8 Outdoor wireless speakers for the best summer parties ever

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Considering barbecues and outdoor parties will be keeping you busy for most summer weekends, it's time you upgrade your audio. These impressive outdoor wireless speakers can handle the elements without compromising sound quality.

  • Are wireless speakers better than wired ones? A wireless speaker is definitely better for taking on the go. However, since it depends on wireless connectivity, there might be disturbances in audio quality caused by signal interference.
  • How do you connect outdoor wireless speakers? Most offer Bluetooth connectivity with your mobile devices or laptops so you can play your music directly. Other systems offer daisy-chaining where you can connect multiple speakers.
  • How many watts is essential for outdoor speakers? A pair of 60-watt patio speakers installed under eaves 20 feet apart is ideal for coverage in areas less than 300 square feet. For 300 to 500 square feet, you need to go for 80 to 100-watt speakers; 150 watts to 175-watt speakers will cover 600 to 800 square feet with clear, sharp music sound at soft volumes.

First things first: happy 4th of July 🇺🇸 from the entire Gadget Flow team! Since it’s a week full of celebration and reflection, that means it’s also a week filled with barbecues and parties. Instead of relying on the speakers inside your house, these outdoor wireless speakers let you take your party outside without compromising on sound quality. They’re portable, compact, and some are even rugged enough to withstand the elements.

Let’s fill summer with great tunes and rock all the summer parties with these outdoor wireless speakers.

Cut the cables for good. 

Tribit XSound Go Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Its compact design makes it easy to bring with you anywhere as the ultimate sound system for your adventurous life. The impressive 24-hour battery means you can go from day to night without missing a beat. Complete with an IPX7 waterproof rating, you can use it by the pool or even in the rain.

Why we love it: Waterproof design + 24-hour battery life = Neverending parties. 

B&O PLAY A1 Bluetooth Speaker

Treat yourself to exceptional portable sound with the B&O PLAY A1 Bluetooth Speaker. Weighing just 1.3 lb., this compact speaker is equipped with the Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound for powerful bass and crystal clear highs. The built-in battery will last you an incredible 24 hours while the speaker is protected by a dust and splash resistant aluminum dome.

B&O PLAY A1 Bluetooth Speaker

B&O PLAY A1 Bluetooth Speaker

Why we love it: The lightweight design means you can take the sound quality you love anywhere you go.

VIZIO SmartCast Crave Go Multi-Room Speaker

Compact yet powerful, this speaker is designed to go where you go. Modern and well equipped, this speaker has Chromecast built right in. This means that you can instantly access and stream millions and millions of songs with just a tap. Using Wi-Fi to connect, you can also use the connection to pair multiple VIZIO devices to create a multi-room experience.

Why we love it: The built-in Chromecast makes it easy to stream all your favorite songs. 

Harmon Kardon Allure Portable Alexa Speaker

Powered by Amazon Alexa, this speaker streams audio, gives you information, controls your smart home, and more with just your voice. Plus, this clever speaker learns over time and will continue to get smarter as it adds to its list of features. The built-in two-microphone array comes with noise cancellation technology, providing hands-free voice control.

Why we love it: With Alexa, it goes above and beyond the call of duty of a speaker.

Charcoal Companion SoundBeam Grill Light and Speaker

This barbecue accessory works as both a light as well as a speaker, giving you everything you need while you grill. Just position the SoundBeam with its attached clamp to shine the beam of light wherever you need it. Likewise, the adjustable, bright beam makes it easier to see what you’re doing for even better grilling.

Grill Light and Speaker

Grill Light and Speaker

Why we love it: The 2-in-1 design makes it practical and versatile.

Anker Soundcore Motion Q Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

It sends sound in every direction, resulting in an impressive listening experience no matter where you stand. Additionally, its compact design makes it easy to bring with you anywhere. The speaker even comes with an integrated strap, so it’s more comfortable to carry.

Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Why we love it: It’ll continue to play even after it’s submerged in water, making it a must-have for pool parties.

Sony XB60 High Power Portable Speaker

The XB60 instantly produces a club-like atmosphere to liven up any party (or even the mundane parts of your day). In addition, you can access the app to further control the sound and even add in lighting effects right on the speaker. Totally portable, the XB60 is complete with a handle on the top for easy transportability.

High Power Portable Speaker

High Power Portable Speaker

Why we love it: Although it isn’t very compact, this speaker can get loud

Fireside Audiobox Interactive Fire Sound System

Located next to the volume adjustment knob is a button seldom seen on speakers: flame. Rather than simply provide you with some ambience, the Fireside Audiobox flames actually respond to your music. In real time, the flames react to your tunes with the beat to create a brilliant show.

Interactive Fire Sound System

Interactive Fire Sound System

Why we love it: It adds another dimension to your entertainment.

Which other gadgets are you using at your summer parties? Check out our party accessories collection for inspriation!

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Ashley Timms is the Editor in Chief at Gadget Flow where she gets to write about the most incredible products in the world. When she’s not writing, she’s producing fine art dog photography.

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