You don’t have to solely rely on your smartphone or tablet to put out quality sound when you’re on the go. Portable Bluetooth speakers are the best way to bust and stream music wirelessly because you can’t carry around your entire sound system. Thanks to integrated bluetooth, these speakers work well with virtually all platforms (Android, iOS, Windows and, well, any Bluetooth-enabled device) including most laptops and some desktops. Also, they don’t require a Wi-Fi network, making them much more flexible than the Apple-only AirPlay speakers.
However, there are a few things to consider when picking the bluetooth speaker of your choice.
In most cases, smaller bluetooth speakers produce less audio quality compared to the bigger ones. Most, but not all bluetooth speakers use rechargeable batteries, so you take them anywhere and use them without a power outlet. Some larger speakers, especially those intended for home theatre or PC use, need a dedicated power supply to run. Size is often a trade-off for power.
Rugged speakers can handle splashes, drops and still keep running because they have water resistance. However, If you try that with non-rugged speakers, you might have a “broken gramophone record” instead of an audio device. Not all bluetooth speakers are built to be carried around or used outdoors. Look for speakers with IPX ratings and guarantees of water and shock resistance if you want to carry them around the beach or pool.
Most bluetooth speakers come with an aux jack input (so you can connect your Smartphone or Tablet with a wire if you wish). You can also find some speakers pulling double-duty as both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi sound systems.
Audio Quality and Size
Audio clarity is more important than power, and a balanced, clean crisp sound should be your number one goal when shopping for a speaker. Unless portability is at the top of your priority list, sound quality should be paramount. If you want a Bluetooth Speaker that can churn out good sound and drive a whole party instead of just fill a small room, keep the size of the speaker in mind. In most cases, the bigger the speaker is, the louder it is and the better the sound it produces. Bluetooth speakers remain a great way to enjoy music on the go.