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When it’s time for summer travel, the option to pop in a pair of wireless headphones can mean the difference between a long, dreary trip and a fun, easy ride. And for outdoor types, a handy quality wireless speaker can bring weather reports, news updates or tonight’s big game to the campsite. With so many options available it can be hard to decide, but once again AAA Wishlist has you covered. We’ve rounded up some of this year’s best options for superior audio, no matter what activities your schedule holds. Come pick your favorites!
This sleek set of earbuds comes with a magnetic charging case that gets to work as soon as you set the buds in place; one full charge gives 3 to 4 hours of use and can be used to recharge up to 18 times without needing any additional charge itself. Indicator lights let you know the charging status when in the case, which shuts off automatically when fully charged. Pasonomi Bluetooth Earbuds Wireless Headphones are waterproof, ideal for working out and travel. Pairs easily with Bluetooth and maintains a strong connection while in use. Comes with three types of ear tips for optimal comfort and won’t fall out even during vigorous exercise. Use both together or one at a time. Comes with a 12-month replacement option. Buy it here.
Make clear calls and enjoy beautifully immersive sound for up to 15 hours on one charge. The Bose SoundLink Around-Ear Wireless Headphones II connect quickly with current Bluetooth technology and let you easily switch between using your smartphone and watching videos, all within around up to 33 feet of your device. Comes with a protective storage case. Very comfortable fit around the ear, great for games, chatting and listening. A great bang for the buck, these beauties are well worth the price tag! Beloved on Amazon, they maintain a rating of 4.3/5 stars after 2,000+ customer reviews. Available in white (shown) or black. Buy it here.
Enjoy an impressive range of premium sound and plenty of bass with splash-resistant Samsung Galaxy Buds. Adjust settings to control how much ambient noise you can hear around you with Ambient Aware. Works with both Android and iOS RAM 1.5 GB or higher; iOS users can utilize Siri Voice Command. You’ll get up to 13 hours of play from one full charge and the wireless charging case, which provides around 7 hours of charge all its own. Comes with several adjustable ear tip and wingtip sizes for an individualized fit. Buy it here.
Superior sound and call quality awaits with quick-charging and easily connected Apple Airpods. In fact, once they’re removed from the charging case, they automatically connect and turn on. Wake up Siri with your voice if you need some handy personal assistance, and tap twice on the pod to play or skip ahead on your playlist. Highly favored for gym use and running, these can either charge up on a wireless charging pad or via the accompanying charging cord. Buy it here.
Premium quality at a reasonable cost, the TREBLAB X5 Advanced Sports True Wireless Headphones come with Beryllium speakers, up to 30 hours of battery life with the charging case and assorted memory foam ear tips/fins for a superior customized fit. Water-resistant, sweat-proof and masterful at switching between calls, Siri/Voice Assistant and music even while working out. Comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and a one-year warranty. Available in off-white and black. Buy it here.
Compatible with the iPhone, Samsung and most other Bluetooth-enabled devices for full, rich stereo sound anywhere you go. The Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker‘s built-in microphone ensures effortless connecting to Alexa as well as music. Maintains a tight connection via Bluetooth up to 66 feet away from your device. Battery lasts up to 24 hours – plenty of time for your next patio soiree and then some! Highly praised among Amazon customers, this Amazon’s Choice speaker maintains a 4.5/5 star rating after 12,846 verified reviews. Available in black, blue and red. Buy it here.
Nothing screams, “summer” like adding a day or two of remote work from home to your weekly schedule. But when you need to have conference calls with colleagues, clarity and sound quality is everything. Enter the foolproof Jabra Speak 510 MS & Link 370 Professional Unified Communication Speakerphone, assuring you can participate in your meetings anytime anywhere. Compatible with prominent UC platforms, the Jabra Speak offers a super easy setup and crystal clear sound as well as certification with Skype for business and Cisco. Done with the meeting? Enjoy some music on the speaker for a while. Buy it here.
High quality for a remarkably affordable price, the OontZ Angle 3 (3rd Gen) Bluetooth Portable Speaker is ideal for boosting your phone’s volume to enjoy music, games, podcasts and more. Connects easily via Bluetooth to any smart device and plays up to 14 hours on a single charge. Available in five sizes, the OontZ Angle brings in rich, full audio up to 100 feet from your device, weighs only 10 ounces and is splash-proof and lightweight. Get it in black, red, Coca-Cola red and white. Buy it here.
Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
This little IPx7 waterproof pool pal packs a loud punch and 360 degrees of sound, perfect to liven up the vibes at your next pool party. Easily connects via Bluetooth to function within 100 feet of your device. One full charge provides 10 hours of music. Press the plus sign on the Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker to raise the volume; the minus sign turns it down. Very well-liked, this unique pool speaker carries a proud 4.5/5 star rating after 1600+ verified Amazon customer reviews. Available in several colors. Feel free to use it in the shower as well! Buy it here.
JBL Clip 2 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
If you like the waterproof nature of the WONDERBOOM above, but you need a way to securely clip it onto things, this IPX7 waterproof speaker might be for you. Attach to your backpack straps, bike, belt loops shower caddy, etc. The JBL Clip 2 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker has an impressively loud, clear sound for its 1.6-ounce size. Works with music or as speakerphone. Available in six stunning colors. Buy it here.
Bose SoundLink Revolve Portable Bluetooth 360 Speaker
The surprisingly small Bose SoundLink Revolve Portable Bluetooth 360 Speaker easily pairs by storing the last eight devices it was connected with, and can be used for music and audio stories, speakerphone, to access Siri and Google and more. A louder and far more immersive experience than you might think, this speaker offers a true 360 degrees of sound up to 30 feet from your device. Water-resistant and plays for 12 hours on a single charge. Some recommend pairing it with one more for optimal outdoor party sound. Another Amazon’s Choice favorite, this portable speaker holds it down at 4.4/5 stars after 1268 customer reviews. Available in triple black or lux gray. Buy it here.
What do you think? Which of these wireless headphone and speakers works best for your summer plans? Let us know your thoughts in the comments and enjoy your summer tunes, podcasts and audio stories wherever you go!