The Best Budget Bluetooth/Portable Speakers 2021

Bluetooth Speaker are an awesome option for traveler who like to listen to music. Whether you are camping, hiking, picnicking or travelling to different time or climatic zone. They allow you to take not just your favorite music, but your audiobook and other audio materials. With so many Bluetooth speaker available today. Here are a few of the best budget Bluetooth or portable speaker in 2021.

ULTIMATE EARS WONDERBOOM 2 Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, Big Bass 360 Sound, Waterproof / Dustproof IP67, Floatable, 33-m (100-ft) Range – Deep Space

The Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 2 – has one of the best speakers you will ever hear. Its compact and portable design is IP67 rated which means it is resistance to dust and water. It can paired with up to two device simultaneously, which makes it easy to switch between your smartphone and your laptop, or any pair of devices for that matter.

Disappointingly, it doesn’t support voice assistants for some users or the bass is not the best but the Outdoor Mode EQ allows its users change bass setting to their suit. On the other hand, it has leading mid range and treble that reproduces vocal and instrumentals with crystal clarity. If you are looking for affordable Bluetooth speaker, it is a solid option to consider.

Anker Soundcore Motion +
Soundcore Motion+ Bluetooth Speaker with Hi-Res 30W Audio, BassUp, Wireless Speaker, App, Custom EQ, 12H Playtime, Waterproof, USB-C, For Home Office

The Anker Soundcore Motion+ is the best budget Bluetooth speaker with sound customization under $100. This stereo speaker offers a balanced mid-range that can reproduce clear vocals and instruments, though they might come off as slightly dull. This portable Bluetooth speaker is compatible with the Soundcore app, which has a graphic EQ and several presets, including ‘Bass Up’, ‘Voice’, ‘Bass Off’, and ‘Classic’ so you can adjust its sound.

It is also IPX7 rated for water resistance. It can paired with up to two device simultaneously, which makes it easy to switch between your smartphone and your laptop. With up to 15 hours battery life. Additionally, bass is not as ‘thumpy’ as you would like especially if you listen heavy bass demanding genres. A solid choice nonetheless for a budget Bluetooth speaker.

DOSS SoundBox Plus
Bluetooth Speakers, DOSS SoundBox Plus Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with 16W HD Sound and Deep Bass, Wireless Stereo Pairing, 20H Playtime, Wireless Speaker for Home, Outdoor, Travel -Black

The DOSS SoundBox Plus is a portable Bluetooth speaker which has RGB customizable lights. In fact, like most Bluetooth speakers in this price range it struggles with low bass reproduction. The vocals, instruments and mid-range are clearly reproduced.

It is lightweight which make is super portable and is water resistance due to its IPX4 Ratings. It doesn’t get very loud, but at least audio is reproduced clearly and without a lot of compression when you play it at max volume.

It might not be the loudest or have the best bass but it is still a solid budget

Anker Soundcore Flare 2 Bluetooth Speaker, with IPX7 Waterproof Protection and 360° Sound for Backyard and Beach Party, 20W Wireless Speaker with PartyCast, EQ Adjustment, and 12-Hour Playtime, Black

If you’re looking for a customizable Bluetooth speaker under $100 with a better soundstage performance, consider the Anker Soundcore Flare 2. Though the battery life is not as long as the Anker Soundcore Motion+, its 360 degree design is great for all angle audio.  

This portable Bluetooth speaker is well-built, and it is IPX7 rated, yes, water resistance. The mid-range is pretty neutral, and the graphic EQ in the Soundcore app makes it easy to customize its sounds. The Soundcore app allows you to create your own speaker’s RGB lightshow.

Anker Soundcore 3
Soundcore 3 by Anker Soundcore, Bluetooth Speaker with Stereo Sound, Pure Titanium Diaphragm Drivers, PartyCast Technology, BassUp, 24H Playtime, IPX7 Waterproof, App, Custom EQ, Home, Outdoor, Beach

For a cheap Bluetooth speaker, the Anker Soundcore 3 has the best sound quality you will hear from a budget speaker. It compact, lightweight and portable. It comes with a detachable carry cord which makes it easy to carry around.

It has a balanced mid-range so vocals and lead instruments sound clear and present in the mix. In fact, like most budget Bluetooth speaker it struggles with the bass, however, the ‘Bass Up’ feature allows you to hear the thump of the bass on this model.

Additionally, its companion app comes with a graphic EQ and presets you can use to tweak its sound to better suit your liking. Thankfully, the party cast feature allow you to connect up to 100 hundred more similar speaker as this speaker does not get very loud. This comes in handy when you want the sound to be heard all over with out increasing the volume of the speaker.

While the Voice Assistance does not work so well the Anker Soundcore 3 is a decent Bluetooth speak for the price.


While the information here is based off research done as well as information from the creator of each product, one thing remains a constant for all these budget Bluetooth speakers: They have great clarity regarding the vocals, instruments and mid-range. And while a few struggle with the ‘thumpy’ bass reproduction, other are given options to go around that minor inconvenience to the listener. However, in my opinion, there is not perfect speaker, so do not get carried away paying too much attention to the details and find a speaker in your price range and enjoy listening to your favorite song or podcast.

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