There are so many reasons to get a Bluetooth speaker. Maybe you need an outdoor speaker for gatherings, are building surround sound with multiple speakers in your home theater or perhaps you're just looking for great sound that can be moved on a whim. Regardless of the reason, there's almost certainly a portable speaker with powerful sound that'll work for you.

In our quest to find the best Bluetooth speaker, we considered factors such as sound quality, battery life and more -- below, we present our current contenders, including compact mini models, pocket-size micro versions and heftier models with powerful audio. If you're looking for more, we can also recommend the best smart speakers and the best Wi-Fi speakers and music systems.