Looking for the best portable wireless speakers for your entertainment in 2021? Look no further than our best portable wireless speakers list. We’ve taken a look at features, price and brand to identify the best portable wireless speakers in the market to fill your home with the best sounds.
These days, wireless speakers are able to directly connect to smart assistants such as Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri — and as well as that you can connect directly to streaming services such as Spotify, and Apple Airplay. You’ll also want to ensure that the speaker doesn’t just rely on WiFi connection, but also Bluetooth if you want to connect your speaker to your phone.
Hence, there are many things to look at when looking to buy a wireless speaker and we’ve done the research so you don’t have to.
Best Wireless Speaker Based On Design
- Experience powerful sound, enhanced bass and vocal clarity
- This portable speaker is waterproof, dustproof, rustproof (IP67), saltwater resistant, and shockproof (up to 1.2 m) with up to 12 hours’ battery life
- Make your party even bigger – connect up to 100 compatible wireless speakers or stereo pair
- Control your party speaker from your phone via the Sony | Music Center and Fiestable apps
- The SRS-XB23 is compact, lightweight and easy to carry, featuring a convenient strap to hang your speaker from wherever you like.
The Sony SRS-XB23 had the most appeal to us based on its features, design and price. The lightweight device (0.58kg) with 12 hours of battery life and has a 4.7 out of 5 rating. It comes in black, blue, red, green, and cream. The elegant design is why we’ve mainly scored this high as it’ll suit most people’s homes, but the design does look restrictive if you’re looking to carry this around with you.
Best Wireless Speaker Based On Flexibility & Cost
- New outdoor boost– push the Outdoor Boost button on this ultra-portable speaker to instantly increase loudness and clarity for outdoor listening
- 13-hour battery – powering 13 whopping hours of killer sound, the long-lasting battery sees you through day trips, beach detours and biking adventures
- Waterproof, dustproof and floats – IP67 rating means it’s waterproof, dustproof and it floats. Use it in the pool, the beach or as a shower speaker
- Double up, now in true stereo – pair two WONDERBOOM 2 speakers to simply party louder or enjoy a true wireless stereo experience
- SUPER PORTABLE & RUGGED: Sporting a convenient loo, dirt resistant and drop-proof — it’s ready for bikes, backpacks, and big adventures
Whilst the Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 doesn’t boast the most recognizable brand name in the world — yet the manufacturer and owner for Ultimate Ears is Logitech, we’ve featured this device based on its price and rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars. It has an hour extra in battery life when compared to the Sony SRS-XB23 and weighs in at 042.kg — making it super flexible to carry around. It also comes with an IP67 rating which means it is waterproof, dustproof and even floats on water. Very rugged, and scores best in our “Most Flexible On A Budget” category.
Best Wireless Speaker Based On Multi-Purpose Use
- 24 Hour Battery Life *based on 50% volume and lighting turned off
- USB-C charging whilst in play
- 30W Sound
- Water-Resistant IPX5: An IPX5 rating means your speaker can get wet and keep on working, so you can keep on dancing.
- Surround Sound Ready: The device can also function as a TV soundbar. You can connect 2 LG XBOOM GO PL7s – with an LG TV and it’ll use them for audio.
- Bluetooth: Pair two devices at the same time via the XBOOM App.
- Voice Control: You can play music, podcasts and more with a simple voice command.
The ability to connect this to your LG TV and use the speakers is great, and allows you to have a surround sound system at a relatively cheap price through pairing 2 of the devices together. It has an impressive 24 hours of battery life, can be charged and used at the same time via USB-C and is able to get wet with an IPX5 rating. It does however weigh 1.8kg which is significantly heavier than the majority of portable devices listed here, so that’s something to keep in mind about this. It has an impressive 4.8 out of 5 star rating.
Best Compact Wireless Speaker For General Use
- EXTRA BASS technology for powerful sond
- Bluetooth compatible
- Waterproof, dustproof, sand proof and mudproof (IP67 rated)
- Compact & lightweight, but powerful
- Pair two SRS-XB12 speakers together for stereo sound
- Battery life of up to 16 hours
The Sony SRS-XB12 Compact & Portable Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth® speaker is a compact and great wireless speaker which has a battery life of up to 16 hours. At 0.24kg it is by far the lightest of all the speakers listed here, hence why we’ve put this as the top wireless speaker in the compact category. Its IP67 rating makes this compact speaker useful in many scenarios and is waterproof, sand proof, mudproof and can be used in almost all circumstances. It’s also possible to pair two of these devices together for stereo sound.
- Hi-Fi quality audio
- Control audio with an iOS or Android app via the ‘Free Audio Pro Multi-Room Control App’
- Hot keys to instantly access pre-set radio stations or playlists with a click of a button
- Stylish design, real leather handle, with polished aluminium material for the control panel
- Supports all the modern streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Airplay
If you are looking for something with a bit more meat, you’ll want the Audio Pro Addon C10 Multiroom Speaker. It weighs 3.95kg, and is worth considering for your in-home uses.