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9 Of The Best Bluetooth Speakers You Can Buy Right Now

From $12 to $400, there's something for everyone.

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The internet is absolutely flush with Bluetooth speakers that are all vying for your hard-earned money. The competition is fierce, but as the consumer, you only stand to benefit. After poring over the latest in the market, we have whittled it down to these nine picks.

1. Amazon Nano, for when you're on an ultra-tight budget and every cent counts.

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This speaker is about as cheap as it gets. No-frills would be the best word to describe it. The Nano lacks some simple features (like a play/pause button that speakers that cost $10 more would have), but if you're looking for a speaker that is splash-proof, loud enough for a shower, and has a microphone for taking calls (for those steamy conversations)... look no further!

Get it on Amazon for $12 to $15.

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2. UE Roll 2, for those who just wants the safest all-around choice.

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The UE Roll 2 is here because it is the most solid performer for the price. It’s IPX7 waterproof rating means it can be immersed in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes. You could comfortably leave it around a pool edge without any worry. It has a bungee cord on the back, so you can hang it on your shower rack, your bike, or on your backpack. It gets very loud for its small size and the battery is rated to last 5.5 hours. For $99, you would be hard pressed to find a speaker of the same value in this range.

Get it on Amazon for $99.

3. Logitech X300, for the person who loves talking on the phone.

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The X300 sound quality keeps up with the likes of the UE Roll, but is a little cheaper. It lacks waterproofing, but it has a microphone for speakerphone functionality. So if you're one of those people who prefer to have your conversations spoken aloud, take a look into this.

Get it on Amazon for $64.

4. Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Angle 3, for the person who is on a budget but also NEEDS to have a louder speaker in the shower.

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The Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Angle 3 serves best for those who are looking for a small shower speaker. It has a IPX5 rating, which means it's lightly dust-proof and "shower-proof". You can get it wet without issue, but just don't submerge it in your bath. 🛁

The battery is rated for 7 hours of playtime, but some customers report getting more than that, depending on use. A shower-proof speaker for $28 is damn solid.

Get it on Amazon for $28.

5. B&O PLAY A1, for the person who listens to music for hours at a time.

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The Bang & Olufsen Play A1 is for those who are looking for a speaker that feels a little more premium. The grill is made of aluminum, and the base is a double-moulded polymer.

The battery is rated to play for 24 hours at a normal volume, which means you can play Rebecca Black's Friday nearly 379 times. I don't know why you would put yourself or your neighbors through that, but I'm just trying to give you a sense of scale here.

Get it on Amazon for $249.

6. JBL Charge 3, for the person who is always running low on battery power.

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The JBL Charge 3 brings a lot of features to the table. It's certified IPX7, so you'll be able to drop it into a lake and not have any issues. The Charge 3 houses a much larger battery (rated to last 20 hours of playtime) that you can use to charge your own devices. JBL has integrated a USB port so you can top off your phone when you're at the beach.

Get it on Amazon for $129.

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7. UE Megaboom, for the person who likes it LOUD.

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The UE Megaboom is on the pricier side of the dollar scale, but its biggest claim to fame is VOLUME! This thing can get even uncomfortably loud. For most people, there will seldom be a time where you want to turn it up to 11. The Megaboom also sports a IPX7 rating, meaning it can be dunked in any body of water up to 1 meter for thirty minutes. The battery is rated to last 20 hours—which given its size—is respectable.

If you happen to have any of Ultimate Ears' other speakers in their line (like the the Boom or Boom 2), you are able to pair up to 50 of them simultaneously to a single phone.

Get it on Amazon for $240.

9. Marshall Woburn, for the person who has all the money.

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The Marshall Woburn is definitely the more pricey of the bunch. It's targeted at those who are looking for a more of a leave-it-at-home speaker, because you have to plug it in. BUT it is still technically a Bluetooth speaker. If you're looking for a very loud speaker that has the ability to plug into your existing audio setup, this might be for you. It has inputs for 3.5mm, Optical, RCA, and of course Bluetooth.

Get it on Amazon for $430.

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