As televisions become ever slimmer, there is less room for the speakers, resulting in a sound that can be thin, tinny and underwhelming. Soundbars come in a variety of sizes, with all manner of bells and whistles, but at their heart they deliver superior sound from movies, TV, music and games.
Simply great sound
Even the most basic soundbar will deliver a performance that is a noticeable improvement over a television's stock sound. Slide one under your TV or have one mounted on the wall, and you'll instantly enjoy punchier sound effects, better left / right separation and much clearer dialogue. Many soundbars also come bundled with a subwoofer, so fans of big, rumbling low-end are well catered for too.
Connecting a soundbar couldn’t be easier, usually requiring only one cable, with the vast majority now able to connect wirelessly via Bluetooth.
Wireless music made easy
If your soundbar has Bluetooth, you can also stream music directly from your smartphone or computer, which is a hassle-free way to enjoy your favourite tunes. If you’re serious about your music, look for a model featuring Hi-Res Audio compatibility to hear everything in audiophile quality.
It’s never been easier to step into the immersive world of surround sound than right now. Lots of wireless soundbars work as part of a bigger system, with the ability to link up additional speakers to create a surround sound system for your space. This can eliminate the need for extra components and wires, making it easy to fit surround sound into any space. Prepare to experience movies and gaming like never before!
Dolby Atmos is the latest breakthrough in home theatre technology, delivering an experience like nothing that has come before. Atmos-equipped soundbars contain specifically designed speakers to also shoot sound upwards, which then bounces back down onto the listener, adding a sense of height to the performance. Overhead effects can seriously enhance your viewing experience and make you feel like you are right there next to your favourite characters!