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5 Best Bluetooth Speakers in 2020

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The best Bluetooth speakers are a must-have for anyone who wants to enjoy their music to the fullest no matter where they are. These portable wireless speakers make a great companion while at the beach, on the trail, or even just jamming out on your patio.

Even if you enjoy most of your music inside, the best Bluetooth speakers make a great addition to any audio setup. They offer a huge upgrade from your phone’s tinny built-in speakers and range in price from premium high-end models to great speakers that cost less than $50. Many Bluetooth speakers sport water resistance for poolside hangouts, and several even let you summon Alexa or Google Assistant for handy voice commands.

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What is the best Bluetooth speaker?

Our pick for the best Bluetooth speaker is the UE Megaboom 3. The Megaboom 3 sounds great when playing all genres of music, offers an impressive 20 hours of playback, and is sturdy enough to face the elements outdoors. It’ll even survive an accidental drop in the pool.

The best Bluetooth speaker for those on a budget is the Anker SoundCore 2. For $40, the SoundCore 2 delivers loud sound in a durable, compact body. While it’s a bit small for the average backyard party, it’s great to toss in your bag for a beach venture or other outing. Plus its 24 battery life will survive any day trip you have in mind. If money is no object, the massive, $399 Sonos Move has the most features of any Bluetooth speaker we’ve tested.

Read on for all of our best Bluetooth speaker picks.

The best Bluetooth speakers right now:

1. UE Megaboom 3
The best Bluetooth speaker overall

 

Size and Weight: 8.9 x 3.4-inches, 2 pounds | Battery Life (Rated): 20 hours | Water Resistance: Yes | Maximum Sound Level: 90db | Voice Controls: No

Big bass and full vocalsGood battery life can pair with older Megaboom and Boom models for stereo sound big and heavy for a portable speakerphone
Thanks to its excellent sound quality, long battery life, and travel-ready ruggedness, the UE Megaboom 3 is the best Bluetooth speaker you can buy right now. This big, bold portable speaker pumps out rich 360-degree sound complete with crisp highs and satisfying low-end and maxes out at 100 decibels of noise. And with an IPX7-rated design, it can survive drops, splashes, and a fall into the pool without skipping a beat.

The Megaboom 3 is a bit on the bigger side compared to other portable speakers, and unlike many of its competitors, it doesn’t have Alexa or Google Assistant support or other smart features. But if that’s not a dealbreaker, the Megaboom 3’s sound quality and ruggedness can’t be beaten for the price. You can also pair it with older Megaboom and Boom models for the stereo sound experience.

2. Anker Soundcore 2
The best Bluetooth speaker under $100

Size and Weight: 6.5 x 2.1 x 1.77 inches, 12.6 ounces | Battery Life (Rated): 24 hours | Water Resistance: Yes | Voice Controls: No Great battery lifeWaterproofNot ideal for larger rooms. The Anker Soundcore 2 is the best Bluetooth speaker for folks shopping on a budget. For just $40, this tiny powerhouse delivers loud, well-balanced sound within an IPX5-rated design that can survive splashes, dust, and snow. The speaker lasts a whopping 24 hours, thanks to Anker’s best-in-class battery technology (the brand is also known for its reliable chargers), and the Soundcore 2’s dual neodymium drivers ensure you’ll get powerful sound in any setting.

The Soundcore’s compact, 6.5 x 2.1 x 1.77-inch design makes this speaker perfect for tossing into your bag for a quick road trip, and it comes in vibrant blue and red color schemes in addition to the standard slick black. It’s low cost makes it ideal for environments where you wouldn’t mind it getting a little roughed up, too.

3. UE Wonderboom 2
The best portable Bluetooth speaker

Size and Weight: 4 inches x 3.7 inches, 0.9 pounds | Battery Life (Rated): 13 hours | Water Resistance: Yes | Voice Controls: No

Full bass for a small speaker waterproof and dustproof app, No visual battery life indicator
The UE Wonderboom 2 is proof that great things can come in small packages. This tiny $100 speaker delivers huge sound within a small 4-inch cylinder, complete with throbbing bass, balanced mid-tones, and crisp vocals. It can survive being dunked in 3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes and is dust resistant, making it perfect for your next trip to the pool, beach, or park.

Other key features include impressive 13-hour battery life and the ability to pair two Wonderbooms together for immersive stereo sound. If you need an especially small speaker that’s a breeze to tote around and don’t want to spend more than $100, the Wonderboom 2 is hard to beat. Add a carabiner to the clever loop to attach the Wonderboom to your bag as you head out the door.

4. UE Hyperboom
The best Bluetooth speaker for parties

 

Size and Weight: 14.3 x 7.5 x 7.5 inches, 13 pounds | Battery Life (Rated): 24 hours | Water Resistance: IPX4 | Voice Controls: No

Big and balanced soundGets very loudGood battery lifePriceyReally, really big and heavy
Looking to really go big? The UE Hyperboom is the best Bluetooth speaker for large gatherings, thanks to its massive size and big, booming audio output. This 14-inch tall speaker offers a huge, balanced sound that’s especially ideal for barbecues and outdoor parties.

The Hyperboom is as rugged as it is big, with IPX4 water resistance for surviving splashes. And you’ll get 24 hours of battery life for keeping the outdoor tunes going all day and night long. Pair that with seamless Bluetooth connectivity and plenty of volumes, and you have the ultimate speaker for filling a big area with great sound.

5. LG XBoom Go PL7
The best Bluetooth speaker for sheer style

Size and Weight: 9.7 x 3.9 x 3.9 inches, 3.2 pounds | Battery Life (Rated): 24 hours | Water Resistance: IPX5 | Voice Controls: No

Crisp treble and defined bass. Good battery life lights add to the fun.No integrated voice assistantFew sound adjustments available. Every Bluetooth speaker on this list delivers great sound and functionality, but only the LG XBoom Go PL7 does it while boasting awesome LED lights. This unique Bluetooth speaker packs fully customizable LED rings on either side, adding some unique flair to your pool parties or indoor jam sessions.

But the XBoom Go PL7 has much more than looks going for it. The XBooms appropriately booming sound holds its own against the best Bluetooth speakers in this price range, delivering balanced bass and satisfying treble. And with an IPX5 weatherproofing rating, this speaker can handle sprays of water and keep on ticking. Factor in its strong 24 hour battery, and the XBoom Go PL7 is a great Bluetooth speaker that looks as good as it sounds.

How to choose the best Bluetooth speaker for you

There are a couple things you’ll want to consider when shopping for a Bluetooth speaker, the first of which is whether you want it to be wireless or wired. While a number of wired speakers like the Amazon Echo provide excellent Bluetooth listening, you can’t bring them outside your kitchen or living room. Stick to a speaker with a rechargeable battery for on-the-go audio.

With that, you’ll need to decide if an option with a voice assistant is the best Bluetooth speaker for you. If you plan to use your speaker in your backyard, it could be useful to have Google Assistant’s or Alexa’s powers at your disposal. That way you can change the music using your voice, rather than controlling the audio through your phone. These smart features will not work beyond your home’s Wi-Fi, so opt for a non-smart Bluetooth speaker for the beach or other outdoorsy locales.

How we test the best Bluetooth speakers

Every product on this list is considered the best Bluetooth speaker for one or more standout features, however each must meet basic requirements during our testing to be considered. We spend several hours listening to music, making calls and toting around every speaker to make sure it sounds great across all genres, provides solid call quality and withstands minor bumps or splashes.

If a speaker offers smart features, we enable the supported voice assistant to see how it fares against other top rated smart speakers. We’ll use it to control smart home devices, browse playlists and get answers to other common queries.

We also test battery life, exhausting each speaker’s battery after a full charge to see how long it can last under realistic conditions. A smart speaker connected to Wi-Fi should last at least 10 hours, while a standard Bluetooth speaker should last around 20. Most people want to know how much play time they can expect when their speaker is brought along for a day trip.

 

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