remember these? Speakers…
I’ve been spending a lot of time researching electronics and audio equipment, and I’ve had the pleasure of sharing some brief information. I also promised a guide of some sort. Well, here it is, a short guide on where to find the best information for home subwoofers among other things.
What to look for and where in a subwoofer
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The first thing I do is consider my needs. What am I looking for? How much am I willing to spend? What is my goal, home theater, or musical precision?
Personally, I like to always make it a goal of playing music first of all if you see yourself doing that at all.
Next, if you still need more home audio capability, scale up.
The thing to look for in musical precision would first of all be the quality and accuracy. Many subwoofers less than 200 will mainly just be crowd pleasers, and often they are quite pleasing indeed. However, I must say that they are not the most accurate. A good subwoofer should be tight, not muddy.
Another factor to consider is the setup. You really actually have to tune it quite well to know what you’re looking for in the quality.
Quality isn’t the only thing, however.
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A second and main ingredient, though it pains me to say this, would be the actual power of the device in full. How strong is it?
Let me just say that there is absolutely nothing worse than a subwoofer that refuses to put out the inferred capability. It should MORE Than fill your house when you crank that thing, and that’s mainly just for good measure.
A third and imporant factor to consider is the sensitivity. Really, this is only important in cars. Don’t assume that a huge wattage capacity means anything, because something with a higher sensitivity (in this case, it means more efficient) can easily outdo a lesser system that is less powerful wattage wise.
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There once was a company called Sunfire who made this the concept of all its design. They made their subwoofers extraordinarily small, fitting more bass per square inch than you would think was physically possible. This of course made them legendary, and they remain as one of the most favored audiophile companies to date.
Their concept worked because they were able to engineer extremely powerful and sensitive systems that could actually move as much air (thus, loudness and power) as a system that was actually 50% bigger in size.
It’s always a pleasure to see those little things rock a house to pieces. Many of them, if not all are actually smaller than a square foot, making them practically invisible if you disguise it. Hide the cables, only show a couple speakers, and blow your friends away with the 1812 overture with a dramatic ending.
These are some basics of what to look for. Of couse, there are many others. You primarily want a system that you’re happy with! It’s really as simple as that. You might consider an extended warranty program or other features offered.
Lastly, you don’t really need a special software package or anything to attune it to whatever frequencies or whatever. All you need to do is buy some magic crystals… and, just kidding.
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All you really need to do is what the audiophiles call a speaker crawl. Place it in your seat where you’re listening, and…
- place subwoofer in seat
- turn on with appropriate music
- crawl around room
- find best sounding spot
- switch system with your place
It should sound exactly the same as when you were there! As for the laws of physics, be assured that no worm hole has opened causing a temporal rift that creates a suction of sound in imitation due to the garden gnome laws of physics, where sound is carried by invisible gnomes, and gravity is when they’re pulling you back to the earth.
Once you’ve got this covered, here’s a guide on where to look:
I hope they keep this layout lol
Bestsubwooferhq is probably one of the greatest review sites I’ve seen in a long time. In this niche there’s not many who are willing to sit down and constantly review product after product with endless and tireless category posts (with research and everything) all by themselves, and this guy really deserves the credit for actually taking the challenge of tackling the audiophile world in a subwoofer review site.
Simply put, head-fi.org should be the site of preference for the majority of products that you’re looking for the review site. This is the first stop when I want to do research on something, and there are also some forums that discuss everything related to audiophiles.
I love their guides, and many gurus and detailed product reviews make this a timeless treasure.
Wherever you decide to go, there is one thing that all review sites should tell you (if they don’t, don’t listen!). That is, never trust amazon reviews. They’re extremely deceptive. Amazon keeps product reviews from ages past long after the whatever stops being produced and made the same way. Often times, a random depot will carry thousands of a product, and after the company fails, they keep selling them for years on Amazon. Often this results in the degradation of the product until it fails instantly because it was sitting in a depot for years after the warranty would have failed outright. They crack them open, bust a box open, and give you something that has been sitting on the shelves for years at a time. This can cause them to fail. Just be careful and make sure that the company is still in business when you decide to buy whatever subwoofer or headphones when you shop there.
post by some random m8 not on head-fi though.. it’s oudated by now
The reviews are often sketchy, and based on how satisfied the people were. Normally this can be a good indicator of price-value bang-for-your-buck, however, lets just admit tha the majority of people are not audiophiles in this case. They are likely to review it just based on how impressive it is, which can be based only on how powerful the system is and not the actual quality.
Many people have it as their first product, and when they experience the pure bliss of actually owning a home theater subwoofer they go on the site and leave a 5 star review of how they liked it.
The second type of review is the one who was unlucky enough to have the 1 in a 1000 fail product.
The rating of the system, then is mostly based on how many people gave it a 5 star review (which is too unstable of a variable because people are random) vs how many people had the product fail. You don’t really see that many 2 or 3 star reviews because those people don’t really care enough to review it. If they did then you would have an accurate review, but until then, you really can’t say that amazon has the best reviews out there!
5 o 5 breddy good
Lastly, pick the one you’re most satisfied with. There’s nothing quite like buyers remorse. This should be an investment that lasts you not 2 or 3 years, but at least 5-8 years if you get a good product. Often times (like with some BIC series ) there is as much as an 8 year warranty, which is extremely valuable!
Take all of these things into consideration when you look for subwoofer home theater reviews and decide to purchase.
Personally, I would go and spend about 500 on a system with an 8 year warranty. Better than getting something for around two hundred and ending up with like 1 year of service and having it break. Sucks when things like that happens. I hope you really look into the matter and do research well, because there’s some pretty good satisfaction in knowing you really got the best for your money! I love that feeling.
As a side note, I’ll continue updating this site with some random posts and stuff. Continue reading and thanks for your time if you actually did read!