We’ve now hit the last day of Amazon’s October Prime Day, but there’s still time to get some great speaker deals. Thanks to Prime Big Deal Days, we’re seeing deals on some of the smart and Bluetooth speakers we’ve tested and think are worth your money (particularly when they’re on sale). There are mini speakers that make great gifts, bigger portable speakers that are great for heading outside, and Echo smart speakers that can control your smart home devices, answer your questions and even tell you a joke. Here are the best Prime Day deals on speakers we could find.
Amazon Echo Dot
Amazon’s best-selling Echo speaker is the Echo Dot, which is down to $23 for October Prime. That’s a 54 percent discount over its usual $50 price tag and matches last Prime day and its lowest price ever. We think it’s the best smart speaker under $50 (and now you can get two for less than $50). The sound is loud and surprisingly clear, and it’s a convenient way to get Alexa’s help, which may soon get even better (or at least more conversational).
If you want quality sound combined with Alexa’s smart assistance, you may want the nearly eight-inch Echo Studio. The list price is $200 but it’s back down to the same $155 low price it saw in July $200. We gave it an 88 in our review, impressed with the hi-res sound coming from three two-inch midrange speakers, a one-inch tweeter and a 5.25-inch downward-facing woofer.
Tribit StormBox Micro 2
The Tribit StormBox Micro 2 is a small speaker that puts out decent volume and right now it’s down to $48, which is within a dollar of its lowest price ever. There’s a strap in the back that works well on belts, backpacks — or even bike handlebars, so it’s easy to take with you. And on-the-go is where this speaker performs best, as it’s more about portable volume than pure fidelity.
Bose SoundLink Flex
Bose’s SoundLink Flex is down to $119 for Prime Day, which is $10 less than it went for last Prime day and matches its all-time low on Amazon, though it’s gone as low at $110 elsewhere. This is one of the portable speakers we recommend in the sub-$200 range. It puts out a good amount of bass for its size and is IP67 rated so it can handle the elements or a splash from your iced tea.
Anker Soundcore Motion X600
One of Anker’s newest speakers, the Soundcore Motion X600 is on sale for $150 instead of the $200 list price, though this deal is just for Prime members. That matches the low it’s hit a couple times before. We haven’t tested this one yet, but have been impressed with Anker’s Soundcore speakers in the past. It packs 50 watts of sound with five drivers in a just-over-five-pound package. It has an IPX7 waterproof build and an estimated 12-hour play time on a charge.
Anker Soundcore Motion +
Another entry in our speaker guide is Anker’s Soundcore Motion +, which gives out good sound for its price point. The $100 MSRP is discounted to $70, which is a 30 percent discount and an all-time low. It has a bright and bassy output and offers EQ customization in the app. Plus it’s water-resistant.
Amazon Echo (4th gen)
Amazon’s mainstay Echo smart speaker is surprisingly loud for its size and pumps out decent audio. It’s our favorite smart speaker under $100 and usually goes for $99.99, but now it’s hit a new low of $55 for Prime Day, which is 45 percent discount and the same as it sold for during July’s Prime Day — though about $5 more than it sold for during last year’s Black Friday.
Anker Soundcore 2
We haven’t tested the diminutive Soundcore 2 for our buying guides yet, but other Anker Soundcore speakers have made their way into a number of our gifting and buying guides. Plus it’s got over 100K positive ratings. Usually $40, October Prime makes it just $28 after a 30 percent discount. The IPX7 rating means it can handle an accidental dunk and the battery should give you 24 hours of play time, according to Anker. You can even pair up two for stereo sound.
JBL Flip 6
A number of JBL speakers are on sale for Prime Day, including the JBL Flip 6, which is listed at $130, and often goes for around $100. October’s Prime sale brings it back down to its lowest price at $90. This is one of our favorite bluetooth speakers under $200 because it’s drop-resistant, waterproof and lasts for 12 hours on a charge. It’ll even connect with other JBL Party-Boost speakers for stereo sound, and can play while standing upright or on its side.
JBL Charge 5
JBL’s Charge 5 is a little bigger than the Flip 6 and offers a good upgrade in sound quality. It’s currently seeing a $60 discount that makes it just $120. It has a separate tweeter and dual bass radiators for bigger sound and the water-resistance combined with a long 20-hour battery life make it great for tunes on the go. It can even recharge your phone via USB-C.
JBL Boombox 2
JBL’s Boombox 2 is the previous generation of one of the recommended speakers in our guide. While the Boombox 3 isn’t on sale for Prime day part deux, this one also packs big, loud sound that you can take just about anywhere. The list price is $400, but October Prime is knocking it down to $250, which matches a Prime member-only deal it hit a few weeks ago and makes this a new low price for the public at large. It has a waterproof design, can recharge your phone, and at 13 pounds, it’s big but still portable.
JBL Go 2
The tiny JBL Go 3 also made its way into our October Prime day roundup for deals under $50. While we didn’t test it for our Bluetooth speaker guide, we’ve used and recommended plenty of JBL speakers. The Go 3 is 50 percent off, or $25 right now. You can also get the Clip 4 portable speaker for $45 instead of $80. Both are waterproof and have either a loop or clip for hanging.
Sony SRS-XB13 EXTRA BASS
The four-inch tall SRS-XB13 is back to $35 for October Prime, just like it was for July’s sale. This is an older model, which Sony replaced with the SRS-XB100, which is on sale for $48. Both are rated for water and dust resistance and you can pair two for stereo sound.
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