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The 7 Best Bluetooth Speakers For Bass - Spring 2024 Reviews

Updated Jun 11, 2024 at 03:43 pm
Best Bluetooth Speakers For Bass

If you're a fan of bass-heavy music like EDM or hip-hop, it's important to have a speaker that can produce a warm and full bass. While some speakers on the market struggle to reproduce low bass, others can accurately reproduce the present and powerful bass you're looking for. Speakers that support Bluetooth are great for their portability; you can use them out and about since they don't require an internet connection. Whether you want a speaker with a good voice assistant or a speaker that fits your budget, many options are available that have a good bass performance.

We've tested over 130 speakers, and below are our recommendations for the best speakers for bass. If you want to see more speakers, check out our picks for the loudest Bluetooth speakers, the best speakers for parties, the best sounding Bluetooth speakers, and the best cheap speakers.

  1. Best Bluetooth Speaker For Bass

    The best Bluetooth speaker for bass we've tested is the JBL PartyBox 310. This large and powerful speaker brings out all the thump and rumble in your favorite tunes so you can party in the comfort of your home. Bass lovers can take advantage of all the extra customization tools available, too, including a Bass Boost feature to pump up the boom and a more traditional graphic EQ to switch up its sound across the range. Even with all that energy in the bass range, vocals and other instruments are still clear and accurate in the mix, ensuring a great sound quality with all your audio content.

    As its name implies, this speaker is designed with parties in mind. As a result, it boasts many cool features you won't find with more traditional speakers, including microphone and guitar inputs for when you want to host your next sing-along. The circular RGB lights on the front of the speaker are customizable, too, so you can set the mood with the right colors and patterns. Karaoke and DJ settings are also available in the speaker's companion app. If you don't need all those extra bells and whistles and want something easier to carry around, the JBL Boombox 3 is a more portable alternative. However, it doesn't bring as much thump and rumble as the top-of-the-line PartyBox.

    See our review

  2. Best Upper Mid-Range Bluetooth Speaker For Bass

    If you're looking for a more affordable Bluetooth speaker with a booming bass, you'll want to check out the JBL PartyBox Encore Essential. This smaller, more lightweight party speaker has a built-in carrying handle, so it's an even more portable alternative to the JBL PartyBox 310. If you love to host parties, this speaker is another great choice since it comes with many of the same features as its more premium cousin, like microphone and guitar inputs, as well as customizable RGB lights. You can even switch up its sound thanks to its graphic EQ.

    That said, you may find that you don't even need those customization tools in the first place. Right out of the box, this speaker reproduces clear and accurate voices and instruments in the mix. It brings a lot of rumble in the low bass, especially compared to similarly priced models, though its low-frequency extension falls a touch short of the mightier PartyBox 310. Plus, it doesn't get as loud as its more premium cousin, and it has some more compression when pushed to max volume. However, if you're looking for a smaller and cheaper alternative, this bass-heavy speaker is worth a look.

    See our review

  3. Best Mid-Range Bluetooth Speaker For Bass

    The Tribit StormBox Blast is a great mid-range speaker for bass lovers. This boombox-style speaker comes in a small and compact design, but don't let that fool you—it really packs a punch. With an impressive low-frequency extension for the price, this speaker can reproduce all the deep thump and rumble in EDM and hip-hop tracks. A little extra warmth in the mix adds punch, which is a nice touch. Thanks to the graphic EQ and presets in its companion app, you can add more bass if you want. The XBass setting will be especially handy for bass lovers.

    With a more portable design, this speaker is an even better choice than our top picks for listening on the go. It also comes with customizable RGB lights, so it's still more than suitable for rocking out at your next big party. It doesn't come with microphone or guitar inputs, so it's less suitable for karaoke lovers and aspiring musicians. Plus, its low-frequency extension isn't as impressive as the JBL PartyBox Encore Essential, so you'll notice a little less thump in the low bass with rumbling tracks. However, if you don't want to spend as much on a speaker, it's a solid pick.

    See our review

  4. Best Budget Bluetooth Speaker For Bass

    The Anker Soundcore Motion Boom is a budget-friendly pick for bass lovers. Like the Tribit StormBox Blast, this speaker comes in a portable boombox-style design that's great for bringing the party wherever you go. It isn't as well-built as our more premium picks on the list, though, and it lacks customizable RGB lights to set the mood at your next event. However, it may be of better value if you don't plan to use those features in the first place.

    For its price, this speaker brings a solid amount of bass, ensuring you feel the punch in bass-heavy tracks like EDM and hip-hop. If you want a different sound, there are a lot of customization tools on hand. There's a BASS button right on the speaker itself, which you can use to add more punch in the bass to your tunes. Also, you can find a graphic EQ and other presets through the speaker's companion app, which lets you switch up its sound across the whole range. If you love the style of this speaker, its more premium cousin, the Anker Soundcore Motion Boom Plus, may also be worth a look. It brings more bass but is more expensive than this budget-friendly offering.

    See our review

  5. Best Cheap Bluetooth Speaker For Bass

    The Anker Soundcore Flare 2 is the best cheap speaker for bass we've tested. Overall, this portable Bluetooth speaker is a more affordable alternative to our top picks, and it offers a standout bass performance compared to other products at this price point. This speaker reproduces a good amount of bass right out of the box, but its sound customization features help it stand out. Bass lovers can use the BassUp preset to add more thump to the mix, and the graphic EQ gives you control of the speaker's sound across the frequency range, so you can manually control the amount of rumble you feel.

    Available in both Black and Blue color variants, this small speaker has rings of light around its edges, allowing you to set the mood as you listen to your favorite tunes. Thanks to its versatile design, you can bring your music everywhere you go, and the over eight-hour battery life lets you enjoy long listening sessions without interruption. It's small and lightweight and is rated IPX7 for water resistance, which helps protect it if you use it outdoors. It doesn't get as loud as the Anker Soundcore Motion Boom, which is disappointing if you want to fill a larger area with sound, but it's still more than suitable for average-sized rooms.

    See our review

  6. Best Home Speaker For Bass

    Home speakers are a great option if you only plan to use your speaker within the walls of your home. Many offer built-in voice assistant support for hands-free control and sleek and stylish designs to match your decor. The Denon Home 350 is the best for bass that we've tested. You can use this large speaker on its own or as part of your home theater setup with a compatible Denon soundbar, and it brings out all the thump and rumble in your favorite movies and music. Plus, you can adjust the bass levels through its companion app to add even more punch to the overall sound.

    With built-in Alexa support, you can control this speaker's functions using only your voice. Whether you're close to the device or further away, it easily understands your commands, and it does well in noisier environments. Plus, the microphone mute button gives you the option of privacy when you want it. You can even link it with other compatible Denon speakers in its app, meaning you can spread sound throughout multiple rooms of your home. When it comes to home speakers, this device packs a punch.

    See our review

  7. Most Versatile Bluetooth Speaker For Bass

    If you're looking for a bass-heavy Bluetooth speaker to use both inside and outside of the home, check out the Brane X. This premium speaker is designed with versatility in mind: it's lunchbox-sized and battery-powered, so you can take it on the go, but it also has some great home features. There's Wi-Fi and voice assistant integration for when you want to keep it parked at home, but its IP57 rating means it can also be taken on a weekend trip or tasked with soundtracking a pool party.

    The most notable aspect of this speaker is the sheer amount of bass it can output, though. For such a small speaker, it can deliver rumbling bass that'll shake any surface you put it on. It's plenty loud, so you can even use it to blast your favorite podcast in any room of the house. Its bass response is really what sets it apart from competitors, like the Sonos Move 2. The Sonos has a similarly sleek, portable design and features a much longer continuous battery life but won't give you the same booming lows. The longer battery life and its better directivity means it's a better fit for outdoor use, though.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • JBL PartyBox 1000: The JBL PartyBox 1000 is a larger and more premium alternative to the JBL PartyBox 310. It can reproduce a better low-frequency extension, giving you more rumble in the bass. However, its premium price tag isn't ideal for everyone, and it lacks the customization tools of the 310. See our review
  • JBL PartyBox 110: The JBL PartyBox 110 is a speaker similar to the JBL PartyBox 310. It's a more portable option and is compatible with the PartyBox app. It doesn't reproduce as much low bass and doesn't get as loud. See our review
  • Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM: The Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM is a more portable alternative to the JBL PartyBox 310. It doesn't bring quite as much low bass, but it's a great alternative for those not interested in a party-centric speaker since it has a more sleek and discreet design. See our review
  • Apple HomePod (2nd generation): The Apple HomePod (2nd generation) is a wired-only home speaker with great bass reproduction thanks to its bass-EQ microphone. However, unlike the Denon Home 350, it doesn't have sound customization tools. See our review
  • Sony SRS-XV500: The Sony SRS-XV500 is a portable party speaker with built-in lights and karaoke features. With its MEGA BASS feature enabled, it has a powerful low-end response, although the bass range doesn't extend quite as low as the JBL PartyBox 310. It's also well-built and quite portable for its size, but its 13-hour battery life falls a little short of the JBL's. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Jun 11, 2024: We've added the Brane X speaker as our 'Most Versatile' pick due to its strong bass response and smart features. The Sonos Move 2 is now a comparison. Otherwise, we've made minor changes to the text and ensured all products are still in stock.

  2. Apr 17, 2024: We've checked our picks to ensure every product is still in stock and represents the best for each category. We've also added the Sony SRS-XV500 as a Notable Mention, which has an impressive bass response with its MEGA BASS mode setting enabled.

  3. Feb 16, 2024: We've confirmed that these product picks are the best for their categories. Some slight text changes for clarity.

  4. Dec 20, 2023: Replaced the Sonos Move with the next-generation Sonos Move 2. Added the JBL PartyBox 1000 as a Notable Mention.

  5. Oct 25, 2023: Restructured the article to ensure price consistency across articles.

All Reviews

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

If you would like to see more products, here's the list of all our reviews of Bluetooth speakers for bass. Be careful not to get caught up in the details. There are no perfect speakers. Personal taste, preference, and listening habits will matter more in your selection.