10 best portable Bluetooth speakers money can buy (2015 edition)

10 best portable Bluetooth speakers money can buy (2015 edition)
There's a rare breed of handsets that actually don't suck when playing music from their built-in speakers. These are the few phones equipped with stereo speakers at their front, among which are the stylish HTC One M9, the super-sized Nexus 6, and the budget-friendly Motorola Moto G. However, even the best phone on that list can't compare in potency to a dedicated set of speakers. That's why if you truly love your music, investing in a pair is totally worth it. 

This brings us to the topic of today's pick – the best portable Bluetooth speakers you can get right now. These 10 sets of Bluetooth speakers are designed with two main goals in mind: to sound great and to be easy to carry around. On top of that, many of these speaker sets will last you through days of moderate usage on a single charge. Some of the models on our list even have weather-resistant properties. And what more could you ask for from a Bluetooth speaker?

Know of any great portable Bluetooth speakers we should have included on the list? Let us know in the comments below!


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21 Comments

1. mckenzie.2006

Posts: 3; Member since: May 14, 2015

You missed Bose Soundlink II Mini.

5. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

I thought that this Bose speaker was expensive, until I saw some in this article.

9. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

While Im not a huge fan of Bose, I have owned the Bose Sounlink mini for a while and it has absolutely blown me away. Should probably include the Audioengine B2 in this list as well.

15. techloverNYC

Posts: 601; Member since: Nov 20, 2012

Bose Soundlink Mini is incredible for it size. I don't care what people say, when you hear the soundlink mini close up it can blow any bluetooth speaker similar size out of the water.

10. TheRequiem

Posts: 245; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

The JBL Charge 2+ is cheaper, water resistant, has more bass and sounds clearer then the Bose.

13. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I took the JBL for a test drive and it reminds of "beats" products-just boom and loud. The music from the Bose is far more pronounced. This is just my own interpretation of what i heard.

17. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

For those who enjoy classic or jazz, the extra bass is a disadvantage.

18. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

maybe that's why i see it that way. I hate to sound old but yes Jazz is my main music with some UK d'n'b.

16. aayupanday

Posts: 582; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

The Denon Envaya Mini Trumps the Soundlink Mini II in sound quality and reproduction.

19. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

First iv heard of it. Gotta have a listen to that. Thx. Was gooing to grab another Bose for the garage but this may be a cheaper better option.

21. Krjal

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Why are people still interested in products from Buy Other Sound Equipment?

2. phenatik

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 17, 2015

the fugoo bluetooth speaker is alot better by far i think

3. waddup121 unregistered

Fugoo man. Its great!

4. Topcat488

Posts: 1417; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

I'm VERY happy with my "Monster SuperStar", High-Powered Portable Speaker and Speakerphone... "The World's Smallest Audiophile Speaker". Bluetooth! SIZE DOES MATTER... O.o I find that this small portable pocket-sized speaker gives a mighty monster sound the company is known for, in such a small and sturdy body. It's splash-proof, and i can answer calls, cause the bluetooth button on top acts as a call accept/hang-up button. Only 5 hours play time though, but comes with a usb cable. I bought mine for $59.00 at best buy... Regular price was $129.00.

6. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

You can buy one at any Walmart for like 70$ I had one and lost it back in Nov not bad

7. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

But does the Marshall go to 11? It'd be worth the $300 if it did.

8. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

i have the Altec Lansing Boomjacket and Marshall Kilburn i can say they are super great the battery life is more than enough the sound is epic the only problem is price thou

11. TheRequiem

Posts: 245; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

The Infinity One is a much better speaker then either the Marshall or UE Megaboom. It is water resistant, sounds absolutely fantastic and is made out of more premium materials like die cast aluminum and etc. I don't know about anyone else, but I could care less about a BT speaker with "vintage" looks. I prefer something more modern and better sounding.

12. rohan-sharma50

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

Every list of good speakers is incomplete without "Bose".

14. iphoneman37

Posts: 53; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Bose sound link mini is the best I've owned so far.

20. Krjal

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

I've tried out all of these except the Polk square thing and the Braven is the best for sound quality and battery life. (The Altech Lansing jacket gets about half its reported battery life at anything above minimum volume.) I do wish it had the memory card slot like the Creative Roar. I thought that was a cool feature.

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