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Top 10 Best Party Speakers 2018 🔊 – Review and Guide (Sept. Updated)

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If you are a true party enthusiast and looking for the best party speakers then you have come to the right place.

We have compiled a list of top 10 best party speakers to save you from the hassle of going through page by page looking for a good speaker on a store.

Being in charge of the sound system at a party comes with great responsibilities. You need to make sure that certain things go right so that everyone can enjoy the party. Those ‘certain things’ can be anything like how long the party last without anyone getting bored and it also greatly depends upon the sound quality of your system.

Thus, you need to make sure that you have the best possible speaker system at your disposal!

The guide is given at the end that will surely answer your question “What are the best party speakers?”

If you are in a hurry you can check out following three party speakers:

1- Sony GTK XB7-BC

2- SoundBoks- 2

3- ION Audio Party Rocker Live

We have put together these speakers considering all types of people; whether you are an audiophile or just another guy like me who likes to sit down and listen to a couple of songs after work. The speakers are selected on the criteria of the reviews they got from the users, we have also tested some of them on our own. Every speaker’s features are written in detail so that you can make an informed decision.

Below is a table of the party speakers that we have reviewed today:

PRODUCT NAME SIZE / WEIGHT SOUND QUALITY PRICE
THE SOUNDBOKS 2- Loudest Portable Speaker • Dimensions: 26 x 17 x 13 inches • Weight: 33 lbs View Price
Polk Audio Atrium 4 • Dimensions: 7.5 x 6.2 x 9.5 inches • Weight: 3.5 lbs View Price
Monster Rockin’ Roller 2 Wireless • Dimensions: 13.5 x 23.5 x 19.4 inches • Weight: 27 lbs View Price
ION Audio Party Rocker Live • Dimensions: 10” x 15” x 20.4” (l x w x h) • Weight: 18.3 lbs View Price
Brookstone’s Big Blue Party Indoor-Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker • Dimensions: 6.3"W x 6.3"D x 15.8"H • Weight: 14.7 lbs View Price
Marshall Kilburn Portable Bluetooth Speaker • Dimensions: 5.5 x 5.5 x 9.5 inches • Weight: ~7lbs View Price
Sony ZS-BTG900 Portable Bluetooth/NFC Boombox Speaker • Dimensions: 25.2x10.2x16.4 inches • Weight: ~18lbs View Price
Aiwa Exos-9 Portable Bluetooth Speaker • Dimensions: 7.5x11.7x19.3 inches • Weight: 13lbs View Price
PRORECK PARTY 15 Portable 15-Inch 2000 Watt 2-Way Powered PA Speaker • Dimensions: 19 x 30 x 29 • Weight: 81.6 lb View Price
Sony GTKXB7BC High Power Home Audio System • Dimensions: 12.8” x 25.6”(height) • Weight: around 30 pounds View Price

Best Party Speakers 2018

1.PRORECK PARTY 15 Portable 15-Inch 2000 Watt 2-Way Powered PA Speaker  BEST PORTABLE PARTY SPEAKERS:

best portable party speakers

Are you also amazed by seeing the “2000 Watt” description of this speaker?! Well, you are not the only one. This speaker is truly a beast in itself. With 2000 watts amplified power output, it throws a great volume of bass and superb sound quality.

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Features:

  • It is a 15-inch 2000 Watt 2-Way Powered speaker with plenty of functions like Bluetooth, USB, SD Card and remote controlled connectivity. It also comes with ¼” Mic and RCA line inputs and output.
  • Has a 115V/230V Power selector. Proreck Party 15 Portable speaker also has built-in LED lights (with 4 colors) and LCD display to ensure the Party feeling.

Dimensions: 19 x 30 x 29 in

Weight: 81.6 lb

 

PROS and CONS of PRORECK PARTY 15 Portable 2000 Watts speakers:

Pros
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • Easy to carry around
  • Great value for money
  • Slider controls to adjust the music tone
  • Microphone
Cons
  • Build-Quality is not up to the mark
  • Sound becomes distorted at high volume

All in all this set of speakers are great for backyard parties/indoor parties or for your home-theater system.

2.Sony GTKXB7BC High Power Home Audio System Best Bluetooth Party Speaker:

Best Bluetooth party speakers

Sony GTKXB7BC High Power Home Audio System with its EXTRA BASS and LED lights display-show will give a fantastic club-like ambience to your Party environment.

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Features:

  • Equipped with NFC, Bluetooth and a USB port for easy streaming and a plug and play experience.
  • Equipped with 3 tweeters(around the corners).
  • It comes with Analog input and output support.
  • Dimensions: 12.8” x 25.6”(height) in
  • Weight: around 30 pounds

 

Check out this video of Sony GTK-XB7 – Best Bluetooth Party Speaker:

 

PROS and CONS of Sony GTKXB7BC High Power Home Audio System:

Pros
  • Bluetooth and NFC connectivity
  • Comes with 2xAAA batteries and a remote
  • Syncing with other alike speakers
Cons
  • Must have AC power input at all times

 

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3. ION Audio Party Rocker Live Best Party Speakers with Lights:

ION Audio Party Rocker Live

As the name suggests, ION Audio is really a party rocker. It is a 50-watt speaker with many tricks up it sleeves. With its intense 4-color lighting display, it makes you feel like you are really in a party!

The front panel consists of all the controls to control loudness and LED-display modes. It also comes with a microphone which allows you to add your ‘special’ touch to the party!

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Features:

  • ION Audio Party Rocker has a 50-watt speaker and on top of that LED-lights are installed.
  • There are four-lighting modes namely: BEAT SYNC,’This mode allows the light to move or sync with the song (beats)’, AUTO, APP, OFF.
  • With the Bluetooth connectivity having range up to 100 feet, you can effortlessly stream the music from your device far away from the speaker.
  • Microphone included.
  • The battery (1.12V) included is AWESOME! It lasts up to 75 hours with music and up to 6 hours with all that lighting display.
  • Frequency response: 77 Hz-20,000 Hz (Aux)
  • Dimensions: 10” x 15” x 20.4” (l x w x h)
  • Weight: 18.3 lbs

 

NOTE: We have reviewed the non-standard version of this speaker. The standard version is the same except Portable Battery, Wheels and Handle.

 

PROS and CONS of ION AUDIO PARTY ROCKER LIVE:

Pros
  • Great value for money
  • Build quality is good
Cons
  • Some people have reported Bluetooth issues.
  • Microphone doesn’t last long.

 

4. Polk Audio Atrium 4 Outdoor Speakers:

polk audio atrium 4 outdoor speakersPolk Atrium Series provides some top of the line indoor and outdoor speakers. The reason why we have chosen Atrium 4 to be on this list is that of its portability and cheap price compared to other speakers. Atrium 4 could be a great addition if you are looking for a portable speaker for your patio or boat.

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Features:

  • Grilles and brackets are made from Aluminum along with stainless steel while the hardware is made basically from brass, thus saving it from rust.
  • Durable, mineral-filled polypropylene cabinet design ensures that it survives hard weather conditions.
  • Klippel Transducer Optimization ensures that the speakers provides exceptional performance and crisp bass even at high volumes.
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 6.2 x 9.5 inches
  • Weight: 3.5 lbs

 

Polk Audio Atrium 4 Outdoor Speakers:

PROS and CONS of Polk Audio Atrium 4:

Pros
  • Build quality is good
  • Fast and Easy mounting system
  • Cheaper Price
Cons
  • Lacks Deep Bass

 

5. Brookstone’s Big Blue Party Indoor-Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker:

Brookstone’s Big Blue party speaker

The modern and futuristic looks do make this speaker stand out from its other light-weight counterparts.

if you are looking to buy party speaker that not only looks great but also sounds great, then my dear friend, this piece is designed for you!

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Features:

  • Its 4 full-range speakers provide awesome 360-degree sound that makes its use flexible for any environment.
  • The Bluetooth range is up to 33 feet.
  • The battery is rechargeable and lasts up to 4-5 hours.
  • Power: 72 watts (half powers the sub-woofer)
  • Dimensions: 6.3″W x 6.3″D x 15.8″H
  • Frequency response: 40Hz-20kHz
  • Weight: 14.7 lbs

 

PROS and CONS of Brookstone’s Big Blue Party Indoor-Outdoor Speaker:

Pros
  • Water-resistant
  • Incredible looks
  • Great quality for money
  • 360-degree audio coverage
Cons
  • Bluetooth range is quite short
  • Short Battery life (4.5hours only)
  • Bass is not strong

 

6. Marshall Kilburn Portable Bluetooth Speaker:

Marshall Kilburn Portable Bluetooth Speaker:

Don’t go on the looks of this olde worlde party speaker, It may look old-fashioned in design but it is capable of doing much more than that.

Marshall Killburn features a classic design; vintage-looking front fret and gold-colored metal detailing.

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Features:

  • It comes in two colors; Black and Cream. But the cream color is more expensive.
  • Bluetooth connectivity available.
  • 3/4″ Dome Tweeters: 2X and 4″ Woofer: 1X
  • The battery can last up to 20 hours.
  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 5.5 x 9.5 inches
  • Weight: ~7lbs

 

 

PROS and CONS of Marshall Killburn:

Pros
  • Build-quality is best
  • Light-weight, thus easy to carry
Cons
  • Users have reported Bluetooth connectivity problems

 

7. Sony ZS-BTG900 Portable Bluetooth/NFC Boombox Speaker:

Sony ZS-BTG900 Party Speaker

Sony ZS-BTG900 is a great addition to Sony’s boombox speaker system’s family. The lighting display and the bass at high volume are just amazing.

It is basically a portable speaker featuring Bluetooth connectivity via NFC that makes it a lot easier to listen to music via your phone. It has the ability to produce 20 watts of power; the bass and sound quality at high volume are good if not ‘great’.Its Light Sync lighting effects make it a great speaker for party uses.

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Features:

  • 2.1 Channel sound with 20 Watts of power.
  • Bluetooth pairing via NFC
  • CD-R/RW (MP3 and WMA) playback.
  • FM/AM tuner with up to 30 memory presets.
  • Battery life up to 26 hours (8 D batteries needed to be purchased separately).
  • Dimensions: 25.2×10.2×16.4 inches
  • Weight: ~18lbs

 

Pros and Cons of Sony ZS-BTG900 Portable Bluetooth Boombox Speaker:

Pros
  • Bluetooth connectivity works great.
  • Built-in FM/AM tuner.
  • CD-R/RW playback.
  • Remote Control.
Cons
  • Sound quality  and Bass is not so good as compared to other mentioned speakers.

 

8. Aiwa Exos-9 Portable Bluetooth Speaker:

Aiwa Exos-9 Party Speaker

Aiwa Exos-9 is a Portable Bluetooth speaker offering a wide range of features.  With 200 watts of continuous power and 5 divers including 6.5’ dual-voice subwoofer, Exos-9 has the ability to deliver marvelous distortion-free sound quality.

The best thing I found out about this speaker is the customizable 5-band graphic equalizer. It comes with 4 presets, but you can also adjust the EQ to your liking.

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Features:

  •  5 drivers, including a 6.5″ dual-voice coil subwoofer.
  • 57.2 Wh Li-ion battery is included that provides 9 hours of uptime.
  • The speaker is compatible with 110-240V AC.
  • Customizable Graphics Equalizer.
  • Bluetooth, NFC, aptX, A2DP, and 3.5mm Audio Jack support.
  • Dimensions: 7.5×11.7×19.3 inches
  • Weight: 13lbs

 

Pros and Cons of Aiwa Exos-9 Portable Bluetooth Speaker:

Pros
  • The bass is powerful and clear.
  • Mids and highs are crisp.
  • Removable Li-ion battery
Cons
  • Users have reported defect in “Link” feature

 

9. THE SOUNDBOKS 2 – Loudest Portable Speaker Best Bluetooth Speaker for Outdoor Party:

SoundBoks 2 Loudest Portable Speaker - best bluetooth speaker for outdoor partyYou are looking at a beast in front of you! Yes, you heard it right. This little-yet-a-monster speaker is all that you need if you are looking for a speaker that not only makes your party litty but is also portable, then this beast of a speaker is giving you more than that!

This is undoubtedly one of the best party speakers with bass!

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Features:

  • 92% efficient Class-D amplifier. (4.5x more efficient than an ordinary stereo amp)
  • Built from high-quality Baltic birchwood with a brushed aluminum frame.
  • Aux and Bluetooth connectivity.
  • Dimensions: 12.6 x 25.98 x 16.93 in
  • Weight: 33lbs

 

 Loudest Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Soundboks-2:

Pros and Cons of Soundboks 2 – Loudest Portable Speaker:

Pros
  • Build-quality is exceptional
  • Long-lasting batteries
  • Shock, temperature and weather-resistant
  • Indoor/Outdoor mode
Cons
  • Expensive

 

10.Monster Rockin’ Roller 2 Portable Indoor/Outdoor Wireless Speaker:

Monster Rockin Roller 2 Portable Wireless speakers

Monster Rockin’ Roller 2 is yet another powerful, strongly built, omni-directional speaker providing 80 watts of sound with up to 100 hours of battery time, to keep your party going and going!

At one side it contains a removable storage container in which you can store your mobile, mp3 player or excessive wires. At the top, it provides a couple of USB ports, AUX input, Bluetooth connectivity button, and a knob to control the volume. It also features a button to control the white LEDs at the top, which gives it an amazing look in the dark.

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Check out the complete list of features this speaker is offering:

  • Bluetooth connectivity.
  • Battery lasts up to 100 hours.
  • It emits a total of about 80 watts of power.
  • It also comes with 2 USB power jacks, which you can use to recharge your mobile phone. Also provides 3.5mm AUX input at the front.
  • The high-quality leather handle provides great portability.
  • Dimensions: 13.5 x 23.5 x 19.4 inches
  • Weight: 27lbs
If you ask me I would say that the sound that this speaker provides may not be up to the mark but considering its cheap price and a great build quality, this is surely a good speaker capable of fulfilling your casual party needs.

 

Pros and Cons of Monster Rockin’ Roller 2:

Pros
  • Exceptional Build Quality
  • Portable
  • Weather resistant
  • USB and AC outlets
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Cheap
Cons
  • Not Loud
  • May have some battery problems

Things to consider while buying party speakers – Guide for buying best party speakers:

1-        Your needs and your budget:

Cost:

We all have a specific budget before buying a speaker. If you have a large budget then you can easily buy the premium speaker like Sony GTKXB7BC or Soundboks-2, but things get difficult when you are low on budget. All the speakers come with different set of prices and features. It is best to first identify what features you need in a speaker, what are your requirements for a good party speaker and What is your budget?. Only then you can decide which speaker to buy.

Environment:

Question yourself; Where are you going to use the speaker frequently? At home are outside? Then search through the above list and find out the one accordingly to your needs. For example, if you live in an area where you have to use the speaker outside but the weather is always unsuitable, then you can consider buying the SoundBoks-2 water-resistant speaker.

2-        Sound Quality:

You need to have a clear understanding of the different features of a speaker and how they affect the sound quality and bass of a speaker. Woofers are used to control the bass level i.e. low-frequency levels while the tweeters, on the other hand, control the treble i.e. high-frequency levels.

Difference between a woofer and a sub-woofer:

A standard woofer is made to produce sound between the frequencies 20 – 2000Hz. The sound quality decreases as the speaker approaches either extreme end. To cope up with this issue and to ensure that the speaker provides a badass bass, usually, a subwoofer is made to cope up with the low-frequency sounds (bass) which have a range of 20 to 200Hz. This basically means that sub-woofers increase the sound quality at low-frequencies.

Wattage:

Watts tell you about how much power the speaker can generate. The best way to determine the loudness of a speaker is by checking its wattage. But you should know your surroundings in which you are going to use the speaker and only then you can check which speaker would work best.

What does dB rating mean?:

High decibels (dB) means the ability of a speaker to use the power from the amplifier. The higher the dB range the louder the music in general.

3-        Portability and other Features:

You should always check if the speaker is portable enough for you carry it around. Checking the dimensions and weight of the speaker can give you a good guess about this. Moreover, do check the features which the speaker is providing. Like; Bluetooth connectivity, weather-resistivity, battery consumption etc. You might also be interested in features like LED lighting-display and the overall look of the speaker. These are the things which you need to ask yourself before going to order the speaker.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Best Party Speakers:

What is the difference between a passive and active speaker?

The main difference between an active and a passive speaker is the presence and the absence of a built-in amplifier. If you use active speakers, you are saved from the hassle of buying a separate amplifier for it. For passive speakers, you need a separate external amplifier. The type of amplifier depends on your needs.

Check out our guide to buying an amplifier. For more details, don’t forget to read our guide for best studio monitors – which basically is made for studio monitors but that will surely help you to grasp the concept of passive and active speakers.

What does RMS mean for speakers?

The RMS (root mean square) value generally tells you about the power handling of the speaker – how much continuous power it can handle. This information is of importance when you are working with a passive speaker and you want to buy a compatible amplifier for it. You will have to make sure that the RMS and peak values of your speakers and amplifier match for proper working. Click here for more info.

Why should you pay heed to “Watts” or “Peak Power”?

“Watts” is the measure of power the speaker can handle. Two values are generally given

  1.  RMS Value – That we have already discussed above.
  2.  Peak Power – What power the speaker is capable to handle in short intervals (bursts) without getting burnt/damaged.

What does dB Rating indicate?

dB (decibels) is a unit to measure the loudness of a speaker. Sound Pressure Level (SPL) also known as ‘Sensitivity’ is measured in decibels also. The higher the SPL value, the more the loudness. Remember that for every 10dB increase, the sound will be twice as loud!

Conclusion:

Conclusively, I would like to add that if you are looking for sheer power and bass then go for Soundboks-2 or SONY GTKXB7BC. These two are the best party speakers that will run just great whether it’s a pool-side party, BBQ or a basement DJ night, they will never disappoint you. However, if you are low on a budget you might want to take a look into ION Audio Party Rocker Live made absolutely for parties. 

If you happen to buy a product from our recommended list, do leave us a comment below!

 

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Justin Parker

Justin Parker is a 26-year old blogger. He is a Software Engineer who loves Blogging. He likes to test out different products and to write reviews on it to help others in choosing the best product from the market!

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