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Portable speakers that are perfect for the outdoors

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Relaxing in the garden, during a vacation by the sea or in the mountains? You can’t miss your favourite music! Reliable portable speakers, which you will find in the list below, will help you with that.

Do you prefer smaller or bigger bluetooth speaker?

The article was divided into two parts. In the first you will find small bluetooth speakers that you can put in your pocket. In the second one you will find bigger units that you can hear from far away! Each of them has its advantages and disadvantages, we chose three proposals prepared especially for fans of good sound in the open air.

Small portable speakers

Creative Muvo 1c

A small, but quite powerful speaker from the highly regarded Creative brand. The company is famous for producing this kind of devices – so you can count on correct sound at a good price. What will the Creative Muvo 1c allow to do? Its working time is about 6 hours of continuous listening. Besides, it is battery-powered – just recharge it and another few hours of music ahead of you

Advantages:

  • iP66 certification,
  • wireless Link function,
  • aUX input for older devices,
  • uSB charging.

Disadvantages:

  • relatively short range. Your phone needs to be fairly close to the speaker for it to work properly.

JBL GO 2

The JBL brand is a leading manufacturer of Bluetooth speakers. Therefore, we could not miss its representative in our list. We chose the GO 2 because of its compact size. By choosing this model, you get up to 5 hours of operation on a single charge and charging time, which is just over 2 hours. Also noteworthy is the water resistance confirmed by IPX7 certification.

Advantages:

  • integrated microphone,
  • designer finish,
  • possibility of charging via USB,
  • plugs on the sockets,
  • good treble quality.

Disadvantages:

  • poor bass quality,
  • relatively short operating time on a single charge.

Sony SRS – XB10

The third proposal from the list of smaller bluetooth speakers is a Sony model. Interesting design, ultra sensitive membrane and additionally pairing with your phone using NFC technology. Presented model is also a designer look and many fashionable colors to choose from. The length of work on a single battery is in this case up to 16 hours! For owners of older devices, good news – you can connect the speaker via AUX line audio input.

Advantages:

  • stereo mode,
  • extra Bass technology,
  • iPX5 protection,
  • nFC technology.

Disadvantages:

  • rubber casing prone to dirt,
  • sound quality decreases significantly at high volume.

Portable speakers of considerable size

Harman Kardon GO+PLAY

If you’re a listener who appreciates sound quality above all else, this is the model for you. One press of a button and your music fills the space around you. Beautiful, elegant finish, comfortable handle and up to 8 hours of operation on a single charge. All this makes the Harman Kardon Go+Play a good choice, despite the high price!

Advantages:

  • 4 x 25W power,
  • bluetooth and AUX connectivity,
  • 8 hours of operation on a single charge,
  • 22.2Wh battery.

Disadvantages:

  • finish not for everyone,
  • material prone to dirt.

JBL Xtreme 2

A portable speaker that couldn’t be missed. One of the most popular choices for young people. Brilliantly finished, and a really powerful choice. It works well outdoors, which is what it was designed for. Ensured resistance to dust and water. Your attention should also be drawn to the strap, which makes it easier to carry a large speaker. On the strap a bottle opener – should you feel thirsty while listening.

Advantages:

  • iPX7 protection,
  • strap with bottle opener,
  • 15 hours of non-stop listening,
  • powerbank function,
  • powerful, clear bass,
  • ability to connect more than 100 speakers wirelessly.

Disadvantages:

  • large size,
  • heavy weight,
  • long battery charging time.

Marshall Stockwell II

A design reminiscent of solutions from the last century? A fan of audio equipment should know what brand it is! Marshall produces classic versions of the enclosure in order to fit state-of-the-art technology inside. Such is the case with the Stockwell II speaker, which weighs really little. Mobility is therefore its main advantage. With 20 watts of sound, it meets your expectations. In a hurry? Just 20 minutes of charging is enough to gain 6 hours of listening!

Advantages:

  • fast charging,
  • long battery life of up to 20 hours,
  • retro front,
  • convenient control,
  • relatively light weight.

Disadvantages:

  • specific finish,
  • insufficient resistance to water and dust (you have to be careful),
  • the leather strap may lose its color after some time – do not flood this element!

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