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Best bluetooth speaker under $100

Last Updated on September 14, 2021

When you want to take your music with you on the go or share music with your friends instead of shutting out the world with headphones plugged in, a Bluetooth speaker is a great way to get big sounds out of your mobile devices. 

By using Bluetooth technology, you can play music and other audio wirelessly from devices like phones, tablets, laptops, and other computers. By pairing a Bluetooth device wirelessly with a Bluetooth speaker, you can listen to music, podcasts, audiobooks etc with a much bigger and louder speaker without getting sound distortion.

There’s a decent selection of Bluetooth speakers available at this kind of price range, with different features, design, and specifications, so here’s our roundup of the best Bluetooth speakers.

Products at a Glance

Our Recommended

Best bluetooth speaker under $100

  • Excellent sound quality
  • Charges via USB-C
  • Solid build quality
  • Plain aesthetics
  • Modest battery life
  • Too large to pocket
  • Fantastic battery life
  • Attractive design
  • Functions as a battery pack
  • MicroUSB charging connector
  • Color availability erratic
  • Somewhat large for portability
  • USB-C charging
  • Very easy to take on the go
  • Huge selection of color options
  • No 3.5mm wired input option
  • Solid but not best in class battery life
  • Bass can’t match larger speakers
  • Extremely portable
  • Pleasant aesthetics
  • Powerful for such a small speaker
  • Modest battery life
  • Can’t match louder speakers for volume
  • MicroUSB charging

What is IPX7 rating?

IP ratings are certified “ingress protection” designations that can be assigned to products depending on how well they can withstand exposure to the elements like dirt, dust and moisture. A rating of IPX7, like all the speakers in this lineup, means it is safe to survive a drop into water up to one meter’s depth. This is a great assurance that your speaker can withstand use in rain, bathrooms, by the pool, and other settings where moisture could be a factor.

How does battery life work?

The battery lives quoted in this roundup are based on normal usage, and actual performance will vary on a variety of factors, depending on what volume setting you’re using, whether using a wired or wireless connection, and what type of music you are listening to, but they are a good rule of thumb to base your decision on.

Our Verdict

The powerful sound output and great build quality of the Anker Soundcore Motion+ made it our top choice. Anker does a great job of making practical and high-quality devices that are well made and reasonably priced, and this is another example. 

This speaker is not so huge you can’t use it in a variety of different settings, and big enough to provide a great audio experience for music, podcasts and other types of audio, both indoors and outside.