What is a Soundbar, and What are the Benefits of using one with an LCD TV?
A soundbar is a consumer audio product that fits under your HDTV and provides high-quality audio using very few speakers. A soundbar produces better surround-sound-like audio than many entry-level home theater receivers (which typically include 5 up to 9 speakers) without more speakers’ cost, wiring, and complexity.
A soundbar is a slimmer, sleeker version of a home theater surround system. It’s designed to accompany your HDTV and takes less space than a 5 speaker system + subwoofer. As a result, it provides great surround sound at a fraction of the cost of a full-blown home theater.
In many ways, Soundbars can improve your picture quality. This is because the sound from a soundbar comes from the same place as the video coming from your TV. This eliminates any delay between what you’re seeing and hearing, making everything feel more “real.” It’s also all in one place so that you won’t have a bunch of wires running from your TV to a separate speaker.
How to Choose the Best Soundbar for your needs
● Choose your budget: From as little as Rs 8000 to over Rs 70000.
● How many HDMI sources will it need to connect? (Think about the other devices you want to use with this Soundbar, such as a games console or Blu-ray player.) You may need an additional optical cable for these other devices.
● Does it need to accommodate your TV’s remote control?
● The market is flooded with many brands and models, and you can find a wide range of Soundbars depending on your TV brand; Samsung, Panasonic, LG, Sony Bravia LCD LED screens, and others will have their soundbar speaker products designed for them.
● A soundbar can be a great improvement to your TV’s sound quality and is an easy way to enhance the entertainment experience at home.
The Top 5 soundbars on the market today:
1. Samsung HW-K450
● The Samsung HW450 has a sleek, high-performance design with 320 W output power and is packed with features such as Bluetooth connectivity to play music from your smartphone or tablet.
● The Soundbar also offers amazing sound via a wireless subwoofer and can be easily connected to your TV with a single wire – all controlled by the TV remote.
2. Sony HT-CT150
● The Sony HTCT150 has integrated ClearAudio+ mode, which analyses and recreates audio signals to offer you the best possible sound quality.
● It also has a wireless subwoofer, so you can place it anywhere in your room to get crystal clear bass.
● The HTCT150 is designed to match Sony’s latest LED TVs and even lets you control everything without switching on your TV with its One-Flick Entertainment feature.
3. Philips HTL9100/F7
● The Philips soundbar buffs say, “Designed to match Philips flat-screen TVs’ unique and premium styling, the sleek and stylish HTL9100 offers amazing home theater experience.”
● It can be wall-mounted directly on your TV or a stand, and the choice is yours.
4. LG NB4530A
● This Soundbar from LG ensures that you hear every beat on your action thriller or feel every explosion on your sci-fi flick.
● You can also raise its height to enhance the audio effect by positioning it beneath your TV for more sound pressure.
● The LG NB4530A is compatible with all LG TVs, so you don’t have to worry about changing your setup just for this one device.
5. Yamaha YAS-106
● The built-in subwoofer pumps out deep bass via dual force-canceling speaker drivers for rich, powerful sound.
● Yamaha’s YAS-106 Soundbar will enhance the sound quality of any TV (no matter how good or bad its built-in speakers are), whether it be a Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, Sharp, Toshiba, etc.
● It also includes an Easy Setup for getting started quickly, plus an FM radio tuner
Setting up your new Soundbar and optimizing its performance is
Key to getting the best sound. Here are some tips for connecting, positioning, and configuring your Soundbar to achieve optimal performance:
● Connecting the Soundbar
● Positioning Your Soundbar
● Configuring your Soundbar
Tips for getting the most out of your Soundbar:
● Don’t forget to recalibrate your TV’s volume levels.
● And most importantly of all – enjoy that amazing sound!