Although summer is almost behind us, there are still a bunch of pool parties, BBQs and outdoor shenanigans to take advantage of while the weather holds up. And what’s a warm-weather social without your favorite summer jams blasting from a pair of portable speakers?
And you don’t have to splash out on the priciest of audio tech to have a good time, with plenty of more affordable options for brand new speakers that’ll enable you to reserve your hard-earned cash for a fresh pair of sneakers or a new summer ’fit. Our selection below includes portable sound systems from brands such as House of Marley, JBL, and Ultimate Ears, with a majority coming in below the $100 mark and all coming in below $150.
In particular, our round-up includes outdoor speakers from House of Marley, which are completely dust- and water-proof, making them the perfect speakers for a beach or pool day, or just a backyard BBQ (no worries about drinks spillages with this one). If you’re looking for more high-performance and versatile speakers, then look no further than these JBL Charge 3 speakers — not only will you be able to jam to your favorite tracks, but you’ll also be able to take crystal clear calls with the touch of a button, thanks to the noise-canceling speakerphone.
Whether you plan to play Young Thug’s new album on repeat or pay homage to the late Aretha Franklin (RIP), get your hands on one of the best budget speakers below.
For more shopping inspiration, read our guide to the best headphones.
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- Curated by: Rhianna Matthews