How to place your speakers for the best audio performance
If you think purchasing the right speakers for your room is a difficult part, you are wrong. This is because you can easily choose from popular brands like ASUS speakers, HP speakers, Lenovo speakers, LG speakers, Logitech speakers, Philips speakers, and Sony speakers. However, placing the speakers in the room is the most challenging part when ensuring the best audio quality in the room. Usually, when you buy ASUS speakers or any high-end brand speakers, the technician simply installs the speakers and leaves you wondering why the audio is too heavy or why there are too many vibrations in sound. This is where you need to mix and match the positions in your room to find the right acoustics for your sound system. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you in the placement of your brand-new speakers to ensure you get the best sound quality.
- Avoid placing the speakers too close to the wall. Instead, leave a distance of 2 to 3 feet from the walls when placing your speakers. When you place the stereo speakers too close to the wall or the corners of the walls, the sound bounces off these walls resulting in over-amplified bass notes which can make the sound feel too loud and thumpy/boomy.
- Unless you have floor standing speakers, avoid placing your speakers directly on the ground. If you have smaller satellite speakers, place them on shelves or brackets on the walls at the ear or head height approximately. These days, there are various speaker stands that absorb reverberations as well.
- When placing your ASUS speakers or Dell speakers, ensure no objects or furniture is blocking these speakers. The sound needs to flow freely and should be obstructed by any object. When obstructed, the speakers end up reflecting sound, thus distorting the sound quality. Even tiny home dcor such as vessels, books, etc. can obstruct the sound waves.
- Follow the ‘golden rectangle rule’ when placing the speakers. This rule states that the speaker’s distance from the nearest wall should be 1.6 times of its distance from the front wall. For example, if the distance from the front wall is 2 feet, then the distance from the nearest wall will be 3.2 feet for each speaker. When creating this triangle, ensure that the listener’s head is not exactly at the corner of this triangle and should be a few inches behind the listener’s head. Turning the speakers 30 degrees to face the listener also helps in creating the ideal sound quality in the room.
- Another rule that you can follow is the 1/3 to 1/5 rule. Here, the speaker’s distance between the front wall is 1/3 to 1/5 the length of that particular room. When you follow this rule, the speakers will not produce standing waves and in turn, reduce the room resonances. Turn the angle slightly towards the listener just like the golden rectangle rule to ensure best sound quality.
- When finding the best position for your speakers, keep experimenting and use a measuring tape and cello tape to mark the placement positions where you get the best audio quality. Since every room is different, you will need to keep experimenting till you find the right spot!