Premium Speaker Wires:
If you’re buying a pre-packaged stereo or home theater system it probably includes speaker wires. The wire is probably very thin and not suited for the best audio performance. Premium speaker wires will provide a better electrical connection between the receiver and the speakers and improve sound quality, especially if the length is longer than 10-15 feet. You can purchase speaker wires in pre-cut lengths with connectors, or bulk speaker wire in any length and add your own connectors. Premium speaker wire is available in every price range, and can make a big difference in the sound quality of your stereo system.
If you enjoy listening to music or movies late at night, headphones are a good investment. Private listening avoids disturbing others and is a good way to hear more details in the music because the headphones are closer to your ears than the speakers. In fact, some apartment dwellers use headphones exclusively to avoid disturbing others. Headphones are available in many different models and the best way to select them is to audition their sound quality and how comfortably they fit over your ears.
Bookshelf and satellite speakers are usually small enough to place on a shelf or inside an entertainment center. However, for the best sound quality, speakers should be placed in open air, away from shelves or walls. Speaker stands are available in multiple sizes, shapes and styles to suit almost any room decor.