When it comes to the best party speakers there are a lot of options out there on the market. Today I’ll be narrowing down the options for specific scenarios, and hopefully providing you with what you need!
There are a lot of newcomers on the market in the party speaker realm along with the classics. Depending on what type of “partying” you are doing usually will help decide on what speaker you need.
For example, if you are pool partying, then you might want a waterproof speaker. Or, if you’re in the middle of the desert without power, then you’ll need one with a big battery.
It can be difficult to discern between all the options out there, but that’s what I’m here for! If you’re looking for more “hidden” speakers, I wrote about my favorite Bluetooth rock speakers as well.
With that being said, let’s get into it!
- What Are Party Speakers?
- What to Look for in a Party Speaker?
- Best Party Speakers
- Bluetooth Speakers
- DJ Speakers
- Tailgating Speakers
Our goal is to answer some of the most asked questions when it comes to party speakers. While there are hundreds of choices when it comes to Bluetooth speakers and party speakers, we’ll hopefully clear up some of the confusion on what’s the best!
We’re going to include some of our favorites from all types of speakers so that there is an option for everyone.
What Are Party Speakers?
Party speakers are designed to provide the maximum amount of volume and features catering to a party atmosphere.
There are different types of party speakers including; Bluetooth, standing, bookshelf, portable and waterproof.
Typically these party speakers were associated with DJ use. However, recently they have become a lot more affordable and accessible for everyone.
What to Look for in a Party Speaker?
Some of the best party speakers have similar properties. Typically they have Bluetooth connectivity, a big sound or bass profile, are relatively portability and have high practicality.
When looking at speakers, you should consider all of these features before making a decision.
Speaker technology has remained stagnant over the past few decades. Most speakers are still some sort of cone material that vibrates and then produces sound (how sound is made). However, what has changed is the technology included in these speakers.
Keep an eye out on what technology manufacturer’s include, because it could just make the difference!
Best Party Speakers
Starting off with the Best Party Speakers list. We found the easiest way to organize this list is by type of speaker. We then further organized by performance.
Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM Bluetooth Speaker [230W]
If you’re looking for the best party speakers, you found them. These are some of the best you can buy. But, the Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM is a typical example of a portable Bluetooth speaker.
It is one of the biggest, most powerful Bluetooth speakers that isn’t ridiculously enormous. The UE HYPERBOOM is small enough that you can still fit it into a duffle bag. But, still big enough that it brings a huge sound to the table.
Features include an app to connect other BOOM speakers, an included USB charging port from the speaker, music control and adaptive equalizer. It also is splash proof with a IPX4 rating.
The HYPERBOOM sound quality is crystal clear, volume is extremely loud, battery life is up to 24 hours, Bluetooth 5.0 provides a reliable connection and there are several ports for connectivity. Highly recommended.
In the Bluetooth Party Speakers category we are also including; portable party speakers and wireless party speakers.
Sony XB72 High Power Audio System (GTX-XB72) [80W]
The Sony XB72 is a high power home audio system Bluetooth speaker. This is an extremely powerful, large speaker that boasts a lot of volume!
It does not have a built-in battery, and requires a standard 110V outlet for power. However, you can find the Sony XB90 that is the exact same speaker, but with a battery! While this might not be convenient for some, it makes the speaker a lot lighter. It also allows the XB72 to charge devices and have basically unlimited “battery life”.
The Sony XB72 also includes party lights built-in. When playing music, the lights strobe and dance along to the beat. There is also an integrated microphone input so that you can use the speaker as a karaoke machine.
This speaker is a great option if you’re looking for a literal party speaker. It screams, “LET’S PARTY!” with the included lights and big sound. It sounds very good, especially for rap and electronic music. Additionally, you can use this speaker at 100% volume with 0 distortion.
Soundcore Trance Bluetooth Speaker [80W]
The Soundcore Trance speaker is most affordable big-sound speakers you can find. It provides 101dB of thumping sound powered by a 5.25 inch subwoofer and 2-inch tweeter. Along with a custom passive radiator, the Soundcore Trance provides some awesome big bass noise.
This speaker features BassUp technology that adds real-time algorithmic analysis for intense bass. It also adds a fully waterproof IPX7-rating. Similar to the Sony XB72, the Trance has LED lights that “Pulse” flow along with the beat.
Additionally, there is a Soundcore app to control different LED effects, music controls and other dynamic settings. Finally, it can also charge your phone or other small devices.
Toshiba TY-ASC65 Speaker System [60W]
The Toshiba TY-ASC65 is a wireless speaker system with 60W of output power!
While this speaker is similar to others we have checked out before, it does have a built-in 12V battery and charger. The biggest advantage it has is the Super Bass function. It is an extremely powerful Bluetooth speaker with a lot of bass.
Toshiba isn’t typically a company you think about when considering Bluetooth speakers. But, they do make some great high-end audio equipment and the TY-ASC65 is no exception.
In the DJ Party Speakers category we are also including; big party speakers and outdoor party speakers.
Alphasonik 10″ 1000W PRO (Pair)
The Alphasonik 10″ Powered 1000W PRO DJ speakers are a great choice for the best DJ party speakers.
They have a complete DJ package including: one passive speaker, one active speaker (providing power for both speakers), tripods to mount the speakers, microphone and cables.
If you’re looking for a simple speaker setup that packs a lot of power, the Alphasonik are definitely for you! They offer a smaller 8″ set or bigger 12″ and 15″ sets.
Alphasonik includes a full array of digital music playback controls. The control panel has a high-quality LED display to help you figure out what is going on. Additionally, there is a built-in customizable equalizer, several inputs and LED lights.
The included speaker LED lights will synchronize to your music. They also can strobe with the beat, but can be turned off if needed.
The best part is that they are simple enough to use, even if you aren’t a professional! The negatives are that they aren’t very portable and do need wired power.
AKUSTIK 12″ 3000W Speaker System
If you’re looking for power the AKUSTIK 12″ 3000W DJ speaker system is for you!
The AKUSTIK 3000W speaker system is an incredible professional array that includes; one active subwoofer, eight speaker arrays, two speaker stands and cables.
Even though it is a professional system, it still does support ease-of-use. It has a wireless Bluetooth connection and an included remote control. Additionally, you can adjust the EQ and settings with a built-in screen.
The speakers have 650W RMS power and 3000W peak power. AKUSTIK claims that this power will accommodate 500 square meters and 200 people.
While this might be overkill for some, it might be perfect for others. It will 100% be perfect for a party or even just as backyard outdoor party speakers.
Pyle Wall Mount Speaker System (Pair)
If you’re looking for a more outdoor party speaker system, the Pyle wall mounted speaker system is perfect!
It includes two woofers, and two marine grade speakers. The speakers are designed for 300W of power and have Bluetooth built-in.
They are designed to be mounted on a wall (interior or exterior), but are perfect for backyard outdoor speakers!
Pyle Portable PA Speaker System [800W]
The Pyle wireless speaker system is an 800W high-powered Bluetooth speaker. The 800W of peak power really adds some volume to the speaker system. It also features a 12-inch subwoofer and 1-inch tweeter for extremely powerful bass.
The Pyle speaker is compatible with a USB flash drive, Bluetooth, SD cards and aux input. It also has party lights that can be controlled with a remote control. They can be controlled independently, or pulse to the music.
Ion Tailgater Express Bluetooth Speaker [50W]
The Ion Tailgater is one of the most popular portable Bluetooth party speakers. It has 50W of dynamic power that provides a great sound signature. The Tailgater easily pairs with Bluetooth or NFC and has a high-quality microphone included.
It also features a rechargeable battery that can last for days. In addition, it can charge your phone and small devices as well. While it isn’t as loud as some of the others speakers from before, it has great sound quality. The highs are crisp, mids are pronounced and bass is punchy.
ECOXGEAR EcoBoulder+ Bluetooth Speaker
The ECOXGEAR EcoBoulder+ is a 100W portable speaker and PA system. It is special because it is 100% waterproof and dust proof. The EcoBoulder+ is IP67 rated and also floats.
Floating Bluetooth speakers have become popular recently. This one provides adequate sound quality and Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity. The 100W of dynamic power provides great bass and treble. It also comes with preset equalizers and a DSP audio chip.
Another cool feature of the ECOXGEAR EcoBoulder+ is the waterproof compartment. There is a removable storage compartment that allows you to keep your phone and accessories dry. This is a great speaker to use while boating or on the water!
AmazonBasics Party Speaker [40W]
The AmazonBasics Party Speaker is a wireless PA speaker system with lights, radio and other features!
This AmazonBasics speaker is one of the lower power speakers on our list. However, it still does pack-a-punch with features, sound, and price.
It is a 40W portable speaker system with built in bass boost and FM radio. The speaker also has USB playback and charging, aux input and Bluetooth connectivity. Also, it has a rechargeable battery and LED lights.
The AmazonBasics party speaker is a decent quality speaker especially for the price. It has a decent volume and bass. While it isn’t the highest of quality speakers on this list, it does come in at a value-oriented price point.