Best Wireless speakers in different price categories 2019

Portable or mains-powered, bluetooth and wi-fi, happily affordable to really rather expensive, these are the best wireless speakers on the market 2019.

Overview of the KEF LS50 wireless acoustic

Well-known in the audiophile circle, KEF decided to celebrate its 50th anniversary in a very popular way among producers, timed to release the new LS50 acoustics. It should be noted that with a fairly generic undertaking, the British developers managed to really surprise their fans. Looking ahead, the KEF LS50 shelf speaker system, made in mini form factor, can match the quality of the output audio scene with many outdoor Hi-Fi speakers. The manufacturer has very carefully approached the creation of a new speaker, which is noticeable both in a well-designed external design and in high acoustic characteristics.

Speaker system KEF LS50 High Gloss Piano White

When meeting with a new pair of columns, the first thing that catches the eye is miniature. Made in a compact package with a depth of 278 mm, the acoustics fit perfectly even in small apartments, without problems being placed on a shelf or racks. The weight of each speaker is 7.2 kg, which, with compact dimensions, guarantees excellent stability with maximum output power. Thick walls of MDF together with a high level of assembly ensure the reliability of acoustics and excellent anti-resonance properties, contributing to the formation of natural sound.

Speaker system KEF LS50 High Gloss Piano Black

The design and exterior design of the KEF LS50 model deserves special attention. Thanks to the first-class piano lacquer coating, the acoustics look stylish and modern, while a wide variety of color finishes allows you to choose the speakers for the interior of the room. On the front panel of the column with a memorable curved shape, sound emitters are compactly placed. On the top panel the logo of the brand flaunts, and the rear part of the case is equipped with a bass reflex port and a pair of quality gold-plated screw terminals.

The company-producer KEF used all the long-term experience in the new two-way acoustics. The sound scheme of the shelf speakers, capable of providing a maximum power of 100 watts per channel, is built on the basis of selected components and specially designed speakers. The 130 mm Uni-Q driver and mid-bass driver at the center of the radiator, thanks to the ring-shaped design, the 25 mm tweeter allows audio files to be played in the frequency range 47-45,000 Hz.

KEF LS50 Frosted Black Speaker System

The proprietary coaxial low-frequency Uni-Q loudspeaker with a rigid dome, large neodymium magnet and magnesium-aluminum diffuser is placed in a special damper chamber that suppresses the arising vibrations. Suspension of the MF / LF-emitter is flexible, which allows the system to form a dynamic scene with a well-detailed middle and deep bottoms. Responding to the upper frequency range, the emitter with an aluminum dome and a special ventilated structure is placed in the middle of the bass with the help of Tangerine technology.

Thanks to the coaxial design of the speakers, the manufacturer managed to balance the reproduced audio scene as much as possible. Nearby sound emitters form a dense stream that provides a truly unified sound palette. A crossover consisting of two boards with a separation frequency of 2200 Hz guarantees harmonious operation of the speakers with a minimum noise level. With a sensitivity of 85 dB and a maximum sound pressure of 106 dB, the shelf speakers recreate a natural scene with wide frequency boundaries and a rich palette of the output audio stream.

KEF LS50 Titanium Gray acoustic system

The company KEF professionally approached the development of not only speakers, but also a bass reflex. Due to the open acoustic design, the LS50's poles recreate surround sound with a deep and rich bass. The bass reflex tube made of special elastic material with a special design difference makes it possible to significantly reduce the level of transverse resonance in operation. Providing a qualitative reconstruction of the sound wave, the rear bass reflex perfectly complements the high-level output stage of the front radiators.

KEF LS50 Racing Red Speaker System

The music scene reproduced by the KEF LS50 shelf system as well as the sound arrangement of the speakers deserves all sorts of praise. With compact dimensions, the speakers are able to provide sound with a maximum output of 100 W and decent acoustic characteristics for professional scoring from 15 to 20 m2. A detailed audio pad with a wide frequency range picks up and delivers to the listener all the sounds of musical instruments. Specially designed dynamics guarantee the purity of the upper, the detail of the middle and the saturation of the lower classes in any genre direction.

The advanced design of cases with high anti-resonance properties and proprietary reproduction scheme make the KEF LS50 shelf audio system a universal option for a modern music lover.


The drive unit complement is the latest evolution of KEF’s trademark Uni-Q array. The Uni-Q may look like a single unit, but it’s really a 25mm aluminium dome tweeter in the centre of a 13cm magnesium/aluminium–coned mid/bass. The idea is to improve the way the speaker disperses sound and help integration.What looks like a grille in front of the tweeter is in fact a waveguide that improves its high-frequency performance. Even without that opinion-dividing colour – KEF calls it Rose Gold – this is one distinctive driver complement.

The engineers have worked hard on the cabinet. That curved front panel is made of DMC (Dough Moulding Compound: a polyester resin combined with glass fibre and calcium carbonate). DMC was chosen for its mass and inertness.The rest of the enclosure is made from MDF. It’s heavily braced and strongly damped to minimise any resonances.We don’t tend to go on too much about reflex ports. The elliptical one used to tune the bass on the LS50 is unusual, though. Put your fingers inside and you’ll feel that it’s flexible. This helps to reduce any unwanted midrange distortions.


Given a little space to breathe and mounted on a pair of solid stands these monitors sound terrific. The first thing that strikes us is the quality of the bass performance.For boxes that stand just 30cm high, these speakers deliver deep, agile and powerful lows from the likes of Massive Attack’s Flat of the Blade. But, unlike most small speakers that deliver big bass, the LS50s don’t over-egg things – everything sounds balanced.
Move up the frequency range and these KEFs continue to impress. Kate Bush’s vocals on 50 Words For Snow are as clear and articulate as you could wish for. These speakers communicate the energy and drive in a piece of music brilliantly.We’re impressed by the speaker’s seamless integration too, as we are by the way it sets up a huge stereo image populated by securely focused sounds.And, perhaps most importantly, these speakers are fun to listen to. It’s not something (we think) KEF has always managed with its products. Here it has.

• quality cases with a stylish and memorable design;
• emitters with selected materials and sound elements;
• Well-designed design of the phase inverter;
• High output power of sound with compact dimensions of AC;
• A rich sound stage with a volume stream and live musical instruments.

• There is no connection type Bi-wiring.


Wireless Speakers: The Easy Choice 2019 - wireless-speakers’s diary

Amazing speakers dampened by bugs | Devialet Phantom Gold review:

The Devialet Phantom was met with wide praise in the audio community a few years ago for achieving something rare: a truly full-range, compact high-end speaker. The speaker is about the size of a Sonos Play:5 but can extend below 20hz on the bass while maintaining hi-fi sound. That it looked like a futuristic orb designed by space-faring creatures didn’t hurt.Two years later, Devialet is improving upon the original Phantom with an upgraded model dubbed the Phantom Elevate. It bumps up the wattage from 750 to 1,200, and max volume from 99 db to 101 db. Meanwhile the price was cut from $1,990 per individual speaker to $1,690.I say ‘new’ in quotes because the upgrade is partly a software one. Devialet used what it learned creating its most powerful speakers, the Phantom Golds, and figured out how to pull more power from the original Phantoms, although the update is only compatible with devices produced after November 2017.A few disclaimers: I had not heard the original Phantoms outside of listening rooms and it’s been a while since that. I’m testing a pair of the Phantom in my studio apartment, which is far from an ideal testing environment. And though I’ve listened to all sorts of hi-fi headphones, my experience with speakers in this price range is limited.All that being said, the Phantom sound wonderful. Against my Sonos Play:5 – excellent speakers in their own right – there’s no real competition: the Phantom sound better in pretty much every respect, unless you prefer more (muddier) bass. As one would hope, considering the price difference.


From the outside, very little has changed – the Gold Phantom shares the same enclosure as its Silver sibling, and for the second time in a year we find ourselves struggling to find comparisons for the Devialet’s striking looks.At 26cm tall and 25cm wide, it’s similarly proportioned to one of those clever Dyson vacuum cleaners, but at 11.4kg, not quite as easy to tow around the floor.On the shelf in the showroom (or on one of its elegant, additional-cost support options Tree, Treepod or, for wall-mounting, Gecko), only the 22-karat gold-plated covers on each side of the Gold Phantom set it apart from the Silver. Well, those and the extra £500 on the price ticket.


There are some changes beneath the skin, though. The Texas Instruments DAC of lesser Phantoms has been replaced by a proprietary converter embedded in Devialet’s Analogue Digital Hybrid (ADH) technology.Branded ADHV2, it combines Class A and Class D amplification in an effort to maximise each technology’s inherent benefits while minimising its equally inherent shortcomings.The Gold Phantom tweeter is a titanium dome, a theoretical upgrade on the aluminium alternative used lower down the range. And, of course, there’s that whopping increase in peak power.Despite the DAC changes, the Gold Phantom tops out at the same maximum audio file resolution of 24-bit/192kHz as its Silver relative.Bandwidth is increased in both directions, though, down to 14Hz at the bottom end (where sound becomes not so much audible as physical) and 27kHz at the top (where sound is of much more use to a dog than to you).
The Gold Phantom is designed as a wireless speaker, of course, and has both Bluetooth and wi-fi connectivity.But there is also a digital optical socket for legacy equipment, and an ethernet connection for those who value signal stability over decorative minimalism.And for the seriously monied, multiple Gold Phantoms can be configured to work as everything from a stereo pair to a surround-sound cinema package to as many as 24 discrete zones using the cost-option Dialog hub.Control of any or all of the Gold Phantoms in your particular set-up is via the Spark app for Android, iOS and Windows.

More after the break

At every turn, there are big numbers attached to the Gold Phantom experience.As well as those concerning price or power, there’s the 1.2 tons of pressure required to hermetically seal the Phantom cabinet and the 30kg of thrust force driving the lateral woofers (this configuration, whereby the hermetically sealed woofers function under tremendously high pressure, is – with no apparent sense of hyperbole by Devialet – called Heart Bass Implosion).For all its complicated architecture and crowd-pleasing numbers, the Gold Phantom functions as a wireless speaker in the most everyday sense: it’s simple to set up and equally painless to control.Its spherical, omnidirectional nature makes positioning it pretty straightforward (within the confines of its weight and size, of course), and getting the Devialet to a state of readiness is child’s play.


If you think the Gold Phantom looks a little mysterious as an object, it becomes downright dramatic when it starts to do its thing.We start our investigations with a Tidal-via-LG G5 smartphone-derived listen to Nice Up The Function by Mr Scruff and Roots Manuva and, blimey, the Devialet is a sonic and visual handful right from the off.Sonically, it’s the low-frequency speed, punch and manoeuvrability that’s initially most impressive.This is a tune with a deep, stop/start and fast-moving bassline, and the Gold Phantom handles it with a nonchalance that speaks of unarguable authority and control – the out-and-out substance of the bass it generates is more commonly associated with great big drivers and even bigger cabinets.It hits startlingly hard, offers tremendous tonal and textural variation even down at the limits of its extension, and displays ballet-slipper poise to go with the iron-glove impact.Visually, the Devialet is like no other device outside the Phantom range.
Accompanying the brick-cracking bass is a hectic flurry of movement from the side-firing woofers, the sort of alarmingly visual driver extension that in any other circumstances would have us leaping forwards to reduce the volume and prevent possibly terminal damage.But this is simply what the Gold Phantom does – it flaps its wings like a creature long since evolved beyond needing to fly, yet retaining a species memory of how it’s done.It’s a bit of visual theatre you simply don’t get with any other product. Elsewhere, it’s a similarly singular and confident story. Switching to a 24-bit/192kHz file of Leonard Cohen’s Slow shows off the Devialet’s midrange fidelity.The variable pitch of Cohen’s voice, who was 80 by the time of this recording, is reproduced with the sort of prodigious detail and fidelity that makes his approximate phrasing entirely endearing.
The midrange overall is assertive enough to hold its own despite the low-end onslaught it’s riding above, but deft enough to reveal the minutiae of a singer’s palate-noises between lines of song.It’s grippy and poised, striking a reasonable balance between attack and subtlety. The move to a titanium tweeter means the Gold Phantom has greater reach, better management of transients and an altogether crisper high-frequency presentation than that of its more affordable siblings.
The relentless ride cymbal and general percussive whirlwind of Elvis Costello & The Attractions’ charge through Nick Lowe’s (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding is delivered faithfully, the Devialet’s remarkable ability to reproduce treble sounds with instant attack and equally accurate decay just adding to the overall propulsion of its presentation.For all of its forcefulness, though, the GP has the ability to handle the gossamer fragility of Nina Simone’s I Got it Bad with sensitivity.Such a languidly intense recording is rather at odds with the Devialet’s general modus operandi, but it gives the song decent weight of emotion. The timing, and general sense of interplay between musicians, is admirable.
Ultimately, though, it’s happiest when delivering a well-controlled storm of action.The company’s website describes the Gold Phantom as capable of “ultra-dense sound with physical impact” which – while hard to argue against – isn’t, we don’t think, an entirely positive thing.For all the fidelity demonstrated throughout the frequency range, there’s a lack of separation and space to the sound that makes the Devialet sound dense in the manner of fog – everything happens at speed, with an assertion that sometimes borders on aggression, and the small-ish soundstage as a consequence is not so much muddled as crowded.There’s the sense that Devialet has overachieved with the Gold Phantom’s bass response, almost to the extent the rest of the frequency range has been supercharged to match.
The Good: The upgraded Phantom can stream high-res 24-bit/192-kHz files and it sounds brilliant at both low and high volumes. It really has two secret sauces. First, its Heart Bass Implosion (HBI) technology, which allows all four drivers to work in perfect unison, maximizing efficiency, minimizing distortion and enabling the speaker to achieve a ridiculously wide frequency range. And second, its new improved ADH2 technology, which allows the speaker to sound way louder than you’d expect from a speaker its size. There are numerous connectivity options, including Bluetooth, Apple Airplay and Spotify Connect. Watching the speaker work, especially with songs with heavy bass like Wiz Khalifa’s “On My Level” and “Jumpman” by Drake, is a visceral experience — it literally takes center stage, no matter what else is happening in the rest of the room.
Who It’s For: Audiophiles, or average joes, that want a statement-piece wireless speaker. It’s a speaker that’s designed to be listened to and looked at. And even though it can work with other Phantoms (you can use them in a multi-room, multi-speaker setup), it’s really designed to work by itself. Also, whoever is buying this shouldn’t really be worried about price.
What To Watch Out For: It has no volume or playback controls on the speaker, so it has to be controlled by your smartphone. It doesn’t have voice control. Like all Devialet Phantoms, the new Phantom isn’t a true omnidirectional speaker. Its two woofers evenly spread bass around the room, but because the tweeter and midrange are located at its head, it’s technically a mono-directional speaker. You can pair two (or more) Devialet Phantoms together in a stereo setup, but that gets expensive and requires Devialet’s own app. The look of the Phantom isn’t for everyone; while some in our office thought it looked cool and unique, others mistook it for a fancy vacuum used to dry wet carpets — and it’s very expensive.
Alternatives: Depending on how you look at it, there are either a lot or no alternatives to the Devialet Phantom. For a better multi-room experience, go for Sonos. For a better smart home experience, go for the Apple HomePod. The Naim Mu-so is probably its closest competitor as a standalone wireless speaker, which is almost as expensive and almost as unique-looking as the new Phantom.

This review is done with the help of TechnoVolume

TOP 12: best portable speakers in Australia in 2018

Take your favorite music with you on nature or on a trip? Enjoy its pure and powerful sound? Easily! We get help from wireless speakers. Of course, you can simply turn on the music from the smartphone, but not every model provides the quality of sound that even the simplest wireless speaker can provide. However, in order to enjoy a really good sound, you need to scrupulously approach the choice. We hasten to simplify your life a little: we found the best portable speakers in different price categories - there is an option for a picky music lover, and for a simple user who wants for small money to get acceptable sound quality and do not go into a lot of nuances.

How to choose a portable speaker?

Let's start with the basic information . If you are an expert in the field of speaker systems, you can skip this section. We have prepared a short educational program for those who first encountered the choice of a portable speaker and do not know how to find a really high-quality model.

When choosing, pay attention to such parameters:

  • The power of the system directly affects the volume. The most compact speakers have a power of about 3-5 watts, more models - 15-20 watts or more. It is worthwhile to understand that the closer the volume to the maximum, the more there will be distortions in the sound;
  • number of bands. Each band of the column is responsible for the reproduction of certain frequencies and their combinations. The more bands, the more clear and natural will be the sound. The cheapest and most common option is single-side speakers , equipped with only one universal speaker. Two-way speakers have two speakers: high- and low-frequency. This is also a fairly common model. Less common are three-way speakers , which also include a mid-range speaker;
  • range of reproduced frequencies . Here everything is simple: the wider the range, the more believable will be the sound. The minimum frequency in portable acoustics is 20-500 Hz , the maximum frequency is 10000-50000 Hz ;
  • format of sound, or number of channels . There are mono-systems(1.0), they reproduce music in one channel. The bass in them is not particularly pronounced, the format is a thing of the past, but it is still used in inexpensive compact speakers, even from well-known manufacturers. Stereo systems (2.0) give a more spacious sound, differ in high power and loudness . Systems 2.1 differ from 2.0 by having a separate subwoofer , it gives a more saturated and dense sound. The power of the subwoofer ranges from 1 to 150 watts;
  • the signal-to-noise ratio is another indicator of how good the sound from the speaker will be. The higher the value of this indicator, the better. In most speakers, it is 45-100 dB. Many little-known manufacturers often indicate not quite correct values, but the data that large companies declare can be trusted;
  • wireless technology . The most widely used Bluetooth- speakers . They are easily interfaced with tablets and smartphones. It is advisable to take a column that works with the Bluetooth 4.0 standard : power consumption will be minimal, and this is very important for portable speakers on batteries. Data compression during the transfer via Bluetooth is carried out by the AptX codec, it allows to produce CD-quality sound. Some players support the AptX HD codec - sound quality, clarity and volumetric will be several times higher, but it is important that the smartphone or tablet also support the work with these codecs. To simplify the connection via Bluetooth, some speakers can use NFC technology: it is clear that the smartphone should also support it. Music can be transmitted and over Wi - Fi , the range of connection at the same time depends on the capacity of network routers. Separately it is worth noting the technology AirPlay , which is used in devices from Apple. It allows you to transfer to the speaker an excellent surround sound, which is achieved through the use of proprietary codecs that transmit music with almost no loss of quality. In expensive columns, several wireless options can be implemented;
  • other sources of music . The speaker can play music not only from a paired smartphone. Most models have a slot for memory cards , in more advanced - USB- connector for reading flash drives and external hard drives. Another option is to connect to the smartphone column in the AUX port , but the wireless device can not be named. Some speakers can be connected to computers and TVs, but they are rarely used for such purposes;
  • autonomy . Most portable speakers are powered by their own rechargeable batteries - AA-powered batteries go down in history. Manufacturers indicate the battery capacity and the duration of battery life. The latter is often not measured at maximum volume, keep this in mind. A good result for wireless speakers is 10-15 hours of battery life and more. The speakers are recharged via microUSB from the outlet, laptop or external battery;
  • Control is carried out by means of the interfaced smartphone or buttons on the column itself. In some models, for convenience, a screen is provided;
  • weight . Good acoustics can not weigh a little, but you do not want to take a heavy column with you to the nature, so choosing a portable speaker is always a compromise of compactness and sound quality. If you plan to take music with you on a run or bike tour, then pay attention to more miniature models. If quality comes first, then take a column weighing 500 g;
  • additional functions . These include radio , an equalizer for fine-tuning the sound, an alarm clock, a remote control, a backlight, as well as a speakerphone (this is a built-in microphone that allows loud calls to the entire company of friends). Some speakers get protection from moisture and dust - this is important if you take the device with you on an active holiday. Some speakers also work as a power bank , charging other gadgets. There are models equipped with wireless charging and even solar panels;
  • manufacturers. Among the most-most JBL, Sony, Beats, as well as Sven and Xiaomi.

You must also consider the purpose of use . For example, for noisy parties in nature, a simple single-band mono or stereo system is suitable: the purity of sound in full measure still can not be assessed. Pay attention to the protected and fairly self-contained speakers. For travelers there are compact models, the size of the palm. They receive special fasteners, often have protection from water, but the maximum volume level is very limited - however, when the column is located next to the other and is not required. For bicyclists there are columns with special fasteners. For home use, you can take both a compact and a fairly large model with a high sound quality, no less important is the design.

Perception of sound is an individual thing. It is better to allocate a couple of models for yourself and listen to their sound live, only so you can make the right choice. We offer you some of the best wireless speakers, which you should definitely pay attention to when choosing. 

The best portable speakers 2018

JBL Flip 4


  • stereo system;
  • power 16 W;
  • number of lanes AC - 1;
  • the range of reproduced frequencies is 70-20000 Hz;
  • signal / noise 80 dB;
  • autonomy 12 hours;
  • weight 0.51 kg;
  • cost about $ 100.

By the ratio of price / quality is about the bottom of the best portable speakers at the moment. JBL Flip 4 replaced JBL Flip 3 , the real hit of sales. The manufacturer claims that he was able to make an even more perfect device and, learning the dry technical characteristics, you start to believe him. When you listen to the sound of the column live, there is no doubt that everything is done perfectly . The company says that the new model sounds 20% better than the previous one: it's not known exactly how they measured this percentage, but the sound is very, very good, and the basses are juicy.

Among other things, the model has a higher autonomy and increased level of protection IPX 7 - now the product is not afraid even of immersion in water. The speaker is interfaced with gadgets via Bluetooth, has a mini jack for wired connection and several buttons for control. Among the bonuses - built-in microphone and the ability to connect to one system of about a hundred columns thanks to JBL Connect +. The variety of colors is the widest. The disadvantages are difficult to find.



  • monosystem;
  • power 3 W;
  • number of lanes AC - 1;
  • range of reproduced frequencies 180-20000 Hz;
  • signal / noise 80 dB;
  • autonomy 5 hours;
  • weight 0.13 kg;
  • cost about $ 30.

JBL is renowned for its portable acoustics, even when it comes to such budget options. This is one of the most compact and inexpensive wireless speakers on the market. It has a good range and signal-to-noise ratio, and the minimum dimensions allow to take the model with you anywhere. There is a strap holder.

The model comes in seven colors, it has very simple control. At the end there are buttons not only to adjust the volume, but also to answer the call - it's great that they did not forget about this opportunity and made a speaker for the conversation.

Music is played back when the smartphone or tablet is connected via Bluetooth, or through a 3.5 mm jack. The sound of this "kid" is surprisingly good : clean, loud, with basses. To pick on there is nothing, especially if you take into account the size and price of this acoustics.

Xiaomi Mi Bluetooth Speaker


  • stereo system;
  • power 6 W;
  • number of lanes AC - 1;
  • range of reproduced frequencies 85-20000 Hz;
  • autonomy 10 hours;
  • weight 0,27 kg;
  • cost about $ 40.

What kind of business today does without Xiaomi? The company performed well in the field of portable acoustics. Xiaomi Mi Bluetooth Speaker - the most expensive column in the assortment of the company. It sounds amazing considering the price policy of competitors, but there is no trick. The column is almost entirely made of aluminum , looks stylish, presented in a mass of colors. The model is connected to the smartphone via Bluetooth, there is the possibility of reading audio files from the microSD memory card , there was also a 3.5 mm output. There is also a microphone for receiving calls, but its quality is not the highest. The control is implemented very conveniently, there is a light indicator that indicates the battery charge.

As for the sound, then everything is on the level. The company paid special attention to low and medium frequencies, in some melodies the column starts to vibrate, which, in principle, is only beneficial. With the upper frequencies everything is somewhat worse, but in general the sound for a compact model for $ 40 is more than acceptable. This is a great model for those who are not accustomed to listening to every note and meticulously evaluate everything to the smallest detail.

Sony SRS-XB20


  • stereo system;
  • power 25 W;
  • number of lanes AC - 1;
  • range of reproducible frequencies 20-20000 Hz;
  • autonomy 12 hours;
  • weight 0.59 kg;
  • cost about $ 100.

Powerful column with water protection according to IPX5 standard . The chip of the model is LED illumination along the contour of the device , which blinks and flashes when playing music. The sound quality is not bad, fastidious music lovers can find fault with the processing of low frequencies, but on average loudness all the melodies sound perfectly. Another feature of the column is NFC support , so it will be easier to pair it with a smartphone. Among other things, a built-in microphone and a mini jack.

If you want a better sound and the backlight is more effective, you can look towards XB30 and XB40 , but they are more expensive.

JBL Charge 3


  • stereo system;
  • power 20 W;
  • number of lanes AC - 1;
  • the range of reproduced frequencies is 65-20000 Hz;
  • signal / noise 80 dB;
  • autonomy 20 hours;
  • Weight 0.8 kg;
  • price around $ 145.

A real beast! One of the best portable speakers of our time. Powerful, with enough autonomy and waterproof housing . Design and ergonomics of the manufacturer thought through to the smallest detail. There is a built-in microphone to answer the call, it is also possible to combine the column with others in one coherent system. The model has been protected against water by the IPX 7 standard , withstands a temporary immersion in the water, and rain and spray in general it does not care. Batteries for 6000 mAh enough for a record 20 hours of music playback - this is an amazing result for portable acoustics. At such rates it is not surprising that the column can charge other gadgets, speaking in the role of an external battery.Another nice opportunity is the presence of a speakerphone .

As for the main thing, the quality of sound, then everything is expected to be perfect: powerful speakers with a good range of reproducible frequencies, two passive radiators and a very very clean sound. There is nothing to complain about. Naturally, all this set of advantages is more expensive than compact "road" speakers.

Xiaomi Square box Cube


  • stereo system;
  • power 5 W;
  • number of lanes AC - 1;
  • autonomy 10 hours;
  • weight 0,228 kg;
  • price around $ 22.

The manufacturer does not specify the range of reproducible frequencies and the signal-to-noise ratio, but those who heard the sound of this column say that it produces a really good sound. The volume is average, but this is unavoidable with such power and column sizes. At a high volume, it starts to wheeze a little, at average loudness the sound pleases, and this at such a price! The control button is only one, the battery for 1200 mAh keeps steadfast and allows listening to music up to 10 hours. The model received an NFC module , a passive subwoofer, but does not have a mini jack. In general, the ratio of price / quality is a very, very good proposal.

JBL Clip 2


  • monosystem;
  • power 3 W;
  • number of lanes AC - 1;
  • the range of reproduced frequencies is 120-20000 Hz;
  • signal / noise 80 dB;
  • autonomy 8 hours;
  • weight 0.18 kg;
  • cost about $ 40.

Compact wireless speaker. The presence of a special mount allows you to easily connect the gadget to a backpack or bike. The model has a waterproof case , built-in microphone and a mini jack connector. The sound quality and autonomy, as for such a baby, at a height. Add here simplicity of management, quality assembly, nice design and really powerful sound, and we finally get a good portable column, which you can take with you wherever you go.

On sale still there is JBL Clip 2 Special Edition . The column features an original design, the rest is the same.

Marshall Kilburn


  • system 2.1;
  • power 10 W, power subwoofer 15 W;
  • number of lanes AC - 1;
  • range of reproducible frequencies 62-20000 Hz;
  • autonomy 20 hours;
  • weight 3 kg;
  • cost about $ 300.

This device is for those who can appreciate the purity of sound and prefers only the best quality acoustics, even in its portable performance. However, with such weight, you can take it with you except in the trunk of the car. It is suitable for home use. We will not enumerate a bunch of epithets - just say that the sound of this column gives an ideal , which is not difficult to understand even from the dry technical characteristics. The user can adjust low and high frequencies himself , and connect the music source via Bluetooth and mini jack. The design is also excellent.

Harman/Kardon Go + Play Mini


  • stereo system;
  • power 100 W, power subwoofer 15 W;
  • number of lanes AC - 2;
  • range of reproduced frequencies 50-20000 Hz;
  • autonomy 8 hours;
  • weight 3.43 kg;
  • price around $ 240.

Another beast got into our review. It's expensive, heavy, but it sounds great. The volume of volume here is almost the highest in the class of portable speakers , and at the maximum the sound remains clean and high-quality. Design, management, assembly - all at altitude. Autonomy, however, disappointed, but with such characteristics it is difficult to expect another, but there is the possibility of power from the network.

Xiaomi Mi Bluetooth Speaker Mini


  • monosystem;
  • power 2 W;
  • number of lanes AC - 1;
  • autonomy 4 hours;
  • weight 0.06 kg;
  • cost about $ 15.

This is the cheapest and lightest wireless speaker , at least in our review. The manufacturer supplied it with a minimum set of necessary functions, put a ridiculous price and got success. The design of the speaker is good, it sounds fine at an average loudness: from the device for $ 15, you obviously do not expect decent results, but this model is pleasantly surprising. Small rales appear only at high volume, but in a room such a loud sound is unnecessary, and in nature - rattles are imperceptible. From the bonuses here only built-in microphone, connection with the music carrier is carried out only via Bluetooth.

Samsung Level Box Slim


  • stereo system;
  • power 20 W;
  • number of lanes AC - 1;
  • autonomy 30 hours;
  • weight 0,24 kg;
  • cost about $ 70.

Samsung also released its version of the portable speaker. It is easy to operate, and compact dimensions allow you to take it with you wherever you go. Moreover, the model has received protection from moisture according to the IP X7 standard and a solid battery. The only thing we could not find the range of reproducible frequencies, so it remains to trust the opinion of users that it sounds good. Among the bonuses is the ability to charge from the column other gadgets. Minus - the lack of a wired connection, which at such a price, at least, offensively. In the rest everything is fine.



  • monosystem;
  • power 3 W;
  • number of lanes AC - 1;
  • the range of reproduced frequencies is 90-20000 Hz;
  • autonomy 6 hours;
  • weight 0.14 kg;
  • cost about $ 16.

One of the best portable speakers in its price segment, and certainly the most functional. This "kid" gives the maximum volume at 77 dB , has a built-in flashlight, radio , can play music from a memory card, there is an output to the headphones . The model even got a bicycle attachment. The sound quality, of course, is not the most ideal, but for portable acoustics - more than acceptable, and if you take into account the price - so generally excellent. Users complain about unavailable voice prompts and a small flashlight power.

When choosing a portable column, the expression "keep your ears open" is more important than ever. The recipe is simple: you listen in the store to the right products, include different power, and if you like something, take it, you want to save it - come home and order via the Internet.
If you would like to buy best portable speakers in Australia, you can go to TechnoVolume.