Among the underrated aspects of throwing the perfect BBQ, audio gear to make your next cookout more enjoyable can fall pretty far down the list. It’s not something you should approach lightly, however — the right tunes can spark impromptu dance parties, set the course for what you might call “chill vibes,” and generally help everyone to have a great time. That’s in addition to excellent food and a cold beer or two, of course. So we’ve rounded up the best audio gear to make your next cookout that much more enjoyable — the right gear can go a long way.
JBL FLIP 4 SPEAKER
A subtly stylish, well-designed and crisp portable Bluetooth speaker available in an array of colors. We’re talking excellent sound quality and a look that doesn’t scream for attention — it just lets the tunes do the talking.
B&O PLAY BEOPLAY A1
Available in a smaller package — pocket-sized — compared to the JBL Flip 4, the BeoPlay A1 is the handy portable Bluetooth speaker to take with you if you’re heading to a friend’s house. Conversely, slip it into your pocket to take your tunes with you as you grab another round of brews from the fridge — nothing wrong with that, right?
MARSHALL STOCKWELL BLUETOOTH SPEAKER
Want to channel old-school rock vibes and undeniable quality — with just a touch of attitude? Crack open a cold beer and power on the Marshall Stockwell Bluetooth Speaker, a seriously cool piece of portable audio gear for your next summer BBQ.