12 Best Bluetooth Speakers

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There are hundreds of Bluetooth speakers available on the market. It is difficult to choose one among them because they have different features.

The best way to determine which speaker suits you is by comparing their prices, performance, and reviews.

Best Bluetooth Speakers - Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

This is a list of the Best Bluetooth Speakers available for purchase, as rated by experts and consumers alike.

We have researched extensively and put together this list based on our findings from talking to experts in the field, reading reviews from customers who have purchased these products themselves, and looking at the feedback given by those that typically use this product.

Bestseller No. 1
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Black (LATEST MODEL!)
  • Amplify your listening experience by wirelessly connecting more than 100 HK Connect+ enabled speakers
  • The rechargeable battery supports up to 8 hours of playtime
  • Stream music wirelessly via Bluetooth to enjoy room-filling sound Connect up to 2 smart devices at the same time and take turns playing music
  • Access Siri or Google Now from the speaker with a simple button press This can be easily configured via the HK Connect App
  • The superior fabric and finishing combines with iconic design to compliment any style
SaleBestseller No. 2
JBL CHARGE 5 - Portable Bluetooth Speaker with IP67 Waterproof and USB Charge out - Black
  • JBL Pro Sound with an optimized long excursion driver, separate tweeter and dual JBL bass radiators
  • Long lasting battery delivers up to 20 hours of playtime
  • Take the Charge with you anywhere due to its IP67 waterproof and dustproof rating
  • PartyBoost feature allows you to pair two JBL PartyBoost-compatible speakers together in stereo or link multiple JBL PartyBoost-compatible speakers for really incredible sound
  • Built-in powerbank lets you charge your devices without taking a break

You can be confident that any of these listed below will suit your needs as an excellent speaker system with great sound quality without being too expensive or difficult to set up.

Best Portable Bluetooth Speaker

1. Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4

This Bluetooth speaker features an elegant design that makes it the best-looking portable speaker on this list.

It can be used as a single or multiple-speaker setup depending on location, connectivity, and purpose. It provides up to 12 hours of playtime with the option to recharge the battery.

The Onyx Studio 4 uses Harman‘s 360 degrees True Sound technology that guarantees an expansive, detailed, and balanced sound.

Bestseller No. 1
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Black (LATEST MODEL!)
  • Amplify your listening experience by wirelessly connecting more than 100 HK Connect+ enabled speakers
  • The rechargeable battery supports up to 8 hours of playtime
  • Stream music wirelessly via Bluetooth to enjoy room-filling sound Connect up to 2 smart devices at the same time and take turns playing music
  • Access Siri or Google Now from the speaker with a simple button press This can be easily configured via the HK Connect App
  • The superior fabric and finishing combines with iconic design to compliment any style

2. JBL Boombox Speaker

The sound is very good and the bass is even better, making it an exceptional portable speaker. You can produce a full room-filling blast with one power source, as this speaker has a rechargeable battery that provides up to 20 hours of performance.

It has voice integration and is IPX7 waterproof, making it versatile and suitable for any occasion.

The JBL app allows you to connect multiple speakers in a multi-room setup, making this product perfect for parties or when you want to create music that follows you around the house.

SaleBestseller No. 1
JBL Boombox 3 - Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Powerful Sound and Monstrous bass, IPX7 Waterproof, 24 Hours of Playtime, powerbank, JBL PartyBoost for Speaker Pairing, and eco-Friendly Packaging (Black)
  • Massive sound and deepest bass: Enjoy your music with massive JBL Original Pro Sound. The new 3-way speakers deliver higher sensitivity of our acoustic design sharpens clarity while lowering distortion for monstrous bass and a rich audio spectrum—no matter how high you turn up the volume.
  • 24 Hours of play time: Celebrate every moment with the sounds you love. From your early morning workout to a late-night hang with friends, we've added 24 hours of battery life to keep you in your element all day.
  • IP67 dust and water proof: To the pool. To the park. The JBL Boombox 3 is IP67 dustproof and waterproof, so you can bring your speaker anywhere, rain or shine.
  • Strong, bold design: We've updated the sleek, iconic JBL silhouette. With twin sidecaps and a sturdy metal handle with an eye-catching orange silicone grip, you can take your music—and your style—anywhere. JBL is committed to more sustainable, earth-friendly packaging. That's why the Boombox 3 comes in a recyclable paper-based box, including the inner tray, with an exterior printed with soy ink.
  • Crank up the fun with PartyBoost:PartyBoost allows you to pair two JBL PartyBoost-compatible speakers together for stereo sound or link multiple JBL PartyBoost-compatible speakers together for endless audio possibilities all while using the JBL Portable App.

3. UE Wonderboom

This is one of the best Bluetooth speakers in terms of sound quality and innovative compact design. It delivers 360-degree, strong, deep bass, making it one of the best-sounding portable speakers.

Using Bluetooth, you can pair two UE Wonderboom to double the volume or play different songs from each speaker. The battery life offers up to 10 hours of playtime at 80% volume. It is waterproof and has rubberized bumpers and a carrying strap attached to it for added convenience.

SaleBestseller No. 1
ULTIMATE EARS WONDERBOOM 3, Small Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, Big Bass 360-Degree Sound for Outdoors, Waterproof, Dustproof IP67, Floatable, 131 ft Range - Active Black
  • Bigger, longer, more efficient: That bigger 360° sound in a petite package - the UE WONDERBOOM 3 mini party speaker features boosted sound for 14 hours of audio and music playtime
  • Booming bass, bigger 360-degree sound: WONDERBOOM 3 is engineered to deliver full stereo audio; tap the Outdoor Boost button to get great sound that’s specially tuned for outdoor environments
  • 14 hours of boom: Forget the charger - WONDERBOOM 3 rechargeable portable Bluetooth speaker bangs longer with 14 hours of battery life, so you can soak up every moment and keep the party going
  • Waterproof, dustproof, and floatable: The IP67 rating means WONDERBOOM 3 can be submerged in 1 m of water for 30 min and is even protected from dust; take it to the pool, beach, or even the shower
  • Double up for stereo: Pair 2 WONDERBOOM 3 cordless speakers for even louder sound; press once to double up and press again for true stereo from both speakers, with left and right channels

Loudest Bluetooth Speaker

4. Bose Soundlink Revolve

Bose is among the top speaker brands. This speaker boasts an impressive 12 hours of battery life, which is one of the best available on the market.

The sound quality is excellent, with deep bass that does not distort at high volumes. It comes with a sleek metal body and is portable, so you can carry it around easily.

In addition, it has an intuitive control panel that allows you to quickly pause, pick up or reject phone calls without touching your phone.

Bestseller No. 1
Bose SoundLink Revolve (Series II) Portable Bluetooth Speaker – Wireless Water-Resistant Speaker with 360° Sound, Black
  • Astonishingly loud. Surprisingly small — This small, portable wireless speaker is engineered to deliver true 360° sound for consistent, uniform coverage.Mounting Type:Tabletop
  • Improved battery life — With up to 13 hours from a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, you get more play time than the original SoundLink Revolve speaker. Charging is easy via the Micro-B USB port
  • Durable portable speaker — SoundLink Revolve II is dust and water resistant (IP55 rating), so it will stand up to splashes by the pool.
  • Built-in microphone — Take calls and access your device’s default voice assistant right from the bluetooth speaker. Or connect the speaker to an Amazon Alexa-enabled device, like the Echo Dot, for even more hands-free control of your music
  • Connecting is easy — Voice prompts talk you through pairing your device to this Bluetooth speaker. Multi-connect lets you pair two devices at one time and easily switch between them for complete control of the music

5. Bose Soundlink Revolve+

If the regular version of the Soundlink is too small for you, this is a great upgrade. You can expect clear and rich lows with crisp vocals on this speaker.

It delivers better sound quality due to new drivers that complement the sleek metal body of the speaker.

The Bose app allows you to control multiple speakers simultaneously. This portable Bluetooth speaker also features voice integration and can be used to take calls.

Bestseller No. 1
Bose SoundLink Revolve (Series II) Portable Bluetooth Speaker – Wireless Water-Resistant Speaker with 360° Sound, Black
  • Astonishingly loud. Surprisingly small — This small, portable wireless speaker is engineered to deliver true 360° sound for consistent, uniform coverage.Mounting Type:Tabletop
  • Improved battery life — With up to 13 hours from a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, you get more play time than the original SoundLink Revolve speaker. Charging is easy via the Micro-B USB port
  • Durable portable speaker — SoundLink Revolve II is dust and water resistant (IP55 rating), so it will stand up to splashes by the pool.
  • Built-in microphone — Take calls and access your device’s default voice assistant right from the bluetooth speaker. Or connect the speaker to an Amazon Alexa-enabled device, like the Echo Dot, for even more hands-free control of your music
  • Connecting is easy — Voice prompts talk you through pairing your device to this Bluetooth speaker. Multi-connect lets you pair two devices at one time and easily switch between them for complete control of the music

Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

6. UE Boom 2

This speaker has a waterproof and shockproof body, so it will not get damaged when you drop or knock it over accidentally.

You can connect up to 150 other UE speakers via the app, which makes this product perfect for parties, gatherings, or your next road trip!

The battery life is 15 hours, and it has a range of 100 feet indoors.

Bestseller No. 1
Logitech Ultimate Ears Boom 2 Portable Waterproof & Shockproof Bluetooth Speaker Cubic Night (Kool Savas Limited Edition with T-Shirt)
  • Insanely good, loud 360 degree sound with deep bass with portable design so you can bring the music anywhere
  • Waterproof*, shockproof, designed for adventure (* IPX-7 rated waterproof up to 30 minutes and a depth of one meter)
  • PartyUp from Ultimate Ears allows you to wirelessly connect more than 150 Ultimate Ears speakers and Tap the speaker to play, pause or skip songs
  • 15-hour battery life and 100 ft. Bluetooth wireless range (Actual battery life will vary with use, settings and environmental conditions. Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles)
  • Kool Savas Limited Edition with T-Shirt

7. JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Speaker with Mic

This portable Bluetooth speaker is designed for modern-day explorers that are always out and about, ready to explore the world around them.

This product can be submerged in water for 30 minutes without damage, thanks to its waterproof technology. It comes in four colors, making it perfect for teens or college students looking for a stylish speaker without breaking the bank.

SaleBestseller No. 1
JBL Flip 4, Black - Waterproof, Portable & Durable Bluetooth Speaker - Up to 12 Hours of Wireless Streaming - Includes Noise-Cancelling Speakerphone, Voice Assistant & JBL Connect+
  • All-Purpose Bluetooth Speaker -Take the party everywhere with Flip 4, a portable Bluetooth speaker that delivers powerful stereo sound. With durable, waterproof fabric, this speaker features up to 12 hours of continuous, high-quality audio playtime.
  • Wireless & Noise Cancelling - Wirelessly connect up to 2 smartphones or tablets to the speaker & take turns playing impressive stereo sound. Plus, take crystal-clear calls from your speaker, thanks to the noise and echo-cancelling speakerphone.
  • Waterproof & Durable - No more worrying about rain or spills: Flip 4 is completely waterproof—you can even submerge it in water. Plus, the improved, durable fabric material and rugged rubber housing protects the speaker on your outdoor adventures.
  • Extra Features - Link over 100 JBL Connect+ enabled speakers together to amplify the party. Plus, access Siri or Google Now from your speaker with a simple button press.
  • Includes Bass Radiator - Hear the bass, feel the bass, see the bass: Dual external passive radiators demonstrate how powerful your speaker is.
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8. Beats Pill+

This speaker is small, light, and stylish, making it perfect for traveling or carrying around the house. It has a sleek design and comes in an array of colors.

The sound quality is excellent, especially if you are a fan of bass-heavy music that tends to distort other portable speakers. It has 12 hours of battery life that doubles if you connect it to the Beats Pill+ using a USB cable.

Bestseller No. 1
Beats Pill+ Portable Speaker + Fibercloth + Warranty USA Black Version
  • Defined, pure sound quality in a portable, compact design. Length of cable is 0.68 feet
  • Pair and play with Bluetooth device with a 12-hour rechargeable battery
  • Charge out to charge your other devices
  • Enhanced speaker phone lets you make and receive calls with clarity
  • Comes with Beats Pill+ speaker with 1.5m Lightning to USB-A charging cable, 12.5W PSU,

9. UE Wonderboom Freestyle Collection

This speaker from UE will not only provide excellent sound but also bring lots of fun as it features LED lights around the base of the product, which change depending on the music you play!

In addition, each speaker in the freestyle collection is unique and different from any other speaker. You can buy all four items separately or save big by purchasing them as a set.

SaleBestseller No. 1
ULTIMATE EARS WONDERBOOM 3, Small Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, Big Bass 360-Degree Sound for Outdoors, Waterproof, Dustproof IP67, Floatable, 131 ft Range - Active Black
  • Bigger, longer, more efficient: That bigger 360° sound in a petite package - the UE WONDERBOOM 3 mini party speaker features boosted sound for 14 hours of audio and music playtime
  • Booming bass, bigger 360-degree sound: WONDERBOOM 3 is engineered to deliver full stereo audio; tap the Outdoor Boost button to get great sound that’s specially tuned for outdoor environments
  • 14 hours of boom: Forget the charger - WONDERBOOM 3 rechargeable portable Bluetooth speaker bangs longer with 14 hours of battery life, so you can soak up every moment and keep the party going
  • Waterproof, dustproof, and floatable: The IP67 rating means WONDERBOOM 3 can be submerged in 1 m of water for 30 min and is even protected from dust; take it to the pool, beach, or even the shower
  • Double up for stereo: Pair 2 WONDERBOOM 3 cordless speakers for even louder sound; press once to double up and press again for true stereo from both speakers, with left and right channels

Best Outdoor Bluetooth Speakers

10. Bose Soundlink Micro Waterproof and Durable

This speaker is designed for people who need a durable, water-resistant Bluetooth speaker that can withstand outdoor use.

It has an impressive battery life of 10 hours with the option to recharge it using a USB cable if you do not have access to electricity or cannot wait until the next day.

It has excellent sound quality, with Super Wide Stereo technology enhancing the listening experience by bringing more depth and breadth to your music.

Bestseller No. 1
Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker: Small Portable Waterproof Speaker with Microphone, Black
  • Bose Waterproof Speaker — Small but powerful, the Bose SoundLInk Micro Bluetooth speaker produces loud, clear sound with shockingly deep bass. It packs a custom-designed transducer and passive radiators for crisp, balanced sound.
  • Tear-resistant Strap — This small portable speaker comes equipped with an easy-to-use, tear-resistant silicone strap. Secure it to your backpack, beach cooler, or handlebars, and the reliable strap will hold tight through shocks and shakes.
  • Rugged Outdoor Speaker — Constructed from durable materials, including a rubberized silicone exterior, SoundLink Micro resists drops, dents, cracks, and scratches. Plus, its soft-touch finish almost never shows a mark.
  • IP67 Waterproof Speaker — The SoundLink Micro Bluetooth speaker has been rigorously tested to meet an IP67 rating. It’s waterproof, dustproof, and protected from extreme temperatures, liquids, and other substances.
  • Long-lasting Battery — This small outdoor speaker comes with a powerful lithium-ion battery. Enjoy up to 6 hours of music and charge anytime via the included Micro-USB cable.

11. Tribe TRBX3002 Portable Speaker with Speakerphone

The Tribe TRBX3002 is stylish and sleek, which makes it appealing for those looking for a portable speaker that is easy to carry around and matches their lifestyle.

You can easily pair it with your device and start listening to music without hassle. It has long battery life, and 15 hours of playtime. The TRBX3002 also features a speakerphone for hands-free phone calls on the go!

Bestseller No. 1
Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker: Small Portable Waterproof Speaker with Microphone, Black
  • Bose Waterproof Speaker — Small but powerful, the Bose SoundLInk Micro Bluetooth speaker produces loud, clear sound with shockingly deep bass. It packs a custom-designed transducer and passive radiators for crisp, balanced sound.
  • Tear-resistant Strap — This small portable speaker comes equipped with an easy-to-use, tear-resistant silicone strap. Secure it to your backpack, beach cooler, or handlebars, and the reliable strap will hold tight through shocks and shakes.
  • Rugged Outdoor Speaker — Constructed from durable materials, including a rubberized silicone exterior, SoundLink Micro resists drops, dents, cracks, and scratches. Plus, its soft-touch finish almost never shows a mark.
  • IP67 Waterproof Speaker — The SoundLink Micro Bluetooth speaker has been rigorously tested to meet an IP67 rating. It’s waterproof, dustproof, and protected from extreme temperatures, liquids, and other substances.
  • Long-lasting Battery — This small outdoor speaker comes with a powerful lithium-ion battery. Enjoy up to 6 hours of music and charge anytime via the included Micro-USB cable.

12. Sony SRS-XB41

This Sony speaker has a battery life of 24 hours, which is more than enough. It also has sound on the move since it has good connectivity and NFC pairing.

You can connect up to 100 devices and stream music simultaneously via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi with Chromecast’s built-in compatibility.

It has a wireless multiroom capability that allows you to let your music follow you around the house. You can also connect two smart devices at once and enjoy limitless hours of music.

If you run out of juice, simply plug it in with any USB charging device like your laptop or phone charger.

Bestseller No. 1
SONY SRS-XB41 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, Black (Renewed)
  • This Certified Refurbished product is manufacturer refurbished, shows limited or no wear, and includes all original accessories plus a 90-day limited hardware warranty.
  • TOTALLY WIRELESS - Bluetooth and NFC connectivity make it simple to stream your party list, and with a battery life up to 24 hours, it can last even longer than you! You can even connect up to 100 wireless speakers with Bluetooth!
  • A TOTAL PARTY - With flashing line and strobe lights that sync to the beat and the EXTRA BASS feature, your party will be the talk of the town. The XB41 has a fun sound effect feature: tap the speaker in different places to make different sounds!
  • TOTAL CONTROL - Control the party from the dance floor with the SONY Music App - select your favorite playlists, cue the next song, change the lighting patern, or alter the sound effects!
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Conclusion

This article was written to provide you with the Best Bluetooth speakers on the market today.

Whether you need a speaker for your next party or some music while working out, these products will not disappoint. If none of these suits your needs and budget, feel free to reach out to us!

Our team is here to help find the perfect product that meets all of your expectations.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Best Bluetooth Speakers

  1. What is Bluetooth?

    It is a wireless communications protocol and set of specifications that allow electronic devices to communicate with each other.

  2. What are the main advantages of Bluetooth speakers?

    They are compatible with all major smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers as long as they have a built-in or attached Bluetooth radio.

    Furthermore, most Bluetooth speakers use magnetic fields to place themselves near another compatible device for instant connection.

    In addition to being versatile for many different devices, these speakers can be placed almost anywhere without wires or cords.

  3. Should I use Bluetooth speakers to stream music from my smartphone or tablet?

    Yes, as long as both devices are compatible. Most modern smartphones and tablets can be used with Bluetooth technology, but those using a third-generation or above have dedicated hardware to communicate wirelessly.

    Unfortunately, this is not the case for many older devices. Furthermore, playing MP3 files through Bluetooth is not nearly as powerful as directly from a device’s storage.

  4. What is the best Bluetooth speaker for an audiophile?

    This question is difficult to answer since many options are available.

    Specialty speakers such as those designed specifically for home theatres or small listening rooms produce better sound quality than their more rugged counterparts.

    However, the closer they are to a device’s output source, the richer the sound quality can be.

  5. Where should I place my Bluetooth speakers if I want a full surround sound experience?

    Surround sound audio will be trickier than stereo sound because it requires the utmost attention to speaker placement to get the best audio experience. Generally, the speakers should be placed in the corners, above or below the listener.

    Ideally, a speaker pair should be placed behind and on either side of a couch or chair near walls so their sound can be reflected off them before reaching the listener.

    The final step depends on your exact setup, as some even have specialized stands that can be used to make positioning each speaker easier. 

  6. What is the best Bluetooth speaker for listening to music?

    A wireless headphone/speaker system is generally recommended over any Bluetooth-enabled speaker for higher-quality audio playback without wires.

    Headphones tend to be more compact and, thus, easy to transport and travel with.

    In addition, some models have battery packs for power or even plug into a smartphone’s port or USB slot directly for a more seamless connection.

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