Best Bluetooth Speakers 2017

Product Use case Rating
Fugoo Style-S Best Overall 9
Anker SoundCore 2 Best Under $50 9
JBL Flip 4 Best Under $100 9
V-Moda Remix Best Premium Speaker 9
JBL Clip 2 Best Ultraportable Speaker 9
Amazon Echo (2nd Gen) Best Smart Speaker 8
Braven XXL Best for Tailgating 8

There’s a Bluetooth speaker for just about every person, from those who want only the best sound, to outdoor adventurers and bass heads. After testing more than 30 Bluetooth speakers in all shapes and sizes, our top overall pick is the Fugoo Style S because of its excellent audio quality, stylish and waterproof design and solid battery life.

If you're looking to spend less than $50,  the Anker Soundcore 2 is a great pick that punches well above its weight in terms of sound quality and durability. Looking for something more high-tech like the Amazon Echo, or a more premium speaker with lavish looks? Check out our top picks below.

Latest News and Updates (November 2017)

  • On an extra tight budget? We've just updated our roundup of the Best Cheap Bluetooth Speakers Under $50.
  • Apple has delayed the release of its HomePod, a Siri-enabled smart speaker meant to compete with Amazon's Echo. The device is now expected to arrive in early 2018.
  • If you're looking specifically for speakers that let you talk to Alexa and Google Assistant, check out our updated roundup of the Best Smart Speakers.

How We Test Bluetooth Speakers

To evaluate each Bluetooth speaker, we listen to a wide range of music and test the device's durability, if applicable. We also test speakerphone capabilities (if available) and play tunes continuously to see how long the speakers' batteries last. We also consider the quality of the design and ease of use and setup.

Other features we consider include whether a given Bluetooth speaker supports Siri and/or Google Assistant voice prompts, as well whether as it has any rugged features such as dust- and waterproofing.

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  • Angelina_6
    ZOOOK branded products are not merely decorative, they are an expression of distinctive living culture. I love Zoook Rocker 2, which is amazing speaker by all means.
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