Front view of the JBL Flip 5 speaker package box.

JBL Flip 5 Specs Watts

The JBL Flip 5 is a medium power speaker with enough watts to fill a typical size room. It also has a built in power bank for recharging light to moderate duty phones and smaller tablets.

But what do the watts a BT speaker has, tell us about how good it is?  Firstly, the watt is a measure of how much power the speaker requires and outputs.  Plus, this metric is a nifty comparison measure. Why? Because generally speaking, speakers with more watts of audio output tend to play louder than those with less.

More powerful speakers do cost more, and they have bigger, heavier batteries and chargers. Plus, they have larger drivers and magnets.

Yet they nonetheless offer some big plusses.  They have more dynamic range and a deeper bass response. Furthermore, the stereo models offer typically a bigger soundstage and better overall sound to listeners.

Picture of the JBL Flip 5 front panel with charge cord plugged in.
JBL Flip 5 front panel with charge cord plugged in.

Thus in general, the more powerful the speaker, the better it sounds, even at lower volume. You get more clarity due to higher accuracy reproduction of the bass, midrange, and treble parts of the music. Plus, more reserve power likely means less clipping distortion too, even at higher volumes. So, the speaker’s maximum watts output is a primary indicator of speaker quality and performance.  And as such, this value is of great interest to audiophiles and novice listeners alike.

In this case, the smaller Flip 5, is a decently loud model for all the bigger it is. Its watts can fill a small to medium size space with clear and full music. See below for details on its power output.

JBL Flip 5 Specs Watts Details

    1. Battery Capacity: 17.28 watt-hours (3.6 volts, 4.8 amp-hours).
    2. USB Charger Power: 15 watts (5 volts at 3 amps).
    3. Power Bank Output Power: Not available on this speaker.
    4. Play Time Per Recharge: Up to 12 hours.
    5. Total Audio Output Power on AC (RMS): 20 watts.
    6. Total Peak Audio Power: 28.28 watts.
    7. Output Power per Channel: 20 watts RMS (only one channel in this speaker).

Notes on JBL Flip 5 Specs Watts

    1. This speaker may not get enough enough power from smaller chargers (under 15 watts). So the battery may still run down when playing at full volume, even with the charger present.  So the music still could stop abruptly. So whenever this occurs, just stop playing the speaker for an hour or two. This allows it build up some reserve battery power while charging. Then, fire it up again for more party enjoyment.

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