I don’t know if you’ve noticed but cheap audio devices have gotten even better this year. The amount of sound and features companies are able to pack into these portable speakers is really impressive. If you’re on a budget and you can’t spend more than $50 there are now plenty of legitimate options to choose from. In the past, I usually keep my expectation in check so not to be disappointed by cheap speakers, but I don’t anymore because a lot of these budget Bluetooth speakers are just as good as more expensive speakers so you and had have to break the bank to get a quality product. All the speakers portable speakers on this list are really impressed and great value. I have narrowed down 8 of the best Bluetooth speakers under $50 on the market today. Read Next: Best Bluetooth Speakers Under $20
These devices are given an Overall RATING based on Design, Sound Quality, Usability & Features out of 10…
Priced From $27USD
The SHAVA Ultra doesn’t have any fancy features or gimmicks like some of the other speakers on this list, but this little speaker is extremely rugged and offers a pretty impressive sound experience. Unlike most ultra-portable Bluetooth speaker, the SHAVA Ultra has 2 drivers and unique enhanced bass through a passive radiator. Read Our Full Review
My Overall RATING: 9.3 out 10
Anker Soundcore 2
Priced From $28USD
The updated Anker Soundcore 2 is a small speaker but it has a really crazy long battery life that will easily last you the entire day. It doesn’t have any unique design features, just a box shape with a few handy playback controls at the top that lets you skip tracks and adjust the volume. The Soundcore has Bluetooth 5.0 and an above average range of about 66 feet. It has a mind-blowing 24 hours of constant playback, which is mighty impressive for a sub $50 Bluetooth speaker. An IPX5 protection safeguards it against rain, dust, snow, and spills. If your main priority is a speaker that requires minimal charging this speaker is the way to go.
My Overall RATING: 8.7 OUT OF 10
DKnight Magicbox 2
Priced From $27USD
The DKnight Magicbox 2 is a product that used to skips under the radar but has since gathered a well-known reputation for being one of the best bangs for the buck speakers you can buy. This is the second version of Magicbox and it keeps the same physical design as the original. This new version has a 10w acoustic driver that when paired with a passive radiator can give the Magicbox 2 a volume that’s 30% louder than the original. The passive radiator also gives a nice boost to the low end. The bass is so strong that it comes with its own bass pad which is a small rubber pad that you can put the speaker on to prevent the rumblings from pushing it off the table. It has 10 of playback time which should be enough to get the average person through a day use. The Magicbox has a standard range of 30 feet. On the top of the speaker, there are 6 buttons that control playback, volume, and lets you answer phone calls. Considering you can get one of these speakers for around $30 it’s a pretty impressive bargain.
My Overall RATING: 7.8 OUT OF 10
Anker Soundcore Flare
Priced from $69USD
The Soundcore Flare is a bit over our $50 budget but its one of the best affordable 360° LED Bluetooth speaker. It has 5 color themes and 5 illumination patterns that react and phase in time with the beat and the patterns can be customized via the Soundcore app. With an IPX7 rating, this speaker can be submerged underwater for up to 30 minutes so you don’t have to worry about water or sand ruining it. Read Our Full Review
My Overall RATING: 8.8 OUT OF 10
Symphonized NXT Premium
Priced From $39USD
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 Androids devices, tablets, mp3 players, CD players as long they have Bluetooth function.
The Symphonized NXT Premium delivers the best 360-degree audio experience for $50.
My Overall RATING: 8.9 out of 10
Priced From $39USD
The ZENBRE Bluetooth speaker is one of the most versatile speakers under $50. It’s a very rugged and durable speaker that’s perfect for your indoor and outdoor adventures. The Z4 is the loudest speaker on this list and its loud enough to outshine a lot of the more expensive speakers on the market. The sound quality it great you a get a very balanced audio experience. Read Full Review
My Overall RATING: 8.9 out of 10
DOSS Soundbox Pro Speaker
Priced From $45USD
The DOSS Soundbox Pro Bluetooth speaker is a speaker that will stand toe to toe and even outperform similar offerings from Sony and JBL in terms of audio quality. The soundbox Pro is considered a bassy speaker and it has much deeper bass than the JBL Flip4 and much richer bass than the Sony XB21. Read Full Review
My Overall RATING: 9.0 OUT OF 10
Anker Sound Nano
Priced From $15USD
Anker has pushed themselves to the limit with this appropriately named Sound Nano. This has to be one of the smallest Bluetooth speakers you will ever see, plus it has a great design. With a speaker so small you’re sacrificing performance for convenience. The Sound Nano gives you a lesson in minimalism with its unibody aluminum design. It has a single button on the back to control playback, you can pause or play music, skip to the next song and answer phone calls but you don’t have any volume controls. Another downside is that you only get 4 hours of battery life. Its available in a few different colors and even has a wrist strap to make it easy to carry around. $24
My Overall RATING: 7.7 OUT OF 10
JBL Clip 3
Priced From $48USD
The JBL Clip 3 is one of the best portable speakers you can get at any price point. The fabric cover gives it an IPX7 waterproof rating so you can take it with you in the shower to listen to your favorite tunes and it also has a slightly updated design when compared to the older version. The battery life is also upgraded so now you get 10 hours of playback time. Sound quality is good enough for outdoor activities like a picnic or taking a hike. If you’re looking for a cheap speaker that’s durable to throw around and portable enough to bring with you everywhere, you can’t go wrong with the JBL Clip 3. Read Next: Best JBL Speakers
My Overall RATING: 8.9 OUT OF 10
Cambridge Soundworks Oontz Angle 3
Priced From $26USD
The Oontz Angle 3 has a different form factor with a triangular design. Which might be a bit more visually appealing when compared to the other box shape designed speakers on this list. It has dual drivers that are aimed slightly upwards for a better listening angle. Its splash-proof IPX5 built so it can’t be fully submerged under water. The Oontz Angle 3 has 12 hours of battery life which makes it great for an all-day picnic. You will find the playback controls at the side of the speaker which lets you pause or play music, skip to your next song and adjust the volume to your liking. There is also an integrated mic for voice calls. Overall the Oontz Angle 3 offers a lot for less than $30.
My Overall RATING: 8.9 0UT OF 10
Priced From $22USD
These speakers are under $20 and despite the price they are really a solid option. The Soundbot SB571 has dedicated buttons at the top of the speaker that lets you skip between songs, adjust volume, pause or play music and answer phone calls. It gets pretty loud and at max volume, there’s a little distortion but that’s a small price to pay for just $20. The music quality isn’t the best out there but it will get the job done. This is a really popular product on Amazon with over 3000 reviews and counting all giving it a 4.3 out of 5 rating and you can’t argue with that.
My Overall RATING: 7.9 OUT OF 10
PLUSDOT Portable Wooden Bluetooth Speaker
Priced From $38USD
The PLUSDOT Portable Wooden Bluetooth Speaker has a fashionable designed that lets it blend in with the furniture and other fixtures in your home. It’s a Bluetooth speaker and a alarms clock all in one. At the front, there is a LED clock display with alarm settings that will make sure you wake up on time.
The sound quality is one of the best in this price range it will outshine even the more expensive Bluetooth speaker with its loud, crisp, crystal clear mids and highs along with deep punchy bass. There’s also a TF card slot to listen to your tunes straight from a micro SD card. It supports Bluetooth 4.0 and 4.2 and delivers a wireless range of 3o feet.
DOSS SoundBox Bluetooth Speaker
Priced From $30USD
The DOSS SoundBox Bluetooth speaker is very portable and easy to carry around. The entire unit is rapped in a very solid aluminum grill with a mat finish at the top along with those touch-sensitive controls that make this speaker stand out from most in its price range. There’s a TF card slot at the back so you’re able to play music directly of a micro SD card. You get 12 hours of battery life and a wireless range of up to 33-feet.
Sound quality very good mids and highs are clean, clear and well pronounced with good bass, but it’s not as deep or punchy as the iClever speaker above. The DOSS SoundBox doesn’t have all the bells and whistles like waterproofing or drop proofing but it’s an excellent indoor speaker that shines in small rooms.
My Overall RATING: 8.3 out 10
Priced From $60USD
Being part of the Marley’s newest No Bounds speaker line for 2018, this awesome little speaker is similar to the more popular JBL Clip 2. And like the Clip 2 this No Bounds speaker was designed for adventures great and small. This travel companion has an IP67 rating, so it will be able to handle drops in pools, rivers or the ocean and work just fine. Its crafted from House Of Marley’s exclusive rewind fabric, recycled aluminum and regrind silicone so it will float and not sink when in water. You’ll get loud and crisp vocal with punchy bass backed by around 10-hours of playtime. If you need a more surround sound experience the No Bounds speakers have Wireless Dual Speaker Pairing which allows you to connect with another compatible speaker via Bluetooth and play them at the same time. Read Now: Best House of Marley Speakers
My Overall RATING: 8.8 out 10
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