Thinking about partying outdoors? Or feeling like mellowing down on your porch with some relaxing music? Then you’ll definitely need a portable Bluetooth speaker for that! In this article, I am going to give you 10 of the best-reviewed portable Bluetooth speakers on Amazon for you to choose from!
Aside from giving you the best of the best, we’re also going to debunk several myths surrounding the use of Bluetooth. Does Bluetooth really cause cancer? If you keep on scrolling you’ll find out the answer!
But for now, we’re going to introduce you to Amazon’s choice for Bluetooth speakers and that is the OontZ Angle 3 Bluetooth portable speaker. We found this portable Bluetooth speaker on Amazon to be the most dominant pick for portable Bluetooth speakers for the following reasons:
With the above reasons, it’s no question why the Oontz Angle 3 by Cambridge Soundworks leads the pack of portable Bluetooth speakers on Amazon today and is selling fast! To know more about the other Bluetooth portable speakers that the Oontz has outshined (ie. Bose, AIWA), keep on reading our list for a groovier 2020!
Small, but amazing! The OontZ Angle 3 is a favorite among many of the Amazon shoppers as a portable Bluetooth speaker that is made from quality materials.
Besides this, let the OontZ Angle 3 amaze you with its powerful sounds. Many of the users have found this to be one of the best characteristics of portable Bluetooth speakers. For a unit so small, the sound can boom. Buyers shared that OontZ Angle 3 is capable of playing loud music even in a big room.
Since it is IPX5 rated, you can definitely enjoy this around environments where water is present. If you’re part of the population who loves psyching up themselves with mindful podcasts in the shower, you can definitely bring this with you! Attract some good vibes listening to this little speaker without the worry of it short-circuiting due to water splash. Just make sure that the rubber for the USB charging slot is capped tightly to ensure the safety of the device.
All in all, let us just reiterate that the OontZ Angle 3 is a powerful choice for a portable Bluetooth speaker without the bulk (weight and space). If you’re looking for a speaker that’s powerfully loud to fill a large room, let OontZ Angle 3 amaze you!
Physically, many of the Amazon shoppers found the OontZ Angle 3 very satisfying to look at. Their controls, however, could use a little more improvement in terms of visibility.
While functionally, all of the buttons work and serve their function well. You can answer or reject a call with the Bluetooth button.
The buttons are big enough and embossed, so you can feel which control is which when you’re in the dark. Nonetheless, the buttons could at least be painted with a different color or have an added luminescence to counter the color for additional visibility. This would be very beneficial for people who have visual impairments.
Having five different colors to choose from can be quite a problem when all of the speakers look elegant. If you’re buying the DOSS SoundBox, then for sure, that might be a serious problem.
Aside from the wonderful color choices, the material quality for this speaker is quite impressive–and that is according to the buyers who have left their reviews of the product!
DOSS SoundBox can play music through 3 different sources–Bluetooth, TF card, and by AUX (cable included). This is convenient for anybody who would like to enjoy playing their music from older devices that do not have support for Bluetooth.
The encasing looks like its been solidly built, in such a way that the speaker might withstand several knocks and falls without the sound playing getting affected.
Speaking of sound, shoppers have found the SoundBox a very decent music-playing speaker for less than $30. It’s actually considered a bargain for that price range.
Last and certainly not least, is how you can control this device. DOSS thought of including light on the controls that are also touch-sensitive that requires very little effort to use. Want to turn up the volume? Just circle around the blue light if you will!
A very decent speaker with enough capacity to play music loud enough to fill a medium-sized room for up to 12 hours, that’s what the DOSS SoundBox is to the buyers.
However, as points for improvement, the shoppers felt that it could do well in having controls to remove the light for its functions.
The SoundCore 2 is just as tall as a regular-sized coke bottle and has been rated for its decent battery power and its good material quality.
Anker SoundCore 2 also received an IP code of IPX7 rating which means that it is completely waterproof and is safe to be immersed as deep as 1 meter for up to 30 minutes. If you’ve always wanted to listen to music without the risk of breaking the device, it is important to have the IPX7 rating.
What’s the most impressive thing about the SoundCore 2 is its powerful battery that can last for up to 24 hours of playtime without charging! A non-stop party is very possible with the Anker SoundCore 2!
If one speaker is not enough to keep your party going, you can just simply connect another SoundCore 2 via Bluetooth for an even booming sound experience. No wonder this is Amazon’s best-seller for the best MP3 player & cell phone audio docks!
Even though the SoundCore 2 has Bluetooth 5.0 technology, some of the buyers had some troubles with regards to syncing.
Another point of improvement that the buyers have pointed out is the coating that the speaker has. It is understandable that Anker has made the SoundCore 2 completely waterproof and even immersible, that’s probably why the coating is designed the way it is.
With every purchase of the Roverbeats T3, you’ll get a small pouch for its casing, a charging cable, the speaker itself, and the instruction manual. This is the complete set for the speaker that’s been rated as a favorite by its buyers for its material quality, Bluetooth connectivity, and of course, its portability.
Buyers are swearing by its big sound despite its small size. It’s probably because of the high-density neodymium, vibration plate, and rubber plate. With these parts together, the Roverbeats T3 is a steady small speaker with some pretty solid sound.
But what is high-density neodymium? Great question! The high-density neodymium is a small but powerful electromagnet that helps small devices such as the Roverbeats T3 that deforms the cone more and helps the device to generate more sound.
It’s fair to guess that maybe this is the secret to why Roverbeats T3 by Etekcity is Amazon’s choice for small wireless speakers with Bluetooth!
For its price range and for its size, buyers were either completely blown away by it or just found it quite average. Among the praises is how it actually works pretty well considering the price tag.
Although, it cannot be helped that some may just be unsatisfied. These buyers are suggesting a change in the notification sound when a device connects or disconnects. It was loud and bothersome.
Rated by Wirecutter as a budget pick and an all-around good portable Bluetooth speaker; which indeed it is, with a decent battery life (24h play time), portability, and a reliable Bluetooth connectivity!
Going wireless with the help of Bluetooth is a continuous challenge that developers tackle. In terms of Bluetooth advancement, we’ve certainly come a long way from having the two devices connected to each other by a very limited distance; to connecting multiple devices all at once.
The Tribit XSound Go, though small, is equipped with Bluetooth 4.2 (otherwise known as Bluetooth Low Energy or Bluetooth Smart) connectivity. This number just signifies that data in between devices is transmitted at 250% times faster than its predecessors.
Bluetooth also helps this multifunctional speaker to become compatible with Amazon Echo and Echo Dot. What’s more is, it is equipped with a voice function so you can access either Google Now or Siri with ease.
Overall, Amazon shoppers were generally pleased with the Tribit XSound Go. A very portable and capable speaker that sits that can produce sounds without distortions, has a wide enough Bluetooth connectivity range, and a long play time that sits below $40.
If these are the characteristics that you are looking for in a portable Bluetooth speaker, then the Tribit XSound Go will definitely fit the bill!
The Tribit XSound Go is a small and portable speaker that can do its job of playing sound with enough clarity for highs, mids, and even the low bass.
If you’re not highly critical of your sounds, this could pass satisfactorily. Nevertheless, buyers have found that some improvement on the construction of the speaker to accommodate low bass notes could be done.
Furthermore, other buyers would like to have the option to have the beeping sound when connecting be removed or turned off, as well as a voice prompt to indicate the power levels were suggested as an additional value for the speakers.
Lest be reminded that the price point is still very low and to accommodate the suggestions could very well increase the price of the Tribit XSound Go.
A list of speakers cannot be completed without an entry from AIWA. AIWA was sold to Sony around the 2000s after being one of the leading brands of speakers from the 60s until the time it was sold. After laying dormant for more than a decade since it was sold, they came back to the scene with the Exos-9.
Some found the design to be a little boring, but what they lack in aesthetics, they seem to have made it up with the performance of the speakers. Typically, portable speakers only have the sound drivers, but since AIWA is a dominating speakers brand, they’ve decided to jack up the Exos-9 with dual-voice coil subwoofer.
For the casual listener, a subwoofer helps your speakers deliver the lowest of bass sounds which an ordinary driver cannot. For the thrifty sound-geek/audiophile, you may appreciate the dual-voice coil subwoofer that AIWA has included in the Exos-9.
Among our best-rated portable Bluetooth speakers on Amazon today, the Exos-9 simply stands out for its on-screen equalizer. Sure, you’ve got the equalizer right on your phone, but for devices that do not have this option, let’s say an old school CD player with a 3.5mm jack, you can simply change the way the sound plays on the Exos-9 with just a few touch of buttons on top of the device.
Going through the reviews left by the buyers, it was pretty nice to see how they’ve felt very nostalgic that AIWA, a brand that has built speakers from their younger days that’s lasted them forever, is now back with the Exos-9! The Gadgeteer, a popular tech blog, even suggests that the Exos-9’s name should be changed to “The Phoenix” because of how it resurrected the AIWA brand.
Also, the buyers mentioned that for its price it should be at least IPX6 rated. Buyers felt that the speaker should at least be protected against elements considering its value and its price tag.
The SoundLink Revolve seems to want to give another layer of definition to the phrase “surround sound” by giving the buyers the chance to hear wonderful sounds all around the device.
This lightweight speaker from Bose attests to the company’s values of continuous innovation by giving its buyers amazing bass quality, strong materials, without sacrificing portability.
Bose ensures that the SoundLink Revolve uniform sound within its radius. Shoppers have mentioned how surprisingly loud it is as a single unit. But if you need more, you can easily connect another SoundLink Revolve and enter Party Mode. Because sometimes, one SoundLink Revolve isn’t enough.
Aside from the loudness of the device, many on Amazon discovered how the battery can last even longer than what the product specification states. Some say it can last for up to 16 hours without the need to charge the device.
All in all, even though the SoundLink is currently listed on Amazon $199.00 (Only $149.00 if you buy now), buyers were very satisfied with the value it brings in terms of the quality of sound produced.
Aesthetically, the SoundLink Revolve looks so beautiful in design. The curves are just so satisfying to look at and the buttons are subtly sitting right on top.
SoundLink Revolve seems to go with the minimalism approach. You can see it in the controls, which is where the challenge of the device lies.
This portable Bluetooth speaker put seven functions in one button called ‘multi-function button” that is represented by three dots.
The minimalist approach is well-appreciated however, accessibility can even be made easier if these functions were laid out even better. Some buyers were confused by this, even saying that the speaker doesn’t have a way to control the tracks except through their phone app.
For a portable speaker that produces quality sound with rich bass, JBL shouldn’t be overlooked. They have portable Bluetooth speakers that many Amazon shoppers have rated well, among which, JBL Charge 3.
JBL’s Charge 3 is adored by its Amazon buyers for three main reasons: bluetooth connectivity, material quality, and battery life.
This 9.1 x 3.5 inch cylindrical speaker is constructed to withstand elements. In fact, the Charge 3 can be submerged in water up to 1m deep for up to 30 minutes without breaking. To do this, the ports are securely covered by a rubber flap so that whether you’re on the beach or by the pool, no sand or water can ever enter the speakers and cause damage.
Essentially, the JBL Charge 3 is among Amazon’s best choices for a Bluetooth speaker whose quality shouldn’t be questioned.
JBL has created a fan-base for their speakers due to the quality and value. It even allows you to connect three different devices at the same time. Freely change the playlist as you go! However, one limitation that some buyers found were about the power button.
The control buttons on the JBL Charge 3: power, Bluetooth connection, volume increase and decrease, pause/play, skip to the next track, JBL Connect (for connecting two speakers) are all situated on top of the device.
What some of the users found inconvenient was that you can move to the next track, but cannot go back. Furthermore, the power button and the dedicated JBL Connect button is a little soft, in that they can be easily pressed accidentally.
The User Guide was also a point that could be improved upon. To some, having symbols only as a guide around their new speaker was difficult. But, the great thing is how helpful the Customer Service was.
Despite the buyers fascination of the Charge 3, they felt that these are some of the points that would make the Charge 3 the ultimate portable Bluetooth speaker.
Just about half the size of a regular canned Coke, the SRS-XB12 is Amazon’s leader for the small portable Bluetooth speaker. In fact, Amazon shoppers revered this speaker for its portability, Bluetooth connectivity, and battery life.
True enough, this little guy gave its buyers the bass of a lifetime. We may be exaggerating, but they couldn’t stop saying how, despite its tiny size, the bass is very well-defined. This is probably because of the passive radiator in collaboration with the monaural speaker. As we are curious on the terms, we looked them up for you.
According to Wikipedia, the passive radiator is often used for small Bluetooth speakers that don’t offer enough space for the air to get out. If you’ve noticed, when bass is played through speakers, there’s a level of air produced and when this doesn’t get out, the sound becomes very muffled. Since Sony was very generous to equip the SRS-XB12 with a passive radiator, it is able to deliver clear bass, even adding more bass, without sacrificing the other tones.
A truly great choice for a versatile speaker, Sony has truly shown their excellence in producing speakers through the SRS-XB12.
The SRS-XB12 almost seems perfect, that it is too good to be true. Some buyers were critical about the speaker’s volume.
They mentioned that it was not loud enough. However, such a standard may be too subjective to actually determine.
Despite such, It is important to note that the speaker is still generally favored by many. It won’t be Amazon’s choice if the buyers don’t find enough value in the SRS-XB12
AOMAIS is a relatively newcomer in the world of quality speakers, yet it has been able to break the wall with its Sport II which Amazon shoppers rated highly in terms of durability, as well as, the sound quality it delivers.
Whether you’re connecting to the AOMAIS Sport II via AUX or by Bluetooth, the Sport II can do them all. Buyers also shared that they were able to connect to the device easily and without any issues, regardless of the operating system they were running the device.
Wanna play your music from an old iPod? What about from iPhone 8? Samsung Galaxy S8? Check, check, and check! Those are just some of the devices you can connect to the Sport II via its latest Bluetooth 5.0 technology.
Durability is no issue for the AOMAIS Sport II. This is surprising to discover especially for what seems to be a neophyte in the world of portable bluetooth speakers. Amazon shoppers have put them by the pool or have carried this with them while doing different outdoor activities. To their surprise, it was still able to perform as if it had just been taken right out of the box.
To sum it all up, a new and upcoming brand shouldn’t be overlooked. Even without experience, the AOMAIS Sport II might just be the portable Bluetooth speaker that you’re looking for. Packed with the features we just shared and currently listed with a $2.00 discount (Coupon required; limited time offer only).
Based on the reviews, we can conclude that the AOMAIS Sport II is fairly priced. It is durable, which is a huge plus for a speaker that ought to be portable. Aside from that, it can also play loud with its 20W speaker power.
And even though the speaker is using Bluetooth 5.0, it could be suggested that the Bluetooth could be improved for connecting better to voice command devices such as Alexa or Google Now; to be able to connect two speakers for an even louder sound experience.
In the spirit of reminiscing, the first Bluetooth device was used in 1999. Two decades later, we’re still using this technology, which has in fact come a long way.
Previous applications of Bluetooth only showed the ability of connecting two devices (Source and Output) but now, manufacturers are using this to connect multiple devices all at once.
As our list have shown, connecting two Bluetooth speakers together can be done so easily and wirelessly. Bose SoundLink Revolve, AIWA Exos-9, JBL Charge 3, and Sony SRS-XB12 are all able to pair two speakers at once for an enhanced listening experience.
Generally speaking, Bluetooth speakers are safe to use, provided that the volume level is maintained at a maximum level of 85 dB. Any louder than that could pose a serious threat to your hearing.
According to the World Health Organization, noise-induced hearing loss cannot be reversed. Since hearing is a very important faculty, you should make sure that you’re taking care of it. Even though Bluetooth portable speakers won’t have a concentrated sounds like in-ear earphones, it is still important to take this precautionary measure for a healthier you!
Cancer by radiation is caused by a specific kind of radiation called radio frequency radiation, a non-ionizing type of electromagnetic field. This kind is what we’re often exposed to whenever we use microwave cookers, phones, and even Bluetooth-enabled devices.
Speaking of radiation, the debate over whether or not wireless connectivity causes cancer continuously remain open. However, there’s little data to support either claim. As such, it remains unclear whether the use of Bluetooth can cause cancer.
Unfortunately, this kind of radiation once absorbed by the body in high concentrations can pose a serious health risk. WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer previously released a memorandum that this kind of radiation is cancerous to humans.
Bluetooth speakers, or any kind of Bluetooth device uses a radio frequencies in order to connect to each other. This radio frequency gives out non-ionizing type of electromagnetic field or radiation.
Portable Bluetooth speakers offer the flexibility of bringing along a speaker to many outdoor activities. Buyers are observed choosing Bluetooth speakers because of being able to play music even without the hassle of wires.
As such, portable Bluetooth speakers is expected to have unfailing Bluetooth connection and durability to withstand elements; these characteristics can be easily found in many of what we have found on Amazon to be consumers’ best rated.
In terms of risks involved, the debate on Bluetooth causing cancer to humans remains a mystery. Current studies supports that the use of Bluetooth in audio devices is still generally safe.
Nevertheless, we do hope that this ultimate list of the best rated portable Bluetooth speakers has helped you find the best one for you. Why be limited by the use of wires when you can play your music around loudly and wirelessly with any of these nifty speakers we shared in this post!