Music is one thing which connects everyone. Either you are out on the beach chilling or hanging out with your friends, good quality portable speakers are required for making your parties alive. Millennials in India are constantly on the move today. They have been bitten hard by the travel bug and are rushing to the hills and beaches not only during the peak season but off season as well. According to TripAdvisor’s TripBarometer study, India is placed 18th in the global travel budget rankings.
We have curated a list of best portable speakers which have the potential of producing solid sound with superb all-round performance.
Genius SP-906BT Bluetooth Speaker
If you need a speaker to fulfill your daily dose of personal music then Genius SP-906BT speaker is sufficient for you. The audio quality is good even at full volume. Moreover, from a price point of view, the speaker comes at Rs. 2,209/- which makes it a value for money product.
Pros: Solid build and Good Sound
ZOOOK ZB-Rocker Torpedo Bluetooth speaker
The ZOOOK Rocker Torpedo sounds good, feels good to hold and gives you the confidence you can take it along anywhere you go and more importantly, listen to it for hours together without needing a recharge. During our usage, it did endure a few drops but didn’t show any bruises as a result. During our tests, we could enjoy the continuous music of up to 7 hrs 45 mins after a full charge.
Pros: Rugged body, good sound output
Cons: AVRCP support missing
SP-925BT Portable Speaker
It has a built-in 50mm driver; two built-in 5-watt speaker drivers plus a passive radiator base driver subwoofer to deliver balanced stereo sound. Talking about the performance the speaker audio is actually very loud and clear. The audio is clear without any distortion even at maximum volume.
Pros: Loud sound, Good bass, compactCons: Average Battery life
Cons: Average Battery life
Creative Muvo 2 Bluetooth Speaker
The device is water resistant and will allow you play music via Bluetooth, Micro SD, Aux in, and USB. Muvo 2 offers a solid sound quality compared to other speakers in its range and lasts long enough to let you party all night long. This is among the best-sounding Bluetooth speakers for the size, and we highly recommend this product.
Pros: Great sound and excellent bass, Great build quality with a water-resistant body, Supports lossless files, Stereo pairing.
Cons: No aptX.
Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker
Bose has always remained the top choice of serious audiophiles. With SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker it plans to target sub 10K category. Soundlink plays your favorite tunes with crystal clear audio quality which is the hallmark of Bose audio systems. It’s small, durable and comes in a spectrum of colors.
The rechargeable lithium-ion battery gives you up to eight hours of playing time. You can recharge it in a wall outlet or with most USB power sources.
The speaker has a range of about 30 feet and it can be paired with your smartphone, tablet or other Bluetooth device. Voice prompts talk you through Bluetooth pairing, making it simple. And the speaker remembers the eight most recent devices you’ve used, so reconnecting is super easy. The speaker can connect to two Bluetooth devices at the same time, letting you switch between them quickly.
Pros: Extremely loud with zero distortion, Solid build, Long-lasting battery.
Cons: No microphone for calling.
Apart from Bluetooth connectivity this JBL speaker also has an aux-in slot available that enables you to connect various other media devices to it. It has built-in speakerphone with noise cancellation and echoes cancellation technology.
Pros: Outstanding form factor, Loud and clear, Battery lasts forever, an Inbuilt microphone for phone calls.
Cons: Low Sub-bass, Bluetooth feed gets interrupted easily.
Jabra SOLEMATE MAX
Jabra Solemate Max provides jaw-dropping sound experience which actually is expected from large speakers. Loaded with two tweeters, two woofers and a custom-designed bass radiator it produces rich and clear audio. Solemate Max’s built-in rechargeable battery can easily go for 14 hours, plus it can charge your phone as well. Max is durable enough and is resistant to knocks, splashes and dust making it a perfect solution for beach/outdoor parties.
Pros: Extraordinary Bass, Battery backup.
JBL Flip 3
From the house of JBL, Flip 3 is an award winning portable Bluetooth speaker that delivers surprisingly powerful, room-filling stereo sound. This ultra-compact speaker is powered by a 3000mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery and offers 10 hours of continuous, high-quality stereo audio playtime. Made of durable, splash-proof fabric materials Flip 3 is available in 8 colors.
It features a built-in noise and echo canceling speakerphone for crystal clear conference calls, and comes with JBL Connect technology that can wirelessly link multiple JBL Connect enabled speakers together to amplify the listening experience.
Pros: Good battery life, Super smooth Bluetooth connectivity, Solid Bass with zero distortion, Splash proof.
X300 is a surprisingly powerful compact speaker that delivers deep, precise bass response and detailed mid and high range sound. Enough to fill up a medium size room or small indoor party. The good thing is it doesn’t distort even at max volume.
You can wirelessly connect and play music from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone, tablet or laptop up to 30 feet away from the speaker. With a built-in microphone, the X300 doubles as a mobile speaker for phone calls. X300 provides 5 hours of continuous music without recharging. It can be recharged easily using the included micro-USB cable.
Pros: Powerful stereo sound with deep bass, Solid wireless connectivity, Good battery life.
Creative Muvo 20
I have been using MUVO 20 from past six months and I can say without doubt that it is one of the best speaker’s money can buy. It delivers bigger sound than most other portable speakers in its range. It features an advanced dual-flared bass port tube to deliver clean and high-output bass. Paired with powerful 3-inch full-range drivers and housed in a large acoustic enclosure it’s audio acoustics is superb.
MUVO 20’s built-in Li-ion battery lasts more than 10 hours on a single charge and can be charged via USB. Pairing has been simplified with NFC feature and it supports Bluetooth connectivity along with the conventional 3.5mm aux-in. If your smartphone is running low on battery, then you can charge it by connecting it to the speaker via USB.
Pros: Awesome Bass, Build quality and Sound, Long-lasting battery.
Flipkart Price: 3,899
LG-FH2 X Boom handy
The LG-FH2 looks great with its unique designing sense, it resembles a luggage bag with wheels and a telescopic handle for easy move. A performer, unlike any other, the LG-FH2 X Boom handy, makes a statement for itself with its looks and an exquisite sound that will appeal to true audiophiles and can be a great companion for indoor or outdoor parties and a value for money product.
Pros: Good sound
Good battery backup