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Best Bluetooth speakers of 2017

Our picks for wireless speakers using the Bluetooth standard.

  • £119.99 at Amazon.co.uk See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 8 Value
    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.

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  • JBL Pulse 2

    JBL has improved both LED light show and sound in the Pulse 2, making this flashy Bluetooth speaker a stand-out product in a crowded market.

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    £159.99 at Amazon Marketplace See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 8 Value
  • £159.95 at Amazon.co.uk See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 8 Value
    Bose SoundTouch 10

    The affordable Bose SoundTouch 10 is an impressive sounding compact Wi-Fi wireless speaker that also offers Bluetooth connectivity.

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  • 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.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 8 Value
  • £149.99 at Amazon.co.uk See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 8 Value
    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.

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  • 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.

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    £169.95 at Amazon.co.uk See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 8 Value
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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 8 Value
    JBL Flip 3

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

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  • UE Roll 2

    Best waterproof speaker for less than $1...

    The UE Roll 2 offers better battery life and longer range than the original UE Roll and comes with a flotation accessory.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 7 Sound
    • 8 Value
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    CNET's Rating

    • 10 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 7 Sound
    • 7 Value
    JBL Clip 2

    Top tiny waterproof Bluetooth speaker

    The JBL Clip 2 improves with full waterproofing, boosted battery life

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  • 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.

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    £239.95 at Amazon.co.uk See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Design
    • 7 Features
    • 9 Sound
    • 8 Value
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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 8 Value
    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.

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  • Sony SRS-X3 Bluetooth Speaker

    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.

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    £124.99 at Amazon.co.uk See all prices

    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 8 Value
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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 8 Value
    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.

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  • Bose SoundLink Color

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

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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 7 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 8 Value
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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Design
    • 8 Features
    • 8 Sound
    • 8 Value
    Nyne Bass

    While it's not terribly compact, the Nyne Bass lives up to its name and outperforms many portable Bluetooth speakers that cost more.

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