The best wireless speakers come in various sizes and price points. Some are just about the music, while others like to talk back. Here are the wireless speakers GearAdvice believes are the best for a wide variety of environments.
An Head-Turner For Your Living Room With Incredible Sound
This is one of the few wireless speakers that doesn't just sound good, but also looks great too. From one of the most iconic names in sound, the Zeppelin Wireless connects via Bluetooth, AirPlay, and Spotify. Enjoy your favorite streaming services and apps at the touch of a button.
- Apple AirPlay technology and Bluetooth 4.1
- Featuring five drivers: two 25mm double dome tweeters, a pair of FST midrange drivers, and a 150mm subwoofer
- Compatible with Spotify Connect
- Available in black and white
With Sonos, There's Only One
The Sonos One is capable of supporting multiple voice services and playing music, podcasts, audiobooks, and other content from more than 80 streaming services. Sonos One, available in black and white, replaces the Sonos Play:1 as the company’s entry-level speaker. It can be used as a standalone speaker, wirelessly paired with another Sonos One for stereo sound, or used with PLAYBASE or PLAYBAR to create home theater surround sound.
- Will eventually support Apple AirPlay 2, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa
- Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Pandora, SiriusXM, and TuneIn support on Day 1
- Use with the Sonos app
An Amazing 360-Degree Bluetooth Speaker that's Waterproof
The UE Boom 2 has amazing sound quality, large buttons for volume, and an attractive and resilient exterior. The charging time is minimal compared to the battery life between charges. And, the app is handy to have for controlling everything needed, especially if the speaker is at a distance.
- Insanely good, loud 360-degree sound with deep bass.
- IPX-7 rated waterproof up to 30 minutes and a depth of one meter.
- Connect with Echo Dot for hands-free voice control.
- 15-hour battery life.
The Speaker That Looks Like a Lava Lamp
The waterproof JBL Pulse 3 is a portable Bluetooth speaker that combines 360-degree sound with a 360-degree light show. Listen for up to 12 hours between charges.
- IPX7 waterproof housing
- With JBL Connect+ technology, you can wirelessly link more than 100 JBL Connect+ enabled speakers to amplify the party
- With the noise and echo canceling speakerphone you can take calls from your speaker with a touch of a button
A Hefty Waterproof and Dust Proof Speaker That Can Withstand Almost Anything
Offering true 360-degree sound in a waterproof and dustproof case, the Tough XL by FUGOO is worth considering any time of year.
- Rugged, modern design
- 360-degree sound
- 36 hours between charges
The Retro Speaker With Chromecast Built-In
With Chromecast built-in, you get to choose from millions of songs from popular music services like Spotify, Google Play Music, and Pandora, or catch up on current events with NPR podcasts.
- Stream music wirelessly using the Google Home app or Bluetooth
- Hi-res audio compatible
- stream lossless audio from select streaming services that support hi-res audio
- Multi-room streaming and wireless control from anywhere in your house with Chromecast built-in
- Auxiliary input jack for connecting your iPod, MP3 or other sources with analog outputs
The One from Apple, Of Course
HomePod is built to bring out the best in Apple Music. Just ask Siri and you can play pretty much any song you can imagine.
- High-excursion woofer with custom amplifier
- Array of seven horn-loaded tweeters, each with its own custom amplifier
- Six-microphone array for far‑field Siri
- Internal low-frequency calibration microphone for automatic bass correction
- Direct and ambient audio beamforming
- Transparent studio-level dynamic processing
Turn Your Amazon Dot into an Echo
Did you buy an Amazon Dot, but then realized its limitations? Now there's VAUX, a cordless home speaker for Amazon's smallest Alexa-enabled device. With VAUX, you'll never have to worry about running out of battery life and best of all, you can take it with you too. Simply place your Dot into the top of the VAUX, plug in internal connectors and your good to go.
- Enjoy up to six hours of portable run time with our rechargeable lithium ion battery.
- Dual 52mm Drivers and a passive radiator for impressive sound and bass
- Compatible with 2nd Generation Dot
- Use Amazon Dot's Power Supply and Cable to Charge VAUX
- 3.5mm Aux Input for use with external mobile players
The Colorful Speaker
Offers 360-degree FullRoom Sound. Pair up to six Zipps (or Zipp Minis) with ease. Compatible with Apple AirPlay and Apple AirPlay 2, when available.
- Offers 100-watts of power, 360-degree full room acoustics
- Pair up to six Zipps, including Zipp Mini
- 10 hours between charges
- Amazon Alexa Compatible
An Ultra-Portable Waterproof Speaker With Built-In Suction Cup For Shower Walls
Take your jams and phone calls with you in the shower so that you never have a dull moment. Seriously, you'll thank us later.
- 6 hours playing time per charge
- Built-in mic so you can take calls while in the shower -5W speaker ensures you can hear your jams while cleaning up
- Encased in silicon to provide extra protection against drops and damage
24 Hours of Rockin' Sound
The portable JBL Boombox packs 24 hours of monstrous sound without missing a beat. Featuring a massive 20,000mAh battery, you can also use this speaker to change other external devices.
- IPX7 waterproof, which withstand any weather and even the most epic pool parties
- Features four active transducers and two JBL bass radiators
The Cutest Speaker Around
Whether it’s for a day at the beach or evening at the park, the Xoopar Boy Mini Bluetooth speaker has you covered. Offering up to five hours of listening per charge, the Boy Mini is available in multiple colors, including orange, black, green, pink, gray, and lime.
- Bluetooth connection range of up to 33 feet
- Selfie Shutter Function: After successful pairing, it can work as a wireless remote shutter when using together with your smartphone camera
A Voice-Activated Speaker Powered by Google Assistant
Google's answer to the Amazon Echo, the Google Home offers plenty of interesting features from answering pretty much any question to controlling your Home appliances. Think of it as a speaker that's tied directly to Google Search.
- Play tunes from services like YouTube Music, Google Play Music, Pandora, and Spotify
- Get answers to things you want to know including the latest on weather, traffic, finance, sports, and more
- With your permission, Google Home can help you with things like your commute and flight information
- Ask Google Home to stream videos to your TV with Chromecast or to turn up your Nest thermostat
Here's a speaker that packs a lot of punch in a small design
Offering 15-hours of play time between battery charges, the VG1 features a rugged design and is fully waterproof. Ideal at the pool, the gym, hiking or just hanging at a hotel.
- True Wireless Stereo Pairing Feature
- Shock-Resistant Waterproof Enclosure
- Hands-Free with Siri
- Long Life Built-In Rechargeable Battery
Sono's Best Speaker Money Can Buy
If you’re looking for high-quality wireless speakers for your main sitting area, you can’t go wrong with the Sonos Play:5. The device is reasonably priced, compared to both the competition and other Sonos systems.
- Mid-woofers do a great job at creating smooth mids and deep, powerful lows
- Sounds balanced across all frequencies
- Available in black and white