The Design of Your Bathroom May Dictate Your Shower Speaker Selection
When choosing a shower speaker, you’re going to want to think about a few things.
What kind of shower stall do you have?
Is it just a stand-up shower? Or is it a full-on bathtub, as well? This is going to have some kind of bearing as to what kind of shower speaker you can mount.
If you have long ledges, then you simply can’t go wrong with the highly rated JBL Charge 3. Its slim profile should easy rest on the tiniest of ledges within your shower stall.
The BOOM Swimmer will perfectly wrap around your shower head.
Also, do you prefer listening to AM/FM radio stations, rather than streaming from your phone?
If that’s the case, you will want to choose a speaker that either has a tuner integrated into it, like the Vtin Shower Speaker, or you will need to download an app onto your smartphone (TuneIn comes to mind) in order to play your favorite channel.
Shower Speakers Can Go Beyond the Stall
As we mentioned earlier, one of the best things about shower speakers is that you can use them for so much more than just your morning routine.
Many of them are designed with an active, outdoor lifestyle in mind, and can be brought hiking, backpacking, whitewater rafting.
You can set them up next to pool at the barbecue, or bring them to beach.
These are all great ways to extend the value of the product and use it for so much more than just your tub.
The Hidden Costs of Any Shower Speaker
You’re going to see shower speakers available in a few different setups.
Some come with suction cups, others sit on a ledge. Some are hanging speakers, that come with a hook or strap, for hanging from your shower head or caddy.
Suction cup speakers seem the most convenient, but they tend to lose their suction ability over time.
This will result in a limited life-span, and you’ll just end up tossing it into your shower caddy for the rest of its days.
Ledge speakers are pretty simple to set up – just stick it on ledge. But, they may be susceptible to mold and mildew build-up.
Be sure to remove it after every shower to prevent growth. The plus side to any ledge is that it will be fantastically mobile, and perfect for bringing outside, camping, etc.
A hanging speaker is probably your best option for a shower speaker. You can hang it either from a fogless mirror in the shower, or the shower caddy, without any fear of suction cups failing or mildew building up behind it.
Using Your Shower Speaker
When using your new shower speaker, be sure that you do not keep your phone or device in the bathroom with you.
As the humidity builds up in the bathroom from a hot shower, your phone could become permanently damaged.
Most speakers will have around a 10m (30ft) range, so you should be able to easily leave it in another room and still hear good music.
Then all you have to do is create your favorite list on Spotify and you’re ready to go!
Other Features To Consider
A couple more things you may want to consider when selecting a shower speaker are:
- Battery Life. How Long does the battery last? Is it rechargeable, or do you need to buy replaceable batteries? (Most come with rechargeable batteries).
- Does it have a built-in mic to take a call? While not necessary, this is very convenient. Many also let you control music playback with just your voice.
- Is it waterproof, or just water-resistant? While a water-resistant speaker will be fine in a shower, you will want to make sure it is completely waterproof before submerging it in a bathtub or bringing it into the pool.
With all that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite shower speakers available today.
Have a look and see which one works best for you: