At Create Automation everyone loves music and everyone is keen on getting the best sound quality. As such, we all love our sound systems. But when quizzed about the technical specifications of it, nine out of ten people will probably draw a blank. This is one of the reason why purchasing speakers is a daunting task for some because they don’t know exactly what to look for and more importantly what they need. Hence the reason for this post. Here, we will talk about speakers in the simplest possible way so as to explain the finer aspects to our readers and target audience. 

Sound quality plays a huge part in our entertainment demands. Whether you are watching a movie, playing a video game or just listening to soothing music. There are a number of sound options to choose from when purchasing a speaker system and every user has their own unique requirements according to their taste in music and how they perceived different types of sound. If you are shopping for quality speakers be it for your computer or for your home cinema system, below is some information that would help you find useful. Click here to view our selection of home cinema systems!

What Are 2.1s, 5.1s and 7.1s? 

This is one of the first questions that baffles people because it completely throws them off. People who do not bother with technical specifications usually rely on the sound quality of the speaker itself by testing it out before they buy it. If they like what they hear, that’s good enough for them. Fair enough but knowing this minor detail can go a long way in making sure you get an amazing speaker for your system. 

The numbers essentially represent speaker/subwoofer combination. The first digit represents the speakers and the last digit (which is almost always 1) represents the subwoofer. 

2.1 – Two speakers, 1 sub-woofer.

5.1 – Five Speakers, 1 sub-woofer. 

7.1 – Seven Speakers, 1 sub-woofer 

Out of the 3 configurations above, the 2.1 speaker systems are the most basic ones with sound coming to you from the front speakers while the 5.1 system allow you to get the sound surround from 3 front speakers and 2 surround speakers. Surround speakers give you a more detailed sound experience than the simple ones. If you are watching a movie, you will feel like you are in it. 

Which Speaker Configuration Is Good For Me?

It depends completely on you and what you want out of your speakers. If you need them to have a simple setup for your laptop so you can listen to music occasionally, then a 2.1 speaker configuration is best for you. If watch a lot of movies and sports and have a home theatre system, a 5.1 surround sound configuration would be ideal for you. View our extensive range of speakers on our website. If you are a hardcore gamer that would settle for nothing except the best sound quality for your enhanced gaming experience, then 7.1 is for you. If you use your PC for regular day to day activities such as Skype, video conferencing, watching YouTube occasionally, then stick with 2.1. As mentioned earlier, it all depends on you and your requirements. The higher the speaker configuration, the more it will cost you. 

There is no shortage of quality speakers in the market. In fact if you purchase them online you can even get a great deal for them. Almost all of the online outlets have free delivery, meaning you can have your speakers in your hands in a matter of days. Be sure to browse through different speakers from different manufacturers or get a quote from before making a final decision.