A lot of people enjoy listening to their music, even in the bathroom. The only problem here is preventing the music player, and speakers, from getting wet. Bluetooth enabled music players are the preferable music players used, which connect to Bluetooth enabled speakers.
Music playing in the bathroom does not mean limiting the music to poor quality speakers, due to expense if high quality speakers are damaged by the shower water. The quality of sound of the speakers vary, and the ability to resist humidity and wetness is another thing to consider when considering a suitable bathroom speaker to use.
We bought the Bose Soundlink several years ago (before Bose made a waterproof version) and love the sound quality and deep powerful base that it kicks out from such a small speaker so we’ve picked it’s smaller, waterproof cousin as our top pick for best bathroom speaker: the Bose SoundLink Micro Waterproof Bluetooth speaker.
Let’s now take a look at some important things to consider before buying a bathroom speaker. There are basically three things to consider before buying a bathroom speaker, and they are:
- Size – the size of the speaker is dependent on the size of the bathroom. Bigger speakers might produce louder sounds, but having a position to place them is what matters most. So consider the size of your bathroom and the amount of space available to place the speakers before buying the speakers, if you have a compact bathroom space you may want to look for a mini speaker.
- Design – by design I mean ability to resist water and humidity. Not all waterproof gadgets resist water in like manner. One major factor is quality, and it depends on the buyer because higher quality products often cost more than lower quality ones. The buyer should note that high quality gadgets offer more features than low quality gadgets. If you know what suits you and what suits your wallet, your decision is key. Just make sure to consider this before going into any purchase.
- Power rating and Battery – the durability of the battery cannot be over stressed. Batteries that would not last long after a full charge are a major turn off. It is often noticed that people who listen to music in the bathroom spend longer time than usual. So it is better for the buyer to purchase speakers that have long lasting batteries. One other thing to consider is if the batteries are replaceable, although this is based on the interest of the buyer.
Top Picks for Shower & Bath Speakers
There are some bathroom speakers that have caught the attention of the public. Let us have a look at some:
Bose SoundLink Micro Waterproof Bluetooth speaker Review
One of the most amazing features of this Bose SoundLink Micro speaker is its shape. It is sleek and portable, and very ideal for placement in corners and small edges. It small size, although, is often confused for a lower sound production. But this is not true.
The device produces a crisp and balanced sound, indoor and outdoor. It is designed with IPX7 Waterproof which makes it ideal for use in any water filled place. (Rating 7 is given to devices that are immersion, up to 1 m depth).
The Bose SoundLink Micro is STRONG. This thing is built to last and can take a lot of wear and tear.
The battery durability is not the greatest, the speaker is rated to last for up to 6 hours on a full charge, although you may get more out of it if you are not playing it at max volume. It has voice prompts and works with Siri and Google Voice Now integration. The pairing is pretty simple, you just download the Bose Connect app, once downloaded you can control the speaker from your phone and even connect multiple units in your home to create a stereo effect.
Where Bose really excels (for anyone who hasn’t had one of their products before) is the sound quality. I rarely max out the volume on my Bose speaker in the house because it’s just more than I need in the bathroom, but for when if you use it in larger rooms or outside, you’ll appreciate the extra boost of volume.
It is very ideal for outdoor use because of the Bose Connect feature that makes it connect to other Bose Connect compatible speakers to amplify the sound. The quality of sound is superb and gives the user the preference to switch between stereo mode and party mode.
Here’s an in-depth review showing some additional features and the compatibility with both IOS and Android.
One of the awesome features of this Boom 2 Phantom speaker is its production of sound in different directions. It is waterproof and shockproof, making it safe when touched with wet hands or splashed with water. It works with most Bluetooth compatible devices, possessing a Bluetooth range of up to 100 ft.
The compatible devices include your android, apple and most Bluetooth enabled media players. You can tap the device to play, pause and stop the device during music play.
For a more hands-off experience, it is integrated with Siri and Google Now voice to enable the user have full control without touching the device. Every long bath lover would fall for the durability of the battery. If you decide to spend the whole day in the bathroom, it has a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 15 hours after a full charge.
The speaker has a detachable D-ring, and can be mounted on a camera mount. If you decided to test your new speakers at the pool with your friends, it has the ability to connect up to 150 speakers at once. It’s extremely unlikely most average consumers would have that many speakers! However, it is a bonus feature to be able to connect to multiple speakers especially if you have a large house, are throwing a party or get-together or just want to be able to listen in different spaces in your home.
This Bluetooth speaker by JBL has a feature called wireless Bluetooth streaming, and it is not a feature you find on every wireless Bluetooth speaker. This feature caught my attention as it gives you the feature to connect up to 2 smartphones at once and play music alternating between the two devices. It is designed with IPX7 Waterproof to prevent water from penetrating into it.
This feature makes it submersible in water, and makes it ideal for use at the pool. The JBL connect+ is a feature that enables you to connect more speakers together to amplify the sound.
The speaker has a good level of durability, possessing about 12 hours of playing time. It comes with Voice Assistance Integration to enable the user control the device fully without having to touch the device. It is designed stylishly and makes it very ideal for use in pool parties.
Finally, for those who understand the feelings you get when you listen to music with the adequate amount of bass, the device comes with a bass radiator that gives it a very powerful sound.
Bathroom speakers must be designed in ways that even the user might not notice. The speaker must be water proof and resistant to humidity. Water can pass through some tiny pores and spaces that are not seen by the human eyes.
If the speaker cannot resist water, then it is of no use in the bathroom, pool, or anyplace usually with water. The buyer must consider other features like battery life, sound quality and price.
All these features work hand in hand, and the user must take each of them into consideration before purchasing the speakers. Whether you like to sing in the shower while you shave or take a long hot bath with relaxing bath bombs, adding a good quality speaker to your bathroom that is waterproof is a great addition.