Best Bluetooth Speakers Under Rs.2,000 (August 2020)

by | Aug 14, 2020

It seems everyone has a Bluetooth speaker in their product lineup today and selecting the best one for our needs has become a dizzying experience.

When we have hundreds of options in front of us, it will be tricky to select the best one out of it.

That’s why we have invested our time and efforts to find the best portable speakers under Rs.2,000, and luckily, we could compile a list of eight best Bluetooth speakers for your convenience.

We hope this list will help you pick out the perfect wireless speaker for your music cravings.

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

Best Bluetooth Speakers Under Rs.2,000

1. Sony XB01Overall Best Pick
2. Blaupunkt BT-52Runner-Up Pick
3. Infinity Fuze 100Best Build Quality
4. Logitech X50Small Size Big Sound
5. Portronics Sound Drum 871Value for Money Speaker
6. JBL Go 2Best Pocket Speaker
7. Boltt XplodeBest Rugged Bluetooth Speaker
8. Mivi RoamHonourable Mention

 

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1. Sony XB01

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Overall Best Pick
  • Best for bass lovers
  • IPX5 water resistance
  • Solid build quality

Sony products are often hailed as the industry standard, at least in the Indian subcontinent.

This kind of acceptance to a brand doesn’t come without any reasons all of a sudden. Sony products indeed perform on par with others in the segment.

The Sony SRS XB01 is one such device catering for the music lovers in the country who are on a shoestring budget to purchase a well-performing portable Bluetooth speaker.

Design and Build Quality

The Sony SRS XB01 comes with a polycarbonate shell with a textured rubber finish for grip.

This Bluetooth speaker comes in several attractive colour options which you can choose from.

The metallic front frill looks clean and imparts elegance to the otherwise minimal design.

The input ports are located on the sides with a flap covering them to ensure water resistance.

The control buttons are placed at the top and are slightly raised from the body, making it easy to press even without having to look at them.

Overall, the build quality of this Bluetooth speaker is excellent for the price.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Sony SRS XB01 features a 37.5mm neodymium speaker driver setup.

This speaker produces excellent quality sound output with pleasingly rich bass and clean and crisp vocals.

The highs are very much audible and don’t feel too clingy.

The patented Xtra Bass technology from Sony works well enough to let out much deeper bass notes and will satisfy you with EDMs and hip hop music alike.

Connectivity

The Sony XB01 features the Bluetooth v4.2 protocol for wireless connectivity.

This Low Energy profile Bluetooth connection is stable anywhere within 10m.

Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) profile allows two devices to wirelessly connect and transfer data with minimal energy consumption when compared to the earlier versions of Bluetooth before v4.0.

This budget Bluetooth speaker from Sony supports a multitude of Bluetooth profiles such as A2DP,AVRCP,HFP etc and uses SBC codec for wireless audio transmission.

Miscellaneous

The Sony SRS XB01 comes with an IPX5 dust and water resistance to aid all-weather outdoor usage.

The box package comes with a colour matched strap for attaching this speaker safe and securely to your backpack or the handlebar of your cycle.

The integrated aux-in port on this Bluetooth speaker allows wired music playback from devices without a wireless connection.

Battery Life

The Sony SRS XB01 is powered by an 800mAh Li-ion battery which is rated to last up to six hours of music playback with a 65% volume level.

This battery takes around two hours to charge from zero to full completion.

Verdict

If you’re a fan of the brand Sony and love the extra bit of bass in your music, the SRS XB01 is a great choice, priced under Rs.2000.

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Available in attractive colour options
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Bass-rich sound output
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Consistent Bluetooth v4.2 connection
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No SD card slot

Specifications

Frequency20 – 20000 Hz
ConnectivityAUX-in, Microphone
Water ResistanceIPX5
Driver Size37.5 mm
Impedance4 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery LifeUp to 10 Hours

2. Blaupunkt BT-52

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Decent sound output
  • 6-7 hours of battery life
  • Built-in speakerphone

Blaupunkt is a German company famed for making audio systems for automobiles.

The BT-52 is one of the entry-level Bluetooth speakers the company offers under Rs. 2,000 in the Indian market.

Build quality and design

As with everything German, the build quality is top-notch. The device has a boxy design with a fabric mesh on the front.

A textured finish is given around the chassis that imparts a premium look to the device.

On the sides, there are ports for auxiliary input, a micro USB port for charging, as well as an SD card slot.

There are two rubber grip pads on the bottom to hold the speaker in place without rumbling around when playing music.

Speaker and sound quality

The Blaupunkt BT-52 comes with two 40mm driver speakers of 5W each that has a frequency response range between 65 – 18000 Hz.

Frequency response spectrum indicates the audible range of bass, vocals and treble notes, where 20 – 20000Hz is the audible human limit.

The impedance rating of 4 ohms lets this speaker deliver quality sound output even without a dedicated amplifier onboard.

The bass is rich and ample with clean mids and crisp highs. There is no distortion in sound even at maximum volume levels.

Connectivity options

Connectivity front, this device comes with Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy. There is also a 3.5mm auxiliary jack to connect devices that lack Bluetooth.

The SD card on the side of this speaker lets you play the music independently on this device without needing to connect with a host.

This Bluetooth speaker comes with a 1500mAh Lithium-ion battery that will last up to 6-7 hours on a single charge at an average volume level of 60%.

Verdict

Priced at Rs. 1,299, the Blaupunkt BT-52 is one of the best Bluetooth speakers under Rs. 2000 in the market at present.

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Aux-in support

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FM radio

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SD card slot
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No water/splash resistance

Specifications

Frequency65 – 18000 Hz
ConnectivityAUX-in, SD card slot, FM Radio, Microphone
Water Resistance
Driver Size2 x 40mm
Impedance4 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.2
Battery LifeUp to 6 Hours

3. Infinity Fuze 100

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Best Build Quality
  • IPX7 waterproof
  • Loud and clear sound output
  • Up to 8 hours of battery life

Infinity is a subsidiary of Harman audio, concentrated in budget audio products segments releasing a wide range of accessories ranging from speakers to headphones.

The Fuze 100 is one of the entry-level wireless speakers from Infinity priced well below Rs.2,000 delivering a decent sound output quality for the asking price.

Design and Build Quality

The Infinity Fuze 100 features a rounded rectangular design which is very compact and easily pocketable.

This Bluetooth speaker comes with a fabric finish mesh around the speaker area and rubber-coated top and bottom where the control buttons are housed.

The buttons are a little hard to press since they are embossed on to the chassis.

The Fuze 100 consists of an AUX input for wired audio connectivity for use with legacy devices without the support for Bluetooth.

The build quality overall is very robust in this budget Bluetooth speaker.

You can attach the supplied lanyard cable to the speaker for keeping it safe and secure on to your backpack or bicycle with a carabiner clip.

The IPX7 rating ensures this device can withstand water and rains, so you can take this device outside without any hesitation.

Speakers and Audio Quality

The Infinity Fuze 100 consists of a single 40mm speaker which is placed vertically, facing the listener.

This speaker is adequately loud and clear with decent stage separation. The lower bass end is a bit dull, but that is to be expected from a budget Bluetooth speaker in this price segment.

This speaker is suitable for use in small rooms and office spaces for individual use.

The Fuze 100 gives you the option to pair two similar speakers for better stereo separation effect.

Miscellaneous

The Infinity Fuze 100 comes with an integrated microphone. This can be utilized for hands-free voice calls.

The quality of audio via voice call is quite average and is usable at best, only within indoors.

There is also the voice assistant feature which supports both Google voice assistant and Siri for quick voice-activated commands and actions.

Voice assistant integration helps you to command your phone to do things such as search a song or skip tracks from a distance.

Battery Life

The 750mAh inside the Fuze 100 will last you up to 8 hours on a single charge. With a normal 10W charger you can expect this device to juice up completely within 2.5 hours.

Verdict

The Fuze 100 is a well built portable Bluetooth speaker with loud and clear sound output and decent battery life.

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Pocketable design

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Dual connect feature

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Voice assistant integration

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Average bass

Specifications

Frequency20-20000 Hz
ConnectivityAUX-in, microphone
Water ResistanceIPX7
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 ohms
Bluetoothv4.2
Battery LifeUp to 8 Hours

4. Logitech X50

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Small Size, Big Sound
  • Best for personal use
  • The easy Bluetooth pairing process
  • Unique design

For the last few years, Logitech has introduced many high-quality outdoor speakers in the Indian market.

There are many Bluetooth speakers out there under the Logitech brand and here we are going to talk about the company’s budget offering which is the X50.

Design and Build Quality

The Logitech X50 is a compact, hockey-puck-size wireless speaker that has a built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery.

The speaker looks like a circular tiffin box and it will quite literally fit in the palm of your hand.

Logitech X50 comes with a little loop on the top that allows you to hang the speaker from a backpack or doorknob.

It is available in various colour options including Orange, Yellow, Dark Grey, and Green.

It comes with four clickable buttons which function for on/off, Bluetooth connectivity, volume up and volume down.

Speaker and Sound Quality

The speaker is designed in such a way that the sound is firing from one side of it.

It is loud enough to fill a room or a small outdoor party with your favourite tracks.

The sound output has a nice tonal balance to it with equal emphasis on bass and treble, along with clean vocals.

But, one major problem it faces is the sound distortion at peak volumes, which is common in most other speakers in this price range.

Connectivity

Connecting your smartphones or laptops with Logitech X50 via Bluetooth is very simple.

Just long-press the Bluetooth connectivity button on the speaker, wait for the pairing light to start flashing and then connect any Bluetooth device of your choice.

You can also use a 3.5 mm Aux cable if you have a non-Bluetooth playback device.

One of the disadvantages of this budget Bluetooth speaker is the lack of a microphone for hands-free calls.

Battery Life

Logitech X50 has a built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery and offers 5 hrs of playback time.

Overall, the Logitech X50 is an impressive portable Bluetooth speaker that offers a lot for the price.

Verdict

If your target product is a wireless Bluetooth speaker that produces quality sound within an affordable budget, the Logitech X50 is one of the better choices around.

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Small compact size and good build quality

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Good Bluetooth range (10m)

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Good sound clarity

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No microphone for handsfree calls

Specifications

Frequency132Hz – 20000Hz
ConnectivityAUX-in
Water Resistance
Driver Size38 mm
Impedance4 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery LifeUp to 5 Hours

5. Portronics Sound Drum 871

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 Value for Money Bluetooth Speaker
  • Best suited for house parties
  • Latest Bluetooth v4.2
  • Excellent sound quality

Portronics Sound drum is a compact cylindrical-shaped wireless Bluetooth speaker that features two speakers at the sides facing opposite to each other.

Design and build quality

The design is similar to the usual cylindrical-shaped speakers out there but what makes this product stand out is the quality of construction.

The grilled mesh around the chassis looks premium and feels sturdy. The speaker cover has a Portronics logo etched on it. The speaker itself is splash and water-resistant.

Speakers and sound quality

The two 5W speakers output a total 10W RMS which is sufficiently loud enough even in noisy environments.

The low, mid and highs are defined very well and they’re distinct and audible.

With this Bluetooth speaker, you can enjoy your favourite tracks of any genre without any loss in clarity.

The sound from the two speakers doesn’t distort even when played at maximum volume. The bass feels adequate and never overpowers the mids and highs.

Connectivity options

The Portronics sound drum features the latest Bluetooth 4.2 protocol which provides an effective playback range of about 10m.

There is no loss in quality when listened from anywhere around that radius.

The supplied aux cable can be used to plug in this device to any other media player around that doesn’t support Bluetooth.

This product has a powerful FM tuner built-in. The internal antenna is so powerful that there is no problem in signal reception whatsoever.

FM tuner helps you to listen to the local FM radio stations on the speaker without any additional setups required.

Battery life

1800mAh Li-ion battery powers this wireless speaker.

The Portronics Sound drum lasts up to 7 hours of continuous music playback.

Verdict

If you’re in search of a Bluetooth speaker for your house party or outdoor music listening, this product delivers the best experience among this list of portable Bluetooth speakers under Rs.2,000.

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Good build quality

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Water-resistant
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Powerful dual speakers

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Less pronounced bass in low/medium volume

Specifications

Frequency20 – 20000 Hz
ConnectivityAUX-in, FM Radio, USB, Microphone
Water ResistanceWater-resistant
Driver Size2 x 40mm
Impedance4 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.2
Battery Life6-7 Hours

6. JBL Go 2

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Best Pocket Speaker
  • IPX7 water resistance
  • Rich bass
  • Easy to carry around

JBL Go 2 is a very small and compact speaker that fits in the palm of your hand but it has enough punch to fill a bedroom with its quality sound output.

It comes with a 3-watt driver and a 750mAh battery which can give you up to 5 Hrs of playback time.

Design and Build Quality

JBL Go 2 is well built with rubber finished material and that gives better durability for this speaker.

This ultra-portable speaker is lightweight as it only weighs 132 grams.

It can be easily carried in your pocket as it is very small and compact.

This speaker has a lanyard loop on its outer body which enables you to hook it onto a clip or your bag and carry it conveniently.

The JBL Go 2 has a simple and minimalistic look with 5 clickable buttons on one side of its rectangular body.

Hardware Features

The 5 buttons are for Power, Bluetooth, Volume Up, Volume Down and for taking calls. AUX cable port, micro USB port and microphone are present on the speaker.

When it comes to sound quality, it performs well compared to its size.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The sound is clear and decent, but don’t expect too much from this little monster.

It delivers very good sound output but it is not a type of speaker you’re going to throw a big party with.

Although, you will be really surprised when hearing the loudness and clarity of music that comes out of this tiny wireless speaker.

JBL Go 2 has a frequency range of 180 Hz- 20 kHz which means you will not hear any sub-bass sound under 180 Hz.

So, you can’t expect a thumping bass from it.

Connectivity Options

JBL Go 2 has a Bluetooth signal coverage up to a distance of 10m.

Connecting your smartphone or laptop with JBL Go 2 is very simple. Just by pressing the Bluetooth button on the speaker, the device will be shown on your phone’s Bluetooth connection list.

JBL Go 2 also supports Aux-in, so you can connect it to any of your devices like a smartphone, laptop, or computer to play music or watch videos and movies with a better impactful sound.

This budget Bluetooth speaker sports a microphone that has echo-cancellation & noise-cancellation technology.

Noise cancellation digitally suppresses the ambient sounds up to limit to facilitate a calm listening experience.

Battery Life

The JBL Go 2 packs in a rechargeable 750mAh Li-ion battery which lasts for about 5 hours on a single charge.

If you are inclined to listen to music at maximum volume levels, this number may significantly come down.

Verdict

JBL Go 2 is a pocketable wireless Bluetooth speaker that offers great sound to body ratio.

If you are inclined to carry wireless speakers in your pocket, this is the best choice available in the market.

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Ultra-portable design

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Robust build quality

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High-quality microphone

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Average battery backup

Specifications

Frequency85 – 20000 Hz
ConnectivityAUX-in, Microphone
Water ResistanceIPX7
Driver Size40mm
Impedance4 ohms
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery LifeUp to 5 Hours

7. Boltt Xplode

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Best Rugged Bluetooth Speaker
  • IPX7 water resistance
  • Bass rich sound output
  • Up to 7 hours of battery life

Boltt is an Indian company marketing affordable audio and fashion accessories.

The Bolt Xplode is a budget Bluetooth speaker priced well under Rs.2,000 packed with features well worth its asking price.

Design and Build Quality

The Boltt Xplode is built like a tank, to be honest.

This Bluetooth speaker has a rectangular boxy design with hard silicon coating over the chassis and metal grill in front covering the speaker.

This speaker feels very durable in hand and can withstand rough usage like a champ.

The control buttons are placed on top, embossed on to the silicon covering. The I/O ports are located in the back, under a rubber flap to ensure IPX7 water resistance.

There is also a thick fabric strap, in case you want to carry this speaker on the cycle handle or attach it to your backpack while hiking.

Overall the build quality is very good on this speaker.

Speaker and Sound Quality

The Boltt Xplode features a front-facing 40mm speaker driver along with a dedicated bass radiator.

The sound output is pretty robust with adequate loudness and bass response. The bass, however, doesn’t overpower the vocals, thereby delivering a pleasant music listening experience.

There is a slight distortion in the music when played with volume above 80%, so do note that point if you are to purchase this device.

Miscellaneous

The Boltt Xplode as we said in the introduction, is loaded with features. It comes with an AUX-in port for wired speaker playback.

This Bluetooth speaker has an SD card slot and a USB port for independent music playback without connecting it with your smartphone.

Battery Life

The Boltt Xplode will last you for about 7 hours on a single charge. This device takes around two and a half hours to juice up completely from zero to hundred.

Verdict

The Boltt Xplode is a multi-function Bluetooth speaker in a rugged form factor.

If you want a rugged outdoor speaker with multiple playback options such as wired, wireless, SD card and pen drive, you can consider this speaker without a second thought.

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Bluetooth v5.0

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Robust build quality

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Passive bass radiator

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Light distortion at maximum volume levels

Specifications

Frequency20-20000 Hz
ConnectivityAUX-in, SD card slot, FM radio, Microphone
Water ResistanceIPX7
Driver Size40mm
Impedance4 ohms
Bluetoothv5.0
Battery LifeUP to 7 Hours

8. Mivi Roam

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Honourable Mention
  • IPX5 water resistance
  • Serial pairing for better sound output
  • Up to 6 hours of battery life

Mivi is an Indian company specialized in marketing feature-rich budget audio peripherals such as Bluetooth earphones and speakers.

The Mivi Roam is a dirt-cheap portable outdoor Bluetooth speaker which comes loaded with useful features at a very enticing price point.

Design and Build Quality

The Mivi Roam is made from ABS plastic material. The overall build quality can be termed as decent but nothing extraordinary.

The outer portion is covered by a hard fabric material mesh which adds a sense of premium feels to this budget Bluetooth speaker.

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

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

Speaker and Sound Quality

The Mivi Roam features a single 5W 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 Mivi Roam comes with IPX5 water resistance certification meaning using this speaker outdoors even under drizzle won’t pose a problem.

This budget wireless speaker supports serial pairing. Two similar Mivi Roams can be paired together to deliver stereo audio output in tandem.

Battery Life

The Mivi Roam has a nominal battery life of about 6 hours per full charge at moderate volume levels.

Verdict

The Mivi Roam is one of the cheapest outdoor Bluetooth speakers that you will find under Rs.2000 in the Indian market.

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Robust build quality

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Portable and lightweight design

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In-built mic for voice calls

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Sound distortion at high volume

Specifications

Frequency20 – 20000 Hz
ConnectivityAUX-in, Microphone
Water ResistanceIP67
Driver Size40mm
Impedance3 Ohms
Bluetoothv5.0
Battery LifeUp to 6 Hours

That concludes our list of the eight best Bluetooth speakers under Rs. 2,000. We have tried our best to list speakers that are suitable for different user requirements.

If you have any queries or if you think we have left out any Bluetooth speakers, don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below.

As always thanks for your time and have a great day!

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