Let’s be honest; music enhances just about any experience. The summer months call for impromptu get togethers that are deserving of a speaker that is as spontaneous as you are. We’ve sifted through dozens of options and narrowed it down to three great wireless Bluetooth speakers that are ready to go wherever life takes you.
1. Marshall Kilburn
Having already made a name for themselves nearly 60 years ago making guitar amplifiers, the people at Marshall have branched out into the world of high-end Bluetooth audio. With 20 hours of music playback on a single charge, the Marshall Kilburn speaker is as portable and enduring as you need it to be for all of your daily (and nightly) adventures. The Kilburn is surprisingly loud for its size and features very balanced tone with defined, but not overpowering bass. The gold knob controls allow you to tweak both the bass and treble (for the discerning audiophile) and tailor the sound to your listening needs. Aesthetically, the Kilburn resembles a vintage guitar amplifier with a beautiful silver-face speaker cloth and the iconic Marshall logo. The Kilburn has a leather strap to top it all off, so you can carry it basically anywhere.
2. Bang & Olufsen Beoplay S3
Bang & Olufsen, Danish purveyors of designer audio/video equipment, have brought us another fantastic speaker with the release of the Beoplay S3. The S3 is one of the smallest Bluetooth speakers that Bang & Olufsen currently offers, but don’t be fooled by its size; it is loud, really loud. And if you need it louder, you can purchase another S3 and pair it via Bluetooth for an even bigger sound. The Beoplay S3 features a beautiful, geometric silhouette with elegant lines, but if that’s not your thing, you can actually change the shape and color of the speaker in a matter of seconds (additional color “skins” are available for purchase). Bang & Olufsen certainly delivers with a product that gives a customizable, immersive listening experience at home, or on the go.
3. Harmon Kardon Onyx
Harmon Kardon certainly separates itself from the masses with the Onyx Studio 2. Resembling a miniature satellite dish, the Onyx Studio 2 stands upright with the support of two copper-colored legs. The control buttons are seamlessly integrated into the rim of the speaker and follows the low-profile motif beautifully. On a single charge, the Onyx Studio 2 can play music at moderate volumes for up to five hours, and if you’re listening at home or near an outlet, you can plug it in so you don’t need to worry about running down the battery. The Onyx Studio 2 also features a microphone for incoming calls so you can take care of business and resume listening with the press of a button.