Black Friday is here, are there are no shortage of phenomenal Black Friday deals available. Retailers are trying to get on top of a supply chain that’s been knocked around by the pandemic by offering discounts on tech and appliances like Bluetooth speakers earlier than ever. All to your advantage, as this could be the best time to score a new Bluetooth speaker from top brands like JBL, Marshall, or Anker.
If it’s audio that’s on your mind, perhaps check out these Black Friday headphone sales, or if you’re an Apple fan, these Black Friday AirPods. You’ll want to shop now if you want your favorite items to arrive by Christmas or the holidays. Delivery dates for items purchased now are already stretching into next month, so it’s only a matter of time until late December and early 2021 will be the expected arrival time for treasured purchases. So make your plans for which Bluetooth speaker you want, and get on it!
Best Black Friday Bluetooth speaker deals
- Anker Soundcore Best Bluetooth Speaker — $22, was $28
- Sony SRS-XB01 Bluetooth Speaker — $23, was $35
- OontZ Angle 3 (3rd Gen) Bluetooth Portable Speaker — $26, was $35
- JBL Clip 3 — $30, was $70
- TREBLAB FX100 Bluetooth Speaker — $55, was $90
- Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 Portable Bluetooth Speaker — $250, was $300
How to choose a Bluetooth speaker during Black Friday
There are hundreds of Bluetooth speakers on sale for Black Friday — how do you know which one is right for you? To make it easier, we’ve outlined our very best Bluetooth speakers for 2020. Our top pick for 2020 is the Marshall Emberton. It’s got an amazing aesthetic, like a real little Marshall amplifier, and while it might be without some of the bells and whistles of other brands, its sound is pretty unbeatable. The fundamentals here excel: A 360-degree sound pattern with deep bass and a 20-hour battery life. It’s also the company’s smallest speaker to date. There’s also a nifty and helpful LED battery display and super-fast USB-C charging, so you can keep the party (or podcasts) going all day — or night long.
Fighting the Marshall Emberton for the top spot are Bluetooth speakers that prioritize price, sound quality, ruggedness, and portability. This last one can be a key for many users on the go, and for that reason, we suggest the small yet substantial Ultimate Ears Wonderboom, which has none of the small sound issues other mini speakers do. If you want something more affordable, look to the Anker Soundcore Flare Mini which offers some LED panache with its 360-degree sound, for less. On the other end of things, there’s the Bose Home Speaker 500, which comes at a premium price point (though less on Black Friday) because of its sound quality and support for multi-room audio and smart assistants. Finally, there’s the tough guy — the JBL Flip 5 — which is a durable speaker you can take with you anywhere; it’s not only one of the best waterproof Bluetooth speakers, it can also really stand up to a beating. And of course there’s the ever-popular Sonos One.
And if you’re looking for an affordable option, take a look at our roundup of the best Bluetooth speakers under $100.
Should you buy a Bluetooth speaker during Black Friday?
Black Friday is the last major sales event of the year. The next time you find deals as good as this on must-have Bluetooth speakers won’t be until 2021. If you love a good bargain, you also know that Black Friday is the best time to find Bluetooth speakers at their lowest prices, so if you’re looking to save a large chunk of your paycheck, now is the time to buy. Keep in mind that this isn’t your standard Black Friday. With the pandemic still affecting in-store shopping, there’s been an increased demand for online shopping, so you can grab an affordable Bluetooth speaker for the best price today.
How much should you spend on a Bluetooth speaker on Black Friday?
Bluetooth speakers are a category with a huge range of prices. You’ll find cheap, portable speakers for as little as $20, or expensive, high-end speakers for as much as $200 or above. How much you should spend really depends on both how often you intend to use your speaker and on how much you care about audio quality. If you’re looking for something to use once every few months for a casual day at the beach, you can find perfectly acceptable speakers for less than $50. But if you’re an audiophile who wants great sound to be available wherever you go, you’ll need to spend on the higher end to find something that satisfies you.
Are any Bluetooth speaker deals too good to be true?
With so many Bluetooth speaker deals available on different sites across the internet, you might find some deals which seem too good to be true. Many different brands manufacture Bluetooth speakers, including reputable brands like JBL or Marshall, but also including a bunch of smaller brands you’ve never heard of. You need to be careful when choosing a deal to ensure that you get a good quality product and something that’s worth the money you’re spending.
That’s why here at Digital Trends we carefully curate only the best deals from trusted retailers, so you can shop with confidence and be sure that you’re getting a decent quality Bluetooth speaker from a trustworthy retailer with a decent returns policy.
Where to find the best Bluetooth speaker sales
- Amazon Black Friday: At Amazon, you’ll find discounts on everything from monster Marshall Bluetooth speakers (that look like amps) to the most robust, portable numbers from, JBL.
- Best Buy Black Friday: Best Buy has jumped in early this year with discounted items from the best brands in Bluetooth speakers, like Sony, Sonos, and Bose. And of course some tiny wonders from Ultimate Ears.
- Walmart Black Friday: Walmart refuses to be left out of the discount derby, offering deals on every kind of Bluetooth speaker from Harman Kardon, to Anker.
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