Everyone has wanted to listen to some music as they shower at some point in life, but rather than risking your usual best speakers from getting damaged, you should invest in a shower speaker. Designed with waterproofing in mind, you can rely on these to provide your playlist needs with excellent audio quality.
One of the obvious perks of a shower speaker is that you can bring it inside the shower. We've all tried to play music outside the bathroom but it never works quite as well as bringing the source in with you.
The best shower speakers at a glance:
• Best overall shower speaker - JBL Flip 6 - View offer on Amazon UK
• Best shower speaker for bass - Sony SRS-XB13 - View offer on Amazon UK
• Best value shower speaker - Eono Portable Bluetooth Speaker - View offer on Amazon UK
• Best all-rounder shower speaker - JBL Clip 4 - View offer on Amazon UK
Whether you're looking for the most bass, need a backup for travelling, or want something that can survive an hour-long shower karaoke session, there's always a shower speaker available for your specific tastes.
The variety of options available on the market can cause analysis paralysis, but we're here to help break down the best shower speakers for you. Read on for our picks of the best of the best.
1. JBL Flip 6
Best overall shower speaker
The JBL Flip 6 may be the most expensive speaker on our list, but trust us, it's absolutely worth
- High-quality sound
- Reliable and versatile design
- At its best when paired together with another JBL Flip 6
Best shower speaker for bass
For those that want to get the best possible bass out of their playlists, the Sony SRS-XB13 is the
- Very powerful bass
- Nice selection of colours to choose from
- Not the quickest to charge
Best value shower speaker
For the best performance-to-cost ratio, the Eono Portable Bluetooth Speaker is a surprise hit.
- Superb battery life
- Audio isn't quite as powerful as other options
4. JBL Clip 4
Best all-rounder shower speaker
If you're after a shower speaker that performs well at a bit of everything, the JBL Clip 4 is a
- Very durable
- Easy to clip on
- Colour selection lacks variety
Most stylish shower speaker
Sometimes there's just nothing that can beat a long shower with music, and if you want to truly
- LED light show
- Excellent waterproofing
- A bit bulky
Best speaker for long showers
We know the struggle of fumbling around in the shower, desperately trying to skip the current song
- Easy-to-use sound controls
- Links very effectively with multiple WONDERBOOM speakers
- Limited connections with non-WONDERBOOM speakers
Are shower speakers safe?
Shower speakers are designed with being waterproof in mind, so you can rest easy knowing they're safe to use. They are all wireless speakers and tend to have caps or covers for any ports they do have.
Splashes and sprays should cause them no bother, and some can even survive being submerged for a little bit without being damaged. As such, even a bath person can rely on certain shower speakers. Just be sure to give the speaker a good dry before plugging it in to charge or when replacing the batteries.
What is a waterproof rating?
You've probably seen a lot of shower speakers with waterproofing ratings like "IPX6" or "IP67". That stands for their Ingress Rating, with the first number representing their resistance against solids like dust getting in. An X either means it is undisclosed or irrelevant, but luckily it can be mostly ignored in the context of shower speakers.
Here, we want to pay attention to the latter number. This represents the resistance to liquids getting in. Most shower speakers will either be 6 or 7, which means they can survive high-pressure jets of water and be submerged up to one metre, respectively.
Kyle Purves is a Commercial Content Writer for What’s The Best, with an avid interest in all things gaming and tech.
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