Our Favorite Whole-House Sound Systems
New Frontiers in Surround Sound and Whole-Home Sound Systems
Asking audiophiles what brand is the best in any sound category is likely to get you a large sample of different brands. Whether you are looking for earbuds, headphones, or speakers, there are always proponents for all the different products on the market. Some products may produce impressive sound but are so expensive that they are out of the reach of most consumers. With this in mind, we’ll rate the latest innovations in whole-house sound systems that satisfy discriminating listeners without breaking the bank.
Expanding your sound system to cover every room in your home can be both enjoyable and affordable. The cost of a whole-home sound system has rapidly dropped over the past decade. One of the significant advantages of setting up your house sound system is the advent of wireless devices and the fact that you do not have to purchase a complete system right from the start. Many consumers start with one room and set up a basic surround sound system to complement their 4K television before proceeding to expand the system from room to room.
The first step in designing a whole house sound system should be finding an expert in whole-home sound system installation unless you are one of the few people that have the expertise in both the design of a system and in completing a professional installation of all the system components.
Your professional installer can help choose the right equipment that fits your budget so you get the most bang for your buck in a system that will satisfy your needs and the needs of everybody in the household.
The sound system professional will be interested in knowing the sources of music you want to access with your multi-room system. Cable TV, streaming media services, DVD players, turntables, and computer audio are all sources to consider.
What are the Best Whole House Sound Systems?
With the wide number of choices available to consumers, there is no clear-cut favorite for all experts. However, keeping in mind that we want to get the best sound within a reasonable budget there are a few brands of sound systems that seem to be consensus top picks.
One of the most important criteria in choosing the whole home sound system is the speakers. Consistently at or near the top of all the lists are products offered by Sonos. The Sonos Port streaming component has been the bell weather of devices to integrate your system. Sonos also has a wide range of speaker types and configurations. You can choose from flush mounts, ceiling mounts, or wall-mounted speakers.
One of the significant advantages of Sonos speakers is the fact that they are wireless, which gives a significant amount of flexibility in installation. All Sonos speakers connect over Wi-Fi so you can customize your system to fit your needs, and there are even Sonos speakers that can be used outdoors on your patio. These speakers withstand the elements while delivering superb entertainment.
Sonos works with both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa for easy hands-free control over Wi-Fi. Sonos allows you the flexibility to start with as little as one speaker and easily add more speakers to complete your whole-home sound system. These systems also work with all the streaming services you use including Spotify, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Apple Music, Deezer, Audible, Amazon Music Pandora, YouTube Music, Google Play Music, and others.
Of course, you have other popular brand names that you would expect also populating our list of favorite whole-home sound systems. Bose makes almost all lists on the strength of their speaker quality and the quality of all the devices they manufacture. However, Bose products tend to be a bit more pricey than other brands.
Audio Pro, Bluesound, Denon
For brand names that are a bit lesser-known, the Audio Pro multi-room system gives great value in performance and features for a price that is typically less than other brands on the market. Other lesser-known names that offer a quality product are entrants from Bluesound Generation 2i, and Denon HEOS systems that offer wonderful sound and quality at a price that will not break your budget.
Professional Whole-Home Sound System Installation in Georgia
At Sound Sensations, our professional installers assist you at every step along the way, from designing and putting your system together to installing your system so it is aesthetically pleasing. You do the dreaming, we’ll do the work. At the end of it all, you’ll be left with a custom home audio system that blows you away. Contact us today to get started.