Accessories are all the rage with iPhones. From cases, to screen protectors, to dust covers, companies are trying to monopolize on the capability of iPhones. Given that iPhones offer wireless music capabilities, we also have a need for great Bluetooth speakers.
Gone are the days when we relied on cassette tape adapters to play our iPods via an auxiliary cord. Nowadays, iPhone users are looking for portable and quality-made wireless speakers that can work and play just as hard as they do.
We covered four popular bluetooth speakers previously, but here is a sample of six great wireless speakers you might not have heard of before. From deep bass to rugged attributes, these speakers offer varied functionality. While they are all different, each one is great in its own way.
Keep in mind these are some of the most highly rated devices currently on the market. Take a look below, and see what great Bluetooth speakers you could be enjoying.
Rated by Digital Trends as their best wireless speaker, the Bower & Wilkins T7 speaker is perfectly portable yet packs Hi-Fi sound. Despite its small size (dimensions are 4.6 x 9.5 x 5.6 inches, weighing in at 2.1 pounds) the speaker uses all the best in technology to deliver amazing sound. This includes twin bass radiators, high-quality digital-to-analog convertors, and a Micro Matrix overlay that reduces vibration and distortion. Though priced a bit high, this is definitely a speaker worth your while.
When you’re thinking of purchasing a handheld speaker, the Harman Kardon Esquire Mini is a solid pick. Coming from Harman Kardon, a leader in the audio and infotainment industry for more than 60 years, this speaker is definitely a device that will meet your needs. Premium materials meet a sleek design that easily fits in your hand or pants pocket. Plus the impressive sound from its high-performance drivers and enhanced bass port design will keep you rocking for hours. With 8 hours of battery life, you’ll be tuning in for hours on end.
3. UE Mini Boom
You’re probably more familiar with UE’s cylinder-shaped speaker systems, but the UE Mini Boom should not be overlooked. Stylish and compact, this small device comes with huge sound. The small design comes with the standard easy-to-use Ultimate Ears controls and is Bluetooth-enabled for up to 50ft. They have also included the innovative ‘Stereo’ mode with the UE Mini Boom, where you can connect two speakers at once to make for the ultimate surround sound.
4. JBL Clip
For affordable and on-the-go convenience, the JBL Clip is a good choice. Offering a handy integrated clip for easy anchoring and 5 hours of battery life, this speaker is the perfect choice for a day in the park or a bike around town. It also comes equipped with a 3.5mm headphone plug for those times when you want to plug-and-play. Light, rugged, and loud, this speaker packs a punch for its size.
5. Braven BRV-X
If you want a speaker that is durable, waterproof, and suited for the outdoors, the Braven BRV-X is the one to choose. Offering dual audio modes (indoor and outdoor) and powerful bass, this speaker can handle nearly anything you throw at it. Shockproof and IPX7 certified waterproof, you’ll be surprised by this speaker’s portability and sound quality. Plus the 5200mAh battery allots 12 hours of playtime, keeping you going no matter what environment you’re in. This is one tough speaker.
6. Sonos Play:1
With a short tower-like design and stainless steel look, the Sonos Play:1 delivers Hi-Fi sound that is clear and powerful. Soundly made and humidity resistant, this speaker is good for any room in your house. It even comes with pre-loaded Internet radio stations free of charge. Pair two speakers together for a home theater experience, or add multiple devices to create a speaker system throughout your house. The best part, the Sonos Play:1 comes at a much lower price point than that of other wireless Hi-Fi systems. You can read our review of the Sonos Play:1 here!
All of the music systems mentioned above are feature-rich and rated highly. No matter which one you choose, you’ll surely be tuning in and rocking out.