The speakers can make or break your music experience. The market is saturated with a range of options to enhance your listening experience, making it important to find the right fit for your needs. Whether you’re looking for portable speakers to carry around for your next adventure or a boombox for immersive wholesome sound, there’s something out there for everyone. Here are eight of the best wireless speakers to look out for.
Ultimate Ears Boom 3
The Ultimate Ears Bloom 3 is a portable and lightweight speaker with an IP67 rating, and features like waterproof, dust resistant, and extra rugged look. Weighing 1.3 pounds, this lightweight speaker offers a battery life of up to 15 hours, making it a great choice for all your needs. The speaker costs around $149.99 and offers Bluetooth connectivity, alongside customization options for one-touch playlists on several platforms.
The small but powerful Sonos Roam weighs less than a pound (0.95 lbs) and features an ergonomic design with a rechargeable battery and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. The speaker syncs with digital assistants, and is drop-proof and waterproof with an IP67 rating, and costs around $179, with a battery life of up to 10 hours.
The Sonos Move is ideal for a sound system built throughout the house. Weighing 6.6 pounds, the speaker is strong by itself but can be linked with other Sonos devices to customize an immersive sound experience with easy voice control. The speaker costs about $398, has an IP56 rating, and a battery life of up to 11 hours, with connectivity to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
Anker Soundcore Flare 2
Looking for a speaker to elevate your pool parties? The Anker Soundcore Flare 2 has an IPX7 rating, making it the perfect companion by the pool. It costs $79.99 and has a battery that lasts up to 12 hours. What sets it apart from other speakers is its beat-driven light that pulses with the rhythm of the music, taking your waterside soiree up a notch.
Bose Portable Smart Speaker
The Bose Portable Smart Speaker is a wireless Bluetooth home speaker with voice control. It weighs 2.34 pounds and has a battery life of up to 12 hours. Rated IPX4, the speaker is durable and water resistant, and costs around $399. You can also choose to sync it with other Bose speakers or sound bars for multi-room listening.
JBL Clip 4
The JBL Clip 4 weighs 0.5 pounds and has an IP67 rating, making it waterproof and dustproof. The tiny smart speaker can easily be clipped onto your bags to carry on vacation or to the beach and offers a decent sound quality for its size. It is also cost-effective, priced at $49.99, and available in a range of colors.
Vizio Sound Bar
The Vizio Sound Bar weighs 15.9 pounds and offers great aesthetics and power. It is priced at around $299.99, and can be used to stream music wirelessly from any smart device and is easy to set up and use.
The Sony SRS-XB12 is a small but mighty speaker that delivers powerful sound and boasts up to 16 hours of playtime. It weighs a mere 0.67 pounds, has an IP67 rating, and costs around $60, making it a great option in the range of cost-effective portable speakers.