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Battle of the Bluetooth Speakers: JBL Flip 5 vs the Huawei Sound Joy

Battle of the Bluetooth Speakers: JBL Flip 5 vs the Huawei Sound Joy

A reliable waterproof Bluetooth speaker is a must for someone who wants to listen to music at all times. The market for Bluetooth speakers has almost too many options. You have the small mini models, pocket-size micro variants, and strong audio models.

JBL has been one of the well-known brands when it comes to speakers. This company prided itself in bringing the best quality of audio to the masses. The JBL Flip 5 is the company’s top-of-the-line model and is considered one of the most reliable Bluetooth speaker out there in the market.

On the other hand, Huawei has been known as the best company that produces quality android smartphones. But on February 2022, Huawei unveiled its first waterproof Bluetooth speaker, the Huawei Sound Joy.

The Huawei Sound Joy is the company’s first portable speaker and is slowly challenging other Bluetooth speakers on the market, including the JBL Flip 5. So, if you’re someone who’s curious about the difference between the two hottest Bluetooth speakers out there on the market, check out the comparison that we made to help you to find the best product for you.

Build and Design of the Speaker

The JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth speaker looks almost the same as its predecessor, the Flip 4. It still has a cylindrical design with an exposed bass radiator on either end, which looks cool when it’s wet and playing music. The fabric is ipx7 rated, so it is completely waterproof for up to 30 minutes in three feet of water.

The portability and ruggedness of the Flip 5 are what also make it one of the best in the market. If you’re planning to bring it outside, it is very compact and light as it only weighs 1.22 lbs.

In terms of size, The Huawei sound joy is slightly bigger and heavier than the Flip 5. The sound joy weighs 1.49 lbs and has a width of 73 mm. It has the same cylindrical shape as the JBL Flip 5. It is also waterproof up to ip67 rate.

Battery Life

The JBL Flip 5 is an industry leader which boasts a 12-hour playtime. It is the same as the JBL Flip 4. It comes with a built-in 4800mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery. Unlike the Flip 4, the Flip 5 comes with a USB-Type C port that makes your charging much faster compared to the USB-android port.

Its counterpart, The Huawei Sound Joy, edges out the Flip as it claims to have 26 hours of continuous playtime. The Sound Joy also boasts its 8000mah battery life. It is perfect if you’re planning to bring the party outside with you.

Speakers’ Sound Quality

This feature will now help you finalize whether you should go with the Flip 5 or the Sound Joy.

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The JBL Flip 5 boasts its Premium JBL sound quality. It has exclusive features such as the Dolby Atmos, CONNECT, and AuraVox. It also supports Alexa Voice Assistant, Google Assistant, and Siri.

If you are going to use your speaker outdoors like on the beach or in your yard, the bass quality is good enough for you to hear the sound clearly, but is still not the best that you’ve heard as you might have a hard time hearing some instruments in some songs or sounds.

The Huawei Sound Joy is co-engineered by Devialet, a french-audio technology company that offers high-end speakers and amplifiers. The sound joy is also equipped with a one plus 2 speaker system and a two-way acoustic system that delivers an enjoyable audio experience.

In terms of volume, The Huawei Sound Joy edges out the Flip 5. But in terms of bass quality and audio clarity, the Flip 5 came out better as they still have their DSP (Digital Signal Processing) in their built-in amplifiers.

The JBL Flip 5 and the Huawei Sound Joy are both priced at 6,999 pesos. Looking at that price point, you’re getting the most out of your budget. These two Bluetooth speakers are definitely a bang for your buck. Both speakers have their own pros and cons, it just depends on what fits your preferences more.

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