During the holidays it’s important to stay on budget. While splashing out on high end electronics is tempting, it might also be unnecessary. There’s great options for music lovers under $50.

Shop portable speakers at Best Buy

Portable wireless speakers are the ultimate in versatility; with rechargeable batteries, sleek good looks and powerful portable sound, they can go go to the cottage or cabin, on a winter resort getaway, or even in some cases, along for the ride on the trip down that double diamond!

Best portable speakers under $50

House of Marley No Bounds waterproof Bluetooth speaker

The ecofriendly cork styling on this portable Bluetooth speaker means it looks as great as it sounds. Take House of Marley No Bounds skiing, or on a weekend getaway thanks to its splashproof design and wirelessly stream music from your mobile device to set the right mood. The integrated hook and carabiner make it easy to clip and take anywhere.

speaker under 50Altec Lansing Mini H2O II

Made for waterplay, Altec Lansing Mini H2O II has an IPX67 rating to withstand water, dust, and impacts. It floats so no matter what kind of mischief or activities you get up to, you won’t lose it. A 6 hour battery life should keep you going all day or all night.

JBL GO 2 Bluetooth speaker

The JBL GO 2 Bluetooth speaker is a compact wireless Bluetooth speaker that promises excellent sound quality on the go. With 5 hours of battery life and a rugged waterproof design, it’s also got a built in speakerphone.

Sony SRS-XB01 portable speaker

sony srs xb01 portable wireless bluetooth speakerSony’s lineup of portable speakers consistently delivers on high quality audio, and while pricier units are available, this one gives you great sound at a great price too; it’s the ultimate way to introduce someone to Sony products.

The fun-sized Sony SRS-XB01 speaker is ultra compact, and features Sony’s outstanding EXTRA BASS technology so your music will sound—and feel—amazing.

With an IPX5 water-resistant design, and 6 hours of battery life on a single charge, you can take it anywhere.

You might also want to pick up a few other things for your speakers. An extra Aux cable for wired connections to your portable speaker is always handy and well under $50.

These speakers are sure to be a hit for any music lover, and they’ll help you stay on budget.

Shop Portable Bluetooth speakers this season at Best Buy.

Erin Lawrence
Editor TV and Home Theatre
Erin is a journalist, writer, and TV producer with a fascination for technology and a love of gadgets. Check out her blog TechGadgetsCanada.com