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Top 5 Bluetooth Wireless Outdoor Speakers Under 300 in 2016
What is the essential feature for an outdoor speaker system? Of course it is the Wireless functionality. But the problem is there are lot of wireless outdoor speakers out there in the market making consumers extremely difficult to choose. But you don't have to worry. Here I list the Top 5 Bluetooth Wireless Outdoor speakers currently in the market.
The Top List
Bose SoundLink III vs Jawbone BIG Jambox vs Fugoo Tough vs Klipsch KMC 3 vs Boss Audio ATV85B Marine
#1 Bose SoundLink III Bluetooth Wireless Speaker
This is a small portable wireless Bluetooth speaker from Bose yet sounds great without any distortion at high volumes. It plays incredibly loud. It has a built in rechargeable battery with 8 hours playback at moderate volume and 4 to 5 hours at high volume.
The Bluetooth connection has a range up to 30 feet and can be paired with any smartphones, tablets or laptops having A2DP Bluetooth connection. It can remember up to 6 devices for automatic pairing. There is also a 3.5mm audio jack for wired connection.
The rugged design makes it apt for the outdoors, beach and party house. Bose SoundLink II features neodymium transducers and nylon protective covers. You can swap out the protective covers if you like.
The magnetic protective cover and stand automatically turn off the speaker when it’s closed. Wide variety of colored covers is available and it is extremely durable. Overall the speaker has a compact, clean and elegant design and great sound for the price.
The main rival to Bose SoundLink II is the Jawbone BIG Jambox. The sound clarity is higher for bose but for the features, I would buy the Jambox.
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Jawbone BIG Jambox Bluetooth Wireless Speaker with Speakerphone
The BIG brother of Jambox has great battery life and impressive sound quality. But this is big and heavier than the old jambox. This speakers can be played at high volumes without distortion. It has a built in rechargeable battery with 15 hours life.
Besides the Bluetooth connectivity, it also features 3.5 mm audio jack for wired connection. The speakers can be connected to any A2DP device within 50 feet range. There is a dedicated Bluetooth button provided to pair easily. It can remember up to 8 devices and can be connected to 2 devices simultaneously.
The design is rugged and the speaker is extremely durable. The boxy design with wraparound metal grill and rubberized top and bottom ensures that it can withstand changing environmental conditions. The Jawbone BIG Jambox features a ‘rubber feet’ bottom to reduce vibrations.
It comes in 3 colors. Graphite, white and red. The speakers are easy to set up. Another important feature is the speaker phone capability. This Jambox features type-1 compliant omnidirectional 360 degree microphone with improved echo cancellation. You can answer your calls anywhere around the speaker.
The speaker sounds great and has deep bass. Only drawback is that this is not so portable due to its size and weight.
If you prefer sound clarity over the speaker phone feature, go for Bose soundLink II else buy this one. Both are worth the money.
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A review: "After many hours of research online,looking for the best portable bluetooth speaker,I narrowed it down to the Jawbone Big Jambox and Bose Soundlink II speakers."
Fugoo Tough Rugged Wireless Speaker
This one is made virtually indestructible. The “Core Plus Jacket” design lets you customize speaker to your needs. Style, sport or tough. These jackets are interchangeable. The speaker is crafted from fiber fiber-reinforced resin and solid Aluminium which makes it extreme rugged. Besides these the resilient end caps protects the corners and the steel mesh protect the sides.
The speaker is waterproof, snowproof, dust and sand proof. It can withstand pretty serious falls and the sealed non corrosive connections makes it extremely durable. It also features mounting sockets that accepts Bike,Strap or Multimount or use slip-resistant aluminium rods at either end to secure it with straps and ropes.
Fugoo features built-in mic for duplex speakerphone. You can use Siri ir Google Now features to play your fav music. The speaker comes with an optional waterproof remote also. With the speakers on all four directions, this produce sound in all directions. It consists of 6 symmetrically placed drivers. 2 tweeters, 2 mid drivers and 2 passive radiators for bass.
The connection is digital all the way. Does not convert to analog producing better quality sound. You can connect any Bluetooth devices within 30 feet range. The speaker is highly portable too.
Buy Now @ Price: $229.99
A review: " It is great for taking outdoors, from your back yard, the park, the beach, camping, etc."
Boss Audio ATV85B Marine Speakers
Boss Audio ATV85B is fully marinized. All major components are specially coated against corrosion and is build to withstand every environmental challenges. Ideal for ATVs/UTVs, jet skies and snowmobiles. It features two 8 inch marine speakers with two 1.5 inch soft dome diaphragm tweeters which offer 15 Hz to 20 kHz wide frequency range for deep and clear lows and sensitivity of 90dB. With the built-in amplifier, it has a power output of 350 RMS per channel. It also feature a 3.5mm audio jack for wired connection. It can be easily mounted. The Bluetooth connection has a range up to 30 feet and any A2DP source can be connected. The buttons on the speaker (volume control, next, prev etc) is easy to use. The speakers are water resistant with polyurethane coating, but not waterproof. So do not immerse this in water.
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A review: "I use it on my boat 18 foot mounted at the bow and also next to my pool at the house and I have extremely good signal and range it never cut out even when I walked to the other end of my yard. Wonderful speaker and can hear it above my outboard boat engine no problem."
***THE BEST*** Klipsch KMC 3 High End Wireless Speaker
This 2.1 wireless home music system is little bit expensive and highly portable. Through Bluetooth connection, you can stream music from any devices within the range of 30 feet. It has touch sensitive controls and elegant design. You can play from any cloud services like iTunes, Spotify, Pandora etc. The AptX powered speakers with Dual 2 inch full range drivers and 5.25 inch subwoofer produce high quality life like dynamic sound. It has 130 watts power handling and makes use of 8 ‘D’ cell batteries. It also has a built-in handle for portability. Remote control is included. Through the 3.5 mm audio jack, wired connection is possible. Klipsch KMC 3 has a frequency range of 40 to 40,000 Hz. Ideal for pool party or large picnic. The sound is loud and clear with no distortion at high volumes. This one does not fall into the category, I know. But still its worth the expense.
Update: The price is reduced now.
Buy Now @ Price: $219.49
A review: "I have both Bose and Klipsch....this Klipsch speaker is so much better."