August 20, 2020
What Does D.in Mean on a Soundbar?

If you’re looking at your soundbar, you might see a D.in label on one of the inputs on the back. You may have even seen it on other media devices, too. If you’re wondering what it means and what it does, you’re in the right place. What does D.in mean on a soundbar? On a […]

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August 12, 2020
Can You Put a Soundbar in a Cabinet?

There are many different places you can put your soundbar, and some locations sound and work better than others. If you have a TV/entertainment cabinet, you may be wondering if that is an option. You can put a soundbar in a cabinet, but only if the cabinet is open-facing. If it's closed, the cabinet will […]

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July 24, 2020
5 Best Alternatives to Sonos Arc Surround System

With the Sonos Arc, Sonos has solidified itself as the soundbar king. And with the way that the Sonos ecosystem works that also means it is now closing in on the title of surround-sound king as well. The Dolby Atmos equipped Arc can, paired with a few other Sonos speakers, make a great Sonos surround-sound […]

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July 7, 2020
How to Connect a Google Home Mini to a Soundbar

We've written on the blog before about how you can use your Goole Home Max as a full-on soundbar, but you can actually get a lot of that functionality from just a Google Home Mini. Even though Google Home Minis don't have any inputs, you can connect your Google Home Mini to your soundbar via […]

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July 2, 2020
Can You Mount a Soundbar Vertically?

Mounting a soundbar vertically is one of those “can you”/”should you” tasks. Can you mount a soundbar vertically? Sometimes. But should you mount a soundbar vertically? In most cases, no. Soundbars are designed to put sound in certain parts of the room. When you rotate a soundbar 90 degrees to mount it vertically, your left […]

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July 2, 2020
Can You Mount a Soundbar Upside Down?

A soundbar is a great way to enhance your TV’s audio. However, determining the best placement for your new device may mean you need a non-traditional approach to mounting your soundbar. Most soundbars are designed to be mounted on their bottom or on their side, but you may be wondering if you can mount your […]

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June 28, 2020
Sonos Arc Review: The Ultimate Dolby Atmos Soundbar

Soundbars are such an interesting category of hardware. They’ve gone from a new and niche technology almost a decade ago, to a point where nowadays they’re commonplace. A quick Amazon search shows that this product category is now crowded with options that seem basically equivalent. But then, there’s the Sonos Arc, which simply blows the […]

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June 1, 2020
What is a Dolby Atmos Soundbar? Everything You Need to Know!

In the wide world of soundbars, it's easy to get lost in all the specifications and acronyms. One feature you may notice in some higher-end soundbars is the advanced audio standard Dolby Atmos. But is this something you need? What does Dolby Atmos add anyways? A Dolby Atmos soundbar adds the height dimension to audio. […]

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May 31, 2020
How To Use Google Home Max As A Soundbar

The Google Home Max has taken off as a smart home device, and people have been loving that it's a step up from many other smart home devices. Since it's both a top-notch speaker and includes an aux output, you may be wondering if you can use your Google Home Max as a soundbar. To […]

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May 30, 2020
How to Connect a Soundbar to a Projector

If you have a soundbar and a projector, you may be wondering if you can connect them together. And even if you can, there's another discussion to be had around whether or not you should. Connecting a soundbar to a projector is usually possible, as long as your devices have compatible ports. However, some limitations […]

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