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How do I improve my TV's audio?

When you're looking to buy a new TV, keep in mind that the audio might be disappointing. An actor that's difficult to understand during an exciting action scene sounds far from impressive. This is due to the fact that the flat design of a modern TV leaves no space for big speakers. There are different options that let you improve the sound. You can connect a soundbar with a cable or set up a powerful surround set. On this page, I'll tell you more about this.

Soundbars and soundplates

Soundbars

A soundbar is an elongated speaker that you can place beneath your television. Connect the device with a single cable and enjoy a powerful TV audio. The soundbar can be any brand, unless you want both devices to connect wirelessly. In this case, you'll need 2 devices from the same brand and share a wireless connection option. For an extra realistic movie experience, you should choose a soundbar with virtual surround or Dolby Atmos support. The sound is transmitted to your listening position via the walls and ceiling. Or you can opt for a soundplate, a flat soundbar with a built-in subwoofer which you can place the television on.

Home cinema sets

Home cinema sets

If you want to create a real home theater, your best choice is a home cinema set. This sound system includes a receiver, a subwoofer, and a speaker set. Place the speakers behind and in front of your listening position, so the sound effects come at you from every corner of the room. During a car chase scene it'll appear as if a car were really driving past you. Thanks to the deep bass tones from the subwoofer, an exciting movie will make an extra impact. The only disadvantage is that you'll need to run more cables through the room, from the receiver to the speakers in the back of the room, for example.


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