Best Bluetooth Speakers Under Rs.5,000

by | Jul 16, 2018

Smartphones have become powerful, the number of features has skyrocketed, the form factor has evolved over time – but sound output from these devices has been in a stasis for most of the time.

That’s where Portable Bluetooth Speakers come handy.

In this list, we have compiled five of the best portable Bluetooth speakers under Rs. 5,000 that are earmarked carefully to let you choose the best one without much hassle.

1. JBL Flip 3

Overall Best Pick
Overall Best Pick
  • Best All weather companion device
  • JBL connect feature is handy
  • Impressive battery life

The JBL Flip 3 is the successor to the much revered Flip 2 from JBL. This Bluetooth speaker has one of the best sound quality among all the speakers in this price range.

Starting off with the design, the JBL Flip 3 has cylindrical chassis which is robust and built to withstand rough use.

This wireless speaker features a splash-proof exterior so that you can take it outside to the pool or to the beach and play your favourite tracks.

The nylon braided grip around the speaker chamber is tough and can withstand falls and scratches with relative ease. The ends of this speaker come with rubber paddings.

The rubber paddings will keep the speaker steady and free of vibrations while playing music in an upright position.

There’s also a nylon cord for hanging this device on to your backpack or cycle.

The sound quality from the two 40mm driver speakers is exceptional, to say the least. The passive radiators on the sides deliver great bass and enhance the overall music listening experience.

The speakers are very loud and produce distortion-free music at all volume levels.

Talking about the controls, the buttons are placed on the braided nylon exterior itself. These buttons are extremely tactile and clicky.

There is a JBL connect button on this wireless speaker that lets you pair it up with another JBL speaker and play the music in sync.

This feature is especially useful when you’re camping or partying with your friends and they bring over their JBL speaker with them.

The battery status indicator consists of five white LEDs which are easily visible even in brightly lit environments.

The 3000 mAh battery inside is capable of providing juice up to 10 hours of continuous music playback at moderate volume levels.

Summarizing the post, the JBL Flip 3 is probably the best Bluetooth speaker that money can buy for a budget under Rs.5,000.

From the build quality to sound output and the design, this device is second to none on this list.

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Excellent sound quality

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Robust build

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Elegant colourful design

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No USB port

Specifications

Frequency 85 – 20000 Hz
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery LifeUp to 10 Hours

2. Samsung Level Box Slim

Runner-Up Pick
Runner-Up Pick
  • Best companion for a long off grid trip
  • Excellent sound output
  • Doubles up as a powerbank

Samsung is into everything it seems. Mobile phones, Televisions, Refrigerators – you name a product, Samsung makes it.

The Level box slim from Samsung is a portable wireless Bluetooth speaker that does a great job considering the price at which the device is offered.

This device comes with two USB cables, one to charge the device and the other one – you wouldn’t have guessed this one right?

Well to charge other devices.

The Level box comes with a retractable kickstand that will make it easy to place on a level surface with the speaker facing towards you.

The speaker on this device has an 8W driver and is really slim that makes it pocketable.

The speaker even though slim is very loud and the output doesn’t lack the punch.

It has a frequency response range of 20 – 20000Hz that lets it reproduce the lows, mids and highs in the music with precision.

Overall, the sound output is crisp and balanced with the decent amount of bass.

The Samsung Level box Slim is IPX7 certified water resistant.

It can withstand being placed underwater at a depth of 1m up to 30 minutes without any damage to the internals.

There is no digital display on the device to indicate the charge levels except an array of four LED lights.

Battery life is one of the other USP of this device.

Even while powered by a mere 2600mAh Lithium-ion battery, this device manages to last for 30 hours.

This is much much more than what it’s competitors can do.

The Level Box Slim is an excellent performing wireless Bluetooth speaker that has amazing sound clarity and impressive battery life along with the brand reliability of Samsung.

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Stellar battery life up to 30 hours

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Excellent build quality

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Great audio output

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No display

Specifications

Frequency 20 – 20000 Hz
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery LifeUp to 30 hours

3. Sony SRS X 11

best Compact Wireless Speaker
Best Compact Wireless Speaker
  • Easily pocketable speaker
  • Great build quality
  • NFC support

Sony has been making some of the premium Bluetooth speakers for a while now. The SRS X11 is the most compact of the bunch and delivers the legacy of great sound output Sony devices are famed for.

The Sony SRS X11 is a cube-shaped Bluetooth speaker. With only 6.1cm in dimensions, this cube speaker can be easily carried in your pocket wherever you go.

The attractive color options and the minimalistic design makes this one of the best looking portable wireless speakers out there in the market.

The rubber lining and the metal grill imparts a distinct yet premium feel to this device.

Inside the cube-shaped chassis is two 10W speakers facing opposite to each other.

Supplementing these two speakers, there are also two passive bass radiators that work in conjunction with the speaker units.

The sound from this palm-shaped speaker is loud enough to fill a medium-sized room. You can also pair multiple SRS X11 speakers to tailor a stereo sounding experience.

In addition to this, the speaker also features NFC (Near Field Communication) that lets you pair it up with devices that support it.

On the connectivity front, this device is powered by a slightly outdated Bluetooth v3.0 protocol which is a letdown.

The Sony SRS X11 has a built-in microphone that lets you take voice calls directly from your phones. The sound output of the voice calls are adequate and clear.

Last but not the least, the battery life of this little guy is excellent. Even though it employs an outdated Bluetooth 3.0 standard, it lasted for about 11 hours of music playback.

If you’re looking for a palm sized wireless speaker that fits in your pocket and at the same time delivers good sound output, the Sony SRS X11 won’t disappoint you a bit.

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Compact and lightweight

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Rich bass

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Great battery life

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Outdated Bluetooth v3.0

Specifications

Frequency 200 – 20000 Hz
Bluetoothv3 with AVRCP
Battery LifeUp to 11 Hours

4. Ultimate Ears Roll 2

Best Budget Pick
Best Budget Pick
  • Easy to carry around
  • Waterproof/Best for poolside parties
  • Excellent build quality

Ultimate Ears is an American speakers and earphone manufacturer that entered the portable wireless speaker market in the mid 2013s.

The Ultimate Ears Roll 2 is a party style Bluetooth speaker that can be carried anywhere you go.

This Bluetooth speaker has a distinct round-plate design. The speakers are covered with an outer fabric material that feels nice in hand.

Because of this plate-shaped design, the speakers are able to output sound on to a much wider area which enables everyone around the speaker to hear music in exactly the same manner.

Inside the chassis is a 50mm speaker driver assisted with two small tweeters. The sound quality is excellent with clear vocals accompanied by decent bass.

This device comes with a small cord to hook it up with your cycle or backpack so that it can be played handsfree anywhere you go. The cord is made of high quality braided nylon and won’t damage easily.

The USP of this device, however is it’s waterproof capability. It can be submerged in the water and still be used as before.

This feature makes it one of the best wireless speakers for beach and poolside parties.

You can even connect two or more UE Roll speakers together to have simultaneous playback. The UE Roll app can be used to control the speakers easily without having to manually reach for the buttons.

The Bluetooth connectivity is excellent and remains stable without any glitches happening in between.

Battery on this device will last for approximately 9 hours before dying out. However remember that depending upon the volume levels and song content, this can vary a lot.

In conclusion, the UE Roll 2 is an excellent party speaker that lets you sing and dance without any fear of damaging the device. The waterproof feature and the excellent sound output makes it a desirable Bluetooth speaker under Rs.5,000.

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Unique design

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Waterproof build

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Well balanced sound

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Bass is a bit low

Specifications

Frequency 108 – 20000 Hz
Bluetoothv4.0
Battery LifeUp to  9 hours

5. Creative Chrono

Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention
  • For outdoor as well as indoor use
  • Doubles up as a desk clock
  • App for controlling the functions

Creative is a Singapore based Global brand specialized in the design, manufacturing and distribution of sound related equipment.

The Chrono is a portable Bluetooth speaker as well as an FM Radio/clock device with impressive features and great audio output.

The Creative Chrono has a boxy design with an LED screen in the front for displaying time and the FM station you are tuned in to.

This screen has a three-step brightness setting that will let you adjust the brightness according to the day of the time.

The body is IPX5 meaning it will let you use the device by the poolside or even in the shower without any fear.

This device consists of a main speaker featuring a full range driver along with a passive woofer that delivers great sound with deep bass levels.

The speakers are capable of covering a minimum frequency of 70Hz and goes up to 20,000Hz.

The mids and highs are distinct from this speaker.

The built-in analogue FM tuner will let to listen to your favourite music station.

The clock face is large and easy to read.

The sound blaster app on the Play store/iOS store can be used to tune the stations from your smartphone.

There is Micro SD card slot on this device to add a card with songs in it and play it locally without the help of your smartphone.

The Bluetooth technology implemented in this device is v4.2 which is very energy efficient.

Powering the device is a 2200mAh Li-ion battery that the company claims will last up to 8 hours on a single charge.

There is no option to turn off the LED clock face at night.

This may bother you at sleep if you are the kind of person who gets easily distracted by lights at night.

Creative Chrono is an all in one device that adds much more functionality to a Bluetooth speaker without compromising much to the sound quality.

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Clock/FM Radio support

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Micro SD card

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IPx5 certified splash resistance

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Always On LED clock face might distract your sleep

Specifications

Frequency 70 – 20000 Hz
Bluetoothv4.2
Battery Life8 hours

While our search for the best portable Bluetooth speakers under Rs. 5,000 ends here, yours might just have started. If this list has a product that we can both agree with, great!

And if you don’t find a device that we should have included in this post, please check out our related articles on wireless speakers priced under Rs.3,000 and Rs.2,000.

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