At a glance
The Ultimate Ears Hyperboom is a big Bluetooth speaker -- it weighs in at a hefty 13 pounds and looks the most like a conventional speaker than any other on this list. But, that may just be what you want. At $400, the UE Hyperboom brings a loud and bassy sound profile, perfect for parties and social gatherings. You can pair to it via Bluetooth, a 3.5mm auxiliary port, or optical input (game console, TV, PC, etc.). Given the size, the speaker is flanked by a carrying strap. It can charge external devices (a party-favorite feature) at the expense of the promised 24 hours of playback.