Holi 2024: 5 party speakers to elevate your Holi celebrations

Get the music in place!

Whether you're painting the town red (or green, or blue) outdoors or hosting a Holi-themed bash indoors, having the perfect music can elevate your celebration. And, to get that perfect sound, you need the right equipment. Lucky for you, we've done the heavy lifting and put together a list of speakers that are rugged, sound good and can serve you well.

JBL Go 3 Eco (₹3,499)

First and foremost, the JBL Go 3 Eco has an IP67 rating so it is expected to shrug off water and dust like a champ. Whether you're splashing in the pool or playing with colours outdoors, this speaker is down for the ride. It's super compact, meaning you can toss it in your bag and take the party wherever you go. With up to five hours of playtime, it'll accompany you through your Holi revelry well. And with wireless Bluetooth streaming, you can DJ from your phone and keep the Holi vibes alive!

LG XBoom RNC9 (₹42,190)

This big speaker does come with big features, dual 8in woofers along with dual 1in tweeter units and a promise of ‘Deep rich bass that rocks the party’. But here’s where the real fun begins, you get a mic-in, guitar-in, 2xUSB ports, and app functionality on your smartphone. The built-in karaoke feature lets you tweak the music and mic volume separately, dial down track vocals with the Voice Canceller, and even adjust the music to match your voice with the Key Changer. Plus, you can add DJ effects from the DJ app and get your smartphone flashlight to groove along with the music. Now that's a recipe for a wild Holi bash! You can read the full review here.

JBL PartyBox 320 (₹54,999)

The standout feature of the JBL PartyBox 320 is its telescopic handle and wide, sturdy wheels, making it super easy to take the party anywhere. And, the multidimensional light show adds to the festive vibe! The party speaker has two high-sensitivity woofers and dual tweeters, along with AI Sound Boost technology, ensuring clear audio even at the loudest volumes. With 18 hours of playtime, which can be doubled with a swap and replaceable battery, you can very well kick off your Holi celebrations a day in advance!

UE Wonderboom 3 (₹6995)

This speaker is small and has a cute design. It is complemented by an IP67 water-resistance rating, meaning it can survive being submerged in 1 metre of water for up to 30 minutes. And it's also dustproof, can withstand a 5-foot drop onto concrete, and even floats! If this doesn’t shout "Holi-safe," we don't know what does!

Sonos Roam (₹21,999)

The Roam is touted as Sonos’ smallest and most budget-friendly portable speaker yet. Despite its size, it delivers decent sound and sports a rugged design. With both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, it integrates into your existing Sonos multiroom audio setup and can connect with other Series 2-compatible Sonos speakers. Plus, its bass-heavy audio performance makes it a good choice for outdoor use, while its Automatic Switching feature ensures a smooth transition for indoor use. Check out the full review here.