10 Best Bluetooth Speakers

Remember the days when you had to heave a boom box the size of a small cooler onto your shoulder to be the cool guy at the beach?  No? If not, you don't know how good you have it, Man.

Back in the day, when your dad was blazing smokes, swilling beers, and hitting on girls at the beach, technology was super-sized.  These days, all you need to pull together a happening outdoors party is one of these high-performance portable speakers...

“BAM,” instant entertain for a 4th of July party! 

All the speakers on this list are Bluetooth, so no fumbling with those old compilations cds you've got lying around.  Just bring along your phone or iPod, and you're all set for entertainment, no matter what your cause for celebration.

Braven BRV-1 Portable Ultra Rugged Wireless Speaker
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$168.00

4.30 stars

The Braven BRV-1 is a very rugged wireless speaker that's built to be carried around with you anywhere you go.

  • Water ressistant. It can be immersed 1m for up to 30 minutes
  • Enjoy 3 Watts of audio output per channel 
  • Wireless audio for up to 12 hours

 When they say anywhere they mean it. It's protected from rain or water splashing at the pool. The speaker even has a mic in it that will allow you to take a call while you're out at the beach.

What Reviewers have to say:

  • The best speaker I've ever owned. Sound is great, interface is great, easy to use, remembers all your bluetooth devices
  • I use this speaker on my ATV for some background music/speaker phone for mobile phone and it works great.
  • I also use it on travel as a speaker phone and it works wonderful! Everybody should have one!
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Oontz XL Bluetooth Speaker
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$99.98
$199.99 | Save: $100.11 (50%)

The Oontz XL Bluetooth Speaker has a powerbank that can charge your cell phone thanks to it's USB connection. You can get about 10 hours of play time. The speaker itself weighs a little under 2 lbs so you can carry it pretty much effortlessly. 

Sony SRSX7 Portable NFC Bluetooth Wireless Wi-Fi Speaker System
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  • 127 bought
$149.99

4.20 stars

The Sony SRSX7 bluetooth speakers have a powerful 32 Watts of power. You can stream audio through bluetooth and Wi-Fi through DLNA or AirPlay. You can get up to 6 hours of battery life. Sony uses their DSEE-HX technology to upscale audio signals like MP3,ACC, ATRAC to hi-res levels. 

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III
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  • 322 bought
$299.00

4.70 stars

The Bose Soundlink Bluetooth Speaker III can connect to your tablet or smartphone to give you great sound.  Whether you're on the beach for the afternoon or you're travelling in Europe, this is the sound accessory for you.

The speakers use silicone buttons to keep dirt away. The rechargeable battery can last up to 14 hours. This is perfect for those long days when you're out at the pool for a few hours.

IK Multimedia iLoud 40W Portable Personal Speaker
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$199.00
$299.99 | Save: $106.47 (35%)

4.20 stars

The IK Multimedia iLoud speaker is not your ordinary portable speaker. It's rated at 40W RMS and provides great sound at any volume. If you're a musician then this portable speaker is for you as it has an iRig 1.4ae instrument input so you can plug in your guitar, bass, keyboard or mic and jam. 

Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker
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The Bose Soundlink Mini is a Bluetooth speaker packs a punch into it's compact frame. Just like anything Bose, it's amazing how so much sound can be coming from such small speakers. The build quality for this is excellent with it's aluminum unibody enclosure. This speaker stands out for the ultra compact category of bluetooth speakers. It weighs a mere 1.5 lbs and feels solid to carry around. The unit comes with a desktop charging cradle but you can also plug the AC adapter directly into it.

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Jawbone BIG JAMBOX Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
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$184.97
$299.99 | Save: $115.02 (38%)

4.50 stars

Need some wireless music with you on the go? Jawbone has you covered in a colorful way with the MINI Jambox - a portable and wireless Bluetooth 4.0 speaker with aluminum body, 10-hour battery life and play/pause/volume up/volume down/pairing buttons. Its built-in speakerphone lets you take calls on the go too.

SOL REPUBLIC 1500-10 DECK Wireless Speaker
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$39.99
$199.99 | Save: $40.84 (20%)

4.40 stars

The SOL REPUBLIC 1500-10 DECK speaker has NFC and bluetooth pairing. You can use it as a speaker for hands free calling. You can charge it with a mini USB cable similar to what you may already have for your cell phone. In some tests people are reporting up to 20+ hours of play time. 

Ultimate Ears BOOM Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
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$145.99
$199.99 | Save: $20.00 (10%)

4.60 stars

The Ultimate Ears Boom speaker projects sound in every direction with it's 360 degree speaker allowing you to fill a room with sound. 

The UE Boom is water and stain resistant so you could carry this with you anywhere you go and not have to worry about getting it wet. If you buy a second speaker you could have them connect and play in stereo sound. You can get up to 15 hours of playback thanks to the rechargeable battery. Accompanied with the UE Booms app on your smart device you can set an alarm so you can wake up to your favorite music.

JBL Pulse Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with LED lights and NFC Pairing
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  • 313 bought
$124.99

4.60 stars

The JBL Pulse has two high performance drivers and a bass port to give you great sound.

  • Battery Rechargeable
  • Wireless Speaker
  • RMS Output Power

 More than that, you get an LED show with light pulsing to the beat. The li-ion battery gives you 10 hours of party time. 

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