When the weather is nice, you’re likely lounging by the pool, reading a book on your porch, or BBQ’ing for the family in the backyard. The only thing that could make it even more perfect would be having the right speaker to play your favorite playlist.
But when you’re choosing a speaker for listening outside, there are a few features you’re going to want to prioritize. Choosing a wireless speaker — one where you don’t need to tangle with power cords and can easily connect your phone via WiFi or Bluetooth — can definitely make things easier, which is why all of our speakers on this list are wireless. However, there are a few other features you’ll want as well. …
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JBL Boombox 2
This wireless portable speaker has amazing sound, can withstand any weather, and plays music for 24 hours on one charge.
- Battery: 24 hours
- Drivers: Two woofers, two tweeters
BEST WITH WIFI AND BLUETOOTH
This easy-to-use, rechargeable speaker streams over WiFi and Bluetooth, making it a convenient outdoor speaker for you to move around with you.
- Battery: 10 hours
- Drivers: One downward-firing tweeter, one mid-woofer
BEST FOR POOL PARTIES
UE Megaboom 3
If you’re looking for a wireless speaker for the pool, this waterproof, floatable option is your best bet.
- Battery: 15 hours
- Drivers: Two 4 ohm full range, two passive radiators
BEST SURROUND SOUND
Bose SoundLink Revolve
If you’re looking for a 360-degree outdoor speaker, then this is the one for you.
- Battery: 12 hours
- Drivers: Down-firing, full-range driver with two passive radiators
BEST MOUNTABLE SPEAKERS
Pyle Home Indoor/Outdoor Wall-Mount Bluetooth Speaker System
Whether you mount them on your patio or by the pool, these weather-resistant speakers will allow you to stream your music outside without taking up a lot of space.
- Battery: N/A
- Drivers: Low-frequency driver with tweeter
BEST WITH LED LIGHTS
JBL Pulse 4
Combine outdoor music with an impressive LED light show, and you’ve got yourself the perfect speaker for your next yard party.
- Battery: 12 hours
- Drivers: 20-watt driver and passive radiator
MOST WALLET-FRIENDLY SPEAKER
Tribit MaxSound Plus Portable Speaker
Waterproof and portable, this speaker delivers quality sound at a wallet-friendly price.
- Battery: 20 hours
- Drivers: Two 12W drivers