Here’s the first in what we’re calling the “best on a budget”. Curated lists of the best products, for anyone on a budget. We’re happy to present this Stack breaking down the best bluetooth speakers under $30. Surprisingly, you can actually pick up some surprisingly good speakers for less than the cost of a trip to the movies for two.
As well as a great payday treat for yourself, these speakers are also a great gift choice for almost anyone in your life. They’re affordable enough that they make a great fathers or mothers day gift, or the perfect size for a small ‘stocking filler’ for family.
#1 The JBL Go Wireless Speaker
Let’s start with the best speaker if you’re wanting the most from your cash. The JBL Go speaker is widely recognised to be pretty much the best bluetooth speaker available at a sub $30 mark, and even more impressive when you consider that it’s much closer to $20 than it is to 30.
Designed for portability, this speaker is little bigger than the palm of your hand. Many of the 500+ five star reviews on Amazon compare it to the JBL flip, a speaker almost triple the price.
#2 The Cambridge Soundworks Oontz Angle 3
It’s an Amazon best seller for good reason. The Cambridge Soundworks Oontz Angle 3 is a no-brainer if you’re on a budget and need great sounding, yet budget, speakers suitable for outside use. Normally a feature reserved for speakers that’ll run you a bit more than $30, these are water resistant. Hot tub anyone?
#3 Go With Anker, The Kings of Budget Tech
Anker are the uncontested king of budget technology online. Need some cables? Anker. How about a battery case for your iPhone? Anker. They’ve done it again here with their Classic Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker. You only have to read a few of the glowing reviews to see how impressive these speakers are. The enhanced bass really helps the sound have prescence, and the build quality is top notch for the price.
This is a particularly good steal, because it’s retail price is $79.00 – making your saving close to $50 at the moment.
#4 This VicTsing Shower Speaker
Having to buy a completely separate speaker system if you like music in the shower might be a little bit of a drag. Doesn’t it make it better when that speaker is under $30 though? Under $20 in fact.
#5 These URPOWER Wireless Speakers Are All You Need For A Rave In Your Yard
Yes. These are completely speakers that light up as you listen. There’s 7 LED formats to keep your party alive, and these respond to the pulsing of the track you’re listening to.
Some of the other speakers on the list, especially the ones already mentioned, might rep better sound quality. These speakers are certainly more of a statement and talking point though.
#6 Don’t Forget About AmazonBasics
Another extremely good option for the price. For less than $20, you can pick up a speaker that packs a serious little punch for the price. Like all of AmazonBasics range, you get a decent quality without paying for any type of brand or logo. Sure, it’s not going to win sound quality awards, but for this price you can hardly argue.
This little speaker comes supporting around 8 hours battery life, and a built in mic for phone calls.
#7 This Anker Speaker, Designed For Your Car
If you don’t have great speakers in your car, and can’t afford an expensive sound system to kit it out with, this is a great little compromise. The Anker SoundCore mini is designed to fit into a car’s drinks holder, and sounds way better than the $30 price tag would suggest.
#8 This DKnight MagicBox Wireless Speaker
If you’re familiar with any of the old Jawbone Jambox speaker lines, you’ll recognise this design from DKnight. Personally, it’s my favourite design out of any speaker included on this list.
This particular bluetooth boombox has over 10,000 reviews on Amazon – so it’s clearly a people pleaser.
#9 This Tiny SoundBot Speaker Is Perfect If You Need a Cheap, Yet Versatile
At under $15, this bluetooth speaker is one of the cheapest here on our list. Even though it’s the lowest in price though, it doesn’t mean it compromises hugely on price. This packs everything you might need in a wireless speaker – water resistance, suction cup, speaker phone and more. You take a little hit in terms of sound quality, but for the price you can’t expect much else.
#10 This Feature Packed Willnorn Bluetooth Speaker
This Willhorn speaker is a bit of a favourite here in the UK. With 24 hour playtime, and audio quality far exceeding it’s price point, it’s no real surprise that it’s regularly in lists of the best budget wireless speakers.
#11 This AmazonBasics Rugged Speaker For Exercise Lovers
Another steal for under $20 from AmazonBasics. This speaker is going to be particularly useful for anyone who likes exercising with a bag in tow; be it cycling, climbing or running. Enjoy loud and pretty bassy tunes whilst you work out, so now you don’t have to worry about earphones annoying you when you’re offroad.