The 5 Best Speaker Booster Apps of 2019

Want louder music? Better call volume? Improved headphone volume? Try these apps

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Your phone can be much louder than you think, it just needs the right app to turn your favorite songs all the way up. If you want to get the most out of your phone speakers, want more bass, or want to improve the sound quality of your phone calls, there's a speaker booster app for you.

Regardless of which speaker app you decide to use, there's a risk of damaging the phone speakers, headphones, or your hearing if the volume is too high for too long. If you hear distortions in the audio, the volume is too high. Use these speaker booster apps carefully.

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Volume Booster By GOODEV: Best Overall Loudspeakers App For Android

Volume Booster by GOODEV

What We Like

  • Small download size at just 2.42 MB. 

  • A little boost goes a long way.  

What We Don't Like

  • Easy to accidentally turn the volume up too high.

The Volume Booster app by GOODEV is a versatile loudspeakers app for Android without being a music player. The app increases the volume of either the phone speakers or headphones. While it's not intended to increase the call volume on a phone, it works to boost the sound while playing music, audiobooks, or movies on a phone. 

Volume Booster is a powerful volume booster app. So powerful, in fact, the app comes with a warning from the app developer stating that using the booster at high volumes for long periods of time may damage speakers or your hearing. 

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Volume Booster Pro By Music Hero: Best Overall Phone Volume Booster

Volume Booster Pro

What We Like

  • Easy-to-use interface with volume knobs for each phone sound.

  • Three volume boost presets (Muted, Normal, and Max).

What We Don't Like

  • Presets are customizable, but knobs don't move past a certain percentage range. 

Volume Booster Pro is a simple volume control and booster app for Android phones. The app increases the loudness of music played on your phone. It also increases the volume for phone calls, alarms, and other phone system sounds such as ringtones and notifications.

Available on Android devices, Volume Booster Pro is free to download and use. 

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Bass Booster And EQ Power: Best Bass Booster For Headphones

Bass Booster and EQ

What We Like

  • The Power Bass feature is powerful and best without headphones.

  • Use the Bass knob to turn up the volume on headphones. 

What We Don't Like

  • The volume control isn't responsive and may stick on certain levels. 

Bass Booster and EQ Power does exactly as its name implies; it boosts the bass of songs played on Android phones. That's not all it's capable of doing; Bass Booster and EQ Power also offers reverb presets, the ability to create ringtones from songs, and a sleep timer. 

Available on Android devices, Bass Booster and EQ Power is free to download and use. 

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Boom: Music Player and Equalizer: Best Booster App For Streaming Music

Boom: Music Player

What We Like

  • Not limited to listening to music on your phone.

  • Boosts the sound quality of streaming music and podcasts.

What We Don't Like

  • Subscription prices are a bit expensive.

Boom is an iOS music player app that boosts the bass, provides surround sound quality music on headphones, and provides other audio enhancements while listening to streaming services Spotify and Tidal. The app also offers access to radio and podcast stations as well. 

Available for iOS. Boom is free to download but requires a paid subscription after the initial 7-day free trial. According to its listing on iTunes, six month and annual subscriptions are available at the discounted prices of $6.99 and $11.99, respectively. It's unclear how long these prices will be offered to new subscribers. Without the discounts, the prices are $11.99 for six months and $23.99 for one year. 

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VLC

VLC

What We Like

  • Cross-platform.

  • Supports tons of file formats.

  • Great equalizer presets.

  • Plays videos too.

What We Don't Like

  • Amount of controls might be overwhelming to start.

VLC is one of the most popular media players on desktops, so why not phones too? The VLC app for Android and iOS brings the same power users have come to expect on the desktop player to mobile. It offers the same audio and video playback capabilities along with VLC's broad file format support.

VLC also includes an equalizer that boosts the audio volume and a range of presets to improve the sound of your music, based on your favorite genres.