The marketing photos for portable Bluetooth speakers tend to show them being used at a pool, park, packed party venue or at the beach by young good looking people.
I wonder how many of them actually get used that way?
My Logitech Ultimate Ears Boom 2 speaker hasn’t left home since I got it earlier this year as a review device from a Logitech media event.
That’s not to say it’s been unused. I actually use the UE Boom 2 a lot.
I live in an apartment and have nice Aktimate speakers in the living area attached to the Samsung TV, OXX digital radio and Xiaomi Mi Box.
However those speakers are optimised for listening to while seated on the sofa.
Where portable Bluetooth speakers come in handy is during the day when I’m elsewhere in the house eg enjoying lunch on the balcony table, preparing food in the kitchen or tidying the bathrooms/bedrooms.
Do portable Bluetooth speakers match the audio quality of my Aktimate speakers?
They’re alright for music but obviously one small mono speaker is not as good as dedicated home theatre stereo or 5.1 speakers.
Note that if you have two portable Bluetooth speakers from the same company eg UE, BOSE, JBL then you can usually pair them and get better multi directional sound.
Where portable bluetooth speakers excel for my purposes is for listening to the radio, technology, comedy and business podcasts.
Which brands of portable Bluetooth speakers do you like the best for overall sound quality, battery life, design? (choose one or many options)
We’d love to hear about how you use portable bluetooth speakers in the comments.
Note that I’ve included Google Home in the poll even though it’s not portable because it does have Bluetooth speaker functionality and I’m betting quite a few Ausdroid readers have bought Google Home speaker multipacks and installed them across all the main rooms in their homes.