Klipsch surround sound speakers

Quick & Easy Guide to Choosing the Right Speakers for Your Needs

There are so many different kinds of speakers on the market. Some are big, some are small, some require a separate amplifier, and some don’t. How in the world is a rational person supposed to figure out what they need? The answer is application, but everybody’s application is different. We’re going to take a look at a few different kinds of speakers, and the type of person they were designed to help. This will hopefully give you some idea how to choose the right speakers for your application.

Sound bar

Sound bars are simple one box solutions to a particular audio problem. While that brand new 60” 4K TV of yours may look beautiful, the fact is, it sounds like crap. As TV’s become slimmer, so do the speakers inside them. This is where sound bars come in. By adding a Klipsch sound bar, you can increase your audio performance in a big way. If you want something approaching surround sound, Klipsch has speakers that can work wirelessely with your sound bar to create the desired effect.

RSB-8 Sound Bar + Wireless Subwoofer

The Klipsch Reference RSB-8 sound bar and wireless subwoofer seamlessly transform your lifeless room into a live concert venue. As part of the Klipsch Stream multi-room wireless solution, this sound bar can easily be controlled from your phone and syncs with any other Klipsch stream products for a whole-home audio eco-system. Purchase Here

RW-1 Wireless Speaker

The Klipsch Reference RW-1 Wireless Speaker is part of the Klipsch Stream Wireless Multi-Room Audio System - an all-encompassing solution for distributing your music throughout your home. Each room and speaker is controlled seamlessly from your phone, tablet or computer to deliver incredible sound to every room of your hous Purchase Here

Bookshelf/Tower Speakers

Bookshelf and tower speakers are the two standard options when you’re looking for either a stereo system or as part of a surround sound package. How do you choose between them? The primary difference is their size, of course, but size means more than you might think. Tower speakers are bigger and are capable of moving more air, giving them the ability to hit lower frequencies. The bass performance will almost always be better with towers. If you’re looking for a straight two-channel system without a subwoofer, there’s a strong argument to be made for towers. If you’re going to have a subwoofer, the tower size becomes less important. Of course, bookshelf speakers are also a solution if you’re looking to add a stereo system in an office or other small room where space is at a premium.

Reference R-15M Monitor Speaker

Small but mighty, the Reference R-15M monitor speaker delivers big sound from a small footprint. Highly efficient, this powerful yet minimalist speaker engulfs listeners in their favorite movies and music for hours of listening pleasure. Purchase Here

R-28F Floorstanding Speaker

Providing superior Reference Series performance, the R-28F floorstanding speaker is the largest high-performance option. This mighty floorstanding speaker is the perfect choice for anyone who is serious about their movies and music. Purchase Here


If you want sound, but don’t want it taking up space – these are the speakers for you. They are perfect as a home theater system, or adding sound in secondary rooms like a bedroom or garage. They also work well as surround speakers when space behind the listening position is limited.


Integrated whole-house audio systems are becoming more popular than ever. Klipsch designed the CDT-3800-C II in-ceiling speakers to meet market demand for a high-performance in-ceiling loudspeaker that easily challenges the inherent limitations of fixed locations. Purchase Here

R-5650-W II In-Wall Speaker

Sophisticated yet uncomplicated, the Klipsch R-5650-W II in-wall loudspeaker will forever change the way you view or listen to architectural audio. Whether used for home theater or stereo music applications, this high-quality and installer-friendly model challenges the performance of comparable standalone speakers. Purchase Here

Outdoor speakers

Obviously, these are the speaker for outdoor use, but there are two somewhat distinct types of speakers. Those like the Klipsch AW series are designed to mount to your house under the eaves, so you have music close to home. If you have a large outdoor area you want to fill, however, consider speakers like the all-weather rock (AWR) models, which are designed to look like rocks and sit on the ground rather than being needed to be mounted to something.

AWR -650-SM Outdoor Rock Speaker

Satisfy your summertime urge to rock out. The AWR-650-SM speaker from Klipsch packs over seven decades of audio experience into one weatherized package that won't ruin your curb appeal. Purchase Here

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