Sleek and stylish Portable Bluetooth speakers are the essential accessory of today’s generation that can be carried to the gym, beach, park and even to the loo.
Bluetooth speakers are compatible with Android, Windows and iOS. They connect wirelessly through Bluetooth to laptops, desktops, mobile phones and tablets.
But there are a few specs that should be taken into account while choosing a portable Bluetooth speaker:
- Form Factor – The physical dimensions of the Bluetooth speakers is really important. There are 2 types of Bluetooth speakers – ultra portables that can be easily stuffed in a small bag or purse and a semi-portable/table-top category.
- Portability – Most Bluetooth speakers run on rechargeable batteries, so they are highly portable and can be carried anywhere and used without a power outlet.
- Audio Quality -Sound quality is of paramount importance in case of any speaker. Most moderately sized Bluetooth speakers provide quality low frequency bass and balanced, clean sound. The bigger the speaker; the louder and clearer the audio.
- Water and weather resistance – This is an essential feature of a wireless speaker. A water and weather resistant speaker can be carried to the pool, beach, gym and bathroom.
So, in this post we have shortlisted 10 of the best Bluetooth speakers available in India and UE Roll is our most recommended product due to its good battery life and 360 degree audio feature.
10 Best Bluetooth Speakers in India
UE Roll from Ultimate Ears ranks first in our list of best Bluetooth speakers that features 360 degree audio that fills the room with music in a uniform manner. It delivers bright, clear and crisp audio with pleasant tones. Its compact design makes it portable; you can carry it anywhere anytime. It has decent built-in battery that can play up to 9 hours of music. The integrated bungee cord that comes with the speaker can be used to hang the speaker for a hook or even shower head. The volume controls are located at the top of the speaker, but there are no pause/play button or speakerphone capabilities. The speaker is absolutely waterproof and is available in a wide range of colors.
- Decent battery life
- Integrated bungee cord
- Available in a wide range of colors
- No speakerphone capabilitie
#2.JBL Flip 3
The JBL Flip 3 from JBL is one of the best quality portable Bluetooth speakers that is backed by a well-known brand name and gives a decent performance. It has decent sound quality, adequate bass and ample power, but it ranks second due to marginal sound distortion at high volumes. It comes with speaker phone support. Multiple JBL speakers can be paired up using the JBL Connect app. It is 100% splash proof and it is designed to be used both horizontally and vertically. The answer/end button on the speaker works as pause/play button and allows you to skip, forward and back tracks. Improved battery life of up to 10 hours makes it a power-packed speaker.
- Can be used vertically and horizontally
- Improved battery life of 10 hours
- Built-in noise and echo cancelling speakerphone
- Wirelessly link multiple speakers using JBL Connect app
- Available in seven bright colors
- Some distortion at higher volumes
- No carrying case included
#3.Altec Lansing Lifejacket 2
The Altec Lansing Lifejacket 2 is a larger version of the Mini Lifejacket 2 that comes with loud and robust audio quality and decent sound staging which makes it one of the best portable speakers in the market. It is slightly heavy compared to other portable Bluetooth speakers but it is extremely durable and hardy. It can literally withstand repeated drops. It also doubles as a speakerphone and power bank. The LifeJacket 2 is rated at IP67 protection which means it is dustproof and capable of withstanding water immersion between 15 cm and 1 meter, for 30 minutes. The build-in charger plays 16 hours of music in one charge which is pretty amazing.
- Great durability
- Dust and water resistant
- Decent battery life
- Speaker phone and power bank
- Good range of Bluetooth connectivity
- Slight distortion at high volumes
- Heavy weight
The Logitech X300 is much less expensive compared to other wireless speakers, but it has impressive audio quality and clarity with makes it one of the best wireless speakers within budget. It has reasonable amount of bass and depth. The best thing is that the sound does not distort even at higher volumes. It comes with a built-in microphone for speakerphone calls. It has two drivers and a passive subwoofer that are angled to give a more expansive sound spectrum. It is available in a wide range of vibrant colors and it can be used horizontally or vertically.
- Decent bass
- No distortion in high volume
- Sturdy design
- Built-in microphone
- Not so impressive battery life
- Inconsistent audio quality
#5.JBL Pulse 2
The JBL Pulse 2 is yet another high-end portable Bluetooth speaker from the house of JBL that stands out from the rest due to its advanced multi-LED configuration. The light sensor present in this speaker senses the color tone of the surroundings and blinks LED of that similar color there. As far as audio quality is concerned, it is powerful and robust with all-round audio delivery thanks to its cylindrical build. It is splash proof and comes with a built-in speakerphone, but it does not have the USB charging feature. The built-in rechargeable battery gives 10 hours of sound only and about 5 hours with the light show on.
- Integrated LED light show
- Decent bass and good detail
- built-in rechargeable battery gives 10 hours of sound only and about 5 hours with the light show
- built-in speakerphone
- Not waterproof
- No carrying case included
- No USB charging feature
#6.Denon Envaya Mini
The Denon Envaya Mini is one of the best Bluetooth speakers for mobile that deliver loud, warm and smooth audio experience every time. Although, the bass appear to be weaker compared to other wireless speakers, but it gives a great overall performance. As far as the design is concerned, it is one of the best looking speakers with combination of dark grille and light interiors. The controls are easy to operate and highly responsive. The grille is designed to keep water out and the sockets are covered with a rubber flap this making it splash resistant. The inbuilt battery lasts for up to 10 hours from a single charge. The battery is charged using a micro-USB cable. It even comes with aptX – the high-quality Bluetooth codec making it a complete package.
- Highly portable and sturdy
- Powerful sound
- Micro-USB cable for charging the battery
- aptX Bluetooth codec
- Decent battery life
- Weak bass
- Struggles at high volumes and complicated tracks
The Jabra Solemate is one of the best wireless speakers for laptop and mobile that delivers loud and clear audio and comes in a neat and compact packaging. It comes with a distinct, footwear-inspired design with a rubber sole. The water-resistant “sound bag” allow you to play the speaker even in watery and muddy areas without soiling the speaker. The hideaway line-in cable makes it capable of connecting to non-Bluetooth devices. The Solemate has considerable loud sound and delivers decent amount of bass. But the sound is not greatly detailed and it can sound a bit harsh at higher volumes. It has decent battery life with 8 hours of music playback.
- Unique design
- Decent sound quality and bass
- Good battery life
- Speakerphone capability
- Water-resistant sound bag
- Line-in cable for connecting non-Bluetooth devices
- Not so impressive sound quality at high volumes
The JBL Go from JBL ranks 8th in our list of best Bluetooth speakers that delivers decent audio with ample power and good sound staging, but it has comparatively weaker bass delivery than the rest of the higher-ranking speakers. As far as the design is concerned, the JBL Go is an attractive sound box with a bright red color. It is also available in blue, black, pink, orange, yellow and grey color. It is ultralight, weight 130 grams and is small enough to fit in a handbag. The power, volume, Bluetooth and call receive buttons are present on the top while the USB, 3.5mm port and mic pinhole are on the right side. It has impressive battery life that delivers about 10 hours of continuous playback.
- Very portable
- Attractive design
- Sturdy build
- Great battery life
- Decent audio quality
- Low bass output
- Audio distorts at high volume
- Short Bluetooth range
The Logitech X50 has a funky look and significantly loud audio playback for its little size. It is the cheapest Bluetooth speaker in the list but delivers the most impressive performance. It is portable enough to carry anywhere with you. The Bluetooth connection range is up to 10m but the device can be connected directly to your smartphone through the AUX IN port with a cable and control the volume through the built-in buttons. The built-in rechargeable battery runs up to 5 hours on a single charge and it can be recharged through a microUSB port. The wide and open grill design of the speaker delivers larger sound compared to other similar sized speakers.
- Ultra portable
- Good bass and treble
- Good overall service
- Plastic body
#10.Mi Bluetooth Speaker
The Mi Bluetooth Speaker is a smartly designed sleek and suave speaker that delivers decent and pleasant overall audio experience for the price. It is reasonably light weight and slim built with the power/play button and pairing/battery buttons on the right side and microUSB and aux ports on the left side. As for audio performance, the speaker delivers ample sound with a sense of warmth in the tone. The audio is well-balanced with little kinks in the mids. The Mi Bluetooth Speaker is ideal for playing cleaner tracks. The built-in speakerphone on the Mi Bluetooth Speaker allows you to take calls on the speaker. Connectivity is provided by Bluetooth v4.0 which is smooth, swift and stable. The battery life lasts for 4 hours and 30 minutes at the maximum and the speaker charges from 0% to 100% in less than 2 hours.
- Clear audio and amply loud sound
- Clean, simple design
- Distortion at high volume
- Vibrates while playing music
- Slightly overpowering bass
So, now that you have an idea about the best Bluetooth speakers in India along with their specific features; choose the one which suits your requirements best and don’t forget to share your experience with us.