The 7 Loudest Bluetooth Speakers - Black Friday 2021 Reviews

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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 may not be very portable. However, their larger sizes also help them produce more extended low-bass than their smaller counterparts.

We've tested over 75 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.


  1. Best Loud Bluetooth Speaker: 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 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 suitable to use at large, crowded parties. It has a V-shaped sound profile with its default settings enabled, so you can hear the deep thump and rumble in low bass, as well as a bright and sparkling treble, though this may sound 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 are many compression artifacts present at max volume, meaning that your audio may not sound as clean and clear when listening at louder volume levels. Also, it has disappointing directivity, resulting in a narrow-sounding soundstage. That said, if you're looking for a speaker that can get incredibly loud, this one's the loudest we've tested.

    See our review

  2. Best Large Bluetooth Speaker With RGB Lights: 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 large Bluetooth speaker with RGB lights that we've tested. While it isn't as large as the SOUNDBOKS (Gen. 3), 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 some compression artifacts present at max volume, so your audio may not sound as clean at louder volume levels. That said, if you're looking for a speaker that comes with RGB lights and can get loud, it's still a solid choice.

    See our review

  3. Customizable Alternative: Sony XP700

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

    If you're looking for a similar loud speaker with a more customizable sound, consider the Sony XP700. While it doesn't get as loud and doesn't produce bass as deep as that of the JBL PartyBox 310, it comes with a graphic EQ and presets you can use to adjust its sound to your liking. This large speaker could reach a maximum volume level of 99.0dB in our tests, though there's some compression present at max volume, which may affect the clarity of your audio during louder listening sessions. It also has customizable RGB lights and is compatible with the Fiestable app, which you can use to access and control extra party features of this speaker. That said, it's large and heavy, so it isn't very portable.

    Get the JBL if you're looking for a louder and more portable speaker that can produce deeper bass. However, if having a speaker with a more customizable sound profile is important, consider the Sony instead.

    See our review

  4. Best Portable Loud Bluetooth Speaker: Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM

    7.5
    Music
    6.9
    Videos/Movies
    8.0
    Podcasts
    3.0
    Voice Assistant
    8.1
    Outdoors
    Bluetooth
    Yes
    Wi-Fi
    No
    Speakerphone
    No
    Voice Assistant
    No
    Battery Powered
    Yes

    The Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM is the best portable loud speaker that we've tested. This battery-powered speaker comes with a built-in carrying handle you can use to easily hold it in one hand when you're on the move. It's also well-built with an IPX4 rating for water resistance, certifying it to be able to withstand small splashes of water.

    This portable speaker has outstanding dynamics. It can get remarkably loud, reaching a maximum volume level of 98.3dB in our tests. There's also little compression present at max volume, resulting in clean audio during louder listening sessions. It features an Adaptive EQ room correction feature that optimizes its sound according to the acoustics of the room it's placed in. With this feature turned on, it has a neutral and balanced sound profile suitable for listening to a wide variety of audio content. You can tweak its sound to your liking, thanks to the graphic EQ and presets featured in its companion app.

    Unfortunately, it lacks some low-bass, so you can't feel the deep thump and rumble in bass-heavy music like EDM and hip-hop. Also, while it's portable, it's still tall and heavy, which may inconvenience some users. That said, it's still a solid choice if you're looking for a portable Bluetooth speaker that can get pretty loud.

    See our review

  5. Smaller Alternative: Anker Soundcore Motion Boom

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

    If you're looking for an even more portable speaker that can get loud, consider the Anker Soundcore Motion Boom. While it doesn't get as loud as the Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM, this well-built speaker is smaller and lighter, making it more portable. It gets loud enough to fill a large room, reaching a maximum volume level of 93.1 dB in our tests, though there's some compression present at max volume, so your audio may not sound as clean at louder volumes. With its BassUp feature on, it has a balanced mid-range, so vocals and lead instruments sound clear and present in the mix. That said, it struggles to reproduce a thumpy and rumbling low-bass. Fortunately, you can tweak its sound to your liking thanks to the graphic EQ and presets in its companion app.

    If you're looking for a portable speaker that can get loud without much compression present at max volume, get the Ultimate Ears. That said, if you prefer a loud speaker that's smaller and more portable, check out the Anker instead.

    See our review

  6. Best Loud Home Bluetooth Speaker: 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 loud home Bluetooth speaker that we've tested is the Denon Home 350. You can link this home speaker to multiple compatible speakers and have them play different audio content in different rooms across your home at once. You can even connect it to compatible Denon soundbars if you want to create a home setup.

    It could reach a maximum volume of up to 97.0dB in our tests, so it can get loud enough to fill a large and crowded room. With its default settings, this speaker has a slightly boomy sound profile that can produce quite an extended low-bass which may please fans of bass-heavy music like hip-hop or EDM. Its balanced mid-range ensures vocals and lead instruments are accurately reproduced in the mix. Also, there are bass and treble adjustments featured in its companion app that you can use to tweak its sound to your liking.

    Unfortunately, it has middling directivity, so its soundstage may be perceived as narrow and directional. There are compression artifacts present at max volume, so your audio may not sound as clean during louder listening sessions. That said, if you're looking for a speaker to use at home that can get loud, it's still a solid choice.

    See our review

  7. Alternative With Less Compression: Yamaha MusicCast 50

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

    Check out the Yamaha MusicCast 50 if you prefer a home speaker with fewer compression artifacts present at max volume. Although it doesn't produce an as extended low-bass as that of the Denon Home 350, and while it doesn't get as loud, the Yamaha has less compression present at max volume, so your audio sounds cleaner during louder listening sessions. It could reach a maximum volume of up to 95.2dB in our tests, so it can get loud enough to fill a large room. It has a well-balanced though slightly boomy sound profile with its 'Bass Booster' feature enabled, so it's suitable for listening to a wide variety of audio content. Unfortunately, it doesn't have any built-in voice assistants, which may disappoint those who rely on them for support.

    If you're looking for a home speaker that can produce a more extended low-bass and can get a bit louder, get the Denon. That said, if you prefer a speaker with less compression present at max volume, check out the Yamaha instead.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Bose S1 Pro System: The Bose S1 Pro System is a portable Bluetooth speaker that can get pretty loud with little compression at max volume, so your audio sounds clean during loud listening sessions. That said, it doesn't get as loud as the JBL PartyBox 310. See our review
  • JBL PartyBox 100: The JBL PartyBox 100 is a smaller party speaker than the JBL PartyBox 310, and it can get pretty loud. However, it isn't compatible with the PartyBox app. It also doesn't have any premium sound customization features like a graphic EQ to tweak its sound to your liking. See our review
  • JBL Boombox 2: The JBL Boombox 2 is a portable Bluetooth speaker that's similar to the Sony XG500. While it can get pretty loud, it doesn't get as loud as the Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM. It also doesn't have a graphic EQ you can use to customize its sound to your liking. See our review
  • Klipsch The Three II: The Klipsch The Three II is a home speaker that can get incredibly loud. However, there's a lot of compression present at max volume. It also has a somewhat uneven sound profile, and there isn't a graphic EQ you can use to customize its sound to your liking. See our review
  • Sony XB90: The Sony XB90 is a large party speaker. Like the Sony XG500, this speaker is compatible with the Fiestable app, which you can use to access and control extra party features of this speaker. However, it doesn't get as loud as the JBL PartyBox 310. See our review
  • Sony XG500: The Sony XG500 is a portable speaker with party-related features like customizable RGB lights and a mic/guitar input. However, it doesn't get as loud as the Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM, has some compression present at max volume, so your audio doesn't sound as clean and clear at louder volumes. See our review
  • Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST : The Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST is a portable Bluetooth speaker that can get pretty loud. However, this speaker may currently be difficult to find in stock. We'll update the article if it gets discontinued. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Nov 18, 2021: Added the Anker Soundcore Motion Boom as a 'Smaller Alternative' to the Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM. Updated the text for consistency.

  2. Oct 28, 2021: Confirmed the picks are still available and are still the best recommendations for our users.

  3. Oct 08, 2021: Moved the Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST to the Notable Mentions, since it's currently difficult to find in stock.

  4. Sep 20, 2021: Added the Klipsch The Three II to the Notable Mentions. Minor changes were made to the text for consistency and accuracy.

  5. Aug 30, 2021: Confirmed the picks are still available and are still the best recommendations for our users.

All Reviews

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. 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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