With improved technology, TVs have become thinner and so has their sound. Flat screens produce high quality picture but their sound has become weaker as speakers are positioned at the back of the TV. Sound bars came into existence with the introduction of flat screens as they make the sound quality better and some even have surround sound increasing the movie experience.
You should do your research on the kind of sound bar that you want and what features you expect it to have before buying one. Some of the great features of sound bars include:
Makes Dialogue Audible
Flat screens are not able to produce sound properly due to positioning of the speakers therefore dialogue cannot be heard properly. Sound bars point their speaker towards you therefore producing dialogue clearly and providing sonic experience that matches with the TVs video. However, with some sound bars, you might need a subwoofer or a separate receiver increasing the cost. If you can't meet this additional cost, it is important you look for sound bars with inbuilt amplifiers.
Most sound bars have volume leveling technology to help regulate the volume when watching different kind of shows from commercials, sports and even movies. Change from watching a TV show to a commercial may bring about unnecessary sound interference.
Most sound bars available in the market have a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi feature that will enable you to stream sound from your phone, laptop or tablet wirelessly and online streaming. Having a sound bar with a Bluetooth or Wi-Fi streaming option is a plus for avid music listeners. Most sound bars have USB input drive enabling you to use a flash drive to play tunes from your sound bar.
Surround sound increases enjoyment of your movie experience. If you don't have multiple speakers in your living room, you can get surround sound from a sound bar - but it is important you use a multi-channel sound bar, which has different sound channels with discrete sounds for each channel to create the surround effect.