Best Shower Speakers For 2018 (Bluetooth)
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 that they can take outside and it 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 to the best show speakers.
Music and hot water, they just go together as 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 for other uses.
First and foremost, it must be waterproof. Even if you don’t intend on dunking it in the bathtub, bathrooms are steamy places and water-related accidents do 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 actually sit comfortably without being in the way. Finally, you want decent sound clarity. Volume is actually not as important because bathrooms often have awesome acoustics, but what good are acoustics when you can’t even understand the lyrics?
With waterproofing, size, and sound clarity in mind, what are the Bluetooth speakers to take to the shower with you?
The small yet powerful UE Wonderboom is a little powerhouse. This little speaker provides a larger-than-life sound like you would never believe. Now 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 clearly 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. In our drop test, we dropped it from 2 meters and it was just fine, not a scratch. It’s available in six different colors (subzero blue, fireball red, lilac, phantom black, cashmere pink, and stone gray).
For the last few years, Amazon has released quite a few very impressive devices, especially Bluetooth speakers. The AmazonBasics is one such speaker. The AmazonBasics is a waterproof, dustproof, shockproof Bluetooth speaker with a budget-friendly price tag.
The AmazonBasics is a relatively small device (it measures 3.31 x 3.31 x 1.77 inches and weighing 4.64 ounces), but it’s built with a three-watt audio driver and a passive subwoofer. It works with any Bluetooth-enabled device up to 33 feet. The device itself is built with a rubberized exterior which provides impact resistance which means if it falls, it is unlikely that it will be damaged or damaged badly. This means you can take it is a great choice for the shower or you can even take it with you when going rafting, canoeing or kayaking.
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, one of the reasons it is great for the shower is its accessories and that’s the small hook and the larger lunch-box style handle. These hooks allow you to hang or hitch the speaker to any section of the shower as you please. You can hang it on the shower head or on the curtain rods or wherever.
In terms of sound, the One Click was has a three-inch woofer, 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 direction, thanks to its 360-degree sound. Finally, if you like looong 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.
The Sharkk 2O Bluetooth Speaker offers four major benefits, it’s waterproof, it produces big sound, it’s durable and it’s inexpensive. With those three things considered, this speaker is a good buy for those looking for a good sounding, inexpensive Bluetooth speaker for the shower. Firstly, the Sharkk 2O is not only waterproof but its also shockproof and dustproof.
One major advantage of this speaker is its durability. The device is made of rugged rubber on the outside to reduce the effects of falling or other forms of shock. In terms of sound, the speaker has dual four-watt speakers for a dynamic sound, so it will sound quite good in your shower.
Weighing just under 2 pounds (1.9 lbs), this speaker is especially great for the shower because it has a carrying strap that will allow you to hang it from a shower head or wherever you please. However, at 11.4 x 4 x 3-inch in frame (and 2 lbs as we already mentioned) the speaker is probably best placed on a shelf or on the side of the bathtub.
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 small device. Dont 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. Its eary to hand it on the shower head for example, because it is so lightweight.
If you are a shower signer looking for a speaker with the best sound for your shower, then the Braven Mira is the one for you. This speaker has two drivers and a passive radiator which allow for full sound – crisp, clear highs and strong, excellent bass.
Apart from offering excellent sound, the Braven Mira is water resistant, so it’s not exactly waterproof, so you shouldn’t drop it in the bathtub, however with its hinged hook, you can hang it securely to the showerhead or somewhere else in the shower so you shouldn’t have to worry about it falling.
Moreover, at 1.38 x 5 x 5 inches and weighs just under two pounds, it’s not heavy. The Mira offers up to 10 hours of playtime before requiring a recharge which is standard for Bluetooth speakers.
When you talk about battery life, the standard for Bluetooth speakers is about 10 hours. 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 simply can’t beat that. Now before we mention anything else, we should point out that even though its just 1.1 pounds, the Fugoo Sport is on the larger side – its 7 x 4 x 9 inches so it may not be a good idea to hang it on the shower head. You will have to place it on a shelf or on the side of a bathtub or on a window ledge or somewhere like that. No matter where you place the Fugoo Sport, you will enjoy high-fidelity sound.
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. In terms of sound quality, the Fugoo Sport has all of six drivers that are spread out 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 pairs with a full-duplex speakerphone for answering calls. In fact, it has support for both Siri and Google Now.
As we mentioned in our review of it, the UE ROLL 2 is our shower speaker of choice, and it still remains our favorite. Eye-catching in physical design and comes in a variety of fun color schemes, this is one Bluetooth speaker that is a joy to look at.
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 handle your steamy hour-long showers with ease.
Like all UE speakers, you also get great volume and sound clarity. This particular model is an upgrade of the UE BOOM, featuring up to 15 percent better sound quality.
Due to the shape of the model, it 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 just radiates sound. It also has a range of 100 feet if you happen to be on the move with your phone.
The major 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. You probably won’t need that feature in the bathroom, but that and its 20 hours of battery life make it one bathroom speaker that you can take anywhere.
It also has the handy feature of its battery being able to also charge your smart phone 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 and not have to fuss with.
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 a variety of colors so you can match it to the fancy color coding of your bathroom. Unless you are some kind of monster who doesn’t have towels that match the bath mat, but even then, it probably still comes in a color you will like.
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 to like a strong swimmer, this speaker’s base is actually 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 is a speaker meant to be poolside. It has a good 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 even 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 respectable eight hours of battery life. It’s not a bad battery life, but it is no 20 hours of music playing like the JBL features.
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 that features a suction cup for wall mounting, and it comes in a wide variety of colors.
However, with low price, there is always some sacrifices, right? There are a few, but they are not exactly what you would call deal breakers. In terms of sound, the bass could be better, but a small package always sacrifices subwoofer power.
Another downside is that it has limited Bluetooth range, only about 20 feet, which is fine if you have your phone in the bathroom, or even in another nearby room.
While slightly more expensive, the MPOW Buckler is a great shower Bluetooth speaker for those that want affordability and just a bit more flair with the design.
Like other models, it has a suction cup so that you can mount it to the wall, but in this model, it is not sound or battery life that is sacrificed, but waterproofing.
It has a good IPX4 rating that makes it hearty against steam, but this is one model you definitely don’t want to fall in a tub or a sink.
That aside, it features a respectable eight-hour battery, fast recharge time, and still delivers loud, crystal clear sound. However, it only comes in two colors – orange and black – so I hope either of those match.
There you have it, the best shower speakers on the market in 2018. These speakers are waterproof or at least water resistant, they sound good, are durable and most of them can hang somewhere in the bathroom.