Surprisingly, Bluetooth speakers are still popular and have ample demand in 2020, thanks to the stellar quality audio output and excellent portability. According to the study conducted by Statista, the speakers market is growing exponentially by at least 9.9% CAGR during 2020-2025.
The reason being that they’re fit companions that can show you a jolly good time, whether you’re barbecuing out the back or strolling through the park on a summer evening. Bluetooth speakers are versatile devices that have swept the outdoorsy folks off their feet with their ruggedness and superior audio delivery.
Sure, you could opt for a decent 5.1 home theater system, though they only work indoors. At best, you could set it up on your patio or your deck. However, what makes it a deal-breaker is that it lacks portability. Hence, you can’t bring them outdoors.
But since hundreds of devices are manufactured by a dozen companies – which device is best suitable for you? Worry not; our team of audiophiles is here for some good match-making.
The list has been compiled to give you a 360-degree view of the high-quality Bluetooth speakers under the 1000 Rupees segment. From quantitative to qualitative, all devices bring their own set of features. Let’s walk through what these devices pack inside their compact body.
- Best Bluetooth Speakers Under 1000 Rupees in 2020
- 1. Best Overall: Portronics Dynamo
- 2. Best Runner Up: iBall MusiPlay A1
- 3. Best with Bluetooth 4.1: 10WeRun R10
- 4. Best Battery Life: Zebronics Zeb-County
- 5. Best Lightweight Speaker: HP Mini 300
- 6. Best with Inbuilt Mic: Photron P10
- 7. Best from JBL: Infinity (JBL) Fuze
- 8. Best for Durability: Mi Mini Speaker 2
- 9. Artis BT90
- Frequently Asked Questions
Best Bluetooth Speakers Under 1000 Rupees in 2020
But before we dive into the reviews, let’s take a moment and quickly peek into some important considerations you must bear in mind as you choose your ideal Bluetooth speaker:
- Bluetooth Version: The version of the Bluetooth on your speaker is the driving force behind the audio transmission. It also determines the connectivity range. Naturally, Bluetooth 4+ versions deliver the best results. Upgraded Bluetooth technology also supports the Low Energy profile for better battery life. The latest Bluetooth standard currently is v5.0.
- Battery Backup: A device is only as good as its weakest feature, and for a lot of portable devices, it’s their battery backup. Owning a Bluetooth speaker that runs out of battery juice in a jiffy often renders the device useless. Aim for at least an average battery backup of 4-5 hours for your device.
- Durability: Given that Bluetooth speakers have plenty of outdoor usages, durability and water-resistance are key to their long life. The below 1000 rupees price segment aims for at least some basic dust and water-resistance and a strong build.
Alright then, let’s jump right in!
1. Best Overall: Portronics Dynamo
The compact device, Portronics Dynamo comes with amplifiers that are acoustically tuned for a decent bass and mids and deliver a 5W output.
The speaker features buttons for power, playback, and volume control at its top and an in-built microphone that lets you converse on-the-go over conference calls. The 266-gram device is a stunner that sports a metallic grille at the front of its box-shaped body. The 7.1 x 9.5 x 3.8 cm Bluetooth speaker is as portable as they come, so it can accompany you everywhere you go.
The Bluetooth 5.0 technology connects the device wirelessly with your smartphone. Also, it supports the True Wireless Stereo (TWS) connection giving you the liberty to use two Dynamos simultaneously for a more enriched audio output. There’s a USB port where you can stick in your pen drive loaded with your favorite tracks, or tune into the FM and kick back with some popcorn.
The device packs in a 2000mAh battery that provides up to 12 hours of autonomy on a single charge. The device has acoustically tuned amplifiers that nail the bass and mid-ranges. The overall audio output is crisp and crystal clear with practically no distortion at full volume.
The body is water and dust-resistant, but the speaker will not survive underwater immersion. Portronics ships the device with a one-year warranty in three color variants – Black, Blue, and Red.
The device beats all products in this price segment with its marathon-grade battery life and a host of spectacular features. The pricing is extremely aggressive for a product that brings in the functionality of some premium speakers to this price segment.
- Compact and lightweight
- Latest Bluetooth 5.0
- True Wireless Stereo
- Water and dust resistant body
- Marathon grade battery life
- No SD Card Slot
2. Best Runner Up: iBall MusiPlay A1
A compact product from a renowned brand that always strives to surpass the expectations of its loyal audience, the iBall MusiPlay A1 is a star Bluetooth speaker and available in plenty of colors.
The lightweight and ultra-portable iBall MusiPlay A1 has a hand-held design that conveniently fits into your hand. The 6.2 x 6.2 x 6 cm cube easily slides into your pajama pockets, making it perfect for casual outings and pajama parties. The multipurpose speaker comes with an in-built mic that provides mobility during a conference call.
The speaker wirelessly plays your smartphone music through Bluetooth. You could also plug in your microSD card or tune into your favorite FM station. The Lithium Polymer battery pulls it through 6 hours of playback on a fully topped up battery. The USB charger juices up the battery fully in about an hour and a half.
The compact device strikes a perfect balance between treble and bass to give you a powerful audio delivery. With a 3W output power, the audio quality outperforms most other devices in the segment.
iBall ships the device with a one-year warranty and a massive range of colors, including – Aqua Black, Burnt Orange, Coral Blue, Gotham Grey, Hot Red, Midnight Black, Olive Green, Organic Ginger, Red Wine, Slate Black, Tempting Blue, and Yellow.
iBall’s MusiPlay A1 is a feature-intense Bluetooth speaker that does an extremely decent job keeping in view its price. Grab this bad-boy today to experience smooth, immersive audio at your fingertips 24×7.
- Compact and lightweight
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Excellent audio quality
- Plenty of colour variants
- Not water resistant
3. Best with Bluetooth 4.1: 10WeRun R10
This rather interesting device from 10WeRun comes with some nifty features whilst performing excellently on the central premise of fine audio delivery.
The speaker sports several buttons on its sleek cylindrical body, including the power, playback, and volume control buttons. Another button allows you to accept or disconnect phone calls, a feature unique to the R10. The 7.55 x 7.55 x 16.16 cm Bluetooth speakers have a smooth base and a silicone-finished top.
The speaker relies on the Bluetooth v4.1 technology for wireless connections and connects to other devices via a USB cable. It has a TF card slot if you’ve already loaded up a playlist on a card ready to play. If you’re in the park when you realize you didn’t bring your SD card along, tune into an FM station and mellow out.
What’s more, the Bluetooth speaker has a microphone with a noise reduction function to transmit clean, distortion-free voice-over calls. The 1200mAh Li-ion battery provides up to 6 independent hours, claims 10WeRun.
The device delivers an excellent 10W of output power, making it to the top of the list in this parameter. Although you shouldn’t expect the speaker to deliver rich bass, it performs well enough to justify the price tag. The device will sail through minimal exposure to water and dust but be sure to keep it out of the shower.
10WeRun ships the device with a one-year warranty. The device has some unique features and brings a powerful 10W of output, which is the highest in this price segment.
- Sleek look
- Noise reduction for microphone
- Excellent output power
- Button to accept and disconnect calls
- Average audio quality
- Shorter warranty period
4. Best Battery Life: Zebronics Zeb-County
This is another device on our list that brags of call controls and comes from a company that has managed to carve out a segment for itself over the past decade. It’s very popular in making computer accessories like gaming mouse, gaming headphones, and excellent keyboard combos.
The Zebronics Zeb-County Bluetooth speaker’s boom box design looks robust with the Zebronics logo featuring on its front and the power button and connection modules at its rear. The 9 x 14.8 x 12.8 cm device has a strong build and comes with a strap at its top, so you can fasten it on a hook or attach it to your backpack.
The device features the latest Bluetooth 5.0 technology that enables wireless connectivity with your smart devices. Alternatively, you could hook it to your devices via an AUX cable or slide in a microSD card or a pen drive. If you like to keep things simple, hit the FM button and let your favorite RJ play you some excellent music.
The battery backup deviates significantly from the advertised 10 hours and provides only about 6 to 7 hours. Also, the device takes almost 5 hours to charge fully. The ratio between the playback and charging time is vastly disappointing.
Bass is not the device’s strongest suit, but it manages to produce a decent low and mid-range output up to the 70% volume threshold. Beyond that, distortion begins to creep in. The 57mm driver manages to produce a 3W output power, which isn’t all that bad given how it has been priced.
The spec sheet is silent about any water-resistance for the device, so it’s best to keep it shielded against any considerable water exposure.
Zebronics ships the device with a one-year warranty in five color variants – Black, Blue, Grey, Green, and Red. This is a product with a unique appearance coming from a reputable brand. If the features are something that you can derive value out of, it’s definitely worth considering.
- Boom box design
- Has call function
- Comes with Bluetooth 5.0
- Strap at the top
- Poor battery backup
5. Best Lightweight Speaker: HP Mini 300
This a product that comes from a company that holds a dominant position in the laptops industry. The HP Mini 300 is an entry-level Bluetooth speaker from HP that will go easy on your pocket and give you excellent portability.
The square-shaped device has a carabiner clip at the top left corner that makes it easy-peasy for you to clip it to your bag and fasten it on a hook. At the top of the device are 4 buttons, including the power button, volume control buttons, and a call button. The Mini 300 also sports an LED status indicator light. It is not the most handsome of devices out there, but that’s more than acceptable with its super-small price tag.
The 7.8 x 3.2 x 7.8 cm device manages to immerse you in the music with its powerful audio delivery, except for at high volumes. Compared to the entire price segment, though, the device delivers an average audio quality that is sufficiently loud and clear for everyday use, which justifies the device’s pricing, making it the most pocket-friendly device among the rest.
It connects to your devices via Bluetooth and supports wired connections through the 3.5mm AUX jack. The device also features an in-built microphone adding convenience and mobility to your conference calls. HP claims that the device’s Li-ion battery provides about 8 hours of playback on a single charge, but expect that to be significantly shorter when you’re using the Bluetooth.
The IP-64 rated device is immune to occasional splashes of water and dust, so feel free to carry it along to playgrounds and parks alike, but keep it out of the pool.
HP ships the Bluetooth speaker with a one-year warranty in three color variants – Black, Blue, and Red. If you’re looking to use a device sparingly as you go about your day or are working with a minimal budget, this HP device is a trustworthy companion priced below most other devices in the below 1000 Rs. Segment.
- Super portable
- Call function
- Dust tight and splash resistant
- Carabiner clip
- Decent battery backup
- Average audio quality
6. Best with Inbuilt Mic: Photron P10
This portable and powerful wireless audio device from Photron is a stunner that delivers a decent audio output. It brings a slew of features that are absent from most devices in this price segment.
The P10 stands for “palm,” so named because the compact device easily fits in the palm of your hand. The Bluetooth speaker has a touch of metallic accent that gives it a premium feel. The device houses control buttons accompanied by a ring of LED lights that add to the device’s aesthetic appeal.
The upward-firing mono speaker delivers a 3W output through its 40mm driver. It connects to your devices wirelessly via Bluetooth and features an AUX port for a wired connection and a microSD card slot. The speaker will keep the connection intact for a range of about 10m, claims Photron. If you’re in the mood to pass control of your music, tune into your favorite FM station.
The 400mAh battery provides a playback autonomy of a meager 3 hours and 4.5 hours of talk-time. This is where the device compromises in exchange for a lower price. The audio quality is as expected, loud and clear – with hints of distortion at full volume. The device packs in a microphone to let you answer calls without skipping a beat. The echo and noise cancellation function on the device will also deliver a clean audio output over conference calls.
No water or splash resistance feature on the device’s spec sheet, so be wary of tagging it along to your pool parties. Photron ships the device with a 6-month warranty in three color variants – Blue, Cobalt, and Wash Black. If a poor battery backup and water-resistance are absent from your list of expectations, this might be your perfect audio pal.
- Remarkable design
- Support calling on the speaker
- Echo and noise cancellation
- LED lights to enhance the aesthetic appeal
- Poor battery life
- Shorter warranty period
7. Best from JBL: Infinity (JBL) Fuze
The house of Harman presents the all-new nugget sized Infinity (JBL) Fuze that features a Deep Bass Dual Equalizer and several other fancy functions. If you like JBL’s audio devices such as Bluetooth earphones, Infinity is a JBL brand, so this device right here is your pick.
The speaker is as compact as they come and will easily slide into your pockets. It sports a multi-functional power button at its base that activates Siri/Google Assist with a double press and activates the Deep Bass mode with a triple press. The cookie-shaped device is made out of durable and rugged material to give you uninterrupted music 24×7.
The speaker lets you answer calls without ever touching the phone, but you’ll need to adjust the volume through your phone or laptop owing to the absence of volume control buttons on the speaker.
The 35 x 55 x 55 mm device manages to emanate 2.5W of output power. It only connects wirelessly via Bluetooth 5.0 and has no other connectivity options—the Fuze Pint packs in a 480mAh battery that pulls it through 5 hours of playback.
The audio quality is in line with the pricing of the device. The Deep Bass Dual Equalizer, however, steals the show by considerably improving the audio impact of metal, pop, and hip-hop tracks.
Infinity ships the Bluetooth speaker with a one-year warranty in three color variants – Black, Blue, and Red. If you like compact but powerful speakers from established brands and come at a minimal price tag – Infinity Fuze Pint might be what you’re looking for.
- Ultra-compact design
- Bluetooth 5.0 technology
- Deep bass dual equalizer function
- Supports Siri/Google Assistant
- Bluetooth only device
8. Best for Durability: Mi Mini Speaker 2
The Mi Mini Bluetooth Speaker 2 with a verbose name is a featherlight device that brings a unique value proposition for its users. It has a distinctive look and is among the smallest Bluetooth speakers currently available in the Indian market.
Mi has opted for a parametric mesh design with its logo embedded atop the speaker. The 50 x 50 x 32 mm device has a single blue-color LED notification light and a micro-USB port features on its side. The underneath of the device houses a power button and a strap connector that attaches to the holding-strap forming part of the package.
The multi-functional power button does a handful of things. It works as a next/previous button and is capable of rejecting calls too. Hold-pressing the power button will clear all your paired devices, neat right?
The LED hole on the device is where the microphone is placed. Yes, the feature-rich tiny Bluetooth speaker also allows you to converse over conference calls. The device connects via Bluetooth v4.2 to devices up to a distance of 10m. It doesn’t support wired connections, though, which is only logical given its size.
The 480mAh battery is charged through a USB port and gives you 6 hours of playback. However, a USB cable is missing from the package – so factor this into the speaker’s cost.
The Bluetooth speaker is astonishingly loud for the 2W of total output power. The audio quality, too, is crisp without any distortion. It beats most other devices in terms of audio quality in this price segment. However, the spec sheet doesn’t provide any water-resistance rating for the device.
Mi ships the device with a one-year warranty in a single color – White. The speaker has everything that you could expect from a device that costs so less. It also looks pretty sleek and is smaller than your palms. Mi has rolled out a champion device with the launch of this Bluetooth speaker.
- Compact and featherlight
- Excellent audio quality
- Amply loud
- Comes with a holding strap
- Shorter warranty period
9. Artis BT90
The muscular device from Artis is among the best speakers available in this price segment. The feature-intense Artis BT90 can fill the ambiance with a perfect grain of music at your tea parties.
The cuboid Bluetooth speaker is made out of non-recycled virgin plastic and features two hooks on both sides to strap or attach it to other accessories, using the holding-strap that forms part of the package. The 20.1 x 8 x 8.6 cm device has a durable build and Artis logo at the mesh grille center.
The speaker manages to pump out 3W of RMS power to give you an immersive sound delivery. It connects with your devices wirelessly via Bluetooth and keeps them connected up to a 10m radius, or you could hook it up using a USB or an AUX cable. The Bluetooth speaker also accommodates a microSD and TF card slot just in case you like to load up your tracks externally. If that’s not enough, you could tune into the FM Radio and let your favorite RJs take control of your music.
The BT90 packs in a 1500mAh Li-ion battery that gives you 5-hour autonomy on a single charge. The sound quality is dynamic, powerful, loud, and crisp – all ingredients essential for a power-packed audio experience. There are no buttons dedicated exclusively to volume control, but long-pressing the forward and rewind buttons get the job done.
Artis provides a one-year manufacturer’s warranty and ships it in just one color – Black. This is an excellent device that features ample connectivity options and a spectacular audio output.
- Strong build
- Decent audio output and quality
- Ample connectivity options
- FM radio
- Average battery backup
Frequently Asked Questions
It does, absolutely. If your smart TV is powered with Bluetooth technology, you could pair the Bluetooth speaker to your smart TV pretty much the same way you would pair it with any other smart device. Scan, pair, and play.
It’s pretty unlikely that you’ll ever need an extremely long Bluetooth range. The purpose and capacity of Bluetooth speakers make it ideal for small areas rather than large rooms or halls. Ideally, aim for 10m of range. If your speaker comes with a longer range, that’s fantastic. But I wouldn’t recommend spending a few extra bucks on another device solely for a longer Bluetooth range.
Yes, most speakers are capable of simultaneously charging and playing audio. It’s always recommended for any device not to be used while charging, though.
For one, Wi-Fi speakers lack the portability of Bluetooth speakers. They are fixed at a spot, and they can’t accompany you outdoors. They also require a Wi-Fi network to bridge your speakers with the audio source, while Bluetooth speakers directly connect with your smartphones or other smart devices.
We’ve presented devices that have managed to stay ahead of the curve with their personal audio segment features. All listed products provide you the biggest bang for your buck. To arrive at a choice that will complement your lifestyle and expectations from the device, tally your asks with the features mentioned in the list.
Our top pick Portronics Dynamo is a powerful speaker under 1000 rupees that is remarkably well-made and features the latest Bluetooth 5.0 technology and the True Wireless Stereo technology. The device has a water-resistant body and a superior battery backup.
But if that doesn’t float your boat, consider taking a closer look at iBall’s MusiPlay and 10WeRun’s R10 Bluetooth speakers, both of which boast of some marvelous offerings. The MusiPlay brings along the Bluetooth v5.0 technology and comes in a beautiful range of colors. Simultaneously, the R10 delivers a massive 10W output, the highest of any other speaker in the price segment.
Other brands also offer some terrific USPs such as the Zebronics Zeb-County with its Boom Box design, HP Mini 300 with its excellent battery backup, and the Infinity Fuze with a Deep Bass Dual Equalizer Function.
Apply pricing and feature filters on the list to churn out a device that will become your portable music sidekick!