The most portable speakers

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Portable speakers (1 - 5)
Infinity Fuze PintLexon MinoLexon Mino XIkea Frekvens Portable SpeakerJBL Jr PopiBall Musi Play A1JBL GO 2JBL Go 3Anker Soundcore Icon MiniJBL Clip 3
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Infinity Fuze Pint
Lexon Mino
Lexon Mino X
Ikea Frekvens Portable Speaker
JBL Jr Pop
iBall Musi Play A1
JBL GO 2
JBL Go 3
Anker Soundcore Icon Mini
JBL Clip 3
Best price
Best price
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.65g
70g
80g
90g
121.2g
169g
184g
209g
215g
220g
VolumeVolume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.
VolumeVolume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.105.88cm³
35.84cm³
59.01cm³
150cm³
263.17cm³
230.64cm³
193.49cm³
271.03cm³
259.92cm³
611.29cm³
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.5h
3h
3h
6.5h
5h
6h
5h
5h
8h
10h
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.180Hz
20Hz
20Hz
20Hz
190Hz
100Hz
180Hz
110Hz
N.A.120Hz
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
20000Hz
20000Hz
20000Hz
20000Hz
20000Hz
N.A.20000Hz
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.
SubwooferDevices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper bass.
SubwooferDevices with a subwoofer have a higher quality, deeper 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.
Driver unit sizeThe driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.36mm
N.A.N.A.N.A.38mm
N.A.N.A.N.A.N.A.40mm
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.1
N.A.1
1
1
1
N.A.1
1
1
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.5
4.2
4.2
4.1
4.2
5
4.1
5.1
4.2
4.1
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.

Thanks to bigger and better sounding speaker drivers, a single portable speaker provides much better sound quality than a smartphone. Suddenly, watching movies or listening to your favorite songs on-the-go becomes a much more enticing idea with a speaker in hand. 

Whether wired or connected wirelessly, 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. However, some portable speakers are actually more portable than others. Take into consideration the size, weight, and durability of a speaker to ensure it’ll truly fit your on-the-go lifestyle.

Size

Size is, without a doubt, the biggest factor to consider when comparing portable speakers. And, we’re talking about weight and volume. But, of course, a voluminous speaker also has larger drivers, which means a louder sound and deeper bass. You should take into account the dimensions and weight, and make sure that you're satisfied with how good it sounds for its miniature size. We suggest looking at portable speakers that weigh under 400 grams and measure less than 700cm³.

Speaker system

Speakers can be active or passive. A passive speaker system uses the amplifier of the connected gadget while active speakers have an integrated amplifier and get power from an electrical outlet. This, of course, is a huge drawback when it comes to portability. Passive speaker systems are usually the most portable because of their reduced size and weight. However, we’d suggest that battery-equipped speakers end up being the best overall for portability. With passive speakers you have to connect to the device via a 3.5mm audio jack; this isn’t the case with battery-equipped speakers.

Durability

Considering that a portable speaker would just be thrown in your bag whenever you decide to take it with you, the durability of the speaker is pretty important. Make sure the device is weather-sealed and slash-proof to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes. It also helps if it’s dustproof, water-resistant, and built out of material that won’t damage easily if dropped.

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