June 19, 2019
Do Soundbars Have to be the Same Brand as the TV? Must They Match?

I was recently chatting with someone about our home theater setups, and an interesting question came up. “Do you think that the brand on the soundbar should match the television brand?” he asked. My knee-jerk reaction was, “Well of course not, if they can connect why should it matter?” but after some pondering, I had […]

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June 11, 2019
Soundbars Can Work Very Well in Large Rooms - Here's Why!

Soundbars have become very popular over recent years because they are sleek, stylish, and compact. They can help keep your home entertainment room looking tidy, without lots of wiring and speaker clutter, and the manufacturing quality is getting better and better. If you have a large entertainment room, you may be wondering whether or not […]

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June 5, 2019
Are Soundbars Worth It? Why You Should Consider a Soundbar!

Wondering whether or not you should choose a soundbar for your home? Soundbars have been making waves in the entertainment industry recently, and they are not going anywhere anytime soon. All of the top tech brands are putting their best foot forward in creating high-quality soundbars, and there are a plethora of options to choose […]

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May 3, 2019
How to Fix Lag Between a Soundbar and a TV – A Complete List of Fixes

I am a big fan of relaxing at home and enjoying modern technology. In other words, relaxing on the couch binge watching Netflix shows or playing games on my PS4 has become one of my favorite past times. As with thousands of other Americans, I invested in a Soundbar to help enhance my viewing experience. […]

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April 11, 2019
Soundbar HDMI vs Optical: Which Is Better and Why?

Like many of you, I use my family room for all kinds of entertainment. From watching Blu-ray movies and streaming the latest shows on Netflix to participating in massive Call of Duty battles with my PS4 and blasting Spotify as I clean the surrounding area – my sound system gets a lot of use. One […]

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April 7, 2019
Why Do Soundbars Have HDMI? Is HDMI Needed for Soundbars?

If you are like me, you spend a lot of time in your family room. After I bought my television, I realized the speakers on it left a lot to be desired. This lead me to start looking into how I could turn my family room into a full home theater. To do so, I […]

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March 5, 2019
Sonos Playbar vs Beam vs Playbase: Which Sonos Soundbar Is Best?

Sonos soundbars are some of the most popular audio upgrades to a growing home theater system. With the Sonos catalog including the Playbar, Beam, and Playbase, it can be tricky to know which one is best suited for your setup. If your main concern is price or features, the surprisingly powerful yet compact Sonos Beam […]

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February 26, 2019
Bose SoundTouch 300 vs. Sonos Playbar: Which Should You Choose?

The Bose SoundTouch 300 and the Sonos Playbar are two comparable soundbars: similar pricing, similar reviews, and similar features. But when it comes down to it, which one of these two is the one to purchase to optimize your home theater? While the Bose SoundTouch 300 and Sonos Playbar are similar soundbars, what's the difference […]

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February 23, 2019
Best Soundbars for the Money - A Complete Soundbar Buyer's Guide

Soundbars have become increasingly popular over the years. Not too many years ago, soundbars were not all that common. There were some really cheap ones that sounded worse than built-in television speakers. And some extremely expensive ones that were bulky, not aesthetically pleasing, and still didn't sound all that great. However, the times have really […]

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January 13, 2019
What’s the Difference Between a 2.1 and 5.1 Soundbar?

Once you get the TV of your dreams, your next big hurdle will be acquiring a sound system to match. Even top-of-the-line TVs suffer from lackluster speakers. Soundbar systems are a common way to elevate entertainment centers, but what kind should you buy, and what’s the difference between a 2.1 and 5.1 soundbar system? So […]

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