Affordable and compact bluetooth speakers

By Sudhanshu Singh | Published on 27 Jul 2020
Affordable and compact bluetooth speakers

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The main advantage of having a Bluetooth speaker is that it allows you to take your music anywhere without needing a source of electricity. There are wireless speakers across different sizes but only a few are made to be carried around without adding additional bulk and taking up much space in your bag. So if you are someone who likes to trek or just going outdoors, you can invest in a compact Bluetooth speaker that performs well and can be carried without any hassle. Such speakers aren’t usually very expensive, but there are a few budget options that lead the category. We’ve compiled a list of four such speakers on Amazon that fit the bill.

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom

This speaker costs slightly more than the other speakers on this list but it is the best value for money alternative when it comes to compact Bluetooth speakers. It comes with 360-degree sound with ample bass for its size, giving a great audio performance for the price. It is dustproof and waterproof, which means it is a suitable speaker for your adventure trips or simply a pool party. It has a soda can design with large ‘+’ and ‘-’ buttons that can be used to change volume, change tracks and there are two buttons on top for power on/off and Bluetooth pairing. It claims to offer 10 hours of battery life and comes in funky colour options. 

Logitech X50

The X50 is one of the popular Bluetooth speakers under a budget. It has a very pocketable and portable design, where you get a circular body with a rubberized base and a handle to tie lanyard. There are volume, power and Bluetooth buttons too. If you don’t have a Bluetooth device, you can also use an AUX cable to play music. The company claims that it can offer up to 5 hours of continuous playtime.

JBL Clip 3

The JBL Clip 3 is also very compact and easy to carry Bluetooth speaker that also offers good audio performance. It has a rugged body that is dust and waterproof, and it also comes with a carabiner clip to attach it to your belt loop, bags and let it hang while listening to music on the move. It has a 1000mAh battery that claims to offer 10 hours of playtime. The company also boasts of a built-in noise and echo-cancelling speaker phones that gives you clear call quality at the touch of a button. 

Sony SRS-XB12

Sony is known for making some great audio devices and the Sony SRS-XB12 is one of the most affordable ones from the company. The soda can-shaped Bluetooth speaker is very compact, lightweight and has a lanyard loop to make it easy to hag or carry on the move. It comes with an IP67 rating, that ensures waterproofing to ensure durability even if it’s accidentally dropped in water. Sony claims up to a 16 hours playtime. It also has a built-in microphone that allows you to take calls through the speaker.

Sudhanshu Singh

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