JBL Charge 5 vs Flip Essential - Where are the differences?

Brand
JBL
JBL
Product name
Charge 5
Flip Essential
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Only differences
Audio
Frequency, max
Frequency, max
20000 Hz
Frequency, max
20000 Hz
Frequency, min
Frequency, min
65 Hz
Frequency, min
80 Hz
Watts speakers
Watts speakers
30 + 10 Watt
Watts speakers
2 x 8 Watt
Battery
Loading time
Loading time
4,0 hours
Loading time
3,5 hours
Battery life
Battery life
20,0 hours
Battery life
10,0 hours
Battery capacity
Battery capacity
7500 mah
Battery capacity
3000 mah
Removable
Removable
No
Removable
No
Periphery
Recharge
Recharge
USB-C
Recharge
USB-C
Powerbank
Powerbank
Yes
Powerbank
No
Ethernet (LAN)
Ethernet (LAN)
No
Ethernet (LAN)
No
3,5 mm Audio
3,5 mm Audio
No
3,5 mm Audio
Yes
SD-Karte (Daten)
SD-Karte (Daten)
No
SD-Karte (Daten)
No
USB (Data)
USB (Data)
No
USB (Data)
No
Sensors
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth Version
5.1
Bluetooth Version
4.1
NFC
NFC
No
NFC
No
WLAN
WLAN
No
WLAN
No
Automatic switch-off
Automatic switch-off
Yes
Automatic switch-off
Yes
Connect Speakers
Connection of several speakers (Party)
Connection of several speakers (Party)
Yes
Connection of several speakers (Party)
No
Lightshow
Available
Available
No
Available
No
Specifications
Height
Height
9.65 cm
Height
16.9 cm
Length
Length
9.4 cm
Length
6.4 cm
Weight
Weight
965 g
Weight
470 g
Width
Width
22.3 cm
Width
6.4 cm
Tuner / radio
Available
Available
No
Available
No
Waterproof
Waterproof
Waterproof
Yes
Waterproof
Yes
Certification
Certification
IP67
Certification
IPX7

Where are the differences?

Let's have a look at the differences between the JBL Charge 5 and the JBL Flip Essential.

Size and weight

The two devices differ in their dimensions. The smaller a loudspeaker is, the more practical it is in use, of course.

  • JBL Charge 5: 9.4 cm x 22.3 cm x 9.65 cm
  • JBL Flip Essential: 6.4 cm x 6.4 cm x 16.9 cm
The JBL Charge 5 with 965 g is heavier than the JBL Flip Essential with a weight of 470 g. This makes the JBL Flip Essential more suitable for transport.

Battery

With regard to battery life, the JBL Charge 5 can trump with up to 20,0 hours. The JBL Charge 5 has a battery life of up to 10,0 hours. In practice, the specification of the battery life can often be somewhat lower, since the manufacturers specify the maximum possible performance. In the loading time the JBL Flip Essential performs better with 3,5 hours. With the JBL Charge 5 the loading time is 4,0 hours. With 7500 mah the JBL Charge 5 has a larger battery capacity. With the JBL Flip Essential the capacity is 3000 mah.

Waterproof

Both speakers are waterproof. The JBL Charge 5 is certified with IP67. With the JBL Flip Essential a IP67 certification is present.

Bluetooth

With Bluetooth version 5.1 the JBL Charge 5 has a newer version than the JBL Flip Essential. There we have Bluetooth of the version 4.1. A newer Bluetooth version offers a better stability in the connection. Thus also a higher comfort in the application is given.

Powerbank

The function of a powerbank provides the JBL Charge 5. With the Powerbank function, other devices can be charged via USB using the speaker. Of course, this is at the expense of the battery life of the speaker.

Leistung

The performance is the JBL Charge 5 at 30 + 10 Watt. The JBL Flip Essential has a power of 2 x 8 Watt. The driver of the JBL Flip Essential has 40 mm.

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