Do Subwoofer Isolation Pads Work? (Read this First!)

Subwoofer vibration isolation pads have been around for decades. Yet, many people are not aware of their effectiveness in insulating floors and other structures from the vibrations produced by subwoofers.  Just like any other product in the hi-fi community, there are diverse opinions about subwoofer isolation pads. While many people think they are definitely worth the purchase, several others think these pads are snake oil. Besides all the skeptics, … more

Can Subwoofers Get Wet? (Explained +7 Helpful Tips)

Perhaps you sent your car to the car wash, and they mistakenly got the subwoofer in your trunk wet. Or maybe your home audio system’s subwoofer is placed near windows, and you forgot to close the windows while it was raining.  These are just a few examples. There are hundreds of ways a subwoofer can get. And whatever your reason, I get it. We are not perfect. Sometimes, we … more

Subwoofer Isolation: How Effective Are They? (Full Guide)

Having a subwoofer in direct contact with the ground can create many issues due to the unwanted vibrations these subwoofers produce. Many people face this problem. The quest to solve this problem has led to the introduction of subwoofer isolation products. Subwoofer Isolation Products are also known as “anti-vibration” products. It is widely believed that isolating subwoofers from the floor helps to minimize vibration transfer through the floor and … more

Are Subwoofers Supposed to Smell? (+5 Important Questions)

So you have noticed that there is a smell coming out of your subwoofer, and this probably has you worried. As weird as this may seem, a subwoofer producing a smell is quite common. But should that happen in the first place? Are subwoofers supposed to smell? In short, no. Subwoofers are not supposed to smell. When this happens, it means there is an excess glue on the subwoofer’s … more

Can Subwoofers Damage Your Car? (Explained + Important Tips)

Subwoofers are one of the key components most people go in for when they are considering an upgrade to their car stereo system. This is not surprising since subwoofers help you to achieve the best possible sound in your car. They are an ideal choice in cars because subwoofers produce clean and deep-toned sounds. However, some drivers play their subwoofers very loud, which can cause everything around to vibrate … more

Can Subwoofers Face Each Other? (Solved & Explained!)

Perhaps you want to fit your subwoofers on both sides of your car trunk, meaning they will face each other. Or maybe you heard somewhere that facing subwoofers towards each other creates a richer bass tone.  Whatever the reason, if you care so much about sound quality, then it’s important to know how two subwoofers facing each other will impact its sound.  As a curious audio enthusiast, musician, and … more

Are PA Speakers Good for Music? (Solved & Explained)

With so many speaker options available today, choosing the right type to play music through can be a difficult pick. PA speakers are, undoubtedly, the most popular type of speakers there are. But how do they sound? And are they good for music? PA speakers are certainly good for music. Most modern PA speakers are full-range speakers. This means they can play all of the audible frequencies in music. … more

Should You EQ Headphones? Pros, Cons & Helpful Tips

Using EQ on headphones is a topic that sparks endless conversations in audio forums and Facebook groups. It seems like every audiophile or casual music listener has an opinion on whether or not you should use EQ on headphones.  Before we even discuss this, I’m going to say right off the bat that this is a very subjective issue, and there is no one-size-fits-all answer. So, to answer the … more

Can Equalizer Damage Headphones? +Important Tips

There are many controversial conversations about applying EQ on audiophile forums. Some audiophiles are totally against using equalizer settings, and it could potentially damage a pair of headphones. While others think there is absolutely nothing wrong with using EQ settings.  So after some hours of research, here is what I learned about the equalizer and how it affects headphones.  Can equalizer ruin headphones? At normal listening levels, using an equalizer … more

Speakers and Airplanes: Everything You Need to Know

There always comes a time when travelers are unsure whether some items and gadgets they own can be carried along with them when traveling by air. One of such items can be speakers. Can you go along with any speaker you own when traveling by air? Well, read along, and let’s delve into this. Are Speakers Allowed On Airplanes? Yes, speakers are allowed on airplanes. Speakers are not on … more