Best Bluetooth Speaker Under Rs. 5,000 in India for 2019
I think one of the best things about the 21st century is that life has started to untangle from the hoard of wires we started to get stuck with. Yup, it is the age of wireless gadgets and Bluetooth speakers are one of those affordable luxuries you do not want to miss out on.
Whether you are traveling or at home, music has the power to touch souls. It is our best friend when we are sad, or shining light when we are looking for hope and so on.
And to make listening to your favorite songs a delight without you having to pay the big bucks we compiled a list of the best Bluetooth speakers under 5000 in India.
Best Bluetooth Speaker Under 5000 in India
JBL Flip 3: Whether you want to be poolside, on the mountains or planning a house party, the JBL Flip 3 has been built to handle all your daily shenanigans with ease and also has an IPX 7 Rating. It also allows you to connect multiple mobiles and speakers so you can create sound and bass that sure to rock anybody’s world.
A Bluetooth Speaker on a Budget
Photron P10: On a tight budget? Well, the Photron P10 delivers sound loud enough for the entire room while also allowing you to take calls. Plus, it is just 71mm in diameter and weighs mere 177g making it one of the most portable speakers on the list.
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#1: JBL Flip 3 Stealth (Best Bluetooth Speaker Under 5,000)
Whether you are looking for headphones, earphones or speakers, JBL is a brand and breathes music and thus it is no surprise the Flip 3 tops the charts. Here’s what you need to know about it.
- JBL Signature Sound
- Wireless Bluetooth streaming
- Dual external passive Bass radiators
JBL has been delivering powerful yet quality sound for years and the Flip 3 lives up to every bit of that reputation. One of the driving forces behind this is the dual 8W speakers which are a huge upgraded over the 6W speakers of the Flip 2.
Similarly, it also features dual passive Bass Radiators that deliver ear-popping bass so you don’t just hear it but feel it as well (just the kind of thing music fanatics love). Want to amp it up even further?
Then you will happy to know that you can wirelessly connect 2 speakers (oh yeah, you sure are going to blow off the roof with that). Also, its cylindrical design means you get a 360-degree sound so everyone near you gets to hear the same immersive stereo quality sound.
To give you uninterrupted music for about 8-10 hours, the speaker comes with 3000mAH batteries. The speaker can be easily charged via a power outlet or even a power bank which is one reason it makes the ideal travel buddy.
Build and Design
Another reason why these speakers are perfect for travelers is because of their durable build. The strong fabric in tandem with the rugged rubber housing means the speaker can easily handle the rigors of your treks and camps. It also gives it a premium finish and is available in multiple colors which means there is one for everyone.
It is also ultra-light at 450g but is a little larger so you might need to free up some room in your backpack to carry it comfortably.
Also, the speaker has an IPX 7 waterproof rating which means any spills and light rains do not hamper its performance.
You can even immerse it in water less than 1m deep (from pool sides, beaches to even rainy mountains, this baby will last you through thick and thin).
Do you and your friend ever have those fights over who wants to be the DJ for the night? Well, guess what, now you both can be. Yup, the speaker allows you to connect 2-3 phones and each one can take turns to play their favorite music.
Lastly, the state of the art microphone allows you to take calls and thanks to the patented Soundclear echo and noise cancellation, the vocals are crystal clear.
Warranty: 1-Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
One small drawback of the Flip 3 is that JBL has removed NFC which is a bit of a surprise. Also, it is larger than most other speakers like the Wonderboom, Echo, etc.
While that does help with better sound distribution takes up space in the backpack.
But nonetheless, at this price range, there is hardly a speaker that can deliver such immersive sound with punchy bass and crisper vocals (your house parties are about to get a whole lot louder).
#2: Echo Dot
The Echo Dot is the mini package of all things awesome. Yup, this isn’t your average speaker and if you haven’t already heard of the Echo, get ready to be amazed.
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Play music like never before
The best part about playing music with the Echo Dot is that you do not even have to waste your mobile battery because of a Bluetooth connection.
All you need to do is let Alexa know the Title, Singer, Album or any info you have on the song and it will start to play automatically (no buttons, no additional connections, it is just that easy). Or simply have music streamed from apps like Amazon Prime, Saavn, and TuneIn
You can even pause, stop, increase/decrease volume, play next/previous song, etc. all with simple voice commands.
Just like the JBL Flip 3, even Echo Dot has a 360-degree audio capability ensuring everyone in the room and hear the song loud and clear.
Plus, you do not have to be in close proximity to the speaker in order to give the commands. Its beam-forming technology and enhanced noise cancellation mean it can hear you across rooms even with all the hustle bustle of a busy Sunday morning.
And in case you feel the sound isn’t loud enough, just connect it to bigger, better speakers using Bluetooth or a 3.5mm audio cable.
Not just your average speaker
With the Echo Dot, you do not just an ordinary speaker, it is much more, it is like your own personal assistant.
Yes, Alexa can perform a whopping 15000+ tasks that include giving you score updates, weather reports, latest headline, booking an OLA, ordering food via Zomato, setting appointments and tons of other things.
You can also set alarms and reminders to be your favorite songs (because there is nothing better than waking up the song you so love).
It even makes calls, allows you to control lights and other compatible smart home devices and you do not have to move an inch or any of it.
Sleek and Ultralight
The Echo Dot weighs just 299g and is so sleek you can carry it in your hands or put in the smallest of pockets in your backup and enjoy its company anywhere you can find a power outlet.
Warranty: 1-Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
On the downsides, the Echo Dot is not water-resistant so you do not want to be using this near the pool or during rain.
It does not have a rechargeable battery and thus needs to be connected to a power source which limits its portability.Well, it is quite obvious that the Echo Dot is no match for the JBL Flip 3 in terms of speaker quality but does outperform the cheaper ones.
Also, its use isn’t limited to just listening songs, it can do so much more which makes it a bargain at a price less than Rs 2500.
#3: Photron P10 (Budget Pick)
Did you know that you can get a decent portable Bluetooth speaker for less than Rs 1000 as well?
And no the Photron P10 won’t make your ears bleed either (it is actually surprisingly good even at higher volumes). Here is more about this cheaper yet efficient Bluetooth speaker.
- Portable and powerful wireless Bluetooth streaming speaker, Operation range: 10 meters
- Built-in microphone allows you to answer calls without skipping a beat
- Features a rechargeable battery for convenient portability and extended playback time
Portability at its best
The Photron has a diameter of just 70mm and weighs less than 200g which makes it the smallest and the lightest Bluetooth speaker on the list.
This means you can carry this in your hand, backpack or even fits in pockets making it another travel-friendly speaker. But does this compact speaker deliver high-quality sound?
Sound Quality and Connectivity
Absolutely yes. This baby punches well above its weight and is loud enough for an entire room or even your bathroom. This mainly comes down to its 40mm woofer and the use of high-quality materials that create a decent amount of bass even for a cheap speaker.
And to hear your favorite songs you can either go for a Bluetooth connection or a 3.5mm audio line with your laptop, tablet or smartphone.
But if you do not want to keep them engaged and lose battery power, this is one of the few speakers that also lets you insert a Micro SD card.
But what if I am bored with my collection and need something refreshing?
Simple, just turn on the FM Radio and no, you do not have to set or tune radio stations constantly as the automatic station detector does it all for you.
Just hit the next/previous button and it will automatically connect to a station. And in case you find the signal to be weal just leave the USB cable on as it acts as an antenna.
The Photron P10 looks very similar to the Echo Dot in the sense that it is round with a Blue Ring light that turns orange when charging the speaker.
Its shiny metallic finish gives it a premium touch and also good durability so there isn’t much to complain about in this case.
Warranty: 6-Months Manufacturer’s Warranty
The only slight issue with the build is the use of plastic at the button and for the buttons. Though that does help bring down the cost, you do not want to be dropping these speakers.
Also, it gives a runtime of just 3-4 hours with its 400mAH battery but can be charged in quick-time using a power bank. Lastly, it is not water-resistant and not ideal for halls or larger spaces
#4: Ultimate Ears Wonderboom
This brand from the US has been manufacturing top-notch portable speakers for years and their Wonderboom goes toe to toe with the Flip 3 in terms of features.
- Big Sound: The Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM waterproof speaker produces big sound packed in a highly portable Bluetooth-connective speaker
- It allows you to hear music that is crisp, clear and full of big, elegant bass thanks to its frequency range of 80 Hz to 20 kHz
- 10-Hour Battery Life: This waterproof Bluetooth speaker is rechargeable and has a long-lasting 10-hour battery lifespan
The biggest advantage the Wonderboom has over the Flip 3 is its smaller size but don’t let that fool you.
With two 40mm active drivers and a 360-degree sound, the speaker is able to pump out 86dBC of sound at a frequency of 90Hz-20kHz (you want sound loud enough fire up the crowd at a party, the Wonderboom delivers just that).
Furthermore, the dual bass radiators produce ample bass to make your heart skip a beat when the beat finally drops. And if you thought one speaker just wasn’t cutting it, double up the decibel level by syncing a second Wonderboom to the same source just like the Flip 3.
This little package has a tank like build. Don’t believe us? Well, the speaker has been drop tested and incurs no damage if dropped from a height of 5-feet. Similarly, even water cannot play spoilsport with this speaker as it has an IPX7 Waterproof rating.
It simply floats on top if thrown into a pool or pond which means it gives you and me the freedom to be the clumsy us even around water bodies.
Another awesome feature about the speaker is the hanging loop at the top which means you can hook it up to your backpack, bicycle, belt loop, etc.
With the Wonderboom, you do not have to be carrying a portable charger or the USB cable everywhere because it easily runs 8-10 hours on a single charge.
And when it does run out of battery, it takes only 2.8 hours to charge which means you won’t be without your speaker for too long.
The speakers can maintain a strong Bluetooth connection with a phone as far away as 30m so you have enough freedom to move around with your mobile.
Plus, you and your girl will never again have to argue about who’s in charge of playing the songs as both can take turns for it since the speaker it connects to 2 sources at a time.
The UE Logo on top allows you to pause, skip, play songs directly from the speaker. But what about those lazy Sunday afternoons where you wish you could do it without moving a finger?
Well, your wish has just come true as the speaker is compatible with Amazon Echo Dot. This means functions like Next, Pause, etc. can be voice-controlled.
Warranty: 1-Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
Well, truth be told, there isn’t really much to fault about the Wonderboom except that fact that it has no in-built microphone or 3.5mm jack so you cannot take calls with it.
#5: Sony Extra Bass SRS-XB10 (Bluetooth Speaker Under 5,000 with Best Bass)
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Another brand that is synonymous with music is Sony and thus it is no surprise that apart from making the best home theatres in India, they are also the manufacturers of some awesome yet cheap Bluetooth speakers.
If a strong bass is what gets the juices in you flowing, the SRS-XB10 is tailor-made for you. With its Extra Bass technology, it delivers the deep and punchy bass that makes EDM so popular.
But what is extra bass technology?
Here a passive radiator in tandem with the mono-aural speaker improves low-end beats which, in turn, gives it a bass even the bigger Bluetooth speakers would be proud of.
You can also double up on the bass or add in more stereo effect with by including another SRS-XB10 into the mix.
While the IPX 5 rating isn’t as good as an IPX 7 rating, it is water-resistant enough to handle light rains. You can even enjoy music while you shower.
On the portability front, the speaker checks all the boxes. It weighs 260g and can be carried anywhere in a bag pocket or even hung around your cycle or the bag using the special strap.
While the rubberized coating has its flaws which we’ll discuss below, on the bright side, it helps the speaker withstand few falls and bumps and also gives you a strong grip in sweaty conditions.
The battery life is one of the standout features of the SRS-XB10 as it gives up to 13-14 hours of run time.
This is ample to last you a day or even more depending on your usage (just the speaker you need while enjoying a lazy Sunday at the Pool).
Unlike most of the speakers mentioned above, this Sony speaker isn’t limited to a Bluetooth connection as it is also equipped with NFC.
That means you can now connect your mobile to the speaker in seconds with a simple touch. As far as Bluetooth is concerned, it can maintain a connection for about 10-feet.
With the built-in mic, you are also free to take calls via the speaker and continue playing songs instantly.
Warranty: 1-year Manufacturer’s Warranty
It is not as versatile as the JBL Flip 3 since it cannot be connected to multiple smartphones.
Also, it only has an IPX 5 rating which means its water-resistance is lower than that of speakers with IPX6 or IPX7 Rating.
The rubberized finish on top attracts a lot of dust that is difficult to get rid of since it sticks to it.
#6: Saregama Carvaan SCM02
Are you looking for the perfect gift to give your mom, dad or maybe the both of them for their anniversary? Or do you just love listening to the songs from the 80s?
Either way, this ultimate collection of the retro hits is just what you need.
- 351 Pre-loaded evergreen Hindi songs
- USB and Bluetooth modes to enable you to enjoy your personal collection of songs
- FM/AM radio
Do you ever find your parents complaining about the ‘nonsense’ music you play and how the 80s and 90s was the golden music generation?
Well, some may argue that they are right.
After all, you cannot deny that sensations Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Mohd. Rafi, Kishore Kumar, and Mukesh, etc. at the top of their game, were some of best this country has ever seen, right?
And with the Saregama Carvaan SCM02, you now have the chance to listen to some their evergreen songs all the one place.
Yup, this speaker comes pre-loaded with 351 songs that are sure to hit your parents and grandparents with nostalgia and keep them humming their favorite songs all day long (a great to keep them busy 😉 ).
It also allows one to connect their own collection of songs via Bluetooth, USB or AUX.
And you are bored of all that, you can also turn on the radio and switch channel with just a simple click of the button (no need for manual tuning here).
It also has a 3.5mm jack so you can connect a better speaker and hear out loud on a cold Christmas (trust me, really adds to the mood) or in privacy using earphones/headphones.
The Caravaan can give you non-stop hits for 4 hours straight and when its time to charge you can easily do it using a power bank and your android smartphone cable.
The Carvaan is portable enough to fit in your hand and weighs just about 260g so carrying it on your travels is a breeze (camp nights are about to go retro).
You can either use your phone to change songs, reduce volume, play, stop, etc. or do it directly from the speaker as comes with buttons on the side.
Its design is another attractive feature as it is built just like a radio from the 20th century with an antenna on top which can be folded into the speaker itself so it does not break.
The sound quality of the Carvaan is exceptional when listening to the pre-loaded songs and does not crack or squeak even at the highest volumes.
But even if you happen to listen to your own collection the sound should give you a warm, fuzzy feeling as long as you stick to the retro songs.
It can produce 80dB of noise which should easily fill up your room so even the people at the farthest corner of the room can hear it loud and clear.
Warranty: 6-Months Manufacturer Warranty
On the downsides, it does not deliver the bass you get with the other speakers on the list as it has been mainly designed for retro songs and not your EDM’s and Rock music.
It is also not water-resistant and will break if you do not use it with care.
Also, longer battery life would have been perfect as 4-hours mean it does not even last an entire day.
Like I mentioned above, do not go for this if you want bass radiators and other fancy frills. This is a simple and cheap Bluetooth Speaker that delivers good sound and designed with the purpose of playing mainly retro songs.
There more advanced Carvaans that come loaded with 5000 songs, an LCD screen, etc. but will cost you around 6k-7k (speakers that we’ll cover in a different post).
Buying Guide for Bluetooth Speakers Below 5,000
The whole point of buying a speaker is to enjoy quality songs without the need for earphones and headphones, right? This is why it is important you check your speakers before buying and here’s what you need to check out.
Well, first and foremost, you should know how loud your speaker can be which is denoted is decibels (dB).
Secondly, make sure it has a 360-degree propagation so the sound is evenly spread across the entire room and everyone can hear it clearly.
Also, the sound should not crack when the volume is amped up.
Lastly, make sure the speaker has bass radiators because this is what will finally give the bass effect that you so crave especially if you happen to love EDM music.
If you are a travel freak you would want a speaker that is light and easy to carry around. Well, luckily most Bluetooth speakers are.
Their weight often varies from 150g to about 500g which is light enough to be carried in a backpack.
Some speakers can be hooked onto the bag or bike as they have straps for the same whereas some speakers are so compact they even fit in your pocket just like the Photron P10.
Well, nothing listening to music with your friends on top of the hills after a long hard trek.
But to truly savor that moment you need to make sure your speakers are water-resistant as rains are common in such areas.
How much water they can resist is determined by the IPX rating. For example, the best Bluetooth speaker under 5000 in India which is the Flip 3 has an IPX Rating of 7 whereas the Sony Extra Bass has an IPX Rating of 5 which means it is less resistant to water than the Flip 3.
Most IPX7 speakers can be immersed in water about 1-feet deep for 20-25-minutes where IPX5 speakers work well in light rain or even in the shower.
A speaker with a battery life of about 10-13 hours should be enough to last you an entire day.
The cheaper once have a battery life of 4-5 hours and will need to be charged regularly if used for long hours.
Make sure that the speaker you buy can be charged using a power bank and your smartphone’s cable and does not need any extra accessories. Charging time for these batteries can vary from 2-3 hours.
Obviously, all the speakers connect via Bluetooth. Apart from that, these speakers also let you connect your devices via AUX or USB Cable.
Some speakers also let you insert Micro SD Cards whereas some like the Echo Dot only need a Wi-Fi connection and play the song as per your instructions.
NFC is also a pretty easy way to get your device connected to the speaker as it requires a simple touch to do so.
Also, some speakers can connect with multiple mobiles which means you and your friend can play songs in turns.
Also, if you have like two Flip 3 speakers, you can connect both of them to the same source. This, in turn, increases the loudness and bass truly turning you into the DJ for the night.
Note: A speaker should be able to hold a Bluetooth connection for about 10-feet so you can move around with your phone without disrupting the connection.
While you can use your mobile to control the songs, it is always handy that the speaker comes with buttons on it to stop, play, pause, etc. a song.
Warranty is also an important factor when making purchases. Most speakers come with a 1-years warranty which is good enough. Avoid speakers that do not offers a warranty.
If you are a buyer that likes to make purchases based on certain brands, then here is a list of the top 10 brands in India for Bluetooth speakers below 5,000.
- Amazon (Echo Dot)
- Ultimate Ears
Bluetooth speakers are handy accessories to have. After all, we are a generation that loves our music and our travel and these speakers make for the ideal travel partners.
And as you can see from the feature-rich speakers above, you do not always have to spend the big bucks to find a speaker that soothes the mind and soul, you can easily get one for less than Rs 5000 as well.
If you have any question about the speakers, do write to us. We’ll be happy to clear up your doubts so you can make your purchases without any regrets.
Best Bluetooth Speaker Under Rs. 5,000 in India for 2019
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