Bluetooth speakers are a great new way of listening to your music very easily. And also letting others play there music from there smartphones too. Many different brands are making cheap bluetooth speakers, so deciding which ones can be a little tricky.
When it comes to deciding which features you'd like to get on your bluetooth speakers, that can take a bit of time too. There are loads of different things that come with a bluetooth speaker. Some of the features are defiantly worth getting if they are in your budget, some can be left for you to decide whether they are any good or not.
We'll look at the features now in order of what are the must have features of bluetooth speakers, and what are not essential, but desirable if you can get a good deal on them.
Bluetooth Speaker Features
There is a bit of a difference though in bluetooth speakers and portable bluetooth speakers. The portable ones tend to be a bit cheaper, and the sound quality is not as good. The bigger ones are made for staying in one room, or even multi room speakers, but that's a whole other ball game. For now we'll concentrate on bluetooth speakers that are made to stay in one room and not multi room, or portable speakers.
iPhone and Android Compatible Not much point getting a bluetooth speaker that won't connect to both Apple and Android. There aren't to many out there now that only connect to one of these, but it's worth making sure before you decide on the one you're after.
USB Port Most of the time you'll want to use your bluetooth speaker wirelessly, but if you've got low battery on your phone fro example, you'll want the option of being able to plug your phone in and listen to your music and charge it at the same time. This can also be of a help if you are having trouble keeping a bluetooth connection.
3.5mm AUX Port Another way of listening to your music choice is by having an AUX port on your cheap bluetooth speakers. Not all cheaper bluetooth speakers have this it's worth looking out for.
Remote Control If you can spare it in your budget, you might want to put in a bit extra and get a remote control. This comes in handy for letting friends control your music without getting hold of your phone.
Software Apps Getting apps on your smart phone that allow you to control the music that is played is a really good feature. Not found on the cheaper brands of bluetooth speakers. The Bose app is great for this purpose.
Bluetooth Speaker Brands
Some of the cheaper bluetooth speaker brands still offer some really good sound quality so they aren't to be overlooked. Let's run through the different types going in order of the cheapest bluetooth speaker brands, up to the most expensive ones.
Abla Bluetooth Speakers For a good cheap bluetooth speaker you should really look into getting an Alba brand of wireless speaker. Argos have one of the cheapest we've seen at under £10. Perfect for those wanting a speaker for a small room when listening to music.
GoJi Bluetooth Speakers These are a fairly new brand of bluetooth speakers. They are making some really cool looking cheap portable bluetooth speakers for under £10.
Akai Bluetooth Speakers The are some good reviews for the Akai bluetooth speakers on the Very website. They are getting 4.5 stars on over 10 reviews. They are very modern looking and functional.
Bush Bluetooth Speakers Bush have long been around as the go to cheap brand of electrical products and there range of low priced bluetooth speakers is no different.
Lava Bluetooth Speakers Getting more into the mid range market of bluetooth speakers is the Lava brand. They have some really cool looking lamp style ones that give a good sound quality and still a low price.
Skullcandy Bluetooth Speakers Skullcandy started off doing really good quality ear phones, and are now making some great bluetooth speakers.
KitSound Bluetooth Speakers These have quite a varied range of bluetooth speakers to choose from. From the good low priced stuff, to mid range and over. There's also some good sales for bluetooth speakers from them.
Panasonic Bluetooth Speakers These are a very well known a trusted electrical brand. They have some great mid range bluetooth speakers and some great money saving deals are out there for them too.
Ultimate Ears Bluetooth Speakers For a quite a quirky design on a bluetooth speaker, check out the ones from Ultimate Ears. They come is some really funky colours and product good sound quality too.
JVC Bluetooth Speakers Up there with Panasonic for brand name recognition, which is a good thing. They are also making some quality bluetooth speakers.
Logitech Bluetooth Speakers These are a really cheap bluetooth speaker brand that have started to make some models that are packed full of great features. A good name to look out for if you want a bit more from your speaker.
Beats by Dre Bluetooth Speakers Starting out in ear phones and hitting the market by storm. They now have a small, but powerful bluetooth speaker. It's really good quality, but also fairly expensive too.
LG Bluetooth Speakers For a brand that covers a few different price brackets, try looking at LG. They have some great mid range ones, but also multi room high end bluetooth speakers too.
Sony Bluetooth Speakers Sony are one of the biggest names in electrical products around. They make some of the best bluetooth speakers that we've seen.
Bose Bluetooth Speakers For one of the biggest quality brands in audio technology, then check out Bose. They have some great small bluetooth speakers for under £100, all the way to high quality ones for over £400. The sound quality is unmatched.
Samsung Bluetooth Speakers Another huge brand making some of the best quality bluetooth speakers around. Samsung also have some mid priced ones and some good sales on Samsung speakers too.
Bowers and Wilkins Bluetooth Speakers Not very well known, but making some high quality bluetooth speakers. They are fairly expensive, but are of a very good quality.
Bang & Olufsen Bluetooth Speakers Epic sound quality, but also a very high price tag. These are for those who have a very good budget when shopping for a high quality bluetooth speaker.
These are just a few of the brands that you can find at Currys, Argos, Very and Appliances Direct. They have some more of there websites and you can sort the ones you see by price range and brand also.
We also have them all on display on this page. Even the sales of bluetooth speakers that each retailer currently has running. We have listed them from the cheapest to the most expensive so you can see which one is best for you.