I love my Flip....only wish it charged via USB......the Flip 2, Recharge and Pule do but they are a lot more costly. Good sound and you can tinker away with your EQ setting t get the sound you want. The Soundfreaq Kick has great sound but not as load as the Flip....much more stereo separation, but it larger then the Flip... Hope this helps :O)
I have a Jambox (standard). I'm after a little bit more power, but not as bassy as the sound link mini. Can anyone recommend this (or an alternative) over the jam box? cheers.
I am using the JBL Flip in conjunction with my MacBook Pro (and iPod Touch) when teaching language lessons. Because it is Bluetooth and battery-powered, it is easily transported from classroom to classroom. The sound is relatively big and full (much better than the small speakers attached to the classroom computers, data projectors, or the CD players we are given). Connection (though not instantaneous) is fairly straightforward. Since I am only playing short audio extracts, the shorter battery life is not a problem. This speaker outperforms the much smaller (and cheaper) Bluetooth speakers that my colleagues are using. This is a quick note to give some context to the performance of the speaker in situ. I have no hesitation in recommending it for a similar application at the low price (£50). At the full retail price, I would think again.
The battery life is horrendous. It also gives you no warning before shutting down. It's loud, barely louder than the brick from Amazon. The brick allow boasts a 8 hour battery life. Costs 15 quid. This jbl is getting returned.
Thought I would let you all know JBL Outlet have the Flip back in stock at £39.99 again. So it's down to how much you want to save £10 really. Anyway, wherever you get it from, they are great little speakers for the money!