A party ain’t a party without some wireless speakers blasting music.
Wireless and Bluetooth speakers. Something you see around a lot more thanks to the uprising of mobile phones. When you’re at a small party, a gathering, or just relaxing in your room, having a Bluetooth speaker around is so easy. And everyone can join in.
But the vast array of wireless speakers is pretty overwhelming. Loads of speakers getting on the market nowadays, with manufacturers making multiple versions giving you loads of options. To make the latter a big clearer, here are some of the best wireless speakers you can get that are available.
Without a doubt the most know, and one of the most used Bluetooth speakers around. The JBL Charge 3 is everything you expect from a portable speaker, with a price less than most competitors.
The Charge 3 connects up to three devices to the speaker. Making multiple people the DJ without a hassle.
It has a built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery that supports up to 20 hours of music blasting. And even better, it can be used as a portable battery pack, charging your phone or tablet via USB.
The sound the speaker produces sounds crystal clear. The bass it produces isn’t overwhelming like others and really does its best for how big it is.
Tired of hearing the sound coming from one place? Build your own ecosystem of JBL Charge’s, enabling multiple speakers together to create one big party.
Price ranging around $120. Choices of color are grey, blue, red, turquoise and black. Withe the last one costing only a couple dollars more.
The world of speakers wouldn’t be the same without the Logitech brand in it. The speaker classifies itself as ‘Insanely good’ as it has a good 360 degree sound and a solid deep bass.
It’s shock- and waterproof. In the water it can withstand 30 minutes of water at a depth of 1 meter.
You can connect it with the 2nd generation of Echo Dot for hands-free voice control of your UE Boom 2 with Alexa. You can ask Alexa to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, TuneIn, iHeartRadio and Pandora.
If you have a big circle of friends ask them to buy the speaker as well. Then you can really rain terror everywhere as it can connect to 50 speakers at once.
The speaker has a battery life of about 15 hours. But that mostly depends on your choice of battery’s. The range of the speaker is around 30 meters.
Picture on the article has a black design. It’s the cheapest at $149,99. You can also get more expensive designs, like the ‘Yeti’ that has a white design and costs $200
Can’t talk about Bluetooth speakers and JBL equipment without mentioning the JBL Pulse 2.
It has the same build quality as the Charge 3 and has the same sound quality. But what the Charge 3 doesn’t have is a light show.
The Pulse 2 has LED all around, enabling you to create an interactive light show with your own music. The multi-colored visuals have different settings by using the JBL Prism color sensor lens. Point and shoot the lens at the color you want it to be showing, and watch the Pulse 2 change.
Just as the Charge 3 it is splash proof. The only downside is the less battery life. It has a built-in 6000Mah rechargeable li-ion battery which makes the speaker last around 10 hours. Plus side are of course the visuals.
Only 2 colors available, black and white. White one costs 5 dollar more. Prices range from-and-around $150.
At first glance the Bose SoundTouch 10 seems a little bit off. Whereas most competition went for small round speakers that transmit in a circle, Bose went away from that idea and chose to develop a more traditional speaker design.
The Bluetooth speaker is still light and easy to take, but it doesn’t have the party features the competition really markets about.
The SoundTouch 10 is meant to be blasting music towards the direction you point it in. It works with either your home Wi-fi or with Bluetooth.
It has one-touch access to music services like Prime Music, Spotify or Pandora. You can make it work with the SoundTouch app, which will work on any of the Bose wireless products.
Main feature of this product are the supported audio formats. It will accept MP3, WMA, AAC, FLAC and Apple Lossless.
The only downside is that there is no battery included and need to have it plugged in. Making this less of a party piece everywhere you go. But it’s still perfect to use non-moving.
Price starts at $200.
The Bose SoundLink Mini 2 is what Bose’s answer is to the other wireless speakers. It’s usable for party’s and travel everywhere.
Be it Bose they’ve gone for again a more traditional method of sending out sound, everything going one way instead of 360-degrees. Giving it a normal speaker style.
With the traditional style it’s also possible to give out a bigger sound with a deeper bass, for a more full-range listening experience.
It comes with a manual, but you can also have a voice coming out of the speakers guiding you through the Bluetooth pairing.
Its lith ium-ion battery gives you a charge that will last up to 10 hours on full charge.
The cost of the Bose SoundLink Mini 2 is around the $200.
What do you do when you have already given out a great project? Try to one-up it. Supersize it. Make it better.
The UE Megaboom is the little brother of the UE Boom, but you can’t exactly call it little as it one-ups the big brother.
It has more muscles by being 8 inches, roughly twice the size. It has more fat by giving a bigger sound mostly focused on the bass (also fat by being 1.93 pounds), hence the name MegaBoom.
The battery life has improved and the case is now even better waterproofed. Instead of water-resistant it can be fully submersed in water for several minutes, no damage. The range you can pair with has also increased, around 100 feet, without too much obstructions.
The speaker can be turned on- or off remotely with the free UE app. With the app there is the possibility of pairing two speakers, or even better, pair the Boom with the Megaboom for a good soundsystem. To the latter of that, it comes with equalization features and even an alarm function.
Unfortunately, the price also increased with it’s size. The Megaboom costs $240.
At first glance this version doesn’t differs much from the other JBL speakers. It’s design looks identical and it’s available in multiple colors.
Only this time this third-generation speaker has everything JBL learned from. The JBL Flip 3 is the smallest edition they’ve come out with. Everything is there only more sleek. The design has been more streamlined, it has splash proof design and a better battery life around 10 hours.
It comes equipped with a built-in noise- and echo cancelling speakerphone, and can link multiple JBL Connect-enabled speakers together.
The speaker uses Bluetooth 3.1 technology and has a range of about 10 meters (33 feet).
The Flip 2 had a speaker that had about 6 watts. The third version gets an additional boost of 2 watts making that a sweet sounding 8 watts.
Last not least, the price has thankfully been streamlined. It’s not eon’s cheaper than let’s say the charge, but a solid choice compared to sound and mobility. It costs around $94 for the black version.
Without a doubt the most unknown brand in the list, the Fi50 is the company’s second wireless speaker. Only it’s not really wireless, since it has to be plugged in to a power source, but the jack input is still history.
The Fi50 is not the type of speaker you would carry around all the time. It weights 6.1 kg (13.4 pounds). It’s nice to have on the shelf of your bedroom, streaming some pretty tunes before you go to sleep.
The model has an LED display that can be dimmed or turned off, 40-watt amplifier and an equalizer that lets you adjust the treble- and bass settings via touch controls.
On the back of the Fi50 you have the on/off switch, a USB input and an audio output for connecting non-Bluetooth devices.
The downside is that it uses the older Bluetooth 2.1 standard. Although most devices will have no problems connecting to it, there might be future problems lurking. As long as company’s keep supporting the older versions you’re set.
You can get it in Black, Walnut and Bamboo for the cost of $200.
So as you can see there is plenty to choose from. Hopefully these picks will help you to dig a little deeper in to getting the best wireless speaker.