Finding the best shower speakers is no easy task. There are a lot of things to consider. In our shower speakers reviews, we will look at five waterproof shower speakers using five factors specifically:
- IPX Rating
- Sound Quality
If you just want but a cool speaker for your awesome shower speaker, then this article is definitely for you.
- IPX rating is one of the best, if not the best factor you should be considering if you are looking for a shower speaker that can last you for years. Now in the shower, lots of things can happen such as soap and shampoo falling down and things naturally getting wet. Depending on circumstances, buyers will or should assume that whatever speaker they buy will definitely get wet and at theworsefall down unintentionally.
- Sound quality is another important factor that can make or break the game. You don’t just want speakers for functionality. You want them to actually be good at being what they are. Even if you have an indestructible speaker, but sound bad, the product in itself can be considered bad since it is not functioning as a proper speaker. Good sounding bass, mids and lows are the usual things that any speaker enthusiast looks for when hunting for speakers.
- Battery. In the past, gadgets were powered by AA, AAA and even bigger types of batteries. They hold a lot of power, but they are also on the heavy side. Now, most portable devices come with Lithium Ion batteries because they are compact and best suited to run the juice on the complicated boards of our current devices.
The last thing that anybody wants to happen is to run out of battery while playing their favorite music in the shower just because it didn’t have enough charge. That isn’t very likely to happen when you are at home.
On the other hand, a person who travels or camps a lot may not have the luxury of charging his devices on site. As such battery is important to users, especially the battery life and charging time.
- Price is important, especially for budget users. Now, there are different price ranges for all kinds of gadgets. Waterproof shower speakers are no exceptions. There are thousand dollar-priced speakers and even million dollar ones. It can be said that the price you pay is the worth you get. To a certain extent that may be true, but people do not buy these devices for one-time With relation to price, we also should also consider the specifications. Buyers should ask themselves, for this price, are the specifications and features of this waterproof shower better than everyone else?
- Warranty. Even if a portable water speaker only costs $20, if it somehow does not work, the buyer expects the company to either replace it or fix it.
We now look at these waterproof products below the $40 range and try to find out the best in each category, as well as the best overall waterproof shower speaker.
AYL Portable Outdoor and Shower Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker
- 5-watt audio compared to competitions’ 3-watt drivers
- Roughly measuring 3.5 by 3.75 by 1.93 inches
- Bluetooth 4.0 technology for universal compatibility
- 10-33 ft. range
- 12 hours of continuous music, at 80% volume
- 3 hours charging time
This speaker weighs 9.4 ounces. It is also an IPX5 rated Bluetooth speaker. This particular rating means that this speaker is protected from rushing waters with a speed of 12.5 liters per minute for at least three minutes. Do take note that this rating does not mean that it is submersible.
However, it will withstand accidental drops. It promises up to 12 hours of battery life even at 80% volume. Do take this particular feature with a grain of salt.
This speaker sounds very good in the shower. It can also be used for all kinds of places, such as the beach, the mountain, or the roadway.
One bad thing for this shower speaker comes up when playing audiobooks. Although good for your everyday music listening, this product is not designed for audiobook lovers.
The device comes with Bluetooth 4.0 so pairing it with any Bluetooth enabled device that plays music, should be a breeze.
Compatibility-wise, iPhone, Android or any Bluetooth-enabled laptops and PCS should work on it. The product also offers three years of warranty from date of purchase.
This product’s most notable feature is the warranty. If for some reason, the speaker stops working after three years, AYL SoundFit promises a replacement or a full refund. Now that is something.
Out of 2,268 Amazon reviews, there are 2,051 positive reviews for it and only 217 bad issues. One bad review is the range issue that says that it stops working if the devices connected to it are farther than 10 feet. Not bad for a product on sale.
Infinilla Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers
- Weighs 9.5 ounces and about 4 inches long
- acoustic driver provides distinct mids and highs
- passive bass radiator provides strong bass
- distortion-free at maximum volume
- IPX6 rated
- Splashproof, Rainproof, Dustproof, Sandproof& Shockproof
- Up to 12 hours of continuous usage
- 3 hours charging time
- Built-in MIC
- Hands-free speakerphone calls.
- Bluetooth 4.1 technology
- Play audio from non-Bluetooth device using the included 3.5mm audio cable
- NFC connection (NFC function on device required).
- Plays mp3 and wav files
- Can read TF and micro SD card
- Excellent packaging
- 100% Satisfaction or Full Refund
This speaker is rated at IPX6 boasting that it is splashproof, rainproof, dustproof, sandproof and shockproof. Again, the keyword is proof, so don’t go submerging this speaker in water.
If this military styled outdoor speaker malfunctions or stops working within three years of your purchase, Infinilla offers a full refund and replacement.
Sound-wise, it features Hi-Fi and loud stereo sound coupled with a powerful bass that should work for your home, dorm or even the beach. It sports a strong bass component, as well as a power efficient acoustic driver that ensures a good range of bass, mids and highs.
Its main weakness is its inability to play audiobooks without issues. It only plays two music formats namely mp3 and wav, which is a bummer for real audio enthusiasts.
It features a Bluetooth 4.1 and an NFC compatibility that should work with most devices such as smartphones, kindles and tablets and even those without Bluetooth since it has a 3.5mm jack.
The battery promises up to 12 hours of playtime especially that it has 1500mAh.
Out of 56 Amazon reviews, there are 50 positive reviews for it and only six bad issues. One bad review again is the Bluetooth connectivity which sometimes drops the connection.
iFox iF012 Bluetooth Shower Speaker
- Outstanding speaker quality
- Built to last
- 2016 models now have white filled buttons making it easier to see the buttons in the shower
- CE, FCC and ROHS certifications
- Fully waterproof
- Comes with suction for wall, shower or car music
- Bluetooth connection in 6 seconds or less
- Speakerphone functionality
- SIRI compatible
- 33 ft. range
- 100% Money-Back guarantee for 1 whole year
This shower speaker weighs only 1.92 ounces.
This device doesn’t have an IPX rating specified but it promises to be certified waterproof and can even be submerged. Its hard casing should also protect its internal components from accidental drops on a hard floor.
It uses a 600mAH lithium ion battery and promises to last for hours. One reviewer from experience says that it lasted six hours for him.
In terms of connectivity, it promises to pair in less than sixseconds and even boasts SIRI compatible. It also says that it can connect to a device up to 33 feet away.
Unlike other devices, it doesn’t say anything so to speak, like when it’s connecting or connected to your device. Instead, it provides sounds in different tones to notify the user of its current status. It is powered by a 3W speaker, which makes it good for everyday use.
It suffers sound quality issuesthough, especially when listening to quiet type music such as jazz. The low battery noise notification is also a redundant mess.
iFox Creations, the seller of this product, offers a one year warranty from date of purchase in case the user dislikes the product, or it stops functioning.
Out of 1321 Amazon reviews, there are 1152 positive reviews for it and only 169 bad issues. One bad review says that it plays only the left channel so it sounds like the speaker is in Mono.
AOWOTO Ultrathin Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker
- Bluetooth 2.1
- EDR technology
- Hands-free call answering
- Weighs 7.6 ounces
- Waterproof/Dustproof Rated at IP35
- Supports up to 32 GB of TF card
- One button Bluetooth reconnection
- Built-in MIC
- Plays APE/FLAC/MP3/WMA/WAV
- 800mAh Li-on battery
- Supports voice broadcast
- Bluetooth up to 10M
- Comes with a strong carabineer clip hook
- 12-Month Warranty
- Superior Sound Quality, built with a 3W speaker
- Contains a zinc alloy base which can also reduce the frequency of loss of a good bass.
- Excellent mid-range and treble
- TPU tenacity exterior 0.16″ for ultimate supply perfect Shockproof.
- 8 to 12-hour playtime
This speaker features an IP35 rating. This means that this speaker is truly rated for being waterproof and dustproof. It features a small frame and a clip so you can easily carry it even on your belt.
It features a Bluetooth 2.1+EDR technology, as well as an AUX input, to allow all kinds of devices to connect to it.
The sound is immaculate for its price tag. It produces near Bose like audio, as claimed by some users. The built-in mike allows hands-free calls
The battery in this device is an 800mAH Li-ion that promises up to 12 hours of playtime. It also supports TF cards of up to 32GB.
AOWOTO offers a 12 month warranty from date of purchase in case the user dislikes the product, or it stops functioning.
Out of 37 Amazon reviews, there are 34 positive reviews for it and only three bad issues. One bad review says that the buttons don’t always work right. It also says that instruction says to not get it wet even though it is IP35 rated.
Tech Acoustics Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker IPX7 Grade
- 4 x 3 x 3 inches
- Weighs 1 pound
- IPX7 rating
- Up to 13 hours of use per charge
- Perfect for biking, hiking, boating and any outdoor use
- Compact durable design
- Built-in microphone
This speaker by Tech Acoustics features a fully waterproof design up to three meters, thanks to its IPX7 rating. It promises great home use such as in the shower or bedroom, or even outdoor use such as for camping, biking and hiking.
It may have the right number of bells and whistles to command its price. On top of being a durable, rugged and waterproof device, it also promises SIRI integration as well as the usual Bluetooth support to connect with many devices.
In terms of battery life, it requires a maximum of four hours to charge but boasts 13 hours of usage at 30% volume. That is truly not bad for a gadget that only requires one Lithium ion battery.
Tech Acoustics does not specifically state the warranty on the product page, but we can assume that it is at least the usual one year. They also have really good customer service.
One reviewer even mentioned that he contacted Tech Acoustics who replaced his product even when it is already out of warranty.
The sounds cannot be compared with any expensive devices such as Bose or JBL in terms of sound quality. But for its price, it should give you a pleasant experience.
It gives off a nice sounding bass especially if positioned upright or attached to the wall since the bass drivers are positioned right behind the speakers.
Out of 170 Amazon reviews, there are 158 positive reviews for it and only 12 bad issues. One bad review says that the device has some Bluetooth connectivity issue.
It speaks “Connected” but then says “Pairing not completed” which may be annoying if it repeatedly does this if it loses connection.
Foho Outdoor Portable Shower Speaker
- Bluetooth 4.1
- Built-in 800mAh battery for 10 hours of continuous playtime
- Weight: 1 pound
- Dimensions: 5.2 x 6.6 x 2.6 inches
- Water-resistant, splashproof (IPX5 rating)
- Hands-free calls
It is a small and very light shower speaker, with a sound that, to our surprise, can easily become quite loud.
Its small size will allow you to take it everywhere. Ideal for your trips or your hikes.
Even if it is not completely waterproof, it still has an IPX5 certification, which protects it from splashes, but also shocks and dust: it will not fear the beach or clumsiness of your little one brother!
Equipped with Bluetooth 4.1, it will connect easily to most mobile devices on the market. We tested it on 3 different smartphones and we did not encounter any pairing problem.
Its 800mAh battery gives it a very good autonomy of 10 hours, which will be largely sufficient for a daily use at an average volume. Of course, if you like to listen to loud music, the autonomy will drop to 6-7 hours.
And you will do a good deed in buying it: a portion of the proceeds from the sale of this speaker will go to bullying prevention in school through partner organizations.
SoundBot SB510 HD Water Resistant Shower Speaker
- Noise reduction
- Cavity structure to ensure a high-defined sound with crisp highs and balanced bass
- Water resistant and splashproof (IPX4)
- Bluetooth 3.0
- Built-in microphone for hands-free calls
- Up to 10 meters range
- 6 hours playback time
- 3 hours charging time
- 1 year warranty
- Available in 7 different colors
- Dimensions: 8 x 12 x 6 inches
- Weight: 0.9 lb
This product is one of Amazon’s best sellers and we can easily understand why. It is surely one of the cheapest shower speakers available on the market, and see all that it offers for this very small price: a sound of a very good quality thanks to a specially developed cavity structure design by SoundBot, a built-in microphone for making hands-free calls, a protection against water, even if it is not totally submersible.
The speaker is equipped with a suction cup to fix it on the walls of your shower.
The control buttons are all located in the same place, on the top of the device, which makes it easy to get started: on/off, volume control, track control, play/pause, take or end a call.
A small led will tell you if the device is on and if it is connected with your smartphone or tablet. However, check compatibility, because the version of Bluetooth is only 3.0, which may cause connection problems in some cases…
Our only regret about the SoundBot is its autonomy of only 6 hours. An advantage however: the complete charging of the device takes only 3 hours. Useful if you are in a hurry!
And to fight against monotony, the speaker is available in 7 colors: pink, yellow, blue, green, gray, white and black. Why not buy a different one for each day of the week? 😉
And with a rating of 4 stars on more than 2,000 customer reviews on Amazon, you will not take a lot of risk by choosing this little speaker…
Gracety Ultra Portable Wireless Speaker
- IP67 rating: dustproof and waterproof
- Floating design
- Drop resistance, thanks to its soft ABS cover
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Built-in FM radio with auto-scan presets
- 4 colors changing leds
- Room-filling sound
- Dimensions: 3.8 x 3.6 x 3.4 inches
- Weight: 8 ounces
Its futuristic look and colorful leds make it look like a strange object from space, but this speaker is very far from being a gadget: the sound that comes from it is accurate and very well defined, with a nice sounding bass. Whether you are a fan of rock or electronic music, this speaker will meet your expectations!
Its coating made of silicone protects it from shocks and it is even completely insensitive to water: you can plunge it completely under water, it will work again! (IPX7). Better: it has been specially designed to float on the surface of the water. So you can safely take it with you to the pool or beach, especially since it is also designed to be protected from dust (IP67).
Its Bluetooth 4.0 compatibility allows it to connect in seconds to all recent mobile devices, which was the case during our tests.
It also has a function few shower speakers are provided with: an FM radio, with automatic detection and memorizing stations.
With its off-road design, this speaker is actually perfect for all occasions: at the pool, at the sea, for dinners with friends, in the kitchen … You will quickly become inseparable friends!
Mpow Buckler Portable Wireless Bluetooth Shower Speaker
- High-quality sound with built-in 5W driver
- 8 hours playing time (1000mAh rechargeable battery)
- Full recharge in 3-4 hours
- Dimensions: 6.2 x 2.1 x 4.2 inches
- Weight: 2.4 ounces
- Included snap hook to use the speaker while camping, hiking, cycling…
- Removable suction cup to use it in shower or bathroom
- Aluminium mesh
- IP65 rating: dustproof, water-resistant
- Sealed silicone layer
- Microphone for hands-free calling
- 45 days money back and 18 months worry free
- Available in 2 colors: orange and black
A water-resistant speaker, with a modern and nice design and a pleasant sound for the price. To listen to your music in the wet rooms or outside, but not only, the Mpow shower speaker is perfect.
It is sold with a IP65 rating, which protects it against splashes of water but not against a total immersion.
To accentuate its all-purpose side, the device is entirely surrounded by soft rubber which covers the 4 control keys: vol + and next, vol – and previous, on-off, play-pause-pick up-hang up calls.
The pairing with a Bluetooth device is very easy. It has a range of 10 meters which is convenient when the phone is far enough.
Finally concerning the sound, I find it really good, thanks to its built-in 5W driver.
A beautiful waterproof speaker that will accompany you everywhere. It is really well designed for outdoor activities because it can be attached to your backpack or your tent, thanks to a provided carabiner.
ShackJoy Waterproof Bluetooth Shower Speaker
- Designed in California, USA
- 5W output power
- Bluetooth 4.1
- Bluetooth range: up to 10 meters
- Aux-in cable
- 11 hours playtime at 80% volume (8 hours at maximum volume)
- Full recharge in 3.5 hours
- IP65 rating: dustproof, water-resistant
- Premium suction mount included
- Dimensions:: 1.9 x 3.7 x 3.4 inches
- Weight: 0.59 lb
The ultra portable size of this speaker makes it an ideal musical companion. Slip it in your pocket and take it everywhere!
Designed in the United States, it fears neither shocks nor sand with its IP65 certification. It can even survive an involuntary immersion in water. Do not leave it too long under water, because it is not completely waterproof.
Its 5W of power allows it to deliver a sound powerful enough, of an almost crystalline purity! The bass is also present, giving depth to the sound.
The icing on the cake, the ShackJoy is sold with a telescopic suction cup: you can direct it as you wish and thus make the most of its sound qualities.
AquaAudio Cubo Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
- Very good sound with amazing clarity and deep bass (3W power)
- Auto Pairing feature: the speaker will connect automatically to your Bluetooth device
- Built-in microphone to connect to Apple’s Siri voice assistant
- 10 hours of play time on a single charge
- Full charge in only 2.5 hours
- Suction cup included
- Dimensions: 3.6 x 3.6 x 3.6 inches
- Weight: 5.6 ounces
- Available in 5 colors: black, grey, blue, yellow, pink
This little speaker will quickly become the indispensable companion of your morning showers! Its elegant design will fit perfectly into your bathroom.
Its rather modest power of 3W does not prevent it from delivering a sound of exceptional clarity, with vibrant and deep bass.
Its ‘Auto Pairing’ feature makes it easy to connect to any Bluetooth device.
The built-in microphone will not only help you make hands-free calls, but also to control Siri, the voice assistant integrated on Apple smartphones.
Its battery gives it an autonomy of 10 hours, and it takes him only 2.5 hours to recharge completely.
Its suction cup will allow you to listen to your favorite music under the shower. Long live the shower-karaoke!
Asiyun Waterproof Shower Speaker
- 3W output power
- IPX7 rating
- Bluetooth 2.1
- Bluetooth range: 10 meters
- 2-3 hours playing time
- 2-3 hours charging time
- Dimensions: 3.5 x 3.1 x 2 inches
- Weight: 2.4 ounces
- Detachable suction cup
- Aluminium hook
- Built-in microphone for hands-free calls
- Available in 2 colors: blue and red
- Very low price
- 4.5 stars rating on Amazon
Given its price, this little speaker offers a lot: 3W of output power, which is largely enough to offer a sound of good quality (do not push the volume too much however), an IPX7 certification (in theory, you can dive it into the water, even if the manufacturer advises against it, I do not know why …), a built-in microphone to make calls without hands (practical in the shower!).
And its solid hard plastic design will not make it afraid of accidental drops.
One small flaw, however: the battery only gives it a longevity of a few hours (it’s a small battery of only 400mAh of power). Not enough if you take it on a picnic, but more than enough for your daily shower.
Amazon customers have not been mistaken: this shower speaker has 4.5 stars on more than 300 customer reviews.
Polk Audio Boom Swimmer Bluetooth Speaker
- IPX7 rating (can be immersed in water up to 1.5 meters)
- Removable suction cup
- Flexible tail attachment
- Aux cable included
- Dimensions: 3.1 x 3.8 x 5.5 inches
- Weight: 6.7 ounces
- 8 hours battery life
- 2 hours charging time
Polk is an American company founded in 1972 that designs high quality audio products for a wide variety of uses: at home, in car, by boat, for outdoor use, for all-terrain vehicles…
The Boom Swimmer is a nomadic little speaker with a very ingenious flexible arm that allows it to be fixed anywhere: on a backpack, on a bicycle handlebar, on a tree… You can also put it on a flat surface. It is also delivered with the traditional suction cup, for use in a wet environment.
The speaker has a micro-USB for power supply and a mini-jack analog input to plug it into a non-Bluetooth device.
A little surprise, there are no play or pause buttons. You must simultaneously press both volume buttons to achieve this function.
The Polk Boom Swimmer offers the advantage of being compact and especially very light: 5.5 inches high with the suction cup and less than 7 ounces.
In terms of audio quality, it is average. As for the power, no need to push to the maximum volume to enjoy it properly.
Note: there is another model, the Boom Swimmer Duo, that you can pair with another speaker for a stereo sound.
Tribit XSound Go Portable Bluetooth Speaker
- 2x6W output power
- Dual drivers and passive bass radiator for a rich and clear sound and powerful bass
- 24 hours playtime (up to 500 songs)
- Fully waterproof (IPX7 rating)
- Bluetooth 4.2
- Bluetooth range: up to 20 meters
- Aux line in
- Compatible with Amazon Echo Dot
- Battery charge time: 4 hours
- Dimensions: 2.32 x 6.69 x 2.2 inches
- Weight: 0.84 lb
- 5 stars reviews on Amazon
Tribit is a young company founded by a collective of sound engineers and designers, for whom “music never stops” (according to their website). They market Bluetooth speakers and Bluetooth headsets.
If you’re looking for high definition sound right under your shower, the Tribit XSound Go is the one to go for. With its 2x6W power, dual drivers and a passive bass radiator, you will feel like listening to music in your living room!
In terms of battery life, it is simply the most powerful speaker that we could test, with 24 hour-playtime! Yes, a full day of uninterrupted music! This is made possible by an impressive 4400mAh battery.
The Tribit speaker is IPX7 certified, which means that it is perfectly waterproof. It does not fear accidental flooding in the bath or pool!
It also has Bluetooth 4.2, which allows it to have a range of 20 meters! Suffice to say that your music will never stop (unless you live in a castle, but in this case you can afford to buy several speakers!).
Gaoye Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker
- Water-resistant: IPX5 certification
- 5W audio driver
- Bluetooth 4.2
- Up to 16 hours playback time
- Dimensions: 2.95 x 5.24 x 1.22 inches
- Weight: 6 ounces
- Mini SD card reader
We especially appreciated the design of this speaker, which makes it easily fit in a pocket or backpack. It is small but yet sturdy, you won’t fear dropping it by accident (but don’t do that too much!).
However it is not completely waterproof: It has a IPX5 certification only, which means that it does not fear splashes or a small fine rain, but do not drop it in your bath or pool, it will not survive!
Its Bluetooth range is particularly important: more than 20 meters (in an unobstructed environment).
We also enjoyed the great longevity of its battery: about 16 hours of listening on a full charge. This is much higher than most of the shower speakers currently on the market (which have more or less an average of 8 hours of autonomy).
Another significant feature is the ability to use an SD card, if you do not have Bluetooth near you or do not want to use it.
Have we talked about the sound? It is is more than correct, even at high volume. You will also enjoy deep and rich bass, which gives a living aspect to the sound and will make you want to sing or dance in the shower!
In terms of IPX rating, the two tied are AOWOTO Outdoor Shower Ultrathin Waterproof Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker and Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker IPX7 Grade by Tech Acoustics.
The speaker by AOWOTO has an IP5 rating, ensuring waterproof and dustproof capabilities, while the speaker by Tech Acoustics provide the best waterproofing of the bunch, allowing up to 30 minutes incidental exposure of water up to a meter of depth.
So, if you use it more for the shower and other wet areas like lakes and beaches, go for the Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker IPX7 Grade by Tech Acoustics.
If you want a more general purpose speaker, go for AOWOTO’s Outdoor Shower Ultrathin Waterproof Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker.
Infinilla Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers and AOWOTO Outdoor Shower Ultrathin Waterproof Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker both tie for connectivity because they both offer alternatives to Bluetooth.
Reading a lot of other reviews shows that Bluetooth connectivity is still a big issue for a lot of devices. Providing a cabled alternative when you just want to play some music is a seriously offer.
The best in battery goes to Infinilla Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers. It has a 1500mAh, which is the largest battery capacity of these five speakers. Even if a lot of these speakers boast up to 12 hours of playing time, having a large battery ensures that you enjoy more time
The overall winner is Infinilla Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers. It is currently the best sounding speaker of the bunch. The IPX6 rating also ensures that it can withstand the daily shower routine. It’s only major downside is that it doesn’t play audiobooks very well.