Best Bluetooth Speakers in India: JBL Charge 5, Sonos Roam, Sony SRS-XB23, and More

Bluetooth speakers have multiple use cases and in India, we usually use them to listen to music indoors, at outdoor parties, or even carry it in the car for travel entertainment purposes. Thanks to the portable form factor, powerful internals, great sound quality, and battery life, there are some great wireless Bluetooth speakers out there in the market right now. In this guide, we have listed the top eight best Bluetooth speakers available in the market right now.

Considering not everyone might have the same budget to spend on a Bluetooth speaker, we have included three speakers under Rs 5,000, one under Rs 10,000, three under Rs 20,000, and one premium speaker, which is priced under Rs 30,000. We have selected speakers from brands like JBL, Sony, Sonos, Boat, Realme, Xiaomi, and more.

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Things To Consider While Buying Bluetooth Speakers in India

Sound quality is the top priority when it comes to any audio product. Having a good quality sound is very important. And, next, having punchy bass is also important for those who are bass lovers. There are some portable Bluetooth speakers with smart home and smart assistant control, you can opt for them based on your requirement.

Most of the speakers in the budget are better suited for indoor usage like pairing up with your laptop or for a house party. Most of these speakers also come with a water-resistant rating and some of them also come with a rugged build. If you are an outdoor party person, make sure you opt for one of these rugged and water-resistant speakers.

Lastly, having dual pairing and dual audio input (Bluetooth and aux) can come in handy at times, but these shouldn’t be on the top list. With almost all the speakers on the list, you can expect excellent battery life and good sound quality.

Best Bluetooth Speakers in India

  1. JBL Charge 5 
  2. Sonos Roam 
  3. Sony SRS-XB23
  4. Ultimate Ears Boom 2 
  5. Marshall Kilburn II Portable Bluetooth Speaker 
  6. boAt Stone 1000 
  7. Realme Brick Bluetooth Speaker 
  8. Mi Portable Bluetooth Speaker 16W 

JBL Charge 5

JBL’s Charge and Flip series speakers are extremely popular globally and we are starting off the list with the newest JBL Charge 5 speaker. You get a wide variety of colour options to choose from including Black, Blue, Red, Gray, Camo, and Teal. It offers 20 hours of playback on a single charge, which is great for a wireless speaker. It also comes with a built-in mic, allowing you to take calls on the move or on your desk. In terms of audio, the Charge 5 offers balanced sounds at medium to low volume. It offers thumping and deep bass output, which most Indians prefer. 

The speaker is meant to be for outdoor usage as it comes with IP67 dust and water resistance rating. However, this can be an excellent choice for speakers for house parties and can also be a great car travel speaker. It harnesses Bluetooth 5.1 and can connect up to two devices at a time. On the top of the speaker, you get control playback, volume, power, Bluetooth pairing, and a Party Boost button. The Party boost mode allows you to pair a second JBL speaker to either amplify music or use it as a stereo pair. Lastly, you get a USB Type-C port for charging and there is a large 7500mAh battery. The speaker can also be used as a power bank to charge devices in emergencies. 

Price in India

The JBL Charge 5 is priced at Rs 15,999 in India

Availability

It is available on Amazon. 

Pros Cons
Great Sound and deep bass No Aux-in
Long battery life

Sonos Roam

The Sonas Roam comes with both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity. With a Wi-Fi connection, you can just walk into your home and the Bluetooth speaker will automatically connect to your Wi-Fi and you can start playing music on the speaker. Once you connect, you don’t have to manually connect ever again to the same Wi-Fi. On a single charge, the speaker is said to last up to 10 hours and it charges via the Type-C port. It also supports Qi wireless charger.

You can create a multiroom sound system with other Sonos speakers as well. This is a great one for all the bass lovers. It offers a very enjoyable sound output and also comes with a rugged design. Additionally, you also get Google Assistant and Alexa support and you can control your other smart home devices with this speaker as long as you are connected to the Wi-Fi. You can also download and install the Sonos S2 app for more controls. 

Price in India

The Sonos Roam Bluetooth speaker is priced at Rs 19,999. 

Availability

It is available on Amazon in Black and White colour options. 

Pros Cons
Great sound quality Pricey
Google Assistant and Alexa

Sony SRS-XB23

Sony is another popular name in the audio industry and Sony’s SRS-XB23 is a mid-range Bluetooth speaker. The latest Sony wireless Bluetooth speaker with passive radiators offers good sound quality at price under Rs 10,000. This is one of the most affordable outdoor speakers we have on this list. This is also IP67 rated for dust and water-resistant, which means you can take this to a pool party as well. Sony promises about 12 hours of playback on a full charge, however, you can get at least 7 to 8 hours of playback with high volume. You also get a mic, voice assistant, and Type-C port. Sadly, it misses out on aux input. 

Price in India

The Sony SRS-XB23 is priced at Rs 8,999 in India and is available in Black, Green, Red, and Blue colour options. 

Availability

You can get Sony SRS-XB23 on Amazon and Flipkart. 

Pros Cons
Good sound quality No Aux-in
Value for money

Ultimate Ears Boom 2

Ultimate Ears Boom 2 is also popularly known as UE Boom 2. This is another outdoor speaker with a loud 360-degree sound with a deep bass effect. It is IPX7 water resistance rated and comes in a shockproof design for all your adventure. Once fully charged, the speaker can last up to 15 hours, which is good for an outdoor speaker. You get buttons for pairing, play/pause, and power on/off. The speaker comes in a water bottle shape with acoustic skin and rubber material. The Block party feature allows you to pair devices up to three devices. It also comes with a microphone, aux in and a micro USB charging port

Price in India

Ultimate Ears Boom 2 is available for Rs 9,999.

Availability

You can buy the UE Boom 2 Bluetooth speaker on Amazon in Orange, Black, Black & Yellow, and Red colour options. 

Pros Cons
Excellent design Micro USB port
Good sound and battery life

Marshall Kilburn II Portable Bluetooth Speaker

The most premium speaker on the list, Marshall Kilburn II is built like a tank and this is meant for outdoor users. With this speaker, you are getting a retro amp design and good sound quality. The bass feels muddy at times, but the experience is great when it comes to instruments like the guitar. This weighs a lot more than your usual BT speakers at 2.49Kgs. It gets pretty loud, which is great for part lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Further, it comes with multi-directional sound and backfiring tweeters. If you have the budget and you are an outdoor party person, this will be one to go for. 

Price in India

The Kilburn II is pierced at Rs 29,990. 

Availability

Marshall Kilburn II is available on Amazon in plain Black as well as Black & Brass colour options. 

Pros Cons
Rugged design Heavy
Loud enjoyable sound

Boat Stone 1000

Boat is one of the most popular brands in India when it comes to audio products like TWS, headphones, and speakers. The Bot Stone 1000 comes with a 14W sound output and is powered by Bluetooth 5.0 and also comes with an IPX5 water resistance rating. The built-in 3000mAh battery is rated to last up to 8 hours. With the integrated controls, you can manage volume, tracks, play/pause music. You also get aux input on this speaker. The volume level can get high and the bass also is thumping on this one. 

Price in India

The Bot Stone 1000 costs Rs 2,799. 

Availability

It is available on Amazon and Boat e-store. 

Pros Cons
Loud sound Average battery life
Good design

Realme Brick Bluetooth Speaker

Realme’s Brick Bluetooth speaker is the company’s best offering in India and it comes with a 20W dynamic bass boost driver along with dedicated bass radiators. The speaker supports 360-degree stereo sound, which is very effective indoors and has a 5,200mAh battery built-in which is rated to last up to 14 hours on a single charge., you get at least 10 hours of playback. You also get volume control and media control buttons on the top. The speaker comes with Bluetooth 5.0, IPX5 rating, Type-C port, and Aux input. 

Price in India

The Realme Brick Bluetooth speaker is priced at Rs 2,999.

Availability

It is available on Realme.com in the Black colour option. 

Pros Cons
Powerful audio Might be heavy for some (738 grams)
Good battery life

Mi Portable Bluetooth Speaker 16W

Xiaomi’s best portable speaker offering in India, the Mi Portable Bluetooth Speaker comes with 16W sound output. You get dual EQ modes, support for voice assistant, up to 13 hours of playback, and an IPX7 water resistance rating. The sound quality is good for the price and it offered good bass too, but it is not groundbreaking. While it does get fairly loud, the speaker crackles at 100% volume, which means it is not a pleasant experience. 

The speaker comes in two shades 一 Black and Blue in a water bottle like design. It can be charged via a Type-C port.

Price in India

The Mi Portable Bluetooth Speaker is priced at Rs 2,499.

Availability

It is available on Amazon, Mi.com, and Mi stores across India. 

Pros Cons
Decent audio crackle at 100% volume
Good design

 

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