Helpful Audio Tips
For Playing Music Outside
Nice weather draws people out of their houses and into their yards. Backyard barbecues, friendly get-togethers and relaxing afternoons are always better with a little music, but there are a few things you should understand before adding audio equipment to your backyard or taking your portable speakers outside. Getting a few things straight ahead of time can make the experience more enjoyable for everyone. Use these audio tips as a foolproof guide for playing music outside.
One of the first things you have to watch out for with portable speakers is the battery life. It isn't fun when the juice runs out right in the middle of your party, and finding an electrical outlet with USB ports is a tough task, unless you have a portable power bank charger handy. Make sure you're charged before heading out or getting the festivities underway. That goes double for devices you want to pair up with the speakers. Although, there are less productive ways to drain your battery.
If you want to play music straight from your smartphone at a picnic or while relaxing outside, try a passive, non-electric speaker system. Passive systems amplify the speakers in your smartphone. Made of plastic, plywood, hemp paper and a variety of other thrifty materials, they're specially engineered to pump up the volume on your device without draining the battery life. It might be the amplifying option you need if listening to music with a small group of friends in the backyard.
There are several easy ways to improve the audio performance of mobile devices when playing music outside. It can be difficult to hear music outside on a windy day, but keeping your speakers shielded as much as possible is an easy way to ensure the sound is hitting the air without issues. Placing the speakers upright on a flat surface instead of tilted toward the sky is something we sometimes forget from the manual, but it's also a key to keep in mind to improve performance.
Chances are you're not going to be listening to your music sitting out in the rain, but if you like to listen to music poolside, double check that your audio equipment is as safe around water as a king size waterproof mattress cover. Most waterproof speakers won't survive after being fully submerged if kicked into the pool on accident. While some might have waterproof casing, there may be certain spots that should not be exposed to water regardless of what the package says.
Stretching out in the sun, sitting around on the deck or getting together for a game in the yard is always better with your favorite music to act as your summer soundtrack. LTD Commodities has a variety of electronics and electronic accessories to improve your music streaming experience.