June 18, 2021
Can You Use a Remote to Control a Sonos Soundbar?

If you have a Sonos sound system, you may have already wondered if you can connect a universal remote to control it. Fortunately, this is something that Sonos has already provided a solution for. So if you have a Sonos system and don’t want to reach for the app every time you want to change […]

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May 21, 2021
Can You Pair Headphones To A Soundbar?

You get great audio from your soundbar but sometimes you don’t want everyone listening to what you've got on the TV. Whether it’s late at night or during the day, there are times when you don’t want to disturb others. Turning the volume down and relying on closed captions is an option, though not the […]

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May 9, 2021
Can the HomePod be Used as a Soundbar?

The Homepod is Apple’s answer to the growing demand for high-quality smart speakers, but can it replace a soundbar? The question may seem like a simple one, but the Homepod’s connectivity makes this easier said than done. The device delivers room-filling sound, but it falls short when it comes to using it with a TV. […]

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April 11, 2021
What is the Best Height for a Soundbar?

You’ve decided on the model, brought it home, and now you’re getting ready to install your new soundbar. The only problem, you’re not sure about the height. Should you mount the soundbar up high, or place it on a shelf underneath the TV? Where the soundbar is placed will affect audio quality so you want […]

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April 9, 2021
What Is A Soundbar And How Does It Work?

If you’re not familiar with soundbars, you’re not alone. They've become increasingly popular over the last few years due to how advanced speaker systems have become. At one point, a speaker system was a cumbersome assembly that required a lot of space, many wires, and a dedicated installation by someone who really knew what they're […]

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March 29, 2021
Can a Universal Remote Work on a Soundbar?

Fumbling around with multiple controllers can be a hassle, so if you are having to keep track of both a TV remote and one that manages your soundbar, you will be delighted to find out you can use one remote with just a little setup. Because manufacturers differ from brand to brand, you might be […]

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March 29, 2021
Are Soundbars a Waste of Money?

Media systems, especially dedicated home theaters, get expensive quickly. Even if you don’t have a home theater per se, just getting a nice Television can quickly make you realize how easy it is to accidentally end up over budget on home media equipment. After purchasing a nice TV with a sticker price to match, you […]

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December 10, 2020
Can a Fire TV Remote Control a Soundbar?

A Fire TV remote control makes it easy to browse through content. You can search for shows by name or scroll through the various genres. It can also turn the TV on or off if the television supports Consumer Electronics Control (CEC). You can do a lot with a Fire TV remote control, in fact, […]

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December 10, 2020
Samsung HW-Q950T Soundbar Review: eARC, Dolby Atmos, and More!

If you're ready to stop planning a big elaborate stereo system and just want 9.1.4 channels that work out of the box, there aren't that many options on the market. The HW-Q950T, from Samsung, tries to deliver on that promise, and in our review we'll cover all the questions you're asking about this unit, and […]

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December 10, 2020
How to Connect a Turntable to a Soundbar

If you're a record lover who also has a soundbar, you may be wondering if you can connect your turntable to it. A turntable and a soundbar are ultimately quite different from each other, but it is possible to connect them. If you're wondering how to connect them, you're in the right place. How do […]

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