So you bought a new flat screen TV. Congratulations! Have you noticed that it is hard to hear? We did too; then I discovered Sound Bars. Sound Bars are a necessity for flat screen TV’s. I didn’t realize that before we bought our new 46 inch TV. This one little sound bar will make your TV viewing much more enjoyable.
My husband kept complaining that the sound wasn’t very good. I finally Googled it to see if it was his imagination or what. He was right; the sound isn’t good on flat screen TVs. Here is why – TVs have gotten much smaller and we all love the new size; but what we didn’t realize was that there is no room for the nice speakers inside there.
So, we must now purchase a Sound Bar to make the sound on our flat screen TVs much better. I did my homework and here is what I have come up with for research on Sound Bars. How to choose the best Sound Bar for a flat screen TV?
There are many things to look at before you buy. How big is your room? How much of an audio buff are you and how much do you want to spend to get the really good sound?
Below you will find a selection of Active Sound Bars ranging in cost from about $200 and up. Read the reviews carefully so you know what you are getting into…good and bad.
UPDATE : It has been several months now since we have received our Sound Bar and we love it. The sound is wonderful! No more problems hearing what is being said. I can say that this purchase was just as important as the TV itself.
UPDATE: It has been a couple years now. We have never had any problems with our Sound Bar and we still love it. We put a TV in the bedroom, but didn’t get a sound bar. You can really tell the difference. I am so glad we bought one for the TV in the family room. Love it!
I hope you find the perfect sound bar for your flat screen TV.
Here is a great choice from Bose:
How to choose a sound bar for your size room?
Shape and Size are important.
Sound Bars work really well in a small-to-medium sized room. If you have a larger room, you will want to consider a larger and more powerful sound bars.
The shape of your room can also make a big difference when it comes to surround sound systems. If your room is a square or rectangular room with four walls, look for sound bars that work by bouncing sound waves off the walls and will then make it seem like it is a home theater surround sound speaker system.
Models that work by bouncing sound waves off the walls won’t be as effective in an large open floor plan or a room that is extremely long. You will have to look for a surround sound system then for good sound.
Top of the Line Klipsch HD Soundbar:
This is the sound bar we purchased – Yamaha YAS-101BL Front Surround System:
It’s not the exact one, this is the updated version with Bluetooth. But if it is anything like the one before it, it also will be perfect. We love it!
A few more choices
Pyle PSBV200BT 300 Watt Bluetooth Soundbar with USB/SD/FM Radio and Wireless RemoteSHARPER IMAGE SBT2015BK 2.1CH Bluetooth Stereo Sound Base for TV with Built-In Subwoofer and FM Radio (Black)VIZIO SB4051-C0 40-Inch 5.1 Channel Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer and Satellite SpeakersSyba CL-SPK20150 17-Inch USB Powered Sound Bar Speaker, Dark Walnut Style