So just now, when I was having my English period, my teacher played us some classical songs and some pop songs for some reason. She pulled out her iPad Mini and the speaker. It's a very tiny little speaker and I wasn't expecting any good sound from it at all.
The moment she hit the play button, I was like "OMG!!" In my mind! How can a small speaker like this can play so loud (I was sitting at the very back ) and yet, maintaining to quality of it there. I can't hear any vibrating sound of the drivers as I heard on my X-Mini and some other portable speakers I happen to came across.
The next big thing I noticed is how natural the vocals are and the details of it! I feel like the artist is singing right at where the speaker sit. Instruments sound natural to me as well although I find it slightly behind the vocals! I was totally surprised as I thought this is impossible with portable speakers but hey! JBL proved to me again! My dad car is using some JBL speakers and it offers the very natural sound and smooth sound!
The only few things that I do not like out of these JBL Flip is that the soundstage is a bit lagging, instrument separation feel like it is sticked together with a super glue. Imaging was not bad if you stand closer but as you stand further, you feel like the sound is coming in only one direction. However, considering the size, we should not expect good soundstage, instrument separation and imaging. Also, the bass was a bit on the uncontrolled side.
All and all is a extremely good speaker and I think my next upgrade will be JBL home speaker as they never fail to impress me from my dad's car speaker to this small little portable speaker. How I wish I can qucikly grab one of these and write up a full review here and let these portable speaker SHINE!!! Seriously thought, I hardly hear any reviews on these ( or is it that I read less on speakers than headphones? ).
Anyway, it's a little bit late now here! Will add more details about these speakers tomorrow and you all should really give it a listen! I am not at all working for anyone, I am just a student who is sharing his own impression on a very good speaker! XD
Hope you enjoy!