There are two extremes in the audio world. At the high end are costly hi-fi setups made up of almost a half-dozen different devices. They can sound incredible, but are equally good at costing an arm and a leg and taking up a dedicated equipment rack. At the other end of the spectrum sit Bluetooth speakers. Yes you’ll have to keep these battery-powered devices charged, and their reliance on Bluetooth rather than good old-fashioned cables means that the sound fidelity is never going to be as good, but they’re much cheaper and a lot more convenient.
BRAVEN BRV-XXL Large Portable Wireless
There are a lot of portable speakers available, but sometimes one needs a little more hardware than what might readily fit in a bag or backpack. Something that can entertain a large group of people without forcing them to huddle nearby just to hear what’s playing. Something that’s not afraid to kick it around grass, dirt, mud, rocks, or anywhere else that might scuff a dainty device.
We recently put Braven’s biggest, baddest boombox to the test to see if it sounds as mighty as it looks. Boomboxes are not gone, oh no. They’ve merely evolved, and Braven’s take on a modern, bass-pumping, outdoor speaker is quite the beast. Although not flashy, the Braven BRV-XXL is certainly eye-catching. Metallic grilles and hex screw-studded, matte-black plastic evoke a sense of rugged industrialism.
This speaker’s design sports a cool mix of angles, curves, and cutouts that maintain aesthetic appeal without gaudy excess. Very Braven. Buttons are embedded in firm silicone on one end of the speaker, while the opposite side houses all the ports underneath a thick, secure flap. The Braven BRV-XXL is certified IPX5 water-resistant, making it an ideal companion for tailgating, camping, pool parties, or wherever splashes or spills might occur.
FUGOO Style XL – Portable Rugged Waterproof
There’s a place for small and cheap portable speakers, but when you really want to hear your tunes, you need to go big. The new Fugoo Style XL is the perfect example of this, retaining its predecessor’s ruggedness and long battery life while making the sound bigger and better. Fugoo’s excellent original portable Bluetooth speakers. Style, Sport and Tough have a lot going for them: ruggedness, long battery life and good sound.
With the XL line, Fugoo kept all the best elements of its original speaker and made the sound bigger and better. Fugoo made good use of the additional space, putting these units inside: four tweeters (two on each side), two midwoofers (one each side) and two passive radiators for bass. With the drivers placed on each side, the speaker spreads sound widely, making it perfect for parties and listening to music with friends.
On the top of the XL, in addition to the volume and speakerphone/voice control button, Fugoo added buttons to control track playback. With this set of controls combined with integrated Siri or Google Now voice commands, I rarely had to take my phone from my pocket while listening — I could use the speaker to change the song and playlist, answer the phone and skip tracks.
Outdoor Speakers Portable Bluetooth Bicycle Speaker
Take your favorite music wherever you want with this ZEALOT speaker, with its beautiful Gray color, it has an impressive Stereo sound that will make your music sound much better. Take advantage of its forms of connectivity. Slot for Memory, Bluetooth, Radio you will always be ready for fun anywhere. ZEALOT S1 Portable Multifunction Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, Support Mobile Power Bank, Microphone, Emergency Torchlight, FM Radio & TF Card Function for Outdoor Riding Climbing.
New bluetooth V4.0 technology, compatible with all bluetooth-enabled devices. Easily plays music with bass effect via bluetooth, micro SD card ( TF card ) or FM radio. It can be easily mounted on the bike by bracket with silicone protective sleeve ensure water resistant and shockproof. Built-in 4000mAh battery, which can last for up to 12 hours on a single charge, also can be used as a power bank.
LED flashlight make you can walk on the dark and make SOS signal when you get lost. Optimized the passive radiator for better bass and sound quality. With dust proof, water resistant, shockproof, mobile power, flashlight, play music, hands-free call function. Support TF card up to 32GB, making your travel more convient.
Altec Lansing IMW577-DR LifeJacket 2 Wireless
The LifeJacket 2 Bluetooth Speaker features a rugged, rich and compact design. Featuring an IP67 waterproof, shockproof, snowproof, everything-proof rating; floatable and submersible design providing a 30-foot range along with extra audio horsepower, 16 hours, On-board powerbank for remotely charging portable devices and an 3.5mm aux-in port, The LifeJacket 2 is the perfect rugged companion for wherever you want to go.
The LifeJacket 2 also features a built-in universal mounting mechanism for easy attachment to bikes, kayaks, jet skis, motorcycles and more. Enjoy your favorite music with this powerful Bluetooth speaker with hands-free speakerphone functionality and built-in power bank. The only controls on the speaker are the power switch and the volume control. It has ‘voice confirmation’ which means it tells you when it is turning on, pairing, or turning off.
The buttons feel ‘thin’ through the rubber coating. Not sure how else to describe that, but they seem to work easy enough, not touchy, but solid. In a word? Surprising. Everyone who heard this speaker was impressed at the sound that came out of this box. No, it doesn’t thump your chest with bass, but for its size it does more than expected.
SYKIK TSME24 49W RMS Wireless 2.1 tower speaker
This beautiful floor standing tower speaker packs 49W of RMS power. With 5.25″ subwoofer (25W), delivers astonishing base and pair of 3″ (12W each), produces crisp and clear sound. Connects to your smart phone, PC, tablet, TV and such via wireless Bluetooth technology or simply through RCA Audio input by wire. Play your music through USB or SD card slots. LED display and touch screen control panel looks sharp and is user friendly. With full function remote control and docking station.
OontZ Angle 3XL by Cambridge SoundWorks
The Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Angle 3XL is an extra-large speaker that is capable of delivering volume so loud that it can rock an entire party in the backyard. It comes equipped with a powerful 40W driver and AMP, delivering 20 Watts RMS of pure authority. This is by far one of the loudest bluetooth speakers you can find that is capable of high quality audio reproduction, and is perfect for outdoor parties, poolside use or by the beach.
The quality that you get with the OontZ Angle 3XL is exceptional – the speaker produces high quality sound using two large 2.75” precision drivers and two custom 13mm tweeters designed to deliver precise clear highs and distinct midrange. They can reproduce high-fidelity sound that feels natural and smooth, with great bass response that hits hard.
The OontZ Angle 3XL also has 3 passive bass radiators; 1 passive bass radiator is rear facing behind its own grille and 2 passive bass radiators are side facing which you can see pushing the bass. The entire speaker is a beast and is probably among the most powerful speakers we have ever come across. The 8 hours was determined with a fully charged OontZ Angle 3XL set at approximately 50 percent of the maximum volume.
Braven BLUXLBP LUX Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
The speaker — which was designed to appeal to women — has two drivers, a passive radiator, and a built-in microphone and speakerphone. The standard 3.5mm input and micro-USB port for charging are included, as are the less-standard audio output port and USB output for charging with the built-in 1400 mAh battery; a micro-USB cable is included.
A battery life meter is also included, which is both a rarity and a nice touch. Lux is also IPX5 water-resistant, and claims to get 12 hours of continuous playtime. As if that’s not enough, Lux can also pair with other specific Braven speakers for stereo sound, and the speaker can also be used as a Bluetooth receiver for non-BT speakers. Lux looks more expensive than it really is, with its intricate grille design and sleek finish — it’s actually hard plastic with rubber ends and a rubber bottom.
The speaker is 6.25” x 2.6” x 1.8”, and at 11.8 ounces, it’s small and light enough to drop into a purse or any other small bag. On one end are the volume controls, which double as skip track buttons when held, a power button, and a pairing/call answering and ending/play-pause button.
Insignia – Portable Bluetooth Stereo Speaker
Take the music with you with this speaker, which features Bluetooth connectivity for easy music streaming from your compatible device. The built-in power bank charges compatible devices. Pair this speaker with compatible Bluetooth-enabled devices, including laptops, phones and tablets. Lightweight, portable design is great for outdoor parties or camping. Plus an integrated power bank for charging compatible devices. Energize an outdoor party, play your favorite music on a hike, or grab your tablet and watch a movie at the campsite.
Bluetooth speakers offer impressive audio, go with you anywhere, and can even be paired together for a bolder sound. Plus, water-resistant Bluetooth speakers let you enjoy your music around the pool, on the boat, or at the beach without having to worry about the elements. The Insignia – Portable Bluetooth Stereo Speaker – Black completed with a lot of capabilities which makes it great product.