How to Make Speakers Louder? — For iPhone, Computer, and Bluetooth Speakers

Why bother making a speaker louder when you can purchase a new one? Well, there is no guarantee the new one is better until you’ve tried it, and you can save time and money by implementing a few simple tweaks. Our experts are here to teach a few tricks for how to make speakers louder and save some cash.

How to Make Speakers Louder

There are many ways to make a speaker louder and increase the output, but it depends on the type of speaker you have. Our team has broken down the article to address different types of speakers and how to adjust the loudness.

iPhone Speakers

First up on the list is iPhone speakers. Of course, your iPhone volume level will be no match for a larger speaker, but this can be rectified. 

Place in an Empty Corner or Bowl

You can also use external methods to amplify your iPhone speaker. For example, placing it in a concave receptacle such as a bowl or simply cupping your hand around the iPhone can make the sound quality louder. 

Put your iPhone in an empty corner of the room, because it can also make it sound louder thanks to the acoustics. You can even try to place  your phone against a wall and turn it 45 degrees at the adjacent wall to amplify the output. 

VIZIO Elevate surround speakers

You can try turning your iPhone upside down. The speakers in an iPhone are located on the bottom, so simply elevating it to the top can make all the difference in power and sound quality. 

Adjust Volume Limitation Settings

A little-known fact to many consumers is the iPhone comes with a noise limiter setting. This suppresses the max volume level you can otherwise get from your speaker. To do this, head into your “settings”, then find “music”. Once you click on “music”, make sure the “volume limit” function is turned off. 

Adjust Loud Sounds Option

Your iPhone will also have a lot of equalization or EQ settings you can play with. The loudness equalization can be accessed via the “settings” app. Click into it and find “music” then “EQ”. Our team suggests looking for “late night”. The late-night mode may sound like it won’t make the speaker louder, but it actually brings forth quieter sounds.

Bose Companion 2 Series III Multimedia Speakers Side View

Other than the late-night mode, there are many other loudness equalization options you can experiment with on the list.

Bluetooth Speakers

If you don’t know how to make speakers louder if you have a Bluetooth device, then follow the directions below. 

Place on the Floor

If you place your Bluetooth speaker like the Sonos Roam on the floor, it can amplify your listening experience and media content thanks to the vibrations that run along with your floors. This is one of the tricks that can instantly increase sounds.

Area Proportion

You can also try placing the Bluetooth player near a wall like you did with your iPhone. Another way to make a Bluetooth speaker louder is by considering the area proportion. You can’t expect speakers to sound louder if you are in a very large room.

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Sound waves from a small Bluetooth speaker can’t travel as far. Make sure the room size corresponds to the Bluetooth player size to make your speakers sound louder.

Stereo Speakers

To enjoy the loud and satisfying sounds from stereo speakers, follow the steps below. 

Place in the Corner of a Room

The idea to place your iPhone and Bluetooth speaker close to a corner also apply here. The audio will be increased to sound much more expansive. 

Check Inputs

Sometimes speakers sound quiet because the inputs aren’t secure. The volume will be affected if the cables are not inserted tightly. Double-check the insert before you play your media content, but that’s not enough. 

Klipsch surround speaker beside a potted plant

The type of connection you choose for your audio will also impact how loud the sound is. For example, connecting your speakers via HDMI will deliver better performance compared to analog connections. The difference may not be how loud the sound is, but clearer audio will definitely seem louder. 

Purchase New Cables

A poor quality cable is another reason why the sound volume is low. Select better quality cables to boost the sound. 

Computer Speakers

Our experts say a computer speaker can also have the volume increased for better music, movies, and gaming experience. 

Check Equalizer Settings

For a Windows system [1], there are some inbuilt features in your computer system that can boat the sound. One of them is the equalizer settings on your Windows computer.

Computer set with speakers in sepia tone

Click the volume icon and select “playback devices”, then look for speaker properties. After that, open the enhancements tab and choose loudness equalization.

Install External Applications

Another one of the great tricks to control the loud volume is to install external apps. For example, there are plugins such as a DFX enhancer that will work to boost your sound. Think about adding one more speaker and sometimes even using a different media player can give you more control over the speaker volume. 

Disable Low Audio Settings

Your computer may also have low audio settings enabled to reduce the audio. This feature is created to lower the volume when it detects speech. This is most often felt during gameplay when you’re talking to teammates. To turn this off, open the sound tab by clicking the icon on your device. 

Soundbar in a computer set in a room

Click on the communications tab to see all of your options. You will see a lot of options that help reduce sounds such as “mute all sounds” or “reduce all other volumes by 80%” and so on. To check which is best for you, test all of them out on your device. 


When it comes to the question of how to make a speaker louder, choosing the right model is not enough. The volume can be adjusted in many devices such as your iPhone to make your music more enjoyable. Regardless of what type of speaker you are dealing with, your experts have a solution for how to make your music, movie, and any other audio content louder and better. 

To maximize your home theater experience, you can also check the following pages: 

Home theater setup in a living room 


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Willie Greer
Willie Greer is the founder of The Product Analyst. A cinephile, he has made it a personal quest to achieve the awesomest home theater possible. He now shares what he has learned through the years on the site, and has enlisted the help of tech-savvy colleagues in providing more insight about today’s most sought-after gadgets.