UE BOOM 3
Want something that fulfils all your needs – be it a house party or you simply like your music loud? The UE Boom 3 might be just what you need. It offers thumping and loud audio without distortion at high volumes; is light enough to carry on a camping trip but remains durable enough to tumble in a bag unprotected.There are certainly more detailed speakers out there (see: Bowers and Wilkins Zeppelin down below), but at a price that’s relatively affordable to all, the UE Boom 3 hits all the right notes for the third year in a row.
BOSE SOUNDLINK MICRO
Bose’s SoundLink Micro is arguably the best-sounding speaker for its tiny size. Although it’s a little pricey, Bose did shave $10 off its list price, bringing it down to $99. It’s fully waterproof and available in three color options.
HARMAN KARDON ESQUIRE MINI 2
Not much bigger than your phone, the Harman Kardon Esquire Mini 2 is a slim Bluetooth speaker that delivers better sound than you’d think. It also performs well as a speakerphone and can charge your phone, thanks to a USB-out port.
JBL LINK 20
Smart Bluetooth speakers are becoming a dime a dozen, but the JBL Link 20 manages to stand out from the pack by being one of the few to offer Google Assistant. That means you can enjoy all of Google Home’s smart features, such as being able to get dinner suggestions or traffic info,but you don’t have to be tethered to your living room.The Link 20 is also simply a great premium speaker, with balanced audio and 10 hours of batterylife. Add in a rugged, IPX7-rated design built to endure a dunk in the pool, and you’ve got one ofthe top speakers out there in the $200 range.