The best bluetooth speakers on sale: JBL, Bose and more
Written by Jasmine Oh
When it comes to music on the go, the market is brimming with options. Finding the best Bluetooth speakers that strike the perfect balance between portability, sound quality, deep bass and a friendly budget can be daunting.
Whether you’re looking for a smart option for your home, planning a party or amplifying your workouts, having a reliable portable speaker at your side can transform how you enjoy your favourite tunes.
Luckily, there are plenty of portable speakers on sale available to choose from. In this guide, we've scoured our favourite retailers to bring you a selection of Bluetooth speakers that deliver great audio performance, with prices starting from $50. Read on for the full list.
Great all-rounder with plenty of features
Featuring a solid build, great sound, and plenty of convenient features, the Ultimate Ears Boom 3 is an outstanding Bluetooth speaker for under $150. The Boom 3’s cylindrical design is built to deliver realistic and immersive stereophonic sound with deep bass.
The addition of a new Magic Button lets users conveniently control any streaming music and supports custom one-touch playlists for streaming services including Spotify on Android, Apple Music and Deezer Premium. With an IP67 dustproof and waterproof rating, this portable Bluetooth speaker is ideal for pool parties (it floats in water too) and camping trips alike.
Big sound in a small form factor
The JBL Flip 6 may only be about the size of a standard water bottle, but don’t let its small form factor deceive you – this Bluetooth speaker is big on sound. Inside its canister-like design is a racetrack-shaped woofer that can produce solid low frequencies and mid-range, and a separate tweeter can deliver clear, high frequencies.
A pair of passive radiators, which are fine-tuned with Harman’s algorithm, is capable of delivering a robust, thumping bass.
$249.00 6% off
Best-sounding small speaker with a classy design
Bose has always been a fan favourite in the speaker and home theatre space, and the Bose SoundLink Flex lives up to the brand’s name and tradition. At about the size of a large pencil case, this Bluetooth speaker sports an elegant, professional-looking design that won’t look out of place in an office or meeting room.
It delivers the best sound among our pick of portable speakers; audio playback sounds realistic, with clear, crisp highs and deep, rich bass tones.
Thumping bass that’s best for large parties
For big events and parties that call for even bigger sound, the JBL Boombox 2 is your best bet. With an iconic grip handle and bold design, this robust speaker is made to be noticed. And it is made to be heard as well, as the Boombox 2 can deliver powerful, pumping, deep bass that promises to make any dance party come alive.
With a 24-hour battery life, the Boombox 2 has enough juice to keep the music playing for a long time. What’s more, it comes with a built-in power bank that can charge your devices too.
A lava lamp that’s the life of the party
Since Bluetooth speakers operate wirelessly, most models don’t include much of a screen or display. Enter the JBL Pulse 4. This Bluetooth speaker features a 360-degree, high-resolution LED lightshow panel that wraps around its cylindrical form factor.
The LED display responds to the music being played, resulting in music that you can “see”. With up to 12 hours of playtime and an IP67 dustproof and waterproof rating, this speaker is the perfect music-playing lava lamp for your home, or the highlight of your next party. Read more
$59.00 17% off
Lightweight and great for travel
Homegrown brand Creative’s Muvo Play is so small it’s about the size of a canned drink. Yet this very portable Bluetooth speaker can play some pretty good tunes. Its stereo pairing of dual micro drivers and dual bass radiators make for a great soundstage, meaning this speaker sounds much larger than it really is.
Lightweight at only 360gand with a 10-hour battery life, this Bluetooth speaker is ideal for travel, and can be a great way for you to play your favourite tunes while relaxing in a hotel room or poolside.
Ultra-portable and perfect for the shower
We’ve featured a few JBL speakers in this list, and the Go 3 is the smallest of the lot. Weighing only slightly more than 200g, this speaker packs a punchy bass for its size. While it has a more modest 5-hour battery life, the JBL Go 3 makes up for this with a trendy, street fashion-inspired design, as well as IP67 dustproof and waterproof ratings.
The result is a fun, ultra-portable Bluetooth speaker that you can place anywhere in the house. For people who love to sing in the shower, this speaker’s waterproof features and small form factor make it a great companion for a bath time sing-along.
$199.90 30% off
Portable, affordable outdoor speaker
If you’re looking for an outdoor speaker that has a smaller form factor and a lower price compared to the JBL Boombox 2, then the Anker Soundcore Boom is what you should go for.
At less than $150, this Bluetooth speaker features drivers made from Titanium. Combined with Anker’s Bass Up technology that can analyse and intensify low frequencies in real-time for better bass, this speaker can deliver some pretty good, loud, outdoor sound.
$449.00 7% off
Perfect for smart homes
Bluetooth speakers may be best for playing music on the go, but they can be an invaluable addition to any smart home as well. Sono’s Era 100 comes with plenty of features for you to integrate it into any smart home setup, with WiFi 6 compatibility.
It supports Sonos Voice Control, as well as Amazon Alexa. The speaker also comes with Sonos’ Trueplay technology, which can analyse the unique acoustics of your home and automatically adjusts its equaliser for better sound. Read our review
Great retro design, even greater sound
If good design is a must-have for your home setup, Marshall’s Emberton portable Bluetooth speaker is the perfect choice. Its retro design, featuring a metal grille side and a gold control knob on the top of the unit, makes for a very pleasing look that would fit into any home. It's a great-sounding speaker too, delivering a dynamic sound that’s rich and clear. Read more
At home both indoors and outdoors
Everyone has a favourite audio brand, and if yours is B&O, then the Beosound Explore is your go-to choice for a Bluetooth speaker. Designed and crafted by hand in Denmark, the Beosound Explore is solidly built to take more than a few tumbles, with an IP67 dustproof and waterproof rating.
The high-performance battery lets you playback your favourite tunes for up to 27 hours on a single charge. If you just want to use it indoors, this speaker’s simple yet classy design fits right into any home décor.
$159.00 13% off
Play music and sing along too
This cute little speaker does not just play music, it is also the perfect desktop companion to kill boredom. Shaped like a retro computer monitor, the Divoom Ditoo-Mic has a screen that lets users create and display pixel art designs, or choose from more than a thousand pre-made designs to showcase.
For even more fun, users can pair the included microphone with the main speaker unit for an impromptu karaoke session.
Pixel art, alarm clock, and more
Just like its more feature-rich cousin, the Divoom Ditoo Pro Pixels looks like a tiny retro computer with an attached keyboard. This budget-friendly version lets users design and display pixel art on its screen and also works as a cute alarm clock. Who says Bluetooth speakers can only serve one function?
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