Nowadays, Bluetooth portable speakers have become very popular especially for small gatherings and picnics. Ranging from small classroom lectures to impromptu cocktail parties, the practicality of these is unquestionable. Nonetheless, to avoid any unnecessary surprises when these things break down on you, you need to pick the best Bluetooth speaker for your daily endeavors. With so many players wanting to produce their own version of Bluetooth speakers, it’s tough to tell which is good from which is superlative.
In this piece, we cover best portable wireless speakers from the price range of 5000 to 6000 Rupees. Here you read about best-selling portable Bluetooth speakers of top brands Philips, JBL, Sony, Samsung, Envent, Ultimate, and others.
► JBL Flip3 Portable Wireless Speaker
JBL’s Flip series speakers have always attracted customers. This series is known to offer excellent audio quality at an affordable price. Last year, JBL launched the Flip3 Bluetooth Speaker, which is the third member of this series. Shortly, this device has become famous around the world.
The manufacturer took a long time to launch this famous speaker in India, but when that happened, hundreds of customers started searching for it online. My team wanted to do an in-depth test on this product, so we decided not to publish the review in a hurry.
However, it has been almost two months since we purchased it and now, I am finally drafting this review. The discussion here is based on the experience my team has got after using the Flip 3 Bluetooth Speaker. Moreover, I will also try to clear out what special this portable speaker has to offer at a luxury price of 5000 rupees.
→ Professionally Crafted Body
JBL Flip3 looks like a smaller version of the JBL Xtreme Speaker that I reviewed a few days ago. The Flip 3 comes in an outer shell that is resistant to splashes and rainfall. The manufacturer has tried to give it an appealing look. Its outer shell is sleek and feels very premium in hand.
I am very impressed with the compactness of this JBL Bluetooth speaker. You can easily fit it in a small backpack or even try to force into your jeans packet. It has a solid built, durable enough to run for many years without crack or break.
→ Loud and Clear Sound
The lead role of the show here is played by the two 40-mm driver units that the manufacturer has positioned on either side of the device. Both the transducers vibrate along with the beats and generate a wide range of frequencies.
When it comes to bass production, this portable wireless speaker might not give an experience similar to that of JBL Xtreme. But the drivers are good enough to throw any other portable speaker available in this price segment out of the competition.
Unfortunately, the Flip 3 Bluetooth speaker fails to provide any kind of soundstage, which will disappoint music lovers. However, for budget users, it is still an excellent option to go for.
→ Connectivity Features
The regular readers of this website know well I always criticize JBL for not offering modern connectivity options on speakers. In fact, the Flip 3 speaker is a no different story, as it lacks NFC connectivity. I am sure Android users will not appreciate it for poor connectivity options.
The JBL Connect feature does try to compensate somehow lacking connectivity options. Its Bluetooth range is quite good, and you will not get any kind of disconnection problem.
Impressive Power Backup: Massive 3,000-mAh battery on board is capable of delivery 10 hours of battery backup on a single charge. And, in less than 3.5 hours, the battery gets fully charged.
- Good Bluetooth range
- Superb build quality
- Impressive audio
- JBL Connect
Cons: – Some frequencies start to distort at high volumes
→ Should you buy this JBL portable Bluetooth speaker?
If we can ignore cons, which in fact do not have much impact on its performance, JBL Flip3 is an excellent portable speaker in 5000 Rupees budget to have on your desk. You will hardly find any other speaker that gives a balanced audio output at all frequencies.
|Features||Wireless Music Streaming | JBL Connect | Auto Power Off|
|Sound||16W | JBL Bass Radiator|
|Connectivity||3.5-mm Audio-in Port | Bluetooth|
|Battery||3000-mAh Li-ion Battery | 3.5 Hours Charging Time | 10 Hours Music Play Backup|
► Philips BT6000 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
In the past decade, Philips has been striving to produce high performing audio gadgets. One of their best products in this line of portable speakers is the Philips BT6000. Its compact build and attractive finishing put it above a great deal of other Bluetooth speakers in the market. Here are some of its excellent features.
Similar to other conventional portable Bluetooth speakers, it has a cylindrical shape that allows for a 360-degree sound firing capability. The portable speaker measures 18.8 by 7 by 7.1 centimeters, with very little space to spare. It weighs about 485 grams. Meaning that you can hardly feel its weight when carrying it on your Laptop bag or pouch.
I like the cylindrical splash-proof design that makes this portable speaker an ideal option for outdoor use. Philips’ decision to put a loop on the top of the speaker is actually a bonus since you can freely hang the speaker on two fingers, by the loop for easy mobility. On the side frame, there is a quick pairing button which you can use for fast Bluetooth pairing with smart devices. Other controls such as volume toggles and power button are located at the top facing, underneath the loop, withal.
→ Connectivity and Sound Quality
This portable speaker uses Bluetooth to connect with gadgets for media input. The Bluetooth range for this gadget is about ten meters maximum. The fact that it has NFC support means you can actually connect android devices in an instant. The NFC logo on the frame, by the pairing button, confirms the presence of this configuration. Moreover, on the bottom side of the cylindrical casing, you will find a small lid that can be snapped open to reveal some other ports. After opening it, you will see an AUX input port and a USB charging port.
The total sound output of this wireless speaker is 12-Watts. That is adequate for such a small speaker. Essentially, the right thing with buying such wireless speaker from renowned companies like Philips is – they actually have a reputation to maintain and won’t bail out from the tiniest of flaws. For instance, whereas many speakers the same size as the BT6000, have issues to do with sound distortion while at their maximum volumes, this speaker remains intact even when the volume is about to blast the thing off. The audio range is more than 20 meters on average, and the 360-degree firing design further widens the span, withal.
→ Battery Backup
This Philips Bluetooth soundbar uses a standard Lithium-Ion battery. That can run for a dazing 8 hours. This is actually an upgrade from its predecessor the BT3500 which would only run for 5 hours. Moreover, the speaker is charged with a 5V/2A rating USB adapter and only takes a few hours (maybe 3-4) to charge it to full capacity.
Besides, the Philips portable wireless speaker supports Hands-free calls through the loudspeakers and has an inbuilt microphone too. This means that you can actually pick a call when you are doing the dishes, without necessarily having to shout to your phone’s mouthpiece.
→ Should you buy this Philips portable speaker?
The Philips portable wireless speaker is priced at 5300 Rupees on average. I would recommend it to anyone who likes the design. Even so, the fact that it has no bass at low volumes, kind of disappointed me. With the same amount of money, I am sure you can get something better out there.
|Features||2.1-Channel Speaker | Wireless Music Streaming|
|Sound||12W Audio | 8-ohm Impedance | 360 Degree Sound | Digital sound processor | Twin Speaker Drivers | Neodymium magnet system|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth | One-Touch NFC | Audio-In|
|Battery||4400-mAh | 8 Hours Battery Backup|
|Build||Splash-proof Body | 490 Grams Weight|
► Trendwoo BEAT IT Portable Bluetooth Speaker
This Trendwoo portable speaker usages the latest CSR enhancement to its Bluetooth chip. This new modification ensures that this speaker is both power efficient and fast in connection. The connectivity range of this portable speaker is about 33 feet, and within this range, there is no distortion to the connection whatsoever. This version is also compatible with a wide range of gadgets, including smartphones, laptops, and tablets. The AZDP V1.2 and AVRCP V 1.4 profile support in this device, is part of what increases compatibility.
Powerful Audio Output: In as much as Portable Bluetooth speakers are tiny, they should be considerably loud and clear. This is because they are used in incredibly diverse environments and therefore should have just enough potential to perform each task needed. For example, in conference rooms, a portable Bluetooth speaker can come in handy in complementing the weak sound from a projector.
The Trendwoo BEAT IT houses a speaker unit with two 45-millimeter drivers. Each of these drivers can produce 5W in audio output at a frequency range of 140Hz to 20 KHz. With such a rating, this product can be reasonably audible even in a big conference room measuring 1000sq.ft.
→ Premium Lightweight Build
Unlike most portable Bluetooth speakers in its class, this device is not built from Plastic. Plastic can be very disappointing at times, mainly due to its frailty. Portable Bluetooth speakers are used in very challenging environments like outdoors and Basketball pitches. Therefore, you cannot afford to gamble on the material they are made of. You want a portable speaker that won’t freak you out if it gets hit by the ball while playing beach soccer or volleyball with your friends.
The TRENDWOO BEAT IT is made of a Zinc Alloy. The metal shell on this portable wireless speaker is entirely handmade to ensure some bit of rigidity. This means that it will withstand environmental conditions pretty well. Its design is also attractive and out of the box.
→ Bluetooth Speaker with Hands-Free Calling
This portable speaker comes with an inbuilt lithium battery that is rechargeable. After a full charge, it can give you up to 10 hours of play time. It only takes about 4 hours to charge this wireless speaker to full capacity, and it uses a micro USB cable. This speaker requires just a standard 5V and 1A voltage for charging. The battery is a 4000-mAh battery.
Hand’s free calls: Trendwoo BEAT IT speaker supports hand’s free calls. Through its integrated two-way microphone, you can pick calls and communicate freely with the receiver on the other end, without any distortion. This makes it an ideal option for conference calls.
→ Should you buy this TRENDWOO portable speaker?
The portable Bluetooth speaker comes with a one-year warranty, and it is on sale for around 6000 Rupees. Judging from its sturdy build and powerful drivers, this portable is reasonably priced and a good option. If you’re looking for just a simple Bluetooth speaker, then this is the right product for you. It will not only blend with different environments like offices and in-house characteristics but also come in handy for outdoor use. My recommendation? Buy it!
|Features||Faster Bluetooth | Built-In MIC | X-Bass for Superior Sound|
|Sound||2×5W | 4-ohm Impedance|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth | Audio-In|
|Battery||4000-mAh | Li-Po battery | Battery Backup 6.5 Hours | Charging Time: 3 hours|
►House of Marley Liberate Bluetooth Portable Speaker
Bob Marley, born in 1945, has been regarded as one of the most influential singers of all time. Marley’s career touched new heights during the 1970s. Unfortunately, in the year 1981, he had been diagnosed with severe disease and died later. Fans and music lover remember singer Marley for his vision of peace and unity.
This small introduction to Bob Marley’s life was necessary here. His legacy survives in the form of the brand, House of Marley. This company focuses on electronic music products including speakers, headphones, and other audio systems. One of the best-selling products of this reputed speaker brand is the Liberate, a portable wireless Speaker. It features a marvelous design and immersive audio quality.
→ Elegant Design that Impresses Everyone
House of Marley brand is known for its unique design language. That the portable speaker proves well by its brilliant build quality. A metallic plate on the speaker mesh helps in guiding the audio waves. A special REWIND material, which is durable and feels soft in touch, covers the speaker to safeguard the original color for many years to come. One extraordinary feature of this fabric is that it is made of recycled materials means contributing to environmental protection.
Adding to the design of this portable wireless speaker is the brand name engraved on its real bamboo back panel. You can find another logo of the brand on the front that also acts as an indicator light. The speaker measures 8.6-inches in width and is much easier to carry in a backpack.
→ Connectivity Features
Being a wireless audio system, it comes equipped with Bluetooth connectivity but lacks NFC. A USB port is on the left side while the 3.5-mm aux-in port is on the right side. Both these connectivity ports come covered with a rubber flap for safety. RCA ports panel is for connecting this speaker to a wide range of devices including set-top boxes. Inbuilt microphone enables it to receive calls, withal.
This premium portable speaker houses, not one or two, instead four driver units inside. They generate stunning audio without consuming much power. I love the audio performance of this portable speaker. It accurately produces Mid and high frequencies. The listeners could easily differentiate the placement of various musical instruments playing in the background.
Further, this portable speaker stuns by its treble performance. It struggles, however, in generating low-level frequencies. Therefore, I wouldn’t say it the best speaker for Bass under 6000 Rupees.
→ Battery Life is Mediocre
A portable speaker this pricey must have long battery life. Alternatives available in the same price segment are offering a minimum of 10 hours of battery life. This House of Marley speaker, however, gives only 7-8 hours of power back up after being fully charged.
- Four 1-inch driver units
- Low impedance level
- Produces full-range audio
- Good at generating crisp and clear high frequencies
- Vocals are phenomenal
- Made for rugged usage
- Real Bamboo Back panel
- Equipped with RCA In ports
- Bluetooth and aux-in connectivity
- Can receive calls
- Highly portable
- Bass performance isn’t impressive
- Battery life is good but not great
→ Should you buy this House of Marley speaker?
The brand “House of Marley” did the best it could for the build quality and audio quality of the speaker. This portable Bluetooth speaker produces loud and clear sound, but Bass in the audio isn’t best. House of Marley Liberate, therefore, could be an authentic speaker to listen to traditional Indian music.
|Features||Legendary Marley Sound | Portable & Rechargeable | Inbuilt Microphone for Hands-free Calling|
|Sound||4 Speaker Drivers|
|Connectivity||AUX | Bluetooth|
|Build||Body made of Natural Recycled Materials | 680 Grams Weight | Natural bamboo wood rear panel|