5 Best Outdoor Bluetooth Speakers Under $100 in 2017

Do you think its easy to find the best outdoor Bluetooth speaker? Well, there are hundreds if not thousands of new portable Bluetooth speakers with different variants, features, designs and technologies made available on the market every year!

Here’s the deal:

For your shopping convenience and in order to let you choose the right speaker, portable Bluetooth speaker can be divided into different types such as indoor speaker, outdoor speaker, shower speaker, etc. While any of the Bluetooth speakers available in the market can play music, certain type of speaker will suit you much better depending on the environment you choose to play or your challenging lifestyles.

For example, you have an indoor Bluetooth speaker that is excellent in sound output and offers great features, yet if it is not waterproof, it will not be favorable for use in wet outdoor environment or to use as a shower speaker. So if you are buying a Bluetooth speaker, it is very important to know your needs first and then choose.

This article is an outcome of thorough research and market analysis on best outdoor Bluetooth speakers by the ThunderingSound Team. Here, we have tried our best to cover all major queries concerning outdoor Bluetooth speaker, and have handpicked our Top 5 Portable Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker Models for your easy pick.

Why Choose Outdoor Bluetooth Speakers?

Portable Outdoor Bluetooth Speakers are in high demand at the present market. There are many benefits and advantages of buying an outdoor Bluetooth speaker. Firstly, outdoor Bluetooth speakers which are designed for outdoor use are built tougher and stronger. As the built-up materials are of superior quality, accidental drops or fall will do no harm and thus extending the life of the speaker to a great extent in the long run.          

Most importantly, outdoor Bluetooth speakers are found to be the best speaker type that can be used as a multi-purpose speaker. This is because outdoor Bluetooth speakers offer some enviable features which are rarely found in other types of Bluetooth speaker. Waterproof feature and Powerbank feature are found mostly in speakers that are designed for outdoor use. When your speaker is equipped with such features, you have less reason to worry and also such features will increase the versatility of the product.

There are a wide range of outdoor Bluetooth speakers available at different price range, starting from as low as $30 to $200 and above. The speakers we handpicked below are the best outdoor Bluetooth speakers under $100.

Important Specs & Features of the Best Wireless Outdoor Speakers

All Bluetooth speakers generally offer similar features and specs. The differences are minimal. But, take note, that the inclusion or exclusion of one or two features can make a lot of differences on the overall functioning/performance of the speaker. It is very important that an outdoor Bluetooth speaker should have the following specs and features so as to increase the portability, flexibility, durability, etc. of the speaker.

  • Strong and Sturdy Finish: Strong material built-up and sturdy finishes will make the speaker more durable.
  • Size: Portable Bluetooth speaker comes in varying size. But if you mean to buy a speaker that can be used as a multi-purpose speaker or for outdoor use, it is recommendable to go for bigger size model. Because the bigger the speaker, the louder the audio sound output will be. Small size speaker will produce minimal audio sound more favorable for personal use.
  • Waterproof or High IP rating: This feature is very important as it will enable your speaker to be used in different environment, be it indoor or outdoor. The higher the IP rating, the better the speaker is protected from outward solid and liquid ingression.
  • Powerful Battery or Power bank: You wouldn’t want to run out of battery when outdoors. It is recommendable to choose speaker that provide long playtime. Some high-end Bluetooth speakers even come equipped with powerful battery that enables you to charge your mobile phone, tablet, iPod, etc. via USB cable.
  • Other Features: Other features such as speakerphone/built-in mic, latest Bluetooth version, carry strap/hook, attached control buttons, NFC technology, etc. are important features of portable Bluetooth speaker.

How We Choose Our 5 Best Outdoor Bluetooth Speakers

There are hundreds of Bluetooth speaker models from different manufacturers available at the market today, and we know it’s always going to be difficult to say this model or that model is the best one. But based on our thorough research on built-up quality, sound quality, portability, features, functionality, price, users’ comments, and similar products comparison, we would like to present to you these 5 best outdoor wireless speakers that top our list.

1.     Braver BRV-X Portable Bluetooth Speaker

 
SEE IT ON AMAZON                      Price: $99.99 (50% off MSRP)
 

The Braven BRV-X Bluetooth speaker is another model truly designed for outdoor use. The speaker is rated IPX7 and is fully waterproof. Its fully rubberized body is shock absorbent which makes it more durable and favorable for outdoor use. It comes equipped with a convenient carry strap.

In terms of audio sound quality, the speaker is impressive with its clear treble and rich bass. It has a dedicated play mode to suit any environment- outdoor play mode and indoor play mode. The outdoor mode produces louder audio sound with higher treble while the indoor mode produces rich and deep audio sound with deeper bass. By using True Wireless TM Technology, Braven lets you pair wirelessly to a second speaker to get immersive stereo sound.

The powerful 5200mAh battery guarantees playtime of up to 12 hours and also can act as an optional powerbank for charging your phone.

Other special features of this speaker are the built-in mic, speakerphone, NFC connectivity (for faster pairing with Bluetooth), attached control button, battery life indicator, etc.

No doubt, the Braven BRV-X is made for outdoor adventure.

2.     JBL Flip 3 Splashproof Bluetooth Speaker

 
SEE IT ON AMAZON                      Price: $77.00 (23% off MSRP)
 

JBL is a well known brand and needs no introduction to Bluetooth speaker fans. JBL Bluetooth speakers are popular because of their authentic audio sound quality. This speaker is yet another model from the famous brand with upgraded technology and added special features.

Rest assured, this speaker will fill your ears with good music. This speaker is powered by dual 40mm drivers accompanied by JBL bass radiator. Also, this speaker supports JBL Connect which means you can connect multiple JBL Connect enable speakers to obtain rapturous stereo surround sound. On top of that, you can pair up to 3 devices simultaneously over Bluetooth connection.

Another important addition on this model is the splashproof feature. This feature increases the portability of the speaker to a great extend that using it in shower, beach, pool, etc. will have no harmful effects on the speaker. The manufacturer claimed it can withstand water splash, shower, and even can be cleaned in a tap of running water, but do not recommend full submersion in water.

This premium speaker is backed up by a powerful 3000mAh lithium-ion battery and gives you non stop playtime of up to 10 hours. The speaker also has a noise and echo cancellation microphone for delivering clear voice while taking calls from the speaker. This premium speaker is available at different attractive colors at amazing price. For its packed features and unmatched performance (compared to similar products under the same price range) in all departments, the JBL Flip 3 rightly earned its place in our best outdoor wireless speakers list.

3.     SmartOmi Portable Bluetooth Bike Speaker

 
SEE IT ON AMAZON                      Price: $55.99 (24% off MSRP)
 

Outdoor adventure can be pretty fun and surely, the SmartOmi Bluetooth wireless speaker can be your favorite companion. This speaker is a lesser know model. But on our research and testing, it outperformed many other hyped speaker models under the same price range in various departments.

The audio sound quality of this speaker is notable. It produces a mesmerizing 360 degree stereo sound through the use of 2 drivers and a subwoofer delivering a total of 16 Watts. On our testing, we were satisfied with the loud and smooth audio sound output from such a portable design.

Outdoor adventurers will surely love this speaker for its powerful battery plus, the powerbank feature. With an in-built 6000 mAh lithium polymer battery that promises up to 30 hours of playtime, you can listen to your favorite tracks all day long. When out of doors, you can turn this speaker into a power-bank when needed to charge your mobile devices.

We included this speaker on our list because of its versatility. And interestingly this outdoor speaker can be used as a bike speaker too. The box comes with bike mount and the manufacturer included a wired remote controller for your convenience while riding a bike. You can also mount the remote controller right at your bike handle and operate functions like answerphone, next command and bell button/blow horn.

We love this speaker for other useful features such as 32GB TF card slot, Siri and Google Now button, speakerphone, etc.

4.     30Watt HyperGear Beast XL Bluetooth Speaker

 
SEE IT ON AMAZON                      Price: $69.99 (53% off MSRP)
 

If you are looking for a speaker that produces loud music and provides long music playtime, the HyperGear Beast XL is up for grab. This speaker rightfully earned its place in our top 5 list because it clicks most of the box on what an outdoor Bluetooth speaker should be. 

Firstly, the speaker can go extremely loud powered by 30Watt power output. It produces undistorted clear audio sound through the use of 5 dynamic drivers (dual acoustic tweeters, dual passive radiators and subwoofer).   

The battery life of this speaker is also impressive, 6600 mAh with a playtime of up to 16 hours.

The speaker is rated IPX6 and can withstand pressurized water jets, splash, shower and waves making it a perfect model for outdoor use.

We also love this speaker for its ease of use. The attached carry strap on the side will let you conveniently carry it wherever you go. At the push of a button, you can control several functions such as skip songs, connect to bluetooth via NFC and answer phone calls.

5.     SHARKK COMMANDO Waterproof Speaker with Powerbank

 

SEE IT ON AMAZON                      Price: $69.99 (30% off MSRP)

Another emerging brand, the SHARKK COMMANDO can be your best companion indoor and outdoor. The speaker is designed rugged and is ready to go with you on any outdoor adventure. The speaker can produce a total 10Watt (also available in 20 Watt model with the same features) that can fill your room with clear highs and deep lows. The speaker provides 3 EQ play modes- indoor, outdoor and surround. Switch between them to get your desired audio sound output.

The speaker provides a whopping 6600mAh battery and offers a playtime of up to 24 hours. As designed for outdoor adventures, this speaker also features powerbank for charging USB powered devices. Do not miss the fun even when in the shower, pool, beach, etc. as the speaker is rated IP65. The speaker also has a wide range of connectivity using Bluetooth and 3.5mm cable. It also supports speakerphone for hands-free call.

Comparison Table- Best Outdoor Wireless Speakers

Specs and Features HyperGear Beast XL Braven BRV-X BL Flip 3 SmartOmi Portable Speaker SHARKK COMMANDO
Connectivity Bluetooth, NFC and 3.5mm cable Bluetooth, NFC and 3.5mm cable Bluetooth and 3.5mm cable Bluetooth and 3.5mm cable Bluetooth and 3.5mm cable
Card slot No No No Yes No
Size/Weight 3 x 8 x 2.5 inches, 1.7  pounds 9.1 x 2.9 x 3.6 inches, 3.8 pounds 3.88 x 7.5 x 4.5 inches, 1.65 pounds 2.6 x 7.1 x 2.6 inches, 1.3 pounds 2 x 8 x 4 inches, 3.25 pounds
Remote control No No No Wired remote control No
Waterproof Level IPX6, Waterproof/dustproof IPX7, Fully Waterproof IPXX, Splash proof N/A (water resistant) IP65, Waterproof
Audio Sound 5 dynamic drivers, 30 W Dual play mode- indoor and outdoor Dual drivers and JBL Bass Driver 360 degree sound, 16 W Dual drivers, 3 play modes
Playtime Up to 16 hours Up to 12 hours Up to 10 hours Up to 30 hours Up to 24 hours
Battery Rechargeable 6600 mAh Rechargeable 5200 mAh Rechargeable 3000 mAh Rechargeable 6000 mAh Rechargeable 6600 mAh
Powerbank No Yes No Yes Yes
Speakerphone Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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There are many outdoor speakers out there. But these 5 speakers top our list on best outdoor wireless speakers considering their features, built, design, and value for money.