Yet another soundbar suggestion thread

Discussion in 'Soundbars, Soundplates & Soundbases' started by aphex232, Jan 27, 2018.

  1. aphex232

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    Sorry!

    This will essentially be my first purchase of a home audio system since my trusty Panasonic SC-MT1!

    Im just about to buy my first 4K tv too. Im opting for a Sony Bravia 55" XE90 so after a sound system at the same time for use with the Xbox One X mainly but something which can also handle movies and has 4k or HDR pass through capabilities via HDMI cable (is that even important? Ive heard Sonos dont believe in it??)

    I was looking at the Sony HT-NT5, but preferably id like 3.1 over 2.1 but Sony dont seem to offer one, they jump straight up to 5.1 which in reality I dont feel I need plus its too pricey.

    So yeah, bit lost really in at all..

    Any suggestions/guidance will be gratefully accepted!
     
  2. shure17

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    You say 5.1 is too pricey, but you don't mention what your budget is. Everyone has their own ideas over what constitutes pricey!

    If it helps, I too just bought a 55" tv - an LG OLED C7 - and was also looking for a soundbar to go with that and an Xbox One X. I also wanted one that was good with music. I eventually bought a Samsung HW-MS650, as pretty much all the reviews were very good and I got a great deal when buying with the telly - just €100 extra for the bar!

    Can't tell you how it sounds yet, I'm afraid, as I move in in a couple of weeks. But all the reviews on it are very positive and it's not the most expensive unit out there. By all accounts doesn't need a separate subwoofer, although one can be bought if you really want it (and have deep pockets).

    Hope this helps
     
  3. aphex232

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    Fair comment! Budget is around £350-£400

    It might sound daft but I want to avoid getting mismatched brands, eg mixing a Sony tv with say a Samsung sound bar which is a shame I know but that's just me being a bit ocd. I would however have an audio specialist sound bar such as Q,Orbit,Bose etc
     
  4. samgamgee

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    Feel for you here- I have a similar budget to you and just bought a 65" OLED and just want a boost in sound for movies and general watching.

    Clueless what to plump for..

    I do have young kids who sleep close to the living room so i'll probably end up not using it much!
     

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