Bluetooth speakers are a great option for listeners who like to listen to music, podcasts, and audiobooks wirelessly from their mobile devices. Unlike speakers with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth-compatible speakers don't rely on an internet connection to stream audio, making them a bit more portable. With so many Bluetooth speakers on the market, many quality speakers are available at more affordable prices. Whether you like listening to music, communicating with a voice assistant, or bringing your audio outdoors, there's a budget Bluetooth speaker that can meet your needs.
We've tested over 125 speakers, and below, you'll find our recommendations for the best Bluetooth speakers for under $100. See our picks for the best Bluetooth speakers, the best waterproof Bluetooth speakers, and the best cheap speakers.
The Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 3 is the best Bluetooth speaker under $100 we've tested. This portable Bluetooth speaker is made of recycled plastic and comes in various colors to match your style. Plus, it's super versatile, so it's great for listening to music at home and on the go. Thanks to its built-in strap, you can attach it to your bag, and its IP67 rating for dust and water resistance keeps it safe from the elements next time you're at the park. It can even float in water, making it a great addition to your next pool party.
This speaker also shines when it comes to sound quality. Out of the box, voices and lead instruments reproduce accurately, so it's suitable for many genres, podcasts, and audiobooks. If you take it outdoors, you can use its Outdoor preset to make your audio more crisp and clear, though it doesn't have any more customization tools than that. Like most small, budget speakers, it lacks some low-bass, so you'll notice less rumble in bass-heavy genres like EDM and hip-hop. With a battery life of over 22 hours, this speaker is a great pick for listening to your favorite tunes all day.
Want more control over your speaker's sound? Check out the Anker Soundcore Flare 2. This portable Bluetooth speaker is one of the few options in this price range, with a graphic EQ to customize its sound across the range. Also, it comes with lots of different EQ presets to suit different types of audio content, like Default, Voice, Chill, and Flat. Given the speaker's balanced sound right out of the box, you may not even need these tools in the first place. Voices and lead instruments are reproduced with clarity and detail, and there's a little punch in the bass.
This speaker's unique design is great for parties, too. RGB lights circle the speaker, and you can customize the colors and patterns in the app. Thanks to its lightweight, portable design, it's more than suitable for taking your music wherever you go. It's even rated IPX7 for water resistance. That said, its 8-hour battery life is less impressive than what you get with the Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 3, and it doesn't get as loud. Still, it may be worth the trade-off if you want more control over your speaker's performance.
EDM and hip-hop fans can check out the Anker Soundcore Motion Boom, the best Bluetooth speaker for bass we've tested for under $100. This portable Bluetooth speaker reproduces a pretty extended low-bass compared to similarly-priced models, making you feel more thump and punch in the mix. If you want even more bass, use the BassUp feature to further increase the bass in the mix. The graphic EQ and presets in the companion app give you even more ability to switch up its sound.
This speaker has a portable design that's also great for listening to music on the go. Its built-in handle lets you easily transport it from one room to another. It's even rated IPX7 for water resistance, so it can withstand some exposure to the elements if you go outside. This speaker is larger and heavier than the Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM 3 and the Anker Soundcore Flare 2, which isn't ideal for everyone. It has no RGB lights, which isn't as much fun for your next party. Still, this speaker is a great choice if you love to hear more bass in the mix.
Mini speakers are a great choice for bringing your favorite tunes on the go—and the Sony SRS-XB100 is the best we've tested at this price. Thanks to its small and lightweight design, it's easy to carry this speaker around from room to room or to take it with you on your next outdoor adventure. It has a built-in carrying strap to attach to your bag or backpack, and since it's rated IP67 for dust and water resistance, it can withstand some exposure to the elements. With a battery life of over 20 hours, you don't have to worry about recharging while you're out.
This speaker doesn't come with sound customization tools like the Anker Soundcore Flare 2, but you may find that you don't need them in the first place. Its sound is clear and balanced out of the box, making it suitable for many different music genres. Plus, its 360-degree design brings a clean, clear sound from all angles. You can even pair it up with a second unit to enjoy stereo sound. Overall, the Sony is worth a look if you're looking for a small speaker at a wallet-friendly price.
You can also check out our recommendations for the best small Bluetooth speakers for other similarly-sized speakers.
On a tighter budget? The Anker Soundcore 3 might be the best option for you. It's another great Bluetooth speaker available at an even lower price than the top picks on our list. It boasts a really good sound and has many of the same customization tools available with the Anker Soundcore Flare 2. You can use its companion app to adjust its sound using the graphic EQ and presets. It also supports Anker's PartyCast feature, so you can pair it with other compatible speakers to boost audio throughout your room.
This speaker is well-suited for on-the-go use with a small and portable design. It's also rated IPX7 for dust and water resistance, which is great, and the speaker lasts well over 13 hours off a single charge. Why the price difference? You'll notice a key difference in the design between this speaker and the Flare 2. The Soundcore 3 lacks the Flare's 360-degree design, so its soundstage performance isn't quite as impressive, leading to a slightly less immersive listening experience. Still, it's a great speaker for the price, and if you're looking for something simple, it's worth a look.
Also, the best Bluetooth speakers under $50 are worth a look if you're curious about similarly-priced models.
Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best Bluetooth-compatible speakers under $100 for most people to buy, according to their needs. We factor in the price (cheaper speakers win over pricier ones if the difference isn't worth it), feedback from our visitors, and availability (no speakers that are difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere).
If you would like to choose for yourself, here's the list of all our reviews for Bluetooth speakers under $100. Be careful not to get caught up in the details. There are no perfect speakers. Personal taste, preference, and listening habits will matter more in your selection.