Everyone loves Bass, let’s start with that.
And, if you are reading this post, then it means you are one of those people who keep Bass on the top of their priority list when going for a pair of headphones.
But, not every pair of headphones is bass-heavy.
A user has to do a lot of research to find out the best bass headphones for themselves.
Luckily, you don’t have to do any research, because we have done it for you.
Best Bass headphones for 2019 – Quick Look
(Click on the name of any headphones to read their in-depth review)
|Audio-Technica WS1100iS||Wired||1.3 lbs|
|Sennheiser HD 630VB||Wired||0.96l lbs|
|Cowin E8||Wireless||0.95 lb|
|Cowin E7 Pro||Wireless||0.8 lb|
|Sony MDRXB800||Wired||0.64 lb|
|Taotronics BH060||Wireless||7.68 ounces|
|Tribit XFree Tune||Wireless||0.62 lb|
|Mixcder E7||Wireless||0.59 lb|
1. Skullcandy Crusher – With Adjustable Sensory Bass
These are one of the best wireless headphones manufactured by Skullcandy, that come with an insane battery range of 40 hours.
The drivers on these headphones come with two additional subwoofer drivers that help in delivering great sound with powerful stereo haptic bass.
Oh, and the headphones also come quick charge technology, which means you can get 3 hours of music playback on just 10 minutes of recharging. Isn’t that amazing?
Our In-Depth Review:
These are a wireless pair of headphones running on Bluetooth that offer a standard connectivity range of upto33 feet. This is another reason to go for these headphones since all of the users nowadays are moving towards the wireless tech.
We would start with the feature or better say the specification, that we love most about these headphones i.e. the battery range. The manufacturer has packed in a really powerful battery that can provide almost 40 hours of backup on a single charge.
The better part is that they do not take a lot of time for them to be recharged. With quick charge technology integrated into them, it would only take 2-2.5 hours to charge them completely. This means that an average user can use these headphones for a whole week just on a single charge.
The design of the headphones is not something we would referer to as special, but it looks ok. The headphones are available in two colors: All matte black in color with gray color branding on the headband which is unnoticeable and the second variant comes with a color combination of white, gray, and brown color.
The memory foam used on the drivers is not just comfortable, but it also helps in noise isolation. They give a feeling of noise cancelation, while in reality its just passive noise cancelation.
On the headphones, you get the control buttons for skipping/changing tracks, controlling volume and answering/rejecting calls. Taking calls is made possible with the high-quality microphone that is integrated into the headphones.
- 40 hours of insane battery range.
- Adjustable stereo haptic bass.
- Built-in microphones to take calls.
- Earcups provide great noise isolation.
- No Cons.
An ideal pair of wireless headphones for users who love bass . The price point is very effective and would not make a dent in your bank account. The sound quality is pretty impressive too. The thing that all the users would love about these headphones is the battery range and quick charge technology.
2. Sony Mdr-Xb950Ap – Extra Bass
Sony is known to be one of top brands in the audio industry.
It has always given some of the astonishing products to the market including speakers, headphones, mobile phones, etc.
Sony Mdr-Xb950Ap are premium, lightweight headphones that come with some extra bass.
The headphones are available in single color: Black.
Our In-Depth Review:
The 950AP headphones from Sony would be perfect for users who don’t want to spend a lot of money on good bass headphones. The acoustic bass booster in the headphones allows every user to fine-tune the bass level as per their preference.
If you have used any of the MDR headphones in the past, then you will find out that the design and overall look of the headphones are similar to other headphones from the series. The body is a build-up of aluminum and plastic, aluminum makes the body very durable and also very lightweight at the same time.
You get cushion padding on the inner side of the headband and on the drivers. The padding feels soft and does not feel punchy at all. You can surely use these headphones for multiple hours without any issues.
Talking about sound quality is really loud and accurate. If you are the type of listener who likes to listen to music at very loud volumes then you will definitely like them. The overall sound experience along with powerful bass is awesome.
The best thing is that even though the bass is so powerful, you still get to hear the vocals very clear. There is no sound distortion.
- Comfortable padding on headband and earcups.
- Powerful bass.
- No sound distortion.
- One touch listening technology.
- No volume control buttons.
With these Sony headphones, you will get a realy powerful and hard hitting bass experience. The one single issue with them is that they don’t come volume control buttons, you would have to do that from the mobilephone itself. Rest everything including the price tag is great.
3. Audio-Technica WS1100iS – Large 53mm Drivers
These are wired headphones that come with really high-quality framework.
Audio-Technica is one of the best headphone brands in the market. Recently, their ATH M-50X got featured as Editor’s choice headphones in our list of best studio headphones.
The ATH-WS11ooiS are wired headphones that feature 53mm deep motion, high-res audio drivers.
Our In-Depth Review:
High res sound reproduction, decent bass, and great noise isolation, there are few of the things you would absolutely love about these headphones.
The design of all the Audio-Technica headphones is great. It’s not fancy but it’s still great. With these particular headphones, you get most of the part in either black or dark gray in color with silver color branding on the front side of the drivers (something that we encountered in ATh-M50X and 40X).
The body of the headphones is made up of the combination of plastic and aluminum and is very rigid in nature. The robust body features an aluminum centerpiece and aluminum stabilizer that cuts out unwanted vibration, providing an even better audio experience.
The headphones come with all the controls like play/pause, answer/reject calls, change tracks etc on the in-line remote that is present on the detachable 3.9-foot cable. You also get an in-line microphone on the cable itself.
Getting into the sound experience part, the headphones feature a very powerful magnetic circuit that helps in producing accurate audio with a wide frequency response, while the large 53mm of surface area in the drivers gives enough room for air movement, producing decent bass.
- Standard 3.5 mm connectivity.
- Accurate and detailed audio performance.
- Comfortable ear padding.
- Earcups create really good noise isolation.
- Dent bass, not very punchy.
If you are a fan of Audio-technica headphones like most of the people are, then these headphones could be a great deal for you. The manufacturer has integrated great audio mechanism in them, so that the user gets an excellent overall audio experience.
4. Sennheiser HD 630VB – Built for Audiophiles
Sennheiser is known as one of best manufacturers of premium headphones.
630VB are audiophiles grade headphones from them that come with a collapsible design.
The build quality and the overall look of the headphones is something that everybody would admire.
The headphones are designed for mobile phones, but since they are built wih high-quality mechanism, they can be used with home theater systems as well.
Our In-Depth Review:
Since they are professional grade headphones, designed by one of the most popular brands in the market, they do not come at a cheap price point. But also, every money spent on them is totally worth it.
The framework of the headphones is very robust. You would see a good amount of aluminum used on the headphones, which makes them very durable. But, that also makes them slightly heavier as compared to other headphones. The overall weight of the headphones without the cable is 14 ounces.
The microphone on these headphones is placed in-line on the wire, while the controls are placed on the earcups. On the earcup, along with the control buttons, you also get a rotary dial to control the bass. It helps to fine-tune of low frequencies as per the preference of the listener.
The bass adjuster would be loved by any bass lover. You can clearly see the difference when you use the rotary dial.
Both the headband and earcups are padded with leather ear cushion, allowing users to use the headphones for longer continuous listening sessions without any discomfort.
- Very detailed and powerful sound reproduction.
- Rotary bass adjuster.
- Soft cushion padded earcups and headband.
- Extremely durable framework.
- Large in size and a bit heavy.
HD 630VB is one of best-sounding headphones in the market. The audio reproduction on them is highly detailed, the bass is heavy, and the overall build quality is very comfortable. If you want a pair of great bass headphones for both personal and professional use, then these must be your choice.
5. Cowin E8 – With ANC
For those of you who don’t know, Cowin E8 is a successor to the very popular Cowin E7, which is budgeted noise-canceling wireless headphones.
Cowin E8 are bass-heavy wireless headphones that come with Active noise cancelation technology.
The overall look of the headphones is astonishing. The headphones are available in 6 different color combinations with the black color being common in all the combinations.
Our In-Depth Review:
We would start off the review by saying that these headphones are not tiny lightweight headphones, they are bulky a bit heavy headphones that are not recommended to be used continuously for a long period of time. Take off the headphones every 1-2 hours to get a comfortable experience.
The build quality of these headphones is solid and the design is very elegant. On the right headphone, you get the control buttons for answering/rejecting the calls, changing tracks, play/pause, and controlling volume. The plastic used on the body comes with enhanced toughness, which makes the headphones durable and unlikely to break.
The driver size is 45mm which could be quite big for some users. But, you need to remember that it’s important for every noise-canceling headphone to cover the ear completely so that no sound leakage occurs. 45mm drivers in Cowin E8 are big enough to create a seal around every size of ears and provide a greatly isolated environment to enjoy the music.
One thing that we wish these headphones had is the mode that allows users to hear to the ambient noises even when ANC is turned on. The first time we encountered this feature in Sony MDR1000X and since then we got see that in many other earbuds/headphones. We think every ANC headphones must have that feature.
The battery life on these headphones is really impressive. 20 hours of battery range on a full charge is excellent. And that too when in Active noise cancelation is turned on, which is known to be a power-hungry technology.
The sound quality of the headphones is brilliant. The surprise is that ANC doesn’t affect the sound quality at all. Even with ANC on, the vocals are clear, the bass is punchy and crisp percussion. The overall sound quality is great and loud enough to completely cut your way with the surroundings. Even at the loudest volume, you get deep bass without any crackling.
- Built-in microphone.
- The great audio experience in combination with ANC.
- Robust build quality and beautiful design.
- 90 degree rotational axis.
- A bit heavy. Can’t be used continuosly for several hours.
Apart from them being bulky, there is hardly anything we could complaun about. Crisp sound with deep bass provides a great aduio experience to the user. And the best part is that the sound and bass is not at all affected by Active noise cancelation.
6. Cowin E7 Pro – With NFC
If you like to have a cheaper alternatie to Cowin E8, then E7 pro are the headphones you must look out for.
Cowin E8 is the upgraded version of E7 Pro, that comes with better design and sound quality.
But that doesn’t mean E7 pro are not powerful headphones.
Cowin E7 Pro are wireless headphones that feature active noise cancelation technology along with a battery that can last up to 30 hours on a single charge. That’s actually better than 20 hours that we get in E8 Pro.
Our In-Depth Review:
Within the past couple of years, Cowin has made a good name in the headphones industry. E7 was their first headphones in the E series. Then they gave E7 an upgrade in terms of design features and launched that upgraded version in 2018 as E7 pro.
E7 Pro is basically great-sounding Active noise-canceling headphones with deep powerful bass, that come at mid-budget range.
Talking about the design and build quality of these headphones, they are built mainly of plastic and are available in 7 different color option. The built quality looks fine and would not easily breakdown. The headband comes with light padding and the earcups come with soft ear cushion with protein earpads, that make them comfortable to wear.
An LED notification light is present on the front side of the earcup, which notifies if the headphones are connected to a device. On the side of the earcups, you get the control buttons to manage the music and accept/reject the calls. Taking calls is made possible with the help of an in-built microphone.
The active noise cancelation of these headphones can cancel almost every surrounding noise. City traffic, office noises, airplane cabin, etc, allowing you to focus on work or music. Active noise cancelation works in both wired and wireless mode.
Now lets into the sound and bass experience on these headphones. 45mm large drivers on E7 pro crisp and powerful sound along with deep bass. The sound quality is very detailed, which allows you to hear vocals clearly. These are not bass-heavy headphones, but you will still get a great bass experience.
- Excellent battery range of 30 hours.
- NFC and Bluetooth enabled.
- Active noise cancelation.
- Soft ear cushions for great comfort.
- No cons.
If E8 were little too expensive for you, then then E7 pro could be a great alternative. The design is definitely not the prettiest, but the overall functionalities are great. Over a good pair of bass headphones that also has active noise cancelation.
7. Sony MDRXB800 – Superior Bass Response
Large over the ear headphones from the very popular MDR series that come with some extra bass.
The design might not be very comfortable, but the audio quality you get is impressive.
As compared to XB950AP, XB800 come with a bigger driver and foldable design that makes them very portable.
But, if you ask us which one is better, our answer would be XB950AP. No offense!
Our In-Depth Review:
The only prime reason why these headphones have made their way into this list, and that’s the bass experience. Rest everything is good too, but the bass is excellent. So, if you are a bass head, someone who likes extreme bass, would surely love these headphones.
Let’s start off with how they look. The headphones are built mainly of plastic, and they look nice, but they are not the most durable. But they are surely very comfortable. The ear cushion cups are extremely soft, and every user would love wearing them.
The drivers are 50mm in size, which means your ears would be completely covered with them, creating a great noise isolating environment. Noise isolation is so great that it feels like noise cancelation, plus there is very minimal sound leakage, which makes them perfect to be used in offices and the library.
The thing would go to the next level if the headphones are connected to an amplifier. When connected to an amplifier, the bass would so heavy, that no one will believe it’s coming out of the headphones.
- Extremely heavy bass.
- Dual folding Portable design.
- Large over-the-ear drivers
- Soft and comfortable ear cups
- Not so durable.
MDR series is a very popular and excellent series from Sony. THE XB800 are bass heavy headphones as similar to 950AP, whih would be loved for all the Bass fanatics out there. If you want a really booming bass, go for them.
8. Taotronics BH060 – Excellent Battery Range
Taoronics headphones and earbuds have never failed to impress us.
The company produces really high-quality, perfectly engineered headphones at a price point that is easily affordable by the masses.
BH060 are noise canceling wireless headphones that run on the latest Bluetooth 5.0.
Our In-Depth Review:
This is not the first time we got our hands on any Taotronics product. We have tested Taotronics noise-canceling earbuds in the past, and they were great. And now, we can say the same for these headphones.
The body of the headphones is made up of all-plastic with leather cushion padding on the headband and both the earcups. On the right earcup, you get various control buttons and a jack to use the headphones as wired headphones when running out of battery. The headphones are comfortable enough to use for a long period of time, without any discomfort.
Taking calls right from these headphones is an absolute pleasure. They feature a CVC 6.0 noise-canceling microphone that helps in delivering clear and distortion-free voice calls. Remember, CVC 6.0 works for calls, while the ANC works for music in general. They both are separate things.
Talking about the battery, you get an excellent battery mechanism on these headphones. The headphones come with a quick charge/hyperspeed charge, that allows you to use headphones for 2 hours at just 5 mins of charge. The full charge takes around 2-3 hours, resulting in around 30 hours of battery range.
Noise cancelation works great on these headphones. Definitely not something as you get in high-end expensive headphones, but it’s not bad either. It cancels all the surrounding noises including traffic noises, office noises, airplane can=bin noises, etc.
- CVC 6.0 noise-canceling microphone.
- Folding design.
- 30 hours of battery range with a quick charge.
- Rigid connection with Bluetooth 5.0.
- Small control buttons.
Taotronics always surprises with their affordable headphones. These headphones come with everything a pair of good headphones must have. The sound quality and bass experience is decent, and the heaphones also come with alot of other awesome tech.
9. Tribit XFree Tune – 40 Hours Battery Range
Price so low and features so good.
Tribit Xfree Tune headphones over here are giving a tough competition to all the premium headphones on the market.
They come with an insane battery range of 40 hours, Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity and Hi-Fi stereo sound at a very cheap price tag.
You can consider these headphones if you are not fond of any big brands.
Our In-Depth Review:
In our opinion, these headphones are perfect. They sound good, feels good, come with excellent features, and also cost much less than any other headphones. What else does a user want?
The design of the headphones is minimalistic and beautiful. The manufacturer has tried to keep it simple, yet elegant. Build of all plastic on the outside, the headphones are available in all black in color with highlights of silver color. The front of the earcups are designed like open-ear headphones, but that’s just the design, they are actually closed-back headphones.
The design is foldable, which makes it easy to carry while traveling. You also get a carrying case with them, which would keep them safe and easy to carry.
The headphones can be used in both wired and wireless mode. For wireless connectivity, the headphone uses Bluetooth 4.1, which is not the latest version of Bluetooth but still does the job very well. The connectivity range on these headphones is 33 feet.
The 40mm large drivers with an extended frequency range offer a great audio experience. The treble is crisp, the sound is stereo and the bass is quite deep. As compared to any other general headphones the sound quality would be the same, but in terms of bass, they are really bass-heavy.
They surely do not come with active noise cancelation, but they definitely offer a great passive noise cancelation, which makes them good to use them in less noisy areas like the library and offices.
- Hands-free calls with in-built microphone.
- It comes with both wired/wireless connectivity.
- Strong connection with Bluetooth 4.1 and CSR chip.
- Stereo sound with deep bass.
- No cons.
Getting so many great features in a pair of budgets headphones is very rare. The bass is real deep and heavy, the treble is crisp, and the battery range on these headphones is insane. Must buy for everyone who want to spend less on bass heavy headphones.
10. Mixcder E7 – With CSR Tech
Mixcder E7 is a pair of budget-oriented bass headphones that offers Active noise cancelation at a very low price tag.
The headphones use CSR Bluetooth technology for faster and strong wireless connectivity and also come with a 3.5mm jack to convert them into wired headphones.
If you plan to go for these headphones, compare them withTaotronics BH060 since both of them come at a similar price tag and offer great technical features.
Our In-Depth Review:
The headphones might not have the most latest Bluetooth version in them, still, with CSR tech you get a rock-solid, instant connectivity with your mobile phone or any other Bluetooth enabled device.
The design of the headphones is very basic with some great padding on the headband and earcups. The body is made up of all plastic and comes in a single color combination: black and silver.
On the framework itself, you get all the control buttons that are needed to make the music listening convenient. On one of the earcups, you get a play/pause button that also acts as a button reject/answer calls, and buttons to manage volume and to change tracks. On other earcups, you get a dedicated button to turn/off the ANC as per the liking.
For delivering high-quality sound, the headphones use a 40mm driver, that in combination with CSR tech, ensures great sound quality and rich bass. You get a very detailed and clear sound reproduction, which could be fine-tuned by turning on the ANC.
The manufacturer has done a great job on the bass of the headphones, they are definitely bass-heavy and are good enough for a bass lover.
- On-ear controls and built-in microphone.
- ANC cancels up to 90% of ambient noises.
- Solid bass experience.
- Highly-adjustable design.
- No cons.
These could be one of the greatest bass headphones in budget headphones segment. The bass is deep and heavy, sound is detailed and balanced. The design is very basic, but comfortable for both short and long listening sessions. Oh, and don’t for the ANC that omes along.
Bass Headphones – Buyer’s Guide
When it comes to headphones, or audio in general, everyone is fond of using the term Bass. But only a handful of people know everything about bass.
What bass actually is?
Why it’s important for any audio device?
How can I get the best bass experience on my headphones?
These are a few of the many technical questions a bass lover must seek answers to.
In this buyer’s guide, we are going to give answers to all such questions.
Types of Bass Headphones
Although the bass is present on all types of headphones, it could be best experienced on the over headphones and in-ear headphones or earbuds.
On-ear headphones and open-back headphones are bad choices for bass headphones.
Other than that there are a lot of different types of headphones
Over-ear Closed-back headphones are the type of headphones that cover your ear completely and also create a good seal around the ears.
If you want the best music experience, go for the over-ear headphones.
The tight seal around the ears doesn’t allow the air to pass through and blocks the external noises to much extent which makes the overall audio experience much detailed.
We don’t recommend over-ear open back headphoned since there is a lot of ear passage in them and the audio response is usually flat.
Earbuds and Earphones
Although smaller in size the earbuds still produce decent bass for the users.
And the reason the bass response on them is decent is that the drivers get too close to the ear.
But the bass on them is still not as good as the headphones comparatively have larger drivers fit inside them. Very large actually.
But still, you would not be disappointed by the bass response on the earbuds. Also now in the market, we have a number of earbuds that are bass-heavy and can actually give you an excellent bass experience.
Headphones vs Earbuds. What’s right for you?
What are you actually looking for?
If its the bass that’s your top priority then straight away go with the headphones.
But if you are low on budget, earbuds won’t hurt too.
For someone who likes mild bass would be very satisfied with earbuds. But those earbuds` must be optimized for the bass.
Bass in truly wireless headphones+
Bass is truly earbuds run on the same mechanism as any other normal earbuds.
The eartip goes inside the ear offering a perfect fit and delivering the bass that the earbuds are optimized for.
In true wireless earbuds to you will get to see a lot of earbuds that are specially optimized for the good bass experience.
How is Bass produced?
When two objects with lower frequencies vibrate together, the bass is generated.
One of the best examples of this is a Drum. Since the membrane of a drum is large, it creates slow vibration when hit, hence creating a loud bass every time it’s being hit.
Cello, Tuba, Bass guitar are some other great examples of this.
In a nutshell, the bass is produced by the back and forth moving of an object when it is hit or struck by something.
How headphones produce bass?
Headphones work completely different as compared to the speakers. Sound in case of speakers travels in the open air, while in the case of headphones everything happens in a closed in-ear environment.
This created a tunnel between your ear and the ear through which very little air can escape, which makes your headphones directly couples to your eardrums making everything even more effective.
This is the reason why the in-ear headphones or earbuds offer better bass as compared to the headphones since their drivers are much closer to the eardrums. Headphones do not so tightly, but they are usually loaded with larger drivers and hence are able to move good amount of air down the canal.
Bass in Music
Bass is definitely a very important part of the music.
But it needs to be precise. Too much bass can affect the sound output, hence providing an overall and audio experience.
Bass basically gives a feeling of thumping or movement/vibration, and it’s too much, music will start hitting you on the head.
But, it also depends upon the preference of the listener. Some people actually like bass that would shake them up, while some of the users like light bass.
Not all, but few of the headphones in the market come with Bass adjuster, which allows users to fine-tune bass as per the taste.
How to get bass from IEMs
The tighter the fit of the in-ear monitor, the better is the bass experience.
If the fit is not airtight there, the bass would either be missing or would not be strong.
To get a better fit we would recommend trying different ear tips and see what size of ear tips can give you a tighter fit.
Wireless vs Wired
Bass experience on both the wireless and wired headphones is the same, we can confirm this.
Also, the bass booster technology is found on both types.
Although the bass experience on both types is the same, choosing the wireless headphones would give you several advantages and better user experience.
Active noise cancelation
It would not be right to say that the active noise cancelation has no effect on bass. And it also would not be right to say that active noise cancelation on all the headphones affect bass.
The bass on high-end headphones usually doesn’t get affected by the bass at all.
But the ANC on cheaper headphones have some effect on the bass and also the overall sound quality. But that for most of the time is unnoticeable.
Most of the headphones on our list do not come with the bass which means you will get the pure bass experience on them.
The size of the driver is directly proportional to the quality of the bass.
Larger drivers can pump out more bass as compared to smaller drivers.
Usually, headphones come with 40mm drivers, while some of the headphones come with 45 or 50mm drivers.
Few of the headphones in the market come with bass boost functionality. This means that you can enhance the bass just with the touch of a button.
Usually, these types of headphones come with different bass modes which can be set from the button.
Some of the headphones instead of button use a rotatory dial to fine-tune the bass.
What is flat/neutral sound
You must have heard a lot of times that some headphones are producing flat or neutral sound.
That basically means that the headphones are delivering the signal they are pulling in with as little deviation as possible.
In easy words, the headphones are not enhancing the audio experience in any way.
Usually, all the headphones improvise the audio signals so that they sound best to the human ears. While most of the people will always prefer this over anything, some of the people might purposely want the flat or neutral sound experience.
Music producers, in general, like to have flat sound experience. And for them, we do have some dedicated headphones in the market.
In general flat sound isn’t exciting since its just raw recording, but its use for the music mixers or producers since they need to hear the flat sound so that they can then decide on what advancement they want to make to that specific musical content.
Features to look for
And the good comfort means that the headphones should maintain a great fit while not causing any kind of discomfort to the user.
Apart from that to be comfortable the headphones should also have soft ear cushions placed on the earcups, they should not cause a lot of heating near the ears, and the headphones should not be pushy so that they feel comfortable to the ears.
Also, the weight of the headphones contributes a lot to the overall comfort of the headphones.
In general, all good headphones are built of sturdy plastic.
Headphones in general break from the swiveling points, so we would advise you to double-check if your headphones are sturdy at that point too.
As a rule of thumb, the tighter the fit around the ears the better is the noise cancelation.
Noise cancelation sometimes could be referred to as passive noise cancelation.
Your first priority should be the sound quality and audio experience and then the bass response.
A good headphone should produce detailed audio with clear mids and highs, and crystal clear vocals.
FAQs related to bass headphones
Before going for any pair of headphones, realize what level of bass do you like.
Mild bass or heavy bass?
Here are our final conclusions for this buyer’s guide:
The best overall bass headphones on our list are Skullcandy Crusher.
The best bass headphones with noise cancelation are Cowin E8.
The most affordable pair of bass headphones on our list are Tribit XFree Tune.