We’re all about convenience in 2020. If ever there was a year when making life simpler was a requirement, it’s definitely now. That applies to absolutely every facet of life, including your downtime. So if you find yourself holed up inside your home more frequently than usual and attempting to find new ways to use your time, a new set of wireless speakers might be what you need to enjoy your chill sessions even more.
Who’s to say they won’t make all the difference? The listening experience calls for something that amplifies sound levels and allows you to appreciate every note, every melody, and every nuance of the song with the greatest of precision. We’ve rounded up a few of the most impressive wireless speakers on the market. Here are a few to watch for if you’re ready for an upgrade.
Bose SoundLink Color Portable Bluetooth Speaker II
Everything sounds a little better when Bose is involved. The SoundLink Color Portable Bluetooth Speaker II offers absolutely everything that you might expect of a brand whose mission is to deliver the highest quality sound imaginable. This water-resistant speaker goes anywhere and everywhere, from the beach to the park, and even features a built-in speakerphone so you can accept calls wherever you go. Throwing a little party? You can wirelessly pair this speaker with another for flawless playback.
Marshall Emberton Compact Portable Speaker
The best things often come in the most discreet packages. That’s definitely the case with the Marshall Emberton Compact Portable Speaker. This handheld device fools you at a glance, but don’t be deceived by its minuscule size. It relies on the power of True Stereophonic, Marshall’s own multi-directional sound system that ensures a near flawless listening experience from anywhere in the room. Bonus: It offers over 20 hours of playback time. Genius.
Portable? Loud? Yes to both where the Ultimate Ears Hyperboom Portable and Home Wireless Bluetooth Loud Speaker is concerned. Now this is the wave of the future. It resembles the same chunky speakers you may have had in your home as a kid, yet it offers the modern-day convenience of the most portable speakers on the planet. Don’t be shocked when the music starts to pipe through—this is a serious loud speaker, complete with big bass quality and 150-foot range to ensure a prime listening experience for everyone. It’s water-resistant, too, so bring on the pool parties.
“Move,” indeed. The Sonos Move Smart Speaker is more than just aptly named. It’s a compact little thing, as easy to grab and go as it is to simply stare at in awe. It’s also sleek and rather elegant, making a beautiful addition to anything from a bedside table to a living room entertainment center. That you can easily transport it from one space to another is its greatest advantage, but it’s built with all of the features that you expect of a high-quality speaker, too, including Wi-Fi and Alexa. Think of it as the ultimate upgrade: it also sets alarms, delivers the news, and answers all your questions.
Bose Portable Smart Speaker
When you’re on the move and need something easy and convenient that doesn’t require any effort, the Bose Portable Smart Speaker is definitely your go-to companion. Featuring a convenient handle, it weighs in at a little over two pounds and is exceptionally easy to move from room to room or elsewhere in the world. It’s more than just a speaker, too; it’s also equipped with a home and voice control speaker, and is water-resistant to ensure that it handles everything that comes its way, be it a splash of water from the pool or a little spill courtesy of the kids.
Klipstch Heritage Groove Portable Speaker
At a glance, it’s tough to resist the Klipstch Heritage Groove Portable Speaker. It’s a true visual delight, what with its old-school design that evokes some of the most beautiful speakers of the 1970s and ’80s. The beauty of this model is that it’s tabletop-friendly, so you can perch it wherever you happen to be. It boasts an eight-hour battery life and evokes the elegance and simplicity of yesteryear—yet also boasts that vintage appeal you won’t be able to resist. All that, plus amazing sound? We’re here for it.
More than just a speaker, Nest Audio does a little bit of everything for you. It’s the “Hey Google” companion that helps you stay connected at all times. So you can stream your favorite tunes for sure, but you can also use it to do other tasks that you might be too busy to handle at any given moment. This handy little device can turn on the lights, turn off the television, adjust the temperature, and so much more. Where has this been all our lives?