We are witnessing a time where devices are becoming more and more compact, and Bluetooth speakers are not an exception. Given the convenience they provide, it is no surprise that almost everyone has either owned or owns one. Since factors such as sound quality, color, design, and water resistance have a fair share in prices, due consideration must be given. Let’s take a look at some of the best small Bluetooth speakers along with their features so that you end up with the right one.
Things to consider when buying Bluetooth speakers
Regardless of the size of the Bluetooth speakers you wish to purchase, there are several other important factors to look out as well, some of them have been mentioned below.
When it comes to choosing the perfect Bluetooth speakers, battery life is a key parameter. Since you are looking at small Bluetooth speakers, you will have to carefully take a look at the batteries since they will be really small in this form-factor. When buying a Bluetooth speaker, make sure that the battery life is sufficient enough for you to satisfy your daily music needs.
Another important parameter is the Bluetooth version. The majority of modern Bluetooth speakers feature Bluetooth version 4.0 or 5. Regardless of how many features your device packs, it will be of no use if the Bluetooth version is simply outdated. Therefore, look for a device that has a Bluetooth version of 2.1 or higher.
The main reason you are buying a Bluetooth speaker and especially a small Bluetooth speaker, in this case, is because you want it to be as portable as it can. You will be carrying it along with you to parties, hiking, and even while traveling. You will be placing it near things such as water that could otherwise permanently damage the device if it isn’t waterproof. So, if you are buying something, especially for the beach or pool parties, then do consider a waterproof Bluetooth speaker.
The sound quality of speakers depends on harmonic distortion and the frequency response. A good Bluetooth speaker will have less harmonic distortion (anything less than 1% is good) and will have a better frequency response as well. And since you want to make your money worth it, a small Bluetooth speaker with superior audio quality is a must.
The EWA Mini Bluetooth speaker weighs 6.2 ounces and measures 1.54 inches. It features a built-in Lithium-Polymer 500 mAH battery that guarantees a playback time of 4-6 hours at 50% volume. The device only requires half an hour of charge to provide 2 hours of playback time. In addition to that, there is a high quality and performance driver that provides crystal clear sound with impressive bass as well.
- Lithium-Polymer 500 mAH battery
- Wireless internet radio and music services
- Features a metal hook and a carrying case
- 6-hours of playback time at 50% volume
This Bluetooth speaker from XLeader features a smart touch screen technology along with echo dot design. It packs Bluetooth 5.0 technology that allows you to connect devices within 3 seconds. Furthermore, it has a built-in 1200 mAH Lithium-ion high-performance battery, which provides 12-15 hours of music playback time at 50% volume. The 5W driver with 3D digital audio processor boasting a subwoofer resonator is going to fill the room with good quality sound and no distortion.
- Lithium-ion 1200 mAH battery
- Waterproof EVA case
- 3-second connectivity
- 12-15 hours of playback time
Featuring total harmonic distortion less than 1 % is this Bluetooth device from Anker. This feature alone allows Anker Bluetooth speakers to provide impressive sound quality even at the highest volumes. Its power management technology and high-efficiency Lithium-ion battery provides up to 24 hours of playback time. It features a 4.2 Bluetooth version that maintains a strong and stable connection up to 66ft away. Lastly, it is drop-proof build along with dual-full range drivers, a fine-tuned digital signal processor, and a patented brass port to provide distortion less, splendid audio quality.
- 4.2 Bluetooth version
- 66ft stable connection
- Drop-proof built
- 24 hours of playback time
The Ultimate Ears Boom 2 Bluetooth speakers provide 360-degree sound with deep bass, which is beyond impressive. As a great addition, it is both waterproof and shock-proof as well. The IPX-7 rated waterproofing ability allows the device to be submerged into water for 30 minutes and 1-meter depth. You can use Siri plus Google Now voice integration technology to give it commands as well. Lastly, it packs a 15-hour battery life with 100ft Bluetooth connectivity.
- IPX-7 rated water & shock-proof
- 100ft connectivity
- 15-hour battery life
- 360-degree sound
To start with, the Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker II is water-resistant. It features a silicone exterior that is both soft and rugged. It listens to the voice prompts and can quickly pair with NFC devices as well. There is a Lithium-ion battery that provides 8-hours of playback time and is rechargeable via USB power sources. You can access digital voice assistants like Google Now or Siri using the built-in mic while the device can remain connected up to a range of 30ft. In addition to that, you could also use wireless Bluetooth pairing through voice prompts and receive your calls as well.
- 8-hours of playback time
- 30ft range Bluetooth connectivity
- Built-in mic
The Lenure A2 Bluetooth Speaker features a lithium-ion 1000 mAH high capacity battery that provides 5-hours of playback time. In addition to that, it features power management technology as well, which is industry-leading. It measures only 2.7×2.7×1.8 inches with a 33-ft wireless range. The 4.1 Bluetooth version allows instant connection with Bluetooth featuring devices and automatically reconnects to the last device that was used. Lastly, if you want hands-free calls, you can use the built-in mic to communicate with clear sound quality.
- Bluetooth 4.1 version
- Lithium-ion 1000 mAH battery
- Power management technology
- 33ft wireless range
- Built-in mic
Considering its size, the Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker provides an unmatched bass along with clear and loud audio for both camping trips and beach days. It features an IPX-7 waterproof rating as it is built from the rugged exterior, making it resistant to scratches, cracks, and dents. It is easily portable as well, thanks to its tear resistant strap that allows it to be carried along wherever you go. The rechargeable battery allows 6-hours of playback time with a wireless range of up to 30 feet. The built-in speakerphone allows you to listen and attend calls in a much clear manner. If you want voice access, you can use Google Assistant or Siri to provide commands, hands-free. The silicone rubber exterior of the device enables a strong grip and keeps it protected from minor falls and impacts.
- 6-hours of playback time
- IPX-7 waterproof rating
- 30ft wireless range
- Built-in speakerphone
The MIFA Bluetooth speaker has been designed with a pump audio amplifier, which is a Class-G double charge pump. It has a 3W driver that produces high-definition sound and enhanced bass.
Furthermore, it is IP56 rated water-resistant and dust-proof as well thanks to its metal housing with silicone ensuring that it is shock-proof. If you want to listen to the music in the shower or even under harsh weather conditions, then this is the perfect pick for you. This device packs a built-in 900 mAH Lithium Polymer rechargeable battery allowing up to 10 hours of playback time at 75% volume. It can recharge within 3 hours using the micro USB cable provided. The Bluetooth 4.0 technology can easily pair the device with an iPad, iPhone, or any other Bluetooth enabled device at up to 33 ft connectivity range.
- Class-G pump audio amplifier
- IP56 rated water-resistant and dust-proof
- 10-hours of playback time
- Bluetooth 4.0 technology
- 33ft connectivity range
With a CSR 4.0 Bluetooth chipset and a 3W driver along with an enhanced bass resonator, the Etekcity Small Wireless Bluetooth speakers are not only powerful but provide incredible sound quality as well. It features a built-in mic for hands-free phone calls and a Bluetooth connection with a 33ft connectivity range. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery allows up to 8 hours of playback time, while the rubberized exterior allows easy hold of the device and protects it from impacts as well.
- CSR 4.0 Bluetooth chipset
- 33ft connectivity range
- 8-hours of playback time
- Rubberized exterior
Small Bluetooth speakers are meant to be portable. They also need to be able to produce good quality sound in addition to featuring solid built quality. Depending on how and where you intend to use them, features such as water-resistance and digital voice, assistant compatibility will play an important role as well. If you ask us our pick for everyday use would be the MIFA F10 Bluetooth speaker as it is easy on the budget and perfectly balances impressive sound and solid built quality. However, if you are looking for something that can withstand harsh conditions and provides a plethora of features, then Bose SoundLink Micro Bluetooth Speaker would be the perfect pick.