According to the research, people shower for eight minutes on average, three times a week. This equates to over 20 hours of our time being spent in showers every year, with many of us spending much more than that.

So if we spend so much time in our bathrooms, why not make this time more fun, relaxing or productive and perhaps find some of the best shower speakers for our needs?

A carefully selected shower speaker can be your great companion that allows you to listen to music, radio or podcasts making that shower time of yours a little bit more exciting.

We have reviewed the top shower speakers available on the market today

There are three main ways that people tend to use Bluetooth enabled speakers in bathrooms which depend on the mood you are in or perhaps your morning or evening rituals.

More often than not, people like to spend their shower time with more fun, so some light, yet energizing music is a great way to start your day, especially if you like singing.

For some of us, we like to take a bath and wind down after a hard day at work, so quiet and peaceful music will surely help you get to the relaxing state sooner.

For others, productive geeks like me, we like to spend our time listening to a podcast while showering to make sure no time is wasted getting clean again.

With wireless Bluetooth speakers becoming increasingly popular and the abundance of consumer options available on the market – which speaker should you pick for your shower time?

We have reviewed a variety of candidates and have shortlisted top ten shower speakers currently available on the market.

The summary table below is for anyone who does not have time to go through the complete list of hand-picked shower speakers but needs to make the decision quickly. The table contains only the most basic information, which is the least you should know before choosing the best shower Bluetooth speaker for your needs.

If you do have more time to spare reading the complete review, we are sure you will find it useful. We have tried to pack the most amount of information into as few words as practically possible. Enjoy!

Image Battery Life / Weight / Power / Waterproof
Best Overall – Fugoo Sport (Editor’s Choice)
Best battery life we’ve seen in portable shower speakers. Interchangeable jackets let you change the look and toughness. Great, balanced sound.
40 h 1.2 lbs 20 W IP67
Best Budget – AYL Soundfit
Compact, portable and extremely affordable. The included strap is helpful for added mounting options.
12 h 0.59 lbs 5 W IPX5
Best Mini – BOOM Swimmer
The smallest Bluetooth waterproof speaker we’ve tested. It does has limited sound capacity, but is good enough for podcasts and light music.
8 h 0.4 lbs 2.5 W IPX7
Best General Purpose – Treblab HD55
One of the loudest shower speakers in our review. Clear, balanced and full body sound, but not for bass lovers. Great for general use too.
10 h 1.23 lbs 12 W IPX4
Best Compact Sound – UE Roll 2
Compact, but surprisingly capable and bassy sound for its size. One of the most user friendly apps on the market to control audio settings and pairing.
9 h 1.05 lbs 9 W IPX7
Best Cheap – SoundBot SB510 HD
An extremely affordable speaker specifically developed for the shower use. Suction cup and easy to use controls make speaker placement very flexible.
6 h 0.35 lbs 3 W None
Best Bass – UE WonderBOOM
Extremely tough design and the highest waterproof rating in Bluetooth speakers. It can also float in water – what about a party in the pool?
10 h 1.32 lbs n/a IPX7
Best With Suction Cup – VicTsing
Durable, portable and compact Bluetooth shower speaker that is amongst the best in the budget range. It comes with a removable suction cup and a carabiner.
4-6 h 0.4 lbs 5 W IPX4
Best Value – OontZ Angle 3
A plain and simple looking budget Bluetooth speaker that packs more punch than you’d expect. Rubber sides protect the speaker from drops.
15 h 0.58 lbs 10 W IPX5
Best Premium – Libratone ONE Click
If you want to feel special in your shower, Libratone ONE Click is the most premium waterproof speaker out there which comes with a respective premium price.
12 h 2 lbs 40 W IPX4
Best Portable – Anker SoundCore Sport (Editor’s Choice)
Our personal favorite for everyday, general use including showers. Highest waterproof rating, impressive sound for the size and one of the best value for money wireless shower speakers out there.
10 h 0.5 lbs n/a IPX7
Top 10 Shower Bluetooth Speakers

Best Overall – Fugoo Sport
(Editor’s Choice)

Best battery life in portable or shower speakers we’ve seen. Interchangeable jackets let you change the look and toughness. Great, balanced sound.

40 h 1.2 lb 20 W IP67

Best Budget – AYL Soundfit

Light, portable and extremely affordable. The included strap is helpful for added mounting options.

12 h 0.6 lb 5 W IPX5

Best Mini – BOOM Swimmer

The smallest Bluetooth waterproof speaker we’ve tested. It does has limited sound capacity, but is good enough for podcasts and light music.

8 h 0.4 lb 2.5 W IPX7

Best General Purpose – Treblab HD55

One of the loudest shower speakers in our list. Clear, balanced and full body sound, but not for bass lovers. Great for general use too.

10 h 1.23 lb 12 W IPX4

Best Compact Sound – UE Roll 2

Compact, but surprisingly capable and bassy for its size. One of the most user friendly apps on the market to control audio and Bluetooth connectivity settings.

9 h 1.1 lb 9 W IPX7

Best Cheap – SoundBot SB510 HD

An extremely affordable speaker specifically developed for shower use. Suction cup and easy to use controls make speaker placement very flexible.

6 h 0.35 lb 3 W None

Best Bass – UE WonderBOOM

Extremely robust design and the highest waterproof rating in Bluetooth speakers. It can also float in water – what about a party in the pool?

10 h 1.32 lb n/a IPX7

Best With Suction Cup – VicTsing

Durable, portable and compact Bluetooth shower speaker that is amongst the best in the budget range. It comes with a removable suction cup and a carabiner.

4-6 h 0.4 lb 5 W IPX4

Best Value – OontZ Angle 3

A very plain and simple looking budget wireless speaker that packs more punch than you’d expect. Rubber sides protect the speaker from drops.

15 h 0.58 lb 10 W IPX5

Best Premium – Libratone ONE Click

If you want to feel special in your shower, Libratone ONE Click is the most premium shower speaker out there. The premium design and lifestyle does come at a price, however.

12 h 2 lb 40 W IPX4

Best Portable – Anker SoundCore Sport
(Editor’s Choice)

Our personal favorite for everyday, general use including showers. Highest waterproof rating, amazing sound for the size and one of the best value for money wireless shower speakers out there.

10 h 0.5 lb n/a IPX7

1. Best Shower Speaker Overall – Fugoo Sport

Fugoo Sport, in essence, is the same as Fugoo Style we have previously reviewed and given it an Editor’s Choice award.

The only difference between the Sport and Style is the ‘jacket’ they are wearing, hence the difference in their names.

The best speaker for your shower 2019 has to offer. The Fugoo Sport is so good that we struggled to find a fault with it, simply brilliant!

Fugoo Sport wears a rubber jacket which has been developed specifically to provide an extra level of protection from water, dust, and physical impact.

The IP67 water resistance rating allows the speaker to be submerged in water for up to 30 minutes, which is one of the best results in our review.

To make it even more attractive for travel use and stay true to its name, Fugoo Sport boasts a 40-hour rechargeable battery capacity. This makes it the longest lasting Bluetooth speaker in our review by a country mile as no other speaker gets even close.

The speaker delivers a 360-degree sound with the help of six built-in speakers. There are two neodymium woofers, two tweeters and two passive radiators that create a vibrant and balanced sound unrivaled in our review. If, however, stereo sound is something you fancy, you can pair two or more speakers with a single audio source.

Unlike most speakers in our list, here you get a voice-enabled speakerphone built-it. It allows you to use Google Now or Siri as your virtual assistant and even take conference calls.

Bottom Line

Fugoo Sport is our top pick for the best portable Bluetooth speaker for both shower and general use. It is ultra-durable, waterproof and you could enjoy your music for two days on a single charge. Couple that with a premium audio delivery and you have an exceptionally versatile speaker that will be your perfect companion for travel, camping, shower and any other use you can think of.

Not only is it one of the best-rated shower speakers in our list, it is also the most versatile Bluetooth speaker we’ve tested. We can’t think of one way you can go wrong with it.

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Our bluetooth shower speaker buyer's advice Waterproof and dustproof
Top speakers for shower as far as sound goes Exceptional sound quality
bathroom speaker overview Best battery life we have ever seen in portable wireless speakers
speakers for bath upsides and downsides Incredible value for the money
Speakers for shower use - reviews, shortcomings, cons, disadvantages and flaws Mediocre bass response

2. Best Budget Shower Speaker – AYL Soundfit 

The AYL Soundfit is one of the smallest waterproof Bluetooth speakers in our review.

Despite its size, it packs 5 watts of acoustic power in a fairly compact and rugged body.

The sound delivered, given the physical dimensions is very decent. In fact, the speaker is louder and more prominent at low-frequency than we have expected.

AYL is one of the best cheap Bluetooth speaker available today

The speaker comes with a heavy-duty rubber strap which you can either use for carrying or attach a carbine to it and hang it off your backpack or a bike.

The bottom of the speaker comes with a threaded hole allowing you to use all types of mounts with it to endlessly expand your mounting alternatives.

Since the speaker is compact and ultra light, it makes it one of the most portable speakers in our review.

AYL Soundfit also supports a 3.5mm jack connection, so if your device does not have Bluetooth wireless connectivity, you can always use the good old auxiliary cable to connect (comes in the package).

The battery provides around 12 hours of music playback and takes 3 hours to recharge, which is an excellent result for such a cheap Bluetooth speaker.

Bottom Line

AYL Soundfit is a great little speaker that is full of surprises. It is light, tough and has an IPX5 rating which makes it ideal for shower and outdoor use. The included strap makes it versatile to hang or mount almost anywhere. With around 4000 positive reviews on Amazon, it has become one of the best cheap shower speakers around.

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Bluetooth bath speaker benefits Decent sound quality
built to last Tough body
Top shower speakers reviews and recommendations Strap and mount thread
Waterproof bluetooth shower speaker buyer's guide 3.5 mm connector support
Some distortion at max volumes Sound distortion if pushed to the limit

3. Best Mini Bluetooth Speaker – BOOM Swimmer Duo

Boom Swimmer Duo is the latest model from Polk that replaces the original Polk Boom Swimmer.

In addition, the tiny speaker is one of not many that has been designed and built with specifically shower use in mind.

It has a flexible tail that can wrap around taps, shower rails and shower heads making it extremely easy to mount. If your shower does not have any of those things you can use a suction cup that comes with the speaker.

Boom Swimmer is a fresh approach to shower speakers. It is one of the best mini shower speakers you can buy today.

The body is made of a tough rubber that makes the speaker shock resistant and durable. Combining that with an IPX7 water rating that allows the speaker to be immersed in water for 30 minutes – you have a pretty rugged speaker that is ready to survive almost everything you can throw at it.

The integrated battery allows up to 8 hours of playing time, which is quite modest compared to the competition. Moreover, the updated version allows speaker pairing if you need to add some volume.

To recharge the battery, the top cap needs to be unscrewed and open a rubber flap inside. It may not sound too bad, but in practice is quite uncomfortable.

Boom Swimmer Duo features a 30mm driver, which is tiny and you should not expect a punchy or immersive sound from it. The high and mids are not the most refined either, delivering an acceptable performance overall.

Although the speaker is tiny, it can get relatively loud. Yet, you don’t want to push it beyond 70-80% of its volume,as it starts to generate a side with low-end distortion blurring the overall experience.

Bottom Line

Boom Swimmer Duo is a great little speaker if you use it to its strengths. It is the smallest and the lightest speaker in our review by a mile. It will not blow you away with the most amazing audio performance, but it compensates it with a durable waterproof design that is also extremely travel-friendly.

If you are looking to use this speaker indoor, there are probably better speakers to select from, if however, you need a speaker that takes close to no room in your backpack and you are not very demanding on the sound quality – this is the best speaker for your shower in the smallest size there is.

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shower speaker consumer reports Can be attached to almost anything
Top shower speakers reviews and recommendations Can be paired with another speaker
decent sound for the money and size Decent sound quality for the size
bathroom bluetooth speakers overview Built-in speakerphone
Top bathroom speaker reviews, shortcomings, cons, disadvantages and flaws Sound distortion at high volume
bathroom speaker shortcomings, cons, disadvantages and flaws Rolls on tabletops due to the round shape
Great speakers for bath and shower, shortcomings, cons, disadvantages and flaws USB charging port is not easy to use

4. Best Versatile – Treblab HD55

You may know Treblab from their headphones as that is the niche they have started out in and their main specialty. But not so long ago, Treblab has released their first speaker with Bluetooth capabilities – HD55.

The company is known for outstanding customer service and hence gets a disproportionate amount of positive and glowing reviews. But have they managed to pull it off with the Bluetooth speaker? Let’s look into it!

The speaker has a classical cylinder shape, similar to the well known UE Boom 2 that we have reviewed previously.

TREBLAB HD55 is a nice general purpose speaker that suits most uses and preferences except bass lovers. It is definitely one of the top shower speaker options on the market.

Treblab HD55 comes with a spare red color cover, so if you feel that you need to add a little bit of excitement to your music device, it comes in the package.

The playback controls are simple, yet quite innovative for Bluetooth speakers. To change the soundtracks, you merely need to swipe your finger on the panel left or right. It is simple to use, and it works well, even with the fingers being wet.

As far as the speakers go, the body has four of them integrated, one dual bass radiator, two tweeters, and a single midrange. This arsenal results in 12 watts of pure acoustic power that makes Treblab HD55 one of the loudest Bluetooth speakers in our review. It produces powerful, vibrant and crystal clear sound, even at high volumes.

One innovative feature that set the Treblab HD55 apart from the competition is the indoor/outdoor button. It adjusts the frequency response to fit your environment. Opting for indoor mode enriches the sound with a better bass, whereas the outdoor mode results in louder, but slightly less detailed performance.

The speaker has a built-in microphone, so you can easily use it to make phone calls, and the voice quality is great making it a good fit for both music and podcasts.

The rechargeable battery delivers average results, providing the speaker with around 10 hours of your favorite tunes. In addition, it takes around 5 hours for the battery to recharge, which we found to be quite long.

Bottom Line

Treblab HD55 is a great lightweight speaker that delivers loud, clear, rich and distortion-less sound at any volume. Although we appreciate the balance across the frequency range, the bass lovers will find the lows lacking punch. Otherwise, it covers the portable Bluetooth speaker basics perfectly and we are sure you’ll find this versatile speaker ideal for any type of use, including your bathroom or shower.

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Shower speaker review highlighting benefits, pros, advantages or upside Loud and balanced 360-degree sound
Top rated bluetooth shower speaker of 2019 benefits and drawbacks Light and relatively portable
Shower speaker reviews, pros and cons Lifetime warranty
Integrated speakerphone
Mediocre bass response Not for bass lovers
Good bathroom bluetooth speaker for everyday use No battery charge indicator
Requires flat surface to stand

5. Best Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker – UE Roll 2

Ultimate Ears is one of the best speaker brands specializing in portable audio out there.

UE’s occurrence of coming up with something that stands out from the crowd design-wise is slowly becoming their signature.

For us, it started with the UE Wonderboom, which we have reviewed below and it looked like a can of coke that was about to burst. The UE Roll 2, on the other hand, looks like a squashed can of coke.

In real, Roll 2 is bigger than we have expected it to be based on web pictures. It keeps the design lines of its predecessor and visually remains identical.

Ultimate Ears is one of the best speaker brands for Bluetooth portable speakers. The UE Roll 2 is a great example of their unique approach and renowned build quality.

The body is robust and is made of waterproof and shockproof grey color military grade mesh. At the same time, if you feel that speaker colors in our review are dull and boring, then UE has prepared a whole array of modern color picks for you. They even come with artistic impressions, such as ‘Drippy’ created by the artist Jen Stark.

A nice fully waterproof Bluetooth speaker UE Roll 2, features various colors to match your taste and keep it fun!

Similar to the original speaker, the Roll 2 features a bungee cord at the back. This is quite useful for most showers given that you have a hook or something similar. The speaker also comes with an inflatable base that can be used in a pool if you want to have your music as close to you as possible.

With speaker controls, again, nothing has changed. The massive and simplistic plus and minus signs at the front of the speaker still control the volume, which we find convenient. Conversely, the absence of playback controls on the speaker constrains you to use your smartphone to skip or pause a song.

The wireless connection range has improved, and UE claims 100 feet, yet in practice, we found 60 to 70 feet (in the open) to be more accurate.

The claimed battery life of 9 hours can be achieved when using the speaker at moderate volumes. At the same time, as you make it louder the battery life drains exponentially quicker.

The area where UE Roll 2 is ahead of the competition is the mobile app that lets you control the sound equalizer levels, pair up to 50 other speakers and set the alarm.

Inside the body, you’ll find a 2″ main driver and a pair of 0.75″ tweeters. The speaker manages to maintain clear mids, highs and distortion-free bass throughout the volume range. The lows, however, seem to fade as you are maxing out the speaker to avoid distortion as it does not have a built-in passive radiator.

Bottom Line
Overall, UE Roll 2 is a special speaker due to its unique design. It is surprisingly loud for its size and delivers a clear sound with a good punch of bass. The waterproof construction, bungee cord, and being compact makes this speaker perfect for outdoor or bathroom use. If you are on a limited budget, this might be one of the best Bluetooth speakers under $100 you can find.
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bluetooth speaker overview and analysis Ultra compact and portable design
home shower speaker drill down Great and loud sound for the size
Shower WiFi speaker consumer reports Inflatable life preserver
Speaker flaws Bass slightly fades at higher volumes
Digital app controls with no speakerphone integration No speakerphone
Things that could have been better No playback controls

6. Best Cheap Shower Speaker – SoundBot SB510 HD

SoundBot SB510 HD is the second speaker in our review that has been designed with shower use in mind.

It comes with a suction cup that allows the speaker to be attached to the shower tiled wall quite easily. In fact, it sucks up on the wall so well, that it stays on it very solidly and does not lose suction.

You have a number of fun colors to pick from, such as green red, white, blue and others.

The speaker is water-resistant and splash-proof, yet it does not come with an official certification. It is designed to be mounted on a wall and hence not fully submerged in water as it may cause damage.

The SoundBot SB510 is more than affordable. It is the best cheap Bluetooth speaker on the market for shower use.

The battery allows for up to six hours of non-stop listening and takes around three hours to charge. The result is nothing spectacular, but given that this is the cheapest Bluetooth speaker in our review, we think it is acceptable.

We did find the playback controls at the front of the speaker to be handy and easy to use. It allows you to pause and skip songs without having to leave your shower. Conversely, there is no volume control, which we found quite odd.

Additionally, SoundBot SB510 HD has an integrated speakerphone, yet we are not sure how practical it could be to take phone calls in the shower.

The sound quality won’t blow you away, yet it is very decent given how small and affordable this speaker is.

Bottom Line

SoundBot SB510 HD has been specifically designed for shower use and given its price point – it is the best cheap Bluetooth speaker we could find. It features an easy to use playback controls, that are very handy as well as delivers a very respectable sound quality. If you are looking for an affordable shower speaker, SB510 HD is not to be missed.

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Overview of bluetooth speakers for your shower Extremely affordable
home shower speakers to check out Can be safely mounted on a shower wall
practical benefits connecting to Bluetooth radios Easy to use playback controls
top waterproof speaker for your iphone Good customer support
great cheap shower speaker shootout Battery life could be better
the most cost-effective shower speaker you will find No volume controls

7. Best Shower Speaker for Bass – UE WonderBOOM

The Ultimate Ears are represented by two speakers in our review, UE Roll 2 which we have previously reviewed and the new UE Wonderboom.

UE Wonderboom is a versatile portable waterproof speaker that was designed to compensate where Roll 2 was lacking – the bass department.

It is similar to a cup or a can in both dimensions and shape. The body is made of a waterproof mesh fabric also used in other UE speakers, which allows for the maximum IPX7 water resistance rating and puts it amongst the top waterproof Bluetooth speakers out there.

The UE WonderBOOM is a great all around speaker favouring low frequencies. Definitely one of the top shower friendly Bluetooth speakers for bass out there.

The top and bottom end feature a durable plastic that is designed to absorb the impact in case of a drop. UE claims that the speaker can be dropped from a 5 ft height and guarantees no damage to the speaker.

At the top of the speaker, you will find an elastic bungee cord, which is not practical due to its short length. The only time we could see a use for it was the soap rack in the shower.

The UE logo at the top of the speaker is a button that allows you to pair the devices and pause/skip the songs.

The feature array, however, is pretty dull. It does not support the UE mobile app, does not have a 3.5mm jack and does not feature a speakerphone. The only physical connection on the speaker is the micro-USB port for charging.

With the sound, UE Wonderboom takes the best of UE Roll 2 and substantially improves the quality of the low range. It is now deep and present which makes it even more suited for music. The newly added two 40mm active drivers and two passive radiators create a powerful 360° sound projection. The result is a relatively clear and rich sound across the frequency range with a noticeable emphasis on the lower frequency range.

Although the speaker is relatively small, it can fill an average size room with a punchy sound. In fact, despite being quite compact, the UE Wonderboom is the loudest speaker in our review.

Bottom Line
UE WonderBoom with its ultra-portable, waterproof and durable body will fit your bathroom or shower perfectly. It is also versatile enough to be used indoors, outside, at the beach or anywhere you can imagine. In fact, it is not only one of the top shower speakers around, but it is also one of the best general-purpose speakers in a medium range. With the release of the WonderBoom, Ultimate Ears have once again positioned themselves as one of the top Bluetooth speaker brands on the market.
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Bathroom speaker reviews benefits and advantages. Almost indestructible
bluetooth speaker for shower overview and analysis 360-degree sound
well made, good quality Solid build quality
can float on water Floats in water
Negatives Bass is slightly overstated
Top speaker picks for your shower The cord is too short to be useful
Reviwing shower speakers for your home No speakerphone

8. Best Shower Speaker With Suction Cap – VicTsing Shower

VicTsing Bluetooth speaker is one of the smallest speakers in our review, yet unlike other small speakers – it packs 5 watts of sound power.

The speaker body is made of durable plastic and silicone making it dustproof, shockproof and waterproof as it comes with an official IPX5 rating. In fact, we had it fallen off the shower wall twice, yet the speaker has remained fully functional.

Although the speaker has been designed for general use, it fits showers perfectly.

First, it comes with a removable suction cap which allows you to mount the speaker on a wall or glass.

If you are looking for best cheap portable speakers, look no further. The VicTsing Shower Speaker is a strong contender to seriously consider.

And second, it comes with a simple carbine that allows you to hang the speaker on a shower tap or rack.

Unlike a similarly priced SoundBot SB510, the VicTsing has full playback controls including volume, skipping and pausing. You can even use the speaker as a hands-free alternative where pressing the play/pause button will dial the last number dialed. Answering the phone calls is as easy as tapping the button once, whereas holding it rejects the call.

It also comes with two integrated microphones, which manage to capture the voice surprisingly well. This is perhaps a small feature, yet may come in handy depending on how you use the speaker.

The speaker is powered by a 500 mAh battery which can give you up to 6 hours of playing time given that you keep your volume levels below 70%. It will take 3 hours to recharge the battery fully, which we found to be a little too long compared to the competition.

As mentioned before VicTsing boasts a larger driver compared to other speakers in the same category which gives it a more powerful sound that can get pretty loud. It comes out relatively balanced across the frequency range making it one of the cheapest shower speakers you can buy.

Bottom Line

We are quite pleased with the performance of VicTsing. It is durable, water resistant and ultra-portable which puts it amongst the top budget Bluetooth speakers you can get for your shower. If you are looking for a pick where you could save some money and get a whole lot of value in return, you may have just found it.

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Great cheap speaker for your shower Ultraportable
easy to connect to source device Tripod mount support
Cheap shower speaker that works well Looks and feels tough
Bluetooth shower speaker comparison and review Extremely affordable
things we did not like Nothing, given the asking price

9. Best Value Shower Speaker – OontZ Angle 3

We have previously reviewed the Oonts Angle 3 in our portable Bluetooth speaker review and were greatly surprised with how much value has the speaker managed to deliver for such a small asking price.

The speaker looks quite plain and some may even find it boring, yet it is practical, compact and robust at the same time.

It won’t win any beauty contests, but the solid, rugged mesh and rubberized sides are sure to protect the speaker from dust, water, and physical damage.

The OontZ Angle 3 is quite comfortably the best Bluetooth speaker under 50 to consider for your shower.

The sound is delivered by two precision acoustic drivers and a passive subwoofer that adds an excellent punchy note to the overall frequency range.

Angle 3 delivers 10 watts of clear, loud and side noise free sound. Highs are clean, and midrange is detailed with decent vocal reproduction. The passive radiator is positioned at the bottom of the speaker, so placing the speaker bottom down, delivers a more profound and pronounced bass compared to the vertical speaker position when it stands on one of the silicone ends.

The speaker has an integrated microphone allowing you to take phone calls hands-free.

Bottom Line

If you are looking for an extremely affordable speaker that is simple, durable, waterproof and packs more sound power than the entry-level, smallest size speakers – Oontz Angle 3 is one of the best choices available. It can generate an impressively loud yet relatively distortion-free sound. Quite comfortably one of the top budget bath or shower speakers you can find.

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Top shower speakers reviews and recommendations Impressive sound for the size
Waterproof shower speaker comparison Integrated speakerphone
bathroom bluetooth speaker for everyday use Stunning value
Battery lasts long Good battery life
speaker design is plain Boring design

10. Best Premium Bluetooth Speaker – Libratone ONE Click

We have previously reviewed one of the larger Libratone Bluetooth speaker, the Zipp and were quite pleased with the aesthetics and the sound quality.

Libratone One Click seems to confirm the overall minimalistic yet classy design philosophy of the brand, however technically it is a very different speaker compared to the Zipp.

It features a partially modular design allowing some level of customization. The speaker comes with a hard rubber hook and a soft rubber loop in the box, and you can pick one of five places on the speaker to attach it to.

The unusual fitment points play a role of a rubberized bumper bar protecting the device from damage in case of a fall.

Like all of their products, Libratone have approached One Click with class making it one of the best premium waterproof Bluetooth speaker you can buy

The speaker is using a mesh fabric we have seen in other Libratone speakers, which is both functional and visually appealing. The fabric offers a good grip in the hand and prevents the water from getting in as it is IPX4 certified.

At the back of the speaker, you will find a power button which like the Zipp comes with a touch sensitive pad. The touch sensor is meant to be a feature that set Libratone products apart, which it does, but probably not in the way Libratone have expected it. Unfortunately, with both Zipp and One Click we had a similar issue where some of the finger gestures take multiple times to register. Throughout our testing, we only had issues trying to connect with the speaker as you need to hold the finger on the button over time.

The speaker lives up to the manufacturer claim of 12 hour battery life, which is fine, but not exactly noteworthy.

The sound is delivered by a 1″ tweeter, 3″ woofer and two passive radiators. The Libratone claims a 360-degree sound, yet to achieve that you need to have the speaker standing upright, which is not very practical. If you do feel that one speaker is not enough, you can connect two One Click speakers to take your shower party to the next level.

The frequency response is mostly balanced. The lows are present, not too punchy, yet manage to boom-out due to not being entirely controlled at times. The mids are slightly elevated and can fill up the room quite easily, yet are not as refined as we would like it to be as some vocals come out a bit processed. The highs do not come across as harsh, even at high volumes, but they do lack a tiny bit of clarity.

Bottom Line

Libratone One Click is definitely not your everyday speaker and it is not trying to be one. In fact, it is the most expensive shower speaker in our list and it is not only the sound quality that makes up for the asking price but also the looks. If you are searching for a speaker purely for sound, there are better options out there within this price range. If however, you are after a lifestyle speaker that can also be a feature in your bathroom or a shower, this is is one of the prettiest waterproof speakers on the market.

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speakers for shower use comparison review and recommendations Neat and simple design
bluetooth shower speaker consumer reports Customizable and modular design
can connect to phones, radios and other portable devices Wide and clear soundstage
Innovative touch technology Smart capacitive volume controls
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11. Best Compact Bluetooth Speaker – Anker SoundCore Sport

Anker SoundCore Sport represents Anker’s line of the smallest wireless Bluetooth speakers that are light and compact.

You may know Anker as it is a big name in efficient and affordable power banks, one of which we had the privilege of using and reviewing before.

We were pleasantly surprised with the close-to-perfect balance that Anker has managed to strike between quality and value, but can they do that again with a portable speaker that is general-purpose but could be easily used in the shower?

The Anker SoundCore Sport is a remarkable little speaker that will blow you away. In our opinion this is quite easily the best mini Bluetooth speaker available today.

With the weight of only about half a pound and a tiny size, the speaker is ultra-portable and can fit the smallest of handbags. The speaker is certified with the IPX7 waterproof rating which is the highest rating the Bluetooth speaker can get, especially in such a small size and such an affordable price.

Also, the speaker has been built to float in the water, so if you ever wanted to take your music to the pool, with SoundCore Sport you definitely can.

The case is made of hard plastic which is reasonably sturdy, yet not as impact resistant as Oonts Angle 3, we have reviewed earlier.

The layout is simple as it only has three buttons. Two buttons are reserved for volume control whereas the third one is used to pair your speaker, answer or end calls, pause or skip forward the tracks. Our only complaint is that the buttons are a little hard to press due to them being so sealed behind the protective rubber.

You can also use a 3.5mm cable connection which is hidden behind a rubber flap to protect the port from water exposure.

The battery seems to provide 10 hours of playtime which is neither good nor bad.

The sound quality is where this little speaker truly shines and punches well above its weight. It is loud, clear and despite being small, it delivers a very reasonable amount of bass. Music, radio, and podcasts come out clear and balanced across the frequency range, which is not typical for mini wireless speakers powered by a single driver.

Bottom Line

SoundCore Sport is a great little performer. It is super small, light, sounds good and boasts the highest water protection rating we’ve seen in waterproof speakers. If you are shopping for the best mini Bluetooth speaker for your shower, you may have just found a perfect mix of size, features, sound quality, and extremely affordable price tag.

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Buyers Guide – How To Choose A Shower Speaker?

How We Tested

Like with all other tech, picking the best Bluetooth shower speaker requires you to determine a set of features that are essential and the ones that are secondary. Going into this shower speaker review, the key five factors we have considered for our buyer’s guide are listed in separate sections below.

This is not to say that other factors such as charging time, long battery life, watts of power, detachable suction cup, LED and mood light, connect features, true stereo sound, USB cable, and other accessories are not important. They could be for some of us, but, in general, we feel they have less of an impact on your showering experience than the key elements we’ve mentioned below.

To ensure that we remain objective and unbiased, we have purchased the ten top-rated shower speakers that our reviewers tested for 40 hours. Each speaker has been reviewed against the key criteria listed below.

Waterproof Ratings

Whether for shower use or bath, waterproofing ability is the key consideration in choosing the top speaker to buy. All speakers in our review except SoundBot SB510 carry waterproof certifications that will help you understand the speaker capability to withstand water.

A widely accepted IPX waterproofing standard is now used by all major speaker manufacturers to describe precisely the water protection capabilities of the speaker. The scale starts with IPX0 and goes all the way to IPX8, however, IPX6 or IPX7 is as far as you’d want to push the shower speaker. If dust proofing is also required, it is recommended to check out shower speakers with the IP67 rating.

Ease of Setup and Use

A bath or a shower is a place where setting up, tuning, fixing or controlling a speaker could be troublesome. In other words, the practicality of using the product in a wet, damp, noisy and often hot environments is one of the top features to consider when making a purchase.

Audio Quality

Despite shower being a reasonably noisy environment, we want our speaker to deliver a good audio quality nevertheless. To listen to music, radio or podcasts over the sound of running water, you may need to push the speaker slightly. Hence, it should be capable of reproducing sound at high volume without any side noise or distortion.

Feature set

With technology advancements, speaker features have never been more exhaustive. At the same time, it is easy to get lost in this variety of options, so we have made it our mission to highlight speaker functionality relevant to the shower use.

For example, the ability to charge the speaker while in use or having an integrated speakerphone is close to irrelevant for shower use. On the other hand, music and voice clarity, volume, voice controls, waterproofing, Bluetooth connectivity, and decent battery life is what makes a good general-purpose speaker a great shower companion.

Battery Life

Speaker placement may play a vital role in the overall listening experience, especially in a damp and noisy environment such as your bath or a shower. Suction cups and special attachments help you better position the speaker and channel the sound waves more efficiently. Most of the time, mounting your speaker and taking it down takes some time, hence we recommend a long-lasting battery as it saves you time and nuisance.

Speaker Placement

Making the decision of where to place your waterproof or water-resistant wireless speaker might sound strange at first. In practice, however, you may be facing a challenge as given the water noise, limited space and the physical form of the speaker – mounting or placement options could be extremely limited.

Some speakers come with suction caps that could be mounted on wall tiles, some have special cords or hooks that can be attached to your shower head or taps. Others need to be placed on the floor or your bathtub, but then, you need to make sure the drivers are facing you so that most sound reaches your ears.

Whatever your requirements are or however big your pocket is, we hope you found a perfect speaker in our top 10 shower speakers of 2019.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does different waterproof ratings mean?
The IP stands for International Protection marking and classifies the level of protection against intrusions such as dust and water. To learn more about the classifications, please check here.
How can I make the speaker battery last longer?
There are a couple of easy tips to maximize the battery life of your wireless Bluetooth speaker:

  1. Reduce the volume, some Bluetooth speakers will last twice as long when used at 70% volume compared to full volume.
  2. Keep your phone closer to your speaker.
  3. Charge your speaker as soon as you have a chance, do not let it run out of battery completely.
What makes the wireless speaker waterproof?

Waterproofing is achieved mainly by using a special outside material that protects the speaker from water damage. The complexity and the reason why only some speakers are waterproof is that the fabric should not let the water through, but should not prevent or block soundwaves and distort the audio quality.

Here is a quick summary of what makes the top shower speakers waterproof:

What if my phone does not have Bluetooth?
Your only other option would be an AUX 3.5mm connection. You will need to ensure the speaker supports this connection type, so please check before buying.
How to pair Bluetooth speaker?
The instructions vary across different brands and models, yet in general, the steps are:

  1. Enable the Bluetooth on your mobile phone
  2. Hold the main button on the Bluetooth speaker for 2-3 seconds to enable pairing mode
  3. Devices pair and you can now playback your music
What can I do if the battery runs out of power?
There are two things you can do:

  1. Recharge the Bluetooth speaker battery using the wall charger
  2. Use a portable battery pack to recharge your wireless Bluetooth speaker when on the go
What is a suitable wattage for a waterproof speaker?
The unit of sound power is the watt (W). If the intended speakers use is predominantly for showering, 10W of power should be more than enough. However, if you are also planning to use the speaker outdoors, 15W or more is recommended.
Waterproof vs. Water Resistant - what is the difference?

Often, people mean the same thing when they refer to water-resistant Bluetooth and waterproof portable speakers. In fact, some key differences could make you easily choose one shower speaker over another. Knowing the difference between waterproof and water-resistant will ultimately help you select the speaker that is best suited for your bath or shower.

Water-resistance is a term that is used to describe the fact that the item will not immediately soak up liquids. Some may also refer to it as water repellant or hydrophobic.

Being waterproof at the same time usually carries a stronger ability to withstand water penetration. Conversely, it also does not mean that the item is entirely impervious to water despite having the word ‘proof’ in the name. On the bright side, waterproofing is governed by international standards that help consumers to understand the degree of water protection. The scale ranges from IPX-0 (having no water protection) to IPX-9 (can survive powerful water jets).

Can you put an indoor speaker outside?

Yes, of course. Speakers for showers can also be used outside or inside. The only consideration to keep in mind that your speaker is also certified with a waterproof rating to be safe.