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All the home speaker articles, reviews, comparisons, and buying guides at Higher Hz.

What makes a speaker loud? Top 5 ways to make it louder

If you find yourself craving for more volume when playing music, it probably means it’s time to upgrade your sound system.

But before you do that, let’s take a look at how you can make your speakers even louder without investing hundreds of dollars in new gear.

The 8 best songs to test your stereo speaker system

One of the reasons you might be reading this article is that you just unboxed your brand-new stereo speakers and want to experience right away how they’re going to upgrade your listening experience. If that’s the case, you’re in the right place!

In this article, I’ll look into how you can test every aspect of your stereo speakers, what to pay attention to when trying out your system’s fidelity, and the best tracks to do so.

The 4 best budget floor-standing speakers for $500 and $1000

There was a time, not so long ago, when quality floor-standers would often come with a hefty price tag.

Nowadays, however, there are some fantastic budget-friendly options available for those who want to create the finest aural experience in their listening room or home theater.

In this article, I’ll share some of my favorite floor-standing speakers available in the $500 to $1000 range.

The 6 best floor-standing speakers in 2024 for most people

To me, floor-standing speakers define the commitment of a music listener to achieving the finest audio quality, with an immersive and detailed sound that can transform a music listening session into an evocative sonic experience.

If you’re looking for inspiration in your search for the best tower speaker for your sound system, here are the 2024’s best floor-standers, from budget to high-end options.

Bowers & Wilkins 606 S3 review: Most revealing speaker at $1000

It’s no trivial task to exceed expectations when your predecessor is a legend like the B&W 606 S2. Yet the 606 S3, the latest standmounter in the 600 series, features palpable sonic differences when compared to the S2, and mostly on the positive side.

Active vs passive speakers: Which is better for your use case?

While the distinction in itself is rather obvious, choosing between active and passive speakers can easily become an insurmountable task, especially if this is your first pair of speakers or you don’t know exactly which option will work best for you. In this article, I won’t just highlight the differences between active and passive speakers, but also clarify which option I think is the right one for every situation, giving you a few examples of scenarios when one works better than...