Bang & Olufsen - Multiroom
SPEAKERS THAT ENHANCE THE LOOK OF THE HOME
Choose the right speakers for your home
Plan and research
There are many types of speakers, and with a little planning, you can easily discover the ones designed to complement your interior and lifestyle equally. Finding the right speaker that can provide an outstanding audio experience in your home while enhancing the space you live in means taking several factors into consideration. The space in which you will be using the speaker makes a huge difference in which speaker would suit you
ROOM SHAPE AND SIZE
Evaluating your space
Large interiors need powerful drivers and rich bass capable of filling the room in which they are placed. Smaller spaces, especially those in urban environments, will need less raw power. Both should have the ability to deliver nuanced sound at all volume levels. Speakers with a room compensation function allow you to get the best and most suitable sound performance for your space. In very few words, a speaker with Active Room Compensation will take into account the placement of the speaker and all the sound bouncing off the walls and the furniture in the room.
ENVIRONMENT AND PURPOSE
The best speakers for kitchens and bathrooms will have an IP rating that is dust and water resistant. Ratings like these show you which speakers have been built to withstand splashes or dirt—allowing you to place and use the speaker with confidence, even in environments that might get wet or messy. When choosing a speaker for your living room or bedroom, aesthetics are likely to be near the top of your agenda. Light colors and natural textiles are ideal for complementing interiors, while the choice from ultra-modern metal to beautiful wood finishes allows you to find the diffuser that best suits your aesthetic.
Speaker placement is a key factor as some features can be optimized for certain settings. Even if you are considering a portable WiFi speaker, the placement can be very useful to consider. The speaker may have a semi-permanent location for charging or between uses, or a set rotation of where you tend to use it.
The floor standing speakers are great design pieces and deliver powerful sound. They tend to be louder than smaller speakers and often provide both directional and 360 sound, filling an entire room nicely.
Bookshelf speakers can also deliver impressive sound while blending seamlessly into the room's decor. They are very flexible when it comes to placement and can easily adapt to different sized rooms. Many are also capable of focused listening and 360 sound.
A wall-mounted speaker frees up shelf, floor or table space and allows for an immersive audio experience. They're also perfect for shared and social listening experiences, whether it's a favorite podcast or a party playlist.
The way we listen to music is unique to us. When choosing a speaker for your home, it's worth thinking about how you tend to interact with sound. The way you listen will determine which features are more important when choosing your speaker, whether it's clear directional sound great for audiobooks or rich ambient sound ideal for enjoying with friends. Important things to consider include:
YOUR ATTITUDE TOWARD SOUND
Are you a passive listener who enjoys the background sound as you complete your tasks, or an audiophile who actively listens? If you normally listen passively, you would most like to use a wall or bookshelf speaker. If you like to fully immerse yourself in your favorite music, you may prefer the louder sound of a floor variety.
Are you more inclined to enjoy focused sound ideal for solo listening, podcasts and audiobooks, or do you want 360 sound ideal for meetings? Look for speakers that play music in your preferred mode, or choose speakers that are capable of offering a variety of different listening modes, allowing you to switch between them depending on the situation.
Do you enjoy sitting down to a thrilling podcast or listening to a recipe more often than you enjoy listening to a favorite artist? When you plan to use the speaker primarily to enjoy stories or narration, a bookshelf speaker with focused sound is ideal. Listening to music is more versatile, so you can experiment with different listening modes and placements to find the one you like best.