Best Bass Headphones

Top 10 Best Bass Headphones of 2020

If you have come here to find the best headphones with the hardest hitting bass, you’re in the right place. After over 120 hours of testing, we have finally completed our roundup for the best bass headphones for 2020 that are worth getting if you love bass and sound quality. These headphones not only provide some of the hardest most powerful low-end bass response, they also deliver superb audio quality with balanced highs and midranges to provide a premium listening experience. In our quest to find the best bass headphones in the world, from budget to premium options, we have tested them all – so be sure to check out our top picks below!

Contrary to popular belief, there is such a thing as a headphone with proper ‘bass’ – bass that’s supposed to sound right with a deep low-end punch. If you aren’t sure what to get, our editors highly recommend the Meze 99 Classics.

Best Bass Headphones – our top 3 picks

Top 3 Best Bass Headphones
Meze 99 ClassicsSony WH-XB900NFostex T40RP MK3
Meze 99 Classics Best Bass HeadphonesSony WH-XB900N Wireless Extra-Bass HeadphoneFostex T40RP MK3 Best Bass Headphone
✔️Great bass depth

✔️Walnut wood

✔️Comfortable design

✔️Deep bass sound

✔️Noise cancellation

✔️Wireless Bluetooth

✔️Extreme bass

✔️Comfortable design

✔️Wide separation

Compare the Best Bass Headphones

PictureHeadphoneDriver SizeImpedanceBass Score
Meze 99 Classics Best Bass HeadphonesMeze 99 Classics40mm32 ohms10/10
Sony WH-XB900N Wireless Extra-Bass HeadphoneSony WH-XB900N40mm50 ohms10/10
Fostex T40RP MK3 Best Bass HeadphoneFostex T40RP MK342mm50 ohms10/10
Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBTATH M50XBT45mm38 ohms8/10
Nuraphone Wireless Bass HeadphoneNuraphone40mm45 ohms10/10
Skullcandy Crusher Best Bass HeadphoneSkullcandy Crusher40mm32 ohms10/10
Bose 700 Best Bass HeadphoneBose 700UndiclosedUndiclosed9/10
Beats Studio3 Best Bass HeadphonesBeats Studio3Undiclosed45 ohms (est)9/10
Sony WH-XB700 Wireless HeadphoneSony WH-XB70030mm37 ohms7/10
Utaxo Wireless Best Bass HeadphoneUtaxo Headphone40mmUndiclosed7/10

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#1 Best Headphone for Bass and Sound Quality: Meze 99 Classics

Meze 99 Classics Best Bass Headphones

Meze 99 Classics Best Bass Headphone Specs:

  • Bass Rating: 10/10 Superb bass depth with deep low-end
  • Headphone Type: Over-ear, closed back headphone
  • Frequency Range: 15 Hz to 25 kHz
  • Comfort: 10/10 Very comfortable, generous padding
  • Driver Size: 40mm drivers
  • Impedance: 32 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 103dB at 1kHz
  • Additional Features: Walnut wood finish
ProsCons
✔️Very deep and punchy bass

✔️Walnut wood finish

✔️Crystal clear highs, detailed midranges

🚫Headphones cannot be folded

🚫Feels rather flimsy

 

You may not have heard of the Meze 99 Classics, but they’re some of the best bass headphones available today that delivers incredibly deep bass with excellent audio quality. They feature an enjoyable sound signature with a boosted low-end, and have some of the best sound quality I have ever heard from a pair of headphones.

When I first tested out the Meze 99 Classics Walnut version, I was actually surprised at how realistic and powerful the sound from these headphones felt. Listening to bass-heavy music songs felt as though you had two mini subwoofers attached to your head; their bass sounds solid and tight unlike other headphones with bloated bass output. The highs and midranges are smooth and accurate, and have very fast frequency response.

For the first time, I had found a headphone that could reproduce incredibly deep lows – deep bass – while maintaining that level of quality and sparkle in the upper highs and midrange frequencies. Meze states that these headphones have an ultra-wide frequency response of 15 Hz to 25 kHz and its pretty accurate to say that this range is correct. The level of detail that you get with these headphones is simply off the charts.

If you are a bass head like me, you will fall in love with the Meze 99 Classics. Compared to the Audio-Technica ATH50x, these headphones deliver much smoother highs and midranges, while maintaining a solid low-end thump. They even have better bass output that the V-Moda Crossfade headphones while maintain the natural clarity of the upper frequency ranges.

I especially like the fact that you don’t need a headphone amp to power the Meze 99 Classics. You can plug these headphones straight into your iPhone or laptop audio jack and it will deliver really good sound with deep bass. This saves you the hassle of getting a portable headphone amp to go with your headphones.

And, if the bass and sound weren’t good enough to impress you, the comfortability of the Meze 99 Classics definitely well. They have a full outer over-ear design that covers your entire ear comfortably (unlike the Audio-Technica ATH50x that partially covers your ear). The ear padding is made of actual soft fabric cushion that rests comfortably on your ears. It’s pure heaven just listening to these headphones.

The Meze 99 Classics are made from real wood ear-cups which are precision carved. They also come with self-adjusting PU headbands that spreads the weight out over your ears, making them very comfortable to wear. Surprisingly, these headphones aren’t that heavy and feel light and comfortable on your ears.

For these reasons, the Meze 99 Classics is one of the best bass headphones with superb sound quality. I have used these headphones extensively and am deeply in love with them. If you are a bass head like me, I highly recommend getting these headphones for your listening pleasure.

What’s in the box?

These headphones come with a hard EVA carrying pouch, 1.2m thread Kevlar OFC cable (detachable) with microphone and remote, detachable long 3m thread Kevlar OFC cable, 6.3mm gold-plated jack, airplane adapter and cable pouch.

#2 Best Sony Bass Headphones: Sony WH-XB900N Wireless Extra-Bass Headphone

Sony WH-XB900N Wireless Extra-Bass Headphone

Sony WH-XB900N Best Bass Headphone Specs:

  • Bass Rating: 10/10 Extended deep bass response
  • Headphone Type: Over-ear, wireless headphone
  • Frequency Range: 2 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Comfort: 8/10 Comfortable headphones, rigid plastic material
  • Driver Size: 40mm
  • Impedance: 50 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 101 dB/mW (when connecting via the headphone cable)
  • Additional Features: Active noise cancellation supported
ProsCons
✔️Exceptional bass, loud volume output

✔️Excellent active noise cancellation

✔️Wide frequency response

🚫Rigid plastic exterior design

🚫Small over-ear design

 

After all these years, the Sony WH-XB900N wireless noise cancelling extra-bass headphones still claims the top spot of the best Sony bass headphone. Why? Because they have so much bass – they can produce that incredibly deep bass and detailed low-end that makes your head spin.

Sony specifically markets these headphones as EXTRA BASS headphones, and they aren’t beating around the bush with that label. These headphones have a tonne of bass, with a frequency response from 2 Hz to 20 kHz. That 2 Hz value is probably the lowest we have ever seen or heard (yes, your ears cannot hear anything below 15 Hz because it’s too low for human hearing).

Compared with the Sony 1000XM3 and Bose QC35s, we felt that the Sony WH-XB900N outperforms them all. These headphones produce way more bass that can make your ears vibrate, and you can even tweak the equalizer settings to get a much deeper low end for EDM and rock music genres.

One added advantage that the Sony XB900N headphones have is their noise cancelling capabilities. While these aren’t as good as the Bose QC35s, they definitely do help to block out some ambient background noise for quiet listening in crowded spaces. They work perfectly when used on the airplane or inside the office where you need to concentrate on your music. Turning on the noise cancelling feature does help to improve the bass output somewhat.

What Sony gets right about these headphones apart from the bass output and sound quality is the battery life. This headphone has up to 30 hours of playtime on a single charge and supports wireless Bluetooth streaming directly from your smartphone device. I like the touch sensor controls on the side of the headphone that allows you to pause/play and skip soundtracks or active voice assistant when needed.

And, there’s also a quick attention mode that automatically lowers the volume for you to have a quick conversation with someone without taking your headphones off.

If you do intend to get these pair of headphones, we highly recommend optimizing your sound settings with the Sony headphone connect app that you can download off the Apple or Google Play Store.

What’s in the box?

The Sony WH-XB900N Wireless noise cancelling extra-bass headphones come with a carrying pouch, connection cable with headphone cable (approximately 1.2m length), stereo mini plug, USB cable, and instruction manual.

#3 Best Deep Bass Headphones: Fostex T40RP MK3

Fostex T40RP MK3 Best Bass Headphone

Fostex T40RP Best Bass Headphone Specs:

  • Bass Rating: 10/10 Absolute bass cannons
  • Headphone Type: Over-ear, wired headphones
  • Frequency Range: 20 Hz to 35 kHz
  • Comfort: 9/10 Comfortable, well-padded headphone
  • Driver Size: 42mm
  • Impedance: 50 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 93 dB/mW
  • Additional Features: Requires headphone amplification
ProsCons
✔️Exceptionally powerful, deep bass response

✔️Good overall sound quality

✔️Comfortable well-padded design

🚫Requires headphone amplifier

🚫High impedance headphone

 

Few headphones deserve the title of ‘bass cannons’, but the Fostex T40RP MK3 professional studio headphones certainly do. These headphones incorporates Fostex’s proprietary Regular Phase (RP) diaphragm driver for powerful sound performance and very deep bass response, and they can certainly blow you away with how deep the bass on these headphones can go. They have a maximum power input level of 3000mW with very loud sound output.

My first impressions of the Fostex T40RP MK3 headphone were that these were absolute bass cannons. But, these headphones have a really high impedance rating. They require a really powerful headphone amp to get these headphones powered up; otherwise you’ll be better off with other portable headphones such as the Meze 99 Classics.

You can’t plug these headphones into your iPhone and expect to hear quality sound performance – you’ll need a headphone amp to get these going and crank up the volume to hear the details in the music. Without a headphone amp, you’ll get muddy bass and cranky highs which sound awful to listen to. If you aren’t intending to get a headphone amp to go with these, I’d say completely avoid the Fostex T40RP MK3 headphones.

When paired with a good portable headphone amp, the Fostex T40RP MK3 headphones start to shine. I’ve heard extremely detailed highs, midranges and low-end bass from these headphones. The highs have plenty of sparkle without sounding too harsh, and the midranges lean towards a warmer ‘mid-bass’ type of sound signature. They are very sensitive to source audio so I would highly recommend using FLAC or other high quality file formats with these headphones. These Fostexs headphones will highlight all aspects of the music, including the good and bad.

Listening to the Fostex T40RP MK3 reminded me of the good old days of listening to the Ultrasone Pro 900 headphones – they have similar low-end bass that goes very deep and excites your ear-drums. Both have a closed back design to ensure that you hear focused bass performance, so that every inch of bass is reproduced and heard. I’ve heard pretty low bass tones on the Fostex headphones that you’ll probably never hear with other headphones.

These headphones are comfortable to wear with ample ear padding and a lightweight headband. In many wears it feels similar to the comfort level offered by the Meze 99 Classics.

Between the Meze 99 Classics and the Fostex T40RP MK3, the Fostex has deeper bass but loses out to the overall sound quality of the Meze 99 Classics. I’ll leave you to draw your own conclusions after listening to both of them.

What’s in the box?

The Fostex T40RP MK3 headphones come with a 3m ¼ inch plug detachable cable and a 1.2m mini plug cable for portable audio use.

#4 Best Bass Wireless Headphones: Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT

Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT

ATH-M50xBT Best Bass Headphone Specs:

  • Bass Rating: 8/10 Good solid bass response
  • Headphone Type: Over-ear, wireless headphone
  • Frequency Range: 15 Hz to 28 kHz
  • Comfort: 7/10 Relatively comfortable, good padding
  • Driver Size: 45mm
  • Impedance: 38 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 99 dB/mW
  • Additional Features: Wireless Bluetooth connectivity
ProsCons
✔️Wireless Bluetooth connectivity

✔️ATH-M50x sound signature

✔️Heavy bass response

🚫Headphones exert clamping force on ears

🚫Smaller size over-ear padding

 

I have been using the Audio-Technica ATH-M50x headphones for the longest time, so gravitating towards the ATH-M50xBT was a natural choice. The ATH-M50x did deliver very good bass performance with crystal clear audio clarity, and the ATH-M50xBT is able to reproduce the same sound signature of the ATH-M50x headphones and reproduce them in a wireless setting.

The ATH-M50xBT streams music wirelessly directly from your smartphone device, and is compatible with the latest Bluetooth 5.0. It comes with a touch control panel which allows you to easily figure out how to adjust the volume and soundtracks as well as active voice assistant. The headphone has a microphone and controls built into the ear cup for convenience.

I really liked the sound quality of the ATH-M50xBT headphones. They deliver a very similar sound signature to the ATH-M50x headphones in all but one respect – it has more bass output. This headphone is more sensitive to EQ changes from your smartphone so a little bass boost will go a long way to enhance the bottom-end frequencies.

Despite being rather ‘bass heavy’, these headphones also provide a good degree of clarity throughout an extended frequency range with nice highs and good midranges. If you like EDM or rock music, you’ll probably enjoy the level of detail, separation and bass from the ATH-M50xBT. These headphones sound very clear at any volume level, and does not distort even when pushed to the limits.

Similar to the ATH-M50x headphones, the ATH-M50xBT headphones features a proprietary 45mm large aperture driver that provides accurate bass response with a 99 dB/mW impedance. The battery life on these headphones lasts an incredible 40 hours of playtime on a single charge, which is definitely more than the Sonys or Sennheiser wireless headphones.

The headphones have an over-ear design that provides some degree of noise isolation and reduces leakage. They are quite comfortable to wear although they may produce some fatigue after hours of listening due to the clamping force on the headband.

What’s in the box?

The Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT headphones comes with a 1 feet USB charging cable and carrying pouch.

#5 Best Bass in-ear Headphone: Nuraphone Wireless Headphone

Nuraphone Wireless Bass Headphone

Nuraphone Best Bass Headphone Specs:

  • Bass Rating: 10/10 Very deep extended lows and bass
  • Headphone Type: Over-ear, in-ear headphone*
  • Frequency Range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Comfort: 9/10 Over-ear, in-ear design
  • Driver Size: 40mm
  • Impedance: Inner ear 17 ohms, outer ear 45 ohms
  • Sensitivity: >125 dB
  • Additional Features: *Unique dual in-ear / over-ear design
ProsCons
✔️Automatic sound profiling and optimization

✔️Incredibly deep bass response

✔️Very comfortable unique design

🚫Auto sound profiling can be hit and miss

🚫In-ear headphone design may take time to get used to

 

I have been wanting to try out the Nuraphones for a long time, and finally got the chance to experience these headphones first-hand. The first thing you should know about these headphones is that they have a very unique design that’s neither completely over-ear or in-ear; they are more accurately described as over-ear headphones with in-ear earphones. So, you are actually getting a headphone and earphone two-in-one with the Nuraphones.

This design feature is deliberate, and helps you experience better audio sound quality that optimizes according to your ear profile. The in-ear design blocks out external noises and enhances the deep low end bass, so that you get that powerful bass-kick from EDM and rock music concerts. The whole inner/outer ear design allows you to hear the clarity of the mids and highs, while also enhancing the lower-end bass performance.

When you first use the Nuraphone headphone, it scans your ear profile to optimize the music settings according to your listening profile. It uses 6 extremely sensitive microphones to analyse your ear and creates a unique hearing profile without requiring you to fiddle around with the EQ settings.

So how does the Nuraphone sound? Well, I think it sounds fantastic for two reasons.

First, the bass is incredibly punch and deep, and it helps that these headphones use an in-ear design that really maximizes the bass impact. The bass goes so deep and punchy that it literally punches into your very soul. It’s bass that you have to listen to believe it exists.

Second, the level of detail in the sound from these headphones is ridiculously good. You can hear practically every single detail in the music with detailed separation between the left and right channels; there’s also this sense of spaciousness and lifelikeness that you experience with the Nuraphones that you can’t get with other EQ based headphones.

This allows you to rediscover your favorite music soundtracks and it’s very fun re-listening to your favorite tunes and experiencing sound effects and details that you never noticed before. And then there are also different modes to choose from, including the ability to adjust the bass output and turn on active noise cancellation.

These headphones support aptX-HD sound transmission plus wired options, and have a built-in battery that delivers up to 20 hours of playtime on a single charge. You’ll need to download the free nuraphone companion app to save your listening profile to these headphones.

A word of caution – some people report that these headphones sound awful and the automatic sound optimization doesn’t work as intended, so it may be a hit and miss with this one. For me, these headphones had some of the most interesting sound signatures and deep bass that I have experienced in a pair of headphones, so I would still recommend trying them out.

What’s in the box?

The nuraphone headphone comes with a carrying pouch and charging cable.

#6 Best Bass Over Ear Headphone: Skullcandy Crusher

Skullcandy Crusher Best Bass Headphone

Skullcandy Crusher Best Bass Headphone Specs:

  • Bass Rating: 10/10 Extended deep bass, really punchy lows
  • Headphone Type: Over-ear, wireless headphones
  • Frequency Range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Comfort: 8/10 Comfortable, over-ear design
  • Driver Size: 40mm
  • Impedance: 32 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 99 dB
  • Additional Features: Wireless Bluetooth connectivity
ProsCons
✔️Extremely deep, powerful bass response

✔️Wireless Bluetooth connectivity

✔️40 hours battery life

🚫Highs and midranges feel recessed

🚫Rigid plastic exterior design

 

There hasn’t been quite a headphone as divisive as the Skullcandy Crushers wireless headphones, with people either loving them or hating them. For me, the bass on these headphones sound rock solid punchy and is probably some of the deepest I have ever heard from a pair of wireless cans. But, this comes at a cost – you get much warmer midrange frequencies and slightly recessed highs.

The bottom line is, if you love bass and bass is all you care about, go for the Skullcandy Crusher headphones. But if you want headphones with bass AND audio clarity, you should probably go for the Meze 99 Classics.

There is a lot of inherent subjectivity with how one perceives sound quality. The Skullcandy Crusher has an inherently skewed U-shaped sound signature that gravitates towards a bass low end, and as a result sacrifices much of the clarity in the highs and midranges that you may want to hear. They have a really overpowered low-end that really defies your perception of how ‘low’ and ‘deep’ bass can feel, because they really push the bass to the limits on this cans.

The highs and midranges on the Skullcandy Crusher can be heard if you listen hard enough, although they have a warmer sound signature than most closed-back wireless headphones. If you belong to the purist side, you’ll probably hate these headphones with a passion. But, if you are a bass head looking for nothing but bass, you’ll absolutely love the Skullcandy Crusher headphone. They are definitely not cans you would use for studio monitoring or mixing, but rather to get instant gratification from EDM and rock music soundtracks.

I really like the adjustable sensory bass features on these headphones. You can turn down the bass and probably miss some detail and soundstage, but it delivers very satisfying low-ends for hip-hop, rock and EDM music genres.

One key redeeming feature of the Skullcandy Crusher is that they support the latest Bluetooth technology with up to 40 hours of battery life. It also comes with microphone, call, and sound-track and volume control buttons located conveniently at the side.

I’ll have to admit that the Skullcandy Crusher isn’t the most comfortable headphones out there on the market. They feel rather rigid with hard plastic material, and are barely bendable. Sure you can adjust the headband but it does have some clamping force that may produce ear fatigue over time. With that said, the headphones seem pretty durable and come with comfortable ear padding that reduces leakage and improves sound isolation. Just be sure not to drop them as the plastic cover may break off into pieces.

If you enjoy listening to nothing but the deepest solid bass, then the Skullcany Crusher might be the best bass over ear headphone for you. But they lose out overall on sound quality and clarity that you’ll get with a headphone like the Meze 99 Classics.

What’s in the box?

The Skullcandy Crusher comes with a felt bag with storage pockets for wire cords, micro USB for charging, auxiliary cord and manual.

#7 Best Bass Noise Cancelling Headphone: Bose 700

Bose 700 Best Bass Headphone

Bose 700 Best Bass Headphone Specs:

  • Bass Rating: 9/10 Deep, punchy and solid bass performance
  • Headphone Type: Over-ear, noise cancelling headphones
  • Frequency Range: 10 Hz to 25 kHz
  • Comfort: 8/10 Comfortable over ear design
  • Driver Size: Unknown
  • Impedance: Unknown
  • Sensitivity: Unknown
  • Additional Features: Active noise cancellation
ProsCons
✔️Excellent noise cancellation (98% effectiveness)

✔️Comfortable over-ear design

✔️Pretty deep, solid bass performance

🚫Headband is rigid and not foldable

🚫Rather pricey headphone

 

When it comes to a noise-cancelling headphone with plenty of bass, it’s hard to go wrong with the Bose 700 headphones. These headphones come equipped with 6 individual microphones for noise cancelling alone, and are built to completely block out external noises efficiently. They are optimized to deliver the best sound quality and come with an app which you can use to adjust the sound settings according to your preferences.

Bose is renowned for their active noise cancelling technology, and the Bose QC35s are some of the most popular noise cancelling headphones in the world that can block up to 95% ambient noise. The Bose 700 takes this a step further, with six adaptive microphones that actively cancels out background noises.

Personally, I like the fact that these headphones allow you to personalize your listening environment with 11 levels of noise cancelling, so that you can control the amount of noise you let into these headphones.

These headphones also allow you to take hands free calls with four adaptive microphones that isolates your voice from surrounding noises; the noise cancellation works both ways to block external noises and for clean communication.

I really enjoyed the sound signature from the Bose 700 headphones. It has a noticeable V-shaped sound signature but doesn’t overly emphasize one sound frequency over another. The bass hits hard and feels tight, but it doesn’t muddy into the midrange frequencies. The highs and treble ranges remain clear and segregated from the lower frequency bands, which results in a very balanced sound signature.

Comfort-wise, the Bose 700s are actually some of the most comfortable headphones I have tried. They have a closed-back design that prevents noise from entering in, and have ample ear padding that spreads over the ears. The headphones feature a stainless steel headband and angled ear cups for a customizable fit.

One advantage that the Bose 700 has over other noise cancelling headphones is that they optimized for Alexa and Google Assitant with voice command capability. This allows you to access your voice assistant with a simple button press.

The headphones are equipped with a battery that delivers 20 hours of playtime on a single charge, and supports fast charging (15 minutes charge for 3.5 hours of playtime).

What’s in the box?

The Bose 700 headphones come with a USB charging cable, audio cable and carrying case inside the box.

#8 Best Full Bass Headphones: Beats Studio3

Beats Studio3 Best Bass Headphones

Beats Studio3 Best Bass Headphone Specs:

  • Bass Rating: 9/10 Deep powerful bass, extended lows
  • Headphone Type: Over-ear, wireless headphone
  • Frequency Range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Comfort: 9/10 Comfortable, generous ear padding
  • Driver Size: Unknown
  • Impedance: 45 ohms (estimated)
  • Sensitivity: 115 dB
  • Additional Features: Apple W1 Chip equipped
ProsCons
✔️Generous amount of headphone padding

✔️Wide frequency range, full bass response

✔️Apple W1 Chip equipped

🚫Highs and midranges can feel recessed

🚫Headphones are not foldable

 

“Wait, you are seriously recommending Beats?” is often a question I get asked quite often. Well, to be honest, the Beats Studio3 sounds much better than I thought, and has a level of bass impact that’s controlled and not as muddy as you might think.

Compared to the uncontrollable bass explosion that you get with the Skullcandy Crusher, the bass from the Beats Studio3 sounds (surprisingly) more refined and full. It delivers good bass response generally across the entire frequency spectrum without interfering with the other frequency ranges. I did not hear any hint of ‘muddiness’ or ‘harshness’ that you get with other bass-heavy headphones.

The low-end bass response on these headphones is definitely emphasized more on these headphones, but it does not overpower the other frequency ranges. Surprisingly, Beats gets a lot of things right with this model with well-articulated highs and midrange frequencies. It has a mature and well-balanced sound signature. If you like EDM, rock or hip-hop or any other bass-heavy music genre, these will be great headphones to have.

The other music genres such as classical and R&B also come through pretty nicely here. Vocals come through with good clarity and the sound signature is fun to listen to. The sound is generally clean and crisp and you can feel the spatial separation between each singer with these headphones. While the soundstage isn’t the best, these headphones performed respectably for almost any type of music genre that you can throw at it.

And, there’s also virtually no distortion when I cranked this headphone to maximum volume. You get clean, undistorted, pure sound with vibrant bass.

The solid low-end bass response is somewhat boosted by the active noise cancellation on the Beats Studio3 headphone. It also has real-time audio calibration that automatically enhances the sound signature to best suit your audio soundtrack. The headphone’s built-in battery delivers up to 22 hours of playtime on a single charge which is really respectable.

One thing which I really liked about the Beats Studio3 is that they come with an Apple W1 chip for class 1 wireless Bluetooth connectivity with supported iPhone devices. Apart from the benefits of much better sound quality that this type of connection brings, it also makes these headphones more battery efficient.

There’s also a ‘fast-fuel’ feature where a 10 minute charge gives you 3 hours of playtime when the battery is low.

What’s in the box?

The Beats Studio3 wireless headphones come with a carrying case, 3.5mm cable, USB charging cable and quick start guide.

#9 Best Bass Headphone under $100: Sony WH-XB700 Wireless Headphone

Sony WH-XB700 Wireless Headphone

Sony WH-XB700 Best Bass Headphone Specs:

  • Bass Rating: 7/10 Punchy bass, reasonably deep
  • Headphone Type: On-ear, wireless headphones
  • Frequency Range: 5 Hz to 22 kHz
  • Comfort: 8/10 Lightweight, comfortable on-ear design
  • Driver Size: 30mm dome drivers
  • Impedance: 37 ohms
  • Sensitivity: 103 dB/mW
  • Additional Features: Sony EXTRA BASS technology
ProsCons
✔️Good performance-value ratio

✔️Punchy, deep bass performance

✔️Wide frequency response

🚫Headphones can feel rather flimsy

🚫Not foldable

🚫May distort at high volume levels

If you are looking for the best bass headphone under $100, we highly recommend the Sony WH-XB700 headphone. This headphone comes equipped with Sony’s signature EXTRA BASS technology that helps boost the lower-end sound performance, while producing good volume output. While it isn’t the most powerful or bassy headphone you can get, it’s probably the best bass headphone currently available under $100.

A very similar comparison in terms of sound quality to the Sony WH-XB700 would be the Sony XB550 extra bass headphones. Both headphones have roughly the same sound signature and amount of bass output, with the difference being that the Sony WH-XB700 has wireless Bluetooth streaming.

I actually enjoyed listening to the Sony WH-XB700 headphones. They certainly sound more bass-leaning with a V-shaped sound signature, but the bass is not overdone. The highs and midranges still can be heard with some clarity, and the bass feels solid with sonic presence. It’s bass that you can confidently say feels very satisfying to listen to.

That said, the Sony WH-XB700 isn’t as loud as say the Bose 700 or Sony WH-XB900N headphones. They are a smaller set of headphones meant for those on a more economical budget, but does deliver some pretty decent highs and midranges that come across clearly with good detail.

The Sony WH-XB700 doesn’t disappoint when it comes with battery power. These cans can deliver up to 30 hours of battery life for long lasting listening, and have a nice on-ear design with swivelling ear cups. I like the ability to optimize your sound settings with the Sony headphone-connect app as it gives you the freedom to customize the headphone sound quality.

This headphone supports wireless audio streaming with Bluetooth and built-in NFC. It also has voice assistant support with a push of a button.

If you can’t afford the more expensive Sony WH-XB900N headphones, we’d definitely recommend giving the WH-XB700 headphones a try. For a set of Sony extra bass headphones under $100, they are definitely worth the price.

What’s in the box?

The Sony WH-XB900N headphones come with a connection cable, USB cable, operating instructions and reference guide.

#10 Best Budget Bass Headphone: Utaxo Wireless Headphone

Utaxo Wireless Best Bass Headphone

Utaxo Best Bass Headphone Specs:

  • Bass Rating: 7/10 Nice bass response, good low-end thump
  • Headphone Type: Over-ear, wireless headphone
  • Frequency Range: 20 Hz to 20 kHz
  • Comfort: 8/10 Lightweight, very generous ear padding
  • Driver Size: 40mm
  • Impedance: Unknown
  • Sensitivity: Unknown
  • Additional Features: Supports active noise cancellation
ProsCons
✔️Reasonably good sound performance

✔️Nice punchy low-end bass

✔️Lightweight, comfortable design

🚫Active noise cancellation not as effective

🚫Sound feels artificially warmer

 

The Utaxo wireless headphones is probably the best budget bass headphone you can find today. These are active noise cancelling headphones built to deliver Hi-Fi stereo sound, and come equipped with dual 45mm drivers with a wide frequency response of 20 Hz to 20 kHz. While these headphones don’t have the bass output of any headphones on this list, they are certainly one of the best bass headphones available on a budget.

I like the fact that these headphones give so much versatility and functionality despite their budget price point. They feature hybrid active noise cancellation which reduces ambient background noises, and supports the latest Bluetooth 5.0 with built-in CVC 6.0 noise cancellation. This means that you can listen to high quality music while enjoying the benefits from noise cancellation.

That being said, the ANC here is nothing much to rave about except that it helps to block out irritating noises that can interfere with your listening experience. You can still hear things like people talking and the sound of a fan (for example) even with the ANC turned on.

Despite listening to these headphones a few times, I really couldn’t find fault with the sound quality on these headphones. They produce crystal clear audio with crisp highs, detailed midranges and very deep bass response. Personally, I was surprised at how much bass these headphones have – it feels solid, deep and punchy with loud volume output. They are bassy enough to rival the Sony WH-XB700, but are available at a cheaper price point.

The headphones handle vocal and instrumental music genres really well – there’s a sense of detail that you get with these headphones that’s just not present in a headphone like the Skullcandy Crusher. The highs and midranges are well-articulated and balanced out. There’s also an uncanny spaciousness to the soundstage that helps you to appreciate the finer details in the music.

Volume-wise, the Utaxo can get really loud without screwing up the frequency ranges. There are some hints of distortion at max volume levels, but it doesn’t sound that bad overall especially when you take into account the price point of these headphones.

I really liked the level of comfort that the Utaxo headphones provided. It is ergonomically designed to fit over your ears and comes with an adjustable headband with a 90 degree rotation axis. There’s a generous amount of ear padding on the side of each headphone can – and feels like wearing comfortable ear muffs.

Utaxo designed these headphones to deliver 30 hours of playtime on a 1 hour charge, and a 5 minute recharge gives you up to 2 hours of playtime. It also has a CVC 6.0 noise cancelling microphone which you can use to take crystal clear calls. This is really impressive, considering that there are actually budget headphones.

What’s in the box?

The Utaxo wireless headphones come with a single carrying case, 3.5mm auxiliary cable, USB charging cable and user guide.

Top Bass Headphones

Top Bass Headphone

Meze 99 Classics Best Bass Headphones

Our Choice: Meze 99 Classics

What are the top bass headphones in 2020?

Well, I would recommend going for the Meze 99 Classics or the Fostex T40RP MK3.

The Meze 99 Classics is a newly released headphone from Meze Audio that actually deserves more attention than its currently getting. I personally have the Meze 99 Classics and it delivers some of the best bass performance you can ever hear.

The great thing about these headphones is that it maintains an excellent balance between the highs, midranges and bass so that you can hear almost everything in your music. The bass feels tight and punchy but stays exactly where it should be as ‘bass’. The bass does not flood into the midrange or the highs.

The Meze 99 Classics works straight from your iPhone device and does not require any further amplification or portable headphone amp to drive it.

The Fostex T40RP MK3, one the other hand, are built as bass cannons that can pump out extremely deep bass performance. The key thing to note here is that these headphones have a very high impedance rating and require a headphone amp to drive them. They can really bring out the details in your music, so be prepared to be rewarded if you use high-quality audio recordings with these headphones.

Best Cheap Bass Headphones

Best Cheap Bass Headphone

Sony WH-XB700 Wireless Headphone

Our Choice: Sony WH-XB700

I wouldn’t recommend getting cheap bass headphones as they can really sound crappy and muddy (especially those under $50). However, if you have to choose something on a tight budget, go for either the Sony WH-XB700 wireless headphones or the Utaxo wireless headphones.

The Sony WH-XB700 are on-ear headphones that provide pretty solid bass response. They have good highs, midranges and bass, although the sound signature is slightly skewed towards the bass low-end frequencies. They are pretty solid headphones to have and shouldn’t be underestimated as to how loud they can go.

The Utaxo wireless headphones are a welcome addition to this list. They have (surprisingly) good bass output with nice highs and midranges, and the bass feels tight without sounding artificially enhanced. They are also sensitive to EQ changes and you can adjust the EQ according to your sound output preferences.

Bass Heavy Headphones

Bass Heavy Headphone

Sony WH-XB900N Wireless Extra-Bass Headphone

Our Choice: Sony WH-XB900N

Bass-heavy headphones have a sound signature that enhances the lower-end frequency response for tighter bass impact. The Sony WH-XB900N is one such headphone, with a clear emphasis on the lower-end bass frequency ranges. It also has active noise cancellation, which helps you to hear your music and appreciate the bass in your music.

If you are going to get Sony extra-bass series headphones, we highly recommend the Sony WH-XB900N as it is a time-tested headphone that delivers quality sound with pretty solid active noise cancellation.

Best Bass Boosted Headphones

Best Bass Boosted Headphone

Skullcandy Crusher Best Bass Headphone

Our Choice: Skullcandy Crusher

The best bass boosted headphone would be the Skullcandy Crusher. These headphones have an intuitive bass-boost function that has 3 levels of bass for music performances. If you want a headphone that can artificially boost the bass frequencies in your music, go for the Skullcandy Crusher headphones.

That said, do note that some people may find the bass from these headphones too overwhelming and they can somewhat mix into the upper frequency ranges, resulting in a warmer sound signature. While this may be great for EDM and rock, they can affect vocal and classical music quality.

If you want the best of both worlds (good bass + great sound quality), again we would recommend the Meze 99 Classics.