Bronze MemberUsername: Nency
Post Number: 71
It's easy to get lost in the various types of speakers and kinds of materials used to construct speakers. In general, look for solid, relatively inert speaker cabinets. Often, this means rigid materials like MDF or aluminum with strong internal bracings. They'll help cut down on internal resonances that can muddy the sound.
Be aware that more powerful magnets and voice coils give a speaker greater control, so you'll hear more precise sound. That means that no matter what kind of music or movies you throw at it -- jazz, classical, rock, sweeping movie soundtracks, and intense special effects -- you'll be able to hear every detail.
And look for stronger driver materials since they'll stand up to years of use. But be aware that different tweeter and woofer materials will reproduce sound differently. For example, silk tweeters tend to produce smoother highs, while metal tweeters produce sharper highs. What you choose will depend largely up on your personal tastes and preferences.