Looking for the best Bluetooth wireless speaker?

We listened attentively to some of the most popular speakers and highlight those that really stand out below. Some shine with great sound, others have outstanding battery life and yet others have extra features that you might be interested in. Of course, the price matters as well, so we have included the prices of each speaker.

So which Bluetooth speaker should you buy if you had to shop today? Let’s take a look at the pros and cons for each one of them right below.

Cheaper options:

Mid-sized Speakers

JBL Charge 3

Top battery life, super loud and water-proof make it our top choice

Battery life: Up to 20 hours

The JBL Charge 3 gets the top spot with its combination of extraordinary, 20-hour battery life and very good sound quality, plus neat features like its water-proof rating and ability to float in water, so it does not get lost if you drop it in a swimming pool at a party. The JBL Charge 3 also supports JBL Connect, so you can easily connect and sync two speakers at the same time to have stereo sound and more depth to that music.

The JBL Charge 3 provides a lot of volume (and we mean, a LOT!) and a bass-heavy sound that many people like, and while it is not as clean and well-balanced as others, it still fares well in terms of sound quality.

UE Boom 3

The second best option

Battery life: Up to 15 hours

The UE Boom 3 is another great option that is waterproof and shockproof, and comes at a similar price as the JBL Charge 3. 

While earlier, UE Boom speakers had support for Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, it has now been revoked and this is just a regular speaker focused on great sound quality, but without smart assistance commands.

In terms of sound quality, the UE Boom 3 is also excellent with crisp highs and mids, and an overall surprisingly powerful sound for its size.

Bose SoundLink Mini 2

The best sound quality

Battery life: Up to 10 hours

The Bose SoundLink Mini 2 might have the most outdated look of them all, but it has absolutely stellar sound quality that beats the JBL Charge 3 and UE Boom 2 by a long shot. It has a more open sound stage, with much better defined sound in both highs and lows, and it has sufficient volume to fill a room nicely. It sounds exquisit, especially considering its rather small size.

Bigger Speakers

UE Megaboom

Battery life: Up to 20 hours

The UE Megaboom is probably the most popular large Bluetooth speakers out there and for a good reason: it blasts powerful 360-degree sound, allows pairing two speakers to get even more boom and has a rock solid connection that it can keep at distances of up to 100 feet.

Marshall Kilburn

Battery life: Up to 20 hours

The stylish-looking Marshall Kilburn will look great in any home, but it’s not just about the visual appeal as it also boasts a very clear and loud sound output that will definitely have music enthusiasts happy.

JBL Boombox

Battery life: Up to 24 hours

With a boomy bass and an overall impressive sound quality, the large-sized JBL Boombox is one more great big Bluetooth speaker. You can also use this speakers as a power bank to charge up your phone.

Cheaper Options

JBL Flip 4

Battery life: Up to 12 hours

The JBL Flip 4 is a really nice portable Bluetooth speaker. The design is attractive, the sound is decent, and we especially like its water-resistance. Battery life is solid, and extras like the speakerphone and support for voice-based assistants are really nice.

UE Wonderboom

Battery life: Up to 10 hours

Maybe more than anything, the Wonderboom succeeds because of how reliable it is. It can survive a drop up to five feet, will safely float rather than sink to the bottom of a pool, and features like its multi-speaker mode are always easily accessible, without forcing users to download an extra app: you just take it with you, and the music follows.

UE Roll 2

Battery life: Up to 9 hours

The cute circular Bluetooth speaker by Ultimate Ears has the one big advantage of being extremely portable and very likable. Unlike other similar speakers, it cannot float in a pool (you need to use the included accessory), but it is water protected and features a surprisingly good sound. Also, it comes in some crazy colors that will definitely appeal to the younger crowds.

Vava Voom 20

The budget option!

Battery life: Up to 10 hours

The Vava Voom 20 is another popular affordable option that surprises with better sound that its price tag would suggest.

DOSS Touch

Best sound quality for least buck

Battery life: Up to 10 hours

Finally, the very cheapest yet still good option that we can recommend is the Doss Touch, a $30 speaker that truly has a very good sound quality and a 10-hour battery life.