Not all Bluetooth speakers are created equal. Some are better for volume than others while others are made for the outdoors, and then some, such as those from Bang & Olufsen (B&O) and Bose, which are designed and constructed to the highest standards, and tend to outperform their competitors in general, as well as in niche areas. Whether you need something that’s rugged and waterproof to take to the beach or a thoughtfully designed speaker to place on your bookshelf, B&O and Bose have you covered. Regardless of what type of bluetooth speaker you are looking for, if you’re willing to spend the money, you can’t go wrong with these two brands. However, because the price tag on speakers from these brands can be quite high, finding the right speaker can be a high stakes exercise. The first thing you need to know when choosing between bluetooth speakers from B&O and Bose is what makes each brand unique.