What are the best home speakers?
Back to the JBL Blog overview

JBL Blogs

Help me choose

What are the best home speakers?

A good speaker in your living room is important: it can take watching a film, having a party, doing a workout or having a moment to yourself to the next level. But how do you choose the best home speakers? Here are a few things to keep in mind.

How many speakers do you need?

The easiest answer is: it depends on the room. This is a simple rule to determine how powerful your speaker needs to be to create room-filling sound.

It's often the case that more speakers mean more power, but that doesn't mean you have to fill your entire living room with them. There are 3 good solutions:

A simple solution:

A small multifunctional speaker that gives you the best sound in the living room and all other rooms. This does not have to be a big speaker, but it needs to be wireless: with Wifi or Bluetooth capability.

A speaker like the JBL Flip 5 gives room-filling sound in most living rooms and you can order it in a color that matches your interior! With JBL Partyboost, you can also pair two JBL speakers together for stereo sound.

Tip: Want to use your speaker safely in the bathroom? Then click here for tips on selecting speakers for the bathroom.

A powerful solution:

Do you really want to feel the bass drop at your party? Do you want to hear the full spectrum of your music? Then look for a powerful speaker. Besides filling the room effortlessly, you'll be surprised by the quality of the sound.

The JBL Xtreme 3 and the JBL Boombox 2 are both super-powerful and bringing the bass to any song!

Both are also perfect for taking outdoors. Would you like your Boombox to provide the best vibes outdoors? Then take a look here for tips on selecting a speaker for outdoor use.

A complete solution:

Do you want multiple speakers and powerful music that can fill any room? Then a soundbar is the best option for you! A soundbar not only amplifies the sound of your TV, but you can also play your music through it. Check out JBL's soundbars here.

 A complete solution:

Do you want to control your speakers using voice or phone?

Technically, we need never get off the couch to control our speakers again. How you want to control your speakers is really a matter of preference. You can easily control your speakers with your phone via Bluetooth and Wifi.

Or you can buy a smart speaker. These work with voice control. JBL Link models work with Google Assistant, so all you have to do is say "Hey Google..." to begin!

Do you want to stream music via Bluetooth or Wifi?

Deciding between Bluetooth or Wifi streaming seems mostly a choice based on convenience, but it also affects the quality of your sound. Although a Wifi connection takes a little longer to set up, the sound quality is better. With Bluetooth, which is linked with the press of a button, the sound quality is lower than with Wifi. Want to know more about how this works exactly? Read more here.

Want to pair your speaker with your TV?

These days, a home cinema experience can be quickly set up, and soundbars are your best option. Soundbars bring surround sound and the deep bass of an exciting film to life. They effortlessly deliver room-filling sound. And, if you want, your soundbar will also play your music via a Bluetooth connection.

Did you know that the JBL Bar 5.1 has built-in Wifi and is compatible with Chromecasts and Airplay 2? It gives you everything in one device! Wondering which soundbar suits you best? Compare them easily here!

Related Products

JBL Link Portable
Easy music streaming. Powerful JBL sound.
£ 129.99 each
JBL Link Music
Wi-Fi speaker
£ 89.99 each
JBL Charge 5
Portable Waterproof Speaker with Powerbank
£ 152.00 each
£ 179.99
JBL Tuner 2
Portable DAB/DAB+/FM radio with Bluetooth
£ 89.99 each
JBL Horizon 2 DAB
Bluetooth clock radio speaker with DAB/DAB+/FM
£ 119.99 each

More from JBL

Start exercising: Our five tips Start exercising:
Our five tips
Starting to exercise is the perfect challenge for your body. Going for a nice run outside, boxing or working out in the gym: there's nothing like some extra movement.
Koptelefoon voor je kind Koptelefoon voor je kind

Een koptelefoon voor je kind is beschikbaar in leuke kleuren en is voorzien van volumebescherming.

Alles over DAB+ radio Alles over DAB+ radio

DAB staat voor Digital Audio Broadcasting. Het is dus eigenlijk gewoon digitaal verstuurd

Start exercising: Our five tips Start exercising:
Our five tips
Starting to exercise is the perfect challenge for your body. Going for a nice run outside, boxing or working out in the gym: there's nothing like some extra movement.
Alles over draadloze koptelefoons Alles over draadloze koptelefoons

Met een draadloze koptelefoon kies je voor vrijheid. Zonder kabel luister je overal naar je favoriete muziek en geniet je van het kwalitatief hoogwaardige geluid van JBL.

Hoe maak je jouw oordopjes het beste schoon? Hoe maak je jouw oordopjes het beste schoon?

Portemonnee, telefoon, sleutels? Check. Oortjes? Natúúrlijk. Want een dag van huis zonder

Headphones or earbuds? Headphones or earbuds? Listening to music can be better with headphones or earbuds? We will explain exactly what the advantages of both options are. Headphones or earbuds? Headphones or earbuds? Listening to music can be better with headphones or earbuds? We will explain exactly what the advantages of both options are. 5 tips to make the most of your time at home 5 tips to make the most
of your time at home
Right now a lot of us are suddenly sitting at home and cant go to the office to work. There are many advantages to working from home, such as not having to travel, working in your pajamas and setting your own time table.
$content.custom.BlogTitle Help me choose Help me choose You want the best portable speaker for your unique situation. So does JBL! For every situation there is a JBL portable speaker. Want to bring your portable speaker to the beach? Or perhaps take the speaker to the park? No problem! JBL got you covered. Read more about the best portable devices for each situation. Tout sur les casques et écouteurs sans fil Tout sur les casques et écouteurs sans fil

Grâce aux casques audio sans fil JBL, vous pouvez écouter vos musiques préférées partout. De quoi profiter d'un son de haute qualité et d'un maximum de liberté !

How do I connect multiple JBL speakers? How do I connect multiple JBL speakers?

Would you like to enjoy your music with your friends or take your music experience to the next level?

5 Tips voor de beste gaming headset 5 Tips voor de beste gaming headset Of je nou commando's aan het roepen bent naar je maten in de raid of je wil zorgen dat je huisgenoten zich niet ergeren aan de racegeluiden van je nieuwste game Comment connecter des enceintes JBL entre elles ? Comment connecter des enceintes JBL entre elles ?

Vous souhaitez profiter de votre musique avec vos amis ou passer à la vitesse supérieure ?

What is the best way to clean your earphones? What is the best way
to clean your earphones?

Wallet, phone, keys? Check. Earphones? Of course. Because having a day away from home without your favorite tunes is unthinkable.

Wat is de beste speaker voor thuis? Wat is de beste speaker voor thuis?

Een goede speaker in je woonkamer is niet zomaar belangrijk: het kan je film, feestje, sportsessie of momentje voor jezelf volledig naar een next level tillen.

Fünf Tipps für das beste Gaming-Headset Fünf Tipps für das beste Gaming-Headset

Teamspeak, immersiver Klang und das alles, ohne deine Mitbewohner:innen zu stören.

Casques audio pour enfant Casques audio pour enfant

Les casques pour enfant (dès l’âge de 3 ans) existent dans des couleurs amusantes.

5 conseils pour choisir le meilleur casque gaming 5 conseils pour choisir le meilleur casque gaming

Suivez nos 5 conseils pour trouver le casque de gamer qui répond le mieux à vos attentes !

Musik unter der Dusche? Wasserdichte Lautsprecher! Musik unter der Dusche? Wasserdichte Lautsprecher!

Du willst unter der Dusche nicht auf Musik verzichten oder im Bad Podcasts hören?

Les meilleures enceintes d'extérieur Les meilleures enceintes d'extérieur

Quoi de plus agréable que d'écouter la musique émise par vos enceintes d'extérieur, installé dans votre jardin ? Rien de tel pour profiter des rayons du soleil, un verre à la main, sur votre terrasse, et même dans un parc ou à la plage.

Hoe koppel ik meerdere JBL speakers met elkaar?  Hoe koppel ik meerdere JBL speakers met elkaar? 

Wil jij met je vrienden van je muziek genieten of je muziekbeleving naar the next level brengen?

Noise-cancelling headphones: what are they and how do they work? Noise-cancelling headphones: what are they and how do they work?

ant to enjoy your music despite the noisy sounds around you?

Alles über das DAB+-Radio Alles über das DAB+-Radio

DAB steht für Digital Audio Broadcasting. Es geht also um digital versendeten Ton.

What are the best home speakers? What are the best home speakers?

A good speaker in your living room is important: it can take watching a film, having a party, doing a workout or having a moment to yourself to the next level.

Noise cancelling koptelefoon: wat is het en hoe werkt het?  Noise cancelling koptelefoon: wat is het en hoe werkt het? 

Toch genieten van je muziek ondanks rumoerige geluiden om je heen?

Tout sur la radio DAB+ Tout sur la radio DAB+

DAB est l'abréviation de Digital Audio Broadcasting (radiodiffusion audio numérique), appelé en français Radio numérique terrestre.

Quelle est la meilleure façon de nettoyer des écouteurs ? Quelle est la meilleure façon de nettoyer des écouteurs ?

Parce que tu les as toujours avec toi, les écouteurs doivent être nettoyés régulièrement

All about DAB+ radio All about DAB+ radio DAB stands for Digital Audio Broadcasting. So basically, it is just digitally transmitted sound. Wie verbinde ich mehrere JBL-Boxen miteinander? Wie verbinde ich mehrere JBL-Boxen miteinander?

Du willst mit Freund:innen gemeinsam Musik hören?

Listening to music via Wifi or Bluetooth? Listening to music via Wifi or Bluetooth?

Do you want the best music experience at home (or at work)? Then the way you stream music to your speakers is certainly important.

De la musique sous la douche ? Optez pour une Bluetooth enceinte ! De la musique sous la douche ? Optez pour une Bluetooth enceinte !

Pour pouvoir écouter votre musique dans la salle de bain, équipez-la d'une enceinte adaptée !

Kopfhörer für dein Kind Kopfhörer für dein Kind

Kinderkopfhörer gibt es in unterschiedlichsten Farben und mit integriertem Gehörschutz.

Was ist der beste Lautsprecher für dein Zuhause? Was ist der beste Lautsprecher für dein Zuhause?

Ein guter Lautsprecher darf in keinem Wohnzimmer fehlen. Ganz egal, ob es um Filme, Partys oder Entspannung geht – guter Klang ist immer von Vorteil

Quelles sont les meilleures enceintes pour la maison ? Quelles sont les meilleures enceintes pour la maison ?

Installer de bonnes enceintes dans votre salon est primordial. Surtout si vous souhaitez faire passer votre film, votre soirée, votre séance de sport ou tout autre moment de détente à un niveau supérieur.

All about wireless headphones All about wireless headphones

Wireless headphones give you freedom.

Musik hören via WiFi oder via Bluetooth? Musik hören via WiFi oder via Bluetooth?

Willst du den besten Sound? Dann ist die Verbindungsart wichtig!

Music in the shower? Go for Waterproof! Music in the shower? Go for Waterproof!

Would you like to have your music in the shower? Or do you want to listen to a podcast in the bath?

Alles über kabellose Kopfhörer Alles über kabellose Kopfhörer

Mit einem kabellosen Kopfhörer entscheidest du dich für Freiheit.

Muziek onder de douche? Ga voor waterdicht! Muziek onder de douche? Ga voor waterdicht!

Wil je jouw muziek niet missen onder de douche? Of wil je die podcast ook lekker in bad kunnen luisteren?

De beste speaker voor buiten De beste speaker voor buiten Zodra de eerste zonnestralen schijnen zitten we met z’n allen buiten te genieten. Met een drankje in je hand zit je in je tuin Wie kannst du deine In Ear Kopfhörer reinigen? Wie kannst du deine In Ear Kopfhörer reinigen?

Portemonnaie, Telefon, Schlüssel? Check. Kopfhörer? Natürlich. Ein Tag ohne deine Lieblingsmusik? Unvorstellbar.

Headphones for your child Headphones for your child

Headphones for children are available in fun colors and have volume protection. So listening to music, watching a film or playing a game is completely safe.

Noise-Cancelling Kopfhörer: Was ist das und wie funktioniert es?  Noise-Cancelling Kopfhörer: Was ist das und wie funktioniert es? 

Deine Musik trotz lauter Geräusche um dich herum genießen?

Écouter de la musique via Wifi ou Bluetooth ? Écouter de la musique via Wifi ou Bluetooth ?

Vous souhaitez bénéficier d'une expérience musicale optimale à la maison ou au travail ?

Der beste Lautsprecher für draußen Der beste Lautsprecher für draußen

Die ersten warmen Tage locken alle nach draußen. Ob im Garten, im Park oder am Strand – passende Musik darf dabei nicht fehlen.

Casque réducteur de bruit : de quoi s'agit-il et comment ça fonctionne ? Casque réducteur de bruit : de quoi s'agit-il et comment ça fonctionne ?

Vous voulez apprécier votre musique préférée malgré les bruits ambiants?

The best outdoor speaker The best outdoor speaker

As soon as the first rays of sunshine appear, we all like to sit outside and enjoy the sun. With a drink in your hand, you can sit in your garden, in a park, on the beach or on a terrace.

5 Tips for the best gaming headset 5 Tips for the best gaming headset

Whether you're shouting commands at your buddies in a raid or want to make sure your housemates aren't annoyed by the racket of your latest game, a good gaming headset is a must.

Muziek luisteren via wifi of bluetooth? Muziek luisteren via wifi of bluetooth? Wil jij thuis (of op werk) de beste muzikale beleving? Dan is de manier waarop je je muziek naar je speakers streamt zeker belangrijk.