2018 Best Bluetooth Speakers Under $100
Best Bluetooth Speakers Under $100 In Various Categories 2018
Are you searching for a quality, yet affordable Bluetooth speaker? You’ve come to the right place. After testing the top cheap speaker brands on the market, we have rounded up the very best 8 different categories.
This roundup includes the very best yet cheap Bluetooth speakers that you can find on the market right now.
We vet each Bluetooth Speaker to ensure you are receiving the best bang for your buck in different categories based on your needs.
Most Affordable Bluetooth Speaker: Photive Hydra
The Photive Hydra is one of the most popular outdoor Bluetooth speakers on the market, and for good reason. Encased in a smooth rubber grip on all sides, it is water resistant and easy to carry around. The speaker itself is cover in a tough metal grill to protect it from any outside irritants. With a water resistance rating of IPX6, the Hydra can withstand splashes, but should not be submerged in water.
Where the Photive Hydra really shines is in its sound quality. It is small, but it is fierce. While the bass is not earth shattering, it is respectable for its size, but the clarity is amazing. The sound is so clear that it sounds like the vocals and instrumentals are coming from different speakers, but they are not. With its small size and punchy sound, the Photive Hydra is a great choice for the outdoors person who is always on the go.
Loudest Bluetooth Speaker: Anker Premium Stereo Bluetooth Speaker
There are many high performance Bluetooth speakers out there; but most carry high price tags. If you are looking for a high performance Bluetooth speaker at a cheaper price, the Anker Premium Bluetooth Speaker is your best bet. Simply put, at this sound quality, you won’t find another Bluetooth speaker under $100.
When it comes to sound, the Anker really holds its own. We are talking about extraordinary bass and volume! Powered by dual ten-watt drivers for a 20W output (highest available in this price range), the Anker Premium produces huge stereo sound.
The device also features MaxxBass technology and two passive subwoofers for enhanced bass performance.
It also features MaxxBass technology and two passive subwoofers for enhanced bass performance, allowing you to enjoy the crisp, clear highs and deep lows of your favorite tracks. It is one of the loudest Bluetooth speakers you can find with a rare combination of portability and excellent sound quality.
Build Quality & Design
As you can tell, the design of the Anker Premium is quite minimal. For example, it’s built with glossy plastic instead of the matte plastic found on many other speakers. Still, this speaker doesn’t exactly look cheap. It is quite compact so it feels solid and looks solid.
Moreover, it’s the loudest Bluetooth speakers for speakers at this size range (under $100). Clearly, Anker spent the money where it matters, in making the device sound phenomenal.
Producing such amazing power requires quite a lot of power. The Anker comes with a rechargeable battery that provides up to 8 hours of playtime at 50% volume on a single charge which is above average for a speaker this powerful. Compared with the ridiculous 24-hour battery of the Soundcore, for example, you might be a little disappointed in only 8 hours. However, the Soundcore isn’t half as powerful with just 6W of power.
The Anker Premium is the loudest Bluetooth speaker in its price range and a greet choice for those looking for phenomenal sound. In fact, this little device will give its more expensive competition a good run, even at three times less the price.
Best Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker: UE WONDERBOOM
Splash! Want to bring your music poolside? What about to the beach? No need to worry. The UE Wonderboom is here to the rescue. The UE Wonderboom is the best waterproof Bluetooth speaker in its class.
There are some Bluetooth speakers that can resist a splash, there are others that will be OK after being submerged for a few seconds, only. Yet, many of these Bluetooth speakers are branded as waterproof, which may mislead most people.
If you are looking for a truly waterproof Bluetooth speaker that will be OK after being completely submerged, then the UE Wonderboom is the best candidate. In fact, the UE Wonderboom can even float, which makes it a great choice for parties or simply playing music while relaxing in the pool.
Beyond its water resistant nature, the UE Wonderboom is a loud speaker with good audio quality, especially its bass. It’s also shock resistant had has good battery life.
Best Portable Bluetooth Speaker: Divoom Voombox
The Voombox may be tiny, but it is tough. With 6 drivers and a 15-watt output, the Voombox can put out a powerful sound making its portable shell so deceptive. It's encased in a strong metal body that is reinforced with shock-absorbing rubber, making it ready for whatever adventure you have ahead.
Although it only has a IPX4 water resistance rating (making it only safe from splashes), you can enjoy 12 hours of omni-directional sound on one charge. Its small size and weight also make it easy to slip into a pack so that you are not carrying an 80's-style boom box on your shoulder over to your campsite.
We love the Voombox and it is in someone's pack each time we go camping. If it's raining you can always put it in a tent and still listen to it from just about anywhere at the stie.
Best Party Bluetooth Speaker: JAM Party Wireless Boom Box
A goo party Bluetooth speaker under $100? Now that’s hard to find! Yet, there’s a special little speaker that will get the entire room rocking. Introducing the JAM Party Wireless Boom Box!
As its name suggests, the JAM Party Wireless Boom Box was built for parties. The device offers a rich set of features that makes it an excellent choice for sizzling events!
The JAM Party Wireless Boom Box was built for parties, so you know it’s fairly rugged. Moreover, the speaker’s design is focused on durability and toughness rather than beauty. On the other hand, the speaker does come in several fashionable color. The device is also built with an integrated handle for easy on-the-go use.
Partying from dusk till dawn? No worries, the boom box features a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that provides up to 12 hours of wireless play.
Powerful Party Speaker
The JAM Party Wireless Boom Box is a powerful stereo speaker that features line-in capability. This functionality allows you to connect to non-Bluetooth-enabled device with a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The two stereo speakers deliver superior bass performance. In addition to the impressive bass output, the Boom Box offers a very loud volume ceiling before you get any kind of distortion. In fact, the speaker simply offers an all-round high quality sound experience. It also features an integrated speakerphone for hands-free talking.
Connect Up To 30ft
The JAM Party Wireless will allow party goers to connect wirelessly from up to 30 feet, no fuss and no hassle. In fact, the device comes with an Ac adapter so you can plug it into the wall if you prefer. Play your music loud and clear!
Now that you know all the features of this cool little device, crank up the fun at your next event with The JAM Party Wireless Boom Box.
Best Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker: Fugoo Tough
What is the best overall outdoors Bluetooth speaker in terms of portability, durability, functionality, and sound quality? It is the fierce-looking Fugoo Tough.
Marketed as the world's most rugged. this is one model that lives up to its reputation. With six drivers spread across four sides, the Fugoo Tough delivers loud 360-degree sound at a respectable 95 decibel volume.
That performance is all wrapped up in a tough shell that isn't just for show. While its IPX5 rating makes this speaker safe from splashes, it is also snow-proof, mud-proof, and dust-proof, assuring you can do pretty much everything with this speaker along for the ride.
While all of that is excellent in an outdoor Bluetooth speaker, does it really merit the $300 price tag? It does when you consider that its charger holds for 40 hours of continuous use. If you spend more time out in the bush than you do in the house, the Fugoo Tough is definitely worth the investment.
Best High End Bluetooth Speaker: Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless
Disclaimer: Clearly, this speaker differs from the Bluetooth speakers we regularly recommend in terms of price range and is therefore strictly for those in the market for high end speakers.
The lower price not so much a factor for you? Looking for something with a wow factor that you definitely won’t find see often? Welcome to the high end Bluetooth speaker market!
Of the few speakers that go for premium prices, the Bowers and Wilkins Zeppelin Wireless is the best. The B&Ws Wireless is a stunning masterpiece that is sure to make a statement of classy elegance wherever you choose to display it.
The Zeppelin has particularly distinguished itself in its ability to deliver seriously punchy mid-range matched with thundering bass. After all, with its line of portable speakers, B&W has distinguished itself with class-leading performance by way of state-of-the-art technology and seamless integration.
In short, it sounds as good as it looks!
Again, the price is hefty and it’s not the class of Bluetooth speaker that we regularly recommend her at BoomSpeaker (though there are indeed more expensive Bluetooth speakers out there), however if you are in the market for something high end and better yet, if you have audiophile tastes, then the B&W Zeppelin Wireless is your right choice.
Best Bluetooth Speaker Overall: Fugoo Style
With so many Bluetooth speakers out there, it’s no wonder it’s tough to decide on the best overall. Yet, there is one sleek and stylish Bluetooth speaker that comes beautifully designed, ultra-portable, offering best-in-class sound quality, a long batter life (40 hours) and is rugged and durable. Moreover, it is waterproof, mud proof, and even shockproof! What is this wonder of worlds?
It’s the Fugoo Style!
The Fugoo Style is the current Bluetooth speaker king!
In addition to the booming sound quality that you can typically only find from Bluetooth speakers costing $200+, the Fugoo Style offers speakerphone, Siri and Google Now support. The Fugoo Style nails everything a Bluetooth speaker should be.
You can even change your style with optional sleek, elegant jackets. Simply put, this little device is your best bet on-the-go speaker. Indeed, no other portable Bluetooth speaker that costs $200 (even $300) can match the Fugoo Style.
With all that said, the Fugoo Style portable Bluetooth speaker is bests in all the areas that matter: sound quality, ruggedness (durability) and battery life. If you're in the market for a portable Bluetooth speaker, you can stop looking now, we highly recommend the Fugoo Style.