Spring has sprung, and many of us will be looking forward to the lifting of some of the restrictions under the UK government’s roadmap out of lockdown. If the government deems it to be safe, from Monday the 29th of March, we’ll be able to have outdoor gatherings of either 6 people or 2 households, and from Monday the 12th of April we’ll be able to go to most outdoor attractions including outdoor hospitality venues, as well as within self-contained accommodation such as campsites.
If you’re a self-proclaimed Spotify DJ and want to share your meticulously crafted playlists with your friends and family this spring, then it’s time to stop being that person who puts their mobile phone in a bowl to try to emulate the speaker experience. Many phone speakers these days do work well, but no smartphone speaker works as well as a bluetooth speaker. Bluetooth speakers are advantageous in a number of ways; namely the ability to take them more or less anywhere (except for the obvious places like underwater), the fact that many of them are durable and of course that they have excellent audio quality. So which one should you get? We’ll be outlining our recommendations for the best bluetooth speakers currently available on the market that are low in cost but high in sound quality.
This speaker is a favourite of ours, and one we think we’ll keep coming back to. The Anker Soundcore 2 is on the smaller side, making it portable, and it comes with water-resistance making it an ideal choice for the beach or by a pool. Notably, it has an impressive 24-hour battery life, meaning that you can use it several times between charges. If it’s the look you care about, it comes in a choice of three different colours, so you can go for blue or red if you want something a bit more unique. For just £34 on Amazon, the Anker Soundcore 2 is a steal.
Secondly, we would recommend the Creative MUVO Play. Looking for cheap and cheerful? This device could be the right choice. The Creative MUVO Play is a small speaker which is ideal for carrying around and it comes with some water resistance. Its 360 design allows the speaker to emit sound from the device in all directions, meaning that people positioned in different angles around the device will get the same excellent audio experience. You can currently get the Creative MUVO Play for just £30 on Amazon. What a bargain.
Our next recommendation is the Lava BrightSounds 2. If you prefer a more retro look for your speakers without breaking the bank, then this could be a good choice. The standout feature of this device is that it’s a combination of a smart light bulb that can be adjusted from a soft glow to a bright glare, a power bank and a smart speaker. The light is the unique selling point of this device, and you might find it useful if you want to play music outside at night or you want to have an extra light indoors. Otherwise, this is simply a top performing speaker, as it can play music loudly and with a high quality. You can get the Lava BrightSounds 2 for £40 on Amazon.
If you want something rugged, this is a good bluetooth speaker to go for. The Tronsmart T6 Plus is waterproof and comes in a practical cylindrical design. It has outstanding sound quality thanks to Tronsmart’s own SoundPulse algorithm, as well as a dual-passive radiator to minimise any sound distortion. Not only is the sound great, but this speaker also comes with the option of being a power bank for your phone, if your phone needs an urgent charge while you’re out. You can currently get this speaker for £56 on Amazon.
Our last recommendation is the Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2. If it’s a fun size you’re looking for, check out the Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2. This pint-sized two-toned bluetooth speaker packs a surprising amount of punch, given that it has a battery life of 13 hours. A notable feature of this speaker is that it has the ability to pair with another one, and comes with an Outdoor Boost mode that’s designed for an optimised outdoor listening experience. You can get this speaker for £70 on Amazon.
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