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The 6 Best Earbuds For Bass - Spring 2024 Reviews

Best Earbuds For Bass

If you consider yourself a bass-head and love the thump and rumble of genres like hip-hop or EDM, picking the right headphones for your listening experience is important. You want headphones with deep bass that packs enough punch to be enjoyable without overpowering the rest of the mix. Headphones with great bass can help keep you pumped during your workouts, but bulky over-ears usually aren't the best choice. Earbuds or in-ears, on the other hand, are more portable and breathable, making them better suited for working out.

We've bought and tested over 305 earbuds and in-ears, and below are our picks for earbuds that bring a serious amount of rumble. These picks aren't necessarily the ones that scored highest in the bass category but rather the ones with the most enjoyable bass performance overall. Even if their bass exceeds our target curve, they don't sacrifice too much detail or clarity. For more product recommendations, check out the best earbuds, the best wireless earbuds, and the best earbuds with a mic.

  1. Best Earbuds For Bass

    The Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3 are the best earbuds for bass we've tested. Their bass-heavy sound profile delivers extra thump, warmth, and boom to mixes. Although their treble response is recessed, vocals and lead instruments are still clear and present in mixes. You can also use the companion app's 3-band graphic EQ and presets to add even more bass and personalize the audio to your liking. While the square shape of their stability fins isn't the most comfortable, they come in three different sizes to help you find the right fit for your ears.

    These buds last for around eight hours continuously, and their carrying case holds three extra charges. They also have a great active noise-canceling (ANC) system that cuts down the low rumble of engines during a commute. That said, if you prioritize an even higher level of noise isolation, consider the Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds Truly Wireless. These top-of-the-line buds do a fantastic job of reducing background noise and have a bassy sound that you can customize via their companion app. However, they don't feel as well-built or last as long on a single charge.

    See our review

  2. Best Mid-Range Earbuds For Bass

    The best wireless earbuds for bass that we've tested in the mid-range are the Anker Soundcore Liberty 4 NC Truly Wireless. These well-built in-ears have a bass-heavy sound right out of the box, adding plenty of thump and punch to your favorite tunes. Voices and lead instruments are slightly muddied as a result. There's a bit more brightness in the treble as well, especially compared to the JBL Live Pro+ TWS True Wireless. Still, thanks to the graphic EQ and presets in their companion app, you can customize these headphones' output.

    In the app, you can access ANC and Transparency Modes, so you can choose whether to block out as much background noise as possible or let some in to stay aware of your surroundings. These headphones last for nine hours off a single charge. Their carrying case provides four extra charges for when you're on the go. Plus, you can pair them to up to two devices simultaneously, making it easy to switch between different audio sources like a laptop and a phone.

    See our review

  3. Best Budget Earbuds For Bass

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    Are you looking for something more wallet-friendly but that still packs a punch? The JBL Vibe Buds True Wireless are your best bet. These headphones pack a lot of bass in an inexpensive package, with excellent middle and treble accuracy to boot. What makes them great for bass lovers is that they're customizable, which is somewhat rare for headphones at this price point. Use their companion app's graphic EQ and presets to amp up the bass or tone it down when you want something different.

    These buds last over eight hours on a single charge, and their carrying case gives three additional charges. They're well-built and comfortable, though not quite as stable in your ear as the Anker Soundcore Liberty 4 NC Truly Wireless, making them less suitable for working out. Without an ANC feature, you can't really block out background noises during your commute. Still, they're a great choice for thump and rumble that won't break the bank.

    See our review

  4. Best Cheap Earbuds For Bass

    If you're looking for the cheapest possible buds with a good bass response, check out the JLab Audio GO Air POP True Wireless. These inexpensive earbuds aren't as bare-bones as you might expect since they have a few EQ presets you can choose from with the onboard controls. With the default EQ, they have a rumbly, punchy sound profile to suit fans of a bass-rich sound. They're decently comfortable and well-built, especially for the price. They have a stable fit and an IPX4 rating for water resistance, so they aren't a bad choice for workouts.

    They have a long continuous battery life of about nine hours, meaning they can last through a long flight or workday. The portable charging case holds another three charges, so you can always top them up. They lack an ANC feature, so they aren't ideal if you want to cut out engine noise during a flight or bus ride. That said, they'll still cut out a good amount of higher-pitched sounds, like background conversations at the office or the hum of an A/C unit.

    See our review

  5. Best Sports Earbuds For Bass

    If you're looking for buds that pack in the thump and rumble to keep you pumped up during workouts, try the Skullcandy Push Active True Wireless. They're resistant to dust and direct water exposure, and their in-ear fit is more stable thanks to their ear hook design, which keeps them securely in place. They also have a bass-rich sound that delivers extra boom, but their graphic EQ and presets let you fine-tune them.

    These buds last more than nine hours continuously, and their carrying case holds over three charges. However, they lack ANC and have a mediocre noise isolation performance, which can be annoying if you want to reduce ambient sound at the gym. If you want to cut down noise, try the Jabra Elite 7 Active True Wireless. They have an ANC system, and although it performs similarly to the buds' passive capabilities, the ANC can still cut down a very good amount of background noise. That said, their in-ear fit isn't as stable, and they're lighter on bass, so you may want to use their app's sound customization features to add in more thump and punch.

    See our review

  6. Best Noise Cancelling Earbuds for Bass

    While a few of the earbuds mentioned in this article will be equipped with active noise cancelling technology (ANC), none of them do it quite as well as the Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds Truly Wireless. Their stellar noise isolation performance does a great job of blocking out external noise, especially in the bass range, so you can focus on the basslines in your audio. They do an excellent job of eliminating everyday sounds from your audio, like street noise and fridge hum, but they excel at blocking out low-frequency sounds like engine rumble.

    They're comfortable, well-built, portable, and pack a respectable seven hours of continuous battery life with ANC enabled, with three extra charges contained in the carrying case. When it comes to sound profile, they're not quite as bass-heavy as our top pick, the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3, but they still pack plenty of low-end thump and rumble that can be further cranked up via the graphic EQ and presets in the companion app. There's support for features like Immersive Audio, which uses head-tracking technology to model a wider, more immersive soundstage.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Sony WF-1000XM4 Truly Wireless: The Sony WF-1000XM4 Truly Wireless are premium buds with a warm and boomy sound profile. They lack a thumpy low-bass, and their ANC performance is weaker than the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3. See our review
  • Jabra Elite Active 75t Truly Wireless: The Jabra Elite Active 75t Truly Wireless are well-built headphones with a thumpy and punchy sound. The sound profile isn't as balanced as our top pick, the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3, meaning your mix is less clear, and their ANC blocks out less background noise. See our review
  • Anker SoundCore Life P3 Truly Wireless: The Anker SoundCore Life P3 Truly Wireless are a good alternative to the Anker Soundcore Liberty 4 NC Truly Wireless if you want headphones with better ANC. However, they don't support multi-device pairing, and they don't have as many features like Anker's Spatial Audio. See our review
  • Beats Powerbeats Pro Truly Wireless: The Beats Powerbeats Pro Truly Wireless are a bit more neutral than the Skullcandy Push Active True Wireless when it comes to their bass, but they are still a great set of buds for fitness. They're very comfortable but don't have any customization options to fine-tune their sound. See our review
  • Creative Aurvana Ace 2 True Wireless: The Creative Aurvana Ace 2 True Wireless are Bluetooth in-ears that feature cutting-edge xMEMS drivers. While their ANC performance isn't as solid as the Sennheiser MOMENTUM True Wireless 3, they're more comfortable and feature a very bass-heavy sound profile. They can add even more low-end via the companion app's graphic EQ and presets. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. May 07, 2024: We've removed the upper mid-range pick from this article as there's a relatively small gap in price between our top pick and mid-range pick. Instead, we've added a 'Best Noise Cancelling' pick, which features the Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds Truly Wireless.

  2. Mar 08, 2024: We've checked our picks to ensure they're still relevant and in stock. We've also added the Creative Aurvana Ace 2 True Wireless as a Notable Mention due to their bass-heavy default sound profile.

  3. Jan 11, 2024: We've replaced the JBL Vibe Beam True Wireless with the JBL Vibe Buds True Wireless as our budget earbuds pick and made minor changes to the text to ensure clarity and accuracy.

  4. Nov 13, 2023: Replaced the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II Truly Wireless with the Bose QuietComfort Ultra Earbuds Truly Wireless as an alternative to our top pick with better noise isolation.

  5. Sep 15, 2023: Replaced the Skullcandy Indy ANC True Wireless with the JBL Vibe Beam True Wireless as 'Best Budget'. Replaced the Anker Soundcore Space A40 Truly Wireless with the Anker Soundcore Liberty 4 NC Truly Wireless as 'Best Mid-Range'.

All Reviews

Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best wireless earbuds for bass to buy for most people in each price range. We factor in the price (cheaper headphones win over pricier ones if the difference isn't worth it), feedback from our visitors, and availability (no headphones that are difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere).

If you would like to choose for yourself, here is the list of all our reviews for earbuds and in-ear headphones. Be careful not to get caught up in the details. There are no perfect headphones. Personal taste, preference, and listening habits will matter more in your selection.