Skip to main content

Call Today (508) 879-3556  |   401 Worcester Rd. Framingham MA 01701

How to Choose the Right Surround Sound System for Your Home

Maximize the Impact of Your Audio by Choosing the Right System for Your Room

How to Choose the Right Surround Sound System for Your Home

Imagine stepping into your living room and being immediately surrounded by the vivid sounds of birds chirping or feeling the adrenaline rush of an intense car chase from your favorite action film. This experience is all possible with a carefully selected and professionally installed surround sound system. But how do you pick the right one for your space?

Continue reading for some things to consider when choosing the right surround sound system for your Boston, MA, area home.

SEE ALSO: How High-End Speakers Deliver a Lifelike Soundstage

Room Size Matters

First, it’s important to note that the size of your room will determine the magnitude of your audio setup. To achieve the best sound experience in a compact room, consider a 5.1 system (five speakers and one subwoofer). If you have a larger space, you could choose a 7.1 or even a 9.1.2 configuration that includes ceiling speakers for a Dolby Atmos immersive cinema experience.

Sound Quality over Quantity

It's easy to be attracted to systems with several prominent speakers because bigger is always better, right? Not always. We want to ensure quality before we worry about quantity. To guarantee the surround sound system delivers clear highs, mids, and lows, it’s best to start small and add on. 

Wired or Wireless

We often get asked about the differences between wired or wireless surround sound systems. If you're a homeowner who prefers less visible clutter and aren’t interested in renovating to incorporate hidden wiring, consider a wireless surround sound system. However, wired options remain the gold standard for purists who want maximum sound quality.

Consider Your Budget

Surround sound systems come in a wide range of prices, and while it's wise to set a budget, remember that this is an investment in your home entertainment. We suggest prioritizing systems that offer a nice balance between cost and performance.

Will You Want to Integrate?

If you have an existing smart home setup, your surround sound system should be able to integrate seamlessly. When you do this, your system can be more conveniently controlled using the home automation platform, which, paired with other home theater features, can elevate the overall entertainment experience.

Seek Expert Advice

At Natural Sound, we pride ourselves on guiding our clients to the best audio solutions that fit their needs and interests. As with our high-end speaker services, our expertise ensures that your surround sound system delivers an audio experience you will enjoy.


With brands like Bowers & Wilkins, Focal, and Revel in our catalog, we guarantee a listening experience that is consistently high-quality. Are you ready to elevate your home audio with a new surround sound system? Contact us to learn more about your options and choose the right surround sound experience for your Boston, MA, area home.