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The cost of creating some of the best speakers with both wireless technology and portability was the sacrificing of volume. The sad truth is that Bluetooth speakers can’t match a wired setup’s volume level or sound quality. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t have your cake and eat it, too. Below, we’ll supply you with some hacks on how to make a Bluetooth speaker louder.
On a separate note, if you’ve become sick and tired of big brand amplifiers–don’t pout. Instead, do it yourself by reading our article on how to make an amplifier for speakers.
We’ve all been to a party that lacked foresight in providing adequate speaker volume. So, if you’ve ever been huddled, drink in hand, around a Bluetooth speaker the size of a large ice cube as you strained to enjoy a song you can barely hear, you might want to keep reading to avoid repeating this fiasco. Sometimes you can connect to two Bluetooth speakers to play music, but that depends on the brand and model of the device.
Sometimes, cleaning the speaker grill with rubbing alcohol can successfully lift the overall volume of your speaker.
We also have an article on how to make speaker boxes for those looking for a fun at-home project. Alternatively, our article about installing in-wall speakers is a great DIY project. But, check out our in-wall vs on-wall speakers article before you decide to cut into the drywall.
To maximize the effectiveness of your speaker’s sound waves, make sure that it is not placed in a large room or open area. The smaller the room, the less space sound waves have to travel and dissipate. In a small space, you hold the sound waves hostage by making them bounce off the walls.
You also have to consider the proper placement of the speaker. For example, putting your speaker on the wall or the floor will provide a louder sound effect because this amplifies the bass frequencies and may give you the extra volume you need to enjoy your music.
If you are looking to cheat the system, you can try connecting to another compatible wireless speaker. First, make all devices discoverable, and then go to your device’s Bluetooth settings to check if this is possible.
You can access the equalizer settings to help with volume control. The EQ settings allow you to adjust the sound volume of specific frequencies that might help your music come through more effectively, depending on your space. You can access these by going into your phone’s device settings and then into volume settings.
Don’t place a speaker on a carpeted floor. Carpeting absorbs the sound waves and will dampen the audio quality and volume.
How do I reset my Bluetooth Speaker?
Unpair all connected devices and press the power and Bluetooth buttons simultaneously for three seconds.
How do I choose the best Bluetooth Speaker?
The main factors to consider before purchasing a Bluetooth speaker are sound quality, price, and battery life. If you are looking for the best quality, make sure you get a device with Bluetooth 5.1.
Why should I purchase a Bluetooth speaker?
Even though wireless options don’t have the same volume of power, Bluetooth speakers are great for everyday use and can be conveniently packed and taken to any location.
STAT: Placing a wireless speaker next to a wall can increase volume by over 25%. (source)