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How to make a Bluetooth speaker louder?

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Bluetooth speakers are important accessories that can substitute our phone speakers when in need of louder sounds. They come in many different shapes and sizes which also means they come in all sorts of volumes.

In this article, we’re taking a look at what you can do if your Bluetooth speaker isn’t loud enough.

Place the speaker at the right spot

If you didn’t know this yet, speaker sound is highly affected by where you place it in the room. For example, if you place a speaker near a wall, low-frequency sounds (the bass from the speaker) can interfere with the direct sound coming at you. 

Another thing that you can do is avoid putting the speaker on the floor as the floor surface can attenuate the sound. Carpeted floors are especially bad at it and can absorb a lot of the sound that’s coming out of the speakers. If you’ve got a particularly small speaker, it’s best if you place it centrally inside a room.

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Double-check audio settings

Another thing that you should definitely check is to make sure that the volume is maxed out on both the speaker and the device that’s playing the music. Most speakers have volume controls that work independently of the phone or media player that you’re using.

In addition to physically maxing out the volume, you can also try equaliser presets if you’re using something like VLC or iTunes. Signal dropping is also a rather common issue with Bluetooth speakers, so make sure you’re well in the range of your speaker.

Use multiple speakers

A lot of speakers allow users to pair up two or more speakers of the same model for more sound. If your speaker has WiFi support, such as the Google Nest Mini or the Apple HomePod, you can link two of them together in the same room for more sound. 

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Use volume booster apps

The wattage of your speaker is the limiting factor when it comes to a speaker, at least in terms of hardware. However, some media players like VLC allow you to boost volume over 100% for more sound.

Alternatively, you can also use volume boosting apps such as Precise Volume or Volume Booster by GOODEV on Android or Equaliser Fx or Max Volume Booster for iOS to increase the sound signal going from the media player to the speaker for greater volume.

However, do keep in mind that your speaker will only be able to maintain clear sounds up to a certain decibel limit. If you try and push past it, the sound is going to get distorted and muddy and in extreme cases might even end up damaging your speaker. 

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Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah Abidi

Yadullah is a Computer Science graduate who writes/edits/shoots/codes all things cybersecurity, gaming, and tech hardware. When he's not, he streams himself racing virtual cars. He's been writing and reporting on tech and cybersecurity with websites like Candid.Technology and MakeUseOf since 2018. You can contact him here: