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Portable speakers are small but mighty conveyors of sound, and ideal for outdoor gatherings, parties and trips. Image Credit: Pexels/Screen Post

K-pop at the park, the beat of drums in the desert, or tropical tunes as you lounge by the pool. Whether you’re at a picnic or out camping, outdoor experiences become a whole lot more memorable when they are set to the soundtrack of your favourite melodies. Here is our curated list of the best Bluetooth speakers on Amazon that are portable, compact and bang out a solid beat at a volume you won’t need to lean over to hear. Become an Amazon Prime member and get them delivered to you by tomorrow, with free one-day delivery.

1. Bose SoundLink Micro

Get the party started with Bose’s iconic SoundLink Micro speaker, which stands unmatched for its loud, clear and crisp sound quality, despite its deceptively compact size. The waterproof speaker has an IPX7 rating, and the speaker has a built-in mic for phone calls within a range of 30 feet. If you set up a couple of SoundLink Micros, you can use Bose’s SympleSync technology to pair the speakers and play the same music in different areas or rooms at the same time. Use the speakers’ tear-resistant straps to attach them to backpacks, coolers or even the handlebars of your bike, and enjoy the experience.

2. JBL GO 2 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

The trendy, affordable JBL GO 2 speaker is ideal for pool parties or the beach – its IPX7 waterproof rating makes sure it’s alright even if you spill a drink on it or if it is submerged in water. With high-quality sound that works even without a Bluetooth connection (just plug in the audio cable), it’s a great little device for bringing your favourite music to all your outdoor adventures.

3. Sony SRS-XB23 Wireless Extra Bass Bluetooth Speaker

This versatile speaker is great for the beach, or even your office! With its IP67 rating, the Sony speaker is waterproof, washable and dustproof. Its built-in mic function gives you a convenient way to talk hands-free, so you can use it for conference calls at work, or to catch up with extended family. With a specially designed X-Balanced Speaker Unit developed by Sony, the device achieves powerful sound pressure for a richer, deeper bass and a more rewarding listening experience.

4. Saregama Carvaan Mini Bluetooth Speaker

If you’re looking for a gift for your Bollywood-loving parents or friends this holiday season, consider the Saregama Carvaan. It’s not just a Bluetooth speaker, it’s also an FM/AM radio and comes pre-loaded with 351 evergreen Hindi songs, which include hits from beloved singers, like Kishore Kumar, Mohammad Rafi, and Lata Mangeshkar. The device has a 3.5mm audio jack which can connect to headphones, phones and other devices.

Warranty: Amazon offers a one-year extended warranty for Dh25, and a two-year extended warranty for Dh32.

5. Anker Soundcore Mini 3

It’s a party in a pocket! Anker’s Soundcore Mini 3 is so tiny, it’s even smaller than a coffee cup, yet it packs a punch in terms of audio quality. With its 360-degree sound system, the device can play for 15 hours on a single charge. Take control of the playlist and volume through your smartphone, and link your device to your friends’ Soundcore Minis so you can keep the music (and the party) going for hours and hours!

6. JBL Flip 5

Another compact but powerful device, the popular JBL Flip 5 is designed with a racetrack-shaped driver, so that the bass booms out of its slim speaker. With its IPX7 rating, it’s waterproof up to three feet, so it makes for a great addition to your beach or pool outing. The speaker also has a Party Boost mode that allows you to pair two compatible JBL speakers to pump up the volume on your party. Enjoy 12 hours of play time, with just a single charge.

7. Marshall Emberton

This is the priciest speaker on our list, but take one look at its 4.5-star rating and you’ll know why it was included. Emberton uses True Stereophonic, a unique form of multi-directional sound pioneered by Marshall that gives you 360-degree range that spreads out across the room. It fits in the palm of your hand, and its IPX7 water-resistance rating means that it can survive being submerged in three feet of water for 30 minutes. With over 20 hours of play time on a single charge, it’s a great contender in the portable speaker category.

Bonus: Buy it with 0 per cent installments and pay Dh62.58 for 12 months with select banks.

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