Are you in the market for a Bluetooth Speaker but don’t want to shell out more than $50 this year? Fear not! We’ve put together a review of the top ten under $50. You won’t go wrong with anything on this list. Watch the video or read below.
You’ll get a clear, well balanced full range listening experience which is perfect for camping, a day at the pool or the beach.
The Vtin speaker has an impressive 25 hours of battery life. It comes equipped with 4400 mah battery, which gives you up to 25 hours of power at 70% volume. This is especially great for those longer camping trips.
It features an IPX4 waterproof speaker, great for those days at the pool or the beach, or just a rainy day. It’s both splash proof and crash proof. It can be connected with ease to your iphone, android phone, and most other kinds of phones with Bluetooth functionality.
As for the technical details:
7.1 x 2.8 x 2.8 inches
Weight: 1.4 lbs
And as of this publication, it’s got an Amazon rating of 4.4 stars, with 422 reviews, and this is a steal of a deal.
This speaker is designed to be a better-quality sound while still being as rugged and waterproof as possible. It is actually water proof, rather than water resistant. It can be used in the shower, at the pool, or at the beach. It’s much more powerful than most shower level speakers, it’s got 5-watt audio as opposed to the typical 3 watts.
This gives it stronger bass and sound for things like outdoor sports, travel, biking, climbing, camping, hiking and fishing.
This speaker uses Bluetooth 4.0 technology, so it pairs with your phone or other device much more quickly than older ones you may have tried in the past. It’s got an impressive 33-foot range, so you can listen far away.
This speaker’s battery life is impressive at 12 hours with an 80% volume. This isn’t as impressive as the Vtin, but keep in mind this one is much more waterproof and portable.
With that in mind, the waterproof rating is IPX5, which protects against a stream of water from every angle, and is guaranteed to be safe in the shower, by the pool, or in your boat.
On to the technical specs:
3.6 x 2 x 3.9 inches
Weight: 4.8 ounces
As of this publication, it’s got an impressive 4.4 rating out of 2313 reviews on Amazon.
The TaoTronics wireless portable speaker is for those that are after a pure, dynamic, crystal clear sound. The exceptional sound quality is provided by the 2 x 10 watt speakers and two passive radiators.
So, whether you’re partying, working out, or lounging around the house, the incredible sound will fill whatever room you’re in.
The sound is compared to the quality of JBL or Sony speakers, but for that kind of quality on those brands, expect to spend twice as much.
There is no waterproof rating on the TaoTronics speaker, so you’ll want to make sure you’re using this as strictly an indoor only device.
This speaker does have a built-in battery, which is an impressive 5200 mAH battery, but it gives only 6 hours of sound – so you may want to make sure you’ve got a power source nearby if you’re using this for a gathering.
The portability and waterproofing aren’t the selling point here. If you’re looking for pure sound – go with the TaoTronics.
As for those technical details:
It’s coming in at 7.8 x 2.4 x 2.2 inches
Weight: 1.6 pounds
And, as of this publication, it’s got a 4.4 star rating on Amazon with 1881 reviews.
The VicTsing Shower Speaker is quite obviously designed for the shower. It also is quite rugged and has a silicone case to ensure it’s shockproof, dustproof, and waterproof. It’s got a waterproof level of IPX5, which can be used in rather wet conditions.
It’s one of the few Bluetooth speakers with a suction cup, so they encourage you to bring this into your shower and let the water cover this speaker. This makes it convenient to hang, not requiring anything else to get a great listening experience in the shower.
The VicTsing speaker supports A2DP, so it can stream both voice and sound while you’re using this wirelessly. It has a 5W speaker built in, which again is above the normal 3W speaker level we typically see on shower speakers.
The battery is quite small, at only 500Mah, but it does a lot with it. Getting an impressive 6 hours of charge on this small of a battery is quite impressive.
This one is available in numerous colors as well, so you might be able to find a look that suits your needs.
The specs on this one are as follows:
5 x 4.8 x 2.2 inches
Weight: 5.6 ounces
As of this publication, we’re looking at 4.3 stars on a whopping 4710 reviews. This one is the most budget friendly of all of the speakers we’re looking at today.
The iFox iF012 Bluetooth Shower Speaker is another in the line of speakers designed to get wet. The iFox claims they have amazing, premium sound, even fully submerged in water. This is the first we’ve seen advertised not only as water resistant, but as fully waterproof up to 3 feet deep.
The speaker is your typical 3-watt speaker, but iFox makes the claim that it sounds just as good as a full boom box. Obviously, this is much more portable than a boom box, and it comes with a suction cup, so you can put it on a wall or a windshield.
Since this comes with Bluetooth 4.0, it takes just 6 seconds or less to connect to your phone, and you can use the iFox as a speaker for your phone, whether you’re in the shower or at the pool, to keep your phone safely away from the water.
The small form factor of this device isn’t taking effect on your battery. The battery life is around 10 hours, so you’ll be able to enjoy it all day at the pool, beach, or on your fishing trip.
What impresses me most, is the fact that they provide a full 100% money back guarantee for a full year after your purchase. At that rate, you really have nothing to lose.
Technically speaking, we’re looking at the following specs:
3.4 x 3.4 x 2.6 inches
At the time of this publication, it’s got 4.5 stars on Amazon with 1371 reviews.
Another one from TaoTronics on the list. This one is a slightly smaller, less powerful, but also less expensive version. You’ll get a 14-watt experience from this one, which is 2 7 watt speakers and just as many drivers.
The battery gets up to 8 hours on a single charge, packing an impressive 4000 mAh battery. You’ll be able to connect and play from up to 33 feet away, as this has Bluetooth 4.0 built in.
This device is available in a number of colors, so if you’re looking for a sportier look than the more elegant feel of the higher end TaoTronics device, you can find one to match your style.
TaoTronics claims the 14W speaker has better sound and is all you will need for an outdoor party, or any of your other indoor activities.
This one is a little smaller than it’s older brother:
7.7 x 3.2 x 1.9 inches
Weight: 1.2 pounds
As of the time of this publication, it’s got an impressive 4.6 stars on Amazon, on 570 reviews.
The MagicBox II from DKnight has dramatically improved over their original, giving a 30% boost in sound without changing the form factor or increasing the size at all.
The speaker box consists of a 10-watt speaker and has a passive radiator which provides strong bass without distortion, even at the highest volume.
DKnight features Bluetooth 4.0, so setup is a breeze, along with giving it the standard 33-foot distance to allow for further portability. There is a 2000mAh battery included in the MagicBox II, which gives an impressive 10 hours on a single charge.
If you don’t have Bluetooth, you can connect to the auxiliary jack, allowing for the utmost in compatibility. Aesthetically it is available in a few different colors, so you can match it to your needs.
Technically speaking comes in at the following:
1.5 x 5.98 x 2.28 inches
Weight: .65 lb
This speaker has a massive amount of reviews, netting it a 4.3 rating on Amazon out of 10091 reviews, a massive number which is quite impressive.
The Bliiq Infinite X speaker is one of the most versatile bluetooth speaker. It is loaded with many extra features and is extremely useful for just about everyone. With its durability, versatility, and sound quality, Infinite X is perfect for outdoor and indoor use. Infinite X also provides full-ranged audio and ultimate clarity at any for all listening levels. On top of that, the incomparable bass performance will astonish your ear with powerful beats. Infinite X will continuously deliver high-fidelity sound – both clear and powerful sound in an ultra-compact package.
On top of being a great speaker, it has a few additional features of note:
First there is a built in flashlight. The battery will power the flashlight for up to 120 hours.
Secondly, there is a microSD slot. You can fill a card with music and push play on the speaker itself. You don’t need to connect with Bluetooth if you don’t want to.
Third, there is a powerbank built in. The powerbank can provide up to three full charges for your phone if you’re out of battery and want to use the battery for your phone instead of music.
On to the specs:
3 x 6.9 x 3 inches
Weight: 1.32 pounds
The rating isn’t quite as good as the rest of them on Amazon, with a 3.8 out of 5 on 86 reviews as of this publication
The Anker SoundCore is one of the highest end Bluetooth speakers you can get for under $50. The sound quality is excellent thanks to the dual high performance drivers and patented spiral bass ports. This gives less than 1% in harmonic distortion.
This comes with the best battery life of the bunch. A whopping 24 hours of battery comes out of the SoundCore, which is about the equivalent to 500 songs.
Bluetooth 4.0 is typical with a lot of these speakers, but a unique feature of Anker’s speaker is the distance. They claim you can get up to 66 feet away, which is double most other devices.
You’ll find these features in a similar package:
1.77 x 6.5 x 2.13 inches
Weight: .79 pound
At the time of this publication, you’re looking at a 4.6 rating on Amazon, which is no small feat considering that is on 5429 reviews.
Coming in at the first-place spot is the Cambridge soundworks oontz angle 3. The distinct look of the tripod design isn’t the only thing putting this in the top spot. With this unit, you’ll get high quality, crystal clear sound which is inclusive of distinct mids and highs courtesy of the two acoustic drivers. This comes from their proprietary radiator design.
This gives you a louder volume with more bass, distortion free at the maximum volume. This is perfect for anywhere in your home, filling the sound in any room.
The SoundWorks OontZ gives an incredible IPX5 water resistance rating, making it all the proofs; splash proof, rain proof, dust proof. This makes it the perfect outdoor speaker for anything near the pool, the beach, on the golf course, or in your backpack.
You’ll get around 12 hours of battery life on the 2200 mAh battery, which is plenty of time to enjoy your outdoor activities with some terrific sounds to boot.
You’ll see some typical specs for a bar-like speaker:
2.76 x 5.24 x 2.25 inches
Weight: .56 pound
This is rated 4.5 stars on Amazon, with the most reviews at 15198 reviews at the time of this publication.