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The 6 Best Bluetooth Speakers For Bass - Fall 2021 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, there are many options available that have a good bass performance.

We've tested over 70 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 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 best 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 that 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, meaning it's certified to be protected from small splashes of water, so you won’t have to worry about it too much should 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.

    See our review

  2. Wired Alternative: Denon Home 350

    Bluetooth
    Yes
    Wi-Fi
    Yes
    Speakerphone
    No
    Voice Assistant
    No
    Battery Powered
    No

    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.

    See our review

  3. 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). Its SOUNDBOKS app features a graphic EQ and presets you can use to tweak its sound to better suit your preferences. This large speaker also comes with two XLR ports which can be used 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 can give 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 suitable to use at parties. It even comes with a removable battery which can last over 43 hours from a single charge. That said, battery performance 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

  4. Portable Alternative: Sony XG500

    Bluetooth
    Yes
    Wi-Fi
    No
    Speakerphone
    No
    Voice Assistant
    No
    Battery Powered
    Yes

    If you're looking for a more portable speaker for bass, the Sony XG500 is the best portable speaker for bass that we've tested. While it doesn't get as loud and can't produce a bass as deep as that of the SOUNDBOKS (Gen. 3), it's smaller, more portable, and has fewer compression artifacts at max volume, resulting in cleaner sound at louder volume levels. This well-built speaker has a built-in carrying handle so you can easily take it outdoors with you when you're on the move. It has a somewhat boomy sound profile overall and comes with a graphic EQ and presets you can use to tweak its sound to your liking. It also has customizable RGB lights and is advertised to be compatible with the Fiestable app which can be used to control extra party features of this speaker.

    Get the SOUNDBOKS if you're looking for a loud Bluetooth speaker that can produce deeper bass. However, if you're looking for a more portable Bluetooth speaker for bass with less compression at max volume, consider the Sony instead.

    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 speaker has a well-balanced sound profile, 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. It also has a Trueplay room correction feature which adjusts the speaker's sound to the acoustics of your room.

    It offers outstanding voice assistant support with Alexa and Google Assistant built-in and can hear you when you're far away from the speaker, as well as in noisier environments. It's very well-built with an IP56 rating for dust and water resistance, so it's certified to be protected against direct contact with water for up to three minutes, and dust for around two to eight hours. It also has a built-in handle you can use to easily take it with you when you're on the move, and its battery can last over ten hours from a single charge, which is perfect for long listening sessions. That said, battery life can vary depending on usage, and your experience may differ.

    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 for bass that we've tested is the Anker Soundcore Flare 2. This small cylindrical speaker is well-built, with an IPX7 rating for water resistance, meaning it's certified to be immersed in up to a meter of water for 30 minutes.

    With its BassUp feature enabled, it has a balanced mid-range that ensures vocals and lead instruments are clearly and accurately reproduced in the mix. However, like most speakers its size, it struggles to reproduce low-bass, so you can't feel the deep thump and rumble in bass-heavy music like EDM. Fortunately, there's a graphic EQ and presets featured in its Soundcore companion app which you can use to adjust its sound profile to your liking.

    Unfortunately, though it supports voice assistants through your smartphone, it struggles to understand your commands from far and in noisier settings. It also doesn't get very loud, and there are some compression artifacts present at max volume, so your audio doesn't sound as clean at louder volume settings. That said, it's still a solid choice if you're looking for a good Bluetooth speaker for bass and are on a budget.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • JBL PartyBox 300: The JBL PartyBox 300 is a large, colorful speaker that can get much louder than the JBL Partybox 310, with fewer compression artifacts at max volume. However, it does not reproduce low-bass as well as the JBL PartyBox 310 and isn't rated for water resistance. See our review
  • JBL PartyBox 100: The JBL PartyBox 100 is a speaker similar to the JBL PartyBox 300 and PartyBox 310. It's a louder and more portable option, though it does not reproduce as much low-bass, is not water-resistant, and does not have as many controls 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
  • Bose S1 Pro System: The Bose S1 Pro System is a bulky speaker with a balanced sound profile that has inputs for instruments and a bit of extra boom in the high-bass, though it struggles to reproduce low-bass. 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. However, it has to downmix stereo content into mono, it doesn't get very loud, and it lacks sound customization features. See our review
  • Sony SRS-XB43: The Sony SRS-XB43 is a portable Bluetooth speaker with a graphic EQ for sound customization that supports voice assistants from your paired smartphone. However, it doesn't get as loud as the Sony XG500. See our review
  • Sony XB72: The Sony XB72 is a large speaker that can get pretty loud, making it suitable to use at 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
  • 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, so your audio sounds clean at louder volumes. However, it doesn't produce bass as deep as that of the Sony XG500. See our review
  • Anker Soundcore Motion+: The Anker Soundcore Motion+ is a small, portable speaker with a well-balanced sound profile out-of-the-box, making it suitable for listening to a variety of music genres. It comes with a graphic EQ and presets to customize its sound. However, its price is no longer within our $100 price point for budget speakers. It also struggles to reproduce a deep thumpy and rumbling low-bass. See our review

Recent Updates

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

  2. 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.

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

  4. May 03, 2021: Confirmed the chosen picks are still the best recommendations for our users. Verified text accuracy and product availability.

  5. 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.

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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