Best Bluetooth Speakers – 2021
Bluetooth speakers are available in a wide range of models, from light to heavy, from excellent sound to average sound. We have tested all the important models and show you the Best Bluetooth Speakers of 2021 in this post.
When it comes to music enjoyment on the go, music fans are having to accept fewer and fewer compromises these days. There is an expanding range of battery-powered, wireless Bluetooth speakers, and it is difficult to keep up to date all the time. Many brands offer a wide range of speakers or specialize in especially sophisticated or big speakers. In this article, you will find our recommendations for the right Bluetooth speaker for your needs.
Currently, the market leader in wireless Bluetooth speakers is undoubtedly JBL, with its Charge and Flip models especially. Competition from brands such as Marshall, Soundcore, and now Sonos and Stormbox are entering this popular market with new and better models. Whether you’re looking for a compact and affordable model or something with a big battery and performance for outdoor parties soon, here are our recommendations for the latest models.
Tribit StormBox Pro – Bass-powerful speaker
The Tribit StormBox Pro Bluetooth speaker has a stylish design and quickly finds a nice place in the home as an eye-catcher. It is also ideally equipped for on the go and can even survive short dives in the lake thanks to water protection (IP67). At around 2 lbs (1 kg), it is as noticeable in the backpack as a small water bottle and is a bit heavy. However, this is not a serious point of complaint in our opinion, as it can also be carried around easily on its practical carrying bag.
In terms of sound, Tribit StormBox Pro convinced us especially in songs with deep tones and a lot of basses. Voices were also played clearly when listening to podcasts. We could not discover any major weaknesses in any sound spectrum and therefore give it a clear buy recommendation. Read our detailed review and test.
Tribit StormBox Pro – Price and best offers
JBL Charge 5 – A superb speaker
With the new generation of the popular Charge series, the sound experts from JBL once again bring a great Bluetooth speaker to the market. This new design makes a strong visual impact and looks more dynamic than its predecessor. But the real winning factor is the improved sound. Even though the changes are not mind-blowing compared to the Charge 4, they are clearly noticeable.
It is not only the lows that sound much better than before but also the fine resolution of the high and medium frequencies as well as the overall sound clarity that make the JBL Charge 5 a superb speaker. Pitfalls are the lack of compatibility between different JBL models and the severely limited app.
So if you already have a Charge 4, you should take the opportunity to listen to the new generation beforehand and see if it’s worth an upgrade for you. Finally, for those looking for a new or even their first Bluetooth speaker, the Charge 5 is definitely one of the best in its size range and has everything you need. Read our detailed review and test.
JBL Charge 5 – Price and best offers
Marshall Emberton – Typical Marshall guitar amplifier design
This smallest member of the Marshall family also continues the classic design of the traditional company. With its compact size, it offers the typical look of a guitar amplifier, combined with excellent build quality and a great feel.
In terms of sound, the small Emberton leaves nothing out either. Considering its small size, the Emberton offers a wide frequency spectrum, clear highs and lows, and clean mids. Marshall succeeds in creating the perfect balance between stylish, portable and high-quality build with the Emberton, thereby making it the perfect companion for a wide range of uses. Read our detailed review and test.
Marshall Emberton – Price and best offers
Sonos Move – High-quality build
Sonos’ multi-room experts are entering the world of Bluetooth speakers for the first time with the Move. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to miss out on Sonos’ usual multi-room capabilities with the Move. You can simply take the Move out of its network at home and enjoy the excellent Sonos sound with a battery life of up to 11 hours while you are on the move, which is not the case with previous Sonos models.
The speaker is powerful and robust. Particularly the deep bass reproduction is outstanding. Compared to other, bass-heavy models, the Move delivers a very clean and deep bass that leaves nothing to be desired. Similarly, speech content like podcasts also sounds great from the portable speaker.
As expected from Sonos devices, the build quality is on the highest level. Weighing 3 kg, the heavy speaker impresses with a nice feel in a beautiful and robust design. If you already own Sonos products, in particular, the Move is the perfect addition as the first Sonos speaker that feels at home outdoors. Read our detailed review and test.
Sonos Move – Price and best offers
JBL Flip 5 – Compact, but powerful!
Once again, the popular Flip series proves itself in the fifth generation. This small speaker performs with a sound that you would normally only expect to hear from bigger models. The sound that comes out of the new Flip 5 is full and rich, and the highs are clear. Also, the mid-range is convincing, particularly with spoken content.
As you would expect from JBL, the Flip also features a high-quality and robust build. The speaker is covered with a robust grille, and the corners are covered with sturdy rubber. The buttons on the top and back also wonderfully match the design of the Flip 5 and are just as robustly manufactured as the rest of the speaker.
This all makes the Flip 5 one of the most popular models on the market, deservedly so. If you are looking for a quite affordable yet high-quality and portable speaker, then the Flip 5 is definitely among the absolute top candidates. Read our detailed review and test.
JBL Flip 5 – Price and best offers
With the Motion+, the audio division of the Anker brings an ambitious Bluetooth speaker. The speaker surprises with an unexpectedly high-quality build and a sound that can also satisfy (after a bit of fine-tuning).
While Soundcore does not quite manage to compete with models from JBL and others with the Motion+, it still offers a decent Bluetooth speaker that is worth considering for many people. Furthermore, the Soundcore speaker impresses with a solid build and smart features. The Soundcore Motion+ does not need to hide in comparison with similarly priced Bluetooth speakers from other brands and, on the contrary, offers a very good price-performance ratio. Read our detailed review and test.
Soundcore Motion+ – Price and best offers