June 2024

Floorstanding Speakers: MetaRanking

This page highlights the aggregate summary of floorstanding speakers rankings posted by key online experts, as of June 2024.

Summary

On 6 Jun 2024, ReviewFinder team examined a total of 82 speakers endorsements from 10 reputable publishers.

61 speakers were endorsed in total, only 14 made it into this month's ranking. (ReviewFinder requires a minimum of 2 endorsements to be included)

As of 6 Jun 2024, Sony SSCS3 takes the cake as the most critically-acclaimed speakers with 5 expert endorsements.

Brand breakdown
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Price breakdown
As can be seen in the chart below, lowest high-ranking floorstanding speakers start at $39.99 (KEF Q550) and go up to $16498 (Klipsch Klipschorn AK6). Median speakers costs $499.99 (Cerwin-Vega SL-12).
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At a glance - June Ranking

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Rank Change Price Speakers
stereocheck.com
Gadget Review
What Hi-Fi
ZD Net
The Master Switch
Music Critic
Popular Mechanics
The Sound Junky
BestReviews
ABT
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Sony SSCS3
The Sony SSCS3 floor-standing speakers offer decent sound quality, strong imaging, and respectable bass for a small tower speaker, making them a great budget-friendly option for music and movie enthusiasts.
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SVS Ultra Tower
The SVS Ultra Tower speakers offer exceptional sound quality, sleek design, and compatibility with various audio systems, making them a top choice for audiophiles and home theater enthusiasts.
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Dayton Audio T652
The Dayton Audio T652 tower speakers are a budget-friendly and versatile option for those looking for clear and dynamic audio reproduction with a sleek and modern design.
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Q Acoustics 5040
The Q Acoustics 5040 speakers receive high praise for their exceptional sound quality, compact size, and versatile compatibility, making them a recommended choice for those seeking powerful home theater sound in a compact package.
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Polk Audio T50
The Polk Audio T50 floor-standing tower speakers offer high-quality sound, a sleek design, and versatile connectivity options, making them a great choice for small to medium-sized spaces.
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KEF LS60
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Focal Vestia N2
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Pioneer SP-FS52
The Pioneer SP-FS52 floor-standing speakers are a compact and affordable option with a three-way design, providing clear and sharp sounds across mid-range and trebles, with excellent bass and minimal distortion, making them suitable for use in a variety of settings.
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Triangle Borea BR08
The Triangle Borea BR08 speakers are highly praised for their sound quality, sleek design, and versatile power handling capability, making them ideal for audiophiles who prioritize high-quality audio playback and integration into a home theater system.
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Bowers & Wilkins 603 S2
The Bowers & Wilkins 603 S2 Anniversary Edition speakers offer exceptional sound quality and modern design, making them a top-of-the-line option for audiophiles.
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MartinLogan Motion 40
The MartinLogan Motion 40 speakers offer clear, dynamic, and precise sound with minimal distortion, making them ideal for audiophiles and home theater setups.
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Polk Audio Monitor70 Series II
The Polk Audio Monitor70 Series II speakers are highly praised for their powerful and immersive sound quality, making them ideal for use in home theaters, music studios, and large living spaces.
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Elac Uni-Fi 2.0 UF52
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Wharfedale Diamond 12.3
The Wharfedale Diamond 12.3 speakers offer balanced and versatile sound quality, a sleek design, and are suitable for medium to large-sized rooms, making them a solid choice for music listening, home theater, and gaming.
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#5 $179 Polk Audio T50
#8 $224.99 Pioneer SP-FS52
#20 $419.98 Elac Uni-Fi 2.0 UF52
#16 $442.05 Triangle Borea BR08
#18 $599.99 MartinLogan Motion 40
#17 $632 Bowers & Wilkins 603 S2
#21 $998 Wharfedale Diamond 12.3
#4 $1499 Q Acoustics 5040
#7 $1499 Focal Vestia N2
#6 $4999.99 KEF LS60

We ranked Sony SSCS3 #1 in June 2024 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best floorstanding speakers” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 1 Jun 2023)
The Sony SSCS3 floor-standing speakers offer decent sound quality, strong imaging, and respectable bass for a small tower speaker, making them a great budget-friendly option for music and movie enthusiasts.
Critic endorsements:
Gadget Review

Best for Crisp-Clear Sound

Up to 50 kHz is the highest frequency on this list
3cm soft dome tweeter to support high-frequency tones
145 wattage to play loud music

Not confident at low frequency tones
Feet aren’t cushioned, so can scratch floors
Not suitable for small rooms

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ZD Net

Best floor standing speaker for audiophiles

Affordable
Excellent quality
Bold sound

Mediocre bass
Limited volume

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The Master Switch

Best Budget Floorstanding Speakers

Clean and clear sound at a hugely attractive price.

The treble can be a little harsh when watching movies.

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Popular Mechanics

Best Value

Great stereo imaging and dynamics
Clear and relatively smooth sound signature

Sound loses detail in extremely loud or bassy music

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BestReviews

Wide Soundstage

This 3-way, 4-driver speaker setup is designed to produce an expanded soundstage.
Tapered faceplate edges minimize sound diffraction.
Offers 145 watts of power.

Slightly skewed towards the lows and highs.
Sold separately.

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We ranked SVS Ultra Tower #2 in June 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best floorstanding speakers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked SVS Ultra Tower as #1.
Expert Consensus
(as of 5 Jul 2023)
The SVS Ultra Tower speakers offer exceptional sound quality, sleek design, and compatibility with various audio systems, making them a top choice for audiophiles and home theater enthusiasts.
Critic endorsements:
ZD Net

Best floor-standing speaker overall

Incredible bass
Excellent clarity
Powerful audio

Mediocre treble
On the larger side

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The Sound Junky

Best Overall

The sound produced by these speakers is not just great. It is simply mind-blowing.
Features three-way speakers that perform perfectly when it comes to the bass. It delivers just as well regarding the midrange and higher frequencies.
Though not the most affordable tower speakers, they compete with models at nearly twice their cost.
The SVS speakers create a soundstage with a unique combination of expansiveness and precision.

These speakers are costly, possibly exceeding the budget for some customers.
While some find the shape of these speakers exciting and different, others find it odd and inconvenient.

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Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

Identify Experts

We identify key publishers and experts that consistently review and recommend floorstanding speakers.

Capture Rankings

For each publisher we find a currently recommended "top 10" list of floorstanding speakers, it must be updated in the last 9 months.

Aggregate Rankings

We put all those lists together and aggregate them. The more frequently a product is recommended, the higher it is in our ranking

Experts chosen for June 2024 ranking

We ranked Dayton Audio T652 #3 in June 2024 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best floorstanding speakers” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 1 Jun 2023)
The Dayton Audio T652 tower speakers are a budget-friendly and versatile option for those looking for clear and dynamic audio reproduction with a sleek and modern design.
Critic endorsements:
Gadget Review

Best for Small Space

Features polycarbonate dome tweeter
Frequency range between 45 Hz and 20 kHz
Lightweight for both speakers

Second shortest speaker on this list
No feet to protect flooring
Frequency range isn’t as diverse as others on this list

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The Master Switch

Good for those on a budget

Distortion at high volumes, and there are annoying spring clips on the rear.

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Music Critic

2-way class + dual bass woofers.
Incredibly present bass.
Bass reflex port.
Affordably priced.

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BestReviews

Best Bang for the Buck

Tall and slim speakers provide ample sound without taking up a lot of space.
Excellent highs and midrange with punchy bass.
Equipped with dual 6-1/2" woofers and 5/8" tweeters.
Each speaker is 90 watts with an impedance of 6 ohms for a loud sound with good clarity.

The sound gets harsh at very high volumes.

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We ranked Q Acoustics 5040 #4 in June 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best floorstanding speakers” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Q Acoustics 5040 as #1.
Expert Consensus
(as of 7 Oct 2023)
The Q Acoustics 5040 speakers receive high praise for their exceptional sound quality, compact size, and versatile compatibility, making them a recommended choice for those seeking powerful home theater sound in a compact package.
Critic endorsements:
What Hi-Fi

Best overall floorstanders

Excellent clarity and detail resolution
Expressive dynamics
Fine build and finish

Needs care in system matching
Not as forgiving as previous Q Acoustics models

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Popular Mechanics

Best Compact

Excellent detail and definition
Very good stereo imaging
Tight and clean bass response
Relatively small profile

Treble and upper midrange on the cool side
Bass lacks some authority

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We ranked Polk Audio T50 #5 in June 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best floorstanding speakers” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 1 Jun 2023)
The Polk Audio T50 floor-standing tower speakers offer high-quality sound, a sleek design, and versatile connectivity options, making them a great choice for small to medium-sized spaces.
Critic endorsements:
Gadget Review

Honorable Mention

Only 7 inches wide, making it great for limited space
Features two sub-bass radiators for improved bass
Dynamic Balance technology reduces distortion

Not the widest frequency range compared to other speakers
Five-year warranty isn’t as long as some speakers on this list
Minimum 90dB sensitivity

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The Sound Junky

Best Dolby Tower Speakers

The product is designed simply so that it doesn’t take away from any of the room’s other highlights.
This speaker is also lightweight.
The bass given out by the Polk tower speakers is tight and clean.
The midrange performance of these speakers is very impressive despite the price.

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Тhіѕ расkаgіng іnсludеѕ оnlу оnе ѕреаkеr, ѕо іf уоu аrе lооkіng fоr а раіr, уоu mау hаvе tо lооk аt уоur budgеt оnсе аgаіn.

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Shines at Movies

Sound production is warm, clean, and clear.
Furniture-grade MDF cabinets are designed to be acoustically inert.
Particularly good for home theater setups.

Speakers require the rest of the sound system for the best audio results.

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We ranked KEF LS60 #6 in June 2024 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best floorstanding speakers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
stereocheck.com

columns from science fiction films

fully finished audio system with good sound

for your money – nothing

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Popular Mechanics

Best Wireless

Spectacular build quality and slim design
Concentric tweeters for ultra-clear high frequencies
Rich and powerful dual woofers
Built-in custom amplification and digital crossovers
Tons of wired and wireless connection options

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ABT

Best Amplified Floorstanding Speaker

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We ranked Focal Vestia N2 #7 in June 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best floorstanding speakers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
Popular Mechanics

Best Three-Way

Sweet and clear upper register
Excellent detail and stereo imaging
Great balance across registers

Glossy version attracts fingerprints

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ABT

Best Floorstanding Speaker For Home Theater

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We ranked Pioneer SP-FS52 #8 in June 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best floorstanding speakers” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 2 Jun 2023)
The Pioneer SP-FS52 floor-standing speakers are a compact and affordable option with a three-way design, providing clear and sharp sounds across mid-range and trebles, with excellent bass and minimal distortion, making them suitable for use in a variety of settings.
Critic endorsements:
Gadget Review

Best for Versatility

Features three 5-¼-inch woofers
Crossover system improves audio quality
Frequency ranges from 40Hz to 20kHz

Sound only travels in one direction, because of the curved cabinets
Only reaches 20kHz
Not as luxurious as others on this list

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Music Critic

Editor's Pick

Triple woofer + tweeter combo.
Sophisticated crossover.
Curved cabinet design.

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We ranked Triangle Borea BR08 #9 in June 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best floorstanding speakers” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 2 Jun 2023)
The Triangle Borea BR08 speakers are highly praised for their sound quality, sleek design, and versatile power handling capability, making them ideal for audiophiles who prioritize high-quality audio playback and integration into a home theater system.
Critic endorsements:
What Hi-Fi

Best premium floorstanders

Excellent dynamics and punch
Impressive rhythmic drive
Terrific punch and agility

Requires care in partnering
Needs a larger room to shine

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The Master Switch

Musical Speakers That Are Great for Vinyl

Hugely energetic, with great rhythm and drive.

Best in bigger rooms.

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We ranked Bowers & Wilkins 603 S2 #10 in June 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best floorstanding speakers” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 2 Jun 2023)
The Bowers & Wilkins 603 S2 Anniversary Edition speakers offer exceptional sound quality and modern design, making them a top-of-the-line option for audiophiles.
Critic endorsements:
ZD Net

Best floor-standing speaker performance

Powerful bass
Impressive clarity
Streamlined design

Must purchase a pair
On the pricier end

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The Master Switch

Gorgeous sound quality that represents a genuine upgrade.

Struggles against huge competition in this price range.

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We ranked MartinLogan Motion 40 #11 in June 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best floorstanding speakers” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 2 Jun 2023)
The MartinLogan Motion 40 speakers offer clear, dynamic, and precise sound with minimal distortion, making them ideal for audiophiles and home theater setups.
Critic endorsements:
Music Critic

High caliber components.
Exceptional engineering.
Advanced folding motion tweeter.
Audiophile level quality sound.

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The Sound Junky

Best Tower Speakers Under $2000

These floor standing speakers have one of the most impressively designed cabinets that are meant to perform bass-reflex functions.
The sound produced is so clear and crisp that you will not regret the purchase at any time along the line.
The speakers are built to minimize distortion across the board, which helps in delivering high-quality sound regardless of the frequencies.
The company gives you the option to choose between spiked or rubber dome feet, but most people prefer the latter for the safety of their floors.

If you plan to use these speakers in large rooms, you must invest in an amplifier.
The price point may not be suitable for people just trying out some tower speakers for the first time.

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We ranked Polk Audio Monitor70 Series II #12 in June 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best floorstanding speakers” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 2 Jun 2023)
The Polk Audio Monitor70 Series II speakers are highly praised for their powerful and immersive sound quality, making them ideal for use in home theaters, music studios, and large living spaces.
Critic endorsements:
Music Critic

Affordably priced high performing option.
Refined second incarnation of a best-seller.
Profound bass presence.

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The Sound Junky

Best Tower Speakers for The Money

It features unbelievable sound quality and details for the price that you are paying.
This tower speaker can give you a full sound with adequate emphasis on all the different elements.
When it comes to the frequency response, it is imposing in the midrange and the highs, which come out clean and warm. The silk dome tweeters add a premium feel.
The sound distortion is minimized, which is impressive for this price range.

The design and packaging of the product are relatively commonplace, which takes away from an otherwise brilliant speaker.
The quality of construction cannot be compared to some of the more expensive and detailed speakers on this list.

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We ranked Elac Uni-Fi 2.0 UF52 #13 in June 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best floorstanding speakers” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
The Master Switch

A giant leap forward for ELAC results in one of the most energetic speakers we’ve ever heard.

Won’t satisfy those who demand reference-grade sound.

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The Sound Junky

Best Tower Speakers Under $500

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If you are looking to place this device in a large room and do not want to compromise on the bass, a dedicated amplifier will be required.
There are better options than these for people who stream a lot of music online, as they are quick to expose low-quality audio through the output.

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We ranked Wharfedale Diamond 12.3 #14 in June 2024 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best floorstanding speakers” rankings.
Expert Consensus
(as of 2 Jun 2023)
The Wharfedale Diamond 12.3 speakers offer balanced and versatile sound quality, a sleek design, and are suitable for medium to large-sized rooms, making them a solid choice for music listening, home theater, and gaming.
Critic endorsements:
What Hi-Fi

Best mid-price floorstanders

Superbly balanced presentation
Expressive and revealing midrange
Pleasing build and finish

Perform best if given a little room to breathe

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The Master Switch

Wonderful midrange, and vocals are a treat.

Conservative sound, fussy with positioning.

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