A soundbar is an all-in-one speaker system that gives your TV audio a big boost. It’s a relatively small speaker that requires little space, which makes it suitable for most homes.
Yes, they work with both older and newer models. You can connect a soundbar in different ways depending on which ports are available on your TV. You can connect it through HDMI, optical cables, Bluetooth, or WiFi.
For an audiophile experience? No. Though, a soundbar does provide better sound than the built-in speakers of your TV and also creates a manufactured surround sound with just one speaker. A soundbar is cheaper and easier to use than having to connect external speakers, which often require an amplifier, more space, and lots of cables.
A soundbar is often placed under the TV on the wall. You can also place it above the TV if that’s what you prefer. The easiest way is to test a few combinations and listen to determine the best placement. If you place a soundbar above the TV and angle it upwards, it creates a more acoustic tone.
There should be a distance of 4 to 6 inches between TV and soundbar. This gives it enough space to reach the cables.
Yes, a soundbar is an easy, cheap and compact solution if you want bigger and better audio without having to connect an amplifier and separate speakers.
This depends on what you expect of a soundbar and your budget. Different models are made in different ways. Therefore, there is not just one model that suits everyone.
One tip is to look for a soundbar that has a second number listed next to the channel number, for example "number of channels: 3.1”. This means the bar has a subwoofer making your soundbar a convenient two-in-one solution.
The number of channels refers to the number of speakers in your bar and thus the amount of sound you will hear.
Two channels: Some soundbars have only two channels, one on the right and one on the left. Since a soundbar is primarily intended to improve the sound of your TV, two channels may not be enough and you might want to consider a couple of speakers instead.
Three+ channels: A soundbar can play surround sound with as few as three channels. Real audio connoisseurs will want more than three channels. But for really good sound, check whether there is a third channel number, for example if it says “number of channels 5.1.2”. The number '2' indicates that the channels support Dolby Atmos and indicate how many of t
In addition to a good HDMI socket, bluetooth and Wi-Fi are also worth having. The soundbar can then satisfy most needs in the home.
Need some further tips how to get the most out of your soundbar? We've found a guide for you with some neet tricks at Thehometheaterdiy.com.