How To Fix JBL Flip 6 Distorted Sound

Does your JBL Flip 6 speaker have a muffle sound or have a static noise? There are various factors that can cause this issue such as a software glitch, audio source issue, or even a volume setting. To fix this, you will need to perform several troubleshooting steps.

The JBL Flip 6 is a portable Bluetooth speaker made by JBL, a company owned by Harman International Industries. It’s a compact speaker that delivers high-quality sound and deep bass. It’s equipped with Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity, which allows you to wirelessly stream audio from your smartphone, tablet, or other compatible devices. The Flip 6 also has a built-in microphone that enables hands-free calling and voice assistant activation. With its long-lasting battery life, you can enjoy your music for up to 12 hours on a single charge.

Technical Specifications:

  • Transducers: 45 x 80mm woofer/ 1.75 x 3″, 16mm tweeter/0.6″
  • Output power: 20W RMS for woofer, 10W RMS for tweeter
  • Frequency response: 63Hz – 20kHz
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: >80dB
  • Battery type: Li-ion polymer 17.28Wh (equivalent to 3.6V/4800mAh)
  • Battery charge time: 2.5 hours (5V/3A)
  • Music play time: up to 12 hours (dependent on volume level and audio content)
  • Cable type: USB – C charging cable
  • Cable length: 1.2m/47.2″
  • Maximum operation temperature: 45°C
  • Bluetooth version: 5.1
  • Bluetooth profile: A2DP 1.3, AVRCP 1.6

Why is my JBL speaker sounding weird?

Why is my JBL speaker sounding weird?

One of the issues that you might experience with your JBL speakers is when it is producing static noise or the sound quality is not that good. This can be an annoying experience especially when you are listening to your favorite music.

Here’s what you need to do to fix the crackling sound issue on your JBL Flip 6 speaker.

Solution 1: Restart the JBL Flip 6 Bluetooth speaker

One of the factors that can cause poor sound quality issues on JBL speakers is a software glitch. In order to fix this you should restart the JBL speaker to refresh its software.

Restarting JBL Bluetooth speaker

Press and hold the power button until the JBL speaker turns off.

Wait for at least a minute.

Press and hold the power button to turn on the JBL speaker.

You will also need to restart the Bluetooth audio device the JBL speaker is connecting to. Once the Bluetooth device has restarted try to check if the sound quality improves.

Solution 2: Check the volume of your JBL Flip 6

Sometimes playing music at the maximum volume will result in a static noise or your JBL might sound like a blown speaker.

There are various factors that can cause this such as a:

JBL speaker limitation: Portable speakers have a limit to how loud they can play music without distorting the sound. When the volume is turned up too high, the speaker’s components can no longer accurately reproduce the sound, causing distortion.

Power limitations: The power amplifier in the speaker may not be capable of delivering enough power to the speakers to maintain a clear signal at high volume.

Signal overload: If the signal being sent to the speaker is too strong, it can overload the speaker’s amplifier and cause distortion.

To fix this you should try reducing the volume then check if the JBL speaker crackling sound issue still occurs.

Solution 3: Change the audio source

There are instances when the static noise or other sound quality issue is caused by the audio source. If you are using a third-party app to play music, try switching to a different app or source to see if the distortion is isolated to that particular app. You should also try playing a different sound track to check if the issue is caused by the particular music you are playing.

Solution 4: Update the JBL Flip 6 software

There’s a possibility that the sound issue you are experiencing on your speaker is due to a bug in the present software being used. To fix this you just need to install the latest Bluetooth speaker software update.

Update JBL Flip 6 software

Download the JBL Connect app on your smartphone.

Make sure that the JBL speaker is paired to your smartphone. Turn on your JBL speaker then launch the app.

Your speaker should be displayed and the update button will be available if a firmware update is available.

Tap the update button then tap upgrade to update your JBL Flip 6 software.

Tap Let’s party to complete the update.

After the latest update has been installed try checking if the Bluetooth speaker sound issue still occurs.

Solution 5: Charge your JBL Flip 6 speaker

One of the reasons why JBL speakers will have a static noise or other sound quality issues is because its battery does not have enough charge. You need to check the battery level of the speaker and the other device you are connecting to. It’s important to make sure that the JBL speaker is fully charged,

Charging the JBL Flip 6 speaker

Insert the USB-C charging cord into the charging port of the speaker.

Insert the other end of the USB-C charging cord to a USB wall charger.

Connect the wall charger to a power outlet and leave it charging for 2.5 hours.

Solution 6: Factory reset your JBL Flip 6

Performing a hard reset or factory reset will erase the data and settings done on the portable speaker and bring it back to its default settings. This is a useful troubleshooting step when experiencing problems caused by faulty configuration settings.

Factory reset JBL Flip 6

Press the power button to turn on the speaker.

Press and hold the Play and Volume+ buttons for at least 5 seconds.

The factory reset process will be complete when the speaker turns off.

Press the power button to turn on the speaker.

Solution 7: Bring your JBL Flip 6 speaker to a service center

There are instances when your speaker will have sound problems because of hardware issue. The possible causes are as follows:

Damaged speaker.

Faulty circuit board.

If the problem is hardware related then you will need to have this fixed at the nearest authorized dealer or service center.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the battery life of the JBL Flip 6?

    The JBL Flip 6 has a battery life of up to 12 hours on a single charge.

  2. Is JBL Flip 6 waterproof?

    Yes, it is rated IPX7, meaning it can be fully submerged in water for up to 30 minutes.

  3. Can JBL Flip 6 be used as a speakerphone?

    Yes, it can be used as a speakerphone for taking phone calls.

  4. Does JBL Flip 6 have a 3.5mm audio input?

    No, it does not have a 3.5mm audio input.

  5. Can I pair two JBL Flip 6 speakers for stereo sound?

    Yes, you can pair two JBL Flip 6 speakers for stereo sound using the JBL Connect app.

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