Choosing the Right Soundbar
If you are viewing “Wonder Woman” on one of today’s incredible 4K HDR TVs with gorgeous visual technology, a little speaker may be OK for a phone or tablet. Still, you will want some real audio to go along with it because “Wonder Woman” should sound like “Wonder Woman,” not “Minnie Mouse.” In addition, that problem can be solved with a decent sound bar. After all, its primary function is to improve the quality of the audio on your television, especially the speech.
Soundbases are a specialised kind of soundbar. It’s a flat platform with speakers built in that you set your TV atop to replace its existing sound system. Aside from that difference, the ideas behind a soundbar and a soundbase are equivalent. Soundbases are not as common as soundbars, and several major manufacturers do not even produce them.
The most well known sound is the Sonos Playbase (shown above), but given this model is getting on in age, you may have trouble tracking one down. The TV stand is something to keep in mind. You can set it up on the foundation if it is slim enough.
The feet of the stand might rest on either side of the sound base if it is broad enough. Of course, the stand’s design might prevent it from fitting. So, think about it and get out your measuring tape.
Features to Consider When Choosing the Right Soundbar
What Size Sound Bar Should You Get?
Your new sound bar should not be any broader than your TV; ideally, they should be the same width for a uniform appearance. However, you can combine a sound bar with just about any size TV. Use your judgement when it comes to sizing. If your TV is eight or older, check its ports to ensure you can connect your new sound bar.
Difference Between Active And Passive Soundbars And Why It Matters
A passive soundbar must be connected to an external receiver or amplifier to function. However, they include upgraded audio equipment, translating to superior sound quality. Therefore, a passive soundbar will save you money and need additional wiring. A conventional subwoofer connection is also required if you’re looking for deeper bass.
Sound bars that are “active” have their own internal amplifiers and channel processors to isolate the left, right, and centre channels. Having a single device that does it all means fewer cords and no need for a separate receiver.
What Is A Reasonable Price?
If you know exactly how much you can spend on a soundbar with woofer, you can quickly narrow your options. Models priced under 8,000 often have fewer ports and controls and only play stereo. The sound quality of your TV might be significantly enhanced by doing this.
Consider what you would receive for an increased price tag if you had the financial means. If not, you can buy a feature-laden soundbar you will never use.
Having a TV and soundbar from the same manufacturer is not necessary. The only thing to remember while shopping for a soundbar is whether your TV has the necessary connection. You can obtain a comparable design and better integration of certain functions with the same brand, but you will have more options if you choose a soundbar based on its features and performance.