So you have a portable speaker that you intend to carry with you to enjoy some outdoor music? But, you are worried about the speaker getting wet. Will water damage it? Maybe you are planning a hiking trip by the rivers or a day to the beach.
Well unless you have a waterproof Bluetooth speaker, you will need a waterproof speaker cover to protect the device. If your speaker is not waterproof, water will surely damage it. Read this review for speaker covers to learn more about how to use one and where to get one.
Best Waterproof Speaker Covers
5 Best Waterproof Speaker Covers
1. Best For C-Bracket Speakers: SoundCover C-Bracket Mounted Speaker Covers
These speaker covers are suitable for C-Bracket mounted speakers. With a unique UV 50 sun protection, your outdoor speakers get a prolonged life. Besides, they are breathable.
Ideal for Yamaha NS-194BL, Dual Electronics LU43PW, Klipsch AW-400, and Herdio 4 Inch & Polk Audio Atrium 4 Speakers.
It has high-quality double stitching construction and snug-fitting that helps it to tighten seamlessly between the c-brackets with the two heavy-duty touch fastener straps.
The cover comes in a convenient SoundCover storage bag and will fit both vertically and horizontally mounted outdoor speakers.
- UV 50 protection
- Water resistant
- Fits both horizontally and vertically mounted speakers
- Causes sound distortion when used with speaker on
- No front opening for the grill
2. Best For Outdoor Speakers: SoundCover Compact Outdoor Speaker Covers
The speaker cover is water repellant, breathable, and designed with SoundCover’s unique UV 50 sun protection for year-round protection.
Fits and waterproofs medium size outdoor speakers such as Polk Audio Atrium 5, Pyle 5.25, Klipsch KHO-7, Herdio 5.25 Bluetooth Speakers. Users can fit the cover both vertically and horizontally.
The quality double stitch construction and snug-fitting together with the two heavy-duty touch fastener straps help secure the speaker’s cover for prolonged outdoor use.
- Water resistant
- Have Velcro and draw string for tightening around speakers
- Easy to take on and off
- Two vented airways on the side
- Protects speaker from sun, sand, and water
- Not suited for horizontal fitting
3. Best For Heavy-weight Outdoor Speakers: SoundCover Outdoor Speaker Covers
This is a heavy-weight waterproof speaker bag designed with SoundCover’s heavy-weight waterproofing and UV blocking capability. The roll-up front sound flap makes it easier to constantly play music on your outdoor speakers with the cover on.
Good for Yamaha NS-AW150, Herdio 5.25″, Polk Audio Atrium 5 & Pyle 5.25 Speakers. Besides, it fits both vertically and horizontally with the straps and locking button supporting more secure speaker protection and waterproofing.
- Water drainage eyelets on the sides help drain water freely
- Can be mounted vertically or horizontally
- Heavy duty
- Flap helps when playing music with the cover on
- Appear buggy on speakers
4. Best For Marine Wakeboard Speakers: SoundCover Marine Wakeboard Tower Pod Speaker Covers
This is a round speaker cover designed to waterproof and prolong the life of your marine powerboat wakeboard tower speakers. The bag has a SoundCover with special UV 50+ sun protection.
The bag is breathable, water repellent, and ideal for Small, Medium, and Large marine speakers. With reinforced stitching, strong fastening straps, and a drainage button, you can be sure to secure your marine round speakers from weather elements completely.
The cover comes in a convenient SoundCover storage bag and has a warranty with a money-back guarantee for unhappy customers.
The black bag is suitable for large round boat speakers measuring about 14″ high, 14″ wide, and 12.8″ deep.
- Good for dust cover
- UV 50+ protection
- Reinforced stitching
- Strong fastening straps
- Drainage button available
- No drainage eyelet
- Not effective when used while the boat is moving
- Light duty
Alternative Marine Wakeboard Tower Speakers: Pair Rockville RWBC Marine Wakeboard Tower Speaker Covers
This is another affordable option made from quality, durable Neoprene fabric. It is supposed to protect your speakers from all sorts of moisture.
5. Best For Dust, Sun & Water Protection: SoundCover Outdoor Speaker Covers
It offers prolonged life to the speakers by waterproofing and protecting them from UV rays and dust with SoundCover’s unique UV 50 sun protection. Made for outdoor speakers, this speaker cover is also breathable!
The cover is suitable for Klipsch KHO-7, Yamaha NS-AW350, Yamaha NS-AW294, Polk Audio Atrium 6, and Bose 251 Environmental Speakers. You can however use it on any outdoor speaker within the dimensions of the cover for easy fitting.
They are designed for speakers ranging: Height up to 13.6 Inches, Depth up to 8.9 Inches, and Width up to 7.9 Inches. There are four different sizes available.
The high-quality double stitching, snug-fitting, two heavy-duty fastener straps, and drawcord with locking buttons ensure secure protection. Besides, it fits both horizontally and vertically on the speakers.
- Sand, sun and water protection
- Snug fitting
- Quality double stitch
- Fits vertically and horizontally
Frequently Asked Questions
Can You Buy A Single Speaker Cover?
There are waterproof speaker covers sold in pairs such as the Two sun dust & water-resistant outdoor speaker covers bags for Yamaha AW294, definitive technology AW 5500, Polk Audio Atrium 6, Yamaha AW350 & Bose 251 by SoundCover. These models are only available in pairs and cannot be sold as single bags.
Are Speaker Cover Drain Holes Only On The Bottom When Mounting The Speaker Vertically?
The water drainage holes on the speaker cover appear on the sides and the bottom. The covers can therefore be mounted both vertically and horizontally.
Can The Speaker Covers Be Left On All The Time While The Speaker Is Under Use?
Some of the speaker covers are breathable and can be left on, and the speaker is used with them on. However, if you play music at high volume levels, there will be some sound distortion. Besides, some waterproofing speaker covers have front opening flaps that allow you to open when playing music and close when not.
Will The Speaker Covers Protect Against Humidity?
The waterproof speaker covers are made from materials primarily used for sports bags and BBQ covers. The materials are therefore water-resistant and will handle all levels of humidity.
Should I Cover My Outdoor Speakers?
Covering speakers is not a big issue especially if you are willing to clean the drivers regularly. Grilles however help reduce grime and dust offering a much cleaner look than exposed speakers.
On the other hand, if you have outdoor speakers, they should be protected and well maintained. To adequately protect your outdoor speakers, keep them away from water and sunlight. Cover them with waterproof speaker covers especially when it’s not so practical to bring them inside.