How to Choose Compatible & Good Quality Bluetooth Speakers for Smartphone
Are you planning to buy compatible and good quality Bluetooth speakers for smartphones?
Well, you have come to the right place.
In this article, I am going to share with some practical ways of choosing suitable Bluetooth speakers for your Android or iOS smartphone. Remember, if you don’t evaluate all these aspects that I am going to share in this article, then obviously, it will be impossible to enjoy all the benefits of Bluetooth speakers.
Now, let me show you how to choose the best Bluetooth speaker:
1. Consider the Form Factor of a Bluetooth Speaker
Let’s compare these three Bluetooth speakers first:
Different types of Bluetooth speakers
Even before you review the other features of the Bluetooth speakers, the first thing that will come to your mind is the physical dimensions. You can see this clearly in the three different types of Bluetooth speakers above.
I am sure whenever you are looking for a portable Bluetooth speaker the first thing to review is the size. Can if fit in your bag or backpack?
In short, when it comes to the form factor of the speaker, you should consider weight and size.
2. Design and Construction of the Bluetooth Speakers for Smartphone
Design and construction is a major factor you need to consider. For instance, quite a number of users go for speakers with a rugged construction.
That is, a speaker that can withstand rough handing or splash. Considering that these are portable accessories, they are susceptible to falling or exposure to harsh weather conditions.
A speaker with a sturdy design or rubberized edges is suitable for nearly all applications. That is, such a Bluetooth speaker can withstand a high level of impact.
Another example, you will find dustproof or waterproof speakers. With such accessories, you’re sure that they can withstand adverse weather conditions.
Here is a good example:
This is a waterproof Bluetooth speaker with special design for bathrooms.
Remember, there are some Bluetooth speakers that can withstand water submersion for about 10 to 30 minutes.
To achieve all these, the manufacturer must choose appropriate material for every component. For instance, quite a number of speakers are made from acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) material.
On the other hand, the transparent speakers are mainly made from polycarbonate material.
3. Auxiliary Accessories of the Speaker
This is an essential aspect in all Bluetooth speakers for smartphones. You need to ask yourself these simple questions:
- How conveniently will I carry the speaker? At times the speaker may not fit in your hand, especially if you are listening to music while doing other things. Therefore, you’ll have to hang it somewhere. This basically implies it should have a hook.
Bluetooth speakers with a hook
- How do you control various operations? This may include moving to the next song in your playlist, receiving a phone call or charging the speaker.
Clearly, it is easy to control various operations when you have this type of Bluetooth speaker.
Always go for speakers with accessories that enhance performance and ease of use. These include adapters, remote control or appropriate cables, depending on the design of the speaker.
4. Consider the Type of Technology in the Bluetooth Speakers
It is the technology that will determine the efficiency and reliability of a Bluetooth speaker. Now, let’s start with the central focus of these speakers – Bluetooth technology.
Since this technology was invented, it has evolved from Bluetooth 1.0, 1.0B, 1.1, 1.2, 2.0 + EDR, 2.1+EDR, 3.0+HS, 4.0+LE, 4.1, 4.2 to 5 series. Each of these series of Bluetooth technologies has their unique features.
Quite a number of portable Bluetooth speakers use V2.1, V4.0, V4.1 or 4.2.
This speaker features a V2.1 Bluetooth technology
Apart from this, there are other technologies that aim to improve performance of these smartphone Bluetooth speakers. These may include fast charging, battery saving, noise cancellation, audio adapter and different music modes, just to mention a few.
5. Sound Quality of Bluetooth Smartphone Speaker
This is also a critical design feature you need to consider whenever you’re buying Bluetooth speakers for smartphone.
In most cases, this is a challenging task for most buyers considering some dishonest speaker manufacturers may specific parameters that do not reflect the exact quality. For instance, it is nearly impossible to determine the loss due to Bluetooth transfer (this is a wireless data transfer technology remember).
This is why you need to buy these accessories from a trusted manufacturer.
Normally, you’ll find that a Bluetooth speaker with higher channels will produce high quality sound. Thou, those with single channels, if properly designed, will obviously not disappoint you.
A high quality Bluetooth speaker
I want you to take this seriously.
Quite a number of low quality Bluetooth speakers have certain features such as lanterns or NFC. Basically, there are some manufacturers who include impractical features to make the speakers appear “cool”.
Remember, all you need is a Bluetooth not a multifunctional accessory. Don’t get me wrong.
I am not saying that all Bluetooth speakers for smart phones with such features are of low quality. Just be sure to scrutinize them properly.
6. Reasonable Price
You will obviously pay more for high quality Bluetooth speakers for smartphones. Again, this does not imply that it has to be very expensive.
Ideally, you need to source for these accessories from a company that offers reasonable prices.
First, you need to make an inquiry. then compare the prices with the company’s competitors. Of course, this should be the same Bluetooth speaker with the similar qualities/features.
7. Quality Compliance and Regulations
Remember, there are standards that govern the manufacturing process of Bluetooth speakers. Therefore, you need to check whether the Bluetooth speakers for smartphone meet the required quality standards.
On the speaker, there should information about quality compliance. You can look at this example:
Read the sticker on the electronic device
Basically, the company should be ISO 9001, SGS, RoHS, CE and UN38.3 compliant. Avoid companies that do not have any proof to show their quality control procedures.
Ivintec Quality Control (QC) department
Apart from these, you should consider: rated power, functionality, power resource, connection distance, distortion rate, color, battery capacity, etc.
I know evaluating these speakers at times can be overwhelming. This is why the Vin Technology staff is always ready to help.