Don't want to spend too much on a wireless Bluetooth speaker? You've come to the right place. We've rounded up more than two dozen of our favorite budget models, most of which are very compact.
Some of the "older" models have been discontinued but are perfectly fine and continue to be offered for sale at great prices, so we're keeping them in the round up until they completely disappear from the market.
Note that every model can stream music from nearly any smartphone or tablet, and many of them double as speakerphones, too.
We're fans of UE's Roll Bluetooth speaker, a compact, waterproof wireless speaker with a unique design that sounds very good for its size and has decent battery life. When it was released last summer it listed for $100 USD (£80, AU$95), but in recent weeks has come down to $70 on sites such as Amazon (and Best Buy now has it for $50 in multiple color options).
We suspect this means UE is coming out with a new version of the speaker, but the Roll is still a good deal at those discounted prices.
The JBL Flip 3 is the newer -- and improved -- version of JBL's original Flip and Flip 2. It's one of the top wireless speakers out there at $100 USD (or £110, AU$168). A 2015 model, you can now find it online closer to $80.
Sony's $150 (£129, AU$199) SRS-X33 is one of the best-sounding speakers for its compact size and measures up pretty well against the highly rated Bose SoundLink Mini II. Since this model is going on a couple years old it's now available for just less than $100 online. A refurbished model can be had for $60.
Divoom's Voombox Travel is a rugged doughnut-sized speaker that plays very loudly for its size and retails for an affordable $50 USD (£35 in the UK, not available in Australia). While it distorts at times, it's still one of the stronger speakers in its size class.
The $40 USD JBL Clip+ is the successor to the Clip ($30) and Micro Wireless Bluetooth speakers. It has a couple of small changes, including a splashproof design. (Residents of the UK and Australia should check out the very similar JBL Micro or Micro II, which retails for £35 or AU$60.)
A doughnut-size Bluetooth speaker that's pretty tasty
The X100 is one of the better micro wireless speakers out there. While its sound is decent for its class, ultimately you'd probably want to pick it over its competitors because you like its design (I do) and maybe because it now only costs around $20 online (or £20).
The Klipsch Gig offers some of the deepest bass of any micro Bluetooth speaker. When it was first released, it listed for $200 USD or £150, but has now come down in price and can be had for as little as $100 or £80 online.
Scosche's $100 USD (£100, not available in Australia) BoomBottle H2O is a sporty little canister-style speaker that's waterproof and bike-friendly. It's been out a while and can be now had for significantly less online (I've seen the black version for as low as $30).
The Boom Swimmer is a small waterproof wireless speaker that has a bendable tail that allows you to hook the speaker onto anything you want. When it was first released it listed for $60 USD (£50, AU$79), but can now be had for less than half that online.
It also comes with a suction cup, so you can attach it to the wall -- or glass -- in your shower. It offers better sound than its small size would indicate, but it gets on the list for its flexible, bathroom friendly design. Available in multiple color options.
Jabra's Solemate has treads on its base to keep it from moving around at higher volumes. Now that it's been discontinued it can be had for as little as $60 online after starting out at $150, £75, and AU$174.
The cube-shaped SRS-X11 manages to output a decent amount of sound for its tiny size. It costs around $50 online and is available in multiple color options (you can pair two together to create a right/left stereo pair).
The Deck Ultra is the second-generation version of Sol Republic's Deck speaker and is a little larger and delivers a little bigger sound. The speaker comes in black or blue (the blue version is a bargain at less than $40).