A traditional surround sound system works on the simple principle that the sound surrounds you because of the speakers. However, a more recent breed of surround bar—all-in-one gadgets that contain many drivers in a horizontal arrangement underneath your TV—also claims to be capable of producing surround sound. Many sound bars—especially the less expensive ones—have a “surround” option that is nothing more than an accentuated stereo impression produced by two or more speaker drivers.
As with any equipment, the area where you intend to place it must be taken into account. Getting the most out of a soundbar will need an average-sized living room or media room since a soundbar will function better in a vast, open-plan space. Verify that there is enough room in front of or under your television. Make sure you have a stable shelf or cabinet to place a soundbar on if your TV is wall-mounted. Alternatively, most soundbars can be wall hung under division mounted TVs, which is rather stylish. Request a soundbar wall mount bracket in-store.
Is a Surround Soundbar Necessary?
Do they merit purchasing, then? It varies. Said, multi-speaker surround sound systems are now much less expensive than very expensive soundbars that can provide a surround sound experience.
However, surround configurations may be more complex and less visually beautiful. Therefore, a surround soundbar can be the ideal choice if running wire for surround sound speakers around a room is not a feasible alternative or if the décor of your house is so essential that you cannot bear to see those additional speakers. Naturally, this is if you have the money to buy it; in this instance, form (and price) really do win out.
Does My TV Need To Be The Same Brand?
The likelihood is that it won’t, but it’s better to double-check in-store to make sure the item you want to purchase is compatible with your TV. Buying a soundbar and TV from the same manufacturer has advantages, such as a smoother connection. For instance, Q-Symphony on Samsung TVs and Sound Mode Share on LG TVs synchronise sound from the TV and soundbar to provide a surround sound experience.
Bars for Sound Are the In-Between Speakers: Affordable and Expensive
The issue of customers having to choose between expensive surround sound systems and subpar audio quality led to the invention of soundbars. Compared to specific external speakers and built-in speakers, the components provide higher-quality sound. In comparison to a surround system, it is also less costly and more straightforward to install.
Because of satisfying this unmet need, soundbars have become more popular. Many households are switching out their surround sound systems for audio components, which are often the first thing people search for when trying to improve the quality of their music.
The technology of the parts has advanced as a result of the increased customer interest in soundbars. There is a drawback for fans of external speakers as well. A few producers of surround speakers have started to lower the quality of their offerings. Compared to earlier generations, the internal components often need to be more reliable. Speaker quality has decreased because manufacturers assume consumers would buy soundbars rather than surround systems.
Every audio wave has a matching channel on the soundbar. In addition to a central channel, you’ll get channels for the left and right front and surround. It is these five channels that provide surround sound.
At the very least, you should have five channels on your soundbar, although some come with seven. Information from the back and surround channels is divided into two additional channels.
You’ve gained some newfound knowledge about soundbars and have some suggestions on which ones to test, so go ahead and try them! Build the home theatre setup of your desires.