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

by | Nov 20, 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 eight 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. Philips BT40Best Build Quality
6. Zebronics ZEB-SAGABest Budget Speaker
7. F&D W4Best bass Output Speaker
8. Intex B5Honorable 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. Philips BT40

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Best Build Quality
  • 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.2000.

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.2000.

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Solid build quality
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1-year warranty

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Loud sound output

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Mono sound output

Specifications

Frequency80 – 15000Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery LifeUp to 6 Hours

6. Zebronics ZEB Saga

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Best Budget Speaker
  • Easy to carry around
  • Full range neodymium driver
  • Multiple input sources

Zebronics is an Indian company specialized in marketing budgets computer peripherals such as keyboards and mice.

The Zebronics ZEB Saga is a dirt-cheap portable Bluetooth speaker which comes loaded with useful features at a very enticing price point.

Design and Build Quality

The Zebronics ZEB Saga is made from ABS plastic material. The overall build quality can be termed as decent but nothing extraordinary.

This Bluetooth speaker comes with a lanyard for easy portability. The control buttons are placed in the front and feel a bit hard to press initially.

The compact Saga Bluetooth speaker is very lightweight and can be easily carried in your pocket or backpack with ease.

Speaker and Sound Quality

The Zebronics ZEB Saga features a single 3W RMS speaker. The speaker is faced forward and the sound output is quite loud.

At maximum volume levels, there is a bit of distortion but at this price point, it is to be expected.

The bass is decent and the vocals are not overpowered by the same.

Overall, this budget Bluetooth speaker under Rs.1000 delivers respectable sound output.

Miscellaneous

The Zebronics ZEB Saga is loaded with useful features such as an SD card slot and FM radio.

This device supports SD card up to a maximum of 32GB. You can play audio tracks directly from the SD card without the need of a smartphone to be paired with.

The FM radio works as expected. The charging USB cable should be plugged into the charging port and left not attached at the other end to work as a signal reception antenna.

Battery Life

The Zebronics ZEB Saga has a nominal battery life of about 4-5 hours per full charge at moderate volume levels.

Verdict

The Zebronic ZEB Saga is one of the cheapest Bluetooth speakers that you will find under Rs.1000 in the Indian market.

The inclusion of FM Radio and the SD card support makes this a no-brainer purchase for just under Rs.550,

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Cheap

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Decent build quality

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Compact and lightweight

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Sound distortion at high volume

Specifications

Frequency100-20000 Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance3 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery LifeUp to 4 Hours

7. F&D W4

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Best Indoor Bluetooth Speaker
  • 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 W4 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 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

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

8. Intex Muzyk B5

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Honorable Mention
  • FM Radio
  • SD card slot
  • 3 hours of battery life

Intex is an India based smartphone and related accessories marketing firm popular for its low-cost products catering the budget-conscious masses in the country.

The Intex Muzyk B5 is a cheap Bluetooth wireless speaker with 3W RMS output to make your indoor music listening experience enjoyable.

Design and Build Quality

The Intex Muzyk B5 has a familiar rectangular boxy design with a speaker grill mesh covering the entire front segment.

By the looks and design, the Intex B5 is by no means inferior to other Bluetooth speakers priced under Rs.2000.

The control buttons are large and placed conveniently on top of the speaker. The input ports are located at the backside as well.

Speakers and Sound Quality

This wireless Bluetooth speaker has a 40mm driver inside with 3W of audio output power.
This is enough for indoor use where the ambient noise is much less. The quality of the sound is decent with enough bass and supplementing treble with clear vocals.

Miscellaneous

Powered by the Bluetooth v4.0, the Intex Muzyk B5 has a decent Bluetooth range of 10m within which the connection is quite stable.

This wireless Bluetooth speaker comes loaded with features such as digital FM, SD card functionality to enhance the usability of the device.

Battery Life

A 500mAh Li-ion battery powers the internals of the Intex Muzyk B5.

This Bluetooth speaker is rated to last for about 3-4 hours on a single charge, depending upon the volume you’re listening to.

Verdict

The Intex Muzyk B5 is a feature-rich wireless Bluetooth speaker with FM and SD card functionality at an enticing price tag of just Rs.899.

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Build Quality

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Easy to use controls

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Decent bass

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Average battery life

Specifications

Frequency20-20000Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.0
Battery Life3-4 Hours

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

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