Best Bluetooth speaker for Car [Top 5 Review With In-depth Specs]

02 June, 2023 by Admin

SoundBot SB360 is a cheap Bluetooth speaker for cars that delivers good sound quality. You can use it to listen to podcasts as well. Jabra Tour is another great speaker under $100. It has good battery life and supports voice commands for control. It also comes with a handy mobile app which isn’t available on the others.

Most of the speakers come with long battery life and even if the battery drains out, charging is easy. In most cases, a USB is available and you can charge it in your car.

Things to consider while choosing the best Bluetooth speaker for car:

The following lists some basic features that you should look into while shopping for the best Bluetooth speaker for car.

  • Performance:

It is likely that you are looking for the Bluetooth car speaker for listening to music along with other purposes. For that, audio quality is important. However, bear in mind that these are very small Bluetooth speakers that work with 2W or 3W power. So, they are best for general listening, and you will not receive shaking bass. Mostly, the speakers are capable of producing loud and clear sound.

  • Phone calls:

The next important feature of using these speakers is answering and ending phone calls. They offer clear sounds at both ends. Along with call answer/end options. They have other options like reject call or transfer call. Wireless hands-free phone calls will make your journey worry-free.

  • Control options:

Control options are limited in these speakers. most have multi-functional button with which you can perform several commands like answer call, end call, reject call, etc. some speakers have volume up and down buttons that can also be used as next/previous track option.

  • Voice command:

Some speakers support voice commands like ‘yes’ to receive a call. They also work with voice assistants on your phone like Siri and Google Assistant. Avantree CK11 needs the smartphone to connect to Wi-Fi for the voice assistants to work.

Top 5 Bluetooth speaker for car:

Here we select 5 best in-car bluetooth speaker in different categories and review them with details specification.

Jabra Tour Bluetooth In-Car Speakerphone Review

SPECIFICATION:

6.5 Mixed Usages
6 Music:
5 Movies:
5 Outdoors:
9 Podcasts
7.5 Voice Assistant:
Where to Buy

Specification

GENERAL

Recommended Usage Bluetooth Speaker for Car
Release Year 2013
Power Source Battery & USB
Multi-Device Pairing:

BUILD QUALITY

Material Quality Good
Water Resistance: Unspecified
Dust Resistance Unspecified
Floats In Water: Unspecified

STYLE

RGB Light: N/A
Color Variation Only Black
Sizes And Variants No Variants

PORTABILITY:

Power Source: Battery & USB
Hand Carry Yes
Weight 0.297lbs
Volume: L 102.3 mm x W 82.7 mm x H 32.6 mm
Connectivity: Bluetooth Only

BATTERY:

Battery Powered: Yes
Battery Life 20 hrs talk time, 60hrs standby;
Charging Time: 2.5 hrs
Power Saving: Yes
Charging Port: Micro-USB

Bluetooth Specification:

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth Version: 3.0
Bluetooth Range: 33ft
Bluetooth iOS Latency: N/A
Bluetooth Android Latency: N/A
Multi-Device Pairing: Yes

Wi-Fi Specification:

Wi-Fi: N/A
Wi-Fi Version: N/A
Wi-Fi Frequency Band: N/A
Apple AirPlay: N/A
AirPlay Latency: N/A
Google Chromecast: N/A
Chromecast Latency: N/A

Wired Connectivity:

Aux Input: N/A
USB Audio: N/A
Other Ports: N/A

CONTROLS (physical buttons):

Ease Of Use: Great
Music Play/Pause [Button/Touch]: N/A
Call Answer/End [Button/Touch]: Yes
Volume Up/Down [Button/Touch]: Yes
Track Next/Previous [Button/Touch]: N/A
Microphone On/Off: Yes
Additional Controls: Yes

VOICE CONTROL:

Voice Assistant: N/A
Voice Activation: N/A
Speakerphone: Yes
Alexa: No
Siri: Yes (Requires Smartphone)
Google Assistant: Yes (Requires Smartphone)
Microphone Mute: Yes
Far-Field Performance: Okay
Ambient Noise Performance Decent

App:

App Name: Jabra Assist
iOS: Yes
Android: Yes
EQ: No
Stereo Pair Mode: N/A
Party Mode: N/A
Multi-Room: N/A

AUDIO QUALITY [TESTED RESULT]:

Frequency Response Accuracy: Sub-Par
Soundstage: Fair
Dynamics: Alright

IN THE BOX

Accessories: Jabra Tour Bluetooth Speakerphone, USB Charger Cable
User manual: Yes

DETAIL rEVIEW:

Jabra Tour speakerphone is an all-in-one Bluetooth car speaker. With Bluetooth, it offers hands-free calling. You can use the speaker for GPS, listening to podcasts, music and many more. DSP and acoustic echo cancellation process ensure crystal clear sound. HD voice microphone ensures clearer voices. Based on your phone call, the speakerphone can redial the last number and tell the name of the caller.

This Bluetooth speaker for cars can connect to two mobile phones at once. It is suggested to place the Jabra Tour speakerphone on your sun visor in your car. While driving use the USB cable and car lighter socket for charging. With PC, connect it to the USB port. Control options are great with multiple buttons for basic controls.

The speaker will turn on/off automatically as you enter/exit the car. As you pair the mobile phone via Bluetooth for the first time, use 0000 as passkey. Use basic voice commands like ‘answer’ to answer calls as you drive instead of pressing any button. Jabra voice commands are for the speakerphone and there is also option for phone voice commands. If you enable that, you can use voice assistant in your smartphone like Siri.

In terms of sound quality while playing music, the speakerphone shows decent performance. It can get loud and produces enjoyable sound. This speakerphone is easy to use with voice guidance that tells you about pairing, battery low, etc. The build quality of the speaker is good, and the cost is cheap. This 3W speaker is best for phone calls and suitable for music.

We wish it would include play/pause button but since the device is designed mainly for phone calls, music is secondary option. That said, audio playback is pleasant.

 

Avantree CK11 Hands Free Bluetooth Car Speaker Review

SPECIFICATION:

6.9 Mixed Usages
7 Music:
5.5 Movies:
5 Outdoors:
9.5 Podcasts
7.5 Voice Assistant:
Specification

GENERAL

Recommended Usage Bluetooth Speaker for Car
Release Year 2017
Power Source Battery & USB
Multi-Device Pairing: Yes

BUILD QUALITY

Material Quality Good
Water Resistance: No
Dust Resistance No
Floats In Water: No

STYLE

RGB Light: N/A
Color Variation Blue/ Titannium
Sizes And Variants N/A

PORTABILITY:

Power Source: Battery & USB
Hand Carry Yes
Weight 0.507lbs
Volume: 5.12 x 2.36 x 1.18”
Connectivity: Bluetooth Only

BATTERY:

Battery Powered: Yes
Battery Life 18 hours talk time, 600 hours of standby time.
Charging Time: 3 hours
Power Saving: Yes
Charging Port: USB-C

Bluetooth Specification:

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth Version: 5.0
Bluetooth Range: Up to 30ft;
Bluetooth iOS Latency: Unspecified
Bluetooth Android Latency: Unspecified
Multi-Device Pairing: Yes

Wi-Fi Specification:

Wi-Fi: N/A
Wi-Fi Version: N/A
Wi-Fi Frequency Band: N/A
Apple AirPlay: N/A
AirPlay Latency: N/A
Google Chromecast: N/A
Chromecast Latency: N/A

Wired Connectivity:

Aux Input: N/A
USB Audio: N/A
Other Ports: N/A

CONTROLS (physical buttons):

Ease Of Use: Great
Music Play/Pause [Button/Touch]: N/A
Call Answer/End [Button/Touch]: Yes
Volume Up/Down [Button/Touch]: Yes
Track Next/Previous [Button/Touch]: N/A
Microphone On/Off: Yes
Additional Controls: Yes

VOICE CONTROL:

Voice Assistant: N/A
Voice Activation:
Speakerphone: Yes
Alexa: No
Siri: Yes (Requires Smartphone)
Google Assistant: Yes (Requires Smartphone)
Microphone Mute: Yes
Far-Field Performance: Okay
Ambient Noise Performance Okay

App:

App Name: N/A
iOS: N/A
Android: N/A
EQ: No
Stereo Pair Mode: N/A
Party Mode: N/A
Multi-Room: N/A

AUDIO QUALITY [TESTED RESULT]:

Frequency Response Accuracy: Decent
Soundstage: Decent
Dynamics: Alright

Rating System

Music: 7
Movies: 5.5
Outdoors: 5
Podcasts 9.5
Voice Assistant: 7.5

IN THE BOX

Accessories: Bluetooth car kit, Car charger, Sun-visor clip ,USB charging cable, Quick user guide / User Manual
User manual: Yes