Home audio systems have changed drastically in the past two decades. Today everything can be run wirelessly and you can have incredible sound throughout your home. You aren’t limited in anyway, you can create multiple playlists and a library of music can fit on a flash drive. If you integrate your sound system with Alexa or Google Home, you can simply tell your sound system what to play by talking to it. We’ve come a long way from the days of turntables and collections of albums played on giant speakers.
Now when it comes to picking out the components of your sound system it can get complicated, you’re overwhelmed with choices. There are differences in size, quality, performance and of course aesthetics. So here are some tips for getting the best home sound system.
What is your space like
When planning out your home sound system you need to look at your home and where you will be listening to music. Do you want music throughout your home or just in a media room in the basement? What are the acoustics like, do you have high ceilings, lots of furniture or are you a minimalist? Where are the ideal places to put your speakers? Smaller rooms can’t handle a lot of bass, nor can they handle big loud music systems. On the other hand if you have a big room like a media room that takes up your whole basement you can’t use small speaker or the sound becomes localized. Plot everything out before you head out to start shopping.
What are your listening habits
If you want a good sound system for listening to music occasionally or to boost the sound quality of your television while watching movies then you can get away with a simple soundbar or a good set of speakers. Throw in a subwoofer to boost the bass and you have a pretty decent system. The days of have huge speakers to give you great music are long gone. You can get something smaller and more discrete.
Pricing and features
This is where things get complicated. You want to make sure that you get all the right features but you need to balance that against your budget. Some of the features you want to look at are, Peak Music Power Output, connectivity options (Bluetooth, Wifi, USB, and Aux). Look for a reputable brand with good ratings. You can check out their ratings online to see what other people have to say. Research carefully before you make a purchase, you want a system that will last you for years to come.