Best Bluetooth Speakers in India (October 2020)

by | Oct 16, 2020

Wireless Bluetooth speakers serve two main purposes – indoor listening as well as outdoor usage.

With the speaker technology gaining rapid improvement in terms of the quality of sound output and a simultaneous decrease in prices, the market is facing a boom right now.

To cope with the stressful decision of making an apt Bluetooth speaker purchase, we’re delivering a curated list of the best Bluetooth speakers available in India with a budget cap of Rs.25,000 in mind.

If you want to read reviews on any particular price ranges, please check out our articles on Best Bluetooth Speakers under different budgets here.

Best Bluetooth Speakers in India

1. Marshall Kilburn IIOverall Best Pick
2. Harman Kardon Go + PlayRunner-Up Pick
3. JBL Flip 5Best all Round Performer
4. Ultimate Ears Boom 2Best Build Quality
5. JBL TunerBest Versatile Bluetooth Speaker
6. Amazon Echo dotBest IoT Speaker
7. Soundcore Rave MiniOutdoor Party Speaker
8. Sony SRS XB12Bass Heavy Speaker
9. Saregama Caravan MiniFeature Rich Bluetooth Speaker
10. Ambrane InfinityBest Budget Bluetooth Speaker
11. boAt Stone 200Pocketable Bluetooth Speaker
12. Philips BT40Honourable Mention

 

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1. Marshall Kilburn II

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Overall Best Pick
  • Suitable for all genres of music listening
  • A vintage design that feels nostalgic
  • Impressive battery life

Marshall is one of its kind of UK based audio equipment manufacturers in the world.

Their products with a retro look that delivers exceptional sound quality is a dream come true for audiophiles around the globe.

The Kilburn II from Marshall is a boxy shaped wireless Bluetooth speaker that features a fully replaceable battery inside.

Design and Build Quality

At the first glance of the Marshall Kilburn II wireless Bluetooth speaker, you’ll feel at home with the design.

The same design that adored our old style radio which had a prominent grille upfront.

We can’t emphasise how cute and retro it looks in person rather than in the photos. This speaker is sure to be a priceless item on your home decor for sure.

The leather fabric coated interior chassis looks plush and premium. The detachable leather handle adds charm to the overall build of this product.

What we liked about this design is the rotating knobs for volume and bass/treble controls. The ON/OFF button is a toggle switch that works flawlessly.

Even the supplied Aux-in cable has gold plated connectors and is coiled.

The company has polished the finer details which normally most of the companies prefer to leave untouched if not broken.

Speaker and Sound Quality

Behind the huge grill upfront grilled 3-speaker set up constituting a large 80mm driver subwoofer coupled with two 20mm driver tweeters.

The woofer lets out a deep bass that is punchy and natural at the same time.

The tweeters produce clean and crisp highs and pronounced vocals that don’t fade with the onset of bass.

This wireless speaker unit gets sufficiently loud. It can be used for parties or during an outdoor camping.

Beware that this product isn’t water-resistant, take utmost care not to let water get inside.

The really rich bass and crisp treble make this device suitable for listening to any type of music.

Battery Life

Yes, it is. Marshall Kilburn II can last up to 20 hours on a single charge. In our tests, we found that the device lasted for about 18 hours with 60% volume from the beginning.

The one peculiar thing about this wireless Bluetooth speaker is that it uses a full-size AC charger to juice up the battery and not the traditional micro USB.

What it means is that, while you’re outdoors, you can’t charge this beast with your power bank.

However, the battery life is so impressive that this lack of micro USB charging isn’t a dealbreaker.

Verdict

If you are inclined to have the best possible sound output from a portable Bluetooth speaker priced under Rs.20,000, Marshall Kilburn II is the way to go.

With its deep, punchy bass and crystal clear vocals with tingling highs, this wireless speaker is suitable for listening to almost all genres of music in its full glory.

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Excellent sound output

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Bluetooth v5.0

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AptX support

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Feels a bit heavy and bulky

Specifications

Frequency Response62Hz – 20,000Hz
Water ResistanceWater-Resistant
ConnectivityAux-in
Battery Life 18-20 Hours
Driver Size1 x 80mm, 2 x 20mm

2. Harman Kardon Go + Play

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Suited for use in large parties
  • Excellent punchy bass
  • Separate amplifier for speakers

Harman Kardon is a world-renowned speaker and acoustic related equipment manufacturer which is a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Ltd.

The Go+ Play from Harman is a Bluetooth speaker with a rather unique design which stands out from the rest of the speakers available in the market.

Design and Build Quality

The Harman Kardon Go+ Play has a cylindrical dome-shaped design with a metallic handle up top.

The whole front and back of this wireless Bluetooth speaker are covered with a strong fabric material which looks and feels nice.

When viewed from certain angles, this product has its share of resemblance with the old age boombox.

The build quality to speak about is top-notch. Being a premium luxury Bluetooth speaker, the components used in the construction are of high quality.

The front grill of this Bluetooth speaker is removable. With the grill removed, the raw look of this speaker gives it a more masculine look.

Speaker and Sound Quality

The Harman Kardon Go Play+ comes with a 90mm woofer driver and two 20mm tweeters in the same configuration that we saw earlier on Marshall Kilburn.

The clean mids and crisp highs compensate for the punch rich bass in a perfect ratio that provides a soothing yet thumping audio output out of this speaker.

This wireless Bluetooth speaker gets so loud that you might never want to listen to the songs with this if you live in an apartment unless you want your neighbours to knock at your door.

At high volumes, there are no distortions for the sounds from either the woofer or the tweeters.

Harman has provided a 25W amplifier for each of the speakers to squeeze even the last bit of acoustic richness.

Miscellaneous

Harman has put so much effort in designing this product into perfection.

Even the welcome tones that the speakers let out during the startup and the pairing tones seems a right step towards the enhanced user experience.

The metallic handle that arches above the speaker chassis, although feels a bit slippery, add to the flair of a luxury wireless Bluetooth speaker.

If you want even more sound (no way!), Harman allows you to pair two of its speakers together for better spatial sound separation and immersive listening experience.

What we did not like about this Bluetooth speaker was its weight. The Harman Kardon Go + weighs about 3.43Kg.

While it’s still perfectly portable, some users may not have the liking towards carrying a heavy speaker around.

Battery Life

Nothing in this world is perfect. So does the battery life of Harman Kardon Go+ Play.

This wireless Bluetooth speaker lasted for a good eight hours of continuous music playback on our tests.

Although eight hours for the quality of sound this beast produced is adequate, we feel that the battery life is just average as all the competitor products in this list exhibit double-digit battery life.

Verdict

What defines the Harman Kardon Go+ Play wireless Bluetooth speaker can be summarized in three words – precise, punchy and distortion-free sound.

If you don’t mind the heft, this device is one of the best Bluetooth speakers in the market right now which delivers excellent sound quality without compromising on either the build quality or battery life.

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Loud sound output

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Premium build quality

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1-year warranty

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Heavy and Bulky

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Average battery life

Specifications

Frequency Response50Hz – 20,000Hz
Water Resistance
ConnectivityMicrophone
Battery Life Up to 8 Hours
Driver Size1 x 90mm, 2 x 20mm

3. JBL Flip 5

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Best all Round Performer
  • Powerful, sound loud output
  • 12 hours of battery life
  • Excellent stereo stage separation

JBL Flip 5 is the latest Flip series portable Bluetooth speaker from JBL priced well under Rs.10,000.

The Flip series is known for its build quality and powerful sound output and the Flip 5 doesn’t disappoint on that front.

Design and Build Quality

The JBL Flip 4 was a cylinder. Well to be precise, a loved-by-everyone kind of cylinder. We’re happy that Flip 5 decided to keep the same form factor intact.

The nylon fabric is awesome as always and feels very tough. The control buttons are a bit raised this time, giving awesome tactile feedback when pressed.

We feel that the JBL Flip 5 weighs more than the Flip 5. That’s our thought and even then, this cute Bluetooth speaker is a joy to carry around.

Speaker and Sound Quality

We were impressed by how well the Flip 4 sounded. The Flip 5 sounds even better. The bass is more pronounced this time around. You’ll feel the punch for sure.

The mids and highs are clear and sound pure. We didn’t notice any kind of distortion even at maximum volume levels.

But we did feel a tiny lack of detailing in the sound of certain instruments. Not a deal-breaker though as most of us won’t even notice the difference at all.

Water Resistance

The JBL Flip 5 comes with a standard splash and spill resistance. This time around the company has added an IPX7 certification to the bunch.

Now you can submerge this wireless speaker up to 1m of water for 30 minutes without any damage to this product.

Beware, this speaker doesn’t float. So better drop somewhere you can easily pick it up.

Miscellaneous

The JBL Connect feature has received an upgrade on the Flip 5 Bluetooth speaker. You can now pair up to 100 speakers at once. Yes, a hundred.

The only downside of this feature is that now the Connect + feature isn’t backwards compatible.

In short, sweet words, you can only connect a connect + certified device to the Flip 5 and not the other way around.

The signal reception is exceptionally good. We were able to pair up the device and roam around the office without any break in the signal.

Battery Life

Fret not, the battery life is pretty good with the JBL Flip 5. Our device lasted for about 15 hours of continuous music playback on a single charge. If you’re listening at full volume, expect this to drop significantly.

Verdict

The overall performance from the JBL Flip 5 is phenomenal making it the best portable Bluetooth speaker priced under Rs.10,000.

The excellent sound quality coupled with the superb battery life and build quality make this product one of the best in this budget.

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Robust build quality

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IPX7 waterproof

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JBL signature sound

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No easily pocketable

Specifications

Frequency Response65Hz – 20000Hz
Water ResistanceIPX7
Connectivity
Battery Life Up to 12 Hours
Driver Size40 mm

4. Ultimate Ears Boom 2

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Best Build Quality
  • 360-degrees loud sound output
  • Up to 15 hours of battery life
  • IPX7 waterproof construction

The UE Boom 2 LE is a premium Bluetooth speaker which delivers 360 degrees sound output, perfect for parties and outdoor usage.

The UE Boom 2 LE priced around Rs.10,000 competes with the likes of JBL Flip series portable Bluetooth speakers and has comparable sound output quality.

Design and Build Quality

The UE Boom 2 is one of the robust built Bluetooth speakers out there. Made from tough polycarbonate plastic and fabric materials, this device is virtually indestructible even with rough and careless usage.

The tower design of this Bluetooth speaker helps it to be placed either vertically or horizontally depending on your choice.

The UE Boom 2 LE is IPX7 waterproof. You can use this speaker outdoors in the poolside or beach without the fear of water damaging the functionality.

There is a D-ring on the bottom portion of this Bluetooth speaker for easy portability. You can easily remove this D-ring to reveal a tripod insert which can fit any standard tripods available in the market.

The UE Boom 2 has a 3.5mm Aux-in port for wired speaker connectivity tucked under a flap for ensuring water resistance.

The big volume control buttons adorn the front section of this Bluetooth speaker. These buttons are quite stiff to press when new but you will get used to it after a while.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The UE Boom 2 LE consists of 2 x 45mm speaker drivers which sound very loud and clear – even at maximum volume without any distortions whatsoever.

These two drivers are supplemented by two 45mm x 80mm passive bass radiators for rich, deep bass notes.

The bass from this speaker is surprisingly enjoyable and overpower neither the vocals nor the higher end treble notes.

Connectivity Features

The UE Boom 2 LE comes standard with Bluetooth and NFC connectivity. This wireless speaker can be paired up with two source devices at once.

With NFC enabled devices, you can pair the speaker just with a tap. Additionally, there is an AUX-in port for wired connectivity as well.

Battery Life

The UE Boom 2 LE is rated to last for up to 15 hours on a single charge. This number is highly subjective and can vary depending on the volume level, operating temperature etc.

The battery inside this speaker takes around 2.5 hours to completely charge from zero to hundred.

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Robust build quality

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NFC connectivity

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Loud sound output

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A bit bulky

Specifications

Frequency Response108 – 20000 Hz
Water ResistanceIPX7
ConnectivityNFC, Aux-in, Microphone
Battery Life Up to 15 Hours
Driver Size2 x 45 mm 

5. JBL Tuner

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Best Versatile Bluetooth Speaker
  • Suited for indoor use
  • Tabletop design
  • Decent sound quality

JBL Tuner is a small tabletop Bluetooth speaker that comes with a lot of nifty features under the hood, including a full-fledged FM radio/DAB tuner.

With the compact size and the plethora of useful features, the JBL Tuner is sure to grab your attention.

Design and Build Quality

As we said earlier, the JBL Tuner is a desktop Bluetooth speaker.

The rounded rectangular design is very pleasing to look at, thanks partly to the silver colour.

The speaker mesh grill covers the entire front side with the JBL branding.

There is a small LED display up front that shows important information such as battery remaining, FM station and the song name.

The buttons are very tactile and offer excellent click response. The retractable telescopic antenna can be folded and kept when not in use.

Speaker and Sound Quality

The JBL Tuner comes with a 5W 40mm driver speaker that delivers decent sound output.

The bass from this speaker is a bit on the lower side when compared with other products from JBL, but not too much to be a dealbreaker.

The highs and mids are clean and audible even at higher volumes without distortion.

For an indoor speaker, the JBL Tuner ticks all the right boxes with relative ease.

Connectivity Features

The FM radio function works very well on this budget Bluetooth speaker. The reception quality is excellent so does the sound output.

The LCD offers a lot of information at a simple glance – detailing about the station name, scanned frequency etc.

This is where this product shines. Primary wireless connection is made through Bluetooth v4.1.

The connection range is about 10m and works flawlessly at that distance.

There is an SD card slot on this speaker by which you can independently listen to songs without pairing with your smartphone.

The 3.5 aux input lets you connect this device with others such as TVs without Bluetooth capability.

Battery Life

This device is powered by a large 2000mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery.

The JBL Tuner has a rechargeable battery that lasts for up to 10 hours on a full charge.

This device takes up 3 hours to charge completely from empty.

The JBL Tuner can be also powered directly from the mains by the supplied 1.5/1A power adapter.

Verdict

Being from JBL, this device has a solid build quality combined with satisfying audio output for the price at which it retails in the market.

Additional features such as an FM Radio and SD card slot make this a compelling device worth purchasing in the sub Rs.5000 segment.

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Build quality

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FM radio

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Elegant design

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No microphone for handsfree calls

Specifications

Frequency Response85 – 20000 Hz
Water Resistance
ConnectivityAux in
Battery Life Up to 8 Hours
Driver Size40 mm

6. Amazon Echo dot

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Best IoT Speaker
  • Supports a plethora of IoT devices
  • 3.5mm aux-in port
  • Battery-free operation (DC)

The Echo Dot is Amazon’s answer to the Google Home Mini.

Amazon had released its smart speaker way before Google did and this has given it an advantage of a robust hardware control ecosystem based on IoT.

The Echo Dot is the third generation iteration of the same and has various features that will make your life easy and delightful at the same time.

Design and Build Quality

The Amazon Echo Dot has a short cylindrical design with fabric material cover-up on the sides and control buttons on the top.

The soft-touch buttons are very responsive and tactile. There is an LED ring light that glows around the Dot while in operation and it looks cool at night.

On the sides, there are two ports, one for connecting the device to the mains, which isn’t a micro USB or a USB C port.

The next one is a 3.5mm aux-in port which can be used to connect the Echo dot to other speakers or to your smartphone itself.

The quality of construction is very good and the device feels well crafted and made to last.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The third-generation Amazon Echo Dot has a 41mm driver speaker that sounds exceptionally well compared to the one on the Google Home Mini.

The quality of sound is much better with enjoyable bass and rich vocals, offering an immersive audio experience.

Since the speaker is upward firing and the device is having a cylindrical design, the circular sound propagation helps in equal audibility around the device.

If you ever feel the sound isn’t enough, you can hook up another speaker with the Echo dot with the help of 3.5mm aux-in cable.

Smart Features

The Amazon Echo Dot comes powered by Amazon’s homebrewed Alexa voice assistant.

It manages to answer your queries quite well but Google has it better when it comes to answering general questions.

What makes Echo Dot stand out is its deep integration with the IoT ecosystem. The Echo Dot supports much more devices than what Google Home Mini supports now.

IoT is a system of inter-related devices which interact via each other through the cloud by some means of connectivity

This means that even cheap Chinese made IoT devices such as smart bulbs and the smart thermostat will work flawlessly with this device.

The Echo Dot comes with support for many native apps like Saavn and Uber and can be used to stream music handsfree or book a ride. It can even order food for you via certain apps on the market.

Connectivity

Similar to Google Home Mini, the Amazon Echo Dot has Bluetooth v4.1 and Wi-Fi connectivity onboard.

As we have discussed earlier, you can also use the 3.5mm for wiring up the Dot with other devices.

Verdict

The Amazon Echo Dot is your best bet if you’re in search of a smart assistant Bluetooth speaker for controlling your home automation.

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Solid build quality

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Elegant design with ring lighting

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Decent speakers

Q

Need Amazon prime subscription for full utilization

Specifications

Frequency Response20Hz – 20000Hz
Water Resistance
Connectivityaux-in, microphone
Battery Life 
Driver Size41 mm

7. Soundcore Rave Mini

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Outdoor Party Speaker
  • Beat based RGB LED illumination
  • Loud and clear sound output
  • Up to 18 hours of battery life

Soundcore is a subsidiary of the popular Chinese power electronics manufacturer Anker, focussing on audio products such as TWS earbuds and Bluetooth speakers.

The Rave Mini from Soundcore is a premium outdoor party speaker with a lot of useful features up its sleeve for a price tag of just under Rs.10,000 in the Indian market.

Design and Build Quality

The Rave Mini isn’t a small speaker by any means. It has decent heft considering the size of the speakers inside and a carrying handle for convenience.

The construction of this Bluetooth speaker is made from hard plastic materials. Even though this is a cylindrical shaped speaker, it can be placed vertically – thanks to the rubber feet on the sides.

The control buttons are located on the top section, complemented by a four LED battery level indicator.

The connectivity ports are hidden under the rubber flap in the bottom section.

This premium Bluetooth speaker from Anker is certified IPX7 waterproof and can be used outdoors without any issues, even under heavy rains.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Soundcore Rave mini features a 5cm tweeter, 13.3cm woofer and a passive bass radiator for the best possible sound output quality.

The bass notes are prominent and the higher end treble notes come clean and crisp. The vocals are very much audible and don’t get overpowered by the bass as well the treble.

This speaker works best outdoors. With indoor listening, you might face muddy bass and a lack of vocal clarity depending upon the size of your room.

Miscellaneous

This device comes with an aux input port for wired connectivity with legacy devices.

It also supports simultaneous dual device pairing for effortless music playback from multiple smartphones.

The Soundcore app can be used to customize the beat-driven RGB lighting on this speaker.

Battery Life

The Soundcore Rave mini is powered by a whopping 10000mAh Li-ion battery. There is a USB port on this device to facilitate charging of your other gadgets when in need.

This battery is rated to last for up to 18 hours of music playback, but depending on the volume level and the LED illumination status, expect anywhere between 12-16 hours at the best.

Verdict

The Soundcore Rave mini is a pretty much perfect outdoor party speaker with the robust build quality and solid sound output.

Long-lasting battery and the useful reverse charging option makes it a suitable companion for your outdoor camping/partying trips.

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Robust build quality

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Reverse USB charging

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Feature-rich Soundcore smartphone app

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Proprietary charger

Specifications

Frequency Response20Hz – 20000Hz
Water ResistanceIPX7
Connectivityaux-in, USB, microphone
Battery Life Up to 18 Hours
Driver Size130 mm

8. Sony SRS XB12

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Budget Bass Heavy Bluetooth Speaker
  • Up to 16 hours of battery life
  • IP67 dust and water-resistant
  • Robust build quality

Sony SRS-XB12 is the least expensive model in the company’s revered XtraBass XB lineup.

Banking on the prowess of that extra bit of bass in the music output, the XB-12 is surely a worthy contender in our list of the best Bluetooth speakers.

Design and Build Quality

This device features a compact cylindrical design having a metal grill at the top.

The body is made of plastic with rubber coating around to give it a textured feel. The bottom is made of rubber that stands firm on a plane as well as slightly tilted surfaces.

Sony has cut the cost of the device by compromising on the built quality of the device. The overall fit and finish of the materials used are not up to the mark as some of the other models from Sony.

Also, there isn’t a wall adapter coming with this device so you have to either find one or charge from a USB 2.0 outlet from any other device.

Speaker and Sound Quality

The speaker on this device with a driver size of 46mm faces up to give a 360 degree sound propagation.

There is a passive radiator at the bottom to give that extra bass you’d like to listen to.

The speaker covers a very decent 20 -20,000 Hz response range that will let you listen to all the notes without missing any.

The highs are crisp with deep lows and clean mid. There is no noticeable distortion even when played at high volumes.

Miscellaneous

This portable Bluetooth speaker comes with an inbuilt mic to attend hands-free calls. The mic is sensitive and picks up the audio without any problem.

The sound output through the speakerphone is loud and clear as well.

Connectivity

The Sony SRS-XB12 comes with Bluetooth v4.2 Low Energy protocol that drastically reduces the energy consumption when connected with other devices.

The Sony SRS-XB12 features IP67 certification that will protect the device from water splashes.

The device isn’t shockproof though, so think twice before dropping this one on the ground.

Battery Life

This Bluetooth speaker lasts up to 16 hours on a single charge before dying out.

This may vary according to the volume levels but from testing, it lasted for about 12.5 hours at 75% volume.

Verdict

The Sony SRS-XB12 is the best Bluetooth speaker you might crave for if the bass is your jam. This Bluetooth speaker packs a punch when it comes to bass-filled music and you will feel the thump when listening to the same.

The excellent sound output combined with the build quality makes this device a great contender in our list.

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Google Assistant integration

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HD voice for audio calls

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Extra bass sound output

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No stereo stage separation

Specifications

Frequency Response20 – 20000 Hz
Water ResistanceIP67
Connectivityaux-in, microphone
Battery Life Up to 16 Hours
Driver Size46mm

9. Saregama Caravan Mini

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Feature Rich Bluetooth Speaker
  • 251 retro Hindi songs preloaded
  • Pleasant sound output
  • Up to 4 hours of battery life

Saregama is one of India’s pioneer music companies with copyrights to thousands of old Hindi as well as other regional songs.

The Saregama Carvaan Mini is the younger sibling of the Carvaan Bluetooth speaker that became an instant hit in the country.

Design and Build Quality

The Saregama Carvaan Mini features a boxy design with rounded edges. The front speaker grill is metallic and the surrounding chassis has a soft rubber finish on top.

The control buttons are placed on top and these buttons feel robust and clicky.

There are two bottom rubber pads to keep the speaker stand steady on a flat surface while playing audio.

The mode selection buttons are seen on the left side of the chassis and these buttons light up when pressed.

Overall, the build quality of this budget Bluetooth speaker is very good.

Speaker and Sound Quality

The Saregama carvaan mini has a single 40mm speaker. This 3W speaker lets out respectable quality sound output for its size.

The bass is mild but noticeable and the vocals are crisp and clean without any distortions.

The treble we felt is a bit on the lower side but the overall sound signature is very decent and pleasing to the ears.

Miscellaneous

The Saregama Carvaan mini comes with 251 retro Hindi songs preloaded. These songs include nostalgic hits from the 70s and 80s, which the elderly will prefer listening to.

Apart from this, you can pair it up with your smartphone or laptop to stream music wirelessly. There is also a provision for AM/FM radio playback with this device.

With a built-in radio tuner, you can search for local radio stations directly from the speaker and enjoy music and other programmes.

Battery Life

The Saregama Carvaan mini can last for up to 3-4 hours on a single charge. Because this is an indoor speaker for home usage, this is a pretty acceptable number.

Verdict

The Saregama Carvaan mini is one of the best gifts you can purchase for your parents or yourselves if you are into old songs.

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Excellent build quality

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AM/FM radio tuner

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Aux-in connectivity

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Less pronounced higher endnotes

Specifications

Frequency Response200 – 10000Hz
Water Resistance
ConnectivityAux-in, USB, FM radio
Battery Life Up to 4 Hours
Driver Size40 mm

10. Ambrane Infinity

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Best Budget Bluetooth Speaker
  • Decent indoor sound output
  • Rich connectivity options
  • Up to 4 hours of battery life

Ambrane is an Indian company known for its budget power banks and other related accessories.

The Infinity BT-47 from Ambrane is their entry-level Bluetooth speaker priced under Rs.1,000 with a speaker power output of 5W.

Design and Build Quality

The Ambrane Infinity Bluetooth speaker has a pebble design with a fabric type finish around the chassis with plastic inserts on the top and bottom.

There is an in-built strap on one side which makes it easy to carry this speaker around.

The top section houses the media control buttons whereas the connectivity ports are hidden inside the bottom flap.

Inside the speaker housing, the blue LED indicates the speaker connection status with the host device.

Speaker and Sound Quality

The Ambrane Infinity Bluetooth speaker features a single forward-facing 45mm speaker driver with a 5W output.

This small speaker is adequate to fill a small indoor room with loud music.

The bass is decent, the vocals are loud and clear and the treble notes come out clean as well.

Considering the size of this speaker, the Ambrane Infinity delivers satisfactory audio output for its asking price.

Miscellaneous

The Ambrane Infinity Bluetooth wireless speaker comes with a plethora of connectivity options including an SD card slot, Aux input and an inbuilt microphone for hands-free voice calls.

The SD card slot will let you play media files directly from the speaker without pairing it up with a smartphone.

The Aux input can be leveraged to connect the speaker to any wired device without Bluetooth functionality.

The quality of the internal microphone for decent indoor calls with minimal distortion.

Battery Life

The Ambrane Infinity is powered by a 1200mAh battery which is rated to last up to 4 hours of continuous music playback on a single charge.

It takes around two hours to completely charge this battery from zero to a hundred per cent.

Verdict

The Ambrane Infinity BT-47 is a feature-rich entry-level Bluetooth speaker with decent sound output quality and excellent connectivity options on board.

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Durable build quality

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IPX6 water resistance

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Lightweight and portable

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Long charging time

Specifications

Frequency Response50 – 18000Hz
Water ResistanceIPX6
ConnectivityAUX-in, Inbuilt mic, SD card slot
Battery Life Up to 7 Hours
Driver Size45 mm

11. boAt Stone 200

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Pocketable Bluetooth Speaker
  • Loud and clear sound output
  • IPX6 water resistance
  • Up to 8 hours of battery life

boAt Stone 200 is an ultra-portable Bluetooth speaker that reaffirms the classic quote – good things come in small packets.

This single driver Bluetooth speaker priced under Rs.1,000 is fully waterproof and has an IPX6 certification making it usable outdoors with no worries.

Design and Build Quality

Boat 200 is designed to impress the youth. The compact square-shaped structure with rounded corners is extremely portable and lightweight, even lighter than some of the smartphones out there.

The unconventional design of this Bluetooth speaker is bound to impress adrenalin pumped youngsters for sure. The rounded chassis has a steel mesh front end inside which the speaker rests.

Certified water and shockproof with an IPX6 rating, this tiny Bluetooth speaker will be a great companion for you everywhere you go.

IP (Ingress Protection) rating outlines the protection of an enclosure against solids and liquids.

The carrying lanyard type clip is very beneficial while you are cycling or on a hike, to clip it to the handlebar or the bag.

The outer tough rubber housing safeguards the internals from any damage that might occur from this speaker falling from your hands.

Speaker and Sound Quality

The boAt 200 features a 40mm driver speaker that has a mono channel sound output.

The mids are clear and the bass levels are decent for a Bluetooth speaker of this size.

This little guy gets sufficiently loud outdoors and you can easily take it with you while camping or having adventure hikes.

Connectivity

The boAt stone 200 offers the latest Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity which will let you connect with your smartphone or any other host device.

With the new Bluetooth profile comes the support for newer technologies such as A2DP Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) enables high quality lossless audio transfer over the air from a host to the guest device.

The Bluetooth range of this speaker is about 10m. It works perfectly fine inside the range without any signal drops.

Battery Life

Even though this Bluetooth speaker is small and compact, it does pack a decent capacity battery inside.

In our tests, we found that the battery on this device lasted about 6 hours with moderate volume levels.

Verdict

The boAt stone 200 is a compact Bluetooth speaker which is very tough, durable and at the same time blends well with your fashion sense.

The impressive battery life even at maximum volume levels makes this device a compelling choice for purchase under Rs.1,000.

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Rugged construction

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Pocketable form factor

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In-built mic

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Mono output

Specifications

Frequency Response30 -15000Hz
Water ResistanceIPX6
ConnectivityAux-in, Inbuilt Mic
Battery Life Up to 8 Hours
Driver Size40 mm

12. Philips BT40

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Honourable Mention
  • SD card support
  • Suitable for indoor usage
  • Portable form factor

Philips is a brand which needs no introduction to the Indian market. Over the years, Philips has been delivering excellent quality products across different portfolios.

The Philips BT40 is a wireless Bluetooth speaker targeted mainly at budget-conscious buyers looking for a speaker priced under Rs.1500.

Design and Build Quality

The Philips BT40 has a circular design with the speaker facing upwards. The metallic mesh on top of the speakers adds to the minimalistic approach and looks elegant.

The control buttons and input ports are located along the sides and are easily accessible without flipping the speaker upside down.

There is an integrated carrying chord which can be attached to the bicycle handlebar or on to your backpack while in transit.

Overall, the quality of materials used for the construction of this Bluetooth speaker justifies its price tag and feels adequate for the long run.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The single upward-firing speaker on the Philips BT40 Bluetooth speaker has a 40mm driver inside.

This speaker is loud enough to fill an entire room comfortably. The level of detail in the music is decent with rich bass and complimenting higher notes accompanied with crisp and clean vocals.

The quality of voice calls is loud and clear as well with no stutters of squeaking sounds in between.

Connectivity

The Philips BT40 comes with Bluetooth v4.1 on board with low energy consumption. It has an average range of 10m within which the performance is satisfactory.

This portable wireless Bluetooth speaker has a 3.5mm aux-in port to connect with legacy devices without Bluetooth capability.

A dedicated SD card slot is provided for directly playing media without pairing the speaker with a third party device.

Battery Life

The Philips BT40 packs in a decent-sized battery which is rated to last for about 6 hours on a single charge.

Charging can be done either from a DC mains supply or a portable power bank via the micro USB port.

Verdict

The Philips BT40 is an ultra-portable wireless Bluetooth speaker which comes packed with features for an affordable price tag.

With decent battery life and satisfactory sound output quality, the Philips BT40 is one of the perfect indoor speakers available under Rs.1500.

R

Solid build quality

R

1-year warranty

R

Loud sound output

Q

Mono sound output

Specifications

Frequency Response80 – 15000Hz
Water Resistance
ConnectivitySD card slot, AUX-in, Inbuilt mic
Battery Life Up to 6 Hours
Driver Size40 mm

This marks the conclusion of our article on the twelve best Bluetooth speakers in India series.

We have added twelve products under different price segments that might grab your attention to become the right prospective purchase.

If you have any suggestions or queries about these products or if you wish to see a product to get reviewed, do let us know in the comment section below.

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