For our music test, we sampled songs from a wide variety of music genres, including jazz, electronic, hip-hop, blues, rock and classical. The Klipsch towers produced the best results out of all the models we tested.
They performed particularly well when we played music with synthesized bass, like Laxx’s “Semi Auto” and Beck’s “Morning.” Songs with low and hard-hitting bass can make inferior floor speakers sound muddy and hide midrange content behind the veil of low frequencies. That was not the case with the R-28F. These floor standing speakers produced the clearest and most concise bass frequencies in our review.
The audio content in action movies spans a wide frequency range, especially during fight and chase scenes. Because of this, we played a clip from a chase scene in “Mad Max: Fury Road” for our panel of reviewers.
During this test, these Klipsch speaker towers delivered chest-thumping bass alongside accurate and clear dialogue. Some of the speakers we tested had a hard time projecting the important dialogue through the thick cloud of booming low-frequency material.
It is important to feel the boom of a gunshot and hear the low-pitched growl of a V8 engine in a chase scene, but you don’t want to miss important dialogue because those effects are produced at disproportionately loud volumes. The R-28F towers also ranked as the best speakers for treble clarity in this test.