Best Bluetooth Speakers Under Rs.1,000 (October 2020)

by | Oct 15, 2020

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 eight best portable wireless Bluetooth speakers priced under Rs.1000 available in India according to the sound quality and the features they offer.

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

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

Best Bluetooth Speakers Under Rs 1,000

1. Ambrane BT-47Overall Best Pick
2. boAt Stone 190FRunner – up Pick
3. Infinity Fuze PintFeature Rich Bluetooth Speaker
4. Mi Compact Pocketable Bluetooth Speaker
5. iBall Musi Cube X1Value for Money Bluetooth Speaker
6. Artis BT08Speaker with 360 Degrees Sound
7. Flipkart Smartbuy Budget Indoor Speaker
8. Zebronics Zeb SagaHonourable Mention

 

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1. Ambrane BT-47

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Overall Best Pick
  • 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

Frequency50 – 18000Hz
ConnectivityAUX-in, Inbuilt mic, SD card slot
Water ResistanceIPX6
Driver Size45 mm
Impedance4 Ohms
Bluetoothv5.0
Battery LifeUp to 7 Hours

2. boAt Stone 190F

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Runner-Up Pick
  • IPX7 water-resistant
  • Loud sound output
  • Up to 4 hours of battery life

the boAt is one of the popular players in the affordable accessories segment in the Indian market.

The company has a wide range of products such as earphones and headphones at very affordable prices.

The boAt stone 190 is a pebble-shaped Bluetooth speaker priced under Rs.1,000 suitable for outdoor usage.

Design and Build Quality

As we have earlier mentioned, this device features an enlarged pebble shape design. The upper portion of this Bluetooth speaker has a thick fabric finish which feels extremely durable.

The bottom portion is of regular plastic and the quality there is quite decent. The playback control buttons are placed on the fabric mesh on the front section.

The power and mode switch buttons are on the sides and sit slightly inwards of the chassis.

There is a fabric latch on this speaker which can be used to hook this device on to your bag or cycle handle.

The power input and the aux-in ports are placed in the bottom, covered with a rubber flap.

Overall the build quality is very good for the price and the device feels like it can take a beating or two without any problem.

Speaker and Sound Quality

The boAt 190F packs in a 52mm full-range driver for better audio quality.

This tiny little Bluetooth speaker has a 5W RMS sound output, delivering loud sound output considering the size.

Speaking about the quality, the vocals are clear, and the high notes are on point. The bass, to be honest, isn’t that punchy but it has to be expected from a speaker of this size.

Even at the maximum volume level, there are no noticeable distortions. Remember, this is an outdoor speaker so loudness is the key rather than having a punchy deep bass at this price point.

Miscellaneous

The boAt 190 has an IPX7 rating which means you can take this out without having to worry about the weather.

This speaker can stand slight drizzles and water splashes without any issue.

With the built-in AUX port, you can connect this speaker with legacy devices without Bluetooth as well.

Battery Life

The boAt 190 packs in an 800mAh rechargeable battery which lasts for about 4 hours on a single charge.

This battery takes around 1.5-2 hours to charge completely from zero to hundred via the micro USB port.

Verdict

The boAt 190 with its IPX7 rating and loud sound output is one of the best outdoor speakers priced under Rs.1000.

The decent battery life and the AUX-in port presence adds value to what is already a good deal.

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Easy to carry around

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52mm large speaker driver

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Multiple connectivity modes

Q

The power button is a little hard to click

Specifications

Frequency30 -15000Hz
ConnectivityAUX-in, Inbuilt mic
Water ResistanceIPX7
Driver Size52 mm
Impedance4 Ohms
Bluetoothv5.0
Battery LifeUp to 4 Hours

3. Inifnity Fuze Pint

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Feature Rich Bluetooth Speaker
  • Dual equalizer output 
  • Stable Bluetooth v5.0
  • Up to 5 hours of battery life

Infinity is the newly formed sub-brand of popular Harman audio group concentrating on budget audio devices segment including earphones, headphones and Bluetooth speakers.

The Fuze Pint 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 Infinity Fuze Pint looks almost similar to a Google Home device.

The rounded chassis is made of high-quality polycarbonate plastic with a rubberized finish and is covered by a cloth fabric mesh over the top which looks gorgeous and premium.

The Fuze pint has only a single button to control all its functions and is situated at the bottom.

The charging port and the LED indicator light is placed on the side for easy and quick access.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The 40mm driver speaker inside sounds pretty great for a Bluetooth speaker priced under Rs.1000.

The Fuze Pint comes with dual equalizer modes – a normal and a bass-heavy mode which can be toggled by pressing the power button thrice.

The bass is excellent considering the size of the speaker without overpowering the crisp and cleans mids as well as highs.

The speaker can cover an impressive frequency range of 180 – 20000 Hz which will cover almost all the notes in the music that you will be listening to.

Connectivity Options

For a budget just under Rs.1000, this Bluetooth speaker comes with the latest Bluetooth v5.0 for efficient, low energy consumption wireless connection.

Latest Bluetooth protocols are much more power-efficient, offer better quality wireless audio streaming and stable wireless connectivity than its predecessors.

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

Battery Life

The Infinity Fuze Pint is powered by a 480mAh Li-ion battery.

This battery will last for about 5 hours of continuous music playback with moderate volume levels.

Verdict

The Infinity Fuze Pint is one of the cheapest branded Bluetooth speakers that we have on this list.

With a stylish compact design loaded with useful features such as dual equalizer, this Bluetooth speaker is the go-to product if your budget is under Rs.1000.

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Pocketable, compact design

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Attractive colour options

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Built-in microphone

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Bottom mounted control button

Specifications

Frequency180 – 20000 Hz
ConnectivityInbuilt mic
Water Resistance
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 ohms
Bluetoothv5.0
Battery LifeUp to 5 Hours

4. Mi Compact

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Pocketable Bluetooth Speaker
  • Up to 6 hours of battery life
  • Surprisingly loud sound output
  • Easy pairing process

Mi Compact 2 is a lightweight 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 Compact 2 speaker 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 pants 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 Compact 2 speaker has an inbuilt mic for that.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Mi Compact 2 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.

Bass notes represent the lower end sound spectrum, vocals represent the mid-range and the treble denotes the higher endnotes.

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 Compact 2 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 onboard which will reduce the battery drain while in use.

Battery Life

The Mi Compact 2 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 Compact 2 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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Easy to carry

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Built-in microphone for calls

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Premium finish and build quality

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Available only in white

Specifications

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

5. iBall Musi Cube X1

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Value for Money Bluetooth speaker
  • SD card and FM radio support
  • Up to six hours of battery life
  • Stable Bluetooth v5.0 connectivity

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

The iBall Musicube X1 is a cube-shaped ultra-compact wireless Bluetooth speaker which can be carried anywhere, even inside your pants pocket.

Design and Build Quality

The iBall Musicube X1 as we mentioned has a cube-shaped form factor with a rubber textured layer over the plastic casing that covers 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.

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 an 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 Musicube X1 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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Available in different colours

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Affordable price

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One year warranty

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Average build quality

Specifications

Frequency80 – 20000 Hz
ConnectivitySD card, FM Radio, Inbuilt mic
Water Resistance
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 Ohms
Bluetoothv5.0
Battery LifeUp to 6 Hours

6. Artis BT08

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Speaker with 360 Degrees Sound
  • SD card support
  • One year warranty
  • Up to 5 hours of battery life

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

The Artis BT08 is a budget Bluetooth speaker priced under Rs.1000 which is loaded with features such as external media support through SD card slot.

Design and Build Quality

The Artis BT08 Bluetooth speaker has a cylindrical box design and is made of hard plastic material with a mesh opening over the top.

The quality of plastic body construction is average considering its competitors in the same price range.

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

Speakers and Sound Quality

The single top-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 BT08 Bluetooth speaker is packed with ports and features that add value for money to your purchase.

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

An aux-in socket is a 3.5mm jack into which you can plug anything that has a standard headphone connection.

Battery Life

The Lithium-ion rechargeable battery inside the Artis BT08 Bluetooth speaker is rated to last for about 5 hours of continuous music playback on a single charge.

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

Verdict

The Artis BT08 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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Upward facing speaker

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Microphone for handsfree calling

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3.5mm AUX input

Q

The average quality plastic build

Specifications

Frequency20 – 20000 Hz
ConnectivitySD card slot, AUX-in, Inbuilt mic
Water Resistance
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.2
Battery LifeUp to 5 Hours

7. Flipkart Smartbuy

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 Budget Indoor Speaker
  • Best for use during solo trips
  • Robust build quality
  • The battery charges relatively fast

Smartbuy, the consumer electronics product lineup from Flipkart offers feature-rich products at an attractive price tag in India.

The Smartbuy is a budget Bluetooth speaker from Flipkart which has some of the best in class technologies when it comes to connectivity.

Design and Build quality

The boxy looking design that this product feature isn’t strange to the Bluetooth speaker market.

Inside the case is a single 6W speaker with a 40mm driver. Even though there’s only a single speaker, the boxy design creates a chamber inside that enhances the sound quality further.

Speakers and sound quality

The integrated woofer provides adequate bass which feels natural and blends in perfectly with the concise mids and highs.

Due to the boxy design, it can be either placed upright or flat on any surface without any degradation to the sound quality.

Miscellaneous

The buttons are tactile and responsive. It registers even the lightest of taps with great accuracy.

Powered by the Bluetooth v4.1 protocol, this device offers the best in terms of connectivity. The sound quality remains the same even if you are away from the source behind the walls.

The Pairing process is fast and effortless. The status indicators notify the current pairing mode status of the Bluetooth speaker.

Battery Life

The battery on this device lasted for about 5.5 hours on a single charge. While charging, the battery juiced up fairly quickly in about an hour as well.

Verdict

The Flipkart Smartbuy is very much a desirable product considering the decent sound quality and the connectivity option that includes the latest Bluetooth v4.1 protocol.

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Affordable

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Decent bass

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Good Bluetooth connection radius

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Unidirectional sound throw

Specifications

Frequency90-16000Hz
ConnectivityAUX-in, SD card slot, USB. Inbuilt mic
Water Resistance
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery LifeUp to 6 Hours

8. Zebronics Zeb Saga

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Honourable Mention
  • FM radio 
  • SD card slot
  • 4-5 hours of battery life

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

Q

Sound distortion at high volume

Specifications

Frequency100 – 20000Hz
ConnectivityUSB, SD card slot, Inbuilt mic
Water Resistance
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance3 ohms
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery LifeUp to 4 Hours

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

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