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Top Picks: The 2 Best Tailgating Speakers Available

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Need a great tailgate speaker for your next event?  If you need recommendations, then this article is for you?

Tailgate Necessities

It doesn’t matter whether you are a football, basketball, or hockey fan, there is always a time of year for tailgating.  You may ask yourself, “what to you really need for a great tailgate?”  Here is the must have list:

  • Great grill (I personally prefer charcoal)
  • Great beer, of course
  • Place to weather the elements
  • Social game (deck of cards, cornhole anyone?)
  • Great music

Conversation is great for keeping the time going, but if you have great music, then instead of everyone talking to each other… they would sing in each other’s faces.

Most of us the have had that moment before, picture this with me…  glass raised in the air, arm around your best friend (stranger on the other side), violently yelling the lyrics to favorite song blaring on your speaker at a tailgate.

Well, if you want to recreate that moment, then this article is for you.

Recently we reviewed the best tailgating grills that will cause your barbecue to make even Chef Gordon Ramsey’s mouth water. The next item you need for an awesome tailgating party is an excellent set of speakers.

What to Look for in a Tailgating Speaker

In case you are thinking getting the best, quality tailgating speakers isn’t a big deal, think again.

Every party needs music, and a tailgating party in the parking lot of your team’s stadium is no exception. The ideal speakers need to have certain characteristics, for instance they need to be portable.

That means they should be:

  • wireless,
  • lightweight
  • compact
  • battery-powered

Speaking of batteries, you should make sure the batteries in your speakers have a long charge life – having your speakers die during Free Bird’s five-minute guitar solo would be a total buzz kill!

Next, it would be wise to purchase speakers that have a durable and weather resistant outer shell/case, tailgating parties take place outdoors after all so they will likely be exposed to the elements.

Furthermore, they are also likely to get dinged up or scratched during transport from party to party. Finally, and most importantly, you want to ensure that your speakers can produce a clear, crisp, loud, and resonating sound.

Our Picks For The 2 Best Tailgating Speakers

Luckily for you, the following two tailgating speakers, the Beats Pill Portable Speaker and the Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker, meet and exceed all of those features, and can be purchased through Amazon at a very reasonable price!

The Beats Pill Portable Speaker

Beats Pill Best speaker for tailgating

  •  Features:
    • Color: Black (Can also come in blue, red, and white).
    • The Beats Pill emits an extremely powerful and crystal clear sound. Whether you are listening to tunes with a booming bass or the falsetto crooning of Freddy Mercury. These speakers may be small, but they are loud!
    • The speakers Bluetooth technology allows you to change songs with a touch of a button from your smartphone, iPad or tablet, laptop, or any other Bluetooth capable device.
    • Connecting the Beats Pill to your Bluetooth device is super simple and can be done from as far as 30 feet away.
    • If you would like to increase the range of your speaker sound, you can sync two Pills together by simply tapping them against one another. You can program one Beats Pill to be the right speaker and the other one the left speaker, or you can choose to pair them both for a more amplified sound.
    • The Pill is light as a feather (Weight: 1.55 lbs) and portable! The complimentary carrying case comes with a convenient carabiner that can easily attach to a backpack handle or the tailgate of a pickup truck!
    • The speakers also include a Bluetooth internal microphone that allows users to use the Pill to speak on the phone.
    • Power source: Both AC and Battery (1 Lithium ion battery included)
    • The rechargeable Lithium ion battery provides up to 7 hours of continuous playing.
    • USB 2.0 charge/data cable included.
    • Dimensions: 2 inches x 7.6 inches x 2 inches


The Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker

Bose bluetooth Best Tailgating Speaker 2

  •  Features:
    • Colors: black, white, red, blue, and mint.
    • Just like the Beats Pill, the Bose SoundLink offers Bluetooth speaker technology that can emit a beautifully clear, full range sound that you would not expect from such a small speaker.
    • Voice prompting allows users to wirelessly pair the speaker easily with any Bluetooth device, such as a tablet, smartphone, or laptop.
    • The rechargeable battery allows for 8 hours of continuous playing.
    • The Bose SoundLink’s body is rounded, made very durable material, and includes a compact carrying case for easy transport.
    • Includes a stellar feature that allows users to control the speaker through voice command!
    • Need to make a conference call? The Bose SoundLink’s technology has got you covered!
    • Dimensions: 2.1 inches x 5 inches x 5.3 inches
    • Incredibly small, but powerful! (Weight: 1.2lbs)

Bad weather, beer shortages, running out of hot­dog buns, not so friendly rivalries… there is no telling what emergencies you may face at your tailgating parties this NFL season. But one thing is for certain, you can always rely on the Bose SoundLink or Beats Pill speakers to not let your party down!