6 Best Bluetooth Radios in 2020

Are you looking for the best Bluetooth radio? Some amazing Bluetooth radios on the market offer excellent stereo sound and are highly portable, while also being waterproof so that you can take it to the beach on a warm day.

Whether you’re an FM or an AM fan, then you’ll find a Bluetooth radio where you can store your favorite channels as a preset. There are even some Bluetooth radios that have the ability to play CDs.

To make sure you invest your money in the very best Bluetooth radio, consider this list and the buyer’s guide that follows it.

1. Sbode Bluetooth Speaker Portable

Sbode Bluetooth Speaker Portable

This easy-to-use Bluetooth radio is loaded with lots of brilliant features. Battery life is always important with a Bluetooth speaker, and you get 8 hours from a full charge with this one.

That makes it perfect for taking it out with you, even to the beach. As it's waterproof, you can be assured that nothing will harm the amazing, superior bass sound.

The Sbode Bluetooth Speaker has been designed for durability; the cylindrical shape ensures that it won’t break in a hurry. Despite its durability, it remains light, weighing only 1lb. It even has a built-in microphone too.

Pros:
+ Lightweight
+ 8-hour playtime
+ Waterproof
+ Easy-to-tune FM radio
+ In-built microphone

Why We Liked It - If you’re looking for the best radio for usability, durability, and ease-of-use, then the Sbode Bluetooth Speaker should be at the top of your list.

2. Antimi Bluetooth Speaker FM Radio

Antimi Bluetooth Speaker FM Radio

This Antimi Bluetooth radio has 360° surround sound that offers listeners impeccable, distortion-free sound, as well as boosted bass, due to the full-range 3-watt speakers.

An amplifier built into the speaker boosts the FM signal, meaning that you won’t struggle to get good reception, regardless of where you are. Since this Bluetooth radio has been built for portability, then you’ll be happy to know you can listen to your favorite station anywhere you are. But you can also use the Bluetooth radio as a speaker for your MP3 player or any other Bluetooth enabled device.

Pros:
+ FM signal amplifier
+ 3-Watt speakers for big bass
+ 360° surround sound
+ Sensitive touch buttons
+ Ultra-portable

Why We Liked It - Considering the affordable price, then the Antimi must be regarded as the best Bluetooth radio in its range, as it offers outstanding reception, clear bass-heavy sound, and is very portable.

3. Victrola Retro Wood Bluetooth FM/AM Radio

Victrola Retro Wood Bluetooth FM/AM Radio

The Victrola Retro Wood is undoubtedly the best Bluetooth speaker for fans of classic, vintage radios, just like you’ll remember from your Grandma and Grandpa’s house. It looks exactly like an old-style radio. It has a wooden sell and a beautiful rotary dial for tuning in FM and AM stations. It also has the ability to control bass and treble levels.

Its looks might deceive, though, as inside you’ll find tremendous, modern stereo speakers that give out crystal-clear, powerful sound. And, of course, since this is a Bluetooth radio, you can also hook up your devices, so it acts as a speaker.

Pros:
+ AM/FM capabilities
+ Retro style
+ Bass and treble controls
+ Tremendous stereo sound
+ Great reception

Why We Liked It - Even though the Victrola Retro Wood Bluetooth radio sounds amazing, the very best thing about it is that it looks amazing, just like a classic radio.

4. Pyle Bluetooth Boombox Street Blaster Stereo Speaker

Pyle Bluetooth Boombox Street Blaster Stereo Speaker

This outstanding Bluetooth radio offers 300-watts of maximum power, making it the best Bluetooth radio for pumping out your favorite tunes when you invite your friends over for a party. It's loaded with excellent features, like LED lights and a digital screen.

You can control the Bluetooth radio with the included remote control, or by using one of the ample buttons on the Bluetooth radio itself. You have more than just Bluetooth 2.0 to choose from when connecting it to your devices, as it also has a 3.5mm AUX input, USB slot, and input jacks for guitars and microphones.

Pros:
+ AUX and USB input
+ LED lights
+ Huge sound
+ Remote control
+ Detachable carry belt

Why We Liked It - If you want the best Bluetooth radio for pumping out loud music and LED lights won't go amiss, then this is the best Bluetooth radio for you.

5. Sony Portable Bluetooth Digital Turner AM/FM

Sony Portable Bluetooth Digital Turner AM/FM

Fans of CDs are often left wondering why so few Bluetooth radios also allow for them to put on one of the numerous CDs they collected over the years prior to digital music superseding compact discs.

Fortunately, Sony has produced an excellent Bluetooth radio that allows for CD playback, whether that’s a standard CD or a CD-R or CD-RW containing MP3 files. Because of the USB input, you can even record your favorite songs or CDs directly to your computer too. The AM/FM radio is an excellent feature, and you can save 20 FM presets, as well as 10 AM presets.

Pros:
+ CD, CD-RW, and CD-R playback
+ 30 presets
+ AM/FM radio
+ Mega Bass sound enhancement
+ NFC connectivity

Why We Liked It - It is, hands-down, the best Bluetooth radio for CD fans, as well as listeners wanting to be able to record your CDs directly to your computer.

6. PORTER-CABLE PCC771B Bluetooth Radio

PORTER-CABLE PCC771B Bluetooth Radio

Porter Cable might be better known to you as a manufacturer of power tools, but it's also produced an excellent Bluetooth radio, which you can easily listen to while you’re busy at work. This radio has been designed for the jobsite, meaning that it is highly durable, very portable, and is compact too.

Dust and sawdust won’t affect the machinery, and you can power it by a 20v Max Lithium battery, or via the AC adapter. It also has stereo speakers that promise crystal clear sound. It has 12 AM/FM presets so that you can store in your favorite channels very quickly.

Pros:
+ Ideal for jobsite
+ Durable
+ 12 presets
+ Stereo sound
+ Equilizer

Why We Liked It - This is the best Bluetooth radio for the jobsite, as it has been designed specifically for that purpose. Nothing on the jobsite will affect or break the radio anytime soon.

Bluetooth Radio Buyer’s Guide

If you’re looking for the best Bluetooth radio, then there are a few things you must consider before you invest in one. This buyer’s guide and breakdown will inform you of the most important features on a Bluetooth radio so that you can make the best choice.

Sound Quality/Speaker Size

The sound of your Bluetooth radio is the number one consideration. Bluetooth radios tend to be small in size, but that doesn’t mean they cannot pack a punch when it comes to volume. The wattage of the speakers will determine how loud they'll get.

You'll also need to consider whether you want a Bluetooth radio that has only one speaker or a Bluetooth radio that has two speakers for stereo sound. This is highly recommended, as people value great sound.

FM or FM/AM Radio

Not all Bluetooth radios will offer the ability to listen to AM stations. If you’re a fan of AM, then make sure that you choose a Bluetooth radio that provides the AM function.

Connectivity

The ability to connect through Bluetooth means that you can easily hook up all smart devices so that you can turn your Bluetooth radio into a Bluetooth speaker. But you might wish to have other forms of connectivity, such as USB, AUX, and a jack to plug in a guitar or microphone. If this is the case, then check what's available on the Bluetooth radio before purchasing it.

CD Playback

People tend to think that it isn’t possible to buy a Bluetooth radio that would also offer a listener the ability to play their favorite CDs, but this is untrue. If you’re a CD fan, then the best Bluetooth radio for you will have an in-built CD player too.

Portability

Size, shape, and weight are essential for the portability of your Bluetooth radio. If you’re looking for a Bluetooth radio that you can take out with you when you go to the park or the beach or out for a trip, then you’ll need to find a lightweight Bluetooth radio that isn’t too big.

Some Bluetooth radios will fit inside your pocket or handbag, or you can purchase a Bluetooth radio that has a carry case, or the ability to clip it to your belt.

Playtime

A rechargeable battery will almost certainly power a Bluetooth radio. As with every rechargeable electronic product, you’ll need to check what the playtime of the battery is from a full charge. Between six and eight hours is about average for Bluetooth radio, but you can find Bluetooth radios that will offer you a lot more battery life too.

Looks

If you’re looking for a Bluetooth radio for the home, then you should also consider the aesthetics of the Bluetooth radio. Some Bluetooth radios come in practical, yet ugly designs, making the radio durable, but not something you want on your sideboard.

Are all Bluetooth radios suitable for the job site?

In theory, yes, but it's also possible to find Bluetooth radios that have been specifically designed to be used on the job site too.

Is it possible to purchase a Bluetooth radio that is waterproof?

Yes. If you’re looking for a Bluetooth radio to take to the beach, then make sure it's waterproof!

Expert Tip

Choosing a Bluetooth radio that is extremely portable will allow you to listen to your favorite stations wherever you are. If it has an amplifier for signal reception, then you’ll even be able to listen to the radio in more rural areas.

Did you know?

Guglielmo Marconi is the man all radio lovers should be thankful for. He produced the very first radio transmission all the way back in 1896.

Conclusion

There are some amazing Bluetooth radios on the market. Make sure to choose the best Bluetooth radio for you, though. If portability is important, then don’t invest in a huge Bluetooth radio because it has big speakers, then again, if you’re looking for a Bluetooth radio to party to, then make sure it does have stereo sound. Don’t forget about looks too.

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