Talk about a jam box on steroids. The new evolution of the mini stereo and audio shelf systems are amazing. So, you may have to re-think your strategy when acquiring your next home stereo system. Here are some good tips to consider.
1. What space do you need the music to cover? Because you will be amazed how much power small systems have these days.
2. Are you an audio snob? If not then the smaller shelf units can carry a wollop even in a large room especially if you buy some extra speakers.
3. What about wireless speakers? Wireless are great to eliminate tacky, cumbersome cords. They’re also great for audio strategy as you have the freedom to place the speakers in tight areas and throughout the room or house. BUT, they can be unreliable at times and not as durable. Make sure you do your homework. Either buy good, cheap ones that you know will be replaced in 3 years or go with the more expensive ones if you want longevity. Wireless speakers also turn your backyard into a wonderful listening experience.
4. What is your source? If you’ve joined the 21st century and don’t use those things called “CDs” then the shelf systems with iPod docks only are cheaper and can pack a powerful audio punch. And take up a small amount of space. If you’re even further in the 21st century and use your iPhone or smart phone for your music, it’s also your radio player AND charges your phone all in the same doo-hicky.
If you’re an audio snob then these mini shelf systems are good for other rooms. But, if you’re not and looking to jam up your main rooms or multiple rooms including the backyard then these systems will fill your needs. They’re cheaper, smaller, effective and look really cool.
Just another ShopRTO ‘music to my ears’ home audio tip.