Making sound choices about digital sound.
MP3s. Internet radio. Streaming. The days of the CD, let alone the record, are long gone.
But while the digital revolution has made music of all kinds easier to get (and take wherever you go), you’re also confronted with a lot of choices about how to enjoy that music, about making the digital audible.
How can you free that music from your computer and MP3 player? How can you listen to the music on your computer without being tied to it? And how can you make sure you’re getting quality and not just quantity?
We’ll help you sort it all out and make some sound choices.
What you need to know to choose your speakers.
Your computer gives you access to a world of music, videos, movies, and games. But in most cases, it doesn’t give you the quality sound you need to really enjoy all that. If weak, tinny audio isn’t your thing, you’re going to need some new speakers. Read on to understand what is available. Then, find the speakers right for you.
Good sound all around
Most speakers systems are designed to sound their best when you’re sitting right in front of them. Our speakers with 360-degree sound, on the other hand, have forward- and backward-facing speakers. So you can get up and move around—even dance a little—and your music will sound great everywhere.
Craving better sound you can move around with? Portable notebook speakers are compact and lightweight enough to tag along with you and your notebook wherever you go.
Surrounded by sound
If you want to get sucked into your entertainment, a 5.1 surround sound system is just what you’re looking for. Two front satellites, a center channel speaker, two back satellites, and a subwoofer immerse you in your games, movies, and music—putting you smack dab in the middle of the action.
Bring on the bass
A subwoofer shakes some life into your movies, music, and games by adding in deep bass. To get everything from a little boom to a house-shaking rumble, you’re going to want a 2.1 speaker system—that’s two satellites and a subwoofer.
Just the basics
Looking for richer sound and more volume when you listen to music or watch videos online? A 2.0 speaker system may be all you need. It’s made up of two small speakers called satellites. They’re simple to set up and don’t take up a lot of space.