What was the first concert you ever went to? That question is always a great conversation starter, and it’s fun to share memories of the big bands or theatre groups you’ve seen in person. While you might not be able to go see live music right now, some of the best audio products on the market can bring the concert home to you.
There are two ways you can experience the rush of listening to your favourite bands at home; set up your space with home audio to share with other family members or kick back and listen with personal audio devices you can take on the go.
Home audio devices bring the concert home
Setting up your living room, basement, or rec room with home audio is one of the best ways to truly experience a concert the way it was meant to be experienced. You want to hear and feel every drum beat and guitar solo, and you want the music to be loud and clear so you can sing along and feel like you’re right there with the band.
Plug and play sound bars let you feel the music
If your want a plug and play way to replicate the concert experience, all you need is the Sony HTST5000 800W 7.1.2 channel sound bar with wireless subwoofer. With Sony’s advanced speaker and tweeters built into this sound bar, the Dolby Atmos 3D surround sound system will fill the room with 360o of audio.
It has High-Resolution Audio playback and High Dynamic Range to deliver a powerful audio experience that makes you feel like you’re with the band, and you can place the subwoofer anywhere to add an extra kick to everything you listen to. It has Bluetooth and NFC for easy streaming and it pairs with your Google Home for easy voice control.
Another great sound bar option is the Bose TV Speaker Bluetooth Sound Bar. It has a small, sleek design that fits in any room, but the sound is anything but small. With two full-range angled drivers, one center tweeter, and a bass button, every note played will be crisp and clear. Thanks to Bluetooth built-in, you can wirelessly pair your sound bar with your phone to stream a concert from your apps.
Add a tower speaker or two
To enhance the audio in any room, a single tower speaker is a quick solution. If you love to listen to live music, the Sony SS-CS3 3-way tower speaker will be a welcome addition. It has 145 watts of power and 4 drivers to let you hear every word of your favourite song or every pick of the string in your favourite acoustic melody.
There’s also the Polk Audio T600 tower speaker. This tower speaker brings home 200 watts of powerful sound and has a 1″ soft dome tweeter and 5.25″ drivers to pump out hours of music, musical soundtracks, and intense bass-driven tunes.
Personal audio lets you take concerts on the go
Sometimes you just want to kick back and listen to your favourite band on your own, or you want a way to take the latest live concert events with you when you leave the house. Setting yourself up with an amazing Bluetooth speaker is one way you can always be sure you’re ready to listen to a concert, and the JBL Flip 5 eco edition wireless speaker will deliver every time.
Not only does it have exceptional sound quality with Racetrack-shaped driver for booming bass and PartyBoost speaker to pair with other JBL speakers, but it also has a built-in rechargeable battery to give you 12 hours of music and an IPX7-rated waterproof rating so you can take it to the beach.
Another great splashproof option for on-the-go listening is the Bose SoundLink Revolve Splashproof Bluetooth NFC Wireless Speaker. Put it in the centre of any room to share the 360° sound of your favourite live concert with others, or set it up against a wall and it will reflect the audio so it feels like it’s washing over you. It can even pair with your home theatre speakers for multi-room audio, and you can even swap out who controls the music with Bluetooth multi-connect for two devices.
It’s hard not to want to attend concerts in person, but if you do a quick search you’ll see there are so many bands putting effort into weekly live streams and music events online. With a good home audio system you won’t feel like you’re missing a thing by not being there in person. Take a look at all of the audio choices available on Best Buy right now and bring the concert home.