If we’re talking about parties, the first consideration is sound. Where there’s going to be music, there has to be speakers than can handle volume without loss of sound quality. That means quality woofers for bass and tweeters for treble. Another aspect important to many party-goers today is that their speakers be Bluetooth enabled, and portable, so they can be moved easily from place to place – or party to party.
Here are ten party speaker products that fit the bill, selected on the basis that all got highest ratings from consumer reviews as well as being tested out by our team.
Party Speaker Comparison Guide
|Photo||Party Speaker Model||Bluetooth Connectivity||Size of Speakers||Rechargable||Ratings||Price|
|1. Big Blue Party Indoor-Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker||Yes||2 x 5.5” Subwoofers||Yes - 4.5 hours||4.6 out of 5||$$|
|2. PRORECK PARTY 15 Portable 15-Inch 2000 Watt 2-Way Powered PA Speaker||Yes||15" Woofer with 1.35" Titanium Diaphragm Compression |
15-Inch 2000 Watt 2-Way
|No||4.3 out of 5||$$|
|3. Ion Audio MegaParty Express Speaker||Yes||1” Tweeter 8” Woofer||Yes - up to 75 hours||3.9 out of 5||$$|
|4. QFX SBX-412300BTBL Speaker with Built-In Amplifier Bluetooth - Blue||Yes||Triple 12” Woofers and triple 1” Tweeters||No||4.4 out of 5||$$|
|5. VAVA Voom Premium Portable Bluetooth Speaker||Yes||Two 5W drivers, 10W subwoofer, and two passive radiators||Yes - 10 hours of continuous audio playback||4.7 out of 5||$|
|6. Sony ZSBTG900 Portable NFC||Yes||2 x 1.44” Tweeter 2 x 4” Woofer||No||4 out of 5||$$|
|7. EMB PKL 15+ Speaker Stand - 1700W 15" Rechargeable Speaker System||Yes||15" PA speaker sytem | Max power: 1700W | Sensitivity: 97dB||No||3.8 out of 5||$$|
|8. JAM Party Wireless Boom Box (Purple) HX-P730PU||Yes||2 Twin stereo speakers||8 hours of wireless play||4.1 out of 5||$|
|9. QFX PBX-508100 Black Bluetooth All-Weather Party Speaker||Yes||8" woofer & 1" tweeter||No||5 out of 5||$$|
|10. Bearded Blue Premium Stereo Bluetooth Speaker||Yes||Two highly powerful 40mm 3w speakers||Yes - 8 hours of music||4 out of 5||$|
This is a distinctive-looking little speaker with its gray exterior and a big blue button on the front for Bluetooth pairing. It’s very portable at about 6x6x16 inches and under 13 pounds, but comes with a convenient carrying handle. As far as performance, 4 angled speakers deliver 360-degree surround-sound at 72 watts. It has a 33-foot range for Bluetooth devices, or you can touch to your NFC device for instant pairing.
It has a rechargeable battery with 4.5-5 hours of play time. This speaker system is water-resistant, perfect for a pool party or at the beach. Convenient volume and bass/treble controls are placed on top of the unit. Comes with a 3.5mm auxiliary jack for connecting non-WiFi sound sources. Some users report it can lose connection if the Bluetooth source is moving around, but if you want something you can just set down and enjoy great sound from, this will do nicely.
This makes all the sound you need at 2000 watts. The sound from these speakers is loud even at lower volumes, but remains clear when the music is cranked up to outdoor party levels. It is a solidly-built speaker that ships fast with fun features like a microphone and PA system, remote control, LED lights, built in FM radio, and a slot for SD-memory cards. The Bluetooth feature pairs automatically with most devices. Buyers report that the included microphone is relatively cheaply made, but if you buy this for playing music, not karaoke, it’s a speaker system that doesn’t disappoint.
With these, the multi-colored light show is built into the front of each speaker; this creates a strobe effect to the beat of the music. It’s Bluetooth capable, with remote control and a built-in microphone (and inputs for 2 more), as well as karaoke effects like echo. USB drive slots allow you to directly connect your laptop or a flash drive, or you can switch to its FM radio with up to 40 presets. These speakers are a rugged construction and on the heavy side, but five woofers and tweeters deliver excellent sound at a whopping 6000 watts of power.
This sound system is very affordable and especially for the spec that you get with this bluetooth party speaker. It is Bluetooth compatible, but comes with a 3.5mm auxiliary plug-in jack, and convenient remote control buttons. This Professional Bluetooth cabinet speaker comes with RGB LED lights, USB/SD playback and an FM tuner. You can even plug your phone or other devices into the charging ports to charge up. Dimensions are 40.25 x 17.75 x 15.25 in, which is still easy to move around if you’re going from gig to gig, but not as portable as the more compact models on the market. Sound wise, this speaker kicks out some really crisp bass and top notes. The Triple 12” Woofers and triple 1” Tweeters give off an impressive 4,000W PMPO of raw clear crisp sound while the RGB LED speaker lights pulse to the basslines and beats.
This is a compact, sleek, contemporary style black WiFi shelf speaker with Bluetooth 4.0, as well as a 3.5mm auxiliary jack for plugging in your old stereo or TV. Nice sound from two 5W drivers and a 10W subwoofer, while the battery delivers up to 10 hours of play time. Three equalizer modes (normal, party, and surround sound). Small and lightweight at about 3 pounds. Equalizer could be a little more sophisticated, but all in all a nice little speaker with a strong battery which can even charge other devices and still play for hours. Rechargeable from both standard AC outlets or USB input, as well as USB output to other digital devices. Well made, with control buttons built into the top of the speaker for handy access.
The Sony ZSBTG900 is one of the most portable bluetooth party speakers in this list and it will connect to any device that has Bluetooth capabilities. With these features it makes this model so easy to use at parties or if you’re a DJ or host of the party. Connect the speaker up to your iphone and you can get the party started by playing your Spotify playlists!
The only downside to the Sony ZSBTG900 is that it does not have a built-in rechargeable batteries. But because the 8 D cell batteries are so damn good, you can get 20 hours of play time. Other than that, power is supplied via its AC Power charge which is included in the box.
This one delivers high-powered sound. It’s designed for karaoke and music at clubs and parties with all the bells and whistles. It comes with a wireless VHF-frequency microphone but has input jacks for additional mics or guitar. It includes an SD memory card slot, Bluetooth compatibility, and battery rechargeable from standard AC outlet. Designed with built-in grips and wheels for moving around, and a built in radio if you want to relax and listen to your favorite station. The EMB PKL package includes a speaker stand, remote control, and user manual.
This unit has a 30 foot range for connection to Bluetooth wireless devices, and it’s lightweight at two pounds, measuring just 4×9.5×5 inches with a carrying handle. It is surprisingly durable, so you can take it anywhere with it’s carrying handle. The boom box features 4 good speakers, an auxiliary jack, and comes with power cord for AC recharge giving up to 8 hours play time. This particular model comes in purple but similar models are available in other colors. It gives rich party sound from an affordable boom box.
The QFX offers some flexibility with its built-in FM radio, USB connector, remote control, and a 12-volt rechargeable battery lasting for up to 10 hours of music. Quality bass comes from a 8″ woofer with protective metal grill, and it includes a music-sync party light, as well as convenient handle and wheels for mobility despite weighing only 15 pounds. It’s a very manageable size at 10x12x15 inches. A tripod stand is included, with auxiliary jacks for plugging in other components. Expect nice, clear sound, and plenty loud at 1500 watts.
The Bearded Blue speaker boasts hi-def bass, and fits our requirements, being portable, rechargeable. Bluetooth connection gives you over 33-foot range, and pairs automatically with most standard smart devices like iPad, iPhone, Samsung, and more.
This speaker has USB and 3.5mm auxiliary jack connectors, 12-month warranty, and weighs less than a pound. The rechargeable battery provides up to 10 hours of music. It gives you a surprising level of sound from such a small box (less than 3x3x7 inches), and best of all can fit easily in your pocket or bag to start the party at the beach, the parking lot – or anywhere. The retro aluminum-case design suggests quality, and it delivers from just two 3 watt speakers, but at an affordable price.