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How to choose the right speakers for your home

Sound moves you. The right music can instantly elevate your mood, and the right home speaker means you can enjoy those moments of magic with more depth and detail. Our unrivalled audio technology means your music sounds better in your space.

Find the setup that works for you We have speakers designed to complement every interior and lifestyle. The trick is finding the ones that fit you – and your home – best. We can guarantee you an outstanding audio experience, shaped around you. But the best type of speaker to choose depends on the space you intend to enjoy your music in, so we first need to consider a few factors:

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Room Size and Shape

Room size and shape

You want to get lost in music. But don’t let the sound get lost in larger interiors that require more power and richer bass tones to fill the space. Smaller rooms need less raw power – but both will need speakers capable of delivering nuanced sound at all volume levels. Speakers with our Room Compensation feature enabled will consider their placement and measure how sound bounces back from the walls and furniture in your room, to deliver the best sound performance every time.

Home speaker system - Environment and purpose

Type of room

If you are choosing speakers for your kitchen or bathroom, they will need a higher dust and water resistant rating to withstand stray splashes or dirt. For living rooms or bedrooms, you’ll want colours and materials that complement the interior design of your home. With choices ranging from ultra-modern metal to beautiful wooden finishes, we’ll help you find the speaker that best suits your aesthetic.

Even if you’re considering a portable WiFi speaker, the placement of your speaker is a key factor for sound quality. Consider any semi-permanent charging locations or where you will move it to between different uses.

Speaker placement

The placement of your speaker is a key factor, as some features can be optimised for particular settings. Even if you’re considering a portable WiFi speaker, placement can be really useful to consider. Your speaker may have a semi-permanent location for charging or between uses or a set rotation of places you tend to move it to.

Floor standing

Floor standing

Floor standing speakers make excellent statement pieces, as well as providing powerful sound. They tend to have a bigger sound than smaller speakers and often offer both directional and 360 sound, filling a whole room beautifully.

Bookshelf speakers

Bookshelf speakers

Bookshelf speakers can also provide full-bodied sound, while fitting seamlessly into your décor. They are very flexible when it comes to placement and can easily adapt to rooms of a variety of different sizes. Many are also capable of focused listening and 360 sound.

Wall mount speaker

Wall mount speaker

A wall mount speaker frees up shelf, floor or table space and allows for an ambient audio experience. They are also particularly perfect for shared and social listening experiences, whether it’s a favourite podcast or the playlist for a party.

Materials and shapes

Materials and shapes

In addition to delivering the best possible sound for the space it’s placed in, the right speaker will add to it aesthetically too. Discover materials that range from metallic, industrial options to soft, natural textiles and wood. You’ll also find a range of different speaker shapes, round, square, flat, cone, circular, cylinder or even hexagonal.

Listening style

The way we listen to music is unique to us. When you’re choosing a speaker for your home, it’s worth thinking about how you tend to engage with your audio. The way you listen will determine which features to give most weight when choosing your speaker, whether it’s a crisp directed sound great for audio books or a rich ambient audio ideal for enjoying with friends. Important things to consider include:

Home speaker system - Features

Your attitude to audio

Are you a passive listener who enjoys background sound as you complete your tasks or an audio aficionado who listens actively? If you normally listen passively, you may most enjoy using a wall-mounted or bookshelf speaker. If you like to fully immerse yourself in your favourite music, you may prefer the bigger sound of a floor standing variety.

Your preferred experience

Are you more likely to enjoy focused sound ideal for solo listening, podcasts and audio books or would you like 360 sound that’s ideal for gatherings? Look out for speakers that play music in your preferred mode or choose speakers that are able to provide a variety of different listening modes, allowing you to switch them up depending on the situation.

Your favourite sounds

Do you like to settle down to a thrilling podcast or listen along to a recipe more often than you enjoy listening to a favourite artist? When you’re planning to use your speaker mainly for enjoying stories or narration, a bookshelf speaker with focused sound is ideal. Listening to music is more versatile, so you can experiment with different listening modes and placements to find the one you enjoy most.

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