There truly waterproof portable speakers not only pump out great quality sound but can literally go anywhere, and yet even under water.
The caveat is, you can dunk it but not leave it in the water for too long. These speakers are designed to comply with industry standard called Intrusion Protection or IP for short.
For those who have not hear of IP, it’s basically varying degree of how well a product copes with water and dust. The rating are quite simple to follow if you have the chart that explains each level of protection. What we are looking for specifically are speakers that are rated IPX7 which can withstand being submerged in water up to 3 feet deep for up to 30 minutes. Anything less than IPX7 is either just going to be splash or spill proof or as explained in the chart below.
IP Rated Enclosures
A number replaced by x indicates that the enclosure is not rated for that spec.
First Digit (intrusion protection)
- No special protection
- Protection from a large part of the body such as a hand (but no protection from deliberate access); from solid objects greater than 50mm in diameter.
- Protection against fingers or other object not greater than 80mm in length and 12mm in diameter.
- Protection from entry by tools, wires etc, with a diameter of 2.5 mm or more.
- Protection against solid bodies larger than 1mm (eg fine tools/small etc).
- Protected against dust that may harm equipment.
- Totally dust tight.
Second Digit (moisture protection)
- No protection.
- Protection against condensation
- Protection against water droplets deflected up to 15° from vertical
- Protected against spray up to 60° from vertical.
- Protected against water spray from all directions.
- Protection against low pressure water jets (all directions)
- Protection against strong water jets and waves.
- Protected against temporary immersion.
- Protected against prolonged effects of immersion under pressure.
So if you are the sort that loves water sports, being by the pool side often or the beach or simply loves the outdoor and don’t mind getting wet in the rain or muddy then consider one of these waterproof speakers.
Top 8 of the Best Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers
So with that out of the way, here are 8 of the top rated waterproof bluetooth wireless portable speakers in the market.
- JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker – IPX7, 20HRS
- UE BOOM 2 by Ultimate Ears Bluetooth Waterproof Portable Speaker – IPX7, 15HRS
- Braven BRV-X Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker – IPX7, 12HRS
- UE ROLL 2 By Ultimate Ears Bluetooth Waterproof Portable Speaker – IPX7, 9HRS
- JBL Clip 2 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker – IPX7, 8HRS
- UE Megaboom Waterproof & Shockproof Wireless Speaker – IPX7, 20HRS
- Polk Audio Boom Swimmer Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker – IPX7, 8HRS
- FUGOO Sport XL Waterproof Wireless Speaker – IP67, 35HRS
- FUGOO Tough Waterproof & Rugged Wireless Speaker – IP67, 40HRS [LONGEST BATTERY LIFE]
- BRAVEN BRV-Pro Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker – IPX7, 30HRS
- FUGOO Sport Waterproof Wireless Speaker – IP67, 40HRS [LONGEST BATTERY LIFE]
Lets take a look at these fully waterproof speakers in detail.
1. JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker – IPX7, 20HRS
The speaker has the ability to charge your mobile devices using its on-board battery and its no small battery. The 6000mAh offers 20 hours of music play time between charge and if your smartphone can not outlast the speaker ‘steal’ some of its juice to keep the tunes flowing.
The Charge 3 is a wireless waterproof speaker that lets you connects up to 3 smartphones or tablets and letting them take turns streaming to the stereo speaker. And, when you had to take that call, use the speakerphone function as it comes with noise and echo cancelling microphones. Also with the microphone, you can pipe your voice commands to Siri or Google Now simply by pressing a button.
Waterproof IPX7 rated (rain, spill, submerge in water) | JBL Connect to pair speakers for more volume | Durable fabric material and rugged rubber housing | 20 hours battery life (4.5 hours charging time) | Power: 2 x 10 Watt | Dimensions: 213mm (W) x 87mm (D) x 88.5mm (H)
If portability and easy of use couple with great sound is what you are after, then the waterproof JBL Charge 3 is your answer, with JBL Bass Radiator – a dual external passive radiators that lets you can hear, feel and see the bass actually being pumped out.
2. UE BOOM 2 by Ultimate Ears Bluetooth Waterproof Portable Speaker – IPX7, 15HRS
Measuring 180mm high and 67mm in diameter and weighing just 548 grams, the second generation UE BOOM 2 has an amazing 15 hours battery life for all day playing time and a quick 2.5 hours charging time. The cylindrical speaker design like much of the portable speakers here offers 360 degree sound with punchy and deep bass and loud sound. The build and body of the speaker is also designed to take on the outdoor with anything you can throw at it or with it with washable cover.
The new generation UE BOOM includes integration with Siri and Google Now allowing for voice commands especially song requests via the speaker using the Bluetooth button and on-board microphone when paired with a smartphone. The true power of the speaker is in its easy to use interface with Tap Controls and over-sized volume buttons and the ability to connect to a second UE BOOM 2 speaker streaming from one source. Talk about source and connectivity, it can pair up to 8 Bluetooth enabled devices connecting up to 2 at one time and comes with NFC for easy pairing.
Waterproof IPX7 rated (immersed in water up to 1m for up to 30 minutes) | Pair with another UE BOOM 2 speaker for stereo and volume | 15 Hours Play Time (2.5 hours charging time) | Hands Free Speakerphone | App and Siri / Google Now voice support | Dimension: 180mm (H) 67mm (D), 548 grams
If it get wet and muddy, just rinse with warm, soapy water. Portable Bluetooth speakers can not get better than this with super long battery life, durable and waterproof body and voice command integration. Check out the cool white YETI version great for the snowy outdoor.
3. Braven BRV-X Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker – IPX7, 12HRS
Braven has always been known for producing ultra rugged and robust speakers. Now with the BRV-X they have taken it one step further and make this waterproof with IPX7 certification.This mean that the BRV-X is waterproof, can be fully submersed in water one meter deep for up to 30 minutes. The body is designed with shock absorbent in an easy grip portable body. The built-in 5200mAh battery offers up to 12 hours of playtime between charge and can double as power bank to charge your devices.
Like some of the portable speakers here, you can pair two Braven BRV-X for immersive stereo using TrueWireless. The well though out sound system includes two audio modes for outdoor and indoor listening with the later pumps out rich deep sound with full of bass while the former covers long range audio. There is a sport cap that keeps water out of the ports and the control buttons are fully rubberized. It also comes with speaker phone function for taking calls.
Available in black or white colour. Its worth watching the demonstration video to under the different features and how to set the left and right speaker when in stereo mode.
Waterproof IPX7 rated (immersed in water up to 1m for up to 30 minutes) | Bluetooth and NFC connectivity | Pair with another BRV-X for stereo and more volume | Dual Audio Modes: Indoor and Outdoor | 12 hours playtime 5200mAh rechargeable Li-Ion battery | Hands Freee Speakerphone | Dimensions: 9.06in x 3.63in x 2.94in Weight: 1.5lbs
With its ruggedised body and metal speaker grill, the Brazen BRV-X essentially takes what is already a strong entry in the bluetooth speaker segment, the BRV-1 and make it waterproof. Sport cap to keep water away from the ports are a great addition.
4. UE ROLL 2 By Ultimate Ears Bluetooth Waterproof Portable Speaker – IPX7, 9HRS
The smallest from the UE family, the Roll 2 has a different profile entirely. A round disc shaped wireless speaker that can still pump out bold and big sound is certainly impressive. It is 15% louder than the original Roll and like all UE speakers, you can double up the volume by streaming the same source to a second UE speaker.
The UE speaker is also a first with a bungee stretch cord that lets you strap it to your back pack, your bike, your belt or just about anything and as it only weights just over half a pound, its so light, you won’t notice its there. It comes with all the usual UE connectivity features and a companion App that is packed with even more features.
Waterproof IPX7 rated (can be immersed in liquid up to 1m for up to 30 minutes) | One 2-inch driver and two 3/4-inch tweeters | 9 hours of battery life (5.5 hours charging time) | Diameter: 135mm. Height: 40mm. Weight: 330 g
5. JBL Clip 2 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker – IPX7, 8HRS
There is a certain appeal with carabiner and while many lesser known manufacturers are using this as a gimmick, JBL is the first popular brand to include this on their speaker as a solid extension of the speaker. There carabiner is a nice addition particularly for a wireless portable bluetooth speaker which is also waterproof. It has a durable waterproof fabric, and with the carabiner you can ‘clip’ it to your clothes or backpack to take on any adventure.
Much like the UE Roll 2, it is ultra-light, ultra-rugged and ultra-powerful. The speaker is completely waterproof and is IPX7 rated. It provides up to 8 hours of playtime, allowing you to take your music wherever you go, be it land or water.
Stream music wirelessly via Bluetooth, or plug it into any smartphone or tablet with its attached audio cable. You can also wirelessly connect two Clip 2 speakers together to enjoy amplified sound. Use the speakerphone to make clear, noise and echo free phone calls.
Waterproof IPX7 | Bluetooth 4.3 Streaming | Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery up to 8 hours of playtime (2.5 hours charge time | Speakerphone: Take crystal clear calls from your speaker with a touch of a button with noise and echo-free speakerphone | Built-in Carabiner: Hook the Clip 2 onto anything you see fit and take it on all your adventures | Wireless Daisy Chain: connect two Clip 2 speakers together | 3.5mm Audio Cable | durable fabric material and rugged rubber housing | Dimensions (H x W x D): 141 x 94 x 42 (mm)
6. UE Megaboom Waterproof & Shockproof Wireless Speaker – IPX7, 20HRS
The biggest of the portable speakers from UltimateEars’s portfolio, the Megaboom measures 226mm tall and 83mm in diameter and weights 887 grams. The speaker is IPX7 rated meaning it can be submerged in liquid up to 1m for up to 30 minutes. It is powered by two 2-inch drivers and two 2 x 4-inch Passive Radiators.
There is enough juice from the battery per charge to power through 20 hours of play time. You can top it up quickly when its low as it only takes 2.5 hours to fully charge the battery. Like other UE speakers, it can pair up to 8 Bluetooth enabled source and play from two sources at the same time. You can also stream two two UE speakers at the same time from a single source to pump up the volume.
The speaker features NFC for quick pairing and supports Bluetooth Hands Free calling. With software update, the onboard microphone can also double up as feed to your smartphone taking commands and song requests and piping this to Siri or Google Now depending on which smartphone you have. Pick your playlist or forward to the next track by simply pushing the Bluetooth button and ask. The App lets you in on more features such as Alarm, Remote On/Off, Tap Controls (tap once to play or pause, twice to skip), Block Party (where you play DJ with another friend sharing songs from two devices).
Waterproof IPX7 rated (immersed in water up to 1m for up to 30 minutes) | Bluetooth and NFC connectivity (remembers up to 8 devices) | Pair with another UE Megaboom and play from the same source | 20 hours battery life (2.5 hours charging time) | Diameter: 8.3cm (3.3”). Height: 22.6 cm (8.9”). Weight: 877 g
7. Polk Audio Boom Swimmer Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker – IPX7, 8HRS
The Swimmer and Swimmer Duo from Polk Audio is one of a kind wireless Bluetooth speaker with a fancy tail that you can loop, twist as a stand or grip around a bar. It is lightweight, portable and ready for anything. This waterproof Bluetooth speaker is IPX7 rated and lasts up to 8 hours per charge. Attach the swimmer to your side, around the handlebars on your bike, or even on the handle in your shower. The Swimmer Duo can easily be linked with a second speaker for true left and right speakers.
Waterproof IPX7 – Immersion in 3 ft of water for up to 30 minutes. | Bluetooth – Stream Audio Wirelessly | Durable – Shock-Resistant & Dustproof | 8 Hours of Battery Life – 2 Hour Charge Time | Link with another speaker (Swimmer Duo)
8. FUGOO Sport XL Waterproof Wireless Speaker – IP67, 35HRS
The FUGOO Sport XL is the bigger version of the FUGOO Sport. FUGOO also gave the Style and Tough speakers the same XL treatment with all three being waterproof and dust proof and carries that distinct horizontal bar profile. While the Sport XL does not have the all round rubber bumper treatment as the Tough XL, it does come with shock absorbing rubber trim and fiber-reinforced resin shell finished with durable waterproof cloth.
The horizontal bar profile offers 360 degree sound with 8 symmetrically placed drivers, 4 tweeters, 2 mid drivers and 2 passive radiators offering rich and deep audio. It is IP67 rated so can go underwater as deep as 3 feet for up to 30 minutes. But it would be unlikely to stay underwater as it can stay afloat if it drops into the water.
The biggest win with this speaker is it super long battery life of up to 35 hours per charge. As with most speakers, the speaker can also be used a power bank to charge your mobile devices. Finally, it has built-in microphone for speakerphone function and can take voice commands for Siri and Google Now.
Waterproof IP67 (submersed in water up to 3 feet for up to 30 mins | Bluetooth 4.0 Connectivity | Fast charging power bank | 35 hours of battery life per charge | 360 degrees sound: 8 symmetrically placed drivers crank out clean highs, midrange punches and deep, roaring lows. With 4 tweeters, 2 mid/sub woofers, 2 bass drivers and a 97 db sound pressure level | Speakerphone | Google Now and Siri Compatible (omni directional microphone with echo cancellation)
FUGOO Tough Waterproof & Rugged Wireless Speaker – IP67, 40HRS – LONGEST BATTERY LIFE
Waterproof IP67 | Bluetooth connectivity | 6 drivers; two 28mm neodymium tweeters, two 39mm neodymium aluminum domed mid/woofers and two 43mm x 54mm passive radiators | 40 hours battery life (3.5 hours charging time) | Dimensions & Weight: 2.4″ X 7.8″ x 2.9″ (61 x 198 x 73mm); 1.4 lbs (643g)
Waterproof IPX7 Certified | Bluetooth and wireless pairing | 6 custom designed acoustic drivers: Two 28mm neodymium tweeters, Two 39mm neodymium aluminum domed mid/woofers, Two 43mm x 54mm passive radiators | Up to 30 hour playtime 2200mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery | Built-in microphone & speakerphone | Dimensions: 6.4in x 1.5in x 2.8in | Weight: 1.44lbs
FUGOO Sport Waterproof Wireless Speaker – IP67 – LONGEST BATTERY LIFE
Waterproof | Bluetooth 4.0 Connectivity | power bank | 40 hours of battery life per charge | 360 degrees sound: 6 symmetrically placed drivers | Speakerphone | Google Now and Siri Compatible (omni directional microphone with echo cancellation) | Dimensions & Weight: 2.3″ x 7.4″ x 2.9″ (59 x 187 x 73mm), 538 grams