1. Yamaha YHT-4950U
Our top Home Theatre Sound System is the Yamaha YHT-4950U. When it comes to the subject of music and sound, there’s arguably no brand more closely involved in so many aspects of it as Yamaha. As a company, they produce musical instruments, hardware for commercial and home recording studios and products for the consumer home theater. It’s a vast range and gives them the experience and technology that very few manufacturers can match. It also means that the depth and breadth of their knowledge regarding sound can be trusted. Even better, they have something for every budget. This Yamaha is an easy to set up and effective device. Along with the included manuals, Yamaha makes sure that there are guides available on iOS and Android tablet apps called AV Setup Guide that will take you through installing up your system and making the correct connections with detailed illustrations. When it comes to hardware, the included speakers have an elegant beauty reminiscent of the fine musical instruments produced by Yamaha. This clean, stylish appearance more than matches their high sound quality. If you’re new to sound systems and are a bit intimidating by connecting equipment to your wireless network, there’s no need to be. The Yamaha makes it straightforward. For example, if you’re an Apple iOS user,simply a matter of following the on-screen prompts, and Yamaha will automatically copy the network settings from your iOS device. At the click of a button, you’ll be finished,and your entire system will come online. This 5.1-channel home theater system utilizes an AV receiver and a speaker package to deliver a crystal clear, balanced sound for any listening experience. Furthermore, the AV receiver in this package offers transmission of 4K video at 60 frames per second and supports HDR10. What’s more, the Dolby Vision Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimiser analyse the room acoustics and precisely adjusts audio to provide the best possible sound for your space. Even without surround speakers behind you, you can enjoy virtual 5-channel surround sound even with the speakers placed in the front of the room. Finally, the Advanced YST II sub woofer combines negative-impedance and constant-current principles to drive the speaker cone with tight control for precise, full-ranging sound. This unit oozes quality and would significantly upgrade any home theater system.
|Connectivity Technology||Bluetooth, HDMI|
|Recommend uses for product||For Television|
|Mounting Type||Floor standing|
- It’s immensely easy to set up.
- It gives you an amazingly crisp and clear audio experience.
- Its build quality is incredible.
- It has a great depth and perfectly blacked upper register.
- Its included remote is nothing to write home about.
The Yamaha YHT-4950U is an excellent system for creating an at-home theater experience and enhancing any existing audio equipment you may already have. It’s recommended for anyone looking for sound clarity above all else.
2. Fluance SX HTB-BK
The second product on our list is the Fluance SX HTB-BK. Unlike most others on this list, the FLUENCE doesn’t have a subwoofer, which makes the SX HTB considered a 5.0 surround sound system. Instead of the subwoofer, the two floor-standing speakers handle all of the low-end frequencies and to be honest, they’re pretty exceptional at the job. The bass isn’t super powerful but is clear and with great clarity, adding body and fullness to the soundscape. There are additionally two satellite speakers in this surround sound system, both of which are bookshelf size. Yet even on their own, they could be used as main left and right speakers. Many of this system’s competitors actually have speakers of similar size or smaller as main left and right speakers. These satellite speakers do an excellent job of adding depth and precision to things like action sequences in films. What’s more, the center speaker shares the same enhanced frequency response, sensitivity, and powerful driver specs as the satellite speakers, all in an affordable package. The only issue with the floor speaker setup is that it’s bulky and tall enough to block the receiver on some televisions. All this means is that you may want to consider putting it on a shelf below the two mounting it above the screen when setting the system up. The Fluance SX HTB home theater speaker package is possibly one of the best-sounding surround systems available on the market today. In addition to its excellent sound quality characteristics, it is also a surprisingly affordable package. You can pair this speaker set with pretty much any entry-level AV receiver and upgrade your whole entertainment room with high-quality audio in no time at all.
|Fluance SX HTB-BK||Specifications|
|Speaker Type||Centre channel|
|Surround sound channel configuration||5.0|
- It provides exceptional sound quality.
- It adds great depth of sound with the large satellite speakers.
- It’s excellent value for money.
- It is a large unit that can block TV receivers.
The Fluance SX HTB-BK is an all-in-one package at a great price that produces a rich, full sound.
The third product on our list is the Klipsch. There are a lot of soundbar systems that can significantly improve your TV’s FC. However, if you really want to make the most of rear-channel surround sound effects, your best bet is still probably to utilise a separate AV receiver and 5.1 speaker system. Even though this means a room full of speakers,they don’t have to be huge to create impressive sound. With the KLIPSCH, you get four tiny satellite speakers; they’re easy to place anywhere, yet combined, they can easily fill a small or medium-sized room with a surround sound field that no soundbar or stereo system can match, especially since Klipsch includes a hefty wireless subwoofer. This system comprises these four identical satellites with those iconic, brassy colored IMG drivers in a 3.5-inch retro black casing combined with a 0.75-inch horn-loaded tweeter. The black plastic cabinets are pretty small,just 7.75 inches high, 4.5 inches wide, and 5.5 inches deep. Yet, just like the more expensive Focal satellites,the Klipsch comes with a set of spring clips, so you won’t need to use 12 gauge or thicker wire unless you install pin plugs on the ends. Once the satellites are paired with a center channel that loads a second 3.5-inch driver into a larger cabinet, you’re good to go;it’s a simple setup process to let you get down to business in no time. Lastly, the package includes; An 8-inch wireless subset a wireless transceiver for the subwoofer. And the option to connect to the power and the LFE channel on your AV receiver. Overall this is a smart-looking and effective set home theater system.
|Speaker Type||Surround Sound, Subwoofer, Center Channel, Woofer, Satellite|
|Special Feature||Wireless, Surround Sound System|
|Surround Sound Channel Configuration||5.1|
|Audio Output Mode||Surround|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||30 x 33.8 x 30 Centimeters|
- Its a comprehensive speaker system
- Its satellite speakers are very compact.
- It’s able to produce a rich Omni-directional sound.
- Its mounting system can be a little fiddly.
The Klipsch is ideal for those with limited space who still want a high-performance home theatre speaker system.
4. Samsung HW-Q67CT
Up next in fourth place is the Samsung HW-Q67CT. This Samsung soundbar is a straightforward yet stylish home theater package that is designed to work with any interior. Instead of a big display screen, it has some understated indicator lights to show you what the settings are. With an astounding 11 speakers, the SAMSUNG can bounce sound off the walls and all around the room to your favorite listening spot. These speakers are what’s called “up-firing”this means they can fully enhance the audio by using the acoustics of your room. What’s more, with the help of a wireless subwoofer,this soundbar set will boost all the sound from your home theater system with its high-quality bass. Furthermore, the 38.6-inch soundbar is a perfect fit for TVs of about 40 inches or larger. Once it’s installed in your home theater,this unit has the potential to fill even large venues with a full sound range. Also, as the product will take up a fair amount of space, the HW-Q67CT has its own wall mounting kit for the soundbar to help save some room. Moreover, the SAMSUNG can offer a considerable audio enhancement for just your regular TV speakers. And thanks to its many components, the soundbar can simulate all-encompassing sound. This mainly comes down to the Acoustic Beam Technology, which moves the sound in a realistic way. This feature aims the sound directly at its listeners from where the action is happening on screen. This makes for a more realistic experience for you. Furthermore, this soundbar sound system supports Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS Virtual:X as advanced audio technology formats. You’ll additionally find Q Symphony in the HW-Q67CT, which essentially brings you an accurate wall of sound similar to a concert hall. Lastly, the Samsung has both wired and wireless connections. Although HDMI will still produce better quality, it’s nice to have the choice.
|Recommend uses for product||For surround sound system|
|Special feature||Wireless surround ready, Blutooth multi connection, 4 sound mode|
- It has a sleek design.
- It makes use of the acoustics of your room for better sound.
- It has both wired and wireless connectors.
- It is a very large unit, especially when all the other components are added together.
The Samsung HW-Q67CT is a well-rounded system that provides high audio quality for an immersive experience.
5. VIZIO Elevate
The fifth product on our list is the VIZIO Elevate. For those looking for an all-in-one package with a sleek design, the VIZIO is a stand-out product to consider. When it identifies Dolby Atmos input, the side speakers physically rotate up, exhibiting the Dolby Atmos logo before them, immersing you in a bubble of sound. It’s a great party trick, but at the same time, it’s also a very effective way to switch between a standard 5.1 surround-sound soundbar with satellite speakers and a full 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos system. All without the need to install speakers inthe ceiling to accommodate the extra channels. The sound quality can be slightly on the boomy side, emphasizing rumbly bass and a lack of clarity in the upper registers. Yet, if you want Dolby Atmos sound without needing to buy a receiver, it’s an excellent alternative with many of the same features of the best soundbar from better-known brands such as LG, Sony, and Samsung. Furthermore, The Vizio Elevate has a novel design. Instead of being just an all-black unibody bar, the incorporation of rotating speakers on the sides help it stand out in a crowded field. Inside, you’ll find a total assemblage of 18 drivers with about two drivers per channel. Those drivers will add to the power output,but their proximity to one another can create a more confined sound. You don’t get a built-in smart assistant here. Still, the Vizio Elevate is compatible with Alexa, Siri, and Google Home and does come with Chromecast Built-in if you only want to throw on a song from your phone without getting any smart assistant involved. What’s more, the VISO can be connected easily to a broader soundstage. You’ll need to run the included power/signal able from the back of the subwoofer to each of the two satellites. Thankfully the power cables Vizio uses should be long enough to span any living room, and the subwoofer itself is wireless. Underneath the bar is the HDMI-ARC port, which connects to your TV, and two HDMI-In ports that you can use to connect game consoles,Blu-ray players, or streaming sticks. You can also connect it via a 3.5 mm auxiliary cable or optical audio, and it’s handy that the VISO is flexible enough to support the mall.
|Recommended Uses For Product||For Surround Sound Systems, For Gaming Consoles, For Televisions|
|Connectivity Technology||HDMI Yes HDMI ARC / eARC No Optical USB Yes, for .WAV Audio Playback Voice Assistant Input Analog , 3.5mm stereo mini jack Wi-Fi 802.11n Bluetooth Version 4.1|
- It’s got a unique design.
- It provides a powerful sound from the 18 drivers.
- It’s compatible with multiple connectors.
- Its sound does not have the clarity you might want in the higher registers.
The VIZIO Elevate is a great all-rounder that’s simple to install in any home.