Party speakers are the only thing that stands between boredom and a great upbeat evening. With the best ones, you can get gyrating in no time. They keep your party alive. Such kinds of speakers are tailor-designed for boisterous bass and loud volumes.
The more setup yours has, the easier it will be to connect with your device and begin bass-vibrations of music. Whether your party is outdoors or indoors, you certainly need to take your time to land a one.
Before looking at the top-rated party speakers in the market today, let me first introduce you to the 3 main types available:
- The Active-passive speaker set – They have one passive and one active speaker. You can connect the speakers to each other or to your playback device by USB, aux-in, Bluetooth et al.
- Bluetooth speakers on battery – These ones have the ability to go wireless from the playback device and a power source. Aside from an AC power, you can also run them on battery power although for just a reasonable period. The only issue I have with this type is that Bluetooth streaming can harm audio quality.
- Active speakers – In addition to featuring a built-in amplifier, you can also connect them directly to your playback devices or a mixer. What I love the most about these speakers is that you do not need to route them through an external amplifier. Active speakers can be AC-powered or battery-powered. A good number of them feature Bluetooth connectivity.
Having looked at the three main types available, let us now delve into the top 10 best party speakers:
UE has drastically improved on one of my favorite party boomers in terms of minor but key design upgrades. Two of the major improvements revolve around enhanced sound and full waterproofing.
The Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 is a piece waterproof wireless equipment boasting the ability to blast immersive and loud 360-degree sound. Shine or rain, it instigates spontaneous adventures anywhere. It is crafted from not only the sexiest but also the most uninhibited premium materials ever known in the universe. In addition to being absolutely stunning, it is also resilient and tough.
With the UE Boom app, you can wirelessly connect over 150 Megaboom, Boom 2, and Boom speakers. What I loved the most about it has to do with the fact that it plays louder compared to the original Boom. I found it to sound better. The speaker is now fully waterproof, shock-resistant, and stain-resistant.
At launch, it came in six color options. Its tighter weave on its fabric cover makes it more durable. Additionally, the flap that covers its ports is better integrated perfectly into the unit using a groove on top of the speaker, which makes everything flush.
The company completely redesigned the system’s driver to make to ensure it not only sounds better in comparison to the original but also plays an impressive 25% louder at top volume. My problem is that it somewhat distorts a little at higher volumes especially with certain tracks. However, I was impressed with how loud it plays for a speaker its size.
Convenience is of the utmost importance when having a crowd, which is why it is important for your party speaker to have Bluetooth compatibility. It not only offers two-way convenience but also comes equipped with a state of the art Bluetooth technology. This simply means that you can connect your tablet, iPad, iPhone, or Android devices seamlessly to the speaker.
I loved its great bass. It offers unforgettable sound quality and superior bass. It has amazing specs that consist of but not limited to 500 watts in terms of RMS power, 1000 watts peak power as well as a decent frequency response of 20hz to 20khz.
Being equipped with an array of conveniences such as speaker output clips, USB charging port, SD memory card reader, FM radio frequency, display screen, and generous crossover frequency makes it extremely easy to use. I liked the display screen feature because it makes it effortless to track the name, FM radio frequency, play time, speed and track number. Its light up display screen helps to keep you organized whether as a performer or DJ.
The QFX Portable Bluetooth Party Speaker is one of the biggest speakers on this list. It rolls on into events to amplify announcements or pump out music. Once you have it in place, you can stream music wirelessly from various sources through SD card slots, USB card slots. I was impressed that it has an AUX port to connect your non-Bluetooth devices.
It measures 19 inches by 12.4 inches by 13 inches and weighs 15.4 pounds. Its 8-inch woofer is protected by a sturdy metal grille. The bass, treble and volume control enable you to easily fine-tune your music.
Are you into karaoke? All you need to do is attach microphones using the 2 ¼ ‘’ TRS inputs. You can also do the same if you need to make some important announcements.
When fully charged, the speaker’s rechargeable battery provides more than 6 hours of listening time as long as you listen at half volume.
For easy portability, it has a handle and attached wheels meaning you can effortlessly wheel it anywhere you desire to go. It is possible to mount it by utilizing the in-built 36mm pole mount socket.
It not only boasts room-filling sound, but also features 10 voice effects, 8 sound effects and 16 light effects. With its two inputs, you can easily add a second guitar or mic to double the fun. Do you know that this all-one-one party machine is compatible with video sharing sites as well as karaoke apps? Oh yes, it is!
Get your party started with the sixteen multi-color light modes that include chase, pulse, party and so much more. What is more is this system is ideal for ages, from age 4 up to 104 years.
Enjoy countless hours of fun by changing your singing and voice with one of the ten voice effects including alien, baritone, helium, quartet and more.
It has an in-built rechargeable Li-on battery with a 10,000mAH capacity to support close to 15 hours of playtime. It charges through dual USB ports. This gadget keeps your devices and music going for longer durations.
With its speakerphone, it is possible to make clear calls from your device with the mere touch of a button all thanks to its echo and noise-cancelling feature. Splash-proof means the last thing you will ever have to worry about is rain or spills. Do you know that you can clean the JBL Xtreme with running tap water? Isn’t it dope? The only thing you need to avoid is submerging it.
The JBL Connect feature allows you to create your own ecosystem by connecting several JBL Connect enabled speakers to amplify your listening experience.
Trust JBL Xtreme to bring all the excitement whenever you need it, whether outdoors or indoors, backyard barbeque or poolside party.
Do you desire to listen to music close to a water environment and are worried that your equipment will get damaged? Worry no more! This device is waterproof to perfectly cope with water erosion.
It comes loaded with 8000mah large battery that charges your mobile phone and offers plenty of energy to the speaker. When your mobile phone is charging, it doesn’t affect the gadget’s normal use.
It has a wireless hand-held mic coupled with AU-CO4 rechargeable speaker to ensure your singing gig takes off in style. With the headset wireless mic, you can always free your hands whenever you’re tired of holding. You can use the USB port as a flash input as well as a power bank output for purposes of recharging your mobile device in case it runs out of charge. Enjoy full range stereo sound that’s rich courtesy of the high-quality woofer and quality piezo tweeter.
While I loved the system because of its excellent audio, at times I felt as though there was a slight hissing sound.
The buttons press down with utmost ease and switches turn easily.
The unit is flexible enough for karaoke, parties, or just playing your favorite music at home.
It features an in-built rechargeable battery to make it portable, convenient, and ideal for public gatherings and parties. The unit features a 3D sound mode that you can toggle off and on with the remote. I really liked it because it perfectly brings out the lows and highs of the music you’re listening to regardless of the genre. I’m yet to come across any speaker that replicates the amazing headphone feeling of this unit.
Just a single power button brings the entire equipment into life. Of great importance to note is that the remote works only if the stereo is turned on manually or on standby. It does not work if it is off. The USB port and SD card slot works fine with the 4gb flash drive and 2gb SD card I tested it with.
I didn’t like the fact that controls did not work properly via Bluetooth. While pausing worked sometimes, in other times it muted the system’s sound for roughly 2 – 3 seconds and then went back to playing. Through the panel buttons, decreasing or increasing the call volume is a walk in the park.
With any type of speaker, placing is key. Sound tends to resonate and change how music is perceived. By placing your system let us say 20 – 30 inches from the wall; it’ll resonate around a room better compared to when placed against a window.
There’s no better option than the Portable PA Speaker Outdoor Speaker. In addition to being weather resistant for use on the outdoors, it is also highly durable and rugged. It’s tailored to operate in severe weather conditions on top of being resilient to extreme cold and heat.
While it is made with lightweight materials, it doesn’t compromise the quality of its sound.
If you have been searching for a sleek unit on the go, then this is the best choice the market has to offer. It comes packed with a host of wonderful features that surely make it too great to be true. With its flashing DJ lights and convenient carry handle, you can always move the party with you. For sure, you will never go wrong with such a powerful system.
For me, the immediate selling I observed with this equipment is not the quality of its speakers but the fact that it is a combination set. On top of the two speakers together with their stands, there’s an incredible range of tools and items tailored to enhance your experience. Actually, I do not think there’s anything that this impressive unit can’t do.
It brings with it an LCD digital display that offers any vital information you might need. There is also a mic to use with the system. You can also expect two high quality integrated speaker stands that raise the speaker up for a world-class experience. There’s a series of in-built lights to offer a light show. While not elements are perfect, the system’s range is out of this world.
A party is not a party if there is no great music that’s playing loud. For this reason, you certainly need proper party speakers. None of the ones I featured on this list boasts being universally good. Each has its own weak and strong points. Therefore, ensure you have a clue on exactly what you need in your prospective speaker. Whether you’re looking for one that’s great for your neighborhood/home parties, or your desire to bring your party down, there’s a speaker for every need highlighted in this primer. All you need to do is know your needs and then align them with your intended purchase.
Is there a speaker you think I should have featured on this review? Do you use any of those mentioned here? What’s your kind of experience? Please let us know in the comments section.
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