On-line Guide to Sound bars.

  morddwyd 10:09 16 Sep 2015
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I'm thinking of getting a soundbar.

Anybody give me a steer to an on-line idiots guide? For once Wiki is not much help.

Not looking for individual reviews and such, just an overview of technology, pitfalls etc.

  BT 11:41 16 Sep 2015

I recently bought a Philips one with separate subwoofer. It has multiple connections, Optical, Digital Coaxial, HDMI, RCA and Composite to choose from as well a Bluetooth and a USB socket. So you can take your choice of how to connect it. Many of the cheaper ones have very limited connection options. The separate Subwoofer gives a good spatial definition to the sound output.

I bought mine with my Clubcard Vouchers so was able to afford a slightly more expensive one. Probably worth buying from somewhere where you can hear them to compare.

  john bunyan 13:07 16 Sep 2015

I bought a Denon base, where you can put a modestly sized (42")TV on top. Some will go for massive systems with speakers, sub woofers etc all round the room, but if you just want clarity and better sound, I think this is worth a look

Denon sound base

  Forum Editor 13:14 16 Sep 2015

Here's a list of some good ones. And here's a guide to what to look for.

  morddwyd 19:29 16 Sep 2015

Thanks. That will give me sufficient info to be going on with.

  wee eddie 10:33 17 Sep 2015

M. I have just gone down the Cans route. Just got a 5 metre extension cable for my old pair of headphones and am thinking about investing in a Bluetooth, or wireless, pair.

At least I wont be blasting the neighbours to smithereens, as I gradually become deafer and deafer.

Oh, and by the way, the sound stage is absolutely brilliant

  morddwyd 10:36 17 Sep 2015

wee eddie

Been using cans (Sennheiser) for many years. Now I'm on my own thought I'd go back to speakers.

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