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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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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