There’s no denying that sound and audio quality are huge driving forces when it comes to how well we’re entertained in a lot of situations. It doesn’t matter if we’re at home, on the go, or at an event, the wrong quality of music playback means that we’re missing out on some crucial aspect of life.
And for better or worse, sound quality is often derived from the price of a playback system. However, if you follow a few basic principles regarding bluetooth speakers, headphones, home theater sound systems, earbuds, and just general stereo playback systems, you can find a good target for how much you want to pay for what you’ll get out of it.
The latest technology to really affect the music playback industry is going to be in the form of bluetooth speakers. They work the entire financial spectrum, so you can buy good bluetooth speakers that fit inside any budget. In addition, modern designs can be shaped how you like them in terms of size, and also can have additional qualities like being splash proof (for pool events and such.)
Picking headphones is an intensely personal experience, and there’s a lot of misinformation out there as well as a lot of hype that can affect the psychology of your purchase. Brand name headphones are often poor quality but high visibility, so if you’re more into look than feel, they’ve got you covered. But if you really want the best playback sound, you’ll have to look deeper into actual specs, and then there’s always the comfort factor to consider. You’ll have to try several sets, guaranteed, before you find the perfect ones.
Home Theater Sound
Another big purchase on your audio journey is going to be what kind of home theater system you’re willing to buy. The more speakers, the more volume, the more setup, the better the experience. Cost goes up pretty dramatically after a certain quality level, but if you want a cinema experience in your home, you can cut corners when it comes to the sound.
If you just want something simple but high quality like earbuds to go with your cellphone, this is a more dynamic decision that you might have considered. Quality varies drastically, and if you want a good microphone that attached to them, that’s another factor to consider.
So those were all fairly specific instances of audio playback. But what about just a plain old stereo playback system? Because of space, volume, and hookup requirements, it’s almost best to put together your ultimate system piecemeal in that regard. Find an amp and experiment with different speakers to hook to it, and see what you come up with!