Top 10 Best Polk Audio Powered Subwoofers
for November 2022

If you're looking for the best powered subwoofers for 2022, you've come to the right place. We've tested hundreds of subwoofers over our 20+ year history in the Different Guide , and we've rounded up the best.

Powered subwoofers help you take your music experience to the next level. They add depth and bass to music, so you can enjoy your favorite tunes in a larger, louder space, whether it's your home, office, or car. Powered subwoofers use a built-in amplifier to drive a subwoofer's built-in speaker. These subwoofers are easy to connect to your home's receiver or receiver and can be controlled using your remote control.

For testing, we evaluate performance, sound, and ease of use. We score subwoofers for power and volume output, as well as bass output, and for how easy they are to set up and connect to a receiver. We also evaluate how easy they are to clean and maintain.

Here are the best powered subwoofers of 2022:

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1
9.9
SCORE
Polk Audio PSW108 10

Polk Audio PSW108 10" Powered Subwoofer

by Polk Audio
What We like

The Polk Audio PSW108 subwoofer is the most powerful sub in our testing, and it's plenty loud enough to shake the whole house. A removable grille and easy-to-install integrated keyhole make it a snap to wire up, though the price puts it about on par with the competition.

2
9.8
SCORE
Polk Audio RC80i 8-inch Premium 2-way In-ceiling Speakers | Set of 2| PLUS PSW505 12-inch Powered Subwoofer | Upgrade your Home Theater Now!

Polk Audio RC80i 8-inch Premium 2-way In-ceiling Speakers

What We like

Sound and quality for the Polk RC80i are near the top in our entire round-up of wireless on-ear headphones. The sub delivers solid bass, but it's a bit tinny and suffers from noticeable signal noise.

3
9.2
SCORE
Polk Audio DSWPRO 550WI Powered 10-inch Subwoofer | Powerful 200-Watt Amp | Multiple Placement Options, Can be Placed Inside Cabinets | Easy Integration with Home Theater Systems | Night Mode,Black

Polk Audio DSWPRO 550WI Powered 10-inch Subwoofer

by Polk Audio
What We like

Useful when placed in a cabinet, the 10-inch Polk powered subwoofer pumps out bass loud enough to make your head move.

4
9.1
SCORE
Polk Audio PSW505 12

Polk Audio PSW505 12" Powered Subwoofer

by Polk Audio
What We like

Polk Audio's 12-inch subwoofer is the most powerful, distortion-free subwoofer we tested. It doesn't sound as good as Polk's other two-way speakers, but its sound comes in a close second, and its integrated home theater features make it the best for the money.

5
8.9
SCORE
Polk Audio PSW111 8

Polk Audio PSW111 8" Powered Subwoofer - Power Port Technology

by Polk Audio
What We like

This 8" subwoofer augments your TV and gaming systems with deep and powerful bass. It produces a sound that fills your room and turns them into an actual home theater.

6
8.8
SCORE
Polk Audio HTS 10 Powered Subwoofer with Power Port Technology | 10” Woofer, up to 200W Amp | For the Ultimate Home Theater Experience | Modern Sub that Fits in any Setting | Washed Black Walnut

Polk Audio HTS 10 Powered Subwoofer with Power Port Technology

by Polk Audio
What We like

The Polk Audio HTS 10 powered subwoofer delivers deep bass with a strong low-frequency performance, making it an excellent addition to any home theater system.

7
8.1
SCORE
Polk Audio PSW10 10

Polk Audio PSW10 10" Powered Subwoofer

by DEI Holdings
What We like

An extension to your home theater system, this sub delivers accurate bass. However, the 35 lbs of weight inhibits easy portability.

8
7.2
SCORE
Polk Audio HTS12 (Brown) powered subwoofer

Polk Audio HTS12 (Brown) powered subwoofer

by Polk Audio
What We like

The Polk Audio powered subwoofer offers great bass and enough power to light up a small room. The downside is its poor design and limited features.

9
7.2
SCORE
Polk Audio HTS10 (Brown) powered subwoofer

Polk Audio HTS10 (Brown) powered subwoofer

by Polk Audio
What We like

This sub did a good job of filling our medium-sized living room with bass, with plenty of punch for loud music and movies, but the bass got a bit muddy at higher volumes.

10
7.2
SCORE
Polk React 7

Polk Audio Polk React 7" Wireless Subwoofer

by DEI Holdings
What We like

Polk has created one of the best-sounding sound bars we've tested, and this subwoofer is almost as impressive. Unfortunately, the subwoofer is paired with another, more expensive Polk speaker, so you'll need a reasonably high-end stereo or home theater system to fully enjoy Polk's sound.

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