My iPad speakers are barley audible. I go to Walmart with my wife and spoke with a sales person in Electronics, told him of my dilemma and he had heard it before. He led me to an isle with many blue tooth speakers . With a price range around $30 to several hundred. All I needed was something small for just myself so I settled for the cheaper one. It sounds great even when I crank it up. I am very happy with my $30. Investment.