Just last night, I informed Laura how important music is to our lives. It went along these lines: “We could be sitting here in complete silence right now. That would be quite depressing. Isn’t it funny how music fills the room and makes life so much better?” She agreed and we continued to listen to whatever I had currently playing on my Droid RAZR MAXX. I’ve now got over 1,000 songs loaded in my Amazon Cloud Player. It was suggested that I play all songs on shuffle, as opposed to listening album by album. I agreed to the suggestion and it’s really awoken something in the music arena. No longer are the days of music boredom or playing out songs. Now it’s surprise after surprise, expressing thoughts like, “Wow, I never even thought to listen to these guys. I’ve had their album forever and thought I didn’t like them.” Here’s some advice: Play music on shuffle. It’s a great idea.
But if you’ve been reading my blog, I’m sure you’ve seen my rants about music sounding horrible as of late. I couldn’t put my finger on it at the time. I wrote posts like:
So, as you can see, I’ve been trying to solve this horrible sounding music dilemma for some time. I first thought the source was the laptop, then my phone, then the speakers. After some troubleshooting and listening through my new Sony headphones, I discovered that the music coming from my phone sounded spectacularly wonderful. The sound from the laptop is a total loss. I’m not even going to try messing with that anymore. Music from laptops is horrible.
I thought to myself that if the music coming from my phone sounded so good when I listened to it through my headphones, the issue must be the speakers. If you recall, I had the output wired up through an old Pioneer receiver that was built before the age of MP3 music. Unfortunately, if one attempts to run compressed music through an older receiver, such as the one I was running it through, the sound would suffer. So it wasn’t the speakers as much as it was the receiver/speaker setup. And the only real computer speakers I had were some overpriced Bose I purchased a few years ago. They’re very hollow sounding and don’t sound much better than any cheaper brand.
What to do? First, I unhooked the entire receiver/speaker setup and put the equipment on the floor. Since we’re in this digital age, I knew I wouldn’t be going back to them. And I actually already gave the stuff to a friend. What he’ll do with it, I don’t know. Next, I began an extensive online search for some computer speakers that came with a sub-woofer and a built in amplifier. This is what people refer to as a “2.1” setup. If I could get some crisp sounding, modern speakers, that were built in the age of the IPOD and DROID, I’d be happy.
I somehow ended up on the Klipsch website looking at their ProMedia 2.1 Computer Speakers. I thought I hit the nail on the head. Everywhere I turned, the reviews seemed to be very positive regarding any line of what this company offered. I was sold and I made the purchase.
A few days later, I received the computer speakers. I’ll make a long story short here when I tell you that I’m not complaining about lousy sounding music anymore. Now what I hear when I attach my smart phone is crisp, clear audio. Audio the way it was intended to sound.
I took a few pictures of the speakers this afternoon. When I was searching through the options, I couldn’t find any real good shots of what I wanted to see, so I decided to take some for someone who may be in the same position I was in before I bought these.
If you’re in the market and would like to see something specific, please let me know via comment below and I’d be happy to take some more photos for you.