A sound bar is so much more than just a really wide speaker. Sound bars offer an option for people wanting an immersive theater-like audio system without the cost and complexity of a full, multispeaker surround-sound system. With a few minutes' setup time, you can have yourself a wireless surround sound system that integrates perfectly with your current living space for less money than you'd think. You simply connect the soundbar to your TV – often wirelessly – pop a disc into your Blu-ray player, and the sleek, unobtrusive speaker set fills the room with deep, rich, perfectly reproduced sound that will allow even the most critical audiophile to get lost in the movie. Best Buy offers a range of sound bars for getting great sound out of your TV, so if you've read all the sound bar reviews and you want to find the best soundbar for you, we can help.
Sound Bar Considerations
The first thing you'll want to decide is whether or not you want a subwoofer with your sound bar. Some people insist on having a subwoofer’s deep, resonant base when watching a movie, while others find a sound bar alone to be more than enough. If you can't decide, don't worry, many sound bars come with a built-in subwoofer for the ultimate in plug-and-play integrated design.
Next, think about your TV setup. Depending on where the TV and sound bar will sit, you may be fine with a corded sound bar. Many setups, however, work better with a wireless sound bar, such as a wall-mounted TV with the sound bar resting on a TV stand or cabinet.
It also pays to consider the TV and furniture themselves. You'll want to measure things so that the sound bar doesn't stick out past the furniture it sits on or so that it isn't too much larger than the TV. If you have a curved TV, there are also sound bars made with a curved shape to match.