Finding the right Bluetooth speaker for you can be a tricksy task. It's nothing to do with shortage of options either; every online and physical manufacturer from Apple to Ultimate Ears is vying for a bite of the Bluetooth cherry – and your hard-earned cash. So, which is most worthy of your precious coin? Fret not, we've rounded-up our pick of the best portable Bluetooth speakers across all shapes, sizes and prices to ensure you discover a product you'll be over the moon with.
The key thing here is to avoid opting for the first Bluetooth speaker that takes your fancy. Yes, it might be a looker, but it's really worth considering what you actually want from your speaker. Since you're going to invest in something, why not read our independent review of the product – and maybe a few reviews of competing products in the price category – first? You might discover a few features you didn't know you could get for the money.
Will your Bluetooth speaker be used purely at home? In that case you'll want something mains-powered. Do you want to be able to build a multi-room system around it? A smart Bluetooth speaker with with a built-in virtual assistant might be something to consider. If you want more flexibility from your Bluetooth speaker and the ability to chuck it in a bag and know that it'll function without issue later on, it sounds like a rugged, portable speaker with a built-in rechargeable battery could be your best shot at long-term compatibility and musical happiness.
The best Bluetooth speakers don't sacrifice on sound quality, either. Some offer impressive, room-filling, 360-degree sound while other models can be connected together and used as a stereo pair in a more traditional configuration. Whether you're on a tight budget or have money to burn, there's a model in this list that'll sort you out. You might even find yourself the proud owner of a What Hi-Fi? Awards winner...
Dimensions: HxWxD (cm): 7.4 x 18.1 x 6.9 | Power: 20W | Features: Bluetooth v4.2, PartyBoost for multiple connections to PartBoost enabled JBL speakers, IPX7 rated | Connections: USB-C charger