Outdoor Speaker Reviews and Guides

The best outdoor speakers are those that not only sound good, but also look good, are able to withstand outdoor weather conditions and fits your budget.  As with most new product purchases it's important to do your due diligence and that's why we've done more than a hundred outdoor speaker reviews here on OuterAudio.com.

We've also created some detailed Buyers Guides which will help you understand what to look for when buying outdoor speakers in any specific category.  Finally, we like saving people time, so if you're not looking to read through our reviews and guides, you'll be happy buying any of our top 3 outdoor speakers listed below.

The 3 Best Outdoor Speakers:

Definitive Tech 6500

200 Watts

Price: $160.00
4.6 out of 5 stars

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Polk Atrium 6

100  Watts

Price: $227.38
4.9 out of 5 stars

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Yamaha NS-AW150

120 Watts

Price: $74.99
4.5 out of 5 stars

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To make things even easier for you we've categorized all the most popular outdoor speakers and reviewed each of them individually.The categories, which you can also find in the menu above, currently include bluetoothbookshelf, garden, patio, portable, rock and wireless. You can find the latest outdoor speaker installation and maintenance guides here and our full range of brand guides here.

Wireless Outdoor Speakers

Wireless outdoor speakers are both easy to install, move and blend in with areas outside your home like your patio or garden.

Outdoor Rock Speakers

Outdoor rock speakers, which come in various shapes and sizes, easily blend in with the natural landscape of your outdoor space and garden.

Outdoor Portable Speakers

Outdoor Bluetooth speakers allow you to listen to your music without getting tangled up in wires or lugging around heavy equipment with you.

Outdoor Patio Speakers

Outdoor patio speakers are the most popular and tradtional version of outdoor speakers, which can be installed anywhere outside your home.

How to Choose the Best Outdoor Speakers

Finding the best outdoor speakers for your home will require that you review technical specifications and make comparisons. Even if you don’t know much about speakers you should compare the basic features and understand which are important for your specific application. These include:

  • Size
  • Weight
  • Driver Configuration
  • Frequency Response Curve
  • Audio Sensitivity
  • Peak Power Handling
  • Impedance

Sound quality of the lows, mid-tones, and bass will ensure that you’ll get good sound from all types of music. Our rule of thumb is: Choose the best quality speakers that you can afford.  In the end, your speaker should provide you with good sounding music, so compromise as little as possible on quality. Outdoor speakers are generally available in black or white so you can purchase the color that blends best with your home’s exterior appearance.

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Buyers Guides

Installing Your New Outdoor Speakers

We make the process of installing outdoor speakers as painless as possible with our in-depth installation guide suitable for most speaker systems.

Selecting The Best Speaker Cables

Stream your favorite music, from your favorite devices, anywhere outside with our selection of best wireless outdoor speakers.

Maintaining Your Outdoor Speakers

For the type of outdoor speakers that are not water or weatherproof maintenance is absolutely essential unless you want to frequently buy new speakers.

Weatherproof vs Water Resistant Explained

At first glance “Weatherproof” and “Water Resistant.” might sound like they are the same thing, but it can actually  be a costly mistake to make if you confuse the two