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We have done thorough meta-reviews analyzing Bluetooth speakers in various categories, from large units to travel speakers to small, wearable, personal speakers. Generally, the bigger speakers sound best, so there’s almost always a trade-off for portability versus great sound and loudness. First think about how big of a speaker you’re willing to heft around, and then we’ll recommend the best possible Bluetooth speaker at that size, at various price points.

The Best Portable Travel Speaker — Winter 2018 Edition

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The Best Bluetooth Speaker for Gardening

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The Loudest Bluetooth Speakers — Which Sounds Best?

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The Best Tiny, Wearable Bluetooth Speaker

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We’ve examined the Bose Soundlink Revolve and Bose Soundlink Revolve+ to run a full comparison looking at the reviews, audiophile blogs, and costumer reviews they’ve thus far received. This is in the same spirit as our complete meta-review of the best travel Bluetooth speakers. Both the Revolve and the Revolve+ have so far gotten great reactions, and we’ll discuss those in more detail …

JBL recently announced some details about the Flip 5 Bluetooth speaker, which it promises to release in “spring 2019”. This is an update to the JBL Flip 4, a quality and quite affordable portable Bluetooth speaker. While the Flip 4 was not our top-choice small Bluetooth speaker for travel, it was near the top of …

The JBL Xtreme 2 and JBL Boombox can look quite a bit alike, especially if you’re just glancing at online photos of the two and mulling over which to buy. But while they share a similar esthetic and features, they’re quite a different experience to actually use. The JBL Boombox measures about twice as much …

The JBL Xtreme 2 is a step up from the previous version JBL Xtreme in just the right areas that made this speaker stand out in the first place: bass oomph and outdoor party convenience. While this is not the most refined choice among the largest, loudest Bluetooth speakers, we do think that for people …

Alrighty, let’s bring trademark audiophile obsessiveness into explaining the differences between the Ultimate Ears Boom 3 and its more powerful big sister, the Megaboom 3. Both portable speakers are excellent. In our opinion they’re the top-choice speakers out of the Ultimate Ears lineup and for most people’s uses they’re the top rough-and-tumble, take-anywhere speakers, period. …

I’ve been travelling the world for a decade and a half, and no matter how much I whittle down my luggage to the bare essentials, I always have room for a small speaker. I love to follow my podcasts, I to share and discover music with people from all over the world, and to improvise …

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 …

We’ve long been listening to and recommending both Ultimate Ears and Marshall speakers, and they’re at the top of our lists of larger, louder Bluetooth speakers. Here we’ll do a head-to-head comparison between the latest: the Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3 and the Marshall Kilburn II. Both are portable party monsters that go very loud, and both …

Torn between the old and the new versions of the deservedly loved Marshall Kilburn? The Marshall Kilburn II is getting lots of praise, but for now the original is still on sale and often discounted. So which should you get? We’ve done a thorough meta-analysis of the reviews for both, and this was one speaker …

The Bose SoundWear Companion is a beautiful-sounding innovation for personal sound, but this wearable neck speaker is also rather expensive. We’ve done a thorough comparison of every alternative speaker out there at present, and come up with some perfectly fine and much cheaper speakers that can help quality sound follow you around without blocking your …