JBL Charge 4 vs JBL Flip 4


Hey everyone. I’m Max Dalton, and in this video I’m going
to compare the JBL Charge 4 to the JBL Flip 4 to help you figure out which JBL Bluetooth
speaker is right for you. The JBL Charge 4 and the JBL Flip 4 are both
great speakers that offer a lot of the same functionality and features. For example, both speakers are IPX7 waterproof,
support Bluetooth 4.2, and can be connected to other JBL speakers using JBL Connect. However, there are some differences between
the speakers, and in this video I’ll dive into what those differences are. First, we’ll discuss the general form factor
of each device. The JBL Charge 4 looks and feels like a much
bigger device than the JBL Flip 4. The JBL Charge 4 weighs in at just over two
pounds, while the JBL Flip 4 weighs in at just over one pound. Most people can comfortably carry the JBL
Flip 4 around in one hand, but because of its size, you may not be able to do that with
the Charge 4. The JBL Charge 4 has a stand on the bottom
that comfortably supports the device. Alternatively the JBL Flip 4 rests on a plastic
piece that runs across the back of the device. Both JBL Bluetooth speakers have a similar
appearance, wrapped in the same wire and mesh combination, with an orange, metal plate on
the front featuring the JBL logo. Now, we’ll look at button access. The buttons on both the JBL Charge 4 and JBL
Flip 4 are easy to access, but are in different places. All of the buttons on the Charge 4 run along
the top of the device, with the Power and Bluetooth buttons being the easiest to see
in the center. Alternatively, the volume, Play, and Bluetooth
buttons sit just above the bar that runs across the back of the JBL Flip 4, while the Power
and JBL Connect buttons are built into the plastic bar. One of the most convenient aspects of the
JBL Charge 4 is the location of the LED lights that indicate the battery status. These five LED lights are located along the
base of the Charge 4 on the front of the device. Alternatively, the five LED lights that indicate
battery status on the JBL Flip 4 are located on the back of that device, making them harder
to see. Next, let’s look at the difference in audio
quality between the JBL Charge 4 and the JBL Flip 4. The JBL Charge 4 features roughly twice as
much audio output power as the JBL Flip 4 and offers a deeper, richer bass sound. However, while the Flip 4 doesn’t pack as
much punch, it produces a cleaner and more crisp sound, and higher pitches don’t get
overrun by the bass, which can happen on the Charge 4. The added power of the JBL Charge 4 is nice,
but the washed out sounds that can result from the pronounced bass is frustrating. Now let’s do a quick sound test between the
JBL Charge 4 and the JBL Flip 4. Here’s a 10 second audio sample on the Charge
4. And here’s the same 10 second sound clip on
the Flip 4. You be the judge. Now let’s talk about power and ports. The JBL speakers both take roughly four hours
to fully charge, however you’ll get roughly 20 hours of playback with the Charge 4 and
12 hours from the Flip 4. The ports are located on the back of each
speaker, concealed behind a rubber flap. The JBL Flip 4 offers a micro USB cable for
charging, and a 3.5 millimeter port for connecting your speaker to other devices, such as a laptop. Alternatively, the JBL Charge 4 offers a USB
Type C port for charging your device, a 3.5 millimeter port for connecting external devices
to your Bluetooth speaker, and a USB port you can use to charge other devices, which
is something the JBL Flip 4 doesn’t offer. Thanks for watching this video comparing the
JBL Charge 4 speaker to the JBL Flip 4 speaker. Leave your thoughts and questions in the comments
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