20 Best Portable Speakers — At All Price Points

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Best Portable Speakers

Portable speakers are great for everything from a cookout to an office meeting, but it’s hard to know the ones that are right for your needs. A quick Internet search will show there are all sorts of portable speakers out there, at all price points, with all sorts of looks and features.

The best portable speakers will be friendly to our budget (whatever our budget is), and offer high-quality audio comparable to home speakers, but in a carry-friendly variety that's comfortable, avoids tons of cables, has a strong battery life and sound, and maybe even is waterproof. All in a way we can enjoy that sound anywhere, any time. —

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1. Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Delivers loud and immersive 360-degree sound with deep and accurate bass, all carefully balanced so you can hear every note. Rechargeable battery stays powered and pumping tunes for 15 hours. 

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

2. Bose SoundLink Micro Portable Outdoor Speaker

Crisp, balanced sound and unmatched bass for a Bluetooth speaker its size, plays loud & clear outdoors — for beach days or camping trips. Up to 6 hours of play time from a rechargeable battery and wireless Bluetooth pairing. Wireless range up to 30 feet.

(Target, $99.99)

3. Anker Soundcore 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker with 12W Stereo Sound

This one is great for sound. 12W of pure audio power with enhanced bass Thunders from dual neodymium drivers. An advanced digital signal processor ensures pounding bass and zero distortion at any volume.

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4. Sony SRS-XB12 Extra Bass Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Extra bass for deep, punchy sound, waterproof and dustproof (IP67 rated), with up to 16 hours of battery life. 

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5. Skullcandy Barricade Wireless Speaker

Barricade is a pinnacle wireless speaker with rich, powerful design and a classic, rugged design excelling in both indoor or outdoor performance. The impact-resistant, buoyant, and IPX7 waterproof design enables the speakers to be submerged three feet under water while still packing big sound with the ability to charge external devices.

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6. Coby Portable Bluetooth 12W Speaker With Suction Cup & Carabiner 

HD sound quality lets you connect two speakers With TWS pairing. With 12 hours of music on a single charge via a rugged portable speaker, it features a huge 2000mAh li-ion battery.

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7. OontZ Angle 3 Bluetooth Portable Speaker

The OontZ Angle 3 has great clarity sound, enhanced by a proprietary passive bass radiator and a unique triangular design and downward facing bass radiator further enhance the sound quality. The Volume Booster 10+ watt power AMP pumps out more volume and plays your music with no distortion.

(Walmart, $34.99)

8. DOSS Touch Wireless Bluetooth V4.0 Portable Speaker

This 12W full-bodied stereo realized through dual high-performance drivers and unique enhanced bass. Built-in Li-Ion 2200mAh rechargeable battery guarantees up to 12 hours playtime at 75 percent volume. Recharge in 3-4 hours with the included micro USB cable. 

(Walmart, $27.95)

9. Marshall Kilburn II Portable Bluetooth Speaker

This portable Bluetooth stereo speaker combines the timeless look of a Marshall amp with well-balanced audio for the complete package.

(Nordstrom, $299)

10. Altec Lansing Baby Boom Waterproof Wireless Speaker

The most compact portable wireless speaker to take anywhere is also one of the most functional for any environment, whether on land or out to sea.

(Nordstrom, $29.99)

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11. Lexon MINO L Bluetooth Speaker

Get clear sound anywhere you need it with this pocket-sized speaker that uses Bluetooth tech to pair with your phone or other media device.

(Nordstrom, $49.99)

12. Crosley Radio Bluetooth Speaker

The compact, minimalist design of this portable speaker streamlines any room or post up at the park with Bluetooth connectivity for soundtracking any situation.

(Nordstrom, $69.95)

13. Zoopar Mini Xboy Bluetooth Speaker

The vinyl art toy craze goes hi-tech with this LED-glowing portable Bluetooth speaker that communicates with you as it powers on and syncs to your smartphone.

(Nordstrom, $40)

14. Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Microphone

Portable Bluetooth speaker for music and calls that keeps on playing up to 24 hours at normal volume level. All aluminum dome, dust and splash resistant.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

15. JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Wirelessly connect up to 3 smartphones or tablets to the speaker and take turns playing powerful stereo sound. Try connecting multiple enabled speakers together to amplify the listening experience.

(Walmart, $99.95)

16. Beats Pill+ Portable Speaker

Pair and play with Bluetooth device with a 12-hour rechargeable battery. Charge your iPhone and other devices.

(Target, $129.99)

17. HeadSound G2 True Wireless Bluetooth Dual Twin Portable Mini Speaker Set

G2’s advanced wireless speakers technology means you can expect the heavenly treble, round booming base and mind-blowing harmonics you’d otherwise miss, all wrapped into a sleek, affordable 2 speaker package.

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18. Meidong QQChocolate Bluetooth Waterproof Wireless Speaker

Meidong bluetooth speakers with advanced patent amplifier IC boost maximum volume enhance up to 50 percent. High-end low-impedance speakers larger than normal 10 watts. Balanced rich bass with this portable size, a big passive subwoofer for enhanced bass performance. 

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19. XLEADER LED Touch Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speakers

Beautiful design with high-tech features like a smart touch screen, super compact design, long playtime, fast recharge, and built-in 1000mah high performance li-battery.

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20. COMISO Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers

Distinct mids and highs from two precision acoustic drivers. It delivers excellent stereo sound and enhanced bass from proprietary passive bass radiator design.

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer who focuses on health, wellness, and relationships. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her.

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