Loud yet compact, portable Bluetooth speakers are often surprisingly subtle and perhaps seem like one of those gadgets you never thought you needed.
However once you start bringing one with you – to the beach, around your friend’s house, to the park – the benefit of beautifully crisp and crystal clear sound becomes clear.
With more audio manufacturers than ever now getting in on the portable speaker market, it’s fair to say that when it comes to finding the best portable Bluetooth speakers, there are a whole lot of options available and an equally vast range of difference when it comes to sound quality.
Let our guide to 5 of the very best portable Bluetooth speakers walk you through the perfect audio pairing for your smartphone or tablet and discover a musical match made in heaven.
Encased in the well-known cylindrical c, the Boom 2 is designed to project 360 degree sound without a drop in quality.
The UE Boom 2 is built to be durable and is totally waterproof meaning it’s the perfect match for every audio occasion, whether used in the shower, or simply surviving a sudden downpour when you’re out and about.
The Logitech UE Boom2 can be paired with other Boom2’s and with around 15 hours of battery life, it’s fit for whatever day you have lined up.
Right off the bat, the PLAY A1 by B&O looks amazing but even better than this though is the fact that it sounds incredible.
The A1 offers full omni-directional sound and produces excellent quality audio for any genre.
If you’re looking for a portable sound solution for use in the home as well as when you’re out and about, then the PLAY A1 has you covered not least because it’s seriously loud. This feature makes it perfect as a substitute for multi-speaker setups in the home when space is at a premium.
24 hour battery life means that you can go a long way between charges – perfect for those impromptu camping trips.
When it comes to high quality sound and audio clarity, Bose have built a well-earned reputation in the portable speaker market.
The SoundLink Color is the company’s offering to the affordable Bluetooth speaker class and with the trademark quality you’d expect from the brand alongside excellent battery life, this is a an excellent choice for music on the move.
While definitely on the larger side of our portable Bluetooth speaker lineup, the Charge 3 makes up for it’s size with serious sound projection capability.
Not only does this speaker offer 20 hours of battery life and waterproofing, but the quality of the sound this thing kicks out is clear, loud and distortion free.
JBL have long been known for high performing products in the mobile speaker arena and the Charge 3 continues the tradition of portable audio perfection.