Finding The Best Bicycle Speakers for 2019

By Glen / October 22, 2019

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Using headphones while cycling is dangerous, but if you have the right speaker setup, you can still listen to music while also maintaining a certain level of safety. Right now, we want to help you narrow down the best bicycle speakers of 2019.

Best Bicycle Speakers: Reviews

1. Celtic Blue Bicycle Speaker

Bluetooth Speaker System by Celtic Blu - 16W 100ft Range w/ 360 Sound - Comes w/Built-in Power Bank, TF Slot, FM, Bike Cage & Remote (Blue)
  • 16W POWER 360 SURROUND SOUND. Celtic Blu’s feature-rich designs can add Music to the Beat of Your Lifestyle. BAS Technology generates a louder penetrating sound. Produces a "room filling audio" projection. BOTTLE SHAPE 1.3 POUNDS - Cup Holder Size
  • LONG LASTING BATTERY – up to 30 Hours playtime. BLUETOOTH CONNECTION – up to 100 feet (30.48 m). TF SLOT for MicroSD Card – stores up to 8,000 songs.

Here we have a very advanced, high tech, and yes, somewhat expensive Bluetooth speaker system for your bicycle.

It comes with a separate control panel to make life easier, and it has great sound quality too.

Review

The Celtic Blue Bicycle Speaker comes with a 16-watt 360 surround sound speaker that lets you really pump the volume up, it has great sound clarity and quality, and some pretty deep bass; you will be able to hear what you are playing while biking in a noisy area.

The really cool part about the Celtic Blue Bicycle Speaker is that it comes with a handlebar remote, so you don’t even have to remove your hands from the handlebars to control it, and this also includes answering phone calls.

What stands out is that the Celtic Blue Bicycle Speaker comes with an easy mounting system for the speaker which goes on the frame, but keep in mind that the handlebar remote may get in your way from time to time.

The Celtic Blue Bicycle Speaker has an IPX4 waterproof rating, so it can handle some light rain, although not sustained downpours.

What’s also great is that it has 30 hours of battery life on a single charge.

Pros

  • Fairly durable
  • Easy to mount
  • Handlebar remote
  • Really good sound quality
  • Built in mic
  • Good battery life

Cons

  • A bit bulky
  • Handlebar controls can get in the way

Best For

The Celtic Blue Bicycle Speaker is best for anybody who is willing to spend a bit extra for a great sounding and fairly durable speaker, one that they can actually hear while biking.

2. Venstar S404 Bluetooth Sport Speaker

Venstar S404 Wireless Bluetooth Sport Portable Speaker
  • TRAIL TESTED - Rugged Outdoor Sports Portable Bluetooth Speaker. Waterproof, shockproof and dustproof, the perfect portable bluetooth speaker for cycling, hiking, camping, outdoor sports, beach, poolside, shower and more
  • ESSENTIAL GEAR - Bluetooth 4.0 technology and BAS? audio technology from 2x 3W speakers deliver stable, HD audio. Built-in digital FM radio with auto scan presets. Up to 8 hours playtime from any bluetooth enabled device, or listen via SD card

This is a slightly less-expensive portable bicycle speaker that is very easy to use and to mount. The quality may not be quite as high as with the one we just looked at, but for the price it comes at, you really can’t complain.

Review

The Venstar S404 Bluetooth Sport Speaker is a small and simple speaker. It’s about the size of an average male fist, if not a bit larger. It is a very lightweight, compact, and highly portable speaker.

On that same note, it comes with an easy handlebar mounting system that only takes a couple of minutes to install.

You can then easily attach and remove the speaker at will because you won’t want to leave it on the bike when it’s locked up in a busy neighborhood.

The Venstar S404 Bluetooth Sport Speaker comes with integrated controls right on its face, so you can just move your hand from the handlebars to control it. You can connect a Bluetooth-enabled device to it, and the range and quality of connection is pretty decent.

You can expect around 8 hours of playtime on a single charge, which is decent, but not fantastic. Moreover, the dual 3 watt speakers integrated here are good enough for basic music listening, but they really are not all that loud.

Pros

  • Quite durable
  • Small and portable
  • Easy to mount
  • Easy to control
  • Good Bluetooth connection

Cons

  • Will slightly affect balance
  • Battery life and sound quality are both mediocre

Best For

If you want a simple, small, and affordable bicycle speaker that is easy to use, then the Venstar S404 Bluetooth Sport Speaker might be right for you.

3. Avantree WP400 Portable Bike Speaker

Avantree WP400 Portable Wireless Bike Speaker with Bicycle Mount & SD Card Slot, 10W Powerful Enhanced Bass & Wireless NFC Pairing, Splash Proof, Shockproof & Dustproof for Riding, Outdoor
  • 10W POWERFUL SOUND: Experience bold sounds and rich bass even against noisy backgrounds from the outdoor speaker’s 5W dual speakers and passive bass radiator.
  • THE BEST WIRELESS SPEAKER FOR SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS: Cycle, hike or even sail to your own distraction-free soundtrack with an IPX4 splash-proof, shock-proof rubber exterior, bike mount, belt, and snap hook design.

The Avantree WP400 a fairly affordable and decent-quality bike speaker that is mounted right on the frame. It’s pretty durable,  has a decent wireless connection, and the sound is good enough for some basic music listening while biking.

Review

The Avantree WP400 Portable Bike Speaker comes complete with the frame mount for your bicycle and you can easily attach and remove the speaker at will, which you will want to do because you don’t want to leave this baby parked with your bike.

We like how the speaker is frame-mounted, as it keeps the balance at the center of the bike.

The Avantree WP400 Portable Bike Speaker is a Bluetooth option, so you can easily connect it to a Bluetooth device, although you can also use an AUX cord or micro SD card for music playback.

Moreover, this is a high-quality speaker in terms of sound, and it’s more than loud and clear enough so you can easily hear music while cycling, even in a busy area.

The integrated onboard controls are pretty simple to use, although they can be hard to see and engage with if you are biking and need to pay attention to the road.

On the other hand, the Avantree WP400 Portable Bike Speaker has pretty good battery life.

Pros

  • Durable and splash-proof
  • Easy to mount and does not affect balance
  • Good sound quality
  • Good battery life
  • Great connection capabilities
  • Affordable

Cons

Onboard controls are not super safe to use while biking

Best For

The Avantree WP400 Portable Bike Speaker is best for people who want an affordable center-mounted bike speaker with good battery life and sound quality.

4. Zealot Bluetooth Bike Speaker

Outdoor Bluetooth Speakers Portable Bicycle Speaker Zealot S1 4000mAh Power Bank Splashproof Speakers with Microphone Full Outdoor Accessories (Bike Mount, Carabiner.)(Gray)
  • BEST OUTDOOR SPEAKERS: Mounting S1 on your bike’s handle-bar, keeping Bluetooth connected, music playback and hands free phone call is all along the way with you; Pressing the power button, S1 turns to a portable torch light(3 SOS light modes) to enlighten your way; Supporting TF card music playback, S1 never let you feel lonely on the go; What’s more, S1 can be used as a external battery/power bank, it’s a super Transformers and couldn’t be a better companion on your bicycle.
  • STUNNING & STRONG SOUND:Built-in 40mm large driver, Neodymium stereo amplifier presents you live experience in talking on phone and surprising fullness, excellent sound resolvement gives S1 gorgeous timbre way above average. With the latest Bluetooth CSR, S1 gives better bass response and passive subwoofer performance.

This is so far the least expensive bicycle speaker on our list today. It’s small and portable, but keep in mind that with that lower price tag comes decreased functionality.

Review

What is pretty convenient about the Zealot Bluetooth Bike Speaker is that it is super small and lightweight. It’s something that you can easily fit in your pants pocket when you don’t want it mounted on your bike.

Keep in mind that this is a handlebar-mounted option, and it is very easy to mount, and thankfully the low weight of it means that it won’t really affect your balance.

What’s also pretty neat is that the Zealot Bluetooth Bike Speaker comes complete with a light in the front, so it also doubles as a handlebar light.

The Zealot Bluetooth Bike Speaker has a durable outer shell and it can also withstand some light rain.

However, where the Zealot Bluetooth Bike Speaker falls short is that it does not have the best battery life, the sound quality is not the best, and the Bluetooth connection can be a bit shoddy.

On the other hand, with all that said, for the low price, it’s still a decent option and should do fine for basic use.

Pros

  • Durable and splash-proof
  • Very lightweight and portable
  • Easy to mount
  • Easy to control
  • Super affordable

Cons

  • Bluetooth connection is not the best
  • Sound quality and battery life are a bit lacking

Best For

If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on a speaker and are happy with something basic and mediocre, the Zealot Bluetooth Bike Speaker is a good option for you.

5. JBL Clip 3 Portable Speaker

Here we have a slightly more expensive option to go with, in fact one of the most expensive ones on our list, and although it’s not solely a bike speaker, it can certainly be used as one.

Review

The JBL Clip 3 Portable Speaker is really neat because it comes with a large clip which you can use to clip it onto your handlebars, your shirt, your backpack, or really anywhere in between.

The fact that you don’t need a dedicated mount for it is something which you may really like. On the other hand, because it’s just a clip, the speaker is going to swing back and forth, which for some people can get irritating.

That said, the JBL Clip 3 Portable Speaker is small and lightweight. What’s also nice here is the IPX7 waterproof rating, so you could more or less submerge it without fear of damage.

In terms of the sound quality and battery life, both are not magnificent, but good enough for a few hours of biking, and yes, this is a wireless Bluetooth enabled speaker.

Pros

  • Super convenient carabiner clip
  • Very lightweight and portable
  • Good Bluetooth connectivity
  • Very durable and totally waterproof

Cons

  • Will swing around a bit
  • Battery life and sound quality are not the best

Best For

If you want a super convenient, lightweight, and highly portable bike speaker that does not require mounting, then the JBL Clip 3 Portable Speaker might be right for you.


Conclusion

The bottom line is that you need to decide if you want a larger speaker with better quality, one that costs more, or you want something smaller, cheaper, but something that sacrifices some sound quality.

Once you have this figured out, you can then make a decision as to which is the best bicycle speaker for you.

About the author

Glen

My name is Glen Parry. I've been in the audio world for over 15 years. This includes guitar, keyboard, ukulele, speakers, headphones and everything else that comes with it. I spend all my free time on music production and jamming with friends. I hope to use this site to share my experience and help anyone looking for solutions to audio related problems.