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 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.
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 bluetooth, bookshelf, 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.
What Type of Outdoor Speaker Are You Looking for?
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