Holiday Gift Guide 2016 – 2017: Top 10 Best Bluetooth Speakers Under $50

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AmazonBasics Nano Bluetooth Speaker

Those looking for a super affordable speaker might want to check out the AmazonBasics Nano. This is a speaker which is designed to be ultra-affordable and is easily the most affordable speaker on the list. That said, in spite of its cheaper price, you can expect battery life in the region of 6 hours a splash-resistant design, the ability to connect to a Bluetooth-enabled devices from as much as 30 feet away and a very small form factor measuring 4.06-inches by 2.44-inches by 1.57-inches.

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All-New Amazon Echo Dot

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Speaking of Amazon, while the AmazonBasics Nano is generally fairly basic, Amazon also has another speaker-oriented product available which is anything but basic and still comes in at under $50. This is the all-new Echo Dot. Following in the tradition of Amazon's Echo, the Echo Dot allows you to connect to all your favorite music streaming services and even allows you to connect other speakers and headphones. That is in addition to all the Alexa-related features that are available with the Echo Dot including voice-controlled commands, connecting to various smart home products, and much more.

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BRAVEN 105 Bluetooth Speaker

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BRAVEN has a number of great Bluetooth products available and for those looking for the BRAVEN quality on a budget, the BRAVEN 105 is always worth checking out. While this is a speaker which is priced at under $50 it is one which makes use of the typical BRAVEN rugged design and comes with an IPX7 waterproof certification which means it can withstand submersion in water for as much as 30 minutes and to a depth of 1m. In addition, the battery life on offer is rated to last for up to 8 hours.

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JBL Clip+ Splashproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

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Like BRAVEN, JBL is another company who has a great range of products available at various price points and for those looking in the sub-$50 price bracket, the JBL option to consider is the JBL Clip+. This one adopts a very similar design and build to the JBL Clip 2 and offers much of the same features including a big sound from a small body, a durable casing which is also splash-proof and a battery which is rated to offer up to 5 hours of continuous playback.

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Jawbone Mini Jambox Bluetooth Speaker

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The Jawbone Mini Jambox is actually a product which is priced at over $50, however, it is one which can be picked up as a certified refurbished product at the moment which means you can get it just under $50. This also means this is one of the best value buys on the list today. This is a very popular speaker and one which looks to offer a very good sound quality from a very small box. This one also offers up to 10-hours of continuous playback, as well as the ability for the Jawbone Mini Jambox to be connected to other Jamboxes and compatibility with the Jawbone app.

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AmazonBasics Portable Bluetooth Speaker

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Amazon already has two products on this list and yet here is another. Which not only highlights just how prominent Amazon are becoming in the speaker market, but also the value they offer with three excellent Bluetooth speakers options available at or below $50. In contrast to the last two, the AmazonBasics Portable Bluetooth Speaker adopts a more traditional Bluetooth speaker look, design and level of use. This one is a box-type speaker and one which comes with enough battery life to last up to 15-hours before needing to be recharged again. As well as the other basic features you would expect from a Bluetooth speaker, you can always expect to find a 3.5 mm stereo port for direct connections and a size which measures 7.3-inches by 2.4-inches by 2.8-inches.

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Jabra SOLEMATE Wireless Bluetooth Portable Speaker

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The Jabra SOLEMATE is another great option for those looking for a nicely designed speaker which offers a good quality sound and is priced below the $50 marker. In fact, this one is much more powerful than it looks as it comes equipped with a single subwoofer and two acoustic tweeters which results in a fairly good defined sound. In addition the build quality is one which makes use of a rugged casing for extra protection when out and about as well as a battery which is listed to offer up to 8 hours of continuous playback.

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JBL Micro Wireless Ultra-Portable Speaker

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While JBL has the JBL Clip+ for under $50, they also happen to have the JBL Micro which is available at an even lower price than the JBL Clip+. So if you are after a JBL quality sound and build quality but without spending much at all then the JBL Micro is certainly worth considering. As well as its small form factor and similar shape to the JBL Clip range, this one also comes loaded with a battery which is rated to last up to five hours and a size which means this one can literally be carried in your pocket.

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Anker SoundCore Bluetooth Speaker

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Another good option for those looking for a more traditional type of Bluetooth speaker at this price point is the Anker SoundCore bluetooth speaker. This is another box-type speaker and one which comes packing a very good battery capacity which is listed to offer up to 24 hours of continuous playback. That is in addition to all the features you would expect from a Bluetooth speaker including a very good sound output thanks to the two 3-watt speakers that are present within its 6.5-inches by 1.8-inches by 2.1-inch size.

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Inateck (BTSP-10P) Bluetooth Speaker

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One option which remains a popular buy in this price range is the Inateck BTSP-10P. This is a singlet different looking speaker due to its unique presentation but is one which comes packing two 3-watt drivers which offer a very good and clear sound. Couple the sound quality with good battery life with this one rated to offer as much as 15-hours of continuous playback and a size which means the Inateck BTSP-10P is designed to be taken with you and you do get a very good and solid speaker for less than $50.

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DKnight MagicBox II Bluetooth Speaker

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Closing out the list today is another very popular option for the budget buyer. This is the DKnight MagicBox II and this is another great sounding speaker for the money. This one offer a total of 10-watts of power which is significantly boost up from the previous DKnight MagicBox in spite of this one being relatively the same size as the previous model. Which makes it just as portable as the original DKnight MagicBox but much more powerful. Likewise, the battery life has also been improved upon with the mark 2 version now able to provide up to 10 hours of continuous playback before needing to be recharged. Another solid option for less than $50.

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