Top 5 small portable bluetooth speakers

Here’s our top pick of the best wireless speakers to take on the road.

Top criteria? The speakers must be small enough to slip in a bag, hold a decent battery and of course produce great, room filling sound.

If you’re after something cheaper, check out our top five speakers under $50.

If you’re after something for home, check out our top smart speakers.

1. Bose SoundLink Revolve+ – $299

Bose deliver the absolute best of the best, offering a premium 360 sound, in a premium design, while being durable with an IPX4 water resistance rating.

  • Delivers Deep, loud, jaw dropping sound with True 360 degree coverage
  • Built-in mic for speakerphone to take clear conference or personal calls out loud with a wireless range of approximately 30 feet.
  • Flexible fabric handle makes it easy to grab and go; seamless aluminum body is durable and water resistant (IPX4)
  • Enjoy up to 16 hours of play time from a long-lasting, rechargeable, lithium-ion battery
  • Wireless Bluetooth pairing with voice prompts allows you to easily take calls and access your phone’s virtual assistant — hands free
  • Pair two SoundLink speakers together for party mode or stereo mode or use Bose SimpleSync technology to pair with a member of the Bose Smart Home Family to play in sync

2. Bang & Olufsen Beoplay P6 – $335.24 (sale price)

As with all of their products, B&O offer an elegant design at an eye watering price. If aesthetics are a top priority, you can’t beat the compact Beoplay P6. If you’re after something with water or shock resistance, this is not the one for you.

  • SIGNATURE SOUND QUALITY: Beoplay P6 wireless speaker delivers True360 Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound for a premium listening experience from any angle, at home or on the go.
  • AUTHENTICALLY BEAUTIFUL: Crafted with robust pearl blasted aluminum that encompasses the speaker’s curved grill, and a double-layered, genuine leather carrying strap for style and portability.
  • CUSTOM SMART FEATURES: The OneTouch flex button on P6 offers easy accessibility to a world of smart features including Google Assistant or Siri compatibility and access to Beoplay App preferences.
  • HERITAGE-INSPIRED DESIGN: Beoplay P6 is designed to pay subtle homage to Beomaster 6000, Bang & Olufsen’s iconic sound system. This is seen in the fine cuts and flexible nature of the buttons on P6.
  • PLAY LONGER: This Bluetooth speaker boasts a powerful built-in battery that lasts for up to 16 hours, and easily recharges in just 3 hours with the included USB-C cable.

3. LG PL7 XBOOM Go – $169.77 (sale price)

LG’s PL7 XBOOM Go is the battery life king. With a huge 24 hours, you won’t have to worry about plugging in for even the longest of day trips.

  • Easy Bluetooth pairing
  • Up to 24 hours playback
  • Water and weather resistant (IPX5 rated)
  • LED Lighting
  • Deep Rich Bass
  • Included components: warranty card
  • Output wattage: 30 W
  • Power source type: Battery Powered

4. Marshall Stockwell II – $182.25

Marshall’s Stockwell II speaker gets top marks for unique design, with their signature front grill and large dials in a small but capable package.

  • Stockwell II offers 20+ hours of portable playtime on a single charge. Its pint-sized frame and guitar inspired carry strap make it perfect to take with you.
  • Stockwell II utilizes Blumlein stereo sound Construction for a multi-directional experience that will immerse you in your music, indoors or out.
  • Stockwell II comes equipped with Bluetooth 5.0 technology for wireless music play. Play music with any Bluetooth device at a range of up to 30 feet away from the speaker.
  • Stockwell II features an IPX4 water-resistant rating, making it supremely rugged and durable. It’s encased in a silicone exterior and features a solid metal grille and the iconic Marshall script. Take it with you wherever the long road leads.
  • Stockwell II features multi-host functionality so you can easily connect and switch between two Bluetooth devices. Now you and a friend can take turns playing what you want to hear.
  • Three class D amplifiers power Its subwoofer, front and rear facing tweeters for a sound that’s brilliantly powerful and clear.
  • The cabinet is constructed with a bass reflex system that improves bass efficiency and extends the frequency response while lowering distortion.
  • You can track the speaker battery life with the visual battery indicator located on the top panel of the speaker.Maximum Sound Pressure Level: 80 dB SPL @ 1 m

5. JBL Flip 5 – $119.99

Fancy something a little more colourful? JBL have got you covered. 12 hours of battery life is on the lower end, however IPX7 allows submersion in up to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes.

  • Wireless Bluetooth streaming
  • 12 hours of playtime
  • IPX7 waterproof
  • Pair multiple speakers with party boost
  • Premium JBL sound quality
  • Connector type: 3.5 millimeter stereo
  • Power source type: Battery powered
  • Included components: Quick start guide

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