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Factors to Consider When Buying Soundbars for the Classroom

You notice that while your television may be thin and one of the best ones available in the market right now, there’s still something lacking. Yes, the sound isn’t as good as you’ve hoped for in the first place. This is because wafer-thin televisions don’t have enough space for an adequate sound system to generate the sounds you want. This is why you’ll need to invest in a soundbar – to ensure that you have the sound quality you and your learners deserve.
Soundbars are pretty compact equipment, and they’re easy to set up, too. A good soundbar will effectively emulate a surround sound system and provide you with an immersive experience with visuals. First, however, you’ll need to figure out the best soundbar that will go with your television, and that’s why we’re here to help you out. Next, we’ll enumerate a few factors that you’ll need to consider when buying a soundbar.

Size

You need to figure out the size of the soundbar that will suit the television. Ideally, you’ll choose a soundbar that is as wide as your TV or a bit smaller than it. However, a good soundbar will pair up with any sized TV. All you need to do is check your TV’s compatibility, especially if it’s an older model.

Location

You’ll also have to consider where you will place your soundbar. For example, if your TV sits on a table, you can easily set up the soundbar in front of the screen. You can also purchase a  universal soundbar bracket if you choose to mount it on the wall. This way, no matter what type of soundbar you buy, you wouldn’t have to worry about them falling off because you don’t have suitable screws. These brackets will provide stability and security for your equipment.

Number of channels

The number of channels determines the sound quality you’ll receive from the unit. Some units only have two or three channels which means they only have two or three speakers. The standard nowadays is a 5-channel soundbar as it will provide centre, left, right, and two rear speakers. If you could buy a 7-channel soundbar, that’s even better.

Connectivity

You’ll need to determine whether your soundbar has enough connectivity options available to make it worth your while. For example, does it have an HDMI cable to connect to your TV? Does it support Bluetooth connectivity so you can stream your curated music list? Is it wi-fi capable? Does it come with a flash drive port so you can plug an auxiliary source such as an iPod? With all the possibilities, you’ll need to look into it thoroughly.

Subwoofer support

Does the soundbar come with a subwoofer, or does it support connectivity to one? You will have to consider this because although the soundbar will upgrade the sound quality, adding a subwoofer to the equation will significantly affect the performance. With a subwoofer, you’ll enjoy crisper, immersive sound that’ll rumble across the room.
If you buy a soundbar without a subwoofer and wish to upgrade, determine if the equipment will be compatible. Not all soundbar models support a subwoofer, so bear that in mind.

Choose wisely

With all the available options nowadays, you wouldn’t have to look too much to find the best soundbar for your TV. Selecting the best model will boil down to the performance it promises and its compatibility with your TV. Creating an immersive experience hasn’t been this easy.

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