The market is flooded with $100-$200 10-inch powered subwoofers. So, how do you separate the good from the bad… the high value products from the others… and how do you make the right purchase decision to get you the product you need while not over-spending? To tackle those questions, I ordered 5 of the more popular budget 10-inch powered subwoofers from Amazon and conducted my own shootout. This video explores these options and aims to provide you with some knowledge – using science, not fluff – to help your purchase decisions.
The subwoofers tested here are:
Yamaha NS-SW100BL: Amazon.com: Yamaha 10" 100W Powered Subwoofer - Black (NS-SW100BL): Home Audio & Theater
Polk Audio PSW10: Amazon.com: Polk Audio AM1055-C Powered Subwoofer - Power Port Technology | Up to 100 Watts | Big Bass in Compact Design | Easy Setup with Home Theater Systems: Electronics
Klipsch Reference R-10SW: Amazon.com: Klipsch Reference R-10SW 10" 300w Powered Subwoofer (Black): Electronics
Sony SACS9: Amazon.com: Sony SACS9 10-Inch Active Subwoofer,Black: Electronics
Elac SUB1010: https://amzn.to/2FzsCPu
(Note: Amazon affiliate links above. I get a small commission from sales made through my affiliate links without any additional cost to you.)
Results sheet can be found via my Google Sheet: https://www.erinsaudiocorner.com/loudspeakers/cea-2010_subwoofer_testing/
Because I know I will be asked: Before I began testing, I reached out to both Monoprice and Parts-Express about obtaining review samples that I would send back but I did not get a response. If you have a subwoofer you would like me to test, track me down and let’s see if we can work something out.