In order to provide you the most concrete and correct rankings of the top 10 best portable speakers of 2016, our team has based it on the following factors, such as:
- PerformanceThe performance is evaluated according to the portable speakers’ capabilities in terms of the sound quality, frequency response, active drivers, passive bass radiators, and battery life.
- DesignThe design is evaluated according to the portable speakers’ capabilities in termsof its functions as a Speakerphone, Water-resistant, Shock-resistant, Remote-Control, as well as considering its weight.
- ConnectivityThe connectivity is evaluated according to the portable speakers’ capabilities in terms of its range, Bluetooth connection, NFC, and other wireless capabilities.
If you have heard the news, Apple has just bought Beats recently. This means that the popular Beats Pill has made a comeback in the audio electronics industry. With Apple owning Beats, this means that the company behind the iPhone has set to redesign Beats’ line of Bluetooth speakers. The one that has made a mark now is the official Apple-produced Beats Pill+.
The Beats Pill+ comes with an improved sound quality, design, as well as an added feature that many Apple enthusiasts would love.
Noteworthy features of the Beats Pill+:
- Considering its compact size, this portable speaker delivers better and bigger sound
- Designed to look better than the original: more sleek and sophisticated design that is an absolute partner with your Apple devices such as the iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Mac
- Comes with a rechargeable battery that allows up to 12 hours of continuous playback
- Features a new charging port, uniform to Apple devices, which is the lightning cable
If you loved the Jawbone Jambox and the Jawbone Mini Jambox, then you will surely love its bigger brother.The Jawbone Big Jambox Wireless Bluetooth Speaker features a compact portable speaker that delivers bigger features than its original Jambox.
Aside from having a bigger size that is very obvious when being compared from its original and smaller versions, the Jawbone Big Jambox absolutely delivers impressive sound, loud and powerful bass response without any distortions, and it also has a good battery life.
Noteworthy features of the Jawbone Big Jambox Wireless Bluetooth Speaker:
- Bigger size with bigger features, including bigger and louder sound delivery, more powerful bass response, and better battery life for longer performance
- Although bigger in size, it is still considered compact and portable, easy to carry anywhere with you
- On a single charge, the battery life is up to 15 hours of continuous playback
- Supports both connection capabilities: wireless (Bluetooth) and wired (3.5mm port) connectivity that makes it compatible with any of your smartphones and other audio devices
- Doubles as a speakerphone for wireless or hands-free phone calls
Are you a fan of Marshall? Do you love vintage-looking or classically styled devices? Then if you’re one or both of them, then having the Marshall Kilburn would be a fantastic idea!
The Marshall Kilburn Portable Bluetooth Speaker features great product design with its classic Marshall aesthetics, vintage-looking front fret, sleek metal details, and its iconic script logo. Aside from the design, this portable Bluetooth speaker also performs excellently with its impressive sound quality and long battery life.
Noteworthy features of the Marshall Kilburn Portable Bluetooth Speaker:
- Compatible with any Bluetooth enabled devices, such as your smartphone, tablet, or PC without the hassle of streaming your favorite music via wired connections
- Very compact and portable
- Delivers impressive sound quality and bass response that is clear, crisp, and powerful
- Built with a rechargeable battery that powers it for up to 20 hours, enabling you to enjoy your music longer
- Designed with the classic Marshall design, vintage-looking front fret, gold skinned metal details, and the iconic Marshall script logo
If you are an audiophile who always loves being outdoors, like having to spend your time with family or friends in a picnic or streaming your favorite playlist while having a morning and afternoon stroll in the park, the Bang & Olufsen Beolit 15 would be a great recommendation for you!
The Bang & Olufsen Beolit 15 Portable Bluetooth Speaker looks unique and crafty with its look-a-like design similar to a picnic basket. With this portable Bluetooth speaker, you may now enjoy amazing True360 surround sound in a long battery life. Aside from that, the Bang & Olufsen Beolit 15 is made from premium materials that feature sleek design and look.
Noteworthy features of the Bang & Olufsen Beolit 15 Portable Bluetooth Speaker:
- Features a powerful portable Bluetooth speaker that delivers True360 surround sound and 240 watts of peak power that will make you enjoy your music anywhere you go
- Built with a rechargeable battery that enables up to 24 hours of continuous playback
- Has a unique feature, the True Wireless technology, which allows two Bang & Olufsen Beolit 15 portable Bluetooth speakers to wirelessly connect and partner up in order to create a stereo perspective
- Supports Bluetooth connectivity that is compatible with any of your devices such as smartphones, tablets, or PC
- Made from premium materials, including an aluminum speaker grille and leather strap for added sleek visual design and portability
Braving the outdoors is surely an enjoyable experience for everyone, especially for people who loves the feeling of adrenaline rush. If you think that you are one of them, we know that you will definitely enjoy the experience better if you have a portable speaker with you.
The Braven BRV-Pro Wireless Bluetooth Speaker is undoubtedly a must-have for you. This portable wireless speaker provides great features that are perfect for your outdoor experience. Like the original Braven BRV-1 (which is one of the top portable speakers of 2015), the Braven-BRV-Pro is designed to be rugged, having a durable quality as well as an uncompromised sound delivery.
Noteworthy features of the Braven BRV-Pro Wireless Bluetooth Speaker:
- Produces an impressive sound quality and bass response that you can play wireless from your devices
- Constructed to be a durable and long-lasting rugged portable speaker that will absolutely survive the elements of the outdoors
- Built with a rechargeable battery that allows this wireless Bluetooth speaker to continuously perform for up to 15 hours
- Doubles as a power bank (with built-in 2200mAh Lithium-ion battery) to juice up your devices, such as smartphones and tablets, whenever you need it during your outdoor adventure
- Can assist your adventure with music, as long as it comes with threaded mounts, changeable housing covers, modular features, and many more
If you appreciate a minimalistic design with impressive features, the Sony SRS-X5 Portable NFC Bluetooth Wireless Speaker System is a must-try.
The Sony SRS-X5 Portable NFC Bluetooth Wireless Speaker System features a powerful stereo sound and bass response, high quality wireless Bluetooth audio streaming, impressive battery life, and other noteworthy features.
Noteworthy features of the Sony SRS-X5 Portable NFC Bluetooth Wireless Speaker System:
- Produces powerful stereo sound that consumes 20 watts of power
- Comes with a built-in subwoofer and dual passive radiators that guarantee a richer, crisper, and stronger sound without distortions
- Delivers high quality sound with its wireless Bluetooth audio streaming that also supports AAC and aptX technology
- Aside from Bluetooth connectivity, this portable speaker also features NFC connectivity that allows convenient and easy “tap-to-pair”
- Doubles as a power bank as it comes with a USB power port to charge your smartphones and tablets
If you heard a lot about Ultimate Ears’ line of portable speakers, you must have already been introduced to their new UE Roll.
The UE Roll 360 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker features a compact and very portable design that also comes with numerous features, which includes a powerful sound quality considering its small enclosure, eye-catching “saucer-shaped” and colorful designs, and convenient connectivity features that makes it compatible with numerous devices.
Noteworthy features of the UE Roll 360 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker:
- Produces a powerful and awesome 360-degree sound and bass that blasts out from a pint-sized portable wireless speaker
- Certified to be waterproof with a rating of IPX7, having a life-resistant shell that can survive any of your adventures, be it indoors or outdoors
- Has a rechargeable battery that allows this portable speaker to perform for longer hours of up to 9 hours
- Allows Bluetooth and wired connectivity, with Bluetooth range of 65 feet
- Comes with a downloadable dedicated app that enables you to tune it, alarm it, and partner it with other UE portable speakers
For a long time now, JBL has impressed us with their portable wireless speakers. One portable wireless speaker that has made a mark is their line of JBL Charge portable speakers. From the first generation, JBL Charge, to the second generation, JBL Charge 2, this company has been a top notch in the market.
Indeed, we loved the JBL Charge and the JBL Charge 2. Now the JBL Charge 2+ has also caught our attention. The JBL Charge 2+ Splashproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker features great sound quality, loger battery life, speakerphone capability, multi-pairing social mode, power bank feature, and the most important, splashproof design.
Noteworthy features of the JBL Charge 2+ Splashproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker:
- Delivers top notch sound quality and bass response that will make your audio streaming more exciting and enjoyable
- Built with a rechargeable battery that powers it for up to 12 hours
- Has a splashproof design which means that you do not have to worry getting it damaged from being exposed to the rain or any splashes of water
- Doubles as a power bank and speakerphone
Are you a fan of Ultimate Ears? Do you love the UE Boom? If your answers to both of these questions are “yes”, “yeah”, or “of course”, then it is just proper for you to have the number 1 in the top 10 best portable speakers of 2016, the UE Boom 2.
For the past years, we have been provided with great audio and music listening experience, thanks to Ultimate Ears’ line of portable speakers. One of their portable speakers that caught every audiophile’s attention and has satisfied their hunger for high quality of sound is the UE Boom. Surely, if you have purchased one, you would agree to have achieved such experience.
Now that we have moved on to a better year, to a new year, to the year 2016, our team thinks that you should achieve the experience with its new version, the UE Boom 2 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker. The UE Boom 2 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker features an insanely great and loud 360-degree sound, powerful bass response, compact and portable design, waterproof and shockproof features, long battery life, as well as convenient connectivity capabilities, all in an impressive portable speaker.
Noteworthy features of the UE Boom 2 Wireless Bluetooth Speaker:
- Delivers an insanely great and loud 360-degree surround sound with deeper bass response in a compact portable speaker size
- Very convenient to bring with you in anywhere you go
- Designed to be waterproof (IPX7 rated) and shockproof making it a perfect portable speaker and companion for your adventures
- Has a built-in rechargeable battery that allows continuous playback of up to 15 hours
- Supports a very impressive wireless Bluetooth range of approximately 100 feet
- Comes with a companion or dedicated app for easier controls and over-the-air speaker updates
The New Year has arrived and it will definitely be a great 2016 for many audiophiles. We all love to have a portable speaker that comes with many amazing and impressive features so if you are looking for one that will be a good starter or companion for your year, then our team hopes that you decide on one of the Top 10 Best Portable Speakers of 2016.