Best Bluetooth Speakers
Looking for the best Bluetooth speaker? We can help. Over the years we have listened to hundreds of these wireless speakers and have put our heads together to form a definitive list of the best ones you can buy.
Curious what Bluetooth speakers are all about? Easy way to play music around your home if can play the music quick and or on the go, then nothing beats the convenience of a Bluetooth speaker. Simply put it on charge, connect it to your phone, and you’ll be able to play your entire music collection wherever you choose.
Best speaker overall: UE Boom 2
This UE Boom bluetooth device nails everything a Bluetooth speaker should be. It’s loud, yet detailed. Portable, but still incredibly durable. It is a positive and better, the addition of waterproofing turns what used to be the best Bluetooth speaker around for most occasions into the best one for every occasion.
Best speaker that charges your phone: JBL Charge 3
As a package, the JBL Charge 3 offers a compelling set of features and excellent sound quality to boot. The JBL Charge line recommendations for a long time of bluetooth speakers have been on our shortlist and the latest iteration maintains JBL’s dominance in the portable Bluetooth speaker market.
Best home listening speaker: Bose SoundLink Mini II
The Bose SoundLink Mini II is relatively ancient, having been released in June 2015. Bose SoundLink Mini II bluetooth is the best listening speaker because of its age would be a mistake, as it remains one of the best sounding wireless speakers. Bose SoundLink Mini 2 punches way above what its size would suggest, producing deep bass, sparkling highs and a lush midrange. The Mini II proves that small speakers don’t need to compromise on sound.
Best budget buy JAM HEAVY METAL HX-P920
Until exact recently, it was tough to get a good deal among Bluetooth speakers. Cheap ones sounded rubbish, others were expensive. The Jam Heavy Metal changes that.
The cost of this bluetooth is low but it is made of metal and offers sound as big and loud as some of the competition costing well over £100. As same as the most of the best small wireless speakers, it uses passive radiators to squeeze big bass out of a tiny box.
Other than this Jam heavy metal its amazing value, the highlight of the Heavy Metal is its very clear, detailed treble. Unless you’re willing to spend over £100, you can’t do much better than this.
Best waterproof speaker: UE Wonderboom
Ultimate Ears’ Bluetooth speakers range are famed for their incredible volume and rugged designs and the Wonderboom is no different. If you’re looking for a Bluetooth speaker to accompany you on your travels, you’ll struggle to find better value.
The UE Wonderboom is available in a range of different colours meaning that you can find one to your taste. Like UE’s other speakers, one of the draws is the speaker’s water resistance. The Wonderboom can work around 1 metre for 30 minutes, meaning it’ll be great for poolside use. It also floats, too, which is now something we wished UE’s other speakers were all capable of.
For this size sound quality is very respectable for a speaker, with plenty of bass to live up to the speaker’s name. With 10 hours of battery life, you get a very respectable amount of stamina before you need a charge.
Best large portable speaker HARMAN KARDON GO + PLAY 2
Portable speakers today are quite small and it is most popular, but the Harman Kardon Go + Play 2 takes us back to the glory days of iPod docks. HARMAN KARDON GO + PLAY 2 is a big and you can sort the size normally tethered to a power cable.
Harman Kardon many of the people are using this bluetooth, but this speaker has bass weight and sheer scale of sound most battery-powered speakers can’t touch.
HARMAN KARDON GO has refinement also and it is enough to use as your main hi-fi as well as a speaker for BBQs, days out at the park and so on. While large, the chunky carry handle makes transporting the Harman Kardon Go + Play 2 easy. The battery lasts for up to eight hours, you can use this bluetooth backup and the volume/power doesn’t drop off a cliff when running off the battery either. This is a pure Bluetooth wireless speaker, so there’s no multi-room on offer, though.
Best sound in a small speaker: Riva S
Actually this is the best sound quality per square inch you’ll see anywhere among wireless speakers, the Riva S is something special. Riva S is not just down to clever tuning, either the Riva S has more drivers than any speaker of this size we’ve reviewed.
Inside bluetooth speaker Riva s is a smaller than a house brick are three active drivers and four passive bass drivers. That’s right, seven in total.
Riva S is the most popular and easily the most musical-sounding speaker in this class, offering a remarkably complete tonal picture considering we’re still dealing with tiny speaker drivers. The Riva S is top, If you want to take good sound quality you can select this bluetooth, but it’s not cheap and isn’t as loud as some.
Best large-form speaker: Marshall Kilburn
The best choice in Bluetooth speakers might not appear the Marshall Kilburn. It’s large, heavy, doesn’t have USB charging and isn’t waterproof. Marshall Kilburn is a lot to pay for a Bluetooth speaker. But none of this matters because the Kilburn sounds so darn good. Two most important criteria for a Bluetooth speaker are design and audio performance and they should be the Kilburn is near perfect.
Using this bluetoths it can help you that audio can do the latest set of amazing things, they previously offered a weak and tinny sound. Bluetooth technology has improved that have meant they are able to offer a very capable audio experience in their own right. Better battery capacities improved such that you can use a bluetooth speaker for several days on the trot without needing to recharge it.
All wireless speakers are not made equal, and with that in mind welcome to our list of our top picks for the best Bluetooth speakers around. Some are rugged. Some are stylish. Some are weatherproof. Some aren’t fit for the outdoors.