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, there are many options available that have a good bass performance.
We've tested over 55 speakers and below are our recommendations for the best Bluetooth speakers for bass. If you want to see more speakers, check out our recommendations for the best Bluetooth speakers, the best home speakers, and the best cheap speakers.
The best Bluetooth speaker for bass that we've tested is the JBL PartyBox 310. It comes with an adjustable Bass Boost feature which you can set to Off, 1, or 2, depending on how much bass you would like to add to your audio. With its Bass Boost feature set to '1', it has a boomy sound profile that can help you feel the thump and punch in your music. It also has RGB lights and DJ effects which are customizable through the JBL PartyBox app.
It has an impressive dynamics performance which can make it very loud and great for parties, although there are slight compression artifacts at max volume. It has a mic and guitar input which may interest musicians and a Karaoke setting that allows you to customize the bass, treble, and echo on your mic. It also has an outstanding battery life and is rated IPX4 for water resistance, although we don’t test for it, so you won’t have to worry about it too much if you bring it outdoors with you.
However, the directivity isn’t very wide. This can make audio sound unclear from some angles, which could disappoint users who prefer a more immersive listening experience. It's also quite large and bulky, but it has wheels and a handle to help with transporting it. The PartyBox 310 would make a great choice if you’re looking for a Bluetooth speaker with great bass performance.
If you're looking for a wired home speaker that can produce deep and rumbling bass, consider the Denon Home 350. While this speaker doesn't get as loud and isn't as portable as the JBL PartyBox 310, it has a slightly boomy sound profile with a very extended low-bass. It also has an exceptional companion app that allows you to customize the bass and treble to your liking. Additionally, it has an outstanding Bluetooth range so you don't have to worry about your paired device being too far from the speaker. Unfortunately, though it can get quite loud, there are some compression artifacts in the bass range at max volume, and its directivity is sub-par, which can be disappointing to users who prefer to be immersed in their audio.
If you're looking for a louder and more portable speaker, go for the JBL. However, if you're looking for a more customizable option that can reproduce a deeper bass, the Denon is still a solid choice.
The Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM is the best customizable Bluetooth speaker for bass that we've tested. Using the Ultimate Ears app, you can access a graphic EQ that lets you customize the sound profile more to your liking, and you can even use the 'Bass Boost' EQ preset to add more thump and punch to your audio. Its battery also lasts for over 23 hours off of a single charge, which is outstanding.
This stereo speaker has an Adaptive EQ feature that automatically optimizes its acoustic reproduction based on the unique acoustic characteristics of the room you're listening in. With this feature turned on, it produces a balanced, neutral sound profile with a little extra thump in the bass range, so it's well-suited for listening to lots of different music genres. It also gets loud without a lot of compression, so you can use it at parties or in large rooms.
Unfortunately, it doesn't support voice assistants, even from your paired smartphone. It's also a bit tall and heavy, so it may not be ideal for bringing with you on the go. That said, thanks to its built-in carrying strap, you can still carry it with one hand, which is nice.
The Sonos Move is the best versatile Bluetooth speaker for bass that we've tested. It has a very well-balanced sound profile and can produce deep bass, so it's suitable for a variety of music genres. Its Sonos S2 companion app has a room correction feature, as well as bass and treble sliders which you can use to customize your audio to your liking.
It's an excellent speaker for voice assistants with Google Assistant and Alexa built-in, and it doesn't have trouble understanding you, even from a distance. You can even mute the mic when you don’t want the voice assistants to listen to you. It's also very portable, well built, has a long battery life, and though we don't test for this, it's rated IP56 for water and dust resistance so you can bring it with you on long days spent outdoors.
Unfortunately, it doesn't support stereo content so it has to downmix audio to mono. It also has a pretty narrow soundstage, so you may not feel very immersed in your audio. It has high latency with iOS and Android devices over Bluetooth, which doesn't make it very suitable for watching movies, though Apple AirPlay users shouldn't notice a delay, and some apps compensate for latency so your experience may vary. That said, it's still a very good choice for those who are looking for a versatile home speaker that can reproduce low-bass.
The best budget Bluetooth speaker for bass that we've tested is the Anker Soundcore Motion+. This small and lightweight speaker has a well-balanced sound profile out-of-the-box, making it suitable for listening to a wide variety of audio content. You can customize its sound to your liking thanks to the graphic EQ feature available on its companion app, and it also comes with a BassUp feature you can enable to add more bass to your sound.
It's decently built and can get quite loud, though there are some compression artifacts at max volume, so your audio may not sound as clear during louder listening sessions. Though we don't currently test for this, it's rated IPX7 for water resistance. It also has an outstandingly long battery life that can last over 15 hours from a single charge, making it suitable for long days of listening spent outdoors. That said, battery life can vary depending on usage habits, so your real-world experience may differ.
Unfortunately, though it has a decent soundstage, it can be perceived as narrow and directional instead of open and spacious, so your audio may not sound clear from all angles. Much like other speakers of its size, it also struggles to reproduce the deep thumpy and rumbling low-bass that fans of bass-heavy music enjoy, even with its BassUp feature turned on. That said, if you're looking for a good Bluetooth speaker for bass on a budget, it's still a solid choice.
If you're looking for a good Bluetooth speaker for bass on a budget, but having a speaker with a good soundstage is important to you, check out the Anker Soundcore Flare 2. Though its battery life isn't as long as that of the Anker Soundcore Motion+, it's slightly better built and has a much better soundstage with excellent directivity ensuring your audio can be heard clearly from all angles thanks to its 360-degree design. Similar to the Motion+, it has a relatively balanced sound profile that you can customize to your liking thanks to the graphic EQ on its companion app. You can also bump up its bass through its BassUp feature. That said, it can't get as loud as the Motion+ and has a lot of compression artifacts at max volume. It also struggles to reproduce the deep thump and rumble in low-bass that fans of bass-heavy music like EDM enjoy, even with its BassUp feature enabled.
If you're looking for a Bluetooth speaker that can get pretty loud and has outstanding battery life, but you are on a budget, get the Motion+. However, if having a speaker with a better soundstage performance is important to you, consider the Flare 2.
May 03, 2021: Confirmed the chosen picks are still the best recommendations for our users. Verified text accuracy and product availability.
Apr 12, 2021: Swapped the JBL Boombox 2 as a more portable alternative, with the Denon Home 350 as a wired alternative. Added the JBL Boombox 2, and the JBL PartyBox On-The-Go to Notable Mentions. Text was updated for consistency and accuracy.
Mar 22, 2021: Replaced the JBL PartyBox 100 with the JBL PartyBox 310 as ‘Best Speaker for Bass’ due to better low-bass reproduction. Added the JBL PartyBox 100 to Notable Mentions. Text was updated for accuracy and consistency.
Feb 26, 2021: Added the JBL Boombox 2 as a 'More Portable Alt' and the Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM as 'Best Customizable'. Replaced the Anker Soundcore Flare 2 with the Anker Soundcore Motion+ as 'Best Budget' and added the Flare 2 as 'Alt with 360-Degree Soundstage'. Added the Harman/Kardon Onyx Studio 6 and the Sony SRS-XB43 to Notable Mentions.
Feb 05, 2021: Initial version.
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.