Sensibly priced portable battery powered speaker?

Anyone have any recommendations?

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  • How loud do you need it?

  • If you are looking for a small Bluetooth speaker, Bose Soundlink Mini (I or II) are great (II has reduced bass) - comes with rechargeable battery.

  • What are you using it for?

  • edited February 27

    @powerobject said:
    If you are looking for a small Bluetooth speaker, Bose Soundlink Mini (I or II) are great (II has reduced bass) - comes with rechargeable battery.

    I thought that Bluetooth was not recommended for music writing due to latency problems?
    I use x-mini- rechargeable and a great sound- and very cheap

  • Bose S1 Pro. I’m not sure what you mean by sensibly priced, but I just bought this one and it’s awesome. Has Bluetooth option also,as well as 3 channels. 6 hour battery at full power.

  • "Sensibly priced" means not Bose.

  • Love my Blackstar fly amp. Keyboards apps sound great and takes guitar pedals well. Tunes thru it sound ok. Placement is key with any of these things. AA batteries last long time.

  • No question, Cambridge SoundWorks Oontz speakers.

    Best bang for the buck every level.

  • If you can find a cheap used one, a JBL Xtreme works nice via the aux in.

    I had a UE Megaboom that I returned because the aux input had latency.

  • Anything for around $5 ? ;)

  • @ExAsperis99 said:
    No question, Cambridge SoundWorks Oontz speakers.

    Best bang for the buck every level.

    Wow, those sure look nice. I may have to try one. B)

  • Minirigs have the best sound..
    https://minirigs.co.uk/

  • edited February 28

    Creative soundblaster roar pro. They are very good.

    https://uk.creative.com/p/speakers/sound-blaster-roar-pro

  • It is curious what some folks here find sensibly priced. I guess it is all perspective.

  • £18

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Multifunction-Portable-Electronic-Amplifier-Recorder/dp/B01EHP71K0

    Not the highest possible fidelity obviously, but not bad volume or quality for the price and functions.

  • edited February 28

    We still don’t know what OP had in mind either. I have a 200w skytek active speaker that keeps my deaf neighbour awake at night. It was £80

    It works off a battery and is portable, it has a handle ;)

  • @ExAsperis99 said:
    No question, Cambridge SoundWorks Oontz speakers.

    Best bang for the buck every level.

    I still use my Cambridge SoundWorks PCWorks speakers (20 years young) in a wooden cabinet I made out of found timber as a fun boombox.

    Weighs a ton but much fun to make.

  • For people looking for good products with low budgets, the Anker Soundcore is worth to consider. Sony SRS-XB10 is small, but useful, too.

    For example:
    https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Soundcore-Portable-Bluetooth-Playtime/dp/B016XTADG2

  • @BroCoast said:
    I had a UE Megaboom that I returned because the aux input had latency.

    I have noted this with a couple of the portable wireless speakers I have tried. Most recently, I tried a Bose Soundlink Revolve thing that arrived in my house via a raffle event win and the latency through the AUX in is terrible.

  • edited February 28

    @robosardine said:

    @powerobject said:
    If you are looking for a small Bluetooth speaker, Bose Soundlink Mini (I or II) are great (II has reduced bass) - comes with rechargeable battery.

    I thought that Bluetooth was not recommended for music writing due to latency problems?
    I use x-mini- rechargeable and a great sound- and very cheap

    Yes, Bluetooth latency is unbearable and unusable but you can always use a male-to-male audio cable to plug it directly into your device. I thought a speaker this mini size is perfect for mobile music production (and do an orchestra inside your car :smiley:). I use it with an audio cable plugged in and not Bluetooth way while composing. For playback, you can switch to Bluetooth as latency doesn't matter during playback.

  • I got the Sony SRS-XB3. Like so many other portable BT speakers, it's all about the bass. It'll do just fine when just messing around with random music apps and wanting something slightly better then the iPhone/iPad speakers.

    If the BT speaker has a USB port for charging phones etc (like the above speaker), buying some random super cheap BT receiver from some random cheap Chinese gadget store will eliminate the latency. I plug mine into the USB on the Sony box and hook it up to the 3,5mm input. Any degradation in sound quality isn't exactly noticeable on these speakers anyways

  • I like my JBL Go
    I do not like my JBL Flip 3 too much
    I love my Libratone Zipp

    Three speakers in three different price categories

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