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 85 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.
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 gets incredibly loud, making it great to use at parties. It features mic and guitar inputs, along with karaoke settings, which is great for 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 affects audio quality 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. 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.
The best customizable Bluetooth speaker for bass that we've tested is the SOUNDBOKS (Gen. 3). You can adjust this large party speaker's sound profile to your liking thanks to the graphic EQ and presets featured in its SOUNDBOKS app. There are also two XLR ports you can use to connect an external guitar, DJ mixer, microphone, or other instruments to it, making it great for parties.
Its V-shaped sound profile adds brightness and sparkle to vocals and lead instruments. It can also produce an extended low-bass, meaning you can feel the deep thump and rumble in bass-heavy music like hip-hop or EDM. This speaker can get incredibly loud and can easily fill large crowded parties. There's even a removable battery that lasts over 43 hours from a single charge, making it great for long listening sessions, and you can purchase spare batteries from the manufacturer separately if you like having a backup.
Unfortunately, while it gets louder than the JBL PartyBox 310, there's a lot more compression present at max volume that degrades audio quality as you bump up the volume. It's also pretty large and bulky, which doesn't make it very portable. However, if you like blasting bass-heavy music and like having control over your speaker's sound, it's still a solid choice.
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. If you're looking for a portable Bluetooth speaker that can produce a boomy sound, this party speaker is a good choice.
The Denon Home 350 is the best home speaker for bass that we've tested. This smart home speaker offers outstanding voice assistant support with Alexa built-in and has no trouble registering your commands from far away and in noisier settings. You can link it to multiple other compatible speakers across your home, and you can even link it to a compatible Denon soundbar to create a home theater setup.
This stereo speaker has a boomy out-of-the-box and can produce a deep, thumpy, and rumbling low-bass. It has a balanced mid-range, so vocals and lead instruments sound clear and present in the mix. There are bass and treble adjustments in its companion app which you can use to tweak its sound to better suit your preferences, and it can also get loud enough to fill large rooms with sound.
Unfortunately, it's large and heavy and needs to remain plugged into a power source to work due to its wired design, so it isn't very portable or easy to move from room to room. Also, there are compression artifacts present at max volume that degrade the quality of your audio at louder volume levels. If you're a fan of bass-heavy music and are looking for a good home speaker that can produce a thumpy and rumbling bass, it's still a solid choice.
The best versatile Bluetooth speaker for bass that we've tested is the Sonos Move. While it doesn't produce a bass as deep as the Denon Home 350, it's battery-powered and has a built-in handle to help carry it, making it more portable. This well-built smart speaker also offers outstanding voice assistant support with Alexa and Google Assistant built-in.
With its room correction feature enabled, its sound profile is very well-balanced, making it suitable for listening to a wide range of music genres. 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 10 hours from a single charge, which is great for long listening sessions, though this can vary depending on usage.
Unfortunately, while it gets decently loud, there's a lot of compression at max volume, which affects the clarity of your audio when listening at louder volume settings. It downmixes stereo content to mono, and its room correction feature is also only available with iOS devices. However, it's still a great choice if you're looking for a versatile speaker that can produce some bass.
The Anker Soundcore Flare 2 is the best budget Bluetooth speaker we've tested for bass. While it doesn't produce a bass as extended as the Amazon Echo Gen 4, it's battery-powered, making it easier to bring along with you on the go. It's better built with an IPX7 rating for water resistance that certifies it to be submersible in a meter of water for 30 minutes.
It has a balanced mid-range with its BassUp feature enabled, so vocals and lead instruments reproduce clearly and accurately in the mix. Higher-pitched voices and instruments sound a bit dull and veiled at times. Fortunately, you can use the graphic EQ and presets featured in its companion app to adjust its sound to your liking. It also has excellent directivity, resulting in a wide and open-sounding soundstage thanks to its 360-degree design.
Unfortunately, it doesn't get loud enough to fill a large crowded room with sound, and there are compression artifacts present at max volume that degrade audio quality. Also, like most speakers its size, it struggles to reproduce the deep thump and rumble typically felt in bass-heavy music. 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 that won't break the bank, it's still a great choice.
May 09, 2022: Added the Amazon Echo Gen 4 to the Notable Mentions. Text was updated for accuracy.
Mar 10, 2022: Updated text for clarity; no changes to product picks.
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.
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.
Sep 28, 2021: Verified picks for accuracy, and updated text for clarity.
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.