Bluetooth speakers have come a long way from being tinny and weak. They are now good enough to be used for your personal needs as well as a house party. All you need to worry about is charging them up, connecting them with your phone and tapping that play button. If you are on the lookout for a good Bluetooth speaker, here’s our shortlist of some of the good options. Some are rugged, some are stylish, some are weatherproof and some aren’t fit for the outdoors.
UE Boom 3
Want something that fulfills all your needs – be it a house party or you simply like your music loud? The UE Boom 3 might be just what you need. It offers thumping and loud audio without distortion at high volumes; is light enough to carry on a camping trip but remains durable enough to tumble in a bag unprotected. There are certainly more detailed speakers out there, but at a price that’s relatively affordable to all, the UE Boom 3 hits all the right notes for the third year in a row.
JBL Charge 3
JBL is a very well-known name when it comes to audio accessories, and the company maintains its reputation with Charge 3. As a package, the JBL Charge 3 offers a compelling set of features and excellent sound quality to boot. It punches well above its weight, playing it loud and distortion-free. The Charge line of speakers has been on our shortlist of recommendations for a long time and the latest iteration maintains JBL’s dominance in the portable Bluetooth speaker market.
Bose SoundLink Mini II
The Bose SoundLink Mini II is more than four years old now, making it ancient by modern standards of consumer electronics. However, writing off the SoundLink Mini II because of this would be a mistake, given the fact that it still is one of the best sounding wireless speakers. The SoundLink Mini II punches way above what its size would suggest, offering deep bass, fizzy highs, and a lush midrange. It proves that small speakers don’t always have to compromise on sound quality.
One of the important aspects that most buyers tend to focus on while buying a Bluetooth speaker is its portability and durability. Skip the Kilburn if you cannot compromise on these two aspects – the Kilburn is heavy and doesn’t offer any sort of water resistance. However, if your primary concern is sound quality, you cannot go wrong with the Kilburn. It might seem a bit pricey, but the audio performance and the retro looks are worth it.
boAt Stone 1000
boAt is another well-known name when it comes to accessories. Its 14-watt stereo speaker and 8-hour battery life mean you don’t have to worry about performance. Its rugged design and water resistance mean you can be carefree and live in the moment without having to worry about its safety.