Every fall, legions of young adults make the big move out of mom and dad’s house and out on their own for the first time. Even in these strange times if a move-out isn’t an option, there’s still a case to be made for creating a dedicated study space for remote learning too.

One key item to help drown out distractions—or to help chill out—is a wireless Bluetooth speaker. One that’s portable so when social distancing rules do let up, you can bring the tunes along.

Ultimate Ears Bluetooth speakers

Compact sized but big on sound, Ultimate Ears Bluetooth speakers are known for its cool and stylish line of portable speakers. You’ll get crisp clear audio with strong bass so you can keep the party going with the Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2. Or put on some soothing rainforest sounds to help you concentrate on studying. With a ten hour battery life you should have more than enough juice for an epic shaker or lengthy study session, and it’s got fast micro USB recharging.

Ultimate ears speakers are also genrally waterproof dirt-proof, and shockproof, so you can bring it wherever your wild college adventures take you. They often also float, so if it’s on a watery adventure, it’s not going to end up at the bottom of the pool.

If you need even more audio power, you can also connect two Ultimate Ears wireless Bluetooth speakers together for dual speaker power and bigger sound.

JBL Charge 4 review soundJBL Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speakers

Need a speaker with a longer lasting battery? Another hugely popular brand is JBL. JBL’s portable Bluetooth speakers including the JBL Charge 4, has an astounding 20 hours of battery life that’s easily rechargeable.

With high quality stereo sound and the ability to connect three devices to the speaker, it means you can share DJ duties with your roommates with ease.

Conveniently, the JBL speakers can also be used as a power bank to charge your other devices, so no one will run out of power if you happen to be away from a plug.

Sony SRS-XB lineup of Wireless Bluetooth Speakers

sony srs-xb33 wireless bluetooth speakerAnother solid option with great sound and cool good looks is Sony’s SRS-XB lineup. I had a chance to review this speaker range a couple of times and it’s still among my top portable speaker picks.

The two-channel speaker system and Sony’s EXTRA BASS technology give this speaker range (check out the SRS-XB23, SRS-XB33 and SRS-XB-43) a deep rich bass, while its compact design and Bluetooth connectivity make it super easy to bring the party with you wherever you go.

Easy to connect with either Bluetooth or Near Field Communication (NFC) the speaker lineup is super easy to set up and use.

portable bluetooth speaker buying guide - bose portable bluetooth speakerBose Portable Wireless Speakers

Looking for a speaker brand with a strong reputation for high quality audio? Bose has been around forever and makes a variety of portable audio solutions for every situation. From compact speakers to party-ready audio options and 360 degree room filling Bluetooth speakers, it’s worth checking out the Bose lineup.

Whatever your needs are; whether you want to be party-ready, or study-focused, there’s a portable wireless Bluetooth speaker that will fit your needs, style and budget at Best Buy.  Check out more great Bluetooth speakers 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


  1. I was amazed at the sound coming from this speaker! It’s perfect for using outside on my deck or in the backyard. I have a pretty large yard and the sound is great no matter where we are in the yard. I love the band on the back that lets you clip it onto a chair or bench.

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