What is the best large bluetooth speaker?

And which one has the best price-quality ratio?

NU.nl and the Consumers' Association provide an answer.

You can listen to music wirelessly with Bluetooth speakers.

They have a battery and are therefore handy for on the road or in places in and around the house where you do not have a socket.

The speakers come in different sizes.

Larger speakers are larger than 2 liters in size and often produce the most sound.

Handy if you want to listen to music in a larger room.

However, due to their considerable weight and size, they are less pleasant to carry.

The Consumers' Association tests bluetooth speakers on sound quality, portability, battery life and ease of use.

A total of 52 different speakers have been tested that are available.

Among the fifteen large models that have been tested, a speaker from Sony comes out Best in the Test.

A speaker from LG is the Best Buy.

Best in the Test: Sony SRS-XB43

  • Price: 139 euros

  • Test verdict: 7.6

  • Weight: 2901.4 grams

  • Hands-free calling: Yes

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This model can rightly be called a 'big boy'.

It is about 32 centimeters long and weighs almost 3 kilos.

So you lug around quite a bit.

The sound is good and sounds spacious in a pleasant way.

That is rare with this type of speaker.

The bass is good, but it does not come at the expense of the rest of the sound.

The fact that it is so heavy is partly due to the fairly large battery.

This one will last a long time.

You can listen to music for up to 27 hours on a full charge.

Long battery life also means charging less often.

As a result, it wears less hard and lasts longer.

And that in turn ensures a longer lifespan.

There is a 'light show' on the speaker that you can switch on or off.

With this light show on, the battery lasts up to seven hours shorter.

You can also make hands-free calls via the speaker and you can charge your smartphone via a USB connection.

There is also an app with which you can operate the speaker.

Best Buy: LG XBOOM Go PL7

  • Price: 69 euros

  • Test verdict: 7.0

  • Weight: 1462.2 grams

  • Hands-free calling: Yes

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This model is half the size and lighter than the Sony.

Overall, it scores well with a nice 7. The price-quality ratio of this model is very good.

You do sacrifice quite a bit on sound quality compared to the Sony.

The sound is balanced, but sometimes a bit too clear.

When the volume is set to maximum, the sound becomes a bit 'boomy'.

The speaker is suitable for Google Assistant and Siri, but only with the help of your smartphone.

He has no wifi.

According to the specifications, it is waterproof, but it is not recommended to use it in the rain for a long time.

In this column we write weekly about household and technological appliances that have been tested by the Consumers' Association.

This is a collaboration between the independent editors of NU.nl and the Consumers' Association.

The Consumers' Association tests thousands of products every year, together with qualified technicians in specialized laboratories at home and abroad.

The products being tested are bought in the store so that they are not pre-manipulated by manufacturers.

New models are tested as soon as possible after introduction.

How fast that is differs per product.

The Best in Test is the product with the best test rating.

This can also be a somewhat older model, because a newer model is not always better.

The Best Buy is the product with the best price-quality ratio.