Best Portable Speakers For Parties iMore 2019

If you happen to find yourself planning a party or gathering then there is something you absolutely need to know. The truth is, anybody can plan a good party, but the one thing that can take your next party from "good" to "great" is the music — so don't ruin things with subpar speakers. Before you send out those e-vites take a look at this collection of portable party-perfect speakers that are sure to take your upcoming shindig to a whole new level of auditory bliss.

Budget-Friendly: Ultimate Ears Boom 3

If you're looking for a solid party speaker that won't hurt your bank account, then look no further. The Boom 3 from Ultimate Ears has a cylindrical design that offers immersive 360-degree sound and with the Ultimate Ears app, you'll be able to effortlessly connect up to 150 other speakers to fill any space. Added bonuses include up to 15 hours of party power from a single charge and an IP67 waterproof rating, which makes it an ideal pool party pal.

$130 at Amazon

Iconic Style: Marshall Kilburn Speaker

The Kilburn portable Bluetooth speaker combines the unmistakable sound Marshall has become known for with a lightweight design. The speaker offers well-balanced audio with a crystal clear midrange and extended highs. The vintage analog knobs give you the power to tweak and create your ideal sound. It offers 20 hours of playback and a 3.5mm input jack if you prefer a wired setup. Marshall also added a classic guitar-inspired leather carrying strap.

$249 at Amazon

Customizable Lights: JBL Pulse 3

The JBL Pulse 3 stands on par with the Ultimate Ears speakers on this list. The cylindrical design provides 360 degrees of sound and customizable 360-degree light-show effects with glowing LEDs. Its 6000mAH rechargeable battery boasts up to 12 hours of playtime with music and sound.

$150 at Amazon

Outdoor Necessity: Klipsch AWR-650-SM

The Klipsch speaker offers incredible sound with a discreet design that makes it perfect for outdoor gatherings. These rocking speakers come in two colors, granite and sandstone, and are built to withstand nature's elements.

$189 at Amazon

Disco Karaoke: ION Audio Block Party Speaker

Ain't no party like a disco karaoke party because a disco karaoke won't stop! The ION Block Party Speaker is a powerful 50-watt speaker with a built-in disco ball and karaoke capabilities. The speaker offers up to 75 hours of music playback when streaming from a Bluetooth connected device but only six hours with the disco lights turned on. Added bonuses include a microphone, attached wheels, and handle for easy transport.

$902 at Amazon

Raving Reviews: Sony XB40 Speaker

These days, no one buys anything without first checking the reviews and based on the feedback for this Sony XB40 Speaker, it'll be an awesome addition to any party. The Bluetooth-enabled speaker comes in three colors with up to 24 hours of battery life and features a unique design with flashing lights.

$248 at Amazon

Boombastic: Braven XXL

The Braven XXL brings modern technology to an old-school retro boombox design. This giant speaker is created with four HD audio drivers, one subwoofer, and offers up to 14 hours of uninterrupted playback. It also features a built-in 15,600mAh power bank that will allow your guests to charge their devices via USB if you're short on outlet space. Added bonuses include a matching carrying strap with an attached bottle opener.

$350 at Amazon

Hey Alexa: Ultimate Ears MegaBlast

The Ultimate Ears MegaBlast offers the same cylindrical shape, IP67 rating, and multiple speaker connections of the Boom 3, but in a bigger and better form factor. The speaker also comes with Wi-Fi capabilities and built-in Alexa, which gives you the power to not only control your music but also all your Alexa-enabled smart devices. Impress your guest by changing songs, controlling the lights, and even unlocking your door with the sound of your voice.

$250 at Amazon

2-For-1: Rockville Dual 12" DJ Speakers

Rockville is making it easier than ever to channel your inner professional DJ with its dual speaker setup. The system comes with two 12-inch audio speakers with over 1000 watts of total power, a built-in amplifier, and everything else you need to get the music pumping at your party right out of the box. It also comes with two standing mounts which allow you to position your speakers in the optional spot. Rockville gives you the option of playing your tunes from your Bluetooth devices or through a wired connection.

$260 at Amazon

There you have it, a roundup of nine amazing speakers that are all perfect for your next party. I do hope you're able to find something that fits your specific needs but as for me and my house, the clear choice is Marshall's Kilburn. I've always been a fan of the products created by Marshall and this speaker is no different. What really pulled me in was the company's ability to fit its classic sophistication into such a beautiful and lightweight design. Plus, the price is pretty sweet too.

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