We all want to get a space saver soundbar speaker system, however, we can not just go out and get one just because we want to. We need to take some careful planning, and ask ourselves 3 simple questions.
Do you know how many audio connectors you need?
If you have multiple audio devices you want to make sure you can hook them all up at once, otherwise you might not be able to use all of them, and will be switched between devices on a constant basis. Sometimes if can be patched through the TV, but it will still only have a few select hook-ups and you still might fall short.
Do you know how many video through puts you need?
This goes mainly for HDMI through puts, if you don’t have any, you won’t be able to watch HD movies with the complete surround sound capabilities that you want. So if you have multiple HDMI devices and you want to content them all to this system, make sure it has enough.
This could include such things as:
- XBOX 360
- Nintendo Wii
- DVD/BLUE RAY Players
Make sure you will be able to handle all the devices that you want, to make for a better over all experience. Falling short, might just ruin the whole experience for you, and make you regret your purchase. It is more of a hassle to have to return something, than it is to get it right the first time around.
Will You be getting a sub woofer add on for your system?
IF the system doesn’t come with it’s own sub woofer, and a lot of them don’t, make sure that it does have a hook up for one. This will improve your bass experience, and make for a better viewing of movies, tv shows, and video games. Nothing says it better than hearing those explosions in full bass mode.
As you can see, when going to buy a Soundbar Speaker System, you need to make sure you have the proper audio, and video connectors, as well as an ability to add on a sub woofer in the future if it lacks one in the whole package. Follow these guidelines, and you will have a totally different experience.
Soundbar Speakers – A Smart Buyers Checklist
So you want to purchase soundbar speakers? Then don’t go about it blindly, follow this simple and easy to follow check list to prepare yourself for this major purchase. You will learn how to prepare your home for these speakers, and what you must do before you even decide which one to get.
Don’t jump the gun here, if you do not properly prepare for this purchase, you may find yourself without a complete set up, and not knowing where to go from there.
First thing you need to do is this:
- Check all the devices that you want to hook up to the speakers
- check all connections, and write them down.
- Composite (RCA)
- Digital audio
If you want to connect any device to these speakers you have to make sure it has all the available connections, especially if you want to be able to use them all once you get it all set up.
- Get the dimensions of your room
This is done so you can gauge which would be the better speakers to get for your room size.
- See if your TV has a mount of it for these types of speakers
Some speakerbars can be mounted directly onto an LCD TV, however, these are smaller ones, and do not have a lot in the way of hook ups, except to go to your TV.
This will make it easy to set up right when you get home.
If you are going to be placing it someone else, then make sure you clear that spot as well.
It might be wise to actually pick a few different spots to try out, and see which one gives you the best sound. It all depends on the size and shape of your room.
- Label all cables at both ends
What this will allow you to do is make sure you have everything hooked up to the right device, and there will be no confusion.
I’ve seen it happen where there is a mess of wires, and people are just plugging them in where ever, hoping they get it right. More often than not, they have to undo everything, sort out all the wires and slowly hook them up one at a time.
Labeling them will allow for a speedy hook up, so you can get to enjoying your experience as soon as possible.
Following this simple checklist will make your soundbar speakers buying experience more enjoyable, and less costly. There is nothing worse than having to go back for a different set up because you forgot to check all the inputs and outputs, or got the wrong size of speaker for your room. If you get it right the first time around, you will be sitting on you couch, with a cold drink in hand, and watching the latest and greatest in HD movies, with the sound cranked, and no care in the world.