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The best Bluetooth speakers 2022: the best portable speakers of all budgets

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Bluetooth-powered speakers are the best portable speakers in 2022. They allow you wirelessly stream music from any smartphone, tablet, laptop, or computer. These are a great option if you don’t want to deal with complicated audio setups but still want high-quality music.

Because they are so versatile, many of the best Bluetooth speakers on this list can also be used as laptop speakers if needed.

These speakers are also great for outdoor listening to music. These outdoor speakers can be used outdoors for entertaining or exercising in the garden. However, you can also use them to take to a park, beach, or party. To ensure that accidental spills and slips don’t ruin your trip to the beach or pool, we recommend our guide to the top waterproof speakers.

These speakers are all exceptional because they excel in three areas: portable, durability, and excellent sound quality.

These speakers often come with useful extra features such as voice control and Google Assistant. Your wireless speaker can also double as a smart speaker that can be used to control smart home devices. You can also ask the speaker to play your music by speaking.

Smart speakers may not be for everyone. The majority of speakers in this guide can play your music. JBL also makes some non-smart speakers, like the JBL Flip 6 that won’t listen to your conversations.

The Sonos Roam is our latest addition to the list and our choice for the best portable speaker. This device seamlessly switches from Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, can integrate with your existing Sonos system, as well as delivers excellent audio quality.

There are many portable Bluetooth speakers on the market right now. This can make it difficult to choose the right one. We can help you make the right buying decision.

These are the best Bluetooth speakers available

1. Sonos Roam

SPECIFICATIONS

Weight: 0.95 pounds (0.43 kg)

Battery life: 10 Hours

Connectivity: Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5

Drivers: One tweeter and one mid-woofer

NFC: Yes

Aux-in: No

USB charging: Yes (USB C)

We chose the Sonos Roam as our top pick for the best Bluetooth speaker. It has a powerful sound, rugged design, and excellent connectivity features. Its bass-heavy audio performance makes the speaker ideal for outdoor use, and its clever Automatic Switching feature allows it to be used indoors. However, audiophiles might find it difficult to handle the rhythmic handling and low frequencies.

The Sonos Roam follows in the footsteps of the Sonos Move by offering both Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity. This means that it can be used as a portable speaker or part of a larger multi-room Sonos system. And with Alexa and Google Assistant onboard, it doubles as a smart speaker.

Despite the fact that it is relatively inexpensive, you get a lot of value for your money. The Sonos Roam’s sleek design will look great in any home. It also has a durable, waterproof, dustproof, and long-lasting battery that makes it perfect for outdoor listening.

Update: Sonos just announced the new Sonos Roam SL. The new Roam SL is identical to the Sonos One SL, but it lacks a microphone. Other specifications are the same. The Roam SL is a great option if you are concerned about privacy and wish to save around $20 / PS20 / AU$30.

2. Sonos Move

SPECIFICATIONS

Weight: 6.61 pounds (3kg)

Battery life: 10 Hours

Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n and 2.4 GHz), and Bluetooth 4.2

Drivers: One down-firing tweeter, one middle-woofer, and two Class-D digital amps

NFC:

Aux-in: No

USB charging: Yes (USB C, and comes with charging dock).

The Sonos Move is so great, you may want to use it as both your party-go station and your main wireless speaker at home.

The Sonos Move features two high-quality drivers, an app that allows you to playback hundreds of wireless sources, multiroom capabilities, and smart audio-tuning technology which adjusts the output according to the speaker’s surroundings. The Sonos Move is a versatile speaker that can be used in any room, and it stands alongside the Sonos speakers built for the home.

It isn’t perfect. It is heavy due to the incredible sound and expensive feature set. And it can’t be used for rear channels in a home cinema setup. If you have the budget, the Sonos Move is the best Bluetooth speaker on the market.

3. UE Boom 3

SPECIFICATIONS

Weight: 1.2 pounds

Battery life: 15 Hours

Wireless range: 30+ feet

Frequency Response: 90Hz-20kHz

Drivers: 2 1.75″ drivers, 2 1.75″x3″ passive radiators

NFC: Yes

Aux-in: No

USB charging: Yes

Although we were not as impressed by the UE Boom 3 as we were with the UE Boom 2 predecessor, we still consider it one of the top Bluetooth speakers you can purchase in 2022. The speaker is portable and lightweight enough to be carried on camping trips, but durable enough to be left unprotected in a bag.

It is both dust- and water-resistant and has a mix button that allows you to quickly pull up your favorite playlists from your phone.

Although there are better portable speakers, the UE Boom 3 is still a great value for money.

Ultimate Ears allows you to customize your UE Boom3 so that you have more color and pattern options.

4. JBL Flip 5

SPECIFICATIONS

Weight: 1.2 pounds

Battery life: 12 Hours

Wireless range N/A

Frequency response: 65Hz – 20kHz

Drivers: 40mm

NFC:

Bluetooth version: 4.2

Aux-in: No

USB charging:

The JBL Flip 5 proves that not all Bluetooth speakers have the most amazing specs.

JBL’s Flip 5 has a basic soul, Bluetooth playback only, and limited features. But, if you want a rugged, great-sounding, portable speaker that can also be used as a voice-control or hands-free phone, it won’t disappoint.

The JBL Bluetooth speaker’s sleek design and IPX7 rating make it suitable for outdoor use. It costs $119.95 / PS119.99 / AU$149.95.

There are a variety of cool colors, including a camo print. The Eco Edition is limited and made out of 90% recycled plastic. All packaging for the portable speaker is biodegradable.

5. Bose Home Portable Speaker

SPECIFICATIONS

Weight: 2.4 pounds

Battery life: 12 Hours

Wireless range N/A

Frequency response: None

Drivers: N/A

NFC:

Bluetooth version: 4.2

Aux-in: No

USB charging: Yes

The market for portable smart speakers is growing rapidly, with the Bose Portable Home Speaker offering both Google Assistant and Alexa.

Bose Portable Home Speakers are not the first outdoor-friendly speakers. But it is a beautiful minimalist design that meets weather-ready toughness. The lightweight handle and light build make it easy to listen on the move.

Although it doesn’t have the same sonic quality as the Sonos Move or the JBL Charge 4, this portable speaker is perfect for those who love Bose sound and build quality.

6. Anker Soundcore Flare 2

SPECIFICATIONS

Weight: 1.29 pounds

Battery life: 12 Hours

Wireless range: 20m/66ft

Frequency response: None

Drivers: Passive radiators and dual drivers

NFC:

Aux-in: No

Bluetooth version: N/A

Weatherproofing: IPX7

Charges devices over USB: No

Anker Soundcore Flare 2, a great Bluetooth speaker that can go with you anywhere. It is versatile enough to be used at home and at the beach or pool due to its rugged design. Although it does not have a built-in voice assistant it is very good value for money due to its excellent app, sound quality, build quality, and great app.

The Flare 2 is more comfortable than the UE Wonderboom 2 and fits in better with your home. The UE is smaller and more durable, so it’s easier to carry around in a backpack or bag. The JBL PULSE 4 is a louder speaker with equally good bass and lights, however, it is twice as expensive.

7. UE Wonderboom 2

SPECIFICATIONS

Weight: 0.93 pounds

Dimensions: 104×95.3mm (HxD)

Battery life: up to 13 hours

Wireless range: 100 feet (33 m).

Frequency response: 75 Hz – 20 kHz

Drivers: Two 40 mm active drivers, and two 46.1 mm x 65.2 mm passive radiators

NFC:

Bluetooth version: N/A

Aux-in: No

USB charging:

Since its debut, the UE Wonderboom has been our top-rated waterproof speaker. This is because it’s durable, can play louder than its small size suggests, and can be paired with other UE Wonderboom Bluetooth speakers to amp up sound.

The UE Wonderboom 2 is almost identical to its predecessor, but Ultimate Ears has added a slew more features to make it even better. These include a 30% longer battery life, better bass response, and the Outdoor Boost feature, which allows the speaker to get louder than ever before.

The UE Wonderboom 2 speaker is a rugged, waterproof, and durable option that you will want to carry. The speaker’s small dimensions don’t make it sound weak. However, the speaker produces great sounds and is loud. Although it doesn’t have the same bass response as larger speakers such as the Boom 3 and the Bose SoundLink revolve the speaker adds warmth to music that was missing from the original.

The UE Wonderboom 2 waterproof speaker is $100 / PS90 / AU$129. It’s our recommendation for anyone who wants to take their speaker to the pool or beach.

8. JBL Charge 5

SPECIFICATIONS

Weight: 2.11 pounds

Dimensions: 8.7×3.76×3.67 (WxDxH)

Battery life: up to 20 hours

Wireless range: 30 feet (10 m).

Frequency response 65Hz-20kHz

Drivers: N/A

NFC:

Bluetooth version: 5.1

Aux-in: No

Yes, USB charging

You are looking for a portable speaker that charges your phone and plays music while you listen to music. The JBL Charge 5 is a portable speaker that can charge your phone while playing music.

The JBL Charge 5’s features are quite basic in comparison to the JBLpulse 4, which offers a customizable light show. However, JBL has improved sound quality and volume for the fifth generation of its Charge 5 while maintaining all-day battery life.

The physical controls are the same, but the buttons are slightly higher on the top. You can control volume, volume, power, and Bluetooth pairing via buttons on the top of the speaker. “Party Boost”, which turns up the volume to 11, is also available.

The JBL Charge 5’s back features a waterproof USB C charging port and a flap concealing the USB-A port. This can be used for charging your smartphone. The JBL Charge4 no longer supports the 3.5mm aux plug, making it a disappointment for those who still have legacy devices that they wish to connect.

The JBL Charge 5 seems larger than it actually is. The JBL Charge 5 delivers a lot of bass for its size, without sacrificing the highs and mids.

9. UE Hyperboom

SPECIFICATIONS

Weight: 13 pounds

Battery life: 24 Hours

Wireless range: Wireless range: Approx. 150 feet

Frequency Response: 45 – 22,000Hz

Drivers: N/A

NFC: Yes

Aux-in: N/A

USB charging:

Ultimate Ears Hyperboom, a powerful party speaker, will create a party atmosphere indoors and out. Ultimate Ears’ largest Bluetooth speaker yet, the Hyperboom retains the company’s elegant and discreet design and two Bluetooth radios that allow you to seamlessly switch between two smartphones.

It is party-centric, meaning it packs a lot of basses but also produces a well-balanced soundscape. You will never feel like you are using the bass to create a party, but you still get a pleasant listening experience.

The Ultimate Ears app offers a number of features. You can connect your Hyperboom to other UE speakers, adjust volume and switch audio sources, and you can choose four playlists in Amazon Music and Deezer. These playlists can be launched by pressing the Play button for three seconds.

10. Bose SoundLink Flex

SPECIFICATIONS

Weight: 1.32 pounds

Battery life: up to 12 hours

Wireless range: 30 feet

Frequency response: N/A

Two full-range dynamic drivers, one passive radiator

NFC: N/A

Aux-in: No

Yes, USB Charging

Although the Bose SoundLink Flex is not the most portable speaker, it does tick a lot of boxes. This makes it an excellent choice if you are looking for a Bluetooth speaker that can be used for many purposes.

The battery lasts for around 12 hours, which is good but not the best. It’s lightweight and compact, which makes it easy to transport. Its sound quality is excellent. We love that you have the option to control your music via an app, or by using onboard controls.

Bose SoundLink Flex has a lot going for it. That’s not even taking into consideration the brand logo’s credibility and cache. It would be a great choice for ‘no-brainer’ status if it offered more expression in its low-end reproduction or more control over its overall sound quality when you listen to high volumes.

11. Sony SRS-XB23

SPECIFICATIONS

Weight: 1.3 pounds

Battery life: up to 12 hours

Wireless range: 30 feet

Frequency Response: 20 – 22,000 Hz

Drivers: Xbalanced Speaker, dual passive radiators

NFC: Yes

Aux-in: Yes

USB charging:

The entry-level Sony SRSXB23 Bluetooth speaker is priced at $99 (around AU$150 / PS80). It features an IP67 rating, a 12-hour battery, and is incredibly durable.

It can be quite loud without any distortion, and the passive radiators make the bass sound more clear than on previous Sony models. The XB23 supports Bluetooth 5 and three major codecs – SBC (AAC), LDAC (LDAC), and LDAC (which you will find on newer Android phones). It sounds amazing.

The ruggedness of the Sony Bluetooth speaker will appeal to outdoor adventurers, while those who prefer to relax will appreciate how it fits in a cup holder on a lawn chair.

12. B&O Beosound A1 (2nd gen)

SPECIFICATIONS

Weight: : 1.2 pounds

Battery life: Approximately 18 hours

Wireless range: : 30m (100ft).

Frequency Response: : 55-20,000 Hz

Drivers: N/A

NFC:

Aux-in: No

USB charging: USB C

The Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd Generation) Bluetooth speaker is visually almost indistinguishable from the original A1. It comes with (admittedly flawed!) Alexa support.

We were ultimately impressed by the B&O Beosound A1. It’s a marked improvement on its predecessor. The battery life is longer and the waterproofing is better, but we aren’t sure how much we would like to take it outside.

The Beosound A1 has a crisp sound and a stylish design. It is still a great example of why Bang & Olufsen has a good reputation.

13. Urbanista Brisbane

SPECIFICATIONS

Weight: 1.5 pounds

Battery life: 10 Hours

Wireless range: 30m (100ft).

Frequency Response: 80-20,000Hz

Drivers: 2x52mm

NFC:

Aux-in: No

No USB charging

Although the Urbanista Brisbane may not seem exciting, it is a powerful Bluetooth speaker. It’s loud and richly sounded, and is a great addition to any home.

The Urbanista Brisbane is a good deal for the price. While you’ll get better sound quality elsewhere, the Urbanista Brisbane will cost you more. This mid-range speaker is a great option for those who want wireless listening, but without losing volume.

14. 1MORE Portable BT Speaker

SPECIFICATIONS

Weight: 268g

Battery life: 12 Hours

Wireless range N/A

Frequency response: None

Drivers: N/A

NFC:

Aux-in: Yes

USB charging: Yes

The 1MORE Portable BT speaker sounds amazing for its price. The speaker has great bass, but it drops at higher volumes.

This Bluetooth speaker is great for professionals on the go who need better sound quality and a speakerphone. However, those looking for a rugged speaker that can withstand water should consider other options. The IPX4 rating will not be sufficient if your speaker is going to get wet.

FAQS BLUETOOTH SPEAKER

How can I choose the best Bluetooth speaker?

It can be difficult to choose the right Bluetooth speaker among all of the options available. There are many features you should be aware of, even though the options seem endless.

If you plan to use your Bluetooth speaker outside, consider where you will place it. Portable speakers are made with durability in mind and have lightweight designs that make them easy to transport.

To increase their durability, many Bluetooth speakers can be waterproofed and dustproof. An IPX4 rating is recommended if you intend to take your speaker outdoors.

Your portable Bluetooth speaker can be used in your home. However, you have the option of choosing from a variety of designs to complement your decor.

The way you intend to use your portable speaker should be taken into consideration. You might be a party-goer and want to connect multiple speakers at once.

Bluetooth speakers are known for their battery life, sound quality, and connectivity. While there are some compromises that can be made to budget models, we tried our best to keep these features in mind when compiling the above list.

Which is the best Bluetooth speaker brand?

Sonos speakers can bridge the space between indoors and outdoor spaces. They can also be used in a multi-room system. You can be certain that they will sound amazing.

JBL is well-known for creating rugged, outdoor speakers at reasonable prices. Its party speakers even have a built-in light show.

Look out for Ultimate Ears models if waterproofing is important. They combine colorful designs with tough builds, many of which can withstand even a dip in a pool.

If you are looking for a stylish design and excellent sound, then consider high-end brands like Bang & Olufsen and Bose. However, be aware that these speakers can cost quite a bit. Urbanista, Tribit, and Anker are great speakers for those who want to save money.

Are you looking for more?

There are many speaker styles available. We’ve put together a lot of guides to help you choose the best speakers for your needs in 2022.

Are you looking for hi-res audiophile headphones to pair with your recorder? The best stereo speaker. Are you fed up with your TV’s poor audio quality? For a better experience, try one of our best Soundbars or Dolby Audio speakers.

You will need a speaker that you can carry everywhere. We recommend the best waterproof speakers. If you are looking for multi-room audio smarts, check out our guide to the top wireless speakers.

You can control your smart home from anywhere with one of the top smart speakers. These smart speakers come with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa.

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