Some Bluetooth speaker owners like to have a speaker that sits on a shelf in the most used room of their house.
Other owners like to have a speaker they can take outside, which can withstand all the rolls and tumbles in their active life.
However, I don’t care who you are; there is nothing more refreshing than singing along with your playlist while taking a shower, and that’s why we have created this guide for the best show speakers! Music and showers, together, are the best way to start the day, but while any Bluetooth speaker can be put in the bathroom, it doesn’t mean it will thrive there.
There are a few things you want in a Bluetooth speaker for the bathroom as opposed to other uses.
First and foremost, it must be waterproof. Even if you don’t intend to dunk it in the bathtub, bathrooms are steamy places, and water-related accidents happen.
Second, unless you live in a super mansion where the bathroom could house a small family, you want to prioritize size so it will sit comfortably without being in the way. Finally, you want decent sound clarity.
Volume is not as crucial because bathrooms often have excellent acoustics, but what good are acoustics when you can’t even understand the lyrics?
With waterproofing, size, and sound clarity in mind, what Bluetooth speakers can you take to the shower with you?
Let’s get some splish-splashing with our top picks:
The small yet powerful UE Wonderboom is a little powerhouse. This little speaker provides a larger-than-life sound as you would never believe.
- Wirelessly connect two UE WONDERBOOMS to party louder
- Make the most of your UE WONDERBOOM by wirelessly pairing two UE WONDERBOOMS together
- Connect up to two UE WONDERBOOMS to the same source at the same time
Get this: the Wonderboom may be submerged in up to one meter of water for 30 minutes! Yep, that is the official IPX7 rating, as well as confirmed by our tests and tests by several users. You can see why it made #1 on the list of the best shower speakers.
Apart from its waterproof capabilities, the Wonderboom offers several other special features. The speaker allows for playback up to 100 feet away from a compatible mobile device and provides up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge.
You can experience the speaker’s big sound with 360 degrees of audio performance with clear highs and heavy bass.
Finally, the UW Wonderboom is quite durable. We dropped it from 2 meters in our drop test, and it was just fine, not a scratch. It’s available in six colors (subzero blue, fireball red, lilac, phantom black, cashmere pink, and stone gray).
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The Libratone One Click is about the size of a paperback book at 4.7 x 1.6 x 8 inches. The IPX-4 rating makes it splashproof, which means it’s not technically waterproof, but that’s fine for the shower.
Beyond that, it will be a great companion for the beach, pool, or wherever you are likely to get wet.
Even though the speaker is not waterproof, it is great for the shower because of its accessories, including the small hook and the larger lunch-box-style handle.
These hooks allow you to hang or hitch the speaker to any shower section, and you can hang it on the showerhead, curtain rods, or wherever.
In terms of sound, the One-Click has a three-inch woofer, a one-inch tweeter, and two passive drivers, which allows it to push high-quality sound.
Notably, the treble is crisp and clear and blasts in all directions, thanks to its 360-degree sound. Finally, if you like long showers, you can enjoy up to 12 hours of battery life with the One-Click, especially if you plan on taking it for a day out at the beach or pool, for example.
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- WATERPROOF BUILD: IPX5-rated casing offers complete protection against liquids.
If you are looking for a small, inexpensive waterproof Bluetooth speaker, then the Anker SoundCore Sport is probably your best choice.
This speaker features IPX7 waterproof rating, so it is completely waterproof (up to one meter for up to 30 minutes), even though it is so small at 3.35 x 3.35 x 1.77 inches.
Powered by a three-watt driver and a passive subwoofer, the Anker SoundCore Sport offers crystal-clear for a tiny device.
Don’t expect earth-shattering bass, though. You can connect to the device from about 33 feet away, which is fine for the shower. Finally, the included wrist strap doubles to hang the speaker in the shower. It’s easy to hand it on the showerhead, for example, because it is lightweight.
- Rugged Sport model is snow proof, sand proof, and waterproof to 3 feet for 30 minutes
- Built-in microphone for full-duplex speakerphone, Siri, and Google Now capability
- Six drivers on four sides for a 360-degree sweet spot and incredible 95dB SPL-A volume
The standard for Bluetooth speakers is about 10 hours when you talk about battery life. If you can get 15 hours, then that’s good. The Fugoo Sport, however, is a class above the rest with 40 hours of battery life at 50 percent volume! 40 hours!
You can’t beat that. Before we mention anything else, we should point out that even though it’s just 1.1 pounds, the Fugoo Sport is on the larger side – it’s 7 x 4 x 9 inches, so it may not be a good idea to hang it on the showerhead.
You will have to place it on a shelf, on the side of a bathtub, on a window ledge, or somewhere like that. You will enjoy the high-fidelity sound no matter where you place the Fugoo Sport.
Of course, the Fugoo Sport is waterproof and backed by IP67. It will be fine if immersed in 1-meter water for up to 30 minutes.
Regarding sound quality, the Fugoo Sport has all six drivers spread across all four sides of the device to power the 360-degree audio.
Now that’s real 360 audio! The speaker also has a voice-enabled omnidirectional microphone paired with a full-duplex speakerphone for answering calls. In fact, it has support for both Siri and Google Now.
- Big, bold, beautiful sound
- Strap the speaker to your bike, backpack, kayak or wherever else
- Stretchy, attachable marine-grade bungee
As we mentioned in our review of it, the UE ROLL 2 is our shower speaker of choice, and it remains our favorite.
This Bluetooth speaker is a joy to look at, eye-catching in physical design, and comes in various fun color schemes.
However, that fun package belittles superior waterproofing. With an IPX 7 rating, you can put this bad boy into three feet of water if you want to for up to half an hour. With that, you know it can easily handle your steamy hour-long showers.
Like all UE speakers, you also get significant volume and sound clarity. This model is an upgrade of the UE BOOM, featuring up to 15 percent better sound quality.
Due to the model’s shape can be difficult to position on a flat surface because it takes up a fair amount of space, but if you hang it, it remains compact, out of the way, and radiates sound. It also has a range of 100 feet if you happen to be on the move with your phone.
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- Battery type : Lithium-ion Polymer (22.2Wh)2) 20 hours of playtime(varies by volume level and content)
- IPX7 Waterproof
The central selling point of the JBL Charge 3 as a portable Bluetooth speaker, not just a shower speaker, is that it can connect up to three different devices and take turns playing music. Yes, JBL speakers are easy to connect to other devices.
You probably won’t need that feature in the bathroom, but that and its 20 hours of battery life make it one bathroom speaker you can take anywhere.
It also has the handy feature of its battery to charge your smartphone as needed.
However, outside of that awesome cross-functionality, you get optimum sound clarity in a small package that you can easily set on a counter without fussing.
With an IPX7 water-resistance rating, like other models, it can survive up to 3 feet of water for up to half an hour and also comes in various colors so you can match it to the fancy color coding of your bathroom.
Unless you are some monster who doesn’t have towels that match the bath mat, you will like it even then; it probably still comes in color.
- Waterproof, Dirt proof, Shockproof
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I’ll admit, it took a bit of looking at it before the design of this punchy little speaker clicked. However, once you get what they meant by “swimmer,” you can’t stop seeing it. Although initially positioned like a strong swimmer, this speaker’s base is quite flexible. This means you can leave the original design intact or pick something a little more humorless (but ultimately space-saving and sturdy).
Although the name is a double entendre, this speaker is meant to be poolside. It has an excellent IPX7 water rating, and its flexible base means you can stand it up anywhere.
If you only have so much counter space in your bathroom, it can stand completely upright and still radiate amazing sound or clip onto the show rod. It also happens to get ridiculously loud, another feature for its initial poolside use, but something not unwelcome in the bathroom.
The only real potential downside to it is that, unlike other models, it only has a good eight hours of battery life. It does not have a bad battery life, but it is not 20 hours of music playing like the JBL features.
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Are you looking for an affordable shower speaker option? It is only natural that you don’t want to put a $200 showpiece speaker in the bathroom where any number of things can happen.
If a low price is a must, , the SoundBot is perfect. It features excellent sound, a small package with a suction cup for wall mounting, and various colors.
However, with a low price, there are always some sacrifices. There are a few, but they are not exactly what you call deal-breakers. The bass could be better in terms of sound, but a small package always sacrifices subwoofer power.
Another downside is that it has a limited Bluetooth range, only about 20 feet, which is fine if you have your phone in the bathroom or another nearby room.
The rubbery part is there as the entire Altec Mini Life Jacket 2 is coated in a soft and durable rubber shell.
It’s like alien skin but cool. Ten hours run/playtime. Everything proof. Power? I almost took down a child in the speaker section of Target when I cranked this baby up on the demo display. It was epic.
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- This speaker is certified IP45 waterproof & dustproof
- It clips onto dad’s gear with an aluminum metal carabiner for tunes on the go
- You will be able to pick up your phone calls hands-free using the built-in mic
This small speaker has a surprisingly great sound.
What To Look For In Shower Speakers
You can’t just buy any speaker as a shower speaker. You already know this! You need a waterproof Bluetooth speaker if you plan on using it in the shower. However, there are other factors to consider as well:
Shower Speaker Sound quality
We all sing in the shower. If you decide to get a shower speaker to sing along to your music, your speaker must be loud and of good sound quality.
Imagine having a speaker, but you can’t hear the music over the running water. Don’t buy a random cheap waterproof speaker for your shower!
Firstly, using an AC speaker in the shower is not a good idea, and a battery option is much better.
Shower speaker batteries should last long enough that you don’t have to be changing batteries too often. You don’t want to be doing this, especially if the speaker is suction-mounted or similar.
While shower Bluetooth speakers will not likely get moved about too much, they will face water, soap scum, and other bathroom conditions.
Also, most shower speakers are mounted high, and there is always the possibility of falling.
Waterproof vs. Water-Resistant? Which Should I Get?
The best waterproof speakers aren’t the ones that state’ water resistant. So now you may wonder if getting a waterproof speaker or a water-resistant one is good enough. Well, it depends, and let’s explain the difference.
Waterproof speakers provide complete protection from water and moisture. These speakers can even be submerged and will be fine (up to a specific time).
With water-resistant speakers, however, you shouldn’t expect complete protection. If these speakers are submerged, there is a risk of damage. It’s important to note that there are different levels of water resistance, however, as defined by IP Ratings:
Your choice of waterproof or water resistance depends on where you’ll place the speaker or how you’ll use it.
If you are placing it on a shelf in the bathroom, for example, a water-resistant speaker may be ok. However, if it is placed on the shower head over the bathtub, you may want to use a waterproof speaker.
It’s all about the chances of the speaker coming into contact with large amounts of water; the more likely that is, the more you should consider a waterproof speaker.
1. Which brands are reliable to take in the shower?
There are various shower speakers available; some of the best are UE Wonderboom, JBL Charge 3, UE ROLL 2, Fugoo Sport, Anker SoundCore Sport, and Libratone One Click.
2. Is a waterproof speaker worth it?
Waterproof speakers are worth your money, as they can be used for pool parties and other outdoor activities like camping, hiking, boating, rafting, etc. From Mozart to Drake, you can enjoy music without any worries.
3. Are shower speakers safe to use?
Waterproof/shower speakers can be used in showers, bath tubs, and pools. Since these speakers are waterproof, a few splashes will protect your speaker. You will not get shocked or electrocuted by it. They are manufactured for this purpose. They’re smart, durable, and entertaining.
4. What is the highest waterproof rating for a speaker?
The highest IP certification for outdoor speakers is typically IP67. This provides full immersion protection for up to half an hour at depths of up to 1 meter. This is, by definition, completely waterproof. However, an IPX7 rating would imply that it is entirely waterproof.
There you have it, the best shower speakers on the market. These speakers are waterproof or at least water-resistant, sound suitable, are durable, and can hang somewhere in the bathroom.