Updated March 11, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

The 10 Best Bass Shakers

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We spent 23 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Though the ears are the most obvious way that humans experience sound, the hearing process is also somewhat tactile. If you're aiming for increased realism in your home theater or gaming system, a good exciter can produce highly convincing vibrations. Whether it's a body-worn transducer, or a couch-mounted bass shaker, the right one will help deliver fully immersive entertainment. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best bass shaker on Amazon.

10. ButtKicker Mini

9. Clark Synthesis Gold

8. SubPac M2X

7. ButtKicker Gamer 2

6. ButtKicker LFE

5. Dayton Audio BST-1

4. Clark Synthesis Platinum

3. Dayton Audio Puck

2. AuraSound Pro

1. ButtKicker Advance

Editor's Notes

March 07, 2019:

Explosions don't just sound loud, they also feel loud. But it's not exactly a subwoofer's job to produce those vibrations; a sub is meant to create the sound itself. So once you've plugged in a quality subwoofer, the next step is a sound transducer, which makes those loud bangs and booms feel as real as they sound. To that end, the oh-so-endearingly-named ButtKicker brand makes some truly high-quality equipment. The standard LFE module has long been appreciated as powerful and effective, though it's not necessarily the best value. Their Advanced model reaches all the way down to 4 hertz, and as such is one of the best options for capturing a truly cinematic feel. They also offer a Gamer model, which clips conveniently to an office or gaming chair, and makes every single gunshot and collision feel like you're right there near it. The AuraSound and Dayton products are relatively modular, in that they're inexpensive, and you can install as many as you need to suit your furniture and home theater configuration. They're also decent for car audio purposes, though the Dayton Puck may be one of the best for that, simply because it's quite small compared to the rest. Clark Synthesis makes a number of models focused on the high-end home theater segment. Their Gold and Platinum operate at much higher frequencies than the rest, which helps to recreate all sounds, in addition to just the lowest ones. And the SubPac is particularly interesting for virtual reality use, where realism is literally the name of the game, and a sound exciter strapped to your back can do wonders for total immersion. Whichever you choose, be certain to use the right size amplifier for the transducer, and make absolutely sure to wire everything properly. Safety is always paramount, especially when dealing with high-wattage signals.


Christopher Thomas
Last updated on March 11, 2019 by Christopher Thomas

Building PCs, remodeling, and cooking since he was young, quasi-renowned trumpeter Christopher Thomas traveled the USA performing at and organizing shows from an early age. His work experiences led him to open a catering company, eventually becoming a sous chef in several fine LA restaurants. He enjoys all sorts of barely necessary gadgets, specialty computing, cutting-edge video games, and modern social policy. He has given talks on debunking pseudoscience, the Dunning-Kruger effect, culinary technique, and traveling. After two decades of product and market research, Chris has a keen sense of what people want to know and how to explain it clearly. He delights in parsing complex subjects for anyone who will listen -- because teaching is the best way to ensure that you understand things yourself.


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