When you have made the choice to purchase high-end home audio equipment in Chicago, you probably already have some idea of what you want: some of the best products on the market, excellent condition and a fully immersive sound experience.
When you walk into a store like Quintessence Audio LTD, those things are already a given. But beyond that, different preferences and lifestyles can also affect the products our customers buy, which is why it’s always a good idea to have a strong sense of what you do and do not want. With this in mind, here are six questions to ask yourself when buying home audio equipment in Chicago.
Have I done my homework?
You know you want the best, but do you know what the best is? Even if you are not worried about price, do you still have some sort of maximum budget you would prefer sticking to? Are there particular brands you are interested in seeing, or others you would rather avoid? Make sure you have at least some idea of what your answers are before you start seriously shopping.
How important are aesthetics and ergonomics to me?
In the world of audiophiles, quality is king, but it is not the sole consideration. Some products simply look more stylish than others, or are easier for people to use. If you plan on using your new surround sound system when entertaining, or want your kids to be able to work your new speakers, remember to prioritize looks and accessibility.
Do I trust my dealer?
You will know you have found a good audio dealer almost as soon as you start talking to them, in the way they ask detailed questions, are happy to offer multiple suggestions and make the experience feel almost effortless. This is a major purchasing decision, so do not accept anything less.
Should I test this out first?
Most high-end audio stores will allow you to test out the products in the shop, and some will even let you take them home for a day to see how they work in your natural environment. If you’re lucky, you might even have a friend who already owns the same product and is happy to lend it to you. Try to get as much of a feel for the product as possible before buying it, in whatever way you can.
Am I including my partner in this decision?
If you have a spouse or partner with whom you share finances, you will of course want to at least consult them before deciding which model to buy. Even if they give you free rein over audio equipment, giving them some idea of what to expect will help ensure that there are no misunderstandings, and might even encourage them to share the interest with you.
When you choose to buy your home audio equipment in Chicago at Quintessence Audio LTD, we will be happy to guide you through the entire process and ensure you leave with a high quality product.