May 30, 2020
What is a 4K Soundbar - Do You Need a 4K Soundbar For Your 4K TV?

If you're in the market for a soundbar, you're no doubt comparing a lot of specs and trying to figure out not just what you want, but what you need. One specification in particular is a bit confusing: some soundbars offer "4K", but that's a video spec, not audio. So what does this mean, and […]

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May 18, 2020
How to Connect an Echo Dot to a Soundbar

Since Echo Dots don't have the most powerful speakers, it's a great idea to connect to a high-quality external speaker like your soundbar to get a better sound experience when using your Echo Dot. Depending on your soundbar, you can connect the two devices via Bluetooth or through a standard 3.5 mm aux audio cable, […]

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May 1, 2020
Bose Soundbar 700 vs SoundTouch 300

Do you love Bose? Are you trying to decide between two of its top-quality soundbars, the Bose Soundbar 700 and the Bose SoundTouch 300? Both are well-designed and highly rated, so it's easy to see why these are two of your top picks. But how are they different? The Bose Soundbar 700 is the newer […]

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May 1, 2020
How to Connect a Microphone to a Soundbar - Karaoke with a Soundbar

If you’re trying to host a karaoke night powered by your home theater system, there are a few details you need to get right. Using the screen for free karaoke videos on Youtube and running the microphones through your soundbar seems like the perfect solution at first, but once you try to hook everything up […]

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April 30, 2020
Soundbar vs Soundbase: Which is Best for You?

Are you ready to take your TV's sound to the next level? When you purchase a flat-screen TV, no matter how good the video quality is, if you're still relying on the built-in speakers the sound quality will not be very good. A soundbar or sound base is a great way to improve your sound […]

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April 29, 2020
Troubleshooting Common Soundbar Issues

Troubleshooting a soundbar is a difficult endeavor. Most soundbars have a minimal number of controls and no display to tell you what is wrong. Because of this, troubleshooting soundbars often means a lot of trial and error. However, knowing what to try first can save you some time. Most soundbar issues result from improper connection, […]

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April 25, 2020
Soundbar Connection and Setup Guide - Everything You Need To Know

A soundbar can be a great tool for solving lots of different problems in your home theater. They look nice upgrading the aesthetic of your space, they reduce the number of cables you need to run saving you time and effort on the install, and, depending on the model, you get all these benefits as […]

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April 23, 2020
Can You Power a Soundbar with a TV?

If you are in the market for a soundbar, you are probably already looking to economize on cables. And there seem to be all manner of adapters and converters when it comes to home theater systems. So...what if we take that to the logical extreme? Can you simply power your soundbar off your Television, reducing […]

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April 22, 2020
Is It Okay to Place a Soundbar Behind a TV?

Sometimes a soundbar won’t fit where it is supposed to. If you've ended up with short TV and a thicker soundbar, you might be tempted to place the soundbar behind the TV. You can do this, but it is not ideal. Putting a soundbar behind the TV will interfere with reduce the sound quality by […]

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April 12, 2020
How HDMI ARC Works with Soundbars

The different sound standards and getting the best quality audio can be complicated. One of the most basic things that you need to get right is whether or not you’re using HDMI ARC with your soundbar or not. But how does HDMI ARC even work with soundbars in the first place? HDMI ARC (Audio Return […]

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