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What to Look for in Outdoor Speakers

by Nuvelon Tech on February 13, 2020

Ahhh, camping. There is something about curling up under the stars with your closest friends around the fire as you tell stories, roast marshmallows, play campfire games and jam out to some great music. 

Whether you camp often or are an avid park-goer, outdoor speakers can make any experience outside much more memorable. But, they're not all created equal! So before you buy a bulky, unreliable outdoor speaker, check for these features first.

1. Ultimate Portability

The last thing you need when you’re camping or enjoying the outdoors is an enormous speaker to lug around, especially when space is limited. There are many types of outdoor speakers; some attach to an RV, some are installed under awnings, some are even camouflaged as rocks.

Here’s the problem: What happens when you want to move the party elsewhere? Assuming your speaker is attached to your RV, you’d need a new speaker for different occasions like backyard barbeques or pregame tailgates. And let’s face it, nobody wants to roll up to a tailgate with a giant rock for a speaker.

That’s why you’ll want to make sure the speaker you pick is both portable and versatile, giving you more bang for your buck. After all, why spend your hard-earned cash on something you can only use for one activity? You want a speaker you can use anytime and anywhere, with ease.

2. Solid Durability

The ability to take your music anywhere you go can make all the difference in your outdoor excursions, but you need to know your speaker will last in any environment. There’s nothing worse than getting ready to dance the night away under the stars, only to find out that your outdoor speaker can’t hold a charge or withstand the weather. You need a speaker that is durable and dependable to keep the party going!

More specifically, we’re talking:

  • Battery Life: You’d hate for a speaker to quit mid-song. Make sure to find an outdoor speaker that’s battery life can provide hours of playtime.
  • Waterproof: Mother nature is nothing, if not unpredictable. Don’t make the mistake of buying a speaker that can’t handle bad weather. For frame of reference, check for IPX5 weather certification.
  • Average Lifespan: Read reviews and warranties to see what the average lifespan is of each outdoor speaker. You’ll want something that can provide years of enjoyment.

3. Killer Sound

It goes without saying, but an amazing outdoor speaker needs to produce a killer sound. What’s the point of having a speaker if the more you amp up the volume the worse the sound quality gets? As any party-goer or music enthusiast will tell you, volume is just one small factor when it comes to creating a dance-worthy experience.

Before purchasing an outdoor speaker, make sure to ask yourself:

  • Does it have an auxiliary input option?
  • Can you adjust the lighting to match the atmosphere?
  • If it connects through Bluetooth, is the sound still quality?
  • Can you pair it with other speakers to create true surround sound?

Now, imagine being able to experience the enveloping feeling of surround sound systems in the middle of the woods. You shouldn’t have to compromise the quality of your listening experience because you are outdoors.

With the Nuvelon FLARE, you can sync multiple speakers to create your own surround sound system wherever you are, no cords necessary. The bold bass and distortion-free sound will make your entire group feel like you’ve brought the club to your campsite without breaking the bank on an extensive sound system.

4. Easy on the Wallet

Most of us can’t drop thousands on an outdoor speaker system. Finding a high quality speaker at a reasonable price is difficult because you don’t want to sacrifice portability, durability, or sound quality just to save a few bucks.

Bluetooth speakers can range in price from $20 to over $300. While it can be tempting to go with the cheapest option, it’s much better to balance affordability with quality; purchasing a speaker that will last and save you real money in the long run. Going with the cheapest option can often mean repurchasing later. Do your homework and check for discounts — it is possible to land a killer outdoor speaker without breaking the bank.

The Nuvelon FLARE Ticks All the Boxes

During your hunt for your ideal outdoor speaker, you’ll find tons of options to choose from. That’s why it’s important to know what features to look for ahead of time (i.e. portable, durable, affordable). The Nuvelon FLARE has everything you need, and more.

With an extensive battery life, the Nuvelon FLARE can keep your group entertained for hours. It’s small enough to transport easily and big enough to pump out the best sound quality possible in any environment. Additionally, the Nuvelon FLARE is IPX5-certified, making it perfect for poolside jams or outdoor adventures.

The cherry on top? You can sync up to 100 Nuvelon FLARES to create a surround sound experience anywhere with ease and there are 10 light show options available to add some luminating color to your night.