The best outdoor speakers are those that not only sound good, but also look good, are able to withstand outdoor weather conditions and preferably 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 detailed Buyers Guides which will help you understand what to look for when buying outdoor speakers in any specific category. You can find the most popular buyers guides below as well as in the menu above (you'll find more in the drop-downs). It includes everything from party speakers to patio, garden and marine speakers.
The Sonos Play: 1 isn't perfect, nothing is, but we quite literally think if you're wondering what to buy right now for less that $200 that will impact the way you enjoy music, this is the speaker you should get. It is a mini speaker that deliver a mighty sound. Read our review here.
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:
- Driver Configuration
- Frequency Response Curve
- Audio Sensitivity
- Peak Power Handling
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.
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