The Best Speakers To Soundtrack Your Summer

Summer is a time for speakers. Lazy afternoons in the park call for a portable sound system, and impromptu BBQs turn everyone into a wannabe DJ. With that in mind, here are the best speakers to help soundtrack your sunny season from the likes of Bose and Sonos. With a range of colours and styles, there's something for everyone...

1 | Bose

All the professional level sound you expect from a Bose speaker, but in a gadget that fits in the palm of your hand. The SoundLink Mini-Bluetooth speaker II has an impressively deep bass and links up to any bluetooth device for gaming, home cinema screenings or to provide an intense soundtrack to your kick-around in the park.

2 | Bang & Olufsen


With a 24-hour battery and an aluminium sub-woofer, this compact speaker from sound experts B&O doesn't sacrifice sound for portability. Available in black too (if you're afraid the green might get lost in the grass) it also boasts an built-in microphone so you needn't even put down the piña colada to tell it to play 'Copacabana'.

3 | Wonderboom

With a robust simplistic design this waterproof bluetooth speaker boasts high quality sound and an easy listening experience. No remote or cable stress here – just volume control on the speaker and the rest from your phone. Easy breezy.

4 | Lexon

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In a wide array of colour options, these fun bluetooth speakers by Lexon allow you to link several up to amplify the sound or split them between different rooms at your house. Who says your party shouldn't have a chill out room playing Moby's greatest hits?

5 | Riva

This Alexa and Spotify-enabled wireless speaker is a worthy rival to the Sonos home speaker. It boasts crisp sound playback and allows you to add an additional battery pack to keep the party going.

6 | Sony


Get your vitamin C fix via this drop of sunshine speaker from Sony, which also comes in more neutral shades should you wish. The seriously affordable price-tag is all the more impressive given this wireless speaker has a 16-hour battery life and is waterproof. Chuck it in your suitcase for jaunts abroad this summer.

7 | Master & Dynamic

A wireless speaker that looks more like a piece of art than a gadget, this Master & Dynamic speaker is part a collaboration with architect Sir David Adjaye. While it might not be the right thing to pack for a day at the lido, it offers sound quality that fills a whole room and is compatible with auxiliary analog and optical inputs, so can play that record collection gathering dust in the corner.

8| Marshall

You'll know Marshall for the iconic designs of their home radios, but you might now know that they also make a portable wireless speaker with the same stylish aesthetic. With a carrying case, lightweight design and 25 hours of playing time, it's a perfect marriage of style and convenience.

9| Tivoli

The two-pound aluminium-cased Andiamo Bluetooth speaker will fit in one hand, but don't worry, it still packs a sizeable punch as well as a very impressive 20 hours of battery life. The leather strap is another nice touch, too.


10 | Samsung

More than just a smartphone brand, Samsung's home tech and speakers are also a great investment. This eye-catching, bottle-shaped portable speaker boasts 360° surround sound, links up with your phone to wirelessly charge it and has a convenient carry strap.

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