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Most bookshelf speakers deliver audio delivery to fill up a room compared to portable Bluetooth speakers. It stands true if you use the top-of-the-line speakers. Compared to their portable counterparts, bookshelf speakers have a bigger footprint. So if you can’t adjust them on your desk (or on an actual bookshelf), you can fix them on a wall mount or a floor stand.
Besides letting you have more space on your desk, these mounts let you have the flexibility of moving the speakers in the direction of your choice. When it comes to audio delivery, we all know how direction and placement are important.
If you are looking for some quality bookshelf speaker mounts and floor stands, here are our recommendations. But first,
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1. VIVO PREMIUM UNIVERSAL FLOOR SPEAKER STANDS
Base dimensions: 8 x 8-inch
The stands are easy to assemble and bundles a solid build. More importantly, the carpet spikes and the rubber feet make them stable, irrespective of the type of flooring.
If you want a classic look and do not mind paying a premium, this Vivo stand is a worthy pick.
2. PERLESMITH ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT SPEAKER STANDS
Base dimensions: Up to 4.5-inch
Apart from the default keyhole insert, it also ships with vertical plates to mount speakers with mounting holes at the bottom. Installation is plain and simple, and several users have pointed this out. Combining the rubber feet and the cast iron build to ensure that your prized speakers do not topple over.
3. VIDEOSECU ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT SPEAKER STANDS
Base dimensions: Up to 5.5-inch
This stand is equipped with side clamps to lock the speakers in place. Besides that, the padding prevents scratches and scuff marks. Again, there is nifty cable management in place. However, some people have complained of the cable holes being too small.
While the VideoSecu speaker stand has received some rave reviews for its easy assembly and build, it is top-heavy and can wobble if you have hefty speakers.
4. PYLE SPEAKER WALL MOUNT
Base dimensions: Up to 10-inch
Surprisingly, you can extend the arm away from the wall by around 11.8 inches.
As we noted above, these are simple mounts and do not have the flexibility to adjust the angle of the speakers. Moreover, a single mount can house only one speaker. Naturally, buying a second mount shoots up the overall cost.
Nevertheless, they have attracted several positive reviews, with people appreciating its durability and sturdiness. Alternatively, you can check out the Wali dual speaker wall mount brackets if you are looking for dedicated mounts with keyhole inserts.
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5. MOUNT-IT! SPEAKER WALL MOUNTS
Base dimensions: Between5.4 to 11 inches.
The Mount-It! speaker wall mounts are quite popular on Amazon and several users have touted them for their durability and build quality.
6. VIDEOSECU SIDE CLAMPING BOOKSHELF SPEAKER WALL MOUNT
Base dimensions: 5.3-inches to 11-inches
The best part is that the clamp holds tightly to the speakers. So it won’t let the speaker fall even if you change the angle a bit.
MOUNT THEM ALREADY
Today, bookshelf speakers have several input connectors, and you can pair them with anything—right from a turntable to a new-age digital TV. So getting a proper and stable mount can keep them intact in a spot. That way you can enjoy the best audio quality from them, without worrying about the space they consume.
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.