JBL Flip 3 is a splashproof portable Bluetooth speaker that delivers surprisingly powerful, room-filling stereo sound in an ultra-compact form. It features a rechargeable battery that offers 10 hours of playtime, noise and echo cancelling speakerphone, and JBL Connect technology that wirelessly links multiple JBL Connect enabled speakers together.
At a Glance:
What's in the box:
1 x JBL Flip 3
1 x Micro USB Cable
1 x Quick Start Guide
1 x Safety Sheet
Warranty Card included
- Wireless Bluetooth Streaming
- Wirelessly connect up to 3 smartphones or tablets to the speaker and take turns playing surprisingly powerful, room-filling stereo sound.
- 3000mAH Rechargeable Battery
- Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery supports up to 10 hours of playtime.
- Take crystal clear calls from your speaker with the touch of a button thanks to the noise and echo cancelling speakerphone.
- Splashproof means no more worrying about rain or spills; you can even clean it with running tap water. Just don't submerge it.
- JBL Connect
- Build your own ecosystem by connecting multiple JBL Connect enabled speakers together to amplify the listening experience.
- Lifestyle Material
- The durable fabric material and rugged rubber housing allows your speaker to outlast all of your adventures.
- JBL Bass Radiator
- Hear the bass, feel the bass, see the bass. Dual external passive radiators demonstrate just how powerful your speakers are.
- Voice Assistant Integration
- Access Siri or Google Now from your JBL speaker with a simple button press.
Allows you to wirelessly stream music through any Bluetooth enabled device.
Features a rechargeable battery for convenient portability and extended playback time.
A Splashproof Design
No more worrying about rain or spills, you can even clean it with running tap water. Just don't submerge it.
Build your own ecosystem by connecting multiple JBL Connect enabled speakers together to amplify the listening experience.
The built-in microphone allows you to answer calls without skipping a beat.
Manuals & Downloads:
JBL Flip 3 is the next generation in the award-winning Flip series; it is a comprehensive portable Bluetooth speaker that delivers surprisingly powerful, room-filling stereo sound everywhere. This ultra-compact speaker is powered by a 3000mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery that offers 10 hours of continuous, high-quality stereo audio playtime. Sporting durable, splashproof fabric materials that are available in 8 vibrant colors, Flip 3 is the all purpose, all weather companion that integrates music into every aspect of your life – from tabletop to poolside, from sunny mornings to rainy nights. Flip 3 also features a built-in noise and echo cancelling speakerphone for crystal clear conference calls, and JBL Connect technology that can wirelessly link multiple JBL Connect enabled speakers together to amplify the listening experience.
- Weight (kg)
- 450 g
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio
- Less than 80dB
- Frequency Response
- 85Hz – 20kHz
- 2 x 40mm
- 450 g
JBL Flip 3 is rated
Rated 5 out of
Nice sound, with tiny annoying things
First of all.. sound is really great for such speaker. Microphone is also very good. Veri solid mobile speaker. I use it to watch series from iPad, having conference calls with phone or computer and listening Spotify while travelling.
Only thing that is annoying is the ON and OFF sounds, which are really loud and I haven't found an option to turn it off. Specially annoying if you would like to turn off your speaker silently if people around you are sleeping.
It would be perfect if you could configure ON/OFF sounds from the mobile app. I would also love to adjust equalizer from the mobile app for some apps the bass is too deep.
Date published: 2016-05-25
Rated 5 out of
Best Bass for a small and cheap speaker
I bought this around 2 months ago at $120 Canadian and I am very happy with this speaker. It performs great indoors and outdoors and offers very deep and rich bass which does not overpower the mids and highs if there are vocals in the song. The design is very nice as it is one of the only speakers which you can actually see the sub woofers move a lot and it is also splash proof which adds why it is so great for all environments. The only not so great thing is that when it is played at max volume I find that there are some distortions in the lower frequencies, but most speakers around this price range or even higher such as the UE Boom have this problem.
Date published: 2016-06-18
Rated 5 out of
Best Bluetooth speaker I've had
I am in love with the Flip 3. It's cheaper than many of its competitors and has fantastic sound quality, especially at high volume. Everybody is astonished at how awesome the high volume sound quality is. I work in construction and use it at work almost every day. The splash proof and dust proof design is particularly useful as well! I read an earlier review about the hissing/crackling noise and I can relate. It was fine for the first few weeks I owned it, but after a lot of high volume activity on it, it started hissing/crackling on low volume. It's a little bit of an inconvenience but I still give it a solid 5 stars!
Date published: 2016-02-02
Rated 5 out of
Fantastic speaker/speakerphone for travel.
I was looking for a small bluetooth speaker to use for both music and conference calls while traveling. I have a JBL Horizon and love the sound from it, so I thought I would give the JBL portable speakers a chance. I was torn between the Charge2+ and the Flip3. I liked the added features of the Charge 2+, but I preferred the smaller size of the Flip3. I was expecting good sound, but I was blown away by the volume and quality. I have not used it for a phone call yet, but I do not expect any issues.
I do not have a need (yet?) to connect multiple units, but I may buy another one just to have it handy for parties or outside listening.
Date published: 2016-02-01
Rated 5 out of
Best Compact Speaker Available
This has to be one of the best sounding speakers at this size, and to me, it is one of the best looking speaker available. The Flip 3 sounds great from the low's to high's with just the right amount of bass, and can easily fill a regularly size room. I mainly it for playing instrumental music at low to medium volume in the house, and it's just perfect. Voices sound crisp and clear, and calling feature works flawlessly. Connecting to Bluetooth on my phone, Laptop and Chromebook is almost instantly... It sounds similar to the Charge 2, except the Charge 2 has slightly deeper bass on bass heavy sounds... Due to its ultra compact size, I can now have great sound in any room in the house and just about anywhere I go! 5 star speaker!
Date published: 2015-12-15
Rated 1 out of
Don't waist your time or money on the Flip 3
If you can find the Flip 1 or 2 buy one of those instead, I was so happy with the Flip 1 and 2 that I bought everyone that is close to me one as gift. Never a single issue or problem. The Flip 3 on the other hand is truly the worst to date. Doesn't hold a charge, constantly turns off, doesn't work when directly plugged into a wall outlet, when the battery is low the sound gets so distorted that you have to turn it off. I'm so frustrated and disappointed with the Flip 3 that I had to write this review especially after seeing my friends Flip 3 doing exactly he same thing mine was doing. If you wanna go through what I've been going through buy one.
Date published: 2016-06-29
Rated 5 out of
Alan The Biker
I am the type of person that will search for as much information as possible before making a decision on what would be the best value and meet my needs. I spent weeks researching portable, Bluetooth speakers that provide great sound and can withstand being used outdoors and in the end the JBL Flip 3 came out on top. I am extremely happy with the quality and sound and am thoroughly satisfied. I travel and like to have my music playing, whether on a cruise, island or hotel room so did not want something bulky or heavy and the Flip 3 is perfect for throwing in a carry-on. I can't say enough about the clarity and range of sound. Way to go JBL!.
Date published: 2016-09-08
Rated 2 out of
Fabric covering and essentially no MANUAL
A little concerned how the fabric covering is going to hold up. It would be nice if literature offered instructions on how to clean fabric covering. Heck, it would have been nice to have USABLE LITERATURE. Why in the world would you go to the expense to include a pamphlet that has the lightest shade of gray against a white background and smallest print possible? There is no user friendly manual and when you click on their MANUALS AND DOWNLOADS link on the JBL's Flip 3 webpage, you get nothing. Surely, JBL can do better than this. Listen to your customers, I've seen this complaint re: Flip 3 posted before.
Date published: 2015-12-20
how do you set up flip3 for use on 2 tablets using the same connection
The FLIP 3 can be paired to multiple devices but can only be connected to one at a time. By simply doing the same steps when you had the 1st device connected to your FLIP 3.
While the 1st device is connected, simply press the Bluetooth button on FLIP 3 until it turned on pairing mode then pair it with the 2nd device. Then do the same steps for the 3rd device.
Date published: 2017-02-13
can this be hooked up to a loptop conputer
Yes. The FLIP 3 can be connected to your laptop through bluetooth connection, make sure that you have the Bluetooth driver that supports A2DP audio codec. It can also be connected by running a wire from your laptop’s headphone port to the FLIP 3’s auxiliary port, this does not require any drivers.
Date published: 2016-11-28
How can I tell how much battery life is left on my JBL Flip 3?
The FLIP 3 has 5 LED "dots" that indicates the battery level, turning off one at a time as the battery gets depleted. If the unit is charging, one of those "dots" would blink showing battery level and charging status. If the speaker is fully charged, all the LED "dots" would go dark.
Date published: 2016-11-21
I can no longer charge my flip3 as all the pins in the USB port appear squashed. There is no plastic encasement around the pins to hold them in place, just the bare metal pins. Any suggestions?
The FLIP 3 is a self contained unit and is not user serviceable, which means that only authorized service centers/factory technicians can open the unit. Try using a different charging cable and try alternating where you are charging the FLIP 3 (i.e wall outlet, USB ports on laptops/computer) to see if it makes any difference.
If this doesn't help, please submit a request at www.jbl.com/contactus for information regarding warranty options.
Date published: 2016-07-14
Does the Flip 3 support Aux Input like the Flip and Flip 2?
Yes, the 3.5mm AUX port is located right beside the charging port of the speaker.
Date published: 2016-07-14
where is off and on botton
The power button of the FLIP 3 is the small circle that has a line on it
Date published: 2016-12-25
I have recently noticed static upon turning on and while the unit is playing. Is this indication of an internal problem, or defective unit. LOVE my FLip3 and need it to work properly.
Thank you for your question, this is very unusual that is happening to you, contact our level support and they can go ahead and exchange this unit for you.
Date published: 2016-10-15
Can the JBL- Flip 3 play music from a USB Flash Drive?
The FLIP 3 has only a micro USB port, only to be used for charging the speaker. So no, you cannot play music from a USB Flash Drive.
Date published: 2016-06-23