Whether you are known for the terrific house parties you host or if
you simply appreciate good music, Bluetooth speakers are a must-have for this generation. If you invest in a good portable speaker, you can have the best quality music on-the-move, without the wires holding you down and you need not even go broke over them.
I first came across a Best Bluetooth speaker at a friend’s party roughly a couple of years ago, and since then I have tried & tested a lot of different models. There are plenty of best Bluetooth wireless speakers available in the market. Here, I have made a list of the best Bluetooth speakers under 5000 in India.
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Top 10+ Best Bluetooth & Wireless Speakers under Rs.5000 in 2017 – India Overview Chart
|Picture||Speaker Name||Color||Weight||Rating (1-5)||Price|
|Philips BT-4200/94 – Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (Red)||Red||181 g||4.0||$$|
|JBL GO – Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (Black)||Black||132 g||4.3||$$|
|Philips SBT30/27 – SoundShooter Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Black)||Black||177 g||4.7||$$$$|
|JBL Flip 2 – Portable wireless speaker with 5-hour battery and speakerphone technology (Black)||Black||599 g||3.7||$$$$|
|Logitech X300 Bluetooth Speakers (Black/Brown)||Black/Brown||363 g||4.1||$$$|
|iBall Blu-FI X7 Bluetooth Portable Speakers||Silver||821 g||3.9||$$|
|Zoook Rocker Armor XL (30W) Bluetooth Speaker with Twin Bass Radiators and 4400 mah Battery (Black)||Black||830 g||3.9||$$$|
|Sony SRS-X11 Compact Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker with NFC (Black)||Black||213 g||4.3||$$$$|
|Altec Lansing Mini H2O IMW257 Bluetooth Speaker (Black)||Black||454 g||3.8||$$|
|Portronics POR-280 Sound Pot Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (Black)||Black||249 g||4.4||$$|
1. Philips BT-4200/94 – Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (Red)
Philips has been a trusted name in all Indian households for a long time and their speakers, too, stand true to the quality. Not only is the BT-4200 appealing to the eyes with their sleek design and red colour, but it also has quite a few things going on for them.
Apart from being such an eye candy, these speakers also have USB charging and their Bluetooth range is up to 10 meters. They have a good built-in battery that can be charged fully within 40-60 minutes and then gives a powerful backup of up to 3 hours of non-stop fun. These Bluetooth speakers are compatible with both Android and iOS platforms and therefore, can be used with a variety of devices.
It is covered with a manufacturer’s warranty that is valid for a year. The sound quality is what makes it one of the best wireless speakers under 5000. Of course, it can’t be a home-theatre level good, but it is quite exceptional in this price range. It is lightweight and performs well even at high volumes which most speakers can’t.
2. JBL GO – Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (Black)
The main USP of this Bluetooth speaker is that it packs quite a punch in a really small form. When it comes to being portable and handy, this is the one that beats all others. Standing at just slightly bigger than 8 X 3 X 7 (cm) in dimensions, it can practically fit in the palm of your hands.
It supports both Bluetooth and AUX cable plug-in. So, you can also connect it to your laptop or any other device while watching a movie or such. As can be expected because of the size, it is really light weighted. So, it doesn’t feel like a rock in your bag pack while you go camping.
Even though it has limited additional functions, it does deliver when it comes to the sound quality. It provides excellent echo and noise cancellation. And because the battery is not burdened with additional features, it gives an outstanding backup of up to 5 hours. There is also a built-in microphone that can be used for calls.
3. Philips SBT30/27 – SoundShooter Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Black)
This one has, quite probably, one of the unique designs when it comes to Bluetooth speakers. The outer layer is made of rubber that provides protection against bumps & fall which is ideal for rough handling. It can also be clipped to your belt, bag or keychain and hence, can be carried anywhere easily.
Its specialised design also delivers good quality sound. The music can be played both via Bluetooth or AUX cable and is compatible with both Android and iOS devices.
Its performance is consistent over a long duration of time. It is both durable and effective. The battery backup is supposed to last 8 hours but can vary depending upon the volume you use it at. There are only two buttons available on the body of the speaker; one to turn it on/off and the other to enable calls. All other functions are controlled via the music playing device itself.
4. JBL Flip 2 – Portable wireless speaker with 5-hour battery and speakerphone technology (Black)
This beauty is a personal favourite and what I am currently using for a while now. It is great for playing bass music. It comes with a bass port built in which ensures superior audio quality. Another great feature is the design. It’s a perfect cylinder that can easily fit inside your backpack, like a water bottle.
It distributes quality sound evenly in the entire room and is good for parties. The music can be played via Bluetooth or AUX and also supports NFC technology. Like most other top Bluetooth speakers under 5000, this one also comes with a built-in microphone. The noise and echo cancellation technology on this device is also quite commendable and the quality of the calls is always crystal clear. The battery backup of 5 hours is more than decent.
5. Logitech X300 – Bluetooth Speakers (Black/Brown)
Logitech is a trusted brand internationally and these speakers have a lot of features to look forward to. First of all, their angled design helps disperse the sound better and gives you as good a stereo surround sound experience as can be expected of a portable speaker. The bass is deep and the ranges of mid and high sounds are also good in quality.
It has a 3.5 mm audio jack in addition to the Bluetooth connectivity. The range of connection is 30 feet, which is quite competitive with other Bluetooth speakers below 5000. The battery backup, too, is at par with its contemporaries. One full charge allows you to listen to music for 5 hours non-stop.
6. iBall Blu-FI X7 – Bluetooth Portable Speakers
These speakers from iBall are definitely a good choice at this competitive price range. But, the real reason that this product from iBall is grabbing eyeballs (too soon for the pun?) is the number of added functions it lets you enjoy. This speaker can also be used as your table clock. It has a LED display and an option to set alarms.
What distinguishes this speaker from the majority of the rest discussed here is that it has the option of both Micro SD card and FM Radio connectivity. So, you can enjoy music over a wider variety of sources than other speakers. To top it all off, it can also be controlled with a remote that comes with it.
7. Zoook Rocker Armor XL (30W) – Bluetooth Speaker with Twin Bass Radiators and 4400 mah Battery (Black)
As can be judged at the first look at these speakers, these are some heavy duty stuff. They have twin bass radiators and the impact of beats from these is truly exceptional. The design is such that it can undergo a lot. It is a waterproof Bluetooth speaker, also dust proof, scratch proof and shock proof. In other words, they are as indestructible as it gets.
The sound quality is exceptional and the noise & echo cancellation is pretty good. Most important of all, these speakers can be connected to more than one device simultaneously. That is, at a given time, it can play music from up to 2 different devices and enhance the fun factor of the playback.
8. Sony SRS-X11 – Compact Portable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker with NFC (Black)
In my personal opinion, no list of audio and sound equipment can be complete without featuring a Sony product. The audio quality in their Smartphone and other devices has been known to be the best in class. These speakers, too, add to that long list of high-quality sound delivery.
They also come with a speaker pairing function. Which means, if you have more than one of these, they can be connected to each other, place them across each other diagonally and you’ll have superior surround sound.
But the main catch of this speaker is the sleek and compact design. It can fit in your palm and yet delivers powerful audio. It’s definitely eye-catchy and available in 4 colours so you can have your pick. The connectivity is via Bluetooth as well as AUX cable and the battery backup of 12 hours is quite exceptional.
9. Altec Lansing Mini H2O IMW257 – Bluetooth Speaker (Black)
The Altec Lansing Mini H20 is another rock solid and tough-guy sort of speaker that I have had a chance to use. It is perpetually everything proof, be it sand, shock, water, snow or scratch.
You can easily use it to play music underwater up to the depth of 1 meter. If that is not exceptional at this price, then I don’t know what is. However, after you have used these underwater, make sure that they are completely dry before playing them again, in order to avoid distortions.
It has a dual driver that delivers good quality sound. Also, it comes with a carabiner so you can easily attach it your belts and such for enhanced portability. The connectivity is through both Bluetooth and AUX cable and the connectivity range of the Bluetooth is up to 50 feet. It comes with a built-in microphone and a battery life that goes beyond its promised 6 hours.
10. Portronics POR-280 – Sound Pot Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (Black)
These speakers are designed specially to deliver, superior quality bass. Apart from that, it is also very high on the style factor.
It is sleek and cylindrical in shape, with a rubberized exterior that looks and feels good.
It is compatible with both Android and iOS devices. The connectivity range is great too and you can get the clear audio up to 10 meters.
Simultaneous playback option is available. That means that it can be connected to more than one device simultaneously and you can enjoy your music.
There are also added light effects that can enhance your music experience. The battery backup is decent at 4-5 hour.
Bluetooth speakers are available in a wide range of price and functionality. There are best Bluetooth speakers under 1000 as well as best Bluetooth speakers under 2000. Some can even easily go as high up as Rs. 10,000-12,000. But unless you are really a professional musician or something and care about minute details, there is no point in spending so much.
Hopefully, this article will help you decide which one is the best-suited device for you from the best Bluetooth speakers in India under 5000. As it is clear, there are a variety of options to choose from, whatever be your needs and price range. A good equipment can make all the difference in setting up the mood of a party or even for personal use. So, choose wisely!