The best shower speakers

Sing along to your fave tunes or listen to the latest podcasts while you shower using the best speakers. What's The Best pick the best waterproof speakers that will have you enjoying quality audio in the bathroom.

Best shower speakers

by Kyle Purves |
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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.

Best overall shower speaker

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The JBL Flip 6 may be the most expensive speaker on our list, but trust us, it's absolutely worth it. You can always depend on JBL to deliver fantastic audio quality and it's no different here. With great IP67 waterproofing and a battery life of 12 hours, this is a pretty low-maintenance speaker. Best of all, thanks to the design of the Flip 6, you can choose whether to play it vertically or horizontally, so it can easily fit into any shower space.

The closest thing to a downside regarding the Flip 6 is that, to get the most out of it, you should pair it with another Flip 6. That doesn't mean a singular one isn't worth considering (cause it really is still great on its own), but a pair make the great parts all the better.

Pros

  • High-quality sound
  • Reliable and versatile design

Cons

  • At its best when paired together with another JBL Flip 6

Best shower speaker for bass

Sony SRS-XB13
Price: $44.99

For those that want to get the best possible bass out of their playlists, the Sony SRS-XB13 is the powerhouse you've been searching for. The speaker is specifically designed to enhance low tones and to get every bit of extra bass that this compact package could possibly manage.

Speaking of the compact size, the SRS-XB13 has a handy strap that makes it easy to hang up in the shower. In fact, since it's so portable, we think it's the perfect pick for those still wanting a musical shower while on their travels.

It can take a while to charge the speaker to full, but considering it sports a mighty 16-hour battery life, that's both to be expected and rarely an issue.

Pros

  • Very powerful bass
  • Nice selection of colours to choose from

Cons

  • 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. Amazon's own brand tiny speaker may look a bit plain, and the sound quality is a little less than the competition, but the rest of the specs here are seriously impressive.

IPX7 waterproofing put this little speaker in the upper echelons of durability, and it still manages to combine that with a fantastic 20-hour battery life. It also has the often elusive AUX connection that some other shower speakers lack.

Essentially, if you're willing to trade a bit of power, you can pick up a very reliable speaker that will never leave you lacking a soundtrack as you shower. Plus, since it's so affordable, it is a great option for students on a budget.

Pros

  • Superb battery life
  • Budget-friendly

Cons

  • Audio isn't quite as powerful as other options

Best all-rounder shower speaker

JBL Clip 4
Price: $49.99

If you're after a shower speaker that performs well at a bit of everything, the JBL Clip 4 is a good choice. The Clip 4 is one of the best JBL speakers, so it should come as no surprise that it would excel in the shower. You may assume the small stature would mean it lacks in durability, but with a fantastic IP67 rating, it has no issue shrugging off bumps, splashes, and even the occasional brief submerging.

As the name suggests, the Clip 4 is designed to hook around objects with its carabiner design. On the go, you could attach it to a backpack or your belt, but when in the shower, it's best placed on a handle or curtain rail.

Read our full JBL Clip 4 review.

Pros

  • Very durable
  • Easy to clip on

Cons

  • 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 vibe out, then the colour-changing lights of the Anker Soundcore 2 are bound to be appealing. The LED lights match the beat of the music, so you can seat a tone for your shower.

It's not all about style though, as this speaker still has good specs backing it. The IPx7 waterproofing is excellent, and the all-direction sound means you can move it around your shower and still get the same brilliant audio.

The 12-hour battery life is solid, but using the light show means it will rarely match that number. Aside from that, our only complaint is that it is a bit too big for some smaller showers.

Pros

  • LED light show
  • Excellent waterproofing

Cons

  • 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 in the playlist, which is why we've opted to recommend the WONDERBOOM 3 for its simple controls. The giant plus and minus buttons are very generous, so even if you get shampoo in your eyes, you should still be able to change tracks.

The WONDERBOOM 3 really shines when paired with a twin. Place one in a corner, the other in the opposite, and let the 360-degree quality audio encompass you. With a solid battery life, great waterproofing, and a compact design, it's an overall fantastic shower speaker that is unlikely to disappoint.

We loved the WONDERBOOM 2 when we tested it, and the 3 works to up the quality. A worthy purchase.

Pros

  • Easy-to-use sound controls
  • Links very effectively with multiple WONDERBOOM speakers

Cons

  • Limited connections with non-WONDERBOOM speakers

FAQs

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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