Be it for your car’s sound system, your home entertainment set-up, or professional needs like DJing or presentations, at some point you might be in the market for speakers and other audio needs. There are a lot of factors involved in attaining a premium audio experience, which is why consulting with experts is sometimes your best option when working on your own system. It’s important to shop with the pros, the experts in the field who understand sound inside and out. When shopping for new speakers, skip the big-box stores and bounce your questions of a the audio authorities in the city. Here are some of the best places to buy speakers in Chicago.

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5519 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL. 60641
(773) 930-3441

From DJ equipment to fitness and Zumba audio systems, Avmaxx can help meet your party and professional speaker needs. A shop that prides themselves on a team of knowledgable employees and over three decades of combined experience, there is no question they can’t answer, and no event that they can’t help you plan. Located on the city’s North West side, Avmaxx has everything you need for your DJing gigs, lighting, recording, and video panels. With more than competitive pricing options, they offer both new and used provisions, as well as rental options.

Soundz Good Chicago
3449 N. Western Ave.
Chicago, IL. 60618
(773) 871-8600

If the speakers you’re looking for are to help you get from Point A to Point B, then a stop into Soundz Good Chicago is a must. From the vast selection of state of the art audio systems to general electronics, Soundz Good Chicago has over 20 years experience offering customers the best sounding designs available. You’ll have plenty of assistance from Soundz Good Chicago’s experts, as they help you pick out what’s best, all the way to the custom installation. Other services onsite include car alarms and remote starts, as well as an array of parts and accessories. Come by today, and drive away with a whole new looking and sounding car.

Decibel Audio Inc. 
1429 N. Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL. 60622
(773) 862-6700

Located in the heart of the Wicker Park area in Chicago, Decibel Audio offers everything you need to fulfill your home and business audio needs.  With almost two decades of business, Decibel Audio Inc. has some of the biggest names in audio equipment at the ready, offering brands like Rega, Clearaudio, PS Audio, and many others. Chose from either new or used/vintage equipment, and rely on their audio experts when choosing speakers, receivers, amps, turntables, or a full-on audio system. When you’re shopping at Decibel Audio Inc. don’t forget to ask about their sale items as well. You might just catch a really great bargain.

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Saturday Audio Exchange
1021 W. Belmont
Chicago IL. 60657
(773) 935-HIFI

For more than 30 years now, Saturday Audio Exchange has been providing the Chicagoland area with any and all of their audio needs. From vintage phonographs to the latest cutting edge technology, Saturday Audio has it all. Here you will find new and used, recently released and discounted. Located in nearby Lakeview, Saturday Audio Exchange staffs a collection of employees that are also recording engineers, audio equipment reps, and custom installers. If you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for but want your tunes to sound good, they can help. With both equipment and systems for every kind of price range, they also offer trade-ins and the option to buy used setups and devices as well.

Quintessence Audio Ltd.
5701 Dempster St.
Morton Grove, IL. 60053
(847) 966-4434

Having served the Chicago-area since the late 70s, Quintessence Audio Ltd. in nearby Morton Grove is where you want to visit for solutions to your audio needs. A dealer in high end audio brands like Proac, SimAudio, Clearaduio, Totem Acoustic, and many others, Quintessence Audio can set you up with much of the current cutting edge speakers and products on the market. They also offers many pre-owned items if you’re looking for something a little more vintage or budget-friendly. Whether you’re just looking for a few items to take home and add to your current sound system, or need consulting for a more dynamic sound system, the experts at Quintessence Audio can help.

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Soon after earning her BA in journalism, Melanie Falina began writing about one of the loves of her life – music. Since then, she’s covered some of the biggest names in music, in addition to writing on an array of other topics as well. She has written for Black Belt magazine, KISS: The Official Authorized Quarterly Magazine, Examiner,, Yahoo Voices, and more, and was editor for Don Lemmon’s KNOW HOW Book Three, Refuse To Fail. Melanie is also a poet with six published collections of poetry available via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and various establishments.