By M. W. Byrne

21 High-End Bluetooth Speakers for Any Budget: Massive Update for 2021

The search for the best high-end Bluetooth speakers ends here! We’re reviewing 21 premium portable speakers in three distinct price ranges–updated for 2021. 

Cambridge Soundworks OontZ Angle 3

The pyramidal design makes it easy to set up anywhere, and with IPx5 waterproofing and 14 hours of battery life, it’s well-equipped for portable usage on all your adventures.


Anker Soundcore 2

Anker is famous for its power cells, so it should come as little surprise that the Soundcore 2 is capable of 24 hours of continuous play. IPX7 life-proofing further seals the deal for budget-minded audiophiles.


Sony SRS-XB12

The SRS-XB12 is a thumpy little soundbox about the size of a mug of coffee, with IP67 dust and waterproof ratings. It weighs just 8.6 ounces, and packs away tidily into even the most minimalist traveler’s loadout. 


Tribit StormBox Micro

The bulk of the StormBox Micro’s 3.87 x 3.87” real estate is dedicated to housing as much speaker as possible. With an advanced Texas Instruments amplifier and XBass technology, this tiny terror punches well above its sonic weight at 9W. 


Tribit StormBox

With IPX7 waterproofing and 66 feet of Bluetooth range, it’s hard to recommend anything else for outdoor usage on a budget.


JBL Clip 4

It’s the ultimate hands-off audio solution for hiking, commuting, camping, or simply moving around the house.


Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2

Featuring 360° sound and a go-anywhere, ruggedized form factor, the Wonderboom 2 is extremely flexible in how and when you drop the beat. 


Bose SoundLink Micro

It’s got IPX7 waterproofing, a durable rubberized exterior, and handy strap for your bike or backpack.