Choosing the Best Speakers for You and Your Home
How do you Choose the Best Speakers?
Before starting this article remove all ideas of brands and price tags from your mind. If it isn’t your first time buying speakers, pretend it is and factor in all aspects of these speakers. Do you want the biggest speakers to add to your home theatre? Do they match your room’s decor? Are you limited on space but don’t want to sacrifice quality? These are clear questions you should ask yourself before even looking to find the best speakers.
Choosing a set of speakers can be easy with the range available in high street stores, let alone online. Choosing the best speakers set takes time and has several contributing factors such as price, quality, appearance and space. These speakers should fit your home but most importantly your needs
Budgets and Bars
In a world where smaller is better and wireless simplicity is growing to ease the 9-5 struggle, sticking to a budget doesn’t necessarily mean losing out on quality. Sound bars are a mixture of quality and value and some are even wireless such as the AmazonBasics 2.1 Channel Bluetooth Sound Bar with Built-In Subwoofer. At just under $100 the bar is not only bluetooth equipped to switch between smart devices and your TV, but attractive to look at and can be wall mounted. This kind of product is best suited for those on a budget, who are limited to space such as apartments or studios or wanting to kickstart their home theatre one step at a time. With this in mind, the sky’s the limit if a larger budget is available because bars can be integrated into a larger set up in the future.
If budget isn’t an issue and you want to start off with the centerpiece of any theatre system, then the SONOS Playbar is at the top end of the scale. This product focuses on the no wires, no hassle approach and connects via your wifi. Emphasis is put on expanding the system through this sound bar and is a piece of kit fit for dreams.
Is Bigger Better?
If neighbours, space and a bigger investment is what you crave then bars are just a stepping stone in home theatre. The hi-fi speakers of the past may be on the down but are still time tested and combined with modern tech, provide untouchable quality. A larger set up makes planning of placement crucial for perfect surround sound, be it 5.1 or 7.1. As a rule of thumb, a form of symmetry with speaker placement makes the job much easier and visually appealing.
Now onto the best examples of a small and larger sets of speakers for a home with no neighbours. Introducing the entry home theatre system, the Frisby FS-5060BT comes with 5 speakers, a sub woofer and in a futuristic black or retro wood finish. 5.1 surround comboed with usb input and bluetooth connection is a great modern system with fantastic reviews.
For the mini-cinema with the large budget, the Klipsch RP-280FA Home Theater System Bundle is the clear end game of any consumer. Made for a dedicated home theatre, it comes with 2 Tower Speakers in Walnut, a pair of Surround Speakers in Black, a Center Channel Speaker in Walnut, a Subwoofer and a 9.2 receiver. More speakers can often be better if surround sound is for you.
Start Small Finish Big
To summarize, the more you listen the better the kit needed. Casual listeners should settle for a basic set up under $100, while music listeners can settle for bookshelf speakers. Better quality without too much investment should buy subwoofer for bass and a quality soundbar. For film fanatics placement of your surround system is key. A proper speaker system should last a lifetime as a TV’s internal speakers are basic, so don’t forget to put a lot of thought into the final choice. A bit of research and knowledge can be the defining factor to a good or bad choice to lifelong speakers.