Top portable speakers under $2000: Are you looking for speakers? Then you’re in the right place. Our experts will help you to choose the best one.
Ready for a significant summer departure? If you want to spend your summer holidays in music with friends or family, we recommend you buy a portable speaker. This type of device can compensate for the lack of power, and often the sound quality of your smartphone. But the Bluetooth speaker must be not only compact and light (around 500 g), but also waterproof so as not to be damaged if it accidentally falls into the pool.
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Top portable speakers under $2000 Rankings!
We have therefore selected models which benefit from IPX7 certification, that is to say, which resist immersion at 1 m depth for 30 minutes. The other selection criteria are the price, which must be reasonable: around 100 euros. Our rating takes into account the sound quality, but also the battery life. Here are top portable speakers under $2000 that are also waterproof for your summer vacation:
5. Sony SRS-XB22 – Best portable BlueTooth speaker
The SRS-XB22 delivers an outstanding quality sound, with the bass present. It can use the LDAC codec, which offers a bit rate three times higher than the standard SBC codec and improves sound transmission in Bluetooth. This codec is present on Android 8 and higher smartphones but requires the installation of the perfect Sony Music Center app. We also appreciate the presence of NFC on this product to facilitate pairing. The speaker has mood lights, but it doesn’t show up in broad daylight and doesn’t make much—weak point: autonomy is not very long (8 hours 24 minutes). The enclosure, on the other hand, resists water and dust (IP67 certification). Finally, it is possible to associate several speakers by pressing a button.
General note: 6.78 / 10 | Price: $59.99
4. Divacore Bloop – Bluetooth Speaker With NFC
The Divacore Bloop is distinguished by its lightweight aluminum case, only 3 cm thick, fitted with a leather strap for easy transport. This Bluetooth speaker (with NFC) and waterproof (IPX7 certification) deliver the sound of good quality, but which saturates if you push the volume down. Too bad its, autonomy is average (9 h 22 min according to our tests).
Overall score : 6.83 / 10 | Price: 99 euros
3. Best jbl bluetooth speaker: JBL Flip 5
This sealed cylindrical enclosure (IPX7) can be used vertically or horizontally. Its sound quality is satisfactory, but we would have liked there to be more bass. Flip 5 has considerable autonomy, which approaches 25 hours according to our measurements. We appreciate the battery level indicator and the audio jack input. And if an enclosure is not powerful enough, a button allows you to associate several, up to a hundred!
General note: 7,71 / 10 | Price: $119
2. Bose SoundLink Micro
This small waterproof enclosure (IPX7) fits in your hand and weighs only 290 g. But it surprises by delivering a warm mono sound, with perfect bass reproduction. A feat for such a small format. Too bad we can not put it in the vertical position because the music would be further improved. However, a detachable strap allows it to be attached to the belt. Autonomy is also excellent: more than 18 hours, according to our measurements.
General note: 7,82 / 10 | Price: $99
1. Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 – Best Outdoor Speaker
The second version of the Wonderboom speaker resumes its barrel-shaped design and adds the Outdoor Boost mode, which increases the volume when used outdoors. The sound is good but lacks a bit of bass, especially if this mode is on. There is also saturation if the volume is full, which fortunately is not necessary to have good sound power. The enclosure is resistant to water, but also dust (IP67). Its autonomy is excellent (more than 22 hours according to our measurements). Finally, it is possible to associate two Wonderboom 2 by pressing a single button.
General note: 7,88 / 10 | Price: $79