Best Bluetooth Speakers Under Rs.2,000

by | Jul 14, 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 10 outstanding speakers for you.

We hope this list will help you pick out the perfect wireless speaker for your music cravings.

1. Portronics Sound Drum 

Overall Best Pick
Overall Best Pick
  • Best suited for house parties
  • Latest Bluetooth v4.2
  • Excellent sound quality

Portronics Sound drum is a compact cylindrical shaped wireless Bluetooth speaker that features two speakers at the sides facing opposite to each other.

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.

The two 5W speakers output a total 10W RMS which is sufficiently loud enough even in noisy environments. The low, mid 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.

The Portronics sound drum 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Superb sound quality

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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

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.

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.

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 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%.

Priced at Rs. 1,599, the Blaupunkt BT-51 is one of the best Bluetooth speakers under Rs. 2000 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

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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. Portronics Sublime III

Best Value For Money
Best Value For Money
  • Multi functional wireless speaker
  • Extensive connectivity options
  • Suited for medium sized rooms

Portronics is an Indian audio related equipment manufacturer which started operations back in 2008.

The Portronics Sublime III is the successor to the quite popular Sublime II.

The Portronics Sublime III has an interesting curved cylindrical design with metal mesh grills on the front and the back.

A rubber grip runs around the space between the grills housing the control buttons.

The ports are given on the sides of this speaker.

The control buttons are tactile and easier to press.

Overall, the build feels sturdy and durable. There is so much heft to the device that it feels heavy in hand.

The speaker on this device has a driver size of 40mm with a frequency response ranging from 65 – 18000Hz.

The impedance rating on this speaker is 4 ohms.

The response range of this device is slightly on the lower side compared to other products in the market, therefore, it has a tendency to miss some notes in the high.

The bass is good but not as strong as you would expect from a speaker of this size.

The mids and highs are clear and vocals seem crisp.

On the front of the device, there is a small LED display hiding under the grill.

Yes, this device features an FM tuner as well as an alarm clock to wake you up in case you fell asleep listening to the music.

There is also a provision to play music via the SD card, or even better with an OTG cable that’s bundled with the box.

A 3.5 mm auxiliary input is provided to connect devices that lack wireless functionality as well.

The battery life of this device is about 7 hours on a single charge.

Listening to music at about 50% volume would let the device battery last even up to 12 hours.

This speaker may not be the loudest among the bunch.

The 9W speakers aren’t enough to fill an entire room with music.

Another letdown of this speaker is the lack of a battery level indicator.

Portronics Sublime III is for those who like to have more features on a strict budget. This portable wireless speaker does pack in a lot of features for an impressive price tag of just under Rs.2,000.

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Sturdy build

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LED display

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Alarm clock

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OTG support

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Sound output is not loud enough

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The device takes 4 hours to charge

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No battery level indicator

Specifications

Frequency87 – 10800 Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.0
Battery Life7 Hours

5. Mi Pocket Speaker 2

Honorable Mention
Honourable Mention
  • Best suited for indoor use
  • Superb build quality
  • Easily pocketable design

Xiaomi is known for its affordable consumer electronics products in the Indian market, be it their Smartphones, LED TVs or Earphones.

The Mi Pocket Speaker 2 is the latest wireless Bluetooth speaker offering from Xiaomi which is targeted mainly for indoor usage.

The design, as with every other Xiaomi product is elegant and eye pleasing. The minimalistic design Xiaomi has been known for is present with this product as well.

Inside the cylindrical chassis is a single speaker that faces upwards. The sound output is sufficiently loud enough to fill a medium-sized room.

This Bluetooth speaker is available in two different colours – white and black, both of which will blend with your home decor seamlessly.

There is an inbuilt mic on this wireless speaker to attend voice calls. The mic sensitivity is excellent and the voice quality is great.
The volume controls are very intuitive. There is a rotating head on top which can be used to control the volume levels. Hidden, unobtrusive buttons make this device look even more attractive.

The bottom of this device has a rubber pad that will keep the speaker in place, say on a tabletop even when loud music is played.

The rubber pad also helps in dampening the vibrations, thereby reducing the distortions while playing music on full volume.

The battery on this device lasts for about 6-7 hours of continuous music playback at about 75% volume.

One of the main downsides of this wireless speaker from Xiaomi is that it lacks an Aux input. It means that this device can only be used with devices having Bluetooth capability.

If you don’t mind paying a couple of hundred rupees extra, the Mi Basic 2 is also an interesting choice worth considering.

To sum it up, the Mi Pocket Speaker 2 is strictly an indoor speaker that adds graciousness to the interiors. At the same time, it provides a commendable audio output for a relatively small form factor device.

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Aesthetically pleasing design

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Intuitive volume control

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No sound distortion

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No Aux input

Specifications

Frequency180 – 18000Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery LifeUp to 7 Hours

6. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Frequency180-16000Hz180 – 16000Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance3 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.0
Battery Life8 Hours

7. boAt Stone 200

Best For Rough Use
Best For Rough Use
  • Easily pocketable wireless speaker
  • Best suited for outdoor use
  • Certified for All weather use

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.

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 handling 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.

Its rugged design is also shockproof, which means you can drop it from 10 feet height directly onto concrete and it won’t even scratch.

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 distortions 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).

We found that this speaker is perfect for hanging in a tent or on your palapa.

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.

It also has an auxiliary port for line input from another device.

boAt Stone 200 offers the best battery life in this price range of Rs. 1,500.

The 1,500mAh 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.

boAt stone 200 is the right choice for you if you’re in search of a wireless speaker that can be used in the pool side while partying or even while performing adventure activities such as trekking.

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Good for outdoor use

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IPX5 waterproof and shockproof certification

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Good bass

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Great battery backup

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Sound quality is not the best on this list

Specifications

Frequency30 – 15000 Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery Life10 Hours

8. JBL GO

Good Portable Speaker
Good Portable Speaker
  • Suited for a small sized room
  • Solid build quality
  • Compact and lightweight speaker

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 600mAh battery which can give you up to 5 Hrs of playback time.

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.

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.

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.

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.

JBL GO is a pocketable 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

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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

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

9. Logitech X100

Good Compact Speaker
Good Compact Speaker
  • Best for personal use
  • Easy Bluetooth pairing process
  • 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

10. Envent LiveFree 370

Wireless Speaker With Rich Bass
Wireless Speaker with Rich Bass
  • Best for party functions
  • Soothing balanced bass
  • Up to 32ft Bluetooth range

Envent LiveFree 370 is a rugged wireless Bluetooth speaker that resembles a nostalgic stereo cassette player design.

This speaker has a boxy design and it isn’t as compact as other competitors on this list.

What makes this device stands out though is the fact that it has a dual speaker and a passive radiator setup inside.

The dual speakers are of 10W RMS output. The passive radiators compensate the distinct mids and highs from these speakers with enhanced bass.

The sound from this Bluetooth speaker is pleasing to the ears at all volume levels. There isn’t any sound distortion even while the music is played at the maximum volume.

Owing to the cleaner and louder sound output with rich bass, this device is suitable to become a party speaker.

The Envent LiveFree 370 is compatible with all Bluetooth enabled devices ranging from smartphones to tablets, be it windows, Android or even Apple. It can be also plugged into your favourite music player via the 3.5mm input jack.

This wireless speaker is IPX4 certified. It can be used in light rain and pool side without having the fear of getting damaged. The rubber padding around the chassis saves it from scratches as well.

There is an inbuilt microphone for handsfree calling. Powered by Bluetooth v4.1, this speaker operates up to 32 ft without any issues.

Coming to the battery stats, the one inside this product is a 1000 mAh Li-ion cell that lasts up to 6 hours of music playback. It takes 2 hours to juice up this battery.

Overall, the Envent LiveFree 370 is a nostalgic looking Bluetooth speaker that provides a sound output with rich bass and can be the perfect night party music companion.

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Nostalgic cassette player design

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Rich bass

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IPX4 certification

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Boxy design might not appeal to everyone

Specifications

Frequency80 – 19,000Hz
Driver Size2 x 40 mm, 1 passive radiator
Impedance6 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery Life5 . 6 Hours

11. Flipkart Smartbuy VBT5W1

Best Connectivity pick
Best Connectivity Pick
  • Best for use during solo trips
  • Robust build quality
  • Battery charges relatively fast

Smartbuy, the consumer electronics product lineup from Flipkart offers feature-rich products at an attractive price tag in India.

The Smartbuy VBT5W1 is a budget Bluetooth speaker from Flipkart that has some of the best in class technologies when it comes to connectivity.

The boxy looking design that this product feature isn’t strange to the Bluetooth speaker market. The textured cloth finish on the speaker cover imparts a premium look to the device.

Inside the case is a single 5W speaker with a 36mm driver. Even though there’s only a single speaker, the boxy design creates a chamber inside that enhances the sound quality further.

The integrated woofer provides adequate bass which feels natural and blends in perfectly with the concise mids and highs.

Due to the boxy design, it can be either placed upright or flat on any surface without any degradation to the sound quality.

The buttons are tactile and responsive. It registers even the lightest of taps with great accuracy.

Powered by the Bluetooth v4.2 protocol, this device offers the best in terms of connectivity. The sound quality remains the same even if you are away from the source behind the walls.

The Pairing process is fast and effortless. The status indicators notify the current pairing mode status of the Bluetooth speaker.

The battery on this device lasted for about 5.5 hours on a single charge. While charging, the battery juiced up fairly quickly in about an hour as well.

The Flipkart Smartbuy VBT5W1 is very much a desirable product considering the decent sound quality and the connectivity option that includes the latest Bluetooth v4.2 protocol.

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Affordable

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Decent bass

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Good Bluetooth connection radius

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Unidirectional sound throw

Specifications

Frequency20 – 20000Hz
Driver Size40 mm
Impedance4 Ohms
Bluetoothv4.2
Battery Life5-5.5  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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