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A massive 100-foot Bluetooth range and an astounding 20-hour battery life make the UE Megaboom one of Insider Picks’ favorite speakers of 2018.Ultimate Ears Instagram
- The web is full of indoor and outdoor audio deals this Cyber Monday, give your weary eyes a rest and let us do what we do best.
- We’ve found the best speaker deals for all within most budgets.
- While they may be a little pickier than your average gift recipient, don’t forget the audiophiles in your life this holiday season.
Scouring the web for deals on audio equipment can be a headache and a half, and then some if you don’t quite know what you’re after.
We spent the morning sifting and sorting through the seemingly endless list of Cyber Monday sales in all things sound, from wireless and Bluetooth to waterproof, dustproof, and all-around life-proof (and for those particular audiophiles who can manage to take good care of their stuff, we’ve got a couple of top-notch picks as well).
So, without further ado, rock on with your bad self and pick out a new set of speakers this Cyber Monday. You (and/or they, as the case may be) deserve it.
Looking for more deals? We’ve rounded up the best Cyber Monday deals on the internet.
A waterproof, submersible, all-around disaster-proof speaker that fits into a cupholder
This is the be-all and end-all of outdoors speakers within most reasonable budgets. It floats, it fits into a cup holder (which means, like, in your cooler seat, in your console, in your pool toys, or pretty much anything with a cupholder). Plus, the 360 degrees of LED lighting comes in handy as one might imagine, and the company claims that it’ll hold a charge for over 50 hours of playtime. Oh, and it sounds pretty darn good with a four-inch passive bass speaker and omnidirectional Hi-Fi sound. You get the idea. It’s worth it.
A space-age-looking, punch-packing wireless speaker system
A space-age-looking, punch-packing wireless speaker systemharman/kardon
This might be the steal of the week. Sleek and streamlined as anything, this flat little device produces an astonishing basso profundo. You’ll likely not see this deceptively loud disk on sale anywhere near this price until this time next year when something newer, and potentially thinner and better, takes its place. The only downside is that the five-hour lithium-ion battery charge won’t last, which, together with its over seven-pound weight, keeps it prohibitively dysfunctional as a portable device.
A highly portable waterproof Bluetooth speaker
This is just the miniature version of the speaker above, which if you can spring for it (and of course, pack it), is worth the jump. Water-resistant down to one meter for 30 minutes (IPX7 water- and shock-proof), the UE WONDERBOOM is a favorite around the Insider Picks office with superb 360-degree sound, a long charge, and a cute little lanyard loop.
An affordable, portable Bluetooth speaker for under $10
Are there bigger, better, louder portable speakers? Of course. But at $9.99? Good luck. I tested the Insignia Wave 2 beside a SCOSCHE’s BOOMBUOY, which I bought for my boat, and liked its sound better. The only problem was that it wasn’t waterproof. Still, for a knock-around speaker, this is hard to…knock.