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


  1. Would love the ultimate ears boom 3 while doing yard work. Like the idea of how long the battery lasts also the 360 degree sound range.

  2. I’d love to have the Bose system as I heard they have amazing audio to them and always wanted to hear one for myself. Thanks for the chance to win Best Buy!

  3. I like the Kanto Yu bookshelf speakers because they are compact but pack a punch. They are elegant in design and can go in just about any room.

  4. The JBL PARTYBOX 100 Bluetooth Wireless speaker is my pick. We’re always entertaining in our huge backyard & this will make the party more fun.

  5. I am intrigued by the Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Speakers (long name!) I love the 360-degree sound, and 15 hours of great music is music to my ears.

  6. I think I’d love the all
    Weather Klipsch AW-400 would be fantastic for our family BBQs on the deck . Great for entertaining the grandkids as well when they’re out playing in our big back yard .

  7. After reading the descriptions of each, I feel that the JBL PartyBox 100 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker is the best suited to our needs as I have a huge deck that is perfect for summer entertaining & having extra connectivity gives us more chances to have a great blowout party or dozen!!!

  8. I’d love the Ultimate Ears Boom 3 for dockside tunes at the cottage! Or the Sony noise cancelling headphones for work and airplane travel, whenever that’s an option again!!

  9. I would love to have the Bose Soundbar 700 Smart speaker to play music in the house cause I love listening to music whenever I study or cook.

  10. I would pick the JBL PartyBox 100 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker to use on the deck when sitting outside.

  11. my choice would be for portability and convenience the Wireless, multi-room speaker the Bose Home 500 !

  12. I’m a fan of Marshall and Bose and I think both speakers would be fantastic to use outside while we social distance with friends

  13. I’m interested in klipsch aw 400 50 watt all weather outdoor speakers. They would add great sound to my front porch!

  14. Any would be great but the Ultimate Ears Hyperboom would be an excellent addition to our brand new deck that’s about to be built!

  15. I would like the Bose Home 500 wireless multi-room speaker, because it’s small and I can move it anywhere

  16. I’ve done some research and I’ve heard nothing but good things about the Bose sound bar 700 Smart Speaker. It has a sophisticated look/design and amazing sound.

  17. I think a Wireless, multi-room speaker like the Bose Home 500 mentioned in the article would be best for us, because we can easily move it from room to room to play music wherever we want.

  18. I would love to win the outdoor wireless speakers, so no matter where I want to sit and relax around my yard or deck, I could listen to great music

  19. I am interested in the Bose Home 500 wireless multi-room speaker, because it is portable and compact so can easily be moved from room to room.

  20. I would like the Klipsch AW-400 50-Watt All-Weather Outdoor Speakers to use in the backyard when we have friends over.

  21. the bose soundbar 700 smart speaker, because its smart and its bose, its got good bass and good sound

  22. Wow, the Jabra Elite Sport In-Ear Truly Wireless Headphones sound amazing, very impressed.

  23. Portable bluetooth speakers are perfect for streaming music from my phone anywhere I go, indoor or outdoor

  24. I’m obsessed with all of the Marshall speakers – especially since everyone in my home is a guitarist! Super neat 🙂

  25. i’m most interested in the JBL PartyBox 100 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker mostly for the 12 hour battery life and multiple ways for connectivity.

  26. Ultimate Ears Hyperboom speakers would be great for being on the patio with the kids listening to music and they can dance this summer of covid we’d all like to forget.

  27. I need a nice waterproof portable speaker for around the pool, but I’m cool with the Marshall Stockwell II speakers.

  28. I’m most interested in all-weather speakers like the Klipsch AW-400 Outdoor Speakers, they’d be a great addition to my backyard!

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