Audio is a really important part of the movie-watching experience. Whether you’re watching an action film, the latest superhero blockbuster, or your favorite musical, sound quality can either make or break the film. To fully enjoy watching movies from the comfort of your own home, it’s important to invest in a good home theater audio system. Read on to learn about the difference between good speakers and bad speakers, and why audio matters when it comes to your home theater.
Good Speakers Vs. Bad Speakers: What’s the Difference?
Why is it so important to invest in good speakers? The differences between good-quality speakers and poor-quality speakers may seem subtle. But if you do a side-by-side comparison, you’ll hear several differences. A good home theater audio system should deliver:
- Smooth reproduction of midrange frequencies, making dialogue sound crisper and more realistic
- Big, enveloping sound created by a balance of robust bass, smooth midrange, and a clear sense of space
- Minimal distortion during quiet scenes and sudden outbursts of action
- An immersive virtual surround sound experience, rather than an artificial-sounding faux surround
- Room-correction abilities (i.e., the ability to compensate for the acoustical peculiarities of your living room or designated home theater room)
More Info on Home Theater Audio
If you’re not familiar with home theater audio systems or aren’t sure where to start, check out our previous post for a Basic Guide to Surround Sound Speakers. For helpful info on how to position your home theater surround sound speakers for the best sound possible, read our previous post on Speaker Setup for Optimum Sound.