September 9, 2019
What's the Difference Between a 2.1 and 3.1 Soundbar?

There's almost nothing better than purchasing a new TV. You get so excited to set it up and start enjoying it, but then you realize that its built-in sound system is low-grade and subpar. Even the best TVs on the market can have terrible sound. One of the most popular ways to fix this problem […]

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September 9, 2019
How to Connect a Soundbar to a TV without HDMI or Optical

Okay so for whatever reason you’ve decided that you don’t want to connect your soundbar to your TV using HDMI or optical cables. Or perhaps, you cannot use an HDMI or digital optical cable because of the equipment you own. You know the advantages of these kinds of connections–they deliver a surround sound experience and […]

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September 5, 2019
Can You Add Surround Sound Speakers to a Soundbar?

So you have a soundbar, but you want more sound in your room. You’re not trying to fork over for a proper surround sound system, but figure you can get away with a few speakers hooked up to the soundbar. Few soundbars come with wireless or wired surround sound speakers. Soundbars rarely have the capability […]

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August 25, 2019
How Does a Wireless Soundbar Work?

So you want to cut those cables and hook up your soundbar wirelessly with WiFi or Bluetooth. But have you ever wondered how that works? Wireless technology is actually pretty easy to understand once you get the basics. A wireless soundbar works by receiving bits of data called packets via radio wave (Wi-Fi or Bluetooth). […]

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August 25, 2019
Soundbar vs Surround Sound: Which Is Better For You?

Stuck in a toss-up between a soundbar and a surround sound system? With advocates on both sides, it can be hard to decide which one is best for you, and it's one of the most important decisions you'll make for your home entertainment system. So in general, does a soundbar replace surround sound? How do […]

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August 18, 2019
What is a Passive Soundbar? Passive vs. Active Soundbars

soundbars are a great way to improve your home theater sound system without taking up the space of a full multi-speaker surround sound system. Even with all of the components being put into one device, there are a lot of options that need to be considered. For instance, soundbars come in three, five, seven or […]

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August 17, 2019
Does a Soundbar Replace a Receiver?

It isn’t unusual for someone to need to downsize their sound system to a soundbar setup, or for someone to start their setup by purchasing a soundbar. When looking at a usual home theater setup, you usually use a receiver. A receiver takes audio and video information from your home theater equipment, processes it, and […]

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August 11, 2019
Can You Mount a Sound Bar Above the TV?

Most commonly soundbars are found below a television, either mounted on the wall or on the entertainment system. What happens, however, when your setup would look better with a soundbar above the television? Does mounting it above harm the audio quality, especially with a high-quality soundbar with surround sound features? I did some deep research […]

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July 10, 2019
How To Make A Soundbar Sound Better: 6 Different Tips and Tricks!

We have all been there. We bring home the latest movie release, pop it in the Blu-ray player and settle in for an evening of entertainment. However, before long, that relaxing evening turns into one spent constantly trying to adjust the volume to capture both the quiet scenes and the action-packed explosions without blowing out […]

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July 7, 2019
How to Connect a Soundbar to a TV Using Bluetooth

So you’re thinking of ditching that tangle of wires and connecting your soundbar to your TV with Bluetooth. You haven’t used Bluetooth before and don’t really understand how it works. But understanding Bluetooth technology isn’t that hard once you understand the basics. You can almost always connect a soundbar to your TV with Bluetooth, even […]

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