Bluetooth speakers are the convenient way to listen to music on the go. If you are not one who loves headphones or earphones, then Bluetooth speakers present a unique opportunity to have high quality sound and they are portable. There are a number of great speakers but some can be quite pricey. There are those that are affordable, under $100 and the best picks are:
1. Cambridge Sound Works Oontz Curve
This Bluetooth speaker is available for $25. In some places it is actually available for about $18. This is very cheap for a Bluetooth speaker. For this price, you get surprisingly high quality. It is attractive owing to the shiny metallic finish and you can even match it with your phone, if you have a metal model, like the HTC One M9, for example. It has a speakerphone function built in and the volume controls are easy to use.
The sound quality is not what you would find in a $100 Bluetooth speaker but it is pretty decent. The sound does distort on very high volume so it cannot be used to cater to a party but it is suitable for personal use such as at home or in the office. It is available on Amazon.
2. Divoom Voombox Ongo
The Divoom Voombox Ongo is available on Amazon for about $60. For this price, you get a water resistant frame. As is with budget Bluetooth speakers, its maximum sound volume is not that high which has the advantage that it avoids sound distortion. The battery life is not phenomenal but is alright. The good thing about this speaker is that it provides a rich, smooth sound although it doesn’t handle bass well.
3. Sol Republic Deck
This Bluetooth speaker is available on Amazon for about $43. It comes in a red hue and other different colors which are attractive. It is wider than the other Bluetooth speakers listed and has a great battery, that lasts all day long. It has extra features such as the ability to be paired up with five other devices.
The deck allows the sound to be projected in different directions and it is pretty loud. As is with cheaper Bluetooth speakers, it does not handle bass well but it makes up for this with the wide Bluetooth range.
4. UE Roll 360
This speaker is available on Amazon for $99.99. It is waterproof and has a great disc-like shape. It is available in different colors so buyers have a lot to choose from. The Bluetooth range is set at about 70 feet which is quite impressive while the battery lasts about 10 hours on a single charge.
The bass is not phenomenal but at least it exists, which is more than can be said of other budget Bluetooth speakers. It may not have a pause button or a speakerphone but, in general, it produces some great sound.
5. Soundfreaq Sound Kick 2
This Bluetooth speaker is rated highly. It has excellent sound and is available on Amazon for $99.99. It has some custom EQ settings which gives the user the option of shaping the sound. It has a charging port for iPhones and has a bass, although it is not as robust as one would desire.