They can’t be smart, but the best Bluetooth speakers still have a close and dear place in our heart.
It’s fun and easy to ask one Amazon Echo o Google Nest speaker to play your favorite track or tell you the time, but smart speakers have a few drawbacks — first of all, stable Wi-Fi. From (mostly) renouncing voice assistants and Wi-Fi radios, Bluetooth speakers are gaining portability, with the ability to venture outside of your home and withstand harsh conditions like the sandy beach or the Airbnb steam jacuzzi. They work well with any smartphone and sound so good on their smart-speaker equivalents.
We’ve tested hundreds of models over the last few years, and we can say that they’re still some of the best little devices you can listen to. Here are our favorites now.
Updated May 2021: We’ve added the Sonos Roam and updated the links and pricing throughout this list.
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