Buying Guide: The Best Bluetooth Speakers

Summertime is a good time to jam to your favorite tunes while you drink something cold by the pool. Whether you’re having some friends over or just relaxing in the backyard, having a good Bluetooth speaker is a must. And after all, who wants to listen to their music through some tinny phone speakers?

If you’re looking for the best Bluetooth speakers, you’ve come to the right place! Here are our top picks.

UE Boom

UE makes some of the best Bluetooth speakers out there, and they’re normally a great deal, too. The UE Boom is no exception. You can find it for around $80 when it’s on sale, though its MSRP is a cool $150. While it’s a bit of an investment, this makes the speaker much more affordable than some of its competition.

As for what you get for your money, the UE Boom is a powerhouse. It puts out large, room-filling sound and sounds great. The dust- and water-proof design make this speaker ideal for traveling. It’s light enough to toss into a bag, and durable enough to survive the trip. If you’re on the go and need something durable with big sound, this is the speaker for you.

Sonos Move

The Sonos Move is truly the best Bluetooth speaker money can buy. However, it is a lot of money to buy this speaker: some $400. That being said, this is a Bluetooth speaker that is equally at home on the camping trail as it is in your dining room. The full, rich sound it produces comes courtesy of two massive drivers.

The speaker uses smart-tuning technology to tune the sound according to its surroundings. In a larger space, the speaker will change its settings to accommodate that. In a smaller space, it angles the sound for maximum quality.

All that mighty sound-making power does make the speaker a bit on the heavy side. However, this is a small complaint. If you can afford it, and don’t mind it being a bit heavy, the Sonos Move is the best Bluetooth speaker out there.

Anker Soundcore Flare

For those looking for a Bluetooth speaker on a budget, look no further than the Anker Soundcore Flare. It can often be found on sale for around $60, and is normally in stock over at Amazon. This inexpensive, solid little speaker is a great deal at that price.

Note: At high volumes it can slightly distort sound, but aside from that minor complaint, this is one of the best little Bluetooth speakers for the price. When it comes to budget, Anker’s got you covered!