Portable Bluetooth Speakers that Actually Sound Good

Shall we dance? With the right info, you can turn any room in the house into a private disco with an easily transportable booming system.

Hand controls a remote speaker
Take the party anywhere with portable speakers.Burst, Pexels

Even if you don’t have a strobe light in your living room or an on-call professional DJ, you can still make your space fit for impromptu at-home dance sessions with the right wireless speaker. There are a few features you’ll want to prioritize: 1) Hi-fi sound to recreate the pumped-up sonics of an all-night disco. 2) Easy connectivity so that you can save your energy for dancing. 3) Portability to get the party started in any room.

Waterproof Wonder

JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
The built-in speakerphone has noise- and echo-cancelling capabilities.JBL

Big sound in a small package. The JBL favorite ticks all the boxes for portable speakers. Sound that will rock a house party? Check. A simple and attractive design? Check. A battery that will give you 12 hours of use from full charge? Check. But best of all, after the dance party, you can bring this portable sound system into the shower for a hi-fi sing along or take it with you under the bubbles for a soothing soak in the tub.

Sound Champion

Sonos One SL Microphone-Free Smart Speaker
Sonos Trueplay tuning allows you to adjust the sound to fit the specific acoustics of any room.Sonos

Users rave about the superior sound quality from Sonos’s popular portable speaker. The Sonos app lets you adjust the volume from the comfort of your phone without having to manipulate the speaker controls. Just put it in a prime spot, leave it there and let the music—or your favorite podcast—play.

Bargain Beat Box

OontZ Angle 3 Ultra Bluetooth Speaker
The triangular shape and downward-facing bass radiator contribute to premium sound quality.OontZ

OontZ’s well-reviewed triangular-shaped beatbox offers a nice variation on the common cylindrical portable speaker. This is one of the best bargains out there, but it doesn’t skimp on appealing features. Those include a waterproof design that keeps it going while submerged in up to a meter of water for up to 30 minutes, a lack of distortion at high volumes and a battery with a life expectancy of 20 hours at full charge. Talk about impressive.