7 Tips for setting up and optimizing a soundbar

7 Tips for setting up and optimizing a soundbar

Soundbars have become an important feature in living rooms all over the country. If you would like to know how to get the most out of your investment, here are 7 tips and tricks that can help boost your home theater sound.

Placement of the sound bar

If your TV is on a stand, table, shelf, or furniture, place the sound bar directly under the TV. This is ideal because the sound is coming from where you are looking. Measure the height of the soundbar in relation to the vertical distance between the stand and the bottom of the TV to ensure that the soundbar does not block the screen.

Experimenting with the modes

The soundbar has different modes depending on what you’re watching. Try experimenting with the audio settings on the soundbar.

Consider the dimension of your television

One of the most ideal factors to look at is obviously your television. Because you have a sound bar to amplify the audio of your television. One other important thing to look for is the size of your television to ensure that the soundbar you need will fit perfectly when placed next to the television. Some television manufacturers own line of sound bars to complement their televisions. They make ensure the soundbar is placed under the frame of the TV and doesn’t obstruct the screen.

Turn off your TV’s internal speakers

Most TVs on the market today allow you to navigate their menu to turn off the internal speakers. However, if this option is not available, you will need to mute the TV volume or set it to 0. This allows the soundbar to produce rich tones and tones without disturbing background noise from the TV.

Check Soundbar Known Issues

If your soundbar doesn’t deliver the additional sound quality you want, check out our list of known soundbar issues to see if there’s anything you can do to fix them.

Use a higher quality cable

This means that you will need an additional cable if you also want to connect a video source device. Although optical cables offer slightly better sound quality than HDMI cables, they are not widely recognized.

Wired and Wireless:

After selecting either one, connect the source to the appropriate outputs and inputs. But don’t forget you have a wireless connection aswell. Most of today’s soundbars have Bluetooth audio sound streaming & multi-room sound options. Check your settings and turn on the Bluetooth for the connection you want. After, connect the soundbar to the other speakers in the house. Don’t forget to also connect a virtual voice assistant like Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.

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