Best Bluetooth speakers of 2015


Wireless Bluetooth speakers work with nearly all smartphones (Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry) and many Android tablets, as well as all iPhones, iPads, and all iPod Touch models (except for the first-gen Touch). Audio fidelity is often a step down from the non-Bluetooth options like AirPlay speakers -- but a lot of people can't hear the difference, and the quality of Bluetooth speakers has improved in recent years. Note that many Bluetooth speakers are designed with rechargeable batteries, so they can be moved from room to room with ease. Some include speakerphone functionality as well. You'll find our current top Bluetooth picks below. If you're looking for something else, you can also check out our list of the best speakers overall.

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UE Boom 2

UE has improved upon one our favorite portable Bluetooth speakers with some small but key design upgrades, including full waterproofing and enhanced sound.

4 stars Excellent

JBL Charge 2+

The JBL Charge 2+ is a wireless Bluetooth speaker that sounds flat-out great -- and can double as a backup battery for your phone, too.

4 stars Excellent

Bose SoundLink Mini II

Bose SoundLink Mini II remains one the few standout products in the ultracompact wireless speaker category, featuring a top-notch design and very good sound for its tiny size.

Price: $234.00 - $259.00 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

UE Megaboom

The UE Megaboom Bluetooth speaker one-ups its little brother with a range of improvements, including a larger size, bigger sound (particularly on bass), better waterproofing and extended battery life.

4 stars Excellent

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth speaker III

Though it remains somewhat pricey, the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III is a superlative portable wireless loudspeaker, improving on its already impressive predecessor.

Price: $386.01 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

JBL Flip 3

Enhanced with better battery life and splashproof design, the Flip 3 is one of the best mini portable Bluetooth speakers available.

4 stars Excellent

UE Roll

You can get cheaper Bluetooth speakers that do the job, but the small yet versatile UE Roll has more to distinguish itself for the price -- both in terms of design and performance.

4 stars Excellent

TDK Life on Record TREK Max A34 Wireless Weatherproof Speaker

The TDK Life on Record Trek Max A34 Wireless Weatherproof Speaker delivers very good sound for its size and affordable price, and it's well suited to both indoor and outdoor use with a sturdy, splashproof design.

4 stars Excellent

Sony SRS-X3

With comparably good sound for its size and the addition of speakerphone features, the Sony SRS-X3 mini Bluetooth speaker measures up well against the pricier Bose SoundLink Mini.

4 stars Excellent

Sony SRS-X5

While it doesn't play as loud when it's on battery power, the Sony SRS-X5 holds its own against the top Bluetooth speakers in its size and price class.

Price: $278.00 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Bose SoundLink Color

The Bose SoundLink Color delivers solid Bluetooth sound in an attractive, portable package.

4 stars Excellent

Riva Audio Turbo X

While it isn't a bargain at $350, the Riva Audio Turbo X is one of the loudest and best sounding compact Bluetooth speakers available.

3.5 stars Very good

Logitech X300 Mobile Wireless Stereo speaker

At around $60 online, the decently performing and well-designed Logitech X300 is a relative bargain in the mini Bluetooth speaker category.

4 stars Excellent

JBL Clip+

JBL's Clip+ takes an already well-designed, travel-friendly and affordable Bluetooth speaker and adds water resistance.

3.5 stars Very good