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The 7 Loudest Bluetooth Speakers - Winter 2023 Reviews

Loudest Bluetooth Speakers

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 degrade audio quality and 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, the best large Bluetooth speakers' sizes also help them produce more extended low-bass than their smaller counterparts.

We've tested over 105 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. Loudest Bluetooth Speaker

    The SOUNDBOKS (Gen. 3) is the loudest Bluetooth speaker we've tested. This powerful party speaker is a great choice for blasting your favorite tunes—in fact, in our tests, its max volume was measured at a whopping 110 dB. Whether you're hosting a party or looking to fill a larger and more open room with sound, it's a great choice. You can even buy multiple compatible speakers and pair them together, which is a great option if you want to fill your room with sound without turning up the volume all the way.

    Overall, this speaker offers great sound quality. Voices and lead instruments are clear and present in the mix, while its v-shaped sound adds some sparkle to higher-pitched instruments like cymbals. This large device has no trouble bringing the deep rumble in the bass, either, so you feel the floor shake with punchy genres like EDM and hip-hop. Thanks to the graphic EQ in the SOUNDBOKS app, you can switch up its sound performance. It's the best large Bluetooth speaker we've tested, so its size isn't ideal for everyone, but its built-in handle makes it easy to wheel around. You can even buy different colored grilles to spice up its design.

    See our review

  2. Loudest Upper Mid-Range Bluetooth Speaker

    The SOUNDBOKS Go is another impressive party speaker that's available at a slightly more affordable price. It's ultimately a smaller and more portable version of the SOUNDBOKS (Gen. 3), and while it doesn't get quite as loud, its max volume level of 106.6dB is still more than enough to fill up your room with sound. Overall, it's an impressive speaker, especially for listening to music at loud volumes, and just like its more premium cousin, it allows you to pair multiple compatible speakers together to amplify sound throughout larger spaces. Through the SOUNDBOKS app, you can assign left, mono, or right channels to each speaker, so you can get the best possible audio quality.

    Thanks to its v-shaped sound, this speaker's out-of-the-box performance is suitable for listening to many different genres. Voices and lead instruments are accurate in the mix, and higher-pitched sounds have a bit of extra brightness for emphasis. The graphic EQ in its companion app gives you the ability to customize its sound performance, too. However, since it isn't as large as the Gen 3, it isn't much of a surprise that it can't reproduce as much low-bass. More astute audiophiles will notice a touch less thump in the mix— but the added punch in the high-bass still means that you feel some rumble with bass-heavy genres.

    See our review

  3. Loudest Mid-Range Bluetooth Speaker

    If the speakers above are out of your budget, check out the JBL PartyBox 310. It's another loud Bluetooth speaker available at a more budget-friendly price, and it's a great addition to your next party. It gets loud— at 104 dB, it's not quite as loud as the SOUNDBOKS (Gen. 3), but it's still more than enough to carry sound throughout your space, even if you're outdoors. Plus, the circular RGB lights on the front of the speaker are a nice touch, and you can customize them in the JBL PartyBox app to set the mood at your next party.

    With its large design, this speaker has no trouble bringing the thump and rumble in the low-bass, and you get a punchy sound right out of the box. Voices and lead instruments remain clear in the mix, and the bass doesn't overwhelm them. However, if you prefer a different sound, you're in luck. The PartyBox app features a three-band graphic EQ, as well as a bass adjustment feature to control how much punch is in the mix. With its added microphone and guitar inputs for your next karaoke session, you may find it a better value than the SOUNDBOKS speakers, so long as you don't mind sacrificing a few decibels.

    See our review

  4. Loudest Lower Mid-Range Bluetooth Speaker

    While the JBL PartyBox 100 is smaller than the JBL PartyBox 310, it gets as loud for a more affordable price. Bring it to your next party, and you can easily crank up the volume to enjoy your favorite music without issue. There are guitar and microphone inputs, which is great if you want to host a round of karaoke. Its RGB lights are a cool touch, and you can customize them to fit the ambiance of your party.

    From the jump, this speaker reproduces voices and lead instruments with a good deal of accuracy, making it suitable for listening to many different music genres. Unfortunately, it's not compatible with the JBL PartyBox app, so you don't have access to a graphic EQ like with the JBL PartyBox 310. Still, its Bass Boost feature gives you some control over the sound, allowing you to adjust the amount of punch in the high-bass. However, given its smaller size, this speaker can't bring as much low-bass as the 310, so you don't feel as much rumble in bass-heavy genres. If you don't listen to a lot of EDM or hip-hop, and you want to spend less on your speaker, it's still a solid pick—but fans of a thumping bass will want to opt for the 310.

    See our review

  5. Loudest Budget Bluetooth Speaker

    The ION Pathfinder 280 is another loud Bluetooth speaker available at a slightly more affordable price than the JBL PartyBox 100. Like the JBL, it has a cool design with customizable RGB lights around its exterior. It's a larger device, but its wheels and telescopic handle mean you don't have any trouble wheeling it to your next big event. This speaker's volume levels max out at 100.5 decibels, too, which is enough to shake the walls and wake the neighbors with your favorite music.

    The ION Sound XP app gives you access to some cool customization tools, like a graphic EQ and presets, as well as controls for the lights. The Boom Button helps to bump up the bass, too. Voices and lead instruments are reproduced with relative clarity, though there isn't as much bass in the mix. Still, with an outstanding battery life of 68 hours off of a single charge, the ION gives you the chance to listen for multiple days in a row without a recharge, so your party can last late into the night.

    See our review

  6. Loudest Cheap Bluetooth Speaker

    The Anker Soundcore Motion Boom is a more affordable alternative to the top picks on our list. Despite its budget-friendly price, this speaker gets plenty loud. Its max volume of 93.1 decibels isn't quite as much as the more premium options on the market, but it's still more than enough to fill most large and open spaces like basements with your favorite tunes. Whether you're listening to music or other audio content, voices and lead instruments are clear and present in the mix, and you get a good amount of rumble in the bass to bring EDM, hip-hop, and other bass-centric genres to life.

    This speaker's smaller, more compact boombox design is a good choice for taking the party with you on the go, too. Its built-in handle means you can carry it in one hand, and you can use its app to switch up its sound right from your phone. Its battery life of over 39 hours isn't quite as remarkable as the ION Pathfinder 280, but it's still outstanding for the price, so you can listen to your favorite tunes for multiple days in a row without worrying about a recharge. Overall, it's a great option for blasting your music that won't break the bank.

    See our review

  7. Best Portable Loud Bluetooth Speaker

    While many of the speakers on our list are larger, bulkier devices designed with parties in mind, the Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM is a great alternative if you want something smaller and easier to carry. It's a portable Bluetooth speaker available in either black or white color variants, and it comes with a built-in carrying strap to help you move it from room to room. Despite its more compact size, this speaker still gets loud—with a max volume of 98.3 decibels, you won't have trouble filling your room with your favorite tunes.

    This speaker is a great choice for listening to music, with clear and accurate reproduction of voices and lead instruments in the mix. You get a solid amount of rumble in the bass, though not quite as much as what you get with the SOUNDBOKS (Gen. 3). Still, it offers a graphic EQ and presets to switch up its sound, along with a battery life of over 23 hours so you can enjoy long listening sessions without worrying about a recharge. As you crank up the volume, audio reproduction stays clean and pure, so you don't notice a lot of compression or pumping artifacts in the mix. Overall, it's a great choice that you can take with you all around your home and on the go.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Sony SRS-XG500: The Sony SRS-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 and has some compression present at max volume, so your audio doesn't sound as clean and clear at louder volumes. See our review
  • JBL Boombox 3: The JBL Boombox 3 is a portable Bluetooth speaker. It can produce a more extended low-bass than the Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM and is better built with an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance. That said, while it can get pretty loud, it doesn't get as loud as the Ultimate Ears. See our review
  • 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. It doesn't get as loud as the JBL PartyBox 310. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Jan 12, 2023: No changes in product picks after verifying their accuracy and availability.

  2. Dec 15, 2022: No changes in product picks after verifying their accuracy and availability.

  3. Nov 15, 2022: No changes in product picks after verifying their accuracy and availability.

  4. Oct 21, 2022: Verified picks for availability and made minor updates to text for clarity. Removed the Denon Home 350 as 'Best Loud Home Bluetooth Speaker' and added the JBL Boombox 3 as a Notable Mention.

  5. Sep 22, 2022: Minor updates to text for clarity and consistency. No changes made to product picks.

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 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.