Whether you’re getting ready for that big match, and you’ve got the pre-game tunes flowing, or you want to hear some of your favourite Christmas songs with your family around the fire, we’ve got the ultimate list and price comparisons for the best speakers on the market.
There’s a whole world of great sound experiences out there, so check out our top 10 for the festive season….
15 hours of battery life with Alexa capabilities as well makes the Pure Stream R a very clever and innovative bluetooth speaker. Its design is unique, unlike anything else on this list, and it comes in at a mid-range price which is perfectly affordable and easy to carry around. While it looks like a more stay-at-home speakers, its compact nature makes it easy to carry around.
JBL Xtreme 2
Do you have a sports team? Want to be that side who walk in and make all the noise? The JBL Speaker is the perfect company for those who really want to make an impression. It’s portable but still a very big, strong and powerful product that hits high levels of sounds in both quality and loudness.
The large carry handle make it easy to take with you, plus it’s IPX7 water resistant as well, so you don’t have to worry about it on a rainy day. It’s a part of the team.
Now you’re really looking at the high-end specs, but it’s worth it when you consider the package on offer at Sonos.
With this device, you’re getting a product that can connect to all other Sonos products, allowing you to experience sound in various different areas of your home or venue. On its own, it delivers a fantastic sound experience with plenty of bass and a durable water resistant design.
The Sonos Move is certainly portable, but make no mistake about it, this product, when put down, is here to stay and it’s sound can dominate a room. AirPlay 2, Google Assistant & Amazon Alexa are all included.
Marshall Stockwell II
If you want to blend high-end with retro, classic and a touch of class, then the Marshall Stockwell II gives you the perfect experience. In a completely different way to the Megaboom 3, the Marshall Stockwell II provides an incredibly portable design, making it perfect for both camping and picnics.
Its robust design is water resistant, and it also possesses physical bass and treble controls.
Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3
Despite coming in at a higher price point, the UE Megaboom 3 is a top, top product. It’s got a great looking design, one that’s easy to carry in one hand yet it still projects incredibly loud, high quality sound. It’s waterproof and dustproof, making it ideal for all situations, it’s got great battery life so you don’t have to worry about charging it up often like you do all your other gadgets and devices, and it even floats on water!
It goes down as one of the best, and despite coming in at around £150 in price, you’re definitely getting a top tier product.
Ultimate Ears Boom 3
One of the top bluetooth speakers on the market, and coming it at one of the most affordable prices. This device is portable, attractive and delivers good bass. The button on top makes it very easy for all to use, and it stands perfectly both on its own or in the hand and on-the-go.
Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2
This device really is as portable as it comes. The wonderboom has great sound, of course, projected at 360-degrees, and comes in an egg shape that fits right in your palms. It’s rubber casing make it sturdy and protected against bumping and scratching, and it can also float!
Good battery in a compact design is hard to achieve, but with the Wonderboom you’ve got just that, all at under £100!
Marshall Kilburn II
Similar to the Stockwell II, you’re looking at a retro design that packs a serious punch in performance. It’s a seriously, seriously loud speaker, despite being so portable and easy to use.
It’s got a strong bluetooth connection, great treble and bass adjustment dials, and battery performance is very good as well.
B&O BeoPlay A1
Small, round, and elegant, but don’t let its unassuming design fool you, the B&O BeoPlay A1 is a really powerful speaker and comes at an affordable price.
It lacks waterproofing features and AirPlay, but it makes up for that in an incredibly solid design, providing more bass than most portable speakers, and what’s more it can easily be placed anywhere around the house, whether you want it on the table amongst everything else, or perhaps you see it looking nice hanging on the ball. Either way, this product gives you tremendous flexibility of use without compromising on sound.
Denon Envaya DSB-250
This Denon device is a sturdy but compact build that sits perfectly in the hand and on-the-go, and it’s arguably the best sound on the market for a product this size. It can handle being submerged in water for up to half an hour, and it’s design is classy as it stands, slightly raised and facing the listeners.