If you want a Bluetooth speaker that’s a party starter, chances are you are looking at a premium price range rather than the modestly-priced ones being sold in plenty right now. The good news is that you can find some interesting options for under Rs 5,000. These even include models from companies like Sony and JBL. We’ve created a list of these today, so that you can easily decide which one suits your needs the best.
Sony SRS XB10 (Rs 3,098)
The Sony SRS XB10 may seem like a small speaker, but its deep and thumping bass will truly surprise you. It hides inside it a passive radiator which helps it augment its low-end tones to give the bass a boost. It is hence the preferred choice of those who enjoy EDM. Equipped with a water-resistant design, it delivers around 16 hours of battery life. This Bluetooth speaker has the added benefit of being NFC compliant, which allows one-touch connections.
JBL Flip 2 (Rs 3,999)
This one isn’t exactly a new launch, but it can easily stand up to the competition. The JBL Flip 2 is known for its impressive sound profile, as well as its high volume range. The Flip 2 sports dual 40mm drivers and a custom tuned built-in bass port, that enables it to render authentic sound reproduction. The microphone on this speaker has built-in echo and noise cancellation for clear loudspeaker conversations. This proposition from JBL is pretty portable to boot.
Logitech X300 (Rs 3,250)
The X300 from Logitech is a versatile speaker which has been engineered for a wide range of sound. The drivers of this speaker have been arranged uniquely with an aim of creating a sound spectrum that fills most of the room. One of its highlights is its down-firing passive radiator which helps it to offer deep bass. It comes with five hours of battery life, and can be bought in black, red and blue colours.
Ultimate Ears Roll 2 (Rs 3,999)
The UE Roll 2 is one of the most popular devices in this category. Most of the credit for the same goes to its waterproof nature which allows it to survive underwater for about 30 minutes. It even comes bundled with a floation device, so that you can have it in the water during pool parties. It offers a battery life of 9 hours, which is also pretty impressive. The Roll 2 ships with a bungee cord as well, allowing you to strap it anywhere you want, like your bag or your bicycle for example. And all this is packed inside a compact body that makes carrying it around a breeze.
TAGG Loop (Rs 2,299)
If you’re looking for something slightly cheaper, the TAGG Loop is meant for you. This is a sturdily built speaker which not only offers Bluetooth playback, but also has the ability to play FM radio. Moreover, it comes with a full-size USB slot and an SD card slot for playing MP3s. Its two 8W drivers help it dish out excellent stereo sound. The Loop not only looks stylish, but is also very lightweight and compact.
Go through these options and see which one appeals to you the most. And do tell us what you thought about this list.
(Prices mentioned are listed online at the time of publishing, and are subject to change)