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Compare the JBL Flip 3 to the UE BOOM 2

At first glance, the JBL Flip 3 and the UE BOOM 2 are very similar. Both speakers have a compact size and distribute a clear sound over 360 degrees. Yet there are a few important differences. Because of the battery life of 15 hours you use the BOOM 2 to 5 hours longer than the Flip 3. Both speakers are suitable for outdoor use, but you can easily drop the BOOM 2 into the water. This speaker is completely waterproof, while the Flip 3 is splash-proof.

JBL Flip 3

  • 10-hour battery life
  • Average volume according to customers
  • Compact
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  • The dust and splash-proof design makes the speaker suitable for outdoor use.
  • The passive radiator allows you to listen to a powerful bass.
  • Via Bluetooth, you can connect 3 or more smartphones to the speaker at the same time.
  • The speaker has no usb entrance to charge your smartphone.

Ultimate Ears BOOM 3

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  • 24-hour battery life
  • Average volume, according to customer reviews
  • Compact, waterproof
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  • The speaker has a maximum wireless range of 30 meters.
  • You can listen to 15 hours of music without charging the speaker.
  • The speaker distributes a powerful sound over 360 degrees.
  • The dustproof and waterproof design makes the speaker suitable for outdoor use.
  • The speaker has no USB input to charge your smartphone with.

The differences in short

JBL Flip 3 Ultimate Ears BOOM 2
Do you want to listen to music continuously for 15 hours? No Yes
Do you want to easily carry the speaker in a bag or backpack? Yes Yes
Do you want the sound to be sent to any direction? Yes Yes
Do you want to put the speaker in the sand or wet grass? Yes Yes
Do you want the speaker not to break when it falls into the water? No Yes
Do you want to connect a smartphone via NFC to the speaker? No Yes
Do you want to connect multiple speakers together for a more powerful sound? Yes Yes

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