So you’re looking for the best midrange speaker that money can buy. First, let’s remind ourselves what ‘midrange’ means, particularly in a coaxial loudspeaker. The midrange driver is responsible for reproducing the frequencies that carry most of the musical detail and vocals in your speaker system, providing clarity and definition to your sound. The tweeter handles the high-frequency content, delivering the sparkle and airiness in your music.
By combining these drivers in a coaxial configuration, the midrange coaxial loudspeaker (that is, the best midrange speaker) offers a more integrated and accurate sound reproduction compared to using separate drivers – specialised for the midrange (around 300 Hz to 5 kHz). It’s worth noting that the special thing about midrange drivers is they can be used independently as a single-driver solution in some specialized speaker designs, such as full-range or wideband speakers! So, without further ado, let’s take a look at our cool coaxial list of the five best midrange speakers we could find.
Product Comparison Table: Best Mid Range Speaker
|Best in class
|Skar Audio NPX8-8 8″ 350 Watt 8-Ohm Neodymium Pro Audio MID-Range Loudspeaker
|Best Car Audio
|Morel Elate Carbon MM3 3-1/2″ Midrange Component Speakers
|Timpano 6.5” Shallow Midrange Speaker 4 Ohm 500 Watts Max Power Pro Audio Loudspeaker
|Focal 3FXE 3″ 50W RMS Flax EVO Series Midrange Speakers with Grills
|CT Sounds TROPO10-4 10” Shallow Mount Midrange Speaker, 300 Watts RMS
First on our list of the best midrange speakers is the Skar Audio NPX8-8 8″ 350 Watt 8-Ohm Neodymium Pro Audio MID-Range Loudspeaker, our best midrange speaker for use in car audio systems. If you’re looking to upgrade your car audio setup, Skar provides a loud, versatile and infinitely compatible unit! Units in Skar’s NPX range feature a 2” copper voice coil, advanced air-cooling design and signature high-spec neodymium motor, which employs a high-power magnet to enhance functionality. The result is a crisp, clear and – most impressively – loud sound, all within a conveniently shallow footprint that won’t crowd out your car and suits most models.
- Magnet-boosted sound
- Versatile shallow footprint
- Could sound more sparkly
The Skar Audio NPX8-8 8″ 350 Watt 8-Ohm Neodymium Pro Audio MID-Range Loudspeaker is our best midrange speaker for use in car audio setups. Whether you’re repairing or upgrading your sound system, no car will fail to benefit from the sheer clear loudness of these speakers. They’re called LOUD-speakers for a reason.
If you’re thinking less about blasting Snoop Dogg in your sedan, and more about blissing out to Beethoven in your surround-sound hi-fi bolt-hole, look no further than here: the Morel Elate Carbon MM3 3-1/2″ Midrange Component Speakers, our best midrange speakers for audiophiles. Tooled for not car audio but surround sound setups, these midrange coaxial woofers are specialised for hi-res audio. Thanks to lightweight carbon components, midrange sounds are shimmery, glittery and bright – with punchy snares and strings that sing, at no cost to the bass elements if you’re planning on a single-driver setup. They may be expensive, but they sound like a solid-gold spa day for your ears.
- Unbeatable sound quality
- Set of two
- Ideal for surround sound systems
If you care about sound quality – or enjoy classical or jazz music – then the Morel Elate Carbon MM3 3-1/2″ Midrange Component Speakers are the best midrange speakers for you. Any sounds than come through these units will be elevated to a new level, which more than justifies the elevated price tag.
Maybe you’re not rolling in money, and you can only afford the best midrange speaker that won’t break the bank. If this sounds like you, your best midrange speaker is the Timpano 6.5” Shallow Midrange Speaker 4 Ohm 500 Watts Max Power Pro Audio Loudspeaker. It’s a lightweight and affordable coaxial midrange loudspeaker that’s perfect for everyday listening, whether you’re a beginner or a professional when it comes to audio setups.
The Timpano loudspeaker is not as loud as the NPX8-8, but it’s giving great value for the price. Unlike some other speakers on this list, it’s also very beginner-friendly and infinitely replaceable, so if you need a backup loudspeaker – or you’re worried about messing up your first installation – this is the best midrange speaker for the situation!
- Compact and lightweight
- Not the loudest
The bread-and-butter Timpano 6.5” Shallow Midrange Speaker 4 Ohm 500 Watts Max Power Pro Audio Loudspeaker is our best midrange speaker on a budget, but it’s also our best idiot-proof midrange speaker for beginners! It’s relatively affordable, lightweight, and covers a versatile audio range. However, if you need a speaker for really killer volumes, or want to create fancy hi-res setups, you’ll need to look at a different option on this list!
Where to start? Although they’re small, the Focal 3FXE 3″ 50W RMS Flax EVO Series Midrange Speakers with Grills are a must-have for anybody who wants a genuinely top-of-the-range sound system; they’re our best midrange speakers in the small-size category, but possibly also our best midrange speaker overall!
The 3FXE model beats the pack as the best midrange speaker because of technology hinted at in the word “flax”: the flax speaker cone has been exclusively made in France by Focal since 2013. Focal says flax is “a fibre with the unique ability to reproduce a very natural sound without colouration, with a rich reproduction in the midrange and clear bass strokes.” And that’s only to scratch the surface of what signature tech Focal has packed in there.
- Unique Focal technologies
- Natural, rich sound
- Small and compact
- May be too small for some setups
We think that in the Focal 3FXE 3″ 50W RMS Flax EVO Series Midrange Speakers with Grills, Focal took incredible performance, and jammed it in a tiny package. When we mentioned other Focal tech, we mean stuff like the ‘M’-profile inverted dome, which reproduces a faultless harmonic balance and highly-detailed treble. Focal must be using a shrink ray to make the best midrange speakers.
Jack of all trades. That’s the CT Sounds TROPO10-4 10” Shallow Mount Midrange Speaker, 300 Watts RMS. Our all-round best midrange speaker features a 2” Copper-Clad Aluminium (CCAW) voice coil which CT Sounds stated performs “exceptionally well at middle to high frequencies compared to other midrange speakers that use a copper voice coil”. We think this is true.
The CT Sounds TROPO10-4 10” Shallow Mount Midrange Speaker is a versatile midrange speaker that is perfect for any of the variety of music genres out there. It offers clear and crisp midrange with great volume, and it doesn’t cost the earth. There’s lots to say, but not much to shout about – and sometimes that’s good enough!
- Clear CCAW voice coil
- Compact and lightweight
- Annoyingly well-rounded
The CT Sounds TROPO10-4 10” Shallow Mount Midrange Speaker, 300 Watts RMS is our best midrange speaker that’s a jack of all trades. It might be unfair to say its master of none, but at this price, it’s hard to complain!