Best Bluetooth wireless speaker to blast for 2020

There’s nearly an excessive amount of selection to select from in relation to the Bluetooth wi-fi speaker market, together with compact mini models, pocket-size micro variations and heftier fashions with highly effective audio. 

In our quest to search out one of the best Bluetooth speaker, we took into consideration elements corresponding to sound high quality, battery life and extra — beneath, we current our present contenders. Searching for extra varieties of audio system? Take a look at our lists of the best Wi-Fi speakers and music systems and the best smart speakers.

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At $33, the Tribit XSound Go is likely one of the prime Bluetooth audio system for the cash. Moreover sounding respectable for streaming your favourite music and extra, this reasonably priced Bluetooth speaker can also be totally waterproof.

Read our Tribit XSound Go review.

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Not solely does this fully waterproof wireless Bluetooth speaker (IPX7) have improved battery life and higher sound than the Clip 2, but it surely’s additionally extra sturdy, in line with JBL, because of the built-in carabiner framing the complete perimeter of the mini speaker, performing as a bumper. It has a built-in rechargeable li-ion battery and is likely one of the finest wi-fi Bluetooth audio system for its tiny measurement. It sells for $70.

Read our JBL Clip 3 review.

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Final Ears Growth Bluetooth audio system are available a couple of completely different sizes, however none of them are as massive because the all-new Hyberboom. A supersize wi-fi speaker that suggestions the scales at a hefty 13 kilos, the Hyperboom makes the UE Megaboom 3 look unquestionably puny. It is not low cost, but it surely sounds higher than quite a lot of the jumbo transportable audio system in the marketplace proper now.

UE Growth reps instructed me the Hyperboom was created after the corporate bought suggestions from its clients searching for a much bigger speaker that might play loud sufficient and have deep sufficient bass to energy a celebration. The speaker can do exactly that — Final Ears says it is 3 times as loud and has six-and-a-half occasions the bass of Megaboom 3 — and has no hassle filling a reasonably large room with sound. 

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The Tribit MaxSound Plus ($58) is about 30% larger than its sibling XSound Go and prices about $25 extra, but it surely performs considerably higher and is likely one of the best-sounding audio system in its measurement and value class. It has a long-lasting rechargeable lithium-ion battery and superior audio high quality for a Bluetooth speaker.

Read our Tribit MaxSound Plus review.

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Tribit’s StormBox speaker seems to be like a cross between a UE and a JBL speaker. We suspect that is not an accident. This totally waterproof speaker prices about $50 lower than the JBL Flip 5 and produces larger sound and has as much as 20 hours of battery life to play music and extra. Tribit’s XSound audio system are in all probability a greater worth, however the Stormbox is extra fashionable. 

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We preferred Final Ears’ authentic Wonderboom Bluetooth speaker, which sounded good for its compact measurement and was additionally waterproof. Now the corporate has launched the Wonderboom 2, which is a contact larger than the unique and sounds barely higher for streaming your favourite music, with extra bass and a particular Out of doors Increase mode that reinforces treble.

Like its predecessor, the totally waterproof Wonderboom 2 with Bluetooth connection carries an inventory value of $100, however usually sells for much less. What’s completely different is the IP67 score meaning it is dustproof, extra shock-resistant and likewise capable of float. It additionally has 30% higher battery life — lasting as much as 13 hours at reasonable quantity ranges, in line with Final Ears — and you may hyperlink two collectively to create a stereo sound pairing by urgent a button on every speaker.

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Bose SoundLink Micro is arguably the best-sounding speaker for its tiny measurement. Though this Bose SoundLink is slightly dear, Bose did shave $10 off its checklist value, bringing it right down to $99. It is totally waterproof and accessible in three Bose SoundLink colour choices.

Read our Bose SoundLink Micro review.

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JBL’s Flip 5 ($120) is barely larger than the Flip 4, with improved audio sound with slightly extra bass. It has an IPX7 waterproof certification, which suggests it may be submerged in a meter of water for as much as 30 minutes and survive. Tribit’s StormBox is about $30 much less and performs louder, however I just like the tonal stability of the Flip 5 higher. It additionally gives USB-C charging, which is healthier for future-proofing.

The Sonos Transfer is the corporate’s first transportable indoor-outdoor Bluetooth speaker, full with a built-in rechargeable battery that is good for 900 prices or roughly three years and is replaceable. It is Wi-Fi-enabled and could be linked to different Sonos audio system in your house system — Sonos says the Transfer has one of the best Wi-Fi connectivity of any of its audio system to this point. It additionally has a Bluetooth connection, so you’ll be able to take it out of vary of your Wi-Fi community and stream immediately out of your Android, iPhone or any Bluetooth-enabled audio machine.

Read our Sonos Move review.


Bose’s new Wi-Fi and Bluetooth transportable speaker is extra compact and simpler to hold round than the Sonos Transfer and prices rather less. It delivers massive loud sound for its comparatively small measurement and hyperlinks with different audio system in Bose’s Wi-Fi House speaker line to create a multiroom audio system.

Read our Bose Portable Home Speaker first take.

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