Sealed vs Ported: Which Subwoofer is Right for You?
5 Benefits of Running Dual Subwoofers
Subwoofer Calibration: Getting the Bass Just Right
4 Things to Listen for When Choosing Speakers for Home Audio
5 Things to Listen for When Choosing the Best Home Theater Subwoofer
How to Choose the Best Speaker for Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Auro-3D
4 Reasons to go with Dual (or more) Subwoofers
Home Audio: Choosing Between Bookshelf and Tower Speakers
Ported vs. Sealed Subwoofers: 4 Things to Consider
• Number 1: Sound Quality
• Number 2: Playback Levels
• Number 3: Visual Impact
• Number 4: Room Size
Dolby Atmos and DTSX Take Immersive Audio to New Heights
Why High-Quality Speaker Wire and Audio Cables Matter
Why Home Theater Surround Sound is Better Than a Soundbar

>> Number 2: Playback Levels

If you like to play movies, music and TV and at high volume and really crank up the sound pressure levels (SPLs), the science says that a ported subwoofer will have the advantage when pushed with intense deep bass effects—especially with Blu-rays and other formats with demanding, high fidelity soundtracks.

Don't get us wrong: A well-engineered sealed subwoofer can absolutely produce concert and cinema level bass at high volumes, but its strength versus ported is in its musicality and speed in transients.


Go To: Number 3: Visual Impact >>