If you’re the kind of person that loves listening to music, whatever activity you might be doing, or like to be able to tune into a talk show or podcast while you work and clean your condo, then having a good quality speaker is an absolute must. If you're unsure where to start when it comes to purchasing a speaker, you should first make sure what kind of speaker you really need, and what speaker works best with you. We've put together this article with our recommendations for the best home speakers for you.
Wireless Speaker is what you need. Why? Well because wires can be inconvenient especially when you're doing a lot of things when you just want to listen to some tunes or a great podcast. But you need to decide how you want to go wireless. Whether that be Bluetooth or a Wi-Fi speaker.
Bluetooth Speaker vs. Wi-Fi Speaker
While Bluetooth speakers are something you might notice almost everywhere nowadays, the main quality that sets a good wireless speaker apart from a poor quality one is its gain or sensitivity. Gain refers to the power that a speaker produces from an input source, and this number usually goes up along with the price of the speaker. The other way to differentiate a good wireless speaker from a bad one is for how much ambient sound it can produce or output, compared to what it needs to do so.
So keep in mind when purchasing a Bluetooth Speaker that although it will take your music up to 40 feet away from your device(s), it will take your music output down as well.
On the other hand, a Wi-Fi speaker is a good choice if you just want to stream music from your computer, tablet, or smartphone via Wi-Fi. No extra equipment is needed as it's entirely self-powered.
Speaker Processing is what makes a good quality wireless speaker. The more a speaker can process a sound, the clearer and crisper your audio will be. This usually goes up along with the price range of the speaker as well.
In general, if you're thinking about purchasing a wireless speaker, make sure it has the good build quality and one that sounds clear at any volume level you set it at as that is often an area that manufacturers cut costs on lower-end models for this type of product.
Do You Want Multi-Room Audio?
This is a feature more of a higher-end speaker that will multiply the sound output by being able to play the same audio source in more than one of your rooms at once. Even more of a luxury, some Wi-Fi speakers even connect with other Wi-Fi speakers from different brands and make it seem like you have one giant speaker for an amazing surround sound effect.
Another benefit to this type of feature is that you can set them up on different floors of your house simultaneously and play the same track on all of them while serving as a single amplifier source. The only drawback is that you'll probably lose a little bit on the audio quality, but if you're going for convenience then this could be a great choice for you.
Ok, so now that you've got an idea of what speaker will cater to your needs the most, here is a list of some of the best speakers you can have in your condo for your audiophile residents.
Home Speaker: Sonos Move
Sonos Move is a wireless speaker system that was released in 2013 and it's one of the most high-tech smart speakers you can have in your place. This speaker system uses both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, so you can connect them to any device so long as it has a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi adapter. It also has both Google Assistant and Alexa which can read you audibly, even if you are far away.
Although its sound quality isn't the best because it lacks some low-bass, it still has one of the best features out there when it comes to wireless speakers.
Stereo Alternative: Bose Home Speaker 500
This Wi-Fi speaker has some very good sound quality and incredibly clear voice output. It comes with a remote controller, but you can also use your smartphone to control even more settings. This speaker is built on the Bose Connect App that enables you to use the speaker system as a hub for your music and control it even if you're away from home.
It does require a bit of effort to set up, but once it is set up, you can connect up to 10 devices for easy streaming and some very good audio output. Highly recommended overall as one of the best Wi-Fi speakers out there, especially if you're looking for something with better sound quality than Sonos Move.
Best Standmounter: Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2
The award-winning Debut 2.0 series from Elac, has one of the best sound quality and build quality you can find in a wireless speaker. The speakers themselves are very well built and give you a nice, full bass sound which is something that other wireless speakers don't do as well as this one does.
The main downside to this speaker is that it's controlled by both an app and remote controls which can be a little inconvenient to use at times. Otherwise, this is one of the best Wi-Fi speakers that you can have in your condo if you're looking for something with high-quality audio output.
Best Soundbar: Yamaha YAS-209
This is one of the best multi-room speakers you can have in your condo. It has a very good sound quality and can be controlled both via remote controls and the app. There are many different
settings available in the app that lets you change the sound output based on listening preferences.
One of the best features of this speaker is that you can control the volume levels of the speaker from any room where it's placed, which can come in very handy if your living room or kitchen has a separate dining area (or bedroom/office). It has a good range and will connect to other YAS-209 speakers if you're looking for something with a surround sound-like feel. Otherwise, this is perfect for your condo's music system.
Bookshelf Speaker: B&W 606 S2 Anniversary Edition
This is a sleek-looking speaker with amazing sound quality. It gives you the look of having a big-screen TV, but this speaker does way more than just play video/audio content.
Although it's not battery-powered, the size of the wireless speaker is small enough that you can carry it with you if needed or just place it near any space where there is a power outlet. It comes with Wi-Fi capability which allows you to connect to your home network via an app on your smartphone for streaming access. The app also lets you use multi-room capabilities at no extra charge, so you'll be able to listen to your music in more than one room if needed.
Best Computer Speaker: Edifier R1280DB
This is a wireless speaker system that has one of the best sound qualities you can get in a computer speaker. It's very clear and has a good bass output for good listening pleasure, but at the same time, you'll be able to hear any sound or music on your computer clearly enough whether it's playing music or not.
You can use this speaker in two ways: wirelessly and wired (if you're having trouble connecting wirelessly). Either way, you won't be sacrificing sound quality at all, and you'll still get that full, rich sound that we're used to hearing from our favorite speakers. There are no signal issues with this speaker either as it will provide crystal clear audio output no matter what type of signal your device uses.
Best Tower Speaker: Triangle Borea BR08
The BR08 is one of the best stand-mount speakers on the market right now, with some amazing sound output that will provide you with an amazing listening experience. It comes with over 20 hours of playtime with Bluetooth enabled, but it will still be able to withstand up to two amps which means you can run it through your receiver for even more deep bass.
The only thing that makes this speaker mediocre is its design. While it looks very sleek and modern, it's not at all friendly when it comes to changes in temperature or humidity.
Best Floorstand Speaker: Spendor A7
Like the Triangle, the Spendor A7 is a tower speaker with a wide sound stage. It will provide you with a deep bass sound, making it great for any kind of music you want to hear whether or not it's surround sound.
This is also one of the best Wi-Fi speakers out there because of its 4 Ohm output which means you can connect it up to your receiver without worrying about your subwoofer getting overloaded. The only downside to this speaker is that though it's wired via an RCA cable, it doesn't come with an RCA cable in the box.
Another Best Floorstand Speaker because why not?: Acoustic Energy AE309 Acoustic Energy is one of the most popular speaker lines out there, and the AE309 is one of their best models. It has a wide range with a very rich sound output that will make you feel like you're listening to a larger speaker system. It provides up to 25 hours of playtime via Bluetooth, or 10 hours if it's connected to your receiver via an RCA cable.
This is also another good choice for wireless speakers because it has one of the highest ratio audio outputs in this price range, although there are still some other speakers out there that are smoother sounding than this model.
Best Entry-level Speaker: Dali Spektor 2
This one is an entry-level speaker that will give you great sound quality, but the only problem is that it has a very limited frequency range which can be a bit of a deal breaker.
If you want something with very good sound output, usually entry-level speakers only have the low-frequency range covered, so it's still better to go with something else if you want to have a very rich bass. You can always use an external subwoofer for added bass if you feel the need for this kind of sound.
And lastly, the best tiny speaker for tiny condo home owners: Dali Menuet SE It may be small, but this little speaker won't disappoint you. It gives you a huge sound experience while remaining very compact and portable, and the build quality is on point too.
It can withstand some increases in temperature and humidity and it also comes with a pretty long playtime which is perfect for taking it with you when you're not around. You'll get amazing sound quality with it whether it's playing music or just playing an audio file from your PC directly so you can hear exactly what's going on within your computer without any outside interference.
And that's it, your list of the best home speakers for any condo and home of any size. This list is based on real-world reviews from various users who have used the speakers listed on this page, including professionals in the industry. Always remember, choose the best one that caters to your needs and activities the best.
And also remember to have fun when you're out there in the shopping malls, watching the latest shows on Netflix. That's what home entertainment is all about - being able to relax and enjoying your favorite shows with friends and family.
The best part about home speaker systems in condos is that you can enjoy it in peace with your family, friends, or even with some alone time. Just give it a try, you'll love the complete 360-degree audio experience of excellent audio quality! It's not just another TV with speakers on it after all. You can really benefit from home entertainment in condos if done right!
Remember that these are general rules of thumb for most condo homes, not hard rules.
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