Songs to Test Your Speakers

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You have your new speakers set up, and you are ready to roll. But the first thing you want to know is what these babies can do. To find out, you have to push them to their limits, which means you need to find the right songs to test those speakers out — songs with pulse-pounding bass, screeching vocals and wicked guitar riffs. You know exactly what that means. If you are looking for a little inspiration, though, here are some of the best songs to crank up to see what those speakers have got:

Welcome to the Jungle – Guns ‘n’ Roses

You remember rocking out to this song back in the day, and you remember Axl Rose could do things no man should be able to do with his voice. Those high-pitched wails will put your tweeters to the test, while the drums and bass action will tell you right away where your subwoofers are at.


Hotel California – The Eagles

This song has it all, devastating guitar riffs, head-knocking bass — and it’s a really good song, too. You are going to be cranking The Eagles sooner or later, so you might as well start right out of the gate with a classic.



Caribbean Blue – Enya

We get it. New age music is not really your jam — but it works great for testing speakers. The subtle layers of sound in this piece seem almost infinite, and if your speakers are not picking up the nuances, you’ve got a problem.



Brass Monkey – The Beastie Boys

The Beastie Boys and a solid pair of speakers are a match made in Heaven — particularly in this song, where the bass is as extreme as it gets. Blast this over the right speakers, and you could blow the doors off the place.



Axel F – Harold Faltermeyer

This one-hit-wonder gave us the theme to Beverly Hills Cop that became the unforgettable soundtrack to the ‘80s. With three different synthesizers in play, it is the perfect song to give your speakers a workout.



Taxman – The Beatles

This track off of Revolver catches the Beatles as they are transitioning into their psychedelic phase, with a unique bass line that will sweetly caress any subwoofer you feed it through.



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