1. Ultimate Ears UE MEGABOOM 3

Ultimate Ears UE MEGABOOM 3

Ultimate Ears UE MEGABOOM 3

The speaker features a rugged drop and waterproof design, all-day battery life, and gets incredibly loud. On top of it all, UE lowered the price, making the Megaboom 3 excellent value for money. If there’s one thing we can nitpick about the UE Megaboom 3 it’s that, while it’s sound is good, it could be improved. The Megaboom 3 is a significant update; it’s the one that’s easier to charge, offers more powerful sound, and has a higher protection level. Plus, there’s the magic button, which lets you play, pause, and skip tracks directly from the speaker.

2. Bose Sound Link Revolve+

Bose SoundLink Revolve+

Bose SoundLink Revolve+

The Bose Sound Link Revolve is an excellent sound speaker for users looking for true 360-degree sound. For half the price, the Wonder boom is a great speaker that is completely dust and waterproof. While it can’t match the audio fidelity or features of the Bose, it’s still great for on-the-go listening. The whole idea was that the echo dot would connect to Bose Sound Link Revolve and become the voice and sound of Alexa.

3. Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo

This means you can plug in a speaker which doesn’t have Bluetooth. The Echo 2 still works as a Bluetooth speaker like the original, too. Other Echo models have extra features and you can read about them in our comparison of current Amazon Echo speakers. Amazon’s second-gen Echo is more attractive and more affordable than the original, and it sounds just as good, too. The second-generation Echo is not only less than the first-gen Echo, but it looks and sounds better, too, which is why it’s at the top of our best smart speaker’s page.

4. UE Boom 2

UE Boom 2

UE Boom 2

The Good The UE Boom 2 is a compact, durable wireless Bluetooth speaker that plays louder than the original Boom and sounds a little better. It’s stain-resistant, shock-resistant and now fully waterproof. Battery life is a strong 15 hours, and it can be paired with a second UE speaker for stereo sound. The Ultimate Ears (UE) Boom 2 speaker ($100) is waterproof, shockproof, and virtually life-proof, making it the perfect solution for a great listening experience wherever you go. It has a 15-hour battery life, can be connected to other UE speakers, and has 360-degree sound that can fill a room.

5. JBL Charge 3

JBL Charge 3

JBL Charge 3

The Bad While it plays louder than the JBL Charge2+ it doesn’t sound as good. The Bottom Line The JBL Charge 3 is larger than its predecessor, fully waterproof, and plays louder — but it should sound a little better. Despite a bit of extra weight, the JBL Charge 3 is a Bluetooth speaker you can take anywhere – including your backyard pool thanks to its new waterproof exterior. And while it falters on the high notes, overall the Charge 3 strikes a great balance between sound, features and price. The Charge 3 takes the party everywhere, poolside or in the rain, thanks to the waterproof design, durable fabric and rugged housing. Its high-capacity 6,000mAh battery provides 20 hours of playtime and can charge your smartphones and tablets via its USB output.

6. Anker Sound Core 2

Anker SoundCore 2

Anker SoundCore 2

The Good the Anker Sound Core 2 delivers better than average sound for the money, is water-resistant and has strong battery life. There’s also a built-in microphone for speakerphone calls. The Bad Distorts at higher volumes and can’t handle deep bass. Anker Sound Core 2 Waterproof Speaker. Take your tunes to all new depths with the Anker Sound Core 2 Waterproof Speaker. The Sound Core 2 will also last through anything in your day. The impressive 24-hour battery means you can go from day to night without missing a beat. The Anker Sound Core 2 delivers better than average sound for the money, is water-resistant and has strong battery life. … The Bottom Line While Anker’s Sound Core 2 doesn’t sound as good as some people think, it’s a likable, relatively inexpensive mini Bluetooth speaker with strong battery life.

7. Bose Sound Link Mini II

Bose SoundLink Mini II

Bose SoundLink Mini II

Like most wireless speakers, the Bose Sound Link Mini II has a 3.5mm jack input on the side that lets you plug in anything that doesn’t have Bluetooth. Battery life has improved, too, from a quoted 7-8 hours to 10 hours. You won’t get that long if you blast the Bose Sound Link Mini II at full volume. Bose Sound link Revolve and Sound link Revolve Plus can be paired with another compatible speaker to enhance their features. … To pair two speakers, make sure both speakers are powered on, and one of the speakers is already connected to your mobile device. The Bose Sound Link Mini II is showing its age with its average battery life and lack of features like NFC and waterproofing. However, it remains one of the best sounding wireless speakers on the market.

8. Sony

Sony

Sony

Sony Bluetooth speaker is totally waterproof. With an IP67 rating, your speaker can be immersed in water, and thanks to the high-quality fabric made exclusively in Japan, there’ll be no problem rinsing it. Press and hold the (power) PAIRING button until you hear the voice guidance and the (BLUETOOTH) indicator begins to flash quickly in white. Perform the pairing procedure on the BLUETOOTH device to detect the speaker. When a list of detected devices appears on the display of the BLUETOOTH device. you’ll be pleased to know that behind its all-mesh front grille, the XB41is both dust- and water-resistant (IP67-certified). That means the speaker is waterproof up to a certain depth and time limit – immersion protection of up to 1 meter (or about 3 feet) of freshwater for 30 minutes.