Best budget Bluetooth speakers

There are lots of inexpensive Bluetooth speakers -- hundreds, if not more -- and of course some are much better than others. While we haven't reviewed every single one, here are our top picks from the ones we've heard.

As always, feel free to suggest models you like (that cost less than $100 in this case) and we'll do our best to check them out and possibly review them.

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Divoom Voombox Travel

While it exhibits some small sound flaws at higher volumes, Divoom's $50 Voombox Travel is solidly built, water-resistant, and serves up big sound for its size.

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JBL Flip 2

The JBL Flip 2 started out at $129, but has since come down to $100, which means it just qualifies for this list.

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Cambridge SoundWorks Oontz XL

The onomatopoeic Oontz line is known for delivering excellent sound. The larger XL model is currently priced at $100, a relative bargain.

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Scosche BoomBottle H20

The Scosche BoomBottle H20 is a  versatile little speaker that plays well outdoors and will set you back $88.

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Philips BT2500

Philips makes a couple of slim, travel-friendly Bluetooth speakers  -- the BT2500 and BT3500. The sub-$50 BT2500 doesn't sound quite as good as its larger sibling, but it is more travel-friendly.

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Logitech UE Mini Boom

While it's been out a while, the $99 Ultimate Ears Mini Boom is well built and continues to be a solid performer for its size.

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Oontz Curve by Cambridge SoundWorks

The Oontz Curve's design may not be a fit for everyone, but its $30 price tag sure is attractive.

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Amazon Basics Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Yes, there are plenty of "generic" Bluetooth speakers out there, including this Amazon-branded Basics Portable Bluetooth Speaker. It's one of the better ones for $60.

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Divoom Voombox Outdoor

The big brother to the Voombox Travel, the $90 Voombox Outdoor is another rugged speaker that's a terrific bargain, despite some small sound flaws.

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Grace Digital Ecoxgear Ecoxbt

Grace Digital's unpronounceable Ecoxgear Ecoxbt is made for the patio or pool, not the home office (that's a polite way of saying it's not the sleekest looking speaker). Down from $130, it qualifies for this list because you can find it online for around $95.

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Philips SoundShooter Wireless

The Philips SoundShooter Wireless's unique hand-grenade design delivers decent sound (with speakerphone capability) and up to 8 hours of battery life. All for less than $50.

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What if price is no object?

Looking for more Bluetooth speakers? If you're able to go north of $100, there are even more options, including the $200 Bose SoundLink Mini shown above.

See CNET's list of best Bluetooth speakers

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