Great Sound in Your Backyard.
Outdoor speakers are perfect for filling your backyard or patio with excellent audio quality for house parties and small gatherings. Even if it's not for the party a high quality audio system can easily change your mood and fill it with joy in a summer afternoon.
The recent developments in the field of sound technology and wireless communication makes it much easier to enjoy portable outdoor sound systems which doesn't require any complicated wiring and most importantly won't cost you a fortune.
Permanent Outdoor Speakers:
There are two types of outdoor speakers. One that you want to install permanently in your backyard, under eaves, or around a swimming pool. In this case you should look for such passive stereo speakers that get power and signal from a home receiver. This type of speakers often come with mounting hardware, you'll find a bracket or similar mounting tool to attach the speaker securely to the wall or any surface.
Portable Bluetooth Speakers:
On the other hand, if you want portability there are plenty of Bluetooth speakers available that are also suitable for outdoor use. These speakers are small and lightweight enough to carry it anywhere while durable enough to withstand extreme weather conditions and water splashes. Comes with great battery life and audio quality so that you will get uninterrupted music experience.
However, there are few things you should keep in mind while buying such an outdoor speaker.
When it comes to outdoor speakers, durability is one of the most prior concerns, because not only it has to face hot summer days and cold winter nights but also dust, humidity and rain. We see on the specifications that a speaker is waterproof, rated on the IP (Ingress Protection) scale, which measures how protected a speaker is from liquid and other potential hazards such as dust and humidity. The best part is that many of these waterproof speakers aren’t only designed to be waterproof but robust too, which means you shouldn't need to worry about an accidental drop on the ground, either.
Great battery life is also considered as an important factor for a portable speaker. Because unlike indoor speakers you won't be able to recharge it every now and then. And those drivers that pump out big bass at high volumes, come at the cost of battery life. Nothing is worse than taking the speaker out for the day, only for it to die after a few hours. Fortunately, typical battery life for portable speakers ranges anywhere from 8 to 12 hours, depending on size and features, and some speakers even run up to 24-hour on a single charge. Depending on what your purpose, battery life above 10 hours should be considered as a fairly good one.
Besides wireless connectivity, it's nice to have the option for the wired connection too, so check for an auxiliary connector. This is generally marked as ‘Aux-In' in the specifications page of the speaker. A wired connection is handy if you wish to save a bit of battery on your phone or speaker and it also helps sometimes in getting better quality sound. Voice assistance, in the form of Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant is also starting to make its way into the portable market so that you can treat it like any other smart speaker.