The most important question to ask before buying speakers is, of course, what is their intended purpose? Are you looking to optimise the sound of your TV? In that case, a soundbar is probably the best solution. Or are you looking for an easy way to stream music from your mobile device? Then a wireless speaker is the most suitable option. Or maybe your budget is the most important factor.
No one knows your budget and preferences better than you, so we recommend taking a good look at what you consider important and less important when purchasing speakers. Where are you willing to make compromises and what are your absolute musts when it comes to budget and performance? Thinking about these factors in advance will make your choice a bit easier!
When comparing wireless speakers, you generally look at the speaker specifications. But when you are using them, the sound is the most important factor. Which speakers sound the best? Take the time to make a good comparison of the speakers.
Two specs that you often encounter when buying speakers are wattage and hertz. To help you better understand speaker specifications, we will briefly explain what wattage and hertz actually mean.
A lot of attention is paid to the wattage (watts) of speakers. Wattage is seen as a determining factor in the quality of speakers. But it's actually not that straightforward. The speaker itself doesn't produce any output power. The wattage merely indicates the power (output from the amplifier) that the speaker can handle, rather than what it produces itself. There needs to be a good match between the amplifier and the speaker. A high wattage does not necessarily mean that it's the best speaker for you.
We are all born with a hearing range of 20 to approximately 20,000 hertz (Hz). Hertz indicates the pitch (frequency) of sound. As we grow older, the upper limit of our hearing gradually decreases, making us less able to hear higher pitches. People over 50 have an average hearing range of up to 10,000 Hz. People are most sensitive to sounds between 500 and 8,000 Hz. A speaker's hertz measurement (frequency range) indicates the extent to which a speaker can reproduce high and low-pitched sounds.
But it's actually quite simple: a good speaker can handle a high volume without adversely affecting the sound quality (static/distortion). An easy way to check this is by performing a simple test. Just turn up the volume!
Direct the sound towards you
When positioning your speakers, make sure that there are as few obstacles as possible between you and the speakers. The easiest solution is to mount your speakers to the wall. Then tilt the speakers so that the sound is directed to ear level. Or position the speaker at the correct height using a floor stand.
Read more about mounting wireless speakers and get all the information you need. Would you prefer to mount your speakers, for example, or would you rather place them on speaker stands? All options are possible.
The most popular speakers that you come across in the market today are from the brands Sonos or Bowers & Wilkins Formation Flex. Vogel's has designed special speaker wall mounts and speaker stands for these brands. They ensure that the sound is directed towards you in the best way. For the ideal listening experience. Take a look at Vogel's complete range of speaker wall mounts and speaker stands
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