2023’s Best Bluetooth Speakers

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Wireless Bluetooth speakers have quickly become not just ubiquitous, but also indispensable. Almost everyone today owns one, and they all put it to use in different ways.

Maybe you use your speaker while you’re doing housework or getting ready for the day in the shower. Maybe you bring it with you on a trip to the beach or park. There are also those that blast their music for anybody within earshot using a bike or backpack equipped with a portable speaker.

The best Bluetooth speakers aren’t only convenient and easy to transport; they also produce high-quality sound. These Bluetooth speakers operate admirably, but for the best sound quality, you should stick with a wired optical audio or USB connection.

The only difference is that you can take it with you easier and more conveniently. The main problem is that there are so many high-quality Bluetooth speakers on the market that picking the right one might be difficult.

The best Bluetooth speakers of 2023 are detailed here.

Sonos Roam

Sonos Roam

Our top pick for the finest Bluetooth speaker is the Sonos Roam due to its high-quality sound, rugged build, extensive connectivity features, and smart-home integration.

It’s perfect for usage in the great outdoors because to its powerful bass-heavy audio performance that drowns out the sound of the wind. Meanwhile, the groundbreaking automatic switching feature makes it easy to integrate with your existing Sonos Wi-Fi multi-room setup within your home.

Despite its diminutive size, the Roam delivers an impressively strong sonic performance, with astoundingly prominent bass, even if it lacks the consistent accuracy you’d expect from a headphone amps speaker, rendering the Sonos Roam’s flashy features moot.

When linked to Wi-Fi, such as with an Xfinity Internet package, the Sonos Roam may also serve as a smart speaker with built-in support for Google Assistant and Alexa.

Marshal Middleton

Marshal Middleton

Marshall’s new public speaker in 2023, Middleton, isn’t exactly on the diminutive side. Despite being 4 pounds (1.8kg) heavier than Marshall’s Kilburn II speaker, it is far lighter and more portable than the company’s Emberton speaker.

The quantity of high-quality bass it produces, together with outstanding treble definition and realistic-sounding mids, is impressive given its little size.

If you keep the volume down, you can utilize the speaker’s USB-C charging connector as a power source for your other devices. We were blown away by everything besides the speaker’s high price.

Tribit Stormbox Micro 2

Tribit Stormbox Micro 2

When compared to other compact Bluetooth speakers, the Tribit Stormbox Micro 2 stands out as the most feature-packed and highest-quality option. You won’t find a better Bluetooth speaker of this size and price anywhere else right now, but that doesn’t mean it’s the best.

You can save money by purchasing two of these instead of one of their more popular competitors if you need stereo speakers for a smaller room.

Where small speakers usually falter, this one excelled with rich bass. If you’re looking for a Bluetooth speaker that you can quickly and easily clip onto your bike or toss into your bag, you won’t find a better option than the Micro 2. It works wonderfully.

SoundLink Flex by Bose

SoundLink Flex by Bose

While most Bluetooth speakers just have a single driver, the SoundLink Flex’s broad soundstage and deep bass are exceptions.

The bass isn’t boomy or muddy, which is a major plus. This person has a lot to say and says it very well. It’s already surprising that it only supports the rudimentary SBC Bluetooth codec and not the more advanced AAC or LDAC. Regardless, the speaker has a great tone.

The IP67 classification means that the SoundLink Flex is resistant to dust and water, and it has a battery life of roughly 12 hours on a single charge. Bose guarantees that it is waterproof and resistant to drops.

Whether you use it on its side or stand it up, the Flex will automatically adjust the EQ for you. It also outperforms most speaker phones thanks to its built-in microphones.

The buttons on the SoundLink Flex are not easy to use with only your fingers, and it’s puzzling that Bose choose to use Bluetooth 4.2 rather than a more recent version of the standard. If those aren’t deal-breakers for you, the SoundLink Flex is an excellent choice.

All in All

Our recommended Bluetooth speakers all deliver high-quality audio. But there are undeniably those that shine brighter, clearer, or richer than the rest.

We recommend the Sonos Roam because it combines powerful performance with a portable form factor. But if you need something to really pump up the volume during your party, I highly recommend the Tribit Stormbox Blast.