A soundbar is a miracle audio technology that has managed to combine the versatility of a compact speaker and the surround sound quality of a home theater audio set. Besides, if you have not noticed, modern TVs has got flatter and wider than ever. They do give viewers a satisfying visual experience, but not so much of it when it comes to audio quality.
Technically speaking, it is impossible to produce a deep and punchy bass sound with the thin size of flat TVs. Moreover, the built-in speakers are barely a speaker at all. They are not designed to face the viewer directly but to bounce the sound from either the lower side of the TV or its back. This condition makes an additional speaker a necessity.
Now that you know the primary reason why a soundbar’s demand is forever increasing, we will explore the other benefits that make this product worth your money. Read below!
1. Flexible Budgeting
Soundbars’ price range is various. You can get an entry-level unit with a price tag as cheap as $75, or you can go with a much more advanced design, such as Samsung HW-MS650, that will cost you $450 more or less. This flexibility is not present in home theater surround speakers as the cheapest sets are priced $300 approximately.
2. Blending in Flawlessly with Your Furniture
The old school speaker systems require satellite speakers and subwoofers. Ideally, the subwoofers are mounted on a stand, while the satellites are placed on the TV table near the screen. Usually, this system consists of three or five speakers working in sync. And arranging them to blend in with other furniture pieces can be a daunting task. A soundbar, on the other hand, will stand perfectly on your TV table.
3. Less Cable Work
The main drawback of a surround -speakers set is its complicated and messy cable work. Even if you tidy them up with cable ties, they’ll still dangle and look unsettling to see. A soundbar tackles this problem because it only needs one power cable to work. As for the connection to the TV, you can choose to use either a cable or bluetooth.
4. High Versatility
Soundbars are not mutually dependent on your TV. You can use it to listen to music from your iPhone or iPad, or you can even play songs directly from a flash drive (if this feature is available on your soundbar). Besides, with the bluetooth connection, your soundbar can connect to your laptop too. It does not have to be a device that gets stuck in one place. In other words, you can move it easily from your living room to your bedroom, depending on your need.