And just like its predecessor, it’s solidly built. The IP67 rating makes it safe from water and dust damage. Interestingly, it can also float on water. It’s a rugged speaker, yet lightweight and portable. It weighs only 1.23 lbs and is not bulky. Especially if you carry it on a hike. At the same time, the smooth silicone exterior acts as a shock absorber for minor bumps and drops. Note that while the silicone layer provides a smooth finish, it also attracts dust and lint. A versatile item that can be used upright or on your back. Interestingly, the PositionIQ technology inside adjusts audio output based on placement.
Rugged, rugged speakers are a must for hikes, gatherings, and pool parties. The Bose SoundLink Flex and JBL Flip 6 fit these descriptions perfectly. These speakers are solidly built and will easily get you through a day in the wilderness or at the beach. At the same time, it delivers powerful and loud sound output. Should you choose the Bose SoundLink Flex or the JBL Flip 6? This post explores that by comparing the Bose SoundLink Flex and the JBL Flip 6. The Bose SoundLink Flex is the successor to the former glory of the SoundLink Micro.
However, there is no clip for mounting. As for connectivity, the JBL 6 comes with Bluetooth 5.1. Newer versions of Bluetooth have relatively better range and bandwidth. Supports SBC and AAC audio codecs. However, JBL has left out high-quality Bluetooth codecs like aptX and LDAC in this portable Bluetooth speaker. Like its counterparts, the Flip 6 is “nearly” lightweight. In numbers, it weighs about 1.12 pounds and can easily be carried in a tote or outdoor bag.
And the sound is well balanced no matter where the device is placed. When it comes to connectivity, Bose unfortunately sticks with older versions of Bluetooth, and the SoundLink Flex initially comes with Bluetooth 4.2. Most modern portable speakers come with Bluetooth 5.1 or Bluetooth 5.2. This is a bit disappointing for SoundLink Flex. However, CNET officials felt that the connection was solid and that the speaker rarely dropped the connection. The JBL Flip 6 looks very similar to its predecessor, his JBL Flip 5. It has the same cylindrical appearance with plastic bumpers on each side. The grill stretches across the entire device, except for the spine that holds the power button together. It also has a loop.
One of the best things about this JBL speaker is its IP67 rating. In contrast to the SoundLink Flex, this one even survives jumps in salt water. Therefore, it is perfect for beach parties. Also, you don’t have to worry about sand or gravel getting caught on the back of the grati