It is not easy to find a pair of earbuds (in ear headphones) that sound absolutely great for the music genre you love. However, there is a clear part for those of you who are dance music lovers. That is bass earbuds. They are known for having a enormous bass impact. The bass that can even shake your ear canals in some cases. Due to that designate sound, don’t expect them to sound natural or balanced, but definitely they may be warm-sounding, clear in treble and impressive with details. Interestingly together with bass enhancement, the recessed mid-range, and treble focusing make some of them have V-shaped sound.
The Beats co founder once said “People aren’t hearing all the music”. Though that was how he marketed for his brand, Beat By Dr, what music lovers actually missed? By saying so, he means most people miss a substantial amount of bass in the music they are listening, as a recorder, he wants people hear that big bass. Beats by Dr with their strategic marketing campaign together with their sound signature and appealing designs, have been motivating other headphones makers pass that enhanced bass to their headphones. Note that the Beat By Dry was acquired by Apple in 2015.
Top 6 Best Bass Earbuds In Ear Headphones
Recognized as basshead IEMs
Bass Impact - 9/10
Bass Depth - 9/10
Overall Sound - 8.5/10
Build Quality - 9/10
Reviewer Bias - 9/10
Aurisonic Kicker Overall Rating
The Aurisonic Kicker are truly bass earbuds, which accomplishes great bass depth and wonderful bass impact. Not simply about the the bass, they sound smooth and pleasant over all ranges.
If you know how the earpices are made as most 3D-printed objects, there is no surprise that they contour brillianlty your ears and are also very comfortable to wear following over-ear style.
The headphones are lightweight, solidly built with rugged cable, which is also detachable. This is a safe feature if you often tug the cable and may cause it to break. The eartips provide a good, snug fit though they are not ideally shaped.
The Aurisonic Kicker isn’t cheap, coming in with an expensive price tag around $250, but valuing the bass it can offer, you will pay off more than that.
- Exceptionally deep bass
- Huge bass impact
- Solid construction
- Comfortable and great noise isolation
- Over-ear wearing
- Eartip shape is not at best
Featuring 9.4mm Dynamic Driver unite and bass exciter, the Pioneer SE-CX8 brings about unique listening experience, which once you crank the volume up, these earbuds are able to shake your ear canals–they do vibrate at low frequencies. The bass impact is huge, however the bass overall is moderately deep while mid-range is slightly recessed, highs are quite pleasant. Note that if you play at low volumes, the bass will calm down and may not be at the level that matches your desired listening.
In order to deliver big bass impact, they have to compromise the size that the Pioneer SE-CX8 are rather large with 9.4 mm dynamic driver inside and the cable is quite heavy. It is a plus that the cable can be detachable and flat to resist tangles.
With 16 mm dynamic driver units, the Sony MDR-XB90EX delivers incredible bass depth and impact. The sub-bass of is especially phenomenal and considerably refined even on high volumes. In addition to the extremely punchy bass, the Sony MDR-XB90EX also delivers clear and precise mid-tones and treble making them perfect for listening to a wide range of music in addition to bass-heavy music.
These lightweight extra-bass earbuds come with an serrated tangle-free cord and are very comfortable to wear over long listening sessions. The angled nozzle design and earbud housing with assist fitting do the good job for keeping earbuds from falling out.
The Sony MDR-XB90EX may not come with inline controls or microphone but the combination of class-leading bass performance and durable build quality in a lightweight package makes them an excellent buy for bass lovers in this price range.
- Exceptionally punchy and powerful bass performance
- Extreme sub-bass performance
- Excellent build quality
- No inline controls or mic
- It looks quite bulky due to hosting 13.5 mm dynamic drivers that are able to generate great bass impact.
Read full review of Sony MDR XB90EX
Basshead earbuds for small ears
The HiSoundAudio HW2 stands out among other bass earbuds not just their wooden construction but solid bass performance. Earbud housings, which are built from rosewood, are small and lightweight. The overwhelming bass is obtained from the 9-mm drivers, which is deep and powerful bass though. The mid-range and treble are clear but quite crunchy.
The cable is bright red and tangle-free, but it is quite stiff, making it difficult if you want to wear the headphones over the ear. The HiSoundAudio HW2 comes with six pairs of eartips and a carrying case.
Overall, the HiSoundAudio HW2 delivers good and balanced sound performance with an emphasis on bass at a very attractive price range.
- Deep bass and big bass impact
- Wooden construction and design is not to everyone’s taste
- Bass is good but not exceptionally rich and deep
- No inline controls
High-graded of noise isolation, which ensure users never miss the true bass.
The RHA MA-750 earbuds are well-built and great-sounding. It comes with a durable and thick tangle-resistant cable, which also has comfortably soft four-inch earhooks on the earpiece ends for over the ear wear style. These bassy earbuds are constructed solidly with stainless steel and definitely have a premium feel to it.
One drawback of most bass earbuds in ear headphones are overwhelming bass instead of pouring details and purity to the music, RHA MA-750 manage to overcome this by it with nice clean sound while still making the bass prevail and punchy. However, bass impact doesn’t reach the level of XB90EX.
The fullness and well extension of treble, bass enhancement with mid range recessed style V shaped sound profile of MA-750. It delivers powerful bass with a notably rich and deep low-end bass performance even at high volume levels. The mid-bass of MA-750 is good but clearly the focus of the low-ends tends to be on sub-bass, making the sound somewhat too bassy. The mid-range is also clear and smooth, while the treble is bright and well extended to upper levels.
Stainless steel housings does make these earbuds heavier than other competitors but the weight is barely noticeable while wearing them over-the-ear. Additionally, they stay evenly and fit comfortably in you ears.
- Very solid build quality and finish
- Clean sound
- Crisp and abundant bass
- Heavy and bulky
- No mic or inline control
- Sturdy look
Sports earbuds that are great for heavy-bass music
Beats Tour 2.0 is another basshead earbuds offering extreme bass performance and flashy style in an eye-catching package. These lightweight earphones feature a convenient tangle-free flat cord that lets you store them in your pocket without worrying about messy cord knots. Other convenience features include in-built microphone and inline remote with 3 buttons (volume controls and call receiver stop/play) for the calls as well as music tracks and volume.
The earphones come with 4 pairs of ear tips as well as 3 pairs of wing-tips (also called earhooks), while those eartips ensure perfect customized fit into ear canal and provide effective noise isolation, wing-tips lock earbuds in the ear, keeping them from falling out. This makes Tour 2.0 very suitable for fitness activities.
The Tour 2.0 pumps a lot of bass in a smooth manner than MA-750 though one must first ensure perfect fit using the eartips that accompany these earphones to get the best results. Even the most subtle and low-end bass tones are announced, but note that this doesn’t mean it focuses on sub-bass. The treble is also good, not edgy or very well-extended while the mid-range is relatively flat and sometimes overshadowed by the bass.
- Plenty of bass
- In-built microphone with good clarity
- Nice and smooth sound
- Relatively flat mid-tones
Read Full review of Beats Tour 2.0
NarMoo S1 High-Fidelity Budget Bass Earbuds
The S1 comes with very nice carrying case, which included all accessories for snug and comfortable fit. Though the earbud housings are quite big, the dual dynamic driver earbuds have bass-heavy sound that are strong and rumbling. That said the big bass be prominent in their sound. (…update soon)
Other affordable basshead sets like JVC HA-FX101 and Popclik String also are worth listening. They offer somewhat called heavy, strong bass. This type of sound signature usually accompany with bloating sound, but they still carry on a level of clarity that enssure you won’t miss what makes the tracks.
Fiio EX1 earbuds deliver excellent balanced sound with durable build quality. They are robust with aluminum housings and a Kevlar intertwined cord. The Fiio EX1 sounds clear and refined across the range. Unlike other sets in your short list, the FiiO EX1’s sound tends to be more natural with adequate amount of bass, not too overwhelming to keep the low-ends crisp and tightly controlled. The mid-range is sweet and the bright and clear treble is easily one of the best. Overall, Its sound stage is expansive and spacious. In addition, it is a more comfortable set, by design which only allows eartips to insert shallowly into the ear.
These are a few better earbuds in ear sets. Most of them are being called bass-enhanced or powerful bass earbuds, the sound signature bassheads will appreciate.
There is also a study showing that less experienced listeners tend to prefer the low-ends than experienced listeners. Do your age, gender and experiences affect your preferred bass? Please comment below!
For me sometimes I hate the overwhelming bass that blur the detail and bright highs from some tracks that they should be present for listeners.