A Bluetooth speaker can come in various shapes and sizes. Portable speakers have the sole purpose of making your life easy and hassle-free.
The days of untangling wires are gone, as wireless speakers are ruling the markets. In this era of wireless technology, here is a look at some of the best portable Bluetooth speakers on the block.
Creative is a legend when it comes to sound systems and the iRoar does not tarnish its reputation. The iRoar is very stylish to look at and brags of a 5-driver design, two passive radiators and a 2.75-inch bass driver.
It also comes with an optional iRoar microphone, which comes handy if you are planning a karaoke party. It also has a free app for iOS and Android which helps in controlling the speaker. With a battery backup of 20 hours, it is a dependable buy, and a stunner to look at too.
You can buy the iRoar for $369.99.
Sony SRS X99
Sony is a sound system specialist and its vast experience in audio speakers has resulted in the SRS X99. This ultra-powerful speaker contains 8 digital amplifiers and 7 speakers. A sub-woofer is also included in the speakers. They are wired to produce 2.1 channels of audio. It can be connected to devices via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi and can also charge when you're using it. It even comes with a remote control to make operating the speaker even easier.
The Sony SRS X99 is available for sale at $699.99 on Sony's website.
JBL Pulse 2
The JBL Pulse 2 is the second version of the hugely popular JBL Pulse. It carries forward the light show, which consists of LED lights which depict the mood of the song. A dedicated button for changing the light mode comes handy.
The speaker has an app for iOS and Android and firmware updates are available from the app. The speaker offers very good sound for its size and is a winner amongst others in its league. The 1.7-pound portable speaker is splash-proof and has a cover which protects the micro-USB port. The speaker is not waterproof and can withstand slight moisture and splashes.
The Pulse 2 can be purchased at JBL's official website for $149.95.
UE Boom 2
The Ultimate Ears (UE) Boom 2 has been a huge success and has been at the top of many rankings. Therefore, the UE Boom 2 holds great expectations and doesn't disappoint on any count. It can connect to almost any tablet or smartphone.
There have not been any major tweaks in the external design. The Boom 2 looks similar to its predecessor and comes in six color options. It has been made more durable by having a tighter weave in its fabric. The Boom 2 is completely waterproof and can be immersed in it for up to 30 minutes.
You can buy the UE Boom 2 at $199.99 from its official website.
Yamaha Relit LSX-170
Yamaha has added a unique twist to the conventions of a portable speaker. This wireless speaker doubles up as a night lamp and although the sound quality is not that great, it is quite appealing.
It is designed elegantly, with a couple of upward pointing speakers and a circle of 6 LED lights. These lights are what turn it into a lamp, as they create a beautiful halo effect. The exterior is aluminum coated to give the LSX-170 a polished finish.
The Relit LSX-170 is available for sale at Amazon for $802.45
Bose SoundLink Color
Bose is a premium speaker manufacturing company and has decided to venture amongst the younger generations. With its other speakers priced so high that this generation may not be able to afford them, the SoundLink Color is Bose's answer to that.
This speaker comes in many vibrant hues and is priced reasonably less, as compared to its other speakers. It is very sleek and compact, measuring 5.3 inches in height and 5 inches in width. Bose claims that it is perfectly designed to "fit in to a hand bag, knapsack or the palm of your hand" and will will be the perfect accessory for your kid's room.
You can buy the Bose SoundLink Color for $129.95.
JBL Flip 3
The Flip 3 by JBL has finally managed to hit the nail right on its head this time around. It has a sleeker and more streamlined design than its predecessors and a much better battery life when compared to them. The speaker weighs just less than a pound and is available in seven colors. What makes it even better than the previous two versions is the fact that it can stand vertically or lie horizontally. It is a definite winner in this segment.
The JBL Flip 3 is available for sale, for $99.95 on its official website.
These devices have changed the way Bluetooth speakers are supposed to look and function and it remains to be seen how far the bar will be pushed by these companies to create the perfect audio experience.