CES – LAS VEGAS, NV – JANUARY 7, 2019 – Crank the music up, because JBL’s award-winning Flip series is redefining great sound. Enter the JBL Flip 5, the newest member of the popular Bluetooth speaker line that takes the portable listening experience to the next level. The combination of crystal-clear sound, packaged in a waterproof and durable case, promises an epic sound experience that will fuel any party.

Looking for impressive sound that you can take anywhere? Say no more. The Flip 5 takes sound quality to new heights with an all new acoustic design. A newly engineered racetrack-shaped driver with increased cone area and excursion amplifies JBL’s classic signature sound, elevating the overall output of the music delivering crisp highs and deep bass.

“Thanks to its amazing sound, enhanced features and approachable price point, the Flip Series has always been a popular option for consumers, so we’re excited to bring them the next generation with the JBL Flip 5,” said Michael Mauser, President of the Lifestyle Audio Division, HARMAN. “Similar to some of our other recently announced portable Bluetooth speakers, the Flip 5 will be offered in an on-trend and eye-catching color pallet, including fan favorites such as Dusty Pink, River Teal, and Fiesta Red”.

Like its predecessor, the JBL Flip 5 sports a waterproof, compact design, which means there’s no stopping where this speaker can travel. Small enough to pack in a suitcase, bring it to mountaintop soirees and your beach excursions, no matter the weather. Boasting 12 hours of playtime and recharging capabilities via a new USB-C charging port means this speaker will be up and running with stronger battery support than ever before.

JBL Flip 5 Features

  • Wireless Bluetooth Streaming: Wirelessly connect to any smartphone or tablet via steaming technologies.
  • 12 hours of playtime: Built-in 4800mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery supports up to 12 hours of continuous playtime.
  • IPX7 Waterproof: Take this speaker poolside or to the beach, without worrying about spills or water submersion.
  • Acoustic Design: Racetrack shaped driver deliver crisp sound and deeper bass.
  • USB-C Charging: Supported by 5V/3A power source.
  • Life-proof materials: Rubber housing and durable materials allows this speaker to outlast any adventure.

Pricing and Availability

The JBL® Flip 5 (USD: $99.95) will be available on JBL.com and select retailers starting spring 2019 in 11 color options: Desert Sand, Mustard Yellow, Dusty Pink, Grey Stone, River Teal, Fiesta Red, Ocean Blue, Midnight Black, Steel White, Forest Green, and Squad.

HARMAN at CES 2019
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JBL creates the amazing sound that shapes life’s most epic moments. From iconic events like Woodstock and concerts at Madison Square Garden, to games at Yankee Stadium and weekend road trips, JBL elevates listeners’ experiences with award-winning audio that lets them make the most of every moment. With unmatched professional credentials and over 70 years of delivering industry leading innovation, JBL is the authority in engineering superior sound.


HARMAN International (harman.com), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co, LTD., designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises worldwide, including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions;

and services supporting the Internet of Things.  With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and connected car systems. Our software services power billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms, from work and home to car and mobile. HARMAN has a workforce of approximately 30,000 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia. In March 2017, HARMAN became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics.