The best models of Bluetooth speakers that we have been able to test and that you can buy this 2022.
If the price is not an impediment for you when choosing a quality Bluetooth speaker, this article is for you. Although there are cheaper options that offer very good quality, it is also true that in terms of audio, spending more is usually accompanied by a plus in sound quality.
The prices of the Bluetooth speakers that you will find in this article start at 150 euros, a price that is not excessively expensive if we take into account that they are all high-end devices.
Before making a purchase decision you should take into account the breadth of the market for Bluetooth speakers. The first thing you have to think about is what is the most important requirement for you.
You may be looking for the speaker with the best battery life, in case you need it to use outdoors or take it out of the house whenever you want. You may also be looking for a model that meets certain aesthetic standards, or what is the same: that fits well with the style of your living room or bedroom.
Whatever the model you are looking for, the Bluetooth speakers that we propose below are all good purchase options. They are high-end products with impeccable sound quality (we have been able to test them all personally).
Marshall Emberton – The best model
If your priority is to get a loudspeaker that has an original and unique design, Marshall is here to help you. You get the iconic styling of Marshall guitar amps, including all the little details that make it special, like the toggle power switch and tactile dials – it’s a shame they don’t go all the way to 11!
If you like connectivity options, the Stanmore is a good option. As well as Bluetooth with aptX, it has a 3.5mm jack with a nice included cable and RCA so you can connect devices like a turntable.
The Stanmore delivers a big yet balanced sound: bass comes from the 5 1/4-inch woofer, but mids and highs aren’t forgotten with two 3/4-inch tweeters. Even if the sound isn’t quite to your taste or speaker environment, you can easily make adjustments with the dedicated bass and treble dials.
Sonos Roam – Best for multiple rooms
Sonos has hit a decent price point with the Roam and there’s a lot to like about this sleek, compact and smart speaker.
It’s IP67 rated, can be used in any orientation, and has something rarely found in a speaker in the form of wireless charging. As you’d expect from Sonos, sound quality is also excellent.
This is really a buy for existing Sonos users or those planning to build a multi-room system. Bluetooth is limited to streaming, so you’ll only get the most out of Roam if you use it over Wi-Fi as well with the digital assistants and Sound Swap features.
Battery life also lags behind its rivals, at up to 10 hours.
JBL Charge 5 – The best for parties
JBL hasn’t added smart features to the Charge 5 like some rivals, so there are no microphones for using your digital assistant or taking calls.
But this is a speaker primarily designed for parties with its portable and rugged design. The IP67 rating means it’s totally dust and water resistant, and the chunky buttons make it easy to use.
Most importantly, the sound quality is great and almost endless amounts can be linked for even the largest parties.
Battery life is long, and as the name suggests, the Charge 5 can be used as a power bank to recharge devices like your phone and continue listening to music.
Bose SoundLink Revolve II – The best with 360 sound
There’s not a huge amount of improvement here, but that doesn’t stop the SoundLink Revolve II from being a great Bluetooth speaker.
Its look is the same, it’s an attractive well-made compact cylinder with buttons on top, but Bose has upped the durability to IP55. It’s a shame it still has Micro-USB and you can’t adjust the equalizer, but those are minor inconveniences.
Sound quality is excellent for a small speaker with a true 360-degree experience and battery life is much longer than the quoted 13 hours. Plus, the Revolve II has things others don’t, like an auxiliary input and the ability to take phone calls and use your phone’s digital assistant.
B&O Beosound A1 (2nd-gen) – Best build quality
The Beosound A1 2nd Gen is a near-perfect portable Bluetooth speaker with a luxurious design and high-end build quality. It’s also durable with an IP67 rating for total protection against dust and water immersion.
While the buttons are better than the original, they’re still more complicated than many rivals, and we’d like more LEDs for volume and battery information.
Still, you can get it from the app which, when properly connected, has some useful extra features headlined by a customizable equalizer. Even without adjusting the tuning, the sound quality is excellent, there’s plenty of power and a 360-degree experience.
Battery life is solid and Amazon Alexa support (via the phone, anyway) is a standout feature, but then, on the downside, so is the high price. It’s also a shame that it can’t be stereo-matched to the original A1.