We pick out the best portable speakers and best Bluetooth speakers for your home and for travelling
Playing music through the loudspeaker of your smartphone is more often than not a recipe for disappointment. The result is often tinny and lifeless sound and hardly does justice to your favourite tunes.
For many, a simple Bluetooth speaker is the best solution to instantly improving their audio experience. You can take them around the house, they needn’t cost a fortune and many of them sound an order of magnitude larger than they are. They're also a great choice paired with a tablet when watching films, improving both sound quality but volume as well.
We’re going to be looking at exclusively Bluetooth speakers, not big home-bound wireless speakers that just happen to have Bluetooth built into them. If you’re simply looking for a wireless speaker, be sure to check out our multiroom guide as well as our review of our go-to recommendation, the Sonos Play:5.