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Quick Start Guide for Speaker


Bluetooth pairing


Party boost




Tech Spec

Bluetooth version : 4.2

Support: A2DP V1.3, AVRCP V1.6

Transducer: 44 x 80mm

Rated power: 20W RMS

Frequency response: 65Hz – 20kHz

Signal-to-noise ratio: > 80dB

Battery type: Lithium-ion Polymer 17.28Wh (Equivalent to 3.6V, 4800mAh)

Battery charge time: 2.5 hours (5V/3A)

Music playtime: up to 12 hours (varies by volume level and audio content)

Bluetooth ® transmitter power: 0 – 11dBm

Bluetooth ® transmitter frequency range: 2.402 – 2.480GHz

Bluetooth ® transmitter modulation: GFSK, π/4 DQPSK, 8DPSK

Dimension (W × D × H): 181 x 69 x 74mm

Weight: 540g


When using external adapter, the output voltage/current of the external adapter should not exceed 5V/3A.

Bold sound for every adventure

Take your tunes on the go with the powerful JBL Flip 5. Our lightweight Bluetooth speaker goes anywhere. Bad weather? Not to worry. With its waterproof design, you can rock out to our signature sound rain or shine. Move more. Pair two JBL PartyBoost-compatible speakers together for stereo sound or link multiple speakers to create a bigger party. Enjoy more than 12 hours of play time for your favorite music. Stand it vertical or horizontal and be bold with your choice of 11 vibrant colors

Bluetooth Troubleshooting

How to avoid Bluetooth interference/interruptions:

Always have a clear line of sight between your Bluetooth device (speaker, headphones, etc.) and source device

(Smartphone/tablet/PC, etc). Be aware of obstacles in front of your devices.

Try to shutdown products that have Bluetooth, but not are not being used. They are often the reason for interference even though they are not being used.

Do not stand too close to your Wi-Fi router since a Wi-Fi signal is stronger and in many cases will "overlap" the connection.

Be aware of walls around you. Concrete and brick walls will often interrupt the signal, as it cannot pass through such thick walls.

Bluetooth signals cannot travel through water, which includes the human body. Make sure with Wireless Headphones to keep your Source device and the receiver on the same side of your body.

Open spaces such as parks can cause issues for your devices, as open air is "bad" for any Bluetooth signal if it cannot reflect from objects around you.

Pairing issues with a Smartphone or Tablet:

First, try to restart the Bluetooth connection on your source device (Smartphone/tablet/PC) by switching Bluetooth off and on again with a short pause in between.

"Forget" (remove) the previously paired connection (on your smartphone/tablet/PC) in your Bluetooth settings if you had once paired with our product.

Try to restart the source device(Smartphone/tablet/PC) by powering it off and on again, and after restarting try to establish a Bluetooth connection to your product.

If the above does not work, then try to restart your product (Portable speaker, Headphone) by turning it off and on again.

Press and hold down the Bluetooth button on your device (Portable speaker, Headphones) to initiate pairing mode again.

Go into the Bluetooth settings on your Smartphone/tablet or PC to start the pairing process.

You should now have a successful pairing with our device, but if you are still experiencing issues then contact us again.

Pairing issues with a Computer or PC:

In most cases when a Computer/PC/Laptop has issues connecting to a Bluetooth device (Portable speaker, Headphones, Active speakers), it's caused by your Computer/PC/Laptop's Bluetooth driver (software).

The driver (software) should support the following Bluetooth protocols, to be able to play music/sounds from your Computer/PC/Laptop:

A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) driver for your Computer/PC/Headphones to transfer music.

AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile) driver to send skip/forward/pause/play music to your device

Always get the latest driver version available for your Computer/PC/Laptop.

To download the correct driver (software), visit the manufacturer's website of your Computer/PC/Laptop. They usually have a "Support/Download" section where you can find the correct driver. Otherwise, contact their support.

The standard drivers provided by Microsoft/Windows systems are often not correct, and will result in error messages (such as having to enter a PIN code), or pairing not working

What is Bluetooth technology?

Bluetooth technology is a wireless technology that exchanges data (Music etc.) over short distances from a mobile device.

Bluetooth range depends on your surroundings (reflection from objects) and what chipset is being used (some can go 1 meter, 10 meters or 100 meters).

Our Bluetooth devices typically supports up to 10 meter distance from the source device.

Explaining the different Bluetooth profiles used in our devices:

Many of our Bluetooth devices have a specification sheet like Bluetooth Profiles Supported: A2DP v1.5/AVRCP v1.6. These are the protocols that a specific Bluetooth speaker or Headphone device is compatible with. This might look too technical for some customers, but all you need to know is that Bluetooth Speakers and Headphones they are the only ones with these profile that you need to be aware of:

A2DP – A2DP stands for ‘Advanced Audio Distribution Profile’ and is a Bluetooth protocol that allows mobile users to stream high quality (stereo or mono) audio wirelessly. If you want to listen to your music on a pair of Bluetooth headphones or speakers, both devices need to support this.

AVRCP – AVRCP stands for ‘Audio/Video Remote Control Profile' and controls remote functions such as pause/start/skip/forward.

HSP – HSP stands for ‘Headset Profile’ and is a Bluetooth profile to enable a two-way wireless Headphone to be used with a Bluetooth smartphone. In our Headphones this is one of the most common Bluetooth profiles and supports simultaneous two-way (full-duplex) audio, but it does not support stereo audio.

HFP - HFP Stands for 'Hands Free Profile'. This profile provides the same abilities as HSP does, but adds abilities such as redial last number called, voice dialing and call waiting.

Note for HSP and HFP:

You can also use it with devices other than phones, like your Computer/PC with a Bluetooth Headphone that could be used with a Bluetooth-enabled PC and VoIP software to place an Internet phone call (NOTE: some PC software requires different drivers for specific purposes like SKYPE - Always refer to the manufacturer of the PC/Laptop for help with setting this up).


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JBL FLIP 5 Questions and Answers

#1 What is the battery life in cold weather? In northern Canada I do t want to buy something that will only last 30 minutes
The battery life is not good and will die in cold weather... Living in Northern Alberta where I've taken the speaker out to go haul wood for 1 - 2 hours in -15 (degree Celsius) and below (I'm being quite generous here with the numbers it's a lot colder up where I live) ... Battery will weaken and now I use it for working out indoors and I may get 2 hours of battery life before it dies. Already contacting JBL Warranty.

#2 Can you Bluetooth music onto the device are does it have to be done on a computer
Yes, you can bluetooth music onto the device.

#3 When using more than two Flip 5s in partyboost mode, does changing the volume on one unit, change the volume on all?
Yes, even though you would be able to adjust volume directly on the units, the best place to adjust volume would be the source of the sound, in other words the smartphone or tablet used to send the music wirelessly onto the speakers.

#4 Can this be plugged in all the time as thats my purpose to use it at home or can someone out there recomnend one i should look at ?
The speaker will work while plugged in. Given it is a portable speaker with an integrated battery, it is suggested to unplug the speaker once fully charged. The speaker will provide up to 12 hours of playtime on a single charge. For a non-portable JBL speaker option, you can consider the JBL Horizon, which is a clock, radio, and Bluetooth speaker all in one. It allows you to play music wirelessly via Bluetooth, while also charging devices via 2 USB ports.

#5 How many devices (phones) can simultaneously connect to this speaker? (For example, the Charge 3 allows 3 phones to be connected to it)
Multiple devices can be paired to a JBL Flip 5, however only up to 2 devices can be connected to the speaker simultaneously.

#6 I once bought a bluetooth speaker (not jbl) that emitted a static-y warble noise when playing at low volume. Does the flip 5 do this?
That might have more to do with what you have the speaker connected to. A Bluetooth speaker should not be making warble noises. Could be interference with WiFi or other Bluetooth devices. Have you tried connecting the speaker to another source? I have a Sony X900e TV where I get warblers regardless of which Bluetooth speaker I had connected. It would go away if I restarted the speaker or turned off and on the tv. If I connect via aux I would not have any issues.

#7 It came with a case?
No it didn't come with a case, only worked for 3 months, have warranty paperwork in now... not sure if it's worth the price

#8 When I connect my JBL speaker with a computer (PC/Laptop/Apple Mac/Nintendo Switch), can I use the PartyBoost feature?
The PartyBoost feature is not available when your JBL speaker is connected to a computer via Bluetooth. This is a technical limitation. When connected to a computer, the computer is acting as the primary device. Therefore, the JBL speaker does not have control of re-transmitting the Bluetooth signal to other JBL speakers.

NOTE: Speakers effected by this are the JBL Flip 5, JBL Flip 6, JBL Charge 5, JBL Pulse 4, JBL Xtreme 3, and JBL Boombox 2, as well as all future products featuring the PartyBoost feature.

#9 My device is waterproof, but what about salt water or chlorine water?
Your JBL speaker is waterproof with IPX7 rating. (IPX7 means it can survive immersion in 1 meter/3.3 feet for up to 30 minutes.) To maintain the looks and functions of your speaker, please make sure to rinse it with fresh water after using it at a swimming pool or the ocean, then dry off all covers and areas where water can gather. The standard for waterproofing is for tap water. Chemicals and salt in your pool or the ocean can damage the waterproof seals or harm the surface finish over time if not rinsed off after use.

#10 Does this speaker have an Aux Input?
This speaker does not have an Aux Input, so no analog connection is possible.