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

by | Oct 15, 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 nine best Bluetooth speakers available for purchase in India.

Without any further ado, let’s begin!

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. Boltt XplodeBest Rugged Bluetooth Speaker
5. Saregama Caravan MiniFeature Rich Bluetooth Speaker
6. boAt Stone 300Best Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker
7. Philips BT40Feature Rich Bluetooth Speaker
8. F&D W5Lightweight and Portable Speaker
9. boAt Stone GrenadeHonourable Mention

 

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1. Sony XB01

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Overall Best Pick
  • Best for bass lovers
  • IPX5 water-resistant
  • 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 Options

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
Bluetoothv4.2
Battery LifeUp to 6 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. 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

5. Saregama Caravan Mini

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Feature Rich Bluetooth Speaker
  • 251 retro Hindi songs preloaded
  • Pleasant sound output
  • Up to 4 hours of battery life

Saregama is one of India’s pioneer music companies with copyrights to thousands of old Hindi as well as other regional songs.

The Saregama Carvaan Mini is the younger sibling of the Carvaan Bluetooth speaker that became an instant hit in the country.

Design and Build Quality

The Saregama Carvaan Mini features a boxy design with rounded edges. The front speaker grill is metallic and the surrounding chassis has a soft rubber finish on top.

The control buttons are placed on top and these buttons feel robust and clicky.

There are two bottom rubber pads to keep the speaker stand steady on a flat surface while playing audio.

The mode selection buttons are seen on the left side of the chassis and these buttons light up when pressed.

Overall, the build quality of this budget Bluetooth speaker is very good.

Speaker and Sound Quality

The Saregama carvaan mini has a single 40mm speaker. This 3W speaker lets out respectable quality sound output for its size.

The bass is mild but noticeable and the vocals are crisp and clean without any distortions.

The treble we felt is a bit on the lower side but the overall sound signature is very decent and pleasing to the ears.

Miscellaneous

The Saregama Carvaan mini comes with 251 retro Hindi songs preloaded. These songs include nostalgic hits from the 70s and 80s, which the elderly will prefer listening to.

Apart from this, you can pair it up with your smartphone or laptop to stream music wirelessly. There is also a provision for AM/FM radio playback with this device.

With a built-in radio tuner, you can search for local radio stations directly from the speaker and enjoy music and other programmes.

Battery Life

The Saregama Carvaan mini can last for up to 3-4 hours on a single charge. Because this is an indoor speaker for home usage, this is a pretty acceptable number.

Verdict

The Saregama Carvaan mini is one of the best gifts you can purchase for your parents or yourselves if you are into old songs.

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Excellent build quality

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AM/FM radio tuner

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Aux-in connectivity

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Less pronounced higher endnotes

Specifications

Frequency200 – 10000Hz
ConnectivityAux-in, USB, FM radio
Water Resistance
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery LifeUp to 4 Hours

6. boAt Stone 300

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Best Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker
  • Loud sound output
  • IPX7 water resistance
  • Up to six hours of battery life

The boAt is a really popular budget audio accessories company in India, thanks to their affordable lineup of earphones, headphones and Bluetooth speakers.

The boAt Stone 300 comes as a successor to the immensely popular boAt Stone 200 speaker priced almost the same just under Rs.1,500.

Design and Build Quality

The boAT Stone 300 has a pocketable square cube design with a carrying strap for added portability.

This budget Bluetooth speaker is made from plastic materials and has rubber inserts in between for added durability.

The top portion of this speaker houses the media control buttons and opening the flat to the left gives access to the connectivity ports.

This Bluetooth wireless speaker has IPX7 water resistance certification which simply means that it can be used outdoors irrespective of the adverse weather conditions.

The rubber inserts not only adds grip to this speaker but also makes it shock resistant, in case if it falls from your hands.

Overall, the design of this speaker is very much pocketable and the build quality is top-notch for the asking price.

Speaker and Sound Quality

The boAT Stone 300 features a large 50mm diameter speaker driver with a total sound output of 5W.

This speaker can get surprisingly loud without any noticeable distortions whatsoever.

The bass notes, although not so prominent, are audible and the mids and highs remain clean and well separated.

Miscellaneous

This device features an AUX input port for wired connectivity. the boAt has included an aux cable in the box which is a rarity these days.

This speaker, similar to its predecessor has a tripod stand port below for attaching it with your other mounting equipment, if necessary.

Battery Life

Powered by a 1500mAh Li-ion battery inside, this Bluetooth speaker will last you for up to six hours of continuous music playback on a single charge.

It takes three hours for this battery to juice up completely from zero to a hundred per cent.

Verdict

If you are in search of a compact, all-weather Bluetooth speaker with respectable sound quality and decent battery life, the boAt Stone 300 is a good choice for a budget under Rs.1,500.

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Robust build quality

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Pocketable, compact design

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One year warranty

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No SD card slot

Specifications

Frequency180 – 20000Hz
ConnectivityAUX-in, microphone
Water ResistanceIPX7
Driver Size50 mm
Impedance4 Ohms
Bluetoothv5.0
Battery LifeUp to 6 Hours

7. Philips BT40

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Feature Rich Bluetooth Speaker
  • 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.1500.

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.1500.

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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
ConnectivitySD card slot, AUX-in, Inbuilt mic
Water Resistance
Driver Size40mm
Impedance4 ohms
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery LifeUp to 6 Hours

8. F&D W5

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Lightweight and Portable Speaker
  • SD card slot availability
  • Mono channel sound output
  • Suited for indoor usage

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

The F&D W5 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 W5 has a compact cube design similar to the JBL Go speakers. The construction is of cheap quality plastic which justifies its lower price tag.

There is a plastic mesh in front of the speaker which faces towards the listener 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 W5 features a 40mm speaker driver which is the standard in this price range.

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

For the price tag of just Rs.1300, 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.

This budget wireless speaker also features a 3.5mm aux-in port which can be used to physically connect the device with smartphones or laptops via the cable.

Battery Life

Battery life is just average with this Bluetooth speaker. On a full charge, the F&D W5 gives only about three to four 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 W5 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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Aux-in port

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Average battery life

Specifications

Frequency80 – 20000Hz
ConnectivityAUX-in, SD card slot, Inbuilt mic
Water Resistance
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 ohms
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery LifeUp to 5 Hours

9. boAt Stone Grenade

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Honourable Mention
  • Decent quality, loud music output
  • Rich connectivity options
  • Up to 7 hours of battery life

The Stone grenade from boAt is a uniquely shaped Bluetooth speaker available for just Rs.1,500 in the Indian market.

Featuring a 5W single speaker inside, let’s take a look at how well this entry-level budget Bluetooth speaker fare among its rivals.

Design and Build Quality

The boAt Stone Grenade as the name suggests features a grenade shaped form factor.

A thick fabric type layer covers much of the exterior surface and the rest of the chassis is made from the tough plastic material.

The media control buttons are embossed on to the fabric layer and feel adequately tactile and responsive.

the boAt has also provided a carrying strap with this speaker for easy portability. The connectivity and input ports are located on the bottom section of this speaker.

This Bluetooth speaker features IPX6 water resistance for outdoor usage even during adverse weather conditions.

Speaker and Sound Quality

The boAt grenade speaker features a single 40mm driver with 5W power output.

The sound output from this compact speaker is surprisingly loud and clear with minimal audio distortions.

The vocals are clean and the higher end treble notes and lower-end bass notes are audible with distinct stage separation at moderate volume levels.

Miscellaneous

This entry-level portable Bluetooth speaker comes with an Aux input port and an SD card slot.

This will let you playback media from devices without Bluetooth support and independently from the SD cards respectively.

Battery Life

The 1200mAh Li-ion battery that powers this Bluetooth speaker will last you for up to 7 hours on a single charge upon listening to music at moderate volume levels.

This battery is charged via the micro USB port and takes up to 2 hours to juice it up completely.

Verdict

The boAt Grenade is an entry-level, no-nonsense Bluetooth speaker with rugged build quality and decent sound output performance.

The SD card slot and the aux input port enhances the usability of this speaker further.

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Unique design

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Robust build quality

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Compact and portable

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Average microphone quality

Specifications

Frequency70 – 18000Hz
ConnectivityAUX-in, SD card slot, Inbuilt mic
Water ResistanceIPX6
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 ohms
Bluetoothv4.2
Battery LifeUp to 7 Hours

That concludes our list of the nine 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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