Looking to add some energy to your next backyard cookout? Music always helps, but only if it’s coming from something with a little more oomph than your portable Bluetooth speakers. So, to really liven things up at your next outdoor gathering you’re going to need a set of dedicated outdoor speakers.
What differentiates indoor and outdoor speakers? Premium indoor speakers are designed to be used in controlled conditions and emphasize clarity and acoustics overall. Outdoor speakers, meanwhile, are meant to be heard in variable conditions. That means you can hear them even if the weather is less than ideal or there are people chatting.
If you’re planning a backyard party, inviting friends over to watch the big game outside, it’s a great time to invest in a set of outdoor speakers. Here are four of the best options currently available on Amazon.
1. Definitive Technology Outdoor Speaker
In addition to featuring all-weather protection, these speakers produce the kind of high-fidelity, surround sound-quality audio that will impress even the pickiest of audiophiles. You can also mount and place them any way you like around your patio or pool area. One thing to note: Each speaker is sold by itself, not as a set.
2. Dual Electronics Three-Way High-Performance Outdoor Speakers
Set Dual’s bookshelf-style speakers up in your backyard and you’ll be able to hear your favorite tunes no matter how much wind or ambient chatter there is. They’re also easy to set up and feature swivel brackets so you can make sure sound is being directed exactly where you want it to be. The company also sells a Bluetooth amplifier if you’re looking for a little more oomph.
3. Turtlebox: Loud! Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker
Most portable Bluetooth speakers are small. Turtlebox’s outdoor speaker, though, is the size of an old-school lunch box. And the speaker has a booming sound to match its stature, making it the ideal accessory to bring along on your next camping trip. And don’t worry about being gentle with this model as it can take a beating (or a dip in the water) and keep on ticking.
4. Polk Audio Atrium 5 Outdoor Speakers
Like the best outdoor speakers, Polk Audio’s pair was designed with the variable conditions in mind. These speakers feature a five-inch driver that will produce a loud and clear sound that can cut through background noise. They feature a speed-lock mounting bracket that makes installing the speakers, either standing up or on their side, a breeze.