Making a sound purchase
After testing a broad range of wireless Bluetooth speakers, we found that these popular devices either focus on: 1) performance, 2) portability, or 3) appearance.
Performance-oriented speakers opt for the best possible sound, range and rate of power consumption at the expense of size and weight, while portable models try to find the sweet spot that lets them deliver reasonably good sound in a much smaller package. Then there's those units that seem to throw performance and size-efficiency out the window in the pursuit of aesthetic gimmicks.
In this article we share our insights about the different brands and models we tested. Use this information along with our wireless speaker reviews to buy the best model for your needs. Some speakers do well across the board, while a few models look bad and sound downright terrible. But in between are several models to suit different needs, wants and tastes.