You don’t need a fully-fledged sound system to fill out a room these days; there’s a wide scope of fantastic portable Bluetooth speakers which can achieve high volumes, are incredibly easy to set up, and don’t cost through the roof.
To take the pain out of research and sussing out the right ones for you, we’ve put together this detailed roundup review of the best portable speakers that tick the boxes.
How Should You Choose
There are some things you’ll want to think about before you start looking for your new speakers.
Battery Life – You’ll probably want a speaker with a long-lasting battery life if you plan to use it outdoors. You’ll also need to establish if you need a separate docking station for your speaker, as these are not always included in the package.
Portability – If you’re looking to take it on the move with you, it should be lightweight and easy to transport with minimum fuss.
Resistance – Many portable speakers are both dust and waterproof these days, while some are simply splash proof and will not survive certain conditions.
Voice Control – If your speaker is specifically for home listening, something with a remote or voice assistance that can manage your schedule/calendar may be helpful.
We were on the look out for a portable speaker with great sound quality, design, and which can handle tough conditions, including being kicked and thrown around a bit. Many of them outdid our expectations, but the Sonos Move presents itself as the most efficient in all of these areas. It can handle practically all weathers and doesn’t lose any of the immaculate sound we heard when it was first switched on. The built-n Alexa is responsive to voice commands, and the battery life held out for the full 10 hours as promised. While you may not be able to keep a party going for days with this speaker, this is hardly a bother when you take into account what it delivers and how it performs.