Best Yamaha Bluetooth Speakers

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If you want to listen to some music in your backyard, just put on your headphones and you’re done, right?

Well, not if you want those headphones to deliver just the right blend of performance and style.

Music, after all, is art and who wants to be walking around with plain black headphones attached to their ears?

Nowadays, the best audio comes in the form of excellent quality headphones made to deliver clear, quality music. What’s more, they’re portable and easy to carry around. And they offer peace-of-mind when it comes to safe listening.

Also, these days headphones come in a wide variety of styles and looks. You can choose from urban-chic sunglasses-inspired headphones, sporty-looking earphones, or something flashy and eye-catching.

Audio manufacturers take note: headphones are becoming as important as the smartphones they’re designed for. In fact, music-lovers are demanding a feeling of “cool” when it comes to listening, and I think that’s a good thing: headphones will soon be as fashionable as anything else that makes an appearance in a fancy shop.

The best stereo bluetooth speaker for you is the one that gives you the best balance of sound quality, style and portability.

NameCategoryProduct
Yamaha Audio MCR-B043BL Desktop Audio SystemBest OverallYamaha Audio MCR-B043BL Desktop Audio System
Walker Edison Wood 58" ConsoleBudget PickWalker Edison Wood 58" Console
Samsung 9 Series 65" Smart TVUpgrade PickSamsung 9 Series 65" Smart TV

1. Yamaha Audio MCR-B043BL Desktop Audio System

Our rating: 9 / 10

Yamaha Audio MCR-B043BL Desktop Audio System

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Pros:

  • 10-in-one system
  • One cable for all your audio devices

If you’re looking for a solid brand that produces the best yamaha bluetooth speakers, then the Yamaha Audio MCR-B043BL is a great option to consider. The MCR-B043BL is a bluetooth speaker that can play music from your computer, phone, or tablet from as far as 100 feet away.

As if that wasn’t enough, Yamaha included four audio inputs and one output. This allows you to connect multiple devices and play different sources simultaneously.

Add to that the two-way bass reflex design that produces rich, powerful sound, and you’re onto a good thing. The sound is far superior to what you’d get from your laptop or phone speakers.

2. Walker Edison Wood 58" Console

Our rating: 8 / 10

Walker Edison Wood 58" Console

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Pros:

  • Slim design
  • Versatile
  • Excellent audio, build quality, design
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • High-end controllers

Cons:

  • Price (premium)
  • Competing products are cheaper
  • No digital audio out

3. Yamaha NX-B55 Premium Computer Speakers

Our rating: 8 / 10

Yamaha NX-B55 Premium Computer Speakers

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Pros:

  • Great value for the money
  • Bluetooth, AUX Port, Speaker Jack
  • 2-way system delivers decent sound

This is one of my favorite brands of speakers (along with Polk, JBL and Klipsch) because they make inspiring speakers for excellent prices.

The NX-B55 comes with a pair of 80W speakers and a subwoofer that can be powered by any device with a 3.5mm audio jack. However, it also has Bluetooth for playing music wirelessly from your smartphone or computer.

This speaker is more than just decent sounding because it has a 2-way system that produces decent highs and lows.

4. Yamaha MusicCast 50 Wireless Speaker

Our rating: 8 / 10

Yamaha MusicCast 50 Wireless Speaker

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Pros:

  • Affordable yet great sound
  • Splashproof
  • Easy to use

Cons:

  • Small design
  • Volume Limited

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The Yamaha NX-N500BL wireless speaker has a really cool shape that reminds me of a wine glass. It is affordable and has a great sound to it.

The NX-N500BL sounds crystal clear, and we were very surprised to find out that it can handle pump up music loud without it distorting.

5. Yamaha WX-021 MusicCast 20 Wireless Speaker

Our rating: 8 / 10

Yamaha WX-021 MusicCast 20 Wireless Speaker

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The Yamaha WX-021 MusicCast 20 wireless speaker offers effortless music experience with a single tap. Just touch and play music on your NFC compatible smartphone or tablet. MusicCast lets you play your favorite music throughout the house with a variety of compatible Yamaha MusicCast device. A free MusicCast application on your smartphone or tablet allows for wireless playback control and multi-room audio playback. You can even group multiple speakers together and control the group with just one tap. Good for streaming music from smart devices, computers, CDs and Internet Radio.

It weighs 6.2 pounds.

It has an average battery life.

6. Yamaha YAS408BL Soundbar 3D Surround Sound

Our rating: 7 / 10

Yamaha YAS408BL Soundbar 3D Surround Sound

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Pros:

  • Superb sound
  • Storage space
  • Bluetooth capabilities
  • Decent price
  • Can be mounted on the wall
  • Bluetooth capable
  • Powerful bass

We really like this soundbar and think that it should be considered even by those on a budget.

The Yamaha YAS408BL is all about sound – it’s the centerpiece of Yamaha’s 2018 home cinema range. As part of the range of a highly affordable wireless sound bars, the company has produced a long-throw 8-inch 3D sound bar.

Yamaha focused on achieving the best sound quality, by abandoning the addition of a second pair of speakers in the far back, so that it can use one single driver that reaches out to the sides for a wider sound. This unit has a high-precision 8-inch driver with strong magnetic circuit and exceptional audio reproduction quality. A separate bass speaker produces an extended bass without being blocked by other components.

7. Yamaha Audio YAS-209BL Sound Bar

Our rating: 7 / 10

Yamaha Audio YAS-209BL Sound Bar

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Pros:

  • Included remote control or optional Yamaha Music Cast application for easy control over multiple speakers.
  • Can connect via Bluetooth, regular aux, or ethernet cable
  • Can be controlled via Alexa.

Cons:

  • Frequency does not span as wide as some of the speakers on this list
  • As with most audio products the YAS-209BL does not come with an inbuilt rechargeable battery
  • Cost per output compared to similar speakers on this list

The Yamaha Audio YAS-209BL is a great speaker for those looking for a decent midrange sound bar. This wireless sound bar will give your TV wide sound across the whole room.

The best part is the Yamaha Music Cast application which is a free app that controls all of your Yamaha Music Cast products. This means that you can use the app on your phone to add extra speakers or adjust settings with your TV also connected to the Yamaha media player.

The sound bar itself is pretty slick. It has a low profile combined with a slim body design that makes it easy to place in an array of places without sacrificing aesthetics. The sound bar offers two 2.5 inch wide range full ranges and dual 3.5 inch subwoofers.

8. Yamaha YAS-109 Sound Bar

Our rating: 7 / 10

Yamaha YAS-109 Sound Bar

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Pros:

  • Alexa © Voice Services
  • Bluetooth Connection
  • LED Display
  • Built-In Subwoofers

Cons:

  • No USB Inputs
  • Remote Not Included
  • No Built-In Speakers for TV
  • Amazon Alexa can shut off spontaneously

The Yamaha YAS-109 Soundbar is a decent mid-range soundbar that boasts a lot of great features and specs that should last you a long time.

The soundbar houses 5.1 surround sound channels, and boasts its ability to prevent any kind of noise distortion from occurring during transition.

Expandable to a 7.1 Channel sound setup by adding on extra speakers.

9. Samsung 9 Series 65" Smart TV

Our rating: 6 / 10

Samsung 9 Series 65" Smart TV

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Pros:

  • Amazing picture quality
  • Tizen is very simple and easy to use
  • Improved voice control functionality
  • Improved smart TV platform

Cons:

  • Extra boxy design
  • Smart TV features must be turned on manually
  • The remote control is not very good
  • No built-in streaming apps

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Overall, the 2018 Samsung Q series Q70, Q80 and Q90 TVs are excellent TV choices.

Thanks to the significant improvements in their Smart TV platform, they offer a next generation Smart TV experience that is much faster, smarter and more customizable than any of the previous generation Samsung Smart TVs.

10. Yamaha MusicCast SUB 100 Wireless Subwoofer

Our rating: 4 / 10

Yamaha MusicCast SUB 100 Wireless Subwoofer

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Pros:

  • Rich, deep sound
  • Long wireless range
  • Works with your TV and Alexa
  • Bluetooth and WiFi seamless
  • Instant access to services like Spotify

Cons:

  • The only criticisms were the wish for Alexa integration and an improved remote.

This speaker has a traditional look and sound but adds a futuristic element with the ability to connect wirelessly to your TV and Amazon Alexa. This is the first subwoofer that is compatible with Alexa. It will also work with your other Bluetooth devices. It comes with an exterior remote control that allows you to use Alexa voice commands to control the music. It will remember the last three voice commands for quick use later. You will need an Alexa-enabled device to take advantage of the Alexa integration. There is a button to activate Alexa via the remote. The voice commands are not very loud when using the remote but work well when you are not using the remote.

There is Wi-Fi capability which allows you to connect to a wider range of internet radio stations, as well as Yamaha MusicCast. A free app is available for Android and iOS devices. One of the best features is the ability to stream music from all of the major music services using your Wi-Fi network.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the best sounding wireless speakers?

The best sounding wireless speakers? They don’t exist. Any set of wireless speakers needs to connect to an existing sound system in order to be of any use to you. A speaker that works with a laptop is useless without a laptop, and wireless docking stations are useless without a device to plug into them.

So, how good your sound quality is will depend entirely on how good a sound system you already have. If you have a great sound system, you should get a docking station, and consider whether you need additional wireless speakers to use as desktop replacements.

If, like me, you have a terrible sound system and your laptop is also your sound system, then, you should get at least one wireless speaker.

Which speaker has best sound quality?

It’s not an easy question to answer. Both have great features, and both work well, so the question really boils down to one thing: Which one has the best sound quality for you.

By quality, I mean several things. Does it distort when you turn it up super loud? Does it make other sounds when there is no music or talking? Does it have any static or issues? Does it sound good alone, or is it better with music?

There’s only one way to find out for sure: Go to a local electronics store and turn them both on. Play some music. Play some talking. Turn them up and down. Find what they do best and tell us about it.

Done researching? Test them in the field or head back to the research section and pick the best Bluetooth Speaker for you.

Does Yamaha make good speakers?

Although Yamaha is a popular manufacturer of musical instruments and home audio, they’re a relatively new player to the portable Bluetooth speaker market. They make a variety of models to choose from and are updating the line as they go, but they are definitely making a bid for the top spot in the portable market.

One of the reasons why is their well-known reputation for high-quality sound. Yamaha also builds with the speaker in mind, as opposed to some other manufacturers who use speakers as an afterthought. They build their speakers with thick grills and solid connections to protect against damage.

The speakers connect easily via Bluetooth, so there’s no need to worry about cables or cords. The price is also very reasonable, especially considering the strong audio quality.

Are B&O speakers good?

I have to agree with you that Bang and Olufsen speakers are easy on the eyes, but I honestly don’t have any personal experience with the brand. A friend of mine does, though, and he’s built a pretty convincing argument for the brand’s high quality. I’ll try to summarize it below:

  • Bang and Olufsen (B&O) prides itself on sound, design, and workmanship.
  • B&O uses expensive components to achieve its sound, rather than cheap electronics and parts. For example, most companies use a lot of plastic in their speakers. B&O uses wood, leading to better sound and quality.
  • B&O products are exclusive (a good thing in high-end markets) and the brand tends toward relatively small production runs.

Conclusion

Bluetooth technology has made enjoying music on the go even easier. If you are planning to buy a Bluetooth speaker, there are various options that you can consider. Our guide has evaluated some of the best models in the market and narrowed the choice down for you.

Our Recommendation

NameCategoryProduct
Yamaha Audio MCR-B043BL Desktop Audio SystemBest OverallYamaha Audio MCR-B043BL Desktop Audio System
Walker Edison Wood 58" ConsoleBudget PickWalker Edison Wood 58" Console
Samsung 9 Series 65" Smart TVUpgrade PickSamsung 9 Series 65" Smart TV