Best Bluetooth Speakers Under Rs.2,000

by | Feb 13, 2018

It seems everyone has a Bluetooth speaker in their product lineup today and selecting the best one for our needs has become a dizzying experience. When we have hundreds of options in front of us, it will be tricky to pick the right one for you.

That’s why we have invested our efforts to pick the best Bluetooth speakers under Rs.2000, and luckily, we could compile a list of 10 outstanding portable speakers for you. We hope this list will help you pick out the perfect portable speaker for your needs.

After spending hours of research on budget Bluetooth speakers, we found that the boAt Stone 600 is the best Bluetooth speaker you can buy under Rs.2000 in India right now.

It represents exceptional value for money and is able to deliver a 10W of pure authority with high-quality sound performance. If you enjoy rich sound and powerful bass, we can guarantee that this speaker will surpass your expectations. It is hands down one of the loudest Bluetooth speakers you can find at a bargain price of Rs.2000 in India.

It is IPX6 certified waterproof and shockproof, which means that you can take it virtually anywhere besides the beach, pool or house parties and it will easily rock a small to medium sized party with powerful music.

The battery life of boAt Stone 600 is incredible as well, it can last a phenomenal 8 to 10 hours on a single charge, and is the ideal party speaker to keep the party going throughout the night. Clearly, the best Bluetooth speaker you can buy under Rs.2000.

If you are more inclined to sound clarity rather than loudness and bass, we recommend you to go for Portronics POSH Bluetooth speaker. We are really impressed with the balanced sound quality and clarity of this portable speaker during our testing.

More than this, the POSH is more portable than the Stone 600 and it has a cool LED indicator which will let you know how much battery is left with the speaker.

It has wider frequency range (20Hz – 20kHz) than the boAt Stone 600 (40Hz – 20kHz) so it is able to produce sub-bass sounds more clearly than the boAt one.

1. boAt Stone 600

Overall Best Pick

The boAt Stone 600 is one of the loudest Bluetooth speakers you can find at this price range of Rs.2,000. It is superbly well-built and produces surprisingly good sound. It has great battery life, amazing build quality and most importantly a superb sound quality for the price.

The boAt Stone 600 is your ideal choice if you want to spend the money on a Bluetooth speaker that could be considered high-quality in this budget. It offers everything you can expect from a high-quality portable speaker. It has great battery life, amazing build quality and most importantly a superb sound quality for the price.

Enough with the praises, let’s have a detailed look at the speaker, its pros and cons.

Build Quality

When boAt decided to make a durable speaker on a budget, they really made full justice to it. The Stone 600 is one of the best well built and solid Bluetooth speaker you can get in the Rs.2,000 price bracket.

The most exciting thing about this speaker is, it is developed for outdoor as well as indoor activities. It can endure through heavy splashing of rain even if water is poured at high pressure. Keeping the speaker safe from water and dust is a discrete round flap that covers the aux input, micro USB port and power button. This flap is one of the main reasons why the Stone 600 is able to receive its IPX6 waterproof and shockproof certification.

Now, let’s check what this speaker has to offer on the design front. On the longer side, the boAt Stone 600 has five buttons. You will find buttons which function for the volume down/up, pause/play and Bluetooth pairing. On the bottom right-hand edge of the speaker grill, it has an LED indicator which tells you when the speaker is in pairing mode.

Sound Quality

When it comes the sound quality, the boAt Stone 600 stands out from the rest with its loud and bass-heavy sound output. The dynamic dual 40 mm drivers pack a punch of true bass like no other speakers in this list, delivering a rhythmic response to even the most demanding tracks. It offers a wide frequency range of 40Hz-20kHz so you can experience almost all of the sub-bass sounds without losing much. ( But Portronics POSH and Portronics Dome has better frequency range)

This speaker is louder than you expect from a budget Bluetooth speaker in this price range, thanks to the pair of 5 Watts speaker drivers inside. If you are a bass-head and looking for a portable speaker with good bass and loudness, you will be really pleased with these value for money speakers from boAt.

Connectivity

As far as connection goes boAt claims this speaker has a range of 30 feet or 9 meters. The Bluetooth 4.0 is enough for connecting any Bluetooth devices for an uninterrupted playback.

When your smartphone is connected, you can also answer/end calls directly from the speaker. It comes with an easy click on controls for your music. Control volume by Volume +/- button and you can change tracks by clicking on next and previous buttons. Additionally, for non-Bluetooth devices, you can use the 3.5mm cable AUX-IN jack which comes with the box.

Battery Life

boAt claims that the Stone 600 will get you around 8 hours of constant playback, but does specify that it depends on the volume and audio content. Still, playing songs at max volume still be able to squeeze at least 7 hours of playback time out of this speaker.

The battery backup is not the best on this list, but still, this is more than what you can expect from a budget portable speaker considering its louder sound and competitive price tag.

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Superb sound quality

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Great bass output

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Loud and crisp sound

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Good build quality

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Waterproof design

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Design is not attractive

Specifications

PRODUCT DIMENSIONS23 x 8.4 x 11.8 cm
OUTPUT WATTS10 Watts
WEIGHT662 g
WIRELESS RANGE9 m
BATTERY BACKUP10 Hours
WARRANTY1 Year

2. Portronics POSH

Runner-Up Pick

Portronics POSH is a real value for money Bluetooth speaker you can buy in India right now. It looks beautiful, has great build quality, superb sound clarity and a unique battery level indicator. It has wider frequency range (20Hz – 20kHz) than the boAt Stone 600 (40Hz – 20kHz) so it is able to produce sub-bass sounds more clearly than its counterpart.

Portronics POSH is our runner-up pick for the best Bluetooth speaker under Rs.2,000. It comes with 6-watt dual driver speakers, IPX4 water resistance, 6 hours of playback time and great sound quality.

Apart from its beautiful design, it has an LED battery level indicator which is a feature we don’t see in speakers at this price point.

Let’s dive into the detailed review of it.

Build Quality

Portronics POSH is made of high-quality plastic which gives a leatherette finish with an anti-skid texture for better grip in the hand.

Portronics claims that the speaker is IPX4 water resistant which means it can handle a few splashes or drops of water, even though you can’t dip it into a pool of water. This water resistance certification will ensure its protection against water splashes on your outdoor adventures.

The speaker has five different buttons, all of them are multifunctional. For example, next and previous buttons also act as volume up and volume down when long pressed (unfortunately, it may become annoying to some people).

The POSH is very lightweight and its small size makes this speaker easy to toss into a bag and take with you wherever you go.

Battery Backup

When it comes to the battery backup, this Bluetooth speaker offers a playback time of up to 6 hours which is not that impressive as compared to our top pick, the boAt Stone 600. Most other speakers on our list offer better battery backup than the POSH.

But the LED indicator is a unique feature which really helps to find out how much battery life is left on the speaker.

Connectivity

Like any other speakers on this list, Portronics POSH has two connectivity options including Bluetooth and AUX cable. Connecting this speaker via Bluetooth doesn’t take too many efforts as well. Portronics POSH can also be connected to a PC via micro USB cable so that it can be played as a USB audio device.

Sound Quality

The speaker has a pair of 3-watts audio drivers which can produce enough sound that can fill a large room or a small outdoor party. It produces sounds that are loud and clear with a quality sub bass output.

The Portronics POSH has an aggressive sound with controlled bass, which is surprisingly good for an affordable outdoor Bluetooth speaker. But, keep in mind that this is not as loud as the boAt Stone 600 because the latter has a better thumping bass output.

Several users of this speaker have pointed out that the speaker moves from its place when bass heavy tracks are played as it lacks some grip at the bottom.

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Beautiful design and good build quality

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LED indicator for battery level

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Supports USB audio through a PC

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Best sound clarity

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Shakes a lot when bass heavy tracks are played

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Low battery backup

Specifications

PRODUCT DIMENSIONS17 x 9.6 x 6.6 cm
OUTPUT WATTS2 X 3 Watts
WEIGHT280 g
WIRELESS RANGE10 m
BATTERY BACKUP6 Hours
WARRANTY1 Year
FREQUENCY RANGE20Hz – 20kHz

3. Portronics Dome

Best Speaker for Bass and Design

Portronics Dome is a beautifully designed speaker with great bass output. The Dome packs two powerful 5-watt drivers in the front and a passive radiator behind the speaker for great bass sound production. It also offers a 2000 mAh battery which will give you around 8 hours of playback time. It has Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity and IPX4 splash resistance out of the box.

Portronics Dome is another quality Bluetooth speaker from the brand Portronics, which comes with a different style of design. It looks like a turtle shell. The uniqueness of this budget Bluetooth speaker is its design and the surprisingly good sound quality.

Dome features two powerful 5-watt drivers in the front and a passive radiator behind the speaker for great bass sound production. It also offers a 2000 mAh battery which will give you around 8 hours of playback time. It has Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity and IPX4 splash resistance out of the box.

Build Quality

Portronics Dome has a unique design when compared to other Bluetooth speakers on this list, it looks like a saucer-shaped UFO which is covered with a cotton fabric on top and large volume buttons on it.

The design is ‘inspired’ by the highly popular UE Roll barring the rubberized ring as a nifty addition. The rubberized ring under the speaker can be used as a stand or hang it on a hook, which can go up to 180-degree of angle.

The large volume buttons on the top of the speaker provide good tactile feedback and it can also be used as the song skip button. On the back, you will see 2 buttons which are for microphone and on/off, there is no dedicated button for Bluetooth connectivity.

The bottom side of the speaker is made of plastic material, where it features a passive radiator which delivers good bass thumb. Portronics has managed to make this portable speaker protected from small splashes with IPX4 certification.

Overall, the build quality of the speaker is really good, but not the best on this list. Portronics Dome weighs around 260g which is a little bit heavier than other tiny speakers on this list.

Battery Backup

Portronics Dome comes with a 2000 mAh Li-Ion battery which guarantees a backup time of around 8 hours. You will get more than 10 hours of playback time if you are using the speaker in 50-60% volume and an AUX cable for connection.

Connectivity

Dome can be connected to your smartphones or laptops with Bluetooth or an AUX cable. The device is easy to connect via Bluetooth, it also has voice notifications which will let you notified about which connection mode you are in and whether the battery is about to die or not.

You can also attend to your important calls through this speaker as it has a microphone built in.

Sound Quality

If you are looking for a Bluetooth speaker under Rs.2000 with the best sound quality, you can definitely go for Portronics Dome.

Dome is one of the best sounding Bluetooth speakers on this list. It produces crystal clear & loud music with a thumping bass.

The dual 5-watt drivers on the front and a big bass radiator in the back is good enough to provide good sound quality and bass from this affordable speaker in India.

You can also use this speaker for watching movies as it has good vocals quality, great bass, the treble is amazingly clean and does not sound tinny as well.

Dome is also convenient for outdoor as well indoor uses, thanks to its good build quality, the rubber stand, and IPX4 splashproof rating.

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Unique design

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Well controlled bass, the best in this list

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Cotton fabric on the top may become easily dirty

Specifications

PRODUCT DIMENSIONS15 x 15 x 4.8 cm
OUTPUT WATTS2 X 5 Watts
WEIGHT260g
WIRELESS RANGE10 m
BATTERY BACKUP8 Hours
WARRANTY1 Year
FREQUENCY RANGE20Hz – 20kHz

4. boAt Stone 260

Best Funky Design

The boAt Stone 260 Bluetooth speaker features a funky and compact design with ultra-portability and is an optimal mini-speaker for both outdoor as well as indoor use. The sound quality of Stone 260 is surprisingly top-notch considering its size and price. For a tiny Bluetooth speaker it produces amazingly great sound with enough bass and loudness.

The next entry in our list of carefully selected Bluetooth speakers under Rs.2,000 is boAt Stone 260. It is a portable speaker that ditches the usual design format of such a device. Rather than being shaped like a brick, it has a beautiful discus-shaped (round and tiny) design.

At an asking price of just under Rs.1,500, is this the best affordable Bluetooth speaker you need? Let’s find out in our detailed review here.

Build Quality

boAt Stone 260 is the funkiest Bluetooth speaker on our list. It has a disc-like design with a fabric mesh covering the top of the speaker while the back side has a hardy, silicon-made rubberised finish. The fabric is printed with funky designs which give this speaker a better look.

It has IPX5 waterproof protection so you don’t have to worry about water splashes which can damage the speaker during outdoor activities. This doesn’t mean that you can submerge it in a pool water but it can resist serious amount of water drops and dust.

Connectivity

boAt Stone 260 is powered by Bluetooth 4.1 transmission for a zero loss audio performance. We didn’t find any issues during the playback and the connection was stable all the time.

The microphone allows us to attend calls during the playback by simply pressing the middle button.

The one thing we don’t like about this speaker is the lack of AUX in port. The connectivity is only through Bluetooth so you won’t be able to connect a non-Bluetooth device with the Stone 260.

Sound Quality

The sound quality on these is definitely top-notch considering its size and price. For a tiny Bluetooth speaker it produces amazingly great sound with enough bass and loudness. The frequency range of Stone 260 is 120 Hz – 180 kHz which is better than its competitors JBL GO, Logitech X50 and X100.

When compared to X50 the Stone 260 has better bass but X50 is louder and clearer than the boAt counterpart. Overall sound quality of Stone 260 is superb for the price, this is definitely the best waterproof Bluetooth speaker you can get under Rs.1,500.

Battery Life

boAt Stone 260 is powered by 1,000 mAh battery inside and gives around 5 hours of continuous playback at 100% volume. At 60% volume, it lasted for at least 10 hours during our testings. Clearly, we can say that the battery life of Stone 260 is better than its competitors like the JBL GO and Logitech X100.

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Very small, fits in the palm of your hand

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Funky design

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IPX5 Waterproof and Shockproof

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Ultraportable

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Good bass and sound quality

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No AUX in port

Specifications

PRODUCT DIMENSIONS10.3 x 9.3 x 4.3 cm
OUTPUT WATTS4 Watts
WEIGHT440 g
WIRELESS RANGE3 m
BATTERY BACKUP5 Hours
WARRANTY1 Year
FREQUENCY RANGE120 – 20kHz

5. Logitech X100

Best Compact Speaker

Logitech X100 is a compact, hockey-puck-size wireless speaker that offers decent sound.  It is loud, the build quality is good, produces quality sound and has a built-in microphone. When compared to its close competitor in price, JBL GO, the Logitech X100 is a better choice.

For the last few years, Logitech has introduced many high-quality outdoor speakers in the Indian market. There are many Bluetooth speakers out there under the Logitech brand and here we are going to talk about the company’s budget offering which is X100, which was released in 2014.

Logitech X100 is one of the best Bluetooth speakers we can buy in India right now in this price tag. It is a compact, hockey-puck-size wireless speaker that has a built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery and offers decent sound.

Build Quality

The speaker looks like a circular tiffin box and it will quite literally fit in the palm of your hand.

Logitech X100 comes with a little loop on the top that allows you to hang the speaker from a backpack or doorknob or whatever.

The speaker is designed in such a way that the sound is firing from one side of it. It is available in various colour options including Orange, Yellow, Dark Grey, and Green.

It comes with four clickable buttons which function for on/off, Bluetooth connectivity, volume up and volume down.

Battery Backup

Logitech X100 has a built-in lithium-ion rechargeable battery and offers 5 hrs of playback time.

Sound Quality

Testing revealed that Logitech X100 is able to produce decent quality sound, has a louder speaker than another contender in this price category which is JBL GO.

Another great thing about this portable Bluetooth speaker is that it is also able to produce more sub-bass sounds that are missing in the JBL GO.

It is loud enough to fill a room or a small outdoor party with your favourite tracks. But, one major problem it faces is the sound distortion at peak volumes, which is common in most other speakers in this price range.

Connectivity

Connecting your smartphones or laptops with Logitech X100 via Bluetooth is very simple. Just long press the Bluetooth connectivity button on the speaker, wait for the pairing light to start flashing and then connect any Bluetooth device of your choice.

You can also use a 3.5 mm aux cable if you have a non-Bluetooth playback device.

It also has a built-in microphone for taking calls while your smartphone is connected to the speaker.

Overall, the Logitech X100 is an impressive portable Bluetooth speaker that offers a lot for the price. It is loud, the build quality is good, produces quality sound and has a built-in microphone.

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Small compactsize and good build quality

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Good Bluetooth range (10m)

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Good sound clarity

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Little distortion at higher volumes

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Only 5 Hrs of Playback time

Specifications

PRODUCT DIMENSIONS16 x 12 x 4.1 cm
OUTPUT WATTS3 Watts
WEIGHT156 g
WIRELESS RANGE10 m
BATTERY BACKUP5 Hours
WARRANTY1 Year
FREQUENCY RANGE150 – 20 kHz

6. Logitech X50

Good Portable Speaker

The Logitech X50 is a better portable speaker with louder sound than the X100. The sound driver in Logitech X50 is a major upgrade from its predecessor resulting in a better output. This speaker comes in different colour options with grey, yellow, orange or blue so you can pick your favourite colour.

The next speaker in our list is Logitech X50 which was released by the company in 2015. It came as the successor of X100, which is still one of the best selling portable speakers in India.

The major upgrade in X50 from X100 is its sound drivers. The X50 has better sound quality and loudness than its predecessor though it lacks the microphone.

Build Quality

Logitech X50 is made of a high-quality hard plastic material which will ensure you the best durability even when used in outdoor conditions.

The circularly shaped grill is also made of plastic where the driver is positioned inside it. The speaker comes in different colour options with grey, yellow, orange or blue so you can pick your favourite colour.

It has a little loop on the top that allows you to hang the speaker from a backpack or doorknob or whatever and you can also just lay it flat and have the single driver fire upward, just like the X100.

Battery Backup

It is rated as 5 hours of playback time on a single full charge. The speaker can get fully charged within 2 hours and it provides enough juice for playing music up to 5 hours. ( But this is not at all the best battery backup you can get at this price)

Connectivity

Logitech X50 has a hassle-free Bluetooth connectivity system which will allow you to connect your devices to this small budget speaker with ease. Connecting it via Bluetooth can be done by simply turning it on, waiting for the pairing light to start flashing, and pairing with the device of your choice.

It also has a 3.5 mm jack so you can connect your device to the speaker with the help of an AUX cable. Logitech claims that X50 has a wireless range of up to 30 feet.

The X50 doesn’t have a microphone built in with the speaker, so you will not be able to attend phone calls via this speaker. It comes with three buttons which are for Volume up, On/Off/Bluetooth connectivity and Volume down.

Sound Quality

X50 performs really well with a louder and clearer sound. The bass quality is good for the price and the speaker is very loud to fill in a room or a small party ambience. The rated output wattage of Logitech X50 is 3 watts and it is loud enough to satisfy us.

Logitech X50 or X100?

The Logitech X50 and X100 are confusing many users decision making. Let’s look at the major differences between these two portable speakers, that will help you in deciding which one is good for you.

The Logitech X100 features four buttons on the speaker which is for Volume Up, Volume Down, On/Off and Bluetooth Connectivity. It also has inbuilt microphone to attend calls.

Whereas the Logitech X50 comes with three buttons, Volume Up, Volume Down and a single button for both switching on/off and Bluetooth connectivity control. In the sound department, the X50 is louder than X100.

So, if you are looking for a budget Bluetooth speaker with inbuilt microphone, X100 will be the go to speaker among these two. But if sound loudness is your concern, then the X50 is our favoured choice.

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Tiny and compact

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Small size makes it ultra-portable

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Loud and clear sound quality

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Great build quality and durability

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Higher Bluetooth range

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Can distort at higher volumes

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Playback time is only 5 hours

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No inbuilt microphone

Specifications

PRODUCT DIMENSIONS9.7 x 9.7 x 3.8 cm
OUTPUT WATTS3 Watts
WEIGHT141 g
WIRELESS RANGE10 m
BATTERY BACKUP5 Hours
WARRANTY1 Year
FREQUENCY RANGE132Hz – 20kHz

7. JBL GO

Good Portable Speaker

The JBL GO is a tiny well built compact speaker that fits in your palm. But make no mistake, it packs enough power to fill a room with its impactful sound. For the sheer ease of portability the JBL GO is a compelling bluetooth speaker to go for.

The next speaker in our list of best Bluetooth speakers under Rs.2,000 is JBL GO. This is a very small and compact speaker that fits in the palm of your hand but it has enough punch to fill a bedroom with its quality sound output.

Coming to the technical details of this speaker, it comes with a 3-watt driver and a 600 mAh battery which can give you up to 5 Hrs of playback time on a full charge.

Build Quality

JBL GO is well built with a rubber finished material and that gives a better durability for this speaker. This ultra-portable speaker is lightweight as it only weighs 132 grams. It can be easily carried in your pocket as it is very small and compact.

This speaker has a lanyard loop on its outer body which enables you to attach a lanyard or a clip so that you can hook it to your bag or fingers and carry it conveniently.

The JBL GO has a simple and minimalistic look with 5 clickable buttons on one side of its rectangular body. The 5 buttons are for Power, Bluetooth, Volume Up, Volume Down and the last one is for taking calls. AUX cable port, micro USB port for charging and microphone is on the left adjacent side. On the right side, there is the lanyard loop for attaching a lanyard itself.

Battery Backup

With JBL GO you only get 5 hours of battery backup. But the 5-hour battery backup is not bad when compared to its portability and tiny size.

Sound Quality

When it comes to the sound quality, it performs really well compared to its size. The sound is clear and decent, but don’t expect too much from this little monster.

It delivers very good sound output but it is not a type of speaker you’re going to throw a big party with. Although, you will be really surprised when hearing the loudness and clarity of music that comes out of this tiny wireless speaker.

JBL GO has a frequency range of 180 Hz- 20 kHz which means you will not hear any sub bass sound under 180 Hz. So, you can’t really expect a thumping bass from it. For better bass and sound loudness, speakers like Portronics POSH or Logitech X100 are a better choice.

Connectivity

JBL GO can hold on to the Bluetooth connection at a distance up to 3m.

Connecting your smartphone or laptop with JBL GO is very simple. Just by pressing the Bluetooth button on the speaker, the device will be shown on your phone’s Bluetooth connection list.

JBL GO also supports AUX-in, so you can connect it to any of your devices like smartphone, laptop, or computer to play music or watch videos and movies with a better impactful sound.

This budget Bluetooth speaker sports a microphone that has echo-cancellation & noise-cancellation technology which allows you to attend your important calls while listening to music.

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Very small and ultra-portable

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Microphone for taking calls

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Well built, neat and clean design

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A reliable brand

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Sub bass sounds are totally absent (frequency range is 180 Hz- 20 kHz)

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Bluetooth range (3m) is comparatively less

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Low battery backup

Specifications

PRODUCT DIMENSIONS8.3 x 6.8 x 3.1 cm
OUTPUT WATTS3 Watts
WEIGHT132 g
WIRELESS RANGE3 m
BATTERY BACKUP5 Hours
WARRANTY1 Year
FREQUENCY RANGE150 – 20 kHz

8. boAt Stone 200

Best For Rough Use and Battery

With a long playback time, affordable price, robust design and pleasing sound quality, the boAt Stone 200 is a great choice at a price well below Rs.2,000. This is a great speaker for rough use and outdoor use thanks to its rugged design and IPX5 certification.

boAt Stone 200 offers decent build quality and battery backup at an affordable price well under Rs.1,500. It is aimed at those users who are looking for an affordable outdoor Bluetooth speaker. Presented with a more sporty and rugged design, the Stone 200 is easily portable and can be carried with you anywhere.

When it comes to battery backup, these are the best in the business at Rs.1,500 price bracket.

With that said, without further ado, let’s dive into the detailed review of this budget Bluetooth speaker.

Build Quality

The boAt Stone 200 is designed exclusively for outdoor usage. The rugged design is perfect for outside adventures like camping, trekking, hiking or even cycling and it can withstand a fair amount of rough handlings as well. It can be mounted on your bicycle with a port provided on the bottom side of the speaker.

To be precise, this speaker has a waterproof rating of IPX5, which means that it is capable of withstanding blasts of water from all directions or even raining without having to worry about damaging it. Its ruggedized design is also shockproof, which means you can drop it from 10 feet height directly onto concrete and it won’t even scratch.

Sound Quality

The sound of the Stone 200 is really good – it gets loud enough to hear but not obnoxiously loud enough to disturb people around you. The sound is clear and crisp with no distortion at all at maximum volume.

The bass quality is not the best that you can get at this price (don’t forget it’s a really tiny speaker, not a car stereo) but you have to be realistic here and adjust your expectations accordingly. We found that this speaker is perfect for hanging in a tent or on your palapa.

Connectivity

Pairing the boAt Stone 200 is not a headache at all. It is easy to connect, although it will give preference to whatever device it was previously paired with.

Unlike the boAt Stone 260, it has an auxiliary port for line input from another device.

Battery Backup

boAt Stone 200 offers the best battery life in this price range of Rs.1,500. The 1,500 mAh battery will give you more than 10 hours of playback time at hundred percentage volume. At 60% volume, you can expect much-improved battery backup from this device.

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Good for outdoor use

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IPX5 waterproof and shockproof certification

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Great battery backup

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Good bass

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Sound quality is not the best on this list

 

 

Specifications

PRODUCT DIMENSIONS 9.7 x 8.8 x 5 cm
OUTPUT WATTS3 Watts
WEIGHT340 g
WIRELESS RANGE10 m
BATTERY BACKUP10 Hours
WARRANTY1 Year

9. SoundBot SB571

Most Audible Speaker

SoundBot is an electronics brand that specializes in audio devices through their cutting-edge technology. The standout feature of this speaker is its  12 Watts thumping audio output. The SoundBot SB571 also features 10 hours of continuous music streaming and comes with a built-in microphone for hands-free calling.

SoundBot is an electronics brand that specializes in audio devices through their cutting-edge audio technology. The SB571 features 10 hours of continuous music streaming and comes with a built-in microphone for hands-free calling.

It packs two  6W + 6W 40mm drivers, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a rechargeable battery that provide enough juice for long music playback.

Build Quality

The SoundBot SB571 is made of soft touch polycarbonate type of material that feels very nice in the hands.

Even though the speaker is a little bit bulky as compared to other budget speakers on this list, the fashionable and stylish design of it makes this speaker more attractive.

It comes in wide variety of colour options including black, blue, red, red&black and silver-black, so that you can choose the perfect colour you like.

It has 6 different buttons on the top which are for volume up, volume down, next song, previous song, Bluetooth and the last one is for taking phone calls.

The difference here is that most of the speakers on this list don’t come with separate buttons for skipping songs.

Battery Backup

SoundBot SB571 features a 1000 mAh battery which will give you a playback time of up to 10 hours on Bluetooth and 12 hours on aux cable which is really really good for this price range.

SoundBot provides a micro USB cable with the speaker, so you can charge the device with the help of a micro USB charger adapter.

Connectivity

It can be connected via Bluetooth as well as aux cable according to your convenience, but connecting via aux cable will give you more playback time.

SoundBot claims that the speaker has a wireless range of up to 33 feet, which is not bad for this price.

Connecting this speaker via Bluetooth is really simple and easy and there is a female voice notification for informing the user whether it is connected or not.

Sound Quality

Sound quality is the area where this speaker from the SoundBot stands out from the rest. It performs incredibly great when compared to other speakers which are sold at the same price.

It comes with 6W + 6W loudspeakers with 40mm premium drivers, which makes this speaker a total beast at sound quality through its dynamic bass, crisp mids and crystal clear highs.

The bass is good as well, which is very rare at this price point. It is louder than most other Bluetooth speakers on this list, though when you increase the volume, like from 80% to 100%, distortions are very observable.

Overall, the SoundBot SB571 is surely one of the best Bluetooth speakers under Rs.2,000 in terms of audio loudness and battery backup.

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Loud and clear sound quality

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Good bass

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Good playback time, up to 10 hours wirelessly and 12 hours while wired

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Bulky and heavier for those who are looking for small portable speakers

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Distortions at higher volumes

 

Specifications

PRODUCT DIMENSIONS30.5 x 20.3 x 15.2 cm
OUTPUT WATTS12 Watts
WEIGHT522 g
WIRELESS RANGE10 m
BATTERY BACKUP12 Hours
WARRANTY1 Year

10. Portronics SoundPot

Best Budget Speaker

The Portronics SoundPot is a budget-oriented Bluetooth speaker that is sold at a price around Rs.1,000. For its price, this speaker is a value for money product and performs like a beast. It features a 3-watt output mono speaker, a lithium-ion battery which gives 6-8 hours of playback time and Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity for better music streaming.

The Portronics SoundPot is a budget-oriented Bluetooth speaker sold at well under Rs.2,000. For its price, this speaker is a value for money product and performs like a beast.

It features a 3-watt output mono speaker, a lithium-ion battery which gives 6-8 hours of playback time and Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity for better music streaming.

Build Quality

Portronics SoundPot offers a stylish sleek look, with fully rubberized black finish all over the speaker.

It is tiny so that you can hold the speaker in the palm of your hand with ease. But this budget speaker is heavier when compared to other tiny speakers on this list, like JBL GO and Logitech X100/X50 as it weighs around 180g.

The rubber feet on the bottom of the speaker ensures extra grip on a flat surface as well. Top of the device is larger than bottom side and the one-sided mono speakers taper slightly towards the front.

The interesting thing about this speaker is that it doesn’t have any control buttons on it except on/off button at the bottom.

There is no volume controls and Bluetooth enabling buttons on the speaker which makes this cheap portable speaker completely controlled by the playback device itself.

There is a tiny LED on the rear side of the speaker that alerts you with a blink when the unit is charging. It also helps the user to get notified when the charge is critically low. When the battery is fully charged, LED will lit up continuously so the user can remove the charger after completing the charging.

Battery Life

For an asking price of Rs.1,000, this budget Bluetooth speaker from Portronics performs really well in terms of battery backup.

You will get around 6-8 hours of playback time without too many issues. The speaker can get fully charged within 2 hours and it charges surprisingly fast.

Connectivity

Portronics SoundPot can be connected to your smartphone or laptop with Bluetooth as well as AUX cable. You can turn on the device and the Bluetooth is turned on by default, you can simply connect your playback device with ease. In the box with the speaker, Portronics also provide an AUX cable that is not long enough but does the purpose very well. It also features built-in microphone which lets you take phone calls from the speaker itself.

Sound Quality

In terms of sound quality, this little monster performs incredibly well when you compare the price you are paying for it. Speaker is loud, treble is good with nice mids and highs, and the bass is also good for the price. Even when compared to the JBL GO which is priced around Rs.1800, this one has louder and quality sound output. One of the major problems of this speaker is that when bass heavy tracks are played, it makes the speaker vibrate a lot though that doesn’t affect the sound quality.

Overall, Portronics SoundPot is a tiny portable speaker which is compact and easily portable with good build quality, it doesn’t take too much of your backpack space so you can easily bring this speaker on your travels.

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Very small size makes it ultra-portable

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Good battery backup for the price

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Good sound quality with comparatively good bass

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Value for money

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Has a built-in microphone

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Distortions at higher volume

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Speaker shakes when bass heavy tracks are played

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No buttons for volume controls, Bluetooth and song skipping

 

Specifications

PRODUCT DIMENSIONS12 x 8.2 x 8 cm
OUTPUT WATTS3 Watts
WEIGHT180 g
WIRELESS RANGE10 m
BATTERY BACKUP8 Hours
WARRANTY1 Year

That concludes our list of the best Bluetooth speakers under Rs.2,000. We have listed speakers that are suitable for different user requirements. If you have any queries or if you think we have left out any great Bluetooth speakers, don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below. Subscribe to our newsletter for more such awesome content delivered to your inbox. Cheers!

Buying Guide for Bluetooth Speaker

1. Portability

Size of a Bluetooth speaker has a major role in its portability and ease of use. So, choosing a small speaker without compromising the performance will be always great for those who travel a lot and wish to enjoy some music on the go. boAt Stone 260, Logitech X100, X50, JBL GO and Portronics SoundPot are some of the best ultraportable Bluetooth speakers under Rs.2000.

2. Sound Quality

It is not easy to understand a speakers performance or loudness until you have directly tested it. But for an online customer, still, we can look for the specifications of a speaker to get a brief idea about the speaker’s performance.

But most of the time, specifications of the speakers on the paper doesn’t match the real performance of the speaker at all. We see a lot of Bluetooth speakers that are really good on paper but when we put to the testing, we came to know that these speakers are not up to the mark.

So, we must be careful in choosing the best sounding speakers, don’t get fooled by the most brands ‘mind-blowing’ specifications that they use for good marketing.

You can look for some customer reviews, video reviews from YouTube, or article product reviews for deciding the right Bluetooth speaker for your choice.

Here, we have already done that research for you and found that Portronics Dome, boAt Stone 600 and Portronics POSH are the best sounding speakers with reasonable good bass quality, under Rs.2000 price range.

3. Battery Backup

Battery life of a Bluetooth speaker is another most important area we have to consider, before buying a Bluetooth speaker.

In this list, there are speakers with 5-12 hours of battery backup. Most of the Bluetooth speakers in our list offers around 6-10 hours of battery backup, which is really not bad for this 2000 rupees price range.

4. Speaker Phone Feature for Hands-Free Calling

Some Bluetooth speakers also work as speakerphones. They have built-in microphones, so you can carry on a hands-free conversation. When a call comes in on your paired Smartphone, it automatically routes to the speaker, which gives you the option of accepting the call or continuing to listen to your music.

5. Protection for Outdoor Adventures

Speakers like boAt Stone 600 and boAt Stone 200 comes with water resistant, shock resistant and dust resistant so you can enjoy your favorite music tunes everywhere, anytime!

Don’t have any idea about IP certifications of electronic devices? Here is a detailed article about it!

6. Price

Currently, we have a lot of affordable Bluetooth speakers out there in the Indian market starting from Rs.500. Even though there are some speakers under Rs.1000 out there, it’s always good to invest a little more and so you can get comparatively better Bluetooth speakers in the range of Rs.1500 in India.

7. Extra Features

Apart from the basic features, some Bluetooth speakers come with some extra features. Portronics POSH has a battery level indicator on it so the users can always be notified with how much battery charge is left with the speaker.