The 7 Loudest Bluetooth Speakers - Summer 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 70 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 that we've tested with RGB lights. While it may not be as large as the SOUNDBOKS (Gen. 3), this big party speaker can still get pretty loud, and comes with RGB lights surrounding its drivers, which you can customize using its companion app. It also comes with built-in wheels and a telescopic handle to help with transporting it.

    With its Bass Boost feature set to '1', this speaker has a boomy sound profile that can produce low-bass, meaning that you can feel the deep thump and rumble typically present in bass-heavy music like hip-hop and EDM. It can get remarkably loud, reaching a maximum volume level of 104.4dB during our tests, so it's suitable for large and crowded parties. There are 'Mic' and 'Mic or Guitar' inputs that you can use to wire an external microphone and guitar to the speaker, which may please some musicians.

    Unfortunately, some compression artifacts at max volume mean that your audio may not sound as clean at louder volume levels. Its sound also isn't very customizable since it lacks premium sound customization features like a graphic EQ. That said, if you're looking for a speaker with RGB lights that can get loud, it's still a great choice and is even one of the best speakers for parties that we've tested.

    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 we've tested. This battery-powered Bluetooth speaker has a built-in carrying strap to help with transporting it, so you can easily carry it with one hand. It's also decently built, with an IPX4 rating for dust and water resistance, though we don't currently test for this.

    It can get outstandingly loud, reaching a maximum volume of up to 98.3dB in our tests. That said, there's some compression present at max volume which may affect the clarity of your audio during louder listening sessions. It comes with an Adaptive EQ room correction feature that automatically adjusts the speaker's sound according to the unique acoustics of your room. With this feature enabled, it has a neutral, well-balanced sound profile, suitable for listening to a wide variety of audio content. Its companion app also features a graphic EQ and presets, so you can tweak its sound to your liking.

    Unfortunately, it struggles to reproduce the deep thump and rumble in low-bass that's typically present in bass-heavy music like hip-hop or EDM. Also, while it's pretty portable, it's still somewhat tall and heavy. However, it's still a solid choice if you're looking for a portable Bluetooth speaker that can get loud.

    See our review

  5. More Portable Alternative: Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST

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

    If you're looking for an even more portable and loud Bluetooth speaker, check out the Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST. While it doesn't get as loud as the Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM, it's a smaller and more portable speaker that can still get pretty loud, reaching a max volume level of 92.6dB. Thanks to its 360-degree design, it has fantastic directivity, resulting in a wide and spacious-sounding soundstage. It's well-built, with an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance, though we don't currently test for this. Its companion app also features a graphic EQ and presets, meaning that you can tweak its sound to your liking. Unfortunately, there's some compression present at max volume, so your audio may not sound as clean during louder listening sessions.

    If you're looking for a portable speaker that can get louder with fewer compression artifacts at max volume, consider the HYPERBOOM. That said, check out the MEGABLAST if you're looking for a smaller speaker that can get loud and is easier to take with you on the go.

    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 Denon Home 350 is the best loud home Bluetooth speaker we've tested. It can be connected to compatible Denon soundbars which can come in handy if you want to create a home theater setup. It also has fantastic Bluetooth range, so you don't have to worry about your paired device being too far from the speaker.

    This speaker can get pretty loud, reaching a maximum volume of up to 97.0dB in our tests, so its sound can fill a large crowded room. It has a somewhat boomy sound profile with its default settings enabled and can produce quite an extended low-bass, so you can feel the deep thump and rumble in bass-heavy music like EDM or hip-hop. It also has a pretty balanced mid-range, so vocals and lead instruments are clearly reproduced in the mix.

    Unfortunately, there are some compression artifacts at max volume that can affect the clarity of your audio at louder volume levels. Also, while there are bass and treble adjustments you can use to tweak its sound, it doesn't come with more comprehensive sound customization features like graphic EQ or presets. That said, it's still a great choice if you're looking for a home speaker that can get loud.

    See our review

  7. Alternative With Less Compression: Yamaha MusicCast 50

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

    If you're looking for a home speaker with less compression present at max volume, consider the Yamaha MusicCast 50. While it doesn't get as loud and doesn't produce bass as deep as the Denon Home 350, it has fewer compression artifacts at max volume, resulting in cleaner audio when listening at louder volumes. This speaker could reach a maximum volume of 95.2dB in our tets. Its also more customizable thanks to the graphic EQ and presets featured on its companion app. With its 'Bass Booster' feature enabled, this speaker has a slightly boomy, though well-balanced sound profile overall, making it suitable for listening to a wide variety of audio content. Unfortunately, like the Denon, it doesn't have any built-in voice assistants. Though you can connect it to another voice-enabled speaker to use voice assistants, we don't currently test for this.

    Get the Denon if you're looking for a home speaker that can get louder and produces deeper bass. However, consider the Yamaha if having a more customizable speaker with less compression at max volume is more important to you.

    See our review

Notable Mentions

  • 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
  • Bose S1 Pro System: The Bose S1 Pro System is a portable Bluetooth speaker system that can get pretty loud with little compression at max volume, so your audio sounds clean during louder listening sessions. That said, it doesn't get as loud as the JBL PartyBox 310. 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. It has customizable RGB lights and can get pretty loud. However, it doesn't get as loud as the JBL PartyBox 310 and has more compression artifacts present at max volume, so your audio doesn't sound as clean at louder volumes. 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
  • 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

Recent Updates

  1. 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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