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erftbll81
10-23-2011, 09:07 PM
I was thinking of getting some kind of surround sound to better the sound from my TV. I hate the fact that dialogue is always really low and then action scenes are loud as phuck. I always have to be lowering and raising the volume cause it gets too loud and then too low. I was thinking of getting a surround sound but my room is pretty small, Its maybe 10ft x 10ft. Does anyone have any experience with sound bars? are they junk? how much better are they than the actual built in TV sound? compared to decent surround sound? dont really want to spend more than maybe 300 bucks.

reps for good answers :D

Drake27
10-23-2011, 09:11 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31b3ljvEvIL._SS500_.jpg

if your going soundbar, get the Sony CT150. Its the best soundbar in its class and its $199 on amazon, sometime it goes on sale for $150

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-HT-CT150-Sound-Bar-System/dp/B003C1AO2I/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319429312&sr=1-1-catcorr

canlift
10-23-2011, 09:11 PM
Like a Bose

erftbll81
10-23-2011, 09:18 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31b3ljvEvIL._SS500_.jpg

if your going soundbar, get the Sony CT150. Its the best soundbar in its class and its $199 on amazon, sometime it goes on sale for $150

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-HT-CT150-Sound-Bar-System/dp/B003C1AO2I/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319429312&sr=1-1-catcorr

any first hand experience with it?? does the sub get connected to the sound bar?

Drake27
10-23-2011, 09:46 PM
any first hand experience with it?? does the sub get connected to the sound bar?

this video review will tell you everything u need to know brah

http://cnettv.cnet.com/sony-ht-ct150/9742-1_53-50091328.html

FuzzeWuzze
10-23-2011, 10:33 PM
For the love of god do not buy a ****ing sound bar.

That is all i will say. You cant get ****ing surround sound out of a single bar of speakers no matter how fancy their "science" is.
Its a marketting tactic to sell surround sound to people like OP who come in to best buy with the same small room problem.

If you have a small room just buy 4 bookshelf speakers and a sub...

erftbll81
10-23-2011, 10:40 PM
For the love of god do not buy a ****ing sound bar.

That is all i will say. You cant get ****ing surround sound out of a single bar of speakers no matter how fancy their "science" is.
Its a marketting tactic to sell surround sound to people like OP who come in to best buy with the same small room problem.

If you have a small room just buy 4 bookshelf speakers and a sub...

care to elaborate?

FuzzeWuzze
10-23-2011, 10:46 PM
care to elaborate?

You explain to me how you get surround sound out a single source? Its just directed speakers to try and simulate it. No different than most headphones that claim to be surround sound.

Buy 4 $50 dollar bookshelf speakers, you can get some decent quality ones for that price.
Then again none of this matters if you dont have a receiver lol...

If thats the case, soundbar is your only option.

erftbll81
10-23-2011, 10:52 PM
I guess i should rephrase my Original Post, i wasn't really looking for surround sound, i was looking for better sound.

diablos
10-24-2011, 02:33 AM
Soundbars basically simulate surround sound by placing the speakers within the bar to face certain directions. They work best in enclosed rooms that have walls to bounce the sound off of them.

If you are just looking for better "sound" then a soundbar may be a decent option for you.

Vizio and Sony make the best of the budget soundbars but Monoprice also makes an intriguing unit. For $115 you get 2-HDMI inputs and a wireless sub. You don't get simulated surround sound but you get straight up 2.1 sound.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10906&cs_id=1090601&p_id=8315&seq=1&format=2

xR1pp3Rx
10-24-2011, 05:07 AM
OP klipsch makes an "entry level" surround kit sold at costco and best buy for 300 dollars. it sounds great if you have a stereo to run it off of? im assumeing you do or you wouldnt be asking. they are small and cant handle a ton of power but... you can hear nice clean surround for your budget.