BEST SUBWOOFERS OF 2022
You can survive with just a regular set of speakers. You don't, strictly speaking, need a sub. But you cannot believe the difference having one will make. It's not just the inevitable boost to the low end that comes from a good quality sub; it's the overall richness of the sound. In this guide, we've evaluated the top subs for this year, no matter what your budget, or the size of your room. For more background, see our subwoofer comparison table and buying advice below the picks. And to complete your system, see our articles on the best floorstanding speakers and home theater systems.Get more news about fashion subwoofer speaker,you can vist our website!
There’s a good reason why SVS dominate the world of subwoofers. No other company consistently produces subs that match great bass with great design, and usually at prices that most people can afford. The SVS SB-1000 Pro is, in our opinion, one of the best models they make. Its compact cabinet delivers up to 325 watts of clean and gutsy bass, which we found plays well with speakers from just about any brand. What really stands out is the surprisingly subtle and nuanced audio quality; the SB-1000 Pro certainly doesn’t sacrifice clarity for grunt. While there are better options for larger rooms, like the ELAC Debut 2.0 SUB3030 (below), you won’t find a better overall subwoofer. We liked the SB-1000 Pro so much that we made it our standard testing subwoofer for evaluating other pieces of audio gear.
The biggest downside to the SB-1000 Pro is that the power is relatively low. Those with larger rooms (as in, anything over 250 square feet) may not find it sufficient. A more powerful option, like SVS's own SB-3000 (below) may be a better choice. For the rest of us, the SB-1000 Pro is the model to go for. Worth noting: SVS also offer a ported model, the PB-1000 Pro, which delivers even more powerful sound. It’s good, but we think the SB-1000 Pro is a more complete package
In the world of audio, there is no company that needs to have a corporate getaway more than Monoprice. There is absolutely nothing wrong with them that a few shared joints and some vigorous sex wouldn't cure. This is a company with such a deficit of imagination that they don't even bother to give some of their product names.
The SB-3000 is the newest subwoofer model from the American legends at SVS, and we think it deserves to retain the crown of Best High-End Sub. As good as the previous model, the PB16-Ultra, was, it was also huge, ungainly, and way too much for most people. The SB-3000 dispenses with those issues, taking everything the Ultra did well and housing it in a much more compact, affordable frame. Those with overly large rooms may need two of them to get the best sound, but for 90% of people, one of these will blow the damn walls off. It's a significant (albeit expensive) improvement on the top-ranked SB-1000 Pro.
The biggest black mark against the Sonos Sub is that you can't use it with equipment from other manufacturers. Got an existing home theater setup? You, my friend, are out of luck. The subwoofer only works with other Sonos equipment, and while the company makes a real effort to ensure that the setup process and ease-of-use works well, you might want to steer clear of this if that lock-in is going to be a problem.
Above $1,000 is where you really start seeing subwoofers amp up the boom. With 700 watts of continuous power, Seaton Sound's amazing JS12 really brings the boom. It goes down to 20Hz – compare that to 28Hz for our leading sub, the Q Acoustics Q B12 – and you can really feel it. The audio has a rich, subsonic presence that will rattle your stomach and shake the walls. It's one hell of a thing to experience. For large rooms (over 250 square feet) this is easily the best option.
The new KEF KC62 is a wonder. It does two things that, on their own, would each be wild. Together, they make this subwoofer extraordinary. For one thing, it’s tiny, less than ten inches across, much smaller than even the pint-sized SVS SB-1000 Pro. For another, it has the deepest bass of any sub on this list: 11Hz, deeper even than the massive and much more expensive Power Sound Audio S3612. That’s an unreal trick, and it means that the KC62 is probably the most futuristic sub we’ve tested. It has a wealth of technologies that deliver excellent sound quality, and if you can afford it, it’s absolutely a great option.
We test dozens of subwoofers at The Master Switch, and while it’s rare to find one that doesn’t perform well with music, we think that the RSL Speedwoofer 10S is the best we’ve heard. The punchy, weighty sound quality really lends itself to songs, with clear and realistic bass that brings out the detail in kick drums, toms, and bass guitars. It’s no slouch with movies either, but if that’s where you plan on using your sub woofer the most, we’d suggest going for something like the BIC America F12, which is actually a little less expensive. If, however, you plan on using your sub for tunes, then the RSL is unquestionably the best option. You can even make it wireless with an optional $50 module, making it a worthy competitor to the expensive Sonos Sub.