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Last updated: 30 April 2020


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 Turn an ordinary outing into a party for less than $100 with the right Bluetooth speaker. Music stored on your smartphone can be shared in but a few taps, and most are small enough to disappear among the stuff in your backpack.

  • Learn about their different features in our buying guide.
  • Gain a glimpse into how we test these speakers.
  • Check out our test of more expensive wireless speakers if you're after better sound quality, battery life and more features.
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Our experts test models from popular brands in our sound room to find the speakers that:

  • have the best sound quality
  • have longest lasting battery life
  • are the easiest to use.

Our interactive comparison tool can help you find the speakers with the features most important to you – like the ability to handle phone calls, or take on splashes from wet hands.

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    Takes phone calls

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    A microphone built into the speaker makes it possible to take an incoming phone call.

      Stereo speaker

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      Stereo speakers play audio from a left and right channel, creating the illusion sound is coming from more than one direction.

        Pair with additional speaker

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        Some speakers can be paired together in order to play back music with more volume, or to simulate a stereo speaker set up. 

          Splash resistant

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          Can tolerate splashes, but cannot be submerged in water.

            Shock proof

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