Best Bluetooth Speakers Under Rs.10,000

by | Jul 20, 2018

At a budget of Rs.10,000, you can buy some of the best Bluetooth speakers that sound incredibly great. And we know that’s what you just need, right?.

From thousands of models out there we’ve handpicked five best Bluetooth speakers under Rs.10,000 to make your purchase decision a whole lot easier. We have picked the Bose Soundlink Mini II  as our best pick which delivers stellar sound as you all might already expect from an audio brand like Bose.

Closely following the Soundlink Mini II is the JBL Flip 4  which is one of the best selling wireless speakers in India. There’s a lot more coming your way this time. Read on to find why we picked these as our best picks and also our other recommendations.

Best Bluetooth Speakers Under Rs.10,000

1. Bose Sound Link Mini IIOverall Best Pick
2.JBL Flip 4Runner-Up Pick
3. Sony SRS XB20Best Value for Money Pick
4. House of Marley LiberateBest Design Pick
5. Zoook Rocker TorpedoBest Budget Pick

1. Bose Sound Link Mini II

Overall Best Pick
Overall Best Pick
  • Suited for all genre of music
  • Robust design and sturdy build
  • Elegant and stylish design
Bose is an American premium audio equipment manufacturer that is popular for its high-end speakers and sound systems across the world.

The Soundlink Mini II from Bose is a budget offering that delivers stellar sound output on an affordable budget.

Bose – the name speaks for itself

Bose is more like a research-oriented company than a pure audio equipment manufacturing firm. As a result, Bose products are crafted after years of industry-leading research works in the field of acoustics.

Build quality at its finest

Since the company targets premium user base, there is no compromise in build quality. The Soundlink Mini II is made of a single slab of aluminium, machined to perfection.

The front and back grill has no flex whatsoever and overall, the body feels rock solid and sturdy with substantial heft to it.

Sound that will leave you mesmerized

The audio quality coming out of this box-shaped Bluetooth speaker will leave you stunned for sure. The bass is very much right on point and doesn’t feel any sort of artificiality.

The mids and highs are detailed and sound pleasing. Whatever be the type of music you’re listening to, this speaker is sure to bring a smile of joy on your face.

A speaker that actually speaks

Yes, the Bose Soundlink Mini II offers verbal feedback on your actions. It dictates the caller ID, battery level and even the name of currently paired device. That’s definitely a nice addition to a Bluetooth speaker we guess.

Juice’em up!

We are talking about the battery life here. This wireless speaker from Bose lasted for about 10 hours on moderate volume levels.

If you’re listening at around 50% volume, you can expect this device to last longer than this.

Charging this device is done by either the micro USB cable or by the supplied charging cradle. The cradle acts as a dock to the device which can be placed on your table.

Final words?

Before the conclusion, let’s talk price. The Bose Soundlink Mini II costs about Rs.13,000. But why we’ve added this product to the list of best Bluetooth speakers under Rs.10,000?

We simply couldn’t resist the temptation. We always strive to provide the best for you and trust us, the extra 3k on this product is very much worth it.

If you’re looking for a Bluetooth speaker that delivers the best possible sound output at this budget, we’d recommend the Bose Soundlink mini II in a blink of an eye.
Go for it!

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Build quality
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Stellar sound output
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Decent battery life
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No distinct left/right channel separation

Specifications

Driver  Size40 mm
Frequency Response20Hz – 20000Hz
Bluetoothv4.0
Additional NotesStellar Sound
Battery life up to 10 Hours

2. JBL Flip 4

Runner-Up Pick
Runner-Up Pick
  • Best for beach/poolside parties
  • Excellent build quality
  • Loud sound output
The JBL Flip 3 was our best pick in the Bluetooth speakers under Rs.5,000 list. This time we are glad to include the much more improved version of that awesome wireless Bluetooth speaker in this list.

The cylindrical design stays

The JBL Flip 3 was a cylinder. Well to be precise, a loved-by-everyone kind of cylinder. We’re happy that the Flip 4 decided to keep the same form factor intact.

The nylon fabric is awesome as always and feels very tough. The control buttons are a bit raised this time, giving awesome tactile feedback when pressed.

We personally feel that the JBL Flip 4 weighs more than the Flip 3. That’s our thought and even then, this cute Bluetooth speaker is a joy to carry around.

Yes, the audio quality is awesome. Again!

We were impressed by how well the Flip 3 sounded. The Flip 4 sounds even better. The bass is more pronounced this time around. You’ll definitely feel the punch for sure.

The mids and highs are clear and sounds pure. We didn’t notice any kind of distortion even at maximum volume levels.

But we did felt a tiny lack of detailing in the sound of certain instruments. Not a deal breaker though as most of us won’t even notice the difference at all.

Water in, Water out – No problemo!

The JBL Flip 4 comes with standard splash and spill resistance. This time around the company has added an IPX7 certification to the bunch.

Now you can submerge this wireless speaker up to 1m of water for 30 minutes without any damage to this product.

Beware, this speaker doesn’t float. So better drop somewhere you can easily pick it up.

Let’s talk about the extras

The JBL connect feature has received an upgrade on the Flip 4 Bluetooth speaker. You can now pair up to 100 speakers at once. Yes, a hundred.

The only downside of this feature is that now the Connect + feature isn’t backward compatible. In short sweet words, you can only connect a Flip 4 with either a Flip 4 or newer device from the JBL stable.

Voice call is another area where we faced certain issues. While attending calls within 5 feet distance, we kept on hearing echoes. This is uncomfortable, to say the least.

However, the signal reception is exceptionally good. We were able to pair up the device and roam around the office without any break in the signal.

Batt ‘Errr y!!!

Fret not, the battery life is actually pretty good with the JBL Flip 4. Our device lasted for about 11 hours of continuous music playback on a single charge. If you’re listening at full volume, expect this to drop significantly.

Verdict!

The overall performance from the JBL Flip 4 is phenomenal. The excellent sound quality coupled with the superb battery life and build quality make this product one of the best in this budget.

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Rich bass
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IPX7 certification
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Portable and lightweight
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Echoing during voice calls

Specifications

Driver Size40 mm
Frequency Response70Hz – 20000Hz
Bluetoothv4.2
Additional NotesIPX7
Battery Life Up to 12 Hours

3. Sony SRS XB20

Best Value For Money Pick
Best Value for Money Pick
  • Suited for pop and hip hop
  • Detailed bass with crisp vocals
  • Brand reliability
Sony is popular for its consumer electronics products all over the world. The Xtra Bass lineup of audio equipment from Sony is spread across earphones, headphones and Bluetooth speakers.

With the SRS XB20, Sony has a budget Bluetooth speaker in the market that offer some of the best in class features which we think might satisfy a lot of audiophiles out there.

Build quality – Check!

The rounded box design is a breath of fresh air into a space dominated by boxy and cylindrical design Bluetooth speakers. The rubberised texture on the chassis blends well with the metallic grill in the front.

Around the grill is a thin strip of white LED illumination that flashes and strobes according to the beats in the music played. The pattern of this illumination can be adjusted using Sony’s application.

This lighting effect does add to the overall immersive experience of music listening while in a party. For those who prefer a less flashy wireless speaker, there is the option to turn this off completely.

XB for Xtra Bass

Sony’s XB lineup is famed for providing that extra punch to the already rich in bass music playback.

The SRS XB20 comes with a dedicated Xtra Bass button that can be turned on according to your preference.

The bass output from this Bluetooth speaker feels punchy and non-distorted. If you’re a bass head and love listening to bass-heavy tunes, this speaker won’t disappoint you.

The mids and lows sound accurate and the vocals are loud as well. The overall quality of sound output from this wireless speaker is definitely on the positive side.

Miscellaneous bits and pieces

For those who wish to take this Sony Bluetooth speaker outside in their trips – yes this an IPX5 certified product.

It is splash as well as spill resistant and can work effortlessly in light drizzles.

The control buttons up top are tactile and offer good responsiveness. The call button can be used to activate Google assistant on an Android phone or Siri on iOS devices.

One other thing to praise about this wireless speaker is the handsfree call quality. It sounds crystal clear and picks up our voice neatly.

The Add feature from Sony lets you add another Sony Bluetooth speaker to this device to give a more immersive stereo listening experience.

Xtra Battery??

Certainly not. However, the battery life isn’t bad either. The Sony SRS XB20 lasted around 9 hours at 65% volume on our tests.

If you’re listening to music inside a small area, this is sufficient enough to fill up the room with sound beats

Yay or Nay?

The Sony SRS XB20 is a wireless party speaker that delivers rich bass and immersive vocals. The fancy LED illumination effects adds to the party flair as well. A portable Bluetooth speaker that checks most of the right boxes? Definitely, Yes!

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Voice call quality
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LED illumination
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Rich bass
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Single colour LED

Specifications

Driver  Size42 mm
Frequency Response20Hz – 20000Hz
Bluetoothv4.2
Additional NotesNFC, IPX5
Battery Lifeup to 12 Hours

4. House of Marley Liberate

Best Design Pick
Best Design Pick
  • Surprisingly robust sound output
  • Great in hand feel
  • Good signal reception
House of Marley is an American company that specializes in manufacturing eco-friendly earphones as well as Bluetooth speakers.

The House of Marley Liberate is a wireless Bluetooth speaker that the company claims is made of fully recyclable materials.

Eco-friendly design?

Yes – for the most part, we would say. The House of Marley Liberate has a triangulated rectangle shape (Well, we just made that term!). The design looks neat and classy.

The front metallic grill has wooden inserts that look refreshing. The fabric over the chassis is called rewind fabric which is made by the company itself.

On the back of this product is a bamboo plaque which has the name Marley embossed on it. Overall, the company seems to stick with the claims.

Ear-friendly speakers?

Yes. The sound quality from the dual 40mm drivers is excellent. We felt that there’s a perfect tonal balance with rich bass and crisp and clear treble across the frequency spectrum.

The passive radiator in the middle does help in creating that oomph factor while listening to EDMs or such bass-heavy music.

The speakers are loud enough to fill a medium-sized room. The speakers doesn’t make any sort of distortions even at high volumes.

Brownie Points.

The controls are placed on the top of this speaker which is always a nice thing. The buttons feel clicky and soft at the same time.

There’s a House of Marley logo on the front side of the grill which will light up red and blue according to the Bluetooth pairing status.

Battery?

The House of Marley Liberate features a 3400mAh Li-ion battery inside. We always got 7-8 hours of battery life at moderate volume levels.

The battery takes about 5 hours to completely charge up from 0 to 100%.

Summary..

If you’d love to have a well sounding Bluetooth speaker and has a bit of love for nature inside you, you shouldn’t think further – The House of Marley Liberate is made for you. Just for you!

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Fresh design
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Fully recyclable materials
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Great sound quality
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The covering flaps seem finicky
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Average battery life

Specifications

Driver  Size40 mm
Frequency Response20Hz – 20000Hz
Bluetoothv4.1
Additional NotesNatural recycled materials
Battery Life7-8 Hours

5. Zoook Rocker Torpedo

Best Budget Pick
Best Budget Pick
  • Best for rough us
  • Suited for large rooms
  • Built like a tank
Zoook is a French company that has been active in the Indian market for a while. The Zoook Rocker Torpedo is a rugged wireless Bluetooth speaker that is built to last no matter how rough you handle it.

Masculinity in its full glory

The Zoook Rocker Torpedo has a boxy design with thick rubber covering around it. This will protect the device from scratches and falls on to the ground.

The metallic grill up front has an attractive texture design which is pleasing to the eyes. At the back is a powerful passive radiator which vibrates to the low notes while playing music.

The handle makes this device easy to carry around. The buttons are embedded in the body and are slightly raised from the surface.

Speaker situation…

Is very good. This Bluetooth speaker features two 25W speakers inside. These speakers sound loud enough to fill a big room with music.

The bass is decent and the treble is adequate. The final sound output is very well balanced and normal. The bass radiator muffles a bit at times when playing certain songs at full volumes though.

Surprisingly the Zoook Rocker Torpedo has the same verbal feedback feature that we’d earlier seen with the premium Bose Soundlink Mini II Bluetooth speaker.

What more..

The Rocker Torpedo wireless speaker from Zook is water resistant. You can take this speaker outside for your adventure trips and play the music without the wear of water or dust.

The well-armoured body is capable of withstanding abuse. Make sure that you don’t drop this baby on your feet. The Torpedo weighs a whopping 1.8Kg and will definitely hurt your legs if it falls straight down.

Charge it up…

The Zoook Rocker Torpedo has a massive 5000 mAh battery inside. However since the output RMS of the speakers is 25W each, the battery life is around 7-8 hours.

For such a loud sound output, getting around 7 hours is definitely a good thing.

Final impressions

The Zoook Rocker Torpedo is heavy. If you don’t mind that fact, what you get is a loud Bluetooth speaker that has a rugged design.

To be fair, this product can withstand every abuse you can possibly think of and still sound the same as ever before.

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Affordable
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Loud sound output
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Rugged and durable design
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Heavy and bulky
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Long charging time

Specifications

Driver  Size40 mm
Frequency Response20Hz – 20000Hz
Bluetoothv4.1
Additional NotesRugged Build
Batter Life7-8 Hours
That’s it! The list of the best Bluetooth speakers under Rs.10,000 is here.

The products listed here are the ones that we personally tested and loved having here in our office. We guarantee you that you won’t get disappointed if you’re to buy one from this list.

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