If you’re an audiophile, having a soundbar in your living room is a no-brainer. After all, that’s the only way to get the most out of your music, pump out the sound when watching movies, and bring a new dimension to your video games, especially if your TV’s built-in speakers aren’t that great (which is the case most of the time).
If you have a soundbar but still want a more superior video quality, then you’re in luck!
Because in this article, we’ll be sharing five tips that will allow you to up your sound game!
Without further ado, here’s how to make your soundbar sound better!
#1 – Make Sure Your Soundbar Is Big Enough for the Room
When buying a soundbar, most people make the mistake of choosing one that’s the same width as their television. Granted, that does make one’s home theater setup appealing to the eye, but it doesn’t always guarantee the best sound quality. After all, soundbars come in different sizes, each of which is suitable for a specific room size.
So, if you haven’t picked your soundbar yet, make sure to get one that’s large enough for the sound to reach every corner of the room
#2 – Turn Off Your TV’s Built-In Speakers
As mentioned above, built-in TV speakers aren’t known for superior sound, and although turning them on along with your soundbar may seem like a good idea, you should keep in mind that louder doesn’t mean better. That’s because sound, when played simultaneously, but at different frequencies or decibels, can dilute the overall quality and result in a mediocre listening experience.
So, next time you want to watch a movie or play a video game, make sure that only your soundbar is emitting sound.
#3 – Add Some Wireless Speakers to Your Home Theater Setup
Choosing the right soundbar size can only do so much when it comes to immersing, surround audio. If you really want to enjoy the full immersion of surround sound effects, you need to take advantage of wireless speakers to build a system around your soundbar – one that will allow you to achieve the fullest, richest experience when you’re listening to your favorite beats or watching some classic movies.
#4 – Get a Wireless Subwoofer
As good as they may be, soundbars aren’t capable of reproducing all the frequencies your TV sends to them, which is why you need a subwoofer as part of your home theater system. After all, low frequencies are the ones that help produce the rich, three-dimensional effect we all know and love in music and movie soundtracks.
It’s not only about GETTING a subwoofer, though, as you also need to pay special attention to where you’re placing it (which is the whole point of getting a WIRELESS one). So, if you want to make your soundbar sound better, get a wireless subwoofer, and spend some time trying different spots across the room to see where you get the best results.
#5 – Use Your TV as a Switcher
If you have a home theater setup that consists of different devices, including a DVR, video game console, Blu-ray player, and streaming-media box, it would be hard to connect your soundbar to all of them. After all, soundbars usually have only a few inputs.
Thankfully, you can solve this issue and enjoy your soundbar’s superior audio quality no matter which device you intend to use, all without having to connect and disconnect different cables every time!
“But how?”, you might ask.
Well, the magic trick here is to use your TV as a switcher that connects all of your devices to your soundbar. To do so, follow these steps:
- Connect your devices to your television using your TV’s HDMI inputs.
- Connect your TV’s digital or analog audio output to your soundbar, which will allow the television to output the audio from whichever input you’ve selected. In other words, if you connected your game console to HDMI 3 and selected that input, your TV will play the console’s sound through the soundbar.
- Disable your TV’s internal speakers, which will allow you to hear all the sound coming from your soundbar, thus granting superior quality.
Should you follow this method, you won’t have to change the input on the soundbar, since it’s all coming from a single connection. How cool (and convenient) is that?
Although they’re not as good as separate speakers, soundbars are still far better than built-in TV speakers, and they should definitely be an integral part of your home theater system. Should you follow the above tips, you’ll be able to get the most out of your soundbar.
What have you personally done to improve the sound quality of your soundbar? And did it work?
Share your tips with us in the comments!