Are the biggest speakers always the best?

When we talk about speakers (whether for the PC, for the television or even for the car), there is a belief that the bigger the better quality Sound delivers, but to what extent is this true? Do big speakers always sound better than small ones? How does size influence? In this article, we are going to explain to you how the size of the speakers and their sounding board in sound quality to get you out of doubt.

As you may have already guessed, the short answer to this question is… it depends. Actually, larger speakers do not always provide better sound quality, and in fact we have already seen this demonstrated on previous occasions, such as when we analyzed the small Sound Blaster ROAR that, with really small dimensions, provides absolutely excellent sound quality. magnificent.

How Size Influences Speaker Quality

Most people tend to think that bigger speakers are better because they are capable of delivering a higher level of volume without distorting, and this is certainly the first of the advantages of choosing large speakers, since they are capable of delivering volume levels that smaller speakers simply aren’t capable of. If you need your speakers to sound very loud (for example, to place them outdoors), then you may be interested in looking at large ones.

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It is true that larger speakers are capable of generating a greater range of frequencies compared to smaller devices, and this is more noticeable in the bass tones (which is why, for example, the subwoofer are usually large). However, this limitation does not mean that small speakers cannot produce good quality audio.

And there are many other factors that affect the audio quality of the speakers apart from their size, such as the design of the diaphragm or even the material with which the soundboard has been made (for example, loudspeakers of madera than some made of plastic, and among those made of wood (which is usually the most used material), some made of pine plywood do not sound the same as those made of solid walnut).

Therefore, and answering the question, in general, larger speakers provide a higher level of volume without distorting the audio, and are also capable of offering a greater range of frequencies, especially those of bass sounds. However, it also depends on the quality of the speaker itself and the materials chosen for its soundboard, so size is not everything and a smaller speaker can sound much better than a very large one.

Ok and what size should I buy then?

The first thing you should take into account is the size of the room in which you intend to place the speakers. If the room has more than 30 square meters, you probably do have to think about relatively large speakers (meaning that your woofer is at least 8 inches). If it is a smaller room, you will not need speakers that are too large to achieve a comfortable listening volume, although it is true that if you are looking to feel a sensation of cinema and vibrate even the furniture… then you do want some large speakers regardless of the size of the room.

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The next thing to consider is the purpose of the speakers; if you are going to use them for recording and audio production, then there are small speakers that have everything you need, although you should opt for high-end models. However, when it comes to consumer speakers, if you are building a surround sound or home theater system then you may be interested in larger speakers, not because of the maximum volume but because of that frequency range that we talked about earlier. and that will give you higher fidelity audio.

Now, if you are a more casual user and you don’t just care about the quality, but also the maximum volume or if you are worried about the space that a good sound system can occupy (which is not little) , then you should look at smaller speakers.

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