Best Shower Speakers in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update December 16, 2017
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OUR VERDICT
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NUMBER OF DRIVERS
POWER
SIZE
OPERATION TIME
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PROS
The sound is streamed all around the speaker, 360°.
CONS
Music might be delayed via Bluetooth.
OUR VERDICT
A high-quality convenient speaker to keep in a shower and to take when you go hiking.
detailed parameters
INTERFACES
Bluetooth, NFC, microUSB (charging), 3.5 mm line-in
NUMBER OF DRIVERS
4
POWER
9 Watts
SIZE
Diameter: 67 mm, Height: 180 mm
OPERATION TIME
Up to 15 hours
EXTRA FEATURES
IPX7 protection, Built-in mic
WARRANTY
2 years
PROS
A very convenient tripod mounting.
CONS
A tripod is to be purchased separately.
OUR VERDICT
This shower speaker is really powerful for such devices; good buy to liven up various activities.
detailed parameters
INTERFACES
Bluetooth, NFC, microUSB (charging), 3.5 mm line-in
NUMBER OF DRIVERS
2
POWER
10 Watts
SIZE
Height: 119 mm, Width: 241 mm, Depth: 61 mm
OPERATION TIME
10+ hours
EXTRA FEATURES
IPX7 protection, Built-in mic, Tripod mount (stand not included)
WARRANTY
Amazon's 30-day return policy
PROS
Built-in radio receiver makes it unnecessary to connect your smartphone to listen to music.
CONS
Speaker does not remember radio stations when you turn it off.
OUR VERDICT
Simple and cute shower speaker with backlight will liven up your days.
detailed parameters
INTERFACES
Bluetooth, microUSB (charging)
NUMBER OF DRIVERS
1
POWER
5 Watts
SIZE
Diameter: 90 mm, Height: 70 mm
OPERATION TIME
Up to 8 hours
EXTRA FEATURES
IPX7 protection, Built-in mic, Radio, Suction cup
WARRANTY
Amazon's 30-day return policy
PROS
Filled buttons are easy to locate on the casing even in the shower steam.
CONS
Low frequencies might appear lacking in quality.
OUR VERDICT
Stylish easy-to-use shower speaker will be a great present for any audiophile.
detailed parameters
INTERFACES
Bluetooth, 3.5 mm (charging)
NUMBER OF DRIVERS
1
POWER
3 Watts
SIZE
Diameter: 85 mm, Height: 65 mm
OPERATION TIME
Approx. 6 hours
EXTRA FEATURES
IP67 protection, Built-in mic, Suction cup
WARRANTY
1 year
PROS
Compactness allows carrying this portable speaker in a pocket or setting it in any limited space.
CONS
IPX4 means the speaker is protected against splashes at most.
OUR VERDICT
The simplest speaker ever; blue indication makes setting and connecting a snap.
detailed parameters
INTERFACES
Bluetooth, microUSB (charging)
NUMBER OF DRIVERS
1
POWER
N/A
SIZE
Diameter: 85 mm, Height: 60 mm
OPERATION TIME
Up to 5 hours
EXTRA FEATURES
IPX4 protection, Built-in mic, Suction cap
WARRANTY
1 year

What is a Shower Speaker

A shower in the morning can boost your energy levels, a warm bath after a hard day of work will help you relax and provide better sleep. And good music can add to both. Unfortunately, not every acoustics can operate with the humidity levels in a bathroom. But where there is a demand — there is an offer. Meaning, the manufacturers have noticed the empty niche and today we have an opportunity to buy special shower speakers! Now you can enjoy your favourite music first thing in the morning and while relaxing in the evening. Simply connect them to your smartphone and push the Play button! Also, Bluetooth shower speakers are really portable, easy to take with you to a cottage or a trip. In this review, we will speak about how to choose the best waterproof Bluetooth speakers.

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What Features to Compare

Performance
First, we recommend you to look at the power of the shower speakers. For regular speakers, the starting point is 3W, but in a shower, 1.5W is enough for listening, mostly. If you would like to listen to your music at high volumes, the 10–20W will make it (good even for outdoors use). After that, check how many drivers are there in a speaker as this parameter affects the sound power too. As a rule, you will find either one or two drivers, however, three or more also happen. There might or might not be a subwoofer. If there is one, you can hope to get good low-frequency sound. And the last parameter we list under the performance is the duration of the shower speaker operation. Most models have this parameter somewhere between 5 and 10 hours, but some can handle up to 15 hours on a single charge.

Interfaces
Today, the most used connection type for shower speakers is a Bluetooth. It is simple and fast, and the connectivity distance is approximately 10 meters. Some devices use the NFC connection type where you need to touch the two devices to connect them, but the distance, in this case, might be smaller compared to the Bluetooth. And the last option is to connect the speakers via the AUX cable to your smartphone directly. The best option, of course, is to have all the listed types. Sometimes it is possible.

Usability
This parameter includes, first of all, the shower speakers' size. If you are only going to use them in your bathroom, the size probably does not matter much and depends on the room size only. But for those who like to take their music for a walk or when going to the trip the more compact the better. Also, maybe a microphone will be a good extra. When your hands are wet or you just can't take the call, you will be able to speak via the speakers. And, finally, for additional convenience and comfort, many manufacturers design shower speakers with means to adjust them on a wall.

Ultimate Ears BOOM 2

All-around Sound

The UE BOOM 2 is an absolute favourite for many audiophiles. Its 4 drivers are located in a way to distribute the music all around, and maximum sound level can reach 90 dBA. The IPX7 protection means that you can even drop this Bluetooth speaker in water and it will still work perfectly even after half an hour at a 1-meter depth.
Another stunning feature here is the ability to operate for up to 15 hours continuously owing to a large capacity Lithium-Ion battery. The battery can be recharged via a USB so a laptop or a computer will suit just fine, and if you have a power bank you'll be able to charge the speaker on the go! So, you can not only put this speaker in the shower but also take it when you go hiking. Never leave your favourite melodies behind!
As for the connectivity, you can pair the UE BOOM 2 with two mobile devices at a time. Moreover, having purchased a couple of these speakers, you will obtain the opportunity to play music from your smartphone or tablet to them both simultaneously. Surround yourself with music.
Review of Ultimate Ears BOOM 2

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Ultimate Ears BOOM 2
Ultimate Ears BOOM 2
 

URPOWER F2

Powerful Stereo Sound

This shower speaker by URPOWER is a peculiar accessory in several ways. Firstly, it has two 5W drivers (10W combined) that make the speaker quite loud both inside a room and when you take it outside. The casing is rubber and has an IPX7 protection level, meaning the device will be safe in the sand or snow, when you drop it to the ground or in the water (up to 30 minutes at 1 meter deep). So shower use is not the limit for URPOWER.
Another distinctly useful feature here is the tripod mount for you to set the speaker more conveniently (although the tripod itself is to be bought separately). You can also mount this speaker on your bike's handlebar and ride with drive!
Connectivity between this shower speaker and your music streaming gadget can be achieved either via Bluetooth or using a 3.5 AUX cable. Bluetooth connection is better for damp environments as you can cover the source device or even leave it outside your bathroom, while AUX cable might save your smartphone or tablet some power. Track control is manageable on the speaker itself, the control panel is as simple as they can be. Put the URPOWER F2 on your bath caddie, turn the music on and relax. The stress of the day will leave in no time.
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URPOWER F2
URPOWER F2
 

Hydro-Beat HBWS

Let There Be Light

The Hydro-Beat waterproof speaker is a fun toy to have. When you take a shower, it will not only provide you with a background music but also will light up your day and mood with colourful backlit. The colour is changed with a power button, quick-press it to switch to the next one (to turn the speaker on/off, press for 3 seconds). Start your day with a small party. Not to mention that this speaker will perfectly fit among string lights when you decorate your rooms for holidays.
If you are tired of your playlist and want something new, this model with a built-in FM radio is your best hit. No need to drain the smartphone battery with Bluetooth, turn on a radio directly from the speaker.
Review of Hydro-Beat HBWS

Hydro-Beat HBWS
Hydro-Beat HBWS
 

Ifoxcreations NU-AUJY-BCL3

Worthy Buy

If music follows your every step, this iFox shower speaker is a great choice. Simple to handle, it will take no time to master and you'll enjoy your favourite songs in a blink of an eye. One of the notable benefits of this speaker in comparison to others is the IP67 protection level meaning that the gadget is protected against water immersion to up to 1 meter AND completely dust-tight. Be it a bathroom, pool or a beach, you can bring music with you.
A suction cup offers you an option to stick this Bluetooth speaker to either horizontal or vertical surface and it will not move from its spot. ABS plastic housing is safe for use in everyday devices.
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Ifoxcreations NU-AUJY-BCL3
Ifoxcreations NU-AUJY-BCL3
 

TaoTronics TT-SK03

Carry Music Around

What is good about the TaoTronic's TT-SK03 wireless shower speaker is its simple control and tiny size. Bluetooth connects this speaker to your smartphone, then you put the speaker in your pocket and you are ready to go. A colour indicator will show you the connection and the battery level, and to charge this speaker you will need mere 2 hours after which you'll have 5 hours of continuous sound. The tracks can be controlled from your mobile device or on the speaker itself, the latter offers a nice and convenient handling with all the buttons roughly in one place. Note that the IPX4 protection is good against splashes but dropping this speaker in the water is not recommended. But we have to say that the suction cup will help you with this task greatly.

To add music to your whole home, we also recommend in-wall and in-ceiling speakers.
Review of TaoTronics TT-SK03

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TaoTronics TT-SK03
TaoTronics TT-SK03
 

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