In this video we’re breaking down the five best floor standing speakers in 2021. I’ve included options for every type of consumer. If you’re looking for budget floor standing speakers for watching movies or listening to music or a more premium set that delivers breathtaking clarity and immersive audio for home theater setups, I’ll have the product for you.
The fifth product on our list is the POLK T50. These are our best budget floor standing speakers. If you’re looking for inexpensive floor standing speakers, the POLK’s T50 tower speakers are a good budget option, with big booming sound that will bring your favorite movies and music to life. Currently priced around 300 per pair, the POLK T50s cabinet is constructed of MDF board and is covered by a black semi-gloss wood vinyl finish that makes them look like premium speakers.
Each speaker has a permanently attached base and the front is covered by a covered black cloth grille while the inside is well braced to minimize resonance. The sound is definitely impressive for its budget price with its hefty speakers that are configured with a one-inch silk dome tweeter and a six-and-a-half-inch polymer composite driver that produces surprisingly clean, punchy and pretty accurate sound.
The two six and a half inch passive radiators work with the driver to produce a well-balanced, natural warm sound that reaches the far corners of your room. Around the back of each speaker are a pair of five-way binding posts that you can connect using either bare wires or special banana plugs. Whether you’re watching your favorite show or movie or playing some music to mellow out the t50 gives you an enjoyable sound paired with affordability.
The key features include:
Impressive sound. The one-inch tweeter, six-and-a-half-inch driver and two passive radiators combined to produce a well-balanced, natural warm sound.
Easy hookup. Five-way binding posts on the rear of each speaker offer easy connections.
Expandable. The T50s are a great start to a full audio system using t-series speakers.
If you’re looking for inexpensive floor-standing speakers to watch your favorite show movie, or listen to your favorite music, the POLK’s T50 delivers surprisingly good sound with its proprietary dynamic balance technology for an enjoyable listening experience at a budget price.
The fourth product on our list is the Klipsch R-26FA. These are our best floor standing speakers for home theaters. If you’re looking to add immersive audio to your home theater setup at an affordable price the Klipsch R-26FA features a top firing elevation channel integrated into the top of the speaker to make it one of your best choices.
Currently priced around 650 dollars per pair the R-26FA Dolby Atmos floor standing speakers not only deliver stereo sound towards you but also reflects sound off the ceiling with its elevation channel to deliver an immersive overhead Dolby Atmos experience.
Each speaker has a one-inch aluminum diaphragm compression tweeter, dual six-and-a-half-inch copper spun magnetically shielded injection molded graphite woofers, a 90 by 90-degree square track tricks horn and a front firing port that creates ideal airflow with minimal distortion and enhanced low end.
These components are fitted into an MDF cabinet finished in a brushed polymer veneer that gives you seamless integration into any décor. The horns and tweeters deliver impressive, high-end response, creating a clean natural sound with a maximum output of 400 watts.
The IMG woofers are light but extremely rigid giving you distortion free low frequency response. A strong flexible removable grille protects the speaker components and adds a rich refined look while remaining acoustically transparent.
The key features include:
Elevation channel. A top firing speaker bounces sound off the ceiling for Dolby Atmos effects.
Versatile connections. 5-way binding posts let you easily connect the speakers and support by wiring and by amping.
The Klipsch R-26FA would be a great choice for you if you want to build or add to your home theater audio system. You’ll get impressive sound quality with the solid speaker configuration and the immersive experience of the elevation channel for Dolby Atmos effects all at an affordable price point.
The third product on our list is the Q Acoustics 3050i. These are our best floor standing speakers for small spaces. If you’re looking for great floor standing speakers for a smaller space, then the Q Acoustics 3050i could be just what your living room needs. Currently priced around 840 dollars per pair the 3050i delivers an improved sonic performance that’s packaged in a beautifully designed speaker.
All three drivers are positioned on the top half of the cabinet that makes for an eye-catching look while the rounded corners and chrome bezels around each driver really give the speakers a premium identity. Components include 165 millimeter and 22-millimeter drivers that produce a wide and even dispersion of sound and these speakers have some interesting tech inside them too.
The drivers are supported by thick baffles and point-to-point bracing to reduce resonance for a purer sound and more accurate sound stage. Each speaker also contains a Helmholtz pressure equalizer. A hollow tube inside the cabinet packed with damping material that further reduces resonance. On their own these speakers are good for listening to music but incorporating them into a home theater setup makes them reach their full potential showing off what they were really good at dynamics and detail.
If you’re looking for audio purity for listening to your favorite music, stay tuned for the KLIPSCH RP-8000F coming up next.
The key features include:
Small footprint. The 12.2-inch square footprint makes these speakers good for areas with limited space.
Cabinet design. Point-to-point bracing and pressure equalization reduce resonance for better sound.
Low profile connections. Shorter binding posts let you push the speakers against the wall to conserve space but easily accept all connector types.
Even if your home theater isn’t massive, the small footprint of the Q Acoustics 3050i make them a great choice for those looking for great floor-standing speakers with smaller spaces but still want to enjoy a full audio experience.
The second product on our list is the KLIPSCH RP-8000F. These are great floor-standing speakers for music. The KLIPSCH RP-8000F are priced at around thirteen hundred eighty dollars per pair and if you’re an audiophile these are great floor standing speakers for music. They deliver incredible sound through tractrix horn loaded technology and dual 8-inch copper spun Sarah metallic woofers.
There are a lot of good speakers on the market, but clips prioritize efficiency choosing horn tweeters paired with equally impressive woofers resulting in, less impedance, less required power and less distortion and ideally, cleaner and clearer mid and high frequencies that range from 32 to 25 000 hertz.
The RP-8000F are handsome and powerful floor standards; they blend crystal clear highs with punchy MIDs and more bass than many home theater in a box subwoofer. If you’re into vinyl or high-quality digital downloads they’re a great pair for serious music listening, should you add a sub for full dynamic range of course paired with a dedicated base bomb the RP-8000F towers become monsters for your favorite tunes.
Each speaker houses a one-inch titanium. Its vented tweeter with hybrid tractrix horn, dual 8-inch spun copper serum metallic woofers, a bass reflex system using a rear firing tractrix port that’s perfectly matched to the cabinet and woofers and creates ideal airflow with minimal distortion or turbulence even at the lowest frequencies.
The key features include:
Neutral accurate response. Produces clean uncolored sound for an amazing listening experience with a frequency response of 32 to 25 000 hertz.
Spun copper cerametallic woofers. Rigid and lightweight for minimal distortion and maximum efficiency.
Vented tweeter. The vented tweeter design reduces standing waves behind the tweeter diaphragm for a smoother high frequency reproduction removable grille attached magnetically for an elegant transition from powerful showstopper to discreet performance piece.
If you’re looking for floor standing speakers for music listening the KLIPSCH RP-8000F is a great option for audiophiles with efficient drivers that produce cleaner and clearer performance with less distortion and the ability to buy wire or buy amp these speakers lets you get more solid base and more detailed highs for serious music listening.
The first product on our list is the SVS Prime Pinnacle. These are our best overall floor standing speakers. If you’re looking for a great pair of floor standing speakers the SVS Prime Pinnacle are a three-way speaker system that creates exceptionally high clarity and sound resolution, even in the smallest details making them a great option for you.
Currently priced at around sixteen hundred dollars per pair the prime pinnacle cabinets are built with MDF and the internals are covered with a special damping material and feature an angled bracing system that reduces resonance.
Each base driver is placed in its own separated compartment with a dedicated rear-facing port with an optimized tuning frequency producing better more accurate base response. The speakers use a three-way design, a single 5.25-inch mid-range driver at the top with a one-inch aluminum dome tweeter below, and three six and a half inch woofers at the bottom with polypropylene cones while the 5.25-inch mid-range driver is constructed of composite glass fiber.
Both have cast abs fiberglass composite baskets. Lastly the one-inch aluminum dome tweeter is placed under a metal lattice for better protection and uses a diffuser to provide broad dispersion throughout the room.
Its three-way crossover is uniquely tuned to each individual driver and connects the tweeter to the mid-range, the mid-range to the woofers and the woofers right back around to the tweeter. They all blend seamlessly into a beautiful soundscape.
The key features include:
Smooth sound with terrific imaging. The three-way system creates high clarity and sound resolution bringing your movies, games and music to life.
Excellent bass performance. Three drivers in separate enclosures each with a tuned port give you great bass response.
Blending. Stepping up from the SP FS 52 the pinnacle’s three-way blending technology brings incredible sound mixing letting you hear the true vision of your favorite artists.
Interior bracing. Reduces overall resonance.
If you’re looking for a premium full-sized three-way tower that doesn’t compromise sound, the SVS Prime Pinnacle delivers breathtaking clarity with massive cinematic dynamics giving you thrilling and immersive sound making it a great choice for you.