Wireless and Bluetooth Speaker Buying Guide

Whether you’re feeling some relaxing classical music or want to turn up the beat with Kanye, the best wireless Bluetooth speakers will give you crystal clear sound every time and are compact enough to take anywhere. From clip-on to waterproof, Electronic Express has a variety of wireless and portable speakers to hit just the right note. Our buying guide covers everything you need to know to choose the best speakers.

How to Choose the Best Wireless Speaker

  • Durability: Since most wireless speakers are used outdoors or on the go, a rugged design is important for protection. For everyday use, a water resistant portable speaker will hold up to accidental spills. If you plan on playing your tunes at the local pool party, consider a waterproof speaker and you won’t have to worry an errant splash will ruin the fun.
  • Connection type: Most portable speakers connect wirelessly through Bluetooth. Pair them with multiple devices and switch easily between them. Some models also have the option for a Wi-Fi connection or include an auxiliary cable for a wired connection to your laptop or tablet.
  • Portability: Jamming on the go? An easy-to-carry micro wireless speaker won’t weigh you down. Clips and straps are included on some models to give you hands-free mobility.
  • Sound Quality and Range: Our wireless speakers may be little but their sound isn’t! With top brands like Bose, JBL, and Beats By Dr. Dre, every portable speaker is engineered for clear sound and maximum volume.
  • Charging Options: Wireless speakers like the JBL Charge 3 not only have extra long battery life, they can also charge your smartphone at the same time. Never worry about running out of juice again.
  • Speakerphone Capability: Constantly taking calls on the go? Choose a Bluetooth speaker with a built-in microphone to handle your calls hands-free. Our wireless speakers employ noise and echo cancellation for the clearest sound.

Water Resistant and Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speakers

Bluetooth is the most popular option for portable speakers because it allows you to connect to your smartphone and any Bluetooth-enabled tablet or laptop wirelessly. For pool parties, camping, or just sunbathing on the patio, wireless speakers can travel with you.

The last thing you want to worry about while sitting poolside is a splash ruining your speaker. Thanks to our water resistant and waterproof speakers, a spilled drink or sudden rainstorm won’t drown your fun. Electronic Express carries a wide range of waterproof speakers in a variety of colors.

If you find your devices are a major battery drain, check out the JBL Charge 3. This high-powered, portable speaker functions as both a powerful stereo and power bank all in one. Passive radiators give this little speaker a big bass boost while the built-in noise and echo cancelling speakerphone lets you take calls without dropping the connection. Waterproof and rugged, the Charge 3 provides up to 20 hours of playtime and can charge your smartphone or tablet simultaneously through its USB outlet. It comes in traditional colors like black and grey as well as fun hues like blue and red.

For another slim design, consider the Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker II. This small package delivers big sound, is water resistant, and weighs in at only 1.25 pounds. Connect wirelessly to your smartphone or use the aux input for your MP3 player and tablet. Sound carries 30 feet away so you’ll never have to strain to hear it. The SoundLink comes in a variety of colors too to match your tastes.

Extra-Portable and Micro Bluetooth Speakers

When you’re on the go, a micro Bluetooth speaker is a great way to take your music with you without taking up space. The Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth speaker is just one of many portable options, with a waterproof design and a wireless range of up to 30 feet. It may be small, but its sound is big. With a battery life of up to six hours and Siri and Google voice command control options, you now have a hands-free way to enjoy music anywhere.

For one of the cheapest on-the-go portable wireless speakers, check out the JBL Clip 2. A built-in carabiner lets you take this clip-on speaker anywhere without fear of losing or dropping it. Waterproof, rugged, and lightweight, it’s the perfect traveling companion. Enjoy wireless streaming with Bluetooth or use the attached cable to plug in. Its speakerphone allows for hands-free calling with crisp sound.

Take Your Party to the Next Level

To expand your range and create that surround sound experience, connect two or more wireless speakers. Technology like JBL Connect lets you connect to multiple portable speakers to amplify your sound and make sure no one’s out of range.

Why not go beyond just great sound? To really rock out at your next outdoor party, pump your tunes through one of these speakers for a colorful light show. The JBL Pulse 3 Bluetooth speaker features 360 degrees of color-changing light and sound, 12 hours of playtime, and a waterproof design. Amp up the bass with the Fisher DJ Bass Sound wireless Bluetooth speaker at 300 watts of power, long battery life, and multicolor light effects.

Can’t decide which portable speaker is right for you? Stop buy one of our Electronic Express stores to check out all your options and get advice from our technology experts.