Whether you want to buy a speaker that you can take on holiday or to the park, Matthew Herbst finds a few sounds to match your digital needs.
The JBL Charge 3 offers excellent sound quality which is hard to beat. It hits all the pitches, and plays loudly without distortion. Specifically, the Charge line of speakers have been highly recommended and JBL maintains its dominance in the portable Bluetooth speaker market. It offers 20 hours of battery life with a wireless range of around 10 metres. At www.amazon.com from RO50.
This UE Boom nails it to the maximum when it comes to how a Bluetooth speaker should be. It is very loud, yet delivers the bass and detailed sounds that won’t get lost amid the background white noise. Of course it is portable, but tough and durable. Plus, even better, it is also waterproof. Battery life is approximately 15 hours and wireless range is 10 metres. At amazon.com from RO57.50.
The Bose SoundLink Mini II is not really a newbie on the market as it was released in June 2015. However, forgetting about this sound blaster would be an epic mistake, because it is by far one of the best sounding wireless speakers available. Even though it is tiny, it produces deep bass, sparkling highs and a subtle midrange. The Mini II proves that small speakers don’t need to compromise on sound. Battery life is approximately 10 hours and wireless range is 10 metres. At amazon.com from RO65.
Meet Fugoo, probably one of the Bluetooth speaker market’s best-kept secrets. The Fugoo comes in your choice of jacket style to suit your needs in terms of style, whether you’re tough or sporty. However, no matter which one you opt for, it is just as suited for sitting on a table at home. Even though it is tiny it offers surprisingly big sound performance, with a huge 40 hours of battery life if you listen to it at medium volume. If you crank it up, you’re expected to get around 20 hours. Its wireless range is approximately 10 metres. At amazon.com from RO34.
App of the Week
Deezer for Android or iOS is a popular music streaming option, with users able to stream an unlimited amount of music on their desktop or mobile. If using your smartphone, you can access the Deezer signature Flow, which is like a personalised stream of music that adapts to the songs you like. It will then suggest artists or albums to your liking. If you subscribe to their premium subscription plan it will remove the annoying adverts that break the flow as well as improve audio quality. Check it out on iTunes or Google Play for free.