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Best Bluetooth speakers under $100

Here's a look at CNET's current top picks for top budget Bluetooth speakers.

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Best Bluetooth speaker picks under $100

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.

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UE Roll

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.

See pricing for UE Roll on Amazon.

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JBL Flip 3

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.

See pricing for JBL Flip 3 on Amazon.

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Sony SRS-X33

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.

See pricing for Sony SRS-X33 on Amazon.

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Jawbone Mini Jambox

The pioneer in mini Bluetooth speakers has shrunk the original Jambox down while improving the sound. Jawbone has discontinued it but you can now find it online for as low as $75 USD, £70, or AU$99.

See pricing for Jambox Mini on Amazon.

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TDK Life on Record TREK Max A34

When it was released in 2014 TDK Life on Record's rugged Trek Max A34 was one of the more impressive mini Bluetooth speakers out there for $150. You can now find it discounted to around $85.

See pricing for TDK Life on Record TREK Max A34 on Amazon.

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Deck by Sol Republic and Motorola

The Deck was originally overpriced -- $200 USD, £150, or AU$236 -- but it's now available for as low as $40 online, making it a pretty nice deal in the US at least.

See pricing for Deck on Amazon.

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Divoom Voombox Travel

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.

See pricing for Divoom Voombox Travel on Amazon.

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AmazonBasics BTV1

AmazonBasics BTV1 Bluetooth speaker is a decent value at $40. Also available in blue, red and white.

See pricing for BTV1 on Amazon.

JBL Clip
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JBL Clip+

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.)

See pricing for JBL Clip+ on Amazon.

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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).

See pricing for Logitech X100 on Amazon.

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Sol Republic Punk

The Sol Republic Punk plays a little louder than some speakers its size and has come down from its list price of $60 to less than $40 online (depending on the color).

See pricing for Sol Republic Punk on Amazon.

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Klipsch Gig

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.

See pricing on Amazon for Klipsch Gig.

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Scosche BoomBottle H2O

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).

See pricing for Scosche BoomBottle H2O on Amazon.

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Philips SoundShooter Wireless

People often refer to the Philips SoundShooter Wireless as "the grenade speaker." It started out $50 USD or £33, but now that it's been discontinued, it can be had for less than $20 online.

See pricing for Philips SoundShooter Wireless on Amazon.

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Braven BRV-1

We thought the water-resistant Braven BRV-1 was overpriced at its $180 USD list price, but now that it's come down to less than $100 (£120 in the UK, AU$195 in Australia), it's a lot more attractive.

See pricing for Braven Braven BRV-1 on Amazon.

Boom Swimmer
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Boom Swimmer

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.

See pricing for Boom Swimmer on Amazon.

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Philips BT2500

Philips also makes the larger BT3500 (it offers a little bit fuller sound), but we like the BT2500, which can be had for less than $40 or £40 online.

See pricing for Philips BT2500 on Amazon.

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Divoom Voombox Outdoor

Divoom's rugged Voombox Outdoor sells for less than $80 (£50) online and plays very loud for its small size, though it can distort at higher volumes.

See pricing for Voombox Outdoor on Amazon.

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Jabra Solemate

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.

See pricing for Jabra Solemate on Amazon.

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Grace Digital Ecoxgear Ecorox

Now that the Ecorox has dipped to $60 (£85 in the UK, not available in Australia), it's worth considering if you're looking for a small waterproof speaker that floats.

See pricing on Amazon for Grace Digital Ecoxgear Ecorox.

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Philips Shoqbox Mini (BT2200)

The Shoqbox Mini is a mini speaker that's water-resistant and packs some punch for its tiny size. It also fits in the water-bottle holder on bikes.

See pricing on Amazon for Philips Shoqbox Mini (BT2200).

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Philips Shoqbox SB7200

The Philips Shoqbox SB7200 can handle short drops and is available online for less than $100 (£120, or AU$230).

See pricing for Philips Shoqbox SB7200 on Amazon.

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Sony SRS-X11

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).

See pricing for Sony SRS-X11 at Amazon.

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Sol Republic Deck Ultra

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).

See pricing for Sol Republic Deck Ultra on Amazon.


This article also appears in Spanish. Read: Las mejores bocinas con Bluetooth por menos de US$100

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