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Top 5 Best Bluetooth Speakers for Android & iPhone

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(Bose)

These are the best Bluetooth speakers you can pair with your iPhone or Android smartphone.


1. AquaAudio Mini Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Speakers

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(AquaAudio)

There are all kinds of ways you can use this waterproof speaker. Whether you want to have some music while singing in the shower, or listen to some tunes by the pool, waterproofing is a thoughtful touch to this portable speaker.

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Pros:

  • Available in a rainbow of colors
  • Waterproof
  • Six hours of battery life
  • Also works as a portable mic/speakerphone
  • Siri compatible

  • Cons:

  • Water-resistant, but should not be submerged in water
  • Suction cup may be hard to attach to some surfaces
  • Takes three hours to charge fully
  • Controls are confusing to some users
  • Some customers feel product is not built to last

  • 2. Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker

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    (Bose)

    Bose is one of the most respected names in audio, but that prestige does come with a hefty price tag. This portable speaker is a great way to listen to your music on the go, without sacrificing quality and richness. A soft speaker cover is also available, which further protects the speaker.

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    Pros:

  • Seven hours of battery life
  • Portable design
  • Soft cover accessory available in multiple colors
  • Wonderful audio tone
  • Lightweight, weighing about 1.5 pounds

  • Cons:

  • Not waterproof or water-resistant, so use with caution outside
  • Battery takes three full hours to recharge
  • Customization controls are somewhat limited
  • Battery level indicator not robust
  • Case and grill are prone to scratches

  • 3. Oontz Angle Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

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    (Cambridge Soundworks)

    Developed by Cambridge Soundworks, the Oontz Angle speaker is attractive. This Bluetooth speaker’s angled nature makes it great for directing sound. Overall, this is a smart buy that has gotten tons of accolades from satisfied users.

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    Pros:

  • Long-lasting battery
  • Ultra lightweight (just a hair over half a pound)
  • Available in multiple color options
  • Connects quickly
  • Many user reviews say it performs better than more expensive alternatives

  • Cons:

  • Wimpy bass
  • Effective range can vary widely, depending on your device
  • Finish/coating prone to flaking
  • Mild distortion when device is pumped up to full volume
  • Light on device may be distracting in a dark room

  • 4. Photive CYREN Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

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    (Photive)

    The Photive CYREN has a great look, terrific range, and also works as a speakerphone. Ideal for both parties and conference calls, this multi-tasking Bluetooth speaker is quite versatile.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Battery lasts eight hours
  • Available in multiple bold colors
  • Also works as a speakerphone
  • Also includes 3.5mm audio line-in
  • Connect to a device over 30 feet away

  • Cons:

  • Runs Bluetooth 3.0, not 4.0
  • Audio sometimes skips or cuts out
  • Some users have experienced device breakdown after less than one year
  • Charging system sometimes breaks down
  • When used as a speakerphone, there may be an audio delay

  • 5. Kinivo BTX350 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

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    (Kinivo)

    This mini Bluetooth speaker from Kinivo has a compact design, but that doesn’t mean it’s light on features. Boasting enhanced bass and a passive subwoofer, this really attractive speaker is useful in a number of different settings.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Enhanced bass
  • Includes 3.5mm audio cable
  • One-year limited warranty
  • Attractive design
  • Great customer support

  • Cons:

  • Battery only lasts about five hours
  • Can’t be used as a speakerphone
  • Several user reviews gripe about speaker crackling issues
  • Sound may not fill large rooms
  • Takes a long time to recharge

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