Versatile, go anywhere portable speakers are made for summer. I’ve had a bunch sitting at my desk waiting for summer to arrive so that I could give them away. And now is the best time since Best Buy has just started their “Sounds of Summer” event! This event is a great way to learn which speaker, indoor or outdoor, and which headphones—wired, wireless, or True wireless—is right for you. At the same time, enter our contests. In the first of several contests for audio technology that we’ll be running during this event we are giving away a great selection of portable speakers that were reviewed on the blog. So, enter now, and return regularly to discover new audio related contests all summer long.

Portable speakers are a great place to start for music in the summertime

Music does many things for me: sometimes it’s relaxing, sometimes it’s energizing. But always it’s welcome! I use a variety of speaker types around my home. In my garden, though, it’s a portable speaker from Sony, I’ve had it for a couple years; it keeps me entertained and singing outside. Like most portable speakers, it connects to my smartphone via Bluetooth, and I can easily control the volume from the speaker or from my phone. It holds a charge for hours and I move it around as I need to so my music goes wherever I go. There are new, more powerful speakers available now from Sony and I might be looking to upgrade soon.

What to do with all of these speaker samples 

Many of the speakers carried at Best Buy arrive at my desk for me to send for reviews … so I have tried a lot of different kinds. When they return from the bloggers, I am often asked to give them away in a contest. That’s the situation with all of these. Great speakers that have only come out of the box for a short test and now are in need of a good home where they’ll be used and appreciated. There are 3 pairs of awesome Marshall speakers, 3 pairs of awesome Sony speakers, and one fantastic Ultimate Ears Hyperboom party speaker. Think about where you would use a new portable speaker and enter this contest.

How to enter

Entering this contest is easy but you can only enter once. In a comment below, tell us which speaker type discussed in the “Sounds of Summer” article are you most interested in this year and why.

What you can win

At the end of this contest, we’ll select 7 winners from all eligible entries and randomly assign each person to one of the 7 prizes: one will win a pair of Marshall Stockwell II speakers; one will win a pair of Marshall Kilburn II speakers; one will win a pair of Marshal Tufton speakers; one will win a pair of Sony SRS-XB12 speakers; one will win a pair of Sony SRS-XB22 speakers; one will win a pair of Sony SRS-XB32 speakers; and one person will win the Ultimate Ears Hyperboom speaker.

This contest runs from July 17th until August 4th.

Remember you can only enter once but let your friends and family know about the Sounds of Summer event so they too follow along and enter all of the contests for great audio tech!

Win a Portable Speaker Prize Contest Rules and Regulations

Good Luck

Martin Renaud
Editor in Chief
Martin loves working with the talented editors and writers on the Best Buy Blog as Editor-in-Chief. During his spare time he is either working on his next novel, cooking up a masterpiece in the kitchen, or adding some smart tech to his new home on Mayne Island in British Columbia.


  1. This contest is now closed. We will draw the winners soon in accordance with the rules. Return to the blog often to read great articles, learn about the latest technology, and to enter more contests. You never know when we’ll be doing another amazing giveaway!

  2. I’m most interested in the Klipsch AW-400 Outdoor Speakers. It would be a most welcome addition to my outdoor deck and peace of mind.


  4. Wow – I would love to win the MARSHALL TUFTON SPEAKER – looks like an awesome product – that can give me a rich powerful sound – just what this senior needs (so I don’t need to use my hearing aide!!) Also I read that it can give me a 30 foot range as well – how sweet is that feature too. Thanks for sharing these prizes with us.

  5. Hi there! Thanks for the chance! I’m most interested in the Jabra Elite Sport In-Ear Truly Wireless Headphones. There is a lot going on in my home, so a high quality, in-ear device is the best solution for me. Thanks!

  6. My favourite is the Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker that comes with POWER UP Charging Dock that makes it easy to recharge as needed, with up to 15 hours of listening music. The 360-degree sound means you can have a backyard party & entertain everyone. Being compact & waterproof in case of a downpour is a BIG bonus too. Thank you

  7. The very cool JBL PartyBox 100 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker will get the party going in the entire backyard streaming my family’s playlists & also have my guests take it over by connecting their smartphones via Bluetooth. The 12-hour battery life means it can run all night and even has cool RGB LED light patterns that sync with the music to give off the perfect party vibe. So much fun !!

  8. I would love the Bose soundbar 700 because I have an older TV, and I have to turn up the volume just to enjoy a movie.

  9. I would enjoy and love the The Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker! Like that it comes with a POWER UP Charging Dock that makes it easy to recharge when needed, providing up to 15 hours of listening on the go.l! Great it also has 360-degree sound . Best thing That caught my attention is that it’s waterproof and compact. we listen to music at our cottage all day long by the lake and in the evenings by the campfire! Even when on the boat! We have a lot of family and friends visiting at the cottage all summer long and this would be ideal!

  10. I’m interested in multi room wireless speakers like the Bose 500. Love the ability to stream music or use it on the tv or move it somewhere else. Great sound no matter where you put it

  11. I prefer Bose soundbar 700, for it’s clear sound and because it has voice control built in and I can listen to my favourite artists with my Bose headphones.

  12. Good afternoon,

    I’m mostly interested in the Marshall Tufton-classic look for classic rock,can’t be without for soaking up the sun or just air drumming to that custom mixed tape set list you’ve been meaning to make!

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