10 Best Bluetooth Speakers in India 2020 | Reviews & Buying Guide

Nowadays Bluetooth speakers are way more popular than multimedia speaker due to high portability level. Because of that, every speaker manufacturing firm has come up with a wide range of Portable speakers, so it has become challenging to choose the speaker of your need. People often end up buying a speaker which either lacks the purpose, it was purchased for or a speaker which is way better than what they require(waste of money). So when I decided to buy the speaker, I followed some essential tips which helped me find the right speaker according to my need. Following are factors which you should consider before purchasing a Bluetooth speaker because these factors will hopefully help you narrow into the speaker that might be right for you:

Budget/ Price It is obvious, but you want to know how much you should or have to spend before you spend it. It will also help narrow down the things and speakers to look during your search which is always good, and I know there are always some people who don’t care about the price of the speakers and that will lead us to next point.

Portability/ Purpose of use – Finding where you will be using the speaker is important because, for example – if you plan on using your speaker a lot while walking. You plan on mainly listening to talk shows, soft music and you want something a little bit louder than your phone then you are looking for a speaker that you’ll be able to hold with one hand and get a grip of the speaker and this kind of person will need a tiny speaker. And then, on the other hand, you are someone who is looking for a portable speaker, but as ear-splitting as they can get, it offers a lot of bass. You are planning on using it for house parties and stuff then you are looking for more giant speakers like JBL Extreme and all speakers that fall in that category.
Now, this doesn’t mean that the reasons I list above are the only reasons to get a small or a big speaker, but just some ideas and they change from person to person. So my point is, first you have to think about what you are mainly going to be using this speaker for, and that will help you determine what size of speaker will suit your purpose

Battery life – This one is self-explanatory, but the main thing is if you plan on using your speaker for a long time away from somewhere there is no outlet to recharge it. Then it would be best if you get a speaker that will give you battery life or playtime long enough to last; however long you are going to be away from the charger. It is important to note though that you are not always going to get the battery life or the playtime that the manufacturer claim and this is because battery life depends on how loud you play your speaker. For someone who listens to a hundred per cent volume on their speaker, then they are going to get less than what is claimed by the manufacturer.

Charging style – All the Bluetooth speaker in the market comes with micro USB port, and you can charge them with your power bank too. But as we all know with the advancement in the technology mobile phone brands started installing USB-C for fast charging in their products, Speakers manufacturers also started installing USB-C in their products to reduce the time of charging. So you can look for speakers which come with Type-C port.

Connectivity – Go for the speakers which come with Bluetooth version 4 or better because Bluetooth is responsible for audio transmission between the device and the speaker. Also, better version means the better audio transmission, thus better sound quality and better range which is up to 60 metres in version 4. The better version of Bluetooth also means that it will be using less power to work comparative to older versions, thus increasing the battery backup of the speaker.
Also, some speaker comes with NFC – It is a technology which helps in connecting the device with the speaker by just touching them together.
It is good to have a wired connectivity option too, check for an Auxiliary connector before buying.

Drivers – Drivers are the spine of the Bluetooth speaker and make sure you buy a speaker which comes with a decently sized driver. Some speakers come with a single driver positioned in a way that it produces a better sound and some speakers come with twin drivers which produces slightly better sound than a single driver speaker. Also, Bluetooth speaker cannot afford to have a woofer because of lack of space, so most manufactures install passive radiators for the bass.

These are the Top 10 Best Bluetooth Speakers in India 2020:

1) JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth Speaker

https://www.amazon.in/JBL-Portable-Wireless-Powerful-Black/dp/B01MSYQWNY?tag=imsusijr-21

– Power Output (RMS): 16W
– Bluetooth version: 4.2
– Distance limit: 8 metres
– Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
– Charging style: Micro USB
– Handsfree calling: Yes
– Aux: Yes
– Frequency response: 70 – 20000 Hz
– Warranty: 1-year domestic warranty

Pros:
1. Wirelessly connect up to 2 smartphones or tablets to the speaker and take turns playing impressive stereo sound.
2. Built-in 3000mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery supports up to 12 hours of playtime.

3. IPX7 Waterproof: This speaker can be submerged up to 1 meter in water for 30 minutes.
4. You can connect more than 100 JBL speakers with JBL connect +.
5. It comes with 2 very good bass radiators.
Cons:
1. It is been reported by some users that the battery backup is reduced to almost half after 6-8 months of use.

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2) Sony SRS-XB10 Bluetooth Speaker

https://www.amazon.in/Sony-SRS-XB10-Portable-Splash-proof-Bluetooth/dp/B06Y5FYBKP?tag=imsusijr-21

– Power Output (RMS): 10W
– Bluetooth version: 4.2
– Distance limit: 10 metre
– Battery capacity: 1400 mAh
– Charging style: Micro USB
– Handsfree calling: Yes
– Aux: Yes
– Frequency response: 20 – 20000 Hz
– Warranty: 1-year domestic warranty

Pros:
1. It comes with NFC which means you can connect your device with the speaker by just touching them together.
2. Its battery life to up to 16 hours which is best in the range.
3. IPX5 Water-resistant: It can resist a sustained, low-pressure water jet spray.
4. Small and lightweight which provides the maximum level of portability.
5. You can connect two SRS-XB10 together for stereo sound.
6. Provides excellent bass.

Cons:
1. It doesn’t work effectively with lower version Bluetooth devices.
2. Some people reported that they are having issues with bass over shadowing vocals. But it can be fixed by downloading the Sony music app which has these features:
> ClearAudio+ which makes vocals more clear.
> Dynamic normalizer which minimise the volume difference between songs & video.
> Very useful for Youtube.
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3) boAt Stone 1000 Bluetooth Speaker

https://www.amazon.in/Boat-Stone-1000-Bluetooth-Monstrous/dp/B072PQRS12?tag=imsusijr-21

– Power Output (RMS): 2 drivers of 14W each
– Bluetooth version: 2.1
– Distance limit: 10 metre
– Battery capacity: 3000 mAh
– Charging style: Micro USB
– Handsfree calling: Yes
– Aux: Yes
– Frequency response: 20000 Hz
– Warranty: 1-year domestic warranty

Pros:
1. Playback time is up to 8 hours.
2. IPX5 Water-resistant: It can resist a sustained, low-pressure water jet spray.
3. The body is constructed of durable silicon, rubber matte finish that makes it shock-resistant.
4. Twin drivers give good sound quality.
5. Very good bass production. 

Cons:
1. Old Bluetooth version.
2. Heavy and bulky.
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4) Saregama Carvaan Portable Music Player

https://www.amazon.in/Saregama-Carvaan-SC01-SC02-Portable/dp/B075YP6Y69/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=imsusijr-21&linkId=81dd774087d0cdbfc8b8f45c6cad7ce6&language=en_IN

– Power Output (RMS): 6W
– Bluetooth version: 4.1 + Enhanced Data Rate
– Distance limit:
– Battery capacity: 2200 mAh
– Charging style: Micro USB
– Handsfree calling: Yes
– Aux: No But USB supported
– Frequency response: 200 – 10000 Hz
– Warranty: 1-year domestic warranty

Pros:
1. It comes with in-built stereo speakers.
2. It comes with 5000 pre-loaded evergreen Hindi songs from legends like Kishore Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar, R.D Burman and many more.
3. Supports 3.5 mm audio jack for connecting external speakers/ headphones. Also, FM radio.
4. Comes with a remote.
5. A rechargeable battery that lasts up to 5 hours.

Cons:
1. Sound output is only 6W.
2. Customer support is below average.
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5) JBL Go 2 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

https://www.amazon.in/JBL-Portable-Waterproof-Bluetooth-Speaker/dp/B07B88KQZ8/ref=as_li_ss_tl?dchild=1&keywords=JBL+GO+2&qid=1590410549&s=electronics&sr=1-1&linkCode=ll1&tag=imsusijr-21&linkId=02ee92bb182f65e032a2ff7add692f84&language=en_IN

– Power Output (RMS): 3W
– Bluetooth version: 4.1
– Distance limit: 8 metre
– Battery capacity: N/A
– Charging style: Micro USB
– Handsfree calling: Yes

– Aux: Yes
– Frequency response: 180 – 20000 Hz
– Warranty: 1-year domestic warranty
Pros:
1. It is the best budget speaker in India only for ₹2000.
2. IPX7 Waterproof: This speaker can be submerged up to 1 meter in water for 30 minutes.
3. Built-in, rechargeable Li-ion battery supports up to 5 hours of playtime.
4. Supports hands-free calling and aux cable connectivity.
5. Supports voice integration.
Cons:
1. Low bass which is partly because of its small size.
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6) Bose Sound Link Micro Bluetooth Speaker

https://www.amazon.in/Bose-783342-0100-Waterproof-Bluetooth-Speaker/dp/B0748N1BZD/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=imsusijr-21&linkId=6edb568edb1ae97fb4f52623589c1776&language=en_IN

– Power Output (RMS): 5W
– Bluetooth version: N/A
– Distance limit: N/A
– Battery capacity: N/A
– Charging style: Micro USB
– Handsfree calling: Yes

– Aux: No
– Frequency response: N/A
– Warranty: 1-year domestic warranty

Pros:
1. Easily attach the speaker to your backpack, cooler or handlebars because it comes with a silicon strap.
2. IPX7 Waterproof: This speaker can be submerged up to 1 meter in water for 30 minutes.
3. Battery backup for up to 6 hours.
4. You can use Bose-connect app to connect multiple Bose speakers with a single device.
5. You can command your phone’s Siri or Google Assistant directly through the speaker.

Cons:
1. No aux input.
2. A bit expensive for a 5-watt driver and 6 hours of battery backup.
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7) JBL Flip 5 Bluetooth Speaker

https://www.amazon.in/JBL-Waterproof-Bluetooth-Speaker-PartyBoost/dp/B07SVH63PX/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=imsusijr-21&linkId=8253cf3c0c4760887936b8aef7f78895&language=en_IN

– Power Output (RMS): 20W
– Bluetooth version: 4.2
– Distance limit: 8-10 metre
– Battery capacity: 4800 mAh
– Charging style: Micro USB
– Handsfree calling: No

– Aux: No
– Frequency response: 65 Hz – 20 kHz

– Warranty: 1-year domestic warranty

Pros:
1. Wirelessly connect up to 2 smartphones or tablets to the speaker and take turns playing impressive stereo sound.
2. Built-in 4800mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery supports up to 12 hours of playtime.

3. IPX7 Waterproof: This speaker can be submerged up to 1 meter in water for 30 minutes.
4. You can connect more than 100 JBL speakers with JBL connect +.
5. It comes with 2 very good bass radiators.

Cons:
1. No Aux connectivity.
2. No mic.
3. Still using same old Bluetooth version 4.2.
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8) JBL Charge 4 Bluetooth Speaker

https://www.amazon.in/JBL-Charge-Powerful-Portable-Speaker/dp/B07HGHH35G/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=imsusijr-21&linkId=18c9fac52e6e06eaff63b193473b1c15&language=en_IN

– Power Output (RMS): 30W
– Bluetooth version: 4.2
– Distance limit: 8 metre
– Battery capacity: 7800 mAh
– Charging style: USB type-C
– Handsfree calling: No

– Aux: Yes
– Frequency response: 60Hz – 20kHz

– Warranty: 1-year domestic warranty

Pros:
1. It comes with a built-in power bank to charge your devices.
2. Dual passive bass radiators for very good bass production.

3. IPX7 Waterproof: This speaker can be submerged up to 1 meter in water for 30 minutes.
4. You can connect more than 100 JBL speakers with JBL connect +.
5. Built-in rechargeable Li-ion 7800mAH battery supports up to 20 hours of playtime.
6. Comes in different colours.

Cons:
1. No microphone.
2. Uses the old version of Bluetooth.
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9) Sony SRS-XB31 Bluetooth Speaker

https://www.amazon.in/Sony-SRS-XB31-Portable-Waterproof-Bluetooth/dp/B079V9JD3L/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=imsusijr-21&linkId=b3e6d13e7dc71d5580b70d3a9110fbbb&language=en_IN

– Power Output (RMS): N/A
– Bluetooth version: 4.2
– Distance limit: 10 metre
– Battery capacity: N/A
– Charging style: Micro USB
– Handsfree calling: Yes

– Aux: Yes
– Frequency response: 20 – 20000 Hz

– Warranty: 1-year domestic warranty

Pros:
1. Bluetooth speakers made for electronic dance music (EDM) which mean it comes with excellent bass.
2. IP67 waterproof means the unit can be dropped into a body of water up to a meter deep for half an hour.
3. One-touch listening with NFC.
4. You can connect up to 100 speakers with wireless party chain.
5. Up to 24 hours of battery back up which is way more than any other speaker.
6. Twin drivers produce a clear sound.

Cons:
1. Not a Classy Design.
2. Adjusting line lights requires an app which is a little bit buggy.
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10) boAt Stone 1400 Bluetooth Speaker

https://www.amazon.in/Stone-1400-Wireless-Bluetooth-Resistance/dp/B07QGJF2ZM/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ll1&tag=imsusijr-21&linkId=4e35aa438976d7c642b61fc393e474bf&language=en_IN

– Power Output (RMS): 30W
– Bluetooth version: 4.2
– Distance limit: 10 metre
– Battery capacity: 2500mAh
– Charging style: USB Type-C
– Handsfree calling: Yes

– Aux: Yes
– Frequency response: 20 – 20000 Hz

– Warranty: 1-year domestic warranty

Pros:
1. USB Type-C provides fast charging.
2. Up to 7 hours of battery backup.
3. Also supports USB Pen drives.
4. IPX5 Water-resistant: It can resist a sustained, low-pressure water jet spray.
5. Pitch Perfect with 2 Equalizer Modes: change it accordingly between indoor and outdoor.
6. Excellent bass for party and group gatherings.

Cons:
1. Sound distortion in full volume.
2. Heavy and bulky.
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See also:
Top 5 Best Bluetooth Speakers under ₹1000
Top 10 Best Bluetooth Speakers under ₹2000

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