Best Bluetooth Speakers Under Rs.10,000

by | Oct 12, 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 hundreds 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 JBL Flip 4  as our best pick which delivers stellar sound as you all might already expect from an audio brand like JBL.

Closely following the JBL Flip 4 is the UE Boom 2 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. JBL Flip 4Overall Best Pick
2. UE Boom 2Runner-Up Pick
3. Saregama CarvaanFeature Rich Speaker
4. Sony SRS XB20Value for Money
5. Bose Sound Link Micro Best Outdoor Speaker
6. Zoook Rocker TorpedoBest Budget Pick

1. JBL Flip 4

Runner-Up Pick
Overall Best 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

2. Ultimate Ears Boom 2

Runner-Up Pick
Runner Up Pick
  • Deep bass and strong mids
  • Excellent battery life
  • Trendy design
UE Boom 2 is a tower shaped Bluetooth wireless speakers that delivers the loudest sound output among the other speakers priced around Rs.10,000.

The UE Boom packs a lot of useful features such as a fast charging battery that will greatly enhance the usability of this product.

Build quality and design

The UE Boom 2 is designed to impress.

The large cylindrical shaped design with comparatively sharp edges is aesthetically very pleasing to the eyes.

Available in a lot of dark colour shades, this is one of the trendiest speakers out there in the Indian market.

The silicon rubber inserts around the hard fabric speaker mesh makes this device a solid offering.

The rubber makes it easy to absorb shock if the device is accidentally fallen from your hands to the ground.

The sturdy design comes with IPX7 certification making it a suitable companion no matter where you go, on land or in water.

Speakers and build quality

This is where the Ultimate Ears Boom 2 demolishes the competitors in its price category.

This wireless Bluetooth speakers comes with two 40mm driver speakers assisted by two passive radiators as well.

The speakers are slightly tilted facing upwards, which will provide you an immersive 360 degrees music listening experience.

The two bass radiators pump out enjoyable deep bass that does not feel artificial.

The mids are very strong and the highs remain crisp and clear as well.

The loudness of the dual speakers are very good and this device can be easily used as a party speaker.

Miscellaneous

The UE Boom 2 has its own Android app which will let you select custom preset equalizers and even set the equalizer manually for fine tuning the sound output.

With the IPX7 certification, the UE Boom 2 can be immersed in water up to 1 m deep fro about 30 minutes without damage.

The detachable D ring will allow you to clip this wireless speaker on to a carabiner on your backpack for easy portability while having adventure activities such as trekking.

Battery life

The UE Boom 2 provides an impressive battery life of about 12 hours on a single charge.

This is much more than the average standard of 8 hour battery life of Bluetooth speakers.

This battery takes about 2-2.5 hours to completely juice up from empty.

Verdict

In reality, the UE Boom is priced around Rs.11,000.

Why we included this wireless speaker on this list is because the price fluctuations makes it possible to grab this device under Rs.10,000 at times.

Even if not, if you are willing to spend an extra thousand or odd bucks above the budget, we would blindly suggest the UE Boom 2 over the JBL Flip 4 any time, any day.

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Loudest sound output
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Build quality
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NFC capability
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Google Assistant/Siri integration is a little finicky

Specifications

Driver Size2 X 40 mm
Frequency Response20Hz – 20000Hz
Bluetoothv4.1
Additional Notes2 Passive Radiators
Battery Life Up to 15 Hours

3. Saregama Carvaan

Best feature rich Blueooth speaker
 Feature Rich Speaker
  • 5000 songs preloaded
  • Suited for elders
  • FM radio tuner
Saregama Carvaan is a new take on Bluetooth speakers with a unique feature that makes this device stand out from the rest.

Preloaded with 5000 old Hindi film songs, this is one of its kind of portable Bluetooth speaker available in the Indian market.

Design and build quality

The Saregama Carvaan looks like a 70’s radio. The design brings back a lot of nostalgic memories especially for elder people.

The chassis is made of high quality ABS plastic and feels solid.

The chrome finished buttons and the volume adjusting jog dial offers an excellent touch of finesse on the device,

The two tone colour chassis has a chrome handle which makes it easy to hold while moving around.

The LCD display on the front shows battery percentage and the information about the song playing currently.

Speakers and sound quality

The Saregama Carvaan features two 40 mm driver speakers for stereo sound output.

The left and right channels have surprising channel differentiation and provides an immersive music listening experience.

Loudness levels are sufficient and the vocals are delivered crisp and clean even at maximum volume levels.

The frequency response range is a bit narrow, which results in a slightly less accurate bass output.

Connectivity options

Apart from the Bluetooth v4.1, the Saregama Carvaan comes with a USB port.

This will let you play your favourite songs directly from a USB drive.

The built-in FM radio ensures you have alternative listening choices when tired with the built in 5000 hindi songs (which you won’t).

Battery life

This portable Bluetooth speaker is powered by a 2200mAh Li-ion battery.

On continuous usage, the Saregama Carvaan will last for up to 5 hours on a single charge.

What’s outrageous is that this device takes about four hours to get completely charged up.

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Nostalgic design
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Stereo speakers
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USB port
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Less punchy bass
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Slow charging

Specifications

Driver  Size2 X 40 mm
Frequency Response2000Hz – 10000Hz
Bluetoothv4.1
Additional Notes5000 Songs
Battery life 5 Hours

4. Sony SRS XB20

Best Value For Money Pick
Best Value for Money
  • 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 hands-free 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

5. Bose Soundlink Micro

Best outdoor Bluetooth speaker
Best Outdoor Speaker
  • Waterproof design
  • Loud and clean sound output
  • Soft touch body
Bose audio products range from home theaters to headphones that are one of the sought after products in the market.

There is a loyal audiophile fan following for the company’s products around the globe.

Design and build quality

The Bose Soundlink Micro has a rounded square which feels different from the truckloads of rectangular blocks in the market.

The chassis is made of soft touch silicon which feels durable and extremely comfortable in the hands.

A detachable strap comes with this device which lets you handle this speaker anywhere you want without falling down.

The battery percentage indicator and the status LED light is located on the top side.

The buttons are placed on the chassis itself providing a seamless design to the speaker.

Speaker and sound quality

The Bose SoundLink Micro has a single 40 mm speaker driver that delivers mono sound output.

The clarity of the sound from the speaker is excellent and doesn’t have any sort of distortion even at the maximum volume level.

The bass is natural and blends well with the mids and highs, thereby providing you a blissful music listening experience.

Connectivity options

The SoundLink Micro comes with Bluetooth v4.1 for wireless connections with other devices such as smartphones and TVs.

Additionally, this Bluetooth speaker has NFC for one tap pairing with other NFC supported gadgets.

Battery life

The battery inside this device lasts for about 6 hours on a single charge.

It takes about 2-3 hours to completely charge this battery from zero to full.

Verdict

If you had ever wished to own a Bose product but the budget made you not to, this is a golden chance to own one for just under Rs.10,000.

The well balanced sound output and the waterproof design makes this one of the best Bluetooth speakers priced under Rs.10,000 in the Indian market at present.

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Brand value
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Balanced sound
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Build quality
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No 3.5mm AUX input

Specifications

Driver  Size40 mm
Frequency Response20Hz – 20000Hz
Bluetoothv4.1
Additional NotesIPX7
Battery Life6 Hours

6. 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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