The best speakers for less than $500

Which speaker to buy for less than 500 dollars? If you are looking for speakers, we present you the best speakers for less than 500 that you will find in the market that suit to your needs and budget.

Libratone  - Libratone Zipp Mini

Libratone Zipp Mini

Libratone Zipp Mini: more compact and still as gifted

The test of the new Libratone Zipp had escaped us in 2015. We recently corrected the situation, and fortunately, because the surprise was very good. "No time to fool around" as the young people say, we are investigating the Mini version which, we hope, has as many good surprises in store for us as its big sister!



Bose - Bose Soundlink Micro

Bose Soundlink Micro

Bose Soundlink Micro: an ultra-portable that deposits

The youngest - in age as in size - of the famous Soundlink family promises a deep and powerful sound performance in a very compact format. Bose also provides excellent resistance as well as great flexibility to make it the ideal nomad companion. It's up to us to verify these words ...



KEF  - KEF Muo


KEF Muo: an original in the land of portable speakers

Launched at the end of 2015, KEF Muo is the first test of the "hifiste" brand in the world of portable audio. Although it works wirelessly, this model promises both surprising power and precise and defined sound. Let's see what the expertise of the English manufacturer is worth in an enclosure of this kind.



Libratone  - Libratone Zipp (2015)

Libratone Zipp (2015)

Libratone Zipp speaker takes off her dress

In the category of transportable speakers, the new Zipp by Libratone uses the same recipe as the first of its kind, namely 360-degree sound diffusion, a removable cover and complete connectivity. The multiroom is also in the game and the autonomy has been revised upwards. Libratone therefore keeps all the elements that we liked about the old version and adds new ones.



Braven  - Braven BRV-Pro

Braven BRV-Pro

Braven BRV-Pro: the ultimate modular backpacking speaker

Specializing in nomadic speakers, Braven returns to our labs with the BRV Pro. This small model puts above all on its resistance, its autonomy and its modular concept. It can be upgraded and equipped with several accessories (sold separately) such as an additional battery, a fixing system, a solar panel or even a stacking system to integrate another BRV Pro speaker.



JBL - JBL Clip 2

JBL Clip 2

JBL Clip 2: the ultra-portable adventurer and clever speaker

A few years ago, the JBL Clip launched a carabiner attached directly to an ultra-portable speaker. Since then, the Americans have worked hard to improve the concept and create Clip 2, a completely revised version with the possibility of submerging it in water. A success that allows it to advertise itself as one of the best speakers of its kind.



Libratone  - Libratone Too

Libratone Too

Libratone Too: a nomad all terrain speaker, yes, but with style

The Too is the most compact portable speaker offered by Libratone. Designed to follow them everywhere, it wants to seduce music lovers looking for a product that is both solid, enduring and easy to use. The Cover previous compact speakers had repeatedly shown good sound performance. Is miniaturization harmful here?