Our Best Portable Bluetooth Speakers for 2018

Take the party with you with a quality portable bluetooth speaker. Here our are picks for the 5 best portable bluetooth speakers in Australia.


Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II

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Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, the lightweight and compact Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II delivers full, natural sound with dramatically deeper bass when compared to other portable Bluetooth speakers both around the house and when you’re out having fun.

The Bose SoundLink Mini delivers optimum audio when paired with your Bluetooth devices via its proprietary Bose technologies and a specialised driver configuration while its single-piece aluminum casing makes it robust enough to take anywhere. With a wireless range of up to 9m, this impressive Bluetooth speaker really does give you optimal freedom and convenience to enjoy your music everywhere. The SoundLink Mini delivers up to 10 hours of continuous playtime and can be easily recharged via the inclusive charging dock, by plugging it directly into the wall charger or via a USB power source. For added convenience, you can even listen to your music infinitely while charging the speaker via its cradle.

The Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II supports voice calls when paired to your smartphone and can be connected to virtually any audio source via its auxiliary port. With your SoundLink Mini, you also get lifetime software updates via the USB port and a 12-month manufacturer’s express warranty for complete peace of mind. This premium, versatile and very impressive portable Bluetooth speaker is yours today for $299, a purchase we’re sure you won’t regret.


Logitec UE BOOM 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

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Rain or shine, the Logitec UE BOOM 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker is always ready to deliver insanely great sound with deep, powerful bass in every direction thanks to its innovative 360° design.

Ideal for travellers yet perfect for everyday life, the UE BOOM 2 is waterproof, dirtproof, shockproof and crafted from materials that protect it from whatever you throw at it. This impressive and highly durable Bluetooth portable speaker includes a 15-hour rechargeable battery and has a huge 100-foot Bluetooth wireless range, giving you all the freedom you could possibly need from a portable speaker. User-friendly and super easy to control, with the BOOM 2 you can play, pause and skip songs via the buttons on the speaker or you could choose to use the free, inclusive app. What could be easier?

When you invest in a Logitec UE BOOM 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker you can be sure that you’ve made an investment in awesome music wherever you go. Since introducing the original UE BOOM over two years ago, Ultimate Ears (UE) have added 10 awesomely-evolved or entirely new features through their easy speaker and app updates, and apparently, they’re only just getting started! The Logitec UE BOOM 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker is competitively priced at $249.95.


Sony SRS-X33 Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker

Do you need big, high-quality sound while you’re out and about? The Sony SRS-X33 Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker might be the answer you’re looking for with its dual passive radiators for enhanced bass and impressive 20 watts of powerful audio.

Featuring Sony’s unique Digital Sound Enhancement Engine, which helps to restore frequencies that have been lost during compression of MP3, AAC, ATRAC, and WMA files, this impressive portable Bluetooth speaker comes complete with ClearAudio+ and a S-Master digital amplifier for pure sound quality that’s sure to impress you and your friends whether you’re partying or relaxing around the house. Offering easy connectivity via Bluetooth 3.0 with NFC one-touch, SBC, AAC, and LDAC support, the SRS-X33 allows you to stream high-quality music from your Bluetooth device wirelessly wherever you need it.

For enhanced convenience, the Sony SRS-X33 also lets you take calls while paired with your mobile phone and the 3.5mm line-in means that you can use your portable speaker with non-Bluetooth devices but you would need an optional AUX cable, which isn’t included. In the box, you’ll find the Sony SRS-X33 Portable Bluetooth Speaker, a USB to micro-USB Cable, the USB AC Adapter, and the limited 1-Year manufacturer’s warranty.

The Sony SRS-X33 Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker offers a premium and superior listening experience with all the convenience and freedom of wireless connectivity so that you can take your music with you wherever you go and costs $249.


JBL Flip 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

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Small, lightweight and portable, the JBL Flip 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker lets you take the music wherever you go and because it’s splash proof too you don’t need to worry about it getting wet if you’re pool side or on the beach.

Presented with a durable, stylish and fashionable design and available in a variety of colours, the JBL Flip 4 is capable of providing up to 10 hours of continuous, powerful, room-filling stereo sound from a single charge and thanks to its built-in microphone, if you get a call, you don’t need to disconnect it from your paired smart device – just take the call hands-free at the press of a button.

In the box, you’ll find your JBL Flip 4, a Micro USB Cable for charging your portable speaker, the quick start guide to get you connected in minutes and the 1-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Owning a JBL Flip 4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker means you’ll be enjoying all your favourite tunes wherever you are and whatever you’re up to. Priced at just $149.95 this splash proof, portable Bluetooth speaker produces truly impressive sound while giving you the wireless convenience of Bluetooth and the portability of an impressive 10-hour battery life.


Moshi Bluetooth Wireless Pocket Speaker

Providing the ultimate balance between portability and great quality sound, the Moshi Bluetooth Wireless Pocket Speaker is a powerful palm sized speaker, which produces rich, dynamic sound that must be heard to be believed. The Bassburger is so small it can easily clip onto your bag or keys or you could simply carry it in your pocket, which makes it great for travelling, or when you’re on the move.

To use your Bassburger portable wireless speaker you simply need to pair it to an audio device via Bluetooth or you can plug it into your headphones socket using the 3.5mm ‘Aux-In’ socket and cable. These portable speakers also have their own rechargeable lithium battery that provides up to 8 hours of sound from a single charge, which means they won’t drain your battery life on your phone or other audio devices. To recharge the built-in, lithium-ion battery you simply plug them in using the supplied USB cable.

In summary, once you’ve bought your Moshi Bluetooth Wireless Pocket Speaker for $45 you’ll be able to enjoy superior sound and bass quality wherever you go by simply twisting your Moshi Bluetooth Wireless Pocket Speaker to open it and when you’re done, you can slip it back into your pocket. What could be easier or more convenient?


How To Choose The Best Portable Bluetooth Speakers

As wonderful and revolutionary as smartphones and tablets are, it comes as no surprise that the audio they produce is quite frankly sub-standard.

You simply can’t produce wide, rich, deep, loud sound from a small, flat device that’s designed to fit in your pocket.

If you’re the kind of person that enjoys music on the go, then all isn’t lost because with a Portable Bluetooth Speaker you’ll still be able to energize the party or enjoy that new movie release with all the deep, rich audio it deserves.

Portable Bluetooth Speakers offer the convenience of rich and impressive audio, flexible connectivity, and easy portability but what else do you need to know before you buy one?


What is a Portable Bluetooth Speaker?

Bluetooth speakers are relatively small pod-like speakers that are able to easily connect to a range of devices or each other.

They are usually equipped with built-in amplifiers that enhance the audio they produce and enable them to produce impressive sound wherever and whenever you need it.

Many Portable Bluetooth Speakers are also water or splash resist and robust enough to withstand the elements, which means you can use them almost anywhere without having to worry about them getting damaged.

Bluetooth speakers come in a variety of colors, sizes, and styles, so you can be confident that finding the right match for your needs and lifestyle shouldn’t be too difficult.

Also, because they use Bluetooth instead of Wifi they tend to be a far better investment than comparative options like Apples Airplay speakers.

Features to look out for

Rich Audio Experience

Bluetooth speakers might be small but the can produce some seriously impressive rich, dynamic sound that must be heard to be believed.

Wireless Bluetooth Connectivity

The Bluetooth connectivity on these speakers makes them extremely flexible and easy to use with a multitude of devices.

Your new portable Bluetooth speaker can be paired with your smartphone, MP3 player, tablet, portable game console and/or laptop giving your great value for money whether you’re up for a party or want to relax while you watch your favourite movie.

If you find yourself hugely impressed with your first Bluetooth speaker you can, with some models, go all out and buy more then connect them together for even more impressive, room-filling sound.

Other Connectivity Options

Buying a speaker that has a standard 3.5mm aux-in input will mean that you can also connect devices that don’t have Bluetooth support like an older CD player or radio.

Ethernet (LAN)

This is another input option offered on some models, which although primarily aimed at home use, can be used if you want to reduce interference from other sources.

Standard Controls

While most portable speakers have onboard controls (or a remote), others also offer the option of using custom-built free apps to give you, even more, convenience and user-friendly control.

Voice control

Voice control is a feature that connects to services like Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa or Microsoft Cortana voice assistant to extend your speaker’s functionality even further.

With voice control enabled you’ll have your own personal assistant right by your side and be able to access the latest news, order products and even operate other connected smart device using speech alone.

Hands-free Speakerphone

The speakerphone setting gives you all the easy, convenience of hands-free.

Perfect for conference calls or just catching up with friends and family, this feature will fade and/or pause your music until you’ve finished your call and then fade it back in again. Impressive? We think so!

Built To Go Everywhere

While some people invest in portable Bluetooth speakers purely for the convenience they offer around the home or in the garden others love these speakers because they’re built to keep pace with your lifestyle.

Choosing a speaker that is dust-proof, splash-proof and/or shock-proof mean you don’t need to worry when you’re camping, at the beach or by the pool. You can simply enjoy great sound wherever you are.

Powering Your Speaker

Keeping you speaker fully charged means that if you’re not close to a power outlet and your smart device is running low on battery power you can charge your phone or tablet from your portable speaker – even more flexible convenience that is aimed at keeping the tunes flowing and you connected everywhere and anywhere.

What next?

Portable Bluetooth Speakers have grown hugely in popularity since they were first made available and it isn’t hard to see why.

Built with reliability, flexibility, and convenience in mind, they offer great sound and will make an awesome addition to your gadget collection.

Prices range from highly affordable to eye-watering expensive so there is sure to be a Portable Bluetooth Speaker out there that seems as if it was made just for you.

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