In this guide, we have compiled a list of top Bluetooth speakers that we recommend getting this Black Friday 2023. These Bluetooth speakers deliver superb sound performance and bass and are some of our all-time favorites that deliver great sound quality. These Bluetooth speakers are from top brands such as JBL, Bose, Marshall and more and are now available at a fraction of the cost – we highly recommend checking them out this Black Friday 2023. If you are looking for a great Bluetooth speaker to take home this cyber weekend, be sure to check out our top picks below!
Best Bluetooth Speakers Black Friday 2023
Here are some of the best Bluetooth speakers to get this Black Friday 2023 that deliver superb sound performance, deep bass and are suitable for outdoor use. They deliver exceptional sound performance with good value for money and are definitely worth checking out this Black Friday and Cyber weekend.
#1 Best Overall: JBL Charge 5 Bluetooth Speaker
The JBL Charge 5 is one of the most powerful speakers from JBL that delivers a massive 40W of power output with incredibly deep bass. The Charge 5 delivers JBL Pro sound with an optimized long excursion driver, separate tweeter and dual JBL bass radiators that enhance the lower-end bas performance. It also comes with a massive battery that delivers up to 20 hours of playtime on a single charge, and the speaker can also be used as a power bank to charge your smartphone or Bluetooth devices.
In terms of sound performance, the JBL Charge 5 delivers really loud sound with very punchy bass notes. We tested out this speaker together with EDM, rock and hip-hop music genres and the speaker gets really punchy with deep bass. Vocals and treble ranges sound articulate and crystal clear, and you can hear all the details in the music with pristine clarity. Although the Charge 5 speaker has a more bass-leaning sound signature, it delivers superb highs and upper-midrange frequencies with crystal clear clarity – you can push this speaker to maximum volume and get distortion free sound with consistent clarity. The Charge 5 speaker is definitely worth getting if you need a lot of volume and a portable speaker that you can easily carry around (it’s also way more portable than the JBL Xtreme 3 or the Boombox 3).
The JBL Charge 5 is also IP67 waterproof and dustproof and suited for extensive outdoor use – you can take it to the pool or beach and never have to worry about water getting into the speaker. We also liked the fact that the JBL Charge 5 comes with the PartyBoost feature which allows you to pair two JBL PartyBoost compatible speakers together in stereo mode (for a much wider soundstage). You can also link multiple JBL PartyBoost-compatible speakers together to create a wider soundfield, although we found that you can only link the JBL Charge 5 with another Charge 5 speaker.
Overall, the JBL Charge 5 Bluetooth speaker is an exceptionally powerful portable speaker that delivers a tonne of bass, and we really liked the IP67 waterproof design. This speaker is highly portable, durable and rugged, and you can take it to the beach or poolside without having to worry about the speaker getting wet. It can also double as a power bank and you can use the speaker to charge your smartphone devices which is a huge advantage especially if you are going outdoors where there are no charging points. The JBL Charge 5 is available this Black Friday 2023 and we highly recommend getting this Bluetooth speaker
#2 Best Design: Marshall Emberton II Bluetooth Speaker
The Marshall Emberton II is one of the most well-designed speakers we have seen that takes after Marshall’s stage amp design. The speaker looks really sleek and vintage and features a classical design with its brass plated front logo and top button. Unlike the larger Marshall Acton III or Stanmore III speakers, the Emberton II is designed specifically as a portable Bluetooth speaker and can be carried around easily with you in backpack (or you could also hand carry the speaker). Despite its relatively small and compact size, the Emberton II delivers up to 20 watts of sound performance with two built-in 10W Class D amplifiers. It also has a built-in rechargeable battery that delivers an incredible 30 hours of playtime on a single charge at around 40% volume level.
During our initial tests, we were really surprised at the sound quality of the Marshall Emberton II speaker. This speaker delivers crystal clear stereo sound performance and also comes with two passive radiators that improve the lower-end bass response. The bass on the Emberton II speaker sounds tight and punchy, and we actually loved listening to EDM and live jazz music on this speaker. Vocals also sounded incredibly crisp, and this speaker provides really good soundstage where you can hear the separation between music instruments with good spatial clarity. This speaker has a wide frequency range of 60 Hz to 20 kHz which is similar to the JBL Charge 5, although the Emberton II delivers bass down to 60 Hz as compared to the Charge 5’s 65 Hz.
Apart from its classical vintage design, the Marshall Emberton II speaker also features quick charging where a 20 minute charge will provide 4 hours of playtime – which is really useful if you need to use the speaker and don’t have enough time to fully charge it. Like the JBL Charge 5, the Marshall Emberton II is also IP67 waterproof and dustproof and can be brought virtually anywhere outdoors and exposed to water. We also liked the multi-speaker pairing stack mode which allows you to connect to other Emberton II speakers to create a wider listening field, although the speaker does not support true wireless stereo pairing.
Overall, the Marshall Emberton II is one of the best-looking portable Bluetooth speakers that delivers superb sound quality and bass and provides up to 20W of power. It’s a speaker that you should definitely consider getting this Black Friday 2023 at reduced cost and is a really good quality speaker by Marshall.
#3 Best Waterproof: Bose SoundLink Flex Bluetooth Speaker
The Bose SoundLink Flex Bluetooth speaker is Bose’s portable waterproof Bluetooth speaker that delivers really good sound performance and bass in a compact design. The Bose SoundLink Flex speaker delivers up to 20 watts of output power and has a really wide frequency range that covers the upper frequency range and deep bass response. Although Bose does not officially publish the frequency range of the Bose SoundLink Flex, our tests indicate that this speaker delivers bass on par with the Marshall Emberton II speaker at around the 60 Hz mark. If you are looking for a really sleek and modern looking speaker from Bose to get this Black Friday 2023, the Bose SoundLink Flex is definitely a great choice.
The Bose SoundLink Flex comes with a few notable improvements including a proprietary position Qtechnology which automatically detects the position of your portable Bluetooth speaker for optimal sound quality in any orientation or environment. This means that you can position the speaker anywhere outdoors or inside the room and it will automatically optimize the sound quality. The entire speaker is IP67 waterpoof and dustproof, allowing you to take this speaker outdoors by the pool or beach. The entire speaker is designed to be durable and resists drops and rust; it is also resistant to corrosion and UV light.
This portable speaker charges through USB-C cable and comes with a built-in battery that provides up to 12 hours of playtime on a single charge. We also liked that the Bose SoundLink Flex comes with a built-in microphone which allows you to take hands free calls – it also supports voice assistants such as Google or Siri voice inputs, which is really useful if you need to adjust the sound performance or skip soundtracks.
We also liked the fact that you can use the Bose Connect app to automatically update this speaker with the latest software and allows you to customize settings such as EQ and listening profiles. It also supports Bose SimpleSync which allows you to pair the speaker with compatible Bose speakers. Having said that, the Bose SoundLink Flex uses Bluetooth 4.2 which may seem a little outdated.
Overall, the Bose SoundLink Flex is a really good portable Bluetooth speaker that delivers loud volume and very decent bass. It sounds just like the Marshall Emberton II in terms of clarity, but has slightly more pronounced bass and a better low-end frequency response. We liked the fact that this speaker is completely waterproof and IP67 dustrproof, making it super portable. It also comes with a 12 hour built-in battery that provide really decent listening time. The Bose SoundLink Flex is currently the most portable Bluetooth speaker from Bose and we highly recommend them for this Black Friday 2023 season.
#4 Best Value: JBL Flip 6 Bluetooth Speaker
If you are looking for a highly portable Bluetooth speaker that is not as large as the JBL Charge 5 or the JBL Xtreme 3, the JBL Flip 6 is definitely the speaker to get. Despite its small and compact size, the JBL Flip 6 delivers a massive 30 watts of sound and really good bass with its dual bass radiators. The entire speaker is IPX7 waterproof and comes with a built-in battery that delivers up to 12 hours of playtime on a single charge. It’s a really good portable speaker that delivers a tonne of volume and bass at the fraction of the cost of the JBL Charge 5, and we highly recommend checking this speaker out this Black Friday 2023.
We were very impressed by the sound quality of the JBL Flip 6. This speaker delivers a tonne of volume and the bass feels tight and punchy – despite the speaker’s compact size, the bass actually feels deep and has plenty of depth. We played a couple of EDM and hip-hop music genres such as “Golden Hour” by JVKE and “As It Was” by Harry Styles and they sounded superb with really clear highs, good midranges and very nice lows. The JBL Flip 6 also delivers incredibly crisp vocals with distinct clarity, and we thoroughly enjoyed listening to live jazz on the Flip 6 as well. You can push up the volume on the JBL Flip 6 speaker and it delivers consistently clear and clean sound without any distortion; they are superb speakers that provide a lot of bass in a small and compact design.
Like the JBL Charge 5, the JBL Flip 6 speaker is also IP67 waterproof and dustproof, allowing you to bring this speaker practically anywhere outdoors. It also comes with a built-in battery that delivers up to 12 hours of playtime on a single charge; we also liked that the JBL Flip 6 comes with buttons at the top of the speaker for you to adjust the volume, skip soundtracks and start Bluetooth pairing. Furthermore, the JBL Flip 6 also comes with the PartyBoost feature which allows you to pair two JBL PartyBoost speakers together for better stereo sound (or you can link multiple JBL Flip 6 speakers together to create a wider sound-field for parties or outdoor events).
Overall, the JBL Flip 6 is a really powerful portable Bluetooth speaker that punches above its weight. It delivers superb 30W of sound quality despite its small size, and is one of the loudest portable speakers we have ever tested that provides really good highs and punchy bass performance. The speaker is also IP67 waterproof, making them a great choice for outdoor events or pool parties.
#5 Best Budget: Anker Soundcore 2 Bluetooth Speaker
If you are looking for a budget speaker to get this Black Friday 2023, the Anker Soundcore 2 Bluetooth speaker definitely comes highly recommended. This small and compact speaker delivers 12W of stereo sound with a unique bass-up feature that improves the lower-end bass response. Like the JBL Flip 6, the Anker Soundcore 2 is IPX7 waterproof and comes with a built-in battery that provides a massive 24 hours of playtime on a single charge. This speaker also supports wireless stereo pairing and is great for outdoor music listening (or home listening in general).
Despite it’s relatively small size, the Anker Soundcore 2 delivers really loud sound performance with dual neodymium drivers. It is also equipped with an advanced digital signal processor that provides really deep bass and minimal distortion at high volume levels. We really enjoyed the sound quality of the Anker Soundcore 2 speaker – this speaker delivers crystal clear highs and vocals, and the bass output is pretty decent. You can really nice bass beats when playing EDM or rock music performances, and you can also use the bass-up feature to improve the bass. The Soundcore 2 also comes with an improved spiral bass port which boosts the low-end frequencies. Although the bass on the Soundcore 2 is not as deep as the JBL Flip 6, we still liked this speaker because of its compact design and loud stereo sound performance.
The Anker Soundcore 2 is designed for outdoor use is IPX7 waterproof, making it great for poolside or beach parties. We also liked the sleek and portable design of the Soundcore 2 and it works equally well as a home speaker and outdoor speaker. This portable Bluetooth speaker is also equipped with a massive 5,200mAh battery that provides up to 24 hours of playtime on a single charge. We also liked the top button control panel that provides easy buttons to adjust the volume, soundtracks and power on or off the speaker.
Overall, the Anker Soundcore 2 is a really good portable Bluetooth speaker that delivers impressive stereo sound performance and bass. Although it is not as loud as the JBL Flip 6, it is a really nice speaker to get on a budget that performs really well and delivers better than expected bass. This speaker is available during Black Friday 2023 and we highly recommend getting this speaker if you want a good budget speaker with loud stereo sound.
#6 Most Versatile: OontZ Ultra Bluetooth Speaker
The OontZ Ultra Blueototh speaker is the most advanced portable Bluetooth speaker by Cambridge SoundWorks which is based in the US. This small and compact speaker is designed to deliver really loud sound performance in a compact design, making it super portable and simple to use. The OontZ Ultra speaker has a unique triangular design that provides crystal clear stereo sound performance and can be placed either flat or standing up when playing music. The OontZ Ultra speaker also delivers up to 14 watts of sound and you can push up the volume on this speaker to maximum without hearing any distortion.
When we first tested out the OontZ Ultra Bluetooth speaker, we felt that this speaker delivered really loud and clean stereo sound performance with minimal distortion. The bass was also decent and not bad considering the size of the speaker, and the speaker was able to handle a variety of music genres including EDM, rock and hip-hop pretty well. We also used this speaker to play music from Spotify and we absolutely loved how clean and crystal clear the sound felt. The highs are crisp and well-defined, and the midrange is present with clear details. Although the OontZ Ultra Bluetooth speaker does not have as much bass as the JBL Flip 6, it still packs a decent punch and delivers some nice beats with EDM and rock music.
The OontZ Ultra Bluetooth speaker is designed primarily for portability and is small enough to fit inside your backpack. It is also IPX7 waterproof which makes it suitable for outdoor beach or poolside use, and the entire speaker feels durable and well-made. The speaker also uses Bluetooth 5.0 which provides a consistent wireless connection and has a wireless range of up to 100 feet. This speaker is also equipped with a built-in battery that provides 20 hours of playtime at 60% volume level, and comes with a built-in 3.5mm auxiliary input jack. We also liked the fact that this speaker comes with a built-in microphone which allows this speaker to double as a speakerphone for calls.
Overall, the OontZ Ultra Bluetooth speaker is a really solid all-round speaker that is compact and portable, and delivers a clean 14W of sound output. It’s one of the best speakers you can get on a budget this Black Friday 2023 so be sure to check them out!
#7 Best Home Speaker: Bose SoundLink Revolve Series II
The Bose SoundLink Revolve Series II speaker is a really good portable Bluetooth speaker that delivers a nice 25W of stereo sound output with punchy bass. This wireless water-resistant speaker is designed to deliver 360 degree sound performance and can be used both indoors and outdoors. One of the things that we liked about this speaker is how loud it gets despite its small and compact size; you can really push up the volume on this speaker and get crystal clear sound with minimal distortion. It’s a great speaker to have at home where you can stream music or bring it outdoors by the poolside for parties.
The Bose SoundLink Revolve Series II comes with a new improved battery that delivers up to 13 hours of playtime on a single charge, and quickly recharges via the micro-B USB port. The entire speaker is dust and water resistant (IP55 rating), which allows it to withstand rain or splashes of water by the poolside.
We really enjoyed the sound performance of this speaker. It sounds almost as loud as the JBL Flip 6 speaker and delivers much more bass – the bass feels tight and punchy, and adds a certain depth to music performances. This speaker can handle a wide variety of music gernes including live jazz and EDM music performances where you can hear the beats of the music with crystal clear highs and vocals. The vocals sound exceptionally clear on this speaker, and there is a level of sparkle in the treble ranges that you rarely get with portable Bluetooth speakers. The SoundLink Revolve Series II feels like a premium home speaker and you can place this speaker anywhere in your living space – it delivers 360 degree sound performance with uniform coverage.
The Bose SoundLink Revolve Series II comes equipped with a built-in microphone which allows you to take calls or access your device’s voice assistant from the Bluetooth speaker including Google Assistant and Siri. This speaker also features a multi-connect function which allows you to pair two devices at one time and easily switch between them. You can also use the Bose connect app with this speaker to customize the sound performance and get firmware updates.
Overall, the Bose SoundLink Revolve Series II is a really good speaker to get this Black Friday 2023 and for its superb sound performance, deep bass and 360 degree sound performance. It is also very sleek and portable, and has IP55 water-resistance for outdoor use. We highly recommend getting this speaker while it is available at a fraction of the cost during Black Friday 2023.