Can you throw a party to end all parties in your backyard?
Well, you can, but you do need music to make it festive. You’ve landscaped your lawn, but your large and bulky outdoor speakers are unsightly. Why not ditch them for a better option?
Your best bet is rock speakers, or inconspicuous speakers shaped like rocks and which have been designed to blend in seamlessly in outdoor spaces.
But there are so many rock speakers on the market. Which one is the best rock speaker for you? We hope this roundup will help you make the best decision.
- Here Are Top 10 The Best Rock Speakers We Will Discuss
- 1 OSD Audio RS670 6.5-Inch 150W 2-Way High Power Outdoor Weather-Resistant Rock Speaker
- 2 OSD Audio RX550 5.25-Inch 100W 2-Way Outdoor Weather-Resistant Rock
- 3 Klipsch AWR-650-SM Indoor/Outdoor Speaker – Granite
- 4 Niles RS6 Sandstone Pro Speakers
- 5 SpeakerCraft Ruckus 6 One Rock Landscape Speaker
- 6 Alpine Corporation’s Revolutionary Solar & Bluetooth Outdoor Rock Speaker USB Charging Option Enabled (Grey)
- 7 Theater Solutions R4G New Wired Outdoor Garden Waterproof Granite Rock Patio Speakers (Set Of 4)
- 8 OSD Audio Bluetooth Wireless Rock Speaker Pair, 5.25″ 120W 2-Way Weather-Resistant Outdoor Speakers
- 9 Sound Appeal Bluetooth Outdoor Rock Speaker Pair
- 10 Theater Solutions 2R8G Outdoor Granite 8″ Rock 2 Speaker Set for Deck Pool Spa
- Best Outdoor Rock Speakers Buyer’s Guide
Here Are Top 10 The Best Rock Speakers We Will Discuss
1 OSD Audio RS670 6.5-Inch 150W 2-Way High Power Outdoor Weather-Resistant Rock Speaker
The OSD Audio RS670 has the distinction of being especially well-designed. Outdoor Speaker Depot certainly lives up to its reputation with this high-quality model.[Does it look like a real rock? We want to hide them outdoors.]
The RS670 is the most realistic rock stereo on the market and, when coupled with its two color choices (sandstone or granite grey), it is one of the most popular options.[So how do the speakers sound?]
The speaker has more to offer than just its appearance, of course. It also happens to offer great sound quality, too!
Design and Range—A Woofer And Tweeter For The Most Realistic Sound
The RS670 2-way speaker, rated at 150 watts, comes as a pair. The design features a 6.5-inch woofer that has a polypropylene cone and a sealed voice control. It also boasts a one-inch aluminum tweeter for an excellent range and for a more accurate and crisp sound. Offering a frequency response of 35Hz to 22,000Hz, the RS670 is rated at 150 watts, which offers enough power to keep your pool party going all summer long.
Maintaining Your Rock Speaker – The RS670 Blows Competition Away
The speakers are weather-resistant and are made to withstand the worst weather conditions and have acoustically inert enclosures made from an aerospace-grade composite functional cabinet for a more rigid exterior.
Affordable Price—But That’s Not All
The RS670 is affordable, and due to the quality of design and the fact that it can take a beating, makes it one of the most attractive speakers on the market.
- Budget-friendly cost
- Comes as a pair
- All-weather components
- Withstands the harshest outdoor conditions
- Excellent range
- aerospace-grade composite
- Heavy, with a 28-pound weight
2 OSD Audio RX550 5.25-Inch 100W 2-Way Outdoor Weather-Resistant Rock
The RX550 5.25-inch two-way rock speaker has been specifically made for use outside and for customers who don’t want to spend a lot of money but still value the clarity of sound.
So how do these rock stereos withstand the elements?
We’re glad you asked!
Rugged and weather resistant, the RX550’s interior and exterior are sealed to withstand rain and hot and cold temperatures ranging from 45 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
They Can Disappear Even More In Your Landscape!
If you really want your rocks to go full-throttle incognito, you can even bury these speakers outside. All you have to do is to make sure the speaker grill is exposed.
Crisp, Loud Sound: And We Really Mean Loud
The rock speakers come in pairs and have a combined 200 watts of power that will allow you to blast the sound while in your backyard – perhaps even loud enough to cause the neighbors to complain. The woofer is made from a polypropylene cone and features an aluminum tweeter, thereby producing more accurate and crisp sound and allowing for a perfect balance.
The speakers also have low frequency passages that produce more defined sound and are designed within an aerospace-grade composite functional cabinet for a more rigid exterior. You can literally keep hitting it and the cabinet will not get damaged!
Features – One of Which You Won’t Like
The speakers are 8 inches tall and come in a grey color. They are mid-priced and extremely affordable, but unfortunately, the rock stereos look synthetic and might not blend in as well as you’d like.
- Comes as a pair
- All-weather components to withstand all types of weather
- Produces loud sounds without distortion
- Highly affordable
- Aerospace-grade composite
- Heavy weight—speakers weigh 30 pounds
- Looks like a synthetic rock
3 Klipsch AWR-650-SM Indoor/Outdoor Speaker – Granite
If you know anything about Klipsch, then you know their speakers produce unbeatable sound. The AWR-650-SM is no exception, and is coveted by many audiophiles because of its frequency response of 66Hz-20 kHz.[So How Good Do These Speakers Sound?]
They have 100-watt power and the superior acoustics are due to a true two-way design.[What is a True Two-Way Design?]
Well, the speaker actually contains separate drives for highs and lows.[And the Woofer and Tweeters?]
The Klipsch has a 6-1/2-inch dual voice coil polymer woofer for deep-seated bass and two ¾ inch polymer dome tweeters for unparalleled clarity and precision.
Features: Don’t Overlook These!
These speakers are able to withstand all weather conditions. They are wired for both mono or stereo output depending upon whether you run the speakers with two or four connections. They are UV-resistant and offer a plastic enclosure for durability. Weighing 13 pounds, the rock is large enough to be noticed and measures 15 inches by 11 inches by 9.5 inches. It has two speaker grilles and comes in two colors, dark granite and sandstone.
The High Price: Is This A Deal Breaker?
So, here’s the catch. The AWR-650-SM is a bit expensive, but if you want great sound while you suntan by your pool, the Klipsch is worth the investment. And don’t let the single speaker fool you. Outdoor speakers can’t produce stereo sound, and they often come in pairs to reduce their tinny sound. You only need one Klipsch to provide you with serious audio quality.
- True two-way design
- Loud and balanced audio reach
- Weatherproof design, UV-resistant cabinet
- Available in a granite or sandstone finish
- Outdoor speakers with stereo sound
- Tall enough to be noticed outdoors
4 Niles RS6 Sandstone Pro Speakers
The Niles RS6, known for its crisp sound, is also known for being made to take a beating. The speaker is ridiculously loaded with preventive measures. The weatherproof design surpasses military-grade regulations to minimize corrosion. The UV- and water resistance feature is designed for extreme weather and environmental conditions. And the 4-layer fiberglass material makes the cabinet acoustically inert. Even the tweeter and woofer are double sealed, and so is the enclosure cover. Moreover, unlike other rock speakers, the Niles looks very realistic.[So what’s the bottom line? How do these speakers sound?]
For precision sound, the driver is mounted closer to the grille, unlike most rock speakers. The domed tweeter produces rich highs and is angled upwards 20 degrees so that the sound is not directed to the ground but rather to the listener. The woofer creates mind-blowing bass and the 2-way speaker is designed to handle 150 watts.
Amplifiers: Do You Need Them?
While the Niles recommends using an amplifier to improve the quality of the sound, you don’t necessarily need to have one because the speakers minimize distortion, the cones face forwards for extreme clarity, and overall the sound is lifelike with crisp highs and thick lows. While the 12-inch high Niles is on the expensive side, it is well worth the cost for its quality and indestructibility,
- Weatherproof by military standards
- Highly durable
- Comes in slate grey, sandstone and coral
- Handles up to 150 watts
- 3-foot pre-attached burial-rated speaker cable
- Single speaker
5 SpeakerCraft Ruckus 6 One Rock Landscape Speaker
Like all the rock speakers on our list, the SpeakerCraft Ruckus 6 can withstand various weather conditions. It has a lacquer coating that envelopes the entire speaker and a durable enclosure that will withstand any harsh environment. It’s made of poly-resin and has a stone finish. The two-way coaxial speakers are weatherproof, and all internal wiring is covered with silicone rubber to prevent rust and other corrosions.[So do these speakers sound great?] [Most definitely!]
The coaxial design pairs a 6-1/2″ dual voice coil polymer woofer for extremely deep bass with a 1/2″ polymer dome tweeter for precision and clarity. The Ruckus 6 also has a smooth frequency response, which means it can handle deep low notes from a singer like Johnny Cash to high end notes like from an Italian opera aria.
Realistic Look: This Rock Will Truly Blend In
The Ruckus 6 blends in well with your outdoor environment because it looks more like a real rock, not unlike the Niles RS6. You should always give this factor a look. After all, if the rock sticks out like a sore thumb, then what’s the point?[But there’s a catch.]
The Ruckus 6 is on the high end in terms of rock speaker prices, comparable to the Klipsch AWR-650-SM. Both of them produce the best sound money can buy, with the major difference between the two being that the Ruckus 6 rock looks more realistic.
- Weatherproof design—withstands the harshest weather conditions
- Highly durable
- Woofer has sealed voice coil and rubber surround
- Realistic rock design
- Single speaker
6 Alpine Corporation’s Revolutionary Solar & Bluetooth Outdoor Rock Speaker USB Charging Option Enabled (Grey)
Alpine has been making high-quality speakers for years. It’s no surprise that their rock speaker is now one of the company’s best sellers as it incorporates Bluetooth and solar power.[So, how does the charging work?] [We’re glad you asked!]
The speaker relies on solar power and at full charge it can provide 10 hours of playback time. There are also some very impressive technical features. Firstly, the speaker can be charged even on cloudy days. Secondly, it can also be charged traditionally, through a USB port. Finally, the rechargeable battery inside it can be replaced, allowing it to last a lifetime—or something pretty close![But that’s not all.]
Since the speaker has Bluetooth capacity within a fifty-foot range, there are no unsightly wires that you have to hide. And you can pick it up to move it without any hassle.[And how good does it sound?]
This rock stereo features a four-inch full range high intensity speaker, a dual cone for clarity of sound, and a one-inch tweeter that provides depth and excellent range.
The speaker, which comes in grey or brown, also is completely weatherproof and can withstand thunderstorms, winds, and the cold.
- No wiring needed
- Solar powered (charges in the sun)
- Compatible with Bluetooth-capable devices
- USB Charging
- Interior rechargeable battery can be replaced
- 10-hour playback time
- The Bluetooth 50-foot range could be longer
- The solar panel on the top of the rock is exposed, revealing its true purpose
7 Theater Solutions R4G New Wired Outdoor Garden Waterproof Granite Rock Patio Speakers (Set Of 4)
Theater Solutions produces a reasonably-priced indoor or outdoor rock speaker. These weather resistant speakers come in a set of four. They are quite small, something that surprises many, but they’re highly durable and are encased in silicone with grilles that are rust resistant.
Size Matters: Sometimes Being Small Is Better
Don’t let the size fool you. Their compact size means that you don’t need to position these speakers near other natural or real rocks to conceal them. It also means you can place the speakers right in the grass in plain sight. You can even bury these speakers if you are really into hiding them.
Affordable Price – But That Comes with a Cost
One of the most affordable “rocks” available, the 2-way design speaker, rated at 125 watts, has excellent functionality and a 4.5- inch poly mica woofer with a sealed voice control. But these speakers are not for stereo aficionados. Due to their small size, the bass is not as powerful as others on this list and the highs and lows are not as top notch as “normal” indoor speakers.[Why would I buy these if their sound is not that great? Are there any benefits?]
Customers buy these speakers when they want them to completely blend in with their garden or outdoor space. Many rock speakers are large in size and their speaker grills can be seen, making them look fake.
- Highly affordable
- 2 pair / 4 outdoor rock speakers
- 2-way design and functionality
- Weatherproof design
- Compact design
- Bass is not as powerful as other speakers on this list
- Lacks depth and range
8 OSD Audio Bluetooth Wireless Rock Speaker Pair, 5.25″ 120W 2-Way Weather-Resistant Outdoor Speakers
You can experience intense and clear sound from these wireless rock speakers from OSD. They have 5.2- inch polypropylene cone woofers with butyl rubber surrounds and feature 2-inch dual cone tweeters. These Bluetooth speakers are capable of producing a vibrant sound and a more accurate deep bass.
Realistic Looking Rocks –So Realistic You Can Put Them Anywhere
Completely weather-resistant, these speakers are sold in pairs. You can get rid of bulky and large speakers from your outdoor environment in favor of these much smaller rock speakers that blend in with your outdoor space. Available in brown or grey, these waterproof IP67 power supply rocks even have flat bottoms so you can place them on tabletops or near your outdoor barbeque for a more realistic look and feel.
Bluetooth—Here’s What You Need to Know
The Bluetooth enabled speakers – perfect for those who want to cut the wire – have a 120 to 150-foot range when there are no obstructions. With an obstructed line of sight, the range falls to 50 to 75 feet. You can stream from iOS, Android, Alexa, Chromecast and more. If you are looking for deep bass outdoor rock speakers with Bluetooth streaming capabilities, this rock speaker is definitely one that you should consider.
- Very affordable
- Sold in pairs
- Compatible with Bluetooth-capable devices
- Available in brown or grey
- Rugged, weather-resistant design withstands not just inclement weather but also rust and normal wear-and-tear
- Bluetooth range at 150 feet drops to 50-70 feet when obstructed
- Heavy, weighing 15.2 pounds
[Are you looking for a rock stereo that’s Bluetooth capable but still has a great sound?]
[Well, the Sound Appeal may be your best bet]
9 Sound Appeal Bluetooth Outdoor Rock Speaker Pair
These Sound Appeal rock speakers are perfect for those who want to cut the cord and have low distortion for impressive sound and a deep bass. The speakers come in a pair and are made to take a beating when you put them outside. They blend in seamlessly with your current landscape and are weatherproof. The multilayer constructed cabinet also helps make it acoustically inert and able to withstand even the harshest weather
Deep Bass: But Don’t Worry, There’s No Distortion!
With a 6.5-inch woofer for deep, realistic bass and a 1-inch dome tweeter for extreme clarity and precision, you can blast your music until the neighbors call the police on you and the sound of these speakers will resist getting distorted.
So how wireless are these speakers?
These Bluetooth enabled speakers have a 100-foot range that allow you to stream music wirelessly directly from your iPad or any Bluetooth-enabled device. While these speakers have Bluetooth, however, they are not entirely wireless as they need to be tethered to each other with a wire and the power source means that one speaker must be plugged into an electric outlet.
- Comes as a pair
- Bluetooth enabled with 100 feet range
- Fully weatherproof
- Comes in slate grey or canyon sandstone
- The speakers are connected to a 20-inch long cable that could be longer for routing purposes in your landscape.
- Heavy, weighing 17 pounds as a set.
10 Theater Solutions 2R8G Outdoor Granite 8″ Rock 2 Speaker Set for Deck Pool Spa
These speakers are known for their weatherproof design.[Here’s why.]
True 2-way design with deluxe 8-inch poly-mica cone woofers have voice coils that are sealed so that they can remain outdoors without damage. The all-weather components include rust-resistant steel grills. The cabinet is an acoustically inert enclosure made from multi-layer composite and silicone for a more rigid exterior. The speakers are more than weather-resistant; they also are impervious to pool chemicals, salt and ice.[What’s the best part?] [We’re glad you asked. The sound is impressive.]
The speakers have 1-inch soft dome tweeters for bright highs and deep lows, as well as sound that has a precision and crispness to it that rivals indoor speakers. Additionally, the drivers are angled upwards by 20 degrees so that the sound is directed to the listener, not the ground.
- Affordable price
- 2 speakers (or 1 pair)
- Realistic look
- Different sizes based upon the drivers featured (8″, 6.5″ or 5.25″)
- Different colors depending on the model, such as canyon, sandstone brown, granite, slate or white grey
- High volumes may blow the woofer
Best Outdoor Rock Speakers Buyer’s Guide
It’s no surprise that there’s been a proliferation in rock speakers for quite some time now. After all, the technology to create them has turned the speakers from novelty items to serious contenders with outstanding sound.
Outdoor rock speakers are speakers that are shaped like rocks and have been designed to blend in with your backyard (or any outdoor space). Many owners place the rocks near natural rock formations that exist in their lawns. But in recent years, rock speakers have become much smaller so that it’s possible to place them in conspicuous areas, such as the grass, in the garden, and even near segmented outdoor spaces like seating areas or by the pool.
The reason why rock speakers are popular is because people want to listen to music outside, above all in their backyards. For those who like to entertain, rock speakers can significantly change the atmosphere of your party.
Whether you are playing music at a loud volume to dance to or music at a softer sound for background noise that adds ambience, your guests won’t know where that great sound is coming from. But what exactly should you look for to find the best rock speakers for your needs?
Below is some important information about the features of rock speakers to keep in mind as you shop.
- Big Doesn’t Necessarily Mean Better
One thing to keep in mind is that the size of the rock is not related to the sound quality or power of the speakers. Many smaller rock speakers provide more powerful and crisper sound than larger options.
- The Benefits Of Rock Speakers
Buyers looking for rock stereo speakers tend to be customers hoping to use speakers outside, and they’d like them to blend in with their garden, or landscaping. That’s why it’s important to find speakers that really look like rocks. Secondary only to how they sound, a realistic look is the second most important thing for customers to keep in mind when purchasing rock stereos. Some rock stereos just scream “fake” and look synthetic. Some are too large and fail to blend in with your natural landscape.
Outdoor speakers often suffer from distortion and a “tinny” sound. You might opt for a lower priced option, but keep sound quality in mind. Look for a 2-way speaker designed to handle 150 watts or more.
You also want a driver that’s mounted closer to the grille for precision sound. Look for a woofer that has a deep, realistic bass and a dome tweeter for extreme clarity and which can produce rich highs. The woofer should also be mind-blowing and sound great when turned up loud. In fact, the speaker should have a loud sound in general – outdoor ambience can muffle low sounds.
Some rock speakers are Bluetooth enabled, which means you don’t need to worry about connecting wires or cables. Also, you can pick them up to place them anywhere you want. These are great if you’re hoping to cut the cord but keep range in mind. A 50-foot range might sound great, but some manufacturers offer a 120 to 150-foot range (barring obstructions). Measure your outdoor space and buy accordingly.
Look for speakers that can remain outside even when there’s inclement weather. The majority are weather-proof and can withstand rain, snow and severe winds without malfunctioning. In fact, most of the speakers on our list can take a beating outdoors. Superior rock speakers have weatherproof designs that surpass military-grade regulations to minimize damage and corrosion. They should also be UV and water resistant, and the cabinet should be acoustically inert.
So which rock speaker should you buy?
Hands down, the Klipsch AWR-650-SM Indoor/Outdoor Speaker.
Well, we trust the brand. Klipsch sells speakers and woofers with sounds that will blow your mind. Their rock speaker is no different and is coveted by many audiophiles because of its frequency response of 66Hz-20 kHz.
You can’t go wrong here. The woofer delivers incredible bass and the tweeter delivers clarity even at high levels. Other rock speakers on this list can’t reproduce this combination.
Besides, most rock speakers come in pairs. They have to in order to replicate stereo sound. You only need one Klipsch to provide you with full-bodied sound. And its accurate, heart-thumping bass rival indoor speakers.
For great sound no matter where you roam, Klipsch delivers.