For those who are looking for a great middle-ground option for their tower speaker, the SVS Ultra Tower is the perfect fit. It is designed to perform well for casual music, TV, movie, and other audio playing needs all at the same time. With so many useful features, it’s not a surprise that this one is so high up on our list and many others.
For those who are looking for good, casual, entry-level, won’t break the bank style tower speakers, the Polk Signature Series S50 is the best set for you. They may not include all of the extra bells and whistles, but for casual users who don’t need all of that, they’re great. They have a deep, bold black finish, they’re the lightest weight speakers on the list, and they pack a powerful punch at a surprisingly low price. They provide smooth mid-level sound, as well as crisp high-level, so you’re not sacrificing quality when you save money on these compact tower speakers.
For those who are looking for the best of the best, high-quality, top-tier tower speakers they can buy (without spending the equivalent of a down payment on a house), the Dynaudio Xeo 30 is your best bet. Audio lovers of any variety will love the fact that they’re wireless, eliminating the need for an amp, which is a very unique feature at this price point. Plus, they have a unique look: stark white with a couple of pops of black.
How We Picked
Are you someone who loves to listen to, experience, and share all types of music, movies, and TV shows with anyone who will listen?
You may have multiple music apps, YouTube ready at a moment’s notice, and thousands of songs stored on your iPhone that you listen to on your shower speaker. Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon movies are waiting patiently on your home screen. But now you need a way to play them all with good volume, great clarity, and a sleek design that will fit in with the rest of your sound system and other furniture. Whether you’re getting ready to go to work in the morning, out at night, having guests over, or just unwinding on a lazy Sunday morning, you need a tower speaker.
Tower speakers are one of the best and easiest ways to play any songs you enjoy for any occasion. You always have the option to play your music on your phone, but the volume only goes so high, it drains your battery, and the quality gets shaky when you hit a certain level. You can play TV shows and music using just the speakers on your TV, but why limit yourself to your TV’s volume when you can play them using surround sound that will pump the audio through the whole room and make you feel like you’re in a movie theater without ever leaving the house? Plus, tower speakers can decorative, grabbing attention, and drawing focus to your sleek and interesting sound system.
A tower speaker not only gives you access to theater-quality sound, but it’s also a talking point, a decoration, and a filler for otherwise empty vertical space that is waiting to be filled.
With all that in mind, the only real question here is: how do you find the right one to fit your audio needs? Although buying the cheapest audio tower you can find is always an option, it’s not likely to be the best option or produce the best quality sound. Instead you could buy the most expensive one with all of the extras you can find, but that could break the bank and cut into more important expenses. Luckily, we’re here to help you find the best tower speaker for you, and we’ve done our research to put together this list of the best ones out there.
Item dimensions: 10.91 x 17.56 x 43.11 inches
Weight: 59.97 pounds
1” Titanium LTS Vented Tweeter with Hybrid Tractrix Horn
Dual 8” spun copper cerametallic woofers
Dual binding posts for bi-wire/bi-amp
The first tower speaker on our list comes from a brand that has had over 70 years to prove their worth in the acoustic technology arena. They are well known and have designed some of the best acoustic products on the market today.
At first glance, it’s hard not to be impressed by the sleek design, colors, and size of this particular tower speaker. The front of the speaker contains a strong but flexible removable magnetic grille, giving it more dimension and a tasteful pop of color, which nicely breaks up the shiny, smooth ebony finish throughout. The Tractrix port in the back perfectly matches the rest of the speaker and creates an easy airflow with minimal distortion at any frequency.
The dimensions of this tower speaker are ideal for anyone who wants to keep it in a room that has minimal extra space. It would slip easily into a corner or between bookshelves. It also weighs just under 60 pounds, so it’s a relatively easy speaker to maneuver around if you decide to put it in another room or if you move.
One of the best features is the vented tweeter with hybrid Tractrix horn. This technology is known for offering one of the purest, most articulate, and fastest high-frequency responses you could ever find. If you are truly passionate about music, you know how much of an advantage this is. The cerametallic woofers give you deeper bass, higher efficiency, and higher power. Lastly, the binding posts allow for bi-wiring and bi-amping.
What We Like
This is one of the best-looking tower speakers on the market, with some of the best features for high-quality audio without interference. It’s compact enough to fit in most places but produces sound that is much larger than you’d expect.
Klipsch has designed a tower speaker that is perfect for anyone who loves to entertain guests. It’s a stylish pick, an interesting talking point, a great size, and the design is smooth and sleek. They are sold separately, so it can get a bit pricey if you need more than one.
- Sleek and compact design
- Dual binding for switching between high and low frequencies
- Cerametallic woofers for higher efficiency and power
SVS Ultra Tower
Item dimensions: 16.8 x 13.8 x 45.6 inches
Weight: 75 pounds
ForeFactor woofer array
Two 8-inch drivers at the base
Aluminum dome tweeter
The next tower speaker on our list comes from another brand with an excellent reputation. SVS is known for their outstanding customer service and impressive audio products. This is a high-quality speaker that looks like it belongs in the Batcave.
This speaker has a shine that will improve the look of any room. It’s glossy black and flared at the bottom, making it decorative as well as highly functional. The only physical issue is that the shape makes them a bit awkward, you’ll have to search for the perfect spot for them rather than just sticking them anywhere you have a little extra room. It also clocks in at 75 pounds, so it’s a bit harder to move around.
Physical limitations aside, this tower speaker produces clear, thunderous sound. It’s great for anything from casual music listening to surround sound movie experiences right in the comfort of your own home. The horizontally opposed drivers at the base of the speaker will fill any room with low-frequency output. The woofers firing in different directions gives you a deep, accurate, and effortless bass.
Lastly, the tweeter elevates high-frequency performance. All components work together to bring you unique, quality listening experience.
What We Like
For those who are serious about audio production and have the extra space for a larger tower speaker, this is it. We love the glossy black look and the positioning of all of the exterior components.
These speakers provide excellent sound in any room you can fit them in. They’re hard to maneuver but seem to be worth the extra work. Each of their components offers unique benefits, and they all come together to create one of the best tower speakers you can find. Since they’re sold separately, it’s also one of the priciest options if you opt to have two in your home.
Fluance Signature Series
Item dimensions: 15.4 x 10.9 x 47.3 inches
Weight: 62.4 pounds
Dual eight-inch woofers
Sound diffraction reduction technology
Fluance’s Signature Series Hi-Fi three-way floor standing tower speakers (say that five times fast!) provide precision sound and sonic accuracy. Their premium components come together to provide high-quality sound. The only issue we’ve seen is that it can sometimes distort at particularly high volumes.
The black ash finish is a great look, and the signature yellow drivers provide a nice pop of color. The dimensions are great for fitting them into most empty spaces, although they’re so tall that they’re not going to blend right in with everything else. At 62.4 pounds, they’re heavy but not so heavy that they can’t be moved around when you need to. In fact, that is actually a pretty average weight for quality tower speakers.
The two woofers provide rich and mellow bass that is a great addition to any surround sound setup. Speaker spikes for the base can also help isolate the speakers from any vibrations. The spikes come with the package, but they can be difficult to install, so keep that in mind if this is something that’s important to you.
Next, we have the tweeters, which produce high frequencies with high clarity, and the design and materials that are used specifically to decrease sound diffraction so that each song or movie is enhanced to an incredible degree.
What We Like
Since the Amazon bundle comes with two speakers, this is quite a deal. They’re affordable, likely to last you forever, sleek, and provide high-quality sound. There’s not much not to like about these tower speakers.
This is a great budget choice that allows you to spend less without sacrificing any quality. They’ve got a little more modern of a look with the pop of yellow, so they’re great for anyone who wants it to be noticed, but maybe not the best choice for anyone who wants their tower speakers to just blend in with the rest of the room.
- Sleek and tall
- Smooth finish with a pop of color
- Two woofers for smooth and deep but mellow bass production
Polk Signature Series S50
Item dimensions: 10.9 x 10.3 37.4 inches
Weight: 32 pounds
Two 5.25-inch drivers
Terylene tweeter dome
Hi-res certified rating
This tower speaker comes from another company that is one of the most trusted names in audio speakers. Polk created a compact tower speaker in the Signature Series S50, but it still packs a pretty decent punch.
These tower speakers have a deep, bold black finish. They’re thinner and shorter than the others on this list, but that doesn’t take much away from the big, reliable sound quality they produce. The dimensions make them great for anyone who has limited space and only needs a tower speaker for casual use. They’re sold separately, but at their current price you can buy two for less than one of most other popular tower speakers. They weigh 32 pounds each, so they’re also the easiest ones to move around.
The two drivers (woofer and terylene tweeter), provide smooth mid-level sounds and crisp high-level sounds. With all of the positives these small speakers bring, there are a few downsides, as well. These tower speakers are not the loudest or the largest on the list, so if you’re looking for very high volume or a space-filler, this may not be the best option for you.
What We Like
These tower speakers provide great quality sound at a low price and without taking up all of your free space. They’re also about half the weight of most other tower speakers so you don’t have to leave them in one place forever if you like to have the option to move them to different rooms or different areas of the same room.
These are great, easygoing tower speakers offered at a welcoming price. If you’re looking for casual use and you don’t need exceptionally high volumes, these are a great option for you.
Item dimensions: 13x19x45 inches
Weight: 55.5 pounds
Woven Kevlar drivers
Anodized aluminum dome tweeters
The KLH Kendall 3-Way floor standing tower speaker is another great option from an industry leading audio company.
Mid-size with a black oak finish, these are some of the most visually appealing tower speakers we’ve seen on the market today. The natural-looking wood finish makes them easy to mix in with other furniture. They’re sold individually and the price is a bit high, so these are probably only good for those who are really serious about their speakers and have a little wiggle room in their budget. At 55.5 pounds each, the weight is pretty average.
They can be moved, but maybe not too easily, we would suggest enlisting help if they need to be relocated. Once they’re put in place, they have floor spikes that provide extra stability, so they don’t shift around and distort the sound.
The drivers and dome tweeters work together in harmony to create a balanced and detailed audio output experience. The bass is incredibly powerful in these speakers, which sets them apart from many of the other tower speakers on the market today.
What We Like
This is one of the few that we’ve seen that advertises a 10-year warranty right in the description. Now, that’s not to say that it’s the only one that comes with a warranty, just that most of the other speaker companies on this list and in the market today have made that information much harder to find. KLH’s transparency in this department warrants them a few extra bonus points in our book. They are also some of the best-looking tower speakers available.
If you’re a fan of bass-heavy music, these speakers are ideal. Their thick, smooth wooden body gives them an elegant look that’s hard to beat. They can fit well into most rooms, but they are on the pricier side.
Dynaudio Xeo 30
Item dimensions: not provided
Weight: 87.3 pounds
Two woofers (5.5 inches each)
One tweeter (1 inch)
Dynaudio is a company that makes such well-known and high-quality products that we could easily could have filled this whole list with their products alone. It was hard to determine, but after much research and comparison, we discovered that the Dynaudio Xeo 30 is our favorite from this company.
These are the first tower speakers on the list that aren’t a dark, blendable color. They are stark white, with black floor spikes and metal speaker grills. The touch of black will likely help them match up with many different furniture pieces, but they will still stand out.
This is important to consider if you have all dark furniture or you want your tower speakers to fade into the background of a room, as these will definitely be noticed by everyone who enters the space. But if you’re looking for something that draws attention and provides a talking point along with high-quality sound, these are a great option for you.
The package comes with two speakers, but even that considered, they are by far the most expensive on the list. On the plus side, they are completely wireless, and you don’t need an amp to boost the sound, so that plays an important factor in both price and the amount of space you need to allocate to your full sound system.
These tower speakers have two woofers and one tweeter, which has proven to be plenty in providing smooth, high-quality sound. They are the heaviest speakers on the list so far, at 87.3 pounds, so maneuverability will be limited, and you will probably need some help if you need to move them around once they’re in place.
What We Like
These tower speakers perform so well on their own that you don’t need an amp to drive them. They are wireless, which is nearly unheard of at this price point. In most cases, you will have to pay much, much more in order to get that feature. They’re a decent upgrade from the previous versions, including an upgraded DSP and new tuning, giving them a greatly improved sound quality.
While the price point may be somewhat extreme, they save you the trouble of hooking up an amp, they stand out in a major way, and they provide high-quality audio without requiring assistance from other expensive audio equipment. The black grills and floor spikes give them a nice pop of color, and the spikes will help elevate the speakers and protect them from vibration and sound distortion.
Q Acoustics 3050i
Item dimensions: not available
Weight: not available
Point to point bracing
Helmholtz pressure equalizer
Twin precision drivers
Last but not least on our list is the set of two Q Acoustics 3050i floor standing speakers. They’re a good price for their bundle of two, and they have a few unique features that make them stand out from the crowd and qualify for lists like these.
One of the most unique features of this one is that you have multiple color options to choose from, which is not the case with most of the high-quality tower speakers on this list or in the market in general. You can pick from arctic white, carbon black, English walnut, or graphite grey. This is great if you’re already established in your home and you have all of your furniture in one color or one scheme and you need your speaker additions to blend in. Our favorite is the graphite grey, but it’s always nice to have options.
Another important feature is the point to point bracing technique that this company uses to reduce intrusive vibrations throughout the cabinet. Reducing vibrations will give you a purer and more accurate sound quality. Along with the point to point bracing, they take advantage of another technology, which we haven’t seen in many other speakers: Helmholtz Pressure Equalizer. This pairs up with the bracing to eliminate resonance in the enclosure.
These speakers are ideal for surround sound TV and movies, but the bass is a bit weaker in these, so they’re not as great for music. If you pair them up with a subwoofer and surround speakers, this will bring them up to speed on the music end.
What We Like
We like having four color options to choose from, the high-quality sound for movies and TV, and the ability to bump them up and make them better for music, too. Lastly, the twin drivers create a wide and even disbursement of sound.
These are ideal support speakers if you just need an addition to an already standing sound system. They’re a good price, great quality, and perfect for movies and TV, although they will work for music too and you can boost them up to make them even better.
- Four color options
- Point to point bracing techniques
- Helmholtz Pressure Equalizer technology
Buyer’s Guide to Finding the Best Tower Speakers
First of all, it’s important to consider size when you’re choosing the best tower speakers for the amount of space you have allocated to them. There’s nothing worse than ordering an important piece of furniture or audio equipment and then finding that it doesn’t fit where you want to put it when it gets delivered.
In the same category, it’s also important not to choose tower speakers with a weight of 100 pounds or more each if you live on the fourth floor of a building that doesn’t have an elevator. You want you speakers to fit where you want them, and you want to be sure that you can get them into that room or move them around once they’re there. Measure the space you have available before you choose your tower speakers, and make sure that if they’re extremely heavy, you’ll have someone available to help you move them around.
Are you someone who has all matching furniture already? Do you want something that stands out or blends in with everything else? Most of these tower speakers come in only one color or style, so it’s important to look at that before you make your decision. Many only come in some kind of black (shiny, glossy, matte, oak, etc.), but others come in only stark white, and others (rarely) give you a few color options to choose from. Color and style are incredibly important when you’re considering tower speakers that will take up a good amount of space in your home, so these factors shouldn’t be neglected.
Many of these high-quality tower speakers have a variety of features, providing endless possibilities. Do you need two drivers? Do you want them to be horizontally placed so that they evenly distribute sound throughout the room, or do you only have one secluded area that you need to fill? Do you live in a place where you can have floor spikes attached to your tower speakers so that they don’t shift around and distort the sound, or would you rather have them on a platform? Do you have an amp that you can connect your speakers to, or do you need it work well enough on its own? Do you need a ton of different features to enhance your audio quality, or would you prefer the bare minimum to make your choice easier and save some money? The possibilities are endless, and each tower speaker on our list has its own set of features to consider and appreciate.
Frequently Asked Questions About Tower Speakers
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about tower speakers. If we weren’t able to answer a specific question that you have, please let us know so that we can help you and all of our future visitors get the answers that they need to make this decision.
Q: What is a tower speaker?
A: A tower speaker is a floor standing speaker that is often used in home theater systems. They provide a wider, louder, and clearer range of sound than regular speakers, sound systems, and TV or phone speakers alone. Most people choose to purchase two tower speakers, so that they can use them for the right and left channels in their home sound systems.
This is the recommended way to use tower speakers, as it helps to complete the look and the system and provides quality sound to every corner of the room and everywhere in between. Instead of distorting at higher volumes like cell phone and TV speakers, they’re built to thrive under these conditions and improve your listening experience.
Q: What types of tower speakers are available?
A: There is a wide variety of tower speakers available on the market right now, which is very lucky for music lovers, TV and movie aficionados, and anyone else with a need for a home theater system. Some are large, tall, heavy, and elegant. Others are smaller, shorter, thinner, and more modern in their appearance.
They come in a variety of sizes, shapes, weights, and colors. Of course, each tower speaker is built with essentially the same purpose, but each type does things in a slightly different way and may have varying features to choose from. What’s great about this is that it makes it easy to find one that is ideal for your own individual preferences, needs, and space limitations.
Q: What are the uses of a tower speaker?
A: Overall, tower speakers are designed to provide high-quality audio for a variety of situations. Tower speakers are incredibly versatile. TV, phone, desktop, and other speakers have limitations that tower speakers do not. They can be used to play music while you’re getting ready for work, getting dressed for a night out with friends, or want something playing at any volume when you have friends or family over.
They can also be used to improve the sound quality of any TV show or movie for yourself, your family, or your friends. They can make you feel like you’ve been transported from your living room to a movie theater, without ever having to get up off of the couch or put on pants. Tower speakers can improve the volume, quality, and experience of any audio production.
Q: What are tower speakers made out of?
A: Speakers have been made of mostly the same materials for a long time, and manufacturers have just gotten better at using them in different ways and tweaking the builds to make them perform better and last longer. Tower speakers are typically made from a variety of materials, including but not limited to: stamped iron, aluminum, ceramic ferrite, iron oxide, a ceramic binder, treated paper, adhesive glue, and other important components. If you are looking for more specific information on what your individual tower speaker is made out of, look on the company’s website or reach out to directly to the seller or manufacturer if their information (typically a customer service line) is available to you.
Q: How long will tower speakers last?
A: The life of your tower speakers may vary depending on a number of individual factors, including the materials that they were built with, the quality, and how they are used and cared for. Some speakers that are on the cheaper and lower-quality side may last about five years before they need to be replaced, on average.
Other higher-quality and more expensive speakers have been known to last forever. It’s important to take factors like wear and tear into consideration when trying to estimate the life of your tower speakers. Will you have them operating for twelve hours each day at a high volume? Or will you use them for casual music playing and TV watching an hour or two every other day? Did you splurge and buy the higher quality speakers, or did you opt for the cheapest tower speakers that you could find?
One way to protect your tower speakers is to read the instruction manual when you get them so that you know how to care for them properly (yes, actually take the time to read the manual). Another way to protect your purchase is to make sure that you’re buying tower speakers that come with a warranty (or to purchase one separately if they don’t) and to know exactly what that warranty covers and for how long.
Q: Should I purchase a warranty for my tower speakers?
A: Many tower speakers from reputable brands should already come with extensive warranties built into the overall cost. However, it is very important to confirm that this is the case before making such a big and potentially expensive purchase. If you can’t find the warranty information on the page where you’re purchasing your tower speakers, find a customer service line to call and confirm the warranty information. If there isn’t a warranty already built into the purchase price, ask them about buying one separately.
As you can hopefully see, there are a wide variety of options, sizes, and prices to choose from. From casual use and modern designs to high-level consistent use and elegant, from thin and tall to wide and short, the possibilities for your tower speakers are endless, although we limited it to our top seven to make it easier for you to choose.
Tower speakers are generally easy to set up and they provide some of the best, clearest, loudest, and highest-quality sound that you can find anywhere. Gone are the days of playing music exclusively from your phone at a low volume or relying on your TV speakers alone to provide the sound for your favorite TV shows and movies. The right set of tower speakers can change your life and the way you listen to any audio forever.
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