Whether it’s for the shower or pool, these five speakers will produce a significant boost over your smartphone speakers for under $50.

1. JBL Clip 3 – $49.95
JBL Clip 3

The most expensive on the list, but for a very good reason. The JBL nails everything it sets out to. Proving a fantastic sound, portable design and great connectivity. If you can pick only one, this is it.

  • Portable, integrated carabiner
  • 10-hour battery life
  • IPX7
  • Three physical buttons for play/pause and volume
  • Stylish design
  • Available in many different colours and styles

For a cheaper JBL alternative, check out the GO2. It provides all the essentials, with 5-hour battery life at just $29.95

2. Sony SRS-XB12 – $31.08
Sony SRS-XB12

The Sony packs a surprisingly heavy punch for such a small design. King of battery life. Got a mate with the same one? Pair them up for stereo sound.

  • Bass heavy
  • Portable
  • Pairable
  • Detachable carry strap
  • Dust-proof
  • IP67
  • Stylish design
  • Available in black, red, grey, blue or green
3. AOMAIS Sport II – $32.99

We now steer towards the lesser-known brands, so take their claims with a pinch of salt. The AOMAIS is a slightly larger design, providing a rugged exterior and powerful sound.

  • 20W
  • Bass heavy
  • 15-hour battery life
  • IPX7
  • Pairable
  • Durable, rubber exterior
  • Dust-proof, mud-proof, snow-proof, drop-proof
  • 100ft range
  • Build-in mic
  • Available in orange, green, blue, deep orange or purple
4. iFox iF012 – $29.99
iFox iF012

The iFox is the go to for a shower speaker, with a suction cup suitable for titled or glass walls.

  • Suction cup
  • Five physical buttons
  • 33ft range
  • 10-hour battery life
  • 5W
  • IP67
  • Build-in mic
5. Altec Lansing IMW257 – $14.57
Altec Lansing IMW257

The Altec Lansing is the cheapest on the list. At $14, this speaker provides excellent value for money.

  • Floating
  • IP67
  • 6-hour battery life
  • 30ft range
  • Clip
  • Build-in mic
  • Dust-proof, shock-proof
  • Available in aqua, black, blue, mint or red
Checkout our pick for the top 5 headphones under $50 here.