Whether you're having a pool party, heading to the beach, or going on an outdoor excursion, a waterproof bluetooth speaker will ensure you're covered. Nothing will put a damper on these activities quite like your speakers getting ruined by rain and water - especially when there's such a great range that are both waterproof and super portable! In this article, we take a look at some of the Top Portable Waterproof Speakers available today.
There are a few key considerations we've implemented into this list. Not only must the speakers have good audio performance, including clear sound, solid bass, and balanced treble, but they need to have an IPX7 rating or above (this ensures it's waterproof even when submerged); a solid battery life; Bluetooth connectivity; and a portable and easy to carry size (perfect for throwing in your bag or backpack when heading to the beach or the outdoors). If you're after a round up of larger bluetooth speakers, check out out Top Portable Party Speakers list. Let's dive in!
Ultimate Ears UE BOOM 3
The UE BOOM 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker was purpose-built to handle whatever comes its way. It's withstanded more than 25 seriously tough durability tests, including thousands of button pushes, 100s of tumbles, multiple drop tests, and more. An IP67 water and dustproof rating means it's completely waterproof and can be completely submerged in water for up to 30-minutes! Better yet, it's designed to float so it'll pop back to the surface if an accidental knock sends it into the pool. Super portable and with a battery that will last up to 15 hours on a single charge, it's perfect for both pool parties and beach trips!
Just as important is the sound. The UE Boom 3 gives you super loud sound wherever you go. It's really quite impressive considering its size. Featuring Ultimate Ears unique audio processing and spatial 360° sound, it produces clear, balanced, and immersive audio that radiates in all directions. The UE Boom 3 also delivers a deep, rich bass texture that's true to your music - without exaggeration or distortion. That being said, if you're really big on super loud thumping bass, check out the Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3!
Soundcore Flare 2
If you want something that has a bit more of a visual flare, check out Soundcore's Flare 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker. Double light-rings will light up the room or dance floor, pulsing to the beat of your music. With an IPX7 Waterproof Rating, this speaker effortlessly withstands spills, rain, and even complete submersion in water. That means it's pool party proof and will be a great addition to any backyard or beach party! With a 5,200mAh battery, it'll last about 12 hours on a single charge and will go from 0-100% in 3.5 hours.
You can trust it to deliver on sound too! Featuring dual drivers and passive radiators combined with BassUp technology, the Flare 2 generates 20W of powerful 360°, bass-driven audio to keep a party going wherever you are. With the PartyCast feature, you can amplify this 100 times over! This lets you seamlessly link 100+ Flare 2 speakers with sound and light synchronised across every speaker. And then to totally take control of the atmosphere, choose from 1 of 6 lighting modes using the Soundcore app to get hype at the start of the night or bring on the chill when it’s time to cool off.
JBL Charge 5
The JBL Charge 5 is made to survive whatever comes its way whether that's rain, sand, spilled drinks, or even a dip in the pool! With an IP67 Waterproof and Dustproof rating, it can handle underwater submersion with no worries. But that's not the only thing that makes this speaker so popular. It has an incredible battery life, lasting a whopping 20 hours on a single charge. Additionally, it can even be used as a powerbank, charging up your other devices while you're playing tunes!
It also delivers bold JBL Pro sound that will really impress your ears. The JBL Charge 5 has an optimised long excursion driver, a separate tweeter, and dual JBL bass radiators, all delivering impressively rich and clear audio. Get that big room sound, even when outdoors. Then there's PartyBoost which lets you expand it even further. Simply pair two JBL PartyBoost-compatible speakers together for stereo sound or link multiple JBL PartyBoost-compatible speakers to truly pump up your party.
From Sony's X-Series of Portable Wireless Speakers, we have the Sony SRS-XE200 - a lightweight and super portable option that even has a handy strap that you can carry it with! This speaker has an IP67 Waterproof and Dustproof rating so you’ll have no worries by the sea or the pool – and there’s no problem washing it either. It is even salt water resistant making it perfect for beach gatherings! The XE200 will give you 16-hours of play on a single charge, and using Sony's unique mic sensing technology, Ambient Noise Sensing, it'll save battery when used outside. If you find yourself low on battery and short on time, don't worry - you can get 70 minutes of play with just 10 minutes of charge!
The XE200 will have you dancing all day and night to a clear, rich sound. This speaker has a Line-Shape Diffuser that will help your music reach further. The unique Line-Shape Diffuser creates line source and distributes the sound energy much more evenly, across a wide sound front, to better fill your space with audio, without the sound losing quality. To amp up the music even more, use Party Connect to combine and sync up to 100 compatible wireless speakers with Bluetooth - this can be activated in the Sony Music Center app. If you're after a slightly bigger speaker with slightly bigger sound, check out Sony's SRS-XE300!
Xiaomi Portable Bluetooth Speaker
If you're looking for a great value portable bluetooth speaker, check out Xiaomi's Portable Bluetooth Speaker! With an IPX7 rating, this speaker can survive rain, water, and even a quick dunk in the pool. It also has a portable compact design and a convenient loop strip that makes it easy to take with you wherever you go. A single charge will last you up to 13 hours meaning it's easily capable of pumping through an all-night party!
Even at its more affordable price point, the Xiaomi Bluetooth Speaker won't let you down in the sound department. In fact, this speaker has fantastic sound output, with all-round 360-degree stereo surround sound effects, a large volume sound cavity, and dual sound modes (normal & deep bass), making your music come alive! Additionally, it has wireless interconnection technology which supports the connection of two speakers, which auto outputs left-right channel allowing you to create your own surround sound experience.