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Lidl and Aldi offers: cheap Bluetooth speakers and headphones under £20

Both supermarkets are selling audio tech at a discount, but what can you expect for such a low price?

Lidl and Aldi are offering Bluetooth speakers and headphones for less than £20 as part of Lidl offers and Aldi Specialbuys.

Available while stocks last, you’ll have to act sooner rather than later if you’re tempted by these latest promotions. Lidl’s Sportpods headphones are the cheapest of the bunch at just £6.99.

Keep scrolling for details of what to expect from all the items on sale at Lidl and Aldi, and to find out whether cheap tech is worth buying based on our expert knowledge from the Which? test lab.

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Lidl Music Essentials: Bluetooth speakers

BOOMPODS Rokpod speaker, £12.99

If you’re looking for an affordable Bluetooth speaker that’s small enough to tuck inside a rucksack, the Rokpod might be on your radar.

This pebble-shaped shock and water-resistant wireless speaker comes with an integrated braided cable for hanging it, and the flat design reminds us of the pricier Ultimate Ears Roll 2 speaker. Lidl promises ‘impressive sound’ from the waterproof Rokpod, which is also said to offer up to five hours of playback on a single charge.

BOOMPODS Aquapod Speaker, £19.99

The durable Aquapod speaker costs around £20 while stocks last. It’s designed to serve up bass-heavy sound on the move, and the portable design means the Aquapod can be mounted on a bike, stuck to your shower wall or hung from a bag.

Like the Rokpod, this Bluetooth speaker is IPX7 rated – this means it can be immersed for up to thirty minutes at a depth of less than one meter. It can last up to five hours on a single charge.

How good are cheap Bluetooth speakers?

We’re continuously testing Bluetooth speakers from some of the biggest brands around – Bose, JBL, Samsung and Sony to name a few. But our rigorous expert tests suggest that buying a cheap Bluetooth speaker with impressive sound can be a tricky task.

As you can see from our infographic above, there’s no shortage of cheap, low-scoring Bluetooth speakers. If you’re looking for a budget-priced option, make sure you take a look at our reviews before parting with your cash. You’ll be saved from picking up a dreaded Don’t Buy that is tricky to set up and light on features.

Our guide to the best cheap speakers for 2018 can lend a hand. Alternatively, see our advice on how to buy the best wireless or Bluetooth speaker.

Lidl Music Essentials: headphones

BOOMPODS Sportpods Race Wired Headphones, £6.99

The Sportpods are aimed at fitness fanatics on the hunt for some headphones that can survive a run in the rain. These waterproof ones are on sale for a tempting £6.99, with Lidl promising ‘maximum comfort’ thanks to an ergonomic earpiece.

Aldi Specialbuys: Maxtek headphones, £16.99

Lidl isn’t the only supermarket advertising cheap tech this week. As part of its latest Specialbuys promotion, Aldi is selling Maxtek wireless headphones for £16.99. They’re available for pre-order today, dispatching at the end of the week.

These Bluetooth headphones come in a choice of three colours – black, white and rose gold. Like Aldi’s Sportpods, they offer up to five hours of playback per charge, although these over-ear headphones don’t boast a waterproof design. Even so, they’re lightweight with cushioned ear pads and an adjustable headband.

How good are cheap headphones?

Performance from budget headphones is mixed. Although we’ve uncovered a selection that serve up decent audio, our listening panel have also had to endure models that score as low as 17% in our lab.

When it comes to testing headphones, only the best options around are worthy of Best Buy status. Best Buy headphones are delightfully comfy and produce crystal-clear sound that does your music collection justice.

Shopping for a pair of affordable headphones? Visit our guide to the top five best cheap headphones for 2018. If you’d rather be cable-free, read our advice on the best wireless headphones.

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