12 Best Outdoor Speakers In 2020
If you want to host a party or just want your music on stereo in the backyard you will need a decent set of outdoor speakers.
Your phone certainly won’t cut it, and neither will a small portable speaker.
Kick your tunes up a notch with a great pair of outdoor speakers – a set that can withstand harsh weather and fill your yard with quality sound.
Now you just need to pick if you want wired or wireless Bluetooth speakers. The good news is we review the top models of both varieties right here.
We go over a dozen different models below, but for those in a hurry here are our favorites:
See The Best Outdoor Speakers Below
There are several factors when considering a set of outdoor speakers – volume, sound quality, connection type to name a few. Since there are so many different models available, we decided to put together a collection of the top models available. Here are our picks for the best outdoor speakers:
The Kicker KB6 2-Way Full-Range Indoor Outdoor Speakers provide an inconspicuous sound for your backyard. While you can use this set of two speakers inside, they will look much better up out of sight mounted on a covered patio. Pick from basic black or white to blend in with any decor.
All of the mounting hardware comes in the box so you can place the outdoor speakers where you need them. Mount them up on the ceiling or wall of the deck or low for more ambiance. If you decide the speakers need to come in for a visit, attach the included rubber feet for indoor surround sound. 180-degree mounting brackets allow you to direct where your sound goes.
The speakers disappear in the background for full visual and audio ambiance. As they are weatherproof and UV treated they can withstand the elements including the extreme temperatures of Arizona or heavy rains of Oregon. You will need weatherproof wiring as well to get these connected to an amp. Take your next outdoor party to a new level with great sound.
- ALL NEW FOR 2019 - The all new Kicker KB6 is the direct replacement for the Legendary Kicker KB6000 The Kicker KB6 has new and improved drivers and improved sound quality is designed to be mounted in the open air Its UV-treated enclosure and ability to produce clean and crisp sound over long distances make the KB6 ideal for many indoor and outdoor applications
- DON’T SETTLE FOR GOOD BETTER BEST GET LEGENDARY– That legendary KICKER sound is now made to rock from a family room listening room den backyard deck patio garage under the eaves or near the pool and it still provides great sound on a boat or an RV The KB6 is a High efficiency speaker system truly suitable for indoor and outdoor use providing an 8-Ohm load and ready to be driven by home stereo receivers 75 Watts RMS (150 Watts Peak)
- NO REPLACEMENT FOR DISPLACEMENT! In the speaker world inches matter No other atrium speaker can match our woofer size sound quality and value The compact dual-enclosure system features a bold 6 5 inch KICKER woofer and 2x5-inch compression-loaded horn tweeter The woofers utilize precisely tuned polypropylene cones and rugged Santoprene surrounds The system acoustically blends with a 12dB/octave low-pass crossover with impedance compensation to nail that KICKER signature sound
- MOUNTING HARDWARE INCLUDED FOR VERSATILE SPEAKER PLACEMENT – Your outdoor speaker can be installed on the wall or ceiling or in a vertical or horizontal placement with a wide degree range of motion for accurate high fidelity sound where you want it If you want bring in the speaker from outdoors and use it as a bookshelf speaker you can attach the included rubber feet for indoor stereo sound
- 100% CUSTOMER SATISFACTION 1 YEAR We pride ourselves in ensuring customer satisfaction Kicker provides Lifetime Support with our Professional Customer Support team If it’s a technical question or a basic question we’ll be more than happy to help!
Yamaha is a well-known name for a reason they provide quality products for a reasonable price that last. Now you can buy their set of indoor/outdoor speakers for use in the home with the included footings or mount to the wall either vertically or horizontally.
These all-weather speakers can handle anything nature decides to deliver. Magnetically shielded and water-resistant means these speakers can decorate your back porch with ease. Acoustic-suspension provides clear sound and taut with a controlled bass response for superior sound. Finally, installation takes is easy as is mounting with the back mounting brackets. The perfect addition to your home and your next party.
- Yamaha's advanced speaker design combines superior sound quality with excellent weatherproofing. Weatherproof cabinets that are drip, water and UV resistant
- Two way bass reflex design: Powerful woofer delivers accurate mid/low frequency response: Balanced dome tweeter ensures clear high frequency response
- Simple design looks natural on a home exterior, on a patio or inside a room
- Flexible installation options with supplied mounting brackets. I/O connectors : Push Terminal (Applicable Cable *Max, Twisted wire : 8mm²/ AWG 8)
- Powder coated grilles provide outstanding weatherproof properties. Dimensions (W x H x D) 7-1/2" x 12-1/8" x 8-1/2". Frequency Response : 80 Hz–20 kHz. Flying and mounting hardware : U-bracket (Movable angle: 81°) *degree pitch:13.5°
The next set of speakers to full your backyard with sound are the AW6500 by Definitive Technology. These speakers can stand-up to the difficulties of outdoor life on your porch or even next to your swimming pool for epic parties. The non-resonant PolyStone enclosures are fully sealed and made for extreme exposure to nature.
Like the last set, these can mount vertically or horizontally but with galvanized steel mounting brackets. The difference comes in the 360-degree rotating brackets for maximum flexibility. With time the materials will loosen up for even better sound as the total bass radiating area is larger than even bigger woofers and provides better bass presence too.
The white or black speakers come a little high in price but provide superior quality in rain or shine. The only issue with the speaker is for one and not for two. You could go broke buying two! With the superior sound you and rotating brackets you may only need one to begin with.
- FEATURES THE SAME HIGH-QUALITY COMPONENTS USED IN DEFINITIVE'S INDOOR SPEAKERS. Get fuller sound and deeper bass with this high efficiency speaker
- LOOKS GREAT, SOUNDS EVEN BETTER – The AW Series is equipped with DT’s Balanced Double Surround System (BDSS) drivers. This speaker has a 6.5" Mid/Woofer, a 1" Tweeter & a 5" x 10" oval pressure-driven low bass radiator for more accurate sound reproduction
- ROCK YOUR PATIO, BACKYARD, OR POOL - No more average sounding music. You'll hear clear, high-definition sound across your open spaces. With powerful bass, low distortion and broad dispersion, don't be afraid to pump up the volume!
- ALL-WEATHER PROTECTION – The fully sealed PolyStone exterior makes this speaker tough & durable so it can withstand the harshest weather conditions. It is moisture resistant and wear resistant, making it an excellent choice for outdoor use
- VERSATILE MOUNTING & PLACEMENT – The Galvanized steel mounting brackets (included) give you 360-degree rotational flexibility for horizontal or vertical mounting. With endless mounting & placement options, you can set up this speaker just about anywhere
If you don’t want speakers attached to your patio walls or on your outside table, you may want to consider speakers that look more like sprinklers and blend into your grass. Even better, these are Bose and therefore stellar quality with a long life but will cost you a small fortune. Don’t worry you won’t be wasting your money with this purchase.
Bose is one of the premier names in audio. They make everything from headphones to computer speakers, and their quality is unmatched. If you see a sound system by Bose, you can be sure it is made from quality components.
Not only do these outdoor speakers come with the Bose name but with the Bose power and function. The most obvious function is the in or out of ground installation for aesthetics. 360 degree sound covers more space in your backyard. Also, these babies are made to withstand the elements as they blend into their surroundings for year-round use.
- Downward firing 4 1/4 full range driver.Dimensions Each speaker:36 cm H x 32 cm W x 32 cm D
- Innovative radial design disperse sound in a 360 degree pattern and centrally located port enhances low frequency performance to deliver the depth and richness of music outdoors
- Rugged, flexible design withstands temperatures from 40 to +150 degrees Fahrenheit, and passed the rigorous salt fog test 66 percent longer than required by the Marine Industry Standard
- Recommended power 10 100 watts and withstands up to 350 pounds of pressure
- Base flange with mounting holes for easy installation
The Polk Atrium Speakers make your backyard the perfect place for a party or just a musical morning with a cup of coffee. Place in any open space or out of sight outside in on the patio wall to supply your outdoor living space with the sound of your choice.
These small speakers come with wider sound dispersion and powerful bass-driven cone woofers along with dome tweeter with rubber surround provide plenty of sound while the 80-watt power reduces jarring environmental sounds. An angled baffle design not only looks nice but also fills open space with your tunes!
Hang with ease thanks to a speed-lock mounting system using a swiveling c-bracket. One-click and they mounting brackets are in with anti-slip using one hand. Hang either vertically or horizontally. The speakers can handle any weather with rugged durability and high endurance for bad conditions including extreme temperatures.
- CREATED TO LIVE AND PLAY OUTDOORS, your Atrium Speakers can be installed in any open space—by a pool, in the patio or a sunroom, or tucked away somewhere in the backyard. They will deliver EXCEPTIONALLY GREAT SOUND
- WIDER SOUND DISPERSION & SURPRISINGLY POWERFUL BASS driven by a 4 1/2" mineral filled Dynamic Balance polymer cone and a 3/4" anodized aluminum dome tweeter with rubber surround. 80W power CUTS THROUGH LOUD, JARRING BACKGROUND NOISES
- Recognized as ONE OF THE BEST-LOOKING OUTDOOR SPEAKERS, Polk Atrium 4 speakers come with a steeply-angled baffle design filling open spaces with big full-range sound! The outer profile EASILY BLENDS INTO THE CORNERS OF THE OUTDOOR WALLS
- ONE-CLICK SPEED-LOCK MOUNTING BRACKET offers EASY, ANTI-SLIP ONE-HANDED INSTALLATION allowing you to mount these speakers vertically or horizontally, to deliver the best possible sound in a variety of situations. Simply mount the swiveling C-bracket
- THE SPEAKER FOR ALL SEASONS – it’s rugged durability, high environmental endurance and superior quality has helped Polk Outdoor Speakers earn the all-weather Certification. EFFORTLESSLY WITHSTANDS EXTREME TEMPERATURES AND HEAVY RAIN year after year
The Klipsch CP-6 speakers bring quality and function at a slightly high price but worth it if you want smaller speakers with less of a footprint in your yard. Mount either vertically or horizontally or even in a corner thanks to a v-shape back shape. If you don’t like the black or the white, paint them to suit your decor!
With a 5.25-inch long-throw woofer and a 3/4 an inch Tractrix horn, each speaker provides a wide range of sound even in smaller spaces. The weather-resistant design works best in sunny weather not the best option for winter or extreme weather. Take them insides for bad weather and put the feet on for use in your home.
Install easily without tools with one screw. Using front wire terminals allows for a pull-through wire channel to connect quickly. Everything about these speakers shows high quality to impress your friends and family with the top-notch sound and design.
- Compact High Performance
- Quick and Easy Instalation
- Multipurpose design
- 90° x 90° Tractrix Horn
If you want the power of Bose without in-ground speakers you will love the Bose 251 Environmental Outdoor Speakers. With Articulated Array speakers, these are designed to include accurately positioned drivers for uniform sound outside. As they are made for outside, these small speakers can withstand sunlight, rain, heat, ice, water, and anything else nature sends your way.
Always reliable, the long-lasting performance speakers include multi-chambered enclosures to minimize distorted sounds from low frequencies. This means you get naturally clear sound in your garden or by your pool thanks to mineral glass-filled polypropylene cabinet.
Polymer fiber cones on the woofers along with butyl rubber surround mean these speakers resist deterioration even in the harshest weather conditions. These can resist temperatures of 158 degrees to -40 degrees for the hottest to the coldest locations. They even passed the salt fog test 66% longer than the Marine Industry-standard which means you can take these speakers on your boat or near the ocean.
Finally, mount easily with the included hardware or place on a surface with the rubber feet. Also, pick from white or black to work with your decor. Now you can have exceptional sound anywhere you go.
- Take these speakers with you anywhere you want to have great sound quality
- Set them up by the pool, or on the workbench, or anywhere an extra-durable speaker is needed
- 100 feet of 14-gauge speaker wire for connecting speakers to an A/V receiver or amplifier
- 99.9% oxygen-free copper (OFC); delivers high-quality undistorted signals to and from audio equipment
Moving out of the wired speaker category. Bluetooth reinvented the speaker industry without annoying wires in the way although some do compromise consistency. The Olafus Outdoor Bluetooth Speakers give you consistency, style, and beautiful sound. A few other advantages come with these pretty speakers too.
First, the two-pack of speakers work indoors or outdoors thanks to their waterproof design. Second, charge the speaker for 3 hours and then you can play your tunes in the backyard for ten continuous hours at full volume. Also, connect to as many speakers as you want to spread the sound where you need it to go.
Next, with Bluetooth 4.2 you get instant pairing and connection to any Bluetooth device including your phone or computer. Now you can access your entire music library without stress. If you don’t have a Bluetooth device use the supplied 3.5 mm auxiliary cables instead.
The real fun comes from the design. These speakers look like lanterns with a light feature on one side. The perfect addition to your backyard table as the colors rotate from red, blues, yellow, green, purple, pink and white. Not only do you get music but also adjustable ambient lighting for your evening parties. You can even hang these speakers up out of the way for added space around your porch.
- 【DYNAMIC, POWERFUL 25W SOUND FOR INDOORS & OUTDOORS】- Each speaker has 25 watts of output power. Deep bass and clear treble realized through dual 3 inch full-range drivers and dual 3 inch bass radiation basin. You can connect 200 pack Olafus synchronization enabled speakers simultaneously under 1 bluetooth connection. Amplify the party in the hall, backyard, patio or by the pool.
- 【SUPPORT 200 SPEAKERS PAIRED & SHARED AUDIO AND LIGHT TO AMPLIFY THE PARTY】- 5.8 GHz Frequency signal technology means multiple speakers can be connected in order to achieve a true stereo affect. Comes with 2 pack speakers. When they are paired, one becomes the left channel and the other becomes the right. Music and light will be synchronized. You can control the 2 speakers under 1 Bluetooth connection. Bring you the true stereo sound experience! Support 200 speakers together!
- 【COLOR CHANGING & TIMER】- Bluetooth wireless speaker turns into a decorative garden lantern with 8 color changing LED light and 5 timer settings. The colors rotate through red, dark blue, light blue, amber, green, purple, pink and white or select individual color you like. It’s dimmable. Each light has timer setting( 2h, 4h, 6h, 8h or continuous on/off). Serves as lighting and decoration for garden, patio, porch, yard, wall, table.
- 【LONG PLAY TIME & IPX5 WATERPROOF】- After 3 hours charging, enjoy 10 continually hours of seamless music at full volume. Loud enough for your gatherings. Put on a thrilling rock party indoors or outdoors! Olafus supports 60-day money back and if you have any questions, we will reply you within 24 hours, please order with confidence.
- 【WIRED OR WIRELESS SPEAKER】- Bluetooth 4.2 ensures instant pairing and connection to any Bluetooth devices without the hassle of wires, apps. No Bluetooth devices? No worry! With the 2 supplied 3.5 mm auxiliary cables, simply connection to an iPhone, Android, Tablet, PC, TV, Amazon Dot or Mac. Note: This Bluetooth speaker is not compatible with Alexa.
Like the last set of speakers, the Dikaou LED Torch Speaker provides ambiance and sound with a light feature. With an LED flame, this speaker serves as a lamp and way to get your tunes where you need them. The flame may not produce heat but it does light up your party or gathering in the backyard.
The wireless speaker connects to smart devices using Bluetooth with 5W high-power stereo sound and strong bass. Connect easily with a 33-foot range. Control your sound from the top of the device with six buttons to control the music, connection, flame, and volume.
Finally, those these speakers are smaller with less range, they can easily move inside when you take the party to the kitchen or the living room. The plastic speaker comes in a rounded candle shape with a plastic lattice covering the flame. It does not hang for out of the way use and is not waterproof but is very portable and easy to take inside when the weather takes a turn for the worse.
- It is a LED flame atmosphere speaker lamp: It has 96 LEDs, others flame speaker only 60 LEDs, 96 LEDs shows more real flames light. Each LED flickers warm yellow lights, forming a stunning flame, mimic extremely realistic & natural dancing flames, combined with Audio function, to create a romantic atmosphere for you
- DIKAOU portable wireless speaker: connect it with your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth, compatible with all Bluetooth compatible devices, with 5W high-power speaker excellent stereo sound and powerful bass, make you enjoy the wonderful music
- Huge stereo sound: enjoy clear audio with impressive volume powered by five-watt drivers. Hear the soaring highs and Deep lows of all your favorite tracks
- Bluetooth 4.2: Instantly connect your phone or tablet from up to 33 feet away. Speaker automatically reconnects to the last device used. Compact size lets you easily move it around from room to room
- An ideal gift for any occasion: perfect for girl/boyfriend, perfect for students in dorms, party goers at celebrations, families at special events, and children for relaxing. Especially ideal as holiday gift, Birthday present, housewarming gift or simply as a personal treat.
This Bose S1 large speaker provides convenience as you can store this large speaker outside for grand sound or store in the garage when not needed. An extra rechargeable battery allows you more sound longer. This is the perfect solution for musicians, a dance studio, a business conference, or your backyard.
Connect the speaker to an AC power cord or the included battery pack for true convenience. The speakers onboard sensors optimize sound for different spaces automatically whether on stage or your patio. Even connects to the Bose Connect App for fun features and wireless streaming. That’s not the only feature that sets this speaker above the rest.
The S1 Pro includes a 3-channel mixer to control tone, reverb, and ToneMatch processing for optimal microphone or guitar signal. You get multiple inputs and output line for extra use even as a karaoke machine for your next get together. All this and it still connects to your Bluetooth if you don’t want to use wires.
Last of all, change the direction of your speaker to suit your needs – elevated, tilt-back, monitor-mode, or on a stand or pole. Includes a built-in carrying handle and a 35mm socket for pole-mounting. A fantastic edition for listening outdoors but do take it inside as this speaker is not weatherproof.
- Big sound from a rugged speaker that goes where you do
- This portable Bluetooth PA system is made for parties, outdoor get-together, and all those times that deserve better sound
- Wireless Bluetooth pairing and inputs for a microphone or musical instrument such as a keyboard or guitar
- Built-in sensors and multiple aiming positions for optimal sound in any nearly position
- Get up to 11 hours of play time with the rechargeable, lithium-ion battery
Finally! a Bluetooth speaker you can connect to your wall or patio all with a tiny price tag ready to work with any budget. The Dual Electronics 3-Way Speaker Set work indoor or outdoor and mount to the wall or you can place them in any open space. This multipurpose set provides accurate high fidelity sound with a water-resistant design for maximum durability even if you keep them outside all year round.
Pick from black or white as most speakers only come in highly-versatile colors. These are digitally optimized for full dispersion of sound and powerful bass. Get synchronized harmony with the 3-way component speaker including a 4-inch woofer for a whole lot of sound!
Weighing under three pounds, these speakers can move inside if you need and take up almost no space while providing optimal sound quality. Finally, place these anywhere and then change the position as needed with the easy to install swivel brackets that provide 120 degrees of motion. This is also the most affordable set with a wide range of possibilities, especially if you add the Bluetooth amplifier or save even more money with a little wire.
- |DESIGNED TO LIVE INDOORS & OUTDOORS| – your studio quality speakers can be mounted/placed in any open space, by the pool, under your patio, in the garage, on a bookshelf; regardless of placement they will deliver Extraordinary Sound
- |DIGITALLY OPTIMIZED FOR EXPANSIVE DISPERSION & POWERFUL BASS| – the synchronized harmony of your 3-Way Component Speakers & 4-inch Woofer create a state of accurate acoustic dispersion with deep rich sounding bass for a truly full range of sound
- |EFFORTLESS MOUNTING SWIVEL BRACKETS| – versatility is in its design; your speakers can be mounted in a matter of seconds in any open space and provide you with a 120 degree range of High Fidelity Sound.Sensitivity: 86dB
- |ALL WEATHER RESISTANT COATING| – these speakers are made for Every Season; they are coated with a UV resistant resin and placed inside an ABS enclosure protecting it from the elements and preserving sound integrity
- |DUAL DBTMA100 BLUETOOTH AMPLIFIER| – don’t forget to add the top selling Dual Electronics DBTMA100 Bluetooth Amplifier with your LU43PB Speakers for the best outdoor/indoor acoustic experience
The OSD Audio Speakers come in several sizes and can come in wired or wireless to meet your needs. Pick these speakers though because they look like realistic rocks and that rocks! Pick from several colors to work with your landscape. A fun way to hear your tunes without obstructing the serene appearance of your yard.
Made of Aerospace grade, multi-layer composite cabinetry, these speakers can handle rain, extreme temperatures, and any other weather without losing sound quality. The pair includes 5.25 inch woofers and stamped aluminum tweeters for clear sound and great bass. If you decide to go for the wired set you may want to bury waterproof speaker wire.
The RX550 model is small enough for backyards to provide stereo sound. If you have an extremely large backyard you may want to go up a model size. A great speaker to provide quality sound and look great in the process!
- APPEARANCE: The RX550 is a fun and unique speaker that is designed to seamlessly integrate into your garden, patio, porch, yard or other favorite outdoor environment due to its realistic rock appearance.
- DURABLE: The RX550’s Aerospace Grade, multi-layer Composite Cabinetry is fabricated to withstand rain, temperatures and other harsh weather conditions without compromising sound quality.
- SOUND QUALITY: The OSD Outdoor Rock Speaker Pair features a 5.25” woofer and stamped Aluminum tweeter that are acoustically matched to deliver clear, vibrant sound and great bass characteristics.
- COMMERCIAL: The RX550 is perfect for delivering background music to commercial and public areas such as theme parks, hotels, golf courses, civic centers, and so many more highly populated areas.
- CABLE: To keep your electronics safe while listening to music outdoors, we recommend the direct burial of our waterproof speaker wire cable and waterproof wire connectors designed for the outdoors.
Questions About Outdoor Speakers
Do I need an amplifier for the best outdoor speakers?
Most musical devices only have enough power to produce a small sound. An amplifier increases sound loud enough to hear but need a set of speakers for sound delivery. Some of the speakers above come with an amp or have the option to add an amp as you will need an amp for sound quality and volume for large outdoor spaces. You won’t need an amp for wireless speakers though which is one of the benefits of Bluetooth speakers.
Should I have speakers mounted by a professional or can I do it myself?
This is entirely up to you. Some people want the speakers up higher than they are willing to climb on a ladder. Most speakers are very easy to install nowadays and do not require a lot of skill or knowledge. However, if you prefer a professional the job should be quick and painless which will cut down on the cost.
Here is a good video outlining the process of wiring your own outdoor speakers:
Would it be smart to cover all-weather speakers over the winter?
It couldn’t hurt to cover up your all-weather speakers when not in use over long periods. While not necessary it can increase the life span and reduce wear and tear, especially if you have lots of nosy critters or lots of rain or snow that can seep in and waterlog the speakers.
Wrapping Up Our Wireless Outdoor Speakers Buyer’s Guide
The easiest speakers to use outside are Bluetooth enabled and the best pair Olafus Outdoor Bluetooth Speakers (B07MLV9N5K) as they do not need to be installed and do not need any added equipment but your phone or another smart device for music. They also provide ambient lighting for a perfect environment for a nice evening in the backyard with family or friends.