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Mark,

I got my Samsung off woot.com

It was 99.99 for a 300.dollar sound bar. Highly recommend.





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I added an LG soundbar with a wireless subwoofer about 6 months after purchasing the TV. That was 6 months too late. The sound quality is much better.




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I've got one of these. A big difference from the TV speakers. Spoken word comes through very clearly. It's not true surround sound but it fills the room. Easy set up.

And yes, music, explosions and the like come out extra loud.

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Mark,

I got my Samsung off woot.com

It was 99.99 for a 300.dollar sound bar. Highly recommend.
Thanks! I'll check it out.
 
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Mark,

I got my Samsung off woot.com

It was 99.99 for a 300.dollar sound bar. Highly recommend.
Thanks! I'll check it out.



It is a "daily deal" site, but they have had them on and off over the past months





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With speakers it a all about the sound obviously so if you don't like it then do something else.
I have installed PC Powered speakers on my TV quite successfully.
They are the Klipsch 2.1 Multi-Media setup and sound great.
YMMV
 
Posts: 15825 | Location: Houston, TX | Registered: June 11, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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They are light years better than TV speakers. They will never sound as good as a good set of properly amplified speakers. I personally don’t like the sound of the “surround sound” sound bars. I wouldn’t t mind getting a decent sound bar and sub for the upstairs bedroom TV. I’d buy my current setup again for the main TV even if the sound bar was a quarter the cost, which on reflection it is. Of course your needs and preferences have nothing to do with mine and you may love them and find them a great balance of performance and price. Go listen to some and see what you think.
 
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Sony with the wireless subwoofer. Amazon or Walmart.

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I got my Samsung soundbar off of Woot also about 6 months ago. Great sound for the price.
 
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Ok, Sony and Samsung seem to be the top suggestions. I'll either have to find a store that carries them or just take a leap of faith and order one or the other online.
 
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They are light years better than TV speakers. They will never sound as good as a good set of properly amplified speakers.


This.

They're a decent middle ground for those who don't want a real set of surround sound speakers, for whatever reason (space, price, complexity, wires, etc.)
 
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We were looking for something to enhance the speech part of watching TV. The center channel on the surround sound we have didn't do it at all.

Wound up with a unit from Bose that was strictly for dialog. Perfect! I got it on sale for about $180.

Just what the doctor ordered.

Bob


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I have a simple one in the bedroom. It is better than the built in TV speakers, but not as good as a receiver/amp and separate speakers. I can only speak to the cheaper ones with two drivers in the main unit and a sub. I’ve never heard one of the fancier ones with a larger number of drivers in the main unit.

Anyway, mine isn’t perfect, speech could be more clear, but it is compact and an better than nothing but the TV speakers.

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The best improvement was my Dad's Vizio. His speakers were on the rear of the TV and it was loud if you were at an angle to the TV but not if you were directly in line with the TV. Even worse, the office/computer room right behind the TV it was louder coming through the drywall than it was in the TV room. I bought my Dad a Vizio sound bar with wireless subwoofers, and the sound is much clearer and best of all it's quieter throughout the house.


I just bought a Vizio for my viewing area, the sound is terrible. I get a real hollow sound, blaming it on the fact that there's a large cavity behind the TV and it's causing this. I might have to pick up a soundbar to see if it solves my problem. I'd probably have to attach it under the shelf the TV is on, is this possible?


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I have a Definitive Technology sound bar and sub. They really sound good together (we can play music through them and they sound good). They were pretty pricey, luckily I found an open box special at Newegg. Keep in mind that sound bar placement is important with respect to sound. I mounted ours directly under the TV and it sounds okay. I then switched it to the table thing under the TV and closer to the wall and it sounded great.
 
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We have a Yamaha sound bar that we really like. We bought it at Costco for about $150.


I have a Yamaha with subwoofer in the workout room and it is great for music but shows it is just OK.

Father in Law has the Sonos bar, sub, and a few 5s I think.
The sound and ease of use is stunning.


I wonder if we have the same model? My Yamaha has a “clear speach” mode that enhances the speach - makes it easier to hear. I use it all the time.


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Ok, Sony and Samsung seem to be the top suggestions. I'll either have to find a store that carries them or just take a leap of faith and order one or the other online.


No leap necessary when you listen to your ears, buy what sounds good to you. Eek
 
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A few years ago I bought a Boston Acoustics sound bar and wireless bass speaker from Best Buy. They had several other sound bars set up where you could hear each one but this one blew all the others away! Absolutely outstanding sound!

This one:

http://www.bostonacoustics.com...el25(BostonAcoustics)
 
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Yes, absolutely.

Stock speakers are shit in most TV's

Sound bars put out some great sound.


 
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I got one and it is much better than the TV speakers. Mine is nothing special, but the speakers in the TV are so bad that almost anything would be better.




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