The 3 best wireless Bluetooth speakers you can buy (at 3 different price points)

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There are a few tech items that everyone should own. A pair of wireless earbuds, a smartphone and a wireless Bluetooth speaker all rank high on the list. Some believe that the likes of Bose and Sonos have the wireless speaker game on lock, but there are three brands that offer reliable, premium sound quality and performance at much more affordable prices.

On this episode of In The Know Live: Gadgets, get a rundown of the three best premium wireless Bluetooth speakers you can buy from JBL, Urbanears and Ultimate Ears. Watch the full video above for a thorough description and real-time look at the products, then shop each pick below!

1. JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker, $99.95 (Orig. $110.95)

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If you’re looking for something that fits in the palm of your hand, the JBL Flip 4 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker is the perfect option. This one is fully waterproof, so it’s perfect to take on trips to the beach or while hiking or camping and it comes in seven colors.

What’s really cool about this one is you can connect up to two smartphones to the device at once. Also, no need to worry about charging throughout the day. This speaker gives you up to 13 hours of playtime on a single charge.

2. Urbanears Ralis Portable Bluetooth Speaker, $192.66

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The Urbanears Ralis is arguably the sleekest of the three and is likely one of the most attractive speakers you’ve probably ever seen. Its beautifully crafted design and structure help it to easily blend into any decor, and the firm yet bendable strap makes it easy to carry around.

It also features easily accessible control buttons at the top of the device for easy access. Play, pause, skip, rewind and increase or decrease the volume levels with the press of a button. The Urbanears Ralis also has front and rear speaker grills, giving you maximum sound from different angles. Like the JBL Flip 4, this minimalistic speaker also has dual-host play, allowing you to connect two devices at once, and is water-resistant.

What sets this speaker apart from most others on the market, however, is its secret power bank functionality! When you pop the flap on the back of the device, there is a port available for you to plug in your phone to charge while it plays.

3. Ultimate Ears Hyperboom Portable & Home Wireless Bluetooth Speaker, $399.99

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Lastly, if you’re looking for room-shaking bass and crisp sound quality that you can hear from houses away, the Ultimate Ears Hyperboom is an absolute must-have. This one’s a monster in all of the best ways.

It features a convenient, tall and all-speaker build to provide you with the best 360-degree sound possible. For added convenience, there are also touch-sensitive volume controls at the top of the device as well as a Bluetooth pairing button and a power button.

This speaker also features dual-host play and even has its own Ultimate Ears app equipped with a built-in equalizer. This feature lets you easily customize your listening experience with the slide of your finger. Adjust the bass, treble, volume and more settings to your liking straight from the app and watch it apply to your sound in real-time.

Also, the app connects to your favorite music apps like Apple Music, Spotify and Dreezer, giving you instant access to your favorite playlists and artists in one destination without having to hop from app to app.

And, though this is a hefty one, it features a super-strong retractable strap to carry it around with ease.

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