The sound environment loft

a space for music lovers in the crossroads art district of Kansas city

You Have Never Heard Anything Like This

We bring high fidelity music and home theater systems to KC with 48 years of experience in Omaha. You’ve never heard anything like this in KC because there’s never been anyone like us in KC. Now we are here, bringing you great sound for your place. Sound that truly brings your music home. You’ll find you can’t wait to come home and listen. Relax. Clear your mind. Let the troubles of the day fade away. Share music with your friends and family. Have fun. Owning a great music system is enjoyable and buying one should be too. We bring it to you. No fuss. No bother. We do it all.

Schedule an Appointment Today!

Give us a call at 402-391-3842 or send an email to schedule your visit.

Appointments can be just to get acquainted and listen to some music. No pressure. No obligation.

Just want to see what we are all about? We will be open every First Friday from 5PM until 9PM and the Saturday following First Friday from 10AM to 2PM.

PLEASE NOTE:

Our Kansas City location in the Crossroads was recently struck with disaster. The building that houses our showroom suffered a partial collapse. We will not be able to continue to operate at that location but are committed to staying in the Crossroads and are actively seeking a new space. We will not be open by First Friday in December but hope to be by First Friday in January. Please stay tuned for announcements.

In the meantime, we are available at our Omaha location. Visit us or we will visit you. We can visit your home for a demonstration. If you plan to visit us in Omaha, it is advisable but not necessary to make an appointment so that we can better serve you. We welcome your phone call to chat about Hi-Fi and music. We appreciate your support through this time.

Sound Environment Loft
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Sound Environment Loft

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Our Space in the Crossroads

We have worked enthusiastically to show what we do in a much smaller space than our Omaha showroom. We have put together two approaches to building systems – Minimalist and Advanced. We have made the most of the space, giving you an opportunity to hear systems from the most affordable to a world class system you can’t experience anywhere else except our Omaha showroom. Visiting us in our loft you will find it to be a relaxed, friendly time. You will leave having had an experience you won’t forget. We are located at 504 E 18th Street.

What Can You Hear in Our Loft?

You can hear music well reproduced and satisfying to listen to. You can audition two single box music systems, a simple Minimalist System and a very Advanced System. Learn more about these systems in the boxes below.

Single Box, Wireless Music Systems by Naim, a Venerable British Company

Single Box, Wireless Music Systems by Naim, a Venerable British Company

High performance audio made ultra-simple for your home. By far the best single box system we have found, Mu-so offers exceptional sound with diminutive size, many ways to play music, and is expandable to multiple rooms. Bring life and emotion back to music and movies in your home.

Simple. Modern. Great Sounding.

Simple. Modern. Great Sounding.

A Sound Environment Minimalist System includes everything you need to bring beautiful music into your home without complication. These are modern stereo systems we have specifically and carefully designed to fit into your living space. They are meant to sound great, look cool, and operate easily from any mobile device you own.

A High Performance Experience

A High Performance Experience

Advanced systems are very high performance but more complex, involving separate source components, amplification, and speakers. An advanced system is not just a bunch of boxes. It is a carefully selected, synergistic assemblage of components that make a music system really sing.

visit us

We will be open every First Friday from 5PM until 9PM, Saturday following First Friday from 10AM to 2PM and by appointment. Come by on First Fridays. Relax. Enjoy the music.

By appointment we can give you our full attention. If you are selecting a new component for your existing system or interested in starting a completely new system an appointment will give you a great opportunity to learn about and experience components and systems. Our talented, non-commissioned staff with decades of experience is dedicated to customer service and inspired by love of music. They will work enthusiastically with you to get the best sound possible for the investment you have in mind and for the nature of your place.

In Omaha, we have five showrooms with many systems available for listening. We have been honing our skills for 48 years to deliver ever better results for our customers. We invite you to visit us in Omaha for selection of a system or component that precisely fits your music, your home, your budget.

To Make an Appointment in Our Crossroads Loft or Omaha Location

Give us a Call at 402-391-3842 or Send us an Email

Appointments can be just to get acquainted and listen to some music. No pressure. No obligation.

PLEASE NOTE:

Our Kansas City location in the Crossroads was recently struck with disaster. The building that houses our showroom suffered a partial collapse. We will not be able to continue to operate at that location but are committed to staying in the Crossroads and are actively seeking a new space. We will not be open by First Friday in December but hope to be by First Friday in January. Please stay tuned for announcements.

In the meantime, we are available at our Omaha location. Visit us or we will visit you. We can visit your home for a demonstration. If you plan to visit us in Omaha, it is advisable but not necessary to make an appointment so that we can better serve you. We welcome your phone call to chat about Hi-Fi and music. We appreciate your support through this time.

what our clients are saying

  • I've been a customer of The Sound Environment for 40 years. We have worked together on home theater, whole house audio and high-end audio. The Sound Environment has done design, consulting, and installation in my homes in Illinois and Colorado. Through all the years, The Sound Environment treated me like a king and treated my installation like it was the most important project they had. They always offer excellent product selection to fit any budget. If you want the ultimate, they have it. If you want an affordable basic music system, they have it. Either way, it will be tuned to perfection to give you the best possible experience. I can't say enough about Jim. He is passionate about matching clients with the right solution for their lifestyle and budget and implementing an installation that is second to none. Charlie has the same passion and has helped me build my music library. Todd is freakishly good at setup and tuning speakers and components. Gale is another go-to guy. I wish I had the ears that these guys have! For music or home theater, don't look anywhere else. If you don't live in Omaha, still don't look anywhere else.

    Mark H.
  • I have written about 2 online reviews. The Sound Environment is world class. I walked into the store hoping to get something a little better than Nebraska furniture mart or Best Buy to compliment our TV. Instead I walked out with the best sounding speakers I have ever heard, and also a breadth of knowledge on how to get the best sound quality. I have been back several times to buy and also just to hang out and listen to great sound quality. They are great people with the best customer service.

    Michael R.
  • Awesome place! The people are very helpful, not pushy and educate you with out sounding snobby which can often happen at high end stores selling anything. Also just because its high end doesn’t mean it has to be expensive. I am a college student and I was able to get into a budget pair of speakers which sound amazing. Go check the place out.

    Anonymous
  • The event yesterday was truly over the top! I had been under the impression that I had a good analog system, and it’s not bad, but not even close to the big system featuring the Air Force turntable… I will survive, but with loss of innocence.

    Doug R.
  • I remember how cool it was checking out the Klipsch speakers Charlie featured when the Sound Environment was located in his home in Lincoln back in the day. Since then The Sound Environment has become one of the country’s premier quality high-level home theater companies serving clients throughout the region with installations from Florida to Hawaii. I’ve been working with Gale Cooper for several years, first from the Lincoln store (now located in Omaha’s Rockbrook Village), who’s designed my entire home theater system and who I’m continuing to work with. I’ve been in stores featuring the highest quality audio, visual, home theater, etc… equipment from coast to coast and in my opinion, The Sound Environment’s one of the nations best.

    Jaye O.
  • I’ll try to keep this as on point as I can but that’s not an easy task because The Sound Environment (TSE) is so far ahead of their competitors they are on an entirely different level. In my opinion TSE is among the absolute best in terms of sound and video reproduction in your home. They emphasize value at all price points whether that be a mega-bucks world-class system or simply a small desk top system you could use at your computer. Regardless of your budget TSE will provide you with the highest quality sound and video for your money. Period. Beyond that, they have an immensely helpful and patient staff of experts that are as passionate about what they do as anyone in any field. I would absolutely, without hesitation or equivocation recommend TSE to anyone who values high quality sound and video. If you’ve got a budget give TSE a shot before dropping your hard earned money into something from a big box retailer. TSE is locally owned and operated and it shows. I hate to sound over-the-top effusive but I just cannot say enough about these guys. They are the real deal. Give them a shot. I’m extremely glad I did.

    Ryan C.
  • Great people, great products. Consultants do a great job of qualifying the customer and matching their needs/tastes to the product.

    Andy E.
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