November 26, 2020
Do Soundbars Help With Dialogue?

Soundbars are common components in home entertainment systems that can give you cinematic quality audio in your home. Music is crisper, clearer, and it simply sounds better with the component, but some users wonder if it has the same effect on the dialogue and other background sounds. Simply put, it will have a positive effect, […]

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November 26, 2020
7 Best Soundbars with HDMI eARC: The Best of the Best!

As the years pass, more and more incredible new home audio standards propagate out into the world, and eARC is finally at a place where it’s reasonable to expect this feature. If you’re ready to get a premium soundbar including eARC, you’re in a spot where you have the opportunity to future proof your system […]

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September 28, 2020
8 Best Soundbars for Big Rooms

Soundbars are a fantastic tool for pumping a lot of sound into a room without having to fuss with a huge surround sound speaker system. They minimize the number of wires you have to deal with, hardware you have to mount, etc. - and many of the newer fancier models do so in style. If […]

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September 20, 2020
Can You Blow Out a Soundbar's Speakers?

Every so often, a soundbar's output gets distorted, and listening becomes a pain. This isn't the norm, but it is the truth that many people have had to face. The culprit many times is a blown speaker.  But is it really possible to blow out a soundbar’s speakers? You can blow out a soundbar's speakers. […]

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September 10, 2020
How To Connect A Fire TV Stick To A Soundbar

The Fire TV Stick (on Amazon) is a great tool for your entertainment center. The simplicity of having everything you need in one small stick is hard to beat, but things get a little more complicated when you want to try and get the sound off the device and onto a soundbar. How to connect […]

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September 9, 2020
Can You Use a Soundbar Without a TV?

Maybe you are looking for a bit more volume from your stereo or record player, or you want that movie-quality sound even though you may be on a computer or laptop Perhaps you just need a speaker for a dance party. Whatever the reason, using your soundbar can be a quick and simple way to […]

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September 7, 2020
What is Audio Sync on a Soundbar?

If you've poked around much in your Television's settings after installing a new soundbar, maybe while making sure the TV is outputting to the right place, or via additional input options other than HDMI if you're trying to do it without a TV (as shown in our guide), you may have noticed a settings option […]

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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, because we have many tutorials on what all of […]

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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. In fact, you can even use a soundbar without a TV (our tutorial), proving just how useful a soundbar can be. If you have a TV/entertainment cabinet, you may be wondering if placing a soundbar in […]

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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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