Right side view of the JBL Flip 5 speaker.

How to Bass Boost the JBL Flip 5 Speaker

You can change how loud the bass is on the JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth speaker, by turning on and off its bass boost mode. When switched on, this mode makes the passive bass radiators on each side of the unit vibrate much more.  Plus, bass boost adds a low rumble quality to the playing program, that travels pretty far from the speaker.  So, for you boom lovers, this post shows how to bass boost this speaker, to get that extra umph.





How to Turn Off Bass Boost on the JBL Flip 5 Speaker

By default, this speaker has bass boost mode turned ON after a reset.  This adds a bit of treble and lots of extra bass to the audio output as compared to when this mode is OFF.

Top view of the JBL Flip 5 speaker during reset, showing all panel lights glowing.
Top view of the JBL Flip 5 speaker during reset, showing all panel lights glowing.

You can turn this extra bass mode off by pressing and holding in the Volume Down (-) and Bluetooth buttons as pointed out by the green arrows in the next picture, for about ten seconds, until the Power and Bluetooth buttons light up white.  See these lamps lit up in the previous picture.

Top front view of the JBL Flip 5 speaker, showing the -Bluetooth- and -Volume Down- buttons highlighted.
Top front view of the JBL Flip 5 speaker, showing the -Bluetooth- and -Volume Down- buttons highlighted.

How to Turn On Bass Boost on the JBL Flip 5 Speaker

To enable bass boost once more, again press and hold the Volume Down and Bluetooth buttons in until the Power and Bluetooth buttons light white.  Then release the buttons.  When the buttons inside the circled oval above light white, bass boost has resumed once again.

Warning

The drivers really thump when you switch ON bass boost.  So be careful in how loudly you play this speaker with the bass boosted, to avoid damage to the speaker drivers. If the bass is crackling, tapping, or otherwise distorting, turn it down !

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Other Posts About the JBL Flip 5 BT Speaker

  1. How to Restart JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth Speaker
  2. JBL Flip 5 Charger Type, Replacement
  3. How to Hard Reset JBL Flip 5 Speaker
  4. JBL Flip 5 Firmware Upgrade Instructions
  5. JBL Flip 5 Review of this Portable Bluetooth Speaker

References for How to Bass Boost the JBL Flip 5 Speaker

  1. JBL Flip 5 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker Product Page, on JBL.com

Revision History

  • 2021-07-15: First published.
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