Loudest Home Theater Systems

What are the Loudest Home Theater Systems in 2020?

If you are looking for the loudest home theater system, you’re in the right place.

In this review we feature the loudest home theater system with very high volume output and have enough power to provide a full cinematic surround sound experience. Many of these home theater systems come with a dedicated subwoofer, which means that you’ll get very deep and powerful bass in addition to crystal clear surround sound. We’ve tested each home theater system to determine how good they sound – we were impressed by how these home theater systems can reproduce cinematic sound right in your home. It feels almost as though you are in a cinema while listening to these home theater systems. Be sure to check out our top picks for the loudest home theater systems below!

#1 Best Overall: Polk Audio MagniFi Max Loudest Home Theater System

Polk Audio MagniFi Max

Sound Quality: Crystal clear sound, balanced audio performance

Speakers included: Soundbar, two wireless speakers + wireless subwoofer

What we liked: Multiple connectivity options, Voice Adjust Technology

View full specs: Polk Audio MagniFi Max

The Polk Audio MagniFi Max SR is a home theater system that can satisfy every audiophile. It includes a soundbar, two wireless speakers as well as a wireless subwoofer that can cover the whole frequency spectrum and provide you with 5.1 surround sound.

The sound quality from this home theater system is exceptionally loud and crystal clear. You’ll get consistently clear and crisp audio at every volume level without any distortion, and the cinematic effects from the subwoofer is just mind-blowingly precise.

There are also many features we like about this home theater system apart from its sound quality. The sound bar includes seven different drivers and can create a wide soundstage along with the other speakers. The Voice Adjust Technology allows you to customize the system for maximum performance with different modes for movies, music and sport events.

The variety of connectivity options that the Polk Audio Magnifi Max SR provides makes it really versatile and easy to use. These include wired connecitvity such as HDMI, optical ports for Bluray and  3.5 mm analog audio input, as well as various wireless options such as Bluetooth and Internet connectivity. The system is compatible with services such as Google Chromecast, Pandora and Spotify that you can use via your smart device.

#2 Best Surround Sound: JBL Cinema 510 Loudest Home Theater System

JBL Cinema 510 Home Theater

Sound Quality: Crisp and clear sound quality, thumping bass

Speakers included: 5x satellite speakers, Subwoofer

What we liked: Easy to install and mount, compact size

View full specs: JBL Cinema 510

The JBL Cinema 510 5.1 Home Theater Speaker System is one of our favorite choices regarding compact-sized surround systems. It comes equipped with a 60-watt, 6.5″ powered subwoofer as well as five two-way satellite s-peakers in a pretty affordable price tag for what it offers.

Regarding sound performance, the JBL Cinema 510 5.1 Home Theater Speaker System delivers crystal clear audio that allows you to enjoy your movies or TV shows with great sound detail. The satellite speakers are voice matched for consistency and provide you with balanced sound performance, The system comes with volume and phase control that lets you tune it to your room.

It also has exceptional volume output, and can get extremely loud with very deep bass response. The dialogue and vocals coming from the center channel speaker are well-balanced and nicely defined.

We liked this home theater’s system compact design that allows the speakers to fit even small-sized rooms. In addition to that, the speakers can be wall mounted to save even more space, and the brackets are included in the package. The build quality is quite sturdy and ensures that this home theater system will last for a long time.

#3 Best High-End: Onkyo SKS-HT690 Loudest Home Theater System

Onkyo SKS-HT690 Home Theater System

Sound Quality: Crisp and clear sound performance, punchy low end

Speakers included:  2 x front speakers, 2 x surround speakers, Center speaker, Subwoofer

What we liked: Build quality and durability, high-end technology

View full specs: Onkyo SKS-HT690 5.1-Channel Home Theater

For those looking for a durable 5.1 surround home theater system, the Onkyo SKS-HT690  is an obvious choice in a pretty affordable price. It comprises two full range two-way front speakers, two full range surround speakers, a two-way center speaker and a powerful active 10’’ subwoofer.

The speakers are magnetically shielded and have rounded curves that help improve their sound quality. Regarding sound performance, this system produces balanced sound across the frequency spectrum, while the 120 W subwoofer helps bring out the low end. The tight bass will allow you to enjoy both music and movies.

This home theater system also delivers extremely loud volume – and probably some of the loudest sound we have heard with surround sound effects. It’s a true cinematic sound experience in its own right.

We particularly liked the rigid build quality of the Onkyo SKS-HT690 home theater speaker system that incorporates high density resin which can withstand heavy use. You don’t have to worry about the durability as the choice of materials ensures that these speakers wil last for a long time. In addition to that, their design is sleek, with high gloss black finish that can match any room.

#4 Best Bass: Bose Acoustimass 10 Series V Loudest Home Theater System

Bose Acoustimass 10 Series V

Sound Quality: Detailed sound performance, wide soundstage, tight bass

Speakers included:  4 x cube speakers, Center speaker, Subwoofer

What we liked: Easy to install, good for large spaces

View full specs: Bose Acoustimass 10 Series V

The Bose Acoustimass 10 Series V is a high-quality home theater speaker system that can be paired with any HDTV. The system includes 4 direct/reflecting Series II cube speakers, a single horizontal center channel speaker and an Acoustimass subwoofer module.

Among the Bose home theater systems, the Bose Acoustimass 10 Series V is definitely the loudest. It can produce up to 200 watts per channel and provides a full surround sound experience. The bass and punchy beats from this speaker is an experience in itself.

The sound performance of this system is very crisp and detailed with a wide soundstage that makes it great for filling larger rooms. The advanced design of the Acoustimass module that includes two high performance drivers brings out tight and punchy bass. There are adjustable controls for volume and low-frequency effects that let you customize the system.

The cube speakers are quite slim and can be mounted to the wall for saving space. The whole system is very easy to install and all the necessary cables are included in the package. The Bose Acoustimass 10 Series V home theater system can be paired with  A/V receivers and amplifiers with power rated from 10 to 200 watts per channel and impedance rated from 4 to 8 ohms.

#5 Best Value: VIZIO SB4051-D5 Smartcast Home Theater System

VIZIO SB4051-D5 Smartcast Home Theater System

Sound Quality: Crystal clear sound performance, loud volume output

Speakers included:  Sound bar, 2 x rear speakers, flat subwoofer

What we liked: Ability to connect more speakers, dedicated app, compact size

View full specs: VIZIO SB4051-D5 Smartcast Home Theater System

The VIZIO SB4051-D5 Smartcast 40” 5.1 Slim Sound Bar System is a highly recommended sound system for those who enjoy remote control from their smart device. The system includes a sound bar that stands for the center and front speakers, two rear speakers and a slim wireless subwoofer.

The sound quality that this system produces is of high quality and it delivers adequate volume output to fill every room. The rear speakers enhance the 5.1 surround experience, a useful feature if you enjoy watching movies at home.

The volume output on these speakers can get especially loud. While they aren’t as loud as Bose or Onkyo, they do produce very decent sound performance with good quality cinematic effects.

We certainly liked the compact size of this system that can fit literally everywhere, thanks to the almost flat subwoofer. You can control the VIZIO SB4051-D5 via the dedicated Smart Cast app and stream music from your favorite apps (Google Cast is also built-in). Another nice feature of this system is the ability to connect more VIZIO sound bars and speakers together in order to stream your music to different rooms simultaneously.

#6 Best Wireless: Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1.4 Loudest Home Theater System

Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1.4 Home Theater System

Sound Quality: 600 watts of loud sound, wide soundstage

Speakers included:  Soundbar, 2 x rear speakers, Subwoofer

What we liked: Many connectivity options, down-firing subwoofer

View full specs: Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1.4

If you are looking for a professional 7.1.4 home theater system, we would highly recommend the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1.4. It consists of a Dolby Atmos Soundbar, two two-way rear speakers and an 8’’ active subwoofer

The sound performance is of high quality, bringing out every audio detail, thanks to the high-performance speaker drivers and SSE technology. The high frequencies come out with great clarity and the rear speakers create a wide soundstage that creates an immersive experience. What really makes this system stand out is the down-firing subwoofer that enhances greatly the low end performance. The volume output can reach up to 105 dB.

We were surprised at how loud the Nakamichi home theater system sounded – straight out of the box, these speakers can deliver massive volume output that can make your home windows shake. The entire 7.1.4 sound system provides crystal clear surround sound, allowing you to hear 3D spatial details with good acoustic imaging.

We enjoyed the variety of connectivity options the Nakamichi Shockwafe Pro 7.1.4 offers: Dolby Vision pass-through, 4K UHD pass-through, High Dynamic Range (HDR), HDCP 2.2 & HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). It also allows you to connect up to 6 devices simultaneously through the different inputs (HDMI ARC, 3 HDMI (v2.0), optical and coaxial). The Bluetooth aptX technology also lets the sound travel wirelessly. The package includes a 52-key remote control for the system to control it from your couch.

#7 Best for Audiophiles: Onkyo HT-S3910 Loudest Home Theater System

Onkyo HT-S3910 Home Theater System

Sound Quality: Cleat sound, immersive audio performance, realistic soundstage

Speakers included: Front/center speaker, 4 x surround speakers, Subwoofer

What we liked: Wireless connectivity, HDR and Atmos support

View full specs: Onkyo HT-S3910 Home Theater System

The Onkyo HT-S3910 is a complete home theater system that offers an immersive audio experience. The package includes one full-range acoustic suspension front-center speaker, four full-range acoustic suspension surround speakers, a bass reflex subwoofer and an A/V receiver.

The sound performance of this system makes it highly recommendable for movies and gaming, as it provides crystal clear sound that can move around the room, creating a realistic soundstage via the DTS playback system.

The integrated Dolby Atmos Height Vizualizer enhances even more the experience of the surround sound by creating height effect. The analog amp system provides enough volume output for every room, with 155 Watts per channel.

If loud volume is what you are looking for, the Onkyo HT-S3910 certainly does not disappoint as it can deliver up to 155 watts per channel. This probably as loud as what you’d get in a real life cinema.

The Onkyo HT-S3910 features support for HDR video and Dolby Vision. Additionally, it incorporates Bluetooth technology that lets you stream music to the receiver wirelessly from your phone, tablet or computer. It can also automatically store your device and start playback whenever it detects an audio stream.

#8 Best 7.1 System: Onkyo SKS-HT870 Loudest Home Theater System

Onkyo SKS-HT870 Home Theater System

Sound Quality: Detailed sound performance, loud volume, extended frequency response

Speakers included: Soundbar, 4 x surround speakers, 2 x front speakers, subwoofer

What we liked: Floor standing front speakers, discreet and beautiful design

View full specs:  Onkyo SKS-HT870

If you are looking for a 7.1 home theater system with great audio quality, you might want to take a look at the Onkyo SKS-HT870 Home Theater Speaker System. This system comes with seven different speakers that include a two-way soundbar, two surround and two surround-back speakers, two front speakers and a subwoofer.

The multitude of speakers allows the system to cover a great frequency range and deliver detailed and crisp sound performance. With each speaker rated at 130 W, it can certainly provide volume output that can fill every interior space. The bass-reflex active subwoofer delivers rich low end performance with thumping bass at 230 Watts of power.

Volume-wise, you really do get quite a lot of volume from this home theater system. At maximum volume, this system has enough power to rattle your windows and yet maintain a clear audio sound signature.

The floor standing, dual-drive front speakers make this home theater system stand out, both by adding even better sound quality to the audio performance and by their good-looking design. Overall, the design of this system is quite beautiful and discreet to fit every room.

The Onkyo SKS-HT870 Home Theater Speaker System has an auto-standby function that minimizes power loss.