The best Bluetooth speakers are portable, waterproof, and connect easily

The best Bluetooth speakers are portable, waterproof, and connect easily

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These days, most of us carry around our music playlists on our phones, which is just fine when we’re wearing headphones, but less good when we want to play music in our backyards, by the pool, or at a friend hangout. That’s when we need good speakers. Specifically, good Bluetooth speakers.

What makes a good Bluetooth speaker? 

Well, first and foremost, (and this may sound obvious) but you’ll want a speaker that has good audio quality. Second, you’ll want something that is easy to connect to your devices, reliable, and has a good range. Read more…

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BEST FOR SMART HOMES

Sonos Move

This easy-to-use, rechargeable speaker streams over Bluetooth as well as WiFi, which is convenient if you want to use it at home.

  • Battery life: 10 hours
  • Water resistant: Yes
  • Daisy chain: Yes
  • Speaker: One downward-firing tweeter, one mid-woofer


$399 from Amazon

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MOST AFFORDABLE

Tribit MaxSound Plus Portable Speaker

Waterproof and portable, this Bluetooth speaker delivers quality sound at an affordable price.

  • Battery life: 20 hours
  • Water resistant: Yes
  • Speaker: Two 12W drivers


$57.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR PARTIES

Sony GTKXB90

With Infinity mirror lightning, this speaker will deliver great sound and a party atmosphere.

  • Battery life: 16 hours
  • Water resistant: No
  • Daisy chain: Yes
  • Speaker: 3 tweeters, 2 subwoofers


$448 from Amazon

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MOST COMPACT

JBL Clip 2

This speaker is the definition of compact portable: it’s small enough to clip to your belt.

  • Battery life: 8 hours
  • Water resistant: Yes
  • Daisy chain: No
  • Speaker: Mono channel


$51.99 from Amazon

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BEST NO FRILLS

JBL Flip 5

This speaker is available in a range of fun colors and it’s the right size to be portable.

  • Battery life: 12 hours
  • Water resistant: Yes
  • Daisy chain: Yes
  • Speaker: Stereo


$119.99 from Amazon

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BEST OUTDOOR

JBL Boombox 2

This wireless portable speaker has amazing sound, can withstand any weather and play music for 24 hours on one charge.

  • Wireless function: Bluetooth
  • Battery life: 24 hours
  • Water resistant: Yes
  • Daisy chain: Yes
  • Speaker: Stereo, Two woofers, two tweeters


$499.95 from Amazon

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BEST PORTABLE

UE Wonderboom 2

UE delivers a small, portable speaker that's ideal for dealing with anything nature can throw your way.

  • Battery life: 13 hours
  • Water resistant: Yes
  • Speaker: Two 40mm active drivers, two 46.1mm x 65.2mm passive radiators


$99.99 from Amazon

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BEST FOR POOL PARTIES

UE Ears Boom 3

If you’re looking for a wireless speaker for the pool, this waterproof, floatable speaker is your best bet.

  • Battery life: 15 hours
  • Water resistant: Yes
  • Daisy chain: Yes
  • Speaker: Two 4 ohm full range, two passive radiators


$149.99 from Amazon

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BEST SMALL SPEAKER

Bose SoundLink Micro

The Bose SoundLink Micro offers plenty of power in a small package.

  • Battery life: 6 hours
  • Water resistant: Yes
  • Daisy chain: Yes
  • Speaker: Mono channel


$99 from Amazon

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BEST SURROUND SOUND

Bose Soundlink Resolve

If you’re looking for a 360-degree Bluetooth speaker, then this is the one for you.

  • Battery life: 12 hours
  • Water resistant: Yes
  • Daisy chain: Yes
  • Speaker: Dual channel


$199 from Amazon

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BEST MOUNTABLE

Pyle Home Indoor/Outdoor Wall-Mount Bluetooth Speaker System

Whether you want to mount them in your TV room or on your patio, these Bluetooth speakers will stay out of your way and deliver great sound.

  • Battery: N/A
  • Water resistant: Yes
  • Daisy chain: Yes
  • Speaker: Low-frequency driver with tweeter


$309.99 from Walmart

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BEST FOR VOICE CONTROL

Echo (4th-gen)

  • Battery: N/A
  • Water resistant: No
  • Daisy chain: No
  • Speaker: 3.0" woofer and dual front-firing 0.8" tweeters


$99.99 from Amazon