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5 best Bluetooth speakers 2020-2021: top portable speakers for any budget

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Due to portability, resilience, and fantastic audio quality Bluetooth speakers are a must for music enthusiasts on the go. In this guide, we will cover the very best Bluetooth speakers of 2020-2021.

Because they offer so much value in so many situations, there are a plethora of portable speakers to consider. We’ve done just that, so you don’t have to. And, that’s what this guide is about, provide the best of the best for you to pick from.

Whatever the requirements of your portable speaker checklist, this guide is here to help you choose the very best portable speaker.

best Bluetooth speakers you can buy

Sonos move

4.8/5

The best Bluetooth speaker worldwide, Sonos Move brings the celebration inside and outside.

Specifications

  • 6.61 pounds

    Weight

  • 10 hours

    Battery life

  • Bluetooth 4.2 & Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n, 2.4 GHz, 5GHz)

    Connectivity

  • 1 down-firing tweeter, 1 mid-woofer, 2 Class-D digital amps

    Drivers

  • Yes (USB-C, and comes with charging dock)

    Charging

The Sonos Move tops our list as best of the best portable speaker. It’s so good it makes a great primary in-home choice.

It has multi-room capabilities, it can playback from numerous wireless sources, and can customize audio-output for the current environment. In short, it is much more than the average Bluetooth speaker.

The big ‘Con’ is its weight. All the hardware that goes into producing such amazing sound is heavy and relatively expensive.

Pros

Cons

excellent Bluetooth speaker for travel

UE Boom 3

4.3/5

The former best Bluetooth speaker is still excellent for traveling with.

Specifications

  • 1.2 pounds

    Weight

  • 15 hours

    Battery life

  • Wi-Fi 30+ feet

    Connectivity

  • Two 1.75" drivers and two 1.75" x 3" passive radiators

    Drivers

  • Yes: NFC

    Charging

The UE Boom 3 is among the best Bluetooth speakers cash can buy. It has amazing sound even at higher volumes. And, where the Sonos falls short, the UE Boom does not. It is light enough for camping or even suitcase carry.

Despite its lightweight and great sound, it’s also a very durable portable speaker. It has a protective case, it’s water and dustproof.

For the quality of sound, the durability of build, and portable weight it’s relatively budget-friendly.

Pros

Cons

fun portable speaker

JBL Flip 5

4/5

The JBL Flip 5 is one of the best Bluetooth speakers around.

Specifications

  • 1.2 pounds

    Weight

  • 12 hours

    Battery life

  • Bluetooth

    Connectivity

  • 40mm

    Drivers

  • 4.2

    Bluetooth

The JBL Flip 5 is one of the best Bluetooth speakers around. It has Bluetooth-only playback and modest features. However, it sounds great and is one of the toughest speakers for those who demand durability. If you prefer a tough speaker more than features like voice control or hands-free calling, it’s a solid choice.

Pros

Cons

A terrific Sonos Move alternative

Bose Home Portable Speaker

4.2/5

The Bose Portable Home Speaker has a minimalist style with weather-resistant features and a handle for easy transport.

Specifications

  • 2.4 pounds

    Weight

  • 12 hours

    Battery life

  • Bluetooth

    Connectivity

  • 4.2

    Bluetooth

The Bose Portable Home Speaker is a great option if SMART devices are your thing, and portability just isn’t enough; it supports Google Assistant and Alexa.

Pros

Cons

The very best mid-range speaker

JBL Charge 4

4.4/5

The JBL Charge 3 was a huge success. 

Specifications

  • 2.2 pounds

    Weight

  • 20 hours

    Battery life

  • Bluetooth 30 feet

    Connectivity

  • 8.66 x 3.74 x 3.66

    Dimensions

The JBL Charge 3 was a huge success. That may be why the Charge 4 hasn’t changed much more than adding better tonal balance. It still delivers all the great features of the Charge 3 including brilliant bass.

It’s not such a bad thing that the JBL Charge 4 hasn’t changed much. It’s among the best water-resistant speakers, most affordable, amazing sounding portable speakers around.

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