Just about everyone likes great sound, but not too many have the background knowledge to pick the right equipment for making that happen.
Unfortunately, the audio industry seldom seems to help with this problem – speaker sales pages are typically loaded with cool-sounding “buzz” specs which, lets be honest, you’ve probably wondered… how much of this pseudo-information is actually useful, or relevant at all?
There are a few key specs which are important in determining how good a speaker will sound, but they’re so often obscured in these convoluted sales pages. Or they’re only found by digging deep through user manuals! This is especially true for specific niche and specialty products such as outdoor, marine, all-in-one portable, or subwoofer speakers.
The problem doesn’t stop there. Online reviews are, by and large, overly long and pedantic dissertations that seem to be more about the authors flexing their so called audiophile muscle rather than doing what’s ultimately important: helping a layperson actually answer the question they have so they can make a choice that they’re happy with, without needing to learn and fully understand every technical detail. People don’t want to buy a car, computer, washing machine, or anything else because they fully understand it, they buy it because it simply works the best for the least amount of money. Why is audio gear any different?
Our goal here is to help you overcome the paradox of too much choice and resultant decision fatigue – it’s a major problem in the world of audio. We do this by writing succinct reviews and comparisons of products based on the types of questions laypeople typically ask: What’s a good all weather speaker that I can plug into a wall? What’s a good set of tower speakers that aren’t too expensive? Is speaker X or Y better? Things like that. We vehemently avoid (and hate) inscrutable and ultimately subjective jargon. Rather, we focus on standardized and quantifiable specs and parameters that can thus actually facilitate meaningful comparison between products.
Audio products can have, in utter contrast to most other consumer electronics, a very long lifespan. A well planned out sound system can last for many years, maybe even a lifetime. It is thus absolutely worth it to do your due diligent research before you pull the trigger. We hope we can help you pick the right products – for you – and not break the bank on unnecessary bells and whistles for that matter. Five figure speakers are pretty neat, sure, but one thing we’re always adamant about is not paying for something that you don’t actually need.
We’re a pretty small-ball operation here – feel free to contact us and ask questions. We like to help people and will try to answer as best we can! Happy hunting!