A shower speaker is the one audio device that you didn’t know you needed, perhaps in the place that you listen to music the most. Regardless of what type of music you listen to, or how you stream your music, we can bet our bottom dollar that you love listening to it in the shower. Sure, leaving your phone on the bathroom counter with the volume turned all the way up is one way to do it, but the best shower speakers let you adjust the volume, configure your playlists and more without ever having to step out from the water.
Why You Should Buy a Shower Speaker
Designed to be 100% waterproof, shower speakers make it possible to sing your heart out without ever having to worry about short-circuiting your Bluetooth device. And because they’re built to be extra robust, they’re great for taking on the go. Many have a clip, so you can take them camping, biking or backpacking. And because of the extra-rugged build, you don’t have to worry if you bump them, drop them or get them dirty. Whether you want to belt out your best rendition of “Bohemian Rhapsody” in the shower, take your speaker to a pool party, or strap it to your backpack for an adventure, these portable speakers can handle it.
But with so many different options, how do you go about picking the right waterproof shower speaker? Sure, you’ll want a speaker that’s small enough to fit in virtually any shower, but some of our favorite models go a step further. Here are some things to look for when choosing the right shower speaker:
- The speaker should have at least an IP67 waterproof rating
- You’ll want a speaker with at least five hours of battery life
- The speaker should only weigh around a pound or less for portability
- Find a speaker that can get as loud or louder than your (*beautiful*) shower singing
Below we’ve rounded up 13 of the best waterproof shower speakers. From portable powerhouses to tiny shower speakers, there’s enough variety here to satisfy even the snobbiest music lovers.
1. JBL Clip 3 Portable Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
This waterproof wireless speaker is a classic for a reason. Perfect to keep in the shower, all you have to do is clip this speaker wherever you want using the integrated carabiner and start blasting your music! It’s small enough that you can carry it with you on hikes, to the beach and more. But don’t be fooled by its size: it may be small, but it packs a pretty powerful audio punch. With up to 10 hours of continuous playtime, it’ll rock on long after your shower is over.
2. JBL Go 2
GREAT BUDGET BUY
The Go is about as small, lightweight and waterproof as a speaker can get. With an IPX7 rating, you don’t have to worry about leaving it in the shower, hell, you can throw it in the pool and it will be fine. And you’ll prune up before the five-hour battery life runs out. And if you’re particular about aesthetics, this little tune box comes in several different colors on Amazon.
3. UE Wonderboom 2
The new and improved Wonderboom 2 offers bigger bass, more overall volume and better battery life than its predecessor. Where the Wonderboom lasted about 10 hours, the new Wonderboom can keep the tunes bumping for an additional three hours. And don’t let the small frame full you — this tiny guy can get loud. But if you don’t want to spend $100 on a new shower speaker, the O.G. Wonderboom is still a great and more affordable choice.
4. JBL Flip 5
NO FRILLS GREAT
Leave this bad boy in the shower, or bring it camping without having to worry about a little rain ruining the party. The Flip 5 is designed to handle water without any trouble. And the speaker will certainly outlast the party with its 12 hours of continuous battery life. Stand it upright, or lay it horizontal, it doesn’t matter, the tunes are going to slap.
5. Braven Ready Elite Active
If this thing can handle dirt, sand and drops, it can certainly handle your shower. The Ready Elite Active is more than just a shower speaker, it’s an all-out outdoor portable music playing tank. The outer casing keeps it protected from all sorts of damage, all while still maintaining good sound quality. If you want the Rambo of shower speakers, this is it.
6. Moxie Showerhead and Wireless Speaker
BEST SHOWERHEAD/SPEAKER COMBO
For the ultimate singing-in-the-shower experience, look no further than the Moxie showerhead and wireless speaker combo from Kohler. Using built-in Bluetooth, you can connect the wireless speaker to your mobile phone, laptop or tablet seamlessly to listen to whatever your heart feels like at that moment. It comes with a built-in rechargeable battery that can blast out the tunes for up to seven hours straight before needing a recharge (though we suggest you try and keep your showers a bit shorter — think of the environment and the water bills).
7. Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Waterproof Speaker
The Wonderboom is proof positive that you can have a whole lot of technology and design packed into a tight, little package. With bold lines and an extra intuitive design (unlike other speakers, you’ll have no problem finding the volume settings), this portable speaker will look great in a modern- or contemporary-looking bathroom. And because it’s 100% waterproof, you can take it with you to your next pool party or beachside trip. Best of all, the powerful rechargeable battery can power this little nugget for 10 hours straight.
8. Ultimate Ears Megaboom 3 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
For when you want a waterproof speaker that looks as sleek as you feel, this elegant model comes in six different colors and is built like a brick, which is a must when you’re dealing with things slipping and sliding in the shower. Dustproof, waterproof and able to withstand those all-too-occasional drops, this speaker features smart one-touch settings to help program your playlists and help configure your audio settings. What more could you ask for in a portable speaker?
9. BONBON Bluetooth Shower Speaker
At just under $15, you really can’t go wrong with this shower speaker. For starters, it uses a smart suction-cup design that lets you easily (and securely) slap it on whatever wall you want. In the shower, on a boat, you name it. Second, it features Bluetooth technology and comes with a built-in mic so you can take calls, listen to some choice tunes and more will you rinse the previous night away. It’s also available in four cool colors.
10. XLEADER SoundAngel (2 Gen) With Waterproof Case
Sync this speaker to your smart assistant and you can enjoy all the variety of convenience of Alexa, but while you shower. Featuring full high-definition sound packed into a teeny, tiny speaker, the SoundAngel features a 40mm 5 W driver has its own subwoofer resonator to help you pump up the volume to some seriously intense levels. Your roommates may hate you, but at least they won’t be able to hear you sing off-key.
11. DuoTen IPX7 Waterproof Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker
This colorful floating speaker is great for pool parties and includes an impressive 8W powerful driver that helps deliver those extra rich bass lines. Able to connect two Bluetooth devices at once, it features a bright LCD display (complete with a handy clock) that makes it easier to see, edit and configure your settings day or night. It even comes with its own detachable suction cup you can place in the shower. Plus, this speaker will show you the time, so you know exactly how long you’ve been daydreaming while sudsing up.
12. Anker Soundcore Flare
You probably best recognize Anker for their uber handy power banks, but their portable shower speaker offering isn’t too shabby either. Not only is it waterproof, so you can enjoy your tunes in the shower, but it also has a colorful light at the bottom the enhance the dance party in the shower (be careful, showers get slick). Your legs will certainly give out before the eight-hour battery life runs out. And the $62 dollar price sweetens the deal even more.
13. Altec Lansing IMW257-MT Mini H20
SUPER BUDGET PICK
This tiny little speaker isn’t the loudest, but it’s small enough and light enough to the point you won’t mind bringing it backpacking, even when every pound counts. It’s IP67 waterproof, so even if the weather turns, or if you leave it in the shower, it won’t phase the little guy. The six-hour battery life is even big for this little speaker. This is proof that even the best shower speakers don’t have to be big to be badass.