Best Bluetooth Speakers Under Rs.1,000 (August 2019)

by | Aug 13, 2019

Bluetooth Speakers has become a must-have accessory to spice up your smartphone game these days. These portable little sound boxes allow you to enjoy music in a rich and immersive manner, which the inbuilt speakers from your smartphone often fail to deliver.

In this article, we have listed the best five portable wireless Bluetooth speakers priced under Rs.1000 according to the sound quality and the features they offer.

Enough with the intro, let’s get on with the article straight away!

Best Bluetooth Speakers Under Rs 1,000

1. Photron P10Overall Best Pick
2. Mi MDZRunner – up pick
3. Artis BT90 Feature Rich Bluetooth Speaker
4. iBall Musi CubeValue for Money Bluetooth Speaker
5. F&D W-4 Honorable Mention

1. Photron P10

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Overall Best Pick
  • Portable and compact
  • Affordable
  • Stereo sound output

Photron P10 is one of the best Bluetooth speakers that you can purchase under a budget of Rs.1000.

This device looks and feels expensive and doesn’t unnecessarily cut down on sound quality either.

Design and Build Quality

The Photron P10 looks almost similar to an Amazon Alexa device.

The rounded chassis is made of high-quality plastic and is adorned by a metallic mesh over the top which looks gorgeous in person.

The buttons and other ports are located on the bottom portion which stands a bit separated from the main body.

Accessing these buttons and ports are thus a bit of a tedious job. You have to slightly raise the speaker for proper operation.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The 40mm driver speaker inside sounds pretty great for a Bluetooth speaker priced under Rs.800.

The bass is normal without overpowering the crisp and cleans mids as well as highs.

The speaker can cover an impressive frequency range of 30 – 20000 Hz which will cover almost all the notes in the music that you will be listening to.

Connectivity Options

This is where this device excels at.

For a budget just under Rs.800, this Bluetooth speaker comes with Bluetooth v4.1 for efficient, low energy consumption wireless connection.

Complementing this feature, there is the usual set of goodies such as 3.5mm AUX port and even an SD card slot for you to listen to the songs offline without the need of having your smartphone near you.

This device can also be paired to a Bluetooth enabled TV as well.

Battery Life

The Photron P10 is powered by a 400mAh Li-ion battery.

This battery will last for about 6 hours of continuous music playback with moderate volume levels.

Verdict

The Photron P10 is the cheapest Bluetooth speaker that we have on this list.

With a stylish design loaded with useful features such as an SD card slot and 3.5mm AUX, this Bluetooth speaker is the go-to product if your budget is under Rs.1000.

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Aesthetically pleasing design
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SD card slot

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Decent sound output for the price

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Control buttons location is finicky

Specifications

Frequency35 – 20000 Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 ohms
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery LifeUp to 4 Hours

 

2. Mi MDZ

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Loud sound output
  • Easy to carry around
  • Inbuilt mic for voice calls

Mi MDZ is a lightweight and compact Bluetooth speaker from Xiaomi which aims squarely at the budget-conscious consumers.

This attractive looking Bluetooth speaker is well suited as a slight upgrade from your inbuilt speakers on the smartphone.

Design and Build Quality

The Mi MDZ is designed very well similar to any other Xiaomi products we have seen in the past.

The rounded cylindrical design is very compact and lightweight. It can be easily carried in your pant pocket without any noticeable heft.

The quality of plastics used for the construction of this Bluetooth speaker is very good.

The patterned dots on the top which acts as the air vent for the speakers looks nice and attractive.

There is a dual colour LED on the chassis for indicating the charge and Bluetooth pairing status.

The power button is located at the bottom and doubles up as a call accept/reject button in the case of voice calls. Yes, the Mi MDZ has an inbuilt mic for that.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Mi MDZ compact Bluetooth speaker has a single 40mm speaker driver that lets out decent quality sound output with okayish details.

The sound profile, although flat delivers near sounding bass without any distortion. The vocals and highs are loud and clear as well.

We suggest you buy this speaker only if you feel the sound from the phone speakers isn’t up to the mark.

In reality, there are premium budget smartphones in the market capable of delivering the same sound quality as this one.

Connectivity

The Mi MDZ is powered by the latest Bluetooth v4.2 protocol and has support for the latest audio profiles such as A2DP for clearer sound output.

With the Bluetooth v4.2, this device has the low energy consumption wireless connectivity on board which will reduce the battery drain while in use.

Battery Life

The Mi MDZ is powered by a 3.7V 480mAh Li-ion battery. This is rated to last for about 6 hours of continuous usage on moderate volume levels.

The battery inside takes about 2 hours for a full charge from empty to 100%.

Verdict

The Mi MDZ is a dirt cheap Bluetooth speaker with decent sound quality.

The attractive design and the okay build quality makes it a usable indoor speaker.

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Lightweight and compact

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Bluetooth v4.2

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Elegant design

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Mono output

Specifications

Frequency200Hz – 18000 Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.2
Battery LifeUp to 6 Hours

 

3. Artis BT90

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Feature Rich Bluetooth Speaker
  • Compact size
  • Decent sound quality
  • USB, SD card slot and FM Radio

Artis is an Indian brand that has entered the market recently with consumer electronic goods such as Bluetooth speakers and power banks.

The Artis BT90 is a budget Bluetooth speaker priced under Rs.1000 which is loaded with features such as external media support and an FM radio receiver.

Design and Build Quality

The Artis BT90 Bluetooth speaker has a rectangular box design and is made of hard plastic material with a rubberized coating over the top.

The quality of construction is on par with its competitors in the same price range.

The single speaker on this device is placed towards the side. The input and output ports are located on the sides as well.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The single side-facing speaker on this device has a 40mm driver and delivers a 3W RMS sound output.

There is little to no stage separation or stereo effect but the level of bass and treble is perfectly fine for this price.

The loudness of this speaker is excellent and you can take it outside for a walk or during an adventure trip without worries.

Ports and Features

The Artis BT90 Bluetooth speakers si packed with ports and features that add value for money to your purchase.

This budget speaker has a USB port for reading media from a USB stick, an SD card slot for the same and an AUX-in port if you want to hook this speaker to a third-party device.

The built-in FM tuner lets you tune in to the nearest FM station and enjoy the broadcast as well.

Battery Life

The Lithium-ion rechargeable battery inside the Artis BT90 Bluetooth speaker is rated to last for about 5 hours of continuous music playback in a single charge.

This battery takes about 2-3 hours to charge up completely from zero to a hundred per cent.

Verdict

The Artis BT90 is loaded with features that are rarely seen in Bluetooth speakers under a shoestring budget of just Rs.1000.

With decent quality sound output and robust build quality, this is one of the best budget Bluetooth speakers that you can purchase right now in the Indian market.

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Build Quality

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Tonally balanced sound output

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1-year warranty

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No stereo output

Specifications

Frequency20 – 20000 Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery LifeUp to 5 Hours

 

4. iBall Musi Cube

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Value for Money Bluetooth speaker
  • Built-in FM Radio
  • Loud sound output
  • 4 hours of battery life

iBall is a familiar computer peripherals marketing company in the country, popular for its dirt cheap keyboards and mice.

The iBall Musi Cube is an ultra-compact wireless Bluetooth speaker which can be carried anywhere, even inside your pant pocket.

Design and Build Quality

The iBall Musi cube as the name suggests has a cube-shaped form factor with a metallic front grill mesh covering the speaker inside.

Primarily made of plastic, the build quality is not something worth writing about. It is decent to say the best.

The control buttons and the input ports are located on the chassis itself.

There is a lanyard dock which can be used to attach a strip which aides in better portability.

Speakers and Sound Quality

This wireless Bluetooth speaker has a single 40mm speaker driver inside which delivers OK quality sound output.

The bass feels flat while the vocals and treble are on par when compared with other speakers in the same price segment.

Miscellaneous

There is no lack of features in this budget wireless Bluetooth speaker from iBall.

There’s the FM radio tuner with an integrated antenna to improve signal reception, an SD card slot and a USB port to plug in an external USB drive for music playback.

Battery Life

The iBall Musi cube is rated to last for four hours of music playback on a single charge.
This product can be charged from the DC mains supply with a micro USB cable or directly from a power bank.

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Lightweight and compact

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Multiple Input options

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Elegant design

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Average build quality

Specifications

Frequency80 – 20000 Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery LifeUp to 4 Hours

 

5. F&D W-4

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Honorable Mention
  • Easy to carry around
  • Full range neodymium driver
  • Multiple input sources

F&D is a renowned brand when it comes to home speakers systems in the Indian market.

The F&D W-4 is a compact wireless Bluetooth speaker priced well under Rs.1000 for consumers looking for an affordable entry-level speaker.

Design and Build Quality

The F&D W-4 has a circular design with the diamond cut form factor. The construction is of cheap quality plastic which justifies its lower price tag.

There is a plastic mesh around the speaker which faces upwards when placed on a flat surface.

The inputs and the ports are on the sides of the speaker and are easily accessible without flipping it over.

Speaker and Sound Quality

The F&D W4 features a 40mm speaker driver which is the standard in this price range.

This speaker sounds adequately loud and clear. However, do not accept any scintillating bass response or stellar vocal clarity though.

For the price tag of just Rs.1000, this Bluetooth speaker works well as advertised.

Miscellaneous

This budget wireless Bluetooth speaker comes with an SD card slot to enjoy music playback directly from a media card rather than pairing the speaker with your smartphone.

One of the main drawbacks of this Bluetooth speaker is that it lacks a 3.5mm aux port to connect with legacy devices without Bluetooth support.

Battery Life

Battery life is just average with this Bluetooth speaker. On a full charge, the F&D W4 gives only about three hours of music playback.

Charging is done via the micro USB port. You can either plug in this device into the DC mains or charge it from a portable power bank.

Verdict

The F&D W4 is a budget entry-level Bluetooth speaker with acceptable audio quality output.

The SD card functionality is an added advantage allowing you to independently use the speaker without pairing it with a smartphone.

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Elegant design

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10m Bluetooth range

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360 degrees sound output

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Average build quality

Specifications

Frequency80 – 20000 Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery LifeUp to 5 Hours

 

This concludes our curated list for the best five Bluetooth speakers priced under Rs.1,000.

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