I won’t go into the science of it, but because of the way they are designed, earbuds sometimes struggle to deliver a thumping bass that so many of us crave, and so many genres of music demand. Whether you’re listening to some dance music in the gym or some metal while walking, the bass frequencies are key to almost every type of music so you should try and make sure your earbuds will be up to the challenge.
Here, I’ve collated some well-reviewed and high quality headphones which I’m calling the best earbuds for bass that will leave even the most road-hardened audiophile purring.
I’ll start with my top recommendation, the Klipsch Image S4i. As a kick off, they’re noise isolating so your clarity wont be interrupted by other background noises, which is great for public listening or if you’re in a noisy gym. As the company description says, these feature “Superior Bass Response and clarity from dual magnet micro-speaker and oval eartip seal”. Most of the reviews of this product you’ll see agree that they are a good quality set of earphones and they’re specialized for the best bass possible to keep all music fans happy.
A real value option here for an incredible $20 price tag. The MEElectronics M6-CL-MEE Sport model have an around the ear design which is perfect if you’re on the move. They’re durable and though they’re not going to be the most amazing headphones in the world at such a modest price tag, they’re probably worth more than you’ll pay for them. An enhanced bass that really does pack a punch will leave your ears completely satisfied without being worried you’re going to break them and have to shell out a fortune for a replacement. A good option for anyone on a budget.
One to make the audiophiles drool here (myself included) The Bower and Wilkins C5s offer pretty much everything you could realistically ask for from a set of earbuds (sorry, they won’t make you a sandwich) and for bass they are incredible. The design is functional for listening whilst out and about and as you would expect at this price tag the audio clarity and frequency response is amazing. Bass to blow your socks off.
Don’t forget your EQ for the best bass experience.
EQ or Equalization is the art of boosting and cutting certain frequencies in an audio track. You may well have a setting on your MP3 player or other listening device to have a play with your EQ. A popular setting is a “V” shape’d EQ which means boosting the high end and the low end, or you can simply put your bass frequencies up to emphasize them. EQ is designed to help recreate the truest and clearest audio environment to listen in, so you shouldn’t just boost the bass for the sake of it, but if you’re struggling to hear the low end you should try and give it a helping hand.