Best Wireless Bluetooth Speakers

Almost everyone today listens to music one way or another. Mostly people use earphones, but when we cannot, we play music straight from our smartphones or tablets. But almost always the sound is of subpar quality, and it is desirable to have a little more volume and depth. Ant this is what the portable speaker is good at.

This device always uses Bluetooth or audio cable to communicate. It is usually plenty strong to deliver you music, when you are going somewhere or just listening at home. That way you can listen without the aid of earphones.

However, since they became so popular, almost every brand in the world has put a few together. So the market is full of all sorts of these speakers. It would be hard to orient in this mess, if there was no way of knowing good from bad. For that reason we have put seven of the best models available in this list.

Place#
Product
Editors’ Rating
Editors’ Opinion
Waterproof
#1
JBL Flip 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Rechargeable Battery
9.7
/
10
Editors’ Choice
#2
OontZ Angle 3 (3rd Gen) - Bluetooth Portable Speaker
9.9
/
10
Best Budget
#3
Beats Pill+
9.6
/
10
Very compact with long battery life
#4
ARCHEER 25W Bluetooth Speaker (A320) with Super Bass
9.3
/
10
Best for Sound Quality for the Price
#5
Sonos One SL - Microphone-Free Smart Speaker
9.7
/
10
Best Sounding Bluetooth Speaker
#6
Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker II - Black
9.5
/
10
Optimal choice for outdoor use
#7
Anker [Upgraded] SoundCore 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
9.4
/
10
Best Bluetooth Speaker for Kitchen
JBL Flip 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Rechargeable Battery
#1
Editors’ Choice
Editors’ Rating:
9.7
/
10

With this all-weather stereo speaker you can both listen to any music and also make conference calls, because of its clear and noise-free sound.

Pros:

  • Absolutely flawless sound, due to powerful noise-cancelling software. Also, the speaker is equipped with echo-cancelling features – they further improve the quality of music and voice.
  • The battery holds 3000 mAh, which is plenty much for a speaker. Speaker can work up to 12 hours straight on maximum loudness.
  • Fully waterproof design allows you to use this model even if it is raining outside. Also, protects the speaker from natural humidity. Is not hurt by spills or splashes, so it is a great option for the beach.
  • The new JBL connect app allows you to simultaneously use a number of these speakers. They will work in tandem, and up to a hundred devices can be playing the same song.

Cons:

  • The only real negative with this speaker is the on\off sound and the Bluetooth scanning sound. They are extremely loud and annoying to most people. However, they do not last long and do not happen often.

OontZ Angle 3 (3rd Gen) - Bluetooth Portable Speaker
#2
Best Budget
Editors’ Rating:
9.9
/
10

This portable model is extremely compact and mobile, albeit pretty heavy. Its components are engineered by Cambridge, so it is not surprising how good the sound is. The volume is loud and the bass is deep – optimal combination of specs.

Pros:

  • Excellent sound quality. It is what you would expect from Cambridge, but with such a low price one has to wonder how it is possible. The bass and high notes are flawless, as well as the middle range. The dual drivers give fine stereo sound. The bass is additionally improved by a downward radiator.
  • Volume is very good, because the 10 watt AMP is powerful enough to give out sound without distortions.
  • Accumulator lasts up to 14 hours straight, and that is, again, surprising, considering the price. Not many speakers can boast such a lifespan, especially in this price range.
  • Quick Bluetooth connection has exceeding range of 100 feet. Also, it gives flawless bandwith and you will not hear any distortion or buzzing in the music. Also, it has a traditional 3.5 mm port – that is hard to find nowadays, especially on newer models.

Cons:

  • Although it has some waterproofing, it is not designed for outdoor use. Be careful around water.
  • Some users find the high notes a bit crunchy

Beats Pill+
#3
Very compact with long battery life
Editors’ Rating:
9.6
/
10

This small speaker is sold in a stylish white case. It has a compact, mobile design, but it feels rather heavy for its size. Equipped with a powerful accumulator, it is able to last 12 hours straight while playing music at full volume.

Pros:

  • The construction of this speaker allows for a very big battery. The accumulator is able to give the speaker 12 hours of energy for music at fill volume. Also, it is possible to charge other battery-powered devices from this speaker, because there is a port designed for this.
  • Is shipped with a long 150 cm cable with USB-A and Lightning ends. The quick charger gives out 12.5 watt of energy.
  • The speaker has speakerphone capabilities. It has a microphone that transmits at full clarity. This speaker is actually quite good for phonecalls. The speaker transmits the other person’s voice perfectly and does not add any noise or hissing.

Cons:

  • Keep away from water. It is not waterproof at all, and will not work after falling into water even for a short time.

ARCHEER 25W Bluetooth Speaker (A320) with Super Bass
#4
Best for Sound Quality for the Price
Editors’ Rating:
9.3
/
10

The volume of this one is just exceeding. It is equipped with two drivers, each of which gives out 5 watts, and one subwoofer, whose power equals 15 watts. This puts the overall power at 25 watts. A good pick for a party or home movie theater.

Pros:

  • This one can fill an entire big room with full sound, and it will definitely never sound muffled or distorted. The volume remains the same, independent of the connection – Bluetooth or wire.
  • 3/5 mm port. Not many new models have a port like this, but it is essential to connect to many devices, especially older ones.
  • The speaker’s accumulator lasts 11 hours at half power. This is surprising, considering the exceptional power and volume. The battery’s power is 5200 mAh.
  • The speaker comes with a quick charger that uses a USB port for charging.
  • An 18 month guarantee comes with this model, so it is obvious the manufacturer put effort into quality.

Cons:

  • As some reviewers claim, there might be a small buzzing noise present, when you are using Bluetooth. However, that goes away if a wired connection is used.

Sonos One SL - Microphone-Free Smart Speaker
#5
Best Sounding Bluetooth Speaker
Editors’ Rating:
9.7
/
10

This small but strong model is able to fill an entire room with music. One interesting point is complete waterproofing. It should be fine sitting in a bathroom too.

Pros:

  • Combinable with other speakers from the same manufacturer. You are able to put two or more of these speakers in a room, and all will be able to play the same music simultaneously. The speakers use Wi-Fi to communicate. This will be very useful if you are putting together a party or home theater.
  • Extremely compact and portable design. Will fit absolutely anywhere, and will look nice in any interior.
  • The setup is quick and easy and control is simple.
  • The synchronization with iOS allows you to use Siri voice commands with this device. Also, any Apple device will cooperate flawlessly.

Cons:

  • These speakers refuse to work with older equipment and are not noticed by Google Play.
  • Pretty expensive, especially when compared with other models on this list

Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker II - Black
#6
Optimal choice for outdoor use
Editors’ Rating:
9.5
/
10

This speaker was engineered with sturdiness in mind. It is supposed to resist the hardships of the outdoors, and therefore is made with a strong, ruggedized outer case. It is supposed to resist most hits – therefore it has simple mechanical buttons for control. Also, the silicon skin on the outside makes it very grippy, so it won’t slip even when wet.

Pros:

  • Bold and clean sound due to quality Bose-engineered components. Good bass, but all other frequencies sound great too.
  • Absolutely water resistant, in addition to being toughened and ruggedized. The outside casing is very strong, and can also be purchased in a number of colours – Blue, Black, White and Red.
  • The range of the wireless adapter extends to nine meters.
  • The battery can last up to eight hours of music at full loudness.

Cons:

  • Some reviewers have said that the battery is not up to expectations – it can last much less than the 8 hours it is supposed to last.

Anker [Upgraded] SoundCore 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
#7
Best Bluetooth Speaker for Kitchen
Editors’ Rating:
9.4
/
10

This speaker with a 12-watt emitter has excellent bass. Its dual driver speakers have neodymium cores – the absolute best. The bass is improved by a DSP, that nullifies any distortion to the sound.

Pros:

  • The level of protection this speaker has is IPX7, so it is reliably protected from water and spills. Dust will also never be a problem. Therefore, the speaker will be at home even if you are in inhospitable environment.
  • Loud sound and remarkable bass. The patented technique for making bass sound better uses a spiraled port. This allows for exceptional rendering of bass notes.
  • It is possible to pair two such speakers and this will make a stereo pair. A single device can run both speakers.
  • Can connect to both a smartphone and a PC, because it has both a wireless adapter and a port for audio cable.

Cons:

  • Might glitch and sound tinny on a PC. The reason for this is bad Bluetooth drivers, and it usually takes some tinkering with drivers to fix this issue.

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