Best Value Bluetooth Speakers 2015
I love listening to music on all my gadgets, but the tinny sound that emits from the speakers on my devices is never enough. A few years ago a bluetooth speaker had to be expensive. With the competition that's arisen in the category that's now changed.
In this post I'll review 5 of my favorite Bluetooth Speakers which can be used with portable devices like your iPhone and iPad.
I'll also give you a top ten in order of consumer popularity for Bluetooth Speakers in 2015.
Top Ten New Bluetooth Speakers 2015
Bose SoundLink Wireless Speaker
This very portable speaker is so lightweight that it will fit into most bags and backpacks. It has a built in cover that will protect the system and then it gives you the versatility of unfolding so you can listen to music anywhere you go. It comes with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that gives you up to 8 hours of music. Users like how easy it is to set to Bluetooth with the button provided on the top panel; users then must choose the SoundLink speaker from their smartphones or other sources.
There is nothing to connect to the dock at all and this makes things more convenient for you. Another feature that I really like on the Bose SoundLink Wireless Speaker is that it will keep up to six different Bluetooth sources in memory. Some things to keep in mind regarding this speaker is that some users have found that the sound level does not go as loud as some people like; most of these admit that they like their music very loud.
The average person should not find this too much of a drawback however. Changing the music source has been found to be less than user friendly but most agree that the battery life is superior and the design is sturdy and well made.
2015's Overall Bestselling Bluetooth Speaker Under $50
For a very small speaker, this one seems to be a popular one among users. It does very well at loud volumes; some users report that the sound quality does decrease at 75% sound levels though. However, many users have said that it is much louder than they originally assumed it would be.
The single, ultra-small dome speaker sends out good high and low frequencies. As a very smart piece of equipment, this speaker gives you great functionality; sync it with MyTALK online platform so you can download apps, software upgrades and more. It does not have any cords or need to be plugged into any doc so you have ultimate portability.
Many users like being able to use this for conference calls because of the crisp sound you get anywhere. The Jawbone Jambox has a stainless steel construction with heavy weight rubber casing to keep the unit protected. Some users have reported that the micro USB charging port has broken, so buyers should be aware to treat it gently.
This is a highly rated product that gives users features they love like the built in speakerphone, the cool and modern design and the audio quality. With 10 hours of continuous listening, you are sure to get your groove on.
Altec Lansing iMW725 inMotion Air Universal Wireless Speaker
With a full featured remote control and a rechargeable battery, you can listen to your tunes for up to 7 hours. The manufacturer states that the signal will go up to 333 feet away; however some users have reported it to be a lot shorter than that. This is for all kinds of devices, including iPads, iPhones and other Bluetooth devices. Users like that you can connect up to 2 inMotion Airs to the USB dongle so you can take your listening experience into multiple rooms.
Featuring apt-X technology, the Altec Lansing imW725 will decode music while it is being transmitted in real time; this will reduce your feedback. Users like that it is compact with a carrying handle for more convenience. Some drawbacks that users have noted are that there is some distortion with speaking vocals, but that there is less with music vocals and that the ESS feature is not very useful. However, the design is appreciated by users since it has a very flat bottom to stand on its own nicely. Some users really like the two speaker design and the battery life is pretty good.
5 Good Under $50 Bluetooth Speakers for the Money 2015
Best Budget Bluetooth Speaker Under $50
Monster ClarityHD Precision Micro Bluetooth Speaker
For those on a tighter budget, there are still some great speaker options out there for you.The Monster ClarityHD Precision Micro Bluetooth Speaker is a very highly rated little speaker that is very compact and incorporates a speakerphone as well.
It uses 120 CC of acoustic volume with two 35mm full range drivers and passive radiator for decent sound. It is compatible with Bluetooth 2.0 audio and digital signal processing and gives you up to 5 hours of playtime with lithium ion rechargeable batteries. It also features a 3.5 mm headphone port. Users love how clear sounding the speakerphone is and this makes a good tool for any kind of call that you want to take.
Although the sound quality is decent, you do lose the good highs and lows, along with great bass. But this is a very affordable speaker and really will only get you so much for the price. Other users have been annoyed at the button system that is not very user friendly; there is a pairing mode that requires button pushing to be a little more complicated than it need be. However, good reviews show that set up is easy, that charging through a USB port is convenient and that the portability and durability are above par on this device.
X-Mini II Capsule Speaker
As another affordable option, this speaker is quite highly rated. Users are frequently surprised at the sound that comes out of this little thing; it sure does hold up. Something called the “Buddy-Jack” gives you the opportunity to plug more X-Mini’s together for even more sound.
This is one of the most compact speakers on the market and it gives a whopping 11 hours of battery life! Negative reviews show that users really like the design but have reported that many of them seem to having charging issues and have died within a week of use; the cable is quite short but that can be fixed with an audio extension cable to use with it.
With speakers of this kind, some tinny sound is to be expected. Overall though, users love that it gets loud enough to hear in the entire room and that the bass performance is pretty good considering the cost and size of the device.