A reliable waterproof Bluetooth speaker comes in handy if you want to listen to your favorite song by the pool or take your music to the beach. Apart from being portable, waterproof Bluetooth speakers are perfect for outdoor parties as they sport a rugged look and are designed to survive a quick dip in the water.
There are several portable Bluetooth speakers in the market that offer all the above features and we have handpicked the best ones for you. Along with a solid build, these speakers deliver great audio output.
Let’s take a quick look.
1. AmazonBasics Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
AmazonBasics, Amazon's in-house brand, has a wide range of affordable electronic devices and this portable Bluetooth speaker is surely one of them. It has a strong and compact build and comes with an IP67 rating, which ensures that it's completely shockproof and waterproof.
The speaker has a rubber outer shell to protect it from drops and also cover the buttons at the top. It produces loud and clear sound with a decent bass. It also features a built-in mic for voice calls which is a nice addition, especially considering its affordable price tag. Amazon claims a battery life of up to 8 hours on a single charge. You can attach the speaker to a backpack or a bike thanks to the carabiner.
For only Rs. 2,499, the AmazonBasics Shockproof and Waterproof Bluetooth is definitely a sweet deal.
2. Sony SRS-XB10 EXTRA BASS
The Sony SRS-XB10 EXTRA BASS sports a rubberized cylindrical design with speaker grills on top. All the music controls are located at the bottom of this speaker. It has an IPX5 rating, which means that it's splashproof and should not be submerged in water. It comes with a 3.5mm audio headphone jack and a micro USB port for charging.
Although the rubberized exterior feels smooth, it's said to attract dust. You can choose from four color variants — black, white, red, and blue. It comes with a silicone ring that can be used to hang it around.
The Sony SRS-XB10 EXTRA BASS is priced at Rs. 3,299. Quite a grab!
3. JBL Clip 2
The JBL Clip 2 has a round design with speaker grills up front. As its IPX7 rating implies, this waterproof Bluetooth speaker can be submerged in the water. The speaker delivers solid audio performance and sports a dedicated call button that can be used for making or receiving calls. You can even pair two Clip 2 speakers together for a louder output.
It packs a 3.5-mm wire that's designed to plug into a headphone jack. The wire snaps into the back of the speaker so you don’t need to carry a separate cord. It has a triangular carabiner on top that's flexible and easy to adjust. JBL claims that the Clip 2 can run for up to 8 hours on a single charge. The Clip 2 is a nice improvement to its predecessor Clip that wasn't waterproof.
I have personally used the JBL Go, which is a cost-effective non-waterproof speaker. However, if you don't mind shelling out few extra bucks, the Clip 2 turns out to be a better option.
The JBL Clip 2 comes in Black, Blue, Grey, Red, and Teal, and is priced at Rs.3,599.
4. Ultimate Ears Roll 2
The Ultimate Ears Roll 2 is my personal favorite as I've been using this one for over a year. It sports a unique design, which is similar to that of a UFO. I like the big volume rockers stitched up front. The speaker is compact and light, which makes it super easy to carry around.
The UE Roll 2 comes with an IPX7 rating, which means that it can be immersed underwater for a duration of 30 minutes and a depth of up to 1 meter. The speaker comes with a floatie to hold it while it's floating on the water. It has 100-meter Bluetooth range and I have never faced an issue while pairing with a new device. It scores when it comes to producing clear audio and performs great especially in cases of tracks with strong vocals. The speaker brings out the most from Adele's Hello to Bruno Mars' Uptown Funk.
Coming to the hardware, the power and pairing buttons at the back are too flat and you have to press really hard to turn them on. Another disadvantage is the absence of a built-in microphone, which stops you from using the device to make or receive calls. It also does not support NFC.
The power and pairing buttons at the back are too flat, meaning you have to press really hard to turn them on.
The UE Roll 2 comes with an app for Android and iOS that lets you set alarms, tweak the Equalizer and even pair with different UE speakers. Ultimate Ears claims that this speaker provides 9 hours of battery life, however, it usually lasts for about 5 to 6 hours on a single charge.
You can bring home the Ultimate Ears Roll 2 for Rs. 4,499.
5. ZOOOK Rocker Torpedo
The Zoook Rocker Torpedo has a unique design resembling a mini boombox. It has a rugged build with a rubberized exterior covering it from all sides. Thanks to the IPX5 certification, we can say that it's shockproof and waterproof up to 2-3 feet.
The speaker also supports calling thanks to its built-in microphone. It also boasts of a massive 5,200-mAh battery unit, which lasts for 8 hours as claimed by Zoook. One downside to this speaker is that it doesn't support NFC.
Although I haven't personally used Rocker Torpedo, I have played with a similar speaker from Zoook - Rocker Armor XL and I was not disappointed. With 30W audio output the Rocker Armor XL delivered a powerful yet crisp sound hence with 50W audio output, Rocker Torpedo looks like a great upgrade.
The Zoook Rocker Torpedo is up for grabs for Rs. 5,499.
6. Ultimate Ears Wonderboom
Last but not the least, we have the Wonderboom speaker from Ultimate Ears. It has a super cute and compact design. Don't let its small size deceive you — this speaker delivers loud and clean audio output.
It has a 100-meter Bluetooth range and an ability to pair with another Wonderboom speaker for a louder output. The speaker has an IPX7 rating, hence, it can be submerged in up to 1 meter of water for 30 minutes. Ultimate Ears claims the Wonderboom will last for 10 hours on a single charge.
At Rs. 5,999, the Ultimate Ears Wonderboom is a steal.
Pump Up the Volume!
These are 6 best waterproof Bluetooth speakers that score high on durability, portability, and audio output. As they check all these boxes, it's safe to say that they offer good value for money.
These speakers will surely add zest to your next pool party or set the mood for a romantic beach getaway. Have fun!
Which of these speakers would you buy? Let us know in comments.