Soundbar recommendation

rs1975

Novice Member
Hi! I want to improve sound quality on my Panasonic HX800 LED TV. After reading a lot of articles about Soundbars a made a conclusion and requirements are:
  • Soundbar suitable primary for watching movies
  • Soundbar must have center speaker, so must be at least 3.1 system
  • will 3.1 be enough or I should watch for 5.1 system
  • if surround speakers are separated it must be detachable from Soundbar unit and wirelessly conected (BT), so without any cables - like JBL 9.1
  • budget with subwoofer is about 800 EUR

About Dolby Atmos and dts-x. Is it must have for watching movies? Does this system need HDMI eARC? My TV only have HMDI ARC, but support Dolby Atmos. There are only a few Soundbars with Dolby Atmos at a very high price, choice with DTS is much larger with a reasonable price. So, is Dolby Atmos must have for movies?

I found Sony HG-T700 for a good price, but when I read on this site people wonˇt satisfied with sound quality on this bar. I am also looking JBL 9.1, I think it have everything I need, even detachable surround speakers. I can get them for 800.

What about Klipsch bar 48 or Denon DHT-716H?
 

keithwiggins

Well-known Member
Hi! I want to improve sound quality on my Panasonic HX800 LED TV. After reading a lot of articles about Soundbars a made a conclusion and requirements are:
  • Soundbar suitable primary for watching movies
  • Soundbar must have center speaker, so must be at least 3.1 system
  • will 3.1 be enough or I should watch for 5.1 system
  • if surround speakers are separated it must be detachable from Soundbar unit and wirelessly conected (BT), so without any cables - like JBL 9.1
  • budget with subwoofer is about 800 EUR

About Dolby Atmos and dts-x. Is it must have for watching movies? Does this system need HDMI eARC? My TV only have HMDI ARC, but support Dolby Atmos. There are only a few Soundbars with Dolby Atmos at a very high price, choice with DTS is much larger with a reasonable price. So, is Dolby Atmos must have for movies?

I found Sony HG-T700 for a good price, but when I read on this site people wonˇt satisfied with sound quality on this bar. I am also looking JBL 9.1, I think it have everything I need, even detachable surround speakers. I can get them for 800.

What about Klipsch bar 48 or Denon DHT-716H?
Have a look also at the newly released Philips bars they dont seem to suffer with the connection problems that jbl owners are complaing about.
 

rs1975

Novice Member
Meanwhile I decide that I donˇt want surround speakers. Maybe I buy it later. So, which one is better choice:

Sony HT-Z9F

Samsung HW-Q900T


The price is almost the same...
 

zubeir

Well-known Member
Meanwhile I decide that I donˇt want surround speakers. Maybe I buy it later. So, which one is better choice:

Sony HT-Z9F

Samsung HW-Q900T


The price is almost the same...
I would go for the Samsung one if they are same in price, has 7.1.2 speakers with 2 upfiring. Also has loads excellent reviews across the board. A more technical review here
 

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