With all the hype flying around and so many products on the market it’s going to take some doing to find the best Bluetooth speakers available in the UK without giving yourself a headache. Like people, Bluetooth speakers come in a range of shapes and sizes and they all have their own unique qualities and features that make them stand out.
While some people may want a budget Bluetooth speaker to carry around in their bag or to the park, others may want a mid-range portable speaker that offers decent quality without spending too much, then there are those who prefer the premium listening experience from the high end range of portable Bluetooth speakers. Whichever category you fall into, the list below of our top 15 Bluetooth speakers available in the UK will have something that’s just right for you.
The Bluedio BS-3 is a portable Bluetooth speaker offering 3D surround sound and great portability. This speaker is shaped like a soundbar and comes in an attractive camel casing. With a total weight of 635g and compact dimensions of just 3 inches (H) x 8.7 inches (W) x 2.7 inches (D) inches, the Bluedio BS-3 is a highly portable device, and set up is easy as the unit can be quickly paired with Bluetooth-enable devices ranging from MP3 players to smartphones.
Once paired, the Bluedio BS-3 has a maximum range of 32 feet. This speaker unit is equipped with triple magnet drivers and a 3D surround feature that delivers a total output of 10W and allows for a fully immersive listening experience. Other useful features include a total playtime of 5 hours, a mini-USB charging port and a rubber bottom area that prevents scratches and movement during playback.
An above-average battery life and optimal energy efficiency are the most distinguishing features of this Anker Bluetooth speaker. This is achieved through a combination of a top-of-the-line lithium-ion battery and a ground-breaking power management system.
Once the unit is fully charged, this portable speaker delivers an impressive playtime of 24 hours, making it a record-breaker in the UK portable speaker market. Bluetooth 4.0 technology gives this unit a maximum range of 66 feet. The unit is solidly built and a matte / rubberised finish gives it a modern appearance. Power on/off, volume and track controls are embossed into the top of the unit, providing a smooth and responsive tactile experience.
Sound clarity is also outstanding thanks to the speaker’s high-performance drivers and smart technology that reduces distortion to under 1%. Sound quality is also boosted by Anker’s trademark spiral bass port, which contributes to a clean and detailed audio experience. The overall verdict: this is one of the best Bluetooth speakers available to UK shoppers.
3Soundance Bluetooth Speaker
This Soundance Bluetooth speaker packs a great deal of useful features and functions, being ideal for buyers on a budget who want to get excellent value for their money. To start with, this device boasts a unique design and a smooth, glossy white coating that gives it a neat contemporary look.
Control buttons allow users to adjust volume, select audio tracks, change from Bluetooth to radio mode, and turn the unit on and off. At the back of the unit you will find a convenient micro SD card slot, and the speaker incorporates a portable FM radio that gives you the option of saving up to 6 of your favourite radio stations thanks to its 6 pre-set channels.
This Bluetooth speaker is fitted with a 2,000mAh battery, which powers the unit for more than 5 hours of continuous use. Sound quality can hardly be faulted considering the price, with the resonator-enabled bass performance being especially worth mentioning. Two 52mm diameter drivers with a maximum of 10W and an Enhanced Bass Resonator produces crisp clean sound with a very deep bass.
4BlitzWolf F1 Bluetooth speaker
The BlitzWolf F1 is definitely one of the best Bluetooth speakers out there as it combines optimal functionality, sleek design, a full range of features, and a very affordable price tag. This unit boasts a sturdy but lightweight black aluminium body with red accents, which has been designed using modern laser technology for a smooth and highly durable finish.
The speaker’s reduced dimensions mean that it is small and compact enough to fit in your pocket. A high-capacity 1,800mAh battery gives you up to 12 hours of continuous playtime, and powerful 18 core dual speakers and front-facing drivers deliver rich and realistic sound.
Plug a 3.5mm cable into the dedicated outlet and the speaker will automatically switch to AUX mode so that you can play music for any compatible device. Other useful extras include fast and energy-efficient Bluetooth 4.0 technology, fully supported hands-free mode, and a wrist strap. Check out our full BlitzWolf F1 review here.
This iClever speaker unit ticks all the boxes: great sound quality, a very affordable price, and excellent build quality. In terms of design, the unit boasts a practical box shape and a zinc-alloy body that is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. A top-facing grille hides a 5Watt driver, which delivers punchy sound regardless of volume levels.
The unit also features a practical noise-cancelling microphone, which combined with the speaker’s hand-free mode allows you to take phone or VOIP calls within a 2 feet pick-up range.
With this iClever device, pairing is fuss-free and it remembers your connected devices so you can reconnect automatically in the future thanks to Bluetooth 4.1 technology, which has the added advantage of considerably reducing power consumption. This technology also allows you to enjoy your favourite music for longer, as continuous playback time ranges between 8 and 12 hours. Check out our full iClever Bluetooth speaker review here.
The AZATOM Storm is a great little Bluetooth speaker that packs an incredible range of powerful features in a tiny unit measuring just 8.2 x 2.5 x 2.7 inches, which makes the device ideal for use when you’re out and about. Those who think that such a small device cannot deliver decent sound quality will be proven wrong by this Bluetooth speaker unit.
Design is minimal but effective, as there are only three buttons (volume up, volume down, and pause/answer phone calls). This speaker unit also stands out due to its user-friendly features, which include 4 voice status alerts that let you know whether the device is switched on, pairing, connected, or disconnected.
On the technical side of things, the AZATOM Storm comes with two 12Watt audio drivers that reproduce high-fidelity sound that you can enjoy for 10-15 hours of continuous use (depending on volume level). Sound quality (and in particular bass) is enhanced by two passive subwoofers for deep rumbling bass you can feel.
Bluetooth range reaches 40 feet in unobstructed spaces. Moreover, this unit can be used to take hands-free phone calls thanks to its integrated microphone. Check out our full Azatom Storm review here.
7Anker Stereo Wireless A3143
This Bluetooth speaker belongs to Anker’s premium range and yet is affordably priced at around £45 (at time of writing). Design is sleek and curvaceous, which makes for a refreshing change from your average rectangle or box-shaped Bluetooth speaker and from other Anker models too. With a total weight of 22 ounces and dimensions of 8.3 x 2.4 x 2.4 inches, the Anker A3143 has been clearly designed with portability in mind.
On/Off, volume, and track control buttons are clearly labelled and very responsive, and pairing is easy as it only requires pressing the play button. Compatibility is guaranteed on a wide range of devices thanks to Bluetooth 4.0 technology.
Enjoy crisp and clear stereo sound thanks to the speaker’s total output of 20 Watts and two passive subwoofers that reproduce balanced and well-defined bass notes. The sound quality of this speaker unit makes it suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, and you will get a strong and stable signal within a 33 feet range. A full charge gives you up to 8 hours of music playback at 50% volume (approximately 160 songs). Check out this full Anker A3143 review here.
8TaoTronics Wireless Stereo Bluetooth Speaker
The TaoTronics Wireless Stereo Bluetooth speaker (also known as Boom X) has been elegantly designed and built to last. Key design features include rounded edges, a wrap-around grille, and a round trackpad, all of which contribute to the unit’s modern and stylised appearance. Overall, the speaker feels sturdy – and it certainly is, having a sleek but robust aluminium alloy body.
Audio performance is solid enough thanks to two 10Watt drivers and a couple of bass radiators. While this may not satisfy the most demanding audiophiles, sound quality is clear across high, mid, and low notes and its bass reproduction is slightly clearer than in other speakers within the same price range.
Once paired to the device of your choice, this TaoTronics speaker will have a range of up to 30 feet. This Bluetooth speaker device is powered by a 4000mAH lithium ion battery that can be recharged using a standard micro USB cable. At approximately 6 hours, playback time is not impressive but it is certainly adequate for anyone who wants to enjoy their favourite music on the go.
9Creative MUVO Mini
This Bluetooth speaker has been getting excellent reviews since it was launched to the UK market in 2015. As its name suggests, this speaker unit features unique design details and its “mini” size does not affect audio performance in any way.
This Bluetooth speaker comes in an attractive and eye-catching blue shade and features a rectangular body that includes a very unique grille. Behind the grille there is a front-facing bass radiator for superior sound quality.
NFC technology allows fuss-free pairing, which is as easy as tap and go. You can also take telephone calls in hands-free mode by just pressing the Bluetooth button. The LED lights located on the upper side of the speaker unit will alert you when you’re running low on battery (average battery life is estimated at 10 hours).
To top it up, the Creative MUVO Mini is also one of the few weather-proof wireless speakers that you will find for under £45, as it comes with an IP 66 certification that makes it resistant to dust and water. Check our full Creative Muvo Mini Bluetooth speaker review here.
10KitSound Hive 2
The first thing you will notice about this Bluetooth stereo speaker is its compact but sturdy design. This device gets its name from its grille design, which resembles a honeycomb. This intricate pattern is somehow offset by an overall minimalist and clean design (volume controls only). Rubber feet add stability to this device and at the same time they prevent scratches.
On the technical side of things, the KitSound Hive 2 has a total output of 12Watts and bass sound is definitely above average thanks to the speaker’s passive radiator vent, which has been placed at the bottom of the unit to reduce distortion and to help reproduce warm and full bass tones.
A wide frequency response that ranges between 50 Hz and 20 kHz makes this portable speaker capable of reproducing sounds across the whole auditory spectrum, whereas a signal-to-noise ratio of 78dB ensures that background noise is filtered out so that you enjoy clean and detailed music on the go.
Other features include a built-in microphone that makes hands-free calling a breeze, 10 hours of continuous playback, and a maximum outdoor range of 32 feet. Check our full KitSound Hive 2 review here.
While you may not be visually blown away by the Sony SRSX33’s design, this Bluetooth speaker boasts some serious technical specs. Audio power is rated at 20Watts (RMS), and passive radiators have been placed at the front and the back of the unit for full surround sound.
Audio quality is enhanced through Clear Audio+ and DSEE technologies, which reproduce high-fidelity music even when playing compressed files. The SRSX33 also comes with S-Master, Sony’s proprietary digital amplifier. This revolutionary technology delivers incredibly accurate sound while being more energy-efficient than conventional speaker amplifiers.
Playback time is approximately 12 hours (at 50% volume), and the unit also comes with hands-free call support and NFC technology for hassle-free pairing.
Featuring slimline design and superb audio performance, this Sony Bluetooth speaker is an excellent choice if you are looking for a mid-range portable speaker. Pairing is easy, as this device supports both standard Bluetooth and NFC (tap-and-connect) technology. Sound quality can hardly be faulted for a speaker in this price category.
Expect rich and balanced bass and treble with minimal vibration or distortion. This is possible thanks to the unit’s wide subwoofers and drivers, which are supported by two passive radiators.
At 10 hours of continuous use, playback time is slightly below the SRSX33, but still more than adequate on the portability front. And like other speakers belonging to Sony’s SRS range, the SRSX55 comes with high-quality LDAC Bluetooth streaming, Clear Audio+, and S-Master digital sound technology.
The KitSound Cayman 2.1 is a mid-range to high-end Bluetooth speaker that exemplifies the best of British audio engineering. Boasting elements of contemporary design, the KitSound Cayman looks stylish and solidly built while keeping an overall uncluttered appearance.
You will have two options when it comes to enabling Bluetooth and pairing the speaker to the device of your choice: Bluetooth 4.0 provides a stable connection on a range of up to 32 feet, whereas NFC technology allows you to pair devices by just tapping them on the speaker unit. In addition, a 3.5mm port lets you connect the speaker directly to other devices.
You are also given a choice between a set of touch-sensitive buttons on the upper part of the unit and a very convenient remote control, which allows you to switch the unit on and off, answer and end hands-free phone calls, switch between tracks, control the volume, and adjust sound settings by switching between two audio modes: balanced and boost, with the latter bringing in fuller bass notes.
This KitSound Bluetooth speaker also delivers on the sound quality front: enjoy a powerful audio performance thanks to the unit’s 50Watts of total output, which recreate crisp and clean sound even at 90% volume.
14Audio Dynamix PULSE V4i
The Audio Dynamix V4i has been recently redesigned to offer enhanced functionality, a cleaner appearance, and improved sound quality. Built with high-quality stainless steel and brushed aluminium, the body of this Bluetooth speaker has been shaped to keep distortion and vibration to a minimum and boost the performance of the unit’s high-end electro-acoustic components.
Twenty-eight watts of combined output, high-performance drivers, 25 neo magnets, and two passive bass radiators deliver stable sound and add balance and depth to bass notes. The unit comes with digital signal processing technology, which can be enabled by just pressing a button and results in 3D surround sound.
A high-capacity battery gives you up to 20 hours of playback time and connectivity options are great thanks to Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC tap-and-connect technology. This Bluetooth speaker has a maximum range of 20 metres.
15Denon Envaya Mini
The Denon Envaya Mini is a truly impressive Bluetooth speaker that comes with top-of-the-line features. The unit’s size (8.2 x 2.1 x 2 inches) is also impressive, and even more so when you consider the exceptional audio performance of this great little speaker.
MaxxAudio technology and super-sized audio drivers result in five-star 3D surround sound, even when you are playing music at top volume. Connectivity is great thanks to Bluetooth and NFC technology, and battery life is pretty good too at 10 hours (over 8 hours at 50% volume).
Other perks worth mentioning include the possibility of connecting up to 8 devices at the same time, water resistant properties, and the inclusion of a handy carry case.
As you can see from the list above, there are quite a few options available for every price range. While there are obviously many other options available, hopefully you’ll find the best Bluetooth speaker for your needs within our top 15 list above.