Best Small Bluetooth Speakers for 2022

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Portable speakers have always been providing us with utmost convenience. But what’s more convenient is when they’re pressed down into smaller sizes that make it possible to bring them around without getting tired due to their weight. It’s even better when these small speakers pack powerful sound that will not only blow you away but your neighbours, too. Still, not all small speakers will have loud volumes despite being set in moderate. Hopefully, the list we provide you will give you more options to choose from or help you choose one.

Since it’s already 2022, we have new batches in store for you. Please see the list below.

Who this is for

These small Bluetooth speakers are for those who like to travel without carrying too much weight with them. Trekking mountains, exploring forests, and cycling around with a small speaker with you can prove to make it a fun experience. Other than that, these small speakers are also for those who want casual music streaming.

How we picked and how we tested

We here at WirelessSpeakers.com want nothing but the best for you. So, we did all we could to test them out, keeping their specs in check. There are times that some companies exaggerate when they advertise their products, so we made sure that these devices were true to their specs. You can trust that whatever we list below is high quality with your best interests in mind.

Best Small Bluetooth Speakers for 2022

Here is our list of the best small portable speakers we could ever find for the year 2022. But do know that the list may be subject to changes since we’re still in our second month of 2022. Companies may release newer models that could overthrow one or two in our list within the year.

Tribit Stormbox Micro 3

The Tribit Stormbox Micro 3 has a square shape and measures 9.8H cm x 9.8W cm x 3.5L cm. It’s pretty comfy in the heft of our palms when we carry it around and doesn’t easily slip off with its metallic grille finish covering the entire speaker with rubber on the sides. Bluetooth Mode and power buttons are on the top side of the speaker, where six dots indicate the battery with blue LED dots in the middle of the buttons. The volume controls are on the very centre of the speaker, where you’ll also find the company’s brand.

The Tribit Stormbox Micro 3 is also completely waterproof, with its rating of IP67, making it durable against any weather. It’s also possible to submerge the device in less than 2m within 30 minutes. Tribit Stormbox Micro 3’s Bluetooth Connectivity of 5.0 won’t let you worry about the audio delay, either.

Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 (2nd Generation)

The Beosound A1 2nd Generation comes in four colours on Amazon–white, dark grey, moss green, and faded pink. The small speaker has a circular shape wherein the upper half is covered with mostly metallic grille while the bottom half is of plastic. But the Beosound A1 2nd Gen is heavy enough to feel premium despite its plastic bottom. The buttons for pause/play, volume and Bluetooth Mode are found on the bottom part of the speaker right underneath its grille. There’s also a thick thread hanging on the side to hook it somewhere on your vehicle or maybe your neck.

You’ll also find the company’s brand embedded in a material that locks the cord in place on the cable. The speaker features Alexa for you to use voice commands freely. The Beosound A1 2nd Gen also promises long playtime with 18 hours of battery life. Its waterproof rating of IP67 allows it to be durable against water and can even submerge not deeper than 2m for 20 minutes or so. The Bluetooth Connectivity of 5.1 also promises a seamless connection with the device. With its three arrays of the built-in microphone, answering and making calls with the Beosound A1 2nd Gen is possible.

JBL Go 3

The JBL Go 3 is probably the smallest one on the list. It measures only 8.8H cm x 7.5W cm x 4.1L cm. The JBL Go 3 is easily on par with the Beosound A1 2nd Generation, especially with its waterproof rating on the same level–IP67. The speaker is just as durable against water elements and can withstand submerged in less than 2m. JBL Go 3’s Bluetooth Connectivity of 5.0 can also give you seamless pairing without worrying about audio delay and distortion as long as you’re within range. The only downside is the battery life–which can only give you 5 hours of playtime. It’s not ideal for outdoor activities or small gatherings with the crew. The JBL Go 3 is suitable for casual use at home only.

Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2

The Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 or UE Wonderboom 2 is getting popular. People have great feedback for the device, and we can’t blame them. With 13 hours of battery life to give you enough playtime, charging it for 2.6 hours is a mere child’s play. The speaker’s dimensions are 10.4H cm x 9.5W cm x 9.5D cm. It’s also snuggly within your palm if you carry it around.

The UE Wonderboom 2 has a metallic grille finish that wraps around the whole speaker, with the top and bottom covered in rubber-like plastic material. On the top of the speaker is a strap to hook it anywhere on your vehicle or even your bag. The UE Wonderboom 2 promises seamless connection, as well, with its updated Bluetooth connectivity and great sound quality despite its size. Although UE 2 is a little bigger than the ones on this list, the UE Wonderboom 2 still counts as one of the small portable speakers on the market.

Sonos Roam

Sonos Roam, just like the UE Wonderboom 2, is also making a name for itself in the market. Although it’s taller than most speakers here, the body is slender, making it convenient to carry around–like you’re bringing a water bottle with you. The Sonos Roam looks like a Toblerone chocolate but stretched out and a little thicker.

The Sonos Roam can give you 10 hours of playtime, and with its Bluetooth Connectivity of 5.0, you can fully enjoy streaming music without worrying about the audio delay. The entire speaker has a metallic grille covering the front, with both ends covered with thick, firm rubber. There’s also a tweeter and a mid-woofer in the speaker, promising you powerful audio quality. On the top end of the speaker is where you’ll find the pause/play buttons and the volume controls. You can also access Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant through the Sonos app that comes with purchasing the speaker. The Sonos app can pair two Sonos speakers simultaneously.

FAQs

We commonly encounter several questions when recommending small speakers, especially to first-time users.

Are small speakers better than bigger ones?

Small portable speakers are more convenient, especially when you move around a lot. Outdoor activity lovers should get one of their own when they prefer music accompaniment in their adventures. If you’re just a casual music streamer, then you can always opt for a speaker that’s a little bigger than the ones listed above, as you won’t be moving the speaker around much. If you’re worried about the sound quality, the speakers on our list have a powerful volume that could drown out bigger speakers sold cheap in the market.

Should I get a fully waterproof one?

If your intention in getting small portable speakers is so you could have them accompany you when you travel, then there’s no need to unless you’re travelling on foot. Suppose you like music accompaniment when you exercise at the gym. In that case, you might need one that’s waterproof because accidents can happen with devices, especially in places where people are active.

Conclusion

Small portable speakers scream convenience louder than any other speaker. Make sure you check the speaker’s audio quality first. As long as you stick to why you’re in the market looking for one, there shouldn’t be much problem choosing.