How to choose your speakers

In case you have decided that it is time to change your old sound system, here are a few advices that will help you decide on a good new set of speakers.

1. Quality and fidelity. Even if you don't have the ears of an audiophile, it is likely you will percept the difference between some lousy speakers and a set of good ones. It is important that they cover a large spectrum of frequencies, starting with low ones, through medium and finishing with high frequencies. The wider this spectrum is and the better it is covered, the more fidelity you will receive from your speakers. Do not be fooled by the specifications given by the producers as they are not very precise and try to ask the opinion of an audiophile.

2. Power. This is the section where most producers trick the clients using specific calculating formulas. There are thousands of watts specified in the brochures, but in most cases, they are P.M.P.O. and not RMS. Therefore, they are not the real values, P.M.P.O. being more a marketing tool than a precise measuring standard. Don't choose your speakers depending on the power as it is most likely that it is not real. On top of this, how many times have you kept the volume at the maximum level for a long period of time? Quality is much more important than power when it comes to a home cinema sound system.

3. Connectivity. It is quite important that your new speakers offer easy connectivity with the other devices. Long cables also allow you to place them in the desired place in order to achieve good positioning and good looks.

4. The size and looks. Match the size of the speakers with the size of the room or it will look disproportionate. Also, do your best in order to integrate the speakers with the aspect of the room and match the colors with the other objects present there.