Speaker systems for fitness gyms

Full 2018 Guide of Speakers for Home, Gym, or Fitness Studio

I made a list of the best sound system to use for gym studios back in 2017.  It was a decent guide, but it didn’t cover the topic in-depth and it was somewhat broad.

My goal is to give you a simple and in-depth guide that you can use whether you are designing a sound system for a large gym or you need it for a Crossfit studio.

The speakers and sound systems on this list are split up into three categories:

$10-50 Personal Home Gym Speakers

Creative Inspire T12 2.0 Multimedia Speaker System with Bass Flex Technology

Specs

Input: Aux (3.5mm)

Wireless: No

Battery life: —

Weight: 2 lb

Remote: No

Pros:

  • Up to par sound quality
  • Great range (highs and lows)

Cons:

  • Sub-par durability
  • No bass adjustability

OontZ Angle 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker : Louder Volume 10W Power, More Bass, IPX5 Water Resistant (Black)

Specs

Input: —

Wireless: Yes

Battery life: 12 hours

Weight: 1 lb

Remote: No

Pros:

  • Ultra-light
  • “It’s a beast” for its size

Cons:

  • Poor bass

DOSS Touch Wireless Bluetooth V4.0 Portable Speaker with HD Sound and Bass (Black)

Specs

Input: —

Wireless: Yes

Battery life: 12 hours

Weight: 2 lb

Remote: Nope, touchpad

Pros:

  • Recharge in 3-4 hours
  • Clear sound

Cons:

  • Barely any bass

MANCASSY N9 Bluetooth Speaker, Outdoor, Portable with HD Audio and Enhanced Bass, Built-In Dual Driver Speakerphone, Handsfree Calling, FM Radio and TF Card Slot (Blue)

Specs

Input: Aux (3.5mm)

Wireless: Yes

Battery life: 4-6 hours

Weight: 1 lb

Remote: No

Pros:

  • Inexpensive
  • Bluetooth compatibility
  • Extensive features

Cons:

  • Okay sound quality

$50-150 Medium-sized Audio Systems

Photive M90 Portable Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Specs

Input: Aux (3.5mm)

Wireless: Yes

Battery life: 8-10 hours

Weight: 2 lb

Remote: No

Pros:

  • 8-10 hour battery life
  • Great sound quality
  • Syncs with devices easily

Cons:

  • Low bass
  • Questionable durability

JBL Arena B15 Black Bookshelf & Surround Speaker with Special Edition Grilles & Logo (Set of 2 Black)

Specs

Input: Depends on the stereo it’s hooked up to

Wireless: No

Battery life:

Weight: 18 lb

Remote: No

Pros:

  • Lightweight (17-lb), yet well-built
  • Great balance of sound
  • Excellent range for the size
  • Wall mountable

Cons:

  • Made in China
  • Okay bass
  • Doesn’t come with stereo

Logitech Z623 200 Watt Home Speaker System, 2.1 Speaker System

Specs

Input: AUX (3.5mm to RCA cable) for up to 3 devices

Wireless: No

Battery life: —

Weight: 19 lb

Remote: No

Pros:

  • Excellent sound and bass
  • Very little extra noise

Cons:

  • Beware of glasses placed next to subwoofer

Edifier R1700BT Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers – Powered Speakers 2.0 Setup Wooden Enclosure

Specs

Input: AUX (3.5mm to RCA cable)

Wireless: No

Battery life: —

Weight: 15 lb

Remote: Yes

Pros:

  • Large range
  • Bluetooth free of lag
  • Beautiful design

Cons:

  •  Chance of wearing down after 1-2 years
  • Okay bass

Yamaha NS-SP1800BL 5.1-Channel Home Theater Speaker System

Specs

Input: Doesn’t come with receiver

Wireless: No

Battery life: —

Weight: 34 lb total

Remote: No

Pros:

  • 4.5 out of 5 for sound quality
  • Excellent surround sound

Cons:

  • 3.8 out of 5 stars for the bass (if you consider that a negative)

$150+ Large Gym Sound Systems

Logitech Z906 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System – THX, Dolby Digital and DTS Digital Certified

Specs

Input: 3.5mm, RCA, six-channel direct, digital coaxial, or optical

Wireless: No

Battery life: —

Weight: 37 lb altogether

Remote: Yes

Pros:

  • Small setup
  • Connects up to 6 different device inputs

Cons:

  • Not great for super large rooms

Onkyo SKS-HT993THX 7.1 Ch. THX Home Theater Speaker System

Specs

Input: Unknown

Wireless: No

Battery life: —

Weight: 111 lb with everything

Remote: No

Pros:

  • Seven speakers included
  • Great audio quality

Cons:

  • Decent bass

Klipsch RP-160M-Ch Monitor Speaker 7.2 PL-200 Onkyo TX-NR646

Specs

Input: Dual binding posts / bi-wire / bi-amp

Wireless: No

Battery life: —

Weight: Unknown

Remote: No

Pros:

  • Easy setup
  • Fantastic sound
  • “A little too much for my apartment”

Cons:

  • 3.8 out of 5 stars for the finishing coat colors

Editor's Pick Because it looks cool

Bluetooth Exercise Music Headband

Opinion

Now, I know this isn’t necessarily a speaker system, but you have to admit, it looks kind of cool.

It’s not something I would take with me to the local gym, as I’m sure it does not scream “Hey, I’m looking for a date.”

But it is something that screams “Hey, it’s finally a day in Minnesota above freezing, so now’s my chance to get a run in, but I need to keep my ears warm.”

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