Bluetooth speakers are one of the most popular accessories for smartphones. While some phones have great built-in speakers, they cannot compare to the robust audio quality of even a cheap Bluetooth speaker. From portable to desktop and cheap to waterproof, we’ve shared some of our favorite Bluetooth speakers for a variety of budgets.
These are the best Bluetooth Speakers of 2016.
Best by Category
|Best Cheap||Best Value||Best Portable||Best Desktop||Best Waterproof|
|UE BOOM 2
Best Desktop Bluetooth Speakers
The Marshall Acton might be the best-looking speaker on our list. It has a cool retro vibe going on. In terms of audio, it’s well-balanced with powerful deep bass. You can even adjust the bass and treble with the knobs on the top. It supports Bluetooth as well as RCA and Optical input. The speaker comes in Black and Cream colors.
Anker is one of the most well-known manufacturers of affordable tech products. The Anker SoundCore is very highly rated Bluetooth speaker with incredible 24-hour battery life. The Bluetooth range is a very impressive 66-feet, plus it has a mic in case you get a call while connected.
Best Portable Bluetooth Speakers
Bose is one of the leaders in excellent sound quality. The SoundLink is one of their most portable Bluetooth speakers. It has the clear sound you expect from a Bose speaker in a compact size. It offers up to 8 hours of music before recharging, and voice prompts make it super easy to pair with your phone. The SoundLink comes in 5 colors to choose from.
The Cambridge SoundWorks is the #1 best seller for portable Bluetooth speakers on Amazon. That got our attention. Not only is it super compact and portable, but it’s also water resistant. It has high-quality crystal clear sound that users love. This is also one of the cheapest speakers on our list.
One of the most stylish speakers on our list is the Logitech X300. This is a portable speaker with a compact and unique design. It features big, easy to press buttons, Bluetooth connectivity up to 30 feet, and a mic to take calls. The speaker comes in 4 unique colors to highlight the design.
Best Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
UE BOOM 2
The UE BOOM 2 is the successor to one of the most popular speakers on the market. The fact that it’s portable and waterproof is the cherry on top. It features a cylindrical design that blasts audio out in 360-degrees. The BOOM 2 has Google Now voice integration so you can use your voice to control it. Battery life is around 15 hours. It comes in a variety of colors.
If the BOOM 2 is more than you need, the UE ROLL is a more compact waterproof speaker. The unique disc-like shape makes it super easy to throw in a bag or hook on to something with the bungee cord. It’s waterproof for up to 30 minutes under 1 meter. The ROLL comes in 6 stylish colors.
Best Cheap Bluetooth Speaker
Amazon Basics Speaker
If you just want a decent and cheap speaker, the Amazon Basics portable Bluetooth speaker is a great deal. For less than $20 you’re getting a speaker with 33-foot range, high-quality sound, a 3.5mm port for wired connection, built-in mic for phone calls, and 8 hours of battery life. Plus, it comes in 3 different colors.