Written by Tamara

Comparison: JBL Go 2 vs JBL Clip 3 vs JBL Flip 4

The JBL Go 2, JBL Clip 3, and the JBL Flip 4; from the outside, these speakers don't look alike. What they do have in common is their compact size. You can easily take these speakers with you wherever you go. Which speaker suits you? I compare the 3 speakers in this article.

JBL Go 2

5-hour battery life | Limited volume according to customers | Mini, waterproof
no longer available
  • The dust and splash proof design makes the speaker suitable for outdoor use.
  • Call hands-free via the integrated microphone with noise suppression.
  • You cannot connect your smartphone to the speaker via NFC.

JBL Clip 3

10-hour battery life | Compact (10 - 20cm) | Hands-free calls
no longer available
  • The dust and waterproof design makes the speaker suitable for outdoor use.
  • You can call hands-free via the built-in microphone.
  • You can control the music with the buttons on the speaker.
  • You cannot connect your smartphone to the speaker via NFC.

JBL Flip 4

12-hour battery life | Average volume, according to customer reviews | Compact, waterproof
no longer available
  • The speaker has a battery life of 12 hours.
  • The waterproof design makes the speaker suitable for outdoor use.
  • By the passive radiators you listen to a powerful bass.
  • Connect with the JBL Connect app multiple speakers with each other and listen to a more powerful sound.
  • You can not connect your smartphone to the speaker via NFC.

Compare the JBL Go 2 with the JBL Clip 3 and JBL Flip 4

JBL Go 2 JBL Clip 3 JBL Flip 4
I want the battery to last more than 10 hours No Yes Yes
I want a powerful bass No No Yes
I want a completely waterproof speaker Yes Yes Yes
I want to make a call via the speaker Yes Yes Yes
I want to pair several speakers together for a stereo sound No No Yes

The sound

JBL Go 2

JBL Go 2: clearly understandable

A compact size, but with a high volume. The music on the Go 2 is clearly audible in both the low and high volume.

JBL Clip 3

JBL Clip 3: pure

The sound of the Clip 3 almost corresponds to the sound of the Go 2. The volume can be adjusted to quite high. The sound is also clearly audible in the high volume.

JBL Flip 4

JBL Flip 4: sturdy bass

With dual external passive radiators, the Flip 4 has a strong bass sound compared to the Clip and the Go. In addition, you can easily connect 2 Flip 4 speakers to each other for an even more powerful stereo sound.

The design

Compact size

JBL Go 2: handy

With a width of 8.6 centimeters, the JBL Go 2 is the smallest of these 3 speakers. Thanks to the square design, the speaker is compact and you can easily carry it in your hand. This speaker does not take up much space: it also fits perfectly in your bag or suitcase.

Portable speaker

JBL Clip 3: carry it with you

The JBL Clip 3 has a carabiner. This allows you to easily hang this speaker on your jacket, bag or pants. Because the speaker has a rubber anti-slip layer, it remains firmly attached. The JBL Clip 3 also has a special fabric finish compared to the other speaker.

Small speaker

JBL Flip 4: put it in your bag

With 17.5 centimeters width, the Flip 4 is a bit bigger than the Clip and the Go. Thanks to the round shape, the speaker is portable in your hand or you can put it in your bag. Both the bottom and the top have a rubber protective layer, making it easy to put the speaker down.

Water resistance


Both the Go 2 and the Clip 3 and the Flip 4 have a water resistance of IPX7. This allows the speakers to be immersed for 30 minutes up to a depth of 1 meter. You can put the speakers next to the water without having to worry, and when they become dirty, you simply rinse them under the tap.


Control buttons

JBL Go 2: simple

The JBL Go 2 has a simple operation via the buttons on the box. Turn the speaker on and off, determine the volume, change songs, or pause a song. Via Google Assistent or Siri on your iPhone, you can also control the speaker voice-controlled.

Control buttons

JBL Clip 3: also make telephone calls

In addition to the standard option of switching on and off, determining volume and pausing numbers, the JBL Clip 3 also has the option of taking a phone call. Thanks to the noise reduction, your conversations remain clear. Via Siri on your iPhone or via Google Assistant, it is also possible to operate the speaker in a voice-controlled way.

Control buttons

JBL Flip 4: also connect multiple speakers

With the JBL Flip 4, you can easily connect multiple JBL speakers together via JBL Connect +. This way, you create more volume and stereo sound. You control your music with the buttons on the speaker or voice controlled via Siri on your iPhone or Google Assistant. You can take a phone call with the Flip 4 with 1 push of a button.


A travel buddy or a party buddy. The Go 2, Clip 3, and Flip 4 are compact speakers that you can easily take with you everywhere. All speakers are waterproof and dust resistant. The speakers are suitable for a day at the beach, park, or at the swimming pool. If you want more travel convenience, the Go 2 or the Clip 3 saves space. If you want a more powerful sound or can pair the speaker with multiple speakers, the Flip 4 is the best choice for you.

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