Music goes perfectly with a refreshing shower or a luxurious bath. If you agree, do you know what you need? A bluetooth shower speaker, of course!
What is a Bluetooth Shower Speaker?
Bluetooth speakers allow you to play your favorite tunes (and sing along to them!) anywhere in the house, streaming the music from a laptop or smartphone to wherever you are.
And when your bluetooth speakers are waterproof, wherever you are even extends to everyone’s favorite music stage – the shower! (Have you noticed how perfect the accoustics are in your bathroom? Who needs Autotune?)
Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows communication between two devices that are not connected to one another but are in reasonable proximity. Bluetooth speakers that are designed for the beach or for bathroom use are always waterproof and sometimes shock-proof.
So choose a playlist on your cellphone (I’ve got a killer selection called ‘Power-Shower ballads’), hop in the shower/bath, and your favorite songs immediately start blaring. Commence the sing-a-long!
Remember that music sounds better with a rain shower head!
Top Bluetooth Shower Speakers Compared
When you’re looking for bluetooth speakers to use in the shower, do make sure they are waterproof, and don’t be tempted to go for something cheaper that may not be suitable for a bathroom environment.
#5: Soundbot SB510 Water Resistant
This is a very reasonably priced water resistant bluetooth speaker that comes in a variety of bright, cool colors, so there’s bound to be a speaker to suit your style.
The Soundbot speaker features a USB charge point and fixes to a bathroom wall with a suction pad.
It is, however, more “splash resistant” than water resistant. It definitely won’t survive being fully submerged and seems to have an issue with holding charge after a few uses.
However, Soundbot (manufacturer) are very good at replacing faulty products and their customer service is friendly and easy to deal with.
- Excellent customer service from Soundbot
- Bright, fun colors
- Doesn’t seem to hold charge well
Value For Money?
This is a cheap priced bluetooth speaker, and may be a good buy to use whilst travelling.
#4: AQMAIS Sport II Portable Bluetooth Speakers
This is a rugged and fully waterproof speaker that can be used as part of a pair of bluetooth speakers to provide a surround sound experience.
AQMAIS sport features hands-free operation and produces a high-quality strong sound.
Owing to being designed for toughness and impact endurance, the speaker is somewhat heavy so it would probably be better suited to being placed on a counter top, rather than hung from a bathroom wall.
The manufacturers are very quick to respond to complaints and replace faulty units, and are committed to customers having the best experience possible.
- Fully water resistant
- Impact resistant
- Excellent audio clarity
- Excellent customer service from manufacturer
- Short battery life (although battery is lithium-ion rechargeable)
Value For Money?
This may be considered a little pricey for some but if you’re looking for a durable, fully waterproof bluetooth speaker, this may well be worth the price tag.
#3: VicTsing Waterproof
This is an affordable wireless speaker that is splashproof so it could be used either in the shower or poolside.
The VicTsing speaker comes in a choice of four bright, fun colors, and gives strong sound for its size.
While the battery life isn’t great, the manufacturer is very quick to replace faulty units. As with many of the cheaper bluetooth speakers, these products often don’t seem to be particularly durable.
Although, if you are simply looking for a bluetooth speaker to use on your poolside summer vacation, this should meet your needs just fine.
- Good customer service
- Affordable product
- Powerful for its size
- Not particularly durable
Value For Money?
For a basic bluetooth speaker to take on vacation or use by the pool, this model is affordable and suitable.
#2: Phantom Shockproof
The Phantom is a top-price speaker which is shockproof and waterproof up to 1 meter.
It features Echo Dot technology which means it can be used with Amazon’s Alexa voice control system. It comes in a range of bright colors.
However, it has a relatively short battery life and customer service seems to be somewhat lacking. This is a downer considering the purchase price. Where manufacturers of cheaper products are very quick to offer replacements for faulty units, Ultimate Ears seem to focus more on taking the view that there must be something the customer is doing wrong and advising on that. Not good when you’re looking at well over $100 for the product.
- Works with Alexa voice control system
- Poor customer service
Value For Money?
This is a very expensive product and other than the Echo Dot technology, doesn’t seem to offer enough extra (compared to more affordably priced units) to really justify buying it.
#1: Cambridge Soundworks
Cambridge Soundworks is an affordable, portable bluetooth speaker that is splashproof and shock resistant making it ideal for poolside vacations and camping trips, as well as the shower.
It provides clear, strong sound, and good bass quality, although – as seems to be a feature of bluetooth speakers – the battery life isn’t great. However, at this price, that needn’t be too much of an issue.
While the shape of this speaker might make it a little awkward for wall mounting, it would look just fine on a bathroom counter. Also, if you were camping, for example, it should fit easily in the larger pockets of cargo pants or in a rucksack side pocket.
- Good sound quality
- Poor battery life
Value For Money?
This is a good, reasonably priced bluetooth speaker that would work well for everyday use.
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The models in our list of the best bluetooth shower speaker options definitely have their downsides. However, consider how you’re going to be using your device.
In my case, I have a special spot in my bathroom for my speaker — a sort of alcove where I can’t easily splash it but still situated near enough to me for good accoustics. And when I know I’m going to be splashing water, I just make sure I have the shower curtain closed.
For bathtub baths, well, you’re not going to be playing with it like a rubber duck, are you? Although, an accidental dunking IS possible if you decide to hold it and then it falls into your sudsy bath water. (Just… don’t do that…)
The battery life is an issue if you are lazy/forgetful about charging devices but if you don’t stay for hours on end in the bathroom, you shouldn’t have to charge every day.
In the end, a bath or shower with your favorite music is just oh-so worth it. So go for it! Life pro tip: sing like nobody’s listening.
Last update on 2018-02-19 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API