Any home cinema system needs a great set of speakers if you want it to be perfect. Unfortunately buying the right speakers is no easy task, so we’re going to look at some things you need to keep in mind when you’re hunting around.
Buying an all-inclusive system
If you don’t really know what you’re looking for it might make sense to buy an all-inclusive system from the same brand, especially if they’re a well-known brand because they’re stuff must be great. You forget that different companies specialize in different things, so even if you end up with a great package that saves you a lot of money you might end up with bad speakers. If you want the best quality you can afford it’s sometimes better to buy them individually.
Test your favorite music
When you want to buy a new car do you turn up at the garage and pick the first one you see? Of course you don’t, because it takes a long time to come to a final decision. You’ll take different cars out for a spin until you find the one you like the best. You have to do that with your speakers to and it’s always good practice to listen to your favorite songs on different sets of speakers. Just take a CD to the store with you and you’ll know for sure which ones you like best before spending a lot of money.
Small isn’t always better
Over the last few years we’ve grown attached to anything that is very small. Until smartphones were released normal mobile phones were eventually going to become the size of match boxes. We even prefer tablets over laptops these days. Speakers are different and you can’t go for small ones just because they look cute. As soon as you turn up the volume up on your home system the sound is going to get strained or muddy and you’ll be forced to turn the volume down.
The position of your speakers
I bet you wouldn’t even consider this would affect the sound quality so much, but if you’re after the best quality possible it most certainly does. The most awkward thing you’ll need to deal with is the subwoofer and you can move this around until you get the sound just the way you like it. The main problem is your deep bass disappearing when you place the subwoofer in the middle of a standing wave. Try placing it at different positions up and down the wall until it sounds just right.
Buy from the right place
You can buy the same speakers from different shops and online stores, but the difference will be the customer service staff who can help you find what you’re looking for. If you’re unsure it’s a lot of money to throw away on the wrong set of speakers, but when you have someone to help answer any questions everything is much easier. Your best bet is to buy from somewhere with a great reputation and not just the local chain store that has thousands of different outlets. Author Bio Today’s featured writer, Nancy Baker, is a freelance blogger, who often writes A and D Home Design, a company providing interior design solutions across Miami. She likes to practice yoga to stay healthy and fit. You can also follow her on Twitter @Nancy Baker.