Versatile enough to take into the shower, sat by the pool or to the beach, these water resistant and splash proof speakers are perfect for those who like to take their tunes to the outdoor, especially near water.
For fully waterproof speakers, check out our article on the best waterproof Bluetooth wireless speakers. For water-resistant and splash proof speakers, read on.
For the rest of us who do not want to pay a premium for a totally water proof speaker, here is a quick look at 1o of the best water resistant and splash-proof speakers.
12 Best Water Resistant and Splash-proof Bluetooth Speakers
- Bose® SoundLink® Revolve+ Water-resistant Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Built-in Speakerphone & Handle 12HRS, IPX4
- UE WONDERBOOM By Ultimate Ears Bluetooth Waterproof Portable Speaker
- Bose SoundLink Color Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker II Water Resistant 8HRS
- Arespark 4.0 Outdoor Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker 12HRS, IPX4, NFC
- Omaker M4 Outdoor Splashproof & Dustproof Bluetooth Speaker 12HRS, IP54, NFC
- JBL Flip 3 Splashproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker 10HRS
- Libratone ONE CLICK Bluetooth Splash-Resistant Modular Portable Speaker 12HRS, IPX4
- Sony SRS-XB3 Extra Bass Water-Resistant Bluetooth NFC Portable Speaker 24HRS, NFC, WIFI – [BEST BATTERY LIFE]
- Photive M90 Water Resistant Portable Bluetooth Speaker 10HRS, IPX5
- Libratone TOO Bluetooth Splash-Resistant Portable Speaker 12HRS, IPX4
- Skullcandy Air Raid Water-Resistant Drop Proof Bluetooth Portable Speaker 10HRS
- Libratone ONE STYLE Bluetooth Splash-Resistant Portable Speaker 12HRS, IPX4
Let’s take a closer look at each of these speakers.
1. Bose® SoundLink® Revolve+ Water-resistant Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Built-in Speakerphone & Handle – 12HRS, IPX4
From the leader in sound technology, Bose comes the SoundLink Revolve+, plus for a carry handle. The standard Revolve is also water resistant but does not come with the handle. The handle is a welcome addition for a portable speaker to make it easy take it with you. But the real promise of the speaker in undoubtedly the sound. Projecting sound in all directions, it offers true 360° so no matter where you are in the room, you will get a treat. It has a splash proof design, the battery lasts for up to 12 hours and it supports hands free call and can interact with Google Now and Siri with your phone paired.
A Lux Silver version is also available, see below.
2. UE WONDERBOOM By Ultimate Ears Bluetooth Waterproof Portable Speaker – 10HRS, IPX7
The grenade shaped speaker is another popular portable speaker from UE (Ultimate ears) and like other UE offerings, its completely waterproof, dustproof and shockproof so will survive accidentally being dropped into the pool. Don’t for a second be deceived by its size, it is still powerful enough to push tunes out in 360 degrees even outdoor. And, if one is not enough, pair with a second UE WONDERBOOM for double the volume and enjoy stereo sound. Even for its size it will last up to 10 hours between charge and has touch controls. For ultra portability and great sound, you can’t go wrong with the 430 gram speaker.
3. Bose SoundLink Color Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker II – 8HRS, DURABLE
Bose, a big name in speakers and audio technology, is not missing out on wireless speakers. From the portable SoundLink® Mini Bluetooth® speaker II to the bigger SoundLink® Bluetooth® speaker III. With the SoundLink Colour Bluetooth Speaker II, Bose is offering covering the ultra portable, durable and water resistant segment. The first generation Bose SoundLink Colour Bluetooth Speaker was an award winner albeit rugged but not water resistant, we expect nothing less from this second generation Color. Available in Aquatic Blue, Coral Red, Polar White or Soft Black.
Bose Quality Sound | Rugged, soft-touch, water-resistant design | Easy Bluetooth pairing | 8 hours play time with Lithium-ion battery | Voice prompt with on board microphone supporting Siri and Google Now | Speakerphone | Bose Connect app control
4. Arespark AS200 (4.0) Outdoor Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker – 12HRS, IPX4, NFC
A budget wireless speaker with IPX4 rating, the Arespark AS200 or sometimes sold as Arespark 4.0 has Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity and can connected to any Bluetooth enabled devices in 3 seconds. It comes complete with 2 x 1.4-inch drivers pumping out a total of 7 Watts of power. The IPX4 rating meant it is shower and splash proof with a rugged construction. It comes with a built-in 1700mAh capacity rechargeable battery offering up to 12 hours of playtime. A newer version comes with NFC for easy connectivity and has a built-in micro SD card reader and MP3 player making it a standalone device if you find yourself without a music source. Even as a budget speaker, it is no short of features with a full range of controls on the side panel, speaker phone function for taking calls and remote control for the camera, great for taking selfies.
7 Watt with Dual Drivers and Passive Bass Radiator | Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC Connectivity | MicroSD card slot and MP3 Player | 12 hours Battery life (3-4 hours charging time) | Dimensions: 4.8 x 1.8 x 2.5 inches (LxWxH)
5. Omaker M4 Outdoor Splashproof & Dustproof Bluetooth Speaker – 12HRS, IP54, NFC
Available with black, orange or army green surround, the Omaker M4 is a waterproof, shockproof and dustproof speaker with a unique rugged design. It is IP54 rated so it will withstand accidental drop in water but not submerged for too long. You can truly take this outdoor, in the rain, to the seaside, on the board or indoor, for a shower or next to your bath. It uses an enhanced 3-watt full range loudspeaker to pump out your tunes and includes a coaxial designed passive radiator for larger acoustic and bass. While only needing 3 hours to fully charge the unit, it will continue to pay your music for up to 12 hours with volume set at 80%. Additional, it comes with NFC and uses Bluetooth 4.0 for quick and easy connectivity.
3-watt full range speaker with coaxial designed passive radiator | Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC Connectivity | USB | IP54 rated | 12 hours Battery life (3-4 hours charging time) | lanyard included
JBL bass radiator for room filling sound | Splash proof (rain, spills or running tap water) | Bluetooth wirelessly connect up to 3 mobile devices, take turns playing | 10 hours play time with 3000mAh battery | Speakerphone function with noise and echo cancelling microphone | JBL connect to connect multiple speakers.
Available in 8 vibrant colours; black, blue, red, orange, pink, yellow, gray and turquoise.
What can we say, it was love at first sight; the simplistic design, the touch sensitive controls, that soft glow indicator light and the solid build quality, Libratone got so many things right of their line of Bluetooth speakers. The Danish company did a good job with speakers that produces top end premium sound. The ONE CLICK together with ONE STYLE is the higher of the three ultra portables from the company, with the smaller and cheaper version being the Libratone TOO. All three speakers are IPX4 rated, meaning they are weather resistant and splash proof, tick all boxes for our list. The name CLICK comes from its ability to change the frame as well as the click on attachments, allowing you to change colour and style. Change between the carry strap or the more rigid click on hook.
8. Sony SRS-XB3 Extra Bass Water-Resistant Bluetooth NFC Portable Speaker – 24HRS, NFC, WIFI [BEST BATTERY LIFE]
If you like your sound deep and I mean real low and bassy, the Sony SRS-XB3 Extra Bass is for you. Tailor-made for dance music, innovative EXTRA BASS technology enhances deep, punchy bass sound. Just press the EXTRA BASS button to give each track added impact. Using a unique digital signal processor, EXTRA BASS maximises punchy bass and loudness. The newly developed 48mm large full-range speaker unit has a powerful embedded magnet and long stroke to reproduce deep bass. The light diaphragm achieves high sound pressure for punchy low end. It has the best play time per charge in our line-up, a whooping 24 hours, double the average playtime of premium speakers listed here. To add to that, the speaker is designed to be water resistant with IPX5 rating. Like most Bluetooth speakers, you can pair two Sony SRS-XB3 together for double the power and stereo sound.
9. Photive M90 Water Resistant Portable Bluetooth Speaker 10HRS, IPX5
20 watts of power plus a passive subwoofer amplifies higher as well as lower bass frequencies |Aluminum grill complements the modern, minimalist rubberized finish on the body | Waterproof and Shock Absorbing Design IPX5 certified | 10 hours battery life per charge
10. Libratone TOO Bluetooth Splash-Resistant Portable Speaker 12HRS, IPX4
The cheaper and smaller of the Libratone’s ultra portable Bluetooth speakers, the TOO is no less impressive. It does not have any fancy frame, removable carry strap or click on attachment but this pill shaped speaker packing two 1.5-inch full range driver and 1 passive driver can still rock. It also has the ability to connect two phones to take turns streaming to the speaker. With its intuitive touch interface, 12 hours of play time, compact design, noise isolation speaker phone function and the ability to pair two Libratone speakers to play together, what is not to like. We love it in fresh Caribbean Green.
Military Inspired, Air Raid take inspiration from ammo cases, vintage field radios, and rugged military cases. Skullcandy already established its name in headphones and have not let us down with their line of Bluetooth speakers. Air Raid delivers a remarkable range of sound all in a rugged stainless steel frame with rubber boot. The Bluetooth speaker lasts up to 10 hours between charge offering plenty of play time. Pair it up with a two Air Raid speaker and you get stereo sound and more volume.
12. Libratone ONE STYLE Bluetooth Splash-Resistant Portable Speaker 12HRS, IPX4
We could not leave out the third Libratone speaker from our list. The flat rectangular box with wraparound strap that doubles as protection and cutting edge design yet still capable of great sound is simply astounding. It’s all the features we love about the Libratone range, the 360 surround sound with 4 internal speakers, the 12 hours play time between charge, the speakerphone function, the Libratone App, the ability to pair two speakers be it in the same room or different rooms and most importantly the weather resistant design up to IPX4 – splash proof that is.
Even lighter at 275grams is the soap bar profile Bang & Olufsen Beoplay P2 pumps out B&O signature sound from its 2 x 50W peak mid-range drivers with rich and spacious vocal to clearly defined bass and drums. The speaker is splash and dust proof using only premium material. It has an integral carry strap and spots an intuitive tap or shake controls. It may not offer 360 degree sound but given its flat profile and compact size, you can slip this in the bag easily, perfect as a personal music companion. It will last up to 10 hours between charge, has a built-in microphone to take hands-free calls and pipe your voice interactions through to Siri on the iOS or Google Now to Android. The companion app is polished and the device has automatic standby when not in use for 15 minutes. Apart from sand stone, it is also available in blue and black.
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