Portable Bluetooth speakers are quite convenient to carry around and use. Charge them and then pair them with your smartphone or tablet to listen to your favorite songs or podcasts. The best part is that most affordable Bluetooth speakers are small and lightweight, thereby making them easy to carry around. So whether you clip them to your backpacks or your bike's handles, as long as the battery is charged, it will do the duty of blasting the newest songs.
You can pair up these speakers with your laptop and enjoy movies and videos. We've compiled a list of affordable bluetooth speakers that cost about $100.
Read on to find our recommendations for the best affordable Bluetooth speakers under $100.
The highlight of the Oontz Angle 3 is its loud audio output and its rich bass. It is one of the affordable portable Bluetooth speakers, and for its price delivers clear audio. And these features make it a good pick for both indoor and outdoor usage. The battery is not bad either. On a full charge, it's piped to give you around 20 hours of playtime on moderate volume.
Aside from the above, Cambridge Soundworks' OontZ Angle 3 packs enough features for its price. This triangular Bluetooth speaker has a rugged build and carries an IPX7 rating to protect against water splashes.
On the downside, the OontZ Angle 3 still packs a micro USB port for charging.
The Go 3 is one of the newest speakers from JBL's Go series. It packs a modern design and is small enough to easily fit into backpacks, bags, or totes. And the dual-color tones adds a fun touch. Secondly, the single 1.5-inch driver manages a decent performance and delivers both clarity and bass. Furthermore, this portable speaker can maintain balance with no distortion even when you crank up the volume.
This trendy speaker is cool enough for a day out on the beach. It's fully waterproof, and the IP67 rating will keep it protected from water damage. It has a few limitations. For instance, there's no speakerphone, and the lack of a companion app means you won't be able to pair it with a secondary device.
Aside from that, it packs in Bluetooth 5.1, which is known for its power efficiency. However, the battery life of the JBL Go 3 is not as impressive. This one lasts around 5 hours on a full charge.
If you love listening to the bass-heavy track, you might want to give the Tribit Stormbox Micro a shot. This one is an affordable pocket-sized speaker which barely weighs 9.9 ounces. Along with heavy bass, this one outputs loud and impressive audio for its size. At the same time, you can pair it with another StormBox Micro speaker for a stereo effect. Cool, right?
It comes with a decent build. It has the same rubbery grills that are synonymous with most speakers of this size and price.
Surprisingly, the StormBox Micro has USB-C charging. The battery lasts around 5 hours depending on your volume levels.
If you want a slightly better build than the Stormbox Micro, JBL's Clip 4 is worth checking out. The new Clip is extremely lightweight and brings home an impressive build quality. For its size, the Clip 4 sounds loud and has the right touch of bass. The audio delivery is clear, and you can easily use it as the secondary speaker while watching movies or TV series.
This year JBL has upgraded the shape of Clip 4 to oval. And yeah, there's a strong metal carabiner as well.
Like the Go speaker, the Clip 4 is also available in a slew of attractive colors. It has a rating of IP67 for dust and water resistance.
It's worth mentioning that the Clip 4 can't be paired with other JBL speakers to amplify the audio output. And well, for the price, it isn't a big compromise.
The highlight of the SRS-XB12 speaker is its bass-heavy audio delivery. The output is loud and bassy and is enough to get the party started. It packs a passive radiator (a signature XB series feature) at the bottom, and it's this feature that amps up the bass. Like its competitors above, it's small and portable, and can easily be carried in a bag.
Another advantage of the SRS-XB12 is the nifty Add button, which lets you pair this speaker with other Sony speakers to amplify the sound.
Battery-wise, the SRS-XB12 plays a safe bet. On a single charge, it can last up to 16 hours on moderate volumes. And if you ask us, that sounds decent for a speaker which costs less than $100. However, it still packs a micro-USB port which is a bummer.
If a powerful audio output is what you are looking for, you can't go wrong with the Soundcore Motion Boom. This sub-$100 speaker packs a lot of features and works as advertised. While it doesn't have a bass-heavy sound signature, the audio is loud and powerful. It can easily handle your get-together and parties.
Unlike the other speakers on this list, this speaker lets you fine-tune the audio through the companion app. Apart from the built-in presets, you can also save your EQ settings.
The Soundcore Motion Boom is a large speaker and comes with a handle at the top for easy portability. It's fully waterproof and has an IPX7 rating. And if that wasn't cool enough, let us tell you that it can also float in water while playing your favorite song. Now, that's quite something, right?
The Soundcore Motion Plus is the perfect pick if you want a Bluetooth speaker with support for aptX streaming Bluetooth codec. So if your smartphone supports the said codec, you will be able to stream high-res music seamlessly. This speaker is a little bigger comparatively, but you should have no issues in carrying it. All you need is a separate bag and a charged-up battery, and that's about it.
The audio output is impressive for the price. It delivers a heavy and rich bass with clear and crisp audio. And the wider soundstage helps it stand out from the rest of the speaker on this list.
Furthermore, the volume can be amplified by pairing it with a secondary Motion Plus speaker. The battery lasts around 12 hours on a single charge. While, it's not the best out there, the impressive audio for the price makes this portable Bluetooth speaker a worthy pick.
Most of the sub-$100 speakers do a pretty good job of playing your favorite songs loud and clear. And they are the perfect fit for random get-togethers or a day out on the beach.
However, if you are a music fan, the odds are that these speakers will leave a lot to be desired. If you are willing to increase your budget, there are quite a few impressive options like Marshall Woburn II that will help you listen to your favorite music tracks in all their glory.
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