With ever-evolving technology and so many choices on the market it can sometimes be difficult to decipher which sound bar is right for your home. When selecting a sound bar it is important to decide which features are most important to you so that you can weed through all of the options. Following are some available sound bar features to help you choose what works best for your home.
Built-In Voice Assistant
If you’re looking for the newest sound bar technology you’ve found it here. With built-in voice assistants gaining popularity you can control your sound bar with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa. This feature adds ease to the process of controlling your sound bar as you can make changes simply by speaking instead of having to find your remote.
While it is well-known that sound bars produce a better sound with subwoofers there are a few options. Some sound bars have separate subwoofers while some have built-in subwoofers. A built-in subwoofer can be beneficial if you are limited on space or if you prefer not to have extra equipment sitting around. Additionally, some sound bars such as the JBL Bar 2.1 Deep Bass have wireless subwoofers which really cuts down on the tangle of cords around your television without cutting down your sound experience.
Another handy feature, bluetooth enabled sound bars such as the Samsung HWT 550 make connections a breeze. With multiple device pairing options your guests can also stream their playlist through the sound bar without you having to disconnect. Playlist sharing is sure to make for a great party!
With a WiFi enabled sound bar such as the Bose SB300B, you can use specialty features such as Bose’s Voice4Video which allows your sound bar to also control your TV. Using the built-in digital assistant, you can simply tell your sound bar what you want to watch and it can turn the channel for you.
Wireless Device Syncing
This feature is especially beneficial if you prefer to have the option of listening to your show with headphones. Many sound bars now offer wireless device syncing to make the transfer from sound bar to headphones easier.
Sound bars that offer apps are another way to make your experience easier to use while also customizing your sound to your preferences. With a smart app that can be downloaded onto your phone you can control all of the settings of your sound bar such as the voice assistant, set up presets, and see all of your music in one place. This makes it easy for you to customize your sound system without having to leave your couch.
Lastly, the wall mount option may be desirable to you if you have your television mounted on the wall. Sound bars with included wall mounts can be mounted seamlessly to the wall allowing for a clean appearance with no extra hassle. Most of them also have ways to help you hide any wires that are protruding from your sound bar.