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
- Bluetooth Version
- A2DP V1.3, AVRCP V1.5, HFP V1.6, HSP V1.2
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio
- Less than 80dB
- Frequency Response
- 85Hz – 20kHz
- Output power
- 2 x 8W
- 2 x 40mm
- Dimensions (H x W x D)
- 64 x 169 x 64 (mm)
- Battery type
- Lithium-ion polymer (3.7V, 3000mAh)
- Battery charge time
- 3.5 hours @ 5V1A
- Music playing time
- up to 10 hours (varies by volume level and audio content)
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 1 out of
Not user friendly
Although a 20 something may enjoy this, the manual that comes with it is useless. There is no mention of how to charge the battery, so I am going to assume that it charges when connected to a computer, and that the 5 blue indicators show the charge level. Of course the manual mentions a power supply cord, but not in this box. The manual is useless, unless you are multi-lingual and have superhero vision. Here's an idea...Print the instructions in English and make the font bigger!!! I have no need for a manual printed in 15 languages. As far as the audio quality...It's not that great. It's on it's way back for a refund as I type.
Date published: 2015-12-27
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
Pairing 2 JBL Flip 3's, one speaker will stop for a few seconds, then start playing again, then the other speaker will do it. If it was sporadic I could live with it, but it's enough to be annoying. Also happens If you walk between the two speakers. Why?
What you are experiencing is not normal. There are different reasons why this happens to the FLIP 3. Try the following steps to resolve the issue:
- Move your Bluetooth device away from any device that generates electromagnetic interference.
- Reduce the number of applications running on the source device. Running multiple applications can reduce the amount of internal resources available to transmit audio.
- Disconnect cabling and unpair/disconnect any devices which may be paired/connected Bluetooth. Allow the battery to completely discharge. Apply the power source and allow the battery to charge completely. Test with multiple sources.
- Try a reset. In power ON mode press and hold the "Volume +" and "Phone" buttons at the same time for more than 3 seconds. Unit will power Off by itself.
Now the unit is reset.
- Check for updated software for the source device and the FLIP 3.
If none of these things work and was purchased in less than 30 days, please contact the dealer or retailer for a replacement. If the speaker was purchased from us or is more than 30 days old, please submit a request at https://www.jbl.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service team will be happy to assist you.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Is there a way to disable the 10 sec auto shutdown feature? I would like to be able to leave it on all the time even when there is no audio signal.
Unfortunately, we cannot disable the auto-off feature of the FLIP 3. It is a power saving feature included in most of our products wherein it will automatically turn OFF whenever it does not receive any audio signals for approximately 10 minutes.
Date published: 2017-05-10
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: 2017-04-01
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: 2017-04-02
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
Request an Exchange
Products purchased online or from an authorized local retailer and under warranty may qualify for an exchange with a valid receipt.
Purchases made from an unauthorized dealer will not be eligible for exchange.