We’ve written before about audio accessories — including the best noise-canceling headphones, wireless headphones, and workout headphones. Here, we’ve rounded up the best portable speakers, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.
Best-rated portable speaker
More than 14,000 reviewers give this portable speaker five stars, and according to them this is an extremely good value. “Great little speaker — especially for the price,” one says. “Sound is crisp and full, it looks great, and has a nice, solid heft to it. It’s also extremely easy to pair to an iPhone. Once paired, it quickly and reliably connects to my phone when turned on.” Another asks, “Is it the utmost in premium quality sound? Of course not, don’t be an idiot, it’s a tiny speaker that costs under $30.” But they find it impressive nonetheless: “I think you would be hard pressed to find anything at this price point that comes anywhere even remotely close to the awesomeness you get with this speaker.” Many of the thousands of reviewers call out the long battery life, including one who describes it as, “stupid-good … I have literally left this thing on for days — DAYS — and it still had juice.” Another says “I have only charged it once and have likely played it for a total of 4 hours over the last week (Bluetooth) and the battery still says 100 percent.” And when it comes to portability, reviewers say it can hold up to most environments. Reviewers use this in the bathroom, the car, and even on motorcycles, which leads one to say it’s pretty durable: “I’ve dropped this thing onto the street from a speeding motorcycle — the speaker didn’t even stop playing.”