Are you looking for an easy way to play music while outdoors? Then a Bluetooth speaker can be the answer you're looking for! Bluetooth speakers for outdoors can connect to your phone or other devices, and allow you to play your music or podcasts out loud. Whether it's your backyard, the beach, or a camping trip, a Bluetooth speaker for outdoors will liven up your days.
Choosing the best Bluetooth speakers for outdoors can be confusing as there are so many available. That's why we’ve done the research for you and picked the Motion Boom Outdoor Speaker by Soundcore as our favorite. It's waterproof, durable, and has good sound quality. We’ve also put together a top 10 list for you to consider and created a handy buying guide to help you make your choice!
We’ve searched the internet to find the best Bluetooth speakers available. We’ve picked a variety of speakers, so no matter what you’re looking for, we have a Bluetooth speaker for the outdoors for you!
|Volume||30W per speaker|
|Battery life||24 hrs.|
|Size||13.62 x 5.83 x 7.87 in.|
|Battery life||14 hrs.|
|Size||5 x 2.8 x 2.8 in.|
|Volume||20W per speaker|
|Battery life||40 hrs.|
|Battery life||30 hrs.|
|Volume||8W per speaker|
|Battery life||12 hrs.|
|Size||6.9 x 2.8 x 2.7 in.|
|Battery life||6 hrs.|
|Size||7 x 4 x 4 in.|
|Battery life||4-6 hrs.|
|Bluetooth version||Not provided|
|Size||1.89 x 1.54 x 1.54 in.|
|Battery life||8 hrs.|
|Size||5.25 x 5 x 2.25 x in.|
|Volume||6W per speaker|
|Battery life||20 hrs.|
|Size||6.5 x 3 x 2.75 in.|
EF-B210G, 2 pack
|Battery life||15 hrs.|
|Weight||2.54 lbs. each|
|Size||7.75 x 7 x 11.75 in. each|
Motion Boom Outdoor Speaker
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Waterproof Wireless Speaker
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SoundLink Color II
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Waterproof and Durable Speaker That Charges Your Phone
Good Battery Life and Easy Pairing
Long Battery Life and Good Quality Sound
Colorful Lights and Good Sound
Durable Speaker That Pairs Quickly
Add Atmosphere and Ambience to Your Outdoor Space
Small, Portable, and Water-Resistant
Works With Siri and Google and Has Good Sound Quality
Multiple Connection Options and Colors
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|Volume||30W per speaker||10W||20W per speaker||24W||8W per speaker||5W||3W||Not provided||6W per speaker||10W each|
|Battery life||24 hrs.||14 hrs.||40 hrs.||30 hrs.||12 hrs.||6 hrs.||4-6 hrs.||8 hrs.||20 hrs.||15 hrs.|
|Bluetooth version||5.0||4.2||5.0||5.0||4.2||5.0||Not provided||4.2||4.0||4.2|
|Weight||4.41 lbs.||0.63 lbs.||Not provided||Not provided||1.1 lbs.||0.9 lbs.||0.39 lbs||1.2 lbs.||1.4 lbs.||2.54 lbs. each|
|Size||13.62 x 5.83 x 7.87 in.||5 x 2.8 x 2.8 in.||Not provided||Not provided||6.9 x 2.8 x 2.7 in.||7 x 4 x 4 in.||1.89 x 1.54 x 1.54 in.||5.25 x 5 x 2.25 x in.||6.5 x 3 x 2.75 in.||7.75 x 7 x 11.75 in. each|
Before buying a Bluetooth speaker for the outdoors, there are a few points you should consider its water resistance, volume, and size. To help you with this, we’ve put together this handy buying guide!
If you’re looking for Bluetooth speakers to use outside, you either want to travel with them or use them in a fixed space. The purpose of the speakers will help you decide the best option for you.
Whether it’s a day trip to the beach or a few days of camping, you need to make sure that the speakers can travel with you. You should check the size and weight of any speakers before you buy them. If you’re traveling by car, you’re only limited by how much trunk space you have.
However, if you’re walking to the park or taking public transport, traveling light with the least amount of bags might be a serious concern. You can also look for a Bluetooth speaker that comes in a case. This will keep it protected while you travel, and the case should also have space for any wires or plugs.
Size and weight are less of a concern if you’re looking to install speakers in a permanent place, such as your backyard. In this case, you should look at how the speakers will be secured. Many speakers come with brackets that allow you to mount them onto a wall.
If you don’t have suitable wall space to mount speakers, you can also mount speakers on poles and stake them into the ground. Of course, you always have the option of not securing your speakers at all and just placing them on the floor or a table!
When relaxing in a park or on a beach with your speakers, it’s highly unlikely that you will have a power outlet in reach! In these circumstances, you will be relying on battery power. Most Bluetooth speakers will have a rechargeable battery, but the capacity of the batteries can vary greatly.
Some speakers have batteries that can last for up to 40 hours, which may be enough to take you through even a several-day-long camping trip without the need for a recharge. However, others may need to be charged after just four or eight hours.
If your speakers will be fixed outdoors, you may prefer ones that can be constantly plugged in instead. In this case, you should check what power outlets are available to you and make sure that the power cord is long enough. If it isn’t, then you will need an extension cord.
The importance of the speaker’s sound quality varies from person to person. Nobody wants a tinny sound that makes every song sound the same, but whether you want crystal clear quality or not is your choice.
If sound quality is important to you, then there are few things to look for. Not all Bluetooth speakers will have these features, but they are good to keep in mind!
One thing to look for is the total harmonic distortion (THD) rating. This tells you how much distortion is applied to the sound, and it should be as low a value as possible. You should look for values that are below one percent if sound quality matters to you.
Another thing to look for is a frequency response value. This relates to the sound spectrum that the speakers can output and will be displayed as a range. In general terms, you want the low number to be as low as possible and the high number to be as high as possible.
Of the two, the lower range is most important as our ears can’t recognize many higher frequencies. The variation in the frequency range is commonly expressed in decibels, and you should be looking for speakers with a variation of around three decibels. Unfortunately, many speakers don't list these values, but some will.
One final thing to consider is how loud the speakers can get. This is commonly expressed in wattage, and how many watts you need depends on the size of the space you’re hoping to blast your music to.
A pair of 60-watt speakers will be sufficient for a garden that is around 300 square feet. If you're looking for a speaker for a smaller campsite or group on a beach, then 10 to 20 watts should be fine.
No matter how much we plan and prepare, sometimes the weather doesn’t want to cooperate. Even the height of summer can be interrupted by a sudden downpour, so if you’re going to take your Bluetooth speakers outside, it’s important that they are water-resistant.
The ingress protection rating (IP) will tell you how water-resistant or dust-tight a speaker is. In general, the higher the number, the more resistant it is. You will see these values expressed as IP, followed by two numbers.
The first number refers to how dust-tight the speaker is, and the second number is how water-resistant it is. If the speaker hasn't been assessed for being either dust-tight or water-resistant, the number is replaced by an X.
Water resistance is important for a speaker, so you should always check the value of the second number if it is available. For example, a speaker with a rating of IPX2 is drip-proof, so it should survive a few drops, whereas a rating of IPX4 means it can last for at least ten minutes in water. IPX6 indicates water resistance for up to 30 minutes in water.
Connecting to devices without the need for wires has helped make Bluetooth as common and popular as it is. However, some versions of Bluetooth only have a limited range, and certain older devices don’t have Bluetooth.
If you have a device without Bluetooth, such as an older CD player, you may want to look for Bluetooth speakers that also have an aux-in port. Having this port can also be helpful if your Bluetooth is acting up or if your smart device dies.
It’s also worth checking what Bluetooth version the speakers use. Bluetooth 2.1 should be sufficient, but if you want a couple of extra features look for speakers that use 5.0. This recent version has a larger connection range of up to 120 meters! It’s also faster than other versions and allows multiple connections, letting multiple people share their playlists.
Now that you have the music taken care of, there are other ways you can liven up your time outside. Whether you want to enjoy your garden or a campsite, we have some other products for you to choose from!
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