The Best Home Speakers for an EPIC Home Sound System
Best Speakers For The Modern Home
Speaker technology is at amazing levels. Studio-quality speakers in stylish and discrete designs are readily available in homes, for both indoor and outdoor use. You can add unbelievable sounding music to as many zones in your home or venue as you like. We are trusted providers of home sound systems throughout Sydney and beyond, and we install these world class audio systems as standalone projects or as part of our larger smart home systems. For our audio projects, we select products from some of the best manufacturers around the world. There are many design and size options available in speakers, but the BEST home speaker depends on the space that it will be installed in. Our trusted speaker brands are Sonance, Origin Acoustics, Basalte and Sonos.
This post will explore some of our favourite speaker choices for the different areas of a home and give our recommendations on the best home speakers.
In the above photo, you can see the brass grille used in kitchen island bench joinery to hide the audio products. Part of a full KNX smart home system.
What Makes For The Best Home Speakers?
So firstly, it’s important to establish what we’re looking for in speaker features – what would make a standout speaker and allow it to claim that BEST title. It’s not as simple as chucking in the biggest possible speaker into each room. We engineer our audio systems to achieve the highest quality sound in each area. There’s a few things to look for in an epic home sound system…
The best speakers need to be well-designed and aesthetically refined to belong in the modern home. There are many speaker styles on the market – soundbars, in-ceiling, in-wall or wall-mounted speakers are the latest in advanced indoor speaker designs available for any room, with even more options in the outdoor speaker sector. Whatever the style of speaker, we want it to be modern in design and available in beautiful varied finishes to suit the space.
We also want the speakers throughout the home to be discrete so as to not stand-out as an eyesore, but rather blend with the surroundings. This could mean using small speaker grilles in the ceilings, painted to match. Or using audio products that can be hidden in joinery. Or perhaps going for completely invisible speakers that are incorporated into the build. The best home speakers will be stylish and discrete. Ryelec home audio systems are all about refinement and finesse.
Of course, the best home speakers will have incredible capabilities when it comes to delivering that epic loudness that a home audio system aims to achieve. Our favourite brands of speakers are known worldwide for providing immersive listening experiences with unbelievable loudness and audio quality. We have blown away our clients in the past with how loud they can get their sound systems, even from small and discrete speakers. We map out our audio systems to deliver the best sound quality and dispersion. We expertly select the most suitable size speaker for each area, depending on how loud you’d like it in every room.
The best home speakers will deliver the audio quality of your dreams. Audio quality that the artists envisioned when recording their music. Alongside loudness, the best home speakers also need to keep that crisp, high-quality audio no matters how soft or loud it is playing. Our audio products are crafted using the latest research on what delivers the crispest audio. It is a combination of speakers, subwoofers, amps and room mapping that will make for audio systems that you FEEL.
It’s no use having the latest in speaker design and quality if it is hard to control and requires too much effort to get it playing. So the best home speakers will also feature smart technology. A smart home sound system allows you to seamlessly blend music into your daily life by making it effortless to start playing. Using your phone, smart remotes or touchpanels, select your audio from your favourite streaming service and choose the areas you’d like it to play in. Simple. Your device functions such as phone calls or videos will never interrupt the tunes. You can select a different source for each area, or group zones together to play the same music throughout your whole home and even your outdoor areas. There are hundreds of internet radio stations you can save and choose from as well as all your other favourite services such as Spotify, Apple Music, SoundCloud, TuneIn, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Audible, and many more. Music, podcasts or audio books can all be played over your home speakers. You could even incorporate your sound system into your automation ‘Scenes’. For example, a ‘Relax’ scene could dim your living area lights, close the curtains and start playing your favourite chill playlist.
The Best Home Speakers for Indoors
We have a few favourite indoor speakers that we frequently use on our projects.
Origin Acoustics in-ceiling speakers.
Available in many different sizes. Circular grilles. Can be painted to match the surroundings. In the below photo you can see very small speakers in the ceiling that were chosen to match the nearby downlights, and the grilles were painted to match the board-form concrete ceiling. More speakers were also hidden in the joinery of this home media room.
This beautiful home below also used Origin Acoustics in-ceiling speakers. In this case, we think the speaker grilles actually add to the timber ceiling and contribute to that beautiful soft industrial style this home was inspired by.
Our showroom has a selection of the Origin Acoustics in-ceiling speakers installed so you can come and hear the difference between the sizes.
For our full KNX smart home projects, we trust the Basalte audio range. Basalte provide incredible smart home products with unmatched stylish designs and tech capabilities. For our high-end homes or offices where we want to make a feature of the audio, the Basalte speakers are available in a variety of stunning cover cloth options and metal finishes. Each option is luxurious in design and uses Basalte’s signature advanced style.
The Best Invisible Speakers
For those spaces where speakers could clutter the aesthetic, we install invisible speakers. Invisible speakers are the ultimate in luxury expression through architectural audio. They are installed into a ceiling or wall and then finished over with the surrounding surface, delivering unbelievable sound quality with zero visual intrusion. Completely Invisible. We use the world’s best sounding invisible speakers, Sonance, who set the benchmark for the invisible speaker category with a shallow design for diverse installation options, and wide dispersion for spreading the sound evenly and flawlessly throughout the entire space. There are several sizes available in invisible speakers so they can be installed into any area of your home – wall or ceiling. We absolutely love invisible speakers and find it incredible that they exist. They really do sound amazing.
Our Favourite Outdoor Speakers
Outdoor audio can sometimes be difficult when you are battling the elements, but with high quality speakers and a stable network, you can project perfectly even sound coverage directly into an entire outdoor listening area with equal volume and crystal clear definition, turning the whole outdoor space into listening bliss. Grab your cup of coffee, select your favourite morning Spotify playlist from your phone and start your day with soft but flawless audio in your back patio. Family barbecues are even better with speakers right by the pool, and easily group that audio with your living areas so everyone can enjoy the music. And for those later nights and louder volumes, it’s like having a professional audio system all around your backyard. Song requests are much easier with the music in your pocket, while directional speakers and engineered sound keep neighbour disturbances to a minimum.
Our favourite outdoor speakers are from Origin Acoustics. We love their in-ceiling, wall-mounted, bollard and satellite loudspeakers.
The wall-mounted speakers are completely weatherproof and aesthetically refined in white or black.
The bollard speakers look like stylish bollards but are actually incredible speakers.
And the landscape satellite loudspeakers are on spikes to tuck inconspicuously yet securely amongst your yard.
Amazingly, Origin Acoustics use burial subwoofers. To achieve the ultimate boom, you need a lot of air to move, so the modern solution to maintaining your neat garden but still delivering that thump is to bury the sub, leaving only an earth-coloured cap that discreetly protrudes from the ground.
Get Started with the Best Home Speakers
To keep things simple for our projects, we offer you 3 audio levels to choose from for each area of your multi-room audio system, and the choice of visible or invisible speakers in each of those areas. Then based on your selections, we suggest the most suitable speakers for you. Our audio level options are as follows:
Level 1 is ‘Background Music’ – still incredible quality audio, but more suited to the rooms where you’d like music to gently intertwine with your everyday living, such as a bathroom or laundry. Level 2 is ‘Good & Clear’ – this is for spaces where you want a bit more intensity to your music with crisp audio, perhaps a bedroom or home office. Level 3 is ‘Pumping’. This is for those spaces where you want big sound with lots of bass. Mind-blowing quality. Epic, immersive listening experiences. Usually in media areas, living areas or home gyms. However, there are no rules to your sound system for home. It is completely up to you which areas you’d like to include speakers, and the audio level in each of these.
We definitely recommend scheduling a free consultation with our friendly staff at our Sydney showroom to hear all the speaker options for yourself.
We look forward to hearing from you to discuss your epic home sound system.