Good things come in small packages!
Mini Bluetooth speakers are smaller and often cheaper than traditional Bluetooth speakers. Don't worry though, small and less expensive doesn't mean you have to lose sound quality. We've compiled a list of some of the best mini Bluetooth speakers that you can find on today's market at three different price points.
Best options under $150
Best options under $100
Best options under $50
Best options under $150
This is one of Sony's smallest speakers, but it still weighs 1.5 lbs, so it isn't as comfortably portable as others.
Like a lot of Sony's portable speakers, the SRS-X33 has two separate passive bass radiators to deliver a great low-end sound without muddling the rest of the higher tones.
Not only does it work with Bluetooth, but it also has NFC compatibility, making it super easy and user friendly to pair with your phone. It also has a standard 3.5 mm jack, so it's compatible with anything that has a headphone jack.
This speaker also has a Micro-USB port for charging your phone on the go. Top this all off with a seven-hour battery life and you have yourself a mini Bluetooth speaker to be reckoned with.
Bose Soundlink Color
Bose has always been a sound quality giant, and that hasn't changed with the Soundlink Color.
Available in some cool colors , like red, blue, and mint, the Soundlink Color looks a little different than most mini Bluetooth speakers. It's square design allows it to easily fit into bags or purses making it ideal for taking with you.
The sound quality is superb for such a small package and can even pair with two devices at once. Switching back and forth from the music on your phone and your friend's phone has never been easier, plus, it's battery life is approximately eight hours which gives you plenty of time to enjoy that high quality audio.
Best options under $100
UE Roll/UE Roll 2
The UE Roll has a cool design meant to follow you wherever you go. It has a great waterproof rating, meaning it can even follow you into the shower! Plus, it also comes with a little life preserver that allows it to float, meaning you can bring this speaker to a pool party.
The sound on this tiny guy is impressive and can be even more impressive if you pair another UE Roll with it. It has an app you can download to completely control playback so you can control it from afar.
Ultimate Ears has released the Roll 2, which has all the great features of its predecessor but with a few key improvements. The Roll 2 boasts a slightly better sound — both in volume and tone — while also increasing the Bluetooth range to 100 feet.
The Roll 2 will run you about $99; however, you can find the original Roll at Best Buy for around $50. You could draw the conclusion that the value of the upgraded UE Roll 2 is offset by the savings of the original Roll. We will link to both version below and you can decide for yourself which way you want to go.
Embracing the all-in-one mentality, the Braven 705 model packs a punch with it's sound and versatility. With two built-in drivers and a passive rad for the low end, it's easy to enjoy the sound quality of this speaker at all ends of the volume spectrum.
It has all the connections you need to listen to your favorite tunes on your favorite devices. And, it even has a USB port that will allow you to charge your phone. Perfect if you need a boost to get you through a late-night dance party.
The 705 is yet another mini speaker that has a waterproof rating. While it can't be submerged in water, it can be splashed or spilled on without having to worry and the outer silicone shell provides some shock proofing, making the Braven 705 quite rugged for such a small device.
Best options $50
Cambridge Soundworks OontZ Curve
The OontZ Curve has a very unique shape. We will admit right off the bat, it's not the best sounding speaker on the list, but it is the cheapest and it makes our list because for the price, the sound is great! It can have a little trouble with music that is very tonally complex, meaning this probably won't be the speaker for you if you like listening to dubstep.
It only has five hours of battery life, which is considerable less than most of it's competitors, but it does have speakerphone capability making it especially useful when using Bluetooth.
For the under $30 price, you aren't going to find a mini Bluetooth speaker that packs the same punch. Money savers, this is a great option for you!
JBL Micro Wireless
JBL's entry into the mini Bluetooth speaker world is quite impressive. This small circular speaker comes with a carrying case and a five-hour battery life, making it a great portable option for short trips!
The cool thing about the Micro Wireless is the impressive bass sound. It has a built-in bass port that offers almost unrivaled low-end sound in a speaker this small and inexpensive.
The JBL Micro Wireless can sound a little distorted if you crank the volume all the way up; however, it handles all types of music really well and doesn't seem to lose any quality when there is a lot going on in a song.
How do you get your groove on?
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