As the post-pandemic world slowly and haltingly returns to normal, there's no reason to be without good audio, especially if you're at the beach, at a party, or on any other outing. That means it's time to invest in the best portable Bluetooth speakers. You don't have to spend a lot for this great music experience either.
Whether you're looking for a small speaker that you can clip onto your backpack or loudspeakers to help kick-start a backyard party, you'll find the ideal option in this guide. And, we've kept the price tag low, so you can spend a little more on snacks. Or, you can spend the savings on some of the best wireless headphones available.
The JBL Flip 6 has a lot going for it. Like many of the options available today, it has an IP67 rating for water and dust resistance. It's also built tough and ready to handle any wear and tear that comes with use on the road. You can choose from several color options and use an app to fine-tune your listening experience, including customizable equalizer settings.
Although you only get stereo mode when paired with another Bluetooth speaker, it sounds great and retains a lot of the low-end that many portable speakers sacrifice. It does have a somewhat disappointing 12 hours of battery life considering its slightly larger size. However, unless you're looking for something to use for extended wilderness camping, this should be more than adequate for most people. At less than $150, the price is impressive.
Sometimes, portability is the most critical feature of wireless Bluetooth speakers. Maybe you're backpacking in the wilderness or biking down a dirt road and want a little musical accompaniment, and a portable speaker is the only way to go. Most options are too bulky for this situation, but something like the JBL Clip 4 is perfect.
As its name implies, it has a large clip that allows you to effortlessly clip it to your backpack or luggage. It's also waterproof and durable, so it'll hold up no matter how rough the terrain. Of course, its compact size means you'll only get 10 hours of battery life, so you might want to bring a good portable USB-C charger for travel.