Listening to music has come a long way in the past decade. Consumers can now stream their favorite artists in crystal-clear quality on portable speakers. With countless models to choose from on the market, finding the best speaker to meet your needs can be a challenge.
Fortunately, there are some standouts that warrant your attention. The Burn-In has rounded up five of the best portable Bluetooth speakers on the market today to aid your search.
JBL Clip 3
If you’re looking for a speaker that can travel anywhere, look no further than JBL’s Clip 3 speaker. This round speaker fits perfectly in your hand. When you get tired of holding it, a built-in metal carabiner clip lets you attach it to just about anything.
JBL Clip 3 can travel on your bookbag, belt loop, or hang somewhere while you enjoy its music. Speaking of, Clip 3 offers great sound and deep bass despite its tiny package. It is also fully waterproof, meaning that it really can travel anywhere.
Tribit XSound Go
Though Tribit doesn’t have the name recognition of the other speaker brands on this list, there’s a chance you’ve seen one of its speakers in the wild.
They are becoming more popular by the day thanks to their incredible value and high quality. At just $33, the Tribit XSound Go is one of the best portable Bluetooth speakers you can get for the money.
While it doesn’t have any remarkable features, its price alone makes it worth considering.
JBL Flip 5
Winter is finally giving way to spring, which already has people thinking of summer. For the beach lovers out there, the JBL Flip 5 is a perfect companion. This speaker is larger than the JBL Clip and offers even better audio and bass because of it.
Its IPX7 waterproof certification means that it can be submerged underwater for up to 30 minutes and still survive. On top of this, JBL Flip 5 includes USB-C charging, which futureproofs it better than many other Bluetooth speakers.
Fans of canister-style speakers should appreciate the form factor of Sony’s SRS-XB12 speaker. Despite the alphabet soup name, this tiny speaker packs a huge punch. It includes Sony’s Xtra Bass technology to provide pulse-pounding beats on the go.
Users can combine multiple speakers to get richer, stereo sound whether they’re sitting by the pool or relaxing at home. The SRS-XB12 also comes in a variety of colors to suit any taste.
Bose SoundLink Micro
You didn’t think we’d make a list of the best speakers without including one from Bose, right? The SoundLink Micro is not only one of Bose’s best speakers but also one of the best Bluetooth speakers money can buy.
It delivers arguably the best audio experience of any speaker on the list (though the JBL Flip 5 is nearly equivalent). It is also fully waterproof and comes in three colors.
The only downside to the Bose SoundLink Micro is its cost. It normally retails for $99, which may be out of the price range for some consumers. Nonetheless, those willing to make an investment will enjoy a durable speaker that delivers tremendous performance.