Right side view of the JBL Flip 5 speaker.

JBL Flip 5 Extra Bass Mode Explained

You can adjust the extra bass response of the JBL Flip 5 portable speaker by turning on and off its extra bass mode (EBM). So when EBM is ON, extra bass mode makes the passive bass radiators move a noticeably more.  Thus, it adds a hefty extreme boomy quality to the music playing.





How to Switch JBL Flip 5 Extra Bass Mode OFF and ON

Now by default, the Flip 5 has EBM turned ON.  So in addition to the bass, this adds a bit more treble as well, to the audio output.  Thus, it’s like like switching on the Loudness control on older stereo systems.

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 JBL Flip 5 Extra Bass Mode OFF, and then ON Again

You can turn this extra bass mode OFF by pressing and holding in the Volume Down (-) and Bluetooth buttons for about ten seconds. Further, hold them in until the oval that surrounds the  Power and Bluetooth buttons lights up white, as shown in the next picture.  Find the Bluetooth button on the front panel island inside that oval, and the Volume Down button on the top of the speaker, as shown in the picture above.

Top view of the speaker, showing all panel lights glowing. JBL Flip 5 Extra Bass Mode.
Top view of the speaker, showing all panel lights glowing.

Then, to turn EBM back on, again, press and hold the Volume Down and Bluetooth buttons in until the Power and Bluetooth buttons, along with the oval ring, lights up again.  Release the buttons when you see that.

Next, after a short pause, when the button lamps return to their prior states, extra bass mode is activated once again.  Now if you had been paired with a BT device, the Bluetooth button lights up solid white again.





Other Posts About the JBL Flip 5 Wireless Speaker

  1. JBL Flip 5 Reset Bluetooth Instructions
  2. JBL Flip 5 Red Light Stays On, Won’t Turn Off
  3. How Long Does the JBL Flip 5 Battery Last
  4. How to Turn On the JBL Flip 5 Speaker
  5. JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth Pairing Instructions

References for JBL Flip 5 Extra Bass Mode

  1. JBL Flip 5 Official Product Page, at JBL.com

Revision History

  • 2022-07-28: First published.

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