How to choose a good sound bar?

As the quality of our TV sets have reached to the epitome of advancement, there is a need to cope up in the sound department as well. So, it is as important for the viewer to also elevate the other sensory parts such as ears. This is possible with the help of sound bars. They definitely make your watching experience stellar. A sound system can transmute your living room into a mini home theater. The hollow sound from your TV speakers is replaced by the solid sound that you like to hear and enjoy. Presently sound bars are manufactured by many companies around the world. But which one will sit well with your demands?


Obviously, the sound bars will bring more volume and effect to the TV shows you enjoy and makes it easier to understand the dialogues. First of all, you need to discern about the kind of sound bar that you exactly want to buy. It all depends upon the purpose and utilization. Secondly, you need to select the appropriate location of the bar. After that is done, you can start your search for the most suitable system.


In short, the process is mundane and comprises of three simple steps, i.e. Measure, locate and buy. Choosing a sound bar is based on the measures that you have taken care while choosing the space to install your sound bar. So, it is important to elucidate about the space first and take the measures and write it on a paper. Then, you should take them along while you buy your desired sound bar.


Availability of space is a first criteria for the user to buy the best suitable sound bar. Other things that might be taken care of when choosing a sound bar may include to pick one with the right connections for your TV and other important components, to buy a platform style sound bar if there isn’t a lot of space between the your TV screen and its stand.


Before buying the sound bar you must check the prerequisite for a subwoofer by pondering on the question of space available if your heart and mind pounds for some insane music. Choosing the right sound bar is an easy task and can be completed with full efficiency and ease if you are aware of the facts about the product you are dreaming of.

The benefits of listening classical music for children

Childhood is the most impressionable age. Anything seen or experienced by a child goes a long way with her and is a determinant factor in shaping her attitude and the overall personality as an adult. I have been a teacher throughout my career and I have observed many students of mine grow up to wonderful humans. And  I can say with full confidence that right kind of nurturing given to a child in her formative years, will do wonders in her youth and the rest of life. Classical music is one of such wonderful ways to let your children grow beautifully with sensitivity.


Induces Calmness

It’s  been a truth that the harmony and mellowness of classical music are unmatched. The magic lies in the choice of instruments and the notes created by the learned classical maestros. It creates a sort of calmness in the listeners. A child who grows in a home where classical music in an integral part of daily routine shows gentler behaviour than others.


Creates serene atmosphere to focus

An environment is conducive for a child if it encourages her to learn new things. The child learns only when she grows in a serene environment. Classical music is devoid of unnecessary cacophony displayed in other forms  of music so, it creates a perfect environment for learning and imbibing never-to-be-forgotten traits.

Close to nature

Most of the classical musicians we hear agree that they get inspiration from nature for their melodious compositions. So, we can say that classical music depicts nature in its purest form. It brings a young kid close to nature and the child will grow as a sensitive and sensible but an emotionally strong individual. She will be able to appreciate the variety of thoughts and difference of opinions. She will easily adapt to any unknown situation or place.

Generates curiosity

The rhythm and notes of a classical music composition are authentic and if a child is exposed to such refined music forms, it will help her grow with an inquisitive nature and an inherent capability to understand complex things. Such an experience will make her look forward to and positively towards life with a hope to do the best while learning from every experience of her life


According to me, music can change the world. If this therapy begins along with the early years of a person, I am sure the benefits are countless and unexpectedly positive.

Best Pop Albums of 2016


2016 has been the year of a lot of things. Breakthroughs, deaths, popular movies and trends, a lot have happened in the show business industry! But what’s new in the music industry? You’ll find a lot of gossip and rumors about artists and singers, but now it’s time to shed a bit of light to the best pop albums of 2016 this time. This year saw tons of awesome music in the form of pop albums. You can’t contain yourself from a strong urge to purchase the album right away! With popular artists and their catchy songs, you’ll feel the emotion and the beat with their new and best pop albums of the year.

The Best Pop Albums of 2016

Based on reviews and sales from around the world, here are the best pop albums of the year:

Lemonade by Beyonce

Beyonce lets it all out and truly expresses herself with this album. It shows her love and marriage problems, from the beginning down to the end of her marriage. It’s great because though she suffered through emotional turmoil from separating with her husband, she still creates one of the bestselling albums of the year. Truly shows the true power of art and expression, which is why it deserves the spot as number 1 pop album of 2016.

Dangerous Woman by Ariana Grande

Written by Ariana Grande, her songs found in the album are intense. Not just through the lyrics, but by her amazing singing skills! There’s a lot of sexiness to the songs, removing her status as good girl and making her the dangerous woman she describes in her album. Ariana takes a huge leap forward from her previous albums, but it is as if she isn’t making herself free from the restraints of what the crowd wants. Still, with the amazing melody and skill, it deserves to be one of the best pop albums of 2016.


A short preview for you guys.

Mind of Mine by Zayn

After leaving the famous boy-band, Zayn finally makes a solo appearance with his debut album Mind of Mine. With Pillow Talk being one of the most popular songs of the album, you’ll be able to feel the strong and intense emotion of love he has. He truly has shown his true colors that were censored during his time with One Direction. Gone is the teenage boy, as we now see him grow up into a man through this album!


These pop albums of 2016 are for everyone, no matter who they are or where they are in the world! Popular worldwide, these pop albums are what help connect people together and make them dance to the beat in harmony. Not only that, but you’ll also feel the emotion as you listen to the lyrics and feel how the singers are feeling as well! You can purchase these albums online or in any local album store, or you can even stream or listen to in on the Internet or using apps found in your smartphone or PC. What are you waiting for? Why not give these pop albums a listen and see for yourself! You’ll definitely enjoy the many songs and beats.

How to buy a good record player for your home?

Hi, music lovers!

All set to buy your own, new record player? Oh, I can see that confusion. Don’t worry! Everybody faces it, and now that you have finally reached your ultimate confusion solving guide on how to buy a perfect audiophile’s record player for your home, rest your back, relax, and just read on.


Know thy machine

Step one is about knowing the major components of a turntable, that helps it in pouring the melodious music into your ears.

The Base (Plinth) :- This is the component which supports the entire player and is responsible for stability (and hence a good playback). Stable the plinth, better will be the quality of the sound.

Platter:– This is the platform on which the record stays and spins. The heavier the platter, lesser the vibrations (and hence better the music).

Tonearm:– This is the arm that holds the needle and makes it touch the vinyl as it rotates. The tonearm must be designed in such a manner that it ensures a consistency in the speed of the needle, in the outer as well as the inner circumference of the record. Therefore, a poorly designed tonearm will result in inconsistency of the tempo.

faroe3Stylus and Cartridge:– The stylus is nothing but the needle, and a cartridge is a part that holds the needle. The needle or stylus is very important as it is the only part of the turntable that contacts the tiny sonic threads (tinier than a hair strand) of a vinyl, which makes the cartridge even more important as it is the one that houses the stylus. Therefore, the slightest error in the position or design of these two can cause substantial degradation in the quality of the sound.

Pointers to Research

Step two involves investigating and comparing the following grounds :-

Budget :- The budget will naturally affect the quality of the turntable you purchase. There will be a large range of pricing that you will find while purchasing a record player. A low budget turntable may not prove to be of satisfactory standards and keep you away from experiencing quality music. Therefore, it is recommended to spend efficiently on standard quality turntables.

Features :– Record players come with a lot of new technology features other than just a rotating vinyl. Therefore, it is very important to research well and decide upon the features that you will give priority to. For instance, whether you want a USB or a Non-USB turntable, or whether you want a Manual or Automatic turntable. Comparing the features will help you narrow down your search.

Upgradeability :- Purchasing a turntable is the task, and maintaining it in working order, is the subtask. Every turntable will require upgradation at some point or the other in future. Hence, you must look for a player that allows independent upgradation of its components, otherwise, you might get stuck with an entire useless device if one of its parts gets damaged or degraded.

The most common upgrade includes upgrading the stylus, tonearm, cartridge, and belt.


and finally the preamp

The sound produced by a record player is PHONO output signal, which has to be converted into LINE LEVEL signal (AUX signal) so that it can work with audio gadgets such as stereo systems, computers, and speakers. The Preamp performs this conversion. A preamp could be external or built-in. All the USB turntables have a built-in preamp. If you go for a Non-USB turntable, then you can easily buy and assemble an external preamp.

Keeping all this information in your head, you can now step out and investigate on your own to find a perfect match (of the turntable of course !).


So best of luck buddy!

Who invented the soundbar?


A sound bar is an integrated box which consists of speakers, subwoofers and other supporting parts that help to produce a surround sound effect. Yes, a single box with multiple sound effects. Amazing, isn’t it? Sound bars are capturing the markets of big sized home theater sound systems swiftly. The traditional 5-in-1 or 4-in-1 would often capture a huge space at homes and do not go well with home decor. You will be truly amazed to find out the technology and history behind the invention of this well-crafted single piece of the sound system.

altec lansingIt was the year 1998, a year that gave the music lovers a marvelous gift in the form of a box called sound bar. The credit of creating this all-in-one modular sound box goes to Altec Lansing, who named this first state-of-the-art sound bar as “ Voice of the digital theater” . The first sound bar consisted of a separate subwoofer but it offered Dolby, stereo and surround sound to great effect. The invention was a breakthrough in sound systems which eliminated the complex wiring mesh and was a boon for homes with limited space. Later on, many companies like Pioneer Electronics, Philips, Yamaha, and other music giants launched their own proprietary versions of sound bars with modifications and new sound drivers.

To add the stereo effects to sound bar, some manufacturers invented the new method called soundbar hybrid to relish the benefits of both soundbar and stereo system. The manufacturer designed soundbars in such a way that left-right and center speakers are in one unit and a rear left and rear right are in the detachable unit to produce a hybrid sound effect. If you need a loud and better bass, then you can go for another version of soundbars called soundbases. They are similar shape and design but only larger in size as compared to soundbars.


The invention of sound bars is a revolution in the music industry. They are easy to carry, less expensive than conventional sound systems, easy to install and relatively compact in size. Said that, the soundbars may not send the sound to all corners of big rooms ( this is an article where you can find soundbars for big rooms) and in such a case you find it difficult to place them to get the optimum sound effects. Considering the benefits of soundbars, all credit goes to its inventors, who have crafted this masterpiece in the form of soundbars.