The sound out of my TV works, but is nothing great, so I’ve started toying with buying a sound bar. I’m torn between not wanting to spend a decentish chunk of change on something that’s going to be a marginal gain at best, and then thinking that if I’m excited about films and games in 4K I should be paying attention to the sound as well. I had a quick look online and instantly fell down an audiophile black hole that I backed nervously out of. Are they worth it? Any advice / recommendations? (fwiw I have a 40" TV in a smallish lounge)
We’ve been thinking about it for a while the in-laws have one and it is very good don’t want a massive boxy subwoofer though. I look forward to the suggestions in this thread.
I bought a Sonos beam recently and I’m happy with it. The sound quality is a bit improvement from my tv and it has some nice features like speech boost and night mode.
I’ve got a Sony HT-CT390 which sounds fine but I got annoyed with it because it only syncs up about half the time. Could sometimes get .5 second delay from mouth movement to audio. Very distracting obviously. I guess it’s a Bluetooth issue
SONOS beam looks good and I think I’d give that a go.
Do you have any syncing issues, Bandy?
A good one makes a massive difference to me, currently got a loan of someone’s Samsung Harman Kardon but gonna buy a Sonos beam when I have to give it back. Think it is one of those things that you do not think you need, but once you have one it is hard to go without.
Maybe once or twice in the time that I’ve had it but that could just as easily have been a fault in whatever streaming service I was using at the time
I have a Yamaha thing that I bought for about £100 about 5 years ago and will probably keep forever, as I cant ever see me needing or wanting anything more substantial. Hopefully the standards/connections don’t change and it’ll last for decades.
It’s good, much better than the tv sound.
Seeing as this was only born out of experimental curiosity, in the end I went for the cheapest one I could find with reasonable reviews, which turned out to be this:
(Quoted at £150 there, but it’s more like £90 everywhere now).
It definitely sounds a lot bigger and meatier than the built in TV speakers, happy with the decision to get one.