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

by | Nov 20, 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. Logitch X100Small Size Big Sound
5. Anker SoundCore miniBest Battery Life
6. boAt Stone 300Rugged Pocketable Bluetooth Speaker
7. Mi Basic 2Feature rich speaker
8. JBL Go PlusBest branded speaker
9. Phillips BT40Honourable 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 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 – 18000 Hz.

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 back 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 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. 2000 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 water/splash resistance
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No battery level indicator

Specifications

Frequency65 – 18000 Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.2
Battery LifeUp to 10 Hours

4. Logitech X100

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Small Size, Big Sound
  • Loud sound output
  • Decent battery life
  • Stable wireless connectivity
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 X100 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 X100 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 X100 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 X100 has a built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery and offers 5 hrs of playback time.

Overall, the Logitech X100 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 X100 is one of the better choices around.

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Easily pocketable
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Decent build quality
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360-degree sound propagation
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Slight sound distortion at higher volumes

Specifications

Frequency150Hz – 20000Hz
Driver Size38 mm
Impedance4 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.0
Battery Life5 Hours

5. Anker SoundCore Mini

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Compact and Powerful Bluetooth Speaker
  • Best for use in long trips
  • Elegant design
  • Punchy bass
Anker is a popular Chinese company famed for quality computer peripherals and charging related accessories such as power banks.

The Soundcore mini is a budget Bluetooth speaker priced under Rs.2000 which competes against the likes of JBL and Sony.

Design and Build Quality

The Anker Soundcore mini looks similar to the Google Home speaker.

The rounded rectangle design is very well reminiscent of many other popular Bluetooth speakers of the past as well.

Available in an attractive shade of black, this compact Bluetooth speaker is made of high-quality plastic.

The speaker mesh is placed on the top. The buttons are embedded on to the chassis which makes them a bit tedious to press.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The single 40mm driver speaker on this budget Bluetooth speaker is placed facing upwards.

The sound from this speaker is loud and has a great frequency response range which covers almost all musical notes.

The 5W speaker does deliver a decent amount of bass which feels quite natural and blends with the mids and highs very well.

Connectivity Options

You have the complete set of connectivity options on this budget Bluetooth speaker priced under Rs.3000.

Powered by Bluetooth v4.0, this speaker works over a range of about 10m from the source without any signal drops or sound variations.

There is an SD card slot on this speaker to listen to your favourite songs standalone without having the need to pair with a smartphone or laptop.

The 3.5mm AUX will let you play music with devices that lack Bluetooth connectivity as well.

Battery Life

Battery life is where this Bluetooth speaker trumps over the others in this list.

This device lasts for about 15 hours when played with music on moderate volume levels.

This quite a feat and makes this device with the best battery life in this segment.

Verdict

The Anker Soundcore Mini can be the best companion for you in the long off the grid trips.

With an impressive battery life of about 15 hours and decent sound quality, nothing much can go wrong with this purchase.

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Excellent battery life
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SD card support
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Loud sound output
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Buttons are less tactile

Specifications

Frequency20 – 20000 Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.0
Battery LifeUp to15 Hours

6. boAt Stone 300

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Rugged Bluetooth Speaker
  • Suited for youth
  • Loud sound output
  • Shock and waterproof
boAt Stone 300 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 IPX7 certification making it usable outdoors with no worries.

Design and Build Quality

Boat 300 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 IPX7, this tiny Bluetooth speaker will be a great companion for you everywhere you go.

The carrying lanyard 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 from your hands.

Speaker and Sound Quality

The boAt 300 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 300 offers the latest Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity 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 (A2DP) 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 6 hours with moderate volume levels.

Verdict

The boAt stone 300 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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Rugged construction
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Pocketable form factor
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In-built mic
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Mono output

Specifications

Frequency180 – 20000 Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 ohms
Bluetoothv5.0
Battery LifeUp to 6 Hours

7. Mi Basic 2

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Feature Rich 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 37.5mm
Impedance3 ohms
Bluetoothv4.2
Battery LifeUp to10 Hours

8. JBL Go Plus

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Best Branded Speaker
  • 1-year warranty
  • Loud sound with no distortion
  • Aux-in output
JBL Go Plus 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 730mAh battery which can give you up to 5 Hrs of playback time.

Design and Build Quality

JBL Go Plus 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 207 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 Plus 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 85 Hz- 20 kHz which means you will not hear any sub-bass sound under 85 Hz.

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

For better bass and sound loudness, speakers like Portronics POSH or Logitech X100 are a better choice.

Connectivity Options

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

Connecting your smartphone or laptop with JBL Go 2Plus 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 Plus 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.

Battery Life

The JBL Go Plus packs in a rechargeable 730mAh 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 Plus 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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Small cubic design
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Robust build quality
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Loud sound output
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Limited Bluetooth range

Specifications

Frequency85-20000Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 ohms
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery LifeUp to 5 Hours

9. Philips BT40

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Honourable Mention
  • SD card support
  • Suitable for indoor usage
  • Portable form factor
Philips is a brand which needs no introduction to the Indian market. Over the years, Philips has been delivering excellent quality products across different portfolios.

The Philips BT40 is a wireless Bluetooth speaker targeted mainly at budget-conscious buyers looking for a speaker priced under Rs.2000.

Design and Build Quality

The Philips BT40 has a circular design with the speaker facing upwards. The metallic mesh on top of the speakers adds to the minimalistic approach and looks elegant.

The control buttons and input ports are located along the sides and are easily accessible without flipping the speaker upside down.

There is an integrated carrying chord which can be attached to the bicycle handlebar or on to your backpack while in transit.

Overall, the quality of materials used for the construction of this Bluetooth speaker justifies its price tag and feels adequate for the long run.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The single upward-firing speaker on the Philips BT40 Bluetooth speaker has a 40mm driver inside.

This speaker is loud enough to fill an entire room comfortably. The level of details in the music is descent with rich bass and complimenting higher notes accompanied with crisp and clean vocals.

The quality of voice calls is loud and clear as well with no stutters of squeaking sounds in between.

Connectivity

The Philips BT40 comes with Bluetooth v4.1 on board with low energy consumption. It has an average range of 10m within which the performance is satisfactory.

This portable wireless Bluetooth speaker has a 3.5mm aux-in port to connect with legacy devices without Bluetooth capability.

A dedicated SD card slot is provided for directly playing media without pairing the speaker with a third party device.

Battery Life

The Philips BT40 packs in a decent-sized battery which is rated to last for about 6 hours on a single charge.

Charging can be done either from a DC mains supply or a portable power bank via the micro USB port.

Verdict

The Philips BT40 is an ultra-portable wireless Bluetooth speaker which comes packed with features for an affordable price tag.

With decent battery life and satisfactory sound output quality, the Philips BT40 is one of the perfect indoor speakers available under Rs.2000.

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Solid build quality
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1-year warranty
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Loud sound output
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Mono sound output

Specifications

Frequency80-15000Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 ohms
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery LifeUP to 6 Hours
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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