The Peloton Bike is more than just awesome. The ease with which it lets you access Peloton’s live and on-demand classes straight from the touchscreen tablet is simply brilliant. But it’s not well-rounded, and one of things you’d miss is the speakers since the ones on the Peloton Bike fall on the weaker side. Plus, they face away from the rider, which tends to sour the experience. Thankfully, the bike supports Bluetooth 4.0, and you can connect wireless Bluetooth earphones and speakers to it.
By connecting external Bluetooth speakers, you can bring the gym atmosphere indoors. All you need is a quality speaker that produces loud but balanced music.
With most Bluetooth speakers bundling a compact look, you can either hang them from the bike’s handle or mount them to your bike’s head tube with a speaker mount. Alternatively, you can keep it next to the bike.
So, if you are looking for Bluetooth speakers for your Peloton Bike, here are our recommendations.
1. JBL Flip 4
The JBL Flip 4 makes for a good buy if you are looking for a speaker to keep on your side as you cycle your way (virtually) through the French Alps or the countryside in Scotland. The successor to the popular Flip 3, the Flip 4 packs a cylindrical body with bass radiators on either ends. It’s compact and measures just about 6.9 x 2.75 inches.
This compact and waterproof speaker is ready for a spin in the swimming pool or at an outdoor event. Put it in pairing mode and connect it to the tablet on the bike.
The Flip 4 packs a rugged design and can stand the test of time. The sound output is clear and loud; you will love the bass’s grunt when you do your workouts.
A 3000mAH battery powers it, and you can get around 12 hours of playback time. If you use it for a couple of hours every day, it will get you through a week before needing a top-up.
Do note that it doesn’t have a built-in cord or strap to hand it to the handlebars of the bike. You will have to keep it horizontally on a flat surface near your bike.
2. Ultimate Ears Boom 2
The Ultimate Ears Boom 2 is 25% louder at its top-most volume and that promises an immersive and intense exercise session. It is stain-resistant and waterproof, making it perfect for your indoor gym and even for pool parties and home.
The battery life is great, with up to 15 hours at moderate volumes. As per the folks at SoundGuys, it lives up to around 12 hours on moderate volumes. On the upside, the Boom 2 comes with gesture control, well not the air gestures though. If you want to pause the music, tap on the top of the speaker.
The sound output is certainly going to please you. Many users appreciated its portability and sound quality.
It doesn’t have a built-in strap. So you will have to keep it on a flat surface. There’s a hook at the top for a lanyard, which you can utilize should you want the Boom 2 to be attached to the handlebar of your bike.
3. Oontz Angle 3
Cambridge Soundworks’ Oontz Angle 3 is a fully functional speaker which you can lay horizontally or vertically. The triangular design allows you to pick a location for it—be it a window sill or the top of a table. It delivers a rich sound, and several reviewers have backed the claim on Amazon. It’s worth noting that this speaker has more than fifty thousand reviews, and many users have praised its portability and Bluetooth connectivity.
The highlight of the Oontz Angle 3 is its excellent battery life. At moderate volume, the speaker can last up to 30 hours and work for a week before needing a juice-up.
It pairs with the Peloton Bike easily, and the clear audio output means that you can hear the voice of your instructor or trainer distinctly. And the loudness of the speaker is the cherry on top.
The Bluetooth range of the Oontz Angle 3 is great. However, the audio output may distort a bit at high volumes.
4. Avantree Cyclone Speaker with Bicycle Mount
The Avantree Cyclone is a premium speaker that has a 10W enhanced bass output and is splashproof, dustproof, and shockproof. Those are important when you plan to use the speakers anywhere – from gym to pool parties. There’s also an SD card slot for up to 32GB of storage.
The main highlight of this speaker, as per the reviews, is that it has excellent sound quality and fits snugly into the included mount. The bass is right up there, which is certainly nice to have when you’re burning those calories to some thumping music. If you also happen to ride a bike other than the Peloton one, you can affix the included mount on it and carry this speaker even on outdoor rides.
5. Ultimate Ears Roll 2
The Ultimate Ears Roll 2 is compact, portable, and delivers great audio. It has a strong and durable built-in bungee cord that comes in handy for your indoor and outdoor adventures. You can either hang it from the handles of your bike or if you are outdoors, from your backpack. It also comes with IPX7-rating, meaning you needn’t worry about sweat damage and likes.
The waterproof fabric covers the front, and the enormous Plus and Minus sign for volume control on the top makes it easy to well, control the volume.
At 9 hours, battery life is strong for a small and portable speaker. The folks at SoundGuys managed to squeeze out about 10 hours of battery juice at 60% volume.
At the same time, it’s durable. Reviewers love its sound quality, portability, and battery life (see JBL Clip 3 vs. UE Roll 2).
It delivers a clear and clean sound for its size and price. The best part is that the volume doesn’t distort when it hits the high notes.
6. Sonos Move
The Sonos Move wireless Bluetooth speaker is a high-end portable speaker that costs around $300 and packs a sheer number of outstanding qualities. For one, its TruePlay feature can auto-tune the speaker’s output as per its environment. Secondly, it can remember and connect up to 6 different devices.
However, the Move is not your typical portable Bluetooth speaker and is bigger than most conventional external speakers like the ones mentioned above. On the upside, you can easily use it as your home speaker. Though it is a tad bigger (and heavier) than most portable speakers, you can carry it outdoors or move it across your house. And the fact that it can remember several devices makes the matter simple.
Though they seem to work seamlessly with Peloton Bike, it does have an issue with the initial pairing process. When using the Move with your bike, you have to be mindful of switching off the other connected devices like your phone and tablet. Otherwise, the speaker will try to pair to the last device it knew automatically.
Aside from that, the sound quality is loud and clear at a lower volume. The bass is pronounced, and you will love it whether you are enjoying your scenic virtual bike rides or playing your favorite playlist while relaxing on your patio.
A rechargeable (and replaceable) battery powers the speaker and it’ll last around three years. The best thing about the Sonos Move is the charging dock. You’ll need to place it in the dock to kickstart the charging process. A single charge can take around 3 hours and lasts for about 10 hours.
The Move is a voice-enabled Sonos speaker and supports Google Assistant as well as Amazon Alexa. Also, you can pair two Moves together for stereo output.
FAQs for Peloton Bike Bluetooth Speakers
No, the Peloton Bike doesn’t have an AUX port, so you only have to connect your speakers using Bluetooth.
The Peloton Bike doesn’t have NFC capabilities, so you will have to resort to traditional Bluetooth pairing.
Climb the Mountain
Listening to your instructor while cycling or to your favorite music while exercising doesn’t just relieve you from boredom, but it also helps you distract from bodily awareness. Hence, picking the right piece of audio accessories plays a vital part in your exercise routine.
After all, you wouldn’t want a speaker that doesn’t have a good volume output or has significant lags.
Last updated on 15 February, 2023
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