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What’s the Best Way to Listen to Music?

From Two-Channel Audio to an Immersive 3D System, What Works Best for You?

What’s the Best Way to Listen to Music?

If you’re reading this, you’re probably considering upgrading your sound system.

You may love music, or you want a versatile system that will sound great for any occasion.

But with so many options, from two-channel audio to surround sound to immersive Dolby Atmos, you may not know which will sound best in your Delaware Valley property.

In this blog, we’ll help clarify some of the ways each system works, so you can make an informed decision.

Ready to learn more? Just keep reading.

See Also: These Are the Most Important Parts of Your Two-Channel Audio Chain

Two-Channel Audio

Two-channel is one of the most traditional ways to enjoy music.

Two-channel essentially means there are two speakers. It can mean massive, floor-standing units or the wireless earbuds you enjoy with your iPhone.

In most cases, a professionally installed two-channel system will feature large speakers, expertly staged, to recreate the sound of a live performance.

After all, most music is recorded in two-channel stereo, so you’ll be hearing it the way it was meant to be listened to.

Surround Sound

If you have a traditional 7.1 surround sound system, you probably enjoy watching a lot of movies and TV.

That’s what those systems are built for: every car crash, explosion, gunshot or whatever the case may be in big-budget, expertly mixed Hollywood blockbusters.

But for music, you won’t see much of a difference.

Surround sound is designed for multi-channel listening.

That means you’ll want to hear individual sound coming out of each speaker. Typically, music isn’t mixed that way.

The result may mean more music, but not necessarily more detailed music.

Immersive Audio

An immersive audio system, like Dolby Atmos, is sort of like a surround sound system, but much more.

It completely envelops you in audio. Instead of simply hearing individual sounds from each speaker, sound seems to travel from speaker to speaker for a more realistic effect.

Because Atmos and other similar systems offer unique upscaling features, even your music sounds better.

Like a two-channel system, it can help some recordings sound like a live performance. But it will create a different effect as well.

Whereas a two-channel system may sound like a stage with a couple speakers, an Atmos system will sound like an expertly designed concert hall.

So, what’s right for you? That’s the beauty of integrated technology: You can customize a system to fit the way you want to listen.

If you want to learn more, we’re here to help.

Just click the button at the bottom of the screen to chat with a real person right now for all of your home audio needs.