WE all want speakers that go boom, plumbing down to the deepest depths while putting our subwoofers to the test. We also want speakers that boost each cello and each violin as if we are sitting front row at the orchestra. But it’s ultimately all for naught if a Bluetooth speaker with pristine sound quality has zero dynamic volume. Finding the loudest Bluetooth speakers is where things get murky. But luckily for you, we’ve sacrificed our hearing for you and found the loudest Bluetooth speaker on the market. Here are our favorites.
Top 12 Loudest Bluetooth Speakers 2018
1. The Vava Voom 21
Vava shoulder checks the other Bluetooth speaker brands with its robust sound. Here is a speaker that pulls no punches when it comes to pumping out big sounds. The Vava brand is building on its stellar line of Voom premium speakers. The 21 boasts a 10-hour battery life that throughout its duration will shake the rafters if you want it to.
Let’s get right down to how this one is built like a brick house. It has one 10W subwoofer, two 5W drivers, and two passive radiators. What does that mean? If you’re planning to bring the house down with your favorite playlist, here’s the Bluetooth speaker equipped to do so. And not only that, it’s aptX enabled, meaning you can stream high-quality audio without fear of losing the integrity of the sound.
Then for the audiophiles who like to tweak the way they listen to music, there are EQ settings for surround sound, party mode, and standard. These will all do as they claim, rendering sound according to the nuances of the listening mode.
What’s more is that this speaker goes from being a stationary indoor speaker to a portable speaker seamlessly. It weighs in at only 1.76 pounds and measures 3.9 x 2.1 x 9.4 inches. A lightweight compact speaker that packs a hell of a punch, the Vava Voom 21 retails for $299.
2. The Cambridge Air 200
We’ve already gushed about Cambridge and their impeccable design aesthetic. The Air 200 couples chic design with powerful sound dynamics. This speaker is nothing short of amazing. Admittedly, the Cambridge line of speakers is something of a hybrid. Designed by Hi-Fi experts, these speakers are not uniquely Bluetooth speakers. They have a number of connectivity options at the ready. But for our purposes, these aptX enabled speakers to render sound in pristine high quality.
What’s under the hood? Well, a 200W digital amplifier with a built-in subwoofer for one. You will be hard-pressed to find another Bluetooth speaker on the market with comparable specs. Naturally one would think all of that power must come in an enormous package. No, not the case. It measures 17.7 x 8.7 x 6.9 inches. It’s a reasonably sized speaker that could easily blend into the ambiance of your living room or office.
And just how do they get all of that sound to fill a space? They’ve patented their own design tech they call Balanced Mode Radiator speaker drivers that move both vertically and horizontally to create a fuller, wider-reaching sound. The result has a slew of reputable Audio experts gushing over the speaker. It retails for $527.
3. The UE Megaboom
The UE Megaboom could make an argument as the best all-around and loudest Bluetooth speaker currently on the market. The tubularly shaped speaker stands up to all challenges and plows through them handily. While aesthetically it won’t compete with Cambridge’s design-conscious approach, it will, however, hold its own when the conversation turns to durability and volume.
The UE Megaboom channels all kinds of top-notch elements to bring it to the front of the pack. Firstly, it has more than 20 hours of battery life to its name. So when you take it outside to the beach, the campgrounds, the tailgate or even the safari; you won’t be too concerned about recharging it after one or two days. And while you’re out under the open sky, it’s weather resistant and waterproof.
But here’s what brought us here. How does it stack up in volume? The 100 feet Bluetooth range speaker boasts a maximum volume of 90dB, two 2 inch drivers, and a solid frequency range of 65hz – 20khz. All that sound carries, even more, weight when you realize that it is compatible with a number of devices, NFC enabled, and can connect up to two devices at the same time. It retails for $299.
4. The Braven XXL
Comparable to the UE Megaboom, the Braven XXL pokes out its chest and thunders. It is a much larger speaker than the Megaboom. But surprisingly it isn’t much louder. However, that still leaves it hovering in the category of loudest Bluetooth speakers with its competition.
This hefty speaker weighs in at 18lbs, measures 20.25. X 8.25 x 9.5 inches, and features 1 subwoofer and 4 HD drivers. It also boasts a battery life of 14 hours. And for all that, the brand claims to be the loudest outdoor speaker; while specialists have rated it at maybe 20% louder than the UE Megaboom.
If you’re not concerned about schlepping a large and somewhat heavy speaker around (there is a shoulder strap for it), then you will be blown away by its massive sound. Does it hold water as THE loudest outdoor Bluetooth speaker? That is debatable. But it certainly is one of the loudest. It retails for $350.
5. The Sharkk Beast
The Sharkk Beast is exactly what you expect: a beast of a Bluetooth speaker. For a seemingly discreet little speaker, it comes guns a-blazing. This Bluetooth speaker offers a dynamic range of options for your listening pleasure. But let’s be honest here. We want to know how it stacks up to the competition.
The Beast features a 45W speaker that takes no prisoners. In other words, you’ll be able to pump out your tunes at a maximum without worry of sending your Bluetooth speaker to the graveyard. The 10.2 x 6.3 x 2.8-inch speaker uses Bluetooth 4.0 and is NFC enabled. So when you decide to stream from your iPhone or Android, you can hear your favorite bass-heavy track as you like. The Maxxbass Technology has been rendered expressly for that purpose.
The question is where do you take this speaker? While it is a portable speaker, chances are you won’t want to test its durability against inclement weather conditions. You’ll probably best be served to crank up the volume indoors. It retails for $199.
6. The Naim Mu-So
The Naim Mu-So, like the Cambridge, is a design wonder. But if you’re not wowed by its design aesthetic, its ability to conquer killer bass without blinking might tickle your fancy. It doesn’t offer merely one subwoofer or one tweeter. It goes for the jugular.
In fact, it’s the same constellation of audio systems that Naim rendered for Bentley Motors.
What’s more is over a crush of audio format options, the Mu-So has a maximum frequency range of 48 kHz. Keeping in mind that the speaker is also chic for all its robust sound, we’re left wondering what doesn’t this baby do.
It’s compatible with iPhone, iOS, Android, and PC devices; has multi-room functions for streaming, Bluetooth aptX, two USB optical inputs, 1 woofer, 1 midrange, and 1 tweeter. And given that it has all the spots and scales of a genuine Hi-Fi system it retails for a pricier $1100.
7. The Fluance Fi50
The Fluance Fi50 is a powerfully built Bluetooth speaker. It packs a hell of a wallop with its 40W amplifier. And that only is the tip of the iceberg. It has a tweeter in the center of its 5-inch woofer. So the sound comes barreling out at you in such dynamic fashion you’ll forget you’re listening to a Bluetooth speaker.
For an indoor speaker, the Fluance Fi50 has managed to carve a respectable niche for itself. It’s not too design heavy so as not to price itself out of reason. And it’s not too pedestrian either when it comes to perks. Instead, the Canadian brand has given the Fi50 legs to run with.
It’s equipped with Bluetooth 2.1 and aptX tech. So listening to your playlist in high quality at high decibels is easy. The best thing about its muscular sound is that it fills space with ease. If you’re looking for a moderately priced loud Bluetooth speaker, this one is a winner. It retails for $200.
8. Creative Sound Blaster Roar 2
The Creative Sound Blaster Roar 2 has endowed its name with everything you need to know about this speaker. It doesn’t purr folks. Here’s a rugged yet lightweight speaker, weighing in at only 3.6 pounds, that is deceptively loud. But as we’ve already pointed out with some of the other speakers on this list, big surprises come in little packages. Such is the case with this little black box.
So just what is in the box? The secret weapon is the Roar 2’s overdrive function. Engaging the overdrive boosts the sound to the next level of dynamic performance. And when you want to augment the bass during low playback, engage the TeraBass feature. At full blast the speaker performs well, filling ample spaces with ease.
As far as mobility goes, it boasts a 40-foot Bluetooth range. So you can pump up the volume in your home at sizeable distances from your smartphone to your actual speaker. And it will go full blast for 8 hours on a fully charged battery. It retails for $164.
9. The Marshall Woburn
The Marshall Woburn sits in Marshall’s wheelhouse of “loudest” Bluetooth speakers. They’ve done the heavy lifting for you, separating their speakers into the categories of loud to loudest. And the Woburn is a stocky addition to the Marshall line of Bluetooth speakers, measuring 15.75 x 11.5 x 7.87 inches.
Here we have two 20W and one 50W Class D amplifiers, with two 5 ¼ inch woofers and two 1 inch tweeters. What does all of that add up to? Well, the highs, midrange, and bass frequencies are attained with a fluid sense of ease. That also means that when time comes to blast the roof off, you’ll be able to do so aptly with the Woburn. In fact, it boasts a very respectable frequency range of 35hz – 22kHz and up to 200W of juice.
We should expect no less from the brand that for generations has built guitar amps for musicians. The same brand that has been the industry standard for giving guitarists and bassists room to shred has now given average Joes reason to play air guitar at the highest volume possible in the comfort of their own homes. The Woburn retails for $549.
10. BOSE Soundlink Revolve Plus
BOSE continues to assert itself as a perfectionist brand. With a larger catalog of Bluetooth speakers that already boasts a grocery list of strong features, the brand pushes forward into 2018 with an update to its sense of design and the debut of its Soundlink Revolve Plus.
The BOSE Soundlink Revolve Plus ups the ante with its interesting take on aesthetic design. The fine folks at Bose imagined a speaker that looks like a lantern or perhaps a thermos. And for all grins and giggles, the sound quality is brilliant and beaming. Does it compete with the other standard bearers on the market? Handily.
It packs 16 hours of uninterrupted battery life. And it’s lightweight, portable, shock-resistant and waterproof. So the Revolve Plus cheekily skirts the fine line between outdoor and indoor Bluetooth speaker. Given that its lantern handle design is urging you to pick it up and carry it with you, no one will blame you for transitioning it from the home to the pool to the campsite.
The sound is so robust it won’t falter no matter what environmental challenge you throw at it. BOSE kitted out the speaker with 2 opposing passive radiators that face downwards. Couple that with their new patented take on audio and the result is overwhelmingly positive.
However where the Revolve Plus and perhaps more so BOSE takes a tumble is with the price. The accessory charging station is an add-on for the price. And at an already not-so-competitive base price of $300, BOSE and the Revolve Plus price themselves out of serious contention with the baseline of buyers looking for something affordable.
11. RIVA Turbo X
Stealing a bit of BOSE’s thunder with a dip in price is RIVA’s Turbo X. While the Turbo X won’t compete head to head with BOSE on all of the design essentials, it will blast most of the competition out of the water in terms of loudness. It gets a whopping 100db to its medium sized frame. But loudness isn’t the only perk to its sound. Pressing the T button implements the Turbo mode. That, in turn, boosts the volume. The S button engages the surround sound option.
RIVA is also banking on the possibility that you’ll want to take this speaker into the great outdoors. Should you decide, the Turbo X has a gargantuan 26 hours of battery life to its credit. And this brick-shaped speaker also is water and weather resistant. Mix that all together and you have an excellent formula for an outdoor speaker that adds some finesse to the shape of its sound.
As for the bottom line, the speaker is a bit clunky in size and shape. It’s larger and heavier than some of the other outdoor entries here. It also sits in the mid-range of prices at $220. It could fit nicely in the home or out on the road. It meets both challenges readily.
12. The Devialet Gold Phantom
The Devialet Gold Phantom sounds like the name of a new luxury sports car. And given that it prices itself up there in that stratosphere of luxury goods, it might as well be. But if the price is not a stumbling block for you, this may very well be the best of the best. The gold has a 108dB maximum volume. That certainly eclipses the majority of other Bluetooth speakers in the conversation. But what’s most amazing about the line is that the silver comes in at a close second with 105dB.
The Gold can fill a simple space or flex its muscle in multiple rooms. It has a 4500 W maximum amplification. So testing the limits of its volume is what the fine folks at Devialet want you to do. And here’s where they dare you to try: the bandwidth is a gobsmacking 14hz to 27kHz.
This is the Bentley or Rolls Royce of Bluetooth speakers folks. Not only for its sublime design but for the sheer perfection of its performance. And for that matter, you won’t find one that for its volume retains the pristine detail of the sound with each increasing decibel. The Devialet Gold Phantom retails for $2990.