Review of JBL Flip 5 speaker and Reflect Flow headphones

I don't know about you, but I consider the JBL brand, which is part of Harman International Industries, a youth brand: in the summer, schoolchildren and students gather in yards and parks to hang out together and listen to new Oxxxymiron beats on JBL speakers. Unfortunately, most often these are fakes for a well-known brand, but a similar appearance (fabric sheath and orange logo) do their job - you're in style.

Not so long ago, a model of portable acoustics Flip 5 was released in Russia at a price of 7,000 rubles. Compared to the previous generation, the dimensions and design of some elements have changed slightly, a USB Type-C connector has appeared instead of microUSB, the battery capacity has increased, but the microphone and the 3.5 mm jack have been removed.

But among fans of wireless headphones, Apple is still the leader (in terms of recognition) with its unique AirPods. With the advent of AirPods Pro, the first two models have become cheaper, which means they are more accessible to a potential buyer. There is no longer a clear distinction here: these AirPods are for young people, but these headphones are better to buy for the older generation.

JBL is also developing TWS headphones, and more than successfully: inexpensive Tune 120 (from 4,000 rubles) for everyone and everyone, expensive True Wireless Flash "collabs" with Under Armor (from 10,000 rubles) and a little more affordable sports Reflect Flow (from 7,000 rubles). Actually, the latest headphones will be discussed in this review.

I combined the story about JBL Flip 5 and Reflect Flow, since both complement each other, and there is no point in stretching conclusions about Flip 5 into a separate text. Maybe in the future it is worth making a selection of current JBL acoustics and more.

I repeat once again that the Reflect Flow headphones will cost an average of 7,500 - 8,000 rubles, and the Flip 5 column will cost 5,500 - 6,000 rubles.

Portable speaker JBL FLIP 5

Specifications:

  • Power: 20W RMS
  • Bluetooth version: 4.2
  • Dimensions: 181 x 69 x 74 mm
  • Weight: 540 grams
  • Water resistant: yes
  • Auto power off: yes
  • Battery: 4800 mAh

Scope of delivery:

  • 1 JBL Flip 5 speaker
  • 1 Type C USB cable
  • Quick Guide
  • Warranty card

The speaker system is a recognizable accessory, presented in nine solid colors and in a camouflage version. Of course, there is a branded fabric braid of the case, a bright orange JBL logo and an unusual shape of the side parts of the speaker. Everything else is made of rubberized plastic.

Flip 5 column review and Reflect Flow headphones by JBL

In my review, Flip 5 was in white: it looks elegant and fits well into almost any interior, if we are talking about placing acoustics at home or in the office. For example, my office is decorated in light colors, so the column looked like a single unit with it, matching in style.

Flip 5 column review and Reflect Flow headphones by JBL

Flip 5 weighs about 540 grams - it's not so much, but not a little. Dimensions are relatively compact - 181 x 69 x 74 mm. Yes, the shape of the device is not quite cylindrical: on the side there is a ledge on which the power and pairing buttons, a battery indicator and a USB-C connector are located, just below there is a loop for a lanyard. Interestingly, the charge indicator is made in the same style as the indicator in the Reflect Flow headphones: a flat translucent window with four conditional divisions.

Flip 5 column review and Reflect Flow headphones by JBL

The speaker is easy to connect to your smartphone, and using the JBL Connect app, you can not only monitor the battery charge, but also choose the Flip 5 operation mode: either as stereo speakers (when you have another one of the same model), or to play a melody on several of the same models - "Party".

Flip 5 column review and Reflect Flow headphones by JBL

The maximum peak power of JBL Flip 5 is 20W. If the sound volume is measured in decibels, then at the limit the acoustics gives out 86 dB. Believe me, this is very loud: in a room of 20 m2, this sound is more than enough. The Texas Instruments TPA3128D2 chip is used as an amplifier. It was designed specifically for portable acoustics and energy saving when working via Bluetooth. The chip can easily deliver 15 W for two channels even without a heatsink.

Flip 5 column review and Reflect Flow headphones by JBL

The entire frequency range is "covered" by one speaker. Surprisingly, the previous generation Flip 4 used two speakers, but much smaller in size. This is where we get the Flip 5's deeper bass, wider frequency range. By itself, the frequency response of the JBL Flip 5 acoustics has small rises of 80 Hz - 120 Hz, 1000 Hz - 4000 Hz and around 9500 Hz - 11,000 Hz. The actual operating frequency range is from 70 Hz to 14 kHz.

Flip 5 column review and Reflect Flow headphones by JBL Review of JBL Flip 5 speaker and Reflect Flow headphones

Launches about 10 hours and charges in about 3 hours.

Total: the speaker looks good, the workmanship is excellent, the sound is very loud, the frequencies for such a small speaker are quite interesting!

JBL REFLECT FLOW Wireless Headphones

Specifications:

  • Emitter size: 5.8mm
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 102dB SPL @ 1kHz/1mW
  • Maximum sound pressure level (SPL): > 96 Corner Shelf dB
  • Microphone sensitivity: -40 dBV at 1 kHz/Pa
  • Speaker impedance: 14 ohms
  • Bluetooth transmitter power:

Review of JBL Flip 5 speaker and Reflect Flow headphones

I don't know about you, but I consider the JBL brand, which is part of Harman International Industries, a youth brand: in the summer, schoolchildren and students gather in yards and parks to hang out together and listen to new Oxxxymiron beats on JBL speakers. Unfortunately, most often these are fakes for a well-known brand, but a similar appearance (fabric sheath and orange logo) do their job - you're in style.

Not so long ago, a model of portable acoustics Flip 5 was released in Russia at a price of 7,000 rubles. Compared to the previous generation, the dimensions and design of some elements have changed slightly, a USB Type-C connector has appeared instead of microUSB, the battery capacity has increased, but the microphone and the 3.5 mm jack have been removed.

But among fans of wireless headphones, Apple is still the leader (in terms of recognition) with its unique AirPods. With the advent of AirPods Pro, the first two models have become cheaper, which means they are more affordable for a potential buyer. There is no longer a clear distinction here: these AirPods are for young people, but these headphones are better to buy for the older generation.

JBL is also developing TWS headphones, and more than successfully: inexpensive Tune 120 (from 4,000 rubles) for everyone and everyone, expensive True Wireless Flash "collabs" with Under Armor (from 10,000 rubles) and a little more affordable sports Reflect Flow (from 7,000 rubles). Actually, the latest headphones will be discussed in this review.

I combined the story about JBL Flip 5 and Reflect Flow, since both complement each other, and there is no point in stretching conclusions about Flip 5 into a separate text. Maybe in the future it is worth making a selection of current JBL acoustics and more.

I repeat once again that the Reflect Flow headphones will cost an average of 7,500 - 8,000 rubles, and the Flip 5 column will cost 5,500 - 6,000 rubles.

Portable speaker JBL FLIP 5

Specifications:

  • Power: 20W RMS
  • Bluetooth version: 4.2
  • Dimensions: 181 x 69 x 74 mm
  • Weight: 540 grams
  • Water resistant: yes
  • Auto power off: yes
  • Battery: 4800 mAh

Scope of delivery:

  • 1 JBL Flip 5 speaker
  • 1 Type C USB cable
  • Quick Guide
  • Warranty card

The speaker system is a recognizable accessory, presented in nine solid colors and in a camouflage version. Of course, there is a branded fabric braid of the case, a bright orange JBL logo and an unusual shape of the side parts of the speaker. Everything else is made of rubberized plastic.

Flip 5 column review and Reflect Flow headphones by JBL

In my review, Flip 5 was in white: it looks elegant and fits well into almost any interior, if we are talking about placing acoustics at home or in the office. For example, my office is decorated in light colors, so the column looked like a single unit with it, matching in style.

Flip 5 column review and Reflect Flow headphones by JBL

Flip 5 weighs about 540 grams - it's not so much, but not a little. Dimensions are relatively compact - 181 x 69 x 74 mm. Yes, the shape of the device is not quite cylindrical: on the side there is a ledge on which the power and pairing buttons, a battery indicator and a USB-C connector are located, just below there is a loop for a lanyard. Interestingly, the charge indicator is made in the same style as the indicator in the Reflect Flow headphones: a flat translucent window with four conditional divisions.

Flip 5 column review and Reflect Flow headphones by JBL

The speaker is easy to connect to your smartphone, and using the JBL Connect app, you can not only monitor the battery charge, but also choose the Flip 5 operation mode: either as stereo speakers (when you have another of the same model) or to play a melody on several of the same models - "Party".

Flip 5 column review and Reflect Flow headphones by JBL

The maximum peak power of JBL Flip 5 is 20W. If the sound volume is measured in decibels, then at the limit the acoustics gives out 86 dB. Believe me, this is very loud: in a room of 20 m2, this sound is more than enough. The Texas Instruments TPA3128D2 chip is used as an amplifier. It was designed specifically for portable acoustics and energy saving when working via Bluetooth. The chip can easily deliver 15 W for two channels even without a heatsink.

Flip 5 column review and Reflect Flow headphones by JBL

The entire frequency range is "covered" by one speaker. Surprisingly, the previous generation Flip 4 used two speakers, but much smaller in size. This is where we get the Flip 5's deeper bass, wider frequency range. By itself, the frequency response of the JBL Flip 5 acoustics has small rises of 80 Hz - 120 Hz, 1000 Hz - 4000 Hz and around 9500 Hz - 11,000 Hz. The actual operating frequency range is from 70 Hz to 14 kHz.

Flip 5 column review and Reflect Flow headphones by JBL Review of JBL Flip 5 speaker and Reflect Flow headphones

Launches about 10 hours and charges in about 3 hours.

Total: the speaker looks good, the workmanship is excellent, the sound is very loud, the frequencies for such a small speaker are quite interesting!

JBL REFLECT FLOW Wireless Headphones

Specifications:

  • Emitter size: 5.8mm
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 102dB SPL at 1kHz/1mW
  • Maximum sound pressure level (SPL): > 96 Corner Shelf dB
  • Microphone sensitivity: -40 dBV at 1 kHz/Pa
  • Speaker impedance: 14 ohms
  • Bluetooth transmitter power:

Review of JBL Flip 5 speaker and Reflect Flow headphones

I don't know about you, but I consider the JBL brand, which is part of Harman International Industries, a youth brand: in the summer, schoolchildren and students gather in yards and parks to hang out together and listen to new Oxxxymiron beats on JBL speakers. Unfortunately, most often these are fakes for a well-known brand, but a similar appearance (fabric sheath and orange logo) do their job - you're in style.

Not so long ago, a model of portable acoustics Flip 5 was released in Russia at a price of 7,000 rubles. Compared to the previous generation, the dimensions and design of some elements have changed slightly, a USB Type-C connector has appeared instead of microUSB, the battery capacity has increased, but the microphone and the 3.5 mm jack have been removed.

But among fans of wireless headphones, Apple is still the leader (in terms of recognition) with its unique AirPods. With the advent of AirPods Pro, the first two models have become cheaper, which means they are more affordable for a potential buyer. There is no longer a clear distinction here: these AirPods are for young people, but these headphones are better to buy for the older generation.

The speaker system is a recognizable accessory, presented in nine solid colors and in a camouflage version. Of course, there is a branded fabric braid of the case, a bright orange JBL logo and an unusual shape of the side parts of the speaker. Everything else is made of rubberized plastic.

Flip 5 column review and Reflect Flow headphones by JBL

In my review, Flip 5 was in white: it looks elegant and fits well into almost any interior, if we are talking about placing acoustics at home or in the office. For example, my office is decorated in light colors, so the column looked like a single unit with it, matching in style.

Flip 5 column review and Reflect Flow headphones by JBL

Flip 5 weighs about 540 grams - it's not so much, but not a little. Dimensions are relatively compact - 181 x 69 x 74 mm. Yes, the shape of the device is not quite cylindrical: on the side there is a ledge on which the power and pairing buttons, a battery indicator and a USB-C connector are located, just below there is a loop for a lanyard. Interestingly, the charge indicator is made in the same style as the indicator in the Reflect Flow headphones: a flat translucent window with four conditional divisions.

Flip 5 column review and Reflect Flow headphones by JBL

The speaker is easy to connect to your smartphone, and using the JBL Connect app, you can not only monitor the battery charge, but also choose the Flip 5 operation mode: either as stereo speakers (when you have another one of the same model), or to play a melody on several of the same models - "Party".

Flip 5 column review and Reflect Flow headphones by JBL

The maximum peak power of JBL Flip 5 is 20W. If the sound volume is measured in decibels, then at the limit the acoustics gives out 86 dB. Believe me, this is very loud: in a room of 20 m2, this sound is more than enough. The Texas Instruments TPA3128D2 chip is used as an amplifier. It was designed specifically for portable acoustics and energy saving when working via Bluetooth. The chip can easily deliver 15 W for two channels even without a heatsink.

Flip 5 column review and Reflect Flow headphones by JBL

The entire frequency range is "covered" by one speaker. Surprisingly, the previous generation Flip 4 used two speakers, but much smaller in size. This is where we get the Flip 5's deeper bass, wider frequency range. By itself, the frequency response of the JBL Flip 5 acoustics has small rises of 80 Hz - 120 Hz, 1000 Hz - 4000 Hz and around 9500 Hz - 11,000 Hz. The actual operating frequency range is from 70 Hz to 14 kHz.

Flip 5 column review and Reflect Flow headphones by JBL Review of JBL Flip 5 speaker and Reflect Flow headphones

Launches about 10 hours and charges in about 3 hours.

Total: the speaker looks good, the workmanship is excellent, the sound is very loud, the frequencies for such a small speaker are quite interesting!

JBL REFLECT FLOW Wireless Headphones

Specifications:

  • Emitter size: 5.8mm
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 102dB SPL at 1kHz/1mW
  • Maximum sound pressure level (SPL): > 96 Corner Shelf dB
  • Microphone sensitivity: -40 dBV at 1 kHz/Pa
  • Speaker impedance: 14 ohms
  • Bluetooth transmitter power:

Review of JBL Flip 5 speaker and Reflect Flow headphones

I don't know about you, but I consider the JBL brand, which is part of Harman International Industries, a youth brand: in the summer, schoolchildren and students gather in yards and parks to hang out together and listen to new Oxxxymiron beats on JBL speakers. Unfortunately, most often these are fakes for a well-known brand, but a similar appearance (fabric sheath and orange logo) do their job - you're in style.

Not so long ago, a model of portable acoustics Flip 5 was released in Russia at a price of 7,000 rubles. Compared to the previous generation, the dimensions and design of some elements have changed slightly, a USB Type-C connector has appeared instead of microUSB, the battery capacity has increased, but the microphone and the 3.5 mm jack have been removed.

But among fans of wireless headphones, Apple is still the leader (in terms of recognition) with its unique AirPods. With the advent of AirPods Pro, the first two models have become cheaper, which means they are more accessible to a potential buyer. There is no longer a clear distinction here: these AirPods are for young people, but these headphones are better to buy for the older generation.

JBL is also developing TWS headphones, and more than successfully: inexpensive Tune 120 (from 4,000 rubles) for everyone and everyone, expensive True Wireless Flash "collabs" with Under Armor (from 10,000 rubles) and a little more affordable sports Reflect Flow (from 7,000 rubles). Actually, the latest headphones will be discussed in this review.

I combined the story about JBL Flip 5 and Reflect Flow, since both complement each other, and it makes no sense to stretch the conclusions about Flip 5 into a separate text. Maybe in the future it is worth making a selection of current JBL acoustics and more.

I repeat once again that the Reflect Flow headphones will cost an average of 7,500 - 8,000 rubles, and the Flip 5 column will cost 5,500 - 6,000 rubles.

Portable speaker JBL FLIP 5

Specifications:

  • Power: 20W RMS
  • Bluetooth version: 4.2
  • Dimensions: 181 x 69 x 74 mm
  • Weight: 540 grams
  • Water resistant: yes
  • Auto power off: yes
  • Battery: 4800 mAh

Scope of delivery:

  • 1 JBL Flip 5 speaker
  • 1 Type-C USB cable
  • Quick Guide
  • Warranty card

The speaker system is a recognizable accessory, presented in nine solid colors and in a camouflage version. Of course, there is a branded fabric braid of the case, a bright orange JBL logo and an unusual shape of the side parts of the speaker. Everything else is made of rubberized plastic.

In my review, Flip 5 was in white: it looks elegant and fits well into almost any interior, if we are talking about placing acoustics at home or in the office. For example, my office is decorated in light colors, so the column looked like a single unit with it, matching in style.

Flip 5 weighs about 540 grams - it's not so much, but not a little. Dimensions are relatively compact - 181 x 69 x 74 mm. Yes, the shape of the device is not quite cylindrical: on the side there is a ledge on which the power and pairing buttons, a battery indicator and a USB-C connector are located, just below there is a loop for a lanyard. Interestingly, the charge indicator is made in the same style as the indicator in the Reflect Flow headphones: a flat translucent window with four conditional divisions.

The speaker is easy to connect to your smartphone, and using the JBL Connect app, you can not only monitor the battery charge, but also choose the Flip 5 operation mode: either as stereo speakers (when you have another one of the same model), or to play a melody on several of the same models - "Party".

The maximum peak power of JBL Flip 5 is 20W. If the sound volume is measured in decibels, then at the limit the acoustics gives out 86 dB. Believe me, this is very loud: in a room of 20 m2, this sound is more than enough. The Texas Instruments TPA3128D2 chip is used as an amplifier. It was designed specifically for portable acoustics and energy saving when working via Bluetooth. The chip can easily deliver 15 W for two channels even without a heatsink.

The entire frequency range is "covered" by one speaker. Surprisingly, the previous generation Flip 4 used two speakers, but much smaller in size. This is where we get the Flip 5's deeper bass, wider frequency range. By itself, the frequency response of the JBL Flip 5 acoustics has small rises of 80 Hz - 120 Hz, 1000 Hz - 4000 Hz and around 9500 Hz - 11,000 Hz. The actual operating frequency range is from 70 Hz to 14 kHz.

Launches about 10 hours and charges in about 3 hours.

Total: the speaker looks good, the workmanship is excellent, the sound is very loud, the frequencies for such a small speaker are quite interesting!

JBL REFLECT FLOW Wireless Headphones

Specifications:

  • Emitter size: 5.8mm
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 102dB SPL at 1kHz/1mW
  • Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL): > 96 dB Corner Shelf
  • Microphone sensitivity: -40 dBV at 1 kHz/Pa
  • Speaker impedance: 14 ohms
  • Bluetooth transmitter power:
  • Emitter size: 5.8mm
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz - 20 kHz
  • Sensitivity: 102dB SPL at 1kHz/1mW
  • Maximum sound pressure level (SPL): > 96 Corner Shelf dB
  • Maximum sound pressure level (SPL): > 96 Corner Shelf Corner Shelf dB
  • Microphone sensitivity: -40 dBV at 1 kHz/Pa
  • Speaker impedance: 14 ohms
  • Bluetooth transmitter power: