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Old 04-25-2019, 09:44 AM   #1
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I am going to be making a couple trips to the beach this summer with my family. I have a small Bluetooth speaker I have used in the past, but the sound doesn't carry much farther than the canopy that we have set up. I would like a speaker that will be loud enough over the sound of the waves and wind where we can hear it while playing washers.

Any recommendations?

(And no, I am not going to be "that guy" that blasts music for the whole beach to hear.)
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Old 04-25-2019, 09:50 AM   #2
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I have this one from academy. We use it at the frio every year and around the house. No complaints with mine, but they do make a bigger size for $50 more that was out of stock when I bought mine or I'd have bought it instead.

https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/eco...tSku=115551751
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Old 04-25-2019, 10:00 AM   #3
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The wife bought an ION Tailgater, I've been impressed. Battery life is 12-14 hrs. Used it on and off for 3 days at the deer lease. Used it the following weekend for 5 hrs before it died. no charge in between. Had to fry chicken tenders for our Little League fundraiser. 8 big fryers going, had it set up about 10 yards away and did not have to have it maxed out.

Edit: you wouldn't be "that guy" but you could get close if you wanted
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Old 04-25-2019, 10:00 AM   #4
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I have 4-5 blue tooth speakers but my favorite for sound quality is the bose soundlink II. It's one of the few speakers that has no distortion at max volume.
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Old 04-25-2019, 10:08 AM   #5
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My JBL Charge 4 is pretty loud.
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Old 04-25-2019, 10:11 AM   #6
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Old 04-25-2019, 10:13 AM   #7
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Keep them coming. I am looking at all the options posted.

I know there are some guys on here that spend time on the beach with speakers that they would recommend.
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Old 04-25-2019, 10:18 AM   #8
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OontZAngle3 from Amazon. Small, blue tooth, waterproof but not sure if it will be loud enough for what you need? Plenty loud for us..good luck!
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Old 04-25-2019, 10:19 AM   #9
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https://www.amazon.com/ECOXGEAR-GDI-...ecogear&sr=8-3

May be bigger than you want but we use it all the time. It floats and is waterproof. We take ours on the river, the lake, beach, use in our backyard. Itíll play for days on a charge.
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Old 04-25-2019, 10:26 AM   #10
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JBT makes one with a carabiner on it. Not sure of model but we liked it.
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Old 04-25-2019, 10:33 AM   #11
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Look into the UE Boom 2, UE Boom 3, UE MegaBoom, all of the UE speakers are great and you can pair them together to run multiple speakers from one phone through Bluetooth. I have a couple of them and so does my neighbor, we'll put them in each corner of the yard and pair them together when we hang out in the backyard and it's awesome. The UE Boom 2 is about as big as a tall boy, fits in a cup holder. The MegaBoom is about as big as a 1 liter bottle.

The UE Boom 2 is your best bang for your buck as it's an older model. You can get refurbished ones for about $60 on amazon, I paid $200 for my first one at Best Buy a few years ago when they came out.

https://www.amazon.com/Bluetooth-Wat...gateway&sr=8-2
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Old 04-25-2019, 10:34 AM   #12
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^^^ Agreed. Since I carry and use mine, smaller but loud is what I was looking for. I've had 3 or 4 smaller models but they wouldn't get loud enough. My spin class instructor uses hers for class and it is plenty loud enough. I bought this and have been very satisfied. Small enough to carry in my pack and call coyotes.
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 04-25-2019, 10:35 AM   #13
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I have two and they are both great.

https://www.amazon.com/JBL-Waterproo.../dp/B01MSYQWNY

If you have other Milwaulkee M18 tools
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwauke...E&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Old 04-25-2019, 10:43 AM   #14
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Look into the UE Boom 2, UE Boom 3, UE MegaBoom, all of the UE speakers are great and you can pair them together to run multiple speakers from one phone through Bluetooth. I have a couple of them and so does my neighbor, we'll put them in each corner of the yard and pair them together when we hang out in the backyard and it's awesome. The UE Boom 2 is about as big as a tall boy, fits in a cup holder. The MegaBoom is about as big as a 1 liter bottle.

The UE Boom 2 is your best bang for your buck as it's an older model. You can get refurbished ones for about $60 on amazon, I paid $200 for my first one at Best Buy a few years ago when they came out.

https://www.amazon.com/Bluetooth-Wat...gateway&sr=8-2

What he said. I went with the megaboom 3, and am quite pleased with it. We are pretty rough on these speakers, but they just keep on working.
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Old 04-25-2019, 10:48 AM   #15
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Altec Lansing at academy. Waterproof and they link together

https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/alt...etooth-speaker

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Old 04-25-2019, 11:03 AM   #16
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I have a JBL charge 3 that is loud enough and waterproof. Battery lasts all day and you can even charge your phone from it
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Old 04-25-2019, 11:08 AM   #17
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Monster Rockin Roller 3. Plenty of sound, it will goes as loud as you could ever need. It has usb ports for charging phones. 110v outlets so you can plug in additional items while it is plugged in. It will last for days even at high volume.

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Old 04-25-2019, 11:14 AM   #18
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Almost all jbl speakers will be good they sound great, and somehow have good bass. Also battery last a long time
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Old 04-25-2019, 11:14 AM   #19
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I have an older Bose that is excellent. It must be plugged in so probably not what you are looking for but I have other Bose speaker systems and they are top notch as far as sound quality is concerned.
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Old 04-25-2019, 11:38 AM   #20
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Old 04-25-2019, 11:43 AM   #21
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I have a JBL FLIP4 and Bose sound link both are great built the Bose battery doesnt last as long as the JBL
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Old 04-25-2019, 11:54 AM   #22
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I concur on the UE Boom - ours is bulletproof and the sound it spreads around because of its shape is awesome!
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Old 04-25-2019, 11:55 AM   #23
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I will second the Ion Speaker. I bought this 4 years ago and it is still running strong; battery still lasts 8+ hours. Works for little league, the beach, deer lease, speaker for the UTV.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 04-25-2019, 12:02 PM   #24
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https://www.amazon.com/ECOXGEAR-GDI-...ecogear&sr=8-3

May be bigger than you want but we use it all the time. It floats and is waterproof. We take ours on the river, the lake, beach, use in our backyard. Itíll play for days on a charge.
X10000

This radio is dust, sand, and waterproof. It floats and flat out jams with great sound. You can give your phone a quick charge with it and it comes with aq waterproof pouch to keep your phone in if you want to Bluetooth your playlist.
It can run AM/FM radio as well
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Old 04-25-2019, 12:05 PM   #25
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Look into the Turtle Box. Some friends of mine developed it. It will be my next bt radio.

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Old 04-25-2019, 12:12 PM   #26
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Turtlebox - https://turtleboxaudio.com/
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Old 04-25-2019, 12:13 PM   #27
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UE Boom like others have said..its bomb-diggity
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Old 04-25-2019, 12:14 PM   #28
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satisfied owner of a JBL charge 3

lots of speaker options as I would check out the customer reviews on Amazon or Best Buy and purchase based on research

here's one for $24.99 with a 40 hour battery life
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/insigni...?skuId=6179625
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Old 04-25-2019, 12:18 PM   #29
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UE Boom 2.
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Old 04-25-2019, 01:59 PM   #30
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I have tried them all. I have 2 of these and have taken back every UE, Altec Lansing, Sony and so on. These are waterproof and play at full volume at 120 decibels. Worth every penny.
https://turtleboxaudio.com/
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Old 04-25-2019, 02:07 PM   #31
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I use and abuse my Ecobox from academy at the beach for a few years now. Use it on the boat. Rain, mud, sawdust from the shop. I am very satisfied with the ruggedness and sound quality and volume. Battery life is good too. You can link 2 if you want stereo and really loud. Be a bit much IMO cause they are plenty loud.
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Old 04-25-2019, 02:13 PM   #32
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Fugoo Tough XL has been a great speaker 100% waterproof.

Ive put mine through heck and still works great.

https://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Wate...s%2C146&sr=1-3
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Old 04-25-2019, 02:21 PM   #33
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Ion's are awesome! The battery lasts all day and gets loud!
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Old 04-25-2019, 05:50 PM   #34
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Yall have given me some great options. Keep them coming. Thanks.
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Old 04-25-2019, 07:08 PM   #35
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JBL charge 4 works great for us!
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Old 04-25-2019, 07:19 PM   #36
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My ueboom is about 5 years old and still works perfect. It will hold a charge for a long time
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Old 04-25-2019, 10:24 PM   #37
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ION Block Rocker Rocks the block and stuff.
Really is very impressive, you can't crank it up in the house, it'll blow your ear drums out, not literally like pieces of your inner ear hanging out...but almost.
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Old 04-25-2019, 11:06 PM   #38
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Another UE Boom fan here. I've got the UE Boom 2 and the UE Boom 3. They can't be beat IMO. UE Boom 2 fits perfectly in all cupjolders, and has the best battery life of all the speakers I've used or my friends have used. The UE app allows you to Sync speakers, great around the house or shop.
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Old 04-26-2019, 02:14 AM   #40
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I have this one from academy. We use it at the frio every year and around the house. No complaints with mine, but they do make a bigger size for $50 more that was out of stock when I bought mine or I'd have bought it instead.

https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/eco...tSku=115551751
Same on this one for my 18 year old at Christmas. Rechargeable, BT, and water proof.
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Old 04-26-2019, 07:08 AM   #41
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Bose, and then your done

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Old 04-26-2019, 08:57 AM   #42
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Fugoo Tough XL has been a great speaker 100% waterproof.

Ive put mine through heck and still works great.

https://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Wate...s%2C146&sr=1-3
This right here. Sandproof as well. Most waterproof bluetooth speakers are not. Key point if you are taking it to the beach.
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This right here. Sandproof as well. Most waterproof bluetooth speakers are not. Key point if you are taking it to the beach.
YES!!!!

my buddy has one and it is awesome. And very loud
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Up until a week ago I would have said Braven BRV-1M. Uses go-pro mounts so I move it from my mule to the boat and wherever. Battery last a long time and it gets loud. All of a sudden though after using it all day in the boat I put it in my truck to charge overnight and it won't take a charge anymore. Not sure if its the charger or the speaker at this point.
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Old 04-26-2019, 12:09 PM   #45
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I have the Wonderboom, sounds great.


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JBL Charge 3. I have two of them and you can also link them together.
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