Top 15 Best Mini Portable Wireless Speakers

Small, portable and fits easily in the bag, you can travel with one of these bluetooth speakers, big enough to pump out your favourite jam for one. We check out the best small speakers to those who absolutely can not leave without their groove.

It does not end there, not only can you enjoy your music, you can connect it to your laptop, tablet or smartphone to watch a movie, catch up on your TV show, play games or simply to have a better hands-free speaker phone experience.

These active speakers produce good quality sound, certainly better than what you would from your laptop, tablet or smartphone speaker. It is capable of driving a full range of sound from the low to high range but given its size, it would struggle at high volume.

Don’t expect it to pump out solid and thumping bass or be loud enough to fill the entire room. This is more like performance for one or two at the most. Definitely not for a party or room filled with people. Although, having said that some speakers have pairing capability such as the Cambrige Audio G2 Mini and Ultimate Ears Boom. If you have two of these, you can link them together for double the sound.

Here are top 5 things to look for in considering a portable mini bluetooth speaker:


  1. Size & Profile: Square, Rectangle, Flat, Cylindrical or even Round, these speakers come in many different shapes and sizes. In terms of size, some fits in the pocket, jacket pocket or with the bigger ones, in the suitcase or bag. Also consider the weight if you are going to travel with one of these.
  2. NFC Pairing: Not all speakers come with NFC pairing. Should your tablet or smartphone have this capability and you would like to make use of it, choose a speaker that supports this for ease of connecting to each other, by simply tapping your mobile device to the speaker.
  3. Charge and Play: Some speakers have high capacity battery that it allows you to charge your smartphone or tablet while playing music. You simply connect your smartphone to the USB power port on the speaker it will act like a power bank. Obviously, charging your device is going to affect playback time.
  4. Speaker Phone: When connected via Bluetooth, some speakers are capable of acting as speaker phones. If an incoming call is detected, the music playback will pause and your phone and/or speaker will alert you of this. You can then choose to answer the call directly or via the speaker with its built-in microphone.
  5. Playback Time: the final most important thing to consider is the amount of playback time you get per charge. You don’t want to have to keep looking for a plug point to charge your speaker so pick one with sufficiently enduring speaker with hours of play time between charge.

NOTE: While RMS Power or the true sound output power of these speakers give an indicator of how powerful they are, these are not usually disclosed by manufacturers. A clever mix of drivers, treble and bass radiators, use of amplifiers and compact design makes for good sound. Where the RMS or Power ratings are offered, we feature them here.

Top 15 Best Super Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speakers

Here is a quick look at our line-up. The links below take you to the product on Amazon.

1. Bose SoundLink Colour Bluetooth Wireless Speaker – FLAT SQUARE

2. Denon Envaya Mini Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker with NFC – ROUNDED RECTANGLE

3. Cambridge Audio G2 Mini Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker – ROUNDED RECTANGLE


4. Denon Envaya Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker – FLAT RECTANGLE

5. Bose SoundLink Mini Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker – RECTANGLE

6. Pure Voca Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker – ROUNDED RECTANGLE, BUDGET

7. Harmon Kardon Esquire Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker – FLAT SQUARE

8. Sony SRS X2 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker with NFC – ROUNDED RECTANGLE

9. JBL Pulse Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker – CYLINDRICAL + LIGHTS

10. Sony SRS X3 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker with NFC – RECTANGLE

11. UE Boom Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker – CYLINDRICAL

12. UE Mini Boom Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker – CYLINDRICAL

13. JBL Flip 2 Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker – CYLINDRICAL

14. Harmon Kardon Esquire Mini Portable Bluetooth Speaker – FLAT RECTANGLE

15. Jabra Solemate Mini Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker – RECTANGLE

Others Budget Speakers Worth A Look

Now for a closer look at the best mini Bluetooth speakers in our line-up:

1. Bose SoundLink Colour Bluetooth Wireless Speaker – FLAT SQUARE

Bose SoundLink Colour

  • Available in choice of colours (black, white, blue, red, mint green)
  • Speakers (output power): NA
  • Dimensions & Weight: 12.8 x 13.4 x 5.3 cm, 570 grams

Connectivity: Bluetooth, AUX, USB | Playtime: 8 hours | Charging: No | Speakerphone: No

2. Denon Envaya Mini Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker with NFC – ROUNDED RECTANGLE / ROD

Denon Envaya Mini

  • Available in choice of colours (Black with Blue, White with Red), Water resistant design, low latency aptX Bluetooth CD quality streaming.
  • Speakers (output power): Dual 40mm full range driver + 40 x 83mm passive radiator
  • Dimensions & Weight: 210 x 54 x 51 mm, 500 grams

Connectivity: aptX Bluetooth with NFC, AUX | Playtime: 10 hours | Charging: No | Speakerphone: Yes

3. Cambridge Audio G2 Mini Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker with NFC – ROUNDED RECTANGLE

Cambridge Audio G2 Mini Champagne

  • Available in choice of colours (Red, Champagne, Blue, Titanium and Black)
  • Speakers (output power): 4 speaker array powered by Class D digital amplifier, able to link two G2s together for double the volume
  • Dimensions & Weight: 189 x 67 x 55mm (7.4″ x 2.6″ x 2.2″),  650 grams

Connectivity: Bluetooth with NFC, AUX, USB | Playtime: 10 hours | Charging: Yes | Speakerphone: Yes

4. Denon Envaya Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker – FLAT RECTANGLE

Denon Envaya

  • The bigger of the two Envayas featured here. Available in black finish with rubberised coating or gloss white. both complete with 4 interchangeable colours grille cloth (white, blue, pink, orange), multipoint Bluetooth pairing up to 3 device and remembers up to 8 devices.
  • Speakers (output power): Dual 2x 2.25 inch full range driver and an oversized passive radiator powered by Class D digital amplifier with DSP (MaxxBass, MaxxTreble or Maxx3D)
  • Dimensions & Weight: 10.1 x 1.9 x 5.5 inchs (25.5 x 4.7 x 14.1 cm), 2.9lbs (1.3 kg)

Connectivity: aptX Bluetooth with NFC, AUX, USB | Playtime: 10 hours | Charging: Yes | Speakerphone: Yes

5. Bose SoundLink Mini Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker II – RECTANGLE

Bose SoundLink Mini

 

  • Now in its second generation, available in gray or black and comes with charging cradle. It has improved battery life from the first generation’s 7 hour to a more respectable 10 hour. It also supports Speakerphone functionality and voice prompts to help you pair your phone which is not available in previous generation. Remembers up to 6 recently connected devices. Colourful soft covers available on optional purchase.
  • Speakers (output power): Bose own technologies and innovative driver configuration delivers full range audio experience, power not disclosed
  • Dimensions and Weight: 5.1 x 18 x 5.8 cm, 670 grams

Connectivity: Bluetooth, AUX, USB | Playtimee: 10 Hours | Charging: No | Speakerphone: Yes

6. Pure Voca Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker – ROUNDED RECTANGLE, BUDGETv

Pure Voca Wireless Speaker

  • Stylish anodised aluminium case, great value
  • Speakers (output power):2 x 1.5″ full-range speakers with dual passive radiators, 10W RMS
  • Dimensions and Weight: 189(w) x d 55(d) x 67(h) mm, 580 grams

Connectivity: Bluetooth, AUX, USB | Playtimee: 10 Hours | Charging: No | Speakerphone: Yes

7. Harmon Kardon Esquire Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker – FLAT SQUARE

Harmon Kardon Esquire

  • The bigger of the two Harmon Kardon speakers, available with black, white or brown grill. Dual microphone system for echo free and noise cancellation conference calls.
  • Speakers (output power): 2 x 45mm (1.75”) transducer, 20Watt (2 x 10Watts) Amplifier output. Dual Driver and built-in bass port.
  • Dimensions and Weight: 147(W) x 147(H) x 46.5(D)mm, 750 grams

Connectivity: Bluetooth with NFC, AUX, USB | Playtimee: 8-10 Hours | Charging: Yes (with 3 port USB adapter) | Speakerphone: Yes

8. Sony SRS-X2 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker with NFC – ROUNDED RECTANGLE

Sony SRS-X2

  • Available in a choice of colours (red, black, white)
  • Speakers (output power): 2 Channel System
  • Great sounding music in one step with ClearAudio+ with Sound Mode for wider sound stage and more power.
  • Dimensions and Weight: 17.1 x 6 x 5.6 cm, 500 grams

Connectivity: Bluetooth with NFC, AUX, USB | Playtime: 5 Hours | Charging: No | Speakerphone: Yes

9. JBL Pulse Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker – CYLINDRICAL + LIGHTS

JBL Pulse

  • Speakers (output power): 12 W (2 x 6 Watts)
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth with NFC Pairing, AUX and USB
  • light show – multi coloured array of lights that changes with the music for visual experience, programmable via app with 64 LEDs and 5 pre-programmed light patterns, more themes downloadable.
  • Dimensions and Weight: 79mm x 182mm (circular rod design), 510 grams

Connectivity: Bluetooth with NFC, AUX, USB | Playtime:  5/10 Hours (music+lightshow/music only)  | Charging: No | Speakerphone: No

10. Sony SRS X3 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker with NFC – RECTANGLE

Sony SRS-X3

A square version of the SRS-X2, the equally popular X3 features the same ease of connecting via NFC in a slightly grown up body, higher and fuller with sharp corners and dark edges. While it is taller than the Bose SoundLink Mini, it has a rather similar foot print.

  • Available in a choice of colours (red, black, white)
  • Speakers (output power): 2 Channel System 20Watt (10W + 10 W) with dual channel passive radiators to enhance the bass
  • Great sounding music in one step with ClearAudio+ with Sound Mode for wider sound stage and more power.
  • Dimensions and Weight: 18.5 x 6.7 x 6.6 cm, 850 grams

Connectivity: Bluetooth with NFC, AUX, USB | Playtime: 7 Hours | Charging: No | Speakerphone: Yes

11. UE Boom Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker – CYLINDRICAL, BEST BATTERY LIFE

UE Boom

  • Choice of colours. Water resistant acoustic skin (IPX4 rated), remembers up to 8 devices, connect up to 2 sources at the same time, stream to 2 UE Boom from one source, app configurable.
  • Speakers (output power): Two 1.5″, 4 Ohm Drivers; Two 2″ Passive Radiators
  • Dimensions and Weight: 18cm x 6.5cm538 grams

Connectivity: Bluetooth with NFC, AUX, USB | Playtime: 15 Hours | Charging: No | Speakerphone: Yes

12. UE Mini Boom Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker – ROUNDED RECTANGLE

UEMiniBoom

  • Choice of colours. Remembers up to 8 Bluetooth devices, connect up to 2 sources at the same time, stream to 2 UE MINI Booms from one source, app configurable.
  • Speakers (output power):Two 1.5″, 4 Ohm Drivers; One 3″ x 1.5″ Passive Radiator
  • Dimensions and Weight: 7.6cm x 11.1cm x 6.1cm301 grams

Connectivity: Bluetooth with NFC, AUX, USB | Playtime: 10 Hours | Charging: No | Speakerphone: Yes

13. JBL Flip 2 Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker – CYLINDRICAL

JBL Flip 2

  • Speakers (output power): Dual 40mm drivers and a custom tuned built-in bass port for full range sound 12 W. SoundClear echo and noise cancellation microphone for hands free calls.
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth with NFC Pairing, AUX and USB
  • Dimensions & Weight: 160 x 65 mm, 499 grams

Connectivity: Bluetooth with NFC, AUX, USB | Playtime: 10 Hours | Charging: No | Speakerphone: Yes

14. Harmon Kardon Esquire Mini Portable Bluetooth Speaker – FLAT RECTANGLE

Harmon Kardon Esquire Mini

The smaller of the two Harmon Kardon in our line-up, this premium speaker spots dual transducer, microphone conferencing system with echo and noise cancellation technology. The unit also comes with kickstand built-in and leather strap.

  • Speaker (output): Dual 27mm transducer, 8W (2 x 4 Watt)
  • Dimensions and Weight: 140mm × 24mm × 75.4mm, 238 grams

Connectivity: Bluetooth with NFC, AUX, USB | Playtime: 8 Hours | Charging: Yes | Speakerphone: Yes

15. Jabra Solemate Mini Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker – RECTANGLE

Jabra Solemate Mini

3.5mm stereo cord hidden in the base, rugged design with all over rubber coating for dust and splash resistant.

  • Colour options; black, blue, red or yellow
  • Speaker (output):2 Full range speakers – 1.5 in + 1 bass radiator – 75 x 35 mm, 6Watt
  • Dimensions and Weight: 12.5 (W) x 6.1 (H) x 5.3 (D) cm, 295 grams

Connectivity: Bluetooth with NFC, AUX, USB | Playtime: 8 Hours | Charging: No | Speakerphone: Yes

OTHER BUDGET MINI SPEAKERS

Again, use the links below to access the portable bluetooth wireless speakers on Amazon: