There are several excellent waterproof speakers on the market. But two brands stand out as fan favorites: JBL and Ultimate Ears. I’ve had this post in the queue for a long time, but I was focusing on other products. Then, during Amazon’s Cyber Monday Deals Week, most of the speakers I wanted to test were half off. Merry Christmas to me! Each brand sells at least four different waterproof Bluetooth speakers. I bought one mid-level and one high-end speaker from each brand. I have three uses for waterproof speakers:
- While I’m in the hot tub, I like to jam, but my phone’s speakers aren’t loud enough to play over the jets. With the waterproof speakers, I can place it on the tub without fear of it falling in.
- I like to set these speakers next to the shower, and I don’t have to worry about steam ruining the speaker.
- I wanted to experiment with Echo Dot and a Bluetooth speaker (you can pair them with all four that I reviewed.)
Plus, it’s nice to have a portable speaker that has a long battery life. It’s not always convenient to be tied to a wall. You can’t go wrong with any of the speakers from the JBL or UE collection. All three speakers that I looked at are better than 95% of waterproof speakers on the market. I tried JBL Xtreme (pictured above) too, but I decided it didn’t belong in this post because of its bulk. I kept UE Megaboom for myself and gifted my brother JBL Charge 3. He loves it!