Best Megaphones

Review & Comparison, Last Update September 27, 2018
Want to make sure that everybody hears you loud and clear? You could shout and risk losing your voice or you could just use a powerful megaphone to send your voice over large distances. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2018
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OUR VERDICT
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PROS

This bullhorn works both via an AC adapter and batteries, useful if you plan on using it for hours at a time and don't want to carry backup batteries.

CONS

This model is relatively heavy.

OUR VERDICT

This high-power model will carry your voice over a huge distance so you can use it effectively both at construction sites and sporting events. It's easy to keep operational using either batteries or an AC adapter and you can even play back music by hooking up players to the bullhorn via the USB port. A high-tech choice for those who want it loud!

detailed parameters
Power

50 W (Up to 1200 Yards)

Functions

Siren mode, voice mode, playback from USB-port, playback from audio devices via AUX-in

Power Source

8 x "C" batteries

AC adapter (not included)

Extras

Detachable handheld mic, adjustable volume control, carrying strap

Dimensions

13.75" x 9"(dia.)

4.38 lbs

Warranty

1 year

PROS

In addition to the standard voice and siren modes, this model has a music mode so you can play the popular 'Ole Ole' song to rouse the crowds at sports games.

CONS

You'll have to replace batteries pretty frequently.

OUR VERDICT

Sports fans will love this bullhorn, equipped with the 'Ole Ole' chant. You can set it to the highest volume and get the whole stadium chanting, which makes the Croove 733 perfect for sporting events. Just make sure to have backup batteries on hand and get ready to have fun.

detailed parameters
Power

30 W (Up to 800 Yards)

Functions

Siren mode, voice mode, music mode

Power Source

4 x "D" batteries

Extras

Adjustable volume control, carrying strap, foldable handle

Dimensions

10.1" x 6.4"(dia.)

1.4 lbs

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The powerful microphone on this model has a noise suppression feature and keeps the sound clean and interference-free.

CONS

Some users complain about the handle being uncomfortable to hold for too long.

OUR VERDICT

If the clarity of sound matters most to you, you should definitely choose this model. Its noise suppression is excellent and your voice will be heard over up to 1000 yards regardless of how loud the environment is around you. A great choice for construction site commanders.

detailed parameters
Power

40 W (Up to 1000 Yards)

Functions

Siren mode, voice mode, music mode

Power Source

6 x "D" batteries

Extras

Detachable handheld mic, adjustable volume control, carrying strap

Dimensions

10.1" x 6.25"(dia.)

1.15 lbs

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The device is very energy efficient, working for up to 10 hours on a single set of batteries, turned up to maximum volume.

CONS

The glossy body gets scratched really easily.

OUR VERDICT

If you have to use the bullhorn for hours at a time, give a try to this energy-efficient model, which can operate for 10 hours at the maximum volume. It's also quite loud so you can use it to control crowds or chant at sporting events equally well. A budget-friendly pick that will save you money in the long run.

detailed parameters
Power

20 W (Up to 600 Yards)

Functions

Siren mode, voice mode

Power Source

4 x "C" batteries

Extras

Adjustable volume control, carrying strap, foldable handle

Dimensions

8.9" x 6.75"(dia.)

1 lb

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The volume adjustment controls here slide gently so you can slowly inch the sound up or down depending on how loud you want it.

CONS

The flexible handle might get wobbly over time.

OUR VERDICT

This is an affordable model that you can control efficiently, changing the volume smoothly thanks to the precise controls. Also, the bell on this bullhorn is quite wide so your voice won't be muffled by the wind, an important feature for use out in the open. Perhaps not the most powerful megaphone out there but a sensible choice for sure.

detailed parameters
Power

20 W (Up to 600 Yards)

Functions

Siren mode, voice mode

Power Source

4 x "C" batteries

Extras

Adjustable volume control, carrying strap, foldable handle

Dimensions

8.9" x 6.75"(dia.)

1 lb

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

Pyle PMP58U

Go Team Go!

Need a bright and high power megaphone to get some pep and send the crowd chanting for your team? Whether you’re a cheerleader or a coach, the classic white and red Pyle PMP58U will get the crowd screaming without you straining your voice even a bit.

This model works both on batteries and via an AC adapter (though you’ll have to buy that accessory separately) and consumes relatively little energy. In fact, the 50 Watts consumption seems downright tiny considering that it transmits sound as far as 1200 yards.

Oh, and you’re not restricted to transmitting your voice only. This model has an AUX-in port as well as a USB one so you can play music or prerecorded audio clips. There’s also a preset siren sound, useful for emergencies where simple voice commands might not be enough.

The Pyle PMP58U also has a handy carrying strap though we’d actually recommend getting an extension for it. You see, this model is on the heavy side so your hands might get tired of holding it for the whole event. However, with a longer strap, you could just hang it on your neck easily.

All of the above does, of course, come with all the standard megaphone features such as the adjustable volume and detachable mic. But it’s the extras that make the Pyle PMP58U stand out and make it one of the best choices for all.

Review of Pyle PMP58U Megaphone Speaker PA Bullhorn - with Built-in Siren

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Croove 733

Pump Up the Music!

Love going to college football matches but don’t feel like they’re epic enough? You can get the crowd rowdy with the Croove 733, designed to raise the public’s spirits and get them chanting.

While you can use this model as a basic bullhorn megaphone, it comes with a siren mode that will attract attention no matter how noisy the event is. Additionally, it has a music mode that plays the ultra-popular ‘Ole Ole’ song, a familiar tune for football fans. If that doesn’t get the fans shouting, nothing will!

However, this kind of sound requires a substantial amount of energy. Thus the Croove 733 eats through D batteries like they’re candy so make sure to bring a few spares just in case. Alternatively, you can turn down the volume via the controls, though we personally prefer it loud. After all, why not take advantage of one of the most powerful megaphones out there?

This model is also quite convenient to carry around as it has a strap and the handle folds easily. That way you can stick it in a bag or keep it hanging from your wrist as you move. It’s quite lightweight and won’t be a burden at all.

All in all, this is one of the best accessories for sports events where the crowd needs a little push to get inspired. It’s convenient to use and carry and you can’t go wrong with the quality that the Croove 733 offers.

Review of Croove 733 Megaphone Bullhorn With Siren

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Pyle PMP40

Hearing You Loud and Clear!

Tired of trying to get your voice and commands heard while feedback and noise get in the way? Clear sound transmission is what you need and that’s exactly what the Pyle PMP40 delivers.

The microphone on this model has a noise suppressor so it only picks up your voice and keeps it clean with no traces of feedback. You don’t have to speak directly into this megaphone like a cheerleader, there’s a detachable mic that can be used instead. That way it seems more professional so you can use it on construction sites, for example. The mic is push-to-talk so you won’t ever accidentally transmit something you’d rather not.

We did hear a few complaints about the handle being awkward to hold for too long. However, that’s just a matter of how you grip it and, who knows, it may fit perfectly well into your hand. Besides, this model is quite lightweight so it’s not like this device will be dragging you down.

The Pyle PMP40 transmits voices over a distance of up to 1000 yards, up there with the top of the line models. It only uses batteries though it does take quite a few to function, probably due to the wide coverage area. It also has music and siren modes, just like other Pyle bullhorns.

While this particular model may not be the overall most powerful bullhorn we’ve seen, it does offer exceptionally clean sound, which can be the deciding factor in a lot of cases. So if you value sound quality over extra features, this is the megaphone for you.

Review of Pyle PMP40 Megaphone Speaker PA Bullhorn W Built-in Siren

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Sugar home Portable

Save Your Batteries

Need a bullhorn that won’t burn through batteries too fast and still carry your voice over a reasonably large distance? Try out the Sugar Home Portable megaphone, a budget-friendly and energy-efficient model.

This bullhorn works on 4 C batteries and, thanks to optimized energy consumption, a single set of batteries will be enough for 10 hours of work at the maximum volume. In fact, the device will work twice as long if you turn that sound down just a little bit. Considering that most sports events don’t last all that long, this should be more than enough for several weeks or maybe even over a month of regular use.

The Sugar Home Portable also has a siren mode so you can quickly get crowds to disperse, useful for emergencies or parties that have been going for too long. This model carries sound over a distance of 600 yards so you can be sure that everybody hears you.

However, like many other models of plastic megaphones, the Sugar Home bullhorn’s glossy body scratches easily, which makes the device look really worn even after a few months of use.

So if battery use matters to you and you want a bullhorn that works efficiently and doesn’t cost a pretty penny, don’t hesitate to get the Sugar Home model. It may not be the sturdiest but it’s certainly one of the more cost-effective choices out there.

Review of Sugar home Portable Megaphone Speaker with Voice and Siren/Alarm Modes

 

Ideas In Life Portable

Take Control of the Volume

Looking to get a rowdy crowd in order but don’t want to resort to high-volume shouting right away? Sadly, most megaphones seem to have poor sound adjustment controls so you end up either whisper-quiet or loud enough to get people covering their ears. However, the Ideas In Life Portable bullhorn is, thankfully, different from the rest.

This model’s volume control slider moves very smoothly so you can choose precisely how loud you want to be. It also doesn’t distort the sound once you turn the megaphone up to the highest level, which is a common problem with cheaper models. Plus, the wide bell diameter keeps the sound from being muffled by strong winds, which can happen if you’re out in the open.

We have to warn you that the low price of the Ideas In Life megaphone does come at the expense of good materials. For example, the foldable handle tends to get wobbly over time so you might have to tighten the screws if you want it to stay firm. The strap, though, stays on with no issues and doesn’t tear even after prolonged use. Still, the body of this bullhorn is relatively sturdy and there’s little to complain about in terms of sound. If you don’t want to spend too much and still need a high-quality model, the Ideas In Life Portable bullhorn may just be an optimal purchase.

Review of Ideas In Life Portable Megaphone Speaker Bullhorn with Voice and Siren/Alarm Modes

 

What Is a Megaphone?

Honestly, it’s hard to explain what a megaphone is without going too basic or too scientific. We’d prefer the approachable route, though, so let’s just leave it at this: a loudspeaker like that is a device that helps you transmit your voice or, in case of some models, other sounds loudly over large distances. This can be helpful if you’re coaching a sports team, leading a rally, or simply want to have some fun at a party. Depending on the model, you may be able to send your voice as far as the length of a football field or maybe even further. Some of them are intended for use in high-noise environments where you’ll have to be shouting over large machinery or construction equipment. Also, you’ll have to check if your megaphone speaker works on batteries or via an AC adapter so you’ll know whether it can be easily taken out “in the field” so to speak.

If you’re all about loud and high-quality sound, check out our boomboxes review, these little music players are perfect for parties. And if you want to get the whole house shaking with the power of sound, don’t hesitate to pick out a set of floor speakers to amp up the bass.

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Publish Date: 2018-07-31 12:45:55