Best Bluetooth Speakers Under Rs.5,000

by | Oct 10, 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 5 of the best portable Bluetooth speakers under Rs.5,000 that are earmarked carefully to let you choose the best one without much hassle.

Best Bluetooth Speakers Under Rs.5,000

1. JBL Flip 2Overall Best Pick
2. Samsung Level Box SlimRunner-Up Pick
3. Anker Soundcore SportBest Outdoor Speaker
4. Ultimate Ears Roll 2Waterproof
5. JBL TuneBest Build Quality

1. JBL Flip II

Overall Best Pick
Overall Best Pick
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Decent stereo separation
  • Average battery life
JBL is a brand name synonymous with excellent audio quality. The JBL Flip II is the worthy successor to the original JBL Flip.

The JBL Flip II comes with innovative features enclosed in a stylish package that is well worth owning for a budget under Rs.5,000.

Design and build quality

The Flip II follows the same design trend from the original Flip. The rounded cylindrical design of the Flip is retained with minor cosmetic changes.

This cylindrical design has a significant benefit when it comes to sound propagation.

When this speaker is kept horizontally on a flat surface, more will be the area covered by the sound from this speaker.

When placed vertically you will get a 360 degrees sound which is ideal when enjoying music with your friends.

The metal mesh around the speakers imparts a classy feel to the speaker. The control buttons are located on the sides of the speaker and doesn’t protrude a bit from the body.

Speakers and sound quality

The JBL Flip II has two 40mm drivers and a passive bass radiator that provides one of the most balanced sound output in its category.

The passive bass radiator produces very deep lows that will, as a bass fanatic will satisfy you to the core.

The speakers gets loud enough to be used at the beach side party or even at the beach while taking a bath.

Don’t get too excited and take the speaker under water as this product is not certified to be water resistant.

There is no sort of distortion when the sound is raised to the max.

Miscellaneous

The JBL Flip II features Bluetooth v4.1 with support for EDR and almost all codecs for high clarity wireless audio streaming.

Apart from the Bluetooth, this device also packs the NFC feature which can be used for one tap pairing with supported NFC devices such as a smartphone.

There is an inbuilt microphone on this Bluetooth speaker that supports the patented Soundclear echo and noise cancellation technology from JBL.

Battery life

The JBL Flip II is powered by a 2000mAh Li-ion battery. This battery will last for about 5 hours on moderate volume levels.

In our test, with volumes hovering around 80%, the device lasted for about 3 hours only.

Charging is done via a micro USB port, so it can be easily charged from a power bank or a normal AC outlet.

Verdict

The JBL Flip 2 is an all round performer in the Bluetooth speakers priced under Rs.5,000 category.

Delivering rich sound with punchy baseline and high quality vocals, the Flip 2 despite the average battery life, is a sure bet for party lovers.

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Solid build quality
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Deep bass
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NFC connectivity
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No water resistance

Specifications

Frequency 100 – 20000 Hz
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery LifeUp to 5 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.

Design and build quality

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 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.

Speaker and sound quality

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 – 20000 Hz 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.

Battery life

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 22 hours.

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

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.

Verdict

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
Q
No display

Specifications

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

3. Anker Soundcore Sport

Best Outdoor Speaker
Best Outdoor Speaker
  • Suited for active lifestyle
  • Water resistant
  • Loud sound output
Anker Soundcore sport is a compact Bluetooth speaker targeted at people who follow an active lifestyle.

This device features a solid build quality and it feels like a durable product in the first look itself.

Design and build quality

The Anker Soundcore Sport has a compact square shaped design with a large metallic mesh grill in the front side.

The chassis is made of rubber and plastic and it feels solid and durable. The buttons are embedded on to the chassis.

This is a good move as the buttons wont get detached when used roughly.

There is a nylon lanyard supplied with the device to hang it on your bicycle handle or any place else without having the fear of falling down.

Speakers and sound quality

The 3W speaker inside has a 40mm driver which lets out very clean and clear sound output at all volume levels.

The passive radiator delivers robust bass along with the tingling highs and loud vocals.

This provides an overall balanced sound output that will satisfy every type of music aficionados alike.

The Anker Soundcore Sport comes with anti-clipping feature that eliminated distortion in the music.

Clipping is a phenomenon that occurs when there is a voltage fluctuation in the amplifier and distorts the output sound.

Connectivity features

The Anker Soundcore Sport comes with Bluetooth v4.1 that supports low energy mode.

This device has a fairly impressive signal range of up to 33 ft within which it operates without any hiccups.

This device also comes with a inbuilt microphone for taking hands free calls from your smartphone.

The mic picks up voice pretty accurately even when placed amidst of a noisy crowd.

Battery life

The Li-ion battery inside the Anker Soundcore Sport lasts for a full 10 hours of continuous music playback at moderate volume levels.

It takes about two hours to charge from empty to full with a standard 2A rated wall charger.

Verdict

If you are here for a outdoor Bluetooth speaker that can accompany you in any adventure without bothering about the weather, this IPX7 certified Anker Soundcore Sport will satisfy you.

The compact and portable design along with the lanyard will enable you to hand this device anywhere you wish and continue listening to the music on the go.

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IPX7 certified
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Anti clipping feature
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Decent battery life
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No 3.5mm AUX jack

Specifications

Frequency 20 – 20000 Hz
Bluetoothv4.1
Battery Life10 Hours

4. Ultimate Ears Roll 2

Best Budget Pick
Waterproof
  • 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.

Design and build quality

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

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.

Speaker and sound quality

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.

Because of the 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.

Miscellaneous features and connectivity

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 life

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.

Verdict

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. JBL Tune

Best Build Quality
  Best Build Quality
  • Suited for indoor use
  • Table top design
  • Decent sound quality
JBL Tune is a small table top Bluetooth speaker that comes with a lot of nifty features under the hood.

With the compact size and the plethora of useful features , the JBL Tune is sure to grab your attention.

Design and build quality

As we said earlier, the JBL Tune is a desktop Bluetooth speaker.

The rounded rectangular design is very pleasing to look at, thanks partly to the silver colour.

The speaker mesh grill covers the entire top side with the JBL branding.

There is a small LED display up front that shows important information such as battery remaining, FM station and the song name.

The buttons are very tactile and offer excellent click response.

Speaker and sound quality

The JBL Tune comes with a 5W 40mm driver speaker that delivers decent sound output.

The bass from this speaker is a bit on the lower side when compared with other products from JBL, but not too much to be a dealbreaker.

The highs and mids are clean and audible even at higher volumes without distortion.

For a indoor speaker, the JBL Tune passes all the necessary checks with relative ease.

Connectivity features

This is where this product shines. Primary wireless connection is made through the Bluetooth v4.0.

The connection range is about and 10m and works flawlessly at that distance.

There is a SD card slot on this speaker by which you can independently listen to songs without pairing with your smartphone.

The 3.5 aux input lets you connect this device with others such as TVs without Bluetooth capability.

Battery life

The JBL Tune has a rechargeable battery lasts for 4-5 hours on a full charge.

This device takes up 2 hours to charge completely from empty.

Verdict

Being from JBL, this device has a solid build quality combined with satisfying audio output for the price at which it retails in the market.

Additional features such as an FM Radio and SD card slot makes this a compelling device worth purchasing in the sub Rs.5000 segment.

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Build quality
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FM radio
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Elegant design
Q
Less punchy bass

Specifications

Frequency 150 – 20000 Hz
Bluetoothv4.0
Battery Life5 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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