Music is certainly an integral part of our lives and a good portable speaker is an essential device that most of us cannot do without for this very reason. From performance to playtime, there are a lot of aspects that you can specifically look for in a portable speaker and chances are that the options might overwhelm you.
A speaker with a good battery backup is essential if you’re throwing a massive bash or if you’re traveling to places where recharging the speaker may not be easy. Sometimes, it’s also because you don’t want to go through the process of recharging a speaker every single day. But in the process, it is important to get a speaker that is reliable too, especially the sound quality and hardware.
We’ve looked for speakers that are resilient and can deliver long hours of playtime. Here’s a look at the best options available.
1. FUGOO Style XL ($169.99)
4 lithium-ion batteries power the 8 FUGOO-designed CORE-X acoustic drivers of this portable speaker. Users undeniably love it for its 36-hour playtime thanks. Besides this, the speaker delivers 38W output, has been designed beautifully and of course, delivers exceptionally great sound quality on this.
FUGOO Style is more towards the compact side and is rugged enough to be a great travel companion on long journeys.
Buy on Amazon: $169.99
2. JBL Boombox ($449.95)
The JBL Boombox comes with a massive 20,000mAh battery and promises to up to 24 hours of playtime. With a 60W output, it’s literally meant to be the life of a party and it surely delivers. The boombox is rugged enough to handle any party in a heartbeat. It comes with an IPX7 waterproof rating which means it can take a dunk in any pool and come out unscathed.
Along with great battery life, the speaker delivers incredible sound with some really hard-hitting base. It is also definitely on the heavier side at 6.25 ounces which is expected for a boombox. You can also connect this speaker to other JBL speakers and use them in tandem as long as the other speakers are also JBL Connect+ enabled. But all of this comes with a hefty price tag, so it’s the best deal only for those who have $450 burning a hole in their pocket.
Buy on Amazon: $449.95
3. AOMAIS 40-Hour Playtime Portable Outdoor Wireless Speaker ($59.99)
AOMAIS claims to deliver 40-hour playtime with this particular speaker however that’s subject to low or high you choose to keep the volume. Keep in mind that AOMAIS won’t be able to deliver the same kind of consistent sound and performance as the JBL Boombox for 24 continuous hours.
Nevertheless, its 10,000mAh rechargeable battery and a 25W output safely ensure that it will take a while before the speaker starts to run out of steam and delivers consistently good sound. The speaker has cool LED lighting and looks like a modern rendition of the original boombox. At 3.35 pounds, this beast of a performer will meet your expectations just fine.
Buy on Amazon: $59.99
4. AOMAIS GO Bluetooth Speakers ($69.99)
AOMAIS comes with an 8800mAh battery that promises a 30-hour battery life at 50% volume. Despite the disclaimer, users love this one because it does have a very long playtime and the rugged exterior can handle abuse without any problems. This one delivers more playtime compared to the bigger AOMAIS Boombox and weighs less than half at 1.6 pounds.
The speakers also have a 30W power output and an IPX7 certificate which means it can survive immersion in water and still function just fine. If you’re looking for a compact boombox concept piece that will deliver great sound, this one is a great choice.
Buy on Amazon: $69.99
5. Vanzon X5 Pro Bluetooth Speakers ($35.99)
Vanzon X5 Pro comes with a high efficiency 3600mAh lithium-ion battery to give you a comfortable playtime on this 1.16 pounds speaker which is fairly light. It comes with a disclaimer to keep the volume at 50% (level 8) to enjoy more than 15 hours of playtime, nevertheless you will still get 10 hours of playtime on a single charge as long as you keep the volume at a level 10 and 5 hours of playtime on level 16.
Besides this, you can also pair more than one of these speakers to your phone and get whatever enhanced sound setting you want after pairing them. Vanzon X5 Pro gives a great performance, is pretty sturdy and looks very classic. This one is definitely a great choice for everyday use.
Buy on Amazon: $35.99
Which portable speaker are you planning to get? Do let us know in the comments!