Who doesn't love the look of retro speakers? In the past, people built speakers to blend into the decor of a room. The flair of an old speaker system speaks to music created in the time it was made. They are an homage to the history of sound. The only problem with these old speakers is that they don't connect to our modern devices. Here we present the best of both worlds by reviewing the best vintage speakers for the current era.

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Best Vintage Speakers FAQ

When shopping for the best vintage speakers, many people have similar questions. Here we answer your most frequently asked questions about modern vintage and retro-looking speaker systems.

1. What Are Vintage Style Speakers?

2. What Are the Best Features for Vintage Style Speakers?

3. Are Old Or New Speakers Better?

How We Reviewed

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We've reviewed the following products based on their features, price, and manufacturer's warranty. We've gathered a variety of vintage looks to suit fans of all decades and music.

Overall Price Range

The best vintage speakers from the modern era come variably priced. On the low end, you could expect to pay at least $40 for that retro look you want. Prices steadily increase from there. The higher end of vintage-style stereos cost around $200 or more.

What We Reviewed

  • Marshall Kilburn Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • Toshiba Wireless Bluetooth Speakers Vintage Retro Home Speaker Box System
  • Qoosea Retro Radio Portable Radio
  • Vintage Bluetooth Speaker, LOFREE Poison Wireless Retro Speaker
  • TEWELL Bluetooth Vintage Speaker With Bass Enhanced Technology
  • ClearClick Retro AM/FM Radio With Bluetooth
  • Pyle Retro Wireless Bluetooth Radio Speaker
  • LuguLake Handheld Multi-Function Bluetooth Speaker
  • Pyle 2-in-1 Vintage Style Clock Speaker
  • ART + SOUND Bluetooth Speaker Vintage

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Marshall's Kilburn Portable Bluetooth Speaker is a miniature portable Bluetooth-compatible version of the brand's iconic guitar amp. The best feature of the Kilburn is a solid twenty hours of fully wireless sound. To plug in, Marshall's premier portable comes with a double-ended coil cord, 3.5-millimeter stereo plugs, ¾ dome tweeters, and a four-inch woofer for the incredible sound Marshall is known for.

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Toshiba's Vintage Retro Home Speaker Box system with USB playback is a good, old-fashioned stereo at heart. The antiqued black and gold cross grill design screams 1960s rock n' roll. Forty watts of stereo sound power blast you back to the past in musical wonderment. For a classic sound with modern amenities, enjoy Toshiba's Bluetooth and USB ports to charge your mobile devices and listen to your favorite tunes without any wires.

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The Retro Radio by Qoosea is classically cool with its genuine mahogany exterior and brushed chrome hardware. It's fully Bluetooth compatible, allowing you to connect your devices even from a distance. Plugged in or freestyle, enjoy FM radio or your choice of music in crisp, Hi-Fi sound. The 1100mAh rechargeable battery allows for up to 10 hours of continuous listening anywhere you want.

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The mid-century modern mystique of the LOFREE Poison is such that it's hard to believe this fully portable speaker securely connects with Bluetooth. It comes with a rechargeable 2000mAh lithium battery for up to six hours of play at the beach, by the pool, or in the park. For quality sound, the stereo of the LOFREE Poison only looks vintage; the big sound is purely present-day.

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Commonly touted as the king of the best vintage speakers, the TEWELL Bluetooth Vintage Speaker is the 1970s all the way. It's not just that this speaker's appearance speaks to that decade; it's also the sound. With premium 24-watt stereo audio with deep Bass Reflex and Bluetooth wireless connectivity options, the TEWELL Bluetooth Vintage Speaker brings you up against a towering wall of sound. The speaker comes with a 3.5mm braided nylon cable to connect your computer or other devices.

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Stylish and sophisticated, the ClearClick Retro AM/FM Radio with Bluetooth is a handmade wooden treasure reminiscent of an heirloom. Enjoy flipping through radio stations or connect your device through Bluetooth for the music of your choice. The speaker comes with a North America-compatible power cord.

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The Retro Wireless Bluetooth Radio Speaker by Pyle combines all the best parts of radio's past with up-to-date technology. This attractive little powerhouse delivers AM/FM radio, Bluetooth connectivity, auxiliary input options, dual USB ports, USB flash drive, and an SD memory card reader for a vintage speaker system that's thoroughly contemporary. The Retro Wireless Bluetooth Radio Speaker works with both Apple and Android devices for smooth performance and clean sound.

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The beautifully designed, wood-grained and bronzed hardware speaker boombox has everything of a retro transistor radio and much, much more. Built to play tunes through the radio, Bluetooth, USB flash drive, and TF memory cards without distortion, this little stunner also has a recording function and auxiliary input to take your next impromptu garden karaoke night to the next level.

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If the look of a traditional stereo isn't classy enough for your home or office decor, the Pyle 2-in-1 Vintage Style Clock Speaker may be the stereo system for you. Handcrafted from birchwood, this elegant brushed copper quartz clock hides a rocking full bass sound. Stealthily stream music from your favorite mobile device to the 25-watt speaker from up to 33 feet away.

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The ART + SOUND Bluetooth Speaker Vintage, with its blast from the past exterior and tech-savvy features, allows you to tune in at home or on the move. The AM/FM radio, Bluetooth streaming, and auxiliary port connect you with your favorite hits from yesterday and today. The convenient rechargeable battery allows you to bring the vintage style of the ART+SOUND Bluetooth Speaker Vintage along for the ride.

The Verdict

As we've discovered in this review, the best vintage speakers come in many classic throwback designs. Each speaker on our list is one of the very best on the market. We love that both the look and the features of each speaker system define their uniqueness.

 

Some of the best vintage speaker options are portable while others are not. Some allow for radio play while others are streaming-only devices. Ultimately, you must decide which speaker system is best for your needs. See below for our top choices for that classic sound.

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Best Overall


The best overall speaker option is the versatile and oh-so-cool Marshall Kilburn portable Bluetooth speaker. We love how convenient it is to travel with a mini-half stack. The extra-long 20-hour battery life is more than enough to keep us going throughout the day. It's more expensive than the other options, but the sound quality, style, and features make the Kilburn the absolute best.

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Honorable Mention


Coming in a close second is the TEWELL Bluetooth Vintage Speaker. This speaker system emits stunning sound, is reasonably priced, and looks good to boot.


 

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