Top 10 Best Bluetooth Speakers of 2017


The top 10 includes only the best Bluetooth speakers that CHIP tested during 2017. The top positions of our rating are occupied by the highest quality wireless players. All of them are a godsend for any audio enthusiast, because you can always take a portable speaker with you and listen to your favorite music everywhere.

1st place: Libratone Zipp Mini

Price: from 30,000 rubles.

The best Bluetooth speaker in our ranking was the Libratone Zipp Mini, which earned a record score of 97.3 points. This stylish speaker has not only an exquisite design, but also can play music in high quality. The column supports Bluetooth 4.0 and AirPlay.

Libratone Zipp Mini
Libratone Zipp Mini

The Libratone speaker is equipped with a Wi-Fi module, the connection to which occurs through a special application. And you can also connect several Zipp speakers in it and create a real portable concert hall. Such a gadget will sound for quite a long time — as much as 10 hours. Then the battery will have to be recharged, which will require the original cable.

The Libratone Zipp Mini has only one drawback — it is quite heavy. However, this is a matter of taste and will not be a problem for most audiophiles.

2nd place: Harman/Kardon Go+Play

Price: from 14,000 rubles.

If the previous model looked like a can, then this column is more like a boombox from the 80s. The Go+Play wireless speaker from Harman/Kardon can also be carried by the handle and delight those around you with loud music. To do this, the column has all the necessary interfaces: Bluetooth 4.1, Aux connector and USB port. For sound quality, Go+Play received a score of 94.7 points: the speakers provide dynamic and surround sound.

Harman/Kardon Go+Play
Harman/Kardon Go+Play

However, this model not only looks like a retro player, but also weighs like an old radio — almost 3.5 kg. But the speakers at the column are quite large.

Despite the fact that the Go+Play manufacturer claims 8 hours of battery life, during tests this Bluetooth speaker lasted only 4 hours without recharging.

3rd place: Beats Pill+

Price: from 10,000 rubles.

Top 10 Best Bluetooth Speakers of 2017
Beats Pill+

In third place in our ranking is the Beats Pill + portable speaker. Its battery life is longer than previous models — 13 hours. This is enough to listen to music all day and not look for a cable to recharge. In addition, it is very compact and lightweight, which means you can take it with you everywhere. Despite its small size, the speaker delivers powerful bass and plenty of volume.

Pill+ doesn’t have NFC, but it does have USB and Lighting connectors. In addition, you can charge your smartphone from the column. There is also a dedicated app available for Beats Pill+. In it, you can connect two devices to a Bluetooth speaker at the same time or combine several speakers into a stereo system.

4th place: JBL Xtreme

Price: from 11,000 rubles.

One of the best Bluetooth speakers is the JBL Xtreme. The feature of this speaker is water resistance. You can safely take such a player with you to the beach or to the water park and not be afraid that it will get wet.

JBL Xtreme
JBL Xtreme

Audio lovers will also appreciate the long battery life — as much as 17 hours. JBL fans will love the brand’s stylish speaker design. During tests, the model showed decent sound quality: Xtreme is very loud, covers a wide frequency range and has excellent bass.

The speaker weighs a lot — more than two kilograms, but this cannot be considered a serious drawback.

5th place: Bose Soundlink Mini II

Price: from 12,000 rubles.

In fifth place in our TOP 10 best Bluetooth speakers is the Bose SoundLink Mini II. It is a lightweight portable speaker with excellent sound quality and has already become one of the most popular wireless players on the market.

No matter how severely we assessed the sound of the SoundLink Mini II, this model won us over with its purity and workmanship. Even if you crank the volume of the speakers to the maximum, they still show resistance to rattling.

Bose Soundlink Mini II
Bose Soundlink Mini II

But not everything is so great: the speaker has rather meager equipment, no aptX, WLAN and NFC, and battery life is only 7 hours 45 minutes. However, for a long walk this should be enough, most importantly, do not forget to fully charge the column before leaving the house.

In our rating you will find all Bluetooth speakers, and below is the TOP 10 of the best of them.

Bluetooth speakers. All test results

Libratone Zipp Mini

1.Libratone Zipp Mini

Overall score: 85.2

Value for money: 84

Harman/Kardon Go+Play

2. Harman/Kardon Go+Play

Overall score: 80.2

Value for money: 67

Beats Pill+

3. Beats Pill+

Overall score: 78.6

Value for money: 74

JBL Xtreme

4.JBL Xtreme

Overall score: 81.6

Value for money: 73

Bose SoundLink Mini II

5.Bose SoundLink Mini II

Overall score: 79.5

Value for money: 79

Denon Envaya Mini

6 Denon Envaya Mini

Overall score: 75.4

Value for money: 78

JBL Charge 2+

7. JBL Charge 2+

Overall score: 77.9

Value for money: 90

Ultimate Ears Megaboom

8. Ultimate Ears Megaboom

Overall score: 71.6

Value for money: 72

Sony SRS-HG1

9. Sony SRS-HG1

Overall score: 72.6

Value for money: 66

Teufel Rockster XS

10 Teufel Rockster XS

Overall score: 72.7

Value for money: 62

Bluetooth speakers. All test results

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