How To Choose The Best Outdoor Speakers

When selecting the best outdoor speakers that are most appropriate for you, there are basically 7 things you need to remember. This is not rocket science, and knowing the method of selecting the right speaker can dramatically reduce your time and expense.

Set A Budget For A Brand

How much difference a brand makes to the sound quality will confuse you. For example, Bose outdoor speakers are known for offering high-quality punchy sound that is exclusive only to Bose. Some speaker brands produce sounds that are different from their brands. When put in similar settings, Klipsch speakers often sound different. By going down to the nearest sound equipment shop, or reading our product reviews on the best outdoor speakers, the trick to choosing which brand to use is to really test the brand for yourself. Unfamiliar brands typically cost less than conventional “dominant brands” as a general rule, but that doesn’t mean they sound better. It all comes down to personal choice and preference. Although more expensive speakers usually sound better, there are speakers who clearly value money for the quality of sound they offer at their price point. We have suggested speakers that do not cost much yet offer outstanding performance. Again, knowing your budget price is crucial to selecting the right speaker at that price range that can offer the best sound.

The Design You Want

Outdoor speakers are invariably a part of your house, so finding the right outdoor speakers that look fantastic is important. In fact, such is the value of aesthetic impression that it helps to make it sound better to have speakers that actually look good with your outdoor climate. There are many kinds of outdoor speakers designed to blend into your outdoor space, such as rock speakers, speakers designed to look like tree stumps, or even speakers that you can literally “plant” into the dirt. Not only can this add to your home’s overall look, the speaker’s style is an added plus to your garden or patio décor. So remember to select a speaker that you would love to see outside and which compliments your home’s overall look.

Good Audio Placement Spot

Perhaps the most tricky part about outdoor audio is finding a great place for audio placement to optimize your outdoor speakers performance. Here come into play some vital questions. Is your outdoor environment big enough to connect several outdoor speakers together for placement? Is your garden or outdoor space too cluttered for a new set of speakers to be put in? Can your backyard design accommodate wiring below the garden or poolside? Is fixing your patio speakers good enough? Crucially, there is a problem with linking several speakers to a single amplifier, and additional amplifiers may be required for the inclusion of a dedicated subwoofer. Drawing a map of your backyard and determining where you want your sound to come from is one useful tip for finding a great place for audio placement to ensure even distribution of sound. Another important thing is to measure the required wiring distance and determine the type of cable to be used. The manufacturer of these speakers will almost always publish their outdoor speaker specifications, such as audio frequency, volume and power input, so when it comes to audio placement, you want to be pretty familiar with these details.

Understand Space & The Sound Environment

When choosing outdoor speakers, the second important step is to understand the environment in which they will be placed. If you place speakers in a huge outdoor environment, then, as opposed to patio/eaves-only speakers, you might want to consider buying single-point outdoor speakers for a more versatile sound placement and audio experience. With single-point speakers, the advantage is that they have left and right inputs and in a given area they play omni-directional sound. Placing single-point speakers will help to achieve even sound distribution in different “zones” of your garden. Specifically designed as rocks or tree shrubs that blend into your garden, you can even get outdoor speakers. If you are looking for outdoor speakers to be placed in a small open space, then you may want to consider placing ceiling speakers or standing floor speakers under the patio instead. The benefit of this is that you can prevent wires from running through your outdoor backyard, which can cause a lot of hassle. We suggest either buying outdoor garden speakers or patio/under-the-eaves kinds of speakers, depending on the size of your backyard.

Check The Material Used For Construction Of The Speakers (Then Check It Again!)

As with all outdoor speakers, checking that they have “bullet-proof” construction is crucial. Before you purchase, then double check them again. This is because every kind of environmental condition, such as wind, rain, dust, heat, frost and erosion, is subject to outdoor speakers. Be sure to get all-weather resistant outdoor speakers that are designed to withstand the outdoor climate if you’re getting speakers to put in your outdoor gardens. We recommend placing them under sheltered areas such as under the patio to ensure that these speakers last longer, even if you buy all-weather speakers. This is because accumulated moisture that seeps into the speakers can damage audio drivers, causing sound quality to deteriorate. Checking that the speakers are rust free is also important. It can be a heavy investment to buy outdoor speakers, so you’d want to get the best outdoor speakers that will last you many years to come without altering the wiring or amplification systems. Ultimately, getting the best outdoor speakers will result in an immensely pleasurable outdoor audio experience.

Comprehend The Kind Of Audio That You Listen To

Finally, understanding the sort of music you listen to is an important thing to consider when choosing the best outdoor speakers. Is the music you listen to more focused on the effects of the bass (i.e. rock, R&B, EDM) or more analytical (i.e. instrumental, vocal)? The type of speaker you want to purchase will vary depending on the type of music you listen to. For instance, if you are a person who likes instrumental music, then getting an added subwoofer into your garden isn’t really necessary because instrumental music rarely hits the low frequencies. If you prefer bass-heavy music like rock or heavy metal, it will definitely help to get outdoor speakers with lower frequency outputs, or it is essential to get an extra subwoofer with a dedicated amplifier to push it. If you are the bass head looking for outdoor bass speakers, make sure you preferably buy low-frequency output speakers with in-built subs and place them around the corners to amplify bass response.

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