The crux of my issue is I can't smoke cigars in my flat and I am in no mood to wire up turntable speakers for outside. So I'm primarily looking for something that I can chill outside for a few hours with and spotify my life away, that's waterproof. Portable for taking places or just moving into a room where there's no stereo would be cool. I'm having a hard time sorting through the reviews of stuff on Amazon with the subjectivity of what sounds "good" vs. what is acceptable to some people and not others. So really what I want is Portable (ish) Solid battery life Good sound, it will mostly be used outside and I don't want it to sound tinny. Bluetooth and 3.5mm cable hookup. Waterproof, since rain creeps on us in this state. I'd rather do this than keep buying D-cell batteries for my old portable iHome, which has more or less out lived it's $10 usefulness and kinda sounds like shit anyways. I'm leaning towards the JBL Flip 4 https://www.amazon.com/JBL-Waterproof-Portable-Bluetooth-Black/dp/B06WGY3B3T/ref=sr_1_36?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1497209284&sr=1-36&keywords=bluetooth+speaker+waterproof&th=1 But do I need to spend that much for good sound quality? This Biiq Infinite X is only $55. https://www.amazon.com/Bliiq-Infini...sr=1-33&keywords=bluetooth+speaker+waterproof This waterproof sport speaker only $35 https://www.amazon.com/Rocktech-Wat...sr=1-19&keywords=bluetooth+speaker+waterproof And lots of other options including https://www.amazon.com/AOMAIS-II-Po...1497208495&sr=1-17&keywords=bluetooth+speaker https://www.amazon.com/Photive-Wire...sr=1-12&keywords=bluetooth+speaker+waterproof https://www.amazon.com/Photive-Wate...sr=1-18&keywords=bluetooth+speaker+waterproof https://www.amazon.com/Altec-Lansing-LifeJacket-Generation-Bluetooth/dp/B00JYQOXA4/ref=sr_1_30?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1497209284&sr=1-30&keywords=bluetooth+speaker+waterproof&th=1 All of these have good reviews, is it really a situation of spend more get more? How much are just marketing gimmicks? It's hard to trust reviews when I have a pretty good ear for sound quality and then there's others like my wife who didn't notice that the entire left channel had gone out in her car once. Any ownership stories? Stuff you've liked or disliked, etc? I'm new to the whole bluetooth audio thing.