With so many Bluetooth speakers out in the market today, there is definitely lot of options when it comes to portable Bluetooth speakers.
Well, it becomes a tough choice to make, so we have made it easier for you. We have compiled a list of Best 4 Portable Bluetooth Speakers under Rs 2000 / 3000 range. For all the Bluetooth speakers in our list, we have reviewed each to them on the basis of price, features and sound quality.
Before checking out our list for best Bluetooth speakers under Rs 2000/ 3000 in India, let’s check out – what one should look for before making a buying decision for the Bluetooth speakers.
How to choose a Best Bluetooth Speaker?
Before looking out for a Bluetooth speaker, one should define the exact usage for the speaker. Places and time when you think you are going to use the speakers. Are you going to use it only while travelling? Then you might opt for a small handy light weight speaker. If you are going to keep it in your room and love the bass, then you might opt for a medium sized portable speaker. And on the other hand, if loud sound is your priority and want it for your home parties, the you might end up buying big heavy speakers like JBL Extreme and others in the same category.
Second, important thing to look out for is the features in the Bluetooth speakers. How good is the connectivity with your phone or music device? What’s the battery life? Is it waterproof or splash proof ? How good is the built quality and stuff like that. So definitely, the features you should look for also depends upon the usage. If you are planning to take the speakers outdoor on beaches or hiking, then you would look for features like waterproof and strong built with good battery life. But on the other hand, if you are going to just use the speakers for personal listening at home, waterproof feature is good to have but not must.
3) Battery Life
Battery life is again on the most important thing, that one should look for. It is the battery life that makes the portable Bluetooth speakers portable. Surely, one would not like to have a Bluetooth speaker that needs to be charged every now and then. An average Bluetooth speakers, should atleast last for 3 – 4 hours at 100% volume.
And you will find there might be lot of variation in the battery life. What is claimed by the manufacturer and what in actual is may differ quite a lot. Also, battery life depends a lot on the volumes at which the speakers is played. Higher the volume, lower is the battery life. In my opinion one should consider a Bluetooth speaker, which has a good a battery life at 50% volume.
4) Sound Quality
Everyone wants the best sound quality speaker, but when we talk about the speakers in specific price range, then we might have to consider the personal choices to get the best speakers that suits your taste.Some people love bass and want the best sound in lows, while others need the clarity in mids and high range. So it all depends upon your personal choices.
Now when we know, what to look out for, before buying the Bluetooth Speakers, lets check out our recommendations.
List of Best Portable Bluetooth Speakers under Rs 2000 /3000 in India 2018:
1) JBL Go
When it comes to Bluetooth speakers, JBL is one of the brands on which you can rely upon. They have a wide range of Bluetooth speakers, for almost everyone’s needs. JBL Go is one powerful speaker, if you are looking for good, robust, descent sound quality speaker for personal listening.
With a weight of just 132 gms, this one is a small light weight speaker. With a solid metal mesh in the front and rubberized anti-slip cushion on 5 sides, it has strong built. On the front side inside the metal mesh, there is a Led light, which indicates that the speaker is connected with you music device.
The battery life of this JBL Go is claimed to last for 5 hours, as per the manufacturer but in reality you can expect it to last for 3.30 mins, if you play at 50% volume. So battery life is one area, which is a bit disappointing for JBL Go. Another lacking feature is the battery life indicator, which is not present in the JBL Go. So while travelling you need to fully charge the device in advance, to be on a safer side.
Talking about the sound quality, this speaker can easily fill a small room when played at 100% volume. The bass is descent and the lows and mids are good. The highs are pretty ok, but considering the size of the speaker, you would expect the same.
Read Our full detailed review of JBL Go:
2) Philips BT50 B
If you are looking for a small, good looking powerful speaker, then your search ends here. This cylindrical shaped speaker weighs just 91 gms and perfectly fits in your hand. The outer plastic case is quite sturdy, making the overall build quality of this speaker quite good. It has a single Led light indicator, which glows when the device is connected.
It does not have volume control and play/pause button embedded in the speaker itself. So you need to control the volume through the device always. The 3 way toggle button at the bottom allows you to switch from Bluetooth to AUX to Power on/off.
Talking about the battery life. Philips claims a battery life for BT50 speakers to be 6 hours, but in our actual tests you can expect it to last for 4 hours @100% volume and for 5 – 6 hours, when played around 50% volume. Give the tiny size of the speaker, the battery life is quite reasonable.
The sound quality of this small speaker is surprisingly quite good and loud. Philips definitely has done a good job here. It might be a bit disappointing if is you are a bass lover, but the mids are quite clear and it does not distorts even at higher volumes.
Read our full review of Philips BT 50G here:
3) Sony SRS-XB10
Another compact yet powerful speaker that comes under the brand Sony is SRS- XB10 extra bass speaker. With a weight of just 399 gms, it is quite small in size and very portable. It comes along with a strap to hang the speaker and it also converts into a stand to support the speaker up horizontally. It has a rubberized cushion wrapped around the speaker, which makes it anti-slippery and firm to hold in hand.
Available in multi colors to choose from – Black, Blue, Red, Yellow, White and Green, this small Bluetooth speakers has extra features, when compared to other speakers in the same price range. While other small speakers generally lack the bass, this speaker from Sony definitely has an extra punch to it.
This speaker is IPX5 certified, which means it is water resistant. So you can take this speaker outdoor during rains, but refrain from submerging the speaker in water. It is water resistant but not water proof. It is good that Sony has designed the speaker in this way and still managed to keep the price affordable.
Talking about the sound quality, the lows and mids are good. It has a bass to it, but “Extra bass” to the name of the speaker might be a bit stretch. The highs are pretty ok, though you may find it to distort at certain frequencies.
Another noticeable feature of this small power packed speaker is the battery life. Though Sony claims a whooping battery life of 16 hours, but in actual we found it to last for 12 hours at 75% volume, which is very impressive given the size of the speaker.
The features does not end here, apart from easy Bluetooth connectivity, the speaker also does have a NFC pairing option. So you can just tap your NFC enabled smartphone on the speaker and it is good to go.
4) JBL Clip 2
If you looking for small, ultra portable speaker, which is completely waterproof and gives a good battery life, then JBL Clip 2 is for you. Just hang this rounded speaker on your trekking bag and you are good to go.
With a weight of just 349 gms, it’s not only a light weight speaker but also has good built quality. On the front has a strong metal mesh with JBL logo embedded on it. On the sides we have 5 buttons – Volume up and down, call answer, Bluetooth pairing button and the power on/off button.At the top of the speaker there is clip attached, which helps you hang the speaker to bagpacks.
It is IPX7 waterproof, so no more stress of taking out in rain or near pool, you can even submerge under water. It also features “wireless daisy chain”, which means you can now connect two Clip 2 speakers together and enjoy a loud sound. The connectivity is seamless and once paired it connects automatically every time. The range is pretty ok, you won’t find any skipping till 30 feet, if there is no wall in between.
JBL claims a battery life 8 hours, but you can expect it to last for 4.30 – 5 hours @100% volume and 6.30 hrs when played around 50% volume. Given the ultra small size of the speaker, the battery life is definitely a plus point. While most of the speakers in this range, lasts only for 4-5 hrs, this small powerhouse definitely has a juice in it.
Talking about the sound quality, this is not for bass lovers. The mids are pretty good. The vocals in the mids are specially quite clear and without distortion. Highs are just ok, if not bad. The lows are a bit muffled, you may find some rattling during transitions. It is not heavy on bass and the trebles are balanced. Overall, for personal listening and enjoying your music on the go, it won’t disappoint you.
No doubt all the 4 mentioned speakers are of good quality and has features for different usage patterns. But if we have choose one, we will go with Sony SRS XB -10 speaker. For the same price range, is has the maximum features. Not only it has compact portable design but also offer waterproofing and NFC option. The sound quality if pretty good and no doubt it has a impressive battery life of 12 hours! What else one would like to have in small Bluetooth speaker at such affordable price?
These was our top 4 picks for the Best Bluetooth speakers in India around Rs 2000 – 3000 range. The prices may vary from time to time, so follow our links to get the best updated prices in real time.
Let us know in the comment section below, which speaker are you going to buy in Budget range?