I know very little about what you need to do to ensure you buy a good hi-fi. I am fairly traditional when it comes to these matters and leave it to my better half who is a self confessed audiophile.

Of course in my mind he takes it way too far. He often seems to be more concerned with getting the right equipment, producing the best sound than enjoying the music itself. This ruins my enjoyment of the music as he continuously points out the lack of bass and the tinny sounding treble amongst other things. Without his education, I could quite happily listen to my favourite tunes through my iPhone speaker. Now I need to have Bose audio installed throughout the house to ensure I get some listening pleasure without having to listen to a constant critique of the sound sound quality.

A Bose installation is not the cheapest way to get a good sound in your home though. A good hi-fi system with the right components can be just as good and for a fraction of the price. All you need to ensure is that it reproduces the sound as closely to how it was when it was when recorded in the studio as possible. Of course, this is easier said than done. When choosing your hi-fi system, as you are putting together the components yourself, try to make sure you don’t underspend on one element in order to compensate for an overspend on another. Your hi-fi will only be as good as the weakest link in the chain – so I’m told! Try to put together a system that is well balanced with components that complement each other once assembled.

There is an element of subjectivity when it comes to the perfect sound for you and often the only way to discover your ideal sound it to test it. This can only be done in store as many shops will not allow you to return a purchase. Don’t be persuaded to buy there and then in store though, no matter how pushy the sales assistant or good the quality of your tested hi-fi. Make a note of the elements and perform a price comparison online. Many of the coupon codes that we supply are only available for online purchases and can save you hundreds of dollars on some hi-fi systems.