Nowadays, majority of budget laptops ships with low end speakers. Moreover, speakers are normally placed on the bottom side of the laptop, which ultimately reduces the sound output. Television sets also doesn’t include powerful speakers. It will not be a problem if you have placed the Television in a small room. However, this is not the case of big houses and offices. Hence, you need to purchase Speaker & Home Theatre set using which you will be able to play music and watch programs very effectively.
In case of laptops, you should purchase either USB or AC power based speakers such as terabyte TB-095A USB speaker. In order to purchase a speaker for your desktop/laptop PC, you need to buy Intex Multimedia Speakers – IT-350B, which is capable of producing huge sound.
In case of USB powered speakers, you should plugin to the USB port of your system. The sound quality will be decreased if you plug the speaker to a USB hub since the port will not have sufficient power to produce sound. Speakers also include a headphone port, which you can make use of to connect your MP3 player.
MP3 players such as iPod launched in 2002, iPod classic, Zune and other similar devices require a separate speaker to work. This is because they need not have built-in speaker. I still have these devices and they work like a charm. The latest iPod touch doesn’t require a separate speaker since it includes an in-built speaker. However, you can still plug a separate speaker in case if you feel that you require little more bass.
Speakers designed for MP3 players also include FM radio, which enable you to hear FM stations without a separate radio. I am unable to find a speaker which has SW/MW radio stations. You need to purchase a good quality radio with huge speaker to hear all your favourite radio stations.
Home Theatre is a set of speakers in various sizes and dimensions. They are normally used while viewing Television since the speakers included with the package are highly powerful. It produces huge sound with great bass and hence it will be a disturbance to your neighbours if you live in an apartment complex. As with other gadgets, you should regularly clean the speakers since dust will accumulate over the period of time.
If you intend to buy an audio source for your MP3 player, you should purchase a speaker with volume control buttons. This is because some old devices such as Zune don’t work if connected to a speaker without volume control buttons.
Speaker & Home Theatre are an integral part of your digital life. I had purchased several speakers over last several years. I had wasted money as well by purchasing inferior quality speakers. I would suggest you to invest your hard earned money wisely and purchase gadgets after a research.