Whether you enjoy the classic sound of Rock N' Roll or you can't get enough of the bass pumping tunes of Dub Step, a good set of portable speakers that you can connect to your smartphone or tablet are pretty much a necessity. Here's a list of 10 awesome speakers that really put out some great audio.
Ultimate Ears Boom Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
We'll kick things off with the Ultimate Ears Boom Wireless Bluetooth speaker. This little beauty is made by Logitech, and it's a 360 degree speaker that delivers bold, rich audio in multiple directions, giving you a great bass pumping surround sound like experience. Not only do these speakers deliver great audio, but they look good too. They're also water and stain resistant, and you can double up the sound and connect two UE Boom speakers together for even more immersive audio. You can grab the UE Boom speakers on Amazon for $195.99
Braven BRV-X Portable Wireless Speaker
Braven are known for some pretty good portable speakers, and this one steps it up by not only putting out high quality sound but it's also built with a rugged exterior that's waterproof and shockproof. It has a built-in noise cancelling mic for hands free calls if you need it, and it's got a built-in 5200mAh battery that's also a powerbank for your devices, just plug them into the speakers USB port and charge away. You can find the Braven BRV-X on Amazon for $163.00.
Creative Airwave Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker W/NFC
The Creative Airwave portable speaker is a great little bang for the buck. It's small, lightweight and easily portable, and it has built-in NFC so you can simply tap your compatible NFC devices to the back to pair and you're listening to music in no time. It's rated for a 12 hour battery life and can charge it via a standard micro USB port. You can find the Creative Airwave in multiple colors on Amazon for just $29.99.
Mini Jambox By Jawbone
The Mini Jambox is a small speaker that puts out some really big sound. It's small enough to fit in your pocket, has a 10 hour battery life, and you can activate a feature called multiplay to connect up two Mini Jamboxes and get twice the audio output. You can personalize Mini Jambox with Jambox app, and you can personalize your style by choosing from one of multiple colors for this speaker. You can find the Mini Jambox by Jawbone on Amazon for just $99.99.
Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker
The Bose SoundLink is the most compact speaker ever from Bose. It delivers rich, full sound with crystal clear audio performance like you'd expect from the superior quality of Bose. It sports a 7 hour battery life and contains a rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery so you can power it back up whenever you need to. It comes with a wall charger and a charging cradle so you can charge two different ways, and you can connect other devices through the aux port if they don't support Bluetooth. You can find the Bose SoundLink on Amazon for $199.99.
JBL Flip Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
The JBL Flip offers full-range JBL sound with awesome bass. It's tiny and lightweight and comes with a 5 hour battery life, and when it needs recharging just plug it in and let it sit for about 3 hours to get back to a full charge. It comes with a built-in mic so you can use it for hands free calls, and it also has a nice little carrying case to keep it stored and protected during travel. You can find the JBL Flip on Amazon for just $79.99.
The Mpow Boombag delivers big performance audio in a small compact size. It has a unique design unlike any other speaker and it's waterproof so you can feel safe about using it even if it gets wet. Thanks to its size and design, you can clip to a bag and listen to your music anywhere you go without having to hold it or store it. It also features an 8 hour battery life so it will last throughout the day. You can find the Mpow Boombag on Amazon for just $44.99.
Sony SRSBTX300 Portable NFC Bluetooth Speaker
The Sony SRSBTX300 offers up one-touch Bluetooth pairing via NFC, speakerphone functionality for taking calls, and a 20 watt output power for delivering rich, full sound. It offers up to 8 hours of battery life and you can even charge your devices while you listen thanks to the built-in power bank. It also features an aux-in port so you can connect other devices to listen to your music if they don't support Bluetooth. You can find the Sony SRSBTX300 on Amazon for just $139.99.
Beats Pill Portable Speaker
The Beats Pill makes listening to music off of your devices easy with simple pairing through NFC, just a tap and you're ready to go. You can sync two Beats Pills together and have them play the same exact song by tapping the speakers together for even more immersive pounding audio. You can even take and make calls with the built-in mic. You can find the Beats Pill on Amazon for $195.99.
Infinity One Premium Wireless Portable Speaker
The Infinity One speaker delivers superior room filling audio with excellent bass from high-quality drivers. It houses a rechargeable Li-Ion battery with up to 10 hours of life, and it features easy Bluetooth pairing with NFC. You can even charge your devices while you listen with the USB port. You can find the Infinity One speaker on Amazon for $299.95.