Today’s roundup will feature our picks for the top 12 best budget Bluetooth speakers available in the UK. To simplify things, we’ve categorized each speaker in its specific price group so you can easily identify the best one to suit your budget.
The budget ranges include: under £25, under £20, under £15 and under £10. If you already have a budget in mind please use the quick links below and you’ll be taken to the best budget Bluetooth speakers for that price range.
BEST BUDGET BLUETOOTH SPEAKERS UK
BEST BUDGET BLUETOOTH SPEAKERS UNDER £25
#1: SWAVE Portable Speaker
With dimensions of just 22cm x 7cm x 7cm, this ultra portable wireless speaker can easily fit into a backpack, and the 2200mAh battery will give you 8 to 10 hours of uninterrupted playing time. Enhancing its portability is the speaker’s generous wireless range which allows you to play music from up to 30 feet (10 meters) away from any smartphone or tablet, making this ideal for indoor use, barbecues, picnics, parties and pretty much any event you can imagine.
The dual 45mm 5W speakers feature high power magnets for crystal clear highs and dual opposing passive subwoofers for that thumping bass you wouldn’t normally find in a budget Bluetooth speaker, definitely strong enough to fill up any medium size room in the house. The SWAVE is super easy to pair, just search from your mobile phone and connect – no annoying codes or pin numbers to type in, and once connected you can even use it to as a speakerphone
#2: Archeer Bluetooth Speaker
Tired of losing your stuff while playing music in the dark? The Archeer has a built-in one-click flashlight that can be used for outdoor activities, in case of a power outage, or just to spice up a bonfire. The powerful 2200mAh battery provides up to 12 hours of continuous usage from a single charge, so you won’t find yourself sitting in the dark for long.
The speaker has an IP64 rating, which makes it dust and splash-proof, so you can feel free to take it to the beach, hiking, or by the pool, just so long as you don’t actually submerge it in water. And, of course, you’ll get a full-bodied rich sound from the Archeer as well. The dual 5W speakers give you a smooth, crystal-clear and deep frequency response for a high-quality listening experience on a budget.
#3: SoundPEATS P3
The SoundPEATS P3 will make sure the party keeps going until you want it to stop. Not only does it feature up to 10 hours of continuous playtime from a single charge but the 2000mAh Li-Ion battery can be easily and conveniently recharged using a standard USB charger that comes with most mobile phones (not Apple phones) so there’s no switching and swapping everytime the speaker runs flat.
Want to take it outside? You definitely don’t need to worry about the weather with this budget Bluetooth speaker since its IP65 rating ensures that it’s waterproof, dustproof and shockproof – just don’t submerge it though. The maximum wireless range of this Bluetooth speaker is 10m, which should be more than enough to ensure you mobile phone stays in your pocket. In addition, the built-in microphone will allow you to take and end calls using nothing but the speaker itself, again – no need to take your phone out.
BEST BUDGET BLUETOOTH SPEAKERS UNDER £20
#4: Azatom Droid
The hybrid technology present in the Azatom Droid gives it a distinct advantage over similar-sized portable speakers and even some larger, pricier ones. A 5W 52mm driver, 62mm passive woofer, and two bass ports work together to produce an amazing, powerfully clear and loud sound with rich, distinctive bass. The built-in Li-ion battery provides up to 15 hours of playtime from a single charge and has a rapid charge performance to keep downtime to an absolute minimum.
Featuring Bluetooth 4.0 CSR technology, the Droid automatically reconnects to the last paired device when powered on and has a reliable connection range of up to 40 feet. The included 3.5mm cable will allow you to plug in any non-Bluetooth devices such as CD players, making this one of the best budget Bluetooth speakers in terms of sound quality and versatility.
#5: Iclever IC-BTS02
The Iclever IC-BTS02 proves that budget Bluetooth speakers don’t have to be ugly. The zinc alloy shell with high gloss plating finish gives it a sophisticated and futuristic design that’ll look great when placed in any room. Featuring a fully backwards-compatible CSR Bluetooth 4.0 chipset, this speaker offers a connection range of up to 33 feet, and the built-in microphone allows it to double as a speakerphone for hands-free calling.
The rechargeable lithium battery provides between 8 to 12 hours of playtime from a single charge, depending on volume and type of music. And, of course, it sounds great, too. The supersized 5W acoustic driver and a large speaker cavity allows for crystal clear audio across the frequency spectrum with no distortion even in the higher volume levels.
#6: Philips BT50G
Coming in five different eye catching colours, the BT50G is quite the powerful little speaker indeed. Extremely lightweight and portable, it has an anti-clipping function that allows you to play music at higher volume while still keeping the audio quality high, even when the battery is low. Don’t let the 2W output fool you; this speaker sounds great, easily making it one of the better budget Bluetooth speakers in the under £20 category.
The built-in battery will last about six hours from a single charge, so the music won’t be stopping anytime soon. The Philips BT50G connects to anything both wired and wireless, if your device doesn’t support wireless audio streaming – this budget Bluetooth speaker has you covered, just plug in to the AUX port and you’re good to go.
BEST BUDGET BLUETOOTH SPEAKERS UNDER £15
#7: EasyAcc Mini Speaker
The EasyAcc mini speaker is not only extremely portable, but it’s stylish, too! This tiny speaker will easily fit into any backpack or purse so you can take it absolutely anywhere you want. It has a wireless transmission range of about 8 to 10 meters (without obstructions) when you connect via Bluetooth, but it also comes packed with a 3.5mm audio cable for any non-Bluetooth devices you may own.
In addition, you can also use a micro-SD card for ultimate portability, or you can even tune in to FM radio if you’d like. The built-in microphone allows you to take calls and the cylindrical design of the speaker can help to reduce any background noises while talking. The battery life from this budget Bluetooth speaker isn’t particularly impressive, nevertheless 4-5 hours from a full charge might be enough for those who need a cheap portable speaker for occasional use.
#8: Betron KBS08
If you want versatility, the Betron KBS08 might become your favourite amongst the budget Bluetooth speakers in this price range. Coming in seven unique colours, this Betron speaker is equipped with a built-in microphone to make and receive any calls completely hands-free, a TF slot that supports MP3 audio playback, an included 3.5mm cable to plug in older audio devices, and an FM radio to tune into your favourite radio stations.
It can be easily paired with Bluetooth-enabled devices and has a 10-metre range for uninterrupted audio. And don’t let the size fool you; this tiny speaker can fill a small room quite easily. The 3W power output will give you high quality audio without distortion, and the rechargeable battery lasts up to five hours from a single charge.
#9: HMDX Jam Classic
The Jam Classic’s unique design offers 360 degrees of crystal clear sound, making this one of the more powerful budget Bluetooth speakers out there. The compact design looks smart and can blend in just about anywhere. Choose between five different colours to get the one that suits you best!
The Bluetooth capabilities allow you to easily pair any smartphones or tablets from up to 10 metres away, or you can use the included 3.5mm audio cable for any older audio devices. The built-in rechargeable battery will provide you with up to 4 hours of continuous playtime from a single charge, and the battery light indicator will let you know exactly when it needs to be charged.
BEST BUDGET BLUETOOTH SPEAKERS UNDER £10
#10: SoundWave SW100
For a combination of portability and powerful sound, the SoundWave SW100 Rechargeable Portable Bluetooth Speaker offers incredible value for money. Its integrated Bluetooth v3.0 allows you to quickly and easily pair-up any Bluetooth enabled device you have regardless of its operating system. No typing passwords or security codes, just connect to your mobile device and instantly stream all of your favorite tunes.
This Bluetooth speaker also doubles as a speakerphone. You won’t have to worry about missing any calls either, the music pauses during an incoming call and you can control the call from the speaker itself. The sound quality of both streaming music and phone calls is pristine and clear thanks to the inclusion of noise suppression and echo elimination.
This budget Bluetooth speaker is powered by an integrated rechargeable battery that will provide up to 10 hours of music and talk time while offering 800 hours of standby time. It recharges quickly and the entire unit weighs just 281g, making it the perfect choice for those with an active lifestyle.
#11: TDK A08 Trek Mini
The TDK A08 Trek Mini Wireless Speaker not only pairs with the latest Bluetooth compatible devices, it also includes an auxiliary input that will allow you to use any ancient devices you might have without Bluetooth. The rechargeable battery will provide up to six hours of continuous play from a single charge, and the sound quality is what you would expect from speakers that cost much more.
If portability is what you crave in a Bluetooth speaker, this one measures just 10.2 X 10.2 X 12.7 cm and weighs just 340g. It fits easily in a handbag or backpack. The sound the speaker produces, however, is huge. It delivers crystal clear highs and resonant bass. It is also weather-resistant and able to withstand a variety of conditions, further enhancing its portable appeal.
This stylish speaker can be used in either a horizontal or a vertical position and delivers the same quality of sound in each. It is also an affordable choice for those who appreciate value without the sacrifice of overall quality.
#12: Aukey SK-M15
The Aukey SK-M15 is a portable Bluetooth speaker that is equally at home on a bicycle or on a camping trip. It’s also designed to be water and shock resistant, making it perfectly suited to those with an active lifestyle. With a wireless connection range of up to 10 meters and a built-in rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery that will provide up to five hours of use on a single charge, you can also use this speaker with any device that has a standard headphone jack.
It’s resonant delivery of sound is comparable to that of much more expensive speakers, and this one will withstand the rigors of active use. A microphone is also included with this budget Bluetooth speaker to permit hands-free calls from your smartphone. It will work with the Android and iOS platforms and is compatible with most tablets, CD players, MP3 players, desktops and laptops.