If you know just enough about Bluetooth codecs like aptX and LDAC, then you’d agree that aptX codec brings two important wireless elements to the table—high-quality audio streaming and low latency. While aptX headphones and earphones are quite popular, the same can’t be said about Bluetooth speakers. Nevertheless, that hasn’t stopped us from compiling a handy list of the best Bluetooth speakers with aptX support.
With the right speaker by your side, all you need to have is a compatible phone and a series of high-quality music files for an immersive audio experience.
So yeah, if you are in the market looking for quality speakers that support aptX, you have come to the right place. In our post today, we have listed some of the best ones out there. But before that,
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1. Avantree Torpedo Plus
If you do not wish to invest much in a Bluetooth speaker, you should look at the Avantree Torpedo Plus. It measures around 0.83 x 1.97 x 2.36 inches and has a slightly elongated design. The crux of this Bluetooth speaker is the inclusion of aptX LL, making minimal audio latency between the source and the speaker. The speaker’s elongated design makes it perfect for keeping it on tabletops and counters.
The battery life is fairly decent. When fully charged, you will get a battery life of around 7 hours on moderate volumes, while charging the device up to 100% will take around 3 hours.
This speaker has been received well by several users, with people liking it for its portability and easy-to-use nature.
2. Fugoo Sport 2
Fugoo Sport 2 is not one of your regular run-of-the-mill speakers. For less than $90, this Bluetooth speaker brings home a trendy yet rugged design. The combination of the dual-color tones gives it a trendy look while the grills at the front add to its ruggedness. It’s IP67-rated, meaning you can take it with you to outdoor adventures without worrying about water and dust damage. And well, when it comes to the sound, it delivers a balanced audio output with a mild and mellow bass.
What’s more, the Fugoo Sport is loud and is clearly meant for outdoor use. In fact, it has a Loud Mode as well, should you want to blast it at its peak.
And that’s not the end of the story. This rugged speaker claims to have a battery life of around 40 hours, enough to see you through weeks of playback. As you may have expected, it does take its own sweet time to get fully charged.
Overall, it bundles an attractive design and it couples it with long battery life and a balanced sound output, at least for the price.
3. Marshall Stanmore II
The Marshall Stanmore II ticks all the right boxes when it comes to aesthetics. It brings the classic look of the iconic Marshall amplifiers to your room. However, it’s not the looks alone that defines this beautiful speaker. The reason for the popularity of this speaker is the Bass and Treble knobs at the top that lets you tweak the sound as per your preference. The audio output is beautifully balanced and well, it can get really loud.
The good thing about this speaker is that bass lovers won’t be disappointed with it. It’s intense, and the ability to increase it further adds to the charms of this speaker. And if that was not enough, the companion app also lets you tweak the equalizer further. In short, the Stanmore II warrants plenty of customization.
Apart from the Bluetooth 5.0 connection and the aptX Bluetooth codec, this Marshall speaker also comes with Wi-Fi on board and voice assistant support (Google Assistant or Alexa), and a 3.5mm aux port at the top.
However, the Marshall Stanmore II is not a wireless Bluetooth speaker in the strictest sense. With a massive 20000mAh battery, and slightly bigger dimensions will prevent you from carrying it around like a portable speaker.
But if you can look past that, the Stanmore II sports a classic look and amps up the surroundings.
4. Bowers & Wilkins T7
Bowers & Wilkins is known for its unique take on hardware, and the T7 is no exception. The speaker is encased within a neat-looking honeycomb design, and naturally, it adds to the speaker’s uniqueness. When it comes to the sound department, the T7 truly delivers. It’s loud, and it can fill up any medium-size room without breaking a sweat. It bundles a rechargeable battery that can play for around 18 hours on moderate volumes.
You might find it difficult to describe T7’s design with words. The honeycomb dampener around the speaker and the thick rubber on the sides keeps the speaker from rattling around when you blast your favorite music.
Besides the seamless Bluetooth connectivity, you can also make use of the 3.5mm audio port, should you want to go the wired route.
Oddly enough, the T7 doesn’t let you charge over USB, even though it has a micro-USB port. The said port is usable only for firmware upgrades. So, how do you power the Bowers & Wilkins T7? The old fashioned way. The company ships a wall adapter with it to top up the battery whenever needed.
Apart from the above, the T7 has its share of shortcomings. There’s no IP rating, meaning you will have to take your chances if you take it along with you to a pool party or a beach outing.
Make Way for Immersive Audio
The thing with Qualcomm aptX is that the source device has to be compatible as well. So, if the paired device has the default Bluetooth codec as SBC, the speaker won’t be able to use the advantages of aptX even though it supports the said codec. So, before you tap on the Play button, do make sure that your phone has the Bluetooth coded selected as aptX in the Developer’s option under Settings.
Last updated on 02 February, 2022
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