The 7 Best Bluetooth Speakers

Bluetooth technology enables you to play the music on your devices wirelessly to bluetooth-enabled speakers. If you’re looking to start an improptu party, or just amp up the volume on your phone’s built-in speakers without plugging in a wire, you need a wireless Bluetooth speaker. With so many models available, choosing the perfect model for you and your sound needs can be a daunting task.

Look no further than these 7 Best Bluetooth Speakers currently on the market. From rich, powerful bass to ruggedly designed models, this list has something for everyone.

7. Jabra SOLEMATE Speaker – Best for: Beach Bums


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This small but powerful speaker features three front-facing speakers (two acoustic tweeters and one powerful subwoofer) and a proprietary passive bass radiator that produces a “deep thump.” The SOLEMATE features an 8 hour battery and exclusive Jabra Social Jukebox app. It is made to power the entire party without skipping a beat. The SOLEMATE comes in six different colors with a durable carrying bag. You can also play music through the bag, which makes it perfect for the beach. $150 @Jabra

6. Cambridge SoundWorks: The Oontz XL – Best for: Deal Seekers

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The Oontz XL is one of the best deals on the market for Bluetooth speakers. This 10-inch long speaker provides over 10 hours of battery life while delivering rich, deep bass, thanks to the proprietary Tri-Radiator Design. The unique enclosure fills even big, airy rooms with clear sound. The Oontz XL also doubles as a wireless hands-free speaker phone with built-in mic for hands-free calling or conference calling. If you want a quality speaker for under $100, the Oontz XL is a great choice. $99 or $169 for two @Amazon

5. Philip SHOQBOX SB7200 – Best for: The Adventurist or The Boater


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The SHOQBOX from Philips is a rugged drop-proof and splash-proof Bluetooth speaker. The rubber casing is a special material that can withstand drops, tosses, and sprays. The speaker has 8 watts of power with wOOX speaker technology for outstanding bass reproduction. The SHOQBOX also sports a motion sensor so you can just swipe over the sensor from left to right or right to left, to skip to the next track or listen to a previous song – great if your hands are wet. If you need a Bluetooth speaker that can handle the elements, the SHOQBOX is your go-to choice. $80 @BestBuy

4. Ultimate Ears BOOM – Best for: Party Animals


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The BOOM from UE features a full 360-degree speaker and can be controlled from up to 50 feet away from your Bluetooth connected device. With a whopping 15 hours of battery life, the party should last all day and all night. The UE BOOM also features an acoustic skin with plasma coating, which makes the speaker water and stain resistant. You can pair up to 8 Bluetooth devices at once, and link up up a second speaker using the UE BOOM app for true surround sound. 6 colors available. $199 @Ultimate Ears

3. Beats Pill 2.0 Portable Speaker – Best for: The Frequent Traveler

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This small and lightweight portable speaker brings all the sound quality and style from Beats headphones in a compact wireless speaker. The Pill includes NFC technology, which enables one-touch tap pairing for easy setup with NFC-capable devices. Taking calls on the Pill is also a breeze with the included microphone, which provides crystal clear voice calls. Low on power on your smartphone? The Pill also doubles as an external battery thanks to the rear USB port. The best of Beats sound in a tiny portable and good looking package can be yours for $199. @Beats by Dre

2. Jawbone JAMBOX Wireless Speaker – Best for: Accessory Snobs


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Want to match your iPhone, iPad, and MacBook with your new speaker? Now you can with the JAMBOX from Jawbone. This wireless speaker comes in a wide selection of cap and grill colors including four artistic grill designs (Diamond, Dot, Hex, Wave) to choose from. But the JAMBOX is not just about good looks. It features two stereo acoustic drivers with proprietary dual passive bass radiators, which gives you clear sound and thumping bass. Jawbone also provides software updates to the device when hooked up to the Jawbone accounts website. When it comes to calling, the JAMBOX features a built-in 360-degree omnidirectional microphone with echo-cancellation for use as a wireless speakerphone. One of the most popular Bluetooth speakers on the market can be yours for $149. @Jawbone

1. Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker – Best for: The True Audiophile

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The Bose name has been synonymous with sound quality for many years, and their SoundLink Mini proves more good things can come in small packages. This single-piece aluminum speaker looks and feels ultra high-end without shelling out a ton of cash. The device remembers the most recent six devices you’ve used to connect, making connecting and playing music a breeze. Bose uses their unique proprietary technologies to deliver full-range sound with deep lows and crisp highs for an unmatched listening experience. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery delivers up to seven hours of play time as well. Optional leather and soft covers provide additional style and a bit of added protection, if needed. If you want the ultimate Bluetooth speaker that looks the part, the SoundLink Mini is the choice for you. $199 @Bose