Ratings Overview - Bluetooth Speaker

Total 18 products tested
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Bose Soundlink Revolve+
There are many situations, like backyard barbeques and pool parties, that calls for a speaker that is louder than most of the super portable, sub-pound models that crowd the shelves. That is where...  read more >
$300

Editors' Choice Award
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Sound Quality - 10 of 10
10
Portability - 6 of 10
6
Volume - 10 of 10
10
Battery Life - 9 of 10
9
Bose SoundLink Revolve
The Bose SoundLink Revolve was the one speaker we tested that sounded so good we almost thought the sound was coming from a full-fledged stereo system. If you self-identify, even slightly, as an...  read more >
$200

Editors' Choice Award
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84
Sound Quality - 10 of 10
10
Portability - 7 of 10
7
Volume - 8 of 10
8
Battery Life - 7 of 10
7
Bose SoundLink Mini II
The Bose SoundLink Mini II was our previous Editors' Choice Award recipient before its successor, the SoundLink Revolve | the melodious SoundLink Revolve, usurped that honor. Still, the Mini II...  read more >
$200

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77
Sound Quality - 10 of 10
10
Portability - 5 of 10
5
Volume - 7 of 10
7
Battery Life - 7 of 10
7
Bose SoundLink Color II
The Bose SoundLink Color II is a slightly less symphonious but slightly more rugged version of Bose's other Bluetooth speaker offering, the SoundLink Revolve. While the dropoff in sound quality is...  read more >
$130

Best Buy Award
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73
Sound Quality - 8 of 10
8
Portability - 7 of 10
7
Volume - 8 of 10
8
Battery Life - 5 of 10
5
JBL Flip 4
Packing powerful bass and big volume into a reasonably sized, completely waterproof body, the JBL Flip 4 is perfect for those that want big sound that can follow them wherever they go. Its only real...  read more >
$100

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Sound Quality - 7 of 10
7
Portability - 7 of 10
7
Volume - 8 of 10
8
Battery Life - 7 of 10
7
UE Wonderboom
The UE Wonderboom is meant to be a better sounding version of the UE Roll 2, which is our top pick for portability. The Wonderboom certainly succeeds at being louder than the Roll 2, but the actual...  read more >
$100

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Sound Quality - 6 of 10
6
Portability - 8 of 10
8
Volume - 8 of 10
8
Battery Life - 8 of 10
8
Sony XB20
While the Sony XB20 didn't earn an award in our review, it still carves out a fairly attractive niche for itself. It provides good sound quality, mostly due to its powerful yet crisp bass. It is...  read more >
$100

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Sound Quality - 7 of 10
7
Portability - 7 of 10
7
Volume - 9 of 10
9
Battery Life - 5 of 10
5
Beats Pill+
The Beats Pill+ was a solid all-around performer in our testing, but couldn't quite match the sound quality of the Bose models we tested. Still, the Pill+ boasts top-notch sound quality and great...  read more >
$230

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Sound Quality - 9 of 10
9
Portability - 5 of 10
5
Volume - 7 of 10
7
Battery Life - 5 of 10
5
UE Roll 2
The UE Roll 2 packs a surprising amount of sound into its tiny, discus like body. That combination of slim profile and decent sound earned it our Top Pick for Portability Award. At just 11.2 ounces...  read more >
$100

Top Pick Award
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70
Sound Quality - 6 of 10
6
Portability - 10 of 10
10
Volume - 6 of 10
6
Battery Life - 6 of 10
6
Sony XB10
The first time you hear the Sony XB10 you'll probably be surprised at how much bass is coming out of such a tiny speaker. This lends the XB10 a much fuller and more pleasing sound than most other...  read more >
$40

Best Buy Award
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70
Sound Quality - 6 of 10
6
Portability - 9 of 10
9
Volume - 7 of 10
7
Battery Life - 6 of 10
6
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UE Boom 2
The UE Boom 2 is the slightly louder and better sounding but slightly less portable sibling of the UE Roll 2. That isn't to say it isn't portable, it is completely waterproof and weighs less than 20...  read more >
$200

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Sound Quality - 7 of 10
7
Portability - 7 of 10
7
Volume - 8 of 10
8
Battery Life - 5 of 10
5
JBL Charge 3
The JBL Charge 3 is a powerhouse. It delivered both the loudest volume and the boomiest bass in our testing. However, that bass also tended to make songs sound muffled and bottom heavy. The Charge 3...  read more >
$150

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Sound Quality - 6 of 10
6
Portability - 5 of 10
5
Volume - 9 of 10
9
Battery Life - 9 of 10
9
Bose SoundLink Micro
The Bose SoundLink Micro is just about the most portable speaker on the market right now. It weighs only 10.2 ounces, has a slim profile and is totally waterproof. The sound is also quite impressive...  read more >
$110

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Sound Quality - 7 of 10
7
Portability - 10 of 10
10
Volume - 6 of 10
6
Battery Life - 2 of 10
2
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4
The Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 4 provides much more volume than most other portable Bluetooth speakers, but does so at the expense of portability. Weighing in at 4.5 pounds and taking up about the...  read more >
$450

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Sound Quality - 8 of 10
8
Portability - 5 of 10
5
Volume - 9 of 10
9
Battery Life - 2 of 10
2
Sony SRS-XB21
Sony calls the SRS-XB21 a 'party speaker.' We think it mostly lives up to that reputation as it is impressively loud for its size/price. It also adds a 'slap the speaker to make drum noises' feature...  read more >
$70

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Sound Quality - 7 of 10
7
Portability - 6 of 10
6
Volume - 8 of 10
8
Battery Life - 3 of 10
3
Anker SoundCore 2
If you're looking for a reliable, durable Bluetooth speaker at a low price, you can't get much better than the Anker SoundCore 2. And don't be put off by its list price of $90, it is generally...  read more >
$90

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55
Sound Quality - 3 of 10
3
Portability - 7 of 10
7
Volume - 5 of 10
5
Battery Life - 10 of 10
10
Tribit XSound Go
There are certain situations, like long days at the beach or on the river, where a waterproof speaker that is cheap enough to not induce tears if it finds itself sunken to a watery grave is the best...  read more >
$50

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Sound Quality - 4 of 10
4
Portability - 8 of 10
8
Volume - 3 of 10
3
Battery Life - 8 of 10
8
Cambridge SoundWorks Oontz Angle 3
The Cambridge SoundWorks Oontz Angle 3 is small and inexpensive (when it's found on sale). While it is still much better than listening to a smartphone's built-in speakers, the Oontz was the...  read more >
$85

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Sound Quality - 2 of 10
2
Portability - 9 of 10
9
Volume - 4 of 10
4
Battery Life - 6 of 10
6
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Total 18 products tested