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The 6 Best Bluetooth Speakers For Bass - Winter 2022 Reviews

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Best Bluetooth Speakers For Bass
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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 to fit your budget, many options are available that have a good bass performance.

We've tested over 80 speakers, and below are our recommendations for the best Bluetooth speakers for bass. If you want to see more speakers, check out our picks for the loudest Bluetooth speakers, the best speakers for parties, and the best cheap speakers.


  1. Best Bluetooth Speaker For Bass: JBL PartyBox 310

    7.5
    Music
    6.7
    Videos/Movies
    7.2
    Podcasts
    2.9
    Voice Assistant
    7.4
    Outdoors
    Bluetooth
    Yes
    Wi-Fi
    No
    Speakerphone
    No
    Voice Assistant
    No
    Battery Powered
    Yes

    The JBL PartyBox 310 is the best speaker for bass that we've tested. There's a 'Bass Boost' feature with two bass levels you can use to bump up the bass in your audio. With 'Bass Boost' set to level '1', it offers a boomy sound profile suitable for a variety of audio content and that can produce a thumpy and rumbling low-bass.

    It can get incredibly loud, making it great to use at parties. It features mic and guitar inputs, along with karaoke settings, which may please musicians and karaoke lovers. While its low bass doesn't get as deep as the JBL PartyBox 710, the 310 is much more portable. It's battery-powered and even comes with a 12V DC port to charge it from your car's lighter port. Also, it's rated IPX4 for water resistance, meaning it's certified to be protected from small splashes of water, so you don't have to worry about it getting a bit wet when taking it outdoors with you.

    Unfortunately, there's some compression present at max volume that can affect the quality of your audio at louder volumes. Also, aside from its 'Bass Boost' feature, there aren't any sound customization features like a graphic EQ and presets you can use to adjust its sound to your liking. That said, if you're looking for a Bluetooth speaker with a great bass performance to use at your next party, it's still a solid choice.

    See our review

  2. Best Customizable Bluetooth Speaker For Bass: SOUNDBOKS (Gen. 3)

    6.9
    Music
    6.1
    Videos/Movies
    6.8
    Podcasts
    2.7
    Voice Assistant
    6.3
    Outdoors
    Bluetooth
    Yes
    Wi-Fi
    No
    Speakerphone
    No
    Voice Assistant
    No
    Battery Powered
    Yes

    The best customizable Bluetooth speaker for bass that we've tested is the SOUNDBOKS (Gen. 3). The SOUNDBOKS app features a graphic EQ and presets you can use to tweak its sound to better suit your preferences. This large speaker comes with two XLR ports, which you can use to connect an external microphone, guitar, DJ mixer, or other instruments to it.

    It has a V-shaped sound profile with its default settings turned on that gives vocals and lead instruments a bright and sparkling quality. It can produce the deep thump and rumble in low-bass that's typically present in bass-heavy music like EDM or hip-hop. It can also get incredibly loud, so its sound can easily fill large crowded spaces, making it great for parties. It even comes with a removable battery which can last over 43 hours from a single charge, though this can vary depending on usage, and your real-world experience may differ.

    Unfortunately, there are a lot of compression artifacts present at max volume, so your audio may not sound as clean and clear during louder listening sessions. It's also pretty large and bulky, which doesn't make it very portable. However, it's still a great choice if you're looking for a Bluetooth speaker for bass with a customizable sound profile.

    See our review

  3. Best Portable Bluetooth Speaker For Bass: Sony XG500

    6.8
    Music
    6.2
    Videos/Movies
    7.4
    Podcasts
    2.7
    Voice Assistant
    7.8
    Outdoors
    Bluetooth
    Yes
    Wi-Fi
    No
    Speakerphone
    No
    Voice Assistant
    No
    Battery Powered
    Yes

    The best portable speaker for bass that we've tested is the Sony XG500. This large speaker comes with a built-in carrying handle you can use to transport it in one hand. It's well-built with an IP66 rating for dust and water resistance, so you don't have to worry about it getting a bit wet when taking it outdoors with you.

    It has a somewhat boomy sound profile that can produce deep bass, so you can feel the punch in bass-heavy music, though it lacks some deep thump and rumble in the low bass range. Fortunately, you can tweak its sound to your liking thanks to the graphic EQ and presets in its companion app. It gets loud enough to use outdoors or at parties and comes with customizable RGB lights. It's also advertised to be compatible with the Fiestable app, which you can use to access extra party features of this speaker.

    Unfortunately, there's some compression present at max volume, so your audio doesn't sound as clean during louder listening sessions. Also, its directivity is middling, causing its soundstage to be perceived as uneven and directional. That said, if you're looking for a portable Bluetooth speaker that can produce a boomy sound, this party speaker is a good choice.

    See our review

  4. Best Home Speaker For Bass: Denon Home 350

    7.6
    Music
    6.7
    Videos/Movies
    6.2
    Podcasts
    2.7
    Voice Assistant
    5.4
    Outdoors
    Bluetooth
    Yes
    Wi-Fi
    Yes
    Speakerphone
    No
    Voice Assistant
    No
    Battery Powered
    No

    The best home speaker for bass that we've tested is the Denon Home 350. This large home speaker can be linked to multiple other compatible speakers across your home when you want to listen to different audio in different rooms at the same time. You can even link it to a pre-existing Denon soundbar setup.

    It has a boomy sound profile and can produce an extended low-bass to please fans of bass-heavy music like EDM or hip-hop. Its mid-range is also fairly balanced, so vocals and lead instruments sound clear and present in the mix. Its Heos companion app also features bass and treble adjustments to customize its sound.

    Unfortunately, it isn't very portable due to its wired design and needs to remain connected to a power source to work. While it can get pretty loud, there are some compression artifacts present at max volume, meaning your audio doesn't sound as clean at louder volumes. That said, if you're looking for a Bluetooth speaker to use at home that can produce deep bass, it's still a solid choice.

    See our review

  5. Best Versatile Bluetooth Speaker For Bass: Sonos Move

    7.0
    Music
    6.5
    Videos/Movies
    8.2
    Podcasts
    8.6
    Voice Assistant
    7.7
    Outdoors
    Bluetooth
    Yes
    Wi-Fi
    Yes
    Speakerphone
    No
    Voice Assistant
    Yes
    Battery Powered
    Yes

    The best versatile Bluetooth speaker for bass that we've tested is the Sonos Move. This well-built smart speaker offers outstanding voice assistant support with Alexa and Google Assistant built-in. There's a room correction feature to adjust the speaker's sound to the acoustics of your room. There's also a built-in handle you can use to easily take it with you when you're on the move.

    Its sound profile is very well-balanced, making it suitable for listening to a wide range of music genres. It can produce deep bass, and its Sonos S2 companion app features bass and treble adjustments you can use to tweak its sound to your liking. Its battery can also last over ten hours from a single charge, which is great for long listening sessions, though this can vary depending on usage.

    Unfortunately, while it can get decently loud, there's a lot of compression at max volume, which can affect the clarity of your audio when listening at louder volume settings. It also needs to be paired to another compatible speaker to play stereo sound and has to downmix your audio to mono when using it on its own, which isn't immersive. However, it's still a great choice if you're looking for a versatile speaker that can produce some low-bass.

    See our review

  6. Best Budget Bluetooth Speaker For Bass: Anker Soundcore Flare 2

    6.8
    Music
    6.0
    Videos/Movies
    7.3
    Podcasts
    4.4
    Voice Assistant
    7.2
    Outdoors
    Bluetooth
    Yes
    Wi-Fi
    No
    Speakerphone
    Yes
    Voice Assistant
    Yes
    Battery Powered
    Yes

    The best budget Bluetooth speaker we've tested is the Anker Soundcore Flare 2. This small portable speaker comes with customizable RGB lights and can pair to multiple compatible speakers at the same time when you want to amplify your audio over a larger area. It's also rated IPX7 for water resistance, meaning it's certified to be submersible in a meter of water for 30 minutes.

    With its BassUp feature turned on, its mid-range is well-balanced, so vocals and lead instruments sound clear and present in the mix. However, like most small speakers, it still lacks a thumpy and rumbling low bass. Fortunately, you can customize its sound to better suit your preferences thanks to the graphic EQ and presets featured in its companion app. Also, thanks to its 360-degree design, its soundstage is perceived as wide and spacious-sounding.

    Unfortunately, it doesn't get very loud, and there's some compression present at max volume that can affect the clarity of your audio during louder listening sessions. That said, it's the portable Bluetooth speaker that can produce the most extended low-bass that we've tested within our $100 price range for budget speakers. If you're looking for a Bluetooth speaker for bass on a budget, it's still a good choice.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • JBL PartyBox 710: The JBL PartyBox 710 is a large party speaker that can produce a more extended low-bass than the JBL PartyBox 310. It needs to stay plugged into an outlet to work and isn't as easy to transport as the 310 because of its large and heavy design. See our review
  • JBL PartyBox 110: The JBL PartyBox 110 is a speaker similar to the PartyBox 310. It's a more portable option and is compatible with the PartyBox app. That said, it doesn't reproduce as much low-bass and doesn't get as loud as the PartyBox 310. See our review
  • JBL PartyBox On-The-Go: JBL PartyBox On-The-Go is a large yet very portable speaker with a warm sound profile and a Bass Boost feature. However, it still lacks some low bass and doesnโ€™t get as loud as the Denon Home 350. See our review
  • JBL Boombox 2: The JBL Boombox 2 is a battery-powered Bluetooth speaker that's more portable and more suitable for the outdoors than the Denon Home 350. However, its bass isn't as extended as the Denon Home 350. See our review
  • Harman/Kardon Onyx Studio 6: The Harman/Kardon Onyx Studio 6 is a portable Bluetooth speaker with a decently neutral sound profile out-of-the-box and an extended low-bass. It has to downmix stereo content into mono, doesn't get very loud, and lacks sound customization features. See our review
  • Bose S1 Pro System: The Bose S1 Pro System is a bulky speaker with a balanced sound profile with inputs for instruments and a bit of extra boom in the high-bass, though it struggles to reproduce low-bass. See our review
  • Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM: The Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM is a portable Bluetooth speaker that comes with a graphic EQ you can use to customize its sound. It can get pretty loud, with few compression artifacts at max volume, meaning your audio sounds clean at louder volumes. However, it doesn't produce bass as deep as the Sony XG500. See our review
  • Anker Soundcore Flare 2: The Anker Soundcore Flare 2 is a small Bluetooth speaker that's a viable alternative to the Anker Soundcore Motion+ but with a wider and more natural-sounding soundstage. It doesn't get very loud, and its battery doesn't last as long as that of the Motion+, though battery performance can vary depending on your usage. See our review
  • Sony XB72: The Sony XB72 is a large speaker that can get pretty loud, making it suitable for parties. However, it struggles to reproduce the deep thump and rumble in low-bass that fans of bass-heavy music enjoy. It also isn't very portable since it isn't battery-powered and needs to remain connected to a power source for it to work. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Jan 12, 2022: Replaced the Anker Soundcore Motion+ with the Anker Soundcore Flare 2 since it's back above our $100 price point for budget speakers. Added the JBL PartyBox 710 to the Notable Mentions. Updated text for consistency.

  2. Nov 26, 2021: Made the Sony XG500 the 'Best Portable Bluetooth Speaker For Bass' and the Denon Home 350 the 'Best Home Speaker For Bass'. Also replaced the Anker Soundcore Flare 2 with the Anker Soundcore Motion+ since it performs better overall, and is back within our price range for budget speakers.

  3. Sep 28, 2021: Verified picks for accuracy, and updated text for clarity.

  4. Jul 30, 2021: Replaced the Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM with the SOUNDBOKS (Gen. 3) since it can produce deeper bass, and added the Sony XG500 as a 'Portable Alternative'. Replaced the Anker Soundcore Motion+ with the Anker Soundcore Flare 2, since the Motion+ is now above our $100 price point for budget speakers. Moved the Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM and Anker Soundcore Motion+ to the Notable Mentions.

  5. Jul 01, 2021: Added the Sony XB72 to the Notable Mentions. Text was updated for consistency and accuracy.

All Reviews

Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best Bluetooth 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.

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