Floating pool speakers are probably the coolest outdoor speakers in the market now – here are the top 4 floating pool speakers we’ve encountered
There’s nothing more incredible than swimming in your pool and listening to your favourite music being streamed seamlessly from your floating pool speakers. The reason why these speakers are so unique is because they are specially designed to float on water and connect wirelessly to your audio output via bluetooth, while delivering punchy bass and delivering a superb audio experience. A lot of attention is paid to ensure that these speakers can be used in the water and prevent any water intrusion by having water-tight battery compartments and buttons molded into the casing. The best part about these speakers are that they look very attractive like a mini beach ball or floating platform. Here are the top 4 floating pool speakers we’ve encountered so far:
#1 NYNE Aqua Floatable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker: With its super stylistic design, the Nyne Aqua Twister is one of the most modern looking waterproof floating pool speaker you can find (you can also take it out to sea if you like). It has a fully waterproof design, with its IPX-7 rating for maximum protection. But what’s really cool about this speaker is its ability to allow hands-free calling – this speaker has a built-in waterproof microphone which will allow you to take and receive calls right from the pool or even in the sea or wherever you are swimming – a function which we never knew could exist in floating pool speakers. The creators of the NYNE Aqua must have got it all figured out by including some serious novel functionality here. Furthermore, the Nyne Aqua comes with a full suite of on-board controls so you can leave your mobile device at shore without missing a beat. The controls allow you to answer calls, change songs, adjust sound volume and more. With its ultra sleek look and portable design, this is your ultimate floating sound station on the go.
#2 Pyle Aqua Blast – You might have heard of the Pyle brand which is relatively famous for delivering high-end audio performance with especially bassy outputs. When it comes to floating pool speakers, Pyle seriously smashes it with their Pyle Aqua Blast speaker. It has excellent audio quality, long battery life and other cool features that make for an excellent pool speaker. One very good feature is that the charging port and power switch are sealed inside the unit by a screw-on cap instead of a rubber flat that can come loose, which provides a greater measure of security. The speaker itself features four sub-speakers that produce omni-directional sound, an important feature with the Aqua Blast spinning around in the water. The maximum volume is loud enough to be heard over a moderate amount of background noise, which is what you want in an outdoor poolside environment. The user manual claims the battery life is four hours, but tests revealed that the speaker could last for at least 13 hours on medium volume, which should be ample time at the pool. In short, this is seriously one incredible pool speaker by Pyle.
#3 Ivation Waterproof Bluetooth Floating Pool Speaker – This speaker is one of the most advanced floating pool speakers out there, and has a host of features to keep you satisfied while you bask in the sun or swim in the pool. The quality of construction of this outdoor speaker is superb, having fully waterproof seals all around the enclosure to keep the controls, batteries and light completely dry. The floatation device keeps the ball 35% above the water at all times, allowing the speaker to fire straight up without any sound barriers. It also features an incredibly cool blue mood lighting which sets an aqua-ambiance glow, making it easy to locate when swimming at night. This speaker is powered by 6AA batteries and pumps out a juicy 5 watts of crystal-clear music with good bass response (not audiophile bass, although very good bass response at this price range). The speaker is also stabilised in water and keeps a right-side up even in a wave pool. This is truly one of those must-have speakers at your poolside.
#4 Propel Waterproof Floating Pool Speaker – The arch-rival of the Ivation speaker, this outdoor pool speaker is as you would expect one of the best poolside speakers out there. The first thing that strikes you when you listen to it is the crisp sound quality. Listening to the music through you phone or tablet will immediately reveal how clear and crisp the sound is. Furthermore, pairing the speaker with your mobile device is virtually effortless. The speaker is very intuititve and have very easy to find buttons which are clearly labelled. The overall look of the speaker is highly eye-catching and looks even better in real life than on the photographs. The Propel is truly one of the best floating pool speakers out there that you can find, delivering crisp punchy bass and stellar performance. It also comes with an LED mood light so you can find it while swimming during the evening/night. It’s hard to choose between the Ivation and Propel speaker so it depends on your subjective preference; both are equally outstanding and deliver a crisp audio performance.