When you want to organize a beach party, go in the wilds on a camping trip, or just want to chill out during these hot days at the pool, a Bluetooth speaker is practically a must have. Since we all wear smartphones with us, many filled with music, starting a party is easy as pairing a smartphone to a Bluetooth speaker and start playing tunes. And for the summer, the best Bluetooth speakers are water resistant ones.
While there are literally thousands of different models available, today we want to focus just on those that offer water-resistance. And by that, we mean not only a full waterproof rating, but also splash resistance. While some of these speakers won’t work is submerged, all of them are capable of surviving water splashes. And even if you manage to drop one in the water, even those featuring just splash resistance should survive the hazard, unless being in the water for a long time (more than a couple of seconds). Stay with us and find out the best waterproof and splash proof Bluetooth speakers on the market.
Altec Lansing Mini H2O Floating Speaker
Altec Lansing is a famous name in speaker industry. The company is responsible for some of the best mainstream 2.1 speaker systems, and many of its models offer superb audio quality. The company’s H20 floating speaker looks nice, is capable of delivering relatively loud sound, and it doesn’t cost a fortune.
The H2O floating speaker is capable of floating in the water, making it perfect for pool parties. It comes with two drivers capable of delivering 8W of power, not bad but there are louder models available. The speaker features full IP67 rating, making it waterproof as well as dustproof. You can use it while in water for about an hour and it comes with a battery that can offer up to six hours of playback.
The speaker is available in a variety of color choices and features a built-in mic for taking calls as well as an audio jack for connecting to devices that don’t support Bluetooth. And best of all, it is really affordable.
- Nice Design
- It Can Float On The Water
- Excellent Price
- Nice Audio Quality
- Relatively Poor Battery Life
- Loudness Could’ve Been Higher
- Sound Can Crackle When The Volume Is Turned To The Max
Sony XB10 Waterproof Wireless Speaker
Sony can make an excellent product when they want and the XB10 Waterproof Wireless Speaker is one excellent Bluetooth speaker. It offers rich bass and clear highs and middles, while at the same time featuring pretty solid max volume, at least when compared to other similarly sized speakers.
You can pair it via Bluetooth or NFC, and the speaker is able to provide up to 16 hours of playback, which is an excellent result. The XB10 isn’t fully waterproof, but it can survive splashes as well as short dips, just make sure to take it out of the water immediately. On top of all this, you can pair two speakers and create a supreme stereo effect.
- Excellent Battery Life
- Excellent Design
- Awesome Sound Quality
- Two Speakers Can Pair For A Stereo Effect
- It Is Not Fully Waterproof
UE Roll 2
The UE Roll 2 features unique design along with solid sound quality and it can float on the water. While the speaker can float, it features just IPX7 rating, meaning it can be submerged in water for up to 30 minutes and depth of 1 meter. Not really full waterproofing but solid enough to not afraid the speaker will die if accidentally submerged while floating. The speaker offers an incredible wireless range of up to 100 feet (50 meters).
The battery can offer up to 9 hours of playback, a solid score but there are better models when it comes to battery life. The speaker offers pretty good sound quality with clear middles and highs, but bass isn’t really clear. It is muddy and a bit silent. The speaker features 3.5mm audio jack and can be paired with up to two devices at the same time. Also, as is the case with Sony’s model, two UE Roll 2 speakers can be paired with the same device for a stereo effect.
- Awesome Design
- Solid Sound Quality
- Excellent Wireless Range
- No IP67 Rating
- Bass Is Muddy
If you’re looking for a speaker that’s not only waterproof but can also survive falls and impacts the FUGOO Tough is the ultimate speaker for you. It provides excellent sound quality and is tough as nails since it is waterproof, snowproof, mud-proof and shockproof. You can drop it in the pool, drop it down the stairs or roll it in mud and it will stay alive and well. The sound quality is superb, with six drivers placed on all sides for a full 360 sound.
The speaker has a battery that can provide up to 40 (yes, forty hours!) hours of playback, the best result out of all speakers features on our waterproof Bluetooth speakers list by far. The speaker doesn’t look very attractive but its superb sound quality, loud volume, and incredible ruggedness make it one of the best Bluetooth speakers available.
- Superb Audio Quality
- Loud Audio Output
- 360 Degree Sound
- 40 Hours Of Playback Time
- Design Could Have Been Better
Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM
The UE Wonderboom is a Bluetooth speaker for all pool lovers. It can work while submerged and it features a nice round design. The speaker is capable of delivering a full 360-degree sound and it offers a solid audio quality. The UE Wonderboom comes with an IPX7 certificate making it waterproof for up to 1 hour.
The battery is capable of delivering up to 10 hours of playback time, and you can pair two or more UE Wonderboom speakers if you want to start a proper poolside party. Just pair them, throw them in water and let your friends enjoy the music while swimming.
- Excellent Design
- Solid Audio Quality
- It Could Have Been Louder
Bose SoundLink Revolve
The Bose SoundLink Revolve is an excellent Bluetooth speaker and it really deserves a spot in our best Bluetooth speakers list. It features powerful, clear and rich bass along with a full 360-degree sound support. The chassis is made out of aluminum making the speaker tough and it is also splash resistant, but don’t think about throwing it into the water since it only features IPX4 rating meaning that submerging it will end its life.
As for the sound quality, it is perfect. The speaker is equipped with a mic, and it supports Siri and Google Now. The Bose SoundLink Revolve can be paired with another same speaker for stereo playback, or when you want a louder playback. The battery life is quite nice and with one charge you can expect up to 12 hours of playback time. The speaker is a bit expensive but for the price, you get superb audio quality, long battery life, stylish design, and a full 360-degree audio playback.
- Solid Battery Life
- Excellent Design
- Superb Sound Quality
- Rich And Clear Bass
- Only Splash Resistant
- Steep Price
Creative Muvo Mini
Creative was famous during the MP3 player’s era because the company made excellent MP3 players that weren’t as expensive like those coming from Apple and Sony. Although Creative isn’t so famous anymore, the company still makes nice speakers and headphones. One of their models, the Creative Muvo Mini, is a waterproof Bluetooth speaker that comes with the IP66 rating, making it dust and splash proof. You won’t be able to submerge it but it will survive powerful water splashes.
The speaker offers incredible loudness for the size and comes with a loud bass thanks to its oversized frontal bass radiator. The battery can offer up to 10 hours of playback and the speaker is capable of delivering rich sound output. The Creative Muvo Mini isn’t really pretty but it comes with a 3.5mm audio jack for connecting to wired sources, it features splash resistance, it is really loud and comes with a price of below $50, which should be more than enough for one tiny Bluetooth speaker.
- Incredible Loudness For The Size
- Clear And Rich Bass
- Solid Price
- Just Splash Proof
- Design Is Underwhelming
JBL Charge 3
The JBL Charge 3 is one serious waterproof Bluetooth speaker that comes with a plethora of features. It is waterproof for up to 30 minutes and can be submerged up to 1 meter (IPX7 rating). The speaker also features an excellent battery that can provide up to 20 hours of playback time. Not only that, but you can use the speaker as a power bank and charge your mobile devices.
The JBL Charge 3 features a built-in mic for answering calls and when we talk about sound quality well, let’s just say you won’t be disappointed, especially if you love bass-rich music. You can start a party by pairing multiple JBL speakers, not only multiple JBL Charge speakers. In order to pair multiple speakers, they all have to support JBL Connect feature. Overall, the JBL Charge 3 is one sleek and attractive Bluetooth speaker capable of charging your phone and providing a whole day of music playback
- Excellent Battery Life
- Incredibly Rich And Deep Bass
- Very Loud
- Can Be Used As A Portable Power Bank
- A Bit Bigger than needed