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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 Loudest Portable Bluetooth Speakers — Which Sounds Best?

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

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The Best Portable Bluetooth Speaker for Marijuana and Psychedelics Trips Is Obviously…

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College Dorm Speakers: The Best Sound for Small Rooms, for Large Parties, and for a Shoestring Budget

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The Best Bluetooth Speaker for Gardening

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The Best Tiny, Wearable Bluetooth Speaker

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JBL has two mid-sized cylindrical speakers that are waterproof, super tough, and just light enough to be carried outside anywhere for a party or barbecue. But the company’s own pages on the JBL Charge 4 and JBL Xtreme 2 don’t do much more than make it clear that models like to lounge next to them …

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 …

Newer is not always better; we’ve seen this sometimes even with JBL’s speaker designs. So we were curious to unravel the differences between the JBL Charge 3 and the newer JBL Charge 4. First of all, let’s be honest. If you already have the JBL Charge 3, you do not need to upgrade to the …

We’re generally fans of small, outdoors-ready speakers and so were excited to see and hear the upgrade to the short, squat nearly pocket-sized speaker, which was the best-sounding speaker for its tiny size, price, and super-indestructibility. And the new is absolutely an improvement over the original; as we’ll discuss below, it goes a bit louder …

The JBL Flip 5 was released August 1, 2019 as an update to the JBL Flip 4 — already one of the better affordable portable Bluetooth speakers out there. While the Flip 4 was not our very top-choice small Bluetooth speaker for travel, it was near the top of the list, and its lower price …

Doubts are in order when we see a cheaper speaker like this one promising all the latest snazziness, so we weren’t sure what we’d get when we opened our latest box: the Tribit Stormbox Micro BTS10. But we’re overall delighted that we decided to give this ultra-portable speaker a listen, and in fact it has …

We’ve analyzed all of the teeniest Bluetooth speaker options out  there — those that are small enough to be clipped or strapped onto clothing, or slide into a pocket. For now, we’ve got one main recommendation. We’ll list a few other cheap tiny options later in this piece as well. Our Top Pick for Tiny, Wearable …

With a bit of smart shopping you can pay about half price on top Bluetooth speaker brands such as JBL, Ultimate Ears, and some lesser-knowns that we think sound lovely. We’ve reviewed hundreds of speakers over the years, and while we appreciate the incremental improvements of recent models, we also love to point out where …

We’ve been carefully analyzing dozens of Bluetooth speakers for years, and we also love gardening, so we were happy to approach the question of how best to combine the two. We’ve found that listening to podcasts and music while weeding (especially with a stand-up weeder) makes the whole venture a lot more enjoyable. We went …

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 …