Nowadays, a majority of our cherished electronic devices are becoming wireless. In our home alone, we have 4 wireless Bluetooth speakers (which we probably shouldn’t admit, but we’re open and honest here). There are a few we’ve mentioned in our best wireless speakers article that we highly recommend, but many of those go for hundreds of dollars. What about the budget-friendly speakers? We highlight the best wireless Bluetooth speakers for under $50 today.
How to choose your wireless Bluetooth speaker under $50
- Your budget – Although all models in here are $50 or lower, there is a big difference between a $10 and an exactly $50 Bluetooth speaker. The higher you go, the higher the quality of speaker, of course. We recommend going somewhere in the middle, as the higher priced budget-friendly speakers usually have some features we can do without.
- Size\portability – If you’re planning on traveling a lot with your wireless Bluetooth speaker, you’ll want to keep size into consideration. This entire list is travel-friendly, but some more than others. You will also want to make sure your model is battery-powered if you’ll be outdoors or somewhere without a power plug-in.
- Additional features? Remote control, USB plug, AUX or FM inputs? All of the above? How about grabbing a waterproof Bluetooth speaker? Shock and dust proof? The higher the price, typically the more additional features included. What’s important and worth the price is up to you.
- Color choice – Not all of our models come in different colors, but others may come with almost 6-7 options. Is this a make or break for you? Depends on your need.
The best wireless Bluetooth speaker for under $50
We drank a bunch of coffee and researched the best of the best when it comes to wireless speakers that (typically, view the site to double-check) fall under $50. Let us know in the comments your thoughts and\or if you think we missed a model worth looking at!
DKnight Magicbox II
If you’ve ever heard of a Jambox, these things look identical to each other. These of course aren’t as higher-end as the Jawbone models, but it gets the job done, especially for under $50. It’s a bit higher up there in price as compared to other models in this article but for good reason. You have 10W of power, “enhanced bass”, a built-in microphone for phone calls (we don’t use ours for this ever, but it may be attractive to you). A rechargeable battery (10 hours of playtime to be exact) is great for traveling and lastly, there are quite a few color choices to tailor to your aesthetic needs. If you have the cash for it, we’d grab this and not look back.
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OontZ Angle PLUS
If this is cheaper than the Magicbox, we’d grab this one instead (they seem to be around the same price most places). You have multiple color choices, an easy travel size and a 15 hour playtime battery. What’s even better is that it’s water-resistant, dust proof as well as splash proof, so if you’re going to be outdoors, near the water (or shower) or merely want this feature just in case, we’d grab it. You also have a built-in microphone, a micro-USB cable for charging and more. Just an overall solid, budget-friendly wireless Bluetooth speaker that we’d grab.
Here’s a speaker rated very high among those have bought it. It’s an ideal size for traveling and fits well in your hand. The sound is great for the price, has some play controls on the unit itself, and comes in quite a few different colors to give you some options. JAM is also a brand name that we’re confident in, considering we’ve used a few of their products in the past and have always been satisfied. They’re one of the more popular names within the Bluetooth electronics market. This one gives you a 30 ft. range.
This one has thousands of reviews on popular websites so we couldn’t ignore it. It only comes in two colors but what stands out is the 33 ft. range, is water proof, shockproof, dust proof for those wanting to take it to a lake, beach, or even shower. Supports Bluetooth 4.0 and the sound is rather nice for the price; it has a passive subwoofer built-in with a 3W audio driver. We’d grab this if you can spend a few more dollars but want something rugged, especially if you’ll be by water (you never know!).
This one is a bit different and is rather advanced with some extra features that may entice you. It has a USB and SD card support so you don’t have to pair it up with a device if you aren’t in the mood. Let’s say you want to upload some MP3’s onto a USB card and merely keep it in the speaker you may. It also comes with a strap if you’re going on a hike and want to blast some tunes to enjoy. You get 4-5 different color choices as well.
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