Whether you are sitting idle in a room or soul searching on a long drive, one has to admit Music is the best companion to have around. It’s certainly convenient to carry all your music or other multimedia with you in your portable smartphone, but the audio quality from smartphone speakers, irrespective of where they are mounted, almost always leaves you wanting for more.
This is where portable Bluetooth speakers step-in. Not only are they capable of delivering far superior output, they also come with an inbuilt battery and are extremely easy to carry around.
Still, Zeroing down to right speaker in this crowded market can be a tricky task. Due to this very reason, we have composed a list of top 5 portable Bluetooth speakers available in India under 3K.
Boat Stone 600
If you travel a lot in adverse conditions, the Boat Stone 600 Bluetooth speaker should be your companion. It comes with rock solid rugged design that can withstand rough usage.
The speaker is IPX6 certified which makes it water and dust resistant. Inside, it packs dynamic dual 40mm drivers which manage to pump 10W sound with decent bass. Boat Stone 600 supports Bluetooth 4.0 and 3.5mm aux-in for connectivity. As per the company, its average battery life is up to 8 hours.
- Rugged built quality
- Water and dust proof
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Good Sound
- No USB playback
- Takes time to charge
Circle Muze Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
The Circle muze stereo Bluetooth speaker scores well in aesthetics and connectivity options. The under 3K Bluetooth speaker takes inspiration from popular JBL Pulse 2 as it comes with similar multi-colored LED which glows when you play music. It has NFC for easy pairing, noise cancellation, gravity sensor and Waterproof IPX4 certification. That’s not all, it also features a microphone to make and receive calls.
Price: 1900/- (latest price)
- High on aesthetics
- Good connectivity options
- Not so loud
- No charging cable
Xiaomi Bluetooth Speaker
Off late Xiaomi has made an effort to expand its ecosystem beyond smartphones in India. More recently, Xiaomi introduced its new 20K mAh power bank and a Mi Bluetooth Speaker on the sideline of Redmi Note 3 launch event in India.
The Mi Bluetooth Speaker has a rectangular metal body design with all four buttons (to operate) featuring on the right-hand edge. This portable speaker comes with 1500mAh rechargeable battery, an AUX port and Bluetooth (range up to 15mtrs.) as connectivity options. Xiaomi has priced its Bluetooth speaker at Rs. 1,999 which defiantly deserves a pat on their back.
Price: Rs. 1,999/- (latest price)
- Excellent sound output
- Extended Bluetooth connectivity range
- Microphone to answer and make calls
- Available in multiple colour options
- No charger or cable bundled in the box
LG NP 1540
The South Korean tech giant is world famous for its displays/TVs, smartphones, and other innovative products. A few months back LG also introduced its own portable ultra-light speaker for music and entertainment enthusiasts. Under the hood, it features a single speaker which can be paired wirelessly to any Bluetooth-enable device.
If you own two LG NP 1540 you can pair them for a stereo output. It comes with an inbuilt rechargeable battery which as per the company claims can last up to 5 hours.
Price: Rs. 2,370/-
- Excellent built quality
- Clear sound
- No USB
- Mediocre battery life
JBL Go is a portable Bluetooth speaker from the American Audio electronics company. The compact size Bluetooth speaker features a rubber finish exterior and weighs 222 gram in total. JBL Go features all the control keys at the top.
The portable speaker comes in various funky color options and also features a 3.5mm AUX port as well as micro USB port. The JBL Go pumps audio at 3 Watts which is more than enough for a small room.
Price: Rs. 1,899/-
- Simple Design
- Loud and clear
- Built in Mic
- No carrying case
- Short Bluetooth range
Logitech X 100
Logitech X 100 is one of the most popular Bluetooth speakers available under the 3000 INR. Despite having a really small form factors Logitech X100 is surprisingly loud and clear. The palm-size speaker flaunts a unique mosaic-patterned grille at the top to ensure that sound oozing out doesn’t get muffled.
The 3 Watt speaker delivers decent bass and treble, however, users can notice slight distortion at peak volume. While watching movies Logitech X 100 also lives up to the expectation. To receive phone calls Logitech X 100 comes with built-in microphone as well.
Price: Rs. 1,439/-
- Compact design
- Bluetooth and AUX support
- Decent battery life
- Inbuilt Microphone
- Sound distorts at full volume
Skullcandy Shrapnel priced at Rs. 2,999 offers great audio quality in its class. Of all other speakers listed above, Shrapnel has an added advantage of being splash proof.
The boxed type speaker comes with rubber made control keys fitted on top. The speaker supports 3.5mm audio input and Bluetooth 4.0 as connectivity options.
Price: Rs. 2,999/-
- Powerful Sound
- Splash proof
- Mic to make calls
- Drop proof
- Auto power off
- Not the best looking Speaker
Last updated on 04/07/2017.