If you want your audio to fill a large crowded room at a party, or you want to listen to music outdoors, you're going to want a speaker that can get pretty loud, with little compression present at maximum volume. High compression levels at max volume can affect how clean and clear audio is reproduced as you bump up the speaker's volume. Most speakers that can get quite loud tend to be larger and bulkier in size and aren't very portable. However, their larger sizes also help them produce more extended low-bass than their smaller counterparts.
We've tested over 85 speakers, and below you'll find our recommendations for the best loud Bluetooth speakers that we've tested. See our recommendations for the best speakers for parties, the best Bluetooth speakers, and the best Bluetooth speakers for bass.
The SOUNDBOKS (Gen. 3) is the loudest Bluetooth speaker we've tested. This large party speaker is battery-powered, so you can take it outdoors with you without needing to plug it into a power source. It also comes with a removable metal grille, which you can switch out for different styles and colors.
This speaker could reach an outstanding maximum volume level of 110.0dB during our testing, making it great for large, crowded parties. It has a V-shaped sound profile with its default settings enabled, meaning you can hear the deep thump and rumble in low bass, and a bright and sparkling treble, though this sounds a bit harsh at times. Its SOUNDBOKS companion app also features a graphic EQ and presets you can use to tweak its sound to your liking, and there are XLR ports you can use to connect it to an external microphone, guitar, or other instruments.
Unfortunately, there's a lot of compression present at max volume that degrades the quality of your audio when listening at louder volume levels. Also, it has disappointing directivity, resulting in a narrow-sounding soundstage. If you're looking for a speaker that can get incredibly loud, this one's the loudest we've tested.
The JBL PartyBox 310 is the best large Bluetooth speaker with RGB lights we've tested. While it isn't as large as the JBL PartyBox 710, this speaker still gets incredibly loud. It comes with RGB lights which you can customize in its companion app. It also comes with a built-in telescopic handle and wheels to help with transporting it.
In our tests, this speaker could reach a maximum volume level of up to 104.4dB while operating on battery power and could reach a maximum volume of 106.6dB while connected to a power outlet, so its sound can easily fill a large and crowded room. With its Bass Boost feature set to '1', it has a boomy sound profile overall, so you can feel the thump and punch in your music. It even features 'Mic' and 'Mic or Guitar' inputs which you can use to wire an external microphone or guitar to the speaker.
Unfortunately, it doesn't have a graphic EQ or presets you can use to adjust its sound to better suit your preferences. There are also some compression artifacts present at max volume, meaning your audio doesn't sound as clean at louder volume levels. If you're looking for a speaker with RGB lights that can get loud, it's still a solid choice.
The best loud and customizable Bluetooth speaker we’ve tested is the Sony XP700. While its dynamics performance isn’t as good as that of the ION Pathfinder 280, this large party speaker is compatible with the Fiestable app, which allows you to access extra party features of this speaker, like an EQ, DJ effects, karaoke, and more. Its companion app, the Sony Music App, also allows you to customize its RGB lights and features a graphic EQ and presets to customize its sound.
It could reach a maximum volume level of up to 99.0dB in our tests, meaning it’s loud enough for you to bring along to your next party. Unlike the ION, it also comes with mic and mic/guitar inputs to please musicians and karaoke lovers. It has a boomy sound profile with its 'MEGA BASS' preset turned on, which adds a bit of extra bass to the mix. However, vocals and lead instruments sound honky at times, while higher-pitched vocals and instruments sound a bit dull.
Unfortunately, there's some compression present at max volume that degrades audio quality as you increase the speaker's volume. Also, despite its boomy sound profile, it still lacks some low-bass, so you can't feel the deep rumble in bass-heavy music like EDM or hip-hop. If you're looking for a customizable, feature-packed speaker that can get loud enough to bring to your next party, it's still a solid choice.
The loudest portable speaker we've tested is the Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM. This portable speaker doesn't need to remain plugged into a power outlet since it's battery-powered and has a built-in carrying strap to help transport it. You can also take it outside with you without worrying about it getting a bit wet, thanks to its IPX4 rating for water resistance, which certifies it to withstand small splashes of water.
It could reach a maximum of 98.3dB in our tests, so it can easily fill a large crowded room with sound. It also has very few compression artifacts present at max volume, so the quality of your audio doesn't degrade as you bump up the volume. This mighty speaker also comes with a room correction feature to adjust its sound profile according to the acoustics of the room it's placed in. With this feature turned on, its sound profile is neutral and balanced, making it suitable for listening to lots of different types of audio content.
Unfortunately, it struggles to reproduce the deep rumble in low-bass that's typically felt in bass-heavy music like EDM and hip-hop. Also, while it's portable, it's still quite large and bulky and isn't as travel-friendly as a small portable speaker you can throw in your backpack on the go. If you're looking for a portable speaker that can get loud, its fantastic dynamics performance makes it a solid choice.
The Anker Soundcore Motion Boom is the loudest Bluetooth speaker we tested with a smaller and more portable design. It comes with a carrying handle built-in to help you bring it along with you when you're out and about. It's rated IPX7 for water resistance, certifying it to be immersible in a meter of water for up to 30 minutes. This well-built stereo speaker also has a long-lasting battery life of almost 40 hours, making it great for long listening sessions spent outdoors.
It can easily fill large areas with sound, reaching a maximum volume of up to 93.1dB in our tests. With its BassUp feature turned on, it has a balanced mid-range; this means vocals and lead instruments reproduce accurately and with detail in the mix. Higher-pitched voices and instruments sound a bit dark and veiled at times. Fortunately, you can tweak its sound to better suit your preferences thanks to the graphic EQ and presets featured in its companion app.
Unfortunately, like most small speakers, it lacks the thump and rumble in low-bass that's typically felt in bass-heavy music like hip-hop and EDM. There's some compression present at max volume that degrades the quality of your audio as you bump up the speaker's volume. However, if you're looking for a travel-friendly portable speaker to blast your favorite music, it's still a solid choice.
The best loud home speaker we've tested is the Denon Home 350. While it doesn't get as loud as the Klipsch The Three II, this home speaker comes with Alexa built-in and can produce a more extended low-bass. You can activate Alexa with your voice, and it has no trouble registering your commands in noisy rooms and from far away. You can even link the speaker to compatible Denon soundbars to create a home setup.
Its default sound profile is boomy and can produce quite an extended thumpy and rumbling low-bass, which is great if you're a fan of bass-heavy music like EDM or hip-hop. Its balanced mid-range ensures lead instruments and voices sound clear and present in the mix, which is also great for podcast and audiobook-lovers. You can also tweak its sound to your liking, thanks to the bass and treble adjustments featured in its companion app.
Unfortunately, its directivity is middling, resulting in a narrow and shallow-sounding soundstage. Due to its wired design, it needs to remain connected to a power source to work, so it isn't very portable. There's also some compression present at max volume that degrades the quality of your audio as you bump up the volume. If you're looking for a speaker to add to your home that can get loud, this smart speaker is still a solid choice.
May 06, 2022: Updated text for clarity and accuracy. No changes were made to product picks.
Apr 08, 2022: Updated text for clarity; no changes to product picks.
Mar 11, 2022: Verified picks for availability, and updated text for clarity.
Feb 09, 2022: Added the ION Pathfinder 280 to the Notable Mentions. No changes were made to product picks.
Jan 14, 2022: Made the Anker Soundcore Motion Boom the 'Best Small Loud Bluetooth Speaker', and added the JBL PartyBox 710 to the Notable Mentions. Updated the text for consistency.
Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the best loud Bluetooth speakers most people can 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 sorted by their max volume levels. 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.