The Best Budget Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speakers

by Abhijeet Kumar


Improvements in Bluetooth technology meant that they're able to offer a very capable audio experience in their own right. Further, improvements in the battery technology and capacities means that you don’t have to worry about charging these speakers for days. In addition to this, there are several good Bluetooth speakers in the market that come integrated with Google Assistant and Alexa, so you can actually do more than just listen to songs now.

If you are on the lookout for a good Bluetooth speaker, here's our shortlist of some of good options. Some are rugged, some are stylish, some are weatherproof and - read through and choose your option.

 

Bose SoundLink Mini II

The Bose SoundLink Mini II is relatively ancient, having been released in June 2015. Fans of the original SoundLink Mini loved the upgraded features and audio of the second generation speaker. But how does the SoundLink Mini II fare against more modern competition?

From the spec sheet, you may be disappointed to find all the things the Bose SoundLink Mini Ii lacks. There’s no NFC for easy pairing, no multipoint Bluetooth for pairing to multiple devices simultaneously and it's not water resistant.

 

JBL Flip 3 Stealth

Enjoy surprisingly powerful, room-filling stereo sound with the JBL Flip 3 Stealth ultra-compact portable Bluetooth speaker. Powered by a rechargeable 3000mAh Li-ion battery, it delivers up to 10 hours of non-stop, high-quality playtime. The exterior is IPX7 rated, featuring a waterproof design with durable fabric. From tabletop to poolside, from sunny mornings to rainy nights, the Flip 3 Stealth is your ultimate all-purpose, all-weather companion.

 

Amazon Echo Dot

The third-generation Amazon Echo Dot has a 41mm driver speaker that sounds exceptionally well compared to the one on the Google Home Mini. The quality of sound is much better with enjoyable bass and rich vocals, offering an immersive audio experience. The Amazon Echo Dot comes powered by Amazon’s homebrewed Alexa voice assistant. It manages to answer your queries quite well but Google has it better when it comes to answering general questions.

Connectivity
Similar to Google Home Mini, the Amazon Echo Dot has Bluetooth v4.1 and Wi-Fi connectivity onboard. You can also use the 3.5mm for wiring up the Dot with other devices.

Portronics POR-871 SoundDrum 4.2 Stereo Speaker

Portronics Sound Drum using Bluetooth 4.2 or Aux cable. Don't worry even if your favourite music is in a non-bluetooth device like mp3 player or PC, simply use 3.5 mm Aux port or a pen drive, or Listen to your FM radio programs, be it early the morning bhajans or late night romantic songs using its powerful FM tuner with inbuilt antenna. Faster and more secure Bluetooth 4.2 offering a long range of almost 10m. It comes with 10W speaker (5+5) offering great sound and amplifiers. Powerful 1800mAh lithium Ion battery supports up to 7 hours of playtime. SoundDrum also gives you great convenience of hands-free phone calls. With in-built mic and speakerphone facility so you can take/reject/end calls coming to your smartphone. You can end or deny calls very easily and continue with your favourite songs without missing a note. Water resistant, protected from splashing and light rain.For any issues contact_us on: [ 9555 245245 ] from 10AM-7PM Monday to Saturday.

Portronics POR-871

SoundDrum"- a blast of music sound from a compact power house of sound. It's a re-chargeable Bluetooth 4.2 Speaker with FM and other multiple connectivity options

  • Bluetooth: Sound Drum offers a high Bluetooth range of almost 10M, Bluetooth version 4.2 Its 250 percent faster and more secure Bluetooth 4.2 version
  • Sound Quality: It has powerful 10W In-built speakers with great amplifiers, Battery : 1800mAh Lithium-ion
  • IN-Built FM: Wireless FM with in built antenna to provide you music on the go
  • Water Resistant: It is protected against splashing and light rain
  • Connectivity : "Sound Drum"- A blast of music sound from a compact powerhouse of sound, It's a re-chargeable Bluetooth 4.2 Speaker with FM, Aux and Pen drive connectivity with In-built Mic,1800mAh Lithium-ion Battery
  • Charge the battery for 1-2 hour before use and it will provide approximately 6-7 hour backup

TAGG Sonic Angle 1 IPX5 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker

TAGG Sonic Angle 1, the new age portable Bluetooth speaker that is destined to make a difference. Boasting intricate and imaginative design, this speaker has an incredible 2*5W output along with the innovative 50mm*80mm bass radiator that makes it super loud and adds ample bass to make your music listening experience even more memorable. This ultra lightweight Bluetooth speaker also features a long lasting 2200 mAh that is designed to make sure your favourite songs are played without any interruptions. Brace yourself and step up to the next level of Bluetooth speakers, designed to keep you ahead, always!

From cutting-edge bluetooth wireless technology, to innovative material and sound design, remarkable battery life and service like you've never had before - TAGG-Sonic Angle-1 is built to put a smile on your face, day in and day out. In our business model, we are practically listening to our consumers. Sonic Angle-1 Bluetooth speaker render an amazing listening experience while taking up very little space. TAGG Sonic Angle-1 is small and light enough to tuck into your bag. Weighs in at just 0.3 kg, its low profile lets you place it almost anywhere. You don't have to sacrifice performance for portability.

 

Comparision

 

Brand Bose SoundLink Mini II JBL Amazon Eco Dot Portronics TAGG
Item Weight 667 g 449 g 300g 422 g 363 g
Product Dimensions 18.1 x 5.9 x 5.1 cm 10.6 x 9.4 x 19.8 cm 99x 99 x 43 mm 7.9 x 7.9 x 9.5 cm 14.5 x 7 x 7 cm
Batteries 1 AAA batteries required. (included) 1 Lithium Polymer batteries required (included)   1 A batteries required. (included) 1 CR5 batteries required. (included)
Additional Features   Built-in Microphone   Built-in Microphone Built-in Microphone
Number Of Items   1   1 1
Spearkers Maximum Output Power 10 Watts 16 Watts 15 Watts 10 Watts 10 Watts
Speaker Connectivity Wireless Bluetooth Bluetooth and Wi Fi Wireless Bluetooth
Battery Average Life 10 Hours 10 Hours 8 Hours 7 Hours 8 Hours
Batteries Included Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Batteries Required Yes Yes   Yes Yes
Regular Price ₹ 16200 ₹ 7999 ₹ 4999 ₹ 2999 ₹ 3999
Available Price * ₹ 12960 ₹ 4499 ₹ 2999 ₹ 1749 ₹ 2249

* Available Price may vary according to market.

 

 
 
 

 

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