Upgrade Your TV Viewing Experience with Sound Bar

So, you just got a new TV recently, however, you are not satisfied with the built-in speakers of the TV. If you are thinking of buying a sound bar but still do not know where to start, then you have come to the right place.

What is a sound bar?

A sound bar is a long, thin rectangular-shaped bar filled with speakers and a lot of sound engineering behind. A good sound bar does make your movie watching experience much enjoyable. Your gaming session will also be much enjoyable with a good sound bar.

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What are sound bar channels?

Sound bar channels can be referred as the sound sources or individual speakers. Most movies and TV shows offer 5 different audio channels embedded digitally; center, left, right, plus two in the rear. What makes a sound bar different from a typically home theater setup, all the channels or speakers are contained in one unit.

  • 2-channel sound bar: 2 speakers, left and right.
  • 3-channel sound bar: 3 speakers, center, left and right.
  • 5-channel sound bar: 5 speakers, center, left, right, rear left and rear right.
  • 7-channel sound bar: 7 speakers, essentially same as 5-channel but with 4 rear channels rather than 2 rear channels.
  • Dolby Atmos sound bar: This is the best sound bar you can find in the market. It consists of upward-firing speakers, which reflects sound above you for a heightened, three-dimensional soundstage.

Connectivity

The latest sound bars with a variety of connectivity options, you can always connect to the sound bar with either connectivity options. There are some connectivity options you should look for: HDMI ARC, Wireless Connectivity, Optical Port and USB Inputs.

HDMI ARC is the most convenient connections to choose from, all you need to do is connect your sound bar to your TV’s audio return channel (ARC) input with an HDMI cable and you are all set ready to go. HDMI ARC is the best for multi-channel sound bars.

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Wireless Connectivity can be divide into two, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Most sound bars will have Bluetooth as their connectivity options but not all sound bars come with Wi-Fi as their connectivity options. Having Bluetooth means that you can also connect your smartphone and boost your music experience.

Optical port is the best-case scenario connection between your TV and sound bar. However, it does not have the bandwidth to carry over a 5.1 signal.

USB inputs is basically used to output external source like thumb drive.

Redmi Mi TV Home Theater Soundbar Wireless Bluetooth 5.0

Redmi Mi TV Home Theater Soundbar comes with 30W speakers for the best audio experience. It comes with Bluetooth 5.0, SPDIF and Aux port.

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JBL Bar 2.0 All-in-One Soundbar

JBL Bar 2.0 All-in-One Soundbar is a 2.0 channel soundbar with two 40W speakers. It comes with a USB port, Bluetooth 4.2, Optical port and HDMI ARC. With Dolby Digital, your movie watch experience will be enhanced.

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Sony HT-MT300 2.1 Channel Compact Soundbar with Bluetooth

Sony HT-MT300 is a 2.1 channel soundbar with S-Force PRO Front Surround. It comes with a USB port, Analog port, Optical port and Bluetooth. Pair it with the subwoofer, your TV watching experience will instantly transform into cinema quality sound.

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