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The Best JBL Portable Bluetooth Speakers: A Side-by-Side Comparison, Mini-Reviews, and FAQ

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The first version of the Marshall Stockwell got overall praise from reviewers, though it certainly didn’t please everyone. The features and design changed quite a bit for the Marshall Stockwell II, so we were immediately curious to see how they compare in terms of performance. Would the new Stockwell II be worth upgrading to? Should …

We’ve examined everything about Fugoo’s Bluetooth speaker offerings in the Style, Style-S, Sport, and Tough lines in order to tease out exactly what the differences are and which is right for whom. As usual, this means a meta-review of everything put out by consumer testing organizations, audiophile bloggers, and tech reviewers. We’ll have a little more …

We loved and happily recommended the original UE Boom as well as its follow-up, the UE Boom 2. Hard acts to follow, but here comes the Ultimate Ears Boom 3. Has Logitech been able to find areas for improvement with this upgrade? A bit, yes. We’ll do a full comparison of the UE Boom 2 …

Update: All of these models are now replaced by much newer, better options from the respective manufacturers. Head to our review of the best portable travel speaker for the latest recommendations from Ultimate Ears (formerly UE), JBL, and Bose. We’ve analyzed everything said by consumer organizations, tech sites, and audiophile bloggers for the three greatest portable Bluetooth speakers …

We’ve taken a hard look at the differences between these top portable Bluetooth speakers and all of the commentary from the leading critics. Which is better for you? It depends if you’re carrying tunes around the house, to the beach, or on a whitewater rafting trip — here’s a look at which speaker of these …

  Update: All of these models are now replaced by much newer, better options from the respective manufacturers. Head to our review of the best portable travel speaker for the latest recommendations from Ultimate Ears (formerly UE), JBL, and Bose. In the current bluetooth speaker market deluge, three models consistently float to the top of …

Bose’s rather costly but very stylish and sweet-sounding Soundlink Revolve portable speaker line has been updated: The Bose Soundlink Revolve has been replaced by the Bose Soundlink Revolve II. The somewhat larger and louder version with a carry handle, the Bose Soundlink Revolve+, has been replaced by the Bose Soundlink Revolve+ II. You’ll also see …

Bose has three worthwhile options at the smaller end of its classy Bluetooth speaker lineup. From smallest to largest, they are the Bose Soundlink Micro, the Bose Soundlink Flex, and the Bose Soundlink Revolve II. These are the speakers to consider if you want something small enough to fit into a purse or small backpack …

The JBL Go 3 animates a patio party JBL’s smallest, go-anywhere speaker line is its JBL Go line. From the beginning these darling, pocket-sized speakers have been able to kick out a surprising amount of sound, and they’ve gotten just a bit better with each version. So here we’ll look at what’s gotten better from …

We’ve listened to tons of JBL and Ultimate Ears Bluetooth speakers over the past ten years, penned countless reviews, and read just about everything our fellow, lesser audio critics have to say about them as well. Both companies’ portable Bluetooth speakers are great for loud, crisp, gorgeous sound on the go, and you ardent fan-ladies …