To calibrate the speakers, soundbars or smart speakers, dedicated external microphones, microphones integrated into the devices themselves – which are already available for use with voice assistants – or native smartphone microphones can be used. The various options ensure that particular requirements of the target group can be addressed, also with regard to the effort involved for end users.
Calibration with an external microphone
When using an external microphone for calibration, this is connected to the playback device (usually via cable) and placed at the primary listening position. This ensures the most accurate playback adjustment at the desired listening position.
This less complex calibration option uses the microphones already present in a device with an integrated voice assistant. Accordingly, no additional hardware or support is required for the setup.