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The 6 Loudest Bluetooth Speakers - Summer 2024 Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2024 at 02:54 pm
Loudest Bluetooth Speakers

If you want your audio to fill a large, crowded room at a party or you listen to music outdoors, you'll 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 reproduces as you bump up the speaker's volume. Most speakers that can get quite loud tend to be larger and bulkier 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 135 speakers, and below, you'll find our recommendations for the best loud Bluetooth speakers 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. With a measured max volume of 110 decibels, this powerful party speaker easily fills your room with loud sound. Crank it up while listening to your favorite tunes at your next party, and you'll feel plenty of rumble in the bass to bring genres like EDM and hip-hop to life. If you buy more than one speaker, you can link them together to fill larger, more open spaces with an even louder sound.

    Overall, this speaker has a very good sound quality. Voices and lead instruments reproduce with clarity and detail. The V-shaped sound adds some sparkle in the treble along with a little extra boom in the bass, which is ideal for genres with lots of highs and lows, like rock, EDM, and hip-hop. You can customize the speaker's output using the graphic EQ and presets in the SOUNDBOKS app if you prefer a different sound. With a battery life of over 43 hours, this speaker is a great way to party all night long.

    See our review

  2. Loudest Upper Mid-Range Bluetooth Speaker

    For something a little less pricy than our top pick, check out the SOUNDBOKS Go. It's another booming party speaker designed to look like a smaller version of the SOUNDBOKS (Gen. 3). We measured this speaker's max volume at 106 decibels, which is more than enough to fill larger spaces with sound when listening to your favorite songs. This speaker also gives you access to the SOUNDBOKS app, where you can find a graphic EQ to customize its sound and connectivity features if you want to pair more than one SOUNDBOKS device together to amplify sound across a larger space.

    Like its bigger cousin, this speaker offers a V-shaped sound profile right out of the box. Voices and lead instruments are clearly reproduced, and you get a little more rumble in the bass with some additional brightness in the treble. This speaker delivers a touch less low-bass than the Gen. 3, but you still get enough thump and rumble in the mix to shake the floor. This speaker also lasts 35 hours off a single charge, which is great for all-night parties, though slightly short of its more premium cousin. Still, for the price, this speaker is a really solid pick.

    See our review

  3. Loudest Mid-Range Bluetooth Speaker

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    If you're shopping for a mid-range speaker, the JBL PartyBox 310 is worth a look. This loud Bluetooth speaker is available at a more budget-friendly price than our top picks, and it still gets loud. Its measured max volume of 104 decibels falls a little short of the SOUNDBOKS (Gen. 3), but it's still more than enough to fill up your backyard with sound. This speaker is designed for parties, and its customizable RGB lights help set the mood for your next big event.

    This device ranks among the best large Bluetooth speakers we've tested, and thanks to its design, it brings all the thump and rumble in the low-bass. Voices and lead instruments remain clear in the mix, and the bass is present and punchy without overwhelming the mix. If you prefer a different sound, you're in luck. The PartyBox app features a three-band graphic EQ and a bass adjustment feature to control 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

    The JBL PartyBox 100 is a smaller and more affordable cousin to the JBL PartyBox 310, and it gets just as loud for a more affordable price. Bring it to your next party, and you can easily crank up the volume to 104 decibels with your favorite tunes. Plus, you get access to many of the same party features, including guitar and microphone inputs, which are handy if you want to host a round of karaoke at your next event. Its RGB lights are a cool touch, and you can also customize them to fit the ambiance of your party.

    This speaker reproduces voices and lead instruments accurately, making it suitable for listening to many different music genres. Its Bass Boost feature gives you some control over the sound, too. Unfortunately, it isn't compatible with the JBL PartyBox app, so you can't access a graphic EQ like with the 310. Also, its smaller size means it doesn't bring out as much thump and rumble in the low-bass as its larger and more premium cousin. Still, it's a solid pick, especially if you're shopping with a budget in mind.

    See our review

  5. Loudest Budget Bluetooth Speaker

    Looking for a budget-friendly Bluetooth speaker? Check out the Anker Soundcore Motion Boom Plus. This speaker is a larger and better-built alternative to the original Anker Soundcore Motion Boom—and best of all, it gets even louder. Its max volume of 95.8 decibels isn't quite as impressive as what you get with the more premium picks on our list, but still, you may find it's worth the value. This wallet-friendly speaker easily fills up your room with your favorite tunes. It's designed with portability in mind, so you can use the detachable strap to sling it over your shoulder for your next backyard party or day at the park.

    This portable Bluetooth speaker comes with fewer bells and whistles than the top picks on our list, so you can't connect a microphone or a guitar to host a sing-a-long. Still, it's quite customizable thanks to the Custom EQ and presets available in its companion app, including a BassUp button to amp up the punch and rumble. Its default sound is neutral and suitable for many music genres, so you get a great performance out of the box. If you want a simpler, more affordable speaker, this one's worth a look.

    See our review

  6. Best Portable Loud Bluetooth Speaker

    If you want to listen to music on the go, check out the Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM. It's another loud Bluetooth speaker with many premium features, and its size makes it easier to carry around. With a max volume of 98.3 decibels, it's loud enough for your next backyard party. Plus, there's even a built-in carrying strap to distribute the weight when bringing it to your next event. With a battery life of over 23 hours, this speaker's great for long listening sessions on the go, too. It's available in black or white, so you can choose the style you like most.

    This speaker's stellar sound quality makes it suitable for listening to all sorts of different music genres. Voices and lead instruments are clearly and accurately reproduced right out of the box, and its extended low-bass brings a good amount of rumble. Of course, given its smaller size, it brings less thump in the low-bass than the more premium speakers on our list, but you may find it a fair trade-off if you want something more portable. Its room correction tool is great for optimizing the sound for your unique space, and there's even a graphic EQ on hand for manual adjustment.

    If you want something even smaller, check out our recommendations for the best small Bluetooth speakers for shopping with portability in mind.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • Bose S1 Pro+: The Bose S1 Pro+ is a wireless public address (PA) system designed with musicians in mind. It offers many connectivity options to rock out with your favorite instruments at your next big event, and it gets loud. It has more compression at max volume than the similarly priced SOUNDBOKS Go. See our review
  • 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. It's also 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
  • ION Pathfinder 280: The ION Pathfinder 280 is a great alternative to the JBL PartyBox 100 if you want a similarly priced speaker with a graphic EQ to customize its sound. However, the ION doesn't get as loud as the JBL and can't reproduce as much low-bass. See our review
  • Brane X: The Brane X is a portable smart speaker that packs a big punch in a small frame. It can reach the same volume as the Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM, but there's considerably more compression at max volume. It's also quite a bit more expensive. That said, the Brane has some premium features, like Wi-Fi and Alexa compatibility, that help it stand out from the crowd. See our review

Recent Updates

  1. Jul 17, 2024: We've made minor changes to the text for clarity, but our recommendations haven't changed.

  2. May 14, 2024: We've added the Brane X speaker as a Notable Mention for this article. While it can get just as loud as the Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM, there's a lot more compression at max volume, and its retail price is much higher. Otherwise, we've made only minor changes to the text.

  3. Mar 28, 2024: We've checked all our picks to ensure they're still in stock and pricing remains consistent, but we've made no changes.

  4. Jan 31, 2024: Each pick remains the best for its category. No changes at this time.

  5. Jan 05, 2024: Our picks remain the best for their categories. Some text edits for clarity.

All Reviews

Our recommendations above are what we think are currently the loudest Bluetooth wireless 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.