How to Pick Out True High-End Audio
Don’t Settle for Low-Quality Speakers
Here’s a situation we come across all the time (and definitely more frequently during the holiday season)…
The local Gladwyne electronics store is running a promotion on speakers. It seems like a great deal – 50 percent off! You buy the speakers, go home, install them, and press play, only to be supremely disappointed by the audio quality.
It’s tinny, you can hear the speakers vibrating, or the audio just seems to fall flat. The speakers you just bought aren’t any better than listening to music from your phone, so you find yourself regretting the purchase altogether.
If you haven’t had that experience yet, then keep reading. We’ll hopefully be able to save you from that disappointment and help you find true high-end audio speakers for your Gladwyne, PA home.
You Won’t Find High-End Speakers in a Chain Store.
It’s a bold statement, but we stand by it. Here’s why: one of the distinguishing features of a Hi-Fi speaker is that it is made with care and attention to detail. Each speaker is meticulously checked for quality to ensure there are no flaws during manufacturing. That quality control keeps you from ending up with the situation mentioned at the beginning of this post!
So why won’t you find amazing, handmade speakers at a chain store? National chains carry mass produced speaker lines, which don’t have that same level of care put into ensuring each speaker sounds as good as possible.
Hi-Fi audio manufacturers conduct many audio fidelity tests designed to evaluate how well the music from a speaker matches up with the original recording. Better speakers produce closer sound matches.
Don’t get us wrong – we are proud Sonos dealers, and we recommend it for whole home audio systems where 100 percent audio matching isn’t really needed. But for a truly high-end audio experience like enjoying your vinyl records in a dedicated listening room, standard Sonos speakers don’t cut it.
The Better Approach: a Blind Listening Test
Not sure whether hi-fi speakers are really better than your run-of-the-mill audio system? The best way to figure out which speakers are right for you is to try them out.
Schedule a visit at our New Jersey showroom. There, you can do a blind audio test. Close your eyes and listen as the same song is played multiple times – each from speakers of different quality. Not to spoil the surprise, but you’ll be able to tell. The music will sound richer, fuller, smoother. It takes listening to your favorite album to a whole new level.
Our audio experts are ready to talk with you about the best music system for your needs. All you have to do is click the button below!