Portable Bluetooth speakers are quite convenient to carry around and use. Charge them and then pair them with your smartphone or tablet to listen to your favorite songs or podcasts. The best part is that most affordable Bluetooth speakers are small and lightweight, thereby making them easy to carry around. So whether you clip them to your backpacks or your bike’s handles, as long as the battery is charged, it will do the duty of blasting the newest songs.
You can pair up these speakers with your laptop and enjoy movies and videos. We’ve compiled a list of affordable bluetooth speakers that cost about $100.
Read on to find our recommendations for the best affordable Bluetooth speakers under $100.
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1. OONTZ ANGLE 3 BLUETOOTH PORTABLE SPEAKER
Aside from the above, Cambridge Soundworks’ OontZ Angle 3 packs enough features for its price. This triangular Bluetooth speaker has a rugged build and carries an IPX7 rating to protect against water splashes.
On the downside, the OontZ Angle 3 still packs a micro USB port for charging.
2. JBL GO 3 PORTABLE SPEAKER
This trendy speaker is cool enough for a day out on the beach. It’s fully waterproof, and the IP67 rating will keep it protected from water damage. It has a few limitations. For instance, there’s no speakerphone, and the lack of a companion app means you won’t be able to pair it with a secondary device.
Aside from that, it packs in Bluetooth 5.1, which is known for its power efficiency. However, the battery life of the JBL Go 3 is not as impressive. This one lasts around 5 hours on a full charge.
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3. TRIBIT STORMBOX MICRO
It comes with a decent build. It has the same rubbery grills that are synonymous with most speakers of this size and price. Surprisingly, the StormBox Micro has USB-C charging. The battery lasts around 5 hours depending on your volume levels.
4. JBL CLIP 4 PORTABLE MINI BLUETOOTH SPEAKER
This year JBL has upgraded the shape of Clip 4 to oval. And yeah, there’s a strong metal carabiner as well. Like the Go speaker, the Clip 4 is also available in a slew of attractive colors. It has a rating of IP67 for dust and water resistance.
It’s worth mentioning that the Clip 4 can’t be paired with other JBL speakers to amplify the audio output. And well, for the price, it isn’t a big compromise.
5. SONY SRS-XB12 MINI BLUETOOTH SPEAKER
Another advantage of the SRS-XB12 is the nifty Add button, which lets you pair this speaker with other Sony speakers to amplify the sound.
Battery-wise, the SRS-XB12 plays a safe bet. On a single charge, it can last up to 16 hours on moderate volumes. And if you ask us, that sounds decent for a speaker which costs less than $100. However, it still packs a micro-USB port which is a bummer.
6. ANKER SOUNDCORE MOTION BOOM OUTDOOR SPEAKER
Unlike the other speakers on this list, this speaker lets you fine-tune the audio through the companion app. Apart from the built-in presets, you can also save your EQ settings.
The Soundcore Motion Boom is a large speaker and comes with a handle at the top for easy portability. It’s fully waterproof and has an IPX7 rating. And if that wasn’t cool enough, let us tell you that it can also float in water while playing your favorite song. Now, that’s quite something, right?
7. ANKER SOUNDCORE MOTION PLUS
The audio output is impressive for the price. It delivers a heavy and rich bass with clear and crisp audio. And the wider soundstage helps it stand out from the rest of the speaker on this list.
Furthermore, the volume can be amplified by pairing it with a secondary Motion Plus speaker. The battery lasts around 12 hours on a single charge. While, it’s not the best out there, the impressive audio for the price makes this portable Bluetooth speaker a worthy pick.
Most of the sub-$100 speakers do a pretty good job of playing your favorite songs loud and clear. And they are the perfect fit for random get-togethers or a day out on the beach.