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Top 10 Best Bluetooth Speakers

Compare the top 10 best bluetooth/wireless speakers using our comparison table below
 1) Bose SoundLink Revolve Bluetooth Speaker2) Anker SoundCore Portable Bluetooth Speaker3) Betron KBS08 Travel Speaker4) Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 5) August MS515 Bluetooth Speaker
Average User Rating (4.5 / 5) (4.8 / 5) (4.7 / 5) (4.5 / 5) (4.6 / 5)
Wireless RangeUp to 9mUp to 20mUp to 10mUp to 30mUp to 10m
Compatible WithAny bluetooth-enabled Phone, Tablet, Laptop or MP3 Player

Other audio devices via 3.5mm audio jack
Any bluetooth-enabled Phone, Tablet, Laptop or MP3 Player

Other audio devices via 3.5mm audio jack
Any bluetooth-enabled Phone, Tablet, Laptop or MP3 Player

Other audio devices via 3.5mm audio jack
Any bluetooth-enabled Phone, Tablet, Laptop or MP3 Player

Other audio devices via 3.5mm audio jack
Any bluetooth-enabled Phone, Tablet, Laptop or MP3 Player

Other audio devices via 3.5mm audio jack
Power SourceBuilt-in rechargable battery (Included)Built-in rechargable battery (Included)Built-in rechargable battery (Included)Built-in rechargable battery (Included)Built-in rechargable battery (Included)
Charge TimeUp to 3 hoursUp to 5 hoursUp to 2 hoursUp to 2.5 hoursUp to 3.5 hours
Playback TimeUp to 12 hoursUp to 24 hoursUp to 4 hoursUp to 15 hoursUp to 15 hours
Built-in microphone for phone callsYesYesYesYesNo
3.5mm Audio Jack SocketYesYesYesYesYes
Box Contents- Bose SoundLink Revolve Bluetooth Speaker
- USB cable
- AC power adapter
- User manual
- Anker SoundCore Portable Bluetooth Speaker
- Micro USB cable
- User manual
- Betron KBS08 Travel Speaker
- Micro USB cable
- User manual
- Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Wireless Speakers
- Micro USB cable
- User manual
- August MS515 Bluetooth Speakers
- Charging cable
- L/R speaker connection cable
- 3.5mm aux cable
- User manual
Dimensions (cm)8.2L x 15.2H x 8.2W16.5L x 5.4H x 4.5W6L x 8H x 6W6.4L x 18H x 6.4W10.6L x 6.9H x 7.4W (Per speaker)
Weight660g790g200g548g2 x 260g
Warranty2 year18 months1 year2 year1 year
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 6) Azatom Storm7) KitSound BoomBar8) JBL Flip 29) EC Technology Bluetooth Speaker10) iFox Creations Bluetooth Speaker
Average User Rating (4.5 / 5) (4.4 / 5) (4.6 / 5) (4.5 / 5) (4.7 / 5)
Wireless RangeUp to 12mUp to 10mUp to 10mUp to 10mUp to 10m
Compatible WithAny bluetooth-enabled Phone, Tablet, Laptop or MP3 Player

Other audio devices via 3.5mm audio jack
Any bluetooth-enabled Phone, Tablet, Laptop or MP3 Player

Other audio devices via 3.5mm audio jack
Any bluetooth-enabled Phone, Tablet, Laptop or MP3 Player

Other audio devices via 3.5mm audio jack
Any bluetooth-enabled Phone, Tablet, Laptop or MP3 Player

Other audio devices via 3.5mm audio jack
Any bluetooth-enabled Phone, Tablet, Laptop or MP3 Player
Power SourceBuilt-in rechargable battery (Included)Built-in rechargable battery (Included)Built-in rechargable battery (Included)Built-in rechargable battery (Included)Built-in rechargable battery (Included)
Charge TimeUp to 8 hoursUp to 3 hoursUp to 3 hoursUp to 5 hoursUp to 3 hours
Playback TimeUp to 15 hoursUp to 20 hoursUp to 5 hoursUp to 12 hoursUp to 10 hours
Built-in microphone for phone callsNoYesYesYesYes
3.5mm Audio Jack SocketYesYesYesYesNo
Box Contents- Azatom Storm Bluetooth Speaker
- Charging cable
- 3.5mm aux cable
- User manual
- KitSound BoomBar
- Micro USB cable
- 3.5mm aux cable
- Case
- User manual
- JBL Flip 2
- USB adapter
- Micro USB cable
- Carrying case
- User manual
- EC Technology Bluetooth Speaker
- Micro USB cable
- 3.5mm aux cable
- User manual
- iFox Creations Bluetooth Speaker
- Charging cable
- User manual
Dimensions (cm)21.5L x 6.5H x 7W 21L x 7.5H x 4W16L x 6.5H x 6.5W6.5L x 6.9H x 6.5W8.5L x 6.5H x 8.5W
Weight490g483g798g259g222g
Warranty1 year1 year1 year1 year1 year
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A Guide To The Best Bluetooth Speakers

Unlike docking stations, wireless and bluetooth speakers are generally operated by a built-in rechargable battery making it very portable as it can be used pretty much anywhere.  Any bluetooth enabled device such as a phone, MP3 player, tablet and laptop will be compatible with the speaker.  Pretty much all bluetooth speakers has a 3.5mm audio jack so even non bluetooth enabled audio devices will be compatible.

If you are using a bluetooth enabled device then this is also your remote control, if it’s a mobile phone you’re using you can still use your phone as normal other than making phone calls. 

To ensure your speaker’s battery life will last you for the duration of your trip, then you can buy a portable charger which will charge your speaker without the use of a laptop or USB wall charger. 

If you’re only going to be using the Bluetooth speaker indoors then it might be worth investing in a sound bar instead, this will replace your TV’s speakers so will be fixed to one location but a sound bar will have a high quality output and you can connect your music device to it wirelessly.  Or, many turntables are also Bluetooth enabled, check out our best turntable reviews.

Since there are so many options to choose from, it can be a bit overwhelming when it comes to choosing the best portable wireless speaker.  Our top 3 portable speakers in our comparison table are the best sellers, therefore, we’ve wrote a mini review on these products which you will find at the bottom of the page.

 

How To Choose The Best Bluetooth Speaker

We created the table on the top 10 bluetooth speakers only as a guidance, as the needs and requirements for each individual may be different.  When deciding what is the best bluetooth speaker for yourself then the key features you should look out for should be:

Wireless range – Although the shortest range of any bluetooth speaker shown in the table is 9 metres, you may be thinking you doubt you’d ever be that far from the speaker, but you need to take into account if you have to take your music device into another room from the speaker and there’s walls blocking the connection then that range will decrease and so will your connection signal.

Charge time – If you forgot to charge your bluetooth speaker but you require it upon short notice then having a quick charge time will give your bluetooth speaker more playback time.

Playback time – The playback time can be extremely useful if you’re spending the day or weekend away and you may not have access to a power source to charge your speaker.  Although you can use a portable charger to charge your speaker but it may not be convenient if you don’t want to carry so many things!

Built-in mic – Take phone calls without having to discount your phone from the speaker.  As soon as the phone call ends, the music resumes!

3.5mm audio socket – Most of the portable speakers will have a 3.5mm audio socket which can be very handy if you prefer to plug the speaker into your phone using an aux cable.  This will use up less battery from the speaker and your music device whether it be your phone, handheld DAB radio, MP3 player or laptop.

Dimensions – Although all of the speakers shown in the table are portable, some can still be quite big and bulky.  Depending on what you’ll mainly be using it for, check the dimensions first.  Users who often travel will probably benefit more from a mini Bluetooth speaker such as the Betron KBS08.

Our Top 3 Best Bluetooth Speakers Reviewed

From our top 10 bluetooth speakers comparison table we’re going to narrow it down to the top 3 and briefly summarise why we feel these are the best bluetooth speakers and deserves a place in the top 3.

1) Bose SoundLink Revolve

No one will feel left out with the 360-degree coverage the Revolve offers, and if that wasn’t enough, you pair together two of these speakers for party mode playback!  Bose does not disappoint when it comes to looking for the top Bluetooth speakers. 

Pros:

  • 360-degree surround sound means more music for everyone.
  • Durable aluminium body which is also water resistant.
  • Able to pair together with another set of the same speakers.
  • Control the speaker with the Bose connect app.

Cons:

  • Quite pricey.
  • Sound quality is not as great as other top Bluetooth speakers.

 

2) Anker SoundCore

If you’re one of those people that will forget something like a charger when you’re going away for the weekend, don’t fret, because the Anker SoundCore has an incredible battery life of 24 hours!  With the SoundCore you know you will be getting high quality speakers at an affordable price.

Pros:

  • Long lasting 24 hour battery life.
  • Patented sound technology offers punching bass and virtually no distortion.
  • Stay connected even if you’re further away with the 20 metre wireless range.
  • Affordable price for a good Bluetooth speaker from a well known brand.

Cons:

  • Quite bulky so will take up more space in a bag.
  • If the volume is too high, the quality is jeopardised.

 

3) Betron KBS08

You really can’t go wrong with the Betron KBS08, this is one of the cheapest portable wireless speakers available, and it just happens it’s also one of the best ones!  This pocket size speaker can be taken absolutely anywhere with you.

Pros:

  • Very cheap and affordable.
  • Pocket sized and very light making it ideal for travelling.
  • Great sound quality for the price.

Cons:

  • Poor battery life compared to other portable speakers.
  • There’s a constant flashing light when it’s in use which can’t be turned off.

 

Conclusion

Portable Bluetooth speakers are very popular, manufacturers know this, which is why they are always making new models.  Top end new models will usually come with new and improved features as opposed to what’s currently on the market.  That’s great news for technology lovers or for those who always want the latest technology.

However, for those who are more money conscious and want their pounds to stretch, many lower end to mid-range models are not far off or equally as good as the more expensive models.  Don’t forget you’ll also benefit from the warranty!