Best iHome Bluetooth Speakers

Review & Comparison, Last Update June 19, 2018
If you like to attend parties or would simply like to enjoy quality sound without dealing with the inconveniences of headphones, you might want to get yourself an iHome speaker. A device like that will allow you to become the focal point of any party and make some new memories along the way. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS

The IPX4-rated splash-proof housing will protect the device from an occasional and inevitable splash of water ruining its circuits. A USB port will allow you to charge different devices and an aux-in jack will let you play music via any gadget that incorporates a 3.5-mm headphone jack.

CONS

The battery meter is always glowing and doesn't tell the charge. 

OUR VERDICT

What we have here are the best iHome speakers for those people who love to throw pool parties or those who frequently attend them. Aside from its splash-proof properties, the best thing about this product is its exceptional runtime that will allow you to enjoy up to 10 hours of nonstop music.

detailed parameters
Interface

Bluetooth, 3.5 mm headphone jack, USB port to charge

Runtime

10 hours

Dimensions and Weight

4.65" x 6.82" x 2.76"

1.68 lbs

Extras

IPX4-rated splash-proof, 5 color modes + off mode, 2-color charging/pairing LED indicator, iOS battery meter, Speakerphone

Warranty

1 year

PROS

In addition to the ability to enjoy your standard color modes separately, including slow and fast fade, preset pulsing, pulse to music, or your favorite color, you will also be able to run multiple color modes at the same time. The speaker comes with a built-in microphone, answer/end controls, and digital voice echo cancellation. 

CONS

The runtime is limited. 

OUR VERDICT

Considering the convenient carrying strap that comes with the product, we would recommend this iHome Bluetooth speaker to those customers who like to bring the party with them wherever they go. With the help of the color modes, you will be the one who is setting the mood for the party.

detailed parameters
Interface

Bluetooth, 3.5 mm headphone jack, USB port to charge

Runtime

6 hours

Dimensions and Weight

5.4" x 3.1" x 3.1"

 0.78 lbs

Extras

5 color modes + off mode, 2-Color charging/pairing LED indicator, Speakerphone, Convenient carrying strap included

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The Melody app offers remarkable convenience. Simply tap the speaker and issue one of the supported voice commands, like "Play XX" (where the "XX" is the name of a radio or a podcast), "Turn up the volume", or "Play my joggling playlist" and the device will be able to instantly put these commands into action. 

CONS

The preferred color setting cancels after you unplug the device. 

OUR VERDICT

If you're the kind of person who isn't just looking for a quality sound and flashy design when it comes to your Bluetooth speakers but also for functionality that is both abundant and convenient, there is really no reason for you not to give this iHome speaker a try.

detailed parameters
Interface

Bluetooth, 3.5 mm headphone jack, USB port to charge

Runtime

8 hours

Dimensions and Weight

2.80" x 2.84" x 2.99"

0.4 lbs

Extras

5 color modes + off mode, Power, pairing and charging LED indicators, Speakerphone

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The model features a collapsible design with a soft silicone cabinet, which is a solution that doesn't just ensure better sound quality but also significantly improves the device's portability properties. On top of the crisp sound, the iHome speaker is capable of delivering up to 9 hours of runtime. 

CONS

Doesn't include a 3.5 mm headphone jack.

OUR VERDICT

The iHome iBT62B will prove to be a perfect fit for those people who prefer to always have a wireless Bluetooth speaker with them without having to deal with the trouble of carrying around a bulky device that is both inconvenient and impractical. 

detailed parameters
Interface

Bluetooth, USB port to charge

Runtime

9 hours

Dimensions and Weight

2.7" x 3.2" x 3.2"

0.33 lbs

Extras

4 Color modes + off mode, Power, Pairing and charging LED indicators, Speakerphone

Warranty

1 year

PROS

In order to further improve the classic look, the people behind this device also made sure to include a leather-style case with a carabiner clip in the package. The case doesn't just look good but also protects the model while letting the music through. The carabiner clip will allow you to attach this iHome speaker to a backpack and enjoy quality sound on the go.

CONS

The interface is inconveniently located on the bottom of the speaker.

OUR VERDICT

The iHome speaker in question is a convenient device that will allow you to enjoy music with a nice quality of sound. That said, it is the model's flask-shaped design that gives it a dignified look and allows it to stand out from the rest of speakers out there.

detailed parameters
Interface

Bluetooth, 3.5 mm headphone jack, USB port to charge

Runtime

8 hours

Dimensions and Weight

5.7" x 4.6" x 0.2"

0.77 lbs

Extras

Speakerphone, Leather-style case with a carabiner clip

Warranty

1 year

iHome iBT84BC

No Party Like a Pool Party

If you're the kind of person who loves to throw pool parties or simply the kind of person who likes to attend them, there are very few options out there that could rival the iHome iBT84BC. For a fairly modest price, you will receive a Bluetooth stereo speaker that features an IPX4-rated splash-proof housing. As you would imagine, that means you can bring this device to a pool party without worrying about an occasional and inevitable splash of water ruining its circuits.

That said, a splash-proof cabinet is not the only thing that differentiates this iHome wireless speaker from other models of this company. If you ask us, one of the best things about the product in question is its runtime. Even while using one of the 6 color modes, the device will be able to deliver up to 10 hours of nonstop music, which is nothing short of impressive for a Bluetooth speaker.

Speaking of color modes, you will have the opportunity to choose and stick with your favorite color, enjoy the fast and slow color blends, utilize the wave mode that will fit right in at a pool party, or throw in some EQ-style pulse to music. All of these effects can be controlled via the free mobile application. Other than that, the model includes every other solution that normally comes with the speakers from iHome, like a USB port to charge different devices or an aux-in jack that will allow you to play music via any gadget that incorporates a 3.5mm headphone jack.

To reiterate our earlier point, what we have here are the best iHome speakers for those people who love to throw pool parties or those who frequently attend them. Aside from its splash-proof properties, the best thing about this product is its exceptional runtime that will allow you to enjoy up to 10 hours of nonstop music.

Review of iHome iBT84BC Splashproof Color Changing Portable Bluetooth Speaker with Power Bank

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iHome iBT74BXXC

Bring the Party With You

A few things make this iHome speaker attractive to so many customers all over the world. First of all, there are a couple of stereo drivers that deliver the sound that is both detailed and rich in quality. Then, there are the company's trademark color modes. However, in addition to the ability to enjoy your standard slow and fast fade, preset pulsing, pulse to music, or set your favorite color, you will be able to run multiple color modes at the same time. So, let your imagination run wild, with, say, a pulsing mode working in conjunction with a fast fade one in order to create the most incredible atmosphere at the party.

That said, this iHome color changing speaker does have its disadvantages, with the most noticeable one being its runtime that's limited to only 6 hours. However, the rechargeable lithium-ion battery that comes with the device doesn't take a whole lot of time to recharge, and 6 hours is plenty of time for most people to enjoy their favorite music. But if 6 hours isn't enough for you, there's always the option of pairing the product in question with any device that includes a 3.5 mm headphone jack, be it a cell phone, a laptop, or an MP3 player. That way, you will be able to extend the battery life and enjoy your favorite music for a couple of additional hours. Speaking of cell phones, the speaker comes with a built-in microphone, answer/end controls, and digital voice echo cancellation, and that means that you will be able to experience prolonged music sessions playing from your phone without missing a single call or without having to unplug the said phone from the speaker.

All in all, considering the convenient carrying strap that comes with the product, we would recommend this iHome Bluetooth speaker to those customers who like to bring the party with them wherever they go. With the help of the color modes, you will be the one who is setting the mood for the party.

Review of iHome iBT74BXXC Color Changing Bluetooth Rechargeable Speaker System

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iHome IBT68

A Convenient App to Boot

iHome is already a company that's relatively known for combining flashy design with remarkable functionality and you don't have to go further than to the iHome IBT68 to find the perfect representation of this philosophy. Starting with the flashy design, the crystal-esque form that gives so many iHome speakers their chic look is still there. The translucent cabinet that will allow you to enjoy different color spectrums by utilizing one of the 5 color modes is also present. So, what's changed? Well, mostly the overall dimensions and the weight of the model. With 2.80" x 2.84" x 2.99" of the former and 0.4 lbs of the latter, you will be able to throw this small iHome speaker in your purse or the tiniest backpack and always have it with you no matter where you go.

Now, when it comes to functionality, we would like to highlight the Melody app. Once you've paired the speaker with your cell phone, download the application from the iTunes App Store and you're ready to enjoy the remarkable convenience that this program has to offer. Simply tap the speaker and issue one of the supported voice commands, like "Play XX", where the "XX" is the name of a radio or a podcast, "Turn up the volume", or "Play my joggling playlist". As you'd imagine, the simplicity of this app is exactly what makes it so convenient.

With that out of the way, we would like to briefly touch upon the performance aspect. Despite the modest size, this portable iHome speaker will be able to provide up to 8 hours of runtime. And, again, in spite of the fact that you can fit the whole thing in the palm of your hand, the sound it offers is surprisingly rich and loud.

In conclusion, if you're the kind of person who isn't just looking for a quality sound and flashy design when it comes to your Bluetooth speakers but also for functionality that is both abundant and convenient, there is really no reason for you not to give this iHome speaker a try.

Review of iHome IBT68 Color Changing Rechargeable Bluetooth Wireless Speaker with Speakerphone

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iHome iBT62B

Small is the New Black

If we were to describe the iHome iBT62B with one word, that word would have to be "different". Though we're talking about speakers from the same company, the model in question clearly manages to stand out compared to the rest of their products. That said, there isn't really that much of a difference between it and other models if you look at every element across the board. The same 4 color modes, including slow and fast blend, the choice of color, and pulse to music that are usually present in their speakers are still there. So is a USB port that will allow you to charge your smartphone. The manufacturers also didn't forget to include the power, pairing, and charging LED indicators. The sound is fairly crisp and the iHome speaker is capable of delivering up to 9 hours of runtime, which isn't too bad all things considered.

Simply put, the only thing that is different is the choice of design. Instead of going with their usual solid crystal-esque exterior, the people behind this model decided to spruce things up by introducing a collapsible design with a soft silicone cabinet. The particular solution doesn't just ensure better sound quality but also significantly improves the device's portability properties. Add to that the model's 2.7" x 3.2" x 3.2" of overall dimensions and 0.33 lbs of weight and what you're left with is arguably the most compact and portable speaker on the market.

And that's about all there is to it. If you're the kind of person who would like to always have a speaker with you without having to deal with the trouble of carrying an inconvenient and bulky device around, we couldn't recommend the iHome iBT62B highly enough.

Review of iHome iBT62B Portable Collapsible Bluetooth Color Changing Speaker with Speakerphone

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iHome iBT32BSC

A Dignified Look

The majority of wireless speakers nowadays tend to have a certain look that doesn't always resonate with the older generation or simply with those people who prefer a more classic design. Well, to those people, the company behind all of these products have prepared the iHome iBT32BSC, an iHome speaker that looks quite different from the rest of them.

The idea here is quite simple. Instead of the choice of design that might attract more of a younger crowd, the manufacturers decided to go with a flask-shaped form. Now, the product may not look as extravagant as some of the other models from the same company, but it certainly gives its owner a much more dignified look. And in order to further improve this look, the aforementioned people behind this device also made sure to include a leather-style case with a carabiner clip in the package. The case doesn't just look good but also protects the model while letting the music through. On top of that, the carabiner clip will allow you to attach this iHome speaker to a backpack and enjoy quality sound on the go.

Other than that, the model doesn't include anything particularly different compared to the rest of the speakers from the very same company. The built-in mic with digital voice echo cancellation and controls that will allow you to take and end phone calls is there. An aux-in jack that will let you connect any device with a 3.5 mm headphone jack is present as well. Ad if you don't feel like dealing with cords, the battery will be able to last for up to 8 hours while the device plays music via a Bluetooth connection.

All things considered, the iHome speaker in question is a convenient device that will allow you to enjoy music with a nice quality of sound. That said, it is the model's flask-shaped design that gives it a dignified look and allows it to stand out from the rest of speakers out there.

Review of iHome iBT32BSC Rechargeable Flask Shaped Bluetooth 4-Speaker System with Speakerphone

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What Is an iHome Bluetooth Speaker?

With smartphones that have infinitely more computing power than the machines that sent a man to the moon idly sitting in our pockets, it goes without saying that all of us have access to any kind of music, regardless when we want it and how we want it. The only problem is, even top-of-the-line smartphones have relatively poor speakers, so you're forced to listen to music by yourself, with a pair of headphones making up for the phone's lack of sound quality. And that's all fine and dandy if you don't mind listening to music on your own. But if you do, you might want to acquire an iHome speaker.

Simply put, the products from this company do not necessarily differ that much compared to any other wireless Bluetooth speaker. They all come with a Bluetooth interface, all of them include a USB port that will allow you to charge your smartphone, and most come with a 3.5 mm headphone jack for those scenarios when a Bluetooth simply isn't an option. That said, they do tend to differ in terms of design as the company has a real knack for creating some of the best looking speakers on the market. And even though it all depends on the particular model, most speakers from iHome come with the kind of batteries and circuits that are capable of delivering a considerable amount of runtime compared to even some of the most expensive options out there.

While we're still on the subject of smartphone accessories, you might want to look into our reviews of power banks and wireless chargers as both of these devices will help you keep your smartphone locked and loaded.

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Publish Date: 2018-06-19 11:34:02