April 9, 2021
Can You Use Just One Sonos Speaker

Sonos speakers are known for not only producing amazing sound but also for being incredibly convenient and easy to install. The intelligent speakers also respond to voice commands, making them a breeze to use. While having multiple speakers throughout the home is great, what if you only wanted a speaker in a single room? Is […]

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April 8, 2021
Can Multiple Bluetooth Headphones Connect to One Device?

If you have ever tried to connect multiple Bluetooth headphones, like the Audio Technica ATH-M50xBT (on Amazon), to a single device, you may have already experienced some issues. While it is true that some devices can support this type of function, most consumer electronics will run into problems trying to connect across more than one […]

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April 8, 2021
Do Wireless Speakers Need Batteries?

If you are setting up a new speaker system for your home (our guide here), you may have come across wireless speaker setups like the Edifier R1700BT (from Amazon) and have asked yourself if they need batteries to operate. These wireless systems, have become more and more popular, especially for outdoor use, but before you […]

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January 23, 2021
Differences Between Subwoofers And Speakers: What You Need to Know

You have a pair of speakers but do you need to add subwoofers? Aren’t these components almost the same? Once connected to the receiver, audio is reproduced regardless of whether you're using just a pair of speakers or a subwoofer as well. While this is true, there are some key differences between subwoofers and regular […]

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December 10, 2020
In-Ceiling Speaker Sizing Guide: What Size Should You Get?

In-ceiling speakers are a popular choice for home theater aficionados. Not only do they help to reduce your speaker setup's footprint, but they also help provide a more even overhead listening experience. However, in-ceiling speakers will require a more thorough installation process. This means it is even more important that you select the right one […]

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October 19, 2020
Do In-Ceiling Speakers Need Power?

Once you have all the pieces for a new home theater system, setting it up for the first time can seem like an overwhelming task. One of the most important steps is determining what speakers go where and whether or not each speaker needs to be plugged into a power source. In-ceiling speakers require a […]

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September 20, 2020
Can You Blow Out a Soundbar's Speakers?

Every so often, a soundbar's output gets distorted, and listening becomes a pain. This isn't the norm, but it is the truth that many people have had to face. The culprit many times is a blown speaker.  But is it really possible to blow out a soundbar’s speakers? You can blow out a soundbar's speakers. […]

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September 6, 2020
Best Alternatives to the Sonos Five and Play:5

Nothing says premium home audio quite like Sonos, but if you're in the market for the Sonos Play:5 (or the slightly refreshed "Sonos Five"), you may be wondering what the rest of the wireless home speaker system is looking like right now. For this amount of money, it's worth considering what else is out there. […]

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August 25, 2020
Sonos Amp vs Yamaha WXA-50: Which is Better?

Adding an amp to your system can be a great way to get music from non-streaming sources into your wireless speakers, and also to get streaming music out to non-wireless speakers. But in the amp game, it's hard to know what features you need and how two units like the Sonos Amp and the Yamaha […]

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August 18, 2020
Can You Use In-Ceiling Speakers In The Wall?

Are you looking to use your in-ceiling speakers in the wall, instead of in the ceiling? Since they serve similar purposes and are built similarly, you may be wondering if they are interchangeable. Can you use in-ceiling speakers in the wall? Yes, in-ceiling speakers are able to be used in the wall, and they will […]

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