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Understanding how does soundbars work?

Your beautiful high-end flat-panel television is perfectly designed to give you the high quality visual brilliance. But when it come to sound, small built-in speakers just spoils the experience of watching your favourite program. These micro speakers not only lack the power and desired size but design wise not customized to aim sound in right direction. A good quality sound bar solves all your problems as it gives you high-quality surround sound.


The popularity of flat-panel TVs has opened a vast market for sound bars. However, it is absolutely necessary to understand how does soundbars work so that you could pick the best matching your need.


What is Soundbar?


If you are looking for better sound quality to enhance TV viewing experience a sound bar is must for you. The all-in-one system with two or more speakers helps you get high-quality sound. Depending on your space and aesthetic need, you can choose the long and slander bar. If you are looking for deep bass, you can opt for subwoofer as well. This is how does soundbars work.


  • Most of the sound bar comprises seven speakers in one bar. These speakers of different calibre are positioned in such a manner that you get perfect sound.
  • It does not compromise quality for handiness. The sound quality is as good as any conventional sound system.
  • Sound bars have lesser cables, so you keep your home clean.
  • By design it is sleek to feet near your TV.
  • Sound bar installation simple.


You have to be little cautious about the right connections for your TV while buying sound bar. The most common way to connect a sound bar to your TV is to use TV as a switching hub. You connect your devices to TV and then send sound signals out from your TV to sound bar. This allows you to switch audio and video signals as you switch inputs. Normally, you will connect TV and sound bar using either HDMI or optical.


Connecting Sound Bar 


The effectiveness of your sound bar depends on how you connect the sound bar to your TV. You have to make sure that whether you want to TV as the source of all connected device or you want the sound bar to be the place where all connected devices will be fed. The choice you make will change the set up process. No need to worry as both the path is simple and easy.


  • Media Hub: Television or Sound bar

The arrival of high-end TVs with more and more HDMI inputs and two and more component video inputs now it is preferable to make TV the destination of media sources. Now you are in position to connect Blu-ray player, streaming devices, gaming console directly to TV.  Using optical digital output you will pull audio from your television. This gives you the freedom to use even those simple sound bars that doesn’t require HDMI switching.


But TV on wall restricts your choice to use multiple cables. In such cases, you can opt for little advancer sound bars that could handle multiple HDMI inputs and manage output accordingly. Let us understand both the procedure.


  • Connecting to Television

 If your flat-panel TV is on table and it is easy for you to use multiple cables you can connect all your devices directly to TV. Thanks to modern TVs, now you can get audio output from all input sources the optical digital cable. Simply put, your TVs with all enabled devices and get all the output audio to your sound bar.


  • Connecting to Sound bar

 If your sound bar is ultra advanced with feature of HDMI switching, then you can enjoy the best quality picture from your wall mount TV along with best sound as just one HDMI cable from sound bar to TV will be linked. This is most popular method to use sound bar as it solves all major challenges of cable, aesthetics and beauty of wall mount visual.

If you want total control over your sound experience while watching television, it is better to opt for high-end sound bar as this gives you the desired freedom and flexibility to use and switch as you wish.

Hi, I'm Red, the Chief Editor of Red Diamond Audio.