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Best Bluetooth Speakers

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Bluetooth speakers are versatile, rugged, and portable. They connect to your phone, or computer, over a wireless point-to-point communication system called Bluetooth. All you have to do is pair (or connect) your device to the speaker, and you'll stream high-quality sound for everyone to enjoy.

With recent technological advances, the audio fidelity has improved dramatically to make listening a more luxurious experience. We have researched this segment of the market and have come up with the following speakers we think are the best in the field. So, light up the barbeque, play your tunes, and let the party begin.

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Ultimate Ears Boom 3 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Best overall

Not many speakers match the fun and convenience of the Boom 3 Bluetooth speaker by Ultimate Ears. You'll get accurate bass and hear every note for a full 360-degree immersive experience. The Boom 3 has a specially-engineered shimmering two-tone fabric which offers a beautiful look and withstands extreme applications. The waterproof cylinder comes in many colors, lasts 15 hours between charges, and gives you 100 feet of Bluetooth range. In case you accidentally drop the speaker in the pool, don't worry, it will float and carry on giving excellent sound.

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Get brilliant sound anywhere, inside or outdoors, with this Sonos smart speaker. Its exceptional rich bass compliments higher frequencies as the automatic Trueplay tuning balances the audio for your ultimate enjoyment. The battery lasts for 10 hours of continuous play through rain, snow, and extreme temperatures. It also has built-in Wi-Fi to connect over a network and use the integrated Amazon Alexa voice control. A wireless charging cradle also comes with the speaker.

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JBL Clip 2 Bluetooth Speaker

Convenient clip on

It's the size of a hockey puck, has a carabiner to clip it to anything convenient, and produces a great sound. This waterproof speaker can accompany you on any trip and still play your favorite sounds from your smartphone. Hang it on your backpack and start a party on the train as you go to work.

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Tribit XSound Go Bluetooth Speaker

Best for budget

A low-cost speaker shouldn't sound this good, but the Tribit XSound speaker creates a unique listening experience. The state-of-the-art bass radiators and the 6W power drivers deliver precise sound without distortion, even at maximum volume. It's waterproof, has a Bluetooth range of 66 feet, and the lithium-ion battery guarantees 24 hours of listening pleasure. You can also connect to Wi-Fi and access voice commands for Siri and Google Now.

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Typical crisp and clear sound quality

The waterproof Bose SoundLink speaker continues to be one of the best-sounding wireless speakers on the market. Play bass-heavy music, and you'll immediately notice the impressive sound quality with no distortion, even at the highest volumes. Its lithium-ion battery lasts up to 8 hours and has a built-in microphone for accessing digital assistants like Siri and Google Now. The wireless Bluetooth pairing with hands-free voice prompts allow you to take calls and access your phone's virtual assistant.

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LG PK5 Xboom Go Bluetooth Speaker

Porta party

Let the LG PK5 Xboom Go speaker be the talk of your backyard party with its beat-driven party lights. Listen to the enhanced bass, thanks to tuning by Meridian Audio, and enjoy up to 18 hours of continuous music. It's water and weather-resistant and has grab-and-go handles to take anywhere you wish.

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Beats Pill+ Portable Stereo Bluetooth Speaker

With the trend

Pure sound quality comes assured with any Beats speaker, and the portable Pill+ is no exception. You get up to 12 hours of listening pleasure on one charge and can download the Beats Pill+ app to unlock many features, like bringing a second speaker into the mix for fuller sound in stereo. The enhanced speaker lets you make and receive calls and comes with a Lightning to USB-A charging cable.

Create a party atmosphere with a Bluetooth speaker

The benefit of having a Bluetooth speaker is that you can connect your mobile phone and play beautiful sounds anywhere, all wirelessly. The long-lasting batteries will provide many hours of enjoyment, and picking the right one will enhance the experience further.

We think you can't go wrong with the exceptional Ultimate Ears Boom 3 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker for vibrant and accurate immersive 360-degree sound. It comes in a range of shimmering colors to stand out and will float if accidentally dropped in the pool.

If you're on a budget but still demand quality sound, then try the Tribit XSound Go Bluetooth Speaker for wow-factor music you can appreciate. It provides clear audio even at the highest volumes and is waterproof and dustproof.

Each one of the Bluetooth speakers, we have outlined above, provide excellent quality sounds to enrich your listening experience.