Guide to choosing Hi-Fi, depending on your budget

Ok, liquid music (Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music, etc …) has the advantage of immediate listening (almost) always and everywhere. But, as in photography, shooting with a smartphone is not the same as doing it with an SLR: in the world of audio, the pocket speakers connected to the mobile phone are not comparable to a real Hi-Fi system. Quality issue.

The ‘ music listening to the “old” way is therefore not a nostalgic whim of connoisseurs and amateurs, but a necessary leap to a higher level listening. It is no coincidence that the Hi-Fi market is still a flourishing market.

Here is a mini-guide that starts from the suggestions necessary for the preparation of the environment and then reviews the reference products, divided into three price ranges.

The room
To understand where to place the speakers, study the room first. The ideal is a rectangular room, with the speakers to be placed on the short side. It is better not to be empty (you can hear the rumble) and that the walls are covered with material capable of absorbing the sound (which thus does not reflect and reaches the ears directly). You can also use an app like APM Tool Lite to evaluate the room acoustics and understand what it takes to improve it.

The triangle
Keep in mind the rule of the triangle: your most frequent listening position must be the vertex of an equilateral triangle with respect to the two main speakers: to be precise, you must be able to look at the two speakers on the right and left with an angle of 60 degrees . It’s a bit like when you put yourself in front of the TV , something that probably helps you, since often the speakers stand on the sides of the table that holds the TV, hi-fi and media center.