Top 3 Bluetooth Speakers
Nowadays, people are investing more into audio quality, which is becoming more portable with the absence of the headphone jack on many of today’s popular smartphones. Here are our top 3 recommendations for Bluetooth speakers.
- UE Boom 2
The UE Boom 2 builds upon its predecessor, which was already a fantastic Bluetooth speaker. The Boom 2 perfectly balances bass and treble with clear mid-range vocals to provide what is one of the best sounding speakers on the market right now. Additionally, this speaker is now waterproof, so you can use it for even more occasions without the fear of getting destroyed by water. The only drawback is that there is no increase in battery life from the original UE Boom, but it still lasts a good 15+ hours on a single full charge. Overall, UE created the best bluetooth speaker taking into account sound quality, build quality, connectivity, and price.
2. JBL Charge 3
JBL has continued to maintain their speaker quality over the past few years and the Charge 3 continues this trend. The sound quality on the Charge 3 ranges one of the best in a Bluetooth speaker, but falls a just little short of the other two on this list. The bass and midrange are amazing, but the highs are kind of muted. Like the others on this list, an increase in volume does not increase distortion in the music, keeping the clarity of the audio at its best. Like the UE Boom 2, the Charge 3 is also waterproof. One feature on the Charge 3 that stands out from many other speakers is its ability to charge other devices such as your smartphone via USB. One drawback, however, is the size and weight of the speaker, as it is quite large at 8.4 inches in length and about 1.76 lbs in weight. If you don’t mind this, it packs a whopping 20 hours of battery power on a single full charge. With this amount of power and waterproofing, the JBL Charge 3 ranks among our top 3 Bluetooth speakers.
3. Bose Soundlink Mini II
Although Bose does manufacture quite expensive audio equipment, one thing they never compromise is sound quality. One of their cheaper speakers, the Soundlink Mini II, was created in 2015, but still ranks one of the best Bluetooth speakers because of the stellar sound quality inside a compact, yet unbreakable build. For its size, the Soundlink Mini II packs a powerful punch, boasting loud volume without compromising sound quality. One drawback, though, is that it only has about 10 hours of battery life on a single full charge. However, like the UE Boom 2, it has a perfect balance between treble, midrange, and bass. Overall, the sound quality on the Soundlink Mini II continues to outshine most newer speakers, and thus it is on our top 3 list.