With Bluetooth speakers being around for a few years now and so many readily available it can be hard to know the difference between the various options. Obviously the original brands such as Bose, Philips and Sony are on the more expensive side but are they really better? Not always in our opinion. There are several factors to consider when looking at buying a new pair of bluetooth speakers.
Firstly, louder is not always better but you do need sufficient volume depending on your needs. Most bluetooth speakers are quite small but can put out a decent volume. Most bluetooth speakers under €100 will be under 20 Watts which to be honest is plenty powerful for most people.
This is an obvious one but one not many people actually check before buying whether it’s reviews online or in a bricks and mortar shop itself. Most speakers should be giving a crisp clear sound with the option of added bass for all your dance heads! We suggest looking up reviews of the product before purchase and check the decibel range before purchasing to ensure you are getting the right quality.
Obviously bluetooth speakers are made to be used with bluetooth devices such as phones and tablets but it’s also important they have a physical audio jack for old school phones or if you want to save your battery by switching off the bluetooth and going old school with a cable. Some older laptops don’t have a bluetooth function and many people have their music on their laptops so an audio jack is important but again something people tend to over look for the more advanced functions when purchasing.
Other things to consider are radio ability. Can it play FM radio? This isn’t a make or break with a lot of people these days but it is still another feature to look out for. We also recommend checking the size of the speaker for portability. This guide was brought to you by www.bluetoothireland.ie