I love the beach and I love my jams. I feel so much more relaxed with my favorite music playing in the background. Here are what I have found to be the best outdoor Bluetooth speakers so you can enjoy anywhere you are.
Bose Soundlink Bluetooth Speaker II
Built in mic
30 ft range
This little speaker is absolutely amazing. I’d say it’s one of my best purchases and has lasted me longer than my others. **Possibly because I take better care of it since I spent more on it, but nevertheless, it’s lasted! It’s super easy to use and I can use this anywhere. I take mine onto the beach and while I tan I can listen to my tunes. It has a soft-touch silicone exterior, making it easier to grip and handle, less likely to be dropped. Even though I have seen that some say they don’t always get the 8 hours of batter life, I have had no problem with this. I make sure it is fully charged before I take it anywhere to be used.
Pros: Awesome sound and battery lasts up to 8 hours. Portable and easy to set up and use. Built-in mic makes it easy to handle calls that interrupt your music or audio book without causing you to lose your place.
Cons: Not waterproof – is only water-resistant. 30 ft range instead of the 66 ft Tribit(below) has. Battery life 8hrs vs Tribit’s 24hr.
Amazon buyer’s rating 4.4/5 stars. Buy on Amazon.com
Tribit XSound Go Bluetooth Speakers
12W portable speaker – loud stereo sound, rich bass
Up to 24 hour playtime
66 ft Bluetooth range, built in mic
This little speaker is surprisingly good quality for the price. Delivers clear and balanced audio, portable and lightweight. Perfect for outdoor gatherings or relaxing on the beach. Setting it up with your phone is really simple, quick and easy. While it’s a much better price than the Bose speaker(above) it quit on me by the next summer and I was back looking for another speaker.
Pros: Great price – very affordable! Sleek and easy to use design. Exceptional battery life. Great sound quality.
Cons: Some experience lagging while playing audio paired with video. Did not last as long as I had hoped.
Amazon buyer’s rating 4.5/5 stars. Buy on Amazon.com
Do What is Practical
If you’re looking for just a simple speaker to play music on for yourself and have a smaller budget, I recommend buying the Tribit.
If you are wanting to entertain on a patio for a cookout or a pool party, and have the extra money to invest in the Bose, personally that would be my choice. It hasn’t given me trouble in the year I have had it and it gets used tons!
I’d love to hear from you, and if you’ve had experience with either of these please feel free to share! Just leave a comment below.
Thank you so much for reading!
Founder of justbeachlife.com