Ten To Ten New Audio Purchases (on)

- Feb 28, 2020-

1. want 2.0 sound, not 2.1 sound


This law is basically true, although there are more exceptions than expected, provided that you can find a pair of excellent subwoofers, which will indeed make a pair of small bookshelves emit lower frequencies than the United States. But in general, 2.1 is still not as good as 2.0.


Excellent subwoofer, the cost is quite high, most on the market can only be booming, watching movies is good, basically don't expect to listen to music. However, I am still looking for a low-cost subwoofer. I hope to match my own small bookshelf to get a clean, basically low-frequency bass.


Maybe, a subwoofer designed for music appreciation that is specifically designed to enhance the low frequency of a particular bookshelf box can achieve an effect of 2.1 better than 2.0. However, it is generally not recommended unless it has been practiced.


2. small speakers (boxes), not large speakers (boxes)


The pursuit of a large calibre of the speaker is the same as the pursuit of a large space for the car. Although the same series of products from the same audio manufacturer, large-caliber speakers are generally better than small-caliber speakers. However, just like a car, it becomes a bit bigger, the price immediately rises sharply, and the drivability will deteriorate, and the fuel consumption will obviously increase. The same goes for the speakers. The effect of an 8-inch speaker in 10 square meters is often not even 5 inches. For audio, the environment is far more important than the caliber!


On the other hand, when the price is constant. The larger the caliber, the more difficult it is to guarantee the effect. Compact SUV, 200,000 You can even buy BMW Benz Audi, and the performance configuration is very high. If you want to buy a large car with the same budget, I'm sorry, that has to be a general brand or a domestic product. If you do n’t have access to that space, you sacrificed drivability and consumed more fuel.


If you can't figure it out, check out B & W's 8-series and 6-series and see how much larger speakers 6 cost. If the 6-series loudspeaker is better than the 8-series smaller one, B & W is not slapping itself.


In short, if the budget is not sufficient, try to choose a small caliber speaker. Don't worry too much about the dissatisfaction of the sound. Now a pair of excellent 5-inch speakers with 20 square meters of sound is not a problem.


3. be appropriate, not expensive


For audio selection: the most suitable is the best!


Audio is a system overall project, which involves many problems: how big the room is, the type of music you like, the budget, the front end, and other requirements. Not expensive is suitable, tailor-made is the most suitable. Especially the environment is really important for speakers. It is not necessarily bad to play big speakers in a small environment, but too much energy and money are paid.


Is the budget important, not important! Hundreds of desktops also have vocals, which is quite popular (for example, the base point MC12 is only 780, and the desktop vocals are great). With a budget of more than tens of millions of yuan, you can also choose to listen to vocal strings and make a very good sound. Really expensive systems have high requirements for sound sources, high requirements for the environment, and high requirements for music and recording. When the good equipment is in the inappropriate environment, and the front end is not suitable, the urge to smash people will be there. Many times the equipment itself is okay, the problems are in the front end, the environment and supporting facilities, which are not in place.


4. To be in place, not one step


The easiest suggestion for novices in the process of audio selection is "add another XX budget and replace XX audio with OO audio. In one step, less regret and less frustration in the future" Sounds good? In fact, this is a pit. Many newbies have budgets from thousands to tens of thousands, or even more. Under the confuse of a group of old burners, the new burner's budget quickly exceeded many times, and the final result may just be worse (see the third item above).


The meaning of being in place is: investing in a good set of speakers will make you enjoy every day, as a person who likes music, it is very worth investing in it. Many people start with three thousand mobile phones, but they can't bear to buy a few thousand yuan of audio. You have to know that the mobile phone has to be changed in two years, and the audio can be used for a few years to ten years. Although it is not necessary to have tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of HIFI or Hi-end, there are always thousands of them. It is almost the same as a mobile phone, and it can be used for many years.


Another level to be in place is to consider a suitable budget based on the type of music you like, the listening environment, and the front end. Vocal pops, including string music, are in place for tens of thousands. Increasing the budget is not much better, and may even be worse. If the front-end is a computer or portable, the back-end is not very good (what makes you increase your budget are pits, improving the front-end is the business). The environment is only 10 square meters or even desktops, only a few thousand, the whole tens of thousands can only be booming.


Don't do it in one step means: this is impossible. The reason is very simple. One old burner's step is in place, and in the eyes of other old burners, he may have just entered the door. Thousands of speakers are burned in the eyes of many people, but in the eyes of audiophiles, they are just a few wires. Increasing the budget to tens of thousands is very hot, in the eyes of advanced enthusiasts, it is just an entry level. 100,000 is very good, right away you will find that the old burn is only hundreds of thousands of systems to hear, haha.


5. want bass, not overweight bass


Like the fever of headphones, everything that is going to be heavy bass at the exit is the first fever (laughs). This makes sense, because high-end equipment, whether it is headphones or stereos, has no bass. Anything that sells bass is an entry-level piece of equipment (not even getting started, laugh again).


The reason is simple, not to say that the bass of high-end equipment is not good. When these devices are playing music, the low frequency is very powerful, especially the audio. When playing large symphony music, the momentum of arranging mountains is not excessive. However, is the low frequency heavy? It is not heavy at all. You will only feel the low frequency with elasticity and texture and no pressure.


Is low frequency important? Very important, very important! But it is low-frequency texture and dive, and speed. There are many more important factors than low frequency: intermediate frequency thickness and density; three-frequency equalization; smooth high-frequency and correct tone; resolution; sound field positioning; transparency; three-frequency speed ... No less than low frequency, especially the amount of low frequency. The right sense of low frequency is the most important!


Take your attention away from the low frequencies, if you want a good set of getting started equipment.