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The size of enclosure affects overall sound of home audio speakers. Speaker drivers are designed to be housed in a particular volume of space, so that they can reproduce sound accurately. Generally speaking, bigger speaker enclosures will give better sounding bass notes, although enclosure may be ported to provide large volume in a small enclosure.
When you are buying home audio speakers, try to compare several sets at same time. Most professional audio stores will have an audio room where you can make A/B comparisons between various speaker systems. Bringing your own CD and listen to familiar music so you can hear more accurately differences between assorted speaker systems.
You can read all kinds of specifications and data sheets, but ultimately, choice is yours. Let your ears decide which home audio speakers sound best. By comparing a few speakers in same price range, you can make an informed decision about which ones are most suitable for you.
Ross is an audio enthousiast and editor of Audio, Peronal Audio MP3 and Streaming Howto's Selected Audio-Reviews.com