Top 5 Bluetooth Speakers for 2017 Under $50

As summer is going into full swing, it is a perfect time to grab a new Bluetooth speaker for poolside. This article will focus on the top five Bluetooth speakers that can be found for under $50. These speakers will pack features such as waterproofing and multiple speaker playback support.

1. Cambridge SoundWorks OontZ Angle 3


This particular speaker falls way under our $50 budget and just under $30 on Amazon at the time of writing. That having been said, it usually retails for $100. By far, this speaker is the best on our list as there is not much it cannot do. It has a form factor small enough to fit in a cup holder, and there are two drivers, so volume and clarity is not as issue. If you are looking for something for the pool or just for the desk, you can not go wrong.

2. Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker


Anker has gained traction in the world of tech gear from its high quality cables and chargers, but they have recently joined the Bluetooth speaker game. This speaker keeps a traditional rectangle design and touts a 24-hour playtime. Similarly to other speakers on our list, this one features more than one driver for superior sound quality and overall loudness.

3. OG-EVKIN Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker


This speaker by OG-EVKIN is by far the cheapest option on our list that has some sort of waterproofing. It has an IPX4 water resistance rating, so it would be great next to the tub or pool, but it isn’t submersible. The LEDs light up in various modes, and there is a clip to attach it to a bag. With all of that, it will not be able to get all that loud without becoming distorted due to such a portable form factor.

4. 808 NRG Glo


The NRG Glo by 808 is a can-style speaker made with an aluminum housing. It has one central driver, but it sure does pack a punch. It has no issues being loud enough for a small house party. The ring light on top is certainly cool, but it is essentially just a gimmick and does not add much to the overall aesthetic. At just $40, it is an option that should be considered.

5. Jam Plus


Jam has been around for years, with the original Jam offering superior sound quality for the price and small shape. The Jam Plus now offers the same recognizable can-like design made of aluminum, but now with the capability to link two Jam Plus’ for stereo sound. The Jam Plus packs a long-lasting lithium-ion battery, but when the battery does get low, the Jam Plus will notify you. Each Jam Plus averages at $30 from various sources. It is absolutely perfect in almost every possible way, so it would be great as a standalone speaker. Then again, if your budget allows, maybe double up!

Conclusion and Final Thoughts

As you can conclude from this list, there are plenty of great offerings in terms of speakers for the office, pool, or bedroom that are either at or well under $50. Do you own one from the list or something else entirely? Leave us a comment below!

Corbin Telligman
Corbin Telligman

I'm a junior at UT Dallas, a tech enthusiast, an adreneline junkie, and a coffee fanatic.

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