Best Bluetooth Speaker in India

Last Updated on September 15, 2021

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

Tribit StormBox Micro 9W Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Outdoor Speaker,Deep Bass,Powerful Loud Sound,Portable Lightweight Speaker,Voice Assistant Support,Built-in Mic,Waterproof,Wireless Stereo Pairing
JBL Flip 5 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker, JBL Signature Sound with Powerful Bass Radiator, Vibrant Colors with Rugged Fabric Design, JBL PartyBoost, IPX7 Waterproof & Type C (Without Mic, Red)
JBL Charge 4, Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker, JBL Signature Sound with Powerful Bass Radiator, 7500mAh Built-in Powerbank, JBL Connect+, IPX7 Waterproof, AUX & Type C (Without Mic, Gray)
Marshall Kilburn II Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Black) (1002634)
Budget Range
Under Rs. 5000
Under Rs. 10000
Under Rs. 20000
Under Rs. 30000
Name
Tribit Stormbox Micro
JBL Flip 5
JBL Charge 4
Marshall Kilburn II
Output
9W
20W
30W
36W
Waterproof
Playing Time (hours)
Upto 8 hours
Upto 12 hours
Upto 20 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)
Tribit StormBox Micro 9W Bluetooth 5.0 Wireless Outdoor Speaker,Deep Bass,Powerful Loud Sound,Portable Lightweight Speaker,Voice Assistant Support,Built-in Mic,Waterproof,Wireless Stereo Pairing
Budget Range
Under Rs. 5000
Name
Tribit Stormbox Micro
Output
9W
Waterproof
Playing Time (hours)
Upto 8 hours
Pairing Two Speakers Option
Smartphone charging
Multi-device connection
No
Price
JBL Flip 5 Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker, JBL Signature Sound with Powerful Bass Radiator, Vibrant Colors with Rugged Fabric Design, JBL PartyBoost, IPX7 Waterproof & Type C (Without Mic, Red)
Budget Range
Under Rs. 10000
Name
JBL Flip 5
Output
20W
Waterproof
Playing Time (hours)
Upto 12 hours
Pairing Two Speakers Option
Smartphone charging
Multi-device connection
Upto 2 devices
Price
JBL Charge 4, Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker, JBL Signature Sound with Powerful Bass Radiator, 7500mAh Built-in Powerbank, JBL Connect+, IPX7 Waterproof, AUX & Type C (Without Mic, Gray)
Budget Range
Under Rs. 20000
Name
JBL Charge 4
Output
30W
Waterproof
Playing Time (hours)
Upto 20 hours
Pairing Two Speakers Option
Smartphone charging
Multi-device connection
Up to 2 devices
Price
Marshall Kilburn II Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Black) (1002634)
Budget Range
Under Rs. 30000
Name
Marshall Kilburn II
Output
36W
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. 5000

Tribit Stormbox Micro

Tribit Stormbox Micro
Pros
  • Extremely portable
  • Surprisingly good sound from a small speaker
  • Excellent price and value
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Speakerphone functionality
  • 8 hour battery life
Cons
  • Bass a bit weak

Design

The Tribit Stormbox Micro is in the shape of a bar of soap, it is small and portable and packs a loud punch. It is perfect to carry when traveling and is also a great gift option. Its outer is made of fabric and looks great.

It is IP67 rated waterproof so you do not need to worry about water or dust. You can take it to the pool or ride a bike with it. It has a strap where you can affix it to the bike.

Battery

It has a battery life of about 8 hours which is better than the other speakers in this price range (the JBL Go 3 has a battery life of about 5 hours). It has a USB-c charging port.

Sound

Although, we did find the bass to be weak that is to be expected given the size of the speaker. The Stormbox Micro is the best Bluetooth speaker in India under Rs. 5000 and we recommend this over the other options.

It has a battery life of about 5 hours which is sort of low in today’s age. It has a USB-c charging port.

Battery

Although, we did find the bass to be weak that is to be expected given the size of the speaker. It is not waterproof and has a battery that can play up to 5 hours constantly. The Tribit Storbox Micro is the best Bluetooth speaker in India under Rs. 5000 and we recommend this over the other options.

Prime Deal

The Competition:

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Portronics POR-821
₹ 2,999 −47% ₹ 1,599

The Portronics Soundrum PO-821 is a nice little speaker with Bluetooth 4.2 and is available at a price of under Rs. 2000. This is good for people who don’t have a high budget and just want a speaker to get the job done. Do not expect top-notch sound but it is loud and lasts for about 7 hours on a full charge. It is also water-resistant. You can even plugin a pen drive and play songs from it.

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Tribit MaxSound Plus
₹ 5,399 −37% ₹ 3,401

Another speaker under Rs. 5000 from the Tribit family, the Tribit MaxSound Plus is a good speaker but pales in comparison to our top pick, the Tribit Stormbox in terms of portability and value. Nonetheless, if you are looking for more bass then this might the best pick for you.

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Sony SRS-XB12
₹ 4,990 −1% ₹ 4,950

The Sony SRS-XB12 is a good option but has a dated design. It has a really long battery life of up to 16 hours. It is IP67 rated and is completely waterproof. It also has a built-in mic and can take calls. It’s shape makes it difficult to pack in bag but for what it’s worth it has good sound for the price.

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JBL Go 3
₹ 3,999 −18% ₹ 3,299

The true portable competitor in the list, the JBL Go 3 is small and packs a punch. It has 5 hours of playtime and is water and dust-resistant. It is Bluetooth 5.1 with USB type-C charging. Buy this if the Tribit Stormbox is out of stock. Do not expect a booming sound but for the price it is decent.

Best Bluetooth Speaker in India under Rs. 10000

JBL Flip 5

JBL Flip 5
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 waterproof and can be submerged for a full 30 minutes. It has a 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.

Prime Deal

The competition:

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Ultimate Ears Boom 2
₹ 12,995 −38% ₹ 7,999
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Sony SRS-XB23
₹ 10,990 −18% ₹ 8,990

Best Bluetooth Speaker in India under Rs. 20000

JBL Charge 4

JBL Charge 4
Pros
  • Loud sound
  • Price
  • Battery life of up to 10 hours
Cons
  • Not many service centres in India

The JBL Charge 4 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 4 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

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

Sale
Bose
₹ 11,500 −20% ₹ 9,200

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

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JBL Xtreme 2
₹ 21,999 −16% ₹ 18,499

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.

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Sony SRS-XB33
₹ 15,990 −28% ₹ 11,490
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Marshall Emberton
₹ 17,499 −9% ₹ 15,999

Best Bluetooth Speaker in India under Rs. 30000

Sony SRS-XB41

Marshall Kilburn II
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 the 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.

Prime Deal

The competition:

Sale
Klipsch The One II
₹ 29,900 −17% ₹ 24,800

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

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

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

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

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Harman Kardon Aura Studio 3
₹ 26,999 −6% ₹ 25,498

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

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B&O Play by Bang & Olufsen Beoplay M3
₹ 28,000 −11% ₹ 24,999

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.

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Marshall Acton II
₹ 29,999 −12% ₹ 26,527

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.

Best Bluetooth Speaker in India above Rs. 30000

Marshall Stanmore II

Marshall Stanmore II
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 the 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.

Prime Deal

The competition:

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

Sale
Bang & Olufsen Beolit 20
₹ 51,990 −2% ₹ 50,900

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

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Jabra Speak 710
₹ 45,000 −19% ₹ 36,320

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

Excellent sound but 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. The Treble is distorted and the bass is too overpowering.

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Klipsch The Three II
₹ 49,500 −20% ₹ 39,800

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.

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Bose Soundlink Color II
₹ 11,500 −20% ₹ 9,200

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 an 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 the capability to charge your phone, the 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 that 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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