These are the best Bluetooth speakers you can pair with your iPhone or Android smartphone.
1. AquaAudio Mini Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Speakers
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.
Pros:Available in a rainbow of colorsWaterproofSix hours of battery lifeAlso works as a portable mic/speakerphoneSiri compatible
Cons:Water-resistant, but should not be submerged in waterSuction cup may be hard to attach to some surfacesTakes three hours to charge fullyControls are confusing to some usersSome customers feel product is not built to last
2. Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker
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.
Pros:Seven hours of battery lifePortable designSoft cover accessory available in multiple colorsWonderful audio toneLightweight, weighing about 1.5 pounds
Cons:Not waterproof or water-resistant, so use with caution outsideBattery takes three full hours to rechargeCustomization controls are somewhat limitedBattery level indicator not robust Case and grill are prone to scratches
3. Oontz Angle Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
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.
Pros:Long-lasting battery Ultra lightweight (just a hair over half a pound)Available in multiple color optionsConnects quicklyMany user reviews say it performs better than more expensive alternatives
Cons:Wimpy bassEffective range can vary widely, depending on your deviceFinish/coating prone to flakingMild distortion when device is pumped up to full volumeLight on device may be distracting in a dark room
4. Photive CYREN Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
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.
Pros:Battery lasts eight hoursAvailable in multiple bold colorsAlso works as a speakerphoneAlso includes 3.5mm audio line-inConnect to a device over 30 feet away
Cons:Runs Bluetooth 3.0, not 4.0Audio sometimes skips or cuts outSome users have experienced device breakdown after less than one yearCharging system sometimes breaks downWhen used as a speakerphone, there may be an audio delay
5. Kinivo BTX350 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
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.
Pros:Enhanced bassIncludes 3.5mm audio cableOne-year limited warrantyAttractive designGreat customer support
Cons:Battery only lasts about five hoursCan’t be used as a speakerphoneSeveral user reviews gripe about speaker crackling issuesSound may not fill large roomsTakes a long time to recharge
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