Which portable wireless speaker should I buy?

Whether at home or on your travels, enjoy your favourite tunes anywhere with a portable speaker…

12 Oct 2018


JBL speaker

For adventurers

In a nutshell: Whether rocking out in a festival campsite or walking the Great Wall of China, you'll want a tough and compact portable speaker

Sony bluetooth speaker

Adventure-seeking music fans need a speaker they can throw in their backpack and play on the move. The Sony Extra Bass SRS-XB41 is the ideal choice – light, portable and with a long battery life. (In fact the battery is so good you can use it to charge other devices via USB.)

Use it to:

  • Keep listening on long journeys with 24 hours of battery life
  • Add a beat to beach parties by pushing the Extra Bass button for audio with oomph
  • Play music by the pool, on the beach or in the rain worry-free thanks to the waterproof and dustproof design
  • Stream Spotify by tapping your phone against the speaker with NFC technology
  • Control the speaker’s lighting and apply DJ effects from your smartphone – via the Fiestable app

Check out Sony SRS-XB41

For the gadget-lover

In a nutshell: Latest smart tech lovers will appreciate a speaker that lets them play their favourite tunes while turning down the lights.

UE MegaBoom speaker

Gadget-lovers and party animals won’t be able to resist the Ultimate Ears MegaBoom – the key to getting any party started. It’s light enough to take anywhere, and - using the app - you can pair it wit over 150 other speakers wirelessly to get the crowd going wherever you are.

But it won’t let your social life mess with your other commitments; you can set alarms to play through your speaker, so you don’t forget those important deadlines.

Use it to:

  • Listen to non-stop tunes with up to 20-hours battery life
  • Take it in the shower, listen by the pool, bring it to a festival – it’s shockproof, dust proof and waterproof
  • Wirelessly connect to your smart device or computer and access Amazon Music.
  • Get exclusive extras with the MegaBoom Ultimate Ears app, including a musical alarm system and remote on and off controls

Get the Ultimate Ears MegaBoom


For listening at home

In a nutshell: Go for a good all-rounder that can be used in the house or taken into the garden.

JBL speaker

Perfect for a friend or relative who likes to listen to music while lounging at home or entertaining in the garden, the JBL Charge 3 has a durable, waterproof design ideal for both in and outdoor use.

Use it to:

  • Play music outdoors without worrying about rain showers, with water resistance of up to a metre for 30 minutes (IPX7 rating)
  • Soundtrack house or garden parties with loud, clear sound
  • Pump up the volume by creating a network of Charge speakers
  • Party into the early morning with 20 hours’ battery life – you can even charge other devices from the battery via USB

Get the JBL Charge 3


For audiophiles and business travel

In a nutshell: Hi-Fi enthusiasts and jet-setters will want a small speaker that’s big on sound and premium design.

This is the gift for those that appreciate the finer things. Bose is known for its audio innovation – and its SoundLink Revolve offers portable design without compromising on sound.

 Use it to:

  • Enjoy immersive 360° sound
  • Play on the go – its aluminium design with top and bottom bumpers is robust and waterproof
  • Add more speakers through smartphone connectivity
  • Make calls and send texts through the speaker with the Bose Connect app
  • Play your music into the night with up to 16 hours of battery life

Checkout the Bose SoundLink Revolve+


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