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5 Best Outdoor Speakers for 2020: When Quality is Important

For some people, music is a way of life, and they can’t spend a day without listening to their favorite tunes. For others, music acts as the background for all sorts of daily activities. No matter which of these groups you belong to, it is essential to own a durable speaker if you want to take the music with you.

That is why we scoured the market in the search for the best outdoor speakers in 2020. It didn’t take long to find several high-quality models, and then we separated the best from the rest.

As a result, we can provide a list of the top-rated speakers in the current market. These models tick all the boxes for providing a loud and clear sound, no matter if you go camping, fishing or having a party in the backyard. So, let’s check them out.

 1. Ultimate Ears BOOM 3

We start the list with one of the heavy-hitters in the world of speakers and music gear. Ultimate Ears is a company with impressive results, and their speakers are famous across the globe. Well, the Ultimate Ears BOOM 3  portable speaker is one of the models that follow the footsteps of other successful speakers from this brand.

The third iteration of the legendary BOOM comes equipped with a Li-Ion battery that could provide up to 15 hours of playtime. At the same time, Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 has a durable and almost indestructible shape. For instance, the shimmering fabric is tough, but it is also dust-proof. What’s more, this gadget is waterproof, and you could submerge it up to 1m for 30 minutes. The frame of this speaker is rugged and sturdy, which means that this device is drop-proof as well.

Of course, Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 is also a great-looking speaker. It has a cylindrical shape and inconspicuous buttons. Also, it allows for one-touch operation thanks to its innovative technologies. For instance, this model comes equipped with the so-called Magic Button system. Thus, you can press the primary button and play music, skip songs, or pause.

All the while, the third generation of BOOM will be delivering impeccable sound quality. And it could get loud, up to 90dB, if you crank up the volume. Also, Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 has a frequency range of 90 Hz to 20 kHz. With the help of 360-degree sound, this outdoor speaker could become your reliable companion on outdoor expeditions.

2. Bose SoundLink Revolve

The second entry on our list comes from another prestigious brand. As you probably know, Bose is the dominant force in the field of speakers and sound systems. The quality of Bose products is in a league of its own, and the same goes for the Bose SoundLink Revolve portable speaker. With its eye-catching design, this device will turn heads no matter where you decide to press play and get the party started.

To be precise, Bose SoundLink Revolve has a tapered, cylindrical shape that allows convenient transport. In other words, you can grab it and carry it over to another location. Of course, this device is waterproof and durable, and it features a sturdy aluminum body inside. Also, the interior of the Revolve speaker hides the rechargeable Li-Ion battery. Yet, this model can only provide up to 12 hours of playtime on a full charge.

As expected, Bose SoundLink Revolve is compatible with Siri and Google Now. On top of that, the proprietary Bose Simple Sync technology will allow you to connect several speakers and spread the sound. But even without this system, Bose SoundLink Revolve can offer 360° sound coverage. In the end, we must also mention that this device comes with a built-in microphone.

3. JBL Charge 4

By all means, JBL is one of the world’s finest manufacturers of speakers and headphones. After all, this company has over seven decades of experience since it stepped onto the scene back in 1946. For that reason, we had to include one of their models in our best speakers’ reviews. The fascinating JBL Charge 4  well deserves a spot among the top-rated outdoor speakers in the market.

Design-wise, this is one of the most rugged speakers out there. Its cylindrical shape and rubber housing are as durable as they get. Also, this model comes with a hard case which will protect the speakers when not in use. As if that’s not enough, the fourth generation of JBL Charge is available in an array of colors.

Believe it or not, this portable speaker can play music for up to 20 hours on a single charge. Of course, the trick lies in the use of the built-in power bank. Thus, you can even charge your phone while the tunes are blasting. Two bass radiators will ensure that there is no distortion at high volumes. Plus, JBL Charge 4 comes equipped with JBL Connect+ technology, which provides seamless connectivity and integration.

4. Gideon Aqua Audio Cube

The next model might not be as powerful as the others on this list, but it can provide a lot of fun by the pool, on the beach or during parties in similar areas. Also, the Gideon Aqua Audio Cube is the perfect speaker for showers and bathrooms. Its compact size is convenient, and this device also comes with a strong suction cup. Thus, you can place it on the wall and listen to music for up to 10 hours on a single charge.

Best of all, Gideon Aqua Audio Cube comes equipped with Bluetooth connectivity and an Auto-pairing feature. This device also works with Siri, and you can use the built-in mic to take phone calls or switch tracks.

Despite its miniature size, this lovely-looking cube can pack a punch when it comes to sound quality. Moreover, Gideon Aqua Audio Cube will deliver super-rich sound in any environment due to its optimizer technology. In any case, this inexpensive waterproof device is one of the coolest gadgets you will find if you are in the market for outdoor speakers.

5. JBL Boombox 2

In the end, we decided to present you with a beast of a speaker. After all, JBL Boombox 2 boasts being the loudest outdoor speaker in 2020. It only comes in two colors, but aesthetics are not the priority for this model. The second generation of JBL Boombox is all about that bass. As expected, this model also comes with a built-in power bank. So, you can blast those head-banging riffs for up to 24 hours on a single charge.

JBL Boombox 2 weighs 3.03 pounds, and it comes with its iconic grip handle. In other words, it’s outdoor-ready. Plus, the Boombox 2 has an IPX7 rating for being waterproof. It will even float and reproduce music. The second iteration of the Boombox relies on the advanced Party Boost technology to create a multi-speaker environment. All the while, you will get to enjoy the distortion-free sound, no matter the volume. Admittedly, JBL Boombox 2 comes with a hefty price tag that could deter some customers. Nonetheless, this feature-packed model is worth every penny if you like to spend time outdoors while dancing to your favorite hits.

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