham
Date published: 2021-06-06

Hi what kind of aux cable do i need to buy for this great little speaker?

Asked by: geedee
Thank you for your question! You will be able to use a 3.5mm AUX cable to connect to the JBL Flip Essential to play music if you are not using a Bluetooth connection. If this advice does not help you to solve the problem, we invite you to contact the Harman Customer Support team by telephone, email or chat in order to receive direct assistance. Please see https://uk.harmanaudio.com/support-contact.html#ns for further details. Thank you. David
Answered by: Customer Support
Date published: 2021-11-20

My flip essential has been on charge for over 3.5 hours and the flashing white light is still on the first light closest to the charging port. Is it actually charging?

Asked by: Dozer
Thank you for your question. In this case we suggest you contact the Harman Customer Support team by telephone, email or chat in order to receive direct assistance. Please see https://uk.harmanaudio.com/support-contact.html#ns for further details.  Thank you.
Answered by: Valentin
Date published: 2022-01-14

Does JBL essential has stereo sound? If not, what JBL system withing flip-charge range would have stereo?

Asked by: AndyNik
Yes, JBL Essential has stereo sound. Thanks, Jaunius
Answered by: Jaunius
Date published: 2021-07-23

Can I use this in cold weather? I would like to put it in a backpack to play music whilst I ski, so I was wondering if it could withstand cold temperatures.

Asked by: Olive2038
Hello Olive2038, Thank you for your question! Yes, you can use the speaker in the cold weather. Please keep in mind that cold temperatures may temporarily decrease the battery life of the speaker. Jaunius
Answered by: Jaunius
Date published: 2021-06-06

How can I sync the JBL essential to another jbl’s?

Asked by: Pedroaax
Thank you for your question. The Flip Essential has no connect feature built-in, and can therefore not be paired with other speakers. Should you wish to receive further support, you may contact the Harman Customer Support team by telephone, email or chat in order to receive direct assistance. Please see https://uk.harmanaudio.com/support-contact.html for further details. Thank you.
Answered by: Elvira M
Date published: 2021-06-06
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