Having a good Bluetooth speaker is one of the best things since one can enjoy music anytime and anywhere especially when traveling. In this review, am going to show you some of the best Bluetooth speakers in Kenya that will not disappoint you.
With a Bluetooth speaker you can freely enjoy your music in the park, during a road trip, and also in any of your rooms at home or at the backyard. Some portable Bluetooth speakers also have extra functionalities such as charging your phone (acting as power banks).
They are also easy to use and very convenient for you because you do not need to connect wires for them to work. Bluetooth speakers are also energy efficient. Most of them are rechargeable and do not consume a lot of power.
There are so many types of Bluetooth speakers but vary in terms of features. They also come in different designs, sizes, and shapes that meet the tastes and preferences of most people. Most Bluetooth speakers prices in Kenya are affordable apart from the premium brands like Harman Kardon.
Some Bluetooth speakers have unique designs you can even not know they are speakers. The commonly known brands are Harman Kardon, Sony, JBL, and Oraimo among others. They are affordable and you can secure one for yourself like the JBL Bluetooth speaker’s price in Kenya is favorable.
What To Look For When Acquiring A Bluetooth Speaker
Portability – A good portable Bluetooth speaker should be lightweight so that it can be carried easily by hand. Some are even well-designed with a handle you can even do a hike with them
Water-resistance –While having your moment, a drink can spill on the Bluetooth speaker. Sometimes it gets rained and also you might want to use it on the beach or by the poolside. The water-resistance IP of a Bluetooth speaker should be sufficient for protection from water damage. Some Bluetooth are fully waterproof and safe to be placed on water.
Sound quality – The audio of the Bluetooth speaker should be clear without noises
Rechargeable and Battery Life –most of the Bluetooth speakers have rechargeable batteries and should at least play music from 5-12 hours
Our Top Picks: Best Bluetooth Speakers in Kenya
Best Overall: Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 7
If you are looking for a premium, classy, and stylish Bluetooth speaker that will turn heads, Harman Onyx Studio 7 is the gadget for you. It has a handle ring that also acts as a stand giving it that unique planetary look. It has two 1 inch tweeters plus subwoofer thus produces high quality sound. It plays music for about 8 hours on a single charge. It is the latest Onyx Studio speaker. This speaker is a bit pricey at about Ksh. 34,000 on Jumia but it is without doubt the best Bluetooth speaker in Kenya.
Best Value: Sony SRS-XB23 Bluetooth Speaker
This speaker is dust and waterproof including salty water resistance with an IP67 rating (can be submerged under water up to 1 metre for 30 minutes. It produces good quality sound from 2 speakers which is crisp and clear. Several speakers can be paired to produce duo stereo mode or party mode. It has a very good base. It does up to 12 hours play time at 50% volume. At a cost of about Ksh. 11,490 on Jumia, this speaker gives the best value for money.
Best Budget: Xiaomi Mi Portable Bluetooth Speaker
This affordable 16 watt speaker is the best budget Bluetooth speaker in Kenya. It produces some fairly good sound. It offers Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity and aux. Has two sound modes, normal and bass. It has a very good sound. It is IPX7 waterproof and thus safe from rain and water splashes. It retails for about Ksh. 5900 on Jumia.
Comparison Table For the Best Bluetooth Speakers in Kenya
|Bluetooth Speaker||Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 7||Sony SRS-XB23||Xiaomi Mi Portable||JBL CLIP 4||Oraimo Sound Pro|
|Playtime (hours)||8 hrs||12 hrs||13 hrs||10 hrs||7 hrs|
|Power Output (Watts)||50 W||8W||16W||5W||10W|
|Battery Capacity (mAh)||3250 mAh||2700 mAh||2600 mAh||500 mAh||2000 mAh|
|Waterproof Rating||No rating||IP67 waterproof||IPX7 waterproof||IP67 Waterproof||IPX 4 Waterproof|
|Price||Around Ksh. 34,800|
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|Around Ksh. 11,500|
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|Around Ksh. 5,995|
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|Around Ksh. 7,995|
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|Around Ksh. 3,800
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Top 5 Best Bluetooth Speakers in Kenya
This is one of the most elegant and stylish premium Bluetooth speakers that shouts class on top of the table. It has high build quality with an anodized aluminum finish. With single 4.8-inch woofer and dual 1-inch tweeters plus a combined output of 50 Watts it produces an immersive, multi directional, and impeccable sound quality.
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 7 has a classy stylish design having a handle ring planetary look which usually turns heads everywhere it goes. Its body is well wrapped with high-quality fabric and the Harman Kardon logo is clearly printed on it.
Specifications of Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 7
- Power output: 50 watts
- Play Time / Battery life: 8 hours
- Frequency response: 50Hz-20K
- Battery capacity: 3250mAh
- Weight: 3.295 kg
- Measures 80cmx30.25cmx15.95cm (LXWXH)
- Power output: 50W
- No IP rating
Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 7 Review
It is a high-end Bluetooth speaker that you can carry anywhere you go. However it is not recommended for extreme outdoors like hiking or boat riding or bathroom since it does not have an IP rating for waterproof and dust resistance. It works best if you want to just chill on your gazebo, on your hotel’s poolside or balcony.
If you want a waterproof and dust proof Harman Kardon speaker you can go for the older version which is the Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 6 with an IPX7 waterproof rating.
It has a massive 3250mAh which juices its 50 Watts RMS output dual tweeters and subwoofer. This enables the big subwoofer to last up to 80 hours of playtime.
This speaker features anti-slip rubber that supports it well when placed on a table or the ground. It has five-button controls that are located on the top of the speaker. The controls include the blue tooth, the volume up, the power on button, the volume down, and the play button.
For people who love deep bass sounds, this speaker is so powerful. It operates with lithium-ion batteries which take 5 hours to be fully charged and can sustain power for up to 8 hours. Power consumed is close to 50W and signal to noise ratio is not greater than 80dB.
The best thing about the Harman Kardon Bluetooth speaker it can connect to more than one wireless device, unlike other Bluetooth speakers in Kenya. It also has a 3.5mm auxiliary port, USB port for service, and power adapter port.
You can check the current price of price or buy Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 7 on Jumia by clicking here.
- High power and output at 50 Watts
- Elegant and superb design
- Very good build quality
- Stereo performance is great
- Can pair with two devices at a go
- Easy to carry
- Has no IP water resistance rating
This Bluetooth speaker makes your adventure an interesting thing to do be it at the beach in the forest or at a camping site. With an 8 Watts output and up to 12 hours of playtime with a high quality sound makes this the second best speaker in Kenya.
For sound quality, the Mica reinforced cellular cone and dust cap really help while the side passive radiators produce the bass. If you are a party person this speaker will never disappoint you. Its battery is capable of playing music for up to 12hours nonstop.
Specifications of Sony SRS-XB23 Bluetooth Speaker
- Power output 8W
- Playtime: 12 hours
- Battery capacity 2700mAh
- Frequency response 20Hz-20.KH
- Weight: 0.58kg
- Dimensions 7.6cmx21.8cmX7.6cm (LXWxH)
- IP67 water resistance rating
Sony SRS-XB23 Bluetooth Speaker Review
It is a perfect size that can fit into your bag and have music with you all along. The design is well compact while camping or relaxing with your friends you can put it in the cup holder of your camping seat. How cool is this that? You don’t need to worry about where to place it.
Sony SRS-XB23 Bluetooth speaker also has an attachable strap which is convenient for carrying it and also you can use it to hang it somewhere. This comes in handy when one is hiking.
You want to go adventure at the beach no doubt with this speaker having IP67 water resistance definitely a win for this. Not forgetting how durable it is and can withstand shock or any unpredictable knocks.
I remember it is just the other weekend when I hiked Mt. Kenya with my Sony SRS-XB23 Bluetooth Speaker and good Lord it was like the shortest hike I have ever done. Having music all along psyched me up. For your information; my speaker didn’t get any damage all through despite us getting rained on a bit.
Sony SRS-XB23 Bluetooth speaker comes in a variety of colors like taupe, gray and black that you can choose among. It is definitely the best value Bluetooth speaker as it retails at around Ksh. 11,500 despite all its outstanding features.
You can check the current price or buy Sony SRS-XB23 Bluetooth Speaker on Jumia by clicking here.
- Can withstand shock
- It is waterproof, rustproof, and dustproof
- Unique portable design
- Convenience hands-free calling
- Great sound quality
- Long-lasting battery
- Several Sony speakers can be paired for stereo and party modes
- Has no slot for memory card
XIAOMI is a fast growing brand in Kenya as other parts of the world due to the high quality and affordable products they make. Its speakers have not been left behind and XIAOMI Mi Portable Bluetooth speaker is one outstanding product which is well built, waterproof, and good sound.
XIAOMI Mi Portable Bluetooth Speaker is the best Bluetooth speaker in Kenya in the budget category. This speaker is super affordable and meets most entertainment needs. You can enjoy music at any place.
Specifications of XIAOMI Mi Portable Bluetooth Speaker
- Playtime /Battery Life: 13 hours
- IPX7 waterproof rating
- Power output 16W
- Dimensions 7.4cmX21.3cmX7.4cm (LXWXH)
- Battery capacity 2600mAh
- Frequency response 80Hz-20KHz
XIAOMI Mi Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review
It can connect at a distance of up to 15M as it comes with Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity version and thus no problems pairing your devices at that distance.
It also features a 3.5 mm auxiliary port which you can use if you don’t need to connect the Bluetooth. It has two sound EQ modes the normal and deep bass that you can control anytime. For genres such as rock and hip-hop, the music outcome is so vibrant and strong.
Do you want to enjoy a hands-free calling moment? Yes because this speaker is a well-built-in microphone. Signal to noise ratio is equivalent to 70dB
Considering the battery capacity of 2600mAh you can enjoy music for up to 13hours and takes around 4 hours to be fully charged. It is 99% waterproof making it safe to use near any water body or under the rain or showers.
This speaker is very user-friendly as the dials are well indicated on the display together with the one button that you can pair wireless stereo and you can pair two MI Bluetooth speakers. They are also easy to press on
It comes in colors blue and black. On JUMIA Bluetooth speakers section you will find one for about Ksh. 5,995.
- Good quality sound
- Great build quality
- Great Bluetooth connectivity
- Portable and easy to carry
- Plays for longer hours
- The sound may snap at high volumes
JBL brand is largely known and has different models of Bluetooth speakers. One of them is this JBL clip 4 speaker which might seem small but on the other side, it is quite powerful. It charges through a USB-C serves well for up to 10 hours of use.
This speaker uses Bluetooth 5.1 version and covers a transmission range of 10-15 meters in an open area. It is very perfect to use during the adventure as you can easily clip it on the outside of your bag with the help of its integrated carabiner.
Specifications JBL CLIP 4 Bluetooth Speaker
- Power output: 5W
- Frequency response 100Hz-20KHz
- Signal to noise ratio 85dB
- Weighs 0.23kg
- Battery capacity: 500mAh
- Dimensions 4.5cmx 8.6cmx13.4cm (LXWXH)
JBL CLIP 4 Bluetooth Speaker Review
This Bluetooth speaker is for people who want a very small gadget yet quite powerful and waterproof. It is very ideal for hikers or mount climbers who want some entertainment yet packing light.
On its back, it has rubber ribs that prevent it from sliding and falling when placed somewhere. Then on the front displays the JBL label, the play dial, and the volume up/down dial. The power off/on and the pairing button are on the side of this speaker.
For people whose music is a ride or die you can carry along this speaker into your bathroom and have your time while listening to your favorite genre. It is water-resistant having an IP 67 rating.
Unlike other Bluetooth speakers, JBL Clip 4 lacks an AUX input or microphone but either way, it serves well although they keep on upgrading new models am not sure whether you can find them on Kilimall Bluetooth speakers section.
The JBL Bluetooth Speakers price in Kenya for JBL Clip 4 is about Ksh. 7995 on Jumia.
- Great sound quality
- Good for adventure
- Very powerful
- Small, light and very portable speaker
- No EQ
- Lacks aux input and microphone
If you are a minimalist this is yet another good portable Bluetooth speaker for you. This speaker has rounded curves with crystal finishing making it look well-designed.
It has a well-enclosed silicone handle that makes it easy to carry anywhere you go and guess its weight? It’s just 0.6kgs. Talk of its good size that can perfectly fit in your bag or handbag and you get entertainment anytime you need it. You can also enjoy FM radio with this Bluetooth speaker.
Specifications of Oraimo Sound Pro Bluetooth Speaker
- Power output: 10W
- Playtime / Battery Life: 7 hours
- IPX4 waterproof rating
- Frequency response 20Hz-20KHz
- Weighs 0.6kg
- Battery capacity 2000mAh
Oraimo Sound Pro Bluetooth Speaker Review
Don’t worry about the sound because it has 10W drivers that produce powerful stereo sounds. It features a TF card slot that allows one to play music from an SD /Memory Card and also has AUX and USB ports for plugins.
This speaker has the most slots in our listing making it suitable for people who prefer to have multiple options of playing their music.
Battery capacity is 2000mAh which is relatively good and can keep a charge for 5-7 hours of playing music. This speaker is worthy of an outdoor experience you should try.
It is versatile and has an IPx4 rating which means it is waterproof thus can withstand a little water splash. However, do not immerse this speaker in water.
It comes with 5 control buttons from left to right are the power button, play/pause button, mode switch the volume down and volume respectively. If you want to get a Bluetooth speaker on a budget this one is super affordable.
Oraimo Sound Pro Bluetooth Speaker is among the cheapest Bluetooth speakers in Kenya yet very fair quality and retails at around Ksh. 3800 on Jumia.
- Lightweight and portable
- Versatile and suitable for outdoor
- USB and TF card slot for playing music from memory cards
- Has an AUX port
- Water splash resistant (IPX4)
- Volume up/down buttons are not labeled clearly
- No next and previous song button
The fun fact is that Bluetooth speakers have outweighed the need of using earphones and headphones especially when going on a adventure. Either way, they are more durable and convenient for you.
Bluetooth speakers again are more powerful. Having gone through the article am quite sure you can get the best Bluetooth speaker in Kenya that suits you. Don’t allow your adventure to be boring.