Some Things About Desktop Speakers/audio

- Nov 02, 2020-

1. Sound is a kind of mechanical wave with very low energy, so it is very, very, very susceptible to the influence of the external environment. This means that when you use speakers, your final listening effect is determined by the speakers and listening environment.

2. If we are simple and rude, you can simply divide your listening environment into near/far. The advantage of near-field listening is that the speakers are closer to you, and there are more direct sounds. The disadvantage is that the treble must be aimed at you. The ears, the suitable listening area (also called dessert, emperor's seat) is too narrow, and the sound changes when you shake your head a little. However, if you zoom out the speaker, although the dessert becomes wider, the sound is more affected by the environment. "Desktop speakers" are mostly near-field listening, so no matter which speakers you choose in the end, please remember to place them as shown below:


3. If the listening environment does not require sound installation, EQ alone cannot solve the problems of standing wave comb wave selection. In these problems, the low-frequency main wave is particularly obvious, so it is strongly not recommended to excessively pursue low frequencies in a small environment.

4. Humans are binaural animals. As of 2020, two-channel stereo sound must still be the most stock audio format on the market. If you want to play it back correctly, you have to pair the stereo speakers. At the same time, the human ear is not sensitive to low frequencies, and it is almost difficult to distinguish the source of low frequency sounds. Therefore, humans have developed 2.1 speakers, which put the low frequencies into a subwoofer for playback. Of course, the playback effect varies depending on the manufacturer, but in essence There is no such thing as "2.0 must be better than 2.1".

5. What can be exchanged for higher investment? In addition to appearance and workmanship, high-priced speakers will have these things in sound:

A. Flatter frequency response curve.

B. Lower dive.

C. Higher maximum sound pressure level.

D. Better directivity (make your listening window bigger)

E. Lower distortion.