Best Bluetooth Speakers Under Rs.3,000 (June 2020)

by | Jun 17, 2020

Bluetooth speakers gives you the freedom of playing your favorite tracks anywhere you go – be it on the beach side or at a poolside party.

Since the audio technology that we enjoy today has improved in leaps and bounds, choosing a suitable wireless speaker that impress you has become a tedious task.

To alleviate such worries, we recommend you the best Bluetooth speakers that you can buy with a moderate budget of Rs.3,000 in the Indian market.

Read along to know more!

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

Best Bluetooth Speakers Under Rs.3,000

1. boAt Stone 1000Overall Best Pick
 2. Mivi Octave BS16OTRunner-Up Pick
3. Amkette TrubeatsValue for Money Speaker
4. Google Home MiniSmart Speaker for Information Retrieval
5. Saregama Caravan MiniFeature-Rich Bluetooth Speaker
6.boAt PartyPal 20 Best Karaoke Speaker
7. JBL Clip 3Honourable Mention

 

1. boAt stone 1000

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Overall Best Pick
  • The best companion for outdoor trips
  • Shockproof build
  • Loud sound output

the boAt is a brand famous for its sound-related accessories such as headphones and earphones.

The boAt Stone 1000 is an improved version of the company’s previous Stone series Bluetooth speaker, the Stone 700.

Design and Build Quality

Built quality is one of the key aspects of this portable Bluetooth speaker. It has a very rugged design language that almost resembles the tagline “built like a tank”.

The outer layer of the device is made of toughened fibre which feels almost impenetrable to any damage.

The speakers inside are protected by a metal grill that feels very solid and indestructible.

Although the design looks chunky, this Bluetooth speaker is worth the chunkiness when its durability is considered.

Speaker and Sound Quality

Powered by two speakers having a driver size of 45mm, they have an impressive frequency response that ranges between 20 – 20,000 Hz.

The boAt Stone 1000 provides excellent bass with clean lows and mids. The speaker gets loud enough to be used even in noisy environments.

The dual speakers have a combined RMS output of 14W. This is more than sufficient for indoor as well as outdoor usage.

The clarity of the sound output from this Bluetooth speaker remains undistorted even at the maximum volume levels.

Miscellaneous

Bluetooth v4.2 connectivity ensures that the power consumption for wireless connectivity with other devices consumes less power.

This device is IPX5 certified meaning it is shockproof as well as protected from powerful water jets.

The ports on the device are sealed by tough plastic flaps to block the water from getting in.

Battery Life

The battery on this speaker lasts for about 10 hours on a single charge – nothing too impressive but not bad either considering the device has two speakers at once.

With moderate usage and infrequent hands-free calls, this number bumps up to 20 hours.

Verdict

Ruggedness is the main USP of this device and it dutifully sticks to this with the build and design.

If you are looking for a heavy-duty Bluetooth speaker to carry with you anywhere you go and have a loud and clear sound output, the boAt Stone 1000 excels in the same.

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Great bass

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Rugged design

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IPX6 certified

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Bulky and heavy

Specifications

Frequency 20 – 20000 Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 ohms
Bluetoothv4.2
Battery Life8-9 Hours

2. Mivi Octave

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Runner-Up Pick
  • 360 degrees audio propagation
  • IPX5 water and dust resistance
  • Excellent battery backup

Mivi is a local Indian brand specialized in marketing wireless earphones and other smartphone accessories.

The Octave from Mivi is a compact Bluetooth speaker in a cylindrical form factor for 360 degrees sound propagation.

Design and Build Quality

The Mivi Octave has a rounded cylindrical design with a circular fabric material covering almost all the front end.

This material feels strong and durable and at the same time acts as an air vent to the speakers inside.

At the top and bottom, there are rubber inserts which make the device look elegant.

The rubber padding at the extreme bottom helps to hold the speaker in place while playing bass-heavy tracks.

The control buttons are located on the fabric covering and is raised from the surface for easy accessibility.

The charging port and aux input port is securely covered by a flap, aiding in the IPX5 water and dust resistance.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Mivi Octave has a 40mm driver speaker accompanied by a bass driver on top. The speakers are very loud and is rich in bass.

The quality of mids and highs are on point and the speaker has no problem playing bass-heavy and vocal rich music.

The bass radiator at the top enhances the lows and offers a pleasant bass rather than letting out artificial bass for the sake of it.

With the 360 degrees orientation, the sound is evenly distributed towards all sides. You can even pair two of these Mivi Octave speakers for true wireless stereo audio output.

Overall the sound from this speaker feels natural and pleasing to the ears.

Connectivity

The Mivi Octave is powered by the latest Bluetooth v4.2 with EDR and low energy technology.

EDR or Enhanced Data Rate allows for faster and efficient data transfer between the devices wirelessly, significantly improving the audio quality, especially on Bluetooth speakers.

In case you don’t want to use Bluetooth on your smartphone or if you want to use this speaker with a legacy device without Bluetooth, there is the aux input for wired connectivity.

Battery Life

The Mivi Octave Bluetooth speaker comes with a 2600mAh Li-ion battery inside.

At moderate volume levels about 60%, the battery is rated to last for about 10 hours on a single charge.

Verdict

The Mivi Octave excels in its build quality and sound output that is loud as well as clear.

The 360-degree audio reproduction with the bass radiator makes it the best companion for enjoying your favourite songs in its full glory – be it EDMs or vocals.

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Build quality

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Responsive buttons

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Wireless stereo playback option

Specifications

Frequency 20 – 20000Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 ohms
Bluetoothv4.2
Battery Life10 Hours

3. Amkette Trubeats

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Value for Money Speaker
  • Battery life up to 16 hours
  • Bass rich sound output
  • SD card, USB port and FM tuner

Amkette is computer hardware and other accessories with a product lineup including keyboards, gaming mice and speakers.

The Amkette Trubeats is a powerful Bluetooth speaker with 12W sound output, enough to fill a medium to a large-sized hall with excellent sound output.

Design and Build quality

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

Made from metal, the Amkette Trubeats features a premium construction quality with assured durability over time.

The control buttons are placed top and the I/O ports are located at the rear.

This design has been carefully optimized to ensure minimal vibrations and other acoustic overlaps for an enjoyable experience.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Amkette Trubeats features two full-range speaker drivers for stereo sound output along with a passive bass radiator for deep, rich bass notes.

This Bluetooth speaker delivers a total sound output of 12W, which very few speakers in this price category are capable of.

The sound signature feels dynamic, with good stereo and stage separation. You can feel the bass, treble and even the minute instruments with clarity.

Miscellaneous

The Amkette Trubeats is packed with features in every sense. The regular AUX-in port is present and accounted for wired connectivity.

Additionally, there is an SD card slot, USB slot and an FM tuner for listening to your local radio stations.

Battery Life

The Amkette Trubeats is powered by a massive 4000mah battery inside. This battery will last for up to 15 hours on a single charge.

You can also use this speaker as a portable power bank, as it can reverse charge your smartphone from its large capacity battery in emergencies.

Verdict

The Amkette trubeats are like the swiss army knife of the Bluetooth speakers.

Excellent sound output quality bundled with a long-lasting battery and value-added features such as FM radio tuner and SD card slot makes this a winner in its category.

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Durable build quality

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Inbuilt mic for voice calls

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Doubles up as a power bank

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Older Bluetooth v4.1

Specifications

Frequency 20 – 20000Hz
Driver Size2 x 40mm
Impedance4 ohms
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery LifeUp to 16 Hours

4. Google Home Mini

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Best Smart Speaker
  • Hands-Free voice assistant
  • Battery-free operation (DC)
  • Personalized usage with up to 6 people

The Home Mini is an affordable smart speaker from the tech giant Google.

This smart speaker behaves like the hardware version of the smart assistant that you might have come across on your Android smartphone.

Design and Build Quality

The Home Mini is a pebble-shaped device that has almost the size of a doughnut. This device is made of high-quality polycarbonate plastic and feels solid and durable in hand.

On the top portion, there is the fabric made speaker grill that adds to the style and flair of the device.

There are no other ports except the single micro USB port for charging on this device. No, not even a 3.5mm aux-in port.

There are four coloured LED up top carefully hidden inside the fabric covering, which lights up in different patterns depending on the current operation status.

A mute button switch is given on the side of the speaker if you want to keep things a bit calm and quiet around the house.

Speakers and Sound Quality

You shouldn’t expect any surprising sound performance from a smart speaker like Google Home mini.

This little guy here has a single upward-firing speaker with 40mm drivers. It sounds louder and clear but the bass and highs are a bit off.

You can listen to songs on it, yes but if your sole aim is music listening, you should take a look at the other speakers listed in this article, period.

Smart Features

The Google Home Mini can answer any general question you can throw at it – and it is quite quick to respond.

The voice recognition works very well, thanks to the omnidirectional microphone inside.

You can also pair it up with a plethora of Wi-Fi enabled devices such as your Android TV to operate them handsfree with commands.

The ecosystem for more and more hardware integration is ongoing at the moment as we speak.

This device can initiate voice calls remotely from your phone as well. The voice to text is still in testing and is soon expected to roll out in its full glory.

Connectivity

The Google Home Mini comes with Bluetooth v4.1 for connection with devices such as smartphones. The Wi-Fi aids in connecting the mini over to the internet.

Verdict

The Google Home Mini is an ideal smart speaker that answers your queries and initiates certain smart actions with the devices you have at home.

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Elegant design

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Quick and responsive in answering queries

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Loud sound output

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Average sound quality

Specifications

Frequency 120 – 20000 Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 ohms
Bluetoothv4.2
Battery LifeUp to 10 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.

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

Frequency 200 – 10000Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 ohms
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery LifeUP to 4 Hours

6. boAt PartyPal 20

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Best Karaoke Speaker
  • 15W sound output
  • Bluetooth v5.0
  • Supplied Mic in the box

boAt brand has already become a familiar one in the Indian market, thanks to its wide lineup of affordable headphones, earphones and budget Bluetooth speakers in all sizes and shapes.

The boAt Party pal 20 is a portable Bluetooth speaker with karaoke functionality that will let talented people flaunt their singing skills in front of their friends and family, all for just under Rs.3,000.

Design and Build Quality

The boAt Party pal 20 isn’t a small Bluetooth speaker by any means. It’s 25cm high and 30cm wide, making it one of the biggest in its segment.

This Bluetooth speaker is made from hard plastics and the fit and finish are on par with other speakers in its range.

The control buttons are located on the sides, so does the funky looking volume dial.

The speaker faces the front and has LED illumination which strobes according to the music playing in the background.

Speaker and Sound Quality

The boAt Party Pal 20 features a large 6.5-inch speaker driver with a considerably significant 15W RMS sound output.
The level of bass from this speaker is excellent and will make bass fanatics very much happy. The loudness level is the best among speakers in its price segment.

The vocals and treble notes stay perfectly audible even with the thumping bass output.

Miscellaneous

This karaoke speaker from boAt comes with a mic in the box. You can plug in the mic directly into the speaker and start singing along the tunes.

There is also a USB port to plug-in card readers or even a USB drive and play content from it on the go.

Battery Life

This Bluetooth speaker packs in a 2200mAh battery inside that’s advertised to last around 3-4 hours on a single charge.

This battery almost takes up to 3 hours for juicing up completely from zero to one hundred per cent.

Verdict

If you are a karaoke enthusiast, the boAt party pal 20 is the best you’ve for a price tag under Rs.3000.

The loud sound output, decent battery life and the supplied mic will unleash the singer in you for sure.

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Loud sound output

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USB port

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LED-lit speakers

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Not water resistant

Specifications

Frequency 60 – 18000 Hz
Driver Size165 mm
Impedance4 ohms
Bluetoothv5.0
Battery Life3-4 Hours

7. JBL Clip 3

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Honourable Mention
  • Best for use in outdoor sports activities
  • Can sync multiple clip 2 speakers
  • Suited for outdoor camping sessions

The JBL Clip 3 is the successor to the popular Clip series of adventure-based portable Bluetooth speakers from JBL.

Clip 3 has improved upon its predecessor with better build quality as well as an improved speaker.

Design and Build Quality

The JBL Clip 3 comes with an interesting design that makes it stand out from the “blocky form factor” speakers.

Clip 3 has a circular design made of plastic-wrapped with silicon coating for better grip and handling.

The front side of this wireless Bluetooth speaker has a rugged fabric material that will keep water splashes at bay.

There is also a carabiner clip on this device to attach this speaker on to your bag or fabric without falling apart while doing any adventure activities.

Speaker and Sound Quality

This device has a 40mm speaker driver that spans over a frequency range of 120 – 20,000 Hz.

The bass although a bit on the lower side, is not so punchy. The mids are clear and pronounced and highs are crisp without distortion.

You can also pair two Clip 3 speakers and have an even louder output with distinct bass levels when camping or during group sessions.

Miscellaneous

This portable Bluetooth comes with IPX7 certification that will let you intentionally (or not!) submerge this device in water.

There is also an option to attend calls with this device. The inbuilt mic picks up the voice very well even in noisy environments and the speakerphone is loud and clear.

Battery Life

The JBL Clip 3 comes with an 800 mAh Lithium-ion battery that will last you for about 10 hours. The charging time of this battery from empty to 100 per cent is about 2 hours.

What makes the Clip 3 different from its predecessor is that it now comes with a LED status indicator which will notify you if the battery requires charging or not – Finally!

Verdict

The JBL Clip 3 is the best choice if you are an ardent trekker or an adventure enthusiast.

The device looks stylish and performs well enough to keep the brand’s good name.

The built-in carabiner helps to keep this speaker with you. No matter what you do, it will be held in place.

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Rugged waterproof IPX7 rated design

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Quality bass

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Speakerphone functionality works well

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Control buttons may feel a bit stiff

Specifications

Frequency 20 – 20000Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 ohms
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery Life

The buying list for the best portable Bluetooth speakers under Rs. 3,000 concludes here.

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