The 7 Best In-Wall Speakers

Updated January 11, 2017 by Vann Vicente

7 Best In-Wall Speakers
Best High-End
Best Mid-Range
Best Inexpensive
We spent 23 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. If you want surround sound without intrusive black boxes taking up floor space, then these in-wall speakers, which blend seamlessly and unobtrusively into any room, are perfect for you. They are available as either single models or pairs. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best in-wall speaker on Amazon.

7. Pyle PDIW55

While they won't be able to handle heavy bass or high volume levels, for the budget-minded consumer, the Pyle PDIW55 are equipped with polymer dome tweeters that offer decent sound quality for just a fraction of the price of their competitors.
  • easy to set up and install
  • good for casual listening
  • fragile build quality
Brand Pyle
Model PDIW55
Weight 5.8 pounds
Rating 3.7 / 5.0

6. Polk Audio 265RT

The Polk Audio 265RT has a strong build quality, which allows it to outlast most speakers in its price range. With balanced audio and an in-built bass venting system, it is capable of effectively replicating the sound of floor speakers.
  • clear and crisp audio
  • great for entertainment systems
  • lacks enclosure on the rear
Brand Polk Audio
Model 265 RT
Weight 10.4 pounds
Rating 4.4 / 5.0

5. Polk Audio RC85i

The Polk Audio RC85i come with tweeter domes on 15-degree swivel mounts, allowing you to aim their audio towards the perfect spot in the room. These also come with installation templates that make the mounting process as smooth as possible.
  • moisture resistant
  • good sound quality
  • lacking low-end frequencies
Brand Polk Audio
Model AW0085-A
Weight 13.7 pounds
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

4. Micca M-8S

With 8-inch woofers that are capable of rich bass output, the Micca M-8S provide robust sound quality at a reasonable price. They have a 12dB crossover network that adds excellent mid-range integration and crisp audio quality.
  • directional tweeter
  • wide audio range
  • mount easily on most walls
Brand Micca
Model M-8S
Weight 5.5 pounds
Rating 4.2 / 5.0

3. Klipsch R-5502-W

Coming in at a relatively higher price point, the Klipsch R-5502-W utilizes a titanium compression driver and Cerametallic cone woofers that significantly boost sound quality. The design also blends smoothly into its surroundings.
  • works well as a center speaker
  • minimal distortion
  • good for movies
Brand Klipsch
Model R-5502-W II
Weight 9 pounds
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

2. Silver Ticket 82W

The Silver Ticket 82W are a strong cost-effective option. With good sound clarity at a wide range of levels and 30 oz. magnets that prevent distortion at high volumes, their audio quality is comparable to their higher-priced competitors.
  • straightforward installation
  • has a pivoting tweeter
  • resistant to humidity
Brand Silver Ticket Products
Model 82W
Weight 7.8 pounds
Rating 4.9 / 5.0

1. Yamaha NS-IW660

The Yamaha NS-IW660 have exceptional audio and premium build quality at a competitive price point, and sound great in a variety of rooms. Their titanium tweeters and Kevlar woofers provide solid bass, clear highs and excellent range.
  • high-end materials
  • great installation template
  • handle high audio levels well
Brand Yamaha NS-IW660
Model pending
Weight pending
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

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Last updated on January 11, 2017 by Vann Vicente

Vann Vicente is an undergraduate Economics student and writer who lives somewhere in the Eastern Hemisphere. He spends about half of his time watching films and is still smiling about Moonlight's incredible Best Picture victory.


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