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4 Things You Should Consider When Buying a Bluetooth Speaker

4 Things You Should Consider When Buying a Bluetooth Speaker
  • 2023-07-25

There is a reason people continue to show interest in buying Bluetooth speakers; it is a very convenient way to listen to music. Almost every smartphone supports Bluetooth technology, making it very easy to connect and play music on a Bluetooth speaker.

As expected when there‘s a huge demand for a product, new brands get interested and eventually launch their own versions, which means the market will be flooded with different sizes and qualities of such products.
When there is a huge variation in quality, feature and performance, it is important to check out some features before deciding. Here are 5 things you should consider before buying a Bluetooth speaker.

1. How Smart Is It?
Bluetooth speakers are becoming smart, with some of them featuring Google Assistant, Alexa, and Siri. And, although these features require good internet to function, it is an incredible addition to Bluetooth speakers. Asides streaming via Bluetooth, some smart speakers even let users pull audio from the cloud.

2. Water Resistance
If you are buying a Bluetooth speaker for events, small gatherings, or hangouts (pool or beach parties, or on a boat cruise, etc.), you should get something with a high IP (water-resistance) rating.

A reasonable IP rating would be “IPX5”. Devices with this rating are dust and splash resistant. However, for a Bluetooth speaker to be submerged in water and not get damaged in the process, it must be rated IPX7, at the very least.

3. Battery Life
Battery life is a major talking point on every device (smartphones, smartwatches, Bluetooth speakers, etc). No one wants a device that lasts just a few hours.

On average, most Bluetooth speakers last around 6-hours, others up to 10-hours in some cases. So, regardless of how often you would need to use the speaker, you should go for something that last between 6-10 hours, or even more.

4. Design/Size
This is also very important because you don’t want to be carrying really large, heavy speakers around. So, when purchasing a Bluetooth speaker, you should consider portability, aesthetic (something beautiful, you know), as well as its weight.
However, you should know that larger speakers tend to offer better audio and offer longer lasting batteries. If you are comfortable with moving them around, you should go for the larger once.