When it comes to deciding which speaker is best suited for you, going through countless searches and reviews can become increasingly tiresome. Obviously, you can’t purchase each speaker in order to test its features for yourself. That is why we have tested and reviewed numerous speakers in order to create a list of the best outdoor wireless speakers available today. Below is a detailed list of the best speakers available in 2018.
- Table of The Best Outdoor Wireless Speakers!
- How To Choose the Right Speaker for You- Features to Consider?
Table of The Best Outdoor Wireless Speakers!
#1. JBL Flip 4
The JBL Flip 4 is equipped with many alluring features for a reasonable price.
The battery life is excellent on this speaker, lasting on a single charge for about 12 hours. Because the speaker is waterproof it can be fully submerged in water, so it is great for use by the poolside. JBL’s unique JBL+ system allows you to link up to 100 other JBL speakers so it’s a dream when hosting parties and other social events because it allows you to amplify the sound.
In terms of sound quality the JBL Flip 4 ranks among the top in terms of best balanced, clean, loud sound, although if you enjoy a lot of bass this speaker is not for you.
#2. Ultimate Ears BOOM 2
The UE BOOM 2 is an extremely durable speaker; the speaker handling rough use well after going through multiple drops seemingly undamaged. Because the speaker is 360 degrees, it allows you to hear sound from anywhere in the room. The UE BOOM is able to be paired with another for an increased sound. The battery life varies anywhere from 2-10 hours depending on the volume of the music being played. The sound quality on this speaker was excellent for the price.
#3. JBL Charge 3
The JBL Charge 3’s bluetooth pairing system allows you to pair up to three smartphones with the speaker, which comes in handy for when people want to take turns shuffling and listening to their own music. With a maximum battery life of 20 hours, the JBL Charge 3 is hard to beat for the longest charge.
The volume range with this speaker is very wide, from very faint to loud enough sound to fill up a room. This speaker places a lot of emphasis on mid-range and vocals, so take that into consideration when deciding whether or not to purchase.
#4. Bose SoundLink Color
Already known for their exceptional sound systems, Bose portable speakers live up to their expectations. Although a bit more expensive than other speakers mentioned on this list, the extra money you would spend on this speaker pays off in the long run.
The Bose SoundLink Color creates a rich, bold sound, all while maintaining the compactness and portability of any other speaker. The built-in mic comes in handy for having easy access to Siri, Google Assistant, or any other virtual assistants. Although simple, this Bose Speaker packs a punch.
#5. Amazon Tap
Like the name suggests, the Amazon Tap allows you to simply tap to gain access to Spotify, Pandora, and any other popular music applications you may have.
Because this is an Amazon speaker, Alexa Voice Service is a key feature that comes with the Amazon Tap. The speaker comes with a special charging cradle rather than a USB cable, allowing for up to nine hours of continuous music streaming. Like the UE BOOM 2 , this speaker is 360 degrees, allowing the sound to fill up all corners of a room.
#6. Bose SoundLink Revolve
Next up on the list is another Bose speaker. A key feature of the Bose SoundLink revolve is its aluminum body, which makes this speaker one of the most durable available.
The obvious difference between this speaker and other Bose speakers is that it has 360 degrees of sound coverage. The battery life for this one is pretty good, lasting a max of twelve hours whenever we tested it. This speaker is the most expensive out of all the speakers listed, but has the best sound so if you can shell out the money to purchase this speaker it would be well worth it.
#7. JBL Xtreme
This speaker would be best for those who like a loud bass; the JBL Xtreme has superior bass quality without drowning out treble, mid-range, or vocals. Compared to other speakers referred to, the JBL Xtreme is rather bulky, however the speaker makes up for this drawback by having a sound that is equally as large. This speaker ranges anywhere from 6-10 hours on a single charge cycle, but the recharge rate is slightly faster than other speakers, only taking about 2 hours to gain full charge again.
#8. Harmon Kardon Onyx Studio 4
The Harmon Kardon Onyx Studio 4 has a sleek, circular design strikingly different than that of any other speaker listed.
Like with the Bose SoundLink Color, you also have the ability to access Siri and Google Assistant with just the press of a button. When playing low, soft music on this speaker, the quality is excellent compared to others. When not used on full blast, this speaker can last about 8 hours on a single charge.
#9. Jabra Speak 510
Next to last on our list is the Jabra Speak 510. The design of this speaker resembles a small subwoofer, with the speaker component facing up rather than on the sides; the design also allows for sound to be heard from any angle.
This speaker is great for taking calls and holding meetings easily, as there are features which allow you to answer, decline, and mute calls. This specific model is Microsoft Skype for Business certified, making it the perfect business speaker.
#10. Bose SoundLink Mini II
The last speaker on our list is the Bose SoundLink Mini II. It also has a big, large bass sound like other Bose Speakers, but is significantly smaller and much more portable, making it perfect for outdoor use. The battery life is pretty good, getting a max of about 10 hours of use. Although a little, for the extra money you’d pay you’d receive some of the best sound and volume quality out there.
How To Choose the Right Speaker for You- Features to Consider?
When considering which speaker to purchase, take into account exactly what features you are looking for, along with how much speaker you can afford. While it’s hard to determine a speaker’s sound quality unless actually listening to the speaker for yourself, figure out what type of sound you are looking for. Based off of your preference, look up reviews about a particular speaker you are considering buying and base what type of sound the speaker has off of the information given.
Also, take into account the battery life of the speaker. Note that battery life tends to be a little lower than what the company claims, as it varies on the volume of music being played, as well as if you’re playing music continuously. While looking at battery life, also think about the recharge rate of the speaker, as a longer battery life is usually followed by a longer recharge rate. Look at which speakers give you the most value for your money. Purchasing a more expensive speaker doesn’t necessarily mean you’re getting higher quality, so do your research before deciding.
Trying to find a reliable speaker can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. That is why we created this list to help people who are struggling to narrow down their options. When looking for a speaker to purchase, create a hierarchy of which features are most important to you and seek to find which speakers meet your wants within your budget. As stated previously, make sure to do a thorough amount of research before making your final purchase. We hope this curated list has helped you find the best speaker for you.