Best Shower Speaker: 100% Waterproof

Can you think of anything more refreshing on a warm day than a cool shower?

How about a cool shower with your favorite tunes blasting. To enjoy that reality you will need a high-quality shower speaker.

iFox iF012 Bluetooth Shower Speaker - Certified Waterproof - Wireless It Pairs Easily To All Your Bluetooth Devices - Phones, Tablets, Computer, Radio
VicTsing SoundHot C6 Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker with 6H Playtime, Loud HD Sound, Shower Speaker with Suction Cup & Sturdy Hook, Compatible with IOS, Android, PC, Pad
JBL Clip 3 Portable Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker - Black
MSRP
$29.99
$21.99
$49.95
Our Rating
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Battery Life
10 hours
6 hours
10 hours
Connectivity
Bluetooth
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Bluetooth Version
4.1
4.2
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iFox iF012 Bluetooth Shower Speaker - Certified Waterproof - Wireless It Pairs Easily To All Your Bluetooth Devices - Phones, Tablets, Computer, Radio
MSRP
$29.99
Our Rating
-
Battery Life
10 hours
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
4.1
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VicTsing SoundHot C6 Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker with 6H Playtime, Loud HD Sound, Shower Speaker with Suction Cup & Sturdy Hook, Compatible with IOS, Android, PC, Pad
MSRP
$21.99
Our Rating
-
Battery Life
6 hours
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
4.2
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JBL Clip 3 Portable Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker - Black
MSRP
$49.95
Our Rating
-
Battery Life
10 hours
Connectivity
Bluetooth
Bluetooth Version
4.2
More Information

There are a lot of shower speakers out there but many of them are not up to scratch.

In this article, we identify the 5 best shower speakers on the current market so that you can have complete buying confidence.

We will also answer your most pressing shower speaker queries with our FAQ section.

BEST OVERALL: iFox iF012 Bluetooth Shower Speaker

iFox iF012 Bluetooth Shower Speaker

Specs

  • Size: 3.4 x 3.4 x 2.6 inches
  • Battery life: 10 hrs
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth version: 4.1

Benefits

The iFox iF012 Bluetooth Speaker is the best sounding shower speaker that we have yet to come across. This shower speaker is 100 percent waterproof, meaning that you can even submerge it under the water.

Drawbacks

The iFox iF012 Bluetooth Speaker will not produce the same level of sound loudness that you get from a non-shower speaker.

Extra Features

The iFox iF012 Bluetooth Speaker provides you with some great acoustics out of its 3.4 inch circular configuration. It is extremely compact, providing a high level of functionality and convenience. The device is also surprisingly robust.

The iFox iF012 Bluetooth Speaker comes with a 100 percent waterproof certification, meaning that it can be completely submerged in three feet of water. It is also ROHS, CE and FCC certified. The product also comes with a 12-month guarantee. If for any reason you are not satisfied with your purchase, the manufacturer will provide you with a no questions asked money-back guarantee.

This shower speaker is easy to operate, with extremely receptive control buttons that are large and centrally located. A large, powerful suction cup on the back of the speaker allows you to attach it to the wall of the shower. This suction cap is reliable and will stay in place for the duration of your shower.

The iFox iF012 Bluetooth Speaker has a 33-foot Bluetooth range. The functionality of this device includes the ability to answer calls through the speakerphone. The battery life of this speaker impresses at 10 hours. The time to fully recharge the device is 3 hours.

Buying Advice

TheiFox iF012 Bluetooth Speaker is a powerful, compact little speaker that delivers an awesome sound quality at a great price. Its suction cap is reliable and it is packaged in a very sturdy casing.

This is a great shower speaker that fully deserves to be your new bathroom companion.

RUNNER UP: VicTsing SoundHot C6 Portable Bluetooth Speaker

VicTsing SoundHot C6 Portable Bluetooth Speaker Waterproof

Specs

  • Size: 5 x 2.2 x 4.2 inches
  • Battery life: 6 hours
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth version: 4.2

Benefits

The VicTsing SoundHot C6 Portable Bluetooth speaker is a very sturdy, reliable shower accessory with an IPX waterproof rating. It gives you two mounting options along with an integrated microphone and hands-free operation.

Drawbacks

The VicTsing SoundHot C6 Portable Bluetooth speaker’s suction cup is not sufficiently strong to hold it for any appreciable length of time.

Extra Features

The VicTsing SoundHot C6 Portable Bluetooth speaker is a saucer-shaped device that delivers an impressive level of stereo sound. It is fitted with a dominant 5W driver so that you will be able to hear it easily above the sound of your shower. You get six hours of battery life from this speaker.

The VicTsing SoundHot C6 Portable Bluetooth speaker represents very good value for money. It mounts to the wall of your shower or textured glass by way of a suction cup. However, the strength of this suction cup is lacking. It is this factor that relegated the VicTsing SoundHot C6 to second place on our Top 5 list.

Unfortunately, there is no lanyard to suspend the speaker from your shower head

Buying Advice

The VicTsing SoundHot C6 Portable Bluetooth speaker is a compact, efficient little shower speaker that provides you with a quality sound experience. Its lack of suction cup strength is a disappointment but if you can sit it on your soap holder then you will have no problems.

ALTERNATIVE: JBL Clip 3 Portable Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

JBL Clip 3 Portable Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker Black

Specs

  • Size: 2.4 x 5.7 x 7.8 inches
  • Battery life: 10 hours
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth version: 4.2

Benefits

The JBL Clip 3 shower speaker allows you to connect as many as 3 tablets or smartphones to the speaker and allows for a playtime of up to 10 hours.

Drawbacks

The audio on the JB3 Clip is a little heavy on the bass. There is also no suction cup to attach the device to the wall of your shower.

Extra Features

The JBL Clip 3 shower speaker features passive bass radiators on each end to make the low end sound even better. This adds to the already impressive audio to produce  truly impressive shower sound experience.

The Lithium-ion Polymer battery provides you with an incredible playtime of up to 10 hours. This device is rated to IPX7 Waterproofing which allows you to submerge it underwater.

An integrated carabiner allows you to clip this nifty speaker wherever it is most convenient, while also protecting the speaker from damage. A built-in noise and echo-canceling speakerphone gives you crystal clear calls with the press of a button. You can also take crystal-clear calls from your speaker with the touch of a button, thanks to the noise and echo-canceling speakerphone.

The JBL Clip 3 is made from a durable fabric material combined with a rugged rubber housing.

Buying Advice

The JBL Clip 3 shower speaker is a very nifty looking device that is also extremely functional. It can clip to your backpack or belt buckle when you’re on the move and will deliver crystal clear sound when you are in the shower.

ALTERNATIVE: AYL SoundFit

Portable Outdoor and Shower Bluetooth 5.0 Speaker by AYL SoundFit

Specs

  • Size: 3.6 x 2 x 3.9 inches
  • Battery life: 10 hours
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0

Benefits

The AYL Soundfit shower speaker is a slick, compact, functional unit that is waterproof and delivers a very pleasing sound quality. The 10-hour battery life is another impressive feature.

Drawbacks

The Bluetooth connection on the AYL Soundfit has a tendency to lag which may cause you to miss the first couple of notes of your favorite tune. This is an inherent issue with Bluetooth, however, and is not specific to this particular speaker. If you are listening to an audio that has pauses, the speaker may turn off during the pause period.

Extra Features

The AYL Soundfit shower speaker weighs only half a pound and measures in at 3.6 x 2 x 3.9 inches, making it extremely compact and lightweight. The Bluetooth connectivity allows you to play your music up to 33 feet away from the sound source.

The sound quality of the AYL Soundfit is impressive, with a solid bass that complements the smooth mids and crystal clear high tones. The waterproof rating of this speaker is IPX 5, which provides protection from running streams up to 3 meters away. The charging time of 3 hours compares favorably to many competing models.

The AYL Soundfit shower speaker has a shockproof design that allows it to withstand impact from a drop of up to 6.5 feet. You can perform hands-free calling on this device. The control buttons are located on the top of the speaker for easy access. Available controls are Play, Pause, Volume, Skip forward/back, and Power.

You get a range of color choices when you buy this shower speaker. The sleek design, compact build, and easy carry handle combine to provide you with a stylish yet very functional speaker.

Your purchase of the AYL Soundfit comes with  3-year product warranty, which is extremely impressive on a portable speaker.

Buying Advice

The AYL Soundfit shower speaker provides solid performance in the shower. It looks great, sounds impressive and provides you with the rugged waterproof protection you need in the shower.

ALTERNATIVE: FUGOO Style XL- Portable Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

FUGOO Style XL

Specs

  • Size: 11.4 x 3.9 x 4.6 inches
  • Battery life: 35 hours
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0

Benefits

The FUGOO Style XL- Portable Rugged Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker stands out with its remarkable battery life of 35 hours. This is truly impressive in the portable market. This impressive speaker also features Siri and Google Now control.

Drawbacks

The FUGOO Style XL is an expensive shower speaker. In addition, the jacket design means that you do not get much in the way of visual feedback.

Extra Features

The FUGOO Style XL provides you with 100 percent waterproofing, making it great, not only for the shower but also to take out on the water. The IP67 rating allows for this unit to be submerged to a depth of three feet for half an hour. The unit even provides you with a portable power bank.

This shower speaker is fully enabled with Siri and Google Now capability, allowing you to fully integrate it into your smart home system and control the whole thing with your voice.

The sound quality of the FUGOO Style XL is a standout feature. It comes by way of eight different drivers (two mids/subs, two passive radiators, and four tweeters). The resulting sound is completely immersive. The sounds peak out at 97dB.

The FUGOO Style XL has a classic retro design with its faux-fabric faced and compact cube shape.

Buying Advice

The FUGOO Style XL- Portable Rugged Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker is the most expensive speaker in our review list. It is also the speaker with the longest battery life and the best overall sound quality.

If you want the best and are prepared to pay a premium price then this is the shower speaker for you.

Shower Speaker FAQ

Does steam affect speakers?

waterproof speaker

Yes, steam can affect the electronics in your speakers as well as your other devices.

All electronics should be rated for the maximum level of humidity that they can put up with. Most of them are in the 80 to 85 percent humidity range. However, a shower room that is filled with fog will have a humidity level of close to 100 percent.

If you do not get wireless waterproof speakers you will end up damaging your speakers. Water vapor from the atmosphere will get inside your speakers, or laptop if you want to park that in your bathroom also, and may cause a short circuit.

Humidity from the shower room will also end up on the electronic componentry of your device. This is likely to increase the likelihood of corrosion and decrease the life span of your speaker or laptop.

You can decrease the likelihood of damage being caused to your speakers from shower humidity by using a ceiling fan, cracking open a window or buying a wireless shower speaker.

Are waterproof speakers really waterproof?

speaker on the beach fugoo

Not necessarily.

The level of waterproofing depends on the specific rating of the device in question. Getting up to speed on the different ratings is an important aspect of getting the right speakers to suit your specific requirements.

The first thing you have to differentiate between is waterproofing and water resistance.

Waterproofing refers to a covering or treatment with a material that prevents permeation by water. A waterproofed material is designed to completely resist water from entering into it. Water resistance is a protection that is designed not to be easily harmed or affected by water or not to allow water to pass through easily.

Water resistant products are designed to fight against water and make it difficult for water to get into them. However, they will not fully prevent water from entering. When it comes to electronic products such as speakers, labeling of water resistance means that it will be able to withstand rain and snow.

However, water resistant products are not designed to be submerged in water. Waterproof products can be submerged in water. The level of waterproofing depends on the ability of the housing of the product to seal it and keep water out.

When it comes to shower speakers, you will want a product that is waterproof as Waterproof products use an IPX standard rating system. It is important to get familiar with how these ratings work.

The ratings are given a number from 0 to 8 to indicate the waterproofing level. Here is  breakdown of what the IPX waterproof ratings indicate.

IPX0 – The speaker is not water resistant at all. Even just a few drops of water can potentially damage your speaker beyond repair.

IPX1 – The speaker has a small degree of protection against a few tiny drops of water, falling vertically. However, you should not place it directly in areas where there id lots of splashing. It is still better to keep your speaker perfectly dry.

IPX2 – This is the same as IPX1, but it protects your speaker from some drops when tilted up to 15 degrees.

IPX3 – This is still the same as IPX1, but it protects your speaker from some drops when tilted up to 60 degrees.

IPX4 – This protects your speaker from some sprays and splashes of water that come from any direction. While it can’t survive being splashed for a prolonged period time or being submerged, a momentary splash from a pool won’t otherwise hurt.

IPX5 – This is the same as IPX4, but it will protect your speaker from a stream of water coming at it from any direction. It protects the speaker from certain water pressures, such as a water gun, but it will do so for a short period of time. IPX5 speakers must not submerged.

IPX6 – This is the same as IPX4, but your speaker can withstand additional water pressure such as that coming from a pressure washer. IPX6 speakers cannot be submerged.

Everything after IPX6 is waterproof and water resistant:

IPX7 – This rating allows the speaker to be submerged into the water, to depths of up to 1 meter (or 3 feet) for a certain period of time, usually 30 minutes. The speaker will still function normally ((assuming that it doesn’t have any manufacturing flaws).

IPX8 – With this rating, a pool speaker can be submerged to the depths of 1 meter and beyond. Even if your speaker is found at the bottom of the pool or even at the bottom of the lake, if it has the IPX8 rating you can be assured that it will still work well.

What should I look for when buying a shower speaker?

speaker by the pool

The most important factor to consider when buying shower speakers is the battery life. Bluetooth connectivity will chew up your battery life at a rapid rate, so you need to get the best battery life possible.

Next up is the quality of the audio. To get the best sound quality, you will want a speaker that has a dedicated bass versus treble. You should also opt for stereo as opposed to mono. Getting a speaker with a lanyard hoop will allow you to hook the speaker over the shower head to provide you with an efficient, effective way to place your speaker in the shower.

When you position your speaker in this way you can get away with an IPX3 waterproof rating.

You should look for a shower speaker that comes with a built-in microphone. This will allow for hands-free calling.

Should I get a Bluetooth shower speaker?

While Bluetooth speakers do have some distinct convenience advantages, they may not be the best choice for shower speakers.

The quality of the music will not be as good through Bluetooth. That is because the data transfer rate is not as good as a wired speaker will deliver.

What is the best music for showering?

victsing speaker under shower

The answer to the question of what is the best music to listen to in the shower is a very subjective one.

After all, we all have our own personal preferences. So, in order to provide you with the most objective answer we decided to go to Spotify.

From them, we have gathered the top 20 songs that people are listening to in the shower. Here they are . . .

  1. Maroon 5 – “Unkiss Me”
  2. Bon Iver – “Skinny Love”
  3. Earth, Wind & Fire – “September”
  4. Colbie Caillat – “Try”
  5. Al Green – “Let’s Stay Together”
  6. Marvin Gaye, Kim Weston – “It Takes Two”
  7. Four Tops – “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)”
  8. Etta James – “At Last”
  9. The Supremes – “Baby Love”
  10. The Weekend – “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)”
  11. Shawn Mendes – “Stitches”
  12. Imagine Dragons – “It’s Time”
  13. Neil Diamond – “Sweet Caroline”
  14. Shawn Mendes – “Something Big”
  15. Fifth Harmony – “BO$$”
  16. Meghan Trainor – “Dear Future Husband”
  17. Ace of Base – “All That She Wants”
  18. MisterWives – “Reflections”
  19. Iggy Azalea – “Work”
  20. Wham! – “Wake Me up Before You Go-Go”

Conclusion

The best shower speakers on the current market are the iFox iF012 Bluetooth Shower Speaker.

Our second favorite bathroom speakers are the VicTsing SoundHot C6 Portable Bluetooth Speaker.

Rounding out our top 3 best waterproof shower speakers is the JBL Clip 3 Portable Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker.

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