Best Bluetooth Speakers Under Rs.2,000 (March 2019)

by | Mar 2, 2019

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 Bluetooth speakers under Rs.2,000, and luckily, we could compile a list of some outstanding wireless speakers for you.

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

Best Bluetooth Speakers Under Rs.2,000

1. Portronics Sound DrumOverall Best Pick
2. Sony SRS XB01Runner – up pick
3. Blaupunkt BT-51Best Build Quality
4. JBL GoGood Portable Speaker
5. boAt Stone 200Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
6. Photron P10 Best Value for Money
7. Logitech X50Small Size Big Sound
8. Mi Basic 2Best Indoor Speaker
9. F&D W7  Uniquely Designed Bluetooth Speaker
10. Mi MDZ-28-DIHonourable Mention

1. Portronics SoundDrum

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Overall Best Pick
  • Best suited for house parties
  • Latest Bluetooth v4.2
  • Excellent sound quality

Portronics SoundDrum 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 Portronics logo etched on it. The speaker in 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 lows, mids 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 SoundDrum 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.

Battery life

A 1800mAh Li-ion battery powers this wireless speaker. The Portronics SoundDrum lasts up to 7 hours of continuous music playback.

Verdict

If you’re in search of a Bluetooth speaker for your house party or for 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 – 20,000Hz
Driver Size2 x 40 mm
Impedance
Bluetoothv4.2
Battery Life6-7 Hours

2. Sony SRS XB01

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Best for bass lovers
  • NFC connectivity
  • 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 much 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 Options

Sony is a leading advocate of NFC (Near Field Communication) technology which the company has integrated with this Bluetooth speaker for effortless pairing.

The Bluetooth v4.2 standard which it uses for wireless communication works flawlessly within a range of 10m without any signal drops or sound degradation.

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 secure on to your backpack or to 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 for 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 on the brand Sony and love the extra bit of bass in your music, the SRS XB01 is a great choice, priced under Rs.2,000.

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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
Driver Size37.5 mm
Impedance4 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.2
Battery Life6 Hours

3. Blaupunkt BT-51

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Best Build Quality
  • Best for indoor use
  • Quality construction
  • Distortion free sound output

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

The BT-51 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 metal mesh on the front.

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

On the back, there are ports for an 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-51 comes with an 8W speaker of 40mm driver size that has a frequency response range between 65 – 18000Hz.

The impedance rating of 4 Ohms lets this speaker deliver quality sound output even without a dedicated amplifier on board.

The bass is rich and ample with clean mids and crisp highs.

There is no distortion in sound even at the 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 back of this speaker lets you play the music independently on this device without having the need to connect with a host.

This Bluetooth speaker comes with a 1500mAh Lithium-ion battery that will last up to 10 hours on a single charge at an average volume level of 60%.

Verdict

Priced at Rs.1,599, the Blaupunkt BT-51 is one of the best Bluetooth speakers under Rs.2,000 in the market at present.

But the only gripe with this device is that it doesn’t have the FM Tuner built in.

If you don’t mind the omission of an FM radio functionality, the Blaupunkt BT-51 is a wireless Bluetooth speaker that offers solid built quality and delivers great sound output.

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Great sound quality
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Solid build
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SD card slot
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No FM
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No water/splash resistance
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No battery level indicator

Specifications

Frequency65 – 18000 Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.2
Battery Life10 Hours

4. JBL GO

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Good Portable Speaker
  • Suited for a small sized room
  • Solid build quality
  • Fits in the palm of your hand

JBL Go 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 600 mAh battery which can give you up to 5 Hrs of playback time.

Design and build quality

JBL Go is well built with a 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 on to a clip or your bag and carry it conveniently.

The JBL Go 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 really 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 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 really expect a thumping bass from it.

Connectivity options

JBL GO can hold on to the Bluetooth connection at a distance up to 3m.

Connecting your smartphone or laptop with JBL GO 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 also supports Aux-in, so you can connect it to any of your devices like 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.

Verdict

JBL GO is a pocket-able 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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Very small and ultra-portable
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Microphone for taking calls
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Well built, neat and clean design
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A reliable brand
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Sub bass sounds are totally absent (frequency range is 180 Hz- 20 kHz)
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Bluetooth range (3m) is comparatively less
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Low battery backup

Specifications

Frequency180 – 20000 Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.0
Battery Life5 Hours

5. boAt Stone 200

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Rugged & Compact Bluetooth Speaker
  • Suited for youth
  • Loud sound output
  • Shock and waterproof

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.2,000 is fully waterproof and has an IPX5 certification making it usable outdoors with no worries.

Design and Build Quality

The boAt Stone 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 youngers for sure. The rounded chassis has a steel mesh front end inside which the speaker rests.

Certified water and shockproof with IPX5, this tiny Bluetooth speaker will be a great companion for you everywhere you go.

The carrying lancelet 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 down from your hands.

Speaker and Sound Quality

The boAt Stone 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 has the latest Bluetooth 4.1 chip inside 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) 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 10 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.2,000.

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Stylish design

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Strong Bluetooth signal

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Battery life

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Mono output

Specifications

Frequency20 – 20000 Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery Life10 Hours

6. Photron P10

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Best Value for Money
  • 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.1,000.

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.1,000.

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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 Life4 Hours

7. Logitech X50

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Small Size, Big Sound
  • Best for personal use
  • 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 handsfree 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 definitely 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
Driver Size38 mm
Impedance4 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery Life5 Hours

8. Mi Basic 2

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 Best Indoor Speaker
  • Best suited for indoor use
  • Superb build quality
  • Excellent sound output with rich bass

Xiaomi is known for its affordable consumer electronics products in the Indian market, be it their smartphones, LED TVs or Earphones.

The Mi Basic 2 is the latest wireless Bluetooth speaker offering from Xiaomi which is targeted mainly for indoor usage.

Design and Build Quality

The design, as with every other Xiaomi product is elegant and eye pleasing. The minimalist design Xiaomi has been known for is present with this product as well.

The metallic chassis is of the highest quality and makes this speaker withstand rugged usage without breaking a sweat.

This Bluetooth speaker is available in two different colours – white and black, both of which will blend with your home decor seamlessly.

Speakers and Sound Quality

Inside the rectangular chassis is a dual speaker setup which faces forwards along with a passive bass radiator.

The sound output is sufficiently loud enough to fill a medium-sized room.

The dedicated bass radiator helps in rich bass output along with the stereo surround effect from the twin speakers.

The only disadvantage of this twin speaker system is that sound propagation is only in one single direction.

It works better indoors and if you’re planning to buy a speaker for outdoor activities, we would advise you to have a cylindrical Bluetooth speaker for more area coverage.

Miscellaneous

There is an inbuilt mic on this wireless speaker to attend voice calls. The mic sensitivity is excellent and the voice quality is great.

The bottom of this device has a rubber pad that will keep the speaker in place, say on a tabletop even when loud music is played.

The rubber pad also helps in dampening the vibrations, thereby reducing the distortions while playing music on full volume.

Battery Life

The battery on this device lasts for about 10 hours of continuous music playback at about 75% volume.

This 1200mAh takes about three to three and a half hours to completely charge from empty to a hundred per cent.

Verdict

To sum it up, the Mi Basic 2 is strictly an indoor speaker that adds graciousness to the interiors. At the same time, it provides a commendable audio output for a relatively small form factor device.

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Aesthetically pleasing design

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Intuitive volume control

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No sound distortion

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Slow charging

Specifications

Frequency100 – 18000Hz
Driver Size2 x 37.5 mm
Impedance3 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.2
Battery Life10 Hours

9. F&D W7

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Uniquely Designed Bluetooth Speaker
  • 360 degrees sound
  • SD card support
  • Solid build quality

F&D is a renowned brand when it comes to affordable home theatre speakers.

The company has recently been experimenting with the wireless Bluetooth speakers and the W7 is one of the recent offerings from the same for budget under Rs.2,000.

Design and build quality

The F&D W7 is an oddly shaped Bluetooth speaker that reminded us of a disfigured coffee cup.

Enough with the joke, this rounded mug shaped design has its potential benefits that we will cover in the next section of this article.

The plastic bottom and the mesh shaped speaker grill imparts an aesthetically pleasing look to this product.

Be it placed in a living room or a beach, this Bluetooth speaker is sure to stand out from the rest of the objects around it, thanks to the unique shape.

The buttons are located on the bottom and there is a bass radiator up top.

Speaker and sound quality

The 40mm speaker driver is placed in a clever manner so that the sound output will travel 360 degrees around where it is placed.

This makes the F&D W7 perfect for listening to music while in a group where the audio is required to be multi dimensional instead of passing towards a single person.

The neodymium driver is very good at producing crisp vocals with clean highs.

The passive bass radiator helps in delivering the punchy bass to complement the highs and mids.

Connectivity

The F&D W7 has Bluetooth v.4.0 built in that supports the low energy mode.
Typical to the Bluetooth signal range, the connection is steady and rock solid around a 10m radius.

Apart from the Bluetooth, this device comes loaded with an SD card slot and a 3.5mm AUX port for enhanced music playback options.

The major letdown in the case of connectivity is the lack of an FM tuner.

Battery life

The battery inside this Bluetooth speaker lasts for about 6 hours of music playback at moderate volume levels.

It takes about 2-3 hours to charge this device from zero to full and depends on the energy rating of the charger you are using.

Verdict

The F&D W7 is a uniquely designed portable Bluetooth speaker that delivers good quality sound output for the asking price.

The 360 degrees sound deliverance is a great feature that is seldom seen on Bluetooth speakers at this price range.

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360 degree sound
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Multicolored LED illumination
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Decent battery life
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Neodymium speaker drivers
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No FM tuner

Specifications

Frequency20 – 20000 Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.0
Battery Life6 Hours

10. Mi MDZ

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Honourable Mention
  • 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 – 18000Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.2
Battery Life6 Hours

That concludes our list of the 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 great Bluetooth speakers, don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below.

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