Best Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Speakers – your tunes in the shower, outdoor, in the pool or just about anywhere
Not all waterproof wireless speakers are created equal. Here is how you can pick the best rated waterproof Bluetooth portable speakers.
Before we get into the details, lets break the Ingress Protecting code down for you. IP ratings or Ingress Protection ratings are industry standard EN 60529 in recognition of the manufacturers effectiveness in sealing of electrical and electronic enclosures against intrusion of foreign bodies and moisture.
The typical ratings are shown in this format IPXX with the first X for intrusion protection and second X for protection against moisture. If the device is not rated for one of the two categories, the letter X is used in its place. E.g. IP67 is protected against dust and strong water jet and waves (waterproof) and IPX7 is just protected against strong water jet and waves.
Most speakers in our line-up is not just splash or spill proof BUT actually waterproof with IPX7 rating. This meant that you can submerge the speaker in water up to 1 meter (3 feet) deep for up to 30 minutes. Anything less than IPX7 cannot be submerged in water. You have been warned.
IP Rated Enclosures
A number replaced by x indicates that the enclosure is not rated for that spec.
First Digit (intrusion protection)
- No special protection
- Protection from a large part of the body such as a hand (but no protection from deliberate access); from solid objects greater than 50mm in diameter.
- Protection against fingers or other object not greater than 80mm in length and 12mm in diameter.
- Protection from entry by tools, wires etc, with a diameter of 2.5 mm or more.
- Protection against solid bodies larger than 1mm (eg fine tools/small etc).
- Protected against dust that may harm equipment.
- Totally dust tight.
Second Digit (moisture protection)
- No protection.
- Protection against condensation
- Protection against water droplets deflected up to 15° from vertical
- Protected against spray up to 60° from vertical.
- Protected against water spray from all directions.
- Protection against low pressure water jets (all directions)
- Protection against strong water jets and waves.
- Protected against temporary immersion.
- Protected against prolonged effects of immersion under pressure.
In essence, in order for a product to be waterproof, it needs to be rated at least IPX7.
Top 15 Best Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speakers
- JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker – IPX7
- UE BOOM 2 by Ultimate Ears Bluetooth Waterproof Portable Speaker – IPX7
- Braven BRV-X Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker – IPX7
- UE ROLL 2 By Ultimate Ears Bluetooth Waterproof Portable Speaker – IPX7
- JBL Clip 2 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker – IPX7
- UE Megaboom Waterproof & Shockproof Wireless Speaker – IPX7
- Polk Audio Boom Swimmer Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker – IPX7
- SHARKK Commando Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker – IP65
- FUGOO Sport XL Waterproof Wireless Speaker – IP67
- Braven BRV-XXL Large Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speakers – IPX5
- FUGOO Tough Waterproof & Rugged Wireless Speaker – IP67 – LONGEST BATTERY LIFE
- NudeAudio Super M Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker – IPX5
- BRAVEN BRV-Pro Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker – IP7
- FUGOO Sport Waterproof Wireless Speaker – IP67 – LONGEST BATTERY LIFE
- Scosche BoomBottle+ Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker
Let’s take a closer look at each of these speakers:
1. JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker – IPX7 – 20HRS
The name itself points to a feature available on most portable speakers, the ability to charge your mobile devices using its on-board battery and its no small battery. The 6000mAh offers 20 hours of music play time between charge and if your smartphone can not outlast the speaker steal some of its juice to keep the tunes flowing. A wireless waterproof speaker that connects up to 3 smartphones or tablets and letting you take turns streaming to the stereo speaker is also the third generation from JBL. And, when you had to take that call, use the speakerphone function as it comes with noise and echo cancelling microphones. Also with the microphone, you can pipe your voice commands to Siri or Google Now simply by pressing a button.
Waterproof IPX7 rated (rain, spill, submerge in water) | JBL Connect to pair speakers for more volume | Durable fabric material and rugged rubber housing | 20 hours battery life (4.5 hours charging time) | Power: 2 x 10 Watt | Dimensions: 213mm (W) x 87mm (D) x 88.5mm (H)
If portability and easy of use couple with great sound is what you are after, then the waterproof JBL Charge 3 is your answer, with JBL Bass Radiator – a dual external passive radiators that lets you can hear, feel and see the bass actually being pumped out.
2. UE BOOM 2 by Ultimate Ears Bluetooth Waterproof Portable Speaker – IPX7 – 15HRS
Measuring 180mm high and 67mm in diameter and weighing just 548 grams, the second generation UE BOOM 2 has an amazing 15 hours battery life for all day playing time and a quick 2.5 hours charging time. The cylindrical speaker design like much of the portable speakers here offers 360 degree sound with punchy and deep bass and loud sound. The build and body of the speaker is also designed to take on the outdoor with anything you can throw at it or with it with washable cover.
The new generation UE BOOM includes integration with Siri and Google Now allowing for voice commands especially song requests via the speaker using the Bluetooth button and on-board microphone when paired with a smartphone. The true power of the speaker is in its easy to use interface with Tap Controls and over-sized volume buttons and the ability to connect to a second UE BOOM 2 speaker streaming from one source. Talk about source, it can pair up to 8 Bluetooth enabled devices connecting up to 2 at one time and comes with NFC for easy pairing.
Waterproof IPX7 rated (immersed in water up to 1m for up to 30 minutes) | Pair with another UE BOOM 2 speaker for stereo and volume | 15 Hours Play Time (2.5 hours charging time) | Hands Free Speakerphone | App and Siri / Google Now voice support | Dimension: 180mm (H) 67mm (D), 548 grams
If it get wet and muddy, just rinse with warm, soapy water. Portable Bluetooth speakers can not get better than this with super long battery life, durable and waterproof body and voice command integration. Check out the cool white YETI version great for the snowy outdoor.
3. Braven BRV-X Waterproof Ultra-Rugged Portable Bluetooth Speaker – IPX7 – 12HRS
The Braven BRV-X portable speakers has a durable and waterproof body. The built-in 5200mAh battery offers up to 12 hours of playtime between charge and can double as power bank to charge your devices. The original BRV-1 is now followed by a whole host of rugged speakers with the BRV-X the next model up with IPX7 certification. This mean the BRV-X is waterproof, can be fully submersed in water one meter deep for up to 30 minutes. The body is designed with shock absorbent in an easy grip portable body.
Like some of the portable speakers here, you can pair two Braven BRV-X for immersive stereo using TrueWireless. The well though out sound system includes two audio modes for outdoor and indoor listening with the later pumps out rich deep sound with full of bass while the former covers long range audio. There is a sport cap that keeps water out of the ports and the control buttons are fully rubberized. It also comes with speaker phone function for taking calls. Available in black or white colour. Its worth watching the demonstration video to under the different features and how to set the left and right speaker when in stereo mode.
Waterproof IPX7 rated (immersed in water up to 1m for up to 30 minutes) | Bluetooth and NFC connectivity | Pair with another BRV-X for stereo and more volume | Dual Audio Modes: Indoor and Outdoor | 12 hours playtime 5200mAh rechargeable Li-Ion battery | Hands Freee Speakerphone | Dimensions: 9.06in x 3.63in x 2.94in Weight: 1.5lbs
4. UE ROLL 2 By Ultimate Ears Bluetooth Waterproof Portable Speaker – IPX7 – 9HRS
The smallest from the UE family, the Roll 2 has a different profile entirely. A round disc shaped wireless speaker that can still pump out bold and big sound is certainly impressive. It is 15% louder than the original Roll and like all UE speakers, you can double up the volume by streaming the same source to a second UE speaker. The UE speaker is also a first with a bungee stretch cord that lets you strap it to your back pack, your bike, your belt or just about anything and as it only weights just over half a pound, its so light, you won’t notice its there. It comes with all the usual UE connectivity features and a companion App that is packed with even more features.
Waterproof IPX7 rated (can be immersed in liquid up to 1m for up to 30 minutes) | One 2-inch driver and two 3/4-inch tweeters | 9 hours of battery life (5.5 hours charging time) | Diameter: 135mm. Height: 40mm. Weight: 330 g
5. JBL Clip 2 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker – IPX7 – 8HRS
The JBL Clip 2 is another round portable speaker. Much like the UE Roll 2, it is ultra-light, ultra-rugged and ultra-powerful. The speaker is completely waterproof and is IPX7 rated. It provides up to 8 hours of playtime, allowing you to take your music wherever you go, be it land or water.
Stream music wirelessly via Bluetooth, or plug it into any smartphone or tablet with its attached audio cable. You can also wirelessly connect two Clip 2 speakers together to enjoy amplified sound. Use the speakerphone to make clear, noise and echo free phone calls.
The JBL Clip 2 is covered with durable waterproof fabric, and earns its name with its upgraded carabineer, clipping to your clothes or backpack to take on any adventure.
Waterproof IPX7 | Bluetooth 4.3 Streaming | Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery up to 8 hours of playtime (2.5 hours charge time | Speakerphone: Take crystal clear calls from your speaker with a touch of a button with noise and echo-free speakerphone | Built-in Carabiner: Hook the Clip 2 onto anything you see fit and take it on all your adventures | Wireless Daisy Chain: connect two Clip 2 speakers together | 3.5mm Audio Cable | durable fabric material and rugged rubber housing | Dimensions (H x W x D): 141 x 94 x 42 (mm)
6. UE Megaboom Waterproof & Shockproof Wireless Speaker – IPX7 – 20HRS
The biggest of the portable speakers from UltimateEars, the Megaboom measures 226mm tall and 83mm in diameter and weights 887 grams. The speaker is IPX7 rated meaning it can be submerged in liquid up to 1m for up to 30 minutes. It is powered by two 2-inch drivers and two 2 x 4-inch Passive Radiators. There is enough juice from the battery per charge to power through 20 hours of play time. You can top it up quickly when its low as it only takes 2.5 hours to fully charge the battery.
Like other UE speakers, it can pair up to 8 Bluetooth enabled source and play from two sources at the same time. You can also stream two two UE speakers at the same time from a single source to pump up the volume. The speaker features NFC for quick pairing and supports Bluetooth Hands Free calling. With software update, the onboard microphone can also double up as feed to your smartphone taking commands and song requests and piping this to Siri or Google Now depending on which smartphone you have. Pick your playlist or forward to the next track by simply pushing the Bluetooth button and ask. The App lets you in on more features such as Alarm, Remote On/Off, Tap Controls (tap once to play or pause, twice to skip), Block Party (where you play DJ with another friend sharing songs from two devices).
Waterproof IPX7 rated (immersed in water up to 1m for up to 30 minutes) | Bluetooth and NFC connectivity (remembers up to 8 devices) | Pair with another UE Megaboom and play from the same source | 20 hours battery life (2.5 hours charging time) | Diameter: 8.3cm (3.3”). Height: 22.6 cm (8.9”). Weight: 877 g
7. Polk Audio Boom Swimmer & Swimmer Duo Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker – IPX7 – 8HRS
The Swimmer and Swimmer Duo from Polk Audio is one of a kind wireless Bluetooth speaker with a fancy tail that you can loop, twist as a stand or grip around a bar. It is lightweight, portable and ready for anything. This waterproof Bluetooth speaker is IPX7 rated and lasts up to 8 hours per charge. Attach the swimmer to your side, around the handlebars on your bike, or even on the handle in your shower. The Swimmer Duo can easily be linked with a second speaker for true left and right speakers.
Waterproof IPX7 – Immersion in 3 ft of water for up to 30 minutes. | Bluetooth – Stream Audio Wirelessly | Durable – Shock-Resistant & Dustproof | 8 Hours of Battery Life – 2 Hour Charge Time | Link with another speaker (Swimmer Duo)
8. SHARKK Commando Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker – IP65 – 24HRS
This rugged Bluetooth speaker is solidly constructed and features a rubberized coating that makes it dustproof. The IP65 rating means that this speaker can withstand rain water or spray from a nozzle such as a shower or hose but not submersible.
With one full charge this 10 watt wireless speaker can last for up to 24 hours of uninterrupted music play or talk time. Use the built in microphone to receive phone calls and LED indicator lights let you know when it is time to recharge your speaker.
The massive 6600mAh battery allows this Bluetooth speaker to double as a portable power bank speaker. When the battery on your Bluetooth device is running low simply plug it into the speaker to charge.
Waterproof IP65 | Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC | Dual 5 Watt loudspeakers with multiple EQ settings | call handling technology | come with a carrying bag, wrist strap, AUX cable and power adapter.
A more powerful 20W version, the SHARKK Commando+ is also available.
9. FUGOO Sport XL Waterproof Wireless Speaker – IP67 – 35HRS
The FUGOO Sport XL is the bigger version of the FUGOO Sport. FUGOO also gave the Style and Tough speakers the same XL treatment with all three being waterproof and dust proof and carries that distinct horizontal bar profile. While the Sport XL does not have the all round rubber bumper treatment as the Tough XL, it does come with shock absorbing rubber trim and fiber-reinforced resin shell finished with durable waterproof cloth.
Do not be deceived by the horizontal bar profile into thinking that this is a front facing only speaker. It offers 360 degree sound with 8 symmetrically placed drivers, 4 tweeters, 2 mid drivers and 2 passive radiators offering rich and deep audio. It is IP67 rated so can go underwater as deep as 3 feet for up to 30 minutes. But it would be unlikely to stay underwater as it can stay afloat if it drops into the water.
But what is amazing is its super long battery life of up to 35 hours per charge. That same battery that powers the speaker can also be used to charge your devices via its USB port. Like speakers from UE, it has a built-in microphone for speakerphone feature as well as for taking voice commands compatible with Siri and Google Now.
Waterproof IP67 (submersed in water up to 3 feet for up to 30 mins | Bluetooth 4.0 Connectivity | Fast charging power bank | 35 hours of battery life per charge | 360 degrees sound: 8 symmetrically placed drivers crank out clean highs, midrange punches and deep, roaring lows. With 4 tweeters, 2 mid/sub woofers, 2 bass drivers and a 97 db sound pressure level | Speakerphone | Google Now and Siri Compatible (omni directional microphone with echo cancellation)
10. Braven BRV-XXL Large Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speakers – IPX5 – 14HRS
Its probably too big to be portable but hey, remember those 80s Boombox. The Braven BRV-XXL is no where close. It comes with Braven’s iconic rugged rubberised design that can withstand accidental drops, sand, dirt and dust and has a huge 15,6000mAh high capacity battery built-in. With that kind of power reserve, you can charge your smartphones several times over via the 1A charging port and still have enough juice to power rock on offering up to 14 hours of play time.
Being IPX5 rated also meant it can take on splashes and spills, no problem but not total submersion in water. The huge speaker comes with 4 HD drivers and 1 subwoofer with bass and treble control as well as EQ settings (Boombox style). Should you need to make yourself hear, plug in a microphone, yes it has a built-in microphone jack, pipe away. There is also a thoughtful tie down strap with bottle opener, party on.
Waterproof IPX5 rated (splash, spills and water spray in all directions) | 4HD drivers and 1 Subwoofer | Bass and Treble Control | EQ settings | 14 hours playtime with 15,600mAh high capacity battery and power bank function | Microphone Jack | Dimensions: 20.25in x 8.25in x 9.5in, Weight: 18lbs (8.2kg)
11. FUGOO Tough Waterproof & Rugged Wireless Speaker – IP67 – 40HRS [BEST BATTERY LIFE]
Here is a smaller version of the FUGOO Tough. The FUGOO Tough XL was a big brick of a speaker, the little brick FUGOO Tough delivers the same impressive ruggedness of the bigger sibling and still able to pack the same punch. First up, its a rugged, waterproof Bluetooth speaker crafted from fiber-reinforced resin and solid aluminum casing,
It has an impressive 40 hours of battery life between charge, sharing the title for the longest battery life in our line-up with FUGOO Sport and the FUGOO Style. It comes with a built-in microphone with echo cancellation for speakerphone and Siri/Google Now integration. The arrangement of the speakers meant it pumps out 360-degree of sound with 6 drivers; two 28mm neodymium tweeters, two 39mm neodymium aluminum domed mid/woofers and two 43mm x 54mm passive radiators.
Waterproof IP67 | Bluetooth connectivity | 6 drivers; two 28mm neodymium tweeters, two 39mm neodymium aluminum domed mid/woofers and two 43mm x 54mm passive radiators | 40 hours battery life (3.5 hours charging time) | Dimensions & Weight: 2.4″ X 7.8″ x 2.9″ (61 x 198 x 73mm); 1.4 lbs (643g)
12. NudeAudio Super M Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker – IPX5 – 8HRS
Nude Audio has an interesting way of marketing its wireless speakers, by featuring near naked women on their website. Hoping that you will notice the speakers, the website has a dozen of models to pose with their speakers and an ‘After Dark’ photo gallery to showcase each model, I mean speakers. Nude Audio Super M is one of four speakers in the range. There is Move S, Move M, Super M and Move L. It may not take kindly to being submersed in water, the speaker is still waterproof and sand proof with IPX5 rating. Meaning it can take water sprays from all directions, safe for the shower and pool side, just not inside the bath tub full of water or dropped into the swimming pool.
Incredibly light weight for its category, the Super M has a protective silicone bumper to keep it safe from bumps and knocks. On full charge, it can last up to 8 hours offering plenty of play time. The thick, protective silicone bumper is smooth to the touch, making these wireless speakers feel at home in your hand while also defending against accidents. Various colour options available.
IPX-5 Waterproof and Sand Proof Rating | Bluetooth 4.0 (up to 30 feet) | 4 Full Range Neodymium drivers, 2 passive subwoofers for rich bass| 360 degree sound | 8 hours battery life | Protective Silicone bumper, Signature Cord for hanging | Speaker phone| Dimension: 5.5 x 2.8 x 0.8 inches ; 12,7 x 5,1 x 2 cm | Weight: 8.5 ounces; 241 grams
13. BRAVEN BRV-Pro Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker – IPX7 – 30HRS
The BRV-PRO from Braven is another rugged and versatile Bluetooth Speaker from the company known for making shock proof and ultra rugged speakers. It’s fully loaded with robust sound and bass projection. Certified with an IPX7 waterproof rating, the BRV-PRO has a metal housing built to take a beating.
The housing can also be fitted with a solar charging panel (shown below), rechargeable battery pack, sound-doubling stacking plates, GoPro® compatible mounting system and Glow Deck for lighting especially useful when camping. Boost your phone’s battery by charging right from the speaker and answer calls hands free using the built-in speakerphone for a complete wireless audio experience designed for pros.
BRV-PRO rocks up to 30 hours per charge with warm bass and crisp highs you won’t believe from a speaker this size. It is capable of wireless pairing. The ports are secured with a waterproof flip cap.
Waterproof IPX7 Certified | Bluetooth and wireless pairing | 6 custom designed acoustic drivers: Two 28mm neodymium tweeters, Two 39mm neodymium aluminum domed mid/woofers, Two 43mm x 54mm passive radiators | Up to 30 hour playtime 2200mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery | Built-in microphone & speakerphone | Dimensions: 6.4in x 1.5in x 2.8in | Weight: 1.44lbs
14. FUGOO Sport Waterproof Wireless Speaker – 40HRS [BEST BATTERY LIFE]
The smaller version of the FUGOO Sport XL, the FUGOO Sport is made for the outdoors. It has 40-hour of battery life and Siri or Google Now voice command capabilities. Given its smaller size, it has 2 drivers fewer, 6 instead of 8 but still capable of pumping out good quality sound.
Some ideas where you can have FUGOO Sport along with you in your active and sporty lifestyle include surf, turf, sand, snow, or just plain dirt. Ready to go anywhere, ready to do anything. It’s easily best portable beach speakers.
FUGOO Sport speaker is built with waterproof super-durable cloth, bonded to a fiber-reinforced resin shell, and wrapped in resilient rubber trim. It can drop, soak, bounce, or slide. It also comes with a mounting socket that secures your speaker to bikes, poles, straps, or anything else you got.
The FUGOO Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker has six symmetrically-placed drivers. The two tweeters deliver clean highs, two mid/sub drivers give midrange punch, and two passive radiators help bring out a full, deep bass. Together, these six drivers deliver a clean sound pressure level, filling large rooms and outdoor areas with rich, immersive sound.
With speakers on all four sides, your FUGOO Wireless Speaker delivers pristine sound in all directions. The upward tilt of the speaker puts everyone in the sweet spot. So simply place your speaker in the center of a room and fill any space with sharp highs, bassy lows, and all-around premium audio.
Waterproof | Bluetooth 4.0 Connectivity | power bank | 40 hours of battery life per charge | 360 degrees sound: 6 symmetrically placed drivers | Speakerphone | Google Now and Siri Compatible (omni directional microphone with echo cancellation) | Dimensions & Weight: 2.3″ x 7.4″ x 2.9″ (59 x 187 x 73mm), 538 grams
The Scosche BoomBottle+ offers remarkable audio and can fit right inside the bicycle water bottle cage or cup holder on a boat. BoomBOTTLE+ is designed to bring entertainment to the outdoors. This wireless Bluetooth mobile speaker is weatherproof and durable, allowing you to take your music virtually anywhere.
It includes micro USB charge cable and single 12 watt USB wall charger for the fastest charge possible. Powerful 6000mAh rechargeable Lithium-ion battery provides up to 11 hours of play time or allows you to fully recharge your USB powered device up to 3 times at 2.1 Amps.
Finally, it has dual pairing capability for true stereo sound. Dual Pairing Mode will allow one speaker to act as a Right Channel and the other as a Left Channel, or both speakers can output in stereo sound.