These are our top choices for the best rugged, waterproof Bluetooth speakers you can buy.
Bluetooth speakers are one of the quickest and easiest ways to play your music wherever you go. We’ve already covered the best Bluetooth speakers you can buy today, but what if you want one that can survive a dip in the pool?
Even if you don’t plan on taking your Bluetooth speaker to the beach, it’s nice to know it can survive a spilled drink or an accidental knock into the shower.
While waterproof speakers of the past didn’t sound very good compared to non-waterproofed ones, this has changed over the years. Now, they not only sound great, but offer longer play times and are small enough to throw into your bag.
There are hundreds of waterproof Bluetooth speakers for sale, so which one should you choose? In this list, we’ll go over the best waterproof speakers you can buy to help you decide which fits your needs the best.
Here’s a quick look at our top 10 best waterproof Bluetooth speakers list:
Below you’ll find our choices in full detail. Questions? Comments? Concerns? Shoot us an email.
The JBL Charge 3 offers an extremely well-priced package. The speaker lasts over 20 hours, can charge your phone in pinch, offers the deepest bass of any speaker in this list and comes in at a very reasonable price. It’s not the most travel-friendly speaker as it’s quite large but bass lovers who don’t mind carrying around a larger speaker should put the Charge 3 on top of their list.
Ultimate Ears always makes it on our list of best Bluetooth speakers and this time its UE Wonderboom earns its place near the top. This tiny speaker punches well above its size, providing rich bass for a speaker so small. Music sounds balanced and smooth. Plus you can pair the Wonderboom with two devices simultaneously. It might not project the widest soundstage and lacks a speakerphone but the Wonderboom ticks all the right boxes.
The UE Boom 2 is a the bigger brother of the UE Wonderboom, offering even more volume and detail. It also lasts 25% longer than the Wonderboom and features niceties like NFC and aux-in for legacy devices. It’s a bit larger and heavier, however, but it does offer longer battery life. (Oh, and if you’re looking for a little more power, the Megaboom – also from UE – is a great choice, too.)
If you haven’t heard of Fugoo you’ve been missing out on one of the best waterproof speakers on the market. The Fugoo Style offers the longest battery life of any speaker on this list (40 hours!) and weighs in at just 1 pound. Fugoo’s design philosophy is to create different “jackets” (Style, Tough or Sport) to fit around its “core” speaker to fit different lifestyles. The Fugoo Style offers a great compromise of size, sound quality and battery life for the price.
The UE Megaboom tops the company’s line of waterproof Bluetooth speakers. Its large size means this speaker can get loud and lasts up to 20 hours at moderate listening volumes. Bass is deeper and richer than its smaller UE Boom 2 and Wonderboom siblings. This is the speaker for those who want to crank up their music at a party. For those who want to save some money, however, the JBL Charge 3 is half the price and performs similarly.
Bose has a history of making great sounding audio gear and the SoundLink Color II is no different. This tiny speaker packs a punch, providing deep bass with nice impact but can’t match the sound of the bigger speakers in this list. While the SoundLink Color II sounds great, you should note that it’s not completely waterproof. It’ll survive splashes and rain, but you won’t want to dunk it in the pool.
The UE Roll 2 offers a unique disk form factor that’s perfect for taking to the pool. The speaker comes with its own floatie, which lets you listen and control your tunes in the pool, something no other speaker on this list can do. It may not sound as good as the UE Wonderboom as its lacking in the bass department, but it’s still a solid sounding speaker. If you don’t care about the form factor and floatie, the UE Wonderboom is the better buy.
The Fugoo Go is a unique Bluetooth speaker in that it comes with a built-in bungee cord like the UE Roll 2 to help you mount it to different things. The Go can also pair with another Go speaker to play in stereo, something that other speakers on this list can’t do. Sure, UE allows you to pair up multiple speakers for more volume, but you can’t get true stereo playback. While we recommend the Fugoo Style for its class-leading battery life and excellent sound, the Fugoo Go is a good alternative for a lower price.
BT6000 doesn’t roll off the tongue but this Philips speaker offers a lot for the price. Since it’s a couple of years old now, the BT6000 can be found for quite a discount. Sure, it might not have the longest battery life and lacks bass at low volumes but it still sounds great among the newer competition. But like the Bose SoundLink Color II, users should note that this is a splash-proof only speaker, so don’t dunk it in the pool.
Like the Philips, the Creative Muvo Mini is a couple of years old now but can still stand up to modern competition. This tiny speaker offers impressive sound and is quite a bargain. We loved it for its 10-hour battery life, balanced sound and affordability. Creative didn’t skimp on features either with this budget speaker, offering NFC and aux-in, something that not every speaker on this list offers.