“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” (Bob Marley), What one would have done without music is unimaginable. Over centuries, man has endeavoured to produce bigger, better, and sweeter sound. Our lifestyles are forever on the move, and changes in them foster an ever-changing requirement for music. Today, our music travels with us, and what would be better than to have optimal portability without compromising on the quality of sound?

Here is a list of the best Portable Bluetooth Speakers of the year:

10. Cambridge SoundWorksOontZ Angle 3 Next Generation Ultra-Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker


Booming bass and louder volume options are what set apart this product from other similar ones. This when it is free of any distortion. The SoundWorks Angle 3 Next Gen goes wherever you go, and is apt for your home, a dorm room, a party venue, on the road in a car, and ideal for streaming music or internet radio services. The quality never falters. What’s more, take it with you to the beach, on a boat, or the poolside; it’s IPX water-resistance reduces your worries, and cleaning hassles are a thing of the past. Lightweight and easy connectivity make this an ideal travel companion, with a 7- hour rechargeable battery. On sale now at $27.99, it’s a steal with a 72% savings.


9. Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker


Bose have done it again. A superb product from their arsenal, this SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker lets you have uninterrupted music for up to 8 hours on a rechargeable battery. With a rich, clean, and clear sound, this light weight boom box travels well, and does not interrupt vocals with fuzziness and other sound distortion. Take it with you anywhere you go, and the sound remains as good as it promises. With optimal connectivity, this mini, priced at $116.00 for new, and $99.00 for used, it packs a punch which belies its tiny size.


8. Amazon Echo – Black


An amazing bestseller from Amazon, unsurpassed in functionality and portability. The audio quality delivers immersive3600omni-directional sound, with great connectivity to all your devices. It delivers crisp vocals with dynamic bass response. How lazy can you get? This portable Bluetooth speaker makes for hands-free voice-controlled recognition. It uses the Alexa Voice Service to answer questions and give you all updates, news and the suchlike. With a host of built-in features, it is the Master’s voice for controlling lights and thermostats. From just $179.00, this product will soon become an indispensable unit to you. Always being updated, you can rest assured about new functionalities being added continuously.


7. Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II


A tiny power packed product, this offering from the House of Bose once again storms sound bastions. It is wireless and ultra-compact, along with being a hardy traveller. The sound is BIG. The rechargeable Lithium battery backs-up to nearly 10 hours, and includes seamless connectivity to other devices; although the only downside is its comparative weight. Available at $ 199.00, it comes in carbon-black or pearl-gray, with customizable color options. This product comes with an updated and useful feature- that of a Micro USB Charger, and takes the pain out of charging. The Bose SoundLink gives you amazing sound quality and output, even at the highest volumes, and is an improvement on the best portable Bluetooth speaker out there.


6. DKnightMagicBox II Bluetooth Speaker


Bluetooth technology 4.0 combined with excellent sound quality makes for this bestseller. A total of 10W acoustic drivers are what makes this tiny powerhouse so potent. Ideal for all kinds of usage, this lightweight ultra-portable speaker carries a rechargeable battery with a playing span of up to 12 hours. It is definitely compatible with all Bluetooth devices, and at just $39.99, a real bargain. Forget about getting better sound than this, at this price. It comes with a Micro USB charging cable, and a soft leather case for easy handling.


5. Photive HYDRA Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker


Waterproof! Shockproof! Dustproof! What other proof does one want? Advanced Bluetooth 4.0 technology along with its rugged make up provide a hardy travel and outdoors companion. The Photive Hydra delivers awe-inspiring sound, and yet consumes less energy comparatively. Enjoy up to 8 hours of high-quality audio, wherever you choose to take it. The Hydra is just that…100% water-resistant, you can even shower with it. Great for the outdoors and your active lifestyle, its 7 W speakers surround you with your favourite music at all times. Economical, and fulfilling all it claims to be, the Hydra won’t burn holes in your pockets at just $39.95.


4. Amazon Tap – Alexa-Enabled Portable Bluetooth Speaker


As the name suggests, all you need to do is tap and ask. The Tap uses the Alexa Voice Service when connected to Wi-Fi or a mobile hotspot to play music, read the news, provide weather reports, and even order a pizza. The Dolby dual speakers give you the audio quality you’ve been straining for, the 3600omni- directional audio, waiting for your voice to control it. Charges through a cradle and provides up to 9 hours’ playback on battery. A real bargain at $ 99.99, it is forever upgrading and adding smarter features, pandering to your requirements. Compactly sized, ever portable, it’s handy to carry around so that you miss nothing, even when you’re on the move.


3. Wireless Bluetooth Speaker- BLKBOX POP360 Hands Free Bluetooth Speaker


Enjoy powerful sound from today’s best portable speaker, pair it with Bluetooth and other devices, and sit back and relax. The BLKBOX POP360 is light enough to carry in a handbag, yet delivers strong audio. The rechargeable battery lasts for 5-8 hours and will indicate when on the wane. As the name indicates, it just pops up to deliver music of your choice when saved to your Smartphone or Tablet. No physical connection required. Ever so economical, it is worth the price at $ 17.99.


2. Portable 6W Mini Wireless Rechargeable Stereo Bluetooth Speaker


It’s USP is 12+ hours of playback time. Bluetooth 4.0 technology allows seamless streaming, connectivity to devices, and unmatched sound quality. This mini-stereo fits in your palm, and its depth of audio range has nothing to with the lightweight and size of the product. The Alpatronix boasts of 100% customer satisfaction guarantee, and the tiny boom box travels and transports exceedingly well. AX400 features a separate built-in full length Subwoofer that provides you with enhanced boost and better resonance for the ultimate listening experience, and is accompanied by a Micro USB cable for easy charging.Well worth its weight in gold, it is modestly priced at $ 24.95.


1. XBOOM Mini Portable Capsule Speaker


Don’t be fooled by the size of the XBOOM Mini Portable Capsule Speaker. The Enhanced Bass+ Expansion System delivers sound like no other. The rechargeable battery gives 12 + hours of playback with the same intensity as at the beginning. Available in a host of colors, it fosters connectivity with all devices you may have. Supported by a charging USB Y cable, the Mini boasts a 1

year manufacturer’s warranty. It offers a splash-proof carrying case for hassle-free portability. At the unbelievable price of $ 14.99, it’s a wonder it remains in the market for long.

Understandably, it has been rated the Best MP3 Mini Portable Capsule Speaker of the Year.