“It’s never been easier to bag yourself an affordable way of enjoying music away from home”
It’s never been easier to bag yourself an affordable way of enjoying music away from home. And the profusion of Blue-in-the-tooth speakers means you can be picky about sound quality too. As ever, we’ve done the legwork for you
It’s no exaggeration to say that, if you’re in the market for a portable speaker and have somewhere between £100 and £150 to spend, you’re spoiled for choice. All shapes and sizes, all colours and materials are yours to choose from, and it seems every manufacturer worth its Kitemark has a product vying for your attention (and your cash).
We’ve assembled seven likely candidates for your money here, each very similar in terms of what they do, how they do it and for how long, but each quite different in the way it looks and the way it performs.
Maybe you like the the cachet of a brand such as Bose, the established hi-fi credentials of Cambridge or the cool trendsetting of Libratone. Perhaps you like the shape of Philips, the feel of Onkyo, the look of Kitsound or the ruggedness of JBL. But by the end of this test you’ll know how each of them sounds and, most importantly of all, which one you’ll be taking home – and everywhere else you go.