Of course, the wire based speakers are yet not beaten by the wireless/ bluetooth speakers, when it comes to giving you audio output; but it’s convenience in terms of regular use, the bluetooth technology has gotten a huge popularity. Except for professional musicians, for general listening purposes, bluetooth speakers are great now a days. Today we are going to present Spike Review’s choices for best portable speakers of 2018.
1. Bose SoundLink Mini II
The Bose SoundLink Mini II is one of the best bluetooth speakers till date due to it’s great sound quality. It looks simple, comes in black and pearl color, comes with USB charging facilities and auxiliary input. It’s relatively older than the other bluetooth speakers in the market, but it still makes it to this list due to awesome performance for a small bluetooth speaker.
Aux Input: Yes | Battery Life: 10 hrs | Wireless Range: 30 feet | Frequency Range: N/A
Dimension: 7.1 x 2.3 x 2 inches | Weight: 1.5 Pounds
2. JBL Charge 3
The picture says it already; it’s waterproof! The bass response is great, sound is quite loud and it also can charge your phone. It’s has quite a long battery life that sustains up to 20 hrs. And it also has a built-in microphone, which is great for conference calls.
Aux Input: Yes | Battery Life: 20 hrs | Wireless Range: 30 feet | Frequency Range: 65Hz – 20kHz
Dimension: 8.4 x 3.5 x 3.4 inches | Weight: 1.76 Pounds
3. UE Boom 2
The UE Boom 2 is kind of the best out there in the market. It comes in quite a few color variations. It’s powerful durable, waterproof; great for taking it on a trip. The sound goes 360 degree around the room. Also, it has a tapping feature, through which you can change the song by tapping the speaker like most headphones out there today. In short, speaker is truly a remarkable choice for you, which you won’t regret buying.
Aux Input: Yes | Battery Life: 15 hrs | Wireless Range: 30 feet | Frequency Range: 90Hz – 20kHz
Dimension: 6.8 x 3.5 x 2.5 inches | Weight: 1.2 Pounds
4. UE Wonderboom
Manufactured by Logitech again (like the above one), if you want a bit more power the UE Boom 2, opt for UE Wonderboom. Smaller in size, has a wireless range of about 100 feet, this item looks almost like a sphere. It has a 360 degree sound output technology. It doesn’t have an auxiliary input for itself. The high wireless range makes it great for outdoor usage.
Aux Input: No | Battery Life: 10 hrs | Wireless Range: 100 feet | Frequency Range: 80Hz – 20kHz
Dimension: 4.01 x 3.66 inches (H x D) | Weight: 0.9 Pounds
5. Creative Muvo 2C
It’s one of smallest speakers out there. It comes in many colors and at a very low cost. The Creative Muvo 2C has a low battery life, but at such a low cost, the other features of this little item will make you happy. You can use use it with an aux cable, USB or even with a micro SD card.
Aux Input: Yes | Battery Life: 6 hrs | Wireless Range: Not found | Frequency Range: 80Hz – 20kHz
Dimension: 4.8 x 2.9 x 4.6 inches | Weight: 0.35 Pounds
6. Bang and Olufsen Beoplay P2
This item is very smartly designed, easily portable due to it’s thin, small cut. Interestingly yet, the bass or other frequencies are not compromised. You will get quite a few color options. It might seem a bit overpriced, but once you use it, it will seem worthwhile.
Aux Input: No | Battery Life: 10 hrs | Wireless Range: Not found | Frequency Range: 68Hz – 20kHz
Dimension: 5.5 x 3.1 x 1.1 inches | Weight: 0.6 Pounds
7. JBL Clip 2
Very small, greatly waterproofed, the JBL Clip 2 is great for portability. It has a microphone, with which you can use to make conference calls. It’s sound quality gets a little distorted for loud volumes and it can’t handle powerful bass. But in this budget and it’s portability will give you good enough happiness.
Aux Input: Yes | Battery Life: 8 hrs | Wireless Range: Not found | Frequency Range: 120Hz – 20kHz
Dimension: 3.7 x 1.7 x 5.6 inches | Weight: 0.4 Pounds
8. Marshall Kilburn
It certainly looks good, but wait till you hear it’s sound. The Marshall Kilburn gives you amazing sound quality and you can adjust the sound with it’s EQ adjust knobs. The only drawback would be that it’s heavy, a bit large for portability and it’s not waterproof. But if you want something like a classic home sound system with the advanced support of wireless technology, get this item and don’t look back!
Aux Input: Yes | Battery Life: 20 hrs | Wireless Range: Not found | Frequency Range: 62Hz – 20kHz
Dimension: 9.6 x 5.5 x 5.5 inches | Weight: 6.6 Pounds
9. Dali Katch
It’s one of the priciest bluetooth speakers in this list and one of great sounding speakers our there in the market. Very elegantly designed, the Dali Katch gives great sound output. It’s battery life is quite long, about 24 hours. Interestingly, for such a slim design, it’s bass is superb. The slim design provides a good portability. It has an auxiliary input, USB charging, it comes in 3 different colors; in short, don’t hesitate to take this item home.
Aux Input: Yes | Battery Life: 24 hrs | Wireless Range: Not found | Frequency Range: 49Hz – 23kHz
Dimension: 10.6 x 5.4 x 1.9 inches | Weight: 2.4 Pounds
10. Bose SoundLink Revolve+
Another 360 degree portable bluetooth speaker, that’s very much durable, sounds really great. You can get two different color varieties for this item, silver and black. It’s waterproof, easily portable around places, overall, it’s a great choice among all the Bose products.
Aux Input: Yes | Battery Life: 16 hrs | Wireless Range: 30 Feet | Frequency Range: 40Hz – 20kHz
Dimension: 7.25 x 4 inches (H x D) | Weight: 2 Pounds
11. JBL Flip 4
Like JBL’s many other products, the Flip 4 is a great waterproof speaker, which comes in quite a few colors. Fairly small for you to carry around and it’s quite lightweight. It also gives great sound output for a small speaker.
Aux Input: Yes | Battery Life: 12 hrs | Wireless Range: Not found | Frequency Range: 70Hz – 20kHz
Dimension: 6.9 x 2.8 x 2.7 inches | Weight: 1.14 Pounds
12. Bose SoundLink Micro
It’s incredibly portable, highly waterproofed and really loud for such a small speaker. You get 3 color variations; black, orange and midnight blue. You can almost attach it anywhere with it’s strap. It’s connectivity works best within a couple of meters, so keep the source a little close. It also has a microphone with which you can make conference calls.
Aux Input: No | Battery Life: 6 hrs | Wireless Range: 10 Feet | Frequency Range: 80Hz – 20kHz
Dimension: 3.87 x 3.87 x 1.37 inches | Weight: 0.64 Pounds