If you’re throwing a tailgate party, you’re definitely going to need some tailgate tunes! You’ll need speakers that are loud enough to carry sound and have multiple connection options; and they should be durable for outdoor use, as well as portable for easily moving around. Luckily, we’ve done the hard work for you and compiled a few top picks to get your tailgate party started.
Sonos Speakers are high quality and deliver impeccable, consistent sound. The Roam speaker offers a seamless listening experience everywhere you go, automatically connecting to your home network if you’re in the backyard or pairing with your phone’s Bluetooth mode when you’re partying in the parking lot. With its precision-engineered acoustics, you’re getting the clarity, depth, and fullness you would expect from a much larger speaker but in a lightweight ergonomic design. And to top it off, Roam is drop-resistant and solidly constructed to withstand even the roughest environments and users.
QFX Portable Bluetooth Speaker
This portable system features an 8-inch woofer, amplifier, equalizer, and up to 2,600 watts of power providing amazing sound. If you prefer not to use Bluetooth to connect, you can use the handy auxiliary cord and plug in somebody’s iPod and partly like it’s 2003 again! Arguably, the most standout feature of the QXF is that this big speaker is super easy to take on the go with a retractable handle and caster wheels; at 12 pounds, it’s very easy to pull around. Battery life will last about 5-6 hours, but if the party is raging on, you can plug it into any outlet to charge up while it continues to play.
JYX-23 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Weighing only 4 pounds, this boxy speaker is equipped with a built-in 15W driver and DSP 5.0 technology that pumps out chest-thumping bass. Looking to hear something other than your curated playlist? The JYX-23 can play FM radio stations so you can listen to talk, news, or sports stations, if you prefer. And thanks to its comfortable anti-slip handle you can carry your music around with you on the beach, to the parking lot, or on the grass safely and effectively. For even more fun, there’s a karaoke function offering additional usage – just connect the microphone and belt out your best rendition of AC/DC’s “You Shook Me All Night Long”!
MIATONE 60W Portable Speaker
The MIATONE was designed to be a camping companion, but it works just as great at tailgates. Rugged enough to handle your wildest tailgate party, this nifty speaker adds waterproof, shockproof and dustproof to its list of accolades. Let’s say you’ve played a couple rounds of cornhole, grilled a few burgers, and chatted it up with your friends—but wait; your phone is on 15% and the big game is still hours away from starting…thank goodness your MIATONE speaker doubles as a charger! It will give you enough power to listen music for 24 hours at 30% volume if you are using it to charge your phone.
DOSS SoundBox Pro
Jam out with true immersive stereo stound using the DOSS Soundbox Pro. A seamless connection experience, the device pairs with Bluetooth and ensures a stable connection up to 66-feet range (so yes, you can go grab a hot dog from your buddy a few cars over and still have music playing at your own party.) The handheld speaker has a smooth surface, soft rubber base, and portable design made for an easy grab and go. It’s main claim to fame? This wireless speaker provides dazzling LED light show displays! DOSS SoundBox Pro’s color-changing lights automatically synch to music and flash in rhythm creating a fun and unique effect for outdoor parties.