October 17th, 2018 | Updated on February 6th, 2021
Whether you want to play some lively tunes at your next barbecue or relax on your patio with a glass of wine and some soothing music, having the right sound system for your backyard is key.
If you don’t have a good set of outdoor speakers, you’ll never get the sound quality that you crave. But choosing outdoor speakers can be tricky.
You have to decide on the right type, wired or wireless, mono or stereo audio, and all the other features that will help make your outdoor listening experience as enjoyable as possible. And with so many different outdoor speakers on the market, finding the right ones can seem impossible.
Ready to install some outdoor speakers in your yard? Our top recommendations are included here. If you’re just looking for general tips on shopping for outdoor speakers, you’ll find plenty of advice in our shopping guide.
If you are going for a picnic or basking in your backyard does not have to mean that you cannot enjoy your music. Portable Bluetooth Speakers gives the portability you need without compromising on the sound quality.
They can virtually connect to any device that supports Bluetooth technology. Most of these speakers have a compact and sturdy design.
We have handpicked the top best portable Bluetooth Speakers in 2018 reviews that has all the you could wish for; portability, ease of use and affordability.
1. Polk Audio Atrium 6 Speakers (Pair, Black)
A workhorse when it comes to filling large spaces with the kind of big, life-like high-quality sound for all your outdoor entertainment. Built to withstand the elements, which means you’ll be enjoying the great performance for years to come.
Built to withstand the worst elements—salt-fog, UV, extreme temps or heavy rains, you name it. This patented technology analyzes the speaker’s entire electro-acoustic and mechanical system for improved material selection and more efficient geometry.
Aluminium grilles and bracket, with stainless steel and brass hardware, means no rust—ever.
Review: Louisa Detwiler
Great, clean, clear, tight sound. Using these 10 hours per day outside at the pool in South Florida. Get rained on, wind, sun, and they are holding up fine. Capable of putting out more crystal clear sound than necessary. Have to turn them down sometimes. Read Full Review…
2. DOSS Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speakers with Waterproof IPX6
With 20 years of innovation, DOSS remains competitive in the audio industry as a professional all over the world. We are a well-established manufacturer who develops the most cutting-edge audio technology as well as owning exclusive tooling.
In addition to creating state of the art audio technology, we pride ourselves in ensuring customer experience.
Never worry about it can play on a long journey, especially for long time outdoor activities.
Enjoy twelve continuous hours of music thanks to the 2,200mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The convenience of being able to charge from most USB power sources adds to its advantages.
I was able to contact DOSS and they were very responsive in helping me solve the speaker distortion issue. A replacement unit has already been sent out. Great customer service. I’m convinced that the speaker distortion was just a fluke considering the company’s quick response. Read Full Review…
3. Bose Free Space 51 Outdoor In-Ground Speakers (Green)
Enjoy outstanding audio inside or outside with these Bose® Free Space® 51 environmental speakers. The rugged speakers feature an innovative circular design that radiates sound out in a 360° pattern. Features: durable, flexible design that withstands temperatures from -40° to 150°F and passed a rigorous salt fog test 66% longer than required by the Marine Industry Standard; mounts to your deck or can be put in ground; reproduces low frequency notes for an impactful experience; recommended power of 10-100 watts; base flange with mounting holes for easy installation and a textured green enclosure.
Review: Ricky Sims
4. TIC GS3 8″ Outdoor Weather-Resistant Omnidirectional In-Ground Speaker (Single)
Originally launched as the “Omni Outdoor Speaker” in 1989, the GS-3 speaker is TIC’s flagship product. It continues our long tradition of manufacturing speakers for outdoor living. It is the most widely used outdoor speaker for landscapers, commercial contractors, and home users.
The oversized housing allows a good bases response without the use of sound ports. The reflection cone creates a omni-directional sound source. This allows the landscape to be immersed with music without hotspots. Every aspect of the speaker is designed for exterior use.
The color is designed to blend in with your lawn or shrubs. An oversized dome protects the speaker from rain and snow. The speaker cone is made of weather-resistant ASB polypropylene to ensure your speaker lasts through the seasons.
Review: Mick in Navarre, Florida
I’m replacing this speaker after 10 years of extreme Florida heat, humidity, a couple flood events, and a daily deluge from irrigation. Saw them at Disney World and knew they would last. Sound great once they’re buried several inches in the ground. Read Full Review…
5. Definitive Technology AW 6500 Outdoor Speaker (Single, White)
These technology-packed wonders feature high excursion active drivers pressure-coupled to racetrack-shaped Low-Bass Radiators to give you more than double the bass output while maintaining a weather-tight seal for ultimate placement flexibility, reliability, and performance.
With their fully sealed design, aluminum grilles, and rugged PolyStone enclosures, the AWs can be fully exposed to the elements and still reliably deliver their indoor speaker sound quality for years of outdoor listening enjoyment.
Their integrated galvanized steel brackets and unique shape allow a full 360 degrees of rotation allowing the listener to orient the active drivers toward the listening area.
Pointing the active driver baffle towards the listener while the Low-Bass Radiator side faces the wall or ground gives you the ideal balance of clear mids, extended highs, and thunderous bass even in the tough acoustic conditions of the outdoors. Single Speaker – Single Speaker – Sold Individually – Purchase Two for a Pair.
Review: Bob G
I’ve owned these for 4 years and they continue to sound great. I have two other Definitive speakers in my surround sound system and these sound as good as or better than them. The bass is so good that neighbors ask me where the sub woofer is. Read Full Review…
6. Bluetooth Speaker Smart Portable Wireless Speaker
Our speaker A8 Combined with smart touch screen technology and Echo Dot design, and the keys are located on the top of the speakers, Very easy to operate. Great gift for everybody, outdoor and indoor.
Combined with smart touchscreen technology, echo dot，indicator light design, sensitive touch offers you funny control. Gently touching with your fingertip easily achieve switching the songs and volume control and taking the calls.
Small size and lightweight, easy to fit in your bag or backpack, the perfect companion for outdoor activities.
7. Zosam Portable Bluetooth V4.2 Wireless Speaker
The wireless bluetooth speaker support most bluetooth device and non-bluetooth device. such as Micro SD card insert, 3.5mm AUX-IN input. You can enjoy music with bluetooth device or traditional non-bluetooth device such as computer and MP3 players.
With a larger 45mm Dual 5W driver, the wireless speaker have high quality loudspeakers. Just enjoy the music wherever, such as Home, Shower, Beach, Party, Travel.
with IPX6 Waterproof, it can be in any direction to protect the speakers from the water spray, waterproof speakers on the beach party will be more interesting!
Review: Kaden conley
This speaker is very loud and a lot smaller than I expected. So far, I love everything about this speaker. I also love that its waterproof.
I went swimming with my family and the speaker was playing right next to the pool all day. The speaker worked great that day and it still does. Read Full Review…
8. APIE Portable Wireless Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker IPX6 Waterproof Dual 10W Drivers
Enjoy a High Definition stereo sound with a impressive volume whether you’re lounging around the house, or partying, walking out, camping, hiking, biking.
Enjoy an impressively crystal clear sound quality and robust bass realized through dual high-performance drivers and passive subwoofer.
9. Aiwa Exos-9 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
The Exos-9 is extremely user-friendly and easy to control. If you ever need to invite a friend to join in on the fun or just need to refresh the connectivity on your device, it’s very simple. We have made resetting the device a breeze that can be done in seconds.
Review: Brad Hall
At first listen, most will wonder how a company could offer a battery operated speaker with this sound quality and volume for $300.
When you see and hear the smaller Bluetooth speaker competitors that are in the $300 range, just go ahead and scratch your head trying to figure out why they are charging $300 for their speaker if Aiwa can produce this thing and sell it for $300. Read Full Review…
10. Hard CASE for UE BOOM 2 Wireless Mobile Bluetooth Speaker
Engineered to fit your ue boom 2 speaker. This premium hard eva case is strong, durable and provides the highest level of protection against elements, keeping your speaker safe and secure wherever you go.
Separate compartment for wall charger and usb cable that comes with the speaker. Soft lining inside the case for protection.
The case is splash-proof, shockproof. Rubber handle included to allow for effortless portability and make transportation easy breezy.
11. Bluetooth Speakers Sling Cover for AOMAIS Sport II
Customized design make it easier to access to media controls, buttons, and rear charging port, even the tripod mount. Premium silicon construction protects aluminium body of a speaker from strike and scrape.
The integrated loop lets you grab it, hang it on a tree, take it to a party, put it in your backyard, or anywhere you want to take adventures.
The silicon fabrics which act as acoustic vents to deliver all the high-quality sound expected from AOMAIS sport series.
Review: Chris Sarjeant
Fits nicely. It’s just as advertised, nothing fancy, but gets the job done. But I am confused by the packaging. I ordered the Aomais Sport cover. I received the Aomais Sprot cover. Read Full Review…
12. Bluetooth Speaker, TECHDOTY Portable Wireless Bluetooth 4.2 Waterproof Speakers
Provide you loud, good quality audio, allowing you enjoying an impressively clear, well-balanced, full range listening experience. Built-in mic for hands-free speaker phone.
With latest Bluetooth 4.2 Technology, this portable Bluetooth 4.2 speaker is compatible with most Bluetooth-enabled devices.
Come with a “D” ring which is convenient to attach the speaker to a backpack or other suitable place, easy to take wherever you go and good for outdoor activities.
This speaker offers quite a few features for its price. Usually there are a lot of under $30 speakers available on Amazon but this one stands out at just $21. Sure it has its flaws too, I’ll mention them in the cons section below. Read Full Review…
13. Bluetooth Car Speaker Portable Outdoor Wireless Stereo Speakers with HD Audio
The Bluetooth Car Speaker with Superior Sound,Incredible Playtime and Ultra Portable.
With a larger powerful driver, the wireless speaker have high quality loudspeakers and excellent bass. Just enjoy the music from a deceivingly small package.
Bluetooth 4.1 technology – The wireless bluetooth speaker is compatible with most bluetooth device ,such as iPhone iPad Android and PC.
The size of the speaker is small and the weight is light. You can take it outdoor easily, such as school and beach. You can enjoy high quality music outdoor or indoor.
14. Bluetooth Computer Speaker – Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
Enjoy the freedom of a portable speaker with Bluetooth but want one with more gusto? Tired of fumbling around with computer speakers or laptop speakers that don’t get loud enough?
If you’re looking for a loud wireless speaker you can use to jam out or tune in with, you’re in luck. Our bluetooth speaker have been designed to enhance your listening experiences!
When you want to crank up the volume & amp up the bass, simply place the bass Bluetooth speaker on any surface.
Upgraded with vibration technology, the portable speakers turn out the super loud sound.
Review: Mary Beth Hale
15. Punkcase SILENCER Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, Loud & Powerful HD Speakers
Stylish & Robust multifunctional Bluetooth speaker with high definition stereo sound, impressive volume and stylish design for in- and outdoor audio streaming.
Dual 2 x 4.5W full range speakers with high-performance drivers deliver powerful, high-fidelity and distortion free sound with rich bass even at maximum level.
It is easy to set up, it is very easy to use. Sounds great for such a little thing. It is much smaller than I expected, which is good as it is very portable. Read Full Review…