What is the best portable bluetooth speaker

Bluetooth speakers in the test: the best Bluetooth boxes

Small speakers with a powerful sound

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Bluetooth speakers simply play your favorite music anywhere - whether in the bathroom, living room or on the terrace. However, the mobile speakers should not only sound good, they should also be easy to use, support important transmission standards and, above all, have a long battery life. The intended use also plays a role: a splash protection ensures that the Bluetooth box does not fail during outdoor activities. Coupling loudspeakers, in turn, primarily supports the surround sound at home. The differences between the speakers are big. A high price does not necessarily mean good quality.

The best bluetooth speaker is the Teufel Rockster Cross model. We come to this result after extensive tests with over 60 loudspeakers in the CHIP test center. You can get a recommended model from 45 euros. In this post, we are going to introduce you to the best bluetooth speakers and explain what you need to know about before you buy.

The best bluetooth speakers

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Our recommendations for Bluetooth speakers in comparison

Test winnerPrice tipTop alternativeInexpensive with good soundBest mobility

product

product

Devil Rockster Cross

Anker Soundcore Motion +

JBL Xtreme 2

JBL Charge Essential

Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3

Overall rating

Overall rating

1.1 (very good)

1.7 (good)

1.2 (very good)

1.7 (good)

1.8 (good)

Sound quality

Sound quality

Very good (1.0)

Good (1.8)

Very good (1.0)

Good (1.8)

Good (1.7)

Furnishing

Furnishing

Very good (1.2)

Very good (1.3)

Very good (1.3)

Very good (1.4)

Good (2.4)

mobility

mobility

Very good (1.4)

Good (2.1)

Very good (1.4)

Good (2.0)

Very good (1.0)

Interfaces / functions

Interfaces / functions

Bluetooth, aux

Bluetooth 5.0, Aux

Bluetooth 4.2, Aux, Multiroom

Bluetooth 4.1, Aux

Bluetooth, aux, multiroom

Splash protection

Splash protection

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

running time

running time

19:37 hours

17:58 hours

17:49 hours

18:33 hours

27:47 hours

Weight

Weight

2,400 g

1,045 g

2,360 g

782 g

925 g

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from € 79

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from € 228

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from 146 €

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Our Bluetooth speaker recommendations

1st place: Teufel Rockster Cross: First-class sound

  • Devil Rockster Cross

    Overall grade: very good (1.1) The Teufel Rockster Cross is a first-class Bluetooth speaker for indoors and outdoors.

advantages
Excellent sound quality
Strong equipment with aptX support
Long battery life
disadvantage
No multiroom function
Pretty hard
Charging time a bit long
The Teufel Rockster Cross convinces with its full and warm sound. The bass is excellent, the highs are crisp and crisp, and the guitar sounds have bite. But voices also sound natural and soft when played back. The maximum volume is great. If you want to increase the sound experience, you can connect two copies of the Rockster Cross to a stereo pair via the app. The Bluetooth box is also rich in other features: you can couple several players and charge mobile devices using the power bank function. An AUX audio input is available.
The Bluetooth interface supports the aptX codec, so music can be transmitted in higher quality. A multi-room function is missing. The Rockster Cross is clearly designed for outdoor use, the speaker is quite heavy, but has a shoulder strap and the housing of the device is robustly built. Thanks to the IPX5 protection class, the box is resistant to water jets, but you cannot submerge it. The battery lasted more than 19.5 hours in the test, but charging took a little long.

Price tip: Anker Soundcore Motion +

  • Anker Soundcore Motion +

    As a much cheaper and also more mobile alternative, the Motion + does not fill large party rooms with sound, but at least ensures good sound in private use.

advantages
Very good value for money
Compact, light and durable
Relatively good sound
disadvantage
No power bank function
6 hours charging time
The Soundcore Motion + clearly demonstrated in the test that a good sound neither requires a three-digit price nor bulky dimensions. Although the comparatively small box does not achieve the full surround sound like its oversized colleagues, we were nevertheless impressed by its performance, especially for its price of around 80 euros.
The sound seems soft and quite warm to us. The highs are pleasantly restrained without the sound becoming too muffled. The bass is also relatively convincing and thus ensures an overall full and natural reproduction - voices could, however, be a bit more present. The volume can be turned up properly, but the sound then thins out and no longer sounds particularly pleasant. The Motion + is slightly superior in terms of sound to the competition within the price range, such as the Dockin Mate or the Soundcore Icon +, but large models such as the Dockin D Fine + or our test winner are clearly ahead.
The equipment of the inexpensive loudspeaker scores points with splash protection, a hands-free function, the coupling of several players and an optional Aux-IN. The battery life of 17:58 hours is enough for longer celebrations, but the charging time is quite long at 6:05 hours. The Motion + does not have a power bank function.

2nd place: JBL Xtreme 2: Excellent sound

  • JBL Xtreme 2

    Overall grade: very good (1.2) Beefy sound champion among bluetooth speakers