Best Portable Bluetooth Speakers 2019: Buying Guide

Best Portable Bluetooth Speakers 2019: Buying Guide

Music is and remains one of the things that many of us cannot do without. We are looking for the best Bluetooth speaker from 2018 and 2019 because nowadays most speakers are fully portable.

A speaker used to be something for inside, now we increasingly take our music on the street. Not only through headphones but also through portable wireless speakers. That said. Always pay attention to your environment and do not disturb people while playing your music, respect your environment and respect your fellow citizens. With the introduction of smartphones and Bluetooth, this is sometimes forgotten!

Best Bluetooth Speakers Above $100

Bose Soundlink Revolve

If you have the budget for such a speaker, you will not be disappointed with your purchase. The Soundlink Revolve takes Bose one step towards the perfect portable Bluetooth speaker.

With the Sounlink Mini, which we will discuss later, Bose had developed a good loudspeaker that was ideal for indoor use. With the Bose Revolve, they have a very portable and compact Bluetooth speaker that is ideal for indoors and outdoors.

Doss SoundBox XL

Doss Audio is not a well-known brand but it has been around for some time and it offers great audio products at very affordable prices. They offer the best value for money. Doss SoundBox XL is one such product from Doss Audio.

JBL – Charge 4

CHARGE 4 is a portable Bluetooth speaker that is ideal for outdoors. The battery lasts a very long time. It is waterproof, you can even drop it completely into the water and it will float up again. You can charge the speaker via USB and via Bluetooth, it connects up to 20 meters. All in all, a very good price/quality portable speaker. BONUS it is also a power bank.

BANG & OLUFSEN – BEOPLAY P2

Bang and Olufsen‘ is known for its sound quality and incredibly beautiful designs. This is no different for the Beoplay P2. The easiest to carry Bluetooth speaker from the brand, as well as this list of best Bluetooth speakers for 2019.

BANG & OLUFSEN – BEOLIT ​​17

If we go a level higher then we immediately see a difference in quality. Once past $400, we see a whole new range of luxurious Bluetooth speakers for indoors as well as outdoors. The Bang & Olufsen Beolit ​​17 is the model par excellence due to the quality of sound, design and extra functions. Do we think the price of the speaker is justified? We don’t think so. There are much cheaper alternatives on this list with quality quietly on par with this speaker. But if you aren’t budget constraint and are looking for the best, you should certainly go with it.

Best Bluetooth Speaker 2019

Bose Soundlink Revolve

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Bose is an excellent brand when it comes to sound quality.

This Bluetooth speaker is the first on the list of best Bluetooth speakers from 2019 due to its versatile use and excellent quality. If you have the budget for such a speaker, you will not be disappointed with your purchase. With the Soundlink Revolve, Bose is taking a step towards a portable Bluetooth speaker.

With the Sounlink Mini, which we will discuss later, Bose had developed a good loudspeaker that was ideal for indoor use. With the Bose Revolve, they have a very portable and compact Bluetooth speaker that is ideal for outdoor use.

Compared to the Soundlink Mini II, you have a Bluetooth speaker from a 30 meters distance away. The sound is of the highest quality and is circulated in 360°. With the cylindrical design, the sound is evenly distributed everywhere.

 In addition, the speaker also includes a microphone. In this way, it is also possible to have conversations with the speaker. You can also use Siri or Google Now for voice commands. So you don’t even need the smartphone to change songs or open a new app.

The Bose Revolve is also handy for outdoor use. Due to the 360°, it is already good to be centrally positioned. This way you avoid problems with a speaker that carries 180°. You must place this against a wall, where you can place the Revolve centrally in the room. Thanks to the carrying handle, it is also a very portable Bluetooth speaker.

The battery lasts for a good 12 to 16 hours, depending on the volume and the bass. This is not the highest, but still reasonably good and more than enough for a day outside the house. If it starts to rain, you don’t need to worry. The Revolve is splash-resistant. This means that it can stand water, but not that it can be submerged in water.

Other functions include a 3.5mm jack and a USB connection. These are useful for connecting external devices and for charging.  A multipoint connection is possible just as with all Bose Bluetooth speakers. This way you can synchronize different devices to ensure a real party.

Best Value For Money Bluetooth Speaker

Doss SoundBox XL

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Doss Audio is not a well-known brand but it has been around for some time and it offers great audio products at very affordable prices. They offer the best value for money. Doss SoundBox XL is one such product from Doss Audio.

It offers outstanding audio quality for a fraction of the prices of all the speakers listed on this list. The audio quality is on par with many of the portable Bluetooth speakers on this list. Although it is not as compact as some of the speakers listed on the listed it’s still portable enough to fit easily in your laptop bag.

The two 10W drivers make up for loud crystal-clear sound without any distortions. Combined with a 12W subwoofer and two passive bass radiators the speaker delivers incredible bass with almost non-existent distortion at high volume. It produces well balanced overall sound quality with crystal clear highs and mids.

The speaker can play audio from various sources including a 3.5mm audio jack, TF card. You can also pair the speaker with Amazon Echo Dot. The Bluetooth 4.0 (slightly outdated) delivers a stable connection up to 30 feet away.

Doss SoundBox XL offers just 10 hours of playtime which is lower than the rest of the speakers. The speaker is also IPX4 which means it can withstand light rain or water splashes but you can’t submerge into the water.

Overall, it is a great speaker for the price. We would recommend this over many other Speakers from popular brands costing 4 times its price. It has garnered some outstanding reviews from the buyers on Amazon and it’s the official site. If you find the size of this speaker to be a concern for you, you can opt for its little sibling, the SoundBox Pro which also offers outstanding sound for its size and money.

Best Bluetooth Speaker For Home

Bose Soundlink Mini II

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The best Bluetooth speaker, based on sound quality, is the Bose Soundlink. This speaker existed for a while under the name of the Soundlink Mini I. The difference with the Mini II is the versatility and added functions. In terms of sound, the Mini I was one step higher than the competition. With Mini II, this difference is even bigger. Bose is also known for its quality and sustainability. A factor that also exists for the Soundlink Mini II.

The recognizable Bose design is also included in the Soundlink Mini II. This block-shaped speaker is relatively large and is best to use inside the house. Without water or dust resistant materials this is best not used in the rain or on the beach. The speaker, which is housed by Aluminum, weighs almost one kilo. If it falls on the ground, the operation is not guaranteed.

In addition, this speaker also contains a 3.5mm jack with which you can connect headphones. Although the usefulness of this is not really proven, it remains an added feature.

In addition to the audio jack, there is a USB input for charging the battery. This can of course also be done via the included charging station. The last added feature is also a built-in microphone that can be used for calling.

In terms of sound, the Bose Soundlink Mini II is one of the best Bluetooth speakers on the market. Where most portable speakers cannot handle deep bass, Mini II does it with perfection. The quality and impact of the bass is very audible. Compared to other speakers in the same segment, this is clearly the best in terms of sound quality.

The only downsides that we found with the Bose Soundlink Mini II is the battery and the lack of NFC (Near-Field Communication). The battery lasts up to 10 to 15 hours. In addition, the music only comes from the front. Some speakers work in 360 °. This can also be a disadvantage for some.

Portable Speaker With Long Lasting Battery

JBL – CHARGE 4

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JBL has long been known as a manufacturer of televisions and surround-sound installations. In the meantime, the American brand has also devoted itself entirely to the portable Bluetooth speakers. With a whole range of speakers, it is the JBL Charge 4 that is preferred. Within the price segment of the Bose Soundlink and the UE Boom, the JBL Charge 4 is the most competitive speaker on the market.

The advantage of JBL products is that they are relatively cheap compared to the more high-end brands. Yet they are not inferior in terms of design or quality. The JBL also has dust and shock-resistant housing. Furthermore, this Bluetooth speaker also has a watertight housing. If you drop it into the pool, it will float back upwards. Pay attention; only water-resistant up to 1 meter deep.

There is a 3.5mm jack for headphones and the USB port for easy charging. This can also be used to connect your smartphone and even to charge other devices. Charge 4 thus not only acts as a speaker but also as a power bank. This is only possible due to the strong battery, which lasts up to 20 hours.

Most Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay P2

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Very portable, very handsome, very concise, yet excellent sound are the characteristics of the Beoplay P2. In contrast to other B&O speakers, the quality is slightly lower but that’s how it achieves higher portability. You can simply place this small Bluetooth speaker in your pocket or jacket pocket. Weighing just 275 grams you hardly feel that you have a speaker in your pocket.

Although the design is very small, the bass and treble control remains very tight. Looking at the remaining Bang & Olufsen range, the Beoplay is the smallest design as well as the cheapest. Where quality remains strong, one must surrender on other aspects. Apart from speaker functionalities, there is nothing new about Beoplay. Do not go into the water with it and do not test the shock resistance.

Most Expensive Bluetooth Speaker

For the time being, we have limited ourselves as much as possible to take into account the general budget of the general consumer. If you have an extra budget or if you buy this as a gift, then there is a higher price segment where you can find the best Bluetooth speakers.

BANG & OLUFSEN BEOLIT ​​17

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If we go a level higher then we immediately see a difference in quality. Once past $400, we see a whole new range of luxurious Bluetooth speakers for indoors as well as outdoors. The Bang & Olufsen Beolit ​​17 is the model par excellence due to the quality of sound, design and extra functions.

With the Bang & Olufsen Beolit ​​17, you have a very portable speaker with an incredibly good performance in sound. The Bluetooth speaker has various drivers for low, medium and high notes. That way you can be sure of the quality of music. Low notes, where a Bluetooth speaker often lacks quality, are addressed by its own driver. This ensures the sharpest tones and the best quality of sound. The design spreads the sound in 360 °. This way you can position the speaker anyway you want, everyone gets the same sound.

The Beolit ​​17 is also known for performing in bass tones. Where other Bluetooth speakers are often weaker, this Beolit ​​is a gift for the ears. The double passive (built-in) radiators provide an extra deep bass. This makes the sound always pure, even when you play it at the highest volume.

Due to its large size, the battery will last an incredibly long time. Once we are in this price segment, the quality is a leap forward. The Beolit ​​17 can last up to 24 hours. This way you are 100% sure that you always have the best music.

Even though it does not fit perfectly in your beach bag, it is certainly a speaker that can handle everything. In addition, it is equipped with a leather strap. This allows you to take it stylishly because the design speaks for itself.

Published at Fri, 08 Nov 2019 22:10:03 +0000

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