Best High End Home Theater Speakers – 2019 Edition

Making Your Home Theater-Approved

While going to the movie theater can be a great experience, it isn’t always possible to take that experience with you back home. Some movies are just meant to be viewed with the sound quality that only the theater can provide. However, this audio quality doesn’t have to be restricted just to a movie theater. You can include it into your own home, too. High-end home theater speakers are exactly the equipment that you need to transform any entertainment room in your home into an in-home movie theater.

Whether you want to host movie showings, watch sports in a way you never have before, or even just listen to music, speakers are the primary piece of equipment that can transform your experience. In regards to movies, if you’re not listening to them with speakers designed for enhanced audio, then it can often feel like you’re missing out on half of the movie. Directors prefer high-quality speakers. While there are many theater speakers available, not all are worth the amount they go for. To make sure that you’re buying the theater speakers right for your home and situation, consider these top 10 high-end home theater speakers to include in your home.

 

Best High-End Home Theater Speakers Reviewed

Polk Audio PSW10

Polk Audio offers this 10-inch subwoofer that can easily fit in a small or mid-sized room. So, whether you live in an apartment or have a small theater room, then this speaker is an excellent option to reduce the size that is required for your audio equipment. This might allow you to fill that available space with another table or more comfortable chairs, so you can invite more guests to your showings.

One of the problems that many speakers have is delivering high-quality sound when it comes to high-pitched tones. The quality can become frizzled or electronic. This product from Polk Audio uses technology that maintains high-quality audio even with those high-pitched tones. It limits the amount of distortion that you might hear. The Polk Audio PSW10 also delivers low bass while also keeping the sound from disrupting the clarity.

It can double the amplifier to 100 watts which makes it far more durable than other products. It’s also easy to integrate with other sound systems that you may already have set up around the room.

Pros:

Affordable
Can Easily Fit In Small Or Mid-Sized Rooms
Limits Distortion On High And Low End Of Pitches

Cons:

May Need To Turn Volume All The Way Up To Receive Full Bass Quality

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Yamaha YAS-207BL

Another high-end home theater speaker option that doesn’t require a lot of space is this product from Yamaha. They use a sound bar and sophisticated software to bring the best audio quality possible to your theater room. The sound bar can easily rest along your TV or closer depending on the volume of sound that you desire. It’s also wireless, so you don’t have to tangle with a bunch of wires in your room that is already likely seeing its fair-share of wires.

Because it is wireless, the soundbar is also capable of working with Bluetooth technology. At the single click of a button, you can transition from incredible audio quality for your movie to streaming music. This soundbar can also be set up with either an HDMI cord, analog, or even an optical connection.

This soundbar also has found a way to include volume with regards to height to ensure full immersion with the sound. It can be easily wall-mounted while the additional subwoofers can be placed strategically around the room for further audio enhancement.

Pros:

Easily Placed Anywhere In The Room
Wireless
First Soundbar With 3D Sound

Cons:

Requires A Certain USB To Update Firmware

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Klipsch R-120SW Subwoofer

This 12-inch subwoofer focuses on the deep-level of bass for audio quality. It’s an all-digital amplifier with 400 watts at its peak power. It also provides low pass crossover and phase control to ensure that the bass comes out as cleanly as possible. This is because it uses an injection molded graphite cone that manages to be light but also rigid. This keeps the low-frequency response from disrupting the bass quality.

One of the other frequent problems that you experience with home theater speakers is that the sound can often make the surface of which the speaker is sitting on shake. In some cases, the shaking may be so bad that it makes items also resting on that surface fall off and potentially break. This product from Klipsch uses reinforced MDF to reduce the amount of vibration that is done to the surface that the subwoofer rests upon. In so doing, you only hear clear audio and not the residual shaking from the cabinet or floor.

Pros:

Limits Surface Vibration
Clear Bass Sound
Small Size Perfect For Small Or Mid-Sized Rooms

Cons:

No Audible Output Below 30hz

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Logitech Z906

For those who want a complete sound immersion experience, then you may want to consider the set of speakers from Logitech. This system, in particular, offers 5.1 surround sound. They’re also THX-certified, and you can be sure that the company knows quite a few things about excellent quality theater sound. The smaller speakers can be easily mounted on the wall, so you can place them around the room to further enhance the surround sound experience.

This set also can deliver 500 watts of power with the ability to reach 1,000 watts under certain circumstances. That means this theater system isn’t for the faint of heart or for those who have neighbors just a wall away. This power can make the entire room shake with incredible and loud audio.

It also has numerous setups for up to six devices. You can easily plug in your gaming console, computer, TV, music player, and other devices. The system has both console controls and a wireless remote, so you can easily customize the sound to fit the exact experience that you’re looking for.

Pros:

Incredible 3D Surround Sound
1,000 Watt Power That Can Make The Room Shake
Numerous Speakers To Fill Your Theater Room

Cons:

Not Good For Neighbors
Lifespan Could Be Reduced Based On How Loud And How Often You Use It

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Pioneer SP-FS52

This floor standing speaker is part of an award-winning set from Pioneer. For those who just need a single speaker for a smaller space or limited disruption for the neighbors, then this speaker may be an excellent option for you. It uses RF molded curved cabinets to ensure that it limits the amount of vibration it performs on the floor. Not only does this make the sound a lot clearer, but it can also reduce the amount of complaining that any neighbors that live beneath you might do.

This speaker also has three structured surface woofers with large magnets and pole pieces that are vented in order to improve the bass response with little disruption. It also contains a soft dome tweeter that helps the speaker keep high-pitched audio from becoming disrupted and instead prompts a smooth listening experience. In order to further enhance the transition between high and low pitches, the speaker has eight element complex crossovers to make the transition smooth and accurate.

Besides looking quite gorgeous, the speaker was improved from its last design by being built three inches taller for maximum surround sound.

Pros:

Aesthetically Pleasing
Contains Compartmentalized Crossover, Woofer, And Tweeter For Maximum Clarity
Vibration Reduction

Cons:

Speakers Sold Separately–Only One Per Purchase
Doesn’t Have 5.1 Surround Sound

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Onkyo HT-S3900

Not all of the home theater systems are equipped to handle the quality that comes from 4K TVs. That’s where the line from Onkyo makes its mark. They offer a speaker system that can use the already enhanced audio from a 4K TV and make it even clearer. This set also offers 5.1 surround sound, so you can fill your theater room or entertainment space with rich audio.

In addition to surround sound, it also contains Bluetooth technology for easy music streaming. This speaker set comes with six speakers that are small enough to easily fit in any sized theater room. The speakers use Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio technology straight from the movie industry itself.

Pros:

5.1 Surround Sound
Bluetooth Technology
Easy To Fit Inside Of Small Or Mid-Sized Rooms

Cons:

Sound Power Is Limited

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Polk Audio Blackstone TL1

Another product from Polk Audio is this central speaker that delivers incredible sound in one convenient speaker. While you may think that a single speaker couldn’t be capable of delivering immersive sound, the folks at Polk wanted to challenge that perception. Thus the Polk Audio TL1 was released from their line. It offers a wide soundstage that you would typically find in any large home theater system.

It also uses a curved shape to ensure that the woofer and tweeter work together instead of distorting one another out. This is often a problem that many other single speakers face because the sound waves are forced to collide with one another. This creates diffraction which can make the sound quality less clear. Polk reduces that diffraction by building a curved speaker.

In addition, this Polk speaker can also be easily added to any other home theater system that you have. Although, obviously, it merges with ease when used with other Polk audio speakers. While it does not offer 5.1 surround system in itself, the structure of the speaker does allow it to create an immersive sound experience that many single center speakers do not perform.

Pros:

Easily Placed In Any Space
Curved Structure Enhances Sound Quality
Can Be Easily Added And Connected To Other Audio Speakers

Cons:

Requires A Receiver To Be Plugged Into The TV Ports
Doesn’t Have 5.1 Surround Sound

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Micca M-8C

While you may have a system that delivers sound around you, do you also have one that provides sound from above? An often overlooked area for sound is the ceiling. Considering that soundwaves travel in the direction that they’re delivered, some of the best audio experiences you can have is by including speakers that are designed to fit into your ceiling. That’s what these speakers from Micca offer. They’re extremely affordable, too, which makes this a great choice for those who want the home theater experience without having to pay an extraordinary amount.

These speakers are easily installed to the ceiling and can be painted to match the ceiling’s color, so you can make the speakers practically seamless with the rest of the room. You and your guests will be delighted when sound seemingly comes out of nowhere the next time you watch a movie or game. This speaker also has both a woofer and a tweeter installed into it.

There are also numerous sizes available to make sure that your theater room has the right-sized speaker it needs to deliver enhanced audio. The tweeter is also pivotable, so you can aim it exactly where you need for the best sound possible.

Pros:

Pivotable Tweeter
2-in-1 Speaker
Easy Installation
Affordable

Cons:

Limited Sound Power

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Polk Audio 255C-RT

Another product from Polk Audio is this wall speaker. It has a woofer and tweeter included in the speaker to offer dynamic sound quality without requiring separate speakers. Perhaps one of the best features of this speaker is that it is so thin and light that it can be easily placed in the wall and forgotten about. It’s essentially seamless with the rest of the wall. For those who love to make their theater room pack a punch with all of the hardware out of sight, then this wall speaker is an excellent option for you.

This speaker from Polk also offsets reflective surfaces that can otherwise distort soundwaves and make the sound wind up going somewhere that isn’t directly to your ear.

Pros:

Reduces Distortion And Dissonance
Seamlessly Blends Into The Wall
Easily Added To Existing Home Theater Systems

Cons:

Not Surround Sound By Itself

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Klipsch R-52C

One final home theater speaker you may want to consider is this central speaker from Klipsch. It offers 400 watts power handling and can deliver 95dBs of sound. This speaker, in particular, offers clarity of sound that is perfect for both movie watching and listening to music. The company also utilizes injection molded graphite to reduce frequency response. By reducing the frequency response, you can limit the vibration performed on the surface.

Pros:

Clarity Of Sound
Easy Installed Anywhere
Aesthetically Pleasing

Cons:

May Not Work Well At 100hz

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