Anker SoundCore 2 vs JBL Flip 4 - Which is better?

Written by Lucas B | published on 07.08.2019 | no comments |
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Anker SoundCore 2 vs JBL Flip 4 - Which is better? The Anker SoundCore 2 is the much cheaper alternative to the JBL Flip 4, which raises the question of whether the cheap Anker loudspeaker is sufficient or whether the JBL Flip 4 is better. Let's take a look at the differences in comparison.

Comparison table

Model Anker SoundCore 2* JBL Flip 4*
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Weight Weight 414,00 g Weight 515,00 g
Dimension Dimension 5.4x16.5x4.5 cm Dimension 6.8x17.5x7 cm
Battery life Battery life 24,0 hours Battery life 12,0 hours
Charging time Charging time 3,0 Charging time -
IP classification IP classification IPX7 IP classification IPX7
Waterproof / Swimproof Waterproof / Swimproof 1 meter, 30 minutes Waterproof / Swimproof 1 Meter, 30 Minuten
Bluetooth Version Bluetooth Version 4.2 Bluetooth Version 4.2
Freisprechen Freisprechen Yes Freisprechen Yes
Jack / AUX Jack / AUX Yes Jack / AUX Yes
Output Output 2x6 Watt Output 2x8 Watt
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Differences Anker SoundCore 2 and JBL Flip 4

The characteristics of the Anker SoundCore 2 and JBL Flip 4 are quite similar.

Size and weight

The appearance is of course a matter of taste. Personally, I would classify the JBL Flip 4 as slightly more elegant. But you have to decide for yourself.

In size, the Anker SoundCore 2 is slightly smaller than the JBL Flip 4. Anker's speaker measures 5.4 x 16.5 x 4.5 cm. JBL here is 6.8 x 17.5 x 7.0 cm. This also makes the SoundCore 2 a lot more compact.

This also affects the weight of the speakers. The Anker SoundCore 2 is 414 grams lighter than the JBL Flip 4, which weighs 515 grams.

Battery life

In terms of battery life, the Anker SoundCore 2 is clearly ahead. The battery lasts up to 24 hours. The JBL Flip 4 offers only 12 hours here, so only half of it.

The charging time is relatively similar. The anchor takes about 3 hours to fully charge. The JBL Flip 4 needs 3.5 hours here.


Both speakers are IPX7 rated. Both are waterproof for up to 30 minutes and 1 meter. So you have neither an advantage nor a disadvantage with the JBL, nor with the anchor.


Both speakers are charged via MicroUSB. Only the JBL Flip 5 has USB-C installed (related: Differences JBL Flip 4 and 5).

You also get an AUX input at the Anchor and JBL speakers. This allows you to play music directly via cable without Bluetooth.

Sound quality

Of course, the sound quality is exciting. Of course, this can be illustrated more easily with a video. In short, the JBL Flip 4* has slightly better bass and treble. Nevertheless, the sound quality of the Anker SoundCore 2* is very convincing and in many cases extremely similar.
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Check out the video. There different music styles are demonstrated.

Which speaker is better?

All in all, the JBL Flip 4 is only convincing in its design and the slightly more pronounced bass. If you just want to listen to music from time to time, the Anker SoundCore 2* can definitely recommend you. You get a very good Bluetooth speaker for a lot less money.

If you're listening to music with a strong bass, the JBL Flip 4* is a little better for you. But you'll also have to spend a lot more money here. A small advantage of the JBL Flip 4 is JBL Connect Plus. This allows you to connect multiple JBL speakers. But for most people that's not very important.
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