FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SOUND BARS
A sound bar is an all-in-one speaker system that delivers high-quality TV sound without requiring the space, complexity, and expense of a home theater receiver and surround sound speaker setup. A sound bar’s long, slender cabinet contains two or more speakers and may provide either stereo or surround sound.
Are sound bars worth it? In short, yes. These days, so much of what sells you on whatever you’re looking at on your TV is the sound and most TV manufacturers these days tend to settle for good enough because they expect (or want) you to buy a sound bar. Preferably from them.
If you want to upgrade your TV sound, the big choice is between the convenience and affordability of a sound bar, and the superior sound quality but extra expense of a dedicated surround sound system. Sound bars require less money and space, while multi-speaker surround setups take more of both.
Yes, sound bars are worth it. Sound bars are an affordable, stylish choice for home entertainment setups that provide great sound, are easy to use and set up, and are intuitively designed to work with all of the latest technology.
A sound bar is usually placed below a TV, but it’s also okay to mount it above a television set. Based on the model, the placement could determine the sound bar’s performance and how it looks. If the speakers are upward-firing, placing the sound bar above the TV will make a lot more acoustic sense.
Technically, you can place your sound bar anywhere you want, including directly behind you. However, the overall listening experience will be best if you place your sound bar in front of you, with nothing obstructing it, just like any other set of speakers.
A three-channel sound bar has an additional dedicated center, which helps with produce mid-range (and dialog) A five-channel sound bar is way more advanced, as it can manage to support actual surround sound. More channels, more immersive sound.
Leave at least 1 meter of space between the sound bar and both sidewalls so that the sound reflects and disperses in a balanced, symmetrical way. To experience the maximum surround sound effect, allow 3 to 8 meters distance between the sound bar and the listening area.
If you are using a flat or tilt bracket, you’ll be fine with mounting the sound bar on the wall directly below the TV. However, if you are using an articulating arm, you’ll instead want to attach the sound bar to the arm itself, so that the sound follows the angle in which you position the TV.