What are the Best Water Speakers?

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Jun 09
Best Water Speakers

Have you seen water speakers? You'd know if you have, they offer a great water show, with the mini c?olored water fountains dancing to the music. And generally speaking they're very affordable. A great gift for any young music fan. We're going to review the best three water speakers available today. We'll also have a look at alternative options out there. Although compared to the fun of water speakers, they're a little dull in comparison! 

The Best 3 Water Speakers

When reviewing the best water speakers, we looked at connectivity, design, colors and performance. This was really fun to review, and we all have water speakers on our desks now. Love them! 

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Cra-Z-Art water speakers

Cra-Z-Art 

( 4.1 out of 5.0 )

  • Plugs into any device with a headphone output jack - iPhone, iPad, iPod, MP3/MP4 or home computer
  • USB powered and comes with a USB cable
  • Does not come with a USB wall adapter which is needed to charge them as a standalone

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Soundoriginal water speakers

SoundOriginal 

( 4.6 out of 5.0 )

  • Plugs into any device with a headphone output jack - iPhone, iPad, iPod, MP3/MP4 player or home computer
  • Multi-colored LED lights
  • USB plus-in-play
  • Charging via USB cable
  • Frequency 220Hz - 13000 Hz
  • Available in black or white
  • Includes 2 water dance speakers, 1 USB cable, 1 3.5mm audio cable and 1 mini USB cable
  • Uses three cables which can appear a little cluttered

3rd

Soundsoul water speakers

SoundSOUL

( 4.0 out of 5.0 )

  • Plugs into any device with a headphone output jack - iPhone, iPad, iPod, MP3/MP4 or home computer
  • Frequency range 90Hz - 1800Hz
  • 4 different LED lights
  • Speakers need to be turned up pretty loud for the lights to dance

Why Buy a Water Speaker?

We aren't going to pretend that these speakers offer the very best in sound quality. They really don't compete with the likes of Bose. But they don't pretend to. Don't get me wrong, they certainly offer a find audio experience. But they also offer so much more. And that is why many people, especially younger music listeners, are opting for water speakers.

  • Fun! Really this is what these speakers are all about. Watch the jets of colored water bounce to the music. It's hypnotic and adds another dimension to listening to any music. 
  • Compatibility: Water speakers are powered by USB, either from your laptop or charged iPhone (or whatever you're playing your music on), or with a USB wall charger. They will work with any product that has a headphone jack. So don't worry if you don't have an apple product, these speakers are for everyone. 
  • Day or Night. Sure, in the dark you get more from these speakers as you watch the lights dance hypnotically. But even in the day time these speakers are great and are bright enough to be seen. 

We found that most people buying these speakers do so as a gift for others. And who wouldn't want to receive such a gift! Great fun and very affordable. 

What to Look Out for When Buying Water Speakers

There are a few points you need to make sure to consider.

  • Does your music player work with USB connection? 
  • Do you want speakers that travel with you? If you're looking for portable speakers we'd suggest something more compact. And not filled with water (although it is sealed.....)
  • Do you want to charge your speaker as a standalone item? If you do then you need to, in most cases, buy a separate USB wall charger. These are relatively cheap to purchase and available at all good electrical stores. 

Our top four all work in the same way and offer a great experience. Take a look at the Hz rating if this is important to you. 

What are the alternatives to Water Speakers?

We mentioned before that water speakers have many plus points. They're fun, affordable and enrich your music experience. But that said, they may not be for you. Let's take a look at alternative speaker options. (Be warned, none of these is as fun as the water speakers!)

First of all, consider travel speakers. A great way to enjoy music on the go, and there's certainly a lot of choice out there. Travel speakers tend to be wireless - so work using Bluetooth, and reasonable small in size to be portable. These range in price from around the same price as the water speakers, all the way up to several hundred dollars for a more sophisticated, higher quality product that uses NFC. 

And then you have your standard speakers. Tend to be wired (although not necessarily) and range considerably in price and features. These are the speakers where you can really spend some money. At the high end, a set of speakers could cost anything upwards of $500. Wow! If you look at this type of speaker, a lot of what you're getting is about audio quality. So 

Dynamic speakers are the most common. They're passive speakers with one or more woofer driver to give a low-frequency sound (bass), one or more tweeter driver to produce high frequency sound, and at the high end there may be drivers at the rear of the speaker to further amplify the sound. 

Subwoofer speakers are one-driver dynamic loud speakers. Usually these speakers include a bass port for lower frequency sounds. These can also be used in conjunction with other speakers to enhance the bass sound. 

Horn are very similar to dynamic speakers, and these are the traditional type of speaker. They work by attaching the driver to a wave guide structure to product a highly sensitive speaker. 

Electrostatic speakers are a type of flat panel loudspeaker. They have one driver and a thin membrane over two stationary panels. This type of speaker tends to work with outside power source and are plugged into an electrical outlet. These are best used with high frequencies, not base as the membrane moves very little at lower frequencies. 

Planer magnetic speakers have a ribbon of metal that is tall and thin. It is suspended between two magnets. A current passes through the metal ribbon which generates sound waves. This type of speaker is quite rare. It doesn't need to be connected to an electrical system to work. 

We've mentioned here a little about drivers. Each driver is designed to work at different frequencies - from low (bass) to high or treble. Driver cones that you find in speakers are generally made from paper, plastic and metal. As these materials move this creates a change in air pressure or sound waves which we can hear. A number ?of drivers are used to handle the range of frequencies needed. This makes up your multi-driver speaker system. These drivers are connected with electronic circuits or crossovers. The most common types of drivers are full-range, mid-range, woofer and tweeter. 

The speakers themselves are available in a range of designs. The most common types are ceiling, standing, surface-mount and column. As you would expect, ceiling means in-ceiling or in-wall speakers. They use the wall or ceiling's interior space as an enclosure and need no floor space. Standing are the largest type of speaker. Also known as floor-standing, bookshelf and in-room speakers. They come in all difference sizes, with floor-standing speakers typically being the largest. Surface mount are also known as wall-mounted speakers. They are fixed to a flat surface (typically the wall) and used for home entertainment systems. Column speakers are arranged vertically and feature a number of drivers. They are often used where high reverberation and voice clarity is needed such as conference rooms, lecture halls and churches. 

Detailed Reviews of the Best Water Speakers

So let's have a more detailed look at our top three water speakers. 

SoundOriginal 

Soundoriginal water speakers

This water speaker has 4 LED light colors, and 4 fountains. It has a standard USB plug and works with a range of devices. Includes a 12 month warranty

Features

  • Compatible with all devices that have a headphone set
  • USB plug and play
  • Charge via USB cable
  • 220Hz - 13000Hz frequency
  • Available in black or white

What's Good About It?

These water speakers came in at the top of our recommended products because, as well as offering use on all devices and using USB, it also offers the best frequency range. So it works well at low and high frequencies, and both high and low volumes. 

What Could Be Improved?

It does have three cables in place when in use. From a function point of view this is fine, it works great. However, from an appearance point of view this isn't great. It does look a little cluttered when set up. 

Cra-Z-Art

Cra-Z-Art water speakers

A lovely set of speakers, work really well and easy to set up. 

Features

  • Connection to any device with a headphone port
  • Uses USB
  • 3 colours and 3 fountains (pink, blue and green)

What's Good About It?

This is a great value, easy to use product. It looks really pretty and works with any device. 

What Could Be Improved?

It doesn't come with a USB wall charger. So if you want to charge these separately to your music player, you will need to purchase this separately. 

SoundSOUL

Soundsoul water speakers

A lovely set of water speakers, works at a low frequency range and easy to connect with your device. 

Features

  • Works with any music player device with a headphone port
  • 4 fountains and 4 colours (red, blue, green and orange)
  • 90Hz - 1800Hz. So great at lower frequency, if not so strong at higher frequency

What's Good About It?

A really lovely looking set of water speakers. We loved how well these work at lower frequencies. Powerful jets that are quite tall make it really easy to spot the jets dancing ??to the music. 

What Could Be Improved?

We did find that these speakers worked better when the music volume was higher. 

Final Verdict on Best Water Speaker

Our clear number one was the SoundOriginal water speaker. 4 jets, 4 colors and great frequency range allows these speaker to work on all types and volumes of music. A brilliant and fun experience. They also come with a 12 month warranty!