10 Best Floor Standing Speakers For Home

Having excellent audio can add so much to a room. If you have done some research, then you have probably noticed that the best floor standing speakers are currently the most popular speaker types for homes. They are designed in a way that you can really fit them anywhere. You can place them next to bookcases, TV cabinets and even smaller spaces without having to sacrifice any audio quality. Plus they look good and can really add an extra touch to your interior decor.

The best floor standing speakers can work at both small and large apartments. They will easily cover even larger rooms and make it feel like you are sitting in a theater. But there are so many different speakers to choose from. That’s why I have put together a list of my favorite floor standing speakers for home. Those include the best of the best and also budget versions! I am confident that we have something here for every taste and budget!

1. ELAC Debut F5 ($280)

The ELAC Debut F5 is a well balanced speaker. It has a price tag that doesn’t make you broke while still having a fantastic audio quality. That is why the ELAC Debut F5 is rated as one of the overall best floor standing speakers.

ELAC Debut F5 Best Floor Standing Speakers

The speakers have a simple fiberboard design with a black vinyl finish. They also have a height of 96.5 cm / 38 inches, 20 cm / 7.87 inch width and a 22.2 cm / 8.75 inch depth. The front of the speaker has a black cloth grille that protects the drivers. The grille is also removable. While it doesn’t look incredibly attractive, the speaker is still very well built. ELAC has also added a black metal clip to the back of the speaker. That clip can be used to fix it to a wall, just in case you have kids or pets who might run it over.

Technical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 96.5×20×22.2 cm / 38×7.87×8.75″
  • Frequency response: 42 to 20,000 Hz
  • Nominal impedance: 6 Ω
  • Sensitivity: 85 dB at 2.83 v/1m
  • Crossover frequencies: 100 Hz / 3,000 Hz
  • Maximum power input: 140 Watts
  • Tweeter: 1-inch cloth dome
  • Midrange/Woofer & Woofers: 3 x 5.25-inch woven aramid-fiber cones with oversized magnet and vented pole piece
  • Enclosure type: 3-way, bass reflex
  • Cabinet: CARB2 rated MDF
  • Cabinet finish: Black brushed vinyl
  • Ports: 3 x dual flared

Another positive side for the ELAC Debut F5 is the audio quality. It definitely sounds much better than any other floor standing speakers in the same price range. The most impressive part is how good it sounds in a smaller room. Especially the bass and the mid-range dynamics, which kind of make you feel like you are sitting in a concert hall. It’s really impressive for a speaker in this price range. I do recommend getting a dedicated subwoofer if you are planning to use it in a larger room. But for a smaller room, the ELAC Debut F5 are definitely the best floor standing speakers.

2. Pioneer SP-FS52 ($130)

Pioneer is another famous company in the audio industry. They are especially known for their car sound systems but also home cinema solutions. What I like about Pioneer is that they also have some of the best floor standing speakers for people on a budget. I don’t usually recommend spending anything below $300 on tower speakers, but the Pioneer SP-PK53FS speakers are really worth the money if you aren’t looking on spending too much.

Pioneer SP-FS52

The Pioneer speakers have a pretty simple design. Nothing fancy about them and that’s okay. The body has a molded wood design and it comes with a black veneer finish. There is also a nice flexible grill. I personally prefer the speakers with the grill on. It also has a pretty nice size bottom which stops the speakers from falling over. It also has the height of 89.4 cm / 35.2 inches, width of 22.6 cm / 8.9 inches and depth of 26.9 cm / 10.6 inches. So it’s a pretty okay size speaker. The Pioneer SP-FS52 are more suitable for smaller rooms and you’ll notice that from the sound as well. The overall design is pretty nice though, especially for the price you’ll be paying.

Technical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 89.4×22.6×26.9 cm / 35.2×8.9×10.6″
  • Frequency response: 40 Hz-20 kHz
  • Nominal impedance: 6 Ω
  • Sensitivity: 87dB @ 2.83V
  • Crossover frequencies: 250 Hz & 3 kHz
  • Maximum power handling: 130 Watts
  • Woofer: 5-1/4” (x2)
  • Midrange: 5-1/4”
  • Tweeter: 1”
  • Enclosure type: 3-way, bass-reflex
  • Cabinet: MDF
  • Cabinet finish: Black veneer

These budget priced speakers also have a fantastic audio quality. They perform really well and are perfect for movies and all types of music genres. They also have a pretty good bass performance and the audio is really clear as long as you don’t listen to really loud bass heavy songs. It’s definitely good enough to be compared to much more expensive speakers. So overall I’d say that these are a fantastic budget solution for apartments and smaller rooms. They do start to lose their quality once you turn them up too much so that’s why I don’t recommend using them in bigger rooms.

You don’t always have to spend a fortune on speakers, and the Pioneer SP-FS52’s are a clear example of that.

3. Yamaha NS-F210BL ($150)

Yamaha is a company that has been around for over a century. They are known for their fantastic synthesizers, AV receivers and of course speakers. Not to mention countless of other audio products. Yamaha can even be considered the pioneer of surround sound. Yamaha has also stepped into the home industry and released their Yamaha NS-F210BL speaker, created specially for homes.

Yamaha NS-F210BL

Unlike the other speakers here, Yamaha has clearly focused on apartments / smaller areas with the NS-F210BL speakers. You can tell that right from the size of the speaker. The height of the speaker is 104.9 cm / 41.3 inches, width of 23.3 cm / 9.3 inches and the depth if also 23.3 cm / 9.3 inches. So compared to the other speakers, it’s really slim. But that doesn’t make it bad. The Yamaha NS-F210BL also has a more modern design. That combined with the slim design looks amazing in am apartment next to a LED TV. Yamaha has also added a bigger base to the speakers, which makes it stand firm on the ground. You can even keep them on a carpet and they won’t wobble at all. The speakers also come with a removable grill. I wan’t to note that the grill has a kind of dark steel grey color. It stands out from the color of the speakers and actually looks pretty good.

Technical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 104.9×23.3×23.3 cm / 41.3×9.3×9.3″
  • Frequency response: 50 – 45000 Hz
  • Nominal impedance: 6 Ω
  • Sensitivity: 86 dB @ 2.83V
  • Crossover frequencies: 8000Hz
  • Maximum power handling: 40-120 Watts
  • Tweeter: 1×22mm
  • Woofer: 2×79mm
  • Enclosure type: 2-way, bass-reflex
  • Cabinet finish: Black, White, Brown

The Yamaha NS-F210BL speakers do exactly what they are designed for. Don’t bother comparing them to much more expensive speakers as they are not designed to compete with them. These are designed for your normal everyday music listener not an audiophile. So definitely keep that in mind. But the sound is still good. It has a nice amount of smoothness and detail. You can easily hear whispers that have been added to the backgrounds of music. Take Joni Mitchell’s – Blue for example. The same thing was apparent while watching movies. I could hear background sounds that I normally wouldn’t hear.

The limitation of these speakers started to show once I turned on bass heavy songs. It sounded kind of boxy and I felt like I was torturing them. This was of course when I turned the sound way loud. But when listening at a normal level, the bass was fine. Nothing impressive but also nothing bad. Definitely enough for the price of these speakers.

If you live in an apartment and don’t want to spend too much money, then the Yamaha NS-F210BL are the best floor standing speakers. If you also want to still listen to bass heavy music, then I also recommend getting a subwoofer. It will improve the quality quite a lot.

4. Onkyo SKF-4800 (Two Speakers) ($250)

The Onkyo SKF-4800 is yet another budget friendly speaker that shows you don’t need to pay big bucks to have good sound. To be exact, the SKF-4800 is actually a combo that includes two speakers. They have a height of 101.6 cm / 40 inches, width of 28.2 cm / 11.1 inches and depth of 30.5 cm / 12 inches.

Onkyo SKF-4800

The speakers are made out of pretty average quality veneer. Definitely not furniture quality but that’s okay as these are budget speakers. They also have a decent size bottom which keeps the speakers from falling over. They come in a black color so they fit every decor. Oh and the speakers also have a removable grill.

Technical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 101.6×28.2×30.5 cm / 40×11.1×12″
  • Frequency response: 55 Hz–35 kHz
  • Nominal impedance: 6 Ω
  • Sensitivity: 86dB @ 2.83V / 1m
  • Crossover frequencies: 3000 Hz
  • Maximum power handling: 130 Watts
  • Tweeter: 1×160mm
  • Woofer: 2×25mm
  • Enclosure type: 2-way, bass-reflex
  • Cabinet: MDF
  • Cabinet finish: Black

Besides looking good, these wallet friendly speakers also sound really clean and detailed. They actually sound really good for the price, plus you will be getting two speakers. They are suitable for smaller rooms so definitely pay that in mind if you are looking for something bigger and louder. Overall though the Onkyo SKF-4800 is a pretty nice deal of two floorstanding speakers.

5. Klipsch RF-82 II ($359)

Klipsch requires no introduction when it comes to the audio world. They are known for building some of the highest quality speakers and the Klipsch RF-82 II is no different. Especially if superior sound quality is important to you!

Klipsch RF-82 II Speakers

The Klipsch RF-82 II has a vinyl woodgrain exterior case. It doesn’t exactly stand out in your room design wise, but once you turn on the sound, the speakers will claim the attention. It has also got a claw-type stand that keep it stable on the floor. The speaker has a height of 110.7 cm / 43.6 inches, width of 24.1 cm / 9.5 inches and a depth of 41.3 cm / 16.25 inches. So the speakers aren’t exactly small. That’s why I recommend placing them in a decent sized room.

Technical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 110.7×24.1×41.3 cm / 43.6×9.5×16.25″
  • Frequency response: 33Hz-24KHz ± 3dB
  • Nominal impedance: 8 Ω
  • Sensitivity: 98dB @ 2.83V / 1m
  • Crossover frequencies: 1400 Hz
  • Maximum power handling (Cont/Peak): 150/600 Watts
  • High frequency driver: 1” (2.54cm) Titanium diaphragm compression driver
  • Low frequency driver: Dual 8” (20.3cm) Cerametallic™ cone woofers
  • Enclosure type: Bass-reflex via dual rear-firing ports
  • Cabinet: MDF
  • Cabinet finish: Black Ash
  • Inputs: Dual binding posts / bi-wire / bi-amp

The TF-82 II use the Tractix sound technology. Which means that even when you turn up the sound, the speakers won’t consume tons of power. It does still sound fantastic even at high volumes though. The speakers have some really good dynamic peaks and music sounds crispy clear even when turned all the way up. They are definitely one of the best floor standing speakers when it comes to audio in this price range. Especially when listening to loud music. I also want to note that it does take some time to really break in the speakers. It started to show it’s real quality after listening to around 50 hours of music.

6. Klipsch RP-280F ($479)

Klipsch is an American audio company that has been producing audio equipment from the 1940s. They have tons of experience so it’s not a surprise that they have tons of good floor standing speakers. One of our favorites is the Klipsch RP-280F. It was released in 2015 part of their Reference Premier Series. The RP-280F are mid-line towers that don’t disappoint.

Klipsch RP-280F Speakers

The Klipsch RP-280F are some of the cleanest looking speakers. They come in the following dimensions: 109.4 cm / 43.06 inch height, 26.8 cm / 10.55 inch width and 46.5 cm/ 18.32 inch depth. The speakers are made out of medium density fiberboard and have a brushed polymer veneer finish. You can also choose between two color types: ebony and cherry finish. The build quality is pretty high. Also the clean look let’s you use them with any type of decor. They fit in really well. They also come with a nice removable grille. It fixes to the speakers via magnets so it’s really easy to take it off and put it back.

Technical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 109.4×26.8×46.5 cm / 43.06×10.55×18.32″
  • Frequency response: 32-25kHz +/- 3dB
  • Nominal impedance: 8 Ω
  • Sensitivity: 98dB @ 2.83V / 1m
  • Crossover frequencies: 1750 Hz
  • Maximum power handling (Cont/Peak): 150/600 Watts
  • High frequency driver: 1″ Titanium LTS Tweeter with Hybrid Cross-Section Tractrix Horn
  • Low frequency driver: Dual 8″ Cerametallic Cone Woofers
  • Enclosure type: Bass Reflex via rear-firing Tractrix port
  • Cabinet: MDF
  • Cabinet finish: Ebony, Cherry
  • Inputs: Dual binding posts / bi-wire / bi-amp

The strong point of Klipsch speakers is the sound quality. The second that I turned them on, I was impressed by smoothness of these speakers. Even while playing music loud, they had this crystal clarity and a smooth dynamic range. You can really use these for listening to any genre. That even includes classical music. If you are looking for some crazy bass then these aren’t probably for you. It does have good bass still and in my opinion they are still perfect for Hip Hop as well. I listened to Snoop Dogg with these and they listened really good. I did also try them with a subwoofer as well and the added bass was nice, but they still sound good on their own as well.

The Klipsch RP-280F are an excellent choice for a home cinema. They just sound good with all types of genre and that’s what makes them such a good choice.

7. JBL Studio 590 ($900)

JBL is probably the most known brand in the speakers industry. They are known for making big speakers for stadiums and arenas. Plus as a consumer, I often also see the brands headphones. So they are definitely a company dedicated to audio equipment. But besides building industrial speakers, they have also started making speakers for homes. The JBL Studio 590 is perfect example of that.

JBL Studio 590

The JBL Studio 590 speaker has a pretty unique design. The case of the board is made out of a high quality Medium Density Fiberboard. JBL has done a great job at adding texture to it and making it more exciting than just a wooden box though. The front has some sleek curves and edges. It comes in a matte black color and thus looks pretty modern. But not too modern, it’s that right kind of sleek that I like to see from expensive speakers.

Technical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 126.3×32.2×41.3 cm / 49.75×12.7×16.25″
  • Frequency response: 35Hz – 40kHz (–6dB)
  • Nominal impedance: 6 Ω
  • Sensitivity: 92dB @ 2.83V / 1m
  • Crossover frequencies: 1500 Hz
  • Recommended power handling: 250 Watts
  • High frequency driver: 25mm (1″) compression driver with neodymium magnet and one-piece Teonex® diaphragm on a glass-filled ABS Bi-Radial horn, magnetically shielded
  • Low frequency driver: Two 200mm (8″) PolyPlas™ cones with SFG magnet structures, cast frames and rubber surrounds, magnetically shielded
  • Enclosure type: Ported
  • Cabinet: MDF
  • Cabinet finish: Matte black, Cherry
  • Inputs: Dual gold-plated binding posts (bi-wire-capable)

The Studio 590 is also big. Huge even. It has a height of 126.3 cm / 49.75 inches, width of 32.2 cm / 12.7 inches and a depth of 41.3 cm / 16.25 inches. That’s one of the reasons why these speakers are meant for big rooms. And you’ll also see that once you turn on the speakers. They showcase their true potential and quality when there’s a large enough area around them. So they are perfect if you have a home theater setup. That’s really the main downside of these speakers. So the JBL Studio 590 speakers are worth the money only if you have a big enough room to use them in.

8. Tannoy Revolution XT6F ($1400)

Tannoy is a British company that manufactures speakers. They have been in the audio industry for over 90 years. So they definitely have a lot of experience when it comes to audio equipment. So it’s no surprise that their XT6F is the best premium floor standing speaker available. Everything about the speaker is well balanced – the design, price and even the sound quality.

Tannoy Revolution XT6F

The design of the Tannoy XT6F is pretty standard for floor standing speakers. There are some little tweaks though that actually contribute to the sound quality as well. The cabinet has an angled base and the reflex port is aimed down, which is better for distributing lower frequencies. Plus they have improved their signature Dual Concentric driver, which has made the integration better between the tweeter and the bass cone. It also has a nice stand that definitely helps keeping the speaker stable when playing bass heavy songs.

Technical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 108×31.7×34.5 cm / 42.5×12.5×13.6″
  • Frequency response: 38 Hz – 32 kHz (-6dB)
  • Nominal impedance: 8 Ω
  • Sensitivity: 90dB @ 2.83V / 1m
  • Crossover frequencies: 250 Hz & 1.8 kHz
  • Maximum power handling (Cont/Peak): 75/300 Watts
  • Dual Concentric™ High Frequency: 25 mm (1”) Linear PEI dome with Torus Ogive WaveGuide and Omnimagnet technology
  • Dual Concentric™ Low Frequency: 150 mm (6”) multi-fibre paper 44 mm (1.75”) voice coil
  • Bass Driver: 150 mm (6”) multi-fibre paper pulp cone with rubber surround. 44 mm (1.75”) edge wound voice coil
  • Enclosure type: Downwards ported twin cavity coupled reflex
  • Cabinet: MDF
  • Cabinet finish: Dark Walnut, Medium Oak

The Tannoy Revolution XT6F is a fantastic all around speaker in this price range. It was won tons of awards ever since it first got released. Their Dual Concentric Diver has been the keystone of audio engineering for the past decade. The driver incorporates both the low end and mids. The speaker has a very wide dynamic range which allows you to really listen to anything with it. The main keys here are timing and accuracy, both of which the speaker does very well and you really have to hear it to believe it.Also the cabinet is made out of a mid density fiberboard and furniture grade veneer. Which makes the speakers look so nice and definitely gives them that premium quality. It also has a height of 108 cm / 42.5 inches, width of 31.7 cm / 12.5 inches, and depth of 34.5 cm / 13.6 inches. You also get to choose between two colors: Dark Walnut and Medium Oak. In my opinion the Dark Walnut looks especially well as the darker cabinet blends in nicely with the black stand and the removable grill.

9. Klipsch RF-7 II ($1,599)

Klipsch is definitely the most named brand here. They really have the best floor standing speakers for every budget. That also includes the speakers in the pricier category. The Klipsch RF-7 II is one of their most expensive but also the best tower speakers. It costs around $1599 so it’s definitely for people looking for something special. And of course audiophiles as even at this price, the overall quality of the speakers is still in a category above.

Klipsch RF-7 II Best Floorstanding speakers

The speakers have a pretty typical Klipsch design. The main difference is in the materials that are used. The RF-7 II speakers are covered with a furniture grade veneer. You have the option of choosing between cherry and ebony finishes. The veneer is super high quality and it definitely looks good. That combined with copper gives the speakers a high end look. And the best part is that they look even better in real life!

Technical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 123.3×29.5×41.5 cm / 48.5×11.6×16.3″
  • Frequency response: 30Hz-24KHz ± 3dB
  • Nominal impedance: 8 Ω
  • Sensitivity: 101dB @ 2.83V / 1m
  • Crossover frequencies: 1200 Hz
  • Maximum power handling (Cont/Peak): 250/1000 Watts
  • High frequency horn: 8” square 90° x 60° Tractrix® Horn
  • High frequency driver: 1.75” (4.45cm) Titanium diaphragm compression driver
  • Low frequency driver: Two 10” (25.4cm) Cerametallic™ cone woofers
  • Enclosure type: Bass-reflex via dual rear-firing ports
  • Cabinet: MDF
  • Cabinet finish: Black Ash , Medium Cherry furniture grade wood veneer
  • Inputs: Dual binding posts / bi-wire / bi-amp

The Klipsch RF-7 II are big though. They have a height of 123.3 cm / 48.5 inch, width of 29.5 cm / 11.6 inch and a depth of 41.5 cm / 16.3 inch. So they are definitely big and you’ll need to have room for these. The RF-7 II’s are not meant for a small areas. Their size is perfect for creating a home cinema though.

But it’s not just the design that screams of high quality. The same is true for the audio quality. The Klipsch features a Tractrix Horn technology, which is basically a speaker component that has been design to reduce distortion and increase the clarity/detail. And the most impressive part about the RF-7 II is that the quality of sound remains the same even when you turn the speakers louder. It will literally make it feel like you are enjoying a live concert. That is why I believe it to be the best floor standing speakers for home cinemas.

10. Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9 ($2699)

Bang & Olufsen is a high-end audio company from Denmark. They make the most incredible audio products, combining luxury with quality. And their BeoPlay A9 speakers are a clear example of that. They are definitely the most expensive floor standing speakers here.

Bang And Olufsen BeoPlay A9

What makes the Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9 truly unique is the design. It doesn’t look anything like the other rectangular tower speakers. Instead Bang & Olufsen shows that the best floor standing speakers can be totally unique. They have a round plate shape with 3 nice wooden legs to support it. It’s pretty much a satellite on stands. The downside of this design is that it takes up quite a lot of space. It has a height of 90.9 cm / 35.8 inches, width of 70.1 cm / 27.6 inches and a depth of 41.5 cm / 16.3 inches. But chances are that you probably have the space if you are buying designer speakers.

Technical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 90.9×70.1×41.5 cm / 35.8×27.6×16.3″
  • Frequency response: 333.1 – 25.000 Hz
  • Power consumption: 23 Watts
  • Woofer: 1×8′
  • Midrange: 2×3″
  • Tweeters: 2×3/4″
  • Enclosure type: Bass-reflex
  • Cabinet finish: White. Black
  • Inputs: USB iPod/iPhone/iPad connector, Line-in, Ethernet
  • WiFi & Bluetooth

The speaker also has some unique features. For example besides having a power cable, it also has a USB port and an Ethernet connection. The speaker can stream audio wireless via both Apple AirPlay and DLNA. Bang & Olufsen has also added a switch to the speaker which can be used to change between three modes. Those include : wall, corner and free. They are based on the location of the speakers in your room. These modes are there to optimize sound delivery.

Another cool thing about the Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9 is that you don’t need two speakers to have the best sound delivery. The A9’s room filling sound actually doesn’t require having two. Also the speaker has a unique volume control. All you have to do is slide your hand across the top to change the volume. Or just hold your hand over the top if you wish to mute. No remote control included, which is kind of weird for the price of the speaker.

The great thing about Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A9 is that the sound quality actually matches the price. It delivers a well balanced sound with spectacular bass. The best part is also that the speakers work the best in normal sized rooms. So you don’t have to have a huge room for these speakers, which is usually the case with the more expensive ones.

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