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The 6 Loudest Portable Bluetooth Speakers on the Market Right Now

You might be a rock or metal enthusiast who loves to listen to really loud music. Maybe you want to throw a house party, and you need some portable speakers to get the job done. Or, you’re planning a camping trip or a small pool party on which you need some heavy-duty speakers that are loud and portable at the same time.

Bluetooth speakers are a godsend when it comes to portability. The convenience of having external speakers that you can connect to wirelessly and play music anywhere anytime is a blessing. Yet, it falls short of producing the loud sound you might need if one of the cases we mentioned above applies to you.

We’ve got good news for you, though. Portable Bluetooth speakers don’t need to be subdued. Premium speaker manufacturers have been putting a lot of research into producing portable Bluetooth speakers that are loud, and that sound good at the same time.

In this article, we’ll be reviewing six of the market’s loudest portable Bluetooth speakers that can kick off your home party with some churning bass! 

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Top 6 Loudest Portable Bluetooth Speakers – Our Picks

Trying to save you some effort, we’ve searched the market for the loudest portable Bluetooth speakers. We’ve included several price points to suit everybody.

1. Editor’s Choice: The Soundboks (Gen.3) – The Loudest Portable Bluetooth Performance Speaker

Specs

  • Dimensions: 31.5 x 19.69 x 15.75 inches
  • Output Power: 72(W) 
  • Loudness: 126 dB
  • Weight: 34 lbs
  • Charging Time: 3.5 hrs – Swappable battery
  • Battery Life: 40 hrs

The competition wasn’t that tough. After considering all the options, the new Soundboks (Gen 3) has proven to be the winner for the loudest portable Bluetooth speaker race, fair and square.

Looking and sounding like a beast, the latest generation of Soundboks is sufficient to fill in a room or an outdoor setting with front row concert-like sound thanks to its unparalleled 126 dB sound output.

Soundboks’ speakers have always been one step ahead of the market’s average sound level. Their latest edition (Gen 3), or what they call the ‘New’ Soundboks, comes with an extra 4 dB than its predecessors. While you might think that this is a subtle difference, it does impact loudness way more than you think.

The best feature of Soundboks is that they don’t compromise sound quality and fidelity in favor of loudness. Quite the contrary, they manage to produce clear sound with deep bass and crisp treble. 

This speaker comes with two relatively large (10 inches) subwoofers responsible for the deep bass that gives you that immersive sonic experience when listening to your music. 

The 34 lbs might sound like a lot for a portable speaker. While they’re not ‘light,’ they’re manageable, and you can transport them easily using the speaker’s ergonomic handle. The weight coupled with its sturdy construction makes it a perfect fit for an outdoor venue. However, it’s not waterproof. 

Needless to say, it requires no wired connections. You can connect it via Bluetooth to any device, and it recharges using a swappable battery. There’s a catch; it lasts for 40 hours per single charge! 

Finally, Soundboks released a mobile app that you can download and use as an EQ to customize your listening experience and exercise some precision controls on your speakers. That'll be an excellent addition to the package! 

All in all, this is a speaker that combines quality and loudness quite well. It’s arguably “the loudest” on the market, and it’s easily portable. If it fits in your budget, definitely go for it! 

What We Like About This Product

  • Impeccable loudness 
  • Unmatched 40 hours of battery life
  • Durable construction
  • Daisy chain capability to connect to other Soundboks speakers

What We Don’t Like

  • Bulky
  • Not waterproof
The SOUNDBOKS (Gen.3) - The Loudest Portable Bluetooth Performance Speaker (126 dB, Wireless, Bluetooth 5.0, Swappable Battery, 40Hr Average Playtime) (1BB)
  • 126 dB of Amazing Sound – Crisp treble and perfect bass
  • 40 hr Battery – The only swappable battery in the game, average 40 hr life
  • Durable Design – Splashproof, dirt resistant, built to last
  • Connectivity – Connect devices via Bluetooth, XLR or ⅛” AUX input
  • Fully Wireless – Take it anywhere, set up in seconds

2. Runner Up: Aiwa Exos-9

Specs

  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 11.7 x 19.4 inches
  • Output Power: 200 (W)
  • Loudness: 100 dB
  • Weight: 13 lbs
  • Charging Time: AC Powered + Quick swap Lithium-ion batteries
  • Battery Life: 9 hrs

Currently, one of the most popular portable Bluetooth speakers on the market, Aiwa Exos-9, is a solid contender and a nice alternative for those who want performance on par with Soundboks at a more affordable price.

At that price, you know you’re trading something for another. In Aiwa Exos-9’s case, you’re trading sound for convenience. It kicks out a respectable 100 dB; that’s enough to shake a whole party!

Thanks to its five audio drivers (two mid-woofers, two tweeters, and a 6.5 inches bass drive) and 200 watts of output power, this speaker has a lot to offer in terms of sound quality, not only loudness. Reviewers were happy reporting that no matter how loud it gets, the sound remains distortion-free. 

Regarding design, the Exos-9 is pretty old school. It resembles Aiwa’s boombox with a digital LCD displaying the five-band equalizer and rotary volume control. You can crank the bass, mids, or highs through the touchpad, choosing between the four available presets or controlling the five frequency bands available. That’s a fair level of customization if you ask us. 

While the Exos-9 has a significantly lower battery life than Soundboks -actually, Soundboks’s battery life is the one that’s ridiculously long- it still can last for the whole night. It lasts for nine hours with the option of replaceable lithium-ion batteries that you can use to extend the speaker’s battery life a little. 

Aiwa Exos-9 is not so portable in the sense that it won’t fit into your backpack. However, it weighs only 13 lbs, and it has a rear handle to carry it from, so you can transport it easily at the end of the day. It’s just not that “featherweight” speaker that you throw in a bag. 

What We Like About This Product

  • Strikes a balance between loudness, quality, and price
  • Comes with a two-year warranty
  • Supports NFC pairing
  • Gives you high control over five frequency bands

What We Don’t Like

  • Won’t fit into your bag
Aiwa Exos-9 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • Orders ship the next business day *** HOME-STEREO SOUND, INSIDE OR OUT - With 200 watts of continuous power and 5 drivers, including a 6.5" dual-voice coil subwoofer, the Exos-9 delivers amazing stereo sound with deep bass, crisp treble and balanced mids. Distortion-free, even at volumes that will draw the attention of the local authorities.
  • ALL-DAY BATTERY LIFE - Your guests will pass out before the Exos-9 does! Keep it plugged in at home or enjoy up to 9 HOURS of incredible unplugged sound with the included quick-swap Lithium-ion battery pack. Perfect for tailgates, camping, backyard fun, the beach, fishing, or any other outdoor activity where nature forgot to install power outlets.
  • CONNECT IN SECONDS - Bluetooth 4.2 ensures instant pairing and maintains a strong connection up to 80 feet. The Exos-9 remembers your last device, allowing you to reconnect effortlessly. 3.5mm audio jack for direct connection.
  • ULTIMATE CONTROL OVER YOUR MUSIC - Crank the bass, mids, or highs with the 5-band onboard graphic equalizer. Use one of 4 available pre-set options or fine tune the EQ to your liking. The customizable EQ makes the Exos-9 portable speaker perfect for every genre of music, podcasts and audiobooks.
  • THE AIWA PROMISE - We proudly stand behind our products. We offer a 60-Day RISK-FREE SATISFACTION GUARANTEE and a 2-year WARRANTY on the Exos-9. If you’re not completely thrilled, send it back for a full refund, no questions asked. We’ll even pay for return shipping.

3. Best Waterproof: JBL Boombox – Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Specs

  • Dimensions: 10.01 x 19.48 x 7.69 inches
  • Output Power: 30 (W) x2
  • Loudness: 101 dB
  • Weight: 11.57 lbs
  • Charging Time: 6.5 hrs
  • Battery Life: 24 hrs

At a certain time, boomboxes were the closest you can get to a portable music player. People used to carry a boombox that plays cassettes, and later CDs, on their shoulders to bring life to their parties. 

JBL, one of the most popular manufacturers of portable Bluetooth speakers, released one of their loudest ever portable speakers shaped like an old boombox, and it’s worthy of your consideration!

The JBL Boombox produces monstrous sound with deep bass thanks to its 30 Watts output. To get things into perspective, 30 watts can power 100 dB, which is nearly as loud as the sound in a cinema. It is indeed monstrous! 

It includes two subwoofers (four inches each), and it has the option of connecting two smartphones, or any two devices, at a time. This is particularly convenient at parties when there’s no set playlist, and you want to collaborate DJ-ing. 

The Boombox has an IPX7 rating, which means it’s waterproof, beer proof, and snowproof. That’s probably why numerous reviewers found it ideal for on-the-beach settings. Speaking of outdoors, JBL’s Boombox has one of the most reliable batteries (20,000 mAh) on the market, where it can stay up to 24 hours of playtime on a single charge. Besides, you can use it to charge devices via its dual USB ports.

Apart from the sleek appearance and the carrying handle, this speaker isn’t the most lightweight nor the most portable on the list. You’ve got to put that in mind. 

What We Like About This Product

  • Loud sound and real deep bass

  • Waterproof
  • Connects to two devices simultaneously
  • Impressive battery life of up to 24 hours

What We Don’t Like

  • A bit heavier than other options
JBL Boombox - Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker - Black
  • Wireless Bluetooth streaming
  • 24 hours of playtime
  • IPX7 waterproof
  • JBL Connect+
  • High-capacity battery

4. Best Portable: Soundcore Trance Bluetooth Speaker

Specs

  • Dimensions: 7.05 x 6.97 x 13.35 inches
  • Output Power: 80 (W)
  • Loudness: 101 dB
  • Weight: 7.72 lbs
  • Charging Time: 4 hrs
  • Battery Life: 18 hrs

In our quest of trying to get the best of both worlds; portability and loudness, we’ve favored many loud Bluetooth speakers that are not that portable. If portability is your priority, then this Trance Bluetooth speaker from Soundcore is your best bet.

Soundcore’s Trance Bluetooth speaker is insanely popular and it’s easy to see why; it produces 101 dB sound and weighs only 1.1 lbs, all that at a fraction of the price of its counterparts!

Soundcore Trance is your boy if you’re after loud portable Bluetooth speakers for casual personal use, whether a get-together with friends at your backyard, a nice gathering during a camp, or an impromptu dance party. It’s so compact and lightweight that it’ll fit easily into any backpack. 

Don’t be fooled by its petite size, though. This speaker can last through 18 continuous hours of operation. Speaking of small sizes, this speaker encapsulates a decent 5.2 inches woofer and a 2 inches tweeter, which are pretty big for a speaker of its size.

Similar to JBL’s Boombox, the Trance is rated IPX7, meaning it’s water and snowproof, making it an ideal companion for your pool parties! 

Soundcore’s Trance speaker is super versatile when it comes to connectivity options. It supports dual Bluetooth pairing to connect to two separate devices at the same time. Besides, it has the option of double stereo pairing, where you can double the volume connecting two Trance speakers to a single device. How cool is that! 

To amp it up a little, you can use the LED lights to your benefit. They automatically sync to the beat when it drops. You can use the accompanying Soundcore app to choose between five operating modes for the lights, pulsing, flowing, and chasing to the beat. 

What We Like About This Product

Super lightweight

  • Ergonomic handle eases transportation and portability
  • Affordable
  • Comes with an interactive app with party games
  • BassUp technology

What We Don’t Like

  • You might experience some bass distortion
Soundcore Trance Bluetooth Speaker, Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker with 18 Hour Playtime, BassUp Technology, Huge 101dB Sound, LED Lights, Soundcore App, IPX7 Waterproof, Wireless Speaker for Party
  • Mesmerizing 101dB Sound: Thumping beats and rousing melodies are delivered by a front-facing 5.25-inch woofer and 2-inch tweeter. A custom passive radiator that fills the entire back panel of the outdoor Bluetooth speaker fuels low frequencies.
  • Outdoor Bluetooth Speaker with Room-Shaking Bass: Our exclusive BassUp technology uses a custom algorithm to conduct real-time analysis and instant bass intensification. Even outdoors, you feel the bass surge through your body.
  • Fully Waterproof: Drop Trance outdoor Bluetooth speaker in the deep end or float in the pool—its completely waterproof, IPX7-rated casing keeps the internal components defended at all times.
  • Beat-Driven Light Show: When the beats drop, our custom Party Light algorithm and independent DSP sync the LEDs to the beat. Choose from 5 light modes on the Soundcore app and watch them pulse, flow, and chase each other in harmony with the rhythm.
  • Soundcore App: Choose from 3 party games to get the crowd hyped up. Swipe the screen on LightDJ to remix the LEDs or add sound effects by tapping. Indoor mode balances the sound, while Outdoor mode magnifies the bass for harder-hitting music.

5. Premium Quality: Bose S1 Pro Portable Bluetooth Speaker System

Specs

  • Dimensions: 11.1 x 9.4 x 13.1 inches
  • Output Power: 160 (W)
  • Loudness: 106 dB
  • Weight: 15.5 lbs
  • Charging Time: 6 hrs
  • Battery Life: 11 hrs

When it comes to electronic and audio devices, some people like to stick to reputable brands. Some brand names guarantee a minimum level of quality and durability. After all, they’re people who spent decades of research into developing their technologies so they must know what they’re doing, and that’s exactly the strong point of Bose’s S1 Pro Portable Bluetooth speaker.

At first glance, this is a rugged speaker that will take wear and tear, and it does! The rugged construction is meant for withstanding the elements and being in an outdoor setting, which Bose’s S1 Pro has proven to be worthy. We love its aesthetic appeal because it’s both stylish and practical; the angular design allows you to place it vertically, horizontally, or mount it on a stand. In all cases, it’ll standstill. 

Bose S1 Pro delivers an insane 160 W output power -probably the strongest on the market- and peaks at 106 dB, so it is designed primarily to be used at parties and big gatherings outdoors. 

Audiophiles will love this speaker’s auto EQ and three-channel mixer. The auto EQ is implemented using something called the ToneMash technology, which adjusts the sound settings to get you the best output automatically. The sound is consistent over 180 degrees without losing clarity. We can confidently say it’s Bose quality!

This speaker system falls short of the connectivity range, where it’s limited to 29 ft when it comes to wireless connectivity, a range that might be limiting to many, especially in the case of parties and get-togethers. Another downfall is that it’s not waterproof. 

The battery life is okay. It’ll give you 4 hours on maximum volume and up to 11 hours on 50% volume. Compared to other options on the list, this is quite average. 

We don’t have to talk about the price, do we? When you’re buying a Bose speaker, you know you’re paying for the brand’s name, so this one is significantly more expensive than its counterparts. Whether it's worth the price or not is up to you.

What We Like About This Product

  • Guaranteed Bose sound quality
  • Automatic EQ
  • BoseConnect app gives you more control over EQ
  • Offers daisy-chaining property with other Bose speakers

What We Don’t Like

  • Overpriced
Bose S1 Pro Portable Bluetooth Speaker System with Battery, Black
  • Big sound from a rugged speaker that goes where you do
  • This portable Bluetooth PA system is made for parties, outdoor get-together, and all those times that deserve better sound
  • Wireless Bluetooth pairing and inputs for a microphone or musical instrument such as a keyboard or guitar
  • Built-in sensors and multiple aiming positions for optimal sound in any nearly position
  • Get up to 11 hours of play time with the rechargeable, lithium-ion battery

6. Best for Outdoor Use: Turtlebox – Loud! Outdoor Rugged Bluetooth Speaker

Specs

  • Dimensions:11.5 x 6.5 x 8.75  inches
  • Output Power: 85 (W)
  • Loudness: 120 dB
  • Weight: 10 lbs
  • Charging Time: 3.5 hrs
  • Battery Life: 15-20 hrs

Rugged, tough, and insanely loud. That’s probably what the manufacturers of Turtlebox’s Bluetooth speaker had in mind when they designed it!

Encased in a durable hardshell case that resembles those of outdoor camping equipment, this speaker from Turtlebox is designed to withstand tough weather conditions. It has an IP67 rating, which redeems it waterproof, snowproof, and shock-resistant. 

The tough exterior packs loud, powerful speakers that produce 120 dB sounds. Yes, you heard that right! 

Another reason that makes the Turtlebox an ideal companion for outdoor adventures is that it operates for 24 hours on the maximum volume, and up to 50 hours on normal volume per single charge. You don’t need to worry about when and how you’ll charge it when you’re outdoor because that’ll be after a long time of usage!

There’s also the daisy chain feature, where you can connect your Turtlebox to another one for a stereo effect if you want to be a little extra. Yet, we think that one Turtlebox will suffice. 

As you can tell from their slogan, the manufacturers of Turtlebox are mainly concerned with loudness, so you can expect a dip in sound quality. The overall sound quality is above average, but the bass isn’t that deep. So, we won’t recommend this for an audiophile, but we’d definitely recommend it for someone who’s looking for a durable outdoor loud portable Bluetooth speaker. 

What We Like About This Product

  • Super durable construction that’s perfect for outdoors
  • Weather-resistant and waterproof
  • Insane battery life of up to 50 hours
  • Really loud!

What We Don’t Like

  • Design won’t appeal to many
  • Not the best sound quality
Turtlebox: Loud! Outdoor Rugged Bluetooth Speaker ~ Up to 50+ Hour Charge | IP67 Waterproof & Dustproof. Plays up to 120db. (Burnt Orange & White)
  • TURTLEBOX IS THE LOUDEST, TOUGHEST OUTDOOR SPEAKER, THEY'RE EVEN BETTER PAIRED TOGETHER!
  • PLAY IT LOUD: Our rugged portable Bluetooth speaker boasts up to 120dB of Distortion-Free Sound!
  • DESIGNED FOR OUTDOORS: Our sound curve was built for outside, enjoy music that cuts through wind and travels across distance.
  • STEREO SOUND: Pair two speakers together via Bluetooth for TRUE, OUT OF THIS WORLD Left-Right Stereo Sound!
  • BUILT TO LAST: Our speakers are made for all of life's adventures. Our speakers are Tough, Shock Resistant, Dust & in a Waterproof IP67 rated enclosure ensuring Turtlebox can handle whatever you throw at it!

How to Choose the Loudest Portable Bluetooth Speaker

We hope we’ve entertained you with some nice options for portable Bluetooth speakers. Yet, the question remains, how can I choose the loudest portable Bluetooth speaker?

We’ll walk you through the criteria we used in our product choice process. If you consider these factors, you should be able to determine the best, and loudest, speaker according to your needs.

Sound Intensity

Let’s be direct here. If we’re to pick one factor for you to look at when choosing the loudest speakers, it’d be the sound intensity, namely the decibels

As you might recall from physics class, the decibel is a unit for measuring sound intensity. The higher the decibels, the louder the sound. As simple as that.

The increase in the decibel spectrum is per 10 dB, where every 10 dB is translated into a ten-fold increase. Meaning, 20 dB is louder than 10 dB by 10 times, while 30 dB is louder than 10 dB by 100 times. That’s why when we mentioned that the Soundboks speaker has increased its sound intensity by 4 dB we said that it made a significant difference in loudness. 

For loudspeakers, we’re talking rock and metal loudspeakers, we’d say aim for 97+ decibels. 

Power Output

To produce sound, speakers must be backed by a power source, namely the amplifiers. These amplifiers provide power output, which we measure in watts, to produce the desired sound intensity.

Unlike sound intensity, more watts don’t necessarily translate into louder sound. Watts are a measurement unit for electrical output, so it’s unfair to expect that increasing the power directly means amping up the volume. For a clearer picture, doubling the power means a 3dB increase in sound intensity, which is not much given how costly doubling the power is. 

So, don’t be deceived by insane power outputs on speakers; it mostly turns to heat! 

Subwoofers

One of the physical aspects that are usually overlooked when choosing speakers is the size of their subwoofers. In fact, it contributes to how loud the produced sound is.

Getting into the nuts and bolts of the process, the sound is transferred digitally from your device to your speakers. Then, the digital signal is converted into an analog one that you hear coming out of the speaker. We hear this analog signal when the air vibrates to certain frequencies. 

What part of the speaker is responsible for this “mechanical” movement of air that transports sound? Yes, the subwoofers and tweeters. The larger their surface area, the louder they sound. That’s why the gigantic speakers you see at big events are of that size. They’re not a waste of space! 

How Loud Is Too Loud?

While we appreciate your love for loud music to get in the mood and enjoy the beats, we’ve got to warn you that listening to loud music for too long might have some adverse effects on your hearing.

The normal conversational sounds are between 60 to 70 dBA. Can you imagine how loud 100+ dB speakers are?

The maximum exposure time for 90 to 100 dB is ideally 2 hours per day. Doctors might permit it for longer hours if it's a special occasion so that you won’t do it every day, but beware that listening to 90 dB sounds for 8 hours daily will eventually lead to noise-induced hearing loss

That 9o dB is the sound intensity of a lawnmower, by the way! 

Wrap Up

There you have it; our top 6 picks for the loudest portable Bluetooth speakers. According to your purpose of use and your budget, you should be able to pick one that suits you perfectly. 

Remember, use them wisely to protect your hearing!

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