“Music is the moonlight in the gloomy night of life,” writes Jean Paul Friedrich Richter. Whether or not you feel as if your life could be described as a “gloomy night,” we can all appreciate the life-giving power of music filling the air, transforming silence into something electric, something magical. When it comes to ambiance, there’s no contest: the right music is a crucial component. The philosopher Plato once wrote, “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” This makes music an integral part of your backyard oasis.
The Power of Music
Famed composer Igor Stravinsky once said, “I haven’t understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it.” We don’t have to understand the science behind music to realize its power over the emotions. From getting you pumped up during your daily aquatic workout to creating a whimsical or celebratory vibe for an upcoming outdoor dinner party or helping you decompress as you lounge on the patio after a long, hard work week, the right music can certainly play a role. Music can even influence the body’s production of endorphins, helping it do the kind of healing it needs to do.
As significant as the visual and tactile elements of your poolscape may be, adding wireless outdoor speakers to your oasis can help enhance that atmosphere you’ve already created, magnifying the already amazing impact of your outdoor space.
Wireless Outdoor Speaker Options
When it comes to audio-video equipment, you can, of course, spend a great deal of money; but affordable options do exist as well. One way to add a musical element to your outdoor space is with wireless outdoor speakers. Many of them are mobile, helping you maximize the potential usefulness of your investment. For under $500, you can purchase some fabulous speakers that will fill your outdoor space with whatever musical vibe you desire. The Bose SoundLink Color II comes highly recommended by Consumer Reports: “It sounds good with powerful sonics that belie its modest size and moderate price of about $130. Bluetooth pairing is easy and intuitive, and the speaker is splash proof.” (Of course, prices may vary.)
Another budget-conscious option would be the Klipsch AW-650 Indoor/Outdoor Speakers, highly recommended on Livewire.com. With a 4.5 star average from Amazon reviewers, these speakers boast a UV-resistant enclosure and a rust-proof grille. According to reviewers, they also use less power than most outdoor speakers, while producing great sound, making them an ideal option for your outdoor space.
Of course, speakers aren’t the only way to add music to your outdoor events. Karaoke can help you and your guests create your own entertainment! From kid-friendly talent shows to a chance to show off your friends’ best singing skills, this kind of equipment can help you create a focal point before or after swim time.
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