Speakers with a long battery life

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Portable speakers (1 - 5)
Bang & Olufsen Beolit 20Treblab FX100Marshall StockwellEnacfire SoundBarBang & Olufsen Beoplay A1Tribit XSound GoHomeSpot ExtremeBang & Olufsen Beoplay Beolit 17JBL Boombox 2Sony SRS-XB3
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Bang & Olufsen Beolit 20
Treblab FX100
Marshall Stockwell
Enacfire SoundBar
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay A1
Tribit XSound Go
HomeSpot Extreme
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Beolit 17
JBL Boombox 2
Sony SRS-XB3
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Battery lifeThe device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
Battery lifeThe device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.37h
35h
25h
25h
24h
24h
24h
24h
24h
24h
Charge timeThe time it takes to fully charge the battery.
Charge timeThe time it takes to fully charge the battery.3h
10h
N.A.4.5h
2.5h
4h
N.A.2.5h
6.5h
N.A.
Lowest frequencyThe lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
Lowest frequencyThe lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.37Hz
80Hz
50Hz
N.A.60Hz
85Hz
70Hz
37Hz
50Hz
20Hz
Highest frequencyThe highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
Highest frequencyThe highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.20000Hz
20000Hz
20000Hz
N.A.24000Hz
20000Hz
20000Hz
20000Hz
20000Hz
20000Hz
Driver unit sizeThe driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
Driver unit sizeThe driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.140mm
N.A.N.A.N.A.88.9mm
N.A.35mm
139.7mm
106mm
48mm
Drivers countA speaker driver is an individual transducer that converts electrical energy to sound waves. More drivers may result in better sound quality.
Drivers countA speaker driver is an individual transducer that converts electrical energy to sound waves. More drivers may result in better sound quality.4
2
2
2
2
2
2
4
4
2
Dust- and water-resistanceThe device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
Dust- and water-resistanceThe device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
Bluetooth versionBluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
Bluetooth versionBluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.4.2
5
4
4.2
4.2
4.2
4
4.2
5.1
3
Bluetooth aptXBluetooth aptX is an audio codec used for transmitting hi-resolution audio wirelessly from Bluetooth-enabled devices. Developed by Qualcomm, the aptX audio technology includes variations such as aptX HD, aptX Low Latency, and aptX Adaptive.
Bluetooth aptXBluetooth aptX is an audio codec used for transmitting hi-resolution audio wirelessly from Bluetooth-enabled devices. Developed by Qualcomm, the aptX audio technology includes variations such as aptX HD, aptX Low Latency, and aptX Adaptive.
WeightWe consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
WeightWe consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.2.7kg
609g
1.2kg
420g
600g
380g
499g
2.7kg
5.9kg
930g

Whether wired or connected wirelessly, portable speakers allow you to set the soundtrack for a fun day at the pool, an evening out on the patio, or just about anywhere else you decide to go. Suddenly, watching movies at a friend’s house or listening to your favorite songs on-the-go becomes a much more enticing idea with a speaker in hand.

However, it’s hard to get into your groove if the music stops after two or three hours. Nobody wants that. When searching for a portable speaker, you’ll likely look at its audio quality, style, and durability. Be sure to check out its battery life too, along with a few of the other features we’ve handpicked for you below.

Battery type

Portable speakers either pull the charge from their own battery or from the device it’s connected to. Battery-equipped speakers don't use power from the source, which implies a longer battery life for your mobile device. On the other hand, battery-equipped speakers tend to be heavier and more voluminous because the cabinet has to accommodate the battery. Most battery-equipped speakers have rechargeable batteries and a battery level indicator to let you know when it’s time to recharge.

Battery life

Battery life is a measure of performance and longevity, meaning that the longer the battery life of a speaker, the longer you’ll be able to use it without having to connect to a power source. What’s the average battery life of a portable speaker? It varies depending on the brand and the type of battery that it has, but you’ll find that most of today’s top speakers have an average battery life of about 8 to 12 hours. High-end (and more costly speakers) such as the JBL Boombox and Sony SRS-XB41 last up to 24 hours on a single charge.

Weight

Some speakers with a longer battery life come with larger batteries that can equal more weight. Keep this in mind, as the whole appeal of these kinds of speakers is that they’re super portable. We’d consider a lightweight speaker to be one that weighs under 400g, which is an ideal weight for carrying around in your backpack or purse. However, those with longer battery life (at least 8 hours) often weigh at least 1kg. 

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