Spending the last few weeks of summer by the poolside? Or, taking that perfect summer vacation at the beach? All of it is incomplete without some great music to share with your friends and what better way to get it than investing in an affordable, long-lasting Bluetooth speaker. Compact and portable, it will come in handy for long road trips, gatherings, parties and get-togethers!
The demand for Bluetooth speakers has expanded in the past few years as the quality has shot up and prices have dropped down. Apart from all models streaming music from nearly any phone or device, most Bluetooth speakers double as speakerphones as well. Moreover, a great listening experience should not be limited to one spot at home as you can still get a great on-the-go music playing device, for you and your friends, in the form of a Bluetooth speaker.
Here are the latest top 6 Bluetooth speakers that will simplify and enhance your music listening experience, this year.
UE Megaboom 3
The Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker is the top Bluetooth speaker in 2019. It weighs around 900 gms, has a good battery life that goes on up to 20 hours, is water-resistant and can also pair with older Megaboom and Boom models for stereo sound. The only visible drawback is that it’s huge and heavyweight for a portable device, and neither consists of a speakerphone nor does it have Alexa or Google Assistant support, like its other counterparts.
But, due to its outstanding sound quality and long battery life, the UE Megaboom 3 is the best Bluetooth speaker one can buy right now. This bold portable speaker gives out rich 360-degree sound with perfect high and low-end. It can survive drops, splashes and a fall into the pool without skipping a beat. UE Megaboom 3 is priced at Rs 24,155 on Amazon India.
JBL Flip 4
The JBL Flip 4 offers one of the best performances for a very affordable price, as compared to its counterparts available in the market. All credit goes to its excellent voice controls, balanced sound and 12-hour-long battery life. It weighs around 500 gms and has excellent bass and mid tones, considering its smaller size. The Flip 4’s cylindrical design offers a wide range of fun colours, and its waterproof shell makes it perfect for a party next to the poolside or a day at the beach.
The speaker offers a remarkable Bluetooth range of 50 feet and has a quality speakerphone for making calls. It can be easily paired with other JBL speakers. The only visible drawback is that the sound falsifies at higher volumes and the app has limited functions. Apart from that, this is an ultimate Bluetooth music-maker for Rs 8,000 on Amazon India.
Bose SoundLink Revolve
The Bose SoundLink Revolve is an outstanding portable music speaker for the ones looking for a great all-round sound experience. It’s perfect for sharing music during a party or gym. It weighs around 700 gms, has a battery life up to 12 hours, has a 30-feet wireless range and has an all-round rich quality sound experience. Nevertheless, the Bose SoundLink Mini II sounds to some extent superior and is slightly cheaper as compared to Revolve.
For a few drawbacks, it’s not fully dust or waterproof so one would want to think twice before bringing the Revolve to the beach. Moreover, for a little higher price, the UE Megaboom is a superb speaker that is completely dust and waterproof and while it can’t match the audio frequencies or features of the Bose, it’s still great for on-the-go listening. Bose SoundLink Revolve’s is priced at Rs 20,000 on Amazon India.
Anker Soundcore 2
The Anker Soundcore 2 delivers loud, well-balanced sound with an IPX5-rated design that can survive water, dust and snow. The speaker weighs around 300 gms and has a great battery life, lasting for a full 24 hours, due to Anker’s best-in-class battery technology, and the Soundcore 2’s dual neodymium drivers ensure that one gets a thriving sound in any setting.
The Soundcore’s compacted outlook makes this speaker perfect for a road trip or a trek. The models are available in energetic blue and red colour schemes in addition to the standard slick black. The price range for Anker Soundcore 2 ranges from Rs 4,000 to Rs 10,000 depending on the size.
Amazon Echo (2nd Gen)
Amazon Echo is the perfect Bluetooth speaker for a smart home. It weighs around 800 gms and is a good-sounding speaker that doubles as a virtual assistant. The second-generation Echo comprises an eye-catching fabric-covered design, which a user can swap out with various skins to find a look that suits the décor of a user’s home. But, the main attraction of the speaker is Alexa, Amazon’s digital assistant that can do everything from setting the alarm to making calls and all with just a quick voice command.
The Echo delivers a solid bass and strong overall volume, which makes it good enough for music as well. Having said that, the speaker is not a waterproof one, yet this is the speaker to get smart services and reduce the number of gadgets lying around unnecessarily for a better home. It is very affordable compared to all other speakers, and is priced at Rs 4,000 on Amazon India.
JBL Clip 2
The JBL Clip 2 is about as portable as a Bluetooth speaker can get, as it has a small, spherical design that a user can clip to their shorts or backpack as they hit the road or trail. The Clip 2 comes in a diverse range of colourful designs. Moreover, due to the speaker’s IPX7 rating, all of the models can endure plenty of splashes and spills.
The Clip 2 weighs around 200 gms, has a battery life of 8 hours, is completely water-resistant, offers great sound quality given its size and price, and delivers solid treble and satisfying bass for a user’s adventures. Its battery lasts 8 hours on the road, and it packs a reliable speakerphone for making calls. Only drawbacks the sound is not very loud and there is no app associated with the speaker.