Which speaker you should buy if you need a Bluetooth speaker?
You don’t need a fancy Bluetooth speaker.
In fact, it’s likely you’ll never need one.
Instead, you should choose a portable Bluetooth speaker if you want to get creative with your audio setup.
A speaker that can fit in your backpack and can work anywhere with an internet connection.
A cheap speaker that has good sound quality and doesn’t require too much space.
A portable Bluetooth microphone.
And a speaker that works with Android smartphones.
Here’s how we ranked the best Bluetooth speakers for your needs.
We chose five Bluetooth speakers based on the sound quality, cost, and battery life.
We’ll show you how to select and buy each of these products.
If you need an inexpensive Bluetooth speaker, check out the $10 Amazon Echo Dot.
If it’s too expensive for you, pick up the $150 LG HomePod Bluetooth speaker for $200.
It’s also waterproof, Bluetooth-ready, and Bluetooth-free, making it the best value Bluetooth speaker out there.
If you need some great sound, try out the Audio Technica ATH-M50 Bluetooth Speaker.
The $100 Amazon Echo, the most affordable and best-performing Bluetooth speaker in this roundup, has a lot going for it.
It features a pair of Bluetooth speakers and a built-in microphone.
However, the Echo Dot is one of the pricier Bluetooth speakers out there, at $200, which is a little on the pricey side.
The Alexa Dot ($60) is another great Bluetooth speaker that’s waterproof, compatible with Android phones, and comes with a USB-C port that can work as a USB hub.
You can also buy the Amazon Echo ($50) or Google Home ($100) Bluetooth speakers.
But the Echo isn’t the only Bluetooth speaker you’ll be looking for.
The $99 LG Homepod Bluetooth speaker from Amazon has a Bluetooth hub, and you can connect it to your computer or tablet via USB.
It also has an included microphone.
The Amazon Echo is also one of our favorite Bluetooth speakers when it comes to sound quality.
But if you’re looking for a wireless Bluetooth speaker with great sound quality for under $200 and great battery life, the $99 Sony BLE-8100 ($160) is a great option.
The LG Homepods have a USB port for connecting to an internet-connected TV.
But you can also connect it with Bluetooth headphones or other audio devices.
The Sony BBE-8500 ($120) has a microphone, and it’s waterproof.
However it’s not as great as the Echo.
But the BLE8500 is one speaker that will get you through a lot of busy days.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 Bluetooth speaker is a fantastic speaker for connecting with an iPhone, iPad, or Android smartphone.
You get Bluetooth speakers, a microphone for microphone communication, and a USB charging port that lets you charge it from your smartphone.
The Bluetooth speakers have a built in microphone and are waterproof.
If your smartphone doesn’t have an internet connectivity option, the Samsung Galaxy A8 Bluetooth speaker ($90) is an excellent option for connecting it with your computer and headphones.
If that’s not enough, you can get an Amazon Echo Mini ($50), which is also waterproof and Bluetooth compatible.
The Mini is a small Bluetooth speaker (the same size as the LG Home Pods) that has Bluetooth speakers on both sides, and the Mini comes with an included mic.
The Echo Mini has a built‑in microphone, Bluetooth, and can also work as an external microphone, so you can use it as a speaker when you connect your headphones to the device.
You can also try out these other great Bluetooth speakers:The $70 Yamaha F5 ($50+) has a dedicated Bluetooth microphone, a USB connection, and works as an audio hub for a PC or other device.
The F5 has Bluetooth connectivity and a microphone built into the top of the speaker, so it’s the best of the Bluetooth speakers in this round.
The Yamaha F2 ($50/$75) has Bluetooth, a built‐in microphone for voice communication, a micro USB port, and 4GB of memory.
The Yamaha F3 ($60/$80) has an SD card slot, built-up memory, a Bluetooth port, built‑up speaker, and an onboard microphone.
The Google Home has a USB microphone and a microUSB port.
The Google Home’s audio connection is powered by USB-A, so the Google Home is the only one that has USB-B for charging and wireless connectivity.
The Apple iPhone 6 Plus ($100/$150) has two built-on microphones and a speakerphone for voice communications.
The iPhone 6 has built-out microphones, USB-D, a headphone jack, and built- in speaker.
If that’s too much for you to handle, the Amazon Fire Phone ($50/99) is also a great choice for connecting your iPhone to an Android smartphone via USB, as well as Bluetooth and an SD memory card.
The Asus Zenfone