Best Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers 2019 – Review & Advice

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 We all love having a Bluetooth speaker around the house. It can be very useful at any time you want to listen to music.

 The best part is that you can take it with you anywhere you can imagine. You can have one with you when biking, skiing, at the beach or maybe you just want to listen to music around the house.

 Having in mind the fact that we want to get our Bluetooth speaker with us anywhere, we also want it to resist in any conditions and deliver high quality sound for a good period of time. 

There are so many brand out there today that you don't know which one to chose.

 In the following, I will present you some of  the best Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers available now on the market. Although there are many high priced Bluetooth speakers, we won't talk to much about those. In steed we will focus on the best but affordable, insuring that anyone who reads this post will take the best decision and won't waist their money and most importantly, their time.

 

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Things you should look for when buying a Bluetooth Speaker

  1. Sound quality - the big brands like JBL are known for delivering very good sound quality, but this is not a rule so also check out the others. You might be impressed of wat they can do.  Try to find out how loud they get in terms of Wats, how is the base, the middle, the hays and trouble.
  2. Durability - if you buy a portable speaker I assume that you want it to be durable so check out the build quality, the materials and the water and dust resistance. Some of them are water resistant or splash resistant while others can even be submerged!
  3. Battery life - the longer the better
  4. Size - it depends on the purpose you want to have a Bluetooth Speaker for. Here you will find the perfect size for any of your needs!
  5. Range - the higher the better
  6.  Bluetooth version - newer versions are always better but that doesn't mean that Bluetooth 4.1 won't be great.
  7. Design - most of them have awesome designs so chose what you like the most in accordance with the functionality you need.
  8. Weight - always depends an the size and power of the speaker and in some cases on the battery life.
  9. Floating - if you are at the pool or at the lake, it is beast that your speaker can float even if it is waterproof.
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 JBL is known for delivering high quality sound and the JBL Flip 4 is no exception. This is the last release in this series and also the best.

 It is one of the best portable Bluetooth speakers on the market at a pretty affordable price. 

 The sound quality of this speaker is it's main advantage over other brands. It sounds amazing, gets very loud and has lots of base. Flip 4 will sound great outdoors and also will be enough to fill a room.

 Speaking of filling a room the Flip 4 comes with the well known JBL Plus Button which allows you to connect and sink up to 100 JBL Flip 4s Bluetooth speakers together.

 This speaker is equipped with a microphone so you can answer incoming calls. Also it has a button for activating Siri or Google Assistant.

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  JBL Flip has a very nice design, in essence it inspires high quality and with the features that tis last mode brings, it is definitely worth some attention.

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 This speaker is equipped with Bluetooth 4.2 and it does an amazing job in terms of connectivity. You wont have problems with range (100ft) and also won't experience any latency. Also has an analog in-jack for Non-Bluetooth devices.

 The battery is advertise to last up to 12 hours of playtime but this depends on the volume you listen to music. Listening at high volume for long time can drop the playtime to 6 to 8 hours.

 In terms of the build quality, JBL Flip 4 is made out of very resistant materials and has a rugged fell to it also being shock resistant.

 Speaking of the build resistance, this Bluetooth speaker is IPX7 Rated so it is waterproof and dust proof. It can be submerged under water without any problems but keep in mind that it will not float. 

  All that being said, if you want to buy a high quality mid-size Bluetooth Speaker in 2019, JBL Flip 4 is one of the best out there. Also if you are interested in bigger or smaller sizes of JBL Bluetooth Speakers I'll list them down bellow for you.

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JBL Clip 3
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JBL GO 2
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UE Roll Volcano
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JBL Charge 3
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JBL Charge 4
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JBL Extreme 2

The good

  • Amazing Sound Quality
  • Very good battery life
  • IPX7 Rating(Waterproof)
  • Assistant Enabled
  • Shock Proof 
  • JBL + Connect

The Bad

  •  Nothing to speak of 

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 Ultimate Ears managed to design one of the most colorful, resistant and rugged Bluetooth speakers out there. 

 The sound quality of the speaker is not the best out there, although it is very good, crisp and powerful. It can keep up with the high and brands. The best thing about this is that it is one of the few speakers on the market that can deliver full 360 degrees sound.  The base is pretty strong, vocals and mid range are decent. It can get very loud if needed, but it performs best if it is not pushed to the limit. 

 It comes with an app on which you can control the EQ settings. The app also allows you to connect more than 150 UE speakers together for stereo sound.

 The speaker has a built in microphone so you can receive calls trough it.

 If you like colorful speakers, UE Boom 2 delivers the biggest variety of colors out there. From purple to black and all sorts of color combination and skins Boom 2 is trying to make our experience more colorful. 

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 The Bluetooth connection is very good providing a range of 100ft if you are in open field. This speakers are NFC-enabled, making the paring process a lot easier and quicker.

 It is claimed that the battery life will last up to 15 hours of playtime but this depends on the volume you listen to music. So you could expect a range between 10 and 13 hours.

 This speaker is IPX7 Rated so it can be submerged under water but keep in mind that it can not float. If you want a floating one UE Boom 3 does provide this feature which I thing is pretty comfortable to have. 

 In terms of build quality, the speaker is made out of highly resistant materials and it is shock proof.

 In the and I can admit that UE Boom 2 is one of the best portable Bluetooth speakers on the market made for outdoor use. I highly recommend it. 

 Bellow I am presenting you some alternatives that might suit your needs better if you want the same quality in a smaller or bigger package. 

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Ultimate Ears BOOM 3
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UE MEGABOOM 3
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UE MEGABOOM 2
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UE Wonderboom
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UE WANDERBOOM NEON
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UE ROLL 2

The good

  • Very Good Sound Quality
  • Very good battery life
  • IPX7 Rating(Waterproof)
  • Shock Proof 
  • Multiple speakers can be connected together 

The Bad

  •  Not assistant enabled
  • Can't float 

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 Bose always managed to bring to the market some of the best speakers and SoundLink Micro is no exception. If you are looking for ultra portability this is the perfect choice.

 It doesn't get as lout as a JBL Flip or UE Boom 2, which is understandable for it's size but the sound quality is impressive. It provides very powerful base, it does exceptional when it comes to vocals and it is very clear and crisp. The overall sound quality is impressive, outstanding any other ultra portable Bluetooth speaker I have tested.

 The speaker is has a built-in microphone so you can answer incoming calls.

 It has battery life indicators, but also tells you the battery percentage and the device it is connected to, being capable to remember up to 8 devices.

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 The most convenient thing about Bose SoundLink Micro, being a ultra portable speaker, is the back strap. This strap is ultra resistant and let's you attach the speaker to almost anything. It won't fall out by any means.

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 The Bluetooth connectivity is very good being able to maintain the signal for 40ft. Also if you are warried about lag when paying videos, you won't experience any.

 The battery life is very good. It will provide 14 hours of non-stop music without any issues.

 In terms of the built quality, SoundLink Micro is made to be a durable outdoor Bluetooth speaker. It is made with tare resistant silicon rubber. It is not advertised but you can also drop it without any problems, it is shock proof.

 This speaker is IPX7 Rated so it is waterproof but the only disadvantage is that it can not float so be careful if you are on a lake or sea.

 Although this mini speaker is a little pricier then it's same size competitors, it is the best you can find on the market if you are looking for ultra portability.

 As always I will leave you some alternatives from the SoundLink series down bellow.

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Bose SoundLink II
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Bose SoundLink Mini II
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Bose SoundLink Revolve+
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Bose Egg - Vibe Tribe

 Now I want to present you something very interesting that you can buy. 

 They call this Bose Egg and practically this can turn any surface you can imagine into a Bluetooth speaker.

 So how it works? 

The principle is pretty simple. It is a vibration inducer that you can stick on any surface and it will make that surface vibrate like a speaker.

 Here the size doesn't matter. Alone, the speaker will sound quiet, but as soon as you stick it to a surface the sound will be amazing and loud.

 The EQ setting will vary from one kind of surface to another. You can experiment with any surface you can imagine. For example:

 Wood = deep base, rich mids | Glass = clear, transparent sound | Metal = strong base.

 I found this device to be very interesting an also very high quality. 

The good

  • Amazing Sound Quality
  • Very good battery life
  • IPX7 Rating(Waterproof)
  • Shock Proof, very resistant
  • Back Rubber Strap 

The Bad

  •  Not assistant enabled
  • Can't float 

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 Looking now at something a bit more modern, continuing the XB Series, here we have SONY XB32.

 In addition to the other Bluetooth speakers that we talked about, this one really has a more stilish look having those LED strips around the drivers. If you download the Sony App you will be able to play around with those lights a lot. Also you can chose to stop them at any time for more battery.

 The sound quality, comparing it to the last year's model has been improved. The overall sound quality is impressive. The great thing here is that it capable of switching to Live 3D Sound and also has Base Booster. Also you can play around with the EQ Settings in the app. 

 Speaking of the app, besides controlling the lights the app has "Party Booster" feature which allows you to hit the speaker on it's sides to add ritmic beats to yours songs. Also "Motion Control" is another in-app feature where some movements can change how you control your music or play around with the lights.

 This speaker has built-in microphone for incoming calls.

 It has a feature called "Wireless Party Chain" which allows you to sink up to 100 XB Series speakers together or you can add just one for stereo sound. 

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 I really like the Sony XB32 because it stand out from the crowd with all those interesting features, also adding some interesting ones to the technical area too. So let's take a look.

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 Sony XB32 is equipped with Bluetooth 4.2 which is not the best out there, but don't warry, you won't experience any video lag or connectivity issues for at least 100fts. Speaking of connectivity, in addition to the Bluetooth you have the 3.5mm input option and the NFC-Pairing.

 The battery can last you up to 14 hours of playtime but you can use it to charge other devices on the go which is awesome.

 The built quality is very good. I really love the silicon on the back which adds extra grip to it. Although it is shock proof you might want to be careful because the LED Strip can crack. 

 It is IPX7 Rated, water and dust proof and it floats, so don't warry about losing it in the deep sea!

 It is a little pricier then the brand we talked trough by now, but with all those features I really think that Sony XB32 is worth it.

 Down bellow I will list you some great alternatives from Sony.

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Sony SRS-XB12
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SONY XB41
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Sony SRS-XB31
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Sony XB01

The good

  • Amazing Sound Quality
  • Extra Base
  • Very good battery life
  • IPX7 Rating(Waterproof)
  • Shock Proof, very resistant
  • Floats
  • LED Lights 

The Bad

  •  Not assistant enabled 

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 After seeing the high end brands, I think it is time to take a look at something more budget friendly.

 This is Anker Soundcore 2, one of the greatest affordable Bluetooth speakers and also best seller on Amazon these days. 

 The look, sound quality and feel of this speaker are very premium competing with the top brands out there. 

 The sound quality of the speaker is very good. It performs best in the middle range volume. Can get pretty lout, being capable of filling a room, but at higher volume the base is not as strong as expected, which I think is a minor disadvantage.

 It has a built-in microphone for phone calls, that performs decent.

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  Considering the price, I think that Anker Soundcore 2 comes with amazing build quality and also great features. So let's take a look at the technical stuff. 

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 It is equipped with Bluetooth 4.2, which performs great. It claims 66ft of range, but I found out that this is closer to 90ft, without any interruptions.  Don't warry about video lag, it is not an issue. Also it has a 3.5mm input if you need it.

 Anker claims 24 hours of battery life for this speaker, but it will be closer to 19h if you listen at high volume.

 The speaker is very well built, from high quality materials. I love the rubberized rapping all around it because it adds a lot of grip to it.

 It is not advertised to be shock proof but dropping it won't do any damage. Also it is IPX7 Rated water and dust proof but keep in mind that it can not float.  

 Overall, I recommend this speaker for anyone on the market looking for premium quality at an extremely reasonable price.

 I will also leave you the links for some alternatives down bellow, in case you are interested.

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Anker SoundCore Boost
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Soundcore Motion B
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Soundcore Motion+
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Anker SoundCore Sport XL
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Anker AK-A3182011
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Soundcore Motion Q
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SoundCore Anker Mini
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Soundcore Icon Mini

The good

  • Very Good Sound Quality
  • 24h battery life
  • IPX7 Rating(Waterproof)
  • Shock Resistant
  • Awesome price

The Bad

  • Can't float 

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 Tribit is one of the new companies out there which are making nice Bluetooth speakers and they are pretty good at it.  This one right here reminds me of the Beats Pill, but it is on the much more affordable side.

 For a budget Bluetooth speaker this one sounds very good, it gets very loud managing to remain clear and crisp at high volumes and also delivering lots of base. I must say, for it's price the sound quality is awesome.

 The build quality of this speaker is also very good. The front grill is metal and the rest of the case is made out of rubberized plastic.  

 This speaker can also be connected with Alexa, and has a built-in microphone for incoming calls. 

 It has a multifunction button which can activate Siri or Google Assistant.

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 Tribit XSound GO is one amazing budget speaker, that you should really look into if you don't want to spend little a fortune on the high end brands. Let's take a look at the technical stuff in case you are not convinced yet.

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 It is equipped with Bluetooth 4.2, like most of the portable speakers out there. This means very good connectivity, with no issues or video latency. It claims 66ft of range witch I found it to be a little lower, but this is not a major issue. In addition it has a 3.5mm input for anyone who needs it. 

 In terms of battery life, this one will last you a very long time. It claims 24 hours of playtime, but as you already know this depends on the volume you listen. Although it will be around 20 hours anyways. 

 This Bluetooth speaker is also physically made to last. It is IPX7 Rated, waterproof and dustproof. And the best thing, it floats! Also if you drop it that won't do any damage.   

 In conclusion, if you are searching for a high quality budget Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker, there you have it, Tribit XSound GO. I am personally impressed of what this company could deliver to the market.

 Here are some alternatives in case the size ore shape of this speaker doesn't satisfy your needs. 

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Tribit MaxSound
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Tribit BTS30
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The good

  • Very Good Sound Quality
  • 24h battery life
  • IPX7 Rating(Waterproof)
  • Shock Resistant
  • Very good price
  • It floats
  • Assistant Enabled

The Bad

  • The range is not very wide but not a major problem

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 Here we have a affordable competitor to the JBL Flip 4.  This is an awesome looking Bluetooth device with lots of features, so let's take a look into it.

 The default sound signature of this speaker is a very balanced EQ setting. It gives you a nice neutral sound like the JBL, the base is pretty strong for the size, having two side radiators. You can always adjust everything on the EQ settings on your phone.

 The overall sound quality of this speaker is very good. Also you can use the pairing button on the side to connect two of those together for a stereo experience.

 The build quality is very good, it is made out of high quality materials. It is ultraportable perfect for riding and biking.

 It has a built-in microphone for phone calls and something that most Bluetooth speaker don't have, FM Radio.

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 This really is a pretty interesting portable speaker that bring to the table some very interesting features. So let's take a look at the technical stuff.

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 This speaker is equipped with Bluetooth 4.2, so the connectivity is very good, without any interruptions or video lag. The range is almost 100ft. In addition  to the Bluetooth you can chose to use a micro-sd card or a 3.5mm jack.

 The battery life is pretty good. You will experience between 10 to 15 hours of playtime, depending on the volume you listen to. The speaker automatically turns off after 30 min in case you forgot to and it also remembers the last  settings and the devices it was pared to.

 In terms of resistance, it is durable and pretty rugged. It's made for outdoors so it is IPX6 Rated, waterproof and dust proof. Even if it is not ipx7, it is completely water sealed, it can stand under jets of water without any problem, so dropping it into the pool won't do any damage.

 This speaker is for the ones that are not interested so much about the brand and are looking for the affordable quality. I think Sbode M400 gets pretty close to the JBL Flip 4 and it is much more budget friendly. Totally worth the money!

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Sbode Mini

The good

  • Very Good Sound Quality
  • Good battery life
  • IPX6 Rating(Water sealed)
  • Shock Resistant 
  • Two speakers can be connected together 

The Bad

  •  180 degrees sound

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 Wow World Sound brings to the market the ultimate portable Bluetooth speaker, specially made for pool parties. 

 The sound quality of this speaker is simply awesome and premium. It delivers 360 degrees sound, having speakers all around it and a subwoofer right on the top. It gets very loud and has a lots of base. 

 It is made out of high quality materials, very resistant.

 It has a 360 degrees LED Strip that you can use in case you need some light at night. So it acts like a powerful lamp too.

 Wow has a built-in microphone in case you are in the water and need to answer the phone.

 Speaking of the phone, Wow World comes with a waterproof case for your phone and also a float that the speaker goes in to keep it over the water. Don't warry,  the speaker can float itself. 

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 This speaker is truly made for outdoor use, you can take it anywhere you go, especially in the water. It is perfect for the pool, a fishing trip on the lake or simply camping. It comes with great features so let's take a look at those.

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 It is equipped with Bluetooth 4.2, so you won't experience any connectivity issues or video lag. The range is also over 100ft.

 Speaking about the connectivity, we must mention that you can connect two of those together for stereo sound.

 The battery life is amazing, being capable of up to 50 hours of playtime. You can also use it to recharge your devices.

 Wow World is very rugged and resistant. It is IPX7 Rated, Waterproof, Shockproof and Dustproof. 

 It has a very useful handle for carrying and it can fit any standard cup holder.

 All of this being said, in case you were searching for the perfect premium rugged waterproof Bluetooth speaker, here you have it. In my opinion, Wow World is the best speaker you can buy for your outdoor trips.

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Wow

The good

  • Premium Sound Quality
  • 50 hours battery life
  • IPX7 Rating(Waterproof, dustproof)
  • Shockproof
  • Two speakers can be connected together
  • 360 degrees sound and LEDs
  • +waterproof phone case, float 

The Bad

  •  Nothing to speak of.

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 In case you are looking for a affordable high quality alternative to the JBL Extreme, check this out! Bohm Impact Plus is half the price and it is a very good alternative.

 The sound quality is amazing, competing very well with the JBL. It is very loud, but at the same time very clear and crisp. The overall sound is pretty balanced and it has deep and powerful base thanks to the side passive radiators similar to the JBL ones. Also you can pare two of those together for a stereo sound that can get much louder than a single JBL Extreme.

 Think about it like this. For the price of a JBL Extreme you could buy two of those and the sound will be louder and overall better.

 The build quality is very good. It is pretty resistant and very portable. It has a built-in handle and you can also attach a strap to carry it on your shoulder. On the bottom side it has silicon lags for stability.

 This speaker has a built-in microphone for incoming calls which has pretty good quality.

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 This Bluetooth speaker has the same qualities and features that most of them have, and for it's price it might be the perfect choice.  Let's take a look into the feature this one has, so we really know what we are dealing with.

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 Here we have Bluetooth 4.2 like most of the speakers have. It is very good, no connectivity issues or video lag. Also it is equipped with 3.5mm jack input jut in case someone needs that.

 The battery life is not incredible, but I think that 12 hours o playtime might be enough. Oh and it can act like a power bank in case you need to recharge your phone on the go.

 It is a pretty resistant Bluetooth speaker, but the difference is that it is just IPX4 Rated, so it is water resistant and splash proof. So don't drop it into the pool. It is also dustproof, so taking it to the beach will be ok.  

 Overall, BOHM Impact Plus is a very good quality portable speaker. It is really worth the money. The sound quality is awesome. So for the ones who don't want to spend their money on the big brands, I really recommend it.

 Down bellow I will give you some alternatives in case you want something smaller and more portable.

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BOHM Impact

The good

  • Very good Sound Quality
  • Shockproof
  • Two speakers can be connected together
  • Passive radiators

The Bad

  • 12 hours playtime
  • Only IPX4 Rated

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