Portable amplifier: which portable speaker to buy?

Portable amplifier: which portable speaker to buy?

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Sound reproduction should not be limited to the home environment only. On the other hand, the days when you used to go around with your portable stereo are far away, but that does not mean that there are no excellent portable devices for music playback in the form of Bluetooth speakers on the market. There are many models on the market, but before buying them you need to know some important things. It goes without saying that the largest speakers are the ones that reproduce a loud sound, but that doesn’t mean that even the smallest ones can’t do the same. Of course, if you need something easily transportable this last type is the ideal one. Remember to check the battery life of these speakers, especially if you want something to go with you throughout the day. Duration over time is essential if you carry it with you often; so you have to buy something built with solid material and, if you frequent beaches and swimming pools in the summer and don’t want to give up on its company, it must also be waterproof. Last but most important is the sound quality, fundamental in my opinion even if not all are interesting in the way in which the speaker diffuses the sound. The selection of speakers with attached reviews that you will read below has been conceived by associating a certain characteristic with the best.

Best Bluetooth speaker overall – Bose SoundLink Revolve + – See price or buy

The Bose SoundLink Revolve + it looks great, is easy to use, offers 16 hours of battery life, and sounds great too. There are several things that make it a great speaker besides the design. It offers extremely easy-to-use controls, with six buttons located at the top of the speaker for volume and Bluetooth control. A handle has been placed on the upper part to make it easy to transport. The speaker comes with some smart features, including Bluetooth wireless pairing with voice messages, the ability to receive calls, and access to Siri or Google Now. The 16 hour battery life makes it ideal for parties or at the beach. If it gets wet? No problem: it is designed to be water resistant. Sound reproduction is excellent and offers a generally louder volume than other wireless speakers; in addition, it is able to deliver deep and clean bass without distortion

Best waterproof Bluetooth speaker – UE Boom 2 – See price or buy

Speaker UE Boom 2 dominated the Bluetooth speaker scene for some time and for a specific reason: they combined quality at a reasonable price. This speaker model is a product created to continue with the tradition. With a fun design, the loudspeakers are available in different colors and styles, making it a standout product when compared to the chromatic monotony of its direct competitors. The use is quite simple, thanks to two large buttons placed at the top and which control the volume and above all it is water resistant, with the IPX7 classification. What does it mean? Simply that it can be immersed in water up to a maximum of one meter and for about 30 minutes. Could it be true? If you buy it and you feel like it, experience it!

If you’re throwing a party, know that you can use multiple speakers at the same time, just download the Companion App. Let’s talk about the battery; the duration is estimated at about 15 hours, enough to get you carried away by the music for the whole day. Speaking of sound, the speaker delivers a lot of bass, and when compared to the original Boom, it’s much fuller. There is also good response in the mid-range and high-end, so vocals and guitars should cut through the mix quite well.

Best ultra portable Bluetooth speaker – B&O Beoplay P2 – See price or buy

The B&O Beoplay P2 , compared to the two described above, it has a lower price. Generally speaking, the small Bluetooth speakers can be a little fickle, but the BeoPlay P2 is a guaranteed success, largely thanks to its sleek and stylish design, coupled with hidden and intuitive controls. For example, you can double tap the speaker grille to play and pause your music, or you can program the speaker through the accompanying app by activating the digital assistant of your choice, be it Google Assistant or Siri . All of this can only be done through the phone because the speaker doesn’t have built-in assistants. The sound? Of course if you expect to have a high quality speaker in your hands you will be disappointed, but overall the sound quality is not bad. The speaker features mono sound and impressive bass response for a speaker of its size. The high-end isn’t as responsive, even if it’s good enough.

Best Affordable Bluetooth Speaker – DOSS SoundBox Touch – See price or buy

Speaker DOSS SoundBox Touch it’s a decent speaker in its own right, but best of all, it’s really cheap. Despite this, it is a high quality Bluetooth speaker. The speaker offers an intuitive touch panel for device control and can reproduce a generally loud sound. It also offers 360-degree audio, so you can put it in the center of a room and hear the sound propagate everywhere. It is available in several colors, including black, blue, red and white. There are some downsides to buying a cheap speaker; the battery life of the DOSS SoundBox Touch is not as high as in others, but still reaches 12 hours; while the sound quality will be fine, it probably won’t be as good as the Bose or UE speakers on the list.

Best High-End Bluetooth Speaker – Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless – See price or buy

The Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless it’s the best Bluetooth speaker but it costs a lot! It has a very nice design, black in color and has three control buttons: play / pause, volume up and volume down. On the back of the speaker you’ll also find a power button, an Ethernet port and an Aux input so you don’t have to listen to music wirelessly if you don’t feel like it. Overall, we’re talking about a truly incredible speaker that delivers deep, powerful bass and that pairs beautifully with mid- and high-range sounds. Finding a weak spot at Zeppelin is really difficult; probably its size is the only drawback, as it is not so comfortable to carry around. The speaker is also compatible with a few different connectivity standards, including AirPlay, Spotify Connect, and Bluetooth apt-X. There is also a dedicated app for iOS, PC and Mac, but the one for Android is still missing, which may be a limitation for some. Android users can still use the speaker simply by connecting via Bluetooth.