Best Waterproof Speakers for the Beach and Pool

Heading to the beach or pool? If you want to take your music with you without worrying about your speaker being splashed with water or being handled with wet hands, getting a waterproof speaker is your best choice. No one really intends to get their speakers wet, but accidents and bad weather can happen. So even if you’re not planning on taking a swim in the near future, you’re still going to enjoy the peace of mind that a waterproof speaker can give. One fun advantage of a waterproof speaker that you can delight in every day is that you can use it to pump up the music even while you’re in the shower!

Here are some of the great-quality waterproof speakers you can find on the market:

Product
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Where to Buy
Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3
Fugoo Style S
JBL Charge 3
Ultimate Ears Wonderboom
Bose SoundLink Color II
Sony SRS-XB3
Ultimate Ears Boom 2
Bose SoundLink Revolve+

1. Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3

Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3 is the latest version of the Megaboom line of speakers from UE. It’s an ultimate party starter with its beautiful design and finishes. UE enhanced its design and made it tougher, letting it become a drop-proof, dustproof and military grade speaker. Its cylindrical design allows it to deliver 360-degree, immersive and stereophonic audio with thundering bass you can hear and feel. The one touch-to-music feature of this speaker allows you to play, pause and skip music. You can even program your playlist with Apple Music and Deezer Premium so the speaker can play it at the touch of a button. It’s waterproof with an IP67 rating, so you can fully submerge it underwater. It’s also designed to float, making it a perfect party companion for pool parties. This great design and performance are matched with its 20-hour battery life, which you can charge through a micro-USB cable or a Power Up Charging Dock. Another amazing thing about this speaker is that it can be connected with one to 150 Boom and Megaboom speakers for the ultimate surround experience.

Pros:

  • Comes in a beautiful design and finish
  • IP67 waterproof, shock-proof, dust-proof and military grade
  • 360-degree stereophonic audio with thundering bass
  • One touch-to-music feature
  • Can be connected with Apple Music and Deezer Premium
  • 20-hour battery life
  • Can float in the water
  • Comes in three different colors

Cons:

  • Optional charging dock sold separately
  • On the pricey side

2. Fugoo Style S

A stylish speaker that looks great outdoors and indoors, Fugoo Style S has a jacket that can be switched out for different looks and functionality. The toughness of this speaker lies on the jacket, which is made of waterproof cloth, rubber trim, polycarbonate, and fiber-reinforced shell and shock absorbers. These materials make this speaker shockproof and waterproof – it can even withstand up to 1 meter of submersion in the water for 30 minutes and an impact from a 6 feet drop (because you’ll never know what your pool party guests can do when they’re having too much fun). The speaker itself has a sleek and elegant structure that provides full and crisp sound quality. The bass and treble tones are excellent. It is equipped with Bluetooth 4.2 that allows wireless connection for up to 30 meters outdoors and 10 meters indoors. It lets you play music for 15 hours at 50% loudness. It’s even compatible with Google Now and Siri, so you can operate the speaker through voice activation.

Pros:

  • Comes in a sturdy and stylish jacket
  • Customizable look
  • Compact and great for both indoors and outdoors
  • Awesome full and crisp sound quality
  • Shockproof and IP67 waterproof
  • Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity
  • Compatible with Google Now and Siri
  • 15 hours of battery life

Cons:

  • So far, there’s nothing to complain about with this speaker

3. JBL Charge 3

Improvement of its predecessor (JBL Charge 2+), the JBL Charge 3 has the meatiest bass of most waterproof Bluetooth speakers on this list. This powerful, handy speaker boasts of powerful audio performance, well-defined highs, and solid bass response. It features a Li-on battery that can last for more than 20 hours on a full charge and can even charge your phone or tablet via USB. It’s rated IPX7 waterproof and comes in a durable rugged rubber casing, meaning you can submerge it in a little over three feet of water for 30 minutes and it will still work fine. Through Bluetooth connectivity, you can connect it for up to 3 devices and take turns in playing sounds.

Pros:

  • Powerful audio, especially bass response
  • Compact design
  • Bluetooth connectivity for up to 3 devices
  • 20 hours of battery life
  • Comes with charging port for your smartphone via USB
  • IPX7 waterproof
  • Available in 5 solid colors and a camouflage design

Cons:

  • A bit heavy to be considered handy

4. Ultimate Ears Wonderboom

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom is called “Wonderboom” for a reason. First of all, it’s so small and compact – it can fit in the palm of your hand and clip it onto your backpack. But despite its tiny size, you can expect serious sound, as it can deliver massive, rich, crisp and clear 360-degree sound perfect for beach and pool parties. It provides better quality sound and weighty bass for speakers on its weight and size range. This speaker has IPX-7 rated waterproofing, so it can survive three to five feet in the water. But the great thing about this compact wonder is that it floats up in the water because it comes with a little inflatable ring. Another thing to love: its Bluetooth connectivity is strong that it can play your music even if your device is up to 100 feet away from the speaker. Plus, it has a 10-hour battery life, so you can enjoy it longer.

Pros:

  • Surprisingly serious audio and weighty bass with 360-degree sound
  • Small enough to fit in the palm of the hand
  • IPX7 waterproof
  • Can float in water
  • Bluetooth range of up to 100 ft. away
  • 10 hours of battery life
  • Available in 11 fun and trendy colors

Cons:

  • Slightly confined sound
  • Has no mic

5. Bose SoundLink Color II

Bose is a well-known brand for making fantastic audio equipment, and Bose SoundLink Color II won’t disappoint. It’s a small and handy speaker with good sound quality and deep bass, and has a nice impact. It connects wirelessly from up to 30 feet away and it has a good dynamic range considering its compact size. One amazing thing about this tiny speaker is that it’s got a mic, so you can have access to voice assistance. It even offers multi-point technology so you can pair up multiple devices through Bluetooth. It can run up to 8 hours of non-stop music once its lithium-ion battery is on a full charge. This speaker is super splash-proof and can withstand being sprayed in all directions or being under heavy rain, but don’t take it with you on the water because it’s not entirely waterproof.

Pros:

  • Small and compact
  • Offers powerful, full-range sound you may not expect from a small speaker
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Comes with mic and accessible by voice prompt
  • Available in 5 different colors

Cons:

  • Splash-proof only, not entirely waterproof
  • Shorter battery life compared to others on this list

6. Sony SRS-XB3

Sony SRS-XB3 is a combo of style and portability. With Sony, you can expect sleek and stylish electronic devices, and this speaker fits the bill. Its best feature is its extra bass technology that enhances low-frequency notes to a deep, punchy bass sound – perfect for playing dance music for your pool parties. It offers easy one-touch connectivity via Bluetooth and NFC. It has an impressive 24 hours battery life so you can party all day and night. It has a water-resistant design, so you don’t have to worry about it getting splashed. However, it’s not entirely waterproof, so keep it away from being submerged in the water.

Pros:

  • Extra bass technology makes it perfect for playing EDM, hip-hop, pop and other dance music
  • Sleek, stylish and portable
  • Bluetooth and NFC connectivity
  • 24 hours of battery life
  • Available in 3 colors

Cons:

  • Splash-proof only, not entirely waterproof

7. Ultimate Ears Boom 2

Ultimate Ears Boom 2 is Wonderboom’s bigger brother, offering higher decibels and finer audio detail. It offers amazing, 360-degree sound with deep bass. The cylindrical and portable design of this speaker makes it easy to bring music everywhere. It’s shockproof and waterproof with IPX7 rating, so it can be submerged into a depth of 1 meter for up to 30 minutes and it will still work fine. Like the Wonderboom, it has a Bluetooth range of up to 100 ft., but it has a longer battery life of 15 hours. Through the companion app PartyUp, you can connect this speaker for up to 150 Ultimate Ears speakers.

Pros:

  • Loud and amazing 360-degree sound
  • Cylindrical and portable
  • IPX7 waterproof and shockproof
  • Bluetooth range of up to 100 ft. away
  • 15 hours of battery life
  • Available in 9 vibrant colors

Cons:

  • Battery life shorter than most speakers on this list

8. Bose SoundLink Revolve+

One of the best things that you can splurge on, Bose SoundLink Revolve+ is a portable Bluetooth speaker that offers deep, jaw-dropping sound. Its cylindrical, jug-like shape lets it offer a 360-degree sound and its flexible handle makes it easy to grab and go. Its durable aluminum body makes this speaker tough, with an IPX4 waterproof rating. Its lithium-ion battery plays up to 16 hours on full charge. It also is controlled with a voice prompt through Bluetooth, and you can also take calls with its built-in speakerphone. It’s also compatible with Siri and Google Now. You can pair this speaker with another Soundlink Revolve speaker for optimum performance; or put them in stereo mode, if you want vocals and instruments to separate and spread, making your music sound as you know it should.

Pros:

  • One of the best-performing portable speakers from Bose, producing loud, jaw-dropping sounds
  • Portable with a flexible fabric handle
  • 360-degree sound
  • IPX4 waterproof
  • Can be controlled with voice prompt through Bluetooth, Siri or Google Now
  • Comes with built-in speakerphone
  • 16 hours of battery life
  • Available in Lux Gray and Triple Black colors

Cons:

  • Pricey
  • Optional charging dock sold separately