Bring around your favourite music via these portable Bluetooth speakers that are wireless and sound great on-the-go
The future is cordless, that’s for sure. We’ve got our smart speakers helping us around the house, smart home devices that make things around the house easier, we don’t want to be seeing wires anymore. Sure, somedebate that Bluetooth speakers will never sound as good as their traditional counterparts, but we think these speakers sound pretty decent…
JBL Link 10
A powerful all-in-one speaker
Take it up a notch and invest in these voice-operated Bluetooth speakers (pictured top) that have Google Assistant integration and are also waterproof. Sound quality is something JBL excels in so you can expect clear and full sound coming from some soda can-sized speakers. Not too shabby!
JBL Link 10, from $219
Bose SoundLink Mini II
For the home listener
A Bluetooth speaker is a must-have for any haute homemaker who wants to eliminate wires from the household, and the Bose SoundLink Mini II is one of our top choices. While the device is small enough to be discreet, you’ll certainly notice its rather deep bass response that’s surprising for a speaker this size. While not as compact as the other speakers on this list, the SoundLink Mini II still remains small enough to pack into a day bag for a quick getaway.
Bose SoundLink Mini II, from $289
For the clumsy ones
If you’re more prone to accidents and clumsy as hell, the very compact and mini Wonderboom by Ultimate Ears is rugged and flexible speaker that is suitable for chilling by a pool (it’s fully waterproof!) or to bring along for some extreme sports, if you’re the adventurous sort. Did we mention that it’s fun-sized and super portable?
Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker, $149
A sleek and classy powerhouse speaker
For visually stunning and premium audio products, look no further than Bang & Olufsen. The sturdy and sleek exterior is minimalist but is still a stand out. The P6 has stereo speakers facing in opposite directions to fill out a room with an effect that B&O calls “True360” sound. They are a little heavier than your usual portable speaker (it weighs 1kg!), but you can bust it out for lavish dinner party or a stay-home shindig.
Beoplay P6, from $599
If you like things a little retro…
One Bluetooth speaker with serious style and substance, the Dali Katch is a beautiful portable speaker made for audiophiles. Besides looking pretty with retro aesthetics, the Katch delivers punchy bass, crisp tones and an all-round superb sound. A feature that audiophiles will enjoy is the a selector that chooses between two sound modes, or “audio profiles” identified as Clear (more neutral) and Warm (for bassheads).
Dali Katch, from $650
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