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

Above: SVS Ported and Sealed Powered Subwoofers

>> Ported vs. Sealed Subwoofers: 4 Things to Consider

One of the first questions many people ask when buying a new subwoofer or replacing an old one is, should I choose a ported or sealed box design?

Despite the common misconception, it’s not as simple as choosing a sealed subwoofer if your preferences lean towards music, and ported if they favor home theater. That’s an over-simplified way of thinking that may not get you the desired result.

To know which type of subwoofer is ideal for your tastes, it’s important to understand the performance and design characteristics that differentiate ported and sealed subwoofers as well as the limits of your room and other potential factors.

With that said, here are the four most important things to consider when choosing between a ported and sealed box subwoofer design.


Go To: Number 1: Sound Quality >>