If you are looking to upgrade your surround sound system, there really is nothing better than going with a high-end subwoofer. There are dozens of different subwoofer options available for you to check out, so knowing which one is going to be better than the rest and worth the money is important.
However, knowing which one is going to work for you can be difficult, so you are better off going with a subwoofer from this list. Each is at the top of its game, and while you might need to pay more for these than some other offerings, it truly is worth the money you put into it.
Best Subwoofer for the Money
The PSB SubSeries 200 subwoofer is going to set you back a full $650, but it is well worth it for this powered subwoofer. Whether you are connect it to a sound bar or you want to implement it into your surround sound system, this sub is worth the money.
It has exceptional power and gives you nice, deep and taut bass. Plus, the overall sound is unlike anything else you are going to hear in regards to a subwoofer of its size.
Top Subwoofer in the Market
This subwoofer – SVS SB12-NSD is going to cost the same amount at $650, and while it does not have the same sexy shape and design to it, the quality of the sound is undeniable. It comes with a 14-inch cube all the way around, so all angles are perfect, giving it a uniformed look.
The low frequency is nice, and if you are looking for a speaker that is going to work well with a surround sound system for action movies, this is the one to go with. It is also able to handle music extremely well on top of it all. So, even though both this and the PSP costs the same amount, you really are not going to go wrong with other selection.
Best Subwoofer to Buy
Both of these are on the list because one is just larger than the other. The SVS SB-2000/PB/2000 is a $699 subwoofer while the PB is a $799 subwoofer. The smaller of the two comes in a 14.2 inch cube, while the taller option still features the same sized speaker, but it also comes with an additional amplifier built into the box, which is what gives it the larger size and the larger price tag. However, if what you are looking for is a subwoofer that can handle nice, tight bass with a considerable amount of power, this is the speaker to go with.
If you purchase one of the speakers directly through the website though, it does come with a 45-day trial period, so you can test out the speaker to see if it meets your particular needs or if you would rather go with something else. Of course, with the overall quality of the audio, chances are all you need is an initial listen and it should prove more than enough.
Top Subwoofer: Black Ash
This is another $700 subwoofer, although the Gallo CLS-10 comes in a slightly different shape. Instead of having the speaker point out at a 90 degree angle, it is angled back and up at a 135 degree angle, so the speaker is playing more up instead of across. Of course, the direction the subwoofer is pointed is not all that necessary, as the human ear is not able to pinpoint the exact location of deeb bass, so the placement isn’t necessary, but it is more of a way to make the Gallo stand out from the competition.
It is an extremely powerful subwoofer and it is able to produce high outputs and avoid any sort or rattling, even when the volume is turned all the way up. If you want a high-end subwoofer, this is the way to go.
Best Wireless Subwoofer
This $700 subwoofer is a rather interesting display and it is a display that you really are not going to forget soon. The Sonos SUB comes in a rectangular design, but the middle of the design is empty, like someone cut out the exact middle of the square and left it open. The subwoofer is only 6.2 inches deep, but the sound quality matches the beautiful look of the device.
Sonos has always been a company that is able to produce some of the best looking audio equipment around and this is no different. Despite being smaller than what you might find in the other variations, this is a speaker sub you need to check out.
Best In Class Performance for Subwoofers
The SVS PC12-NSD is the most expensive speaker so far on the list at $750, and it also is another that is going to stand out from the crowd. This is because it is a full cylinder placed on a tall, rigid stand. In fact, this 12-inch standing subwoofer is a beautiful display of audio craftsmanship, all while bringing the power, as it is powered by a 400-watt amp.
Due to this, this is not the speaker you want to purchase if you live in an apartment building with a strict noise ordinance. This speaker is designed to play everything loud, but it is also well balanced, without any rattling.
Paradigm Reference Signature SUB
Just for fun, lets include this subwoofer in the mix. This is the best sub you are ever going to buy. Of course, at 230 pounds, it is also probably the heaviest. It has three sides, featuring six 10-inch subwoofers and all the way up to 4,500 watts of power. This is the sub you want for a massive home theater system. It is rather amazing all of this fits in a 24-inch square. This is the subwoofer you want to get if you have the money and when audio is truly the most important element of your entertainment system. After all, you probably do not want to drop $9,000 on a subwoofer if this is not essential. Yes, it is nearly the price of a new car, but in terms of pure audio, nothing is going to come close.