Portable bluetooth speakers, Best bluetooth speakers to buy

Portable bluetooth speakers, Best bluetooth speakers to buy

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Portable speakers are little more than a match in comparison to the more powerful ones, providing powerful and detailed sound, while remaining compact enough. Before proceeding with the purchase, there are some things that must be taken into consideration, among all how much the device can actually be considered portable. Some of the devices are small enough to fit in your pocket, others are more backpack-friendly, while some might fit in the trunk of a car. Do you just need something to play the music? There is a huge choice for you. Do you want a more technological speaker that allows you to activate voice or gesture commands? There is something for that too. As for battery life, those assumed are only approximate, as they vary enormously depending on how many extra features are in use. Caring for these speakers is essential, considering they are used externally. Also, keeping an eye on IP ratings for water resistance can tell you if your device will be able to survive a few splashes of water or be completely submerged. All of these speakers connect easily to Bluetooth, and some have Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, which means you simply have to hold the device close to connect to the speaker. Check the specifications of your music player to see if it supports this feature. Below you will find the review of the best on the market.

JBL Flip 4 – See price or buy

JBL’s Flip is a famous bluetooth speaker manufacturer; this is the fourth of the dynasty. Unlike other water resistant models, it has an IPX7 rating which means it is completely waterproof. Of course, the sound always stays within the waterline, with a powerful output that creates a versatile balance between highs and lows. If you want to increase the volume, you can theoretically connect over 100 JBL Connect + compatible speakers. The cylindrical construction is sturdy, with the rigid mesh outer body that is easy to grasp. A string on the speaker gives you the ability to hang it anywhere. A button at the top lets you launch Siri or Google Now. The battery lasts about 12 hours, which is more than enough time. It has no NFC and is available in 6 colors.

Sony SRS-XB10 – See price or buy

The size and weight of an apple, the Sony SRS-XB10 despite being small is a great speaker. The sound does not appear to be tinny, but distorts slightly when the volume is turned up to the maximum. It is undoubtedly not suitable for use at a garden party, but if you buy another the stereo sound you get from it could fit the outdoors. Connecting to Bluetooth, but even more so with NFC, is quick and easy. It has an IPX5 rating, so it can withstand jets of water and only those. If you throw it in the pool then you will definitely throw it in the garbage! Its functionality is simple and effective: there are only buttons for controlling the power, volume and track. It is also equipped with a silicone ring for hanging, as well as a built-in speakerphone. The battery is impressive, it lasts up to 16 hours.

Bose SoundLink Revolve – See price or buy

The Bose SoundLink Revolve speaker has an attractive cylindrical design, an omnidirectional sound that is both balanced and sophisticated, which does not skimp on the lows and provides excellent performance in the highs. The Bose Connect app allows you to simply connect two SoundLink Revolve speakers together and also ensures that the speaker software is up to date. A button at the top activates Siri or Google Voice, which might be useful, even if the connection is Bluetooth only. It has an IPX4 waterproof rating, which means it will withstand a few splashes, but try to keep it away from water if you can. The battery lasts 12 hours, but a larger version with longer life and a comfortable carrying handle is available. Support NFC connection.


UE Wonderboom – See price or buy

Ultimate Ears speakers have always combined simplicity and power. These features are also found in the Wonderboom model. Among the speakers tested, its interface was found to be the simplest to use, with buttons for volume control, those for tracks and power, and little else. The bass is huge for a speaker of this size, excellent if you listen to hip hop and house music, and is easily paired with another Wonderboom, increasing the volume even further. In terms of build quality we are talking about a very robust and compact speaker that has an IPX7 waterproof rating, which means it will withstand splashes and rain, and can even be submerged to a depth of 1m for half an hour. Battery life is around 10 hours, a limitation when compared to other speakers. Available in various color ranges. It does not support NFC.

Braven BRV-XXL – See price or buy

A loudspeaker with a considerable weight, about 11 kg, which makes the concept of portability decay a little. But the Braven BRV-XXL has been designed to deliver that remarkable power, with four audio drivers and a subwoofer that allow the bass to express itself to its fullest. The volume is impressive, eliminating sound in most directions. Bass and treble levels are adjustable via the built-in controls and make a difference in sound quality. Battery life is around 14 hours, so you can keep the party going for quite some time. The water resistance is IPX5 rated, so both splashes and light rain drops won’t cause him any problems. Support NFC.

Creative iRoar Go – See price or buy

Creative’s evolutionary trend in the Bluetooth speaker market is never denied, and the iRoar Go proves it. SuperWide technology is the workhorse of this speaker, with the aim of offering a vast soundscape. The design has been made in such a way that the speaker can either stand upright or on its side or be flattened. Of course, the different position changes the levels between highs and lows, even if you don’t notice much. The “Roar” boost mode is highlighted by making the most of the integrated subwoofer to increase power. If you want to have fun customizing the sound, you can do so via the EQ of the Sound Blaster Connect app. Aside from Bluetooth, there is also an SD card slot, a USB slot, and an aux port. It has an IPX6 rating and a battery that lasts 12 hours.