It was Julia Child that said that “a party without a cake is just a meeting”. And she’s not wrong. But a party without banging music, is just… well, it’s just awkward. And that’s why you need the best party speakers as a critical part of your party list.
If you want your party to bang, then you can’t afford to use just any kind of speakers. You need party speakers.
Party speakers are specially designed to keep your party alive. So, usually they come with boisterous bass and powerful volumes.
Today, we are going to be checking out some of the best party speakers on the planet. We’ve got ten of them today. And at the end of this review, you’ll find a buying guide portion where we explain the nitty gritty of picking a good party speaker for your shindig.
So, let’s get this party started, people!
Top 10 Best Party Speakers On The Market 2019 Reviews
1 Sony GTKXB7BC High Power Home Audio System With Bluetooth
The Sony GTKXB7BC is an amazing speaker from the legendary Sony. So, that should already give you a significant confidence boost in this speaker. There’s a lot to check out in this highly reliable and portable speaker, so come with us!
First of all, we’re really happy that this speaker comes fairly lightweight. So, it’s super easy to pick up, pop into the car and hightail to your party venue. The light weight also makes the speakers super flexible cos now, it doesn’t matter where your venue is. This speaker can conveniently follow you just about anywhere.
Furthermore, the controls are four in number and super easy to locate. Plus, there are LED lights which give the speaker its pop! Actually, they are also functional too as they work as indicators too. One tells you when you connect a USB, another tells you when you’ve paired, and the other indicates audio.
All the connecting ports come behind the speaker which gives the speaker a clutter less appeal.
And to add to the flexibility of this speaker, it works in either orientation, either horizontally or vertically. This makes the speaker usable in any situation whether you need to manage space or fill out space.
And now sound, this comes with 470 Watts of power which means it will deliver on volume without distorting your sound at all.
The Sony GTKXB7BC is actually best for outdoor parties with friends or loud all night jammed up soirees. Whatever that means, you get the point. Lol. This isn’t meant for small get-togethers. The power of volume from this speaker is not meant for any party other than the craziest.
Bass lovers will also love this speaker as it more than delivers in that respect too.
Finally, connectivity options include both NFC and Bluetooth.
2 The SoundBoks 2 Bluetooth Speaker
Alright, first things first, the SoundBoks 2 is not for everybody. It’s pretty high end, even much pricier than the Sony which we just reviewed. But if you’re willing to spend that much on a Bluetooth speaker, then don’t think farther than the SoundBoks 2.
This speaker comes with a 40-hour battery life on the average. And that’s just crazy! You even get to select an extra battery if you want. And we doubt you’d even need to since the average party lasts about 6 to 8 hours tops.
We also are quite impressed by the quality of sound the SoundBoks 2 delivers. It’s topnotch and so much better than what the average party speaker delivers. To be honest, it sounds a lot better than the Sony GTKXB7BC which we just reviewed. But then again, it costs a lot more too.
But there’s more to be impressed by so stick around.
The SoundBoks 2 produces an incredible 122 dB of superior sound quality. That is super powerful, and crazy loud. This speaker is easily one of the loudest (if not the loudest speaker) you’ll find in the market today.
Moreover, it’s a large sized speaker and so it naturally produces a big sound. What impresses us even more is that SoundBoks thought to include a backpack with this speaker which makes this easier to carry around.
This is a solid speaker, no doubt. So, you can be sure that it will last a really long time. The front part of the speaker comes with a metallic grille. So you can be confident that your cones won’t accidentally get damaged.
In all, this speaker is incredibly strong so it’s great for things like flashmob celebrations, shore bonfire parties, or roadside busking. It would be an overkill for anything less.
3 DiamondBoxx Model XL2 Speaker
The DiamondBoxx XL2 is a super loud speaker that delivers an incredible amount of bass for a speaker that’s battery-powered. In fact, we are super impressed. This delivers bass as low as 35HZ. But it does not disappoint on the highs either. It keeps them really neat and crisp no matter how high the volume gets.
This delivers an amazing 120dB of sound quality. So, it gets really loud like we told you. And the best part is it runs on batteries. In fact, if you want it louder, this still works. It comes with a linking cable which you can use to connect a couple of DiamondBoxx speakers together for an even louder sound.
This comes with 14 speakers and 12 amplifiers. So, even on its own, this is still pretty powerful. And on batteries, this can play for as long as between 3 to 25 hours without external power.
As for wattage, this comes with a 1000 watt rating which means that you always get crystal clear sound whether at the highs or lows. And you can trust that there will be no distortion whatsoever even at max volume.
This is a super portable speaker. Plus it also comes with a leather handle – a quality leather handle which adds to portability. So, get ready to take this along with you to your next pool party, beach party, park, or barbecue party.
You’ll also be interested to find that this comes with a USB jack which you can also charge your phone with. But wait for the best part. It can charge your phone several times with just one charge of the speaker.
It is pricey, no doubt. But this is a pretty good party speaker nonetheless.
4 Rockville RPG122K 12inch Powered Speakers
The Rockville RPG122K speakers are a great addition to any party whether indoor or outdoor. They are fully equipped with everything you need to create an awesome listening experience for your party. It’s also great that these come with their own stands which means that they are usable literally anywhere.
Now, one thing we are sure about when it comes to Rockville is that we are getting sturdy speakers. So, the Rockville RPG122Ks are sure to last pretty long and won’t easily get damaged from breakage.
They are not lightweight, though. So, you won’t be able to move these around easily. But then again there is also an anergonomically shaped handle which makes transportation a bit easier.
Like we mentioned, these come with stands so, that should help with set up. However, in all honesty, these stands aren’t the highest quality you’d ever find. Just be careful with them if you want them to last.
In the looks department, the Rockville RPG122K does not disappoint. It looks good and will definitely add that pop to your party.
But, in the sound department, these speakers blow minds! It produces 1000 watts of power which is super impressive. And then there’s the Piezo Compression Tweeter (25 millimeters) which gives crisp highs.
But it’s even more impressive to find that there are tons of options when you get the Rockville RPG122K.
It comes with Bluetooth connectivity, meaning that you can play music from any of your devices seamlessly, whether it’s your phone or any other device.
Also, this comes with a USB port which makes it easy for you to play MP3 from your thumbdrive. Let’s not forget that there’s also the option of playing directly from radio as well. The radio actually comes built-in.
Nicely priced speakers too!
5 Aiwa Exos-9 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Here’s the powerful, attractive, user-friendly speaker from Aiwa, the Exos-9. There are many things to like about this speaker. And of course, there are also other things that we feel Aiwa could have improved on. So, let’s get going already.
First things first, you can’t look at the Aiwa Exos-9 without feeling stunned. It does look really stylish and classy. And the black finish, also gives this speaker, its elitist elegance. Whether you’re using this for your living room party or your backyard bash, this is a great looking speaker.
But don’t be deceived by the looks of this thing, this speaker is built like an ox. It will last a really long time. It doesn’t feel cheap and at all, and it will definitely be able to take quite a beating as well.
Now, so far the design of this speaker checks out for us except in the portability aspect. This isn’t exactly a portable unit. It is quite heavy, doesn’t come with handle and doesn’t come with wheels too. So, transportation isn’t exactly easy.
But then you’ll be able to transfer this from your truck to your venue easily.
And now for the sound which is what we’re here for. It delivers exceptionally clear lows and highs without any form of distortion no matter the volume.
Also, the speaker delivers 200 Watts of power. So, it’s not super loud but it will be loud enough for a not-so-large party. But if you’re going to push 80 attendees, then think of getting another speaker and linking them both. That way, your sound will impress your guests.
6 Ion Audio Rocker Flash Wireless Rechargeable Speaker
The Ion Audio Rocker is eye-catching, fun, and a real party rocker as its name suggests. If you’re thinking of getting this speaker, then come with us, let’s check this out.
The first thing you need to do when checking out this speaker is to keep your expectation modest. To get a speaker in this price range that’s super powerful in bass and volume is nearly impossible. So, don’t aim too high.
That said, the Ion Audio Rocker comes with only 50 Watts of power which is good enough but only for a small gathering, we must tell you. 50 Watts is just not enough for that crazy loud volume you’re probably imagining. But it is decent for a small party, like we said.
However, we’ve got to give it to Ion Audio, the sound comes out well balanced.
As for volume, this speaker is just decent. It will be loud enough for people within 30 feet to hear. And it is quite clear too except when you crank it up to 75%, then there’s just a teeny distortion. But then again for this price range, this is one of the best speakers you can possibly get.
As for build quality, we would say this is a pretty solid speaker. So, it should last. The design is also stylish yet functional. Plus, it comes portable with a handle and wheels that make these speakers easy to transport.
Of course, we can’t forget another reason we love these speakers. They are fun speakers with all the lights coming out here and there to add the pop to your shindig.
Lastly, this also comes with a microphone. Well, it isn’t exactly the highest quality mic in the market but then again, you’re buying the speaker not the mic, right?
7 Samson Expedition XP800 Portable PA System
The Samson Expedition XP800 is portable, lightweight, battery-powered, 2-way speaker. It comes with Bluetooth connectivity and is a great speaker you’d love to bring along with you to any party. There are a couple of things we love about this here speaker. Let’s check this speaker out…
The controls here are pretty easy to use. And they let you individually control different parameters on this speaker. There’s also a pairing button for Bluetooth connectivity as well as indicator light that lets you know when you have paired successfully.
The battery… Well, it isn’t exactly long lasting, at least in comparison to some of the guys we have seen so far. This just has a battery life of about 8 hours. But there is also a power adapter which allows you to connect this speaker to the mains.
The adapter also allows you charge the speaker too.
The sound of this speaker is pretty great with a great level of clarity. We also love the focus on the mids, although the bass isn’t exactly the chunkiest. But then again, this is pretty nice sounding speaker without the big boom of a larger sized speaker.
And if you try to demand more bass than this speaker can handle, the overall sound quality is definitely going to suffer.
Finally, we love the fact that this speaker is quite affordable, which is something you can’t look past. So for a speaker this competitively priced, the XP800 is pretty decent.
8 SuperSonic IQSound Wireless Bluetooth Portable DJ Speaker System
Now check out this high quality speaker system. It is solid and durable and has enough buzz to bring to your party.
We are not exactly sure this speaker is the best looking speaker there is as the speaker doesn’t exactly look sleek to us. But it does come with a disco light which can add to the festive ambience of your party.
Also on design, we love how this comes solid so we are pretty sure this will last. But as with all speakers within this price range, this might not pack all the high end qualities you’d expect.
It packs some punch, yeah. But this isn’t exactly the loudest speaker on the deck. The audio performance, though is quite fair enough. So, it will do for most party situations indoors or outdoors. Well, so long as it’s a small party. This isn’t powerful enough to carry a large party.
Well, this comes with Bluetooth connectivity, so, with it you avoid the clutter of wires. It easily connects to any Bluetooth-enabled devices such as your smartphone or iPad. Plus, it also adds to the portability of this speaker.
And with its Piezo tweeter and woofer, this speaker delivers on bass and treble nicely enough.
So, altogether, though this is a budget speaker, you can still make this work for whatever you need it for.
9 Pyle Powered Active Bluetooth PA Amplifier System
Check out the Pyle Powered Active Bluetooth Speaker. It comes with a 15 inch subwoofer which delivers on the bass. Plus with a wattage of 1200, you can be sure that this speaker will deliver on a really tremendous sound volume.
This can conveniently power your large parties with its wattage.
With its Bluetooth connectivity, this can easily connect to nearly any device. Whether it’s your smartphone, or your iPod or iPad, this speaker does just fine, giving you the flexibility you need. And to add to the flexibility of this speaker, especially in setup, this comes with its own stand.
This also comes with a lining cable that allows you to connect multiple speakers at once for a massive sound. And if you want to connect your instrument or a mixer directly to this, there’s the XLR input. Indeed, this speaker is truly flexible.
For portability purposes, this comes with a handle which makes this easily moveable from place to place. We also love how the control knobs are quite easy to use as well.
Finally, we like the fact that this speaker looks good, even though it doesn’t seem to have a reputation for durability. But then again, this comes at a budget price, so you can see how this speaker still makes it to our list.
10 Pyle PSUFM1235BT Bluetooth Loudspeaker Karaoke
And we end this review with yet another speaker from Pyle, this time a karaoke speaker.
We are not absolutely in love with the looks of this guy but it does come with flashing LED lights which we can’t hate. It just brings this oomph to your celebrations that you can’t deny.
Moreover, we all know that one nice way to add a unique touch to your party is to bring in some karaoke. It will make your party quite memorable as people have a few good laughs, sometimes even at themselves. But it especially works when you throw in a great karaoke speaker.
The Pyle karaoke speaker is a nice choice. And we especially like it for its price. Plus, it also comes with its own mic, of course.
It’s a 2400 watt speaker, so it does bring a lot of volume. Now add that to the 12 inch subwoofers in this bad boy, and you get thumping bass as well. The tweeter here also helps to keep the highs straight so that they come out pretty clear.
This also comes with Bluetooth connectivity meaning that it connects seamlessly to any device at all. Plus, it literally works in any venue at all, whether at your house, your backyard, or even onstage.
And if you want to take the karaoke game even further, this speaker also comes with the ability to connect more microphones as well. It’s a pretty fun speaker for sure.
Buying Guide For Best Party Speakers
Party speakers are speakers that use LED lights, Bluetooth, as well as other features to create the ideal party environment. And there are all kinds of party speakers currently in the market which come in different sizes and with all kinds of accessories like audio cables and microphones.
Like we said, your party needs party speakers and not just any kind of speakers. And we say this is because party speakers are designed differently. Manufacturers specially engineer party speakers such that they deliver on volume and thumping bass to give your party that boom!
We’ve got a lot to discuss as concerning party speakers today. And, in addition, we also be answering some frequently asked questions as well. But just before we delve into all of that, let’s see a quick history of party speakers.
A Brief History Of Party Speakers
It was Dolphin Audio that invented party speakers in 2012. It would appear that the Founder/CEO of Dolphin Audio is a fun person as it is said that he saw the need to create party speakers because he felt speakers and lights should always come together.
As a result, the team at Dolphin Audio got to work and before we knew it, Dolphin Audio party speakers took the market by storm. And customers loved them! Since then, the world of party of audio has continued to experience a massive revolution.
In fact, by 2015, party speakers had become so popular among American parties that people slowly began to ditch the idea of a DJ. Many instead decided to get the new and attractive party speakers now available especially since they seemed to be a more cost-effective option.
In adapting to this new wave, DJs themselves began to get party speakers of their own. And today, the party speaker movement is growing stronger. Tons of companies are now jumping on the band wagon and competition is fiercer than before.
In our guide today, we are going to show you how to sort through the confusion and settle for the best. But just before we do that, here are some advantages of getting party speakers.
Benefits Of Using Party Speakers
The first advantage of using party speakers is their portability. Thanks to technological advancements, party speakers are getting smaller in size. But it’s even more impressive that this has still not affected sound quality.
So, most times, party speakers come out looking lightweight, compact and still sound exceptional. And yeah they look good too!
Also, most party speakers come with rechargeable or replaceable batteries which can save you a huge embarrassment as a party organizer. For instance, in the event of a temporary black out, your party does not have to stop. The fun can still go on while you remedy the situation without the knowledge of your guests.
Bluetooth connectivity is another huge advantage of party speakers. As part of innovation, most manufacturers make their party speakers with Bluetooth connectivity and this has so many advantages.
First off, it takes out the clutter and inconvenience of wires. Plus, it also adds to portability since you automatically eliminate wires from the stuff you have to pack for your party setup. And yeah, with wires out of the setup, there are fewer chances of someone getting caught in all the rowdiness that soirees bring.
Now that you know all the reasons you should consider getting party speakers for your next bash.
Factors To Consider When Purchasing Party Speakers
This is perhaps the number one consideration you want to make when deciding on party speakers. Prices affect a number of things like the features your speakers bring and what not.
A good idea might be to window shop first in order to get a rough idea of how much party speakers cost generally. This way, you won’t have to end up spending way more than you can afford.
Of course, this is probably the most important factor you want to consider. You need to be sure that your speaker passes the tests in critical areas such as the decibels, watts, as well as frequency levels. We will explain all these terms right now, come with us.
What do we mean by Watts? Watts tell you the amount of power your speaker can transform into sound of HD quality from your surroundings. Naturally, the higher the wattage of your speakers, the higher the quality of your speakers.
Frequency tells you how much range a speaker can cover within a specific distance. So, if you’re thinking of throwing a big bash, then consider party speakers with a frequency level of between 100 to 328 meters.
And now, decibels… This shows how effectively a speaker uses power from the amp. If a speaker comes with a high rating, then you can play your music as loud as you want it and you won’t have any distortion. But if the reverse is the case, playing loud music from your speaker would not be advisable.
The purpose of your purchase should also inform what kind of party speakers you should get. For instance, you might just need party speakers to hook up with your home theatre. Or you might need them for jam sessions or your next party.
These three situations require different kinds of party speakers.
If you’re setting up to a home theatre, you don’t need lots of bass or speakers with amps. A normal bass will be just fine. But if you want to rock your shindig, then you need loads of bass and an amp for louder volume.
Size impacts on the quality of sound you get from speakers. And that’s why larger speakers tend to sound better. Actually, this is because they come with a wider frequency range and we’ve already explained how that impacts on sound quality.
Number of Speakers
This number usually ranges from between 3.1 to 7.1, and it refers to the number of speakers a system comes with. So, if a speaker comes marked “3.1”, it means that there are 3 speakers within its unit.
What number of speakers is best? Well, there’s no best. It all depends on why you need the speaker. The bigger the purpose, the higher the number of speakers you’ll need.
How many watts do I need?
It depends on how many people will be in attendance at your wedding. If it’s an indoor party, then you need a minimum of 5 Watts per person. On the other hand, if it’s an outdoor party, you’ll need more, think 10 Watts per person to get that boom.
Remember, more watts mean more volume.
What is a Three-Way Speaker?
A 2-way speaker comes with a tweeter and a woofer. But a 3-way speaker adds a mid-range speaker which makes the mids clearer but doesn’t necessarily affect volume.
What is a Four-Way Speaker?
This comes with two tweeters, plus mid-range and bass cones. With an addition of the tweeter, the high-range sounds come out better. But in terms of sound quality, there isn’t so much of an impact.
What are Active and Passive Speakers?
Passive speakers do not come powered and so would need an external amp. Active speakers, on the other hand, come powered so they don’t require an external amp.
We will choose the Sony GTKXB7BC High Power Home Audio System with Bluetooth as our best overall speaker in this review. The The SoundBoks 2 Bluetooth Speaker might come with better sound quality. But the Sony GTKXB7BC gives us a better performance/price balance.