In this post we will be doing a detailed comparison of the two unicorn companies Bluetooth speakers – “JBL Flip 5 vs BoAt Stone 1500”. Both the speakers come from great manufacturers and apart from this the price range is also more or less the same.
Here are the detailed specifications and the comparison of JBL Flip 5 vs BoAt Stone 1500 and we’ll tell you which one is best.
|JBL FLIP 5||BOAT STONE 1500|
|Frequency||65 – 20000 Hz||20 – 20000 Hz|
|Output Level||80 db|
|Battery Backup||12 hour||15 hour|
|Speaker Channel Type||Mono||Stereo (2 Channel)|
|Width||7.1 in||4.53 in|
|Depth||2.7 in||10.51 in|
|Height||2.9 in||4.53 in|
Personal Opinion :-
Both the speakers have almost the same design and are of the same weight with a very slight difference. But in terms of audio quality and loudness Boat takes away all the gist. Whereas JBL Flip 5 has a mono sound system embedded inside it on the other end Boat Stone 1500 has stereo sound packed inside the small drum shaped speaker.
At the time of launch both the speakers were of the same budget segment but as s of now you can easily purchase Boat Stone at the price of 5999, whereas JBL Flip 5 will still cost around 8000-9000. In terms of sound quality and Google ratings the reviews are more towards Boat as it is in the budget segment thus more people have purchased the product.
JBL Flip 5 has 4.6 ratings and Boat Stone 1500 4.7. Both the ratings are close and now jump over to the detailed comparison and which one you should buy from my perspective.
When I first tested both the speakers out my first impression was For the Boat Stone 1500 as it weighs about 3kg that is more or less carrying a dumble in your hands if you are thinking about a bike trip or a pocket friendly speaker Boat might disappoint you because of it’s bulky body. Whereas JBL Flip 5 weighs 540 gram and has a small size in comparison to Boat Stone 1500.
If you need a handy pocket friendly Bluetooth speakers go for JBL Flip 5 as it has sufficient audio quality to make you grove in your trips.
As we tested both the speakers in a closed room the results were quite astonishing. As boat did sound a bit louder and had a greater bass but in comparison to JBL the sound was more of treble centric. JBL is super crisp and the compared to it’s size the audio quality is excellent.
Concluding both the speakers here if you are a basshead Boat is your getaway. But if you love super crisp audio that is crystal clear then JBL is the king in this section. Boat speakers are 40w and JBL has 20w have enough sound volume to make your neighbors hear what you are playing.
While we used both the speakers and the waterproof tests prooved that the Boat stone 1500 is not fully waterproof there were places where water seeped through and JBL was a mind blowing result. The speakers submerged completely in the water and there was no drop that could penetrate the build quality.
JBL is a clear winner here.
Battery life and charge time :-
Boat Stone takes about 2.5 hours to charge and JBL about 4 hours . Boat stone 1500 has 5000 mah battery and JBL 4800 mah. But there is a huge difference in both the speakers battery life, Boat is a clear winner as it can play upto 15 hours non stop in a single charge in full volume whereas Boat takes longer to charge and plays 12 hours in single go. Although the reason is clear the size and the battery quality might be the reason JBL has been left out in terms of battery.
Bluetooth version and features:-
Both the speakers include Bluetooth 4.2 and have a maximum distance of 10 metres. Both can be connected to two devices at a single time making them the modern Bluetooth speakers that can be played from laptop and mobile at the same time.
Both the speakers are great but if you have a low budget and a heavy speaker is not your concern then Boat stone 1500 is the best option.
But if you need a lightweight speaker that can be a more rugged and quality centric then JBL Flip 5 will not disappoint you.