If you want a loud little party machine that won’t break on you and, most importantly, won’t break the bank, then the Soundcore 2 could be the Bluetooth speaker for you. Its sound impressed us during days of testing.
The Bang & Olufsen’s Beoplay A1 offers top-notch sound and a beautifully high-brow design, but dated Bluetooth tech and lackluster battery life hold it back from greatness. I tested it for a week’s worth of listening.
The sound, battery life, and build quality of the JBL Pulse 3 won’t blow your socks off, but they won’t disappoint either. The ridiculously customizable light show was the life of the party during my 30 hours of testing.