For a £99 speaker, the Denon Envaya Mini blows away similarly priced Bluetooth speakers. The design of the Envaya Mini gives it a premium look and feel, without the premium price tag to go along with it. We mention the UE Boom in the review, and that’s because we think that the Envaya Mini is at the standard of a £169 Bluetooth speaker. Even without a 360-degree speaker setup, it does a great job of filling a room with the sound of clear and crisp audio.
Read our Denon Envaya Mini review.
The Sumvision Psyc Monic Bluetooth speaker provides an unbeatable sound for its affordable £37.99 price tag. Given its sound quality traits, there are very few portable speakers in the world which can provide an incredible sub-bass response whilst also remaining clear through the other sound frequencies. Connected through Bluetooth 4.0 or an auxiliary 3.5mm jack and coupled with its elegant design, the Monic is one of our all-time favourite Bluetooth speakers.
Read our Sumvision Psyc Monic review.
The Lava BrightSounds 2 is a great improvement on an already impressive product, boasting a whopping 36-hour battery life with not only built-in Bluetooth speaker, but also a built-in adjustable LED light and power bank for smartphones and tablets. The design and build quality is impressive considering its price, and the audio is surprisingly loud and clear, too. If you’re looking for an all-in-one speaker, light and power bank, the Lava BrightSounds 2 is an obvious choice.
Read our Lava BrightSounds 2 review.
The Creative Nuno is a lightweight, stylish and reasonably priced Bluetooth speaker. It does a good job at reproducing accurate tones, but does lack finesse in its low and high-tone frequencies.
Read our Creative Nuno review.
If you’re after a battery-powered Alexa speaker, the Jam Voice is just as affordable as Amazon’s Echo Dot. It offers decent sound quality, but battery life isn’t amazing. Just bear in mind that you have to push a button before Alexa will take your requests, though.
Read our Jam Voice review.
The Anker SoundCore Sport XL seems to be what its name suggests – a robust and masculine-looking device for the outdoors. The most impressive part of the speaker being its 20m Bluetooth range. Unfortunately, it’s let down by its weight and price tag of £54.99.
Read our Anker SoundCore Sport XL review.
Edifier’s MP280 is a decent Bluetooth speaker, although it tries to do too much and doesn’t quite succeed in every area. It boasts a rugged outdoor design without any kind of water resistance, and offers 360-degree audio that isn’t quite 360-degrees. But for every area that it underdelivers, the MP280 offers something intuitive, from a built-in powerbank to the ability to play music via a microSD card slot. Audio quality is what you’d expect from a £80 Bluetooth speaker, with decent bass but a lack of clarity.
Read our Edifier MP280 Bluetooth speaker review.
Jam’s Double Down Bluetooth speaker is a decent option for those looking for a cheap Bluetooth speaker with decent levels of bass. The ability to pair up with another Double Down for stereo output is another selling point of the speaker, especially as retailers like Currys offer a buy-one-get-one-free deal on the speaker in the UK. It’s lightweight and compact, and the water-resistance should protect the speaker from splashes of water, although not much else.
Read our Jam Double Down review.
The Marley Chant Mini is, for the price, a fairly decent speaker, thanks in part to the booming bass of the Chant Mini that makes up for the non-existent high-end – especially if you’re into music with heavy bass lines (Drum and Bass, Dubstep, etc). The design of the Chant Mini is also a plus point when talking about the speaker, using recycled materials and wood to create something that’s refreshingly different when compared to a sea of plain, plastic, boring Bluetooth speakers. In summary: Good bass, good design, poor high-end tones.
Read our House of Marley Chant Mini review.