Music is arguably the most important part of any social function, and while choosing the right music is something we can’t help you with, we can help you make sure whatever you pick sounds good. Finding ways to play music indoors isn’t that difficult — TVs often have pretty good speakers, and it’s easy to fill a small space with music. If you have a backyard, though, chances are people are going to want to move the party outside. That’s where the challenge comes in. How do you find speakers that will fill an outdoor area and hold out against the weather?
Fortunately, Amazon makes it easy to find outdoor speakers that can produce big audio and withstand whatever crazy weather might come your way. Bear in mind that these picks are not wireless or Bluetooth speakers. You’ll still need to wire them to whatever sound system you have. But if you’re ready to turn your small backyard BBQ into a full-blown block party, these are the speakers to get.
1. Dual Electronics LU53PB 3-Way High Performance Outdoor Indoor Speakers
Amazon often conveniently lists a handful of different options from the same company on one product listing. Included in this listing are Bluetooth speakers, but for overall value, we like the set of two wired speakers. They’re weather resistant, affordable, and they have a rotating bracket that makes it easy to find the optimal orientation.
Pros: Good sound quality for the price, solid bass out of a compact speaker. Several users noted that the speakers held up to the elements after multiple seasons.
Cons: Some reviewers found that the clasps to hold the wires in place were not especially sturdy.
2. Polk Audio Atrium 4 Outdoor Speakers
These Atrium 4 speakers from Polk come with a rotating bracket for easy mounting, and the baffle shape is designed to produce a broad range of sound. Plus, these speakers offer weather resistance.
Pros: Easy to install, and can stand up to weather.
Cons: Some reviewers hoped for deeper bass.
3. Yamaha NS-AW150WH 2-Way Indoor/Outdoor Speakers
Yamaha has been in the music business for a long time, and they produce dependable and affordable outdoor speakers. These speakers come with bases and brackets for mounting, as well as wires. You’ll have everything you need to install them and get the party going.
Pros: High-quality sound for outdoor speakers, capable of withstanding the elements.
Cons: These do not have as many possible mounting angles as the other options.