How Often Should I Be Upgrading My Home Theater Speakers?

Any home theater system aficionado has fallen into this situation at some point in their lives: they spent a great deal of money on the latest and greatest that technology had to offer, only to find out that it didn't stay the "latest and greatest" for very long. It's just six months after your initial purchase and that amazing new set of floor standing speakers or in wall speakers that you purchased is now "obsolete" - at least on paper. The fact of the matter is that you don't need to spend more money every time a new model of in-ceiling speakers comes out just to stay on the "cutting edge." Upgrading your home theater speakers is something that you only have to do occasionally for a number of important reasons.

1. Upgrading Would Solve a Logistical Problem

Have you had the same set of floor standing speakers for years and have been happy with their performance but unhappy with some other quality about them? Maybe you don't like the fact that you have to run wires to your rear channels across your hardwood floor, for example. In that case, an upgrade to a new set of JENSEN in-wall speakers might be in order. Not only would you get the same great performance that you've become accustomed to, but you would also solve your "speaker wire" problem at the same time by hiding those wires altogether.

2. Your Speakers Have Fallen Behind Your Media

If you're someone who always runs out to the store to buy the latest Hollywood action blockbuster on Blu-ray, start paying attention to the audio functionality offered as a warning sign for when an upgrade may be necessary. If you purchased your home theater system back in the DVD days, 5.1-surround sound system was pretty much the standard. Because of the expanded Blu-ray audio specification, however, more and more films are shipping with 7.1 surround sound mixes (or larger) to create a much more immersive experience. Does this suddenly mean that 5.1 sound just won't cut it anymore? Absolutely not - if you were happy yesterday, there's no reason why you shouldn't be happy tomorrow. However, if you really think that those two extra channels would help you enjoy your favorite past time more, an upgrade may be in order. This is easily solved by adding two additional JENSEN in-wall speakers into your rear channels.

3. You've Moved Into a Bigger Space

So much of your enjoyment of your home theater system will be dependent on the space that you're actually working with. Whenever you buy new equipment, you should always order it with that space in mind. If you've moved into a new home (or have moved your home theater into a larger room within your existing home), that old system and those old speakers may not be powerful enough to account for that change in size. At that point, an upgrade may be in order. JENSEN’s quality range of floor standing speakers, in-ceiling and in-wall speakers offers you the flexibility to purchase the speaker set-up that is perfect for your space. All you have to decide is how much room-shaking power you wish to unleash!

When the time comes to upgrade your home theater speakers, or if you are in the market for the first time, you won’t make a better choice than with JENSEN. Our fantastic range of floor standing speakers, in-ceiling speakers, in wall speakers and ground rumbling subwoofers are all constructed to the highest possible quality and are backed by up to 10 year warranties! If you’d like further information or would like to discuss your home theater speaker requirements, please contact JENSEN today.