Choosing the perfect speaker for your home theatre system can be difficult, both forfirst-time buyers as well as audiophiles.
Many of our buyers have often been confused between choosing a soundbar or a surroundsound system.
In this video, Ooberpad shares the difference between the two along withtips to choose one for your home theatre system.
A soundbar is a specially designed loudspeaker enclosure that creates a stereo effect froma single cabinet.
They are much wider than they are tall.
A single soundbar replaces multiple speakers.
Pros of Soundbars● Easy installation and connectivity ● Modern and sleek design● Minimal wire clutter ● Great replacement for weak TVspeakers ● Great for small-medium living spaces● Simulates virtual surround sound experienceCons of Soundbars● Separate subwoofer may be required ● Limited “sweet spots” in your listeningarea ● Limited stereo field and bass punch● Not ideal for larger spaces ● Does not produce complete surroundsound, especially in larger spacesPros and Cons of Surround Sound SystemsA surround sound system may incorporate three speakers in the front (Left, Center, &Right), 2 or 4 speakers in the back and sides for surroundeffects, Dolby Atmos speakers and a dedicated subwoofer.
Here are pros and cons of surround sound systems.
Pros of Surround Sound Systems● Immersive, full range surround sound ● Better speaker placement for optimalacoustics ● Superior sound and bass● Audiophile-grade quality ● System can be designed based onspace and budgetCons of Surround Sound Systems● Higher wire-clutter ● More space requirement● Longer installation process ● More expensive than soundbarsYou should also consider important aspects of speakers such as Frequency Response,Speaker Sensitivity, Power Handling, and Impedance Matching.
If you're looking for a speaker that offers sleek design, easy installation, and basic surrround soundthen we suggest you should go for soundbarsOn the other hand, if you're looking for an immersive movie listening experiencethen we suggest you opt for a multichannel surround sound home theater systemWe hope this guide helped you choose the right speaker system.
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