Best outdoor speakers

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Outdoor speakers come in different shapes and sizes that are designed to either make them stand out in a crowd or meld into the background. The best ones offer the same deep bass and high-end provided by regular speakers, but also come with added features like waterproof, sturdy, and battery-powered.

Whether you want a rocking time or something a little chilled, follow our recommendations for the best outdoor speakers you can buy.

Staff pick

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Polk Audio Atrium 6 outdoor all-weather speakers

Excellent sound outdoors and indoors

Set your Atrium 6 speakers anywhere, and experience the fantastic sound quality that immerses you into the moment. Place them near the pool, and don't worry about splashes or rain, they are all-weather certified. A steeply-angled baffle design is not only aesthetically pleasing, but it also fills the expanse with rich, vibrant music. It doesn't matter if you mount them horizontally, or vertically, you still get the best sound delivery possible to add richness to your experience.

Really waterproof

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Aomais Go Bluetooth speakers

You get 40W sound

Other speakers claim to be water-resistant, but the Aomais Go can withstand full immersion up to thirty feet for thirty minutes. More than that, these speakers are dustproof, snowproof, mudproof, and even drop-proof to a degree. The Bluetooth feature allows you to connect wirelessly with any compatible device, but it also has a wired connection for your computer or TV. If you think the 40W output isn't enough, then pair two of these to get 80W stereo surround sound that will play for up to forty hours before the battery needs recharging.

Studio quality

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Dual Electronics LU43PB 3-way outdoor speakers

For all seasons and budget friendly

Mount, or place these studio-quality speakers in any open space, and they will deliver digitally optimized widespread sound. The three-way pair of speakers combine all the music frequencies for a rich tone to be enjoyed at any time while the four-inch woofer provides a powerful bass complement.

An all-weather resistant coating allows the speakers to be enjoyed outdoors throughout the year, and the mounting swivel brackets set up in seconds provide a 120-degree range of sound.

Long life battery

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Ion Audio Block Rocker Plus

Telescopic handle and wheels

The clear sound emanating from the eight-inch woofer and a wide dispersion tweeter can only be described as extraordinary. Crank up the 100W peak power amplifier and let the party begin. Play music up to fifty-hours before having to recharge the battery, which will also charge your smartphone or laptop via a USB port. The Ion is Bluetooth enabled, and it has an auxiliary input for other devices.

A high-quality microphone is part of the package for anyone wanting to make public announcements or play karaoke. Transport the portable speaker by wheeling it using the telescopic handle or use the two convenient carrying handles.

Best for the bass

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JBL Boombox

A powerful Bluetooth speaker

This monster has four active transducers and two JBL radiators to deliver bass that you will feel down to your toes. It's a Bluetooth bad boy built to provide the best sound when compared to any other boom box. In addition to delivering twenty-four hours of nonstop music, the large battery will also charge your other external devices.

The rugged design is tough enough to take anywhere, and it's also waterproof.

360 degree sound

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TIC B03 outdoor in-ground speaker

Surface or in-ground mount

Are you looking for ambiance in your garden without any bulky speakers hanging around? Then place the TIC speaker among the flowers or the in-ground where it's heard but not seen. The eight-inch woofer and two-inch tweeter provide 200W of peak power from a weather-resistant ABS housing.

The circular design provides 360-degree omnidirectional sound for clear listening from any location.

The bottom line

Enjoy the outdoors a bit more with a little good music.  The right outdoor speakers will fit the scene, and they will also deliver the sounds that are so rich you'll think you're watching a live stage performance. 

We think you will enjoy that experience with the Polk Audio Atrium 6 outdoor all-weather speakers placed in strategic locations. The angled baffle is designed to fill the space with rich sound.

Another excellent choice is the Aomais Go Bluetooth speakers that are truly waterproof so that you can place them near the pool without any worries. They're also dustproof and snowproof, so enjoy them anytime, anywhere.