If you enjoy your music, you'll be more inclined than most to notice that the speakers on your phone or laptop just can’t get the job done well enough. The audio emitted from the native speakers of these devices, while competent for their size, are sub-par at best if you want the best musical experience, or if you need music to fill a party. Here's our pick of useful portable Bluetooth speakers for every occasion.
If you are constantly on the go, a lightweight Bluetooth device is probably your best bet.
The lightest Bluetooth speakers are often the cheapest as well since their hardware is less sophisticated than your heavy hitters, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t good. You might just have to accept that the bass won't be intense and full-bodied and you may experience 'hissing' noises when the volume gets cranked up.
An upgrade from the X-mini Explore, the Explore Plus is literally a pocket-sized boombox that has a built-in radiator for an impactful and solid-sounding bass, which most devices of this price and weight can’t deliver.
The stylish Bluetooth speaker also comes with an auxiliary wire for you to use it wired. The enhanced bass is truly remarkable for a speaker this size, something you can’t find elsewhere to be honest. If you are constantly travelling and you need a lightweight audio device, getting the X-mini Explore Plus is pretty much a no-brainer.
Not only is this speaker powerful and light, it’s splash-proof as well, so you don’t have to worry about it spoiling just because a little bit of water got on it.
One of the most aesthetically-pleasing portable speakers, the JBL Clip II is a pretty little device with a unique design. The little triangular latch on the top makes it easy to carry and transport around. This chic little speaker is absolutely Instagram-perfect, appealing to males and females alike.
The Clip II is lightweight and stylish, it fares well when it comes to the highs and mids. Acoustic music is definitely great for these guys thanks to the awesome vocal fidelity, but the bass falls a little short, which is fairly normal for speakers this size.