If you frequently travel with your friends, then it’s time to do away with headphones and switch to wireless speakers that provide not only easy portability but also quality audio. This way, all of you can hum along to your favourite songs even when on the move. Getting a speaker with a microphone is the best option as you can also attend to your calls if you’ve paired your smartphone with the device. Even though there are countless options available in the market, picking the right ones can still be a tedious task. So, to help you out, here’s a list of some quality entry-level Bluetooth speakers you can buy and enjoy music on the go. Note that these have been curated based on their availability on Amazon as well as the listed features.
With six hours of music playback at 80% volume and support for hands-free calling thanks to the in-built microphone, these speakers should act as the perfect companion when on the move. With an audio frequency range of 200Hz to 18kHz and an impedance of four Ohms, it should provide quality audio with treble and bass. The 3.7V 480mAh lithium battery can be charged using the Micro-USB port. The speakers are equipped with Bluetooth V4.2 so you can connect it with devices like smartphones, laptops and tablets. This waterproof speaker comes with a hand strap, weighs 322-gram and measures 9.7 x 8.8 x 5 cm, which makes it quite portable and easy to store.
This waterproof Bluetooth speaker by JBL is packed with all the features one might need while on the move, be it quality audio or easily accessible control buttons. With this, you can stream music via Bluetooth for up to five hours and also have a crystal clear and distortion-free calling experience with the microphone, according to the brand. The IPX7 waterproof design ensures that it can withstand dust and drizzles without breaking down, so you can tag it along to the beach or to the poolside without any worries. It’s equipped with a noise-cancelling speakerphone which lets you enjoy your music or focus on your calls without worrying about any background commotion. When it comes to design, the JBL Go 2 is designed to withstand the test of time and comes in 12 eye-catching colours, so you can pick the one you like the most.
When it comes to quality speakers and headphones, boAt is the one company that never disappoints and the boAt Stone 200 Bluetooth speaker is a case in point. It can be wirelessly connected to Bluetooth devices, including tablets, PCs, and smartphones so you can groove to your favourite playlist anywhere, anytime. This wireless speaker promises to deliver eight to 10 hours of non-stop music (at 50% volume), thanks to the powerful battery inside and you can even enjoy the music collection stored in it. You can use it during your daily walks, on trips or other outdoor adventures. This is because the IPX6 rating ensures that the speaker is safe from small splashes, drizzles and dust. It has a frequency response of 180Hz-20KHz, 5W power output, and Bluetooth v4.1 connectivity along with support for AUX cable, so you aren’t limited to wireless connectivity. It takes up to four hours to fully charge and has a mic so you can attend to calls as well, making it a great travel companion.
If you have been relying on HP for quality printers, scanners, and laptops, then it’s about time to try the HP Mini 300 Bluetooth speakers which lets you enjoy your favourite songs on the go. This Bluetooth speaker comes with a built-in microphone so you can enjoy hands-free calls with ease. With compatibility with iOS, Windows 7 and above and Android, along with Bluetooth connectivity, this speaker aids you in easily connecting with most of the devices. It is dust as well as water-resistant and can handle some minor bumps and falls without much damage. It is also equipped with an LED indicator to show when it's in use, and control buttons which let you change the volume making it an excellent choice for all your outdoor walks and trips. Last but not least, it also offers eight hours of playtime.