Whether you buy a system with multiple THX-certified home theater speakers, Dolby digital surround sound, or a subwoofer that brings the booming bass of a battle scene or rock concert to your living room, home theater systems can turn your daily audio experience into a professional sounding immersive event.
TVs are geared towards delivering clear and crispest visuals, with most units more focused on the visual experience than audio. MP3 players, phones and tablets are all about size, with the most significant differentiating factor focused on how much memory and therefore how many songs, shows, and movies can be stored on a single unit. Game consoles concentrate on speed and power, creating a tear-free graphic experience for the user. When it comes to audio, these mediums typically include the bare minimum, which means that if you want to hear your favorite songs, movies, shows, and games the way they were designed to be heard, you need speakers and a subwoofer that can bring every note, door creak, and piece of dialogue to life.
The price of movie and concert tickets continues to increase, along with it the availability of high-quality TV shows and films that are made exclusively for cable and streaming services. Staying home and watching the latest blockbuster is less expensive (no tickets, babysitter or parking required) and thanks to 4K and HD TVs, home screens are better than ever. With a home entertainment system, you won’t miss out on any of the audio nuances that come alive in a professional theater setting.
Home entertainment systems are designed to work with just about any TV, computer, phone, tablet or gaming system and the majority of systems can easily be set up in minutes, with the ability to configure the speakers to your room, regardless of how big or small the space. If you’re ready to step up your entertainment room and bring your favorite pieces of visual and audio art to life, we have the home entertainment system that fits your needs and budget.
1. Logitech 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System
The Logitech 5.1 has a DTS soundtrack and a 165 subwoofer that delivers a deep bass that will bring movies to life. The system comes with four 67W wall-mountable THX-certified home theater speakers that deliver 500 watts of power with the ability to peak at 1000 watts. The Logitech 5.1 is perfect for smart homes, with the ability to connect to six devices, including TV, tablet, phone, game console and more. Old movies and TV shows are upgraded with the Z906 speakers, which can convert the two-channel stereo into surround sound.
Pros: Smart connectivity options for up to six devices. Can upgrade old content into surround sound.
Cons: Some options are more economical.
Logitech 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System
2. Klipsch 5.1 Surround Sound System
Klipsch makes great audio equipment at a solid price, and this compact and stylish system of speakers looks great with or without the grille. The system is a 5.1 surround sound system, comprising of a total of six speakers including the subwoofer. The subwoofer is wireless, making for easier placement. The speakers are compact, so you can easily set them up even if you live in a small space.
Pros: Stylish look. Economical option. Wireless subwoofer.
Cons: Other options have a more robust sound.
Klipsch 5.1 Surround Sound System
3. Sony HT-S350 Soundbar
A good alternative to a full-sized surround system is to get a subwoofer and soundbar combination, such as this option from Sony. Like many of Sony’s audio gear, this soundbar/sub combo has a sleek and stylish look. It can easily plug in using HDMI or optical cable. You can customize the sound settings for this soundbar, and choose between different audio settings such as “Cinema,” “Music,” “Game,” “Sports” and others. The system also uses voice enhancement, so you don’t have to turn the audio all the way up just to hear what’s going on.
Pros: Good space-saving option. Sleek design. Voice enhancement for clearer audio.
Cons: Not as immersive as a true 5.1 system.