Best Shower Speaker TechnoBuffalo 2020
If you like to sing in the shower, then consider a wireless waterproof shower speaker that will give you something to sing along to. We've found five great options for people who are looking for aqua-friendly audio to suit all sizes of bathrooms — and budgets. Our best overall choice, the Jam Hang Up Shower Bluetooth Speaker, and some of our choices, also work as Bluetooth speakerphones, so you can be sure always to answer a call you oughta, even if your head's underwater.
- Best Overall: Jam Hang Up Shower Bluetooth Speaker
- Best for Radio-Lovers: BassPal Waterproof Bluetooth Shower Speaker
- Best for Audiophiles: Donerton Waterproof Bluetooth Portable Speaker
- Best Rugged Design: Tronsmart Groove Force Mini Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
- Best Compact Option: EWA A106 Pro Wireless Mini Bluetooth Speaker
Best Overall: Jam Hang Up Shower Bluetooth Speaker
This cute little speaker's clever USP is its stick pad that will allow you to stick your mini speaker to your tiled shower wall, glass shower door or bathroom mirror. Its IP67 rating means you can submerge this little guy in water for up to 30 minutes, so it's not going to struggle under the water from your showerhead.
The Jam Hang Up will give you up to eight hours of music playback, although this will be affected if you use the speaker for its other use — as a speakerphone. When your phone is paired with the speaker even if you're playing music, the speaker will pause to give you the option to answer the call and continue playing when you hang up.
Other features of note are the integrated USB cable so you'll always be ready to juice it back up and the aux-in port that lets you hook up a non-Bluetooth device via the 3.5mm jack.
- Up to 8 hours playtime
- IP67 rated
- Stick pad
- Aux-in port
- Built-in charging cable
- 30-metre range
- Only 3 watts output
- No radio
"Stuck On You"
Affordable and fun, this speaker is available in a range of cool colours.
Best for Radio-Lovers: BassPal Waterproof Bluetooth Shower Speaker
This IPX7-rated speaker from BassPal is water-, shock- and dustproof. Adding to the waterproof appeal, this speaker is positively buoyant so will float in your bath if you're more of a soak-in-the-tub type. If you do want to use it in the shower and want to keep it secure, there is a suction cup on the back to stick it to tiles and glass.
This speaker stands out with a decent high-performance five-watt driver that will give you a good strong bass. When you're connected via Bluetooth, you can use this as a speakerphone. The battery life is only around five to six hours, but this option does have a built-in FM radio tuner, so if you're a fan of listening to your favourite station during your morning splash, this could swing your decision.
- IPX7 rated
- 5 watts output
- Suction cup
- It can float in water
- FM radio
- Only 5-6 hours of playtime
- No aux-in
Best for Radio-Lovers
The FM radio is a boon with this speaker that can safely be floated in water.
Best for Audiophiles: *Donerton Waterproof Bluetooth Portable Speaker *
While the other speakers we're featuring are excellent for listening to pop songs in the shower, this has proper audio credentials with two precision acoustic 10-watt drivers that will deliver bathroom-filling sound with deep bass and true stereo sound. Unlike other options, this comes with a carabineer clip, so do consider if you want it hanging in the shower, you'll need something suitable to attach it to.
This Donerton option is IPX56 rated, so you can't soak this puppy, but it will be fine in your shower enclosure. You can also take calls in the shower thanks to the Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity that means you can control this speaker from up to 33 feet away. There's also an aux-in port and a 3.5mm audio cable included.
Finally, power management tech and a 5,200mAh Li-ion battery promises an impressive up to 24 hours of music playback. You can use this speaker as a power bank for charging other USB devices.
- 24-hour playtime
- 2 x 10-watt output
- Can be a power bank
- Aux-in port
- 3.5mm cable included
- Only IPX56 rated
- Higher cost
Best for Audiophiles
"Hey Music Lover"
More than just a waterproof novelty, this speaker offers decent audio.
Best Rugged Design: Tronsmart Groove Force Mini Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
Another IPX7 option, you don't have to worry about giving this rugged Bluetooth speaker a dunking, getting it dusty or sandy, or dropping it from a reasonable height. As well as good protection, this offers decent, punchy audio with a 10-watt driver and passive radiator to increase bass levels.
Battery-wise it's respectable too, with a 2,500 mAh li-ion juice pack that could give you up to 24 hours of playtime. With Bluetooth 4.2 tech, this will provide you with a stable connection and a 30-metre range. There's no aux-in, but this does get a micro SD card slot if you're the type that likes to keep their music on teeny, tiny memory cards.
One last feature of interest in that the Tronsmart Groove is True Wireless Stereo enabled. This means you can pair it with another Groove speaker to create a connection to provide stereo surround sound.
- IPX7 rated
- 24 hours of playtime
- True Wireless Stereo
- Bluetooth 4.2
- Micro SD card slot
- 10-watt output
- No aux-in
- No bundled attachment method
Best Rugged Design
"The Outdoor Type"
Thanks to its rugged construction, you can use this speaker outside as well as in the shower.
Best Compact Option: EWA A106 Pro Wireless Mini Bluetooth Speaker
This tiny speaker measures in at a very wee 4.8cm by 4.8cm by 3.8cm and weighs just 177 grams, making it ideal for a smaller bath- and shower-rooms, such as ensuites. This scaling down on the size front means there are compromises in performance, but this sounds good enough for a shower enclosure with a high-performance 3-watt driver and a passive subwoofer.
Battery life is also a little limited at 4.5 hours of playtime, but that should see you through a fair few showers. If you have the volume at half capacity, you could see up to 12 hours playtime, and it only takes a couple of hours on a micro USB connection to bring it back up to full charge.
The EWA A106 is IP67 rated and comes complete with a carry case that has a metal clip for easy attachment.
- Miniature proportions
- IP67 rated
- Bundled carry case
- Simple controls
- Only 4.5 hours playtime
- Not a speakerphone
Best Compact Option
If you're looking for a compact option, this small speaker is no larger than an egg.
These speakers are all capable of working in your shower and will wirelessly stream music from your Bluetooth device to help jazz up your time in the bathroom. Four of the five we're featuring also offer speakerphones abilities, like the Jam Hang Up Shower Bluetooth Speaker which boasts a handy built-in charging cable.
If you're all about the bass, and decent sound quality generally, then consider splashing out more for the Donerton Waterproof Bluetooth Portable Speaker, this punches above its size and weight when it comes to sound quality.
Finally, if you'd like a speaker that you could also confidently use in the garden, out on picnics or camping trips, then consider the Tronsmart Groove Force Mini Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker. This boasts a rugged construction that will withstand a few knocks, splashes and drops.
Credits — The team that worked on this guide
Amy-Mae Turner As someone whose singing voice needs all the backing vocals help it can get, Amy-Mae was a standout choice to compile this collection.
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