I don’t know if you’ve noticed but cheap audio devices have gotten even better this year. The amount of technology, sound, and features that companies are able to pack into cheap affordable Bluetooth speakers is awe-inspiring. So if you are on a budget of less than $50, there is no shortage of legitimate options to choose from. In the past, you usually had to keep your expectation in check so as not to be disappointed by the lack of quality you got from speakers at this low price point. Thankfully you don’t have to anymore because a lot of these budget-friendly audio devices are now just as good if not better than a lot of the more expensive speakers on the market. Our collection has the best Bluetooth speakers under $50 for entertainment inside and outdoors. Read Next: Best Bluetooth Speakers Under $20
Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen)
Let’s kick the list off with the Amazon Echo Dot 5th Gen. With smart homes being even more relevant than ever, having the benefit of hands-free voice controls of a smart speaker to give commands and control your smart devices is a great asset to have. Alexa will provide up to 50,000 skills that you can command to make life more convenient. This latest version uses a slightly larger 1.73-inch speaker than in its predecessor and its updated internal structure is designed to deliver double the bass. Plus the audio quality is altogether better and more detailed. Furthermore, it even has an accelerometer as well as a temperature sensor. One thing to know is that, unlike every other selection on our list, this one must remain plugged into a power supply, but it does have Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. If you are looking to get into smart speakers, the entry fee here for the Echo Dot is pretty low and is worth trying out.
Anker Soundcore 3
The updated Anker Soundcore 3 is the best all-around Bluetooth you can buy under $50 when comes to features, sound quality, durability, and battery life. Let’s start with the audio quality. Anker has improved the audio quality over the Soundcore 2 with upgraded 100% pure titanium diaphragms dual-drivers to improve audio clarity and enhanced bass thanks to upgraded BassUp technology and dual radiators to produce a much-improved bassline even at low volume. And if the audio quality is not quite up to your listening style, you can use the Soundcore app to customize the EQ to your liking.
Like the previous version, this newer Soundcore will deliver a solid 24 hours of constant playback on a single charge so you have plenty of power to take it on a day out or a weekend away. And when you are out and about you won’t have to worry about getting your Soundcore 3 wet because it has IPX7 protection that safeguards it against water, dust, snow, and spills. Finally, for the ultimate party atmosphere, you have the ability to link 100+ Soundcore speakers together with a feature called PartyCast compatibility and have them play together.
Soundcore Flare Mini
The Soundcore Flare Mini is a great little party speaker at a very affordable price. It delivers a 360° sound experience with clean, clear vocals and a solid bass line. What makes this speaker really stand out are the LED lights at the base of the speaker which has 8 individual LEDs and 5 lighting modes that offer complete customization.
Furthermore, this cool little speaker sports an IPX7 rating with the ability to be submerged underwater for up to 30 minutes. Moreover, battery life is rated at 12 hours which is more than enough to keep your party going all night. For the price, the Anker Soundcore Flare Mini is a steal.
Symphonized NXT Premium
The Symphonized NXT Premium is made from a single piece of bamboo. It has a very unique cylindrical design that pushes music in every direction. It’s made from handcrafted wood and is available in Walnut and Bamboo. This awesome-sounding wood speaker is very clean and loud without any distortion. You get 6 hours of battery life which isn’t bad for such a small Bluetooth speaker. It’s compatible with all iOS and all Android devices, tablets, mp3 players, CD players as long they have Bluetooth function.
JBL Go 3
With JBL GO 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker, you can take your music anywhere. This mini Bluetooth speaker has an IP67 certification which means it’s waterproof and dustproof, so you’re free to use it by the pool, at the beach, or even in the water.
You’re able to enjoy your favourite music for up to 5 hours none stop and it can be fully recharged in 2.5 hours. It has JBL’s sound signature, so you get balanced mids and highs with very punchy bass.
The GO 3 also provides you with a clear calling experience thanks to its noise-cancelling speakerphone. This ultra-portable speaker is compact and light enough to bring on your next adventure.
OontZ Angle 3 Ultra (3rd Gen)
The Oontz Angle 3 Ultra has a different form factor when compared to the rest of the speakers on this list with a triangular design. This very rugged speaker also offers 20 hours of playtime and an IPX7 rating which ensures that the party won’t stop, even if the speaker is out in the rain or it takes a leisurely 30-minute dip in up to a meter of water for up to 30 minutes. Additionally, it produces clean, clear vocals with punchy bass. Finally, you can pair two Angle 3 Ultra speakers together and have them play at the same time for a more immersive audio experience.
DOSS SoundBox Plus
The DOSS SoundBox Plus is one of the best-LED speakers under $50. It’s a quality affordable LED speaker that has all the functions of the more premium Bluetooth speakers on the market. It sports a lighting feature button that gives you the flexibility to control the LEDs by making the lights fade in and out and into different colours as well. Plus, fade in multiple colours at the same time or have the light pulsate to your music. Read our full Review