Even with all of the music on your smartphone, the speakers don’t always do your favorite songs justice. Yet the idea of carrying around huge, bulky speakers is not practical in most situations. Unless you’re going for an ‘80s boombox on the shoulder look, we have the best portable speakers picked for you.
Before you go out and buy the first portable speaker you see, consider the following features:
- Connectivity Type: If you need Bluetooth, watch out for speakers that require auxiliary connection
- Speaker arrangement and size: some have subwoofers even on a small scale, but others will not list any info about the sound quality
- Battery Life: Check out how long it takes to charge and how many hours of playtime you can get
- Speakerphones: When you connect to your phone, you’ll want the option of answering incoming calls
- Ruggedness: Pay attention to the durability and water-resistance, as portable speakers can get knocked around a lot
Clip-On Portable Speakers
Looking for clip-on speakers? Learn more about our top picks.
1. VicTsing C6 Waterproof Speaker – Editor’s Pick
We love this speaker for the HD surround sound quality, Amazon Echo, smartphones, and iPad connectivity, and voice-activated mic for tasks such as answering calls and using the Amazon Echo.
2. JBL Clip 2 Portable Speaker
- Bluetooth Wireless
- IPX7 Waterproof Rating
- Integrated 3.5mm Audio Cable
3. Kunodi F4 Clip-On Portable Speaker
- 【INCREDIBLE Battery Life Great for outdoor and Shower】 This bluetooth speaker comes with built-in high-capacity lithium battery life, more durable for using. The bluetooth speaker's power will be displayed on your phone when it is connected via bluetooth mode.
- 【IP45 Waterproof and Dustproof】 The silicone cases and interface design ensure shockproof, dustproof and waterproof,so it is great for outdoor and showe. It also cen be used under harsh environment.
- 【Impressive & Friendly Design】Aluminum alloy metal carabiner offer you convenient to hang and attach it to anywhere you want，Effective waterproof level to IPx45 ,so you can enjoy the wonderful music in the bath.
Loudest Portable Speakers
Looking for clip-on speakers? Learn more about our top picks.
1. Bose SoundLink Revolve – Editor’s Pick
For high sound quality, we are a fan of the Bose SoundLink, with its 360 coverage and deep, penetrating sound. You can pair this with another speaker for larger events, and the sleek design is elegant for almost any setting.
- Deep, loud and immersive sound, with True 360 degree coverage
- Built-in mic for speakerphone to take clear conference or personal calls out loud with a wireless range of approximately 30 feet.
- Seamless aluminum body is durable and water resistant (IPX4)
2. W-KING Outdoor Portable TWS Speaker
- HIGH DEFINITION CRYSTAL CLEAR SOUND: With this speaker, you’ll feel as if you’re at a live concert, with clear high notes, deep bass and true HD sound. This advanced Bluetooth speaker has the latest state-of-the-art double 25 WATTS drivers and double passive bass radiators are located on the right and left side of the speaker producing deep, enhanced bass. Premium Bluetooth 5.0 technology effortlessly connects to all of your Bluetooth-enabled devices up to 66ft range.
- CHARGE ALL YOUR PORTABLE DEVICES: Under the sleek yet rugged exterior, there is a massive 8000mAh built-in power bank that will charge your iPhone, Android smartphone, tablet, iPad or action camera.
- CRISP & CRYSTAL CLEAR HD STEREO SOUND: Impeccable audio quality is our main priority. That is why the D8 speaker is equipped with 2 full-range speaker drivers, 2 passive subwoofers and 2 tweeters. It can connect to PC, TV and other non-Bluetooth devices with the included 3.5mm audio jacks. You can also use W-KING bluetooth speaker for hands-free calling.
3. SANAG 5.0 Loud Wireless Mini Speaker
- 【HiFi Sound Quality】: The portable bluetooth speaker has shocking rich bass, large volume without voice break, 360° all around sound effect.Equipped with 10W high-quality speaker. Smooth and supple appearance gives you a great visual experience.High-frequency is transparent and bright sound, medium-frequency is clear and clean and low-frequency reaches pretty low but powerfull with a full sound. It offers a rich sound and an enhanced bass that goes far beyond its size.
- 【Bluetooth 5.0】: A new generation of Bluetooth 5.0 technology, transmitted by A2DP technology, has lower power consumption than Bluetooth 4.2 but with faster transmission,stronger anti-interference ability and more stable signal without any delay. This wireless speaker is compatible with multiple devices such as tablets, laptops, desktop computers, televisions and mobile phones.
- 【IPX67 Waterproof 】: Fully sealed design with IPX67 waterproof makes it not afraid of rain.Playing music at ease. You are never alone to sing in the shower with the bluetooth speaker. It is also anti-shock and anti-damage. Even if the bluetooth speaker falls down at 1.5m high, it can still keep intact. It can even be used in harsh environments such as lakes, forests and deserts.
Mini Portable Speakers
If you’re looking for a portable speaker that doesn’t take up too much space, check out these speakers.
1. Sony SRS-XB12 Portable Bluetooth Speaker – Editor’s Pick
We like the Sony SRS-XB12 for the reliable brand name, outstanding reviews, and the passive radiator that provides incredible bass for such a small speaker.
- Industry leading noise canceling with HD noise canceling processor QN1e
- Virtual happy hour: Turn your virtual happy hour party into a dance party with extra bass, and pair two for even more fun
- Perfectly portable: Use the detachable carry strap to hang, carry, or clip the speaker to your bag
2. Rokono BASS+ Mini Speaker
- Compact size, Matte black finish
- High quality sound, with clear bass resonance
- 10+ hours of continuous playback from a single charge
3. XLEADER SoundAngel Bluetooth Portable Speaker
- 【Smart Touch Screen Design】It Combined with Smart Touch Screen technology and Echo Dot design,Sensitive touch offers you funny control. Gently touching with your fingertip easily achieve switching the songs and volume control and taking the calls.A fun gift that's guaranteed to bring a smile.
- 【Full, High-Def Sound with a small body】Super compact design ,40mm 5W driver, 3D Digital audio processor, with subwoofer resonator, You want a loud sound during the meeting? When watching a movie on a computer, at home party, you want a larger volume, better sound? all satisfy you !!!
- 【Top Bluetooth 5.0 technology】Equipped with the advanced technology, compatible with all Bluetooth devices. And the phone can display the remaining power of the speaker ,Speaker automatically reconnects to the last device used,Connect your devices in just 3 seconds.The speaker will shut down when Bluetooth is disconnected for 10 minutes, which is helpful to save power when the unit is accidentally left on.
Waterproof Portable Speakers
Check out some of our waterproof favorites.
1. iFox iF012 Shower Speaker – Editor’s Pick
The iFox Shower Speaker is the real deal when they say “waterproof.” Even if you drop it in water, you can still expect a quality device with a full-year guarantee.
- BEST SOUNDING SHOWER SPEAKER – A PREMIUM GIFT, BUILT TO LAST – Bluetooth version 5.0 and the unique iFox WHITE FILLED BUTTONS make it easy to see the buttons in the shower. With CE, FCC and ROHS certifications it's guaranteed to last
- 100% WATERPROOF, EVEN FULLY SUBMERSIBLE – The iFox shower speaker is great around water as it's not just water resistant it can be fully immersed in water up to 3 feet. Great also as a Bluetooth speaker in the car as it suctions to your car windscreen
- VERSATILE CONNECTION + SPEAKERPHONE – Connects to Bluetooth devices in less than 6 seconds. Easily control song tracks and volume at the speaker and with a 33 foot Bluetooth connection you enjoy music, audio books etc. in the shower, car, beach or pool
2. INSMY IPX7 Waterproof Shower Bluetooth Speaker
- 【IPX7 100% WATERPROOF, EVEN FULLY SUBMERSIBLE】Can be fully immersed up to 1 meter for about 30 minutes underwater. Dustproof, Waterproof, Shockproof, Rainproof, Snow Proof. Perfect for Kayaking, Showering, Hiking, Camping. No worries about weather and outdoor condition, be the Rocker on your trip.
- 【INCREDIBLE PLAYTIME, UP TO 12 HOURS】INSMY waterproof Bluetooth speaker with the Built-in li-ion 1200mAh rechargeable battery guarantees up to 12 hours playtime at 70% volume. Charge time: within 3 hours. Enjoy music day to night never stop.
- 【SUPERIOR HD SOUND, CLEAR LOUD】with 5W driver and passive radiators, INSMY shower speaker delivers surprisingly loud clear stereo sound even under showering noise. SUPERIOR SOUND of the speaker plays a distortion-free stereo sound even at max volume.
3. COWIN Swimmer IPX7 Floating Waterproof Portable Speaker
- IPX7 waterproof Bluetooth speakers for 100% protection against water and dust, rubberized rugged exterior for ultimate impact resistance.
- Enhanced bass and loud volume: 10W subwoofer for loud sound and three passive radiators for rich bass.
- Advanced Bluetooth 4.0: Ultra-optimized version of wireless connection that consumes less energy but delivers crystal clear sound
Portable speakers aren’t just for parties and events. If you normally use your phone to listen to music, podcasts, or audiobooks in the shower or around the house, a quality portable speaker can help. You hear more clearly or walk away without needing to carry your phone with you every step. Check out your favorite model and get listening today.
Last update on 2020-09-22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API