How to Connect Banana Plugs to Speakers?

How to Connect Banana Plugs to Speakers?

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Are you bothered by the exposed wires coming out of your speakers? Are the wires getting frizzy which makes the audio quality poor? We’re coming to your rescue! We recommend you to install banana plugs for the ultimate listening experience. So, if you want to learn how to connect banana plugs to speakers, keep reading this article. What Are Banana Plugs? No matter if you are an expert or someone without any experience in electronics, everybody has heard of banana plugs! In technical terms, banana plugs are single-wire electrical connectors. We use them to join wires to a device. In most cases, a banana plug has a shape of a cylinder with metal bulges which are called leaves.  Banana plugs Are Banana Plugs a Good Choice? It all depends on your preference. However, most expe
Do I Need a 4K Receiver for My 4K TV?

Do I Need a 4K Receiver for My 4K TV?

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You've just bought a brand-new 4K TV, and you want to enjoy some 4K content, but your AV receiver is almost 10 years old and doesn’t support 4K pass-through. What to do? Should you buy a new 4K receiver, or is there some workaround that can help you save money and still enjoy 4K content on your new TV? Is there a win-win solution that doesn't cost much? That's exactly what you are going to find out if you keep reading this article. We’ll start with some basic explanations and then offer you a few solutions for different scenarios. If you just want a short answer, scroll down to the last section before the conclusion. Terminology Explained Even though it sounds like you’ve said everything when you say 4K UHD TV, there’s so much more to 4K-ready equipment than you can imagine. With toda
How to Connect 5.1 Home Theater to PC?

How to Connect 5.1 Home Theater to PC?

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You have just bought a brand-new 5.1 home theater system but don’t have enough money to buy some fancy gaming console, DVD, or a BluRay player to use with? Don't worry, we have come up with a great solution for you! We will assume that you already have your PC and that you can use it for movie-watching, listening to music, or playing video games. And guess what – it can also work with a surround sound system as a great replacement source device. Since many people don’t know that a PC can be connected to a home theater system, we have created this article to help you, and to explain how to connect your new 5.1 home theater system to your PC. The First Thing to Consider… If you want to connect your 5.1 home theater system to your PC, the first thing you need to check are the connections on
How to Make Your Speakers Sound Better?

How to Make Your Speakers Sound Better?

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Are you annoyed with your speakers’ sound quality? Do you think it’s time to invest in new speakers? Not so fast! We might be able to help you. We have a few tips on how to make your speakers sound better that could solve your issue for free or provide a much cheaper solution than buying brand new speakers. Let’s get started! Knowing Where to Put Your Speakers Did you know that placing your speakers correctly can make them sound better? Well, if you didn’t, chances are, your speakers are not positioned the best way. As a result, they don’t produce the best quality of sound they can. So, we’re starting out this article by helping you learn how to place your speakers to ensure they produce the best sound. Recommended speaker placement in a stereo system (source – Q Acoustics) Set u
USB Cable Types Explained

USB Cable Types Explained

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It’s easy to get confused with all the letters and numbers that follow different types of USB cables and connectors. Thankfully, we are here to make everything easier! Therefore, we came up with a detailed guide in which we’ll present the main USB cable types. We will also explain what the letters and the numbers in the USB names mean so you know exactly what to look for when you’re buying a USB cable. So, without further ado, let’s begin! The Letters that Come After “USB” in the Type Name The first thing you’ll probably see when checking out USB cables is that there are different letters assigned to various connectors. These letters indicate the exact type of the USB connector and customers can find them in the cable name, usually after a dash. So, we’ll begin our article by explaining
Bose SoundLink Revolve vs. JBL Charge 4

Bose SoundLink Revolve vs. JBL Charge 4

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Is JBL better than Bose? That’s one of the most common questions people ask us every day. A few weeks ago, we did try to answer this question, or rather give you some general information about each brand and about their Bluetooth speakers. However, we don’t think that comparing just two brands and not two specific speaker models, can give you the right answer. The only way to make things clearer for you and give you proper advice is to compare just two speakers, list their pros and cons, and give you our verdict. So, instead of comparing brands, we are today comparing two similarly priced Bluetooth speakers - Bose SoundLink Revolve and JBL Charge 4. Let’s see which one is better. Bose SoundLink Revolve comes from the SoundLink series of portable Bluetooth speakers that also in
Should Speaker Wattage Be Higher Than Amp Wattage?

Should Speaker Wattage Be Higher Than Amp Wattage?

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To some people, looking for the matching amp for their stereo speaker system and trying to achieve the best possible synergy, is an adventure. They love doing it, they love trying different combinations, and they enjoy every moment of that journey. To others, it’s just too confusing and annoying. They don’t know what to look for, what’s acceptable and what’s not, what specs are important, and what all those specs even mean. Our article is here to answer not only the question from the title but also all the other questions related to amp/speaker matching. Even if you don’t have any relevant knowledge about audio equipment, you don’t have to worry. After reading our short guide, you will know exactly what to look for. Let’s start with the basic terminology and most important specif
How to Pair Bose Soundlink Speakers?

How to Pair Bose Soundlink Speakers?

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If you have Bose Soundlink speakers, you might be confused by all of the buttons with different names and have no idea how to pair them with each other. Luckily, we are here to help! We will tell you exactly how to pair Bose Soundlink speakers, which buttons to press, and how to solve the most common issues users have with connecting their devices! Pair Bose Soundlink Speaker to a Phone Firstly, you will need to turn on both - your speakers and your phone. Don’t forget to turn on Bluetooth on your smartphone. Then, hold the Bluetooth button that’s located on the speaker for a few seconds. That will enable the speaker to be discovered by other devices. After that, find the speaker in your mobile Bluetooth settings and pair devices. In most cases, your phone will ask you for a code, which
How Can I Charge My Bluetooth Speaker Without a Charger?

How Can I Charge My Bluetooth Speaker Without a Charger?

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You’ve lost the charger of your Bluetooth speaker or you broke it, and now you’re wondering whether you’ll have to invest in a brand-new charger? Well, you might not have to! Depending on your exact issue, we may be able to help you avoid spending additional cash. So, if you want to learn how to charge your Bluetooth speaker if you don’t have the charger, you should definitely keep reading our article! Finding the Root of the Issue The first step in finding the solution to your problem is to, of course, detect the exact issue you’re dealing with. We will present you with a couple of problems and the best way to solve them. You Have the USB Cable but Your Charger is Broken   In case you have a functional USB cable that you can insert into your speaker, but your charger is t
Is JBL Better than Bose?

Is JBL Better than Bose?

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Are you thinking about buying a new piece of audio equipment and you’re not sure which brand you should look into? Both JBL and Bose have been praised by their customers for their high-quality, durable speakers. But, is JBL better than Bose? Or is it the other way around? Well, today, we will try to help you get answers to these questions. About JBL As stated on the JBL website, the company was founded over 70 years ago. Its founder, James Bullough Lansing, whose initials form the name of the company, manufactured speaker drivers for radios with his business partner. What started as a small idea turned into a company worth millions of dollars. Today, the company is owned by Harman International Industries. The holding company of Harman International Industries, by the way, is Samsu