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Buyers Guide & Information

Loudest Bluetooth Speakers For The Quality Sound

Do you like to have your music turned all the way up? To help you select the right product, we have reviewed and compared the loudest and best bluetooth speaker brands in the market.

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Buyers Guide & Information

Loudest Bluetooth Speakers For The Quality Sound

Do you like to have your music turned all the way up? To help you select the right product, we have reviewed and compared the loudest and best bluetooth speaker brands in the market.

by PITeam

by PITeam

Portable music has always been a popular choice amongst users, whether it was through Boom-boxes or the Walkman. And so, with the advancement in mobile technology, Bluetooth speakers have become the life of parties everywhere.

These wireless speakers can connect to an array of devices through radio-wave transmission and play selected music without compromising the sound quality.

If you're a music lover who doesn't like to get into the hassle of earphones, then these speakers are just the thing for you. To help you decide on the best quality Bluetooth speakers, we've reviewed and put together a list of the best ones available in the market today.

What Makes Bluetooth Speakers Loud

Bluetooth speakers use a radio-wave transmission to connect devices to enable them to share data, and play music. The sound level of Bluetooth speakers is measured in decibels and is referred to as sound pressure level (SPL). Another unit to measure audio quality is Watts, which defines the sound power output from the amplifiers.

It is important to consider these values before purchasing a speaker because they contribute to the efficiency of the product – how loud the product can be with little power. This is known as speaker sensitivity.

In simple words, speaker sensitivity of a unit is the amount of SPL generated per watt of amplifier output, at a 1-meter distance from the device.


Benefits Of Bluetooth Speakers

Wireless

With these speakers, you can pair and connect your Bluetooth enabled devices to play the music of your choice without worrying about wires.

Portable

These devices are small, compact, wireless and hence, easy to carry around. Do not mistake their size for effectiveness; these products can provide high-quality sound so that you can have fun anywhere.

Power Conservation

With advanced speaker sensitivity, these devices can provide excellent sound levels from minimal power input and high play times.


Choosing A High-Quality Bluetooth Speaker

Usage & Durability

The main benefit of using Bluetooth speakers is their portability. But if you intend to carry your device around with you, remember to check if it is durable. Make sure your device is made of sturdy material such as silicone or rubber, with reinforced corners. Such a build will ensure that your device has shock resistance in the event of a fall.

Checking for the Ingress Protection, or IP, rating of the product is also important – especially if you intend to use your speakers outdoors. This comprises of two numbers, where the first one denotes resistance to dust, and the second one represents water resistance.

The highest dust resistance goes up to 6, and water resistance to 9. Therefore, a product marked IP69 is the best quality, whereas IP00 will be the least resistant.

Size and Style

Since Bluetooth speakers are used to set the mood for parties and large gatherings, you should also consider the aesthetics before investing in a specific model. Look for sleek looking designs with compact sizes that provide optimum portability.

Battery Life/Consumption

The battery life of these products is often mentioned as ‘playtime' and is a measure of time that your speaker will work for with one full charge.

Power Rating - Volume & Wattage

The power rating, mentioned in watts, is the amount of output power your speaker can receive from the amplifier and lends to the sound output of your device.

Make sure to buy a speaker with a high threshold maximum figure to ensure your amplifier's output power does not exceed this value. If it does, then your sound may start to distort.

Specifications

  • Driver
    Bluetooth drivers are what enable the communication of signals between your devices. Therefore, investing in a good-sized driver is essential for stable signal transduction.Some speakers may also come with multiple drivers that enable them to produce stereo sound.
  • Bluetooth Version
    This feature is important to create compatibility between your speaker and the devices you intend to pair it with. As a general rule, opt for a product that has a Bluetooth version 4.0 or higher, as this enables it to pair with both old (classic) and new (smart) versions alike.

Connectivity & Flexibility

While the reason you want a Bluetooth speaker is so that you don't have to plug in your phone every time you want to play music, opt for a model that comes with AUX compatibility. This feature allows users to play music even through devices that aren't Bluetooth compatible, or have a different version.

So, even though you may primarily use the speaker with your smartphone, you can plug in an old phone or laptop with classic Bluetooth versioning - or no Bluetooth at all - and enjoy your favorite songs without having to transfer them to another device.

Special Features

Having a built-in microphone can be a useful feature. Consider this; while you listen to music on your speakers in one room, you start getting a call on your phone that is in the other room.

You now have to get up and locate your cell phone to attend the call. However, if your speaker offers a microphone feature, you can skip all the hassle and take your call right there.

Price & Warranty

The prices of these speakers can vary based on the specifications and features they include. However, you don't always need to invest in the fanciest model available.

Ask yourself what your regular use for the product will be? If you only require basic features, then you can opt for a relatively cheaper product. Checking the manufacturer's warranty can also provide peace of mind if you're going to invest in a Bluetooth speaker.

Look for the period of time and items covered by the warranty, and weigh the pros and cons of getting extended warranty before jumping into it.


10 Loudest Bluetooth Speakers Reviewed

1. SOUNDBOKS 2

Loudest Bluetooth Speaker

Maximum Noise Level

122 Dba

Power 

216 watts

Battery Life/Play Time

40 hours

Dimensions

12.6 x 26 x 17 inches

Bluetooth Version

Not Specified

Warranty

2-year limited consumer warranty

The product that gets our top mention is the Soundboks 2, and for a good reason. Soundboks speakers were introduced in the largest music festival in Northern Europe, and therefore saying that they're ever party-ready is an understatement.

This model is a wireless, Bluetooth enabled speaker designed specifically for the outdoors. This is not to say that they won't be the life of an indoor party. It comes with an extra-long battery life of up to 40 hours and can withstand all sorts of weather conditions. So you don't have to worry about keeping it outside on a hot, humid day or fear any harm from smoke, dust or water at a beach BBQ.

In short, this model is robust, durable, and weatherproof. What also makes it an excellent choice for the outdoors is how loud it is! It can generate up to 122 decibels of clear music, without distortion or clipping.

This is what a satisfied buyer had to say:

"Loud, awesome bass in outdoor mode, basically indestructible. Good battery life too… if you want portable LOUD sound for every possible condition the Soundboks 2 is great."

Pros

  • Waterproof and durable
  • Extra-long play time
  • Comes with Bluetooth outdoor mode

Cons

  • Some buyers may find it costly

2. Aiwa Exos-9

Loudest Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Maximum Noise Level

100 Dba

Power 

200 watts

Battery Life/Play Time 

9 hours

Dimensions

7.5 x 11.7 x 19.4 inches

Bluetooth Version

Not Specified

Warranty

1-year warranty

If bass and sound levels matter to you, then getting this model will be a good option, especially for playing music outdoors. This speaker from Aiwa has powerful 200 watts powering five drivers to ensure that you can amp up your music, without worrying about breaks or distortions.

With 9-hour long battery life, it delivers loud music while giving you the option of having ultimate control over bass, treble, and mids owing to its customizable graphic equalizer. If you think the battery life is not enough for your needs, you can always purchase the backup battery offered by Aiwa, and add another 18 hours to your play time.

Thanks to the added feature of AUX, you can connect a wide array of devices to your speaker, regardless of their Bluetooth compatibility. It also comes with the near field communication (NFC) technology that allows your speaker to save devices to its memory, and connect to them when they are within a distance of 4cms.

Pros

  • 5 powered drivers
  • 200 watts of continuous power
  • Bluetooth, NFC, Aux-in

Cons

  • Some people may feel the play time is less

3. Bose SoundLink Micro

Loudest Bluetooth Speaker Under $100

Maximum Noise Level

*Bose doesn’t publish this spec

Power 

Not Specified

Battery Life/Play Time 

Up to 6 hours

Dimensions

1.4 x 3.9 x 3.9 inches

Bluetooth Version

Not Specified

Warranty

Limited warranty

Bose is one of the leading names in audio technology, and therefore, it has the third mention on our list. If someone has recommended this speaker to you before, you may have realized that it is hard to find specifications for it online.

*As per the manufacturer: "We don't publish specs like that. We suggest that customer try the product in their home, under real life circumstances to see if it works for them."

This Bluetooth speaker from Bose is not only portable with dimensions of 1.4 x 3.9 x 3.9 inches - which allow you to basically carry it around in your pocket – but it is also incredibly loud without compromising on the sound quality.

The best part is that you can get this speaker for under $100! According to a satisfied customer on Amazon:

"The sound range and quality it produces defy its diminutive size. Once you embrace that such sound comes from such a small speaker you'll then embrace its portability in bringing it anywhere you may wish to have music at the ready. The handy and very easy to use strap allows you to secure this great speaker to many things."

Pros

  • Portable
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in speakerphone

Cons

  • Some people may find 6 hours of play time to be less

4. Anker Soundcore

Loudest Bluetooth Speaker Under $50

Maximum Noise Level

90 Dba

Power 

Not Specified

Battery Life/Play Time 

24 hours

Dimensions

6.5 x 2.1 x 1.9 inches

Bluetooth Version

4.0

Warranty

18 months

Soundcore from Anker is not only one of the most affordable and good quality Bluetooth speakers on the market, but it can also run for 24 hours on a single charge. Its robust build and drop-proof design, combined with a compact size, makes it ideal for carrying around.

This model is equipped with Bluetooth version 4.0, which makes it compatible with all Bluetooth enabled devices, classic or smart. With a built-in mic that allows you to attend calls without disconnecting your phone, it really is the ideal choice. What's more, you can even connect to any Alexa enabled devices in your house and it pumps out music up to 90 decibels! – all this in under $50!

The manufacturer not only offers exceptional customer service for those seeking to contact them but also puts your mind at ease by providing an 18-month warranty.

Here's what one Amazon reviewer had to say:

"A friend recommended this Anker Speaker and I'm glad I bought one myself. Great quality sound for a very affordable price.… I'd recommend this to anyone."

Pros

  • 24-Hour Playtime
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Lightweight Design

Cons

  • •Some users may want the latest Bluetooth version

5. Ultimate Ears WONDERBOOM

Loudest Small Bluetooth Speaker

Maximum Noise Level

86 Dba

Power 

Not Specified

Battery Life/Play Time

10 hours

Dimensions

4.2 x 4.6 x 5.3 inches

Bluetooth Version

Not Specified

Warranty

2-year warranty

This small device, with dimensions of 4.2 x 4.6 x 5.3 inches, is packed with all the quintessential features that make any Bluetooth speaker great. Not only does it produce a powerful, clear sound of up to 86 decibels at 360 degrees, it can also run for 10 hours straight on a single charge.

Its added features of water resistance, Bluetooth connectivity of 100 feet, and the ability to connect with another Wonderboom to double the sound, make it ideal for outdoors. If you want a great looking speaker with good connectivity and great sound quality that is small enough to carry around, then this device from Ultimate Ears is what you need.

With its 2 year warranty, you can be sure that the product is definitely worth the price. This is what one happy customer said:

"I'm actually blown away by this speaker! The 360 degree sound (which is really just 2 speakers - one on each side) really works great to put on a coffee table in the middle of the room. The volume is incredibly loud for the size, and can be heard even with 10 people all singing loud."

Pros

  • Compact
  • Loud sound
  • Waterproof

Cons

  • Some people may find 10 hours to be less compared to other devices

6. AOMAIS GO 

Loudest Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Maximum Noise Level

97 Dba

Power 

30 watts

Battery Life/Play Time 

30 hour

Dimensions

13.5 x 7.5 x 3.8 inches

Bluetooth Version

4.2

Warranty

1 year warranty

You probably don't want to submerge your Bluetooth speaker 33 feet underwater every day, but just know that AOMAIS gives you the option of doing so while still having your music pumping!

With this, you don't have to worry about having your speaker with you when you're hanging out in the pool or going to the beach. Water will not damage your speaker or its sound quality (max noise level of 97 decibels to be exact!)

This device comes with Bluetooth version 4.2, which makes it compatible with all classic and smart devices, and allows you to play your songs no matter the device they're stored on. What is even better is that it can connect to non-Bluetooth enabled devices, thanks to its 3.5 mm audio jack. This means that you can enjoy movies on an old TV set by just plugging in the AUX.

Not only does AOMAIS give you 30 hours of play time, it also has a powerful 8800mAh battery that you can use to charge your smart devices!

Pros

  • Aux –in
  • Waterproof
  • Built-in microphone

Cons

  • Is not pocket-sized

7. JBL Boombox

Loudest JBL Bluetooth Speaker

Maximum Noise Level

80 Dba

Power 

60 watts

Battery Life/Play Time 

24 hours

Dimensions

39.37 x 39.37 x 39.37 inches

Bluetooth Version

4.2

Warranty

1 year warranty

JBL is one of the industry giants in audio technology; from their headsets to their speakers, they offer reliable technology, high quality loud sound, and great prices!

This Bluetooth speaker comes with a robust make and body, fit to survive all weather conditions. Its waterproof feature allows you to take it to the beach and poolside parties, without fearing damage.

It comes with a 24 hour playback time for you to enjoy music non-stop at gatherings or tailgate parties. Not only is this JBL device enabled with Bluetooth version 4.2, but it can also connect with up to 2 devices at the same time so you can mix music up like a DJ.

JBL provides reliable customer service and a product warranty of up to a year on this product.

Pros

  • Weatherproof
  • Can connect to up to 2 devices simultaneously
  • IPX7 waterproof

Cons

  • Some users may find it expensive

8. Alpatronix Ultra

Loudest Wireless Bluetooth Speaker

Maximum Noise Level

105 Dba

Power 

30 watts

Battery Life/Play Time 

10 hours

Dimensions

12 x 4.5 x 5 inches

Bluetooth Version

4.1

Warranty

1 year warranty

The next product on our list of top 10 is the Ultra-portable wireless Bluetooth speaker by Alpatronix. It comes with 4 speakers and 2 passive subwoofers and can produce up to 30 watts of output. With Bluetooth version 4.1, not only is it compatible with all smart devices, but you also don't have to worry about sound distortion.

Music can be played from devices almost 30 ft. away without the sound breaking up or becoming unclear. Not only that, but you can also plug-in devices to your speaker with AUX.

If you have your music on a flash or USB drive, you don't have to worry about transferring it to some other gadget to play it – just plug it right into your Alpatronix speaker, and enjoy your favorite music.

This compact device comes with a long battery life of up to 10 hours. So whether you're going out with friends for a couple of hours, or you intend to party till you drop, this speaker's playback time has you covered.

Pros

  • USB support
  • USB port can be used to charge your smartphone
  • Great for both indoor and outdoor use

Cons

  • Some users may want a longer battery life

9. Bose SoundLink Revolve

Loudest Bose Bluetooth Speaker

Maximum Noise Level

*Bose doesn’t publish this spec

Power 

19.2 watts

Battery Life/Play Time 

16 hours

Dimensions

4.2 x 4.2 x 7.3 inches

Bluetooth Version

Not Specified

Warranty

1-year warranty

The quality of Bose speakers has landed it a second spot on our list with SoundLink Revolve. This super-light device can fit right into your backpack for you to carry around wherever you go.

It also comes with several exciting features, including:

  • Long battery life
  • Compact size
  • Compatible Bluetooth
  • Wireless, and
  • Good warranty

This user-friendly speaker can be controlled via the Bose Connect app, which lets you switch between Bluetooth devices with a single tap. Not only that, but it's easy to use interface lets you select stereo or party mode to accommodate the mood and setting.

With a built-in microphone, waterproof properties, an output of 19+ watts, and Siri and Google Assistant compatibility, this speaker is not only loud but a smart device in the truest sense of the word.

Pros

  • Water-resistant
  • Bose Connect app
  • Siri/Google assistant friendly

Cons

  • Some users may find it costly

10. DiamondBoxx Model XL2 Blue 462

Loudest Bluetooth Speaker Under $2000

Maximum Noise Level

121 Dba

Power 

1000 watts

Battery Life/Play Time 

20 hours

Dimensions

28 x 11 x 18 inches

Bluetooth Version

Not Specified

Warranty

2-year warranty

The last product to have made it on our list is the Model XL2 by DiamondBoxx. With 14 speakers, 12 amplifiers of up to a 1000 watt output, and a battery life of 20+ hours, this is a machine that can keep your party going all day long.

It comes with AUX compatibility and a fast-charging port, so you don't have to wait for long to play your music. You can even use the ¼ inch stereo TRS jacks in the back panel to connect multiple units at the same time, with the option to control them all from one place.

As per an Amazon reviewer:

"The sound is amazing. Very clear and great range. And, when needed, it can CRANK. I brought it out to an outdoor party last weekend, and ran it for 5 hours, 3 of which were full volume, and it was still going strong."

Pros

  • 12 amplifiers
  • 14 speakers
  • AUX compatible

Cons

  • Some users may find it to be expensive

Top Bluetooth Speaker Brands

As Bluetooth technology becomes more popular by the day, many companies have come into the market – however, not all of them are actually worth your money. Today, consumers are very particular about what they want; this has helped in identifying trustworthy brands based on speaker quality and value for money.

Here is a list of the most popular brands that make quality Bluetooth speakers:

  • Sony
  • JBL
  • Beats
  • Bose
  • Soundboks
  • Aiwa
  • Anker
  • Ultimate Ears
  • AOMAIS
  • Alpatronix
  • DiamondBoxx

How To Use Bluetooth Speakers

Each device can vary from the other in the way it needs to be set up, and specific instructions can be found in the user guide that comes with your product. Typically, Bluetooth speakers do not require you to be tech-savvy to operate and are relatively simple to use.

Here's a general guide on how to set up and use Bluetooth speakers:

  1. 1
    Make sure your device is plugged in or charged
  2. 2
    Turn on the speaker and click on the Bluetooth button to make it "discoverable."
  3. 3
    Pair it with the source device (e.g., smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc.)

Now you're all set to play music anywhere, at any time.


Care and Maintenance of Bluetooth Speakers

While Bluetooth speakers are relatively low maintenance, you need to handle your device with care to be able to enjoy it for longer.

Here's a list of do's and don'ts to help you through the maintenance process:

Do's

  • Make sure to keep it from heating (from sunlight etc.), or getting too cold, as the moisture that develops at low temperatures can harm the device
  • Clean regularly with a soft dry cloth to avoid discoloration or speaker malfunction due to dust accumulation

Don'ts

  • Use any chemical agents or solvents to clean your product

Common Bluetooth Speaker Issues & Fixes

Issue #1 - Inability to Pair

Pairing is necessary to connect your source device to your speaker to play music. If you are facing any difficulties doing so, try these tips:

  • Restart Your Device
    Turning your speaker off and on may seem too easy to be true, but sometimes, that's all your device needs.
  • Make Sure Your Phone or Your Speaker Isn't Already Paired to Other Devices
    If this is the case, just bring both your source device and the speaker close together, and reset the Bluetooth on both.
  • Ensure Both Your Devices Have Compatible Versioning
    While most Bluetooth devices are backward compatible (able to pair with older, outdated versions) the newer, low energy smart technology isn't.These devices may not be able to recognize and connect with older classic versions of Bluetooth unless it is 4.0 or above.

Issue #2- Bluetooth Not Working

If it is your Bluetooth that is not working despite being on, this is what you can do:

  • Restart Bluetooth
    Press the Bluetooth button on your device multiple times to try to reset the settings. This can help make your device discoverable.
  • Restart Your Speaker
    If restarting it doesn't work, try turning off your device and then turn it on again.Enable the Bluetooth setting, and you should be good to go.

Issue #3 – Poor Signal

A weak signal connection between your source device and speaker can lead to low-quality sound, or even distorted sound production. If you face any issues of this sort, here is what you can do:

  • Move the Devices Closer
    The more the distance between the transmitting device and the output device, the more the signal deteriorates.Move the two closer to each other to boost the signal.
  • Minimize Interference
    Other devices in the house, such as Wi-Fi, cordless phones, microwaves, baby monitors, etc., can work at the same frequency as your speaker – this can interfere with your signal.To ensure a strong signal, identify items in your house working at a frequency of 2.4 GHz and turn them off for a while, if possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Does NFC Pairing Technology Mean?

NFC stands for near field communication, which is a technology that allows electronic devices to communicate when they are within a 4cm distance.

What Is Sound Pressure Level (SPL)?

The sound pressure level is measured in decibels and determines the loudness of a speaker. The higher the SPL value, the louder the speaker.

Where Is The Best Place To Buy The Loud Bluetooth Speakers?

You can easily purchase good quality, loud Bluetooth speakers online or from electronic shops.

Amazon.com is one of the most trusted and widely used online retailers for these products.

How Do I Check Bluetooth Version Of My Speaker?

The Bluetooth version of your speaker may be mentioned on the box of the product, or the specification sheet included inside the package.

If this information is not available, you can contact the manufacturer.

How Can I Extend My Bluetooth Speaker's Battery Life?

To ensure a longer-lasting device, take all the necessary steps for maintenance and care.


Conclusion

After reviewing a wide variety of loud Bluetooth speakers, we've narrowed down the list for you.

Out of all the great products mentioned here, the clear winner is SOUNDBOKS 2. With its sturdy build, waterproof feature, and high SPL, it is no doubt worth the price – it can even function indoors and outdoors!


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