The 13 Best Shower Speakers to Buy in 2018

Take your tunes into the shower

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The Rundown

  • Best Overall: Ultimate Ears Wonderboom at Amazon, “More-than shower friendly, it’s submersible in 3 feet of water, with mind-blowing sound.”
  • Runner-Up, Best Overall: Boom Swimmer Duo at Amazon, “Made to be malleable, built-in microphone supports hands-free calls in the shower.”
  • Best Budget: AmazonBasics Duo at Amazon, “Budget-friendly, yet impressive, the Duo’s petite scale can go beyond the bathroom, kayaking anyone?”
  • Runner-Up, Best Budget: AquaAudio Cubo at Amazon, “Big sound that won’t break the bank with multiple color options to complement your tub or shower.”
  • Best Battery: Fugoo Style XL at Amazon, “Powerful batteries are central to this speaker’s design, with a whopping 35 hours of battery life per charge.”
  • Runner-Up, Best Battery: JBL Charge 3 at Amazon, “For those who enjoy a long shower, this device provides lasting power between charges.”
  • Best Controls: iFox iF012 Bluetooth Speaker at Amazon, “User-friendly, the super-responsive buttons make this speaker an ideal choice for any environment.”
  • Best Bluetooth Range: Ultimate Ears Roll 2 Speaker at Amazon, “Delivers the best range, with 100-feet connectivity radius, albeit with 5.5-hour charging time.”
  • Best Sound: Braven Mira at Amazon, “With just a 5-inch diameter and at less than 2 pounds, the Braven Mira’s real highlight is its outstanding sound.”
  • Best for Portability: Anker SoundCore Sport at Amazon, “If you’re looking for the best combination of size and price, then this is an excellent choice.”
  • Best Splurge: Libratone One Click at Amazon, “Roughly the size of a paperback book, with a unique style, this unit is an exceptional unit.”
  • Best Durability: Sharkk 2O Bluetooth at Amazon, “Its rugged rubberized construction and design really make the Sharkk stand out.”
  • Best Bass: Ultimate Ears Megaboom at Amazon, “Packing a robust, 360-degree sound, it’s one of the largest, and loudest, speakers on our list.”

Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Ultimate Ears Wonderboom

With sharp looks that combine a compact form factor and larger-than-life sound, the Ultimate Ears Wonderboom is a great shower-friendly speaker. The IPX7 rating allows the Wonderboom to be submerged in up to one meter of water for 30 minutes, so it's more than suited for the shower. The Bluetooth-ready speaker allows for playback up to 100 feet away from a compatible smartphone or tablet and provides up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge. The 4.6 x 4.2 x 5.24-inch speaker weigh a meager 1.3 pounds, but has surprisingly big sound with 360 degrees of audio performance that’s both crisp and bass-heavy. A drop test from 1.7 meters high offers some peace-of-mind in the event the speaker falls from a high shelf. It's available in six different colors (subzero blue, cashmere pink, fireball red, lilac, phantom black and stone gray).

Runner-Up, Best Overall: Boom Swimmer Duo

The Boom Swimmer Duo from Polk Audio has an IPX7 rating, so even the longest shower with the highest water pressure won't hurt the speaker. Made to be malleable, the tail end of the 2.62 x 9.72 x 2.62-inch Boom can wrap around virtually any object, including the shower head. The Boom also comes complete with a suction cup for sticking to nearly any surface for even more mounting options. Beyond surface mounting, the Boom adds another layer of usability with a built-in microphone allowing for hands-free calls right in the shower (but it's probably not the best place for a business call). If you’re not already sold on the Boom, the inclusion of both dirtproof and shockproof ratings add another layer of protection against drops and provides functionality in almost any environment.

Best Budget: AmazonBasics

Amazon’s own product line of AmazonBasics hardware continues to impress and its waterproof Bluetooth wireless mini speaker is no exception. Along with its budget-friendly price tag, the IP67 rating allows it to be labeled as dustproof, shockproof and waterproof. Doubling as a shower speaker, the Bluetooth 4.0 compatible hardware works with any Bluetooth-enabled device up to 33 feet away courtesy of its three-watt audio driver and a passive subwoofer. The rubberized exterior provides a small measure of impact resistance in case of a tumble from the shower shelf. It measures 3.31 x 3.31 x 1.77 inches and weighing 4.64 ounces, so it can go beyond the bathroom and on other adventures such as river rafting and kayaking.

Runner-Up, Best Budget: AquaAudio Cubo Waterproof Speaker

If you’re looking for a stylish speaker to complement your hot tub or shower, then the AquaAudio Cubo’s sleek design and multiple color options might just catch your eye. More than just an aesthetically pleasing device, the speaker produces rich, clear audio with a deep bass. Set up is quick and easy with an auto-pairing feature that automatically connects to your Bluetooth listening device and has a range of up to 50 feet. For iOS users, it’s also compatible with SIRI for hands-free use. The battery delivers 10 hours of playtime and charging only takes 2.5 hours. Its only flaw is the weak suction cup on the back of the speaker, so you may find it best to rest the device on a shelf rather than attach to the shower wall.    

Best Battery: Fugoo Style XL

Among even some of the best portable speakers, battery life continues to be a problem area. In an effort to sound amazing and connect seamlessly, they tend to suck up a lot of juice. Fortunately, Fugooo doesn't make that compromise — they've actually made powerful batteries central to their speaker design. Case in point: the Style XL. This speaker gives you a whopping 35 hours of battery life per charge and, of course, it’s 100% waterproof. It actually offers an IP67 rating for up to three feet of full submersion and 30 minutes underwater, so it can definitely handle your shower rack.

The Fugoo Style XL is also compatible with Siri and Google, so it can also be integrated into your smart home system — and therefore voice-controlled — if you wish. But how does it sound? With eight different drivers (four tweeters, two mids/subs, and two passive radiators), it offers fully-immersive sound peaking at 97 dB. Plus, with a sleek, faux-fabric exterior, this thing is a far cry from the weird-looking shower radios of yesteryear.

Runner-Up, Best Battery: JBL Charge 3

For those who enjoy the simple luxury of a long shower, the JBL Charge 3 provides lasting power between charges. Most high-quality shower speakers have an 8- to 10-hour battery life, but the JBL speaker lasts twice as long as its competitors. The speakers have an IPX7 rating, allowing for submersion in up to three feet of water. At maximum volume, the JBL is a bit loud but still produces high sound quality with a nice deep bass. The speaker connects up to three Bluetooth enabled devices, which is a useful feature for pool parties with friends. You can also connect the Charge 3 model to other JBL devices to build your own surround-sound listening experience.      The JBL Charge 3 comes with a USB cable for easy charging. You can also answer phone calls and rely on the noise and echo-canceling speakers to ensure crisp audio. 

Best Controls: iFox iF012 Bluetooth Speaker

Although its size is deceiving, this 3.4-inch circular speaker delivers clear, loud audio making it an ideal choice for any environment, whether it be your private shower, hot tub or pool party. Its compact design is surprisingly durable, boasting 100-percent waterproof certification (including full submersion up to 3 feet) as well as CE, FCC and ROHS certifications, ensuring top-notch quality. iFox also offers a one-year warranty, guaranteeing a full refund to unsatisfied customers, which speaks to the company’s confidence in its product.

As for the design, the controls are very user-friendly: the buttons are super responsive and easy to read. On the back of the speaker is a large suction cup so you can attach it to your shower wall. According to reviewers, the suction cup does, in fact, stay secure, so you can rest knowing that it won’t unexpectedly come loose. The iFox features fast-connecting wireless capabilities with a Bluetooth range of 33 feet. In addition to upgrading your listening experience, you can also answer phone calls via speakerphone. The battery lasts for 10 hours of continuous playtime and only takes 3 hours to fully recharge.

Best Bluetooth Range: Ultimate Ears Roll 2 Bluetooth Speaker

You asked for range and Ultimate Ears delivers with a wireless connectivity radius of 100 feet. The Roll 2 can also pair with up to 8 Bluetooth-enabled devices and can connect two sources simultaneously. This speaker is built for more than karaoke sessions in the shower. It’s highly durable, dust-proof, shock-proof and has an IPX7 rating. The Roll 2 is also highly portable, featuring a bungee hook that can attach to a backpack or even your belt loop if you want to take it to the beach or on a bike ride.

The speakers also boast remarkable audio quality offering a range of 108Hz to 20kHz and a maximum volume of 85 dB with the capability to connect to an additional Roll’s speaker for a stronger sound. The battery can last for up to 9 hours of playtime, although this varies depending on the volume and environmental conditions. Just be sure the speaker has enough power before you leave the house, as charge time takes about five and half hours.

Best Sound: Braven Mira

For a device that measures just 1.38 x 5 x 5 inches and weighs just under two pounds, the Braven Mira offers outstanding sound for a shower-ready speaker. Powered by a 1200mAh battery, the Mira can play up to 10 hours before requiring a recharge. The hinged hook is flush with the device when closed on the rear of the hardware but, when opened, it makes for an excellent way to hang from a shower head easy listening. Design and battery aside, the real highlight of the Braven Mira is the sound: Two drivers and a passive radiator allows for full sound, crisp highs and excellent bass. Past sound, the IPX5 rating offers water resistance, but it’s not waterproof (so it may not survive a drop in the tub). However, the Mira will handily shrug off splash back emanating from a shower head without slowing down.

Best for Portability: Anker SoundCore Sport

If you’re looking for the best combination of size and price, the Anker SoundCore Sport is your best bet. Featuring an IPX7 waterproof rating (up to one meter for up to 30 minutes), the speaker offers crystal-clear sound for singing along to your favorite tunes before karaoke night. In fact, it's powered by a three-watt driver and a passive subwoofer. With more than 10 hours of battery life, the Anker's Bluetooth connectivity can power the SoundCore up to 33 feet away from a device. The included wrist strap doubles to hang the 3.35 x 3.35 x 1.77-inch, eight-ounce SoundCore from a shower head for easy listening without getting in the way.

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Best Splurge: Libratone One Click

Roughly the size of a paperback book, the Libratone One Click portable Bluetooth speaker is an exceptional choice. The unique style allows for 360-degree sound along with 12 hours of battery life to last not only in the shower, but also for a full day at the beach. The IPX-4 rating makes it splashproof, so while it technically isn't waterproof, it'll be fine for the shower. Splash proofing aside, the 4.7 x 1.6 x 8-inch Libratone stands out courtesy of its two interchangeable accessories, including the small hook and larger lunch-box style handle. The latter of two is more ideal for the shower where it can hang from the shower head and blast its crisp treble right in your direction. It also has a three-inch woofer, one-inch tweeter and two passive drivers.

Best Durability: Sharkk 2O Bluetooth

Big sound without breaking the bank helps make the Sharkk 2O Bluetooth speaker an ideal option for music fans who want something both durable and waterproof. Featuring more than 100 feet of Bluetooth connectivity, the IP67-rated Shark adds both shockproof and dustproof benefits along with the waterproof rating. The 10 hours of battery life are fairly in line with competitive options, and there's even a built-in microphone for answering calls. These features help make the Sharkk a worthy purchase, but it’s the rugged rubberized construction and design that really make the Sharkk stand out. Inside the rubberized frame are dual four-watt speakers for a dynamic sound. Weighing 1.9 pounds, it has a carrying strap that allows it to hang from a shower head, but the 11.4 x 4 x 3-inch frame is best placed on a shelf or on the side of the bathtub.

Best Bass: Ultimate Ears Megaboom

As the name suggests, the Ultimate Ears Megaboom packs a powerful punch. At 1.93 pounds and 9 inches tall, this is one of the largest speakers on our list, however, it’s still light enough to carry with one hand. It’s also one of the loudest — featuring two 2-inch drivers and two passive radiators, creating a more robust, bass-heavy, 360-degree sound that excels beyond other Ultimate Ears models. Its design is highly durable, and the IPX7 rating certifies that it’s almost completely waterproof, capable of being fully submerged in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes. Like other UE models, the Megaboom is also known for its strong wireless connection which offers a range of 100 feet.