JBL Flip 6 review: The portable box surprises with powerful sound

JBL Flip 6 review: The portable box surprises with powerful sound

The JBL Flip 6 is the latest addition to the brand’s mobile lineup. With a suggested price of R$849, the box can now be found on Amazon for R$649 – a discount of R$200. Promise up to 12 hours of music in one device Practical, which can be taken anywhere. The main novelty is IP67 certification, which provides protection against water and dust at a certain level.

The device offers few improvements over its predecessor, the JBL Flip 5, and lacks some distinctions with respect to other models on the market. Its strongest point is, without a doubt, the sound mix. Despite its size, the box performs well with clean, powerful sound, in the JBL standard. In recent months, take you I tested Flip 6. Check out the full review and final opinion below.

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The design of the JBL Flip 6 is beautiful but not groundbreaking. The box follows the same style as the Flip line, with minor changes to the shape, such as the logo, which is now in a relief. Other than that, his anatomy remains the same, with a appearance Cylindrical, solid and details on the bases. The classic format works, as it can be used both vertically and horizontally without losing sound quality. Another advantage is that its buttons are very objective and do not leave much room for confusion when using it.

The JBL Flip 6 can be used both standing and lying down – Photo: Maria Alice Freire / TechTudo

In addition, the box plays the role of being a good portable accessory. Available in blue, red, gray and black, it measures 17.8 cm high and 6.8 cm wide. Relatively light (550g), the device It also comes with a strap that can be used to attach it to your wrist or backpack. This is a positive point for those who like to walk or take a walk and listen to music, for example.

One of the developments in the JBL Flip 6 is the IP67 certification. Its predecessor, the Flip 5, provided protection from water only when submerged to a depth of 90 cm. Flip 6 remains intact for up to 30 minutes at a depth of 1 metre. In our tests, the feature worked: We dipped the accessory into a bucket of water and the music continued to play normally.

JBL Flip 6 offers IP67 certification – Photo: Maria Alice Freire / TechTudo

Even if water gets into your device’s USB, you can still recharge it with some safety. The connector comes with a protection sensor that beeps when it detects any chemical residue in its entrance. So you can wait a few minutes for your box to dry and avoid a short circuit. Also, leaving the accessory exposed out of the box shouldn’t be a problem, as the IP67 certification also provides protection from dust.

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Another upgrade for the line was Bluetooth connectivity. While the Flip 5, released in 2019, still works with Bluetooth 4.2, the Flip 6 offers more stability with version 5.1. The PartyBoost function is an interesting feature in the kept Flip line. It allows you to pair other speakers with the same technology and amplify the music when you’re at a party, for example.

The manufacturer is also trying to increase users’ experience with JBL Portable, an application dedicated to the brand’s accessories. In addition to making updates to device And it offers equalizer to adjust songs, the app is not very useful. It is also possible to activate PartyBoost through the app, although this is possible through the box itself.

JBL Flip 6: The sound box has an original app and PartyBoost functionality – Photo: Maria Alice Freire / TechTudo

Perhaps the JBL Flip 6’s biggest weakness is the lack of an attached microphone. If you need to answer a call, for example, the music will be paused while your cell phone’s microphone is in use, and will resume when the call is over. It is also impossible to talk to your cell phone’s voice assistant using the speakerphone. This is an innovation that could have been included, not least because other audio accessories on the market already offer built-in microphones.

The JBL Flip 6 battery remains the same with the entire range. The JBL Flip 4 and Flip 5 both offered the same 12 hours of playback time. While this is more than enough time to use it for outdoor activities, this is another missing update. By the way, the charging time has not changed either: it returns to the battery 100% in two and a half hours.

Given its size, the JBL Flip 6 sound really pretty neat. It achieves large volumes, and can cover small outdoor events without any problems. But you don’t have big pretensions to using it at major celebrations: Despite its power, it’s still a portable chest, and it won’t be able to function at parties or compete with outside noises.

The battery of the JBL Flip 6 is the same as that of its predecessor, the Flip 5 – Photo: Maria Alice Freire / TechTudo

The sound mix is ​​also nice. With 20W of RMS power in the speakers, bass and mids talk to each other and deliver a very harmonious sound. The trilogy, in turn, can have a little more presence to make it beautiful in the most emotional songs. However, this should not interfere with your user experience, because, if necessary, you can adjust the sound through the equalizer in the JBL Portable application.

Given that the JBL Flip 6 was intended to be a direct evolution of the Flip 5, it may offer some additional features. The built-in microphone was lacking and it would be interesting to provide a few extra hours of battery life. However, for its sound quality and practicality, the Flip 6 is still a good investment. The accessory is very durable and knows how to combine practicality with a good audio experience.

Although the suggested price is R$849, the box can be found on Amazon for R$649, in the red version, or R$685, in the gray version. In addition to being very similar to its predecessor, this one is a great value for money for those who want to invest in a portable stereo to use at home, for outdoor activities or for casual occasions. The Flip 5 is seen for R$587.

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