Outdoor speakers are designed to withstand the elements without compromising their audio quality. We’ve rounded up the best options for your garden or patio from the likes of Bose, Klipsch, and JBL, among others.
Outdoor speakers, like their TV counterparts, have been designed to withstand the elements, including extreme weather and temperatures, yet still deliver excellent sound quality. Their sound signature is typically wider than the one offered by indoor speakers, too.
Note: This roundup contains only wired outdoor speakers. In case you are looking for wireless speakers that can handle the outdoors, check out our dedicated article.
$200 per pair
JBL’s N24AWII outdoor speakers are a compact bookshelf option with a maximum output of 100 watts. Available in black or white, each speaker consists of a ¾-inch tweeter and a 10-inch woofer. A great option for a small outdoor space.
$398 per pair
The Bose 251 has been designed to deliver a wide sound field that’s perfect for outdoor listening. The wall-mount speakers pack a 5.25-inch woofer, two 2.5-inch full-range drivers, and a 2.5-inch tweeter. Like all Bose products, the 251 speakers deliver exceptional sonic experience. You can order them in black or white.
Polk Audio Atrium 4
from $115 per pair
Polk Audio’s Atrium 4 outdoor speakers have an attractive price tag and easy mounting setup. They feature a broad-coverage acoustic design and, like most offerings in the segment, come in black or white. Hardware-wise, each speaker packs a 4.5-inch long-throw driver and a ¾-inch tweeter.
Bose Free Space 51
$449 per pair
The Free Space 51 features an in-ground design and a stealthy green color, which allows them to blend in nicely with the contents of your garden. Each speaker delivers 360-degree sound coverage via a 4.5-inch full-range driver. Bose backs the Free Space 51 speakers with a robust five-year warranty.
from $75 per pair
Quality outdoor speakers can hardly get any more affordable than the compact Yamaha NS-AW150. Each mountable speaker features a 6.5-inch woofer and a ½-inch tweeter that combine for a maximum power capacity of 120 watts. The available color options are black or white.
The Klipsch AWR-650-SM has been designed to look like a granite rock, so it perfectly blends with just about any type of landscape. Available in two earthy shades, the speaker has a beefy 6.5-inch dual-coil woofer and a duo of ¾-inch tweeters. Klipsch offers each speaker with a limited lifetime warranty.
ION Audio Solar Stone
$182 per pair
The ION Audio Solar Stone is a cool wireless outdoor speaker, whose built-in battery can deliver up to 48 hours of tunes on a single charge. A built-in solar battery will fully charge the speaker in 55 hours. A much speedier adapter will take only six hours to do the job. A 6.5-inch speaker and a powerful amplifier are in charge of the sonic experience.
Boston Acoustics SoundWare
The Boston Acoustics SoundWare is an ultra-compact and stylish outdoor speaker with maximum output power of 100 watts. Easy to mount in tight spaces, the speaker packs a 4.5-inch woofer and a ¾-inch dome tweeter. Boston Acoustics backs each speaker with a five-year warranty. Black and white are the two available colors.
JBL Control X
$300 per pair
JBL’s Control X outdoor speakers deliver understated style and excellent sound quality in a compact form factor. The speakers are designed to easily to integrate into an existing sound system. Audio comes courtesy of a 5.25-inch woofer and 1-inch tweeter. Like many of their rivals, the speakers are available in black or white.