We Found The Best Compact Speaker To Soundtrack Your ‘Main Character’ Life

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Boomboxes are the epitome of ’90s cool, but, sadly, they’re not a thing anymore—those things are heavy to lug. This doesn’t mean that you can’t bring your choice noise with you and blast it on a great speaker. These days, all you need is a topnotch and durable Bluetooth portable with powerful audio. 

Compact, wireless speakers are the easiest, most affordable way to have a sound system that works for you—versatile enough for excellent playback in a room, a backyard, your shower, or at the beach. Just pair one with your smartphone or tablet, and you’re all set. No massive boomboxes needed. 


But because Bluetooth speakers come in a variety of sizes and designs, no model’s perfect for every situation, but the big sound on the ruggedly waterproof and dust-proof yet tiny JBL Clip 4 makes it our ultimate favorite. 

Bring your music anywhere


The JBL Clip 4 makes some significant updates over its predecessor, with its improved carabiner system and sound quality. JBL’s also added the industry-wide standard USB-C charging function to the Clip 4 and ditched the headphone jack for genuine wireless playback. 

With Bluetooth 5.1, the Clip 4 reaches up to 10 meters and extends up to 15 in an open environment. If you want to keep it close and secure, the redesigned carabiner lets you take your Clip 4 anywhere and everywhere. Clip on your belt, bag strap, or buckle, and you’re ready to explore the world with background music (perhaps your life’s official soundtrack?) in tow. 

Small size, big sound


Weighing just 239 grams or 0.53lb., the Clip 4 surprisingly packs some serious punch. It’s definitely loud and rich for its size, which is a major plus in our books, thanks to its built-in JBL Pro Sound tech. 

Although it only houses a standalone dynamic driver, the Clip 4 delivers heavy bass notes and complements many music genres with crisp and clear vocals and pretty decent lows, mids, and highs. TL;DR: It sounds really good. 

Uninterrupted playtime


The Clip 4 now sports an amped up battery life that lasts up to 10 hours after a three-hour charge. Cranking the volume to the max would, of course, deplete your battery faster, but 10 hours of music in an utterly perfect situation’s more than enough. 

Ultimately, JBL wants you to bring this playful sound driver anywhere you go—indoors or outdoors. Did we mention that its 1P67 build protects it from dust and water and its integrated carabiner makes it attaching to the outside of your bag a cinch? We probably did. 


Shop the JBL Clip 4, available in different bold colors, for P3,549 while supplies last at Ibook.ph in SM City Clark. 

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