Best Bluetooth Speaker in India

Last Updated on September 16, 2020

With smartphones becoming the norm, a Bluetooth speaker has become an integral part of your gadget collection. With the ease of access through your smartphone at the touch of a button and the added portability factor, a Bluetooth speaker is great to have around when having friends or guests over or just while traveling across the globe.

If you don’t want to go through the whole article, here are our top picks for the best bluetooth speaker in India in each budget:

Best Bluetooth Speaker in India

JBL GO Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with Mic (Black)
Tribit StormBox Bluetooth Speaker - 24W Portable Speaker, 360° Surround Sound, Enhanced Bass, Wireless Dual Pairing, IPX7 Waterproof, 20-Hour Playtime, 66ft Bluetooth Range Outdoor Wireless Speaker
JBL Charge 3 Powerful 20W IPX7 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker with 20 Hours Playtime & Built-in 6000 mAh Powerbank (Black)
Sony SRS-XB41 Wireless Extra Bass Bluetooth Speaker with 24 Hours Battery Life, Party Chain, Party Light, Waterproof, Dustproof, Rustproof, Speaker wih Mic, Loud Audio for Phone Calls (Black)
Budget Range
Under Rs. 2000
Under Rs. 5000
Under Rs. 10000
Above Rs. 10000
Name
JBL Go
Tribit 360°
JBL Charge 3
Sony SRS-XB41
Waterproof
Playing Time (hours)
Upto 5 hours
Upto 20 hours
Upto 24 hours
Upto 24 hours
Pairing Two Speakers Option
Smartphone charging
Multi-device connection
No
Upto 2 devices
Up to 2 devices
Up to 3 devices (up to 2 IOS)
JBL GO Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with Mic (Black)
Budget Range
Under Rs. 2000
Name
JBL Go
Waterproof
Playing Time (hours)
Upto 5 hours
Pairing Two Speakers Option
Smartphone charging
Multi-device connection
No
Price
Tribit StormBox Bluetooth Speaker - 24W Portable Speaker, 360° Surround Sound, Enhanced Bass, Wireless Dual Pairing, IPX7 Waterproof, 20-Hour Playtime, 66ft Bluetooth Range Outdoor Wireless Speaker
Budget Range
Under Rs. 5000
Name
Tribit 360°
Waterproof
Playing Time (hours)
Upto 20 hours
Pairing Two Speakers Option
Smartphone charging
Multi-device connection
Upto 2 devices
Price
JBL Charge 3 Powerful 20W IPX7 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker with 20 Hours Playtime & Built-in 6000 mAh Powerbank (Black)
Budget Range
Under Rs. 10000
Name
JBL Charge 3
Waterproof
Playing Time (hours)
Upto 24 hours
Pairing Two Speakers Option
Smartphone charging
Multi-device connection
Up to 2 devices
Price
Sony SRS-XB41 Wireless Extra Bass Bluetooth Speaker with 24 Hours Battery Life, Party Chain, Party Light, Waterproof, Dustproof, Rustproof, Speaker wih Mic, Loud Audio for Phone Calls (Black)
Budget Range
Above Rs. 10000
Name
Sony SRS-XB41
Waterproof
Playing Time (hours)
Upto 24 hours
Pairing Two Speakers Option
Smartphone charging
Multi-device connection
Up to 3 devices (up to 2 IOS)
Price

Best Bluetooth Speaker in India under Rs. 2000

JBL Go

JBL Go
Pros
  • Extremely portable
  • Surprisingly good sound from a small speaker
  • Excellent price and value
Cons
  • Very few service centres in India
  • Bass a bit weak

The JBL Go is in the shape of a cube, it is small and portable and packs a loud punch. It is perfect to carry when travelling and is also a great gift option.

Although, we did find the bass to be weak but that is to be expected given the size of the speaker. It is not waterproof and has a battery which can play up to 5 hours constantly. The JBL Go is the best Bluetooth speaker in India under Rs. 2000 and we recommend this over the other options.

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The competition:

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Sony SRS-XB01
₹ 2,990 −34% ₹ 1,975
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Artis BT90
₹ 1,499 −27% ₹ 1,099

Best Bluetooth Speaker in India under Rs. 5000

Tribit 360°

Tribit 360°
Pros
  • 20 hour playtime
  • Great value for the price
  • Good bluetooth range
  • Full sound and bass
Cons
  • Bass comes as too much in low volume

Move over JBL and Ultimate Ears, Tribit is here to take your spot. The Tribit 360° is an amazing speaker with a portable size. You will be able to run the speaker for 20 hours at a stretch without charging,

The Tribit 360° is IPX67 water-proof and can be submerged for a full 30 minutes. It has good range and you can easily use it up to 50 ft. from your connecting device. It can be used to pair with another Tribit speaker to fill a whole room full of people at parties.

We are truly impressed that a speaker this good has a price this low. If you are in the market for a speaker of around Rs. 5000, this one is a very easy choice. It is the best bluetooth speaker in India in this range.

The competition:

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JBL Flip 3
₹ 7,990 −31% ₹ 5,499

Best Bluetooth Speaker in India under Rs. 10000

JBL Charge 3

JBL Charge 3
Pros
  • Loud sound
  • Price
  • Battery life of up to 10 hours
Cons
  • Not many service centres in India

The JBL Charge 3 presents the perfect balance between price and quality in this price range. The sound fills the room with a lot of people, the bass is good and it has a lot of features like being waterproof, speakerphone, pairing with another Charge 3 speaker and capability to act as a power bank.

The JBL Charge 3 was originally above Rs. 10,000 but since the release of the newer Charge 4, it has reduced in price. Our only issue is that if your speaker needs repair after the warranty period is over, you have to send your speaker to only select cities (Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Guwahati, Delhi, Kanpur, Chennai, Pune, Secunderabad, Jaipur, Cochin).

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The Competition

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Ultimate Ears Wonderboom
₹ 7,995 −34% ₹ 5,247

Good sound but the chunky design is not that portable which was a dealbreaker for us.

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JBL Flip 4
₹ 7,995 −34% ₹ 5,247

It is a great speaker but is only Rs. 1500 cheaper than the Charge 3 and has only up to 4 hours of play time on max volume. The Charge 3 just offers better value.

Smaller than the JBL Flip 4 and the Ultimate Ears Wonderboom but not loud enough as them. Sound is good but the lack of volume hurts it.

Best Bluetooth Speaker in India above Rs. 10000

Sony SRS-XB41

Sony SRS-XB41
Pros
  • As many as 10 XB speakers can be connected to play together
  • Great, full sound
  • Quality build
Cons
  • Speakerphone is bad
  • Gimmicky features have no real use-case
  • Battery some times take long to charge

The Sony SRS-XB41 is a high-volume, high-clarity speaker. You can throw at it anything and it will play with great quality. It is waterproof and rugged with great build quality.

It has a lot of other gimmicks like different LED lights and some party modes which are not really that useful. These features add no real value to the product. Also, the battery takes a long time to charge but it lasts a long time too.

We love this speaker for the fantastic sound. It just blows everything else in this price range and you would have to go to speakers above Rs. 20000 to get this kind of performance.

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The competition:

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JBL Charge 4
₹ 15,999 −25% ₹ 11,999

JBL Charge 4 is loud, waterproof and has a big battery, but the Sony SRS-XB41 gives a more fuller sound with better highs and lows.

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UE Boom 3
₹ 17,995 −19% ₹ 14,499

Good sound, great features but just falls a bit short to the Sony XB41, our top pick. This is a good runner-up if you do not like the Sony speaker.

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UE Megaboom
₹ 25,043 −21% ₹ 19,697

A good, big speaker but has some issues with hardware and build quality. Sound is as good as Sony XB41 but Rs. 4000 more expensive.

Excellent sound but the Marshall Kilburn is not that portable. A great choice for people who don’t want to carry the speaker around or travel with it.

The JBL Xtreme is loud, heavy and blaring. The sound isn’t anywhere close to clear. Treble is distorted and bass is too overpowering.

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Bose Soundlink Mini 2
₹ 16,200 −20% ₹ 12,960

Bose’s old and trusted Bluetooth speaker just doesn’t cut it with the new line of speakers. Plays with decent clarity but not loud enough for the price.

A great speaker with 360 degrees sound but very expensive. Much better options at that price range like the Marshall Kilburn. Still, a good buy if you are Bose fan.

Again, a good price but would fit more in the sub-10,000 range. It would be a good alternative to the XB30 if not for the price. Still, if you are a Bose fan and not bothered about the price, this is a very good speaker with a small size and sound clarity.

Buying Guide to find the best Bluetooth Speaker in India

These factors should help you decide which bluetooth speaker is best for you:

1. Good sound

We assume you like music and having good sound is the prerequisite of a party. This should be your highest priority when selecting a Bluetooth speaker. All our picks in every budget range have given the sound with the most weight.

2. Battery Life

A portable speaker isn’t of much use if it dies down often due to low battery. That’s why battery life is important to look at when selecting a speaker. A good rule of thumb is that the speaker should have at least a 10-hour playtime battery.

3. Cost

Bluetooth speakers come in all budgets. We generally think that spending from Rs. 5,000 to Rs. 15,000 is a good amount to invest in a Bluetooth speaker. Anything beyond that means you are splurging and value higher quality sound than anything else.

4. Portability

Bluetooth speakers come in all shapes and sizes and therefore, it is a very important factor to consider while selecting a speaker. If you want to carry your speaker around, it’s important you get a speaker which is not heavy and has easy-to-store shape.

5. Water-resistance

Some people want to take their speaker to the pool or outdoors and therefore need their speaker to be water-resistant. We think this is a must-have feature if you are spending upwards of Rs. 2000 on a speaker.

6. Extra features like pairing, NFC, charging mode, speakerphone

Some Bluetooth speakers have extra-features like capability to charge your phone, ability to pair two same speakers to play as one and answering phone calls through the speaker. Most of these are just add-ons and shouldn’t be a dealbreaker. Pairing two speakers seem a neat thing to have, especially when you have a large gathering of people.

Other Frequently Asked Questions

Will Bluetooth speaker work without WiFi?

Yes, Wifi and Bluetooth are two different things. Bluetooth speakers work without Wifi.

Will Bluetooth speaker work with TV?

It depends on your TV. If your TV has the capability to connect to a device via Bluetooth, then yes, you can use your Bluetooth speaker with your TV.

Will Bluetooth speaker work with PC?

Yes. Some desktop PCs and their motherboards have a Bluetooth connector. If your PC doesn’t, then you can pick up this Bluetooth adapter and plug it into a USB port and then you can connect to your speaker.

Will Bluetooth speaker work with a Laptop?

Yes. No need for any adapters.

Can Bluetooth speaker go in checked-in luggage?

Yes.

Can Bluetooth speaker connect while charging?

Yes.

Can Bluetooth Speaker connect ps4?

Well, the jury is still out. Here’s a post which tries to solve the mystery.

Bluetooth speaker or Soundbar?

Both are for different use cases. Soundbars are usually not portable and are used as a substitute for TV speakers. Bluetooth speakers are meant for taking it around. If you want portability, then don’t use a Soundbar.

Bluetooth speaker or Smart speaker?

By smart speakers, we mean Amazon Echo devices and Google Home. In our experience, even though smart speakers play respectable sound, they are not really meant to play loud music. You would be better off purchasing a Bluetooth speaker with which you can use Alexa like the .

Check out our guide for the best wireless earphones in India.

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