There’s nothing more relaxing than laying a quilt on the grass, opening up a basket full of snacks and drinks, and having a picnic with your friends or family. What could be better than playing some music in the background from a WiFi speaker?
However, as with most things, there are literally hundreds of different makes and models of WiFi speakers out there, and choosing a good one, let alone one that works well for you, can be quite a challenge. So, we’ve put this list of some of the best WiFi speakers for picnic together to help you find your perfect match. Read on for more.
Picnic WiFi Speaker Reviews
JAM Symphony WiFi Speaker
Starting off simple, we have this portable WiFi speaker from JAM, which sports a sleek and minimalist look, with all of the features you need to enjoy music while having a picnic. It’s also a great budget option for those who aren’t looking to break the bank.
One of the great things about this WiFi speaker from JAM is that it comes with a push-to-talk Amazon Alexa feature, which allows you to access Alexa via your smart device after you’ve done some configuration using the Alexa and JAM apps. The speaker itself boasts room-filling, 2.1 stereo sound, making it perfect for both indoor and outdoor use.
You can control the JAM WiFi speaker using the free JAM app, which is also compatible with Spotify, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Tidal, and more. You can stream your favorite music or make use of the integrated intercom, using the JAM app to talk through the speaker.
The One Touch Music feature allows you to access all of your presets with just the touch of a button, and setting up the device is as easy as pie. The Symphony speaker is quite small and compact, so it can easily fit in your bag or even your picnic basket.
The one problem we have with the Symphony is that it is quite heavy on the mid-tones, which means that higher melodies and lower bass tones don’t ring out as much as we’d like. It’s a minor inconvenience but worth mentioning nonetheless.
- Push to talk Alexa features
- Room-filling sound
- Controlled via app
- High compatibility range
- Very portable
- Mid-heavy sound
Marshall Stanmore II Wireless Bluetooth Speaker
If you’re a fan of a more vintage, retro look, then the Marshall Stanmore II may just be the perfect Bluetooth speaker for you. It comes in three different colors, so you can choose one that perfectly matches your personal taste and style.
The Marshall Stanmore II Wireless Bluetooth speaker produces a sound that’s larger than life, making it perfect for any room and also for outdoor use. It was built using advanced components that allow it to create clean and precise audio, even at the max volume levels.
You can connect to it wirelessly thanks to its Bluetooth technology while not losing your sound quality and maintaining connection, even at a distance of 30 feet. In addition, you can customize the sound that the speaker produces using Marshall’s smart device app or by using the analog controls on the top panel of the speaker.
You also have the option of using a wired connection using the RCA or 3.5mm audio jack for an analog listening experience. The Stanmore II comes with multi-host functionality, allowing you to connect and switch between Bluetooth devices quickly and seamlessly. This makes it great if you are having a picnic with a group of your friends and want to take turns playing music.
Unfortunately, the Stanmore II suffers the same problem that the JAM Symphony does, in that it does not produce a very well-rounded sound. The highs sound quite tinny, while the basses are almost nonexistent.
- Large sound
- Clean, precise audio
- 30ft. connection distance
- Allows for wired connection
- Multi-host functionality
- Does not produce a well-rounded sound
Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST Waterproof WiFi Speaker
As the name suggests, the Megablast speaker from Ultimate Ears has the unique advantage of being waterproof, which makes it perfect for picnics at the pool. However, this feature comes with its price, so if you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option, we recommend looking at the other products on this list.
The Megablast is Ultimate Ears’ most powerful speaker, offering a 360º, intense and rich sound with excellent clarity and bass that pounds in your chest. It boasts a 12-hour battery life, bringing your music alive wherever you might take it. It also features hands-free Amazon Alexa control, allowing you to ask Alexa to play your music from a Spotify playlist without ever having to press a button.
You can also play music from iHeartRadio, Amazon Music, and TuneIn. One of the greatest benefits of this WiFi speaker is the fact that it is completely waterproof, capable of being entirely immersed in water of up to 1 meter for 30 minutes. In addition, it is one of the most durable speakers out there, which makes it perfect for clumsy people.
You can use the Ultimate Ears app to download updates for your speaker as they become available, giving you access to all of the new features that the brand releases. Audio Playback is supported for Bluetooth devices that have an advanced audio distribution profile.
While you can control the speaker via Alexa, there’s no indication feature to let you know that Alexa is listening, so you’ll just have to trust the speaker and wait. This can be a little frustrating.
- 360° intense sound
- Good bass quality
- Amazon Alexa control
- Fully waterproof
- Updated via Ultimate Ears app
- No Alexa ‘listening’ indicator
Sony SRS-XB33 Extra Bass Wireless Portable Speaker
Sony is known for making extremely high-quality electronics, especially their speakers, and this wireless speaker is no exception. As the name suggests, it boasts extra bass power, allowing you to blast your favorite bass-heavy tunes while enjoying the full range of frequencies.
The great thing about this portable wireless speaker from Sony is that it is available in four stylish colors: black, blue, silver, and red, so that you can find the version that matches your personal taste. It is known for its heavy bass sound, which, as you’ve already seen, is something that many portable wireless speakers tend to lack.
The speaker is built to last, with its IP67 waterproof, dustproof, rustproof, and shockproof design. It’s practically indestructible, and it’s going to take a lot of abuse from you to start to show even the smallest signs of wear and tear. In addition, it boasts a 24-hour battery life from just a single charge, making it great for day trips and road trips.
The X-balanced speaker unit enhances the overall sound and power of the speaker for a fuller listening experience. There are also two multi-colored line lights that you can customize, which can be done using the Fiestable App. The Party Connect feature also allows you to sync up to 100 speakers for a louder party sound.
Unfortunately, while this Sony speaker does provide you with lots of bass, it tends to sound fuzzy and crackly when you crank the volume up to max, which can be quite annoying and ruin the listening experience.
- Available in four colors
- Heavy bass sound
- Very durable
- 24-hour battery life
- Two multi-colored line lights
- Bass tends to crackle at high volumes
INSMY C12 Waterproof Shower Speaker
To end off the list, we have this unique wireless speaker from INSMY. It is a shower speaker, so you already know that it is fully waterproof, and it is also one of the most compact and budget-friendly models out there.
This INSMY wireless waterproof speaker is designed to be used in the shower, but it can also be a great companion to take along with you on your picnics. It is very compact and portable and is super easy to throw into your bag and take along with you wherever you go.
It comes with a rechargeable battery that can last up to 12-hours on just a single charge, which takes only 3 hours. With its passive radiators and 5W driver, the speaker delivers a surprisingly crisp sound, even over the noise of your shower, and probably, your shower singing.
It includes a micro-USB charging cable, as well as a lanyard that you can use to attach the speaker to your bag or have it hanging around your neck for easy access. The speaker also comes with a suction cup, which allows you to stick it to just about any flat, even surface around you.
Sadly, like the previous speaker from Sony, the INSMY wireless speaker tends to crackle when you turn the volume up to the max level. This can be pretty frustrating for most people, but if you don’t mind listening to music below full volume, then it won’t bother you.
- Suction cup
- Available in many colors
- Micro-USB charging cable
- Comes with a lanyard
- 12-hour battery life
- May crackle at full volume
That concludes our list of the best WiFi speakers out there for picnics. If you haven’t got one already, we highly recommend picking up one of the above speakers to take on your next picnic and enjoy some tunes with your friends or family.