Bluetooth portable speakers have become a lifesaver for many. You can use them at home to listen to music and receive calls from your phone. And you can take them out and use them during vacation trips or trekking. They come with rechargeable batteries that will last you over 6 hours and are loud enough to start a party. You can buy the best portable speakers for less than Rs 5,000 and here is the list of products on the market.
1. Boat Stone 1400
The Boat Stone 1400 Wireless Speaker offers 30W of sound output and supports multiple connectivity modes such as Bluetooth, Aux and USB. The speaker has an IPX5 rating for its resistance to water splashes. It has an equalizer mode that can be tuned to outdoor or indoor settings. The speaker comes with a built-in microphone, which can be used for music playback and receiving calls. The Boat Stone 1400 packs a 2,500 mAh battery that charges through a USB Type-C port and lasts for more than 7 hours on a single charge.
2. Sony SRS-XB12
The Sony SRS-XB12 Bluetooth speaker comes with a passive radiator, which works with a mono speaker for bass output. The speaker gets an IP67 rating, which makes it usable in outdoor conditions and also allows it to withstand drops in water. It offers up to 16 hours of battery life and has a built-in mic for hands-free calling. The speaker has a compact design that carries it around the portable.
3. Infinity (JBL) Fuse 100
If you need anything compact, JBL is a trusted name in the Infinity Fuse 100 audio market from home. Fuse 100 is a compact Bluetooth speaker that can be easily carried. It supports wireless streaming of music via Bluetooth and has a speakerphone to support voice calls. The speaker has dual equalizer modes for simple and deep bass output. It gets an IPX7 rating for durability against water and you can get up to 9 hours of playback support under maximum audio settings. The speaker design consists of rigid and durable fabric material. Of course, you have this feature in which you can pair these two Fuse 100 speakers with dual speaker connect technology.
4. My Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker
The Mi Outdoor Speaker from Xiaomi is another budget speaker option that brings extra durability to the equation. It comes with Bluetooth 5.0 support for wireless music streaming. The compact design and lightweight nature of the speaker makes it easy to turn around. It provides up to 20 hours of battery playback. The speaker has a mic, which can be used to take calls and activate voice assistants. You can take my speaker to an outdoor party and the IPX5 splash rating ensures that you do not have to worry about water playing spoilsport. With Bluetooth 5.0 dual mode, you can start connecting multiple devices at once.
5. Bluepunkt BT52
The last speaker we recommend as part of the top 5 is the BluePunkt BT52. This wireless speaker has dual passive radiators that improve the sound and volume thanks to the 10W output. It has a built-in microphone that doubles as a speakerphone for you to take phone calls hands-free. It supports Bluetooth version 4.2 for hands-free music streaming that works with Android and iOS devices. The design of the speaker has a mesh-like finish on the outside, which gives it a rugged look. It has a built-in 1,500 mAh rechargeable battery that gives you 6 to 7 hours of music playback and you can charge it via a USB cable.
Other options to consider
Ultimate Ears Wonderboom
Amket Truebeats Boomerfx +
JBL Go 2
Mi ROM 2
Boat Stone 1200