Entertainment Soundbars: Yay or Nay?

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  1. Bobby Axelrod

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    Jesus Christ Bobby Axelrod
     
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    My tv sound runs through my stereo system. I dont know anything about those bars. But for that price you could buy a receiver and use it for music/tv etc.
     
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    That seems like overkill.

    You could probably get something decent for half that price.

    By buddy just went through this and added a soundbar and he loves it.

    I think he spent about $100 max.
     
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    i run a polk audio sound bar/woofer through a optic cable on our living room tv. going from that tv and sound to any other room with regular speakers sounds flat and buzzy.

    not as great as a full surround , but for a small/medium sized room they are easy to set up and sound good.
     
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    What'd I do?
     
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    Cool. Thanks.
     
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    Cool. Thanks. May I ask what you paid for it?
     
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    Bobby Axelrod Well-Known Member

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    But then I'd need speakers too right? I don't want a bunch of equipment, speakers and wires throughout my living room.
     
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    this was like 7 years ago. i think i paid 5 or 6 hundy.

    i bought a cheaper samsung bar and it sounded mediocre. so i returned it and got the polk audio which was like twice the price. its been good to go since.
     
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    Yes, very easy to hook up.

    Most newer TV's have an optical out (Audio) and it's as simple as plugging it in.

    You just need an optical cable and the speaker should come with it, and if not, get one on amazon for $5.00.
     
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    yup!

    very easy. hardest part is adjusting your bass and placing it someplace that sounds good in the entire room. our tv sits on a very solid wood cabinet and i placed the woofer in there. when we watch tv just open the door and the bass pours out and the entire cabinet acts like a bass amp, so the woofer itself is not doing very much work at all.
     
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    Go big or go home, pussies

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    I was walking through Menards and caught these Craig sound towers on sale for 25.00 each. I bought two for my garage/workshop. Blue tooth, remote, radio, usb/sd card. It was a fucking steal. I would 100% use them in the house if I needed to. I think you can get them for 45.00 normally.

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    want me to check out Consumer Reports for you?
     
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    I'm full hard on Sonos right now. I'm going to get the whole home theater setup.
     
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    being a bit of an audiophile I have a killer main system and a very decent secondary so I'm spoiled and say hell no to sound bars. they are better than most tv's audio though...
     
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    recommended

    Sharp HT-SB602 sound bar

     
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    Sonos Playbar for me.
     
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