Sonos is better known for its wireless speakers. The Sonos Move (test), however, is a combination of the tried and tested and Bluetooth speakers. The speaker is large and heavy compared to most of our test field. Therefore, it is more suitable for use in the garden than in the park. Inside, the box can be integrated into an existing Sonos ecosystem.
With around ten The battery life is sufficient for hours, even if it is not generous. The sound of the Sonos Move is balanced and convinced us. This is particularly true of the highs and mids. There is still potential for bass been up. Many other loudspeakers with good sound decrease at high volumes – not the Move, which also keeps the good quality turned up.
• Price: 400 euros*
Small and mobile: The XB12 . (Image: Sony)
The SRS-XB12 is available in six different colors. If you connect two of the mono speakers together, you get a stereo system. The speaker scores particularly well in terms of battery life, because the box lasts for up to 16 hours. In addition to Bluetooth, the device also offers NFC. The Bluetooth connection was not particularly reliable in our test. The Sony loudspeaker offers a fairly bass-heavy sound and the overall sound is sufficient. The small Sony box couldn’t convince us especially with the highs.
• Per: NFC, battery life, low price, water-repellent • Cons: Sound only sufficient • Price: around 30 euros , the successor model with similar features is currently available from Amazon for around 50 Euros.*,
With the Sonos Roam (here in the detailed test) it has the second Bluetooth speaker Made this list by Sonos. Compared to the Sonos Move, however, the Roam is significantly lighter, more compact and easier to transport. The price is also a bit lower. The handy Bluetooth box is waterproof, at least as far as contact with fresh water is concerned, and can be connected to Alexa or the Google Assistant. With around ten hours of battery life in continuous operation, the Sonos Roam delivers values that are customary on the market. The sound was also convincing in the test. Nobody should expect the powerful sound of a larger speaker for a whole celebration, but that would be rather unrealistic given the size of the Roam (168 by 62 by 60 millimeters).
Sonos Roam. (Photo: t3n)
Per: Large range of functions, adequate sound, supports WLAN and bluetooth
Cons: If you can do without the numerous smart additional functions, you will get comparable sound elsewhere for a little less money.
Price: just under 180 euros
The Teufel Boomster Go is also very mobile. (Image: devil)
With its square dimensions of 10 x 10 x 4.6 centimeters, the Teufel Boomster Go is one of the most compact representatives in the test field. Despite the small size, the speaker still has a runtime of around ten hours. The speaker is available in five different colors and it is possible to couple two of the speakers to a stereo system.
The sound of the Boomster Go is surprising. For a device of this size, the bass sounds surprisingly powerful and the voices convince with a high level of detail. Nevertheless, the sound of the speaker cannot be compared with larger models. • Per:
Very mobile, waterproof • Cons: Relatively expensive • Price: 85 euros
The sound of the Rockster Cross is the highlight of this Bluetooth speaker. (Image: devil)
The Teufel Rockster Cross was able to convince us in terms of sound. In addition to an exemplary bass for a box of this size, the highs also clearly reach the ear canal. Overall, the loudspeaker scores with a warm, soft and natural sound. The speaker can be turned up with 30 watts, and the battery is generously sized with around 19 hours of running time.
It is possible to connect two of the boxes to a stereo system using the app. The box offers the aptX codec for higher quality sound transmission via Bluetooth. An AUX connection also enables wired operation. The power bank mode also enables mobile devices to be charged. Incidentally, Stiftung Warentest named the Teufel Rockster Cross the test winner in 2020. The Beoplay P6 from Bang & Olufsen landed in second place there. This is also available at Amazon for around
300 Euro , while the Rockster Cross is currently mainly available in the manufacturer’s web shop.
• Per: Great sound, battery life, aptX, power bank mode • Cons: Heavy, long loading time • Price: 350 Euro*
When it comes to price, the Tribit Maxsound Plus is unbeatable. (Image: Tribit)
The Tribut Maxsound Plus is a small, robust and waterproof Bluetooth speaker that primarily wants to convince with a very affordable price. At around 50 euros, the box is the cheapest in our test field. The battery life of just under 20 hours is also convincing.
In terms of sound, the tribute Maxsound has us Plus also surprised. The sound of the small box is surprisingly balanced, but decreases noticeably at higher volumes.
• Per: Waterproof, long service life, low price • Cons: Sound suboptimal at high volume • Price: 50 Euros*
The UE Boom is an established representative of Bluetooth speakers and is now available in the third version. (Image: Ultimate Ears)
The now iconic round speaker from Ultimate Ears helped found the segment of small, portable Bluetooth speakers a few years ago. The sound is good, but not at eye level compared to other products. Voices sound a bit artificial to our taste, and the bass could also be fuller. Still, the Boom 3’s sound isn’t bad. The practical thing about the design is that the speaker emits the sound in 360 degrees.
The Speaker scores above all with a really impressive runtime of around 20 hours and a very compact size. You can couple several Ultimate Ears speakers with each other and the system also has a multi-room function.
• Pro: Very long Runtime, power bank mode, compact, multi-room support
Sound only sufficient
• Price: 90 euros
Bluetooth speakers: the most important questions and answers
How much does a good bluetooth cost -Speaker?
That depends entirely on what the expectations are. Our overview shows that solidly manufactured products with sufficient battery life are also available for 50 to 100 euros. If you not only value robust workmanship with a portable Bluetooth box, but also want really good sound, you will find it more with the models from 200 euros.
Can Bluetooth speakers also be used with a cable?
Most Models have an aux input and a USB port for charging.
Which bluetooth speaker comes for the home question?
If you don’t want to take your box out into the fresh air, you can clearly focus on the Lay sound and optics. After all, whether the Bluetooth boxes are waterproof does not play a major role for use in your own four walls. The technology already available at home is relevant for this: The Sonos Move can be integrated into an existing Sonos ecosystem, for example.
Which is the best bluetooth speaker?
Stiftung Warentest named the Devil Rockster Cross the winner in 2020. The Bluetooth speaker also cuts a fine figure in our test. If you are looking for a box that is as light and portable as possible, you will most likely prefer one of the cheaper speakers.
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