Planning on taking your friends and family for a hiking and camping trip? You might want to bring some music to your next weekend-outdoor getaway. We have the best outdoor speakers for you.
Do you love the outdoors? All of us do. You might want to add some music to the fun. These outdoor speakers are portable, rugged, and waterproof. Make your adventure more relaxed with some feel-good music. Here’s our list of the best outdoor speakers in 2021.
The Sonos Move is worth every penny you pay. Thanks to its smart living-room quality sound and smart connectivity. Sonos does have a smart speaker for almost any occasion. They got the Beam soundbar, One, Play:5. and Playbase speakers with a TV stand that adds up to give you the best viewing experience.
Moreover, the Sonos Move offers portable Bluetooth play along with integration to multi-room network speaker systems via Wi-Fi. While it’s the company’s first venture into the portable Bluetooth space, they already delivered a very good product. In fact, this speaker is good for both indoor and outdoor use.
JBL PartyBox 300
The JBL PartyBox 300 is the lightweight, upgraded version of the JBL boombox. It’s battery-operated and a solid option even when used in a garage or basement man cave. Likewise, it’s pretty versatile and very portable that doesn’t disappoint even when you go on vacation.
What’s even better is this speaker features a mic and a guitar input. It also comes with a USB C port, an AUX jack, and a USB A port. Additionally, if you want to get the best of this outdoor speaker, we suggest you plug it in. That’ll boost bass and significantly give you the best sound possible.
JBL Link Portable
The JBL Link Portable is a sturdy smart home speaker that you can carry around on your camping and hiking trips. It’s a compact speaker with a sleek design. Likewise, it supports a Google Assistant via Wi-Fi, a charging cradle, and a nice-crisp sound.
Moreover, it features an expansive sound-bass included. Thanks to the open-sounding mix, there’s so much going on in this pretty portable speaker. In addition, you can give the speaker a nickname that shows on the Wi-Fi connection, an IPX7 waterproof rating, and up to 3.5 hours of battery life.
JBL Boombox 2
This mid-size speaker works for almost all types of users. It delivers fairly well mids and highs, which is great for vocals, keyboards, and other lead instruments. Unfortunately, it somehow lacks the lows. If you love EDM, you’ll notice it doesn’t have the deep thump and rumble of the bass.
Although it might seem bulky, this portable speaker can be carried anywhere. Thanks to its carrying handle. Moreover, the battery can last up to 24 hours. Likewise, it offers an IPX7 water resistance rating, a loud sound, with some compression capabilities. This is highly noticeable if you max the volume.
The new Braven BRV-XXL/2 is on a different level. In fact, it will dwarf other portable speakers in its class. It offers up to 17.4 pounds of sound capacity, 100W of amplification, four-full range drivers, 2 passive radiators, and downward-facing subwoofers. It’s also water-resistant, comes with a bottle opener, and up to 18 hours of battery life.
Furthermore, if you want more bass, make sure you get the volume higher. That’s where the presence of the bass kicks in. All-in-all, the sound quality is good. It has a lot of energy going. That’s mainly because of the position of the drivers that can deliver a 360-degree sound. In addition, don’t max the sound as the audio can get muddy over too much volume.
The Sony SRS-XB12 is a portable-Bluetooth speaker that’s great to bring outdoors. It has a sturdy, well-built body and impressive battery life. It can manage long days in the outdoors. Likewise, this portable speaker comes with a wide soundstage. On the contrary, it lacks the low frequency sounds like every small speaker does and no EQ to tweak the sounds either.
Moreover, this Bluetooth speaker is good for any outdoor activity. It has a carrying strap to make the journey easier, an IP67 waterproof rating, and comes with many colors to choose from. While it lacks the bass, it somehow delivers fewer compression artifacts even at max volumes.
Anker Soundcore Rave Neo
The Anker Soundcore Rave Neo is a big surprise. This portable Bluetooth speaker offers a good sound, value-for-every-penny party speaker. Don’t get deceived by its small size. In fact, it delivers a decent amount of bass for a typical compact wireless speaker. That’s mainly the reason why it’s called a “party speaker.”
The company even describes the sound as “colossal.” You know it’s a little bit exaggerated. However, the sound can play really loud. While the sound isn’t really refined, however, the sound profile gets better outdoors than indoors. Surprisingly, that’s where the bass kicks in. on the other hand, it comes with an Indoor listening mode in its companion app and EQ settings so you can tweak the sounds according to your preference.
JBL Xtreme 3
The latest Xtreme 3 from JBL comes into the market with some really cold new features. It has four drivers, two passive radiators, dust, and waterproof capability, excellent sound quality with deep bass and fine details. All these abilities in just a really small device. The JBL Xtreme only weighs half a kilogram.
The latest update includes a shoulder strap, an upgraded 5.1 Bluetooth connectivity, a USB-C port, a USB-A port, and up to 15 hours of battery performance. This party animal also features a bottle opener. Moreover, it scored well in the loud sound department thanks to the DXOMARK Speaker.
Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (Second Gen)
This portable speaker from the Danish audio company comes to the market with enhanced battery performance. In fact, this A1 model improved its battery by a whopping 350%. With over 100 years of experience, the company stands at the forefront of the sound technology space.
As can be expected, the A1 2nd Gen portable speaker offers up to 30 watts of power, a weight of 558g, up to 18 hours of battery life, wireless pairings with Alexa support, Apple Fast Pair, Google Fast Pair, Microsoft Swift Pair, Bluetooth 5.1, and dual source connectivity. Additionally, this portable speaker delivers impressive sound thanks to its 30W, D class Amplifiers, 3.2 woofer, and 0.6-inch tweeters.