A Bluetooth speaker is an awesome device to have. They give us the wireless freedom to take the party atmosphere anywhere and Bluetooth speakers can make just about any boring get-together just that bit more fun and enjoyable. Whether you’re looking for something tough and durable for outdoor adventure’s like camping or you’re just looking for something that sounds great, you can’t go wrong with anything on this list.
JBL Flip 6
If you want a solid and reliable little speaker for parties or adventures, the JBL Flip 6 is a great option. JBL’s signature Flip series of speakers has become synonymous is the audio space with its cylindrical shape and dual-passive bass radiators at both ends.
The JBL Flip 6 has a new IP67 rating, which means it’s now water- and dust-resistant. Plus, the speaker can survive plunges into saltwater should it fall in. And when it comes to audio, this speaker is able to get loud enough to be enjoyed on a patio, while hiking, biking, at the beach, or at indoor parties.
Like the Flip 5, the Flip 6 delivers JBL’s signature sound with clear mids, balanced high, and strong thumping bass. If you want to really take things up a notch and take your party atmosphere to the next level, you’ll need to take advantage of the PartyBoost feature and add more speakers. Finally, with the Flip 6, you can get a maximum of up to 12-hrs of playtime on a single charge and it can be recharged via a USB-C port.
Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM
The strong and powerful UE HYMBOOM is a great portable party speaker that delivers on all fronts. UE has brilliantly designed this party speaker to wirelessly connect and play music from 2 devices at the same time. And you’re able to get an impressive 150 feet in wireless range with no connection issues. Read Full Review
JBL Charge 5
The Charge 5 is one of the best Bluetooth speakers available for less than $200. For the price, you are getting an ultra-durable speaker that boasts an IP67 certification so you’re fully protected against elements. It can also survive underwater for up to 30 minutes.
This speaker has a battery life of 20-hrs and Bluetooth 5.1 technology to provide you with a strong connection between your phone and the speaker. Over features include USB-C charging, and the ability to use the speaker to charge your phone. One major flaw of this speaker is that you lose out on the option of a wired input, this is really the best way to up your audio quality.
The Sony XB43 with its signature LED lights, is a great speaker for entertaining friends and family both indoors and outdoors. It has dual woofers and dual tweeters which ensures that you hear all the clearer highs and treble notes alongside Sony’s signature deep bass. This is in part thanks to its 2 passive radiators that work with its two-way speaker setup. This combination ensures that you don’t miss any of the lowest tones. Like other XB lines of speakers, the XB43 has been rated IP67 for both its waterproof and dustproof abilities. It is even capable of resisting saltwater, meaning it’s a great beach companion.
What really makes this speaker stand out from the rest is the LED lighting feature. You have light strips on either side of the speaker that flashes in different colours and there are lights on the woofers and tweeters each flash independently from one another. And you can customize your lighting display, even more, using the Sony app, it gives you a wide range of lighting options to choose from.
Amazon Echo 4th Generation
This list would not be complete without a smart speaker and the Amazon Echo 4th Gen is one of the best and most popular smart speakers you can get. This smart speaker uses on-device speech recognition to process what you say locally and responds to your needs faster than before. And thanks to the AZ1 Neural Edge silicon module, it uses a local machine learning speech recognition algorithm before sending your commands to the cloud.
Sound quality is one of the biggest improvements when compared to the old Echo smart speaker. It sports a 3-inch woofer, dual firing tweeters, and uses Dolby processing. This means you’re able to get an even better sound experience when it’s time to play music. You can also pair two Echo speakers together for a more surround sound experience or pair it with a fire tv streamer and use it to play your TV audio. Read Full Review
Marshall Stanmore II Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
The Marshall Stanmore II Wireless Bluetooth Speaker is current the best when it comes to sound quality. It produces an impressive sound signature that’s perfect for virtually any genre. Vocals provide excellent clarity with great balance back by just the right around of bass.
And if the audio is not quite up to your style, you can fine-tune the sound using the treble and bass control knobs at the top of the speaker. Additionally, you also get access to the Marshall Bluetooth app, which gives another layer of customization. The app gives you access to a five-band EQ, to fully personify your listening experience.
It also has the latest Bluetooth 5.0 with aptX support and multi-host Bluetooth functionality with up to 30 feet in wireless range. If you are looking for the Bluetooth speaker with the best sound quality, the Stanmore II may be the speaker for you.
Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 2
The Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 2 is a durable, rugged and well-made little Bluetooth speaker. Like the previous version, this speaker has the same water, dust, and drop-proof qualities. UE has implemented a new unique Outdoor button. This button enables a louder and crisper sound experience. It’s a pre-adjusted equalizer that’s meant for the outdoors. Additionally, you’re now able to get up to 14 hours of playtime. Read Full Review
UE MegaBoom 3
The UE MegaBoom 3 has support for connecting multiple devices. UE stands for Ultimate Ears and this Ultimate speaker offers more advanced Bluetooth connectivity for better sound with greater range. You can pair this speaker with virtually any Bluetooth device like a smartphone, tablet or laptop. It’s an IP67 rated waterproof speaker which means it can be immersed in water as deep as 3 feet for up to 30 minutes. Read Full Review