I’m not sure about you but I’m getting a little bit old. Maybe not in a chronological sense (I assure you that I’m under 50, for whatever that matters), but I certainly feel as though I’m getting older as I see all of the new gizmos and gadgets on today’s market. Surprisingly to me, however, shower speakers aren’t all that new.

I remember first hearing about them about five years ago when I was staging a house we’d recently renovated. “Put a speaker in the shower and turn on some music,” a friend suggested as I struggled to find a way to set a relaxed ambiance in the house.

“Put a speaker where?”

Yes, shower speakers are real things. Whether you are interested in blasting your favorite rock song in the shower, you’d like to be able to listen in on conference calls, or you need to catch up with your mother in the very little spare time you can find – we have at least one shower speaker on this list of top contenders which is bound to suit your needs.

Buying Information

There are many things to consider when purchasing a shower speaker. Let’s take some time to go over a few of the basics here.

Waterproof – The first thing you should consider is whether or not your speaker absolutely needs to be waterproof. Completely and thoroughly waterproof speakers are difficult to come by, but can be found. They are extremely necessary if you plan to fully submerge your speaker in water or if there is a possibility it may accidentally occur. Personally, I save this extreme type portable speaker for my boating trips and for use in my pool, but do not use one in my shower.

Water Resistant – You can also choose to purchase a water-resistant speaker. This type of speaker will not survive a full submersion in water, but will escape unharmed from a splash of water here and there. These are the best in-shower options if you plan to place them in splash zones such as over-the-shower-head shower caddies.

Some people choose portable speakers which aren’t really waterproof or water resistant at all. We have included some of those speakers on this list for just that reason. Since there are so few waterproof and water resistant speakers on the market, in general, it is understandable that some of the features people are hoping for from their speakers may not be included in that limited number of models. If you do purchase this type of speaker, though, be careful not to set it in the direct path of any water or possible splashes.

Shape and Size – The shape and size of your prospective speaker is also important to consider, because you want to be sure that it will fit into the limited space available inside your shower. Consider the shape and size of your tub ledges and shower caddy shelves when making this decision.

Function – The actual functions and features of the speaker should be another consideration you make as you compare possible choices. Some require you to dock an I-Phone, I-Pod, or similar device directly onto it or through a cable. These will not be the best option for in-the-shower speakers, because you aren’t likely going to want to bring your phone or mp3 player into the shower with you. Try finding one that at least has Bluetooth capability.

Some speakers also have WiFi so that you can surf the web while you’re in the shower. Also, some have built-in microphones which allow you to use voice commands and even make phone calls.

Best Triangular Design
Cambridge SoundWorks Oontz Angle 3 Next Generation

If you are looking for something to slide onto the ledge between your bathtub and your shower wall, this triangular speaker will fit the job perfectly. Shaped like a triangular prism, this Cambridge speaker will make the most of the tub to shower corner without getting into your way as you shower or bathe. You won’t have to worry about it falling into the bathtub when you’re bathing or getting splashed by the showerhead when you are showering, because it is completely waterproof. Take note of this now, because very few speakers on today’s market will survive being fully submerged into bathtub water. I cannot say that I have tested this speaker’s waterproofing myself, but the company claims it is extreme which, at the very least, gives you something to argue with them about if their claims prove to be false.

Other than adequately handling a wet environment and discretely sliding into corner areas, this speaker will impress you with its many uses. Remember – just because we have listed it here in the “shower speakers” section doesn’t mean you can only use it as a shower speaker.

Since this speaker is portable and needs no cords to maintain its lengthy 7.5 hours of playtime, you can choose to carry it with you in your car, to the beach, to the pool, or on a golf trip. You can even take it out onto open water as you escape for an afternoon of fishing. It is waterproof, after all.

A built-in microphone and the ability to connect to any Bluetooth device means that you can easily use this speaker to make phone calls. Ever needed to get a hold of someone and just didn’t have the time in your busy schedule? Don’t worry. Now you can call them from the shower without a single worry of damaging your phone.

Best 360-Degree Wifi and Bluetooth
Amazon Tap Alexa-Enabled Portable Speaker

Built-in WiFi is what really sets this Amazon speaker apart from the rest on this list. Let’s take a look at how the built-in WiFi will affect your experience. Bluetooth, as is included with all the other speakers, allows you to connect wirelessly to your phone, mp3 player, laptop, desktop, and any other compatible Bluetooth device. But what if your phone is dead? What if your computer is out of reach? What if you don’t want the hassle of actually having to set up one of these devices before stepping into the shower? This is how this speaker’s WiFi capabilities will make your life simpler.

The WiFi abilities of this speaker will allow you to quickly and easily connect to services such as Spotify, I Heart Music, Tune-In Radio, Amazon Music, and much more without ever having to consult with any of your Bluetooth devices. You will use simple voice commands to set up your music account details on the speaker, which will connect to those services through your home’s own wireless router.

If you are wondering where you should place this speaker inside your shower I must suggest that you select a shelf. Nothing in this product’s details state that it is fully waterproof or even water resistant, so I suggest placing it up high on a shelf which isn’t likely to receive sprayback from your showerhead. It is definitely small enough to be housed on such a shelf, measuring only 2.6 inches in diameter and 6.3 inches tall.

Longest Battery Life
Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speaker

This speaker will entertain you through almost 100 showers on a single charge. As someone who once knew nothing about shower speakers and was stunned to find that I was the only person on my entire construction team who hadn’t heard of them, I consider myself somewhat well-educated on the topic now. Still, it doesn’t take a genius to tell you that 24 hours of battery life on a wireless speaker is very impressive. Let me put it to you this way – this Anker SoundCore speaker has more than double the battery life of most of the other speakers on this list. Let me repeat that – more than double the battery life.

This means that you are much less likely to hop into your shower and be saddened by the fact that your music begins to play and, just when you start dancing around with your loofah microphone, it cuts out completely. Think about it – if you are an average person who has an average-length 15 minute shower, the 24 hours of battery life will entertain you through approximately 96 showers. Of course, this is subject to change depending upon how many people turn the speaker on during their showers and whether or not you use it for other entertainment purposes.

Now that we are all sufficiently impressed with its ambitious battery life, let’s take a look at this speaker’s other important specifications. It is shaped like a long, rectangular prism, making it the perfect fit for many shower shelves, shower caddies, and bathtub ledges. Also a plus is that its built-in microphone will allow you to make phone calls from inside the shower. You should definitely note that this is not a waterproof speaker; be sure to set it somewhere out of direct water spray.

Best Bass
Etekcity RoverBeats T3 Ultra Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

I must admit that I haven’t heard this speaker myself but don’t stop reading simply based on that fact. Not only does Etekcity claim that this is a speaker with incredible bass, so too do many actual consumers. It appears that, of all the tiny, shower-sized speakers in the world, this one is among the best in terms of bringing a true quality of sound and shower curtain vibrating bass, thanks to its enhanced bass resonator.

Aside from apparently having the best bass of all the speakers on this list, the RoverBeats T3 is one of the few which features an anti-skid bottom. In other words, it is one of only a couple speakers on this list which features a rubbery bottom than will help hold it in place. Though this type of a bottom may not be all that important if you are going to use this speaker outdoors, in your car, in your bedroom, or some other dry location, it will be very helpful in a slippery, often tile-covered, area such as a shower.

This speaker does not feature a microphone for phone calls or voice commands, but it is compatible with most Bluetooth devices and even features a 3.5mm audio-in jack for non-Bluetooth devices.

The specifications and descriptions of this speaker do not overtly state that it is waterproof or even water resistant, so we suggest placing it somewhere slightly out of the way. A shelf high above everything else or even just outside the shower would be best. You shouldn’t struggle too much to find somewhere to put it, as it is rather small. Measuring only 2.6 inches high and 2.5 inches in diameter, this tiny speaker can fit in the palm of your hand.

Best With Suction Cup
SoundBot SB510 HD Water Proof Bluetooth Speaker

If you’re looking for something made specifically for the shower, this SoundBot speaker is exactly that. Though I do not suggest that you fully submerge it in water, it is water resistant. This means that it’s okay to set it somewhere in your shower that routinely gets wet, but you shouldn’t set it in the bottom of your bathtub. The routine splashed water in the shower will have no effect on the speaker’s ability to do its job with ease.

Another way that this speaker has been designed specifically for the shower is the fact that it can stick directly to a tiled shower wall or a glass shower door. The extra-large, very powerful suction cup affixed to the back of this speaker will hold it in place on any smooth, slick surface. This means that you will not need to take up any extra ledge space or shelf space inside your shower to utilize this speaker.

This is also one of the most fashionable shower speakers on this list. Though I, personally, do not care what my shower speaker looks like, if you are the type of person who enjoys expressing yourself through the design of your electronics you will be happy to hear that this speaker is available in 10 different color options, including black, blue, green, white, yellow, pink, leopard, zebra, camouflage, and hounds tooth.

Achieving about six hours of playtime, the battery for this tiny speaker is almost equitable to those of larger, pricier speakers. Six hours of playtime is actually quite long if you intend to use this speaker only for the shower. Most people shower for an average of about 15 minutes. At this rate, you can have approximately 24 showers before the battery will run out of juice.

Best with Voice Prompts
Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker

If you are in search of a speaker you never have to actually touch while you are in the shower, this Bose SoundLink speaker may be right for you. Its built-in microphone is not only handy for hands-free calling when connected to your cell phone but also allows you to use voice commands to control its settings.

Simply by speaking certain words you can switch between songs or podcasts and turn the volume up or down. This is especially helpful if you have chosen to house this speaker somewhere outside of the shower. If you would prefer to place this speaker in the shower, though, you’ll be happy to know that it is actually quite small and should easily fit onto any bathtub ledge or shower caddy.

With ten hours of battery life you will be able to entertain yourself through approximately 40 showers before having to recharge this speaker. A small docking station allows you to effortlessly plunk it down for a recharge whenever necessary.

Best Hangable
JBL Flip 3 Splashproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Of all the speakers on this list this one is, surprisingly, the only one which features a rope. While that statement may sound a little odd, let’s consider that we are discussing speakers which have been marketed as shower speakers. People created soap on a rope specifically for shower use, so why not speaker on a rope?

The whole purpose of the rope is to help you hang your speaker. Many of us simply do not have enough space inside of our showers to accommodate a speaker. If you have read some of our other reviews you may be aware that our own home has no such space. Multiple children ranging from toddler to teenagers and only one main, family bathroom for them all to share has left very little space. We have multiple shower caddies all stuffed inside of our shower/tub combo unit, and still there is no space for a speaker.

If the above sounds familiar or if you simply refuse to install a shower caddy as a way of avoiding such a conglomeration of stuff in your shower, the rope on this speaker will come in very handy. You can choose to hang the speaker around the showerhead or you can add a hook (even one with a suction cup) to the wall and hang the speaker from that. Thankfully, this speaker is splashproof, which means that you will not have to worry about hanging it anywhere that water will hit it.

Let’s Rock

Whether you are planning to actually listen to music in the shower, use the speaker as a way to have amplified hands-free conversations, or listen in on your own baby monitor system as you catch a quick cleanup during naptime, one of the speakers above is bound to suit your needs. As always, remember to consider any limitations that your budget or bathroom space may place upon you before purchasing anything. Most of all, enjoy a relaxing bath or shower with your new speaker.