The heart of a part is always a good sound system and one of the key components is a high-performance party speaker.
Party speakers are, as they are commonly known, are high-performance variants of monitors that can get loud enough to fill a crowded room or venue full of people.
They’re larger and much heavier than traditional speakers as they have been designed to produce a deeper bass and are often battery operated so you wouldn’t have to worry about the wiring when hosting an outdoor party.
If you’re wondering which party speaker to get for your next event, then this list will help make your decision a bit easier.
We’ve tested over 30 different party speakers and below are our recommendations for the best party speakers in the market. These 7 products have been tested for durability, battery life, IP rating and best sound deliverance.
So, without further ado, here are the top 7 best party speakers out there.
- JBL PartyBox 300
- Acoustic Audio by Goldwood
- iON Audio Party Rocker Max
- Sony SRS-XP700 Wireless Party Speaker
- Anker Soundcore Rave A3391Z11
- The Soundboks Gen 3 Party Speaker
- Ultimate Ears Hyper Boom
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Top 7 Best Party Speakers
JBL PartyBox 300
The JBL PartyBox 300 is a part of their wireless high-performance party speaker range and is simply a beaut. This mean machine is capable of delivering crystal clear sound and comes equipped with pulsating RGB LED’s that help create a captivating light show.
It’s a heavy but rather sturdy speaker which is designed to be wireless and is equipped with Bluetooth technology allowing you to pair your device with the speaker in a wireless manner.
Apart from this, you can even connect devices to the speaker via either the 3.5mm audio port or the USB port and it also comes with two ¼” ports for your microphone if you’re planning on performing some karaoke.
The PartyBox 300 has a large built-in rechargeable battery that can deliver up to 18 hours of peak performance or you can leave the speaker plugged into a power source and use it for as long as you wish without worrying about charging the battery.
With a delivery of 110dB of sound, this speaker is definitely one of the best party speakers out there and the best part about it is that it can be yours for under $500.
Acoustic Audio by Goldwood
The Acoustic Audio by Goldwood is a 15” highly portable party speaker that comes equipped with a built-in amp and is capable of churning out 1000W of power allowing you to have a mini concert at home.
This party speaker is surely one of the best speakers we had the chance to test. It’s powerful, decently sized and can be used both indoors and outdoors thanks to its high-quality build and adjustable pole mount that you can use to erect the speaker so no one spills anything on it.
While it’s not as loud as the PartyBox 300, the Acoustic Audio sounds pretty decent with a sound rating of 102dB. It does in fact come with some extra features such as FM radio, USB or SD player, microphone and aux inputs.
It’s been designed to be used for large rooms filled with people such as a hall or theaters and comes equipped with a 5-band slide graphic equalizer so you can make changes to the levels and depth of the high’s, mids and lows.
iON Audio Party Rocker Max
The iON audio party rocker max is a 100W portable wireless Bluetooth speaker that has an 8” subwoofer coupled with a wide-dispersion tweeter to deliver clear and deep sound. It runs on Bluetooth and can be connected to other devices via the 3.5mm aux input and microphone port for karaoke nights.
The entire front panel of the speaker has an LED grille that can fill the room with up to 6 different colors and at the top of the speaker you get a sound reactive light dome that lets you have a true party experience at home.
It can be used as your personal karaoke machine or to get a full sized party going. Moreover it comes with an impressively powerful built-in rechargeable battery that can easily deliver up to 75 hours of music playback from a single charge and around 6 hours if you’re using the lights on the speaker.
This speaker is designed so beautifully that the front panel just above the LED grille houses the control knobs and presets that can be adjusted depending on the genre of music you’re listening to.
Sony SRS-XP700 Wireless Party Speaker
Sony is probably one of the best brands when it comes to Hi-Fi speaker units that can be used both indoors and outdoors. It carries a splash-proof IPX4 rating which is great to use for a pool party or outdoor farm event.
It features an omni-directional speaker unit and an integrated rear tweeter. The SRS-XP700 is powered by a high-performance battery that delivers up to 25 hours of playback from a single charge.
There’s a built-in handle which makes it easy to carry and move around. But what we really enjoyed about this speaker is the fact that it can be positioned either vertically or horizontally and can be paired with up to 100 other Sony SRS-XP700 speakers over Bluetooth
The Sony SRS-XP700 is also compatible with the Fiestable app that you can download on your smartphone, this app helps adjust and control the lighting and can further be configured over motion gestures through your phone.
Anker Soundcore Rave A3391Z11
Anker is well known for their affordable range of portable speakers and other music related devices. Their Rave series of outdoor party speakers is easily one of their best designed party speakers that comes packed with a whole load of features making it worth every penny spent.
It’s capable of producing a whopping 180W of sound and though it’s built to be slightly larger than other party speakers in this price range, it’s relatively lightweight and can easily be carried or moved around to the right position.
This speaker comes equipped with LED lights that can be set according to the genre of music you’re listening to and you can also connect the speaker to the Anker app and control the lighting just the way you want it.
The Rave A3391Z11 has a rechargeable battery that’s capable of powering the speaker for an impressive 18 hours at a stretch and it would hardly take 4-5 hours to get recharged. It’s waterproof with an IPX7 rating and can be used indoors, outdoors and even by the pool or on the beach.
The Soundboks Gen 3 Party Speaker
Soundboks is another well known brand and the Gen 3 party speaker is probably the loudest sounding party speaker on this list. It delivers a whopping 126dB of sound even when connected wirelessly to your phone or laptop and is equipped with a swappable battery which can power the speaker for an astounding 40 hours with a single charge.
This speaker can get incredibly loud and will easily fill a room that’s crowded with people. The bass and mids were deep and clear and though it looks like a PA speaker more than a party speaker,, the Soundboks Gen 3 comes equipped with a graphic equalizer that you can customize depending on how you like it to sound.
You can easily connect this speaker either via the XLR or 3.5mm aux port or if you’d like to go wireless then you can simply pair it with your phone and enjoy a completely wireless experience. There are also 2 inputs that support up to 2 microphones or two instruments and the speaker can be controlled with the help of the smartphone app.
It might be one of the best party speakers out there, but it definitely is the loudest party speaker we’ve tested and one that can surpass the other party speakers on this list in terms of sheer performance.
Ultimate Ears Hyper Boom
The Ultimate Ears Hyper Boom is a mid-range party speaker that is water resistant, pretty loud and can keep the party going for a massive 24 hours at a stretch. This speaker permits you to play music from different devices and you can easily switch between devices with the press of a button.
It’s designed to adapt to any genre of music and sounds amazing even at high volumes. The Hyper Boom carries an IPX4 rating that means the speaker is splash-proof and features an adaptive equalizer that automatically adjusts itself depending on the genre of music that’s playing.
The Hyper Boom can be connected to a range of devices either via USB, 3.5mm aux cable or an optical cable for clear sound transmission. The top most section of the speaker houses the main controls with which you can either connect your phone, laptop or tablet, adjust the volume and even turn on/off the speaker.
It’s definitely one of the best party speakers around and costs a little under $400. We found that the speaker running at full volume is able to deliver sound up to 150 feet away and since it’s portable you can take it anywhere with you.
It’s not difficult to find the best party speaker today, in fact it’s so easy that you don’t have to put in much effort to select the right one.
The key things to look out for when picking up a party speaker is the size and weight, cost, durability, performance levels, volume and connectivity.
Once you find a speaker that meets all these conditions (such as the JBL PartyBox 300), you’re ready to bring the roof down.
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