Best Bluetooth Speakers Under Rs.2,000

by | Sep 28, 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 select the best one out of it.

That’s why we have invested our time and efforts to find the best portable Bluetooth speakers under Rs.2,000, and luckily, we could compile a list of some outstanding wireless speakers for you.

Here are the best Bluetooth speakers under Rs.2,000 in India.

1. Portronics Sound DrumOverall Best Pick
2. boAt Stone 600Runner Up Pick
3. Blaupunkt BT-51Best Build Quality
4. Intex Muzyk B10Best Budget Speaker
5. JBL GOTiny Bluetooth Speaker
6. Logitech X100Good Compact Speaker
7. Envent LiveFree 370 Fashionable Design
8. Flipkart Smartbuy VBT5W1Unique Design
9. Photron P10Cheap Bluetooth Speaker

1. Portronics SoundDrum

Overall Best Pick
Overall Best Pick
  • Best suited for house parties
  • Latest Bluetooth v4.2
  • Excellent sound quality
Portronics SoundDrum is a compact cylindrical shaped wireless Bluetooth speaker that features two speakers at the sides facing opposite to each other.

Design and build quality

The design is similar to the usual cylindrical shaped speakers out there but what makes this product stand out is the quality of construction.

The grilled mesh around the chassis looks premium and feels sturdy.  The speaker cover has Portronics logo etched on it. The speaker in itself is splash and water resistant.

Speakers and sound quality

The two 5W speakers output a total 10W RMS which is sufficiently loud enough even in noisy environments. The lows, mids and highs are defined very well and they’re distinct and audible.

With this Bluetooth speaker, you can enjoy your favourite tracks of any genre without any loss in clarity.

The sound from the two speakers doesn’t distort even when played at maximum volume. The bass feels adequate and never overpowers the mids and highs.

Connectivity options

The Portronics soundDrum features the latest Bluetooth 4.2 protocol which provides an effective playback range of about 10m. There is no loss in quality when listened from anywhere around that radius.

The supplied aux cable can be used to plug in this device to any other media player around that doesn’t support Bluetooth.

This product has a powerful FM tuner built in. The internal antenna is so powerful that there is no problem in signal reception whatsoever.

Battery life

A 1800mAh Li-ion battery powers this wireless speaker. The Portronics SoundDrum lasts up to 7 hours of continuous music playback.

Verdict

If you’re in search of a Bluetooth speaker for your house party or for outdoor music listening, this product delivers the best experience among this list of portable Bluetooth speakers under Rs.2,000.

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Good build quality
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Water resistant
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Powerful dual speakers
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Less pronounced bass in low/medium volume

Specifications

Frequency20 – 20,000Hz
Driver Size2 x 40 mm
Impedance
Bluetoothv4.2
Battery Life6-7 Hours

2. boAt Stone 600

Overall Best Pick
Runner-up Pick
  • Best for rough use
  • Suitable for adventure enthusiasts
  • Rich bass
The boAt Stone 600 is your ideal choice if you are on a tight budget and looking for a high-quality speaker.

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.

Design and build quality

The most exciting thing about this speaker is, it is developed for indoor as well as outdoor 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.

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.

Speaker and sound quality

boAt Stone 600 outputs a loud and bass-heavy sound.

The dynamic 40 mm dual drivers pack a punch and deliver a true bass and rhythmic response to the most demanding of tracks.

It offers a wide frequency range of 40Hz-20kHz so you can experience almost all of the sub-bass sounds without losing much details.

This speaker is louder than you expect from a budget Bluetooth speaker in this price range.

If you are a bass-head and looking for a portable speaker with good bass and loudness, you will be really pleased with this product.

Connectivity options

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.

Additional features

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.

Still, playing songs at max volume, you will be able to squeeze at least 7 hours of playback time.

Verdict

If you’re looking for a portable Bluetooth speaker that can be carried anywhere with you, despite the weather and offers great sound, the boAt 600 is definitely an excellent choice.

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Great bass output
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Loud and crisp sound
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Waterproof design
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Good build quality
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Design is not attractive
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No FM

Specifications

Frequency40 – 20000 Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.0
Battery Life8 Hours

3. Blaupunkt BT-51

Runner-Up Pick
Best Build Quality
  • Best for indoor use
  • Quality construction
  • Distortion free sound output
Blaupunkt is a German company famed for making audio systems for automobiles.

The BT-51 is one of the entry-level Bluetooth speakers the company offers under Rs.2,000 in the Indian market.

Build quality and design

As with everything German, the build quality is top notch.

The device has a boxy design with a metal mesh on the front.

A textured finish is given around the chassis that imparts a premium look to the device.

On the back, there are ports for an auxiliary input, a micro USB port for charging, as well as an SD card slot.

There are two rubber grip pads on the bottom to hold the speaker in place without rumbling around when playing music.

Speaker and sound quality

The Blaupunkt BT-51 comes with an 8W speaker of 40mm driver size that has a frequency response range between 65 – 18000Hz.

The impedance rating of 4 Ohms lets this speaker deliver quality sound output even without a dedicated amplifier on board.

The bass is rich and ample with clean mids and crisp highs.

There is no distortion in sound even at the maximum volume levels.

Connectivity options

Connectivity front, this device comes with Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy.

There is also a 3.5mm auxiliary jack to connect devices that lack Bluetooth.

The SD card on the back of this speaker lets you play the music independently on this device without having the need to connect with a host.

This Bluetooth speaker comes with a 1500mAh Lithium-ion battery that will last up to 10 hours on a single charge at an average volume level of 60%.

Verdict

Priced at Rs.1,599, the Blaupunkt BT-51 is one of the best Bluetooth speakers under Rs.2,000 in the market at present.

But the only gripe with this device is that it doesn’t have the FM Tuner built in.

If you don’t mind the omission of an FM radio functionality, the Blaupunkt BT-51 is a wireless bluetooth speaker that offers solid built quality and delivers great sound output.

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Great sound quality
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Solid build
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SD card slot
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No FM
Q
No water/splash resistance
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No battery level indicator

Specifications

Frequency65 – 18000 Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.2
Battery Life10 Hours

4. Intex Muzyk B10

Best Budget Speaker
  • Feature-rich speaker
  • Compact and lightweight
  • Dual speakers
Intex is an Indian consumer electronics manufacturer. We all know about their low-cost smartphones the company markets in the Indian market.

The Muzyk B10 is a compact wireless Bluetooth speaker from Intex that sound surprisingly well.

Design and build quality

The outer body is made of plastic. The quality is decent and there is no noticeable weak point on the chassis. The brighter blue colour is attractive and easier to spot in dark environments.

The speaker vents are large and sufficient for sound to flow outwards without any obstructions.

The controls are placed on the top part of the chassis. Status LED indicators lie alongside the volume control buttons as well.

Speakers and sound quality

Talking about the sound quality, there are two 6W speakers on this device. The sound output is loud and clear. Thanks to the relatively wider chamber inside, the bass is well balanced.

Connectivity options

Powered by Bluetooth v4.0, the connection is stable across the coverage area. The battery consumption is on the lower side because of the latest low energy protocol.

Despite the compact form factor, this Bluetooth speaker comes with an Aux input, FM radio tuner and a USB port.

Battery life

This device is powered by a 2000mAh Li-ion battery that lasts for an impressive 8-9 hours on a single charge.

Verdict

Speaking about the drawbacks of this speaker, there isn’t a skip track button on this device.

Also, the speaker is not loud enough during the hands-free voice calling mode.

If you’re content with the two drawbacks mentioned above, the Intex Muzyk B10 is one of the best compact wireless speakers available in the market priced under Rs.2,000.

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Small and compact
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Available in attractive colors
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Decent audio output
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No track skip buttons
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Low volume on voice calls

Specifications

Frequency180 – 16000Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance3 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.0
Battery Life8 Hours

5. JBL GO

Good Portable Speaker
Tiny Bluetooth Speaker
  • Suited for a small sized room
  • Solid build quality
  • Fits in the palm of your hand
JBL Go 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.

It comes with a 3-watt driver and a 600 mAh battery which can give you up to 5 Hrs of playback time.

Design and 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 hook it on to a clip or your bag and carry it conveniently.

The JBL Go has a simple and minimalistic look with 5 clickable buttons on one side of its rectangular body.

Hardware features

The 5 buttons are for Power, Bluetooth, Volume Up, Volume Down and for taking calls. AUX cable port, micro USB port and microphone are present on the speaker.

When it comes to the sound quality, it performs really well compared to its size.

Speakers and sound quality

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.

Connectivity options

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.

Verdict

JBL GO is a pocket-able wireless Bluetooth speaker that offers great sound to body ratio.

If you are inclined to carry wireless speakers in your pocket, this is the best choice available in the market.

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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
Q
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

Frequency180 – 20000 Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.0
Battery Life5 Hours

6. Logitech X100

Good Compact Speaker
Good Compact Speaker
  • Best for personal use
  • Reliable brand
  • Unique design
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 the X100.

Design and build quality

The Logitech X100 is a compact, hockey-puck-size wireless speaker that has a built-in Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery.

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.

Speaker and sound quality

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.

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.

Battery life

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

Overall, the Logitech X100 is an impressive portable Bluetooth speaker that offers a lot for the price.

Verdict

If your target product is a wireless bluetooth speaker that produces quality sound and has a built-in microphone to attend hands free calls, the Logitech X100 is one of the best choices around.

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Small compact size 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

Frequency150 – 20000 Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery Life5 Hours

7. boAt Stone 260

Best Value For Money
 Fashionable Design
  • Suited for youth
  • Loud sound output
  • Carabiner clip for secure fit
boAt Stone 260 is an ultra portable Bluetooth speaker that accentuates the fashionista in you.

This single driver Bluetooth speaker priced under Rs.2,000 is one of the best which affirms the style with substance motto, the company has been following for a while.

Design and build quality

The boAt 260 is made to impress the youth. The rounded, non traditional look of this Bluetooth speaker will impress adrenalin pumped youngers for sure.

The rounded chassis has a fabric coated front end inside which the speaker rests.

This fabric is available in a plethora of colours and designs that you can choose according to your liking.

The back side is made of plastic which houses the connectivity port for charging enclosed inside a flap.

Speaker and sound quality

The boAt 260 features a 40mm driver speaker that has a mono channel sound output.

The mids are clear and the bass levels are decent for a Bluetooth speaker of this size.

This little guy gets sufficiently loud outdoors and you can easily take it with you while camping or having adventure hikes.

Connectivity

The boAt stone 260 has the latest Bluetooth 4.1 chip inside which will let you connect with your smartphone or any other host device.

With the new Bluetooth profile comes the support for newer technologies such as A2DP.

Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) enables high quality lossless audio transfer over the air from a host to the guest device.

The Bluetooth range of this speaker is about 10m. It works perfectly fine inside the range without any signal drops.

Battery life

Even though this Bluetooth speaker is small and compact, it does pack a decent capacity battery inside.

In our tests we found that the battery on this device lasted about 5 hours with maximum volume levels.

If you are listening to music at moderate volume, the battery life will get even better.

Verdict

The boAt 260 is a compact Bluetooth speaker that blends with your fashion sense very well.

The impressive battery life even at maximum volume levels make this device a compelling choice for purchase under Rs.2000.

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Stylish design
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Strong Bluetooth signal
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Battery life
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Mono output

Specifications

Frequency30 – 15000 Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery Life5 Hours

8. F&D W7

Uniquely designed Bluetooth speaker
Uniquely Designed Bluetooth Speaker
  • 360 degrees sound
  • SD card support
  • Solid build quality
F & D is a renowned brand when it comes to affordable home theatre speakers.

The company has recently been experimenting with the wireless Bluetooth speakers and the W7 is one of the recent offerings from the same for budget under Rs.2,000.

Design and build quality

The F&D W7 is an oddly shaped Bluetooth speaker that reminded us of a disfigured coffee cup.

Enough with the joke, this rounded mug shaped design has its potential benefits that we will cover in the next section of this article.

The plastic bottom and the mesh shaped speaker grill imparts an aesthetically pleasing look to this product.

Be it placed in a living room or a beach, this Bluetooth speaker is sure to stand out from the rest of the objects around it, thanks to the unique shape.

The button are located on the bottom and there is a bass radiator up top.

Speaker and sound quality

The 40mm speaker driver is placed in a clever manner so that the sound output will travel 360 degrees around where it is placed.

This makes the F&D W7 perfect for listening to music while in a group where the audio is required to be multi dimensional instead of passing towards a single person.

The neodymium driver is very good at producing crisp vocals with clean highs.

The passive bass radiator helps in delivering the punchy bass to complement the highs and mids.

Connectivity

The F&D W7 has Bluetooth v.4.0 built in that supports the low energy mode.
Typical to the Bluetooth signal range, the connection is steady and rock solid around 10m radius.

Apart from the Bluetooth, this device comes loaded with an SD card slot and a 3.5mm AUX port for enhanced music playback options.

The major letdown in the case of connectivity is the lack of an FM tuner.

Battery life

The battery inside this Bluetooth speaker lasts for about 6 hours of music playback at moderate volume levels.

It takes about 2-3 hours to charge this device from zero to full and depends on the energy rating of the charger you are using.

Verdict

The F&D W7 is a uniquely designed portable Bluetooth speaker that delivers good quality sound output for the asking price.

The 360 degrees sound deliverance is a great feature that is seldom seen on Bluetooth speakers at this price range.

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360 degree sound
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Multicolored LED illumination
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Decent battery life
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Neodymium speaker drivers
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No FM tuner

Specifications

Frequency20 – 20000 Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.0
Battery Life6 Hours

9. Photron P10

Cheap Bluetooth speaker
 Cheap Bluetooth Speaker
  • Portable and compact
  • Affordable
  • Value for money features
Photron P10 is one of the best Bluetooth speakers that you can purchase under a budget of Rs.1,000.

This device looks and feels expensive and doesn’t unnecessarily cut down on sound quality either.

Design and build quality

The Photron P10 looks almost similar to an Amazon Alexa device.

The rounded chassis is made of high quality plastic and is adorned by a metallic mesh over the top which looks gorgeous in person.

The buttons and other ports are located on the bottom portion which stands a bit separated from the main body.

Accessing these buttons and ports are thus a bit of a tedious job. You have to slightly raise the speaker for proper operation.

Speakers and the sound quality

The 40mm driver speaker inside sounds pretty great for a Bluetooth speaker priced under Rs.800.

The bass is normal without overpowering the crisp and clean mids as well as the highs.

The speaker can cover an impressive frequency range of 30 – 20000 Hz which will cover almost all the notes in the music that you will be listening to.

Connectivity options

This is where this device excels at.

For a budget just under Rs.800, this Bluetooth speaker comes with Bluetooth v4.1 for efficient, low energy consumption wireless connection.

Complementing this feature, there is the usual set of goodies such as 3.5mm AUX port and even a SD card slot for you to listen to the songs offline without the need of having your smartphone near you.

This device can also be paired to a Bluetooth enabled TV as well.

Battery life

The Photron P10 is powered by a 400mAh Li-ion battery.

This battery will last for about 6 hours of continuous music playback with moderate volume levels.

Verdict

The Photron P10 is the cheapest Bluetooth speaker that we have on this list.

With a stylish design loaded with useful features such as an SD card slot and 3.5mm AUX, this Bluetooth speaker is the go to product if your budget is under Rs.1000.

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Aesthetically pleasing design
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SD card slot
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Decent sound output for the price
Q
Control buttons location is finicky

Specifications

Frequency35 – 20000 Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery Life6 Hours
That concludes our list of the best Bluetooth speakers under Rs. 2,000. We have tried our best to list 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.

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