Set Up Your Speakers
Whether you’ve got the same cheap system you rocked in college or 10 grand’s worth of high-fidelity frivolity, one of the most important factors in how good your audio system sounds is where you put the speakers.
Sound can trip over objects, bounce off walls, get lost in a big fluffy couch, or fall to any number of other physical impediments. Poor locations will spoil the sound, while careful placement will bring out the best in your gear.
Be prepared to consider and experiment with even the oddest position —- it could be your perfect solution. And make sure to read any documentation that came with your rig. Some speakers are designed to sit up against the wall, for instance, and knowing as much could cut out hours of pointless tweaking.