Loudest Soundbar

The 8 Loudest Soundbars in 2020

If you are looking for the loudest soundbar to crank up the volume for your home theater, you’re in the right place.

In this review we feature the loudest soundbars that deliver high quality sound performance and a tonne of volume – this means that you can replicate a full cinema experience at home with these soundbars.

These soundbars can get especially loud – you can crank up the volume on these soundbars to maximum without hearing any hint of distortion or harshness. We also liked the amount of bass that these soundbars can produce.

Furthermore, these soundbars come with multiple mounting options for your TV and on the wall. They provide crisp dialogue and impressive bass beats with sound dispersion for enjoying movies and music at home.

Be sure to check out our top picks for the loudest soundbars below!

#1 Sonos Playbar

Sonos Playbar

Sound Quality: Great bass and excellent treble ranges

Sound pressure level: Excellent 96dB

What we liked: Ethernet and wireless network interconnectivity

View full specs: Sonos Playbar

The Sonos Playbar is a soundbar that contains 9 built-in speakers along with their dedicated Class-D digital amplifiers. The 9 speakers include 6 mid-range woofers and 3 tweeters delivering a full range of sound tones spread in a wide angle. The bass, treble and loudness can all be individually adjusted.

The Sonos Playbar is equipped with Wi-Fi technology which can be used to connect the soundbar with other Sonos speakers and create a synchronized home sound system. Other media players can utilize the Sonos Playbar as long as they are connected inside the same home network.

The Playbar can connect to a television using a single optical cable and a single power cord; and can play anything that is connected to the television such as a cable box or a gaming console.

This soundbar can be controlled through the remote controller or through a mobile device using the Sonos mobile app. It is also designed in such a way that it can be placed on a flat surface or be mounted on a wall.

#2 Bose SoundTouch 300

Bose SoundTouch 300

Sound Quality: Very loud audio, great bass response

Supported audio formats: Dolby Digital and DTS

What we liked: Wireless technologies and stylish design

View full specs: Bose SoundTouch 300

The Bose SoundTouch 300 is a full range soundbar measuring 97.8 centimetres across. It supports both Dolby Digital and DTS Digital surround sound formats. This soundbar works with an Alexa voice control device. It features the Adapted Audio Room calibration that fine tunes the whole audio system to achieve the optimal audio performance for the given space.

The Bose SoundTouch 300 is capable of a 4K Pass Through using the HDMI connection. It is equipped with Bluetooth, Near Field Communication (NFC) and Wi-Fi technologies allowing the wireless streaming of audio played from a mobile device. The SoundTouch app controls all available SoundTouch products and it works also as a music player.

The Bose SoundTouch 300 has a side metal grille cover and a strong tempered glass top. It is wirelessly expandable with the Acoustimass 300 for a more exuding low-end frequency; and the Virtually Invisible 300 for a true full surround sound. The inputs in this soundbar include HDMI, optical digital audio, ethernet, 3.5mm jacks for the ADAPTIQ and the bass module and a micro USB.

#3 Vizio SB3821-C6 Soundbar

Vizio SB3821-C6 Soundbar

Sound Quality: Full range sound, consistent bass

Sound pressure level: Excellent 100dB

What we liked: Immersive audio power with virtually no distortion

View full specs: Vizio SB3821-C6 Soundbar

The Vizio SB3821-C6 is a soundbar that has a more than the adequate loudness for a home theatre. It is coupled with a wireless subwoofer to add the rich bass tones anywhere in the room. The subwoofer can work as far as approximately 60 feet along the line of sight from the soundbar.

The Vizio SB3821-C6 offers 100 dB of loudness with less then 1 percent of total harmonic distortion. The soundbar frequency response is 50 Hz to 19 kHz while the subwoofer is 50 Hz. This equipment is a 2.1 channel sound system. It supports Dolby Digital and DTS TruSurround decoding as well as DTS TruVolume audio post processing.

The SB3821-C6 is built with the Bluetooth technology allowing mobile media players to pair with it without the need for wires. It is 38 inches long which matches with 42-inch or longer televisions. The source inputs can also be done wired through a stereo RCA, a 3.55m stereo mini jack, a coaxial RCA, an Optical or a USB. The soundbar can be placed on a table top or can be mounted on the wall.

#4 JBL Bar 3.1 HD Soundbar

JBL Bar 3.1 HD Soundbar

Sound Quality: Deep bass, 450Ws of loud volume

Sound pressure level: Excellent 103dB

What we liked: Centre channel with dedicated amp and speakers

View full specs: JBL Bar 3.1 HD Soundbar

The JBL Bar 3.1 is a combination of a 3-channel soundbar and a 10-inch (250mm) wireless subwoofer. It has a dedicated amplifier and receivers for the centre channel allowing clearer dialogue no matter how loud the background sounds should be. The soundbar contains 6 drivers and 3 tweeters. It has a total surround sound power output of 450 watts.

The JBL Bar 3.1 is capable of a True 4K connectivity. It supports the reproduction of JBL Surround Sound and Dolby Digital. This soundbar features the JBL SoundShift to instantly switch the sound source from the connected television to the paired mobile phone or tablet. It is built with the Bluetooth technology so mobile smart devices can pair with it to play audio content wirelessly.

This soundbar can go especially loud and create deep punchy beats that reverberate through your entire room.

The JBL Bar 3.1 has 3 HDMI input ports allowing up to three 4K devices to utilize the audio system. It also has 1 HDMI ARC port that can work as a dedicated cable to an HDMI ARC-enabled television making the television remote adjust the soundbar without the need for another remote controller.

#5 Klipsch BAR 48

Klipsch BAR 48

Sound Quality: Extremely loud volume output

Sound pressure level: Excellent 103dB

What we liked: Consistent acoustic resonance with wood enclosures

View full specs: Klipsch BAR 48

The Klipsch BAR 48 is a 3.1-channel soundbar having a powerful and dedicated centre channel. The soundbar has 9 speakers in its all-wood enclosure which maintains the conveyance of the original audio quality compared to some materials. The centre channel can be a dedicated output for dialogues for it to standout amidst the loud background sounds in a scene.

This soundbar has 3 soft dome tweeters for the high-end and 4 oval fibre composite cone woofers for the mid-range. It also comes with the 8-inch wireless subwoofer. Their total power output is 440 watts and their overall frequency response is 40 Hz to 20 kHz.

You can crank up the volume on the Klipsch soundbar and expect not to hear any distortion in the details and quality of the sound – the loudness of this soundbar is pretty consistent.

The Klipsch BAR 48 soundbar is only 2.8 inches tall that it can fit under televisions. It can also be placed table top or mounted on a wall. Its remote controller has a vibration sensor which lights up the buttons when it is picked up or just nudged. This sound bar system can be expanded into a full 5.1-channel surround sound system by adding the optional Surround 3 speakers. The Klipsch BAR 48 is HDMI ARC out ready.

#6 LG SL5Y HD Soundbar

LG SL5Y HD Soundbar

Sound Quality: DTS Surround Sound with loud volume

Digital to Analog Converter: Up to 96 kHz sampling rate and 24-bit depth

What we liked: DTS Virtual X surround sound technology

View full specs: LG SL5Y HD Soundbar

The LG SL5Y is a 2.1-channel soundbar with a wireless subwoofer. The main speaker has 4 receivers capable of a sound power output of 45 watts each while the subwoofer can offer a powerful 220 watts of sound power. They have a total power output of 400 watts.

The LG SL5Y supports the Dolby Digital, DTS Digital Surround and the DTS Virtual X audio modes. It gives out a high-resolution audio of 24bit/96kHz which is the digital quality that reproduces the sound close to if heard naturally. This soundbar can automatically adjust the sound profile to produce the most ideal tone balance and volume based on what is playing on the screen, whether it be sports, action or drama.

The LG SL5Y is equipped with Bluetooth 4.2. Televisions and other mobile devices can pair with the soundbar directly and wirelessly or through the LG Sound Sync device. This audio system can be expanded using the optional SPK8-S receiver unit which enable the wireless connection of additional speakers to the soundbar. The soundbar can be positioned table top or mounted on a wall.

#7 Q Acoustics M4 Soundbar

Q Acoustics M3 Soundbar

Sound Quality: Loud volume, full-range sound

Total power output: 80 watts

What we liked: Low-end to high-end in one

View full specs: Q Acoustics M4 Soundbar

The Q Acoustics M4 is a soundbar with a built-in subwoofer in a relatively compact size build. It is composed of a 58 by 58-millimetre BMR driver for the midrange and high-frequency tones and a 100 by 150-millimetre dual voice coil subwoofer for the dynamic bass tones.

This BMR technology is designed to provide a 180-degree of room-filling sound. This soundbar features the Lip Sync adjustment setting that can adjust the timing of the audio with the motion picture for up to 50 milliseconds in 10-millisecond increments.

The Q Acoustics M4 is Bluetooth-ready and can be used as a wireless music speaker for Bluetooth compatible media players. It offers the simple, plug-and-play HDMI input port and supports the use of HDMI ARC which reduces additional cables and remote controllers between a television and the soundbar while maintaining the same surround sound quality.

We also liked the fact that the M4  has Optical, RCA and AUX 3.5mm input ports. It also comes with a remote controller. The Q Acoustics M3 can be placed on a table top or mounted on a wall.

#8 ZVOX SB400 Soundbar

ZVOX SB400 Soundbar

Sound Quality: Great dialogue, deep bass response

Frequency Response: 58 Hz to 20 kHz

What we liked: Super thin and durable anodized aluminium cabinet

View full specs: ZVOX SB400 Soundbar

The ZVOX SB400 is a soundbar with three 2-inch drivers and a built-in 4-inch subwoofer which provides the Mega Bass effect. Its frequency response range is from 58 Hz to 20 kHz.

This soundbar has the AccuVoice feature which uses hearing aid technology in order to deliver ultra-clear dialogue or vocals. In addition, the Output Leveling (OL) feature automatically levels down commercials which are typically louder than the actual shows. The ZVOX SB400 uses the PhaseCue technology providing a three-dimensional virtual surround sound effect.

This soundbar is equipped with Bluetooth aptX in order to allow wireless streaming of music from a smartphone or a tablet in a more consistent and higher quality audio than the previous versions of Bluetooth. It offers multiple inputs including the ability to add the Chrome Cast Audio for a multi-zone Wi-Fi music streaming.

The ZVOX SB400 is housed inside a cabinet made of the super thin yet durable anodized aluminium. The size and power of this soundbar works well with 37- to 70-inch televisions. It is 3.3 inches deep and 5.7 inches in height.