If you wanted to create a theater-quality experience in your home, you used to have just one option, which was a wired sound system.
These systems are very effective at offering rich and immersive sound quality, allowing you to hear nuances that you just can’t get from a TV speaker. Anyone that’s enhanced their home theater setup with a sound system, knows that it makes a big difference in overall experience.
But the main complaint people have with wired surround sound systems is the wires. They can get in the way, be unsightly, and once you have your speakers wired, it’s not easy to move them to another position.
One of the home theater alternatives that has become popular in the last few years is sound bars. These are wireless devices that look like a long, thin speaker, and they typically will also have a microphone inside to pick up voice commands.
Between 2015 and 2020, sound bar sales in the U.S. have grown by 47%.
Sounds bars have a number of modern features that make them an attractive option for theater-quality sound at home, but can they be a good substitute for a wired surround sound system?
Benefits of Using a Sound Bar for Your Home Theater
You can get an immersive, high-quality sound setup with the use of a sound bar, especially if you couple it with wireless surround speakers and wireless subwoofer.
The wireless surround speakers give you sound throughout the room, offering a more realist and in-depth experience. It can improve immersion when it comes to movies, video games, and sports entertainment.
The wireless subwoofer adds a rich, dimensional quality to sound by delivering the low-pitched audio frequencies.
We’ll go through several of the benefits of using a wireless sound bar set up instead of a wired sound system.
No Wires, No Mess!
Having wires going from your TV to your wired speaker system can look unsightly and make it more difficult to sell your house if you choose to in the future.
While you can do your best to cover wires or mount them near baseboards or ceilings, they are ultimately still there. They’re also subject to being damaged by pets or rodents, which can lead to an unsafe and expensive situation.
Freedom to Move Your Speakers
Just about everyone redecorates or rearranges furniture from time to time to freshen up the look of their home. When you’re using a wireless sound bar setup this is much easier to do than with a wired system.
You can simply move the sound bar and speakers wherever you like, and your entire system will still work.
With a wired set up, it’s much more time intensive to move components around if you want to rearrange your entertainment room.
Much Easier Setup
Setup and installation are also easier with a wireless sound bar. You can go from box to listening to high-quality audio in just a matter of minutes.
You have just two cords to attach, and most sound bars come with automatic remote detection.
On the other hand, installing a wired surround sound system can be a multi-hour event.
Ability to Interface with Modern Smart Home Assistants
Another big advantage of using a sound bar is that they integrate with modern smart home assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant.
The smart assistant integration means that you can use voice commands and use your sound bar for all types of other activities, like checking the news, setting alarms, and streaming music.
Great Sound Quality
Some may worry about the sound quality you get with a sound bar. The technology has advanced quite a bit over the last several years and sound bars can provide a similar high-quality, immersive sound experience as a wired surround sound setup.
Their ability to integrate with other smart speakers and an external subwoofer, allow you to further enhance your sound experience and have all pieces working together wirelessly.
You’ll often get other advanced smart device features with a sound bar that you won’t get with a wired sound system.
This includes the ability to control your device through several options, such as by voice command, remote control, or a manufacturer’s mobile app.
Speech Enhancement is another modern feature you’ll find with many sound bars, like Sonos Beam. When you turn on this feature, it can clarify dialogue in a movie or TV show when characters whisper or there are loud explosive background sounds.
Does Your Home Entertainment Experience Need an Upgrade?
Two River Computer can help you enhance your New Jersey home with an easy-to-use, high-quality sound bar set up that gives you a rich, immersive experience and multiple other smart features.
Contact us today to learn more. Call 732-747-0020 or reach us online.