Best Bluetooth Speakers Under Rs.3,000 (November 2019)

by | Nov 20, 2019

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!

Best Bluetooth Speakers Under Rs.3,000

1. Boat Stone 1000Overall Best Pick
 2. Mivi Octave BS16OTRunner-Up Pick
3. JBL Clip 3Pocket Bluetooth Speaker
4. boAt PartyPal 20 Best Karoke Speaker
5. Noise MateAll in One Speaker
6. F&D W7 Honourable Mention

 

1. boAt Stone 1000

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

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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IPX5 certified

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Bulky and heavy

Specifications

Frequency 20 – 20000 Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 ohms
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery LifeUp to 10 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 degree 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 degree 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. JBL Clip 3

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 Best Portable Outdoor Speaker
  • 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 800mAh 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 120 – 20000 Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 ohms
Bluetoothv4.2
Battery LifeUp to 10 Hours

4. 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

 

5. Noise mate

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All in One Bluetooth Speaker
  • Alarm clock functionality
  • Best for indoor use
  • No dedicated app to control the settings

Noise is an Indian company specializing in affordable gadgets ranging from smartwatches to action cameras.

The company has been releasing quality products rich in features recently that gives its competitors a run for their money.

The Noise mate offers the best value for money features for a portable Bluetooth speaker under Rs. 3,000.

Design and build quality

Noise mate has a plasticky construction with control buttons placed on top and a large

LED display upfront showing the time, temperature and humidity levels.

The bottom side of this device is covered with a grip rubber that will prevent the speaker from rumbling around when placed on a smooth surface.

At the back of this device is an aux input jack, a micro USB as well as the SD card slot.

Speaker and sound quality

This wireless speaker comes with two 5W speakers with a driver size of 40mm placed on either side.

The frequency response of these speakers ranges from 24 – 24800Hz.

A higher impedance rate of 9 slightly deteriorates the quality of sound output from this device.

Although the highs are crisp and clear, the lows and mids could have been better.

The device gets sufficiently loud enough to fill a small room.

Additional features

The display on the front has three brightness settings and even an option to turn off completely to save your sound sleep.

The alarm on this device can get pretty loud, thanks to the twin speakers and can wake you up from even a concussion, if we may say (sarcastically, of course).

The SD card slot at the back can be used to convert this speaker into an independent media player.

Also, FM Radio comes in handy when you are bored with your playlist and want a surprise random song to be listening to.

The Bluetooth v4.2 connectivity poses no stress on the battery whatsoever. Even with a large display on the front, Noise forgot to add a battery percentage indicator which is a bit of shame.

Also, adding to the list of shortcomings, this device doesn’t have an app to control it with.

You would have to cycle through the switches at the top manually to get going.

Battery life

The Noise mate comes with a built-in rechargeable 2200mAh Lithium-ion battery that will last for about 4 hours.

If you turn off the display completely, the battery backup should see a slight increase.

Verdict

If you are a fan of digital convergence, the Noise mate is designed with you in mind specifically.

This Bluetooth speaker comes with a host of useful features that makes this device the swiss army knife equivalent in the segment.

Doubling up as an alarm clock and FM radio, the Noise mate is the value for money purchase you can make under Rs.3000.

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FM Radio, alarm

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Weather display

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Loud sound

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Bass is average

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No battery percentage indicator

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Battery life is just average

Specifications

Frequency 24 – 24800 Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance9 ohms
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery LifeUP to 4 Hours

 

6. F&D W7

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Honorable Mention
  • 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 the budget under Rs.3000.

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 button is 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 the 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 60 degrees sound deliverance is a great feature that is seldom seen on Bluetooth speakers at this price range.

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Multicoloured LED illumination

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Decent battery life

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Neodymium speaker drivers

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No FM tuner

Specifications

Frequency 20 – 20000 Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 ohms
Bluetoothv4.0
Battery LifeUp to 6 Hours

 

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

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