Small/Medium Size Bluetooth Speakers


Speaker Ranking

One of the best general use size classes, 1L water bottle sized and light enough to hand carry, but with enough output to fill a bedroom or for a small outdoor gathering. Small enough to usually fit in a water bottle holder and take with you anywhere. The best of these speakers will have no problem filling a reasonable sized room with sound. Outdoors they will sound a bit bass light but are fine for background music. The best here will have bass extension similar to a 5.25” woofer bookshelf speaker. Bigger size class speakers will generally have deeper bass. All speakers are IPX7 or better unless noted.

To the average non-audiophile, generally speakers in the top 50% of this category will likely sound “good” to you. To the critical listener, generally speakers in the top 20% of this category will likely sound “good” to you. Don’t be afraid to pick one of those if you have budget, feature or aesthetic priorities. There’s a lot of good speakers out there.

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#1 Earfun Uboom L: $50 after clipped coupon and coupon UBOOMLWC on the checkout page

#2 Soundcore Motion 300: $70 after coupon

#3 Soundcore Motion+: $80 after $20 coupon

#4 Soundcore Boost “upgraded” 2021: $60

#5 Denon Envaya DSB-250BT: $250

#6 Minirig 4: $200

  • Positives: Modular, can easily attach a subwoofer. Finally USB-C charging. Dynamically changes sound based on forward facing or upward facing orientation
  • Negatives: Not stereo. Calls itself splash resistant and has no official water rating. App is buggy. Wireless TWS pairing is buggy. A bit expensive
  • Weight: 1.21lbs / 550g
  • Battery Life: 30 hours
  • Power Bank: Yes
  • Latency: 60ms
  • Aux Latency: 0ms
  • App: Yes
  • EQ: yes
  • TWS: Yes (Bluetooth or cable)
  • Aux Input: Yes
  • Charging: USB-C
  • IP Rating: Splash resistant
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#7 Minirig 3: $140

#8 Minirig 2: $140

  • Positives: Modular, can easily attach a subwoofer.
  • Negatives: Not stereo. Calls itself splash resistant and has no official water rating. App is buggy. Wireless TWS pairing is buggy. A bit expensive
  • Max Volume: 95db
  • Bass Extension: 54hz (-10dB)
  • Weight: 1.08lbs / 488g
  • Battery Life: 40 hours
  • Power Bank: No
  • Aux Latency: 0ms
  • App: Yes
  • EQ: yes
  • TWS: Yes (cable)
  • Built in Microphone: No
  • Aux Input: Yes
  • Charging: Proprietary USB cable
  • IP Rating: Splash resistant
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#9 B&O Beosound A1: $200

#10 B&O Beosound A1 2nd gen: $200

#11 JBL Flip 6: $90

#12 Soundcore Boost “original model” pre-2021: $60

#13 Miatone Boompro: $36

  • Positives: Exactly the same as the Wisetiger P3 below. By far the best sounding speaker under $50. Actually very well balanced. Very balanced even at full volume. Short press the power button to change the lighting mode.
  • Negatives: Slightly less bass extension than higher ranked speakers.
  • Weight: 1.1lbs / 500g
  • Battery Life: 16 hours
  • Power Bank: No
  • App: No
  • EQ: No
  • TWS: yes
  • Aux Input: No
  • Charging: USB-C
  • IP Rating: IPX7
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#14 Wisetiger P3: $43

  • Positives: Exactly the same as the Miatone Boompro above. Actually very well balanced. Very balanced even at full volume. Short press the power button to change the lighting mode.
  • Negatives: Slightly less bass extension than higher ranked speakers.
  • Weight: 1.1lbs / 500g
  • Battery Life: 16 hours
  • Power Bank: No
  • App: No
  • EQ: No
  • TWS: yes
  • Aux Input: No
  • Charging: USB-C
  • IP Rating: IPX7
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#15 Mifa Wildrod: $47

#16 Tribit Xsound Mega: $100

#17 Tribit Maxsound Plus V1/V2/Thunderbox Plus: $50

#18 Harman Kardon Luna: $150

#19 Bogasing G4: $49

  • Negatives: Some boosted treble that’s wavy up top. Slighty dipped mids. Super Bass and vocal mode seem identical.
  • Bass Extension: 56hz (-10dB)
  • Max Volume: 100db
  • Weight: 1.83lbs / 0.83kg
  • Battery Life: 24 hours
  • App: No
  • EQ: No
  • IP Rating: IPX7
  • TWS: Yes
  • Party Mode: No
  • MicroSD: Yes
  • Aux Input: Yes
  • Charging: USB-C
  • Latency: 90ms
  • Aux Latency: 16ms
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#20 Bogasing M4: $52

#21 JBL Charge 5: $180

#22 1More S1001bt: $74

#23 Cleer Audio Scene: $100

#24 Earfun Uboom “360”: $42

#25 Teufel Rockster XS: €180

#26 Tribit Xsound Plus 2: $60

#28 JBL Charge Essential 2: $130

#29 Huawei Sound Joy: $145

#30 Fugoo Sport: $33

#31 Sony ULT Field 1: $128

  • Negatives: Upper midrange peak, rolled off treble
  • Weight: 1.43lbs / 650g
  • Battery Life: 12 hours
  • Power Bank: No
  • App: Yes
  • EQ: Yes
  • TWS: Yes
  • Party Mode: Yes (Partyconnect up to 100 speakers)
  • Aux Input: No
  • Built in Microphone: Yes
  • Charging: USB-C
  • IP Rating: IP67
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#32 Earfun Uboom Slim

  • Negatives: Not as deep bass as others. Warm tuned, peaks in the mids and lower treble, rolled off upper treble
  • Bass Extension: ~63hz (-10dB)
  • Weight: 1.23lbs / 560g
  • Battery Life: 16 hours
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#33 Soundcore Motion 100: $47

#34 Tribit Stormbox Pro: $90

#35 JBL Pulse 5: $250

  • Positives: Cool light show, although not synced to the music like the Pulse 2.
  • Negatives: Not quite as deep bass as others. Plastic scratches easily.
  • Bass Extension: ~58hz (-10dB)
  • Weight: 3.2lbs / 1500g
  • Battery Life: 12 hours
  • Party Mode: Yes (PartyBoost up to 100 speakers)
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#36 Soundcore Glow: $80 after $20 coupon

#37 W-King D320: $64

#40 Tronsmart Element Force: $66

#42 Tribit Stormbox Flow: $60

#43 JBL Charge 4: $85

#44 Tozo PA1: $36

#45 Bogasing M5: $38

  • Negatives: Not stereo. Use bass mode for the flattest response. Sounds thin in the midrange. Hot treble and rolled off bass in default mode. Treble a bit rolled off in bass mode.
  • Max Volume: 96db
  • Bass Extension: 61hz (-10dB)
  • MicroSD: Yes
  • Aux Input: Yes
  • USB Playback: Yes
  • TWS: Yes
  • Power Bank: Yes
  • IP Rating: IPX7
  • Weight: 1.67lbs / 757g
  • Battery Life: 30 hours
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#46 Soundcore 3/Soundcore Select 2: $50

#49 Xiaomi Mi Portable: $55

#50 Sony XB33: $110

#51 Creative iRoar Go: $83

#52 JBL Flip 5: $90

#53 JBL Flip 4: $70

#54 Sony XB23: $100

#55 JBL Flip Essential: $130

#56 JBL Charge 3: $80

#57 JBL Charge Essential: $180

#58 JBL Charge 2

#59 Sonos Roam: $160

#60 Tribit Xsound Go: $31

#61 Tribit Xsound Surf: $26

#62 Tribit Stormbox 2: $60

  • Positives: A little better sounding than the Stormbox 1, less of a rolled off treble. Keep Xbass on for best frequency response.
  • Negatives: Drivers on the side, so it will have a rolled off treble listening to it face on.
  • Weight: 1.3lbs / 593g
  • Max Volume: 99db
  • Aux Latency: 200ms
  • TWS: Yes
  • Party Mode: Yes
  • Latency: 400ms AAC, 400ms SBC
  • Battery Life: 24 hours
  • Built in Microphone: Yes
  • App: Yes
  • EQ: Yes
  • IP Rating: IPX7
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#63 Soundcore 2: $35

#64 Klipsch Groove/Heritage Groove: $100

  • Positives: Pretty balanced sound.
  • Negatives: Not stereo. Bass doesn’t go as deep as others its size. Gets distorted at higher levels. Wouldn’t generally recommend these old speakers as they can’t compete with modern speakers for bass performance and features.
  • Weight: 1.7lbs / 770g
  • Battery Life: 8 hours
  • Aux Input: Yes
  • IP Rating: IPX4 (Groove), none (Heritage Groove)
  • Charging: Micro USB
  • TWS: No
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#65 Sony SRS-XE300: $137

#66 Tribit Stormbox: $68

#67 Sony SRS-XB20

#68 Tronsmart T7: $43

#69 Raymate R5: $20

#71 Marshall Emberton II: $132

#72 Bogasing S8 Pro: $152

  • Positives: Use “vocal” mode for the flattest response, still not great.
  • Negatives: Huge treble peaks in most sound modes, sounds sizzling and harsh.
  • Battery Life: 15 hours
  • TWS: Yes
  • IP Rating: IPX5
  • MicroSD: Yes
  • Aux Input: Yes
  • Charging: USB-C
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#73 Hifuture Soundpro

#74 Teufel Rockster Go: €83.00

#75 Sony SRS-XB30

#76 Soundcore Flare 2: $80

#77 Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3: $163

  • Negatives: Not stereo, barely any bass. You can tell from the micro USB that they are just feeding you the same crap hardware over and over, this is inexcusable for a product released in 2018. Not technically a 360 speaker, only front and rear.
  • Max Volume: 98db
  • Bass Extension: 70hz (-10dB)
  • Weight: 2.04lbs / 925g
  • Battery Life: 20 hours
  • Party Mode: Yes (PartyUp up to 50 speakers)
  • Charging: Micro USB
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#78 Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 3: $72

#79 Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2: $80

  • Negatives: Not stereo, barely any bass, recessed treble. Slightly boosted 93hz upper bass Dip at 9khz. You can tell from the micro USB that they are just feeding you the same crap hardware over and over, this is inexcusable for a product released in 2019. Not technically a 360 speaker, only front and rear.
  • Max Volume: 88db
  • Bass Extension: 82hz (-10dB)
  • Weight: 0.92lbs / 420g
  • Battery Life: 12 hours
  • Charging: Micro USB
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#80 Ultimate Ears Wonderboom:

#81 Ultimate Ears Boom 3: $113

  • Negatives: Not stereo, barely any bass, recessed treble. You can tell from the micro USB that they are just feeding you the same crap hardware over and over, this is inexcusable for a product released in 2021. Lots of mentions of failing batteries on amazon. Not technically a 360 speaker, only front and rear.
  • Max Volume: 87db
  • Bass Extension: 91hz (-10dB)
  • Weight: 1.34lbs / 608g
  • Battery Life: 15 hours
  • Party Mode: Yes (PartyUp up to 50 speakers)
  • Charging: Micro USB
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#82 W-King D8 Mini: $60

#83 Tozo PA2: $36

#84 TDK A33

#85 B&O Beosound Explore: $147

  • Negatives: Huge lack of bass extension compared to competitors, overly hot ringing treble. Colored midrange. Just not great sounding overall.
  • Max Volume: 91db
  • Bass Extension: ~70hz (-10dB)
  • Weight: 1.23lbs / 631g
  • Battery Life: 27 hours
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#86 Sony SRS-XE200: $97

#87 LG Xboom Go PL5: $100

#88 LG Xboom XG5: $90

#89 Tronsmart T7 Lite: $32

#90 Harman Kardon Esquire 2: $200

#91 Raymate S7: $36

#92 Xdobo X8: $35

#93 Xiaomi Mi Outdoor

#94 Ortizan X10: $34

  • Negatives: Not much bass, very rolled off treble. Weird harsh midrange peak.
  • Bass Extension: ~64hz (-10dB)
  • Battery Life: 30 hours
  • Weight: 1.3lbs / 590g
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#95 Oontz Angle 3 Ultra: $40

  • Negatives: Very little bass with horrible upper bass thud at higher levels
  • Max Volume: 86db
  • Bass Extension: ~90hz (-10dB)
  • Weight: 0.9lbs / 400g
  • Battery Life: 20 hours
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#96 Ultimate Ears Roll 2: $100

#97 Walla Sound: $50

  • Negatives: No bass, gets distorted when turned up. Harsh upper mids.
  • Bass Extension: ~90hz (-10dB)
  • Weight: 0.66lbs / 300g
  • Battery Life: 8 hours
  • IP Rating: IPX5
  • Charging: Micro USB
  • Aux Input: Yes
  • MicroSD: Yes
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#98 EFM Toledo

#99 Beats Pill+: $230

#100 Skullcandy Terrain XT: $80

#101 Doss Soundbox Pro: 40

#102 Doss Soundbox

  • Negatives: Barely any bass. Sounds like a clock radio. Distorted at higher levels
  • Bass Extension: 140hz (-10dB)
  • Weight: 1.23lbs / 558g
  • Battery Life: 12 hours
  • Aux Input: Yes
  • MicroSD: Yes
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#103 Wisetiger F10: $27

#104 Doss E–Go II

#105 Oontz Angle 3: $28

  • Negatives: Very harsh treble, no bass.
  • Max Volume: 89db
  • Bass Extension: 138hz (-10dB)
  • Weight: 1.28lbs / 580g
  • Battery Life: 14 hours
  • IP Rating: IPX5
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#106 Zealot S61: $20

  • Negatives: Sounds like a soup can, no bass at all. Weird frequency response all over.
  • Weight: 1.47lbs / 665g
  • Battery Life: 40 hours
  • IP Rating: IPX7
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#107 Altec Lansing Lifejacket 2/ Lifejacket 3: $60

#108 Limitless Innovations TikiTunes: $40

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