The Best Speakers for Projectors | Speakers for Your Home Cinema

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Lights, camera, action! Maybe you bought a projector to immerse yourself in a truly cinematic experience. Maybe you bought a projector to make the most out of an opportunity with a killer business presentation. Maybe you bought a projector for a party, or an event, or a wedding, or a classroom, or… just about anywhere.

The best speakers for projector screening will be that final touch that helps you on your quest to put yourself at the centre of the action. Whatever your projecting needs, we’ve collected together the best speakers for projector owners in just about any context! There’s nothing like good sounds to take things to the next level. Without further ado, let’s get the lights down (unless we’re going for mood lighting LEDs), the projector rolling, and flick through our list of the best speakers for projector compatibility.

Product Comparison Table: Best Speaker for Projector

TitlePriceRating (Amazon)Best in classBuy
Edifier R1850DB Active Bookshelf Speakers with Bluetooth$$4.5 starsBest Bluetooth Amazon
Herdio 5.25 Inch 600 Watts Passive Indoor/Outdoor Speakers$$4.5 starsBest Outdoor Compatible Amazon
Klipsch Reference Cinema Dolby Atmos 5.1.4 System$$$4.5 starsBest Home Theater Amazon
Pair Alphasonik All-in-one 8″ Powered 2500W PRO DJ Amplified Loud Speakers$$4 starsBest For Large Groups Amazon
Enclave CineHome II$$$$4.5 starsBest Luxury Amazon

Edifier R1850DB Active Bookshelf Speakers with Bluetooth

When it comes to the best speakers for projector when you’re relying on Bluetooth for connectivity, you can’t go wrong with the Edifier R1850DB Active Bookshelf Speakers with Bluetooth. The Edifier R1850DBs boast vibrant bass, crystal clear dialogue, and that can create a panoramic soundstage in your own little living room when you’re watching a movie.

These Edifier bookshelf speakers not only provide Bluetooth V4.0 tech, but also regular analogue cables, and a sub-out jack for more oomph. To save you getting up to change the volume, cycle track, or adjust bass and treble settings, the Edifier R1850DBs come with a handy compact remote control. Just don’t drop it between the couch cushions. 

Pros 

  • Elegant and great-sounding bookshelf design
  • Wireless remote
  • Bluetooth connectivity

Cons

  • Cable quite short

Verdict

The Edifier R1850DB Active Bookshelf Speakers are our best speakers for projector models that use Bluetooth. The connectivity these compact bookshelf speakers provide was the strongest in terms of Bluetooth out of any speaker model we tested out. Best of all, if you don’t like them as much as we do, they come with a two year warranty!

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Herdio 5.25 Inch 600 Watts Passive Indoor/Outdoor Speakers

Outdoor movie screenings and viewing parties have become more and more popular! Herdio’s 5.25 Inch 600 Watts Passive Indoor/Outdoor Speakers are our best speakers for projector use outside, with their rainproof seals and grills. 

While you’re enjoying whatever it is you’re projecting, you’ll be feeling (or hearing) the benefit of Herdio’s 1.0” superior dome tweeter and 5.25” aluminum injection cone woofer. We like that these speakers are outdoor compatible, but not exclusively for outdoor use: even if you’re thinking of making their placement permanent, the 120 degree swivel brackets allow mounting either outside on the patio, or inside in a lounge or meeting room.

Pros

  • Multi-directional surround sound
  • Waterproof
  • Loud and clear sound

Cons

  • Not wireless

Verdict
Herdio’s 5.25 Inch 600 Watts Passive Indoor/Outdoor Speakers are our best speakers for projector use outside – but also great inside as well! Although the lack of wireless functionality might be a bit of a pain in this day and age, we found not needing to wait for connection does help to remove some of the guesswork of getting things started at an outdoor gathering. Especially if the speakers in question sound as good (and loud) as these do!

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Klipsch Reference Cinema Dolby Atmos 5.1.4 System

Four loud, clear satellite speakers. Spun copper IMG woofers. True-to-source built-in all-digital subwoofer amplifier. Exclusive Tractrix 90°X90° horn technology with aluminum tweeters for superior response and greater extension. Dolby Atmos technology, the sought-after unique speaker tech that delivers sound from the front AND back for a world-class immersive experience. These are just some of the reasons the Klipsch Reference Cinema Dolby Atmos 5.1.4 System is our best speaker for projector use in your home cinema.

Even if linear travel suspension means nothing to you, the sound of these speakers will speak for itself. They sound absolutely brilliant – the best out of any speakers in this price range that we tried. Although they’re at their best when sucking you into the world of a good movie, everybody deserves to project with speakers this good.

Pros

  • Incredible sound
  • Attractive design
  • Multi-speaker coverage

Cons

  • Quite a few elements to set up

Verdict

The Klipsch Reference Cinema Dolby Atmos 5.1.4 System are our best speakers for projector use in home cinemas not only because they sound great, but also because they look so sleek and elegant. Use these while projecting and it becomes clear why Klipsch consistently places so high as a brand on the home theater speaker market. The respect is well earned.

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Pair Alphasonik All-in-one 8″ Powered 2500W PRO DJ Amplified Loud Speakers

One of the joys of projecting is the ability to share what you’re screening with loads of other people. Whether you’re projecting for friends, family, colleagues or classes, not one note of music or word of dialogue will be missed with this pair of Alphasonik All-in-one 8″ Powered 800W PRO DJ Amplified Loud Speakers, our best speakers for projector use in large groups or gatherings.

Originally developed for DJs and parties (who often use projectors), these speakers are great for that application thanks to their sheer power: 2500 Watts of precision Alpha Q bass and equalised treble, not to mention built-in on/off switchable active LED strobe lighting! The tripods, handily, also come included. 

Pros

  • Rugged and hardwearing
  • Reactive LED lights
  • Super-powered loudness

Cons

  • LED lighting is not for everyone
  • Not suitable for use in smaller spaces

Verdict

If you’re looking for speakers compatible with large spaces and crowds, the Alphasonik All-in-one 8″ Powered 800W PRO DJ Amplified Loud Speakers are the best speakers for projector you’ll find. It’s also worth mentioning these Alphasonik speakers’ durability: AlphaTough cabinets to withstand rain and wind outdoors, and STC (speaker twist connector cable) design prevents the indoor problem of accidental cable unplugging that ruins your screening or party.

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Enclave CineHome II

Question – What does luxury projection sound like? Answer – the Enclave CineHome II. Our best speaker for projector sound on a premium level is perfect for watching movies, elevating every whisper, explosion and swell of strings into an immersive masterpiece. It’s also perfect for just about anything else, leaving no sound unheard.

The Enclave Cinehome includes Dolby Audio and DTS encoding technologies inside 5 custom-designed & tuned active speakers, an 8-inch wireless subwoofer, and any additional subwoofers you might wish to add to a customizable setup. This is our best speaker for projector use in any luxury home cinema, but it actually also works great in conference rooms or assembly spaces thanks to its superior sound delivery and clarity in large spaces.

Pros

  • Stunning sound quality
  • Easy to set up
  • Customizable room compensation with additional subwoofers

Cons

  • Hefty price tag

Verdict
Some say you hear what you pay for. The price tag on our best speaker for projector in the luxury stakes – the Enclave CineHome II – is justified by not only how incredible it sounds, but also how sleek it looks. You wouldn’t expect a speaker system this elegant to come with brilliantly easy plug-and-play setup, would you? But it does.

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