How To Choose Speaker
- skill of trader and direct user to choose speaker
Feedback, market research and using place should be considered by traders; Size, type, connection, budget, sound quality, power type, power handling, design and feedback should be considered by direct user.
Speaker aims at moving air to produce sound. Speak demands are greater than before with the developing of audio system, home-theater system, as well as computer science.
It is important to select a right loudspeaker for your home, or choose a speaker for your business customer.
This article provides speaker choosing ideas from the angle of traders and direct users. Hope it is helpful to have a satisfied speaker after reading through.
Several kinds of speakers are included in the photo.
- Section : Tips
- Key Word : How to choose speaker
- Author : Jasper
- Industry : Speaker
How Traders Choose Speaker for Customer or Storage
When traders choose speaker for customer or storage, the demands of customers should be considered.
Listen to Customer
It is important to listen to the advice or suggestion from your customer after they use your speaker. Especially when you want to buy in the same kind of speaker in near future. Customer is happy to let you know how the speak work, the strong point or the shortage. You may make decision whether to buy the same kind speaker or adjust the plan in this buying.
Speaker Market Research
It is necessary to take a market research for a new trader to enter the speaker business field. You may do the market research in the town or the city you prefer to start the business.
After being aware of the type, model, size and power requested by potential customer, it is easy to decide which kind of speaker to purchase and store.
Consider Speaker Usage of Potential Customer
Prepare the traditional wired speaker if you plan to develop the family users. The portable blue-tooth speaker is the best choice if your potential customer mainly composted of travelers , outdoor adventures or campers. The top level Hi-fi speaker is suggested when you provides product for hobbyists.
How Direct Users Choose Speaker
Direct user or personal user should choose speaker based on your personal needs. For example, how big room you will set up the speakers in, where you will put the speaker, connectivity method, etc. The main factors are explained as below.
Decide The Speaker Size
The size include both room size and speaker size. Generally speaking, a large speaker is more efficient than a smaller one, because it can move more air to produce the sound, better dynamics and more bass.
It is a good decision to buy a big speaker for big room, or a small speaker for a small room. Subwoofer is not necessary when you used it in a very small room.
The speaker size should narrow your search in the process of product selecting.
Narrow Your Choice By Speaker Type
Think about what type of speaker you need or suit your needs best. Do you need a floor-standards or a desk-top type? Nowdyas most people use floor-standards speaker when they build family theater, because it seems and sounds cool. But this spend more money of you. Desk-top speaker is the best choice when you prefer to buy a outer devide for your laptop, PC or just put it on your bookshelf.
It is also help you to narrow down the selection to classify the speaker in modern and classic type. Classic speaker refers to the wooden box; modern speaker covers many transformers, such as various kind of color, material, etc.
Choose Connection Method You Favor
All speakers was connected by wire in the past. The new generation of wired speaker provides USB or Micro-USB connection, to transfer data, install updates or charge the device.
Wireless speaker was created with the developing of technology. It allow you to connect speaker with your computer or mobile phone without cables. The normal technology covers bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC or even your own wireless network.
Many people prefer to use a wireless speaker, which make your family or home tidy and clean. And it is the first choice when you take your speaker out for camping or traveling.
It is available to connect multiple speakers with music player if you use the new version of blue-tooth. This make it possible to put several speakers in different places to make a better effecting.
Wire connection still used on traditional speaker as well as top level speaker (for the best sound quality).
Decided By You Budget
The price of speaker is quite different, from 50USD to more than 50000USD.
How much you are planning to spend on the speaker? This is one of the most important question to decide the choice of a speaker. You budget in mind is helpful to narrow down the selection.
But this is not to say that there is corresponding relation between price and quality. It is a good idea to select several brand within your budget and then compare their sound quality.
Select Better Sound Quality With Lower Impedance
Good sound quality is favored by all people, even when you do not want to spend to much on speaker.
Sound quality is mainly affected by Outputting power, Frequency range, Sound system and Impedance.
The higher the outputting power, the higher volume it provides, but is not means the better quality.
Frequency range emitted by device decides the quality of the sound. The wider of the range, the better quality it provides.
The impedance is measured in ohms(Ω). Most speaker use 4, 6 or 8; the lower impedance offers the better sound quality. So select a speaker with impedance of 4 or even 2 if budget permit.
Passive Speaker, Powered Speaker or Active Speaker
The power of speaker covers passive, powered and active type.
Most speakers in the past are passive powered, they share the power from amplifier. The sound signal was assigned to each speaker via a crossover.
Requiring a separate mains feed, the signal of powered speaker is amplified inside the speaker box, but still running the signal through a passive crossover before being separated into frequency bands.
With the developing of technology, the active speaker was created. The speaker is equipped with separate amplifier, which make it possible to use accurate components and calibrate with more accuracy.
Choose Power Handling Ability According to Your Need
Also called continuous power, Power handling refers to the ability of a speaker to handle in a fixed period.
Low power handling ability is enough if you are buying a speaker for a small room; and this will save money for you. If you are preparing speaker for a square or big meeting hall, then you are suggested to used the top power handling permitted by your budget.
By the way, if you find only a 'power handling' number measured in WATTS marked on a speaker, it may means a peak tower or a continuous power. You are suggested to communicate this with the sales or manufacture. It is the edge before being damaged if the number refers to peak power output.
Measured in decibels (dB), Sensitivity should be considered when you choose a speaker. If refers to the ability of speaker to turn the power into sound. The normal decibels level for us to listen to music is around 60 to 70.
Choose The Best Design You Prefer
A well-designed speaker make your room bright and elegant. The only standard of the best design is your flavor. It is the best if you like it.
Review or Feekback
After you narrowed down to several speakers, tt is important to see the on-line review from other customers. Or you may listen to the feekback if your frends are using the speaker. Then you may completely understand the pros and cons of the speaker. This help you to choose the best speaker.
Actually there are many other factors affect the choice of your speaker, although not so important as above. For example, choose speaker with simple controls, buy a speaker with great hi-fi, choose a speaker with protective method if you have pets. You are welcomed to contact us to let us know your idea.