Best Bluetooth Speaker 2017

If like to listen to music or podcasts then a bluetooth speaker is essential. The sound quality is much better than your smart phone. They are great for parties, the beach/pool or just listening to music at home. Below are 3 reviews of different speakers I’ve owned. I have them listed from best to worst.

UE BOOM 2

If you are in the market for a great sounding portable speaker, in my opinion the UE Boom 2 would be your best choice. The speaker comes with an app that allows others to connect and play music through the speaker like a Dj. It also has an option to pair multiple speakers together. (link)

Pros

  • Range up to 100 ft
  • Waterproof (IPX7-rated up to 30 minutes and a depth of 1 meter)
  • Shockproof
  • Long lasting battery (15 hours)
  • Great sound quality
  • Multiple color choices
  • App to remotely turn on speaker and change settings

Cons

  • Price
  • Does not have next/prev track buttons

Cambridge SoundWorks Speaker

Overall a great option if you’re not wanting to spend much. It’s durable and water resistant. Sound quality is nowhere as good as the UE Boom 2 but considering the price it’s pretty decent. (link)

Pros

  • Cheap
  • Durable and water resistant (mine survived falling in a hottub)

Cons

  • Sound quality
  • Volume up/down are hard to tell apart.

Splash Shower Tunes

A cheap option for listening to music in the shower. I would recommend the newer version that has separate volume buttons. (link)

Pros

  • Waterproof
  • Suction cup for shower
  • Cheap $21

Cons

  • Poor sound quality
  • Volume and next track are the same buttons. Caused songs to skip when trying to change the volume
  • Stopped working after falling 5ft

Also check out TheWireCutter’s review of their favorite portable speaker. They recommend the smaller version of the UE BOOM 2 called UE Roll 2.

 

Leave a comment below of your favorite bluetooth speaker.


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One thought on “Best Bluetooth Speaker 2017

  1. Hi there,

    Great review of bluetooth speakers. I have been looking around for a true evaluation of speakers like this. I really think these type of speakers can be the difference at a social gathering. Like you know you have a couple of people in a room and there is no music and its a little awkward if everyone doesnt know each other. Well situations like that, these type of speakers are heaven.

    Mind if I share this?

    Thanks

    Robert

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