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Choosing the Right Outdoor Speakers for your Garden

Gardening, barbeques, and summer parties can all be made much more enjoyable with the right soundtrack. If you enjoy making use of your outside space, then consider outdoor speakers to listen to your favourite tunes while in the open air. eBay has a wide range of outdoor speakers at varying price points to suit most budgets.

What are the benefits of outdoor speakers?

One of the main benefits of using outdoor speakers is that they were designed specifically for the job at hand. You can avoid disappointing results, possible damage to equipment and safety risks by using a speaker that is intended to be used outside rather than simply dragging indoor equipment into the garden. Speakers that are specifically designed for outdoor use are also designed to produce a better quality sound in open air conditions.

What types of outdoor speaker are available?

There are a wide variety of outdoor speakers available on eBay, including:

  • Permanently mounted speakers, which can be installed in areas such as under the eaves of the property.
  • Hidden speakers disguised as garden features such as plant pots, tree stumps, rocks, and lanterns.
  • In-ground speakers are partially buried and only have the top of the speaker above ground. These are often used in places such as amusement parks.
  • Rugged portable speakers are rechargeable, waterproof speakers that are specifically designed to be used in the garden, or taken with you to the beach or park.
  • Outdoor-specific subwoofers offer a thumping bass effect that is often harder to achieve outdoors due to the amount of open space. Adding an outdoor subwoofer to your setup is a good way to supplement the bass.
How do you play your music on outdoor speakers?

Many outdoor speakers come with Bluetooth connectivity, so can simply be paired with your mobile phone or any another Bluetooth-enabled device to play your music. Some portable speakers will have an option to connect with an auxiliary cable, and many permanently mounted wired systems will connect to an indoor receiver or amplifier. Each product may have a slightly different procedure, so refer to the manufacturer's instructions.

Do you need an electrician to install outdoor speakers?

This will depend on the type of speaker that you purchase. Some speakers run on rechargeable batteries, whereas some permanently mounted speakers may require an electrician to install them, so always refer to the manufacturer's instructions.

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