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Buying speakers.

Wired vs. wireless speakers.

Whether you're looking for a complete surround sound system or stereo speakers for a kitchen or bedroom, you’ll want to compare and contrast the benefits of wired and wireless speakers. Bluetooth bookshelf speakers are a great fit in just about any room because they can play music directly from your phone without a wired connection. However, if you’re setting up speakers for an entertainment center, you might enjoy the wider range of choices you can consider when including wired speakers that must be connected to a receiver.

Maybe you don't want your sound system to interfere with your home decorating. If that's the case, you might choose in-ceiling speakers. They’ll be practically invisible without sacrificing sound quality, but most of them will have to be hardwired into a sound system.

Whatever option you choose to bring sound to your home or office, plan to put your speakers in arrangements that will create an optimum listening experience. You may want to experiment with different speaker distances and heights to see how to best mix the sound speakers put out. Or you can consult with an installation professional.

Choosing the best speakers for you.

When choosing the best speakers, you’ll want to differentiate between outdoor and indoor. Adding outdoor speakers to the deck or patio brings ambiance to barbeques and parties. But you can’t just throw any speakers out there — you’ll want to ensure they’re designed to weather the elements. You can also choose Bluetooth outdoor speakers if you’re worried about too much wiring outdoors.

Computer speakers are another important consideration. More and more people are choosing to stream their favorite movies and TV shows directly on their computers. So, it’s important to add the right computer speakers with the features you need so that you can get high-quality sound while you stream.

Make the most of your home theater by choosing some of the best home speakers to deliver room-filling sound to even the largest space. Or bring your favorite music to any room with smaller speakers. You can even choose portable wireless speakers that you can place wherever you want. There are many speaker brands to choose from, offering everything from sleek, stylish systems to powerful designs built for big sound. But there’s no need to get carried away; your home speakers just need to fit your home and your needs.