Updated August 31, 2019 by Daniel Goldstein

The 10 Best Shower Speakers

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This wiki has been updated 6 times since it was first published in August of 2019. Rather than starting your day off groggy and grumpy, with a good shower speaker, you can listen to your favorite music, podcast, or audiobook as you get clean. Some of the units we've included have other features, too, such as a built-in mic or voice control. We've ranked the best models available, judging them by their durability, sound fidelity, battery life, convenience, and price. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best shower speaker on Amazon.

10. SoundBot 510 HD

9. AYL SoundFit

8. iFox iF012

7. VicTsing SoundHot

6. Boom Swimmer Duo

5. Braven Mira

4. Ultimate Ears Boom 3

3. JBL Clip 3

1. UE Roll 2

Special Honors

Kohler Moxie K-9245-CP Showerhead This innovative, American-made unit consists of a Bluetooth speaker that screws into the included showerhead. Removing the speaker from the fixture to charge it with the included micro-USB cable is very easy. The battery life is pretty decent, though, so you won't need to do this too frequently. If you're in need of a new showerhead anyway, this combination makes sense. kohler.com

Kohler K-8033 SoundTile Speakers Engineered in conjunction with Polk, these wall- or ceiling-mounted speakers offer fantastic fidelity, and you won't have to worry about tripping over them or anything like that while you towel off. Though installing them certainly requires some practical know-how (or the help of a professional), once you have these installed, they're pretty much as low-maintenance as you can hope for in a pair of shower speakers. kohler.com

Editor's Notes

August 24, 2019:

Only a few of the options we've chosen were intended to be used primarily as shower speakers. Coincidentally, of our top 5 picks, none of them are built solely for this purpose. Rather, thanks to constantly-improving waterproofing standards in portable speakers, shower usage has become a welcome consequence, albeit mostly unintended. The waterproofing is often conceived for those who want to bring their speaker onto a boat, raft, pool float, etc. We suspect that as time goes on, a few more savvy innovators will create high-quality speakers designed specifically for the shower.

With all that said, the models we've included function excellently in the shower, even if they weren't designed solely for this purpose. Many of the speakers we chose were suction-cup models or clip-on units, both of a similar size and shape, with a decent battery life, acceptable sound fidelity, and an inexpensive price tag. Examples include the JBL Clip (#3), the VicTsing SoundHot (#7), the iFox iF012 (#8), and the SoundBot 510 HD (#10). Those who want a cheap, no-fuss model will have plenty to chose from there.

If, on the other hand, sound fidelity is not something you're willing to look the other way on, then we'd recommend checking out the Bose SoundLink Micro (#2), the Ultimate Ears Boom 3 (#4), and the Braven Mira (#5). The Boom 3 has the loudest, clearest output, but it's also the clunkiest, and you'll need to find somewhere to place it where it won't get knocked down.

Our top pick, the UE Roll 2, offers both high-fidelity output and convenience. It's small, sleek, and powerful, and for that reason, we've deemed it worthy of the #1 spot, despite its slightly intimidating price.

Daniel Goldstein
Last updated on August 31, 2019 by Daniel Goldstein

Daniel is a writer, musician, and frequent traveler with a bachelor’s in creative writing from the State University of New York. In recent years, his writing chops have developed alongside his musical skills, thanks to a rich double life. During the day, he apprenticed with “Rolling Stone” journalist and critic Will Hermes, and when the sun set, he and his NYC-based, four-piece band gigged at high-end venues across the northeastern United States. His affinity for sharing things he's passionate about has culminated in nine years of experience as a music teacher at elementary schools, where he honed his ability to simplify and elucidate concepts to the uninitiated. All considered, he feels most at home writing about instruments, audio electronics and backpacking gear.

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