Creative Sound Blaster Roar SR20
Just like people do, some Bluetooth speakers try to do everything. And just like people, some Bluetooth speakers can do this gracefully and some cannot. The Creative Sound Blaster Roar SR20 succeeds at being a multi-functional speaker that rings it at the pleasing tune of $129 (about £104, AU$155).
Compared to other speakers on this list so far, its design stands out, for starters. It's about the size of a hard-cover book and can compliment a bookshelf, if you please, or just a table top.
This speaker houses a bunch of cool features, even some you may not use. The 'aux in' port allows it to amplify beyond what your computer is capable of. Its internal microphone can even record audio to a microSD card.
Get this if a cool, novel-sized Bluetooth speaker packed with premium sound and fun features (recording audio, "Roar' volume boost) appeals to you.
Bose SoundLink Color
Sound performance isn't something that's new to Bose. When it comes to Bluetooth speakers, they've nailed down a full-bodied sound in a small form-factor. There's something that's been missing though: Color.
With the Bose SoundLink Color, you have 5 options available to match your taste, each of which can power your listening experience for 8 continuous hours. At $129, Bose performance comes cheap with this portable Bluetooth speaker.
- Read our Bose SoundLink Color review
The grille is usually an afterthought in a Bluetooth speaker, just a fancy cover to protect the speakers inside. But with the Denon Envaya, the grille reveals a whimsical splash of color underneath.
At $199, it's a bit expensive for its desk-friendly size, but it makes up for it booming sound, NFC pairing and 10 hours of battery life. It can also be oriented to lay on its back or propped up on the stand to find that perfect listening angle.
UE Mini Boom
Big Bluetooth speakers are known for their loud, full sound performance. You'd think that small Bluetooth speaker are doomed to lackluster, tinny sound performance. In the case of the Ultimate Ears Mini Boom, that's simply not the case.
For $99, UE packs an impressive amount of "oomph" into the Mini Boom. Just as we were, you'll likely be surprised and impressed. Packed into a fun, durable form-factor, the UE Mini Boom is a fantastic value for music lovers.
- Read our UE Mini Boom review
Riffing off of the trend set by the UE Mini Boom, the Koss BTSi looks to take the idea of a value-packed, miniature Bluetooth speaker to a new level.
For $59, Koss makes a convincing argument with the BTSi. While it isn't the bass-heavy juggernaut that the Mini Boom is, it's capable of a sound that is more rich.
We'll update this page as we review more speakers, so stay tuned. Let us know if you have suggestions for us to check out in the comments below.