The current market is flooded with different types and models of sound bars which are manufactured by different companies. As such, many buyers may get confused and it thus becomes very hard when it comes to selecting the best sound bars. This is because many of us are not aware of what makes a good sound bar and how to get a deal. I have compiled some important points to guide every customer when selecting sound bars:
Characteristics of a good sound bar.
a. Excellent sound quality.
Many people have bought products of poor quality just because they saw that they were on offer. It is true that most of us are sensitive to prices, but that should not be a justification to buy poor quality sound bars. The sound from a good sound bar should be well balanced to improve the audios of other gadgets like the TV. The sound bars should bring clarity to the voices. Ideally, the audios should be detailed and deeper than of the other gadgets that you want to improve.
b.Can be easily set up.
You should be able to set up and use the sound bar without much problems or external help. Following the user’s manual should be enough as they do not have many cables and connections to make.
c.Has good connectivity with other devices.
The sound bar should have ports from which you can connect your DVD or the TV. You should also check whether the ports are compatible with the devices that you already have before making the purchase. If your TV has HDMI ports, you can buy a sound bar with HDMI ports also as this will reduce the number of connections needed to get the desired output.
Sound bar designs
When reading through Sound Bar reviews, you shall note that they come in two major designs, that is; the pedestal and the traditional designs.
1. The Traditional design.
This is considered to be a bit old fashioned and they are usually long and thin and mostly come with a subwoofer. They can either be placed on the TV stand, that is in front of your TV or they can be mounted on the wall. It has been noted that some of the models block the sensors on the TV’s remote control.
2. The pedestal design.
This is more modern and sleek. They are designed to fit underneath the TV and it sometimes becomes hard to note their presence because they resemble the TV’s stand. This design does block the remote control sensors on the TV, but their major setback is that they do not come with separate subwoofers.
A good Sound Bar should have good quality sound, be easy to set up and also have good connectivity with other devices.