For as loud as they can be Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speakers are surprisingly subtle gadgets you don’t think you really need one until you’ve tried one. Or in my case about 3 of them but once you start bringing a speaker with you to the beach to the park and yes even the shower you’ll be shocked how much you enjoy having crisp clear music at a moment’s notice.
Pretty much every consumer electronics brand with an audio department has slapped their logo on a tube shape speaker and there are hundreds upon hundreds of super cheap ones with subpar sound. Finding the best one, one that will last and sounds good and basically any situation that involves a little bit of research and maybe a bit of compromising and around a hundred to two hundred fifty bucks for a decent Bluetooth speaker it’s not a trivial purchase. But there’s good news, your choice isn’t all that hard.
Logitech UE Boom
It’s the Logitech UE boom – boom – as you are now familiar cylindrical design that gives a great 360 degrees sound plus it comes in a series of neat color combos. As for the upgrades the speaker is now more durable and more importantly its waterproof. That means you can stand it up on the side of a hot tub or even take it to the beach without thinking twice.
That’s not to say the boom – is the best sounding portable Bluetooth speaker. It’s a bit lacking in bass response intense the sound bastard pumping right. Pop music or really busy electronic but considering its other perks the boom – performs well and enough genres and situations to please most people.
You can also pair to another UE boom to really fill the gaps. It also gets about 15 hours of battery life which is pretty normal. Yet ranges stellar I walked about 30 feet away from it in a crowded Park before the sound began cutting out.
It’s one of the more expensive options in the field but if you’re looking for the best-rounded speaker with really good sound you can’t go wrong with the Logitech UE boom to a close second is the B&O play.
B&O Play Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
It’s a well rounded speaker that kind of looks like an aluminum water canteen but it’s still attractive and it’s really well made but it looks aren’t just what makes it special. It also sounds incredible. The a1 Portable wireless Bluetooth speaker has full rich omni directional sound for pretty much every genre of music classical jazz, hip-hop, rock, one can do it all and it’s loud like really, really loud.
You’ll be able to fill your entire apartment with crisp audio to the point of competing with a surround setup and a subwoofer. There are trade-offs the a1’s ranges on the shorter side and it charges using USB type C which can be pretty annoying unless you happen to have a few extra type-c cable lines.
Luckily the a1 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker has 24 hour battery life to tide you over the long weekend trips. Another downside it’s not very durable nor is it waterproof. It can get pretty beat up like minded if you throw it into a bag with your keys. There are countless Bluetooth speakers to choose from but the beats pill plus are just overpriced. If it were a hundred or even fifty bucks cheaper it would be a better deal.
Then there’s the Amazon tap the speaker has enormous potential. It has the alexa voice assistant built-in except you can’t talk to it like you can do with the echo. Instead you have to hold down the button to activate the voice control. And one more thing it sounds kind of bad so the bottom line here Amazon may have a killer Bluetooth speaker on its hands in a few years with a second or maybe a third generation model but not right now.
The truth about Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speakers is that they pretty much all do the same thing. Connect your phone and play music but if you’re not a stickler for sound quality you can just get one that looks cool and doesn’t cost too much.
But if you want the best one the one that isn’t gonna bum you out when you turn it on two years from now Logitech’s latest model is the way to go