The Best Surround Sound With Wireless Rear Speakers
Messy cables lying around your living room are quite annoying. Proper cable management may solve the problem, but it isn’t always that simple. Perhaps, the main reason some people are still using wired audio devices is the sound quality. However, technology constantly evolves, and modern wireless solutions are capable of providing just as good sound with minimal delay. We’ve gathered the best surround sound wireless rear speakers on the market in one guide to help you find a hassle-free solution for your home theater. Affordable or high-end, single speaker or a full sound system – read on to discover all options.
Those who are looking for a pair of reasonably-priced surround sound speakers will appreciate this option from Audioengine. The speaker set comes in three color options; black, white, and bright red. Every speaker is handcrafted. We admire the minimalistic design and compact size of these speakers, at only 5.25 x 4 x 6 inches. They will easily fit on any shelf or table and are suitable even for the smallest spaces, though are powerful enough for some of the larger rooms.
The back of the speakers features a volume and power knob for more convenient control. Aramid fiber woofers and silk tweeters ensure maximum sound clarity. The speakers feature a dual analog class A/B amplifier and 24-bit input bid depth. The maximum power output is 60W. Although the speakers are wireless, 3.5 stereo mini-jack, RCA, AUX, and USB input and output ports are present. A built-in digital-to-analog converter allows you to send high-quality audio from your computer or phone to speakers without quality loss, even without an AUX cable.
Installation is made simple thanks to Bluetooth 5.0, so no network setup or receiver is required. Simply enable Bluetooth on your streaming device and speakers, pair them, and play your music from any source, including Tidal and Spotify. Overall, it’s a perfect option for those wanting a compact but stylish surround sound speaker system with a decent sound suitable for smaller rooms.
- Stylish, three design options
- Bluetooth 5.0, USB, AUX, RCA, 3.5mm ports
- May not be powerful enough for very large spaces
Klipsch is an American high-end audio company founded back in 1946, so they’ve been in the game for a long time. This surround sound speaker will please even the most nitpicking ears and features a traditional Klipsch style in black with copper elements first introduced in the 2000s’.
This sleek and recognizable design fits nearly any interior and will never go out of fashion. Four 4.5’’ cerametallic cone woofers and a 1’’ titanium tweeter promises clear sound without distortion. A revolutionary HD wireless sound is achieved by the WiSA technology unique for Klipsch. The brand offers a selection of wireless speakers, soundbars, and subwoofers, so you can mix and match devices, upgrading up to a 7.2 surround-sound home theater system for the best experience.
No wires are required, but the speaker needs to be connected to a compact Klipsch HD control center that’s sold separately. The control center isn’t dependent on your home WiFi; it creates its own dedicated network. Perhaps, the price of the control center is the only downside of this wireless sound system, as it costs about the same as the speaker itself. As all Klipsch devices in your home can be paired with one control center, a full set comes at a much better value than a single speaker. Any purchase includes customer support, lifetime updates to keep your sound system up to date, and a manufacturer warranty.
- Premium sound quality
- Elegant and recognizable design
- Single control center required for all Klipsch devices
- Lifetime updates and support
- Control center sold separately
Samsung is a well-known and trusted tech enterprise. This wall-mountable surround sound speaker set rated as Amazon’s choice provides high-quality sound without any wires. The speakers can be connected via your home Wi-Fi and are managed using a remote control. Pair them with a Samsung soundbar for a true home theater experience. Three AAA batteries are required to power the sound system.
The speakers are compatible with HW-Q70R, Q60R, R650, R450, and all the latest Samsung soundbar models. The design is very minimalistic and will suit any interior. These speakers are suitable even for small spaces due to the compact size – 3 x 3 x 5.7 inches.
No input or output ports are present, and neither are control buttons. For most users, that shouldn’t be an issue, but it’s worth noting when making a decision. Last but not least, the price is a real bargain for such a great sound.
- Great value
- Compatible with most Samsung soundbars
- Remote control
- No input or output ports
If you already own an LG soundbar, this speaker set will fit perfectly into your home theater. The set includes two speakers, remote control, and a control center. Just like the main competitor from Samsung, these speakers are a great fit for any home due to their sleek design.
They can be unobtrusively wall-mounted, though the mounting is sold separately. Furthermore, the speakers are extremely compact, only 3.5 x 3.2 x 4.8 inches, thus suitable for smaller spaces. The back of the speakers doesn’t have any additional ports or buttons. Overall, this surround sound system option is quite similar to that of Samsung mentioned above.
If you don’t own a soundbar yet and are only starting to build your home theater, you may purchase other devices from the same company to easily incorporate them into your system. If you already own anything from LG, we highly recommend getting the LG SPK8-S speaker set for perfect compatibility across all your devices. The set comes with a manufacturer’s warranty.
- Compatibility with any LG audio devices
- Compact size and minimalistic design
- Unobtrusive wall mounting
- Manufacturer’s warranty
- No input or output ports
Here’s another option for fans of high-end audio devices. This compact, lightweight speaker features a sleek perforated design with rounded edges in silver and black. The only elements are a Sonos logo and 3.5mm and HDMI ports at the back. The sound control, play, and pause buttons at the top of the speaker are small yet functional.
The speaker connects via Wi-Fi and supports AirPlay and Ethernet technology, so no wires are required. A lack of Bluetooth may be a downside if your home Wi-Fi connection isn’t always stable. Setting up Sonos Play:1 is quite straightforward. Download Sonos Android or iOS mobile app and follow instructions in the user manual to put the speaker in the setup mode. Once you’re done, you can control the speaker through the app right from your couch.
You can use most of the popular streaming services such as Spotify, Songza, Tidal, Google Play Music, etc. Naturally, to achieve true surround sound, you’ll have to purchase two speakers, so the price will be twice as high as the price on Amazon.
- Great sound
- Sleek design
- Control buttons and two ports
- Supports AirPlay and Ethernet
- Easy setup
- A single speaker rather than a set
- No Bluetooth
Edifier is a brand specializing solely in audio devices. This speaker set can be controlled using a remote control or via Bluetooth 4.0 from your phone, tablet, or laptop. No Internet connection is required. Additional connections include 3.5mm, RCA, AUX input, and subwoofer output ports. The remote control allows you to select input when you’re using a wire connection.
Silk tweeters and 4-inch woofers ensure great sound on any frequency. The brand values aesthetics just as much as sound quality. For this reason, a high gloss black finish is used for speaker sides, and grills are removable if you prefer to see the woofers and tweeters. The backside features treble and bass controls that allow users with the most nitpicking ears to adjust the sound to their liking. With a two-year manufacturer warranty, you can be sure that you won’t have to spend more money if something goes wrong. Finally, this speaker set is quite affordable for such high-quality sound.
- Removable grills
- Various input and output ports
- Treble and bass controls
- 2-year warranty
- No WiFi or native app
Logitech is known for making high-quality, reliable products for reasonable prices. This speaker and subwoofer set is a perfect choice both as regular computer speakers and home theater surround sound system. 80-watt peak power ensures loud, room-filling audio. Speakers and subwoofer connect to a wired control pod via Bluetooth 4.1 that provides a stable 49-feet wireless range. The pod gives you full control over pairing, power, volume, bass, and more.
Additionally, speakers feature 3.5mm and RCA inputs at the back. This versatile set can be connected to any device, be it a phone, laptop, TV, console, or anything else. Affordable pricing makes this option especially appealing for anyone not wanting to spend a fortune on a surround sound system. A manufacturer’s warranty is included.
- Affordable price for a whole set
- 3.5mm and RCA ports
- Adjustable bass
- The Bluetooth range could be stronger
Marshall is a British company specializing in all sorts of audio devices. All of their products have a very distinct design, and this speaker is no exception. If you’re looking for a rear sound speaker set that will not only provide great audio but also be a stylish addition to your interior, this is it. Three color options are available in black, white, and brown, each with Marshall signature gold elements.
The price is quite high compared to other options in our selection, especially if you’re looking for a pair. However, the sound quality is worth it, with clear high trebles and rich bass without distortion. Two 1’’ tweeters and dual 5.25’’ subwoofers are individually powered by class D amps for a total of 110 watts. Marshall native mobile app provides you full control over the bass, treble, volume, and other sound metrics. Additionally, you can use analog controls located at the top of the speaker.
The speaker features Bluetooth 5.0 for a 30 feet lossless wireless range. RCA and 3.5mm ports are located at the back of the speaker.
- Marshall signature design
- Full control over the sound
- RCA and 3.5mm ports
- A bit bulky and heavy
Yet another affordable option from Edifier, this time with a different design and a stronger Bluetooth connection. Silk tweeters and a 4-inch woofer provide a clear and powerful sound. Dial controls allow you to adjust the treble, bass, and volume.
Speakers can be also controlled with a remote control that comes in the set. You can connect Edifier speakers to any device using Bluetooth 5.0. At the back, several 3.5mm and RCA ports are located for quick and easy connection to TV, DVD, or PC; all cables are included.
Finally, the design is simple and elegant. Wooden panels on the sides will fit perfectly in classic interiors. Grills are removable. A 2-year manufacturer warranty for the USA and Canada is included.
- Classic design
- Several 3.5mm and RCA ports
- 2-year warranty
- Bluetooth 5.0
- Bass could be clearer
This Sonos set is the last option in our guide, but certainly not the least interesting. Each speaker features two accurately angled side tweeters that provide a room-filling stereo sound and is tuned by a renowned producer, Giles Martin. The center tweeter ensures a great sound of vocals.
By changing the speaker position, you can achieve a different sound. For stereo sound, place the speakers horizontally. For a stereo segregation and wider soundstage, position both speakers upright. The set supports Apple AirPlay 2 and features Bluetooth for wireless control via a native mobile app. Additionally, you can use a 3.5mm input/output port to connect speakers to your devices.
As for the design, you likely won’t find a more minimalistic option. The speakers are free from any additional design elements and come in two colors; black and white.
- Minimalistic design
- Different sound depending on the position
- Remote control and mobile app control
- Wall mounting may be tricky