The beginning of a new year is always a great time to change your portable speaker, especially if you haven’t for a long time. Nowadays, you can easily find the best waterproof Bluetooth speaker on Amazon if you look good enough. Despite that, we often get asked the question:

What are the best waterproof Bluetooth speakers?

And we get that. We know it’s bothersome to look for the best waterproof Blueto0th speaker. There a ton of products that don’t live to their claims and will leave you disappointed. Not everyone has the time to dig hard. That is why we tested a number of devices — to help you with a review of the best waterproof Bluetooth speakers for 2019.

 This is our take on the five best premium waterproof Bluetooth speakers for 2019:

# Image Product Price
1 Ultimate Ears $250
2 JBL $380
3 Wonderboom $150
4 Braven $190
5 Bose $99

1. Ultimate Ears Boom 2 Bluetooth Speaker

  • 360-degree audio output
  • 15-hour battery life
  • Incredible, deep bass and clear highs for its size
  • NFC support
  • Water- and shockproof
  • Available in 11 different colors
  • UE BOOM app
  • Can pair with another UE Boom 2 for stereo
  • Micro-USB charger (included)
  • With the size of a 500ml water bottle
  • Updates via the mobile app

Our number one choice is the Ultimate Ears Boom 2 as it scores the highest in terms of portability as well as audio quality and volume. Its 360-degree audio design is perfect to fill up the whole room with equally-loud and crisp-clear sound. When paired with another UE Boom 2 through the UE BOOM app, the speakers rivals my TV soundbar.

With the built-in NFC support, you can forget about all connectivity issues. It is water- and shockproof and includes all accessories needed in the package. The battery lasts up to 15 hours of playtime. This model gets updates through its mobile app — keeping your audio up to date with the standards.

2. JBL Boombox Bluetooth Speaker

  • High-volume audio
  • Up to 24hours on a single charge
  • Works as a 20,000 mAh portable battery
  • IPX7 waterproof certificate
  • Rugged and shockproof design
  • Convenient to hold
  • Good for outdoor playback
  • Four active audio drivers and two passive bass radiators
  • Can pair with over 100 other portable JBL Connect devices

If you’re looking for the heavy armory — JBL has got you covered. It Boombox speaker comes with four active speakers and two passive bass radiators to deliver outstanding audio quality and volume for its size. With an uptime of 24 hours, this device is perfect for outdoor entertaining.

Its handle is comfortable to hold while the whole speaker is not that heavy — good for transporting with you. The IPX7 certificate makes sure that the device will survive if it falls in water or gets splashed with water. The good rugged design keeps scratches away and protects your speaker’s integrity. Slightly expensive but definitely worth the investment.

3. Wonderboom Bluetooth Speaker

  • 14 colored models
  • 360-audio output
  • Great bass for the size
  • Lightweight and portable
  • 10-hour battery life
  • Can pair with other devices
  • 30m Bluetooth range
  • IPX7 Waterproof certificate
  • Does not update via mobile app

Another great product by Ultimate Ears is the Wonderboom. Unlike the Boom 2, this gadget does not receive online updates through its mobile app. Rather, you get the best audio quality from the start with all the other features.

The Wonderboom is available in 14 differently-colored models — all of which are insanely eyecatching. Whenever I put it, it always grabs everyone’s attention. People just can’t ignore amazing sound coming from an even better-looking portable speaker.

4. Braven BRV-X Bluetooth Speaker

  • 5,000 mAh portable battery
  • IPX7 waterproof certificate
  • Sturdy design
  • Noise-canceling microphone for calls
  • Supports stereo devices pair
  • Up to 1 meter underwater for 30 minutes
  • 12hr battery life
  • Indoor and outdoor audio modes
  • Quite cheap compared to others
  • Portable

The Braven BRV-X also comes with IPX7 waterproof rating and features a sturdy design. It is shockproof and scratchproof, as well as dustproof. The battery lasts for playback of up to 12 hours but if you lower the volume it goes up to 13 – 14 sometimes.

The two audio modes are great, especially if you don’t use it predominantly in either outdoor or indoor conditions. The price tag is not heavy and the device is convenient to transport with you. Overall a great product.

5. Bose SoundLink Micro

  • Ultra lightweight (280 grams)
  • IPX7 waterproof certificate
  • Rugged design
  • 6-7 hr battery life
  • Great audio volume and bass for the size
  • Pair two SoundLink Micros
  • 10m Bluetooth range
  • Built-in microphone for calls

When portability and convenience are all that matters — Bose is here to help. The SoundLink Micro comes with a specially-designed transducer and passive radiators which provide you with a crisp, crystal clear audio. The quality is amazing with soft, deep and rich bass, especially for this size.

A single charge of the battery can last you for about six to seven hours — enough for a whole day of music. The built-in Bluetooth technology can handle ranges of up to 10 meters and supports dual SoundLink Micro pair. Overall, a great Bluetooth speaker for anyone.