The best alarm clocks with Bluetooth speaker to listen to music
Our expert has chosen speaker alarm clock Energy Sistem Clock Speaker 4 as the best Bluetooth speaker clock of the four analyzed for its good finish, the quality of its speaker and the wide possibilities it offers as an alarm clock and as a player.
Do you like to wake up to the radio? With a song that motivates you very early? The pi-pi-pi of classic alarm clocks is a thing of the past! With these devices you can have it all. And is that all of them have a Bluetooth speaker to listen to music.
Thus, with very compact sizes that make them sit perfectly on the bedside table, they have large screens where you can see the time at any time of the day or night, the ability to configure various alarms and wireless technology to play from mobile devices, among others.
What is the best Bluetooth speaker alarm clock
For this comparison we have chosen four references of speaker radio alarm clocks that perfectly adapt to this description: Energy Sistem Clock Speaker 4 Wireless Charge (with a score of 8.5), Hertzmann 40-2D-014 (6,5), JBL Horizon (8) and Vieta Pro Wake (6,5).
Among the characteristics that we have evaluated during the tests are the following:
– Design: build quality, size, location of controls and ports …
– Screen: its size, the display quality (and size) of the characters, its lighting systems (paying special attention to its use at night), and so on.
– Possibilities as an alarm clock: number of alarms you can set, what kind of sounds it uses to wake you up and additional functions like the timer to listen to the radio before going to bed.
– Possibilities as a loudspeaker: from which sources it plays, how they are managed and how it sounds.
– Others: additional features such as, for example, the incorporation of a wireless charging base on its surface or USB ports to recharge its batteries.
The best Bluetooth alarm clocks. Comparative
For the past two months these Bluetooth speaker alarm clocks have woken us up every morning; with an approximate use of 15 days each. In this way, it has been possible to put the alarm management and the various functions related to its use as an alarm clock to the test. For music playback, on the other hand, we have tried to listen to different styles from our smartphone (an iPhone 12 Pro Max) via Bluetooth, but also connected by auxiliary cable (with adapter) when that possibility has been given. In the same way, we have used memory cards or USB keys with songs in MP3 at 320 Kbps and listened to different radio stations.
Its good finish, the quality of its loudspeaker and the wide possibilities both for setting alarms and for playing music have made the alarm clock speaker Energy Sistem Clock Speaker 4 Wireless Charge the winner of this comparison.
Alarm clock with speaker Energy Sistem Clock Speaker 4
– Dimensions: 11,4 x 22 x 14,5 cm
– Weight: 1 Kg
– Speaker: 10 W 2.0 with bass boost
– Connections: USB, Micro SD and 3.5mm Jack connector
– Others: wireless charging panel, dimmable display, FM radio with 50 presets
With a compact and well-finished design, the firm classifies it as a speaker with an integrated radio alarm clock. And is that, In addition to playing music from any compatible device via Bluetooth, it also does so via USB or microUSB cards and jack cable, it has an FM radio and an internal battery to take it anywhere. Its screen is very large and shows the time and activated functions with total clarity. It has three lighting levels to adapt to user preferences; If you like absolute darkness, better turn it off at night.
As a loudspeaker, it is capable of offering stereo sound of adequate quality to this type of device, with 10 W of power and easy management of the different sources: from one of the buttons located on the top you can switch between the different options. As an alarm clock, it allows you to set two independent alarms.
As an extra, in its upper part it has a wireless charging base for a smartphone or compatible headphones. By default it is off and, to turn it on, you have to press the volume knob for a few seconds. A light will come on on the surface: red if there is no device, blue if found. Of course, it is important to place it right at the loading point since, otherwise, it will not ‘do anything’. It is also relevant to take into account that it takes a long time to fill an iPhone, for example: about three hours.
The best: extensive functions like alarm clock and an interesting variety of playback options.
Worst: the screen can be too bright at night and its charging base is slow.
Conclution: with a good finish, it incorporates a wide variety of functions that make it one of the most complete speaker alarm clock models.
JBL speaker alarm clock Horizon
This Bluetooth clock radio stands out for its sound quality, the best among all the participating models in this comparison. Its volume can be adjusted up to 15 different levels, it plays via Bluetooth and it has an FM radio with 5 programmable stations. With a compact design, with rounded lines and very elegant, it has an LCD screen that looks very clear and that automatically adapts to the brightness of the room, so that it does not disturb at night. In addition, it has a button on the back that turns on something similar to a night light that is essential if you want to make any adjustments to the device. And it is that controlling it only by touch seems practically impossible: the buttons do not have a relief that allows them to be identified.
Moving on to its functions as an alarm clock, It has different independent alarms and options to wake up: a beep, tones, songs from devices, FM radio … The alarm has rising volume, so it starts out low and increases in intensity in a few seconds. The point is to get a smoother awakening, although the process is too quick and if you don’t turn off (or snooze) the alarm quickly, it can be annoying. The same objective has its progressive lighting system which, in this case, starts one minute before the scheduled time and is more subtle.
It has a battery backup system so that it works even when the power is out in the house, and it has two USB ports that allow you to charge two devices at the same time.
Vieta alarm clock with speaker Pro Wake
With a very classic design, most of its elements are on the front. First, a rounded speaker that offers limited sound quality. Next to it, a small screen that shows the time and basic information, and a set of buttons to configure alarms, manage playback and search for FM stations. The rear part is reserved, of course, for the connections (among them there are two USB ports that serve both to play from memory keys and to charge mobile devices; to play from them you have to connect them to the auxiliary input) and the top one for place a wireless charging base.
As a playback device, it is very simple to set up and offers enough font possibilities to suit most users. It also has a built-in microphone, so it can be used as a hands-free device (the voice sounds somewhat canned). But when listening to the radio, for example, you have to look for the stations every time you want to change, because it does not memorize them.
Hertzmann 40-2D-014 Alarm Clock with Speaker
It has the most striking aesthetic among all the models: Has the shape of a record player and is also finished in a rich orange-yellow color. Its entire exterior, with very compact dimensions (14 x 14 x 10 centimeters), has a rubberized plastic finish. Aesthetically it is curious, although it is perceived that the quality of the construction is not the best. Also, ‘the disk’ on its top is actually a Qi-compatible charger that refills the battery of compatible mobile devices just by placing them on it at a speed of 5W. The exterior is complemented by a large, quite bright white number display (adjustable in intensity and color temperature) and different ports to complement music playback via Bluetooth. Thus, it has a slot for SD memory cards, USB port and auxiliary audio input. Its speaker, with 5 W of power, has a limited quality in all frequencies. Otherwise, it is a fairly basic model.
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* All purchase prices included in this article are current as of February 27, 2021.
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