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Golf Cart Bluetooth Speaker Quiz
The sun is out, the sky is blue and you’re out on the golf court together with your mater one Sunday afternoon. You’re having a blast but something is missing. Music.
What’s better than having background music while playing a round of golf with your friends. You need a bluetooth speaker for your golf cart.
Bluetooth speakers are light and easy to either clip on to a vertical rail or on a horizontal rail. This makes it easy to choose where you want to place the bluetooth speakers on the golf cart.
Let’s go through some of the things to look out for before purchasing a golf cart bluetooth speaker.
If you’re looking for more of a solo experience, we suggest to try our headphone finder to find the best headphones for you.
Choosing the right bluetooth speaker for your golf cart
There are quite a few golf cart bluetooth speakers on the market. Some are single small ones you place on your golf cart, others are bar-shaped which you can hang from the roof. You can also get stereo speakers if that’s your thing.
The most important thing to think about is where you want to place it, where is more convenient for you. This is going to dictate much of your shopping journey.
You mainly have two types of bluetooth speakers to choose from when it comes to power. You can either go for a battery powered one, which will last anywhere from 6 to 12 hours depending on the quality and price of the speaker. Or you can opt for a speaker which connects to a 12 volt power socket in your golf cart.
As mentioned, the batter life is varying between models. There are bluetooth speakers for under $10 on Amazon and I highly doubt those will give you a long lasting listening experience. Go up to a higher price level, lets say $100, and you’ll get a very decent battery powered bluetooth speaker which will last you a good 12 hours.
Do you choose the 12v power supply however, you won’t have to worry about running out of juice. Just be careful to unplug the power cord after you’re finished golfing as many people have reported that their bluetooth speaker have drained the battery of their golf cart over night.
How many speakers do you need?
Most golf cart speakers are sold as one single item. As mention earlier, you can get a dual speaker setup, or you can buy multiple devices and pair them together. Be careful though, not every bluetooth speaker lets you do this. Always check before if this is something you really need.
A speaker bar gives you a wider range of sound coming from the speaker. It can also easily be clipped on to the roof bar on your golf cart.
Bluetooth lets you connect your smartphone or mp3 player (if anyone use those anymore?) directly to the speakers. When you play music on your phone, the speakers will act as the medium which delivers the sound.
You might also want other connectivity options. Many of them have AUX port if your device does not have bluetooth or you prefer to use a wired connection instead. I’ve even seen some which have USB connectivity if that is something you need. Perhaps your hooking up a laptop to the speakers?
Bluetooth connectivity tends to be slightly delayed which is something to think about if you want to watch a football game you your phone for example, and use the speakers to listen to the sound. In this situation, an AUX cable could solve that delay problem.
Waterproof, splashproof, what’s the difference?
You’ll see a lot of golf cart bluetooth speakers which are advertised as waterproof, splashproof, IP56 rating and other IP ratings. What exactly does this mean?
Many companies falsely advertise their speakers as “waterproof”. This might in fact just mean they can withstand light water spray in x amount of minutes or hours. Rarely is a “waterproof” speaker able to be submerged in water. This is perhaps not even something you would want in a bluetooth speaker for your golf cart but it is important to be careful of exactly this.
If a device has an IP rating of 56, it means it is protected against dust and a weak water spray. It should be able to handle light rain. Do you want one which will work even after a heavy rain storm and being able to be submerged in water for a while, then go for a IP67 rating. The 6 means it’s dust-tight. The 7 means it can be submerged in up to 3 feet depth. This kind of bluetooth speaker would be a good choice if you have your golf cart outside and you want to just keep the speakers clipped on it at all times. Read more about IP rating.