Buying a Bluetooth Speaker? Here Are 5 Things to Look Out For

Top 5 things to consider when buying a Bluetooth speaker

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Logitech UE Wonderboom speaker.
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Be it a family get together, a house party or even a chilled out Saturday evening at home, it’s never complete without the company of good music.

The icing on the cake would be a good portable speaker. But, here’s where it gets tough. How can we pick the right portable Bluetooth speaker in a market that is filled to the brim with options.

Keep these points in mind:

1) Light as a Feather, Strong as an Ox

Make sure they are portable and easy to carry around. Don’t forget to check if they are durable enough to withstand accidental drops. Look for a speaker with IPX water-resistance.

The Altec Lansing series of rugged speakers like the Jacket H2O and UE’s Roll are good options in this category. They’re durable and shock-proof.

The rugged series from Altec Lansing has a number of other speakers besides the Jacket H2O
The rugged series from Altec Lansing has a number of other speakers besides the Jacket H2O
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DO NOT opt for a heavy speaker that will be hard to carry. Something that you can maybe fit in a backpack will do fine. Also, having a water-dust resistant speaker is an added advantage (rain dance parties, anyone?).

‘Baby ko Bass Pasand Hai...’ & Treble Too

Good sound quality on any Bluetooth speaker is a must. Not everyone can afford the Bose or the Bang & Olufsen but that doesn’t mean you should compromise on sound quality.

The Sony XB30 and JBL Flip 4 are good options in this category. Also, speakers with separate bass radiators give the sound that extra thump you need.

The Sony XB30 comes with EXTRA BASS feature
The Sony XB30 comes with EXTRA BASS feature
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What about treble? Well, make sure the speaker has enough room for decent mids and and detailed highs. Those are important too, you know?

Better Be Big on Battery

"Aee... Battery nai Bolne Ka’"

But, that’s one of the first things you check when buying a Bluetooth speaker. You don’t want your party to get over early just because your speaker runs out of battery.

The UE Wonderboom comes with great sound quality and 10-hours of playback time. Another option with good battery life is the JBL Charge 3 which has 20-hours battery life.

Also Read: Mi, Bose & More: Five Best Bluetooth Speakers Under Rs 10,000

Need to Be a Wireless Ranger

A Bluetooth speaker better have good wireless range. Also, if you are considering connecting multiple speakers at a time, then it should support multi-connect feature. The JBL Pulse 3 and Logitech UE Boom 2 are perfect examples of of the same.

Also Read: Review: Logitech UE Wonderboom Bluetooth Speaker is Worth Buying

The ideal range in most speakers is usually 10 meters, but we recommend you go for the ones that have a range of up to 30 meters.

Getting Something Extra? Take it

And then there is that little extra we look for in everything we buy.

Most speakers come with gimmicky additions, like fancy LED lights or probably a feature to charge other devices – like the Creative Sound Blaster Roar 2 which also double as a power bank.

If you are getting all of the above and a little extra to go with, we say you’ve got yourself a decent deal.

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