Nothing compares to spending time listening to relaxing music in your bedroom. With the cost of consumer stereo components lower than they’ve ever been (thanks China!), transforming the room, where you spend most of your evening into an audiophile haven, is now an achievable dream for most of us.
However, in order to see it come true, you need a few components. One of the most important component is choosing the right bedroom stereo “speakers”.
With so many types of stereo speakers available on the market today, choosing the right one can prove confusing. However, you can find the right speakers for your bedroom if you take into account several factors.
Here are the most important factors you need to consider when buying that new stereo system to chill you out.
How Much Space Do You Have?
If you do not have a problem with space in your room, you should definitely go with bookshelf speakers like these from Audioengine HD3 speakers pictured here. These are relatively easy to install, you can stream the music you like from any app or device via high-definition Bluetooth, and they offer an amazing sound experience. They also come in several colors to help fit in with your decor.
Conversely, if you lack the space required to mount a floor-standing stereo system in your bedroom, you can go with the standard 2 stereo system that can be placed near your desktop or on an adjacent table.
Hiding Your System
One of the most prominent trends of the last decade is the use of in-ceiling and in-wall flush-mount speakers. These modern speakers offer an astounding sound quality while enabling you to save space and to amaze your guests.
Although more expensive than the standard ones, flush mounts are virtually invisible and can complement any room design. With in-wall sound systems, the sound stands out while the speakers blend in. Shown in the picture are Bose Virtually Invisible® 791 in-ceiling speakers II.
Surround Sound Bar
Soundbars that offer 5.1 surround systems are becoming increasingly popular, especially with more and more people choosing to watch their favorite movies from the comfort of their homes, sitting comfortably on the sofa with a bag of popcorn in the lap.
A soundbar is a single speaker that usually takes the place of two, three of five speakers.
A surround soundbar system is extremely easy to install, helping you save precious time in the process. Moreover, moving them to another bedroom is a breeze. Additionally, a surround soundbar system offers surround sound at a very high quality, especially if it’s made by high-end manufacturers such as Bose, Yamaha, Pioneer or Polk.
Flat-Panel TV Speakers
For some of us, watching TV is the most rewarding experience of the evening. If you love to spend hours in front of your LCD or Plasma TV, a flat-panel TV speaker could do the trick.
Adding flat-panel speakers to your TV can help you transform your bedroom into a neat home cinema. If you have a medium-sized bedroom, this is the best choice you have.
Conversely, if you love to watch TV in your living room, you should probably go with another option of speakers in your bedroom.
Match it Correctly with Other Audio Components
Bedroom stereo speakers need to be matched correctly with the right receiver or amplifier in order for you to enjoy optimum performance.
Each manufacturer specifies the range of amplifier power for each one of their products.
For example, the speaker you want to buy requires between 50-150 watts to operate properly.
You can find out more about speaker efficiency and amplifier power by following this link.
The last criterion you need to take into consideration when looking to buy a brand new audio system for your bedroom is the total number of positive reviews found on the many consumer electronics retail sites and comparison sites around the web, especially Amazon.com and BestBuy.com.
There are countless niche stereo review sites, blogs and forums on the internet that also compare the best speaker systems available on the market. Just type “review stereo speaker” into Google for all you can handle.
If you find a certain system that you like and you notice most of its reviews are positive, you should not hesitate to buy it.
The truth is that buying the right set of speakers for your bedroom is a long-lasting investment. Heck, some of these devices can even last longer than most mattresses or marriages.
The key to sonic bliss is to do a little research and choose the right type of bedroom stereo speakers for your needs. Choose wisely and you will be able to experience unforgettable evenings watching your favorite movies, TV shows or playing the latest MMORPG game.