Best Bluetooth Speakers // Portable Speaker // Wireless Speaker
Today’s portable speakers come w/ WiFi and can be controlled via Bluetooth on the mobile app.
Here’s my list of the best bluetooth speakers available online.
** FYI — bluetooth speaker links go to Amazon (which typically has the best prices)
✅ Top #1 Pick: Sonos Compact, Portable Speaker Review
Sonos Play:1 comes w/ fantastic-sound and is lightweight for portability!
Even though it’s more expensive than I’d hoped – it has a ton of advanced features most portable speakers don’t: WiFi sound, mobile app controls, and self-adjusting sound
⭐⭐ Best Bluetooth Speaker for Sound Quality ⭐⭐
Small enough to fit on bookshelves or an outside table – wherever you are, you can listen to your music through a quality speaker + play it loud enough to be heard.
WiFi connectivity means you can stream all your favorite music easily — great as the rear speakers for home cinemas!
Technical wise, Sonos Play:1 has 2 Class D amplifiers and custom-built drivers, which are all attuned to the distinct acoustics of the speaker. True-speaker Fine Tuning intelligently adjusts the sound of the music for the room that it is being played in.
You can even enjoy your tunes in the shower, as this speaker is humidity resistant! There is a free app that goes with the speakers to help you fully control your music experience.
Since it uses WiFi, it’s less likely to experience music drops or delays.
- Pros: amazing features, easy set up, quality sound w/ strong sound level
- Cons: it’s pretty expensive !!
A unique, stylish look and excellent online reviews made the B&O PLAY Speaker one of our favorite picks on the list!
Apart from its subtle charm, this palm-size speaker delivers ambient 360° sound and comes with a powerful microphone for taking calls – surprisingly powerful for a 1.3 lbs speaker. (Obviously very portable!)
⭐⭐ Most Portable Bluetooth Speaker ⭐⭐
One of the best parts is that it charges pretty quick and when fully charged can play for 24-hours.
** As a warning this one is very expensive compared to most others on our best bluetooth speakers list
- Pros: includes microphone for 2-way calls + incredible sound performance
- Cons: super expensive (even if it is one of the best bluetooth speakers)!
Emitting a 360 degrees sound, it’s a speaker that can produce pure sound for everyone in the room to listen to. You can place it anywhere in your house, and the sound will stay impeccable. A high-capacity battery will allow operating time up to 12 hours, making it worth the purchase.
⭐⭐ Best Speaker with 360-degree Bluetooth Sound ⭐⭐
It works on wireless Bluetooth connection, so you can enjoy your favorite tracks anywhere, anytime.
Bluetooth connection also allows you to pick up and hold phone conversations, as well as access Siri od Google Now if needed.
The compact size and light weight allow you to carry it around in your backpacks or even pockets.
It’s water-resistant and made of durable aluminum cover. This means that even if you drop it or spill something on it, it will continue to work without any problems.
- 360-degree sound
- 30 feet connection
- 12-hours of playtime
- Wireless Bluetooth pairing
- Bose SoundLink Revolve speakers added
- Bose-connect Bluetooth app
- Multiple functions – pick up calls, talk to Siri or Google Now
- Bluetooth connectivity issues
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 is a two-piece, portable speaker that has the latest technology incorporated. It’s quite an upgrade from the original Onyx Studio 3 (and isn’t much more expensive!)
Might look small, but don’t underestimate this bluetooth speaker — it has Connect+ feature letting you connect up to surprising 100 speakers. Great for parties!
⭐⭐ Best Lightweight Bluetooth Speaker ⭐⭐
It has noise-cancellation system installed, so any sound issues will be intercepted and cleared. You’ll get 100% clear and free of noise, making it ideal to hold conference calls too.
You can even connect 2 devices at the same time for more versatility!
- Wireless Bluetooth connection
- 8 hours of playtime
- HK Connect+
- Built-in Microphone Conferencing System
- Noise-cancellation system
- Connect up to 2 smart devices at the same time
- Multiple functions – pick up calls, talk to Siri or Google Now
- Bigger than other portable speakers
- Shorter bluetooth battery
The Samsung LEVEL Box mini is perfectly optimized for smart devices, giving you high quality stereo sound as well as strong bass — perfect for music and movies!
This speaker has an attractive metallic design and you can even choose from a range of colors. 3-colored LED button on the top of the speaker controls the power and also lets you know the state of the battery charge.
Compact and slim, this speaker gives you the freedom and flexibility to enjoy music anywhere, at any time. The rechargeable battery gives up to 25 hours of nonstop playback or 1000 hours on standby. (I was shocked by LEVEL’s battery life!)
For that alone, I think it’s one of the best bluetooth speakers when it comes to sound.
Thankfully, it connects easily through NFC Tag, or Bluetooth. The S-Voice function lets you know about your timetable, messages and alarms. Also, there is a built in speaker phone function. Not to mention, the control buttons are easy and intuitive. All of this makes for an attractive and modern speaker. So, we definitely want one, for our outdoor summer parties next year!
- Pros: stylish, great charge
- Cons: not as loud as loud
Back to portable speakers now, with this DOSS Sound-Box Bluetooth speaker.
High-definition stereo speaker gives you impressive volume wherever you are, using 12-watt full stereo sound through dual high-performance drivers and a specially enhanced bass.
Bluetooth 4.0 technology provides a great connection, and it automatically connects to the last device that used it. There is an impressive playback time with this device: up to 12 hours (at 75% volume) using the rechargeable Li-Ion 2200 mAh battery – and a super quick charge via micro USB of 3-4 hours.
Consequently, this speaker is great for traveling or for day trips, and it even comes with its own drawstring travel bag!
Additionally, this speaker uses capacitive touch control: you have fingertip control of the tracks, the volume and more.
- Pros: excellent touch controls, great price, balanced sound quality
- Cons: can get confused when paired with multiple devices, some distortion at the highest volume
This compact Bluetooth speaker is a elegantly designed portable speaker.
You can use it anywhere.Whether at home, the beach or one hike, this speaker can travel. With its compact size, it can fit into a backpack. So, you can enjoy great sounding music on the go.
Imagine your pool party or BBQ with this speaker – it just looks right, doesn’t it?
High-definition quality + volume : using high performance drivers and a passive sub-woofer, your music will come out clear. Online reviews note the strong bass that can be heard outside or in a party atmosphere.
It also has a IPX4 water resistance rating, which makes it splash proof, giving you the confidence to use it around the pool or in the bathroom.
You can use the Bluetooth speakers as a speakerphone to free up your hands and it even has a built in microphone, and the rechargeable battery gives up to 8 hours of play time. Connect it to non-Bluetooth devices through the AUX port and included 3.5m aux cable, so your older devices don’t have to miss out!
- Pros: great sound quality, good construction
- Cons: water resistant doesn’t mean you can take it to the pool
If you’re looking for a speaker to pair with Amazon Alexa, but don’t have the budget for Echo or similar systems, then the COWIN DiDa may be the speaker for you!
Speakers are Amazon certified as compatible with Alexa, so you’re getting all those great features of being able to communicate via Alexa.
** many of the best bluetooth speakers aren’t compatible w/ Alexa, but not an issue with the Cowins
Unlike Echo, you will have to press the microphone to engage voice commands. So, it’s not as simple as saying her name. For the price reduction, this may be an acceptable compromise!
Sound wise, there are dual 7.5W acoustic drivers, and frequency response of 50Hz -.20 Hz, so you’ll experience loud, crystal clear audio, that fills the room with streaming music services, or music from your Bluetooth paired device.
As these speakers are portable, they have a rechargeable battery with up to 9 hours of continuous playback, making it perfect for travel or parties. It has a connected COWIN app, so you can take control: connect it to your Wi-Fi and enjoy music throughout the home.
- Pros: impressive sound quality, Alexa connectivity at a more budget price
- Cons: cannot run Bluetooth and Wi-Fi simultaneously, potential Wi-Fi security risk
These bamboo, smart home speakers are designed to impress!
The wood aesthetic is scratch and damage resistant and is a personalized modern look. With dual high performance drivers, and passive bass, you get 360° surround sound.
With less than 1% harmonic distortion, the sound quality isn’t sacrificed in the process.
The touch sensor panel uses capacitive touch technology. This provides easy control of your tunes, with a touch of your finger. Although this feature is only supported in Bluetooth mode, not when using the AUX mode.
Speaking of Bluetooth, this connects via 4.1 Bluetooth technology, allowing you a wireless connection of up to 10 meters indoors, and as mentioned, it has a 3.5mm AUX jack for non-Bluetooth devices. (def one of the best bluetooth speakers with really strong volume capabilities)
The rechargeable battery allows up to 400 mid-volume songs with a single charge, so you can enjoy the high-quality sound anywhere. These are good speakers at a budget price!
- Pros: great volume for a small speaker, aesthetically pleasing
- Cons: bass is rather poor, touch controls can be unresponsive
Notable — Amazon Echo, Alexa Speaker Review
It’s no wonder why the Amazon Alexa is included in our best bluetooth speakers list.
Quintessential portable speaker – Amazon have really cornered the market with its range of speakers.
You can play all of your music, from your apps, just by using your voice. What’s more, Echo also functions as a hands-free device. Again, through voice commands you can connect with any Echo devices in the house.
With Echo, your room will be filled with 360° omni-directional music – and of course, you can play music simultaneously across all your Echo devices in distinct rooms.
When it comes to wireless sound, the Echo is one of the best bluetooth speakers available.
Unsurprisingly, connects to Amazon Alexa, so it can answer questions, read the news, control Amazon Fire TV – anything Alexa can do! AND it will control many of your other smart home devices, from your NEST thermostat to lights, fans and garage doors.
It’s like having a Star Trek computer in your home, and we want one.
7 microphones ensure Echo can always pick up your voice, the more you use it.
Also adapts to your voice + recognizes speech patterns. Additionally, you have the app to help you connect everything you need.
Once you try Amazon’s Bluetooth Echo, you’ll see what the hype is all about.
- Pros: excellent connectivity, great for people who aren’t so tech-savvy
- Cons: somewhat portable: has to remain plugged in, could use an equalizer for improved sound.
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