Back to school is the perfect time to put together an office and home set up made for success. With summer coming to a close, it’s time to think about how to make your indoor space your personal sanctuary. Furniture and decor are a big factor, but what really makes your space home is doing what you love in it. Having an optimal speaker system set up will make going back to school and working from home as good as it gets. Find all your speaker needs and more with a hand from Best Buy’s 2020 Back to School guide. 

Whether you’re listening to your favourite background study music, or you’re taking a 15 minute dance party break, your speakers have your back all year long. Space is relevant, but it doesn’t mean you can’t get a speaker with a loud bark. You can find a speaker that’s petit but powerful for a smaller space, or immerse yourself in a surround sound experience with multi-speakers around your home. Here are just a few of the great options available to make this back to school year the best one yet. 

Stay loud without sacrificing space with a small portable speaker 

JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless SpeakerFor tighter spaces you’ll need something small but mighty. The JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Bluetooth Wireless Speaker is compact, but doesn’t sacrifice anything in sound. It connects to Bluetooth, making it easily accessible. With over 20 hours of battery play time, you can keep the music going all night long. As you study, of course. Also, no worries about spilling “tea” out of your solo cup. This speaker is designed to be waterproof. Plus, it includes a USB power bank that allows you to charge any of your other devices while blasting your favourite tunes. For more portable speaker options check out Erin’s latest guide on the Best Buy Blog.

Bring the party home with a bit more bass 

Sony V71 Splashproof Bluetooth NFC SpeakerTaking a break now and again is very necessary. And sometimes, you just have to let loose and bring the party right to your own space. For those of you that enjoy some extra bass, the Sony V71 Splashproof Bluetooth NFC Speaker is the perfect portable party. It comes with built-in handles and casters, making it easy to move around and transport. Near Field Communication design makes it completely wireless, so you don’t have to worry about tripping around while you dance like no one’s watching. It connects Bluetooth, effortlessly bumping your perfectly curated playlists with crisp clarity. Plus, it has a party mode LED light to give your space an extra ounce of umph. 

Keep it classic with the perfect turntable 

Audio Technica Belt Drive TurntableBack to school means studying, taking notes, listening to lectures, and also tapping into your creative side. Feed into your creative energy by listening to your favourite tunes on vinyl. Truly, nothing really compares to the sound of music on vinyl, and any music junkie needs a proper turntable set up. Get the vibes right with an Audio Technica Belt Drive Turntable. This state of the art turntable  plays both 33-1/3 RPM and 45 RPM records and features Bluetooth connectivity so you can instantly pair it with wireless speakers, headphones, and other devices. There’s no better way to soak in the music. 

Stay on top of time with a clock radio speaker 

JBL Horizon Bluetooth Clock RadioStaying on top of time is crucial. With deadlines and exams on the horizon, having the time within eye’s view is important. You won’t always be staring directly at your phone screen, so clocks are still necessary. A JBL Horizon Bluetooth Clock Radio is sleek in design, takes up very little space, and also blasts your tunes with Bluetooth connectivity. It not only keeps you on time, but it also charges other devices with it’s USB ports. 

Immerse yourself in sound with a sound bar and subwoofer 

Samsung 320-Watt 2.1 Channel Sound Bar with Wireless SubwooferLast, but certainly not least, one of the best current home audio setups is a sound bar and subwoofer combo. The Samsung 320-Watt 2.1 Channel Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer is a great option. Both components are sleek, taking up little space, but offer a wonderfully immersive sound experience. You can relish in 3D surround sound with it’s 320-watt power. They pair together easily with your television or device, and The Smart Sound feature optimizes sound based on the content to provide clear audio. You can curl up with your favourite shows, or pump it up with your Saturday night playlist. Either way, you’ll be surrounded by crystal clear sound. 

Now that you’ve got your speaker set up all ready to go, all you need to do is focus on what’s important during school: killing it in all your classes, but also enjoying your year the best you can. Whether you’re shopping online or in-store, Best Buy is putting your health and safety first so you can go into this year with less worry. Having your private little sanctuary set up exactly as you want it will make working from home easy, relaxing, and fun. Still need some back to school advice? For some more dorm room set ups, check out some more of my tips on the Best Buy Blog. For more back to school goodies, be sure to check out Best Buy’s Back to School hub.