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The 8 Top Wireless Speakers To Use With Alexa

Amazon’s Alexa is an AI device that also doubles as a speaker.

It can search the web for you, online shop, create schedules and lists, play music, and more all from voice commands.

The 8 Top Wireless Speakers To Use With Alexa

However, while Alexa might be a great step in Artificial Intelligence, her sound isn’t the best. If you’re wanting a speaker to use with Alexa to make the most out of your music, keep on reading.

Harman Kardon Aura Wireless Home Speaker System

Harman Kardon Aura Wireless Home Speaker System (Black)

The Harman Kardon speaker provides powerful bass and accurate omnidirectional sound. The technology used allows the sound to fill the room, which is much better than the speaker that Alexa comes with.

Built-in Bluetooth means that you can connect phones, tablets, and Alexa devices to it without any wires cluttering up your space. There is also an app that you can download to set up your speaker even easier than before.

Pros

  • 3-Dimensional sound that plays from every angle.
  •  Impressive amount of stereo wideness considering it’s a 360 speaker.
  • Enjoyable amount of  bass and low-end extension.
  • Easy to connect to.
  • Wireless connection.

Cons

  • The tonal balance could be improved.
Harman Kardon Aura Wireless Home Speaker System (Black)
  • Six mid to high range 1.5 inches transducers deliver accurate, Omni directional sound while a 4.5 inches subwoofer gives rich, powerful bass
  • Custom, stereo widening DSP audio technology is engineered for room filling, full frequency sound
  • Built in Bluetooth feature streams audio from your Bluetooth devices wirelessly
  • Customized Harman Kardon Remote app allows for easy set up and added connectivity

Bose SoundLink Color II

Bose SoundLink Color II: Portable Bluetooth, Wireless Speaker with Microphone- Soft Black

This speaker packs a punch with amazing power for such a small body. The wireless range is 30 feet and the battery life is up to 8 hours on a single charge. Voice recognition makes it simple to pair with other devices, take calls, and more.

There’s a built-in microphone for you to talk to your speaker so that you don’t ever have to touch a button. However, the buttons on top of the speaker still offer a nice feel if you need a backup.

Pros

  • Small and portable.
  • Impressive battery life will keep you entertained for hours. 
  • Luxurious quality. 

Cons

  • 30 feet of wireless range isn’t the most impressive we’ve seen.
Bose SoundLink Color II: Portable Bluetooth, Wireless Speaker with Microphone- Soft Black
  • Innovative Bose technology packs bold sound into a small, water resistant speaker
  • Built-in mic for speakerphone to take clear conference or personal calls out loud with a wireless range of approximately 30 feet.
  • Rugged, with a soft touch silicone exterior that makes it easy to pick up and go
  • Voice prompts talk you through the Bluetooth pairing so it’s easier than ever or even quick-pair with NFC devices
  • The lithium-ion battery lets you enjoy up to 8 hours of play time, rechargeable with USB power sources

JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Black), 1

You can connect up to three smartphones to this speaker at once and take turns playing your music. Forget the aux cord and say hello to the future of sharing tracks. With a lithium-ion battery and 20 hours of playtime, you can share your entire playlists three times over!

Also enjoy added features such as taking calls from the speaker. You’ll experience a crystal clear call thanks to the noise and echo canceling microphone and speakers.

Pros

  • 20 hours of battery life is incredibly impressive. 
  • The speaker comes with lots of added features such as answering calls from it. 
  • Waterproof body allows you to use it anywhere. 

Cons

  •  Some users complained of poor customer service.
JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Black), 1
  • Bluetooth - Wirelessly connect up to 3 smartphones or tablets to the speaker and take turns playing powerful stereo sound.
  • Battery type : Lithium-ion Polymer (22.2Wh)2) 20 hours of playtime(varies by volume level and content)
  • IPX7 Waterproof
  • Take crystal clear calls from your speaker with the touch of a button thanks to the noise and echo-cancelling speakerphone.
  • Build your own ecosystem by connecting multiple JBL Connect enabled speakers together to amplify the listening experience.

Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Portable Waterproof & Shockproof Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Portable Waterproof & Shockproof Bluetooth Speaker - Brain Freeze Blue Edition

The design of the BOOM 2 speaker allows you to enjoy 360-degrees of sound with impressively low bass. The battery life is 15 hours on a single 2.5 hour charge. Tap to control technology makes this speaker sleek and aesthetically pleasing.

Ultimate Ears has a platform called PartyUp which means that you can wirelessly connect over 150 of these speakers together. Imagine that surround sound!

Pros

  • 360-degree surround sound.
  • No visible buttons cluttering up the control panel. 
  • The PartyUp platform allows you to connect your speakers together.

Cons

  • Some users were complaining of faults within the first year of usage.
Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Portable Waterproof & Shockproof Bluetooth Speaker - Brain Freeze Blue Edition
  • Insanely good, loud 360 degree sound with deep bass
  • Product dimensions 2.6 Wx 2.6 D x 7 H inches .Portable design so you can bring the music anywhere
  • Waterproof*, shockproof, designed for adventure (* IPX-7 rated waterproof up to 30 minutes and a depth of one meter)
  • PartyUp from Ultimate Ears allows you to wirelessly connect more than 150 Ultimate Ears speakers. Charge time: 2.5 hours
  • 15-hour battery life and 100 ft. Bluetooth wireless range (Actual battery life will vary with use, settings and environmental conditions. Rechargeable batteries have a limited number of charge cycles)

FUGOO Sport 2.0 – Portable Bluetooth Speaker

FUGOO Sport 2.0 - Portable Bluetooth Speaker Waterproof for Outdoor/Indoor Use - Wireless Stereo Pairing, Rich Loud Sound & Deep Bass, Speakerphone, for Home, Camping, Hiking, Tailgate, Travel

This speaker is on the less expensive side, although the quality wouldn’t tip you off to this fact. The built-in microphone allows you to call people and talk to Alexa through it. The microphone is also omnidirectional and reduces echo and background noise.

The battery life of this speaker is 10 hours on one charge. It is completely waterproof, snowproof, mudproof, and sandproof. This means that no matter where you want to use your speaker, you can count on the FUGOO Sport 2.0.

Pros

  • More attractive price point.
  • Suitable for using in all weather conditions.
  • Impressive battery life for a budget speaker.

Cons

  • It’s a budget speaker, so you won’t be getting as many additional features as a more expensive speaker.
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FUGOO Sport 2.0 - Portable Bluetooth Speaker Waterproof for Outdoor/Indoor Use - Wireless Stereo Pairing, Rich Loud Sound & Deep Bass, Speakerphone, for Home, Camping, Hiking, Tailgate, Travel
  • 100% WATERPROOF BLUETOOTH SPEAKER - The Rugged Fugoo Sport 2.0 is IP67 waterproof, snow proof, mud proof, and sand proof. Stringently tested and verified at 3 feet for 30 minutes, this compact Bluetooth 4.0 speaker is ready for anything at home, or on the go.
  • BUILT IN MICROPHONE - Equipped with an omnidirectional microphone sporting echo cancellation and background noise reduction; this portable Bluetooth speaker allows for full-duplex speakerphone calling and support for Siri/Google Now capabilities.
  • MULTI-SPEAKER PAIRING - Twice the speakers for twice the fun. Amplify your sound by pairing any two Fugoo speakers together for the ultimate sound experience. Works with any 2nd generation Fugoo Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker (Style 2.0, Sport 2.0, & Tough 2.0)
  • UPGRADED LOUDER VOLUME - Now capable of a maximum 105db SPL-A volume level. The two 40mm drivers in the front and 100x28mm passive radiator in the rear, produce crystal clear stereo sound making it the life of any party; outdoors or in.
  • LONG BATTERY LIFE – Continuous play for up to 10 hours with the built in rechargeable battery; all packed into a portable form factor that’s stylish and easy to take with you everywhere. Charge with the included Micro-USB cable.

Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM Portable Waterproof & Shockproof Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM (2015) Portable Waterproof & Shockproof Bluetooth Speaker - Charcoal

Another speaker that offers 360 degrees of directional sound, this is the second Ultimate Ears speaker on this list. You can connect smartphones, tablets, and home assistants to it thanks to the Bluetooth capabilities.

The body of this speaker is waterproof, so you can use it both indoors and outdoors. Plus, it weighs a tiny 1.93 pounds in weight – perfect for on the go!

Pros 

  • Connect all sorts of devices to this speaker with Bluetooth. 
  • Very lightweight and portable. 
  • 360-degree surround sound. 

Cons

  • Very high price point.
Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM (2015) Portable Waterproof & Shockproof Bluetooth Speaker - Charcoal
  • Freakishly amazing 360-degree sound with deep bass.For Audio Playback: Smartphones, tablets and other devices that support Bluetooth and Bluetooth Smart wireless audio profile [Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)] or 3.5 mm audio output
  • Waterproof (IPX7) grab n’ go shape that is shockingly light—1.93 pounds

Yamaha MusicCast 50 Wireless Speaker

Yamaha MusicCast 50 Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music, Compatible with Alexa (Black)

Yamaha is a well known name in the music industry, and their speakers are of the same quality as their other products. While it holds a more luxurious price point, you won’t be disappointed with what you’re receiving.

The crystal clear sound allows you to enjoy music from different channels such as WiFi, Bluetooth, airplay, and Spotify connect. It can also be controlled by Alexa through any Amazon Echo device.

Pros

  • Trusted and reputable brand.
  • Crystal clear sound.
  • There are multiple different ways to play music through this speaker. 

Cons

  • The premium price point might not be in everyone’s budget.
Yamaha MusicCast 50 Wireless Speaker for Streaming Music, Compatible with Alexa (Black)
  • Fill your room with dynamic, natural and crystal-clear sound
  • Stream your favorite music through Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, airplay or Spotify connect. Speaker Unit - 3-7/8 inch woofer x 2, 1-1/8 inch soft dome tweeter x 2
  • Completes your wireless musiccast stereo or multi-room setup. Stream and control multiple rooms with the musiccast app for iOS and Android
  • MusicCast stereo/surround-capable. Add either a single speaker or a pair to a musiccast surround-capable AV receiver to provide wireless Surrounds for a 5.1-Channel home theater system
  • Voice control with alexa via any Amazon echo device

Bose Portable Smart Speaker

Bose Portable Smart Speaker — Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with Alexa Voice Control Built-In, Black

Another Bose speaker on our list, this smart speaker has Alexa built into it, so you actually don’t even need a separate Amazon Echo to stream your music through! The price point is high, but you’re getting a top of the line speaker along with all of the Alexa capabilities in one.

Connect this speaker to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to use it as an Alexa product. Take or make calls with it as well, and use it both at home or on the go.

Pros

  • Alexa built in so you don’t need a separate device. 
  • Comes with a handle to make carrying it around easier.
  • Has the ability to make and receive calls.

Cons

  • One user claimed that the speaker wasn’t worth such a high price.
Bose Portable Smart Speaker — Wireless Bluetooth Speaker with Alexa Voice Control Built-In, Black
  • All-in-one: The most versatile smart speaker from Bose; a portable Bluetooth speaker, a home speaker, and a voice control speaker with 360 degrees of deep, clear, lifelike sound and powerful bass
  • Portability: Grab the handle and take this lightweight (just over 2 lbs) speaker wherever you go out of the house, or move it with you from room to room around the house
  • Rugged and ready: This portable speaker has a durable design, battery life of up to 12 hours, and a water-resistant IPX4 rating for all life’s drops, bumps, sprays, and splashes
  • Bluetooth speaker: Outside Wi-Fi range, use it as a portable Bluetooth speaker and control it with your mobile phone or tablet to listen to anything your device can play
  • Smart speaker: Within Wi-Fi range, control the speaker with your voice and use it as an Amazon Alexa speaker or your Google Assistant speaker to play integrated music services like Amazon Music, Spotify, and Pandora

Summary

We hope that you’ve found a great speaker to use alongside your Alexa on our list. There is something for everyone here, depending on your needs and budget. Our favorite is the Harman Kardon Aura Speaker, although we do enjoy the built-in Alexa aspect of the Bose Portable Smart Speaker too.

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