Whether you're camping outdoors, enjoying a day out on the lake, or just barbecuing in the backyard, music can set the tone and create the perfect atmosphere. You want a great speaker that puts out powerful sound at a reasonable price, but the long list of options can be dizzying. Here are some of our picks for the best portable speakers under $100 to get your outdoor soundtrack going.
Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM
$99.99 on Amazon
Coming in at just under $100, the Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM is everything you want in a portable speaker. It has high water and dust resistance, great sound quality, and a 13-hour battery life. Not only that, but it also floats! It will last as long as the party does, and with its multi-directional sound and ability to pair with other WONDERBOOM speakers, everyone will be able to hear what this powerful little speaker has to say.
Anker Soundcore Motion+
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$99.99 on Amazon
Call it the newer, sleeker cousin of the Soundcore Boost, the Soundcore Motion+ comes equipped with 30W speakers for a deep, powerful sound. Featuring a BassUp button that turns up the bass even further than the Boost, the Motion+ battery lasts up to 12 hours and is virtually waterproof. It is also the first Anker speaker with Bluetooth 5.0, to keep your signal strong and consistent, and a USB-C port for faster charging.
Anker Soundcore Boost
$59.99 on Amazon
Our personal favorite, the Anker Soundcore Boost delivers 20W of high quality, high power audio performance with twin subwoofers that gives you powerful bass. Hit the “UP” button on the top of the speaker to add even more bass to your Soundcore Boost. With up to 12 hours of play time, it has plenty of battery to last until the sun comes up.
It also comes equipped with a USB port to act as a mobile battery bank, and a speakerphone so you can answer all those calls from your neighbors asking if they can come over and hang out around your pool with the Soundcore Boost blasting the perfect playlist.
$39.99 on Amazon
Another great value option, the DOSS SoundBox comes with two 6W speakers for great sound at a small size and low price point. With a 12-hour battery life, it will last all day at the beach and only takes 3 hours to recharge using the included micro-sd cable. The DOSS SoundBox carries decent water resistance, perfectly safe to use it outdoors or in the shower.
The DOSS SoundBox is an excellent portable speaker with a price that is ripe for an impulse buy.
OontZ Angle 3
$34.99 on Amazon
At just $34.99, the OontZ Angle 3 is the ultimate value buy in portable speakers. Delivering 14W of power, the Angle 3 comes equipped with deep, rich bass and distortion-free sound even at max volume. The Angle 3 is waterproof and can be submerged in water a meter deep for up to 30 minutes. The Angle 3’s battery lasts an impressive 20 hours. It also comes equipped with a built-in mic so it can become a hands-free speakerphone.
If you’re looking to get incredible sound at an extraordinary value, the OontZ Angle 3 is the portable speaker for you.