Best Bluetooth Speakers Under Rs.5,000 (October 2020)

by | Oct 16, 2020

Smartphones have become powerful, the number of features has skyrocketed, the form factor has evolved – but the sound output from these devices has been in stasis for most of the time.

That’s where portable Bluetooth Speakers come handy.

In this list, we have compiled the nine best portable Bluetooth speakers under Rs. 5,000 in India which are earmarked carefully to let you choose the best one without much hassle.

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.5,000

1. Ultimate Ears WonderBoomOverall Best Pick
2. JBL Flip 3 StealthRunner-Up Pick
3. JBL TunerValue for Money Speaker
4. Amazon Echo DotBest IoT Speaker
5. Google Home MiniBest Speaker for Information Retrieval
6. Samsung Level Box SlimBluetooth Speaker with Best Battery Life
7. Zoook Rocker TorpedoBest Rugged Design Speaker
8. Sony SRS XB12Best Bass Heavy Bluetooth Speaker
9. Infinity Fuze 700Honourable Mention

 

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1. Ultimate Ears WonderBoom

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Overall Best Pick
  • Bass-rich pleasant sound output
  • Rugged design to withstand roughuse
  • No Microphone for voice calls

Ultimate Ears is a US-based earphones and Bluetooth speaker manufacturer with an excellent track record of marketing high-quality audio products priced affordably.

The UE Wonderboom is a portable Bluetooth speaker that is built like a tank to withstand any abuse you throw at it and still function like brand new without any degradation in performance.

Design and Build Quality

The UE Wonderboom has a rounded cylindrical design with a soft rubber layer on the top and bottom and the centre portion covered by tough nylon fabric mesh.

The build quality is excellent and the entire speaker feels like it’s built to last a lifetime. You can throw it around like paintballs and the device will still work as expected.

One of the main USP of this Bluetooth speaker is that it floats on the surface of the water. The next time you take the speaker to the lake or any other water body, don’t be afraid to be careless.

The single UE logo button on the top of this speaker acts as a control button. It can play/pause the music and when double pressed, skip songs for you.

The volume buttons placed on the fabric material are very responsive and tactile.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The UE Wonderboom, even though is marginally compact, houses two 40mm driver speakers alongside two passive radiators for better bass reproduction.

“Passive bass radiators physically move to and fro, improving the depth of lower-end bass notes coming out from the speaker enclosure.”

These speakers get sufficiently loud enough to make you enjoy the music outdoors.

The bass radiators do a good job in delivering rich bass that feels just right with the mids and excellent highs.

Being cylindrically shaped, the UE Wonderboom has a 360 degrees audio throw and no matter what the orientation is, this speaker delivers equally loud sound in all directions.

There is an option to pair up two UE Wonderboom speakers for better stereo separation but not that you need the Wonderboom and not any other speakers from UE for this to work.

Connectivity

UE Wonderboom uses Bluetooth v4.1 for wireless connectivity with devices such as smartphones.

The signal reception of this Bluetooth speaker is exceptional and within a range of 100 ft, the device works unhindered.

There is no 3.5mm jack or a microphone for that matter for wired connectivity and voice calls respectively.

Battery Life

The battery pack inside this premium Bluetooth speaker will last for about 10 hours of music playback at 60% volume level.

The battery takes about 2.8 hours to juice up from 0 to 100%.

Since the device is charged by a micro USB port, you can plug it into a power bank during your travel and continue using it for days.

Verdict

The UE Wonderboom is a delightful product which delivers excellent build and sound quality in a small form factor.

Barring the presence of a microphone for voice calls, if you’re into wireless music listening, this device is a great choice for a budget under Rs.5000.

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Solid build quality
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Device to device pairing support

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Loud sound output

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No 3.5mm jack

Specifications

Frequency 80Hz – 20000Hz
Water ResistanceIPX7
Connectivity
Bluetoothv4.2
Battery LifeUp to 10 Hours
Driver Size2 x 40mm

2. JBL Flip 3 Stealth

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 Runner-Up Pick
  • Loud and clear sound quality
  • Decent stereo separation
  • IPX7 waterproof

JBL is a brand name synonymous with excellent audio quality. The JBL Flip 3 is the worthy successor to the JBL Flip II that was in the market for a while now.

The JBL Flip 3 Stealth comes with innovative features enclosed in a stylish package that is well worth owning for a budget around Rs.5,000.

Design and Build Quality

Flip 3 follows the same design trend from the original Flip. The rounded cylindrical design is retained with minor cosmetic changes. This cylindrical design has a significant benefit when it comes to sound propagation.

When this speaker is kept horizontally on a flat surface, more will be the area covered by the sound from this speaker. When placed vertically you will get a 360 degree sound which is ideal when enjoying music with your friends.

The tough fabric mesh around the speakers imparts a classy feel to the speaker. The control buttons are located on the sides of the speaker and don’t protrude a bit from the body.

Certified IPX7 waterproof, the Flip 3 can be used outdoors under light drains and water splashes without the fear of getting the speaker damaged.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The JBL Flip 3 has two 40mm driver speakers with 8W output each when compared with the 2 x 6W configuration from the Flip 2 model.

The dual passive bass radiators on either side of this budget Bluetooth speakers provide one of the most bass-rich sound output in its category.

These passive bass radiators produce very deep lows that, as a bass fanatic will satisfy you to the core.

Miscellaneous

The JBL Flip 3 features Bluetooth v4.1 with support for EDR and almost all codecs for high clarity wireless audio streaming.

There is no inbuilt microphone on this Bluetooth speaker if you want to have hands-free voice calls.

There is an aux-input for wired speaker connectivity with other devices via the 3.5mm cable.

Battery Life

The JBL Flip II is powered by a 3000mAh Li-ion battery. This battery will last for about 8 hours on moderate volume levels.

Charging is done via a micro USB port, so it can be easily charged from a power bank or a normal AC outlet.

Verdict

The JBL Flip 3 is an all-around performer in the Bluetooth speakers priced under Rs.5,000 category.

Delivering rich sound with punchy baseline and high-quality vocals, the JBL Flip 3 is a sure bet for party lovers.

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Solid build quality

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Deep bass

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Dual bass radiators

Q

No microphone

Specifications

Frequency 85Hz – 20000Hz
Water ResistanceIPX7
Connectivity Aux-in
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery LifeUp to  8 Hours
Driver Size2 x 40mm

3. JBL Tuner

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Value for Money Speaker
  • Suited for indoor use
  • Digital LED display
  • Decent sound quality

JBL Tuner is a small tabletop Bluetooth speaker that comes with a lot of nifty features under the hood, including a full-fledged FM radio/DAB tuner.

With the compact size and the plethora of useful features, the JBL Tuner is sure to grab your attention.

Design and Build Quality

As we said earlier, the JBL Tuner is a desktop Bluetooth speaker.

The rounded rectangular design is very pleasing to look at, thanks partly to the silver colour.

The speaker mesh grill covers the entire front side with the JBL branding.

There is a small LED display up front that shows important information such as battery remaining, FM station and the song name.

The buttons are very tactile and offer excellent click response. The retractable telescopic antenna can be folded and kept when not in use.

Speaker and Sound Quality

The JBL Tuner comes with a 5W 40mm driver speaker that delivers decent sound output.

The bass from this speaker is a bit on the lower side when compared with other products from JBL, but not too much to be a dealbreaker.

The highs and mids are clean and audible even at higher volumes without distortion.

For an indoor speaker, the JBL Tuner ticks all the right boxes with relative ease.

Connectivity Features

The FM radio function works very well on this budget Bluetooth speaker. The reception quality is excellent so does the sound output.

The LCD offers a lot of information at a simple glance – detailing about the station name, scanned frequency etc.

This is where this product shines. Primary wireless connection is made through Bluetooth v4.1.

The connection range is about 10m and works flawlessly at that distance.

The 3.5 aux input lets you connect this device with others such as TVs without Bluetooth capability.

Battery Life

This device is powered by a large 2000mAh Li-ion rechargeable battery.

The JBL Tuner has a rechargeable battery that lasts for up to 8 hours on a full charge.

This device takes up 3 hours to charge completely from empty.

The JBL Tuner can be also powered directly from the mains by the supplied 1.5/1A power adapter.

Verdict

Being from JBL, this device has a solid build quality combined with satisfying audio output for the price at which it retails in the market.

Additional features such as an FM Radio and aux-input port make this a compelling device worth purchasing in the sub Rs.5000 segment.

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Robust Build quality
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Inbuilt FM radio

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Elegant design

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No microphone for handsfree calls

Specifications

Frequency 85 – 20000 Hz
Water Resistance
Connectivity Aux-in
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery LifeUp to  8 hours
Driver Size40 mm

4. Amazon Echo Dot

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Best IoT Speaker
  • Supports a plethora of IoT devices
  • 3.5mm aux-in port
  • Battery-free operation (DC)

The Echo Dot is Amazon’s answer to the Google Home Mini.

Amazon had released its smart speaker way before Google did and this has given it an advantage of a robust hardware control ecosystem based on IoT.

The Echo Dot is the third generation iteration of the same and has various features that will make your life easy and delightful at the same time.

Design and Build Quality

The Amazon Echo Dot has a short cylindrical design with fabric material cover-up on the sides and control buttons on the top.

The soft-touch buttons are very responsive and tactile. There is an LED ring light that glows around the Dot while in operation and it looks cool at night.

On the sides, there are two ports, one for connecting the device to the mains, which isn’t a micro USB or a USB C port.

The next one is a 3.5mm aux-in port which can be used to connect the Echo dot to other speakers or to your smartphone itself.

The quality of construction is very good and the device feels well crafted and made to last.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The third-generation Amazon Echo Dot has a 41mm driver speaker that sounds exceptionally well compared to the one on the Google Home Mini.

The quality of sound is much better with enjoyable bass and rich vocals, offering an immersive audio experience.

Since the speaker is upward firing and the device is having a cylindrical design, the circular sound propagation helps in equal audibility around the device.

If you ever feel the sound isn’t enough, you can hook up another speaker with the Echo dot with the help of 3.5mm aux-in cable.

Smart Features

The Amazon Echo Dot comes powered by Amazon’s homebrewed Alexa voice assistant.

It manages to answer your queries quite well but Google has it better when it comes to answering general questions.

What makes Echo Dot stand out is its deep integration with the IoT ecosystem. The Echo Dot supports much more devices than what Google Home Mini supports now.

“IoT is a system of inter-related devices which interact via each other through the cloud by some means of connectivity”

This means that even cheap Chinese made IoT devices such as smart bulbs and the smart thermostat will work flawlessly with this device.

The Echo Dot comes with support for many native apps like Saavn and Uber and can be used to stream music handsfree or book a ride. It can even order food for you via certain apps on the market.

Connectivity

Similar to Google Home Mini, the Amazon Echo Dot has Bluetooth v4.1 and Wi-Fi connectivity onboard.

As we have discussed earlier, you can also use the 3.5mm for wiring up the Dot with other devices.

Verdict

The Amazon Echo Dot is your best bet if you’re in search of a smart assistant Bluetooth speaker for controlling your home automation.

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Solid build quality

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Elegant design with ring lighting

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Decent speakers

Q

Need Amazon prime subscription for full utilization

Specifications

Frequency 20 – 20000 Hz
Water Resistance
Connectivity Aux-in, Microphone
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery Life
Driver Size41 mm

 

5. Google Home Mini

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Best Speaker for Information Retrieval
  • 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

Q

No 3.5mm aux-in jack

Specifications

Frequency 20-20000Hz
Water Resistance
Connectivity
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery Life
Driver Size2 x 40 mm

6. Samsung Level Box Slim

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Best Battery Life
  • Integrated microphone for voice calls
  • Stellar battery life
  • Doubles up as a power bank

Samsung is into everything it seems. Mobile phones, Televisions, Refrigerators – you name a product, Samsung makes it.

The Level box slim from Samsung is a portable wireless Bluetooth speaker that does a great job considering the price at which the device is offered.

Design and Build Quality

The Level box comes with a retractable kickstand that will make it easy to place on a level surface with the speaker facing towards you.

The Samsung Level Box Slim is certified water-resistant. It can withstand light splashes and drizzles without any problem.

There is no digital display on the device to indicate the charge levels except an array of four LED lights.

Speaker and Sound Quality

The speaker on this device has an 8W driver and is slim that makes it pocketable.

The speaker even though slim is very loud and the output doesn’t lack the punch.

It has a frequency response range of 20 – 20000 Hz that lets it reproduce the lows, mids and highs in the music with precision.

Overall, the sound output is crisp and balanced with a decent amount of bass.

Battery Life

Battery life is one of the other USPs of this device. Even while powered by a mere 2600mAh Lithium-ion battery, this device manages to last for 22 hours.

This is much much more than what it’s competitors can do.

This device comes with two USB cables, one to charge the device and the other one – you wouldn’t have guessed this one right?

Well to charge other devices.

Verdict

The Level Box Slim is an excellent performing wireless Bluetooth speaker that has amazing sound clarity and impressive battery life along with the brand reliability of Samsung.

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Stellar battery life

R

Excellent build quality

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Great audio output

Q

No display

Specifications

Frequency 20 – 20000Hz
Water ResistanceWater-resistant
Connectivity Microphone
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery Life22 Hours
Driver Size40 mm

7. Zoook Rocker Torpedo

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Best Rugged Design Speaker
  • Best for rough use
  • Suited for large rooms
  • Built like a tank

Zoook is a French company that has been active in the Indian market for a while.

The Zoook Rocker Torpedo is a rugged wireless Bluetooth speaker that is built to last no matter how rough you handle it.

Design and Build Quality

The Zoook Rocker Torpedo has a boxy design with thick rubber covering around it. This will protect the device from scratches and falls on to the ground.

The metallic grille up front has an attractive texture design which is pleasing to the eyes.

At the back is a powerful passive radiator which vibrates to the low notes while playing music.

The handle makes this device easy to carry around. The buttons are embedded in the body and are slightly raised from the surface.

Speaker and Sound output

Is very good. This Bluetooth speaker features two 25W speakers inside. These speakers sound loud enough to fill a big room with music.

The bass is decent and the treble is adequate. The final sound output is very well balanced and normal.

The bass radiator muffles a bit at times when playing certain songs at full volumes though.

Surprisingly the Zoook Rocker Torpedo has the same verbal feedback feature that we’d earlier seen with the premium Bose Soundlink Mini II Bluetooth speaker.

Miscellaneous

The Rocker Torpedo wireless speaker from Zook is water-resistant and has an IPX5 rating.

According to the famous audio accessories manufacturer Jabra, devices with IPX5 rating can resist a sustained, low-pressure water jet spray without hampering its functionality.

You can take this speaker outside for your adventure trips and play the music without the wear of water or dust.

The well-armoured body is capable of withstanding abuse. Make sure that you don’t drop this baby on your feet.

The Torpedo weighs a whopping 1.8Kg and will hurt your legs if it falls straight down.

Battery Life

The Zoook Rocker Torpedo has a massive 5000 mAh battery inside.

However, since the output RMS of the speakers is 25W each, the battery life is around 7-8 hours.

For such a loud sound output, getting around 7 hours is a good thing.

Verdict

The Zoook Rocker Torpedo is heavy. If you don’t mind that fact, what you get is a loud Bluetooth speaker that has a rugged design.

To be fair, this product can withstand every abuse you can think of and still sound the same as ever before.

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Affordable

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Loud sound output

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Rugged and durable design

Q

Heavy and bulky

Q

Long charging time

Specifications

Frequency 20 – 20000Hz
Water ResistanceIPX5
Connectivity aux-in, microphone
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery Life7-8 Hours
Driver Size40 mm

8. Sony SRS-XB12

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Best Bass Heavy Bluetooth Speaker
  • Up to 16 hours of battery life
  • IP67 dust and water-resistant
  • Robust build quality

Sony SRS-XB12 is the least expensive model in the company’s revered XtraBass XB lineup.

Banking on the prowess of that extra bit of bass in the music output, the XB-12 is surely a worthy contender in our list of the best Bluetooth speakers.

Design and Build Quality

This device features a compact cylindrical design having a metal grill at the top.

The body is made of plastic with rubber coating around to give it a textured feel. The bottom is made of rubber that stands firm on a plane as well as slightly tilted surfaces.

Sony has cut the cost of the device by compromising on the built quality of the device. The overall fit and finish of the materials used are not up to the mark as some of the other models from Sony.

Also, there isn’t a wall adapter coming with this device so you have to either find one or charge from a USB 2.0 outlet from any other device.

Speaker and Sound Quality

The speaker on this device with a driver size of 46mm faces up to give a 360 degree sound propagation.

There is a passive radiator at the bottom to give that extra bass you’d like to listen to.

The speaker covers a very decent 20 -20,000 Hz response range that will let you listen to all the notes without missing any.

The highs are crisp with deep lows and clean mid. There is no noticeable distortion even when played at high volumes.

Miscellaneous

This portable Bluetooth speaker comes with an inbuilt mic to attend hands-free calls. The mic is sensitive and picks up the audio without any problem.

The sound output through the speakerphone is loud and clear as well.

Connectivity

The Sony SRS-XB12 comes with Bluetooth v4.2 Low Energy protocol that drastically reduces the energy consumption when connected with other devices.

The Sony SRS-XB12 features IP67 certification that will protect the device from water splashes.

The device isn’t shockproof though, so think twice before dropping this one on the ground.

Battery Life

This Bluetooth speaker lasts up to 16 hours on a single charge before dying out.

This may vary according to the volume levels but from testing, it lasted for about 12.5 hours at 75% volume.

Verdict

The Sony SRS-XB12 is the best Bluetooth speaker you might crave for if the bass is your jam. This Bluetooth speaker packs a punch when it comes to bass-filled music and you will feel the thump when listening to the same.

The excellent sound output combined with the build quality makes this device a great contender in our list.

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Google Assistant integration

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HD voice for audio calls

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Extra bass sound output

Q

No stereo stage separation

Specifications

Frequency 20 – 20000 Hz
Water ResistanceIP67
Connectivity Aux-in, Microphone
Bluetoothv4.2
Battery LifeUp to 16 Hours
Driver Size46 mm

9. Infinity Fuze 700

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Honourable Mention
  • Built-in power bank
  • Dual EQ sound preset
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life

Infinity is the sub-brand of Harman audio company which owns the popular audio devices brand JBL.

The Infinity Fuze is a feature-rich wireless Bluetooth speaker priced well under Rs.5000 offering a ton of value-added options for the end-user.

Design and Build Quality

Available in different bright attractive colours, the Infinity Fuze 700 has a rounded cylindrical form factor.

Most of the chassis is covered by a thick fabric mesh material which is hard and durable.

The control buttons are located on the top and are very accessible and easy to interact with.

Overall, the Fuze 700 from Infinity feels like it is built to last, thanks to the no cost-cutting measures from the brand to reduce the budget.

Speakers and Sound Quality

The Infinity Fuze 700 features a single 40mm speaker driver placed sideways. This speaker is very much capable of delivering high-quality music output.

The bass levels, thanks to the internal acoustic chamber, are very rich and thumping.

The vocals and treble notes exhibit excellent stage separation ensuring a very satisfying music output delivery.

The Infinity Fuze 700 comes with a dual EQ mode which can be toggled on and off accordingly.

If you love extended bass notes, you can switch the EQ mode and if you are more inclined to a normal neutral sound profile, you can opt for that as well.

Miscellaneous

The Infinity Fuze doubles up as a power bank to charge your smartphone and other smartphone accessories.
Powered by the latest Bluetooth v5.0, the Infinity Fuze 700 offers stable and power-efficient connectivity.

The dual pairing connect feature let’s hook up multiple fuze speakers to seamlessly output stereo music with excellent stage separation.

Battery Life

The Fuze 700 from Infinity is powered by a fairly large 2600mAh battery inside.

This battery is rated to last for up to 10 hours of music playback under optimal settings.

Verdict:

The Infinity Fuze 700 is a feature Bluetooth wireless speaker with dual equaliser modes for manually switching the sound profile according to your personal preference.

With decent battery life and features such as reverse charging, this is an excellent value for money device priced under Rs.5000.

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Available in attractive colour options

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IPX7 water resistance

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Stable Bluetooth v5.0 connectivity

Q

Speaker is placed sideways

Specifications

Frequency 20 – 20000Hz
Water ResistanceIPX7
Connectivity Aux-in, Microphone
Bluetoothv5.0
Battery LifeUp to 10 Hours
Driver Size40 mm

While our search for the best portable Bluetooth speakers under Rs. 5,000 ends here, yours might just have started.

If this list has a product that we can both agree with, great!

And if you don’t find a device that we should have included in this post, please check out our related articles on wireless speakers priced under Rs.10,000 and Rs.3,000.

If you have any suggestions or questions, do let us know in the comments section below. Thanks for your time and have a great day!

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