Looking to bring your music outdoors while the weather is nice over the spring and summer? There are lots of options for speakers that will let you take big sound into the great outdoors—and some of them are even portable so they can accompany you to the park or on a picnic, too!
If you want to take your music on the go—indoors or out—these speakers are our favorite options.
Best Speaker for Poolside: TDK Life on Record A33 Wireless Weatherproof Speaker
For poolside listening, it would be hard to do better than this rugged, weatherized design from TDK. This water-resistant Bluetooth speaker is quite portable—weighing just under three pounds—making it a great companion for your next pool party.
Just remember that it’s water-resistant rather than water proof: so while it will stand up to splashes, don’t toss it in the pool!
Best Bluetooth Speaker: Logitech UE Mobile Boombox
Though it isn’t specifically designed for the outdoors, this portable Bluetooth speaker—which will play music from your smartphone or any other Bluetooth-enabled source—offers very good sound for a reasonable price which makes it a best buy in our book.
It’s a bit bigger than pocket-sized and weighs just over a pound, but is still small enough to easily drop in a purse or backpack—and it even comes in a variety of stylish colors.
If you’re mostly going to be doing your listening in one place—grilling on your own patio or enjoying your back yard—you may want to investigate the superior sound these installed speakers can provide.
Best Hidden Speaker: Theater Solutions 2R4G Outdoor Garden Waterproof Granite Rock Patio Speaker Pair
Can you find the speaker hidden in this photo? If you’re looking for something that will blend into your garden, these speakers designed to look chunks of granite may be just the thing.
They’re waterproof and designed to stand up against any weather conditions—all you need to do is put them at a convenient spot outdoors and run cables to them. And, as the lowest priced speaker on this list, what’s not to love?
Price: $59.99 at Amazon
Best Mounted Speaker: Yamaha NS-AW150 2-Way Outdoor Speakers
This simple set of speakers by Yamaha produces solid sound at a very reasonable price, which makes them a great addition to your deck or patio. They’re water resistant and designed to endure light, wind, water and rain with a rugged, sealed speaker compartment.
Designed to be wall-mounted, these speakers come with mounting hardware for easy installation.
Best Outdoor Wireless Speaker Without Bluetooth: Sabrent Weather Resistant 150 FT 2 Speaker System with Remote and Dual Power Transmitter
Not interested in running wires all over the yard but don’t have a stereo that supports Bluetooth? These Sabrent speakers are just the thing. Just plug the transmitter into your stereo and then place the 900MHz wireless speakers anywhere within 150 feet.
With no cables and no mounting, this is definitely the easiest installation of any of the speakers on our list.
Price: $149.99 on Amazon
Best Outdoor Speaker with 360 Sound: Bose Free Space 51 environmental speakers
These high-quality speakers from Bose are designed to go in (or on) the ground and provide 360 degrees of sound coverage. They’re a pricey option, but Bose is a brand known for its sound quality—and for that quality, you pay a premium price.
Like the other speakers on this list, these are designed to work well outdoors, are tested to withstand weather conditions and backed by a 5-year warranty.
So what’s stopping you? Get outside and enjoy the great outdoors!