Picture of the left front of the JBL Flip 6 portable speaker.

JBL Flip 6 Watts Output, Input, Battery, AC…

The JBL Flip 6 JBL is a medium power speaker with enough watts to fill a room.

But what do the watts a BT speaker has, tell 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 tend to play louder than those with less.

While they do cost more, they have bigger, heavier batteries and chargers, along with larger drivers and magnets. Thus they have more dynamic range, and a deeper bass response. Furthermore, the models that play in stereo offer typically a bigger soundstage to listeners.

Picture of The JBL Flip 6 speaker while recharging.
The JBL Flip 6 speaker as it charges.

Thus in general, the more powerful the speaker, the better it sounds, even at lower volume. You get better clarity due to higher accuracy reproduction of the bass, midrange, and treble. 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 Flip 6, as a smaller Bluetooth speaker, is a decently loud model. Its watts can fill a small to medium size party area with clear and full music. See below for details on its power output.

JBL Flip 6 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): 30 watts (20 watts for the woofer, and 10 watts for the tweeter).
    6. Total Peak Audio Power: 42.4 watts.
    7. Output Power per Channel: 30 watts RMS (only one channel in this speaker).

JBL Flip 6 Watts: Further Notes

    1. This speaker may not get enough power from a low power USB AC adapter (under 15 watts capacity).  So even during charging, you could still see the speaker shut OFF abruptly.  Thus should this occur, just stop playing the speaker for an hour or two. Let it build up some charge. Then, fire it up again for more music.

Other Posts About the JBL Flip 6

    1. How to Charge the JBL Flip 6
    2. How to Make This Speaker Discoverable
    3. Charging Time
    4. The PartyBoost Button
    5. Pairing Tips