A functional and very colorful design
JBL portable speakers have long been a fairly easy product to recognize. In particular the Flip family has been able to offer quite an iconic design. Ok, it doesn’t break the mold and it might even remind you of many speakers from other brands, but there is always some detail that makes them easy to identify from the crowd.
The new Flip 6 maintains that same essence, which is important to highlight since it is difficult to maintain that recognized aesthetic and, in turn, offer the user something more updated and modern. You get it? Well, we think so. Of course those who know past models may see it as a renovation with few significant changes, although continuing to maintain an attractive product while being functional has merit. But you can’t just stay with the outside, inside there are also changes.
To begin with, JBL Flip 6 They offer a cylindrical design that allows you to enjoy a product with clear advantages when using it and also when transporting it from one place to another. Because we must not forget that one of the main attractions is the possibility of taking this speaker from one place to another to dispute your favorite music as well as other audiovisual content. or simply podcast-like audio.
The Flip 6 applies some changes to the exterior that affect the control buttons, the materials and qualities of the exterior, variety of colors and some additional details regarding the control buttons, size of the JBL logo, etc. And if you wonder, it is available in nine different colors, these are: Dusty Pink, Gray Stone, River Teal, Fiesta Red, Ocean Blue, Midnight Black, Steel White, Forest Green or Squad.
With all this it is difficult not to find a model that may like or combine well with the needs and preferences of each user. In addition, in general it is a comfortable proposal to use on a day-to-day basis and in all kinds of situations thanks to details such as its generously sized control buttons that facilitate its identification without the need to look. In addition to finding out where they are located quickly.
Changes that also affect the interior
When talking about new sound equipment, users interested in them not only want an aesthetic change, which is always good to make them more attractive, also one that affects the hardware level and improves what is most important about something like this: the sound quality.
On this occasion, JBL, together with the exterior redesign, also took the opportunity to bet on a series of internal changes that seek that sound improvement. The first of them all is the one for a new audio setup. Thanks to this, the new Flip 6 bets on separate tweetersyes, too dual passive radiators and a subwoofer with which the sound gains body.
In this way, the new JBL portable speaker should offer greater clarity and fidelity when playing all kinds of music and in the entire frequency range. Obviously there will be certain limitations due to the size of the loudspeaker and the speakers, but in theory it has to improve performance compared to previous versions.
The other change associated with these new speakers is related to the quality of the components and the use of the function. PartyBoost that injects extra power when playing music to further liven up your parties alone or with friends. Although since we are talking about a portable speaker the IP67 certification that provides protection against water and dust plus a battery that offers 12 hours of playback and the most striking Slofie for the experience of daily use.
And finally, the Flip 6 is a speaker that logically connects to other equipment through the Bluetooth 5.1 connection. That also means an improvement over previous or lower-end models by being more stable and efficient by reducing the possible lag or delay between player and speaker.
Price and availability
The new JBL Flip 6 can be purchased from next November 2021 and will cost 139.99 euros. A price that is not bad considering the quality of the product. Of course, there are many more options for those looking for a quality portable solution. For example, the Sonos ROAM we could already see in our analysis that it offers a number of very interesting features that help justify your investment of approximately 180 euros.
So to summarize, here are the main novelties of the new Flip 6:
- Portable speaker with 12-hour battery life
- Bluetooth 5.1 connection
- Dual hall radiator for deeper bass
- Woofer with enough power for a greater body of sound
- Separate tweeter for better frequency separation
- PartyBoost mode for better party performance
More powerful than previous JBL Flip, they seem like a great option to enjoy quality audio wherever you go. For the most purists it will not be the ideal, they will prefer the solitude of their listening room, period, but whoever is looking for something versatile, this could be an interesting option.
If for some reason you are not interested in waiting and you want a device that already offers quality sound, there is the JBL Flip 5 that, being similar (but in some respects of course) costs a little less. But if you’re not in a rush to get one, I’d wait for the JBL Flip 6.
JBL PartyBox 710 and 110: for true partygoers
Along with the renewal of the JBL Flip 6, new products such as the PartyBox 710 and 110 also arrived. Both are much more particular speakers, for true partygoers due to size, power and light show that it offers while the music selected by the user is played.
For you to have the data, the JBL PartyBox 710 are capable of offering 800 watts of power. So we are not talking about a lake that will allow your music to sound comes among the group of friends that you are together. Here you have real power, as to be able to use it in more crowded parties in front of or in a bland bar or terrace if you want to set your clientele.
The most outstanding of the JBL PartyBox 710:
- Powerful JBL Pro sound with 800W RMS output
- Sturdy wheels and handle to take the party anywhere
- Dazzling light show synchronized to the beat of the music with colored strobe light, figure 8 RGB animation, colored projection light, starlight and disco light
- 2 low-distortion 2.75 “tweeters, 2 enhanced high-sensitivity 8” excursion drivers, and an enhanced bass reflex port for stronger, deeper bass
- IPX4 splash proof certification
- Guitar and microphone inputs
- Bluetooth or USB input
- One-touch wireless stereo: With the push of a button, link two wirelessly for huge, stereo sound
- JBL PartyBox App: control your party with your phone: change the track, customize the light show and much more
- Price: 799 euros
On the other hand and with less power, 160 watts, there is the JBL Partybox 110. This is smaller and in part you can be grateful that it is so. Because the other is just going to parties where a few friends go to dinner or eat, but nothing of official or faculty media. The most striking thing about this model:
- Powerful JBL Pro sound with 160W power
- 12 hour battery life
- Dynamic lights synchronized to the beat of the music
- Guitar and microphone inputs for additional uses
- IPX4 splash proof
- Bluetooth or USB input
- True wireless stereo sound with the ability to link two wireless speakers
- JBL PartyBox App to control everything from your phone: track change, light customization and more
- Price 349 euros
Both proposals are more particular and for a very specific audience, but if you are a true fistero and you like music to the fullest with that extra of the lights, they are interesting options.