Ask the average person what a stereo speaker looks like, and they’ll describe a floorstanding speaker every time — though they'll probably call them tower speakers, since that's what so many people think of when they see them! These are the iconic elements of a sound system. They look like they mean business, and most people are likely to assume floorstanding speakers are the most expensive type of speaker.
As it happens, that is not necessarily the case. It's certainly possible to find floorstanding speakers that cost as much as a new automobile, like the kind you’ll see installed in the multi-million-dollar rooms in architecture magazines. In this guide, however, we’ll show you floorstanding speakers that are affordable, yet still deliver sound quality that is very high-end.
It should be mentioned that the sound quality received from a floorstanding speaker is just about unmatched. Look at the number of drivers that are found in these speakers: a tweeter and usually at least one mid-range or midbass driver. Most floorstanding speakers have a pair of midbass drivers to help add that “punch” to the music that smaller speakers may not be able to deliver. If you're looking for incredible audio quality in a smaller footprint, check out our recommendations for the best bookshelf speakers instead.
How We Chose These Floorstanding Speakers
There isn’t much in this world as satisfying as sitting down and listening to music at the end of your day - especially those stressful ones. Whether you’re listening to Sinatra melt your anxiety away or jamming out with Led Zeppelin, it’s important to us that you find your speaker soulmate and your audio Zen. To that end, we listened to dozens of different floorstanding speakers and have some suggestions for you to check out. Brands you’re familiar with like Bowers & Wilkins, KLH, Focal, Klipsch, and more populate the list. Even smaller attributes like the speaker array used or finish of the cabinet were put under the microscope - after all, a speaker not only has to sound great, but it also certainly can’t be an eyesore. We are excited to share our findings with you and if you feel the same, please read on!
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