Left front view of the JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth speaker.

JBL Flip 5 Low Frequency Mode Explained

You can adjust the lower frequency response of the JBL Flip 5 portable speaker by turning on and off its low frequency mode (LFM). So when this mode is ON, it makes the passive bass radiators move a lot more.  Thus, LFM adds a hefty big-speaker quality to the content playing.





How to Switch JBL Flip 5 Low Frequency Mode OFF and ON

Now by default, the Flip 5 has its low frequency mode turned ON.  So in addition to the bass, this adds a bit of extra treble as well, to the sound.  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 Low Frequency Mode OFF,  and then ON Again

You can turn LFM 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 Low Frequency Mode.
Top view of the speaker, showing all panel lights glowing.

Then, to turn low frequency mode 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.

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  4. How to Put JBL Flip 5 in Pairing Mode
  5. JBL Flip 5 Battery Indicator, Charging Indicator Lights

References for JBL Flip 5 Low Frequency Extra Bass Mode

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

Revision History

  • 2020-08-17: First published.

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