When it comes to our senses, most will argue that sight and sound are the first two that come to mind. Most of the media that we consume is focused on these two senses, and this media would not be the same if it were not for one sense or the other.

Try watching the news with the sound on “mute.”

I’m sure that we can all agree that sound plays an integral role in our entertainment. Music, one of the most popular art forms in the world, relies entirely on sound. While there may be visual elements to music (album covers, live performances, and more), it wouldn’t be music if you can’t hear it.

Onkyo 2-Way Bass Reflex Floor-standing Speaker In Room

To enjoy a form of entertainment that is primarily based on sound, you will need a source for it. Just like an image requires a monitor to be formed, you will need something to produce or replicate the sound that you want to enjoy, and this is where speakers come into the picture.

It is challenging to compare sound-based entertainment to those that are based on visuals as the medium in which you will find sound is the very air around us (as opposed to a canvas or screen). The speaker is not the medium in which you will find sound; it is merely the source of the noise.

There are a few things to consider when you are trying to find the ideal set of speakers. Of course, you will want a proper pair of speakers to feature the right sound fidelity to ensure that your music, movie, or anything else does not end up sounding distorted and wrong.


The range of speakers refers to their ability to reproduce sounds of different frequencies. A speaker with superior range will be able to play highs and lows equally well. On the other hand, if your speaker is not optimized for a wide range of frequencies, it may be ideal for bass, though the treble may be lacking.

It is difficult to tell whether or not a speaker features a reasonable range until you take the time to sit down and listen to a variety of music on it. This is one of the reasons for which it is so challenging to find the best possible speaker until you have heard it yourself.

Over the course of our review, we will attempt to give you a good idea of the range that is featured by the speaker that we are looking at. Aside from hearing a speaker, you can also take a look at the drivers with which it is equipped to get an idea of what sounds will be more powerful.

When looking for the best speaker, you will typically want to opt for the model with the broadest range and the best fidelity across that range of sound. Of course, your ideal speaker will depend on the kind of music that you tend to listen too, as different genres emphasize different frequencies.

About The Onkyo SKF-4800 Speakers

Onkyo is known for making quality speakers that will not break the bank. Over the course of our review, we are going to be seeing whether or not these speakers are worth the money. From what we have seen so far, we have no reason to expect disappointment from these speakers from Onkyo.

Onkyo 2-Way Bass Reflex Floor-standing Speakers Back Side

One of the typical issues that you will have with floorstanding speakers is that they are just too expensive to make them a reasonable choice for a home audio system. You can spend hours searching for the most affordable floorstanding speakers, and you may still end up empty-handed.

  • Features dual cone woofers that are each 6.3 inches
  • 1-inch soft-dome tweeters provide clear highs
  • These speakers have a max input power of 130 watts
  • The speaker posts feature hookups for banana plugs, for optimal versatility
  • Comes equipped with a woofer equalizer for improved response

Thankfully, this model from Onkyo is ideal for customers who would like to invest in a pair of floorstanding speakers without going bankrupt. You may be wondering if there is some catch, and we are happy to report that these speakers have no hidden issues or downsides.

There are many features on these speakers that you will not find available on models in the same price range. For example, the inclusion of a woofer equalizer will help keep your sound under control. Another feature that you will typically not find on affordable speakers is support for banana plugs.

We were impressed by the build quality of these speakers, as we have come to expect flimsy cabinets and worse from speakers that are priced so affordably.

What Others Say

After going over what customers have had to say about this particular set of speakers, we will be reporting the most common sources of praise and the most prevalent complaints.

These speakers were often praised for their exceptional value for money when they were compared to other models. You will find few products that are as reliable and effective as these speakers at the same price point.

Of course, it is not as if everything is ideal when it comes to these speakers. The mids on this set of speakers were criticized for being drowned out by the highs and the lows, which is an unfortunate downside.

Buying Advice

As we have already mentioned, you will find that these are some of the most affordable floorstanding speakers on the market. If you are looking for something pricey, we suggest looking elsewhere, as these speakers will typically retail for around 300 dollars per set of two.

Onkyo 2-Way Bass Reflex Floor-standing Speakers
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If you want floorstanding speakers that are as affordable as they are useful, few models will match the capabilities of the SKF-4800 from Onkyo. We hope that you have enjoyed our review, feel free to leave a comment below and let us know what you think of these speakers or our review.

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