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Wireless Bluetooth speakers have become one of the most popular listening devices. Vouchers are easy to carry, feature stylish designs and, of course, stream your favorite tunes almost anywhere you want them.

But deals are hard to come by these days due to factors like supply chain issues and inflation. Once upon a time, the prices of Bluetooth speakers gradually came down as the quality steadily improved. black friday is still a day away, but it’s a good idea to get a head start, especially when it comes to the beloved wireless Bluetooth speaker. Here are a handful of excellent ones worth checking out. Be sure to come back here though as we’ll be updating this list as we look for more deals.

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The JBL Go 3’s durable design, coupled with surprisingly decent sound for its small size, make it one of the best micro Bluetooth speakers on the market.

Available in multiple colors, it has an IP67 water resistance rating, which means it can be soaked in water and is dustproof. Battery life is rated at up to 5 hours.

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If you don’t want to spend the extra dough on the new Soundcore Motion Boom Plus (see above), the original Soundcore Motion Boom is still a good option for less money. It’s a little lighter than the Motion Boom Plus and doesn’t sound as detailed or the speaker plays as loudly, but for the price it sounds really good, especially compared to loudspeakers. – more compact speakers like the JBL Charge 5 which cost more.

Read our Soundcore Motion Boom review.

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For its first three generations, JBL’s Clip micro Bluetooth speaker had a circular design. But for the fourth-generation Clip 4, JBL changed to a more oval shape, bulked up the speaker a bit, and added USB-C charging. It seems more durable, with a sturdier built-in carabiner “clip”. Plus, it sounds a bit better, with more volume, clearer sound, and more bass. With an IP67 water resistance rating, it’s fully waterproof and dustproof as well. It is one of the best wireless Bluetooth speakers for its small speaker size.

Read our JBL Clip 4 review.

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Tribit now offers an upgraded version of the StormBox Micro 2020 called the StormBox Micro 2 which offers improved sound with more bass and overall volume. But the original is still a good mini Bluetooth speaker and is on sale for a good price (it usually sells for around $50).

Read our Tribit Stormbox Micro review.

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With each new version of the Flip, JBL brings small improvements, and although the latest model, the Flip 6, is not very different from the Flip 5 on the outside, it offers improved sound. It has two-way speakers with a woofer and a tweeter and two passive radiators that help the Flip 6 deliver much deeper bass than you might expect.

It is fully waterproof and dustproof with an IPX67 rating. Like the Flip 5, it offers up to 12 hours of audio playback at moderate volume levels and charges via USB-C. Available in several colors, it is one of the best performing speakers for its compact size.

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While Anker Soundcore Motion Plus was released in 2019, it remains one of the best speakers for around $100. It’s bigger than many mini Bluetooth speakers, but it’s still compact. It manages to sound a bit fuller than most competitors in its price range, with fatter bass, more volume and better clarity. It’s also fully waterproof (IPX7 rated) and supports the aptX streaming codec for devices that support it, including Samsung’s Galaxy phones.

Prices vary by color, but they’re currently on sale for around $88. The speaker’s lowest price to date is $75. Read our Anker Soundcore Motion Plus review.

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In 2020, Tribit released the StormBox Micro, a budget version of Bose’s excellent SoundLink Micro speaker that offered surprisingly good sound for its size and modest price. Now we get the StormBox Micro 2, which offers improved sound and battery life, plus a charging feature that turns the speaker into a power bank for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. An integrated strap allows you to clip it to your backpack or to the handlebars of your bike.

Like the original, it’s great value and easy to recommend if you’re looking for a super compact portable wireless speaker. It used to sell for around $60, but has now dropped to $54 for Black Friday (with a tear-off coupon). The lowest we’ve seen on this is $48.

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We liked Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 and the third-generation model, the Wonderboom 3, offers a few small improvements, including slightly better battery life (up to 14 hours instead of 13, at moderate volume levels) and a new Bluetooth chip that allows for extended wireless range of over 130 feet (40 meters). The design has not changed, although the speaker is now available in different color options.

Like its predecessor, the Wonderboom 3 has a list price of $100, but sometimes sells for a little less. Its IP67 rating means it’s not only waterproof but also dustproof (and able to float).

This model retains the special Outdoor Boost mode which boosts the treble and you can link two together (or pair a Wonderboom 3 to a Wonderboom 2) to create a stereo sound pairing with just the press of a button on each speaker. As far as I can tell, the Wonderboom 3 looks a lot like the Wonderboom 2 and offers great sound for its small size. That said, while there is a bit of bass punch (being short but squat helps it produce more bass) it can only deliver a lot of kick.

Alas, Ultimate Ears, which is owned by Logitech, hasn’t upgraded the charging port to USB-C. The speaker still charges with a micro-USB cable, which is a bit disappointing.

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With the arrival of JBL Boombox 3 ($500), you can now get the Boombox 2 at a nice discount. And while the Boombox 3 sounds better, thanks to a new three-speaker system (the new speaker sounds clearer and more detailed), the Boombox 2 is still a powerful portable boombox that can pump out powerful bass and is fully waterproof.

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The original from Anker Soundcore motion boom the speaker was released in 2021 and was good value for money (it’s on sale for $88). But the novelty of 2022 Motion Boom Plus is significantly improved, especially in terms of sound quality. It’s easily one of the best new Bluetooth speakers of 2022.

Weighing 5.29 pounds (almost a pound heavier than the Motion Boom), it uses Bluetooth 5.3 and is equipped with two upgraded 3.5-inch woofers and two newly added 1-inch tweeters, delivering up to 80 watts of audio output (60W for woofers and 20W for tweeters). Battery life is rated at 20 hours at moderate volume levels. It’s also IP67 waterproof and dustproof and will float if you drop it in a body of water.

I was impressed with the sound quality, which compares well to some more expensive speakers – and some larger ones. You can change the sound profile (along with EQ settings) and upgrade the speaker firmware in Anker’s Soundcore companion app for iOS and Android.

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