So, you like to make a noise? Well, then you’ve come to the right place! In this article, we take a look at the 10 loudest Bluetooth speakers of 2019 which we have split into two categories, the heavyweights and the lightweights.
The heavyweights are the ultimate in size and power. While still portable, they’re on the bigger end of the size spectrum with an average weight of around 30 lbs. All of these still have built-in batteries so you can take the party where ever you want.
The lightweights are for those looking for big sound in a small enclosure. What these speakers lack in size they make up for in power! If you want something loud which can still fit in a backpack or fit under your arm, then the lightweight section is where you want to start.
26.0″ x 17.0″ x 13.0″
The SOUNDBOKS 2 is the self-proclaimed “loudest battery-powered speaker in the world.” While we can’t confirm or deny whether or not this is true, SOUNDBOKS certainly have a good argument to make. This Bluetooth speaker produces a whopping 122 decibels of high-quality audio with an incredible 40-hour battery life. These two features alone put the SOUNDBOKS 2 at the top of the list as the loudest Bluetooth speaker.
Besides the excellent 40-hour battery life, the SOUNDBOKS 2 battery packs are removable. You can purchase additional packs direct from SOUNDBOKS which will allow you to keep the party going much longer. The speaker can also operate off socket power so you don’t need a fully charged battery to use the SOUNDBOKS 2 if you have an outlet to plug into.
The speaker allows for Bluetooth and ⅛-inch AUX inputs which allows you to plug in just about every device.
Often loud Bluetooth speakers deliver a lot of noise but low quality. That’s not the case with the SOUNDBOKS 2. This speaker sounds great at low and high volumes. The bass is nice and punchy, perfect for urban and dance genres.
32.4″ x 15.5″ x 15.6″
The JBL PartyBox 300 follows the popular JBL Boombox in JBL’s new generation of Bluetooth speakers. The PartyBox 300 is competing with the likes of the Altec Lansing Xpedition 8 and Sony GTKXB series. While JBL might be late to the party, they’ve certainly used that time to create one of the loudest portable Bluetooth speakers on the market. Not only is this speaker loud but it comes with RGB LED lighting for full party mode.
The PartyBox 300 comes with more input options than you’ll find on any other portable party speaker on the market. These include RCA, USB (can also be used as a power bank), ⅛-inch AUX and 2 x ¼-inch inputs (one for microphone and one for an instrument. Each ¼-inch input has its own dedicated volume control so you can balance the levels to get the best sound.
The PartyBox 300 features an 18-hour built-in battery, however, can also operate from a socket or via your vehicle’s DC output. Great for tailgate parties.
Speaker is made up of 2 x 6.5-inch woofers with 3 x 2.25-inch tweeters for some serious party-power! The PartyBox 300 is loud with an excellent bass response. If you stand within a few feet, you can feel the bass hitting you in the chest. When compared to the JBL Boombox, the mids and highs are a little muddy but this won’t be an issue for party beats like urban and dance genres.
7.5″ x 11.7″ x 19.4″
We have featured the Aiwa Exos-9 a few times on our site. As one of the loudest Bluetooth speakers, it delivers an incredible 200W of excellent sound quality. The Aiwa Exos-9 features a 10-hour built-in battery with the ability to operate directly from socket power too. You can also buy additional battery packs from Aiwa to keep the party going longer.
The Exos-9 provides a LCD display with HiFi-like features. One of the best features is the adjustable 5-band EQ which allows you to tweak the sound to your exact preference. The speaker comes with four pre-programmed EQ presets tuned for specific genres.
You have the option of ⅛-inch AUX or Bluetooth for audio inputs. There is also an NFC sensor for quick pairing NFC enabled devices.
When it comes to overall sound quality, the Aiwa Exos-9 stands out from some of the other loudest Bluetooth speakers. The bass has a nice weight and definition while the mids and highs deliver excellent clarity. This means the Exos-9 will sound great with most genres of music and is even great for talk radio or podcasts.
27.9″ x 15.3″ x 12.7″
One of the coolest portable Bluetooth speakers on the market definitely goes to the Altec Lansing Xpedition 8. This speaker is not only loud but also offers the best durability and an IP67 (IPX7) waterproof rating. In fact, when dropped in water, the speaker corrects itself to face upwards and will still continue to play music. Pretty impressive. The built-in battery will keep the sound going for up to 24-hours and can also operate from a power socket.
The Sony Xpedition 8 was definitely made for parties. The speaker features several LED panels with 12 color combinations and a strobe effect. The Xpedition 8 can be played horizontally or vertically and can be paired with an additional Xpedition 8 for even more sound. It is easily the loudest waterproof Bluetooth speaker you’ll find in 2019.
The Xpedition 8 offers ⅛-inch AUX and Bluetooth for audio inputs. There is also an NFC tag for quick pairing NFC devices.
The speaker features dual 8-inch drivers coupled to 2 x passive bass radiators with 3 x 1-inch tweeters producing a staggering 420W of sound. More than enough for most parties. The bass is big and chunky with excellent clarity in the mids and highs.
27.5″ x 17.2″ x 16.4″
Another awesome-looking portable Bluetooth speaker is the Sony XB72. The XB72 comes with an arrange of LED lights including a strobe effect to add some party ambiance. In addition, the speaker comes with audio effects for the microphone input. This makes the XB72 great for karaoke parties.
The XB72 features an RCA input and output, FM radio, USB (also can be used as a power bank), ¼-inch microphone input and Bluetooth. There is also an NFC tag for quick pairing NFC devices. The XB72 comes with some onboard controls but you also have the option to operate the speaker using the Music Center app for audio and Fiestable app for lighting and party effects.
The XB72 also comes with Sony’s Party Chain feature which allows you to add up to 50 Sony-compatible speakers. You can also add just one other XB72 in stereo or mono for some extra power.
The speaker includes 2 x 6.4-inch woofers with 3 x 2-inch tweeters to produce some serious sound. The bass from the woofers is punchy and defined while the EXTRA BASS feature delivers some serious low-end power. Mids and treble perform well with vocals upfront and clear. Great for karaoke, solo performances or rapping over some beats.
7.1″ x 7.1″ x 13.5″
One of the most anticipated party speakers to be released in 2019 is the Anker Soundcore Rave Mini. The Soundcore Rave Mini is an affordable loud portable Bluetooth speaker with LED lighting to create that party vibe. The speaker is lightweight with a handle on one side so you can easily take your beats on the go.
Although small, the Soundcore Rave Mini features an 18-hour built-in battery and IPX7 waterproof rating so you can take this portable Bluetooth speaker anywhere and everywhere. There is also a USB power bank for charging mobile devices.
The Soundcore Rave Mini allows for ⅛-inch AUX and the latest Bluetooth version 5.0 for audio inputs.
Even with its compact size, the Soundcore Rave Mini delivers an impressive 80W of power output. The speaker includes 2 x 5.25-inch woofers, 2 x 2-inch tweeters, and a single passive bass radiator for optimum bass performance. The speaker is surprisingly loud for its size and the sound quality is better than most other Anker speakers. The bass response is big, albeit a little wooly with decent clarity in the mid-range and treble response. With its accentuated bass response, the Soundcore Rave Mini is best suited for urban and dance music.
11.5″ x 6.5″ x 8.75″
If you’re looking for something a little more compact, but still with the ability to compete with the heavyweights, you might want to check out the Turtlebox Portable Bluetooth Speaker. The Turtlebox was designed specifically for the outdoor market. It’s small enough to take anywhere, tough enough for the road and loud enough to get the party started.
The speaker comes with an IP67 (IPX7) waterproof rating and enclosed in a tough enclosure which resembles more of a small jerry can rather than a speaker. The 8-hour built-in battery will provide enough power to last all day.
With the Turtlebox you have the option of ⅛-inch AUX or Bluetooth for audio inputs. Turtlebox Audio state the Bluetooth range to be about 100 ft which is more than enough for operating the speaker outdoors.
While the Turtlebox is seriously loud, it doesn’t have as big a bass response as some of the other heavyweight speakers on this list. The midrange and treble perform exceptionally well and the sound can throw a long way, certainly more than most portable Bluetooth speakers.
3. JBL Boombox
39.4″ x 39.4″ x 39.4″
If you’re a JBL fan but the PartyBox 300 is a little big for your needs, then the JBL Boombox is an excellent more compact alternative. The Boombox is essentially a JBL Charge 3 on steroids. The speaker features a large handle so you can easily carry the speaker for some beats on the go.
Although smaller than the PartyBox 300, the Boombox does a good job of competing in terms of sound levels. Where the PartyBox is slightly louder and more bass heavy, the Boombox delivers much better clarity. More in line with the quality we have come to expect from JBL.
The Boombox features a 24-hour built-in battery which is more than enough to keep you going for a couple of days. Depending on how loud you operate the speaker of course. You have the option of ⅛-inch AUX and Bluetooth for audio inputs which means you should be able to connect just about any device to the Boombox.
When it comes to features, the Boombox provides everything you need and much more. The speaker comes with a speakerphone, voice assistance integration (Siri/Google), a power bank, and JBL Connect+ for connecting multiple JBL speakers together.
The sound quality of the Boombox is its best feature. The mid-range and treble provide exceptional clarity for a speaker this size and the bass is nice and punchy. This well-balanced sound means the Boombox can play any genre of music or even be used for podcasts or digital radio.
13.5″ x 7.5″ x 3.8″
If you’re looking for the loudest Bluetooth speaker under $100, look no further than the AOMAIS GO. This ultra-compact portable speaker might be small but it certainly packs a punch! The AOMAIS GO is a boombox style speaker with a handle over the top for easy carrying.
The built-in 30-hour battery is great for keeping the party going all weekend. There’s also a USB output for charging your mobile devices on the go. From flat, the AOMAIS GO will fully recharge in around 3 hours. This is faster than most portable Bluetooth speakers on the market.
The AOMAIS GO comes with an IPX7 waterproof rating which means you can use this baby even when you’re in the pool or shower. The speaker takes ⅛-inch AUX and Bluetooth audio inputs allowing you to connect to just about any device.
At the $70 price point, you’re not going to get the same sound quality as you do with the other speakers on this list, however, the AOMAIS GO does deliver some serious volume for a speaker this size. There are two 15W full-range speaker drivers coupled to two bass radiators for improved bass performance. The bass is somewhat big, however, does begin to distort when you get close to max volume. This isn’t unusual for a speaker this size at this price point so nothing out of the ordinary. The AOMAIS GO is more of a personal speaker than a big party speaker. Best used as a portable speaker in the pool, in your room or even in the shower.
3.2″ x 3.2″ x 8.8″
Ultimate Ears have earned a reputation for designing some of the most trendy looking portable Bluetooth speakers on the market. The UE MEGABOOM 3 is one of the company’s best selling speakers because of its compact size and surprisingly big sound.
The MEGABOOM 3 is a simple Bluetooth speaker near double the size of a can of Coke. There are speakers mounted on both sides giving you 360° sound. On the side of the speaker, you’ll find the UE signature large + and – buttons for volume control while on top is a tap sensor for skipping tracks.
The MEGABOOM 3 features Ultimate Ears’ Block Party technology which allows you to connect up to 8 UE speakers including those from the BOOM, BOOM 2, MEGABOOM series. The UE app allows you to control the MEGABOOM 3 functionality like Block Party, PartyUp Remote On/Off, customizable EQ, musical alarm, tap controls and more.
You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the sound level and quality the MEGABOOM 3 produces. While the bass isn’t as big as some of the heavyweight speakers above, the MEGABOOM 3 certainly delivers a bigger bass sound than most speakers this size. The mid-range and treble provide good clarity, however, don’t expect audiophile quality. The MEGABOOM 3 is definitely tuned to deliver a fun, bassy sound sure to get a small party started.
If you’re still not sure which speaker is right for you, take a look through this quick buyer’s guide where we recommend the best speaker for each application.
|JBL Partybox 300||120W|
|Altec Lansing Xpedition 8||420W|
|Anker Soundcore Rave Mini||80W|
|Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM 3||90dBA|
If you’re on a tight budget and looking for the loudest Bluetooth speaker under 100 dollars – you’ll want to go for the AOMAIS GO Bluetooth Speaker which comes in at just shy of $70. If you’re looking for something bigger, the Sony XB72 is the cheapest option in our heavyweight category.
|Under $100||AOMAIS GO|
|Under $200||Anker Soundcore Rave Mini|
Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM 3
|Under $500||JBL Partybox 300|
Altec Lansing Xpedition 8
|Under $1000||Soundboks 2|
Best Battery Life
In the heavyweight speakers, the SOUNDBOKS 2 provides the best battery life at 40 hours. You can also purchase additional battery packs to keep the party going longer. In the lightweight category, the AOMAIS GO has the best battery life at 30 hours.
In the heavyweight category, it’s a close call between the Altec Lansing Xpedition 8 and SOUNDBOKS 2. Both provide big bass and big sound, however, the SOUNDBOKS 2 is probably going to be slightly louder than the Xpedition 8.