Choosing the best home theater speaker in 2021 can be a time-saving, but rewarding exercise. As with any major electronics purchase, you need to educate yourself about the potential options, learn what different brands have to offer and make decisions that meet (and exceed) your needs and expectations.
Bundle or Separate
You should first decide whether you want to buy a bundle home theater system or separate individual components. The former provides ease of use, but the latter allows you to choose the best material for your needs.
There is definitely an argument for buying a bundle package. Most of the companies today offer highly competitive home theater systems at affordable prices. Ease of use, customer support and after-sales service that a bundled package offers will not match. Also, the installation will also be infinitely easier, since all the components are of the same brand.
At the same time, buying individual components allows you to mix and match the speakers according to your needs. While some brands make better offers than others, a few other brands have higher quality speakers. By purchasing these elements individually, you can carefully design your own home theater system to suit your own needs.
Of course, the problem with this type of setup is that installation and after-sales service are readily available. Each component will have its own warranty period and customer support. Some materials may not be compatible with others, making installation more difficult. But if you are not disgusted by electronics and enjoy tinkering with DIY projects, creating your own home theater system with unique ingredients will definitely provide better performance.
An important step in choosing the best home theater speakers is the technical features – the grain from the straw, so to speak, to distinguish the sound from the actual beneficial phenomena when viewed. Speaker manufacturers often overwhelm the consumer with a lot of data, many of which are useless and rarely translate into real-world performance.
One issue is the combined obsession with most customer’s wattage. Most speakers produce what they proudly announce on their system. But more often than not, it’s not ‘peak’ wattage, average or RMS wattage. If a home theater system has a 500-watt peak wattage, it means it can supply 500 watts when needed. Distributed can be less than average watts. The ideal wattage you should look for is the RMS (core square) wattage, which gives you the average wattage of the supply. This is a much more useful image than the peak wattage that most companies tend to use.
Therefore, when looking at technical glasses, it is important not to just look at the numbers. Instead, try to understand how numbers translate into real-world performance. Always ask for a demo and read the actual user reviews before you decide to buy.
Prices are definitely worth considering when choosing the best home theater speakers. You want to listen to the speaker system once before making a decision, so buying online can be a bit complicated. But more often than not, prices on the Internet are more competitive than in-store.
All I suggest is to visit a store, check out the different speakers, ask for a demo and make notes with care about sound quality and prices. Go to the internet with this datasheet in hand. Use comparison shopping websites like Amazon.com to check prices online for the same speaker. You can only buy the speaker online if you get a better price than the price offered in-store.
Choosing the best home theater speaker is to do proper research and know your own needs before deciding to buy. The internet is a great research tool. Use it extensively to learn more about home theater systems, different components and all relevant technical specs.