Terms and Terminology of Home Theater

06 December, 2022 by Admin

Your old TV isn't good enough to watch movies, TV shows, or sports events on anymore. You wish you could do more with the media you have at home. Home theater words can be hard to understand. If you've ever been around a home theater expert, you may have felt like you didn't know as much as they did. It all depends on how you talk about things.

I'll teach you how to talk like a pro about home entertainment systems. To start, you should just get familiar with the main ideas. The parts of any good home theater system will be easy to recognize. This setup includes a video source, a receiver, surge protectors, a sound system, cables, and screens. In the sections that follow, each of these topics will be looked at in more depth.

4K resolution

4K resolution means that there are about 4,000 pixels across the width of the screen. Several different 4K resolutions are often used in digital television and digital filmmaking. The most common 4K standard for TV and consumer media is 3840 2160. The movie projection industry, on the other hand, uses 4096 2160.

Active Subwoofer

A subwoofer with an amplifier built right into it. This form of subwoofer should get a line-level preamp signal from an AV receiver. This means that the signal hasn't been amplified yet. Then, the subwoofer amplifies the sound signal and sends it to the speaker. Active subwoofers usually have basic volume and equalization controls on the unit that let you change the output volume and tone. Most subwoofers made for home theater use will be active. A passive subwoofer, which is less common, is the other choice.

Amplifier

A loudspeaker or subwoofer needs an amplifier to get power. It takes low-voltage (line level) audio (usually less than 2 Vrms) and sends it out with enough power to power a loudspeaker. An amplifier can be a part of an A/V receiver, a stand-alone product, or it can be made correctly into a subwoofer or speaker cabinet.

Aspect Ratio

The aspect ratio tells us how a TV picture looks. When you divide the width of an image by its height, you get its aspect ratio. For example, the shape of a TV picture is usually 4:3. This means that there are four units across and three units down. When you divide 4 by 3, you get 1.33. So, a 4:3 image has an aspect ratio of 1.33:1, which means it is 1.33 times wider than it is long. If you look at the back of a DVD case, you can see what the film's aspect ratio is. It may say 4:3 or it may say 1.33:1 – or both! 1.78:1 is the aspect ratio of a 16:9 HDTV picture.

AV Receiver

An AV receiver serves as a switcher for numerous input sources and an amplifier/processor for surround sound systems. A receiver makes it easy to switch between different input sources, like satellite TV boxes, game consoles, and DVD/Blu-ray players. The AV receiver has both audio and video connections for all of the devices that can be plugged in. Afterward, the receiver transmits the video signals to the screen (such as an LED TV) and the audio signals to the sound system. An AV receiver is different from such an AV amplifier because it has a radio tuner built in. A 5.1/7.1 surround sound audio signal will also be processed by the receiver and sent to the linked surround sound speaker system.

Bandwidth

The most data that can be sent through an Internet connection in a certain amount of time. Bandwidth is often confused with internet speed, but it's actually the amount of data that can be sent over a connection in a certain amount of time, measured in megabits per second (Mbps).

Bass trap

Bass traps are a type of acoustic treatment that helps get rid of problems with low frequencies in a room. They are made to help fix a room that has a "boomy" sound. This "boomy" effect happens when the corners of a room (where a wall meets another wall or a wall meets the ceiling), which are more solidly built, reflect these low frequencies and create standing waves. In the case of standing waves, the amplitude of a low-frequency peak is equal to the amplitude of a corresponding trough, and the distance between diagonal corners is also equal to the (or harmonic of the frequency at half, quarter length etc.).

Black Level

Video black level is the brightness level of the darkest (blackest) part of an image or the brightness level at which no light comes out of a screen, making a pure black screen. In general, video displays need to be calibrated so that the black they show matches the black in the video signal. If the black level is not set correctly, visual information in a video signal could be shown as black, or black information could be shown above black information (gray).

Different TV standards have different amounts of voltage for the black level. The black level in PAL is the same as the blanking level, but the black level in NTSC is about 54 mV higher than the blanking level.

Blu-ray Disc

A Blu-ray disc is similar to a DVD in that it is an optical storage disc. Blu-ray is the same size as a CD or DVD, but it can't be played in a regular CD or DVD player. A Blu-ray disc is better than a dual-layer DVD because it can hold about six times as much information. This means that a Blu-ray disc can hold high-resolution video and audio files that wouldn't fit on a DVD. So, a movie can be watched in 1080p high-definition video and heard in uncompressed multi-channel Dolby TrueHD or DTS-HD Master Audio. If you want, you can think of it as a high-definition DVD.

bps (bits per second)

Bits per second (bps) or bits per second (bit/sec) is a common way for computer modems as well as transmission carriers to measure how fast data is sent. As the name suggests, the speed in bits per second (bps) is the same as the number of bits sent or received every second.

Bit rate, sometimes called bitrate or the variable R, is the number of bits processed in a given amount of time expressed as a decimal fraction of a second. Most of the time, these terms are used in the fields of data communications, telecommunications, and computer science. Sometimes, bigger units are used to show faster data speeds. One kilobit per second is equal to 1,000 bits per second (bps), and one megabit per second (Mbps) is equal to one million bits per second, or 1,000 Kbps.

Burn-in

The term "Burn-in" refers to a process in which semiconductor parts are put through extreme stress tests to find any early problems caused by bad materials, design, or manufacturing. Burn-in systems are used to do these tests, and the test conditions are set up to be like real-world situations.

Coaxial

Coaxial cables are used to send different radio, video, and audio signals. It consists of a solid conductor core, a layer of plastic insulation, another thin layer of conductor, and then a layer of plastic insulation on the outside. For a digital sound coaxial connection, it is best to use a 75-ohm coaxial cable to make sure that the signal is sent correctly. At each end of a coaxial connection for digital audio, there will be an RCA plug.

Codec

The word "codec" stands for "coder-decoder." In home theater, a codec is a term for different digital compression algorithms, like the ones used to compress and decompress audio on DVD as well as Blu-ray discs. So, we can talk about the DTS 5.1 codec or the Dolby Digital codec.

Color Depth

The color model of RGB is used by most TVs to show a picture. Here, each pixel's color is made up of different amounts of red, green, and blue. The number of bits used to describe each color for each pixel in a video is called its "color depth." About 16 million colors can be made with 8-bit color. About 1 billion colors can be made with 10-bit color. About 68 billion colors can be made with 12-bit color. 8-bits are usually used for each color in consumer video. This is how standard Blu-rays work, for example. 4K UHD Blu-ray uses 10-bit color, and the extra colors help with HDR content in particular. Ultra HD also allows for 12-bit color, but most TVs only have 8-bit or 10-bit color right now. Color depth and chroma subsampling are two terms that people often mix up. But they are not the same.

Contrast Ratio

The contrast ratio is defined as the number of sRGB bits in the brightest (white) and darkest (black) color signals which a panel can output. It is written as a ratio and tells the number of times brighter the white level is than the black level. For example, a contrast ratio of 2000:1 means that the white level is 2000 times brighter than the black level. Theoretically, a higher contrast ratio is better because it makes the whites whiter and the blacks darker. This makes the image look more real and detailed, especially when it's dark.

People often say that an OLED TV has a contrast ratio of 1. This is because the black levels are perfect, which is measured as 0. But don't let the numbers alone fool you too much. In the real world, it doesn't always mean much. If you put a TV in a room with a lot of light, the picture won't show its full contrast ratio because the light will wash out the picture. So, if you watch movies in a dark room, the contrast ratio is more important. Just know that this is something to keep an eye out for.

Center Channel

Even though it's not the most essential speaker in a home theater system, the center channel speaker gets used the most. It usually has all of the dialogue and most of the effects that happen in the center. For optimal results, position the center channel speaker either below or above your screen. The only time this isn't true is when the projector screen has holes in it. In this case, the center channel is put right behind the screen.

Coaxial

Coaxial can refer to any cable that has a center “hot” pin with a surrounding shield. The Coaxial cables can be used for antenna or cable TV, but they can also refer to RCA style cables used to connect analogue outputs and inputs on audio devices. Coaxial can also refer to speakers where one driver (typically a tweeter) is located in the middle of another (typically a midrange driver).

Component Video

People often mix up "component video" and "RGB," since the cables are usually red, green, and blue. Component video is being phased out because of copyright concerns from content providers and film studios, despite the fact that it can transmit standard and high definition material in analogue form. Component video is also called Y/Pb/Pr, which means that the luminance (Y) information has been sent on one cable and the red (Pr) and blue (Pb) information is sent on the other two. 

Composite video

Composite video is a type of analog video signal that sends a single channel of standard-definition video (525 or 625 lines, usually). Video information is encoded on a single channel, but unlike high-quality S-Video, which uses two channels, or the even higher-quality component video, which uses three channels (three or more channels). Audio is sent over a separate connection in all of these video formats.

CRT (Cathode Ray Tube)

CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) TVs use the CRT to project each of the primary light colors red, green, and blue. A phosphor-coated screen on the back of the tube is painted with lines by an electron gun. The scan lines have been aligned because then they merge into one picture. Burn-in can happen to CRT models.

Digital Tuner

The DTV converter box has the digital TV tuner that an older analog TV needs to be able to pick up digital TV signals from the air. Digital or high-definition TVs include an internal digital tuner that receives broadcast digital TV signals.

Unless you are one of the few people who still uses a CableCard, the set-top box you got from your cable or satellite provider likely came with a digital TV tuner. The CableCard thus acts as the tuner.

Distortion

Distortion happens when the audio signal is too strong for the medium being used to send or record it. Interference is anything that isn't supposed to be in an audio transmission and changes the recording or sound from how it was meant to be. Distortion happens when the shape of the output is different from the shape of the input, but the loudness and dynamics are the same.

DLP

The DLP Digital Light Processing (DLP) chipset family uses an optical micro-electro-mechanical system and a digital micromirror device.

Digital light processing is used for both traditional static displays and interactive displays, as well as non-traditional embedded applications like medical, security, and industrial uses (DLP). Digital signage, TVs with front projection, and TVs with back projection all use DLP technology. Schools and businesses often use front projectors. It's used in about 85% of all digital movie projections, and some 3D printers use it as a light source to cure resins, which makes it possible to make solid, three-dimensional things through a process called "additive manufacturing."

Dolby Atmos

A type of surround sound which uses objects to create a three-dimensional sound field by integrating the impacts of height and individual speakers. Instead of the front left, front right, center, surround left, surround right, and LFE channels that are used in a standard 7.1 surround sound setup, Dolby Atmos can use up to 128 separate audio objects. The mix was done on a 10-channel, 7.1.2 bed, so any 5.1 or 7.1 system should be able to play it well. Then, for systems that work with Dolby Atmos, an extra 118 things can be added around the sound field.

Dolby Pro-Logic

Dolby Pro Logic, the first of Dolby's surround sound formats, lets you separate the left and right channels from a stereo or Dolby Surround soundtrack to make a 4.0 surround output. The left and right front stereo speakers, the center channel, and the left and right rear mono speakers all make up these four channels. When it came out, this was a big step forward, but now we might expect at least 5.1-channel surround sound.

Dolby TrueHD

A way for Blu-ray discs to use Dolby's multi-channel audio standard. Dolby TrueHD uses lossless compression to fit more data on a CD. The audio you hear, on the other hand, is not compressed, so it sounds just like the new studio master recordings. The dynamic range is great all the way from the lows to the highs. I love it! But if your audio setup isn't very good, you won't get much out of it. It's a rival to Blu-ray discs' DTS-HD Master Audio. You might be able to use either format or both.

Dolby Vision

This technology, called "Dolby Vision," came out for the first time in 1997. The primary advantage over regular HDR is that information about how each scene should be shown can be sent to the TV scene by scene. It could also change based on what each TV can do. You might be able to use a firmware update to make your current gear work with Dolby Vision.

DTS-HD Master Audio

Multi-channel audio format made by Digital Theater System (DTS) that can only be played on Blu-ray discs. In DTS-HD Master Audio, the audio data is compressed so that it can fit on the CD, but what you hear is the uncompressed audio. The sound is reproduced just as it was on the studio master tapes. The dynamic range is good, the bass is strong, and the highs are clear and bright. It's great, but you'll need a good sound system to get the most out of it. On Blu-ray discs, it goes up against Dolby TrueHD. Either choice is possible.

DTS:X

DTS:X is an object-based surround sound format made by DTS. Like Dolby Atmos, DTS:X lets you create a 3D sound field by using both regular surround sound speakers and speakers in the ceiling. The sound in a DTS:X presentation will change based on how the speakers are set up in the room. This makes sure that you can enjoy DTS:X sound with different kinds of speaker setups. You just need to make sure your AV receiver can decode DTS:X soundtracks.

DVD Audio

DVD Audio is a digital audio format that is used on DVDs. Because a DVD has more space than a CD, it can store and play back better quality music than a CD. DVD-Audio can play high-resolution stereo files of up to 192 kHz/24 bit and 5.1 surround sound files of up to 96 kHz/24 bit.

DVR

A digital video recorder (DVR) is a piece of computing equipment that may record video and save it to a local or remote mass storage device (MSD) such a hard drive, USB flash drive, Secure Digital (SD) memory card, solid-state drive (SSD), or network. Digital video recorders, portable media players, TV gateways, and set-top boxes having direct to disk recording capabilities are all included in this broad category. Digital video recorders (DVRs) are often just computers that are hooked up to a video recording device. In these cases, the software needed to record video is already built into the DVR.

Many digital video recorders (DVRs) are considered consumer electronics. In some countries, like Canada, these devices are also called "personal video recorders" (PVRs). Professional film and video production could use similar small devices with built-in 5-inch diagonal displays and SSD support. These recorders usually don't have the same limitations that cameras' built-in recorders do, so they can support more codecs, record for longer periods of time, and have higher bitrates.

Dipole Speakers

Dipole speakers have two speaker drivers in the same cabinet. This means that the sound can be sent in two different directions. Simply put, they work best as surround speakers in a 5.1 or 7.1 system. When one part is trying to push, the other side is pulling, so the signal from dipole speakers is out of phase and hard to find. For this type of speaker to work well, it needs to be put in the right place. Bipole speakers, which can be set up in a wider variety of ways, are another option.

Driver

This is the part of the speaker that moves and makes noise. Most of the time, larger drivers can reproduce lower frequencies, while smaller drivers may be able to reproduce higher frequencies. They work by quickly squeezing the air ahead of them and moving it.

EDTV

The Consumer Electronics Association uses the term "enhanced-definition television" (EDTV) to market a subset of HDTV hardware and software. This phrase refers to devices that support progressive scan, which is also known as 480p (NTSC-HQ) and 576p (PAL/SECAM). Interlaced scanning, which is called 480i (NTSC) and 576i (PAL/SECAM), is the opposite of this (PAL, SECAM). EDTV doesn't have to be about extreme activity.

Equalization

A circuit in a piece of audio equipment called an equalizer (EQ) changes the signal in a certain frequency range. There are hardware equalizers, but so many contemporary home theater systems have had this function built directly into the software, whether automatically or with sliders and slider sets that the user can control. The tone control is one of the easiest ways to change the sound. It usually has a bass as well as treble slider. The full range of equalizers includes parametric EQs, which let you change the width of the band, the center frequency, and also the amount of gain or trim, as well as graphic EQs, which let you choose a band and change it to affect a certain frequency range, and parametric EQs, which let you change the width of the band, the center frequency, and the amount of gain or trim.

Frequency

This is the technical term for how often a force from the outside makes air move. In home theater and music, we talk about a tone's or sound's frequency range or frequency band. Tweeters are in charge of making high-frequency sounds, while regular drivers and woofers are in charge of making low-frequency sounds. The upper and lower limits of a band where any particular frequency can be found in a linear or logarithmic form are called the "frequency range." Even though the average individual can listen to frequencies between 20 Hz and 20 kHz, by the time they hit their 30s, most people's listening has already peaked around 15-16 kHz. We usually "feel" frequencies below 20 Hz rather than "hear" them.

Flat Screen TV

This type of display is also known as a "flat-screen TV." Contemporary flat-screen TVs are much easier to move around the room than CRT TVs, which are bigger and heavier. Because it is so thin, a flat-screen TV could even be mounted on the wall to save space. They can be as short as 10 inches or as long as 70 inches or more. LED and OLED are currently the most popular types of flat screen technology on the market. Plasma and LCD tv sets have both been replaced by newer technologies.

Frame/Frame Rate

During a recording, a video or film camera takes a new picture, or frame, at regular times. The frame rate of a camera is how many still pictures it can take in one second. A high frame rate makes sure that any movement in the picture looks smooth and natural. The frame rate for traditional film cinematography is 24 frames per second. A video's frame rate can be different in many places around the world. Most of Europe, such as the UK, uses a frequency of 50 Hz, or 25 fps/50 fps. In the United States and Japan, the standard is 30 frames per second and 60 fields per second, respectively. Some special broadcasts, like those of sports games, may use higher frame rates of 50/60Hz to better show fast-moving action.

FPS

Frames per second (FPS) is a measure of how well a video is recorded, played back, or played in a game. Frames per second (FPS) is a term that is often used when talking about video recording and playback. It measures the frame rate.

Regarding 10–12 frames per second is about all our minds can handle. Whenever the frame rate is more than this, it looks like the picture is moving. The more frames per second (FPS) there are, the smoother the video seems to move. 24 frames per second is the norm for full-motion video.

Different video formats have different frame rates (FPS). Lower FPS rates cause computer files to be smaller.

HD DVD

HD DVD stands for DVD with a high definition and/or density. Toshiba's high-density data storage optical disc format was comparable to Blu-ray. In comparison to standard DVDs, it can contain a lot more information, making it great for HD content. When major content producers abandoned it in favor of Blu-ray in 2008, it was officially retired.

HDMI

HDMI Means High Definition Multimedia Interface. A connection that allows for the transfer of digital audio and video. In today's world, this form of cable connection is the norm for AV equipment. The minimum need for a modern television or Blu-ray/DVD player should be one of these. You should utilize this connection instead of the component or SCART connections if possible. All digital video signals (including HD) and up to 8 channels of lossless digital audio may be sent via a single HDMI connection (including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio – with HDMI 1.3). That's great news since it means there are fewer cords cluttering the space behind your TV.

HDMI ARC/eARC

In the case of HDMI, "ARC" refers to the Audio Return Channel while "eARC" refers to the enhanced ARC. Some of the HDMI ports on a TV, AV receiver, or sound bar may have the ARC designation. This allows the TV's sound to be played via the AV system's speakers. For this to function, the HDMI ports on both your TV and receiver/soundbar must be compatible. This may help streamline your network. This feature may eliminate the need for an additional optical connection while listening to in-TV audio, such as when using the Netflix or Amazon Prime Video app. If your TV doesn't have a digital audio out, this is a great alternative. Dolby TrueHD/DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby Atmos are just some of the higher bitrate audio formats that can be sent over the newer eARC (Enhanced Audio Return Channel) standard.

HDR

High Dynamic Range is the abbreviation for this effect. Method of expanding an image's tonal range. Deeper blacks. More luminous whites. There should be a wider range of hues. Result? A more realistic image will result. To stream material from an HDR-capable Blu-ray player to an HDR-capable TV, you will need an AV receiver that also supports HDR. HDR is available in a number of flavors, including Dolby Vision, Hybrid Log-Gamma, HDR10, and HDR10+. A certain version may only be used if your whole hardware setup is compatible with it.

HDR10

HDR10 is an open-source HDR format that is supported by a wide variety of devices. The current standard for both sources and displays.

HDR10+

HDR10 with the latest improvements. It's similar to Dolby Vision in that it uses dynamic information to alter the contrast and color gamut based on the context of the current scene or frame. It's starting to appear more often in items from certain brands.

HDTV

High-Definition Television is abbreviated as HDTV. Compared to standard definition television (SDTV) and enhanced definition television (EDTV), high definition television (HDTV) delivers much sharper visuals. High-definition video signals have to include at least 720 vertical lines of information per frame when using progressive scan, or 1080 lines when using interlaced scan. Thus, both 720p and 1080i, and especially 1080p, are high-definition transmissions (also known as full HD). A 16:9 ratio is recommended for the film as well (widescreen).

HDV

When compared to SD video, high-definition video (HDV) is clearly the superior technology. When compared to regular video and older video formats, the file size, screen size, and quality of this newer format are all superior. Compared to standard definition video, high definition video allows for a wider range of technical factors to be adjusted.

Horn

A horn is a kind of high-frequency driver in which a guide in the form of a horn is fitted around a tweeter to direct the sound in a certain direction. Nearly often, the speaker itself serves as inspiration for the horn's design. Klipsch is responsible for bringing the horn's widespread use in live sound reinforcement to the home theater market.

Integrated Amp

This device is both an amplifier and a preamp, which means it can do both. A receiver usually has an AM/FM tuner and often has video switching functions to set it apart from an integrated amplifier.

Impedance

Impedance is the amount of resistance that a load, like a speaker, puts up against an amplifier. It does exactly what it sounds like it does. The total number of parts in a loudspeaker determines how much current the amplifier sends to the system. This is a function of how the speaker is made. Speakers with impedances that work well with amplifiers and make sound that is consistent across all frequencies were made with these things in mind. A speaker with a higher impedance will need a stronger amplifier to make sound in the same conditions.

Image Resolution

The size of an image is based on how many pixels were used to make it. This is what you get when you multiply the number of lines of vertical pixel data by the image's aspect ratio. HDTV needs at least 720 lines of pixels in the vertical direction, and the typical aspect ratio is 1.78. (16:9). So, 720 vertical lines times 1.78 (the aspect ratio) equals 1280. (horizontal lines). So, we can say that this 720p picture has a total of 921,600 pixels (1280 x 720). Depending on where a picture comes from, its resolution may change when it's sent to your TV. This is not the same as the TV's original resolution, which you can't change.

Imaging

The word "imaging" is similar to the word "soundstage" in that it describes how a set of speakers places sounds in the three-dimensional space in front of the listener. If your speakers have good imaging, you'll be able to place each instrument or sound effect in the virtual world exactly where it is.

LFE

Low Frequency Effects data from a movie is usually put on a separate track with a fixed sampling rate and a range of frequencies (20–120Hz). This is the extra channel that is added to a 5.1 or 7.1 audio track. It is often used to "sweeten" the low end of an effect or scene, like in explosions. Unless told otherwise, an A/V receiver will send signals from the LFE to the subwoofer output and send bass to any "Small" speakers.

LED TV

A kind of flat-screen TV that looks like an LCD. LED TVs light up their screens with light-emitting diodes (LEDs), while LCD TVs use compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) (CCFLs). Even so, both of them have LCD screens. At first, there was a lot of confusion because not all TV manufacturers called their LCD TVs with LED backlights LED TVs. The term "LED TV" is being used more and more.

LCD TV

A word for a TV that has a flat screen. A liquid crystal display is what an LCD stands for. An LCD display is made up of "pixels" that are small pieces of liquid crystal and a backlight. The brightness of each pixel can be changed by sending an electric signal that changes the molecular structure of the liquid crystal. By using a color filter to separate each pixel into its red, green, and blue sub-pixels and then changing the amount of light that goes into each sub-pixel, a wide range of colors can be made. A TV image is made by changing the brightness and color of each individual pixel in real time. This technology is also used to make displays like computer monitors and projectors, as well as TVs and radios.

Line Doubler/Tripler/Multiplier

One way to improve picture quality, or PQ, is to show more horizontal lines on the screen. An anti-interlaced line-doubler stores both fields of each frame in a memory buffer and draws them all at once (i.e. progressive scan).

Lumens

The lumen (lm) is the unit of luminous flux in the International System of Units. Luminous flux is the total amount of visible light that a source gives off in a given amount of time (SI). A luminosity function is a model of how the human eye responds to different wavelengths of light, and this is how luminous flux changes from power (radiant flux). One lux is just the same as one lumen per square meter.

Multi-zoom

Multi-zone or multi-room refers to a system that can send sound to more than one room, either through the line level or through the speakers. This could be about the installation or the equipment. People often use the term "multi-zone" to mean that they can send sound from more than one place.

Midrange

Most of the sound spectrum is in the midrange, so it's not surprising that it's often the subject of discussion when judging speakers or other audio equipment. This is right in the middle of the sound spectrum, so the range of frequencies is from 600 Hz to 1.5 kHz. Here, the upper mids start, and you can hear frequencies up to 2.5kHz.

MPEG

MPEG is a video file format made by the Moving Picture Experts Group, the same people who made MP3 and MP4. Depending on how it will be used, it can use either MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 file compression.

NanoCell

A term used by LG to brand its top-of-the-range LED TVs. NanoCell TVs use a similar LED technology to QLED TVs. Therefore, they have an increased color range and better viewing angles compared to standard LED TVs.

Native Resolution

Native resolution is the number of actual dots on the screen. A display with a "Native Resolution" of 1280 x 768 has a width of 1280 pixels and a resolution of 768 pixels in the vertical direction. The physical dots a monitor can digitally copy are what make up its "Supported Resolution." The resolution that a flat-panel TV was made with. Input signals that are higher or lower than the native resolution must be upconverted or downconverted to show correctly.

Optical Audio Connection

A TOSLINK cable is a type of cable for both audio and video. A way for different devices to share digital audio signals. Put together to make a number of DVD players and video game consoles. The audio signal is turned into light and sent through an optical fiber cable. Using formats like Dolby Digital and DTS to get stereo and 5.1 surround sound data.

OLED TV

A type of flat-screen TV that doesn't use light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to make the picture. OLED stands for organic light-emitting diode. An OLED has an organic layer that gives off light when an electric current flows through it. Since these TVs don't need a backlight, they may be very thin and light. Also, it uses little power, has a large viewing angle, and has a good contrast ratio. People often say that they have the best picture quality that is currently available.

Passive speaker

For a passive speaker to be heard, its signal must be boosted by something else. A thing is "passive" if it can do its job without being plugged into a power source. There are crossovers and speakers that don't do anything. In a subwoofer or loudspeaker, a passive radiator is a driver and radiating surface that isn't connected to the amplifier's power supply but is nonetheless used to counteract the effects of the latter on the active driver or drivers.

Passive Subwoofer

This subwoofer needs a separate amplifier to work. This subwoofer needs to be hooked up to a home theater receiver in order to work. The subwoofer is useless as a speaker box on its own. Since the signal is amplified before it goes to the subwoofer, passive subwoofers usually don't have volume or tone controls. Subwoofers made to work with a home theater system often have electronics that work.

Power Output

The power output of an amplifier is the amount of power it produces in response to a particular voltage input. The results are usually given in watts, and there are many ways to measure the power output.

OTA

Over-the-air programming (OTA) refers to the many ways that devices like mobile phones, set-top boxes, electric cars, and secure voice communication equipment can get updates to their software, configuration settings, and encryption keys (encrypted two-way radios). Over-the-air new features have the benefit that they can be sent to everyone on the channel each from a single place, without users being able to say no.

Pixel

Pixel is Short for picture elements. A TV screen is made up of a grid of tiny dots, squares, and rectangles. Every one of them is called a "pixel." Each of these pixels can be set to show a different color and a different amount of brightness. When all of these dots, or pixels, come together, they make an image on the screen. If you stand very close to your TV, you might be able to see the pixels at work. The number of pixels used to make the display on your TV is its native resolution.

Plasma TV

Plasma TV is another word for a TV that has a flat screen. A plasma screen is made up of tiny pixels filled with gas and covered with phosphor. When an electrical signal is sent, gas and phosphorus react to make colors. By changing these colors, we can make a picture on the TV. Really clever, huh? Plasma TVs used to have the best picture quality, but all manufacturers stopped making them recently.

Passive Speaker 

For a passive speaker to be heard, its signal must be boosted by something else. A thing is "passive" if it can do its job without being plugged into a power source. Crossovers and speakers that don't use electricity don't need an active amplifier. A passive radiator is a driver or radiating surface on a subwoofer or loudspeaker that is not electrically connected to the amplifier. Instead, it is used to push back on the active driver or drivers.

Progressive Scan

A way to make the resolution of your TV look bigger is by scanning twice as many lines of image on the TV slowly (one after the other) (in succession). This way, you can see all of a frame's lines at once, which makes the picture look more uniform. This is done 30 times per second (fps) with NTSC (i.e. 30 fps).

QLED TV

LEDs are at the heart of Samsung's QLED TV technology. They are made with quantum dot technology, which is why they are called QLED. QLED TVs are better than regular LED TVs in a number of ways, such as having a wider range of colors, being brighter, and having wider viewing angles. But they are more expensive.

Room Acoustics

Room acoustics is a branch of acoustics that looks at how sound behaves in closed or mostly closed spaces. The acoustic "fingerprint" of a place can change the quality of a sound, whether it's speech, music, or noise. Since acoustics is about how sound waves interact with different surfaces, it makes sense that there are many different things going on in the acoustics of a single room. The general flow of sound waves in a space is affected by hard surfaces, loud sources, and high ceilings.

RMS (Root Mean Square)

A number that shows how something has changed over time. It's used with amplifiers to get a good idea of how much power they put out in watts. Root-mean-square (RMS) values are multiplied by the voltage and wattage measurements to get the power. The average power is more important than the peak power because it tells us more about how the amplifier will work in the real world.

Refresh Rate

The refresh rate of a TV is the number of times per second that the picture is "refreshed." The flicker will be less noticeable in fast-moving scenes if the image is updated more quickly. Because of differences in technology, this number will be a little off in different parts of the world. Interlaced TV in PAL countries has a frame rate of 25 fps, and each frame has two drawing passes. So, the rate of refreshment is written as 50Hz (25 x 2). (25 x 2). In the United States and Canada, the standard refresh rate is 59.94 hertz (Hz), which is the same as 29.97 frames per second (fps) (29.97 x 2). These refresh rates came from using interlaced scan pictures, but when progressive scan pictures were used instead, they stayed the same. Some new TVs now have refresh rates of 100 or 120Hz. Some say that digital signal processing can be used to get even higher refresh rates.

RCA Plug

RCA Plug is also called phono plug. These ports are a standard for connecting audio and video and can be found on many different kinds of electronics (DVD players, TVs, etc.). The red and white plugs are for stereo audio, the yellow plug is for video, and the red, green, and blue plugs are for component video. Digital audio links that use coaxial cables are also often used.

Rear Projection

A TV system that uses CRT, DLP, or LCD technology to project the image onto a mirror inside the cabinet. Some video projectors can flip the picture when used with a screen that projects from the back.

RGB (Red Green Blue)

The RGB color space is used by both the digital video camera and the RGB gun on a CRT. It is a generic color space with a high bandwidth that combines both color and black-and-white data. Most of the time, RGB is not good for sending or compressing (see also YCbCr) (see also YCbCr).

Screen Gain

Gain is a measure of how reflective a projection screen or other projection surface is. The gain shows how much light the screen tends to reflect than a normal white (magnesium oxide) board.

Sensitivity

A number that shows how much sound a speaker can make with a certain amount of electricity. Most of the time, the sensitivity of a speaker is measured in decibels of sound pressure level (SPL) at one meter from the speaker when it is being powered by one watt (2.83 volts at eight ohms). This test usually uses a certain frequency range, but this varies from manufacturer to manufacturer.

Soundbar

This line of speakers meant to go along the top or bottom of a TV. The goal is to improve the sound of the TV without having to set up a separate AV receiver and sets of speakers for surround sound. Most soundbars will use audio processing techniques to make it sound like there are more speakers there than there actually are. Most of the time, it is an active speaker that can be wired directly into the audio output of a TV.

SDR

This is short for "SDR," which stands for "Standard Dynamic Range." Standard definition (SDR) video has a much smaller dynamic range than high dynamic range (HDR) video. A standard dynamic range (SDR) TV can't play HDR content because it needs a higher level of brightness, contrast ratio, and color spectrum.

SDTV

"SDTV" is short for "Standard Definition Television." Standard Definition Television (SDTV) doesn't have as good of a picture as EDTV or HDTV (HDTV). Each frame of a standard definition video stream has either 480 (in North America) or 576 (in Europe) lines of information that can be seen from the top down. So, you might see a 480i (480 lines, interlaced) or 576i (576 lines) SDTV broadcast (576 lines, interlaced). Both HDTV and EDTV are better than standard definition TV in terms of picture quality.

Subwoofer

One that can play bass notes that are very low. This item is often called "sub" for short. A subwoofer is a low-frequency speaker that is connected to an AV receiver as part of a surround sound speaker system. But you only need a stereo amplifier to listen to music on one. You may get much better bass performance in your room if you use a speaker whose only job is to play low-frequency sounds (also known as the LFE track). If you get rid of your subwoofer, your surround speakers can also sound better. The neighbors can't stand it!

Surround Sound

The process of sending sound to many different places. Almost all of the sound we hear on TV and radio is stereo, which means it was recorded and mixed to be heard on two speakers in front of you. Surround sound can help people understand where sounds are coming from, both in the theater and at home. Think about the six speakers in a 5.1 surround sound system as an example. Typical home theater setups have left and right front speakers (or stereo speakers), a center channel for speech, left and right surround speakers (behind you), and a subwoofer (for bass). Two more speakers are in the back of the room as part of the 7.1 speaker set-up.

Screen-door Effect

On cheaper LCDs, you can sometimes see the grid of colorful pixels that make up the image. This makes it look like you're looking at the picture through a screen door.

Surround speakers

Surround speakers are also called back speakers or back effect speakers. In a home theater system, the surround speakers are in charge of making background noise. In a 5.1 setup, there are two surround speakers. In a 7.1 setup, there are four. If you like to watch movies at home, you need a surround-sound system. A soundbar just can't compare to a multi-channel system, whether it's 2.1, 5.1, or Atmos 5.1. When there are a lot of people around, it's easy to hear how the bigger and more interesting sound is better.

SVGA

Super VGA, or SVGA, is a group of resolutions and interfaces for computer monitors that were made to improve on IBM's VGA specification. The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) created this display standard, which has a higher resolution than that of the 640 x 480 Video Graphics Array (VGA) standard. The computer can show up to 16 million different colors, depending on its hardware and memory.

S-Video

S-Video is an analog video transmission format with 525 or 625 lines of resolution that is used to send standard definition video. It is also known as separate video, Y/C, and, incorrectly, Super-Video. When luma and chrominance are put on their own encoding channels, the picture quality is better than with composite video, which puts all of the video information on a single channel. It also gets rid of some of the things that make composite video look bad, like "dot crawl." The picture quality of S-Video is better than that of composite video, but it can't compare to the three-channel encoding and higher color resolution of component video.

THD

To quantify the degree of harmonic distortion in a signal, we may calculate its total harmonic distortion (THD or THDi), which is the quotient of the powers of all harmonic components over the power of the fundamental frequency. The related phrase distortion factor is occasionally substituted for it.

Of audio systems, lesser distortion implies the components in a loudspeaker, amplifier or microphone, or other equipment generate a more accurate reproduction of an audio recording.

Throw Distance

The throw distance of a projector is the horizontal distance between the projector and the screen. It is expressed as a ratio describing the distance to the screen in proportion to the width of the screen. The projector's lens determines the device's throw ratio.

THX

Whether it's understanding the exact location of enemy gunfire or relishing the moment as you stand in the heart of an arena, the THX Spatial Audio App offers superior 7.1 surround sound with precision‌ and accuracy to make your game come alive.

TOSLink

The Toshiba Optical S/Video Link (TOSLINK) is a common kind of optical fiber plug.

[4] Commonly used in consumer audio equipment (via a "digital optical" socket), optical audio transmits a digital audio signal from a source device (like a CD player or DVD player) to a destination device (like an AV receiver) that can decode the signal. This signal can be two channels of uncompressed lossless pulse-code modulated (PCM) audio or compressed 5.1/7.1 surround sound (like Dolby Digital or DTS Surround System). Lossless versions of Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio, as well as more than two channels of PCM audio, cannot be sent through TOSLINK due to its limited bandwidth.

Tweeter

A loudspeaker intended to reproduce high frequencies - commonly in the area of 2 kHz to 20 kHz. The high-frequency sound is reproduced by the tweeter, and the low-frequency sounds are reproduced by the woofer, both of which are found in a standard bookshelf speaker.

Upscaling

Upscaling means modifying a low-quality video feed to a higher resolution. Scaling video signals from one resolution to another is what a video scaler does. For instance, a DVD player may play an SD movie (480 lines NTSC, 576 lines PAL) and upscale this picture to 720 (or 1080) vertical lines to match the resolution of an HD monitor. When applied to a high-definition TV or projector, this method may vastly improve the visual quality of regular DVDs. In this scenario, the DVD player or the TV/projector, whichever has the superior video scaler, will provide the best results for the upscaled video. Due to its dedicated nature as a video display device, the TV will often include a more effective scaler.

UHDV

Both 4K UHD and 8K UHD are digital video formats with a 16:9 aspect ratio, and both are used in modern ultra-high-definition television. The resolution of 38402160P is considered to be UHD (Ultra High Definition). Basically, this implies that an Ultra High Definition (UHD) TV has a higher pixel density. The result is improved picture quality on the television. Because of the greater screen size of UHD TVs, viewers may move closer to the screen without diminishing the quality of the image.

UMD

Sony's optical disc format, Universal Media Disc (UMD), was designed for use with the PlayStation Portable mobile gaming and entertainment system but has since been phased out. It has a storage capacity of up to 1.8 GB, making it suitable for storing media like games, movies, and music.

VGA Connector

A system for transmitting video in analog form. The 15-pin D-type connector is the standard for this sort of port on electronic gadgets. Although its primary use are on PCs and projectors, several modern flat panel displays still have USB ports specifically for connecting laptops.

Viewing Angle

Viewing angle, in the context of display technology, refers to the maximum angle from which a display may be seen without compromising image quality. The precise term for this angular range is a "viewing cone," which encompasses many different possible perspectives. A display's viewing angle may be thought of as either the angular range in which the display can be seen well, or as the angle of usually acceptable viewing, such as a twelve o'clock viewing angle for a display suited for viewing from above.

VRR (Variable Refresh Rate)

"VRR" refers to the ability to change the refresh rate of a display. Section of the HDMI 2.1 standard. A VRR-capable display will automatically adjust its refresh rate to match the data coming from the graphics card. Gamers will find this to be of special value. This ensures that the screen refresh rate will not interfere with the frame rate of the game you are playing. As a consequence, there will be no screen tearing during gameplay. As a bonus, it may lessen the load on the electrical grid. NVIDIA G-SYNC and AMD FreeSync are two such examples. The display and graphics card must be compatible with the same version of VRR.

Wide Color Gamut

The term "color gamut" is used to describe the range of colors that may be shown by a given system. This gadget might be a television or a projector. The color gamut specifications for televisions have evolved throughout time. The emergence of HD and 4K televisions, for example, marked a significant shift in these norms over time. A new protocol, BT.2020, was developed for 4K Ultra HD. More color depth was included as part of this new standard. The broad color gamut is a common term for this new and enhanced color standard.

Widescreen

If you're familiar with the usual 4:3 (1.33:1) aspect ratio, you'll notice that a widescreen picture is both wider and shorter. Whenever the term "widescreen" is used, it is almost always in reference to a 16:9 (1.78:1) aspect ratio, since this is the most common size for modern flat-screen televisions. Movies, however, are often filmed with much wider picture sizes, such as 1.85:1 or 2.39:1. Since our 16:9 TV can only display images with a 4:3 aspect ratio, we see black bars at the top and bottom of movies that were filmed with a wider aspect ratio.

Woofer

A loudspeaker intended to reproduce low frequencies - commonly in the area of 40 Hz to 1 kHz. A conventional bookshelf speaker may feature two speaker drivers - a woofer for the low frequencies, and a tweeter for the high frequencies..

WXGA

Wide XGA (WXGA) is a group of non-standard resolutions created from the XGA display standard by expanding the width of the image to accommodate a wider screen. WXGA is a popular widescreen resolution for budget LCD TVs and computer displays. Given the development of multiple roughly comparable timings optimized for various tasks and generated from different bases, the precise resolution delivered by a device branded as "WXGA" may be rather varied.

Y/C cable

The Y/C connection allows high-quality video signals to be sent from one device to another. When video equipment has to combine luminance and chrominance signals and route them down a single wire, Y/C jacks are a big help

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Loudest Bluetooth Speaker in 2023
In case you love to party, then you need to choose the loudest Bluetooth speaker in the market. SOUNDBOKs Go, JBL PartyBox 310 and Marshal Woburn II are some of the loudest Bluetooth speakers. Apart from these, other models are louder as well that is adequate for partying in large spaces. We have listed the top 10 loudest Bluetooth speaker available in different price range. Loudness of a speaker is measured in SPL (dB) and depends on the wattage. Most of the manufacturer lists the SPL in their specs list. Portability, Bluetooth strength and number of ports are some other factors to look into while choosing the loudest Bluetooth speaker. Table: Comparison of top 10 loudest Bluetooth speakers Name Watts SPL Best for Category SOUNDBOKS Gen 3 3x72W 126dB Concerts Loudest Bluetooth speaker Sony SRS-XB43 12W Not mentioned Large parties Loudest Budget-friendly Bluetooth speaker   Anker Soundcore Rave Mini 80W 101dB Tailgating, camping Loudest portable Bluetooth speaker SOUNDBOKs Go 3x72W 121dB Long listening sessions Loudest upper mid-range Bluetooth speaker JBL PartyBox 310 240W 106.6dB (plugged in) DJs, karaoke Loudest mid-range Bluetooth speaker JBL PartBox 100 160W 104.7dB Movies, music Loudest lower mid-range Bluetooth speaker Marshal Woburn II 110W 110dB Deck, backyard Classy and loudest Bluetooth speaker ION Pathfinder 280 120W 100.5dB (measured) Tailgate parties Loudest affordable Bluetooth speaker Anker Soundcore Motion Boom 80W 93.1dB (measured) Camping, pool parties Loudest cheap Bluetooth speaker UE Hyperboom 229W 100dBC (max) Any place (roof, pool, yard, beach, indoor) Loudest portable Bluetooth speaker Most Loudest bluetooth Speaker: SOUNDBOKS Gen 3 [ds]-803-[/ds] Sound Quality: SOUNDBOKS Gen 3 is a large speaker that weighs around 15kg.  It has poplar cabinet that is covered with powder coated grille. although it has built-in handle, the speaker is still heavy to carry. You can place it on the ground or mount it on pole of tripod. The built-in hole helps in this case. On the corner of the speaker, you will see silicone balls that are used for extra protection. Although it doesn’t have any IP rating, the manufacturer claims the internal electronics to be splashproof. The speaker is quite durable and has good built. Driver Specifications: It has 2 10” woofers and a 1” tweeter inside the speaker. Performance: SOUNDBOKS Gen 3 is an expensive Bluetooth speaker that can get ‘crazy loud’. It is not needed to tune up the speaker to 100% volume for most cases which might otherwise show artifacts. It has decent soundfield and good dynamics. It shows clarity, details and can fill up large spaces. There is a Pulse Reflex Port in the speaker that boosts up the low ends. The speaker can play music or vocal-heavy content with good clarity. Bass heads will love this speaker as it has punchier low ends. This Bluetooth party speaker shows crisp and clear mids and highs. It has a V-shaped sound profile and is designed for large gatherings. Ease of use: You can choose one from Engage Bass+, Power, Indoor modes, or use the EQ options to adjust the sound. The mobile app is handy and easy to use. At 50% of volume level, the speaker can run up to 40 hours. In case you boost it up to 100% volume, it can run for 5 hours. The battery charges within only 3.5 hours. Along with Bluetooth, the speaker has 3.5 mm in and out, and 2 XLR in. Unfortunately like other loudest Bluetooth speakers, it doesn’t support multiple pairing so switching between devices isn’t possible. Pros Cons Extremely loud Longer battery life Intuitive app Can be used as PA speaker Versatile connectivity Heav   Best affordable loudest Bluetooth speaker: Sony SRS-XB43 [ds]-785-[/ds] Audio Quality: Sony SRS-XB43 Bluetooth speaker has sturdy build quality. The speaker is covered by net-like grille. It has IP67 rating, so it is protective against dust and water. Also, you can wash the speaker in case it gets dirty. LED strips on the speaker will bring on party mood. Driver specifications: It has 2 woofers and two 20mm tweeters. Performance: Sony SRS-XB43 is one of the loudest Bluetooth speakers under $150. Along with loudness, it has a bass forward sound nature. Treble and midrange are precise enough to deliver crisp and clear sound. Drums, vocals, and other instruments have decent clarity to make the overall music enjoyable. Play it at mid volume level or pump it up to max, the speaker is under control without showing major distortions. It has impressive stereo separation and decent soundstage. Sony claims the X-Balanced speaker unit will improve the sound. It has excellent dynamics, and the speaker can be loud enough to fill up large spaces. For most cases 70% of the volume is more than enough. The speaker produces rich and detailed sound. It has excellent price to performance and is worth spending after. Ease of use: This loud Bluetooth speaker can run up to 24 hours or if you enable Extra Bass, then it will run for 14 hours. We think it’s more than enough for most people. With Sony app and Fiestable app, it is much easier to control the speaker as you sit back and relax. Although the speaker is not super lightweight, it is still easy to carry it around. It doesn’t have voice assistants, but you can still use them with your smartphone. Sony SRS-XB43 has several options that you can tweak including EQ, Live preset, Stamina along with multiple DJ effects. Pros Cons Light show EQ Speakerphone Flexible placement Portable No Wi-Fi   Anker Soundcore Rave Mini Quality Anker Soundcore Rave Mini comes with a handle so that it is easier to carry. It has beat-driven light show that you can change and control in the Light DJ option of the Soundcore app. You can choose from six lighting modes. The speaker has IPX7 rating so it will be resistant from water only and for most use case, it is alright. Performance Anker Soundcore Rave Mini has 2” tweeter, 5.25” woofer and 5.25” passive radiator. With SPL of 101 dB, the speaker can get quite loud. The BassUpTM feature ensures clean and tight low ends. With the Bass Boost settings, you can adjust the amount of whoomph you need. It produces rich sound with clarity in both indoor and outdoor places. The 80W amplifier runs the speaker to produce louder sound than its size. Use the EQ options to change overall sound easily. You can also enjoy party games with your friends. You can create more powerful sound by pairing two wireless Rave Mini speakers. Ease of use The speaker has a playback time of 18 hours which is long enough to go through a day. You can control the speaker with the Rave Mini mobile app. It supports multiple devices pairing so switching between devices is easy. Along with Bluetooth, it has ⅛-inch AUX and USB ports.   Pros Cons Louder EQ options Built-in USB Highly portable Good design No USB-C Loudest upper mid-range Bluetooth speaker: SOUNDBOKS Go [ds]-802-[/ds] Quality SOUNDBOKs Go is a compact speaker that weighs 9.2kg. Although it is not lightweight, still the speaker is easy to carry. It has a handle, and you can also include a carrying strap. It is made of ABS + Polycarbonate cabinet and grill. The electronics have IP65 rating. Driver specifications The speaker has a single 1” tweeter and a 10” woofer driver in it. Performance In case you are a fan of SOUNDBOKS but seek a loud Bluetooth speaker at reasonable price, the SOUNDBOKS Go is for you. The SOUNDBOKS Go can get very loud but not as much as the Gen 3. Still, we think its adequate enough for large crowds. In case you play the speaker in your backyard, it might poke the neighbors as well. This model has the main intention of being loud while lowering distortion. The speaker has a forward sounding treble and tight bass. Music is enjoyable with this model and if you want stereo sound, make sure to pair two of them. Although it has a poor soundstage, we think its alright as the speaker isn’t made for movies. While partying, enable the Power EQ for best performance. It has TeamUP feature that allows you to connect to 4 extra speakers. It is compatible with another SOUNDBOKs Go or Gen 3 models. To ensure synchronization and minimize latency between the speakers, SKAA mode helps. Ease of use The speaker has good control options including volume, JOIN, SOLO/HOST and BOND button. At mid volume levels, the speaker runs for 40 hours. If you play it at max volume, you can use it for 10 hours. The battery takes 3.5 hours to charge. Use the mobile app to adjust settings like Custom EQ, Bass+, Power, Indoor sound profiles. Pros Cons Louder 3.5mm port TeamUP feature Extra strap to carry Several settings No XLR ports Loudest mid-range Bluetooth speaker :JBL PartyBox 310 [ds]-806-[/ds] Quality Weighing around 17.4kg, the speaker isn’t something that you can carry everywhere with you. However, with the handle and wheels, it is much easier to drag. It has IPX4 rating and is splashproof. You can use it in the rain easily. Like other Bluetooth party speakers, it has two RGB light patterns that will bring on the mood. You can choose form 5 different light modes. The speaker body is made of plastic and a metal grille covers the drivers. Build quality is decent and suitable for outdoors. Along with placing it on the ground, you can it on the stand. Driver specifications: Inside the grille, it has two 2.5” tweeters and two 6.5” woofers. Performance: JBL PartyBox 310 is one of the loudest Bluetooth speakers that you can use for karaoke. With JBL Pro Sound, the speaker can produce rich and detailed audio. This loudest Bluetooth speaker is best for music. It produces engaging stereo sound that is clear and very loud. For bass heads, use the Bass Boost feature. The low ends and overall audio performance is more than what we expected at this price point. It can loud enough to fill up a house party or any backyard. This JBL model is full of feature. You can add wireless dynamic mic or purchase Wireless Microphone Kit. Ease of use: The speaker has 18 hours of playback time by charging the battery for 3 hours only. You also have the option to plug it in. EQ options in the mobile app gives you access to change the sound as per your preference. JBL PartyBox app is very handy. It has several controls on the speaker including Bluetooth, Bass Boost, Sound Effect, Karaoke, etc.  The speaker allows you to connect a maximum of two compatible speakers wirelessly via TWS. You can also use the aux port. It has USB port that support USB MSC devices and can be used to charge USB supported device like smartphone. You will also find ¼” port for mic and another ¼” port that can be used for mic or guitar. Pros Cons Splashproof DJ control pad Impressive performance Louder Wireless pairing Average soundstage. Loudest lower mid-range Bluetooth speaker: JBL PartyBox 100 [ds]-740-[/ds] Quality JBL PartyBox 100 is smaller than the 310 model. It weighs 9.8kg and isn’t very portable. It has built-in handles but loses the wheels that are available in 310 model. For this weight, you won’t need the wheels anyway. Build quality is decent with plastic body and metal grille. It has rubber feet, and the handle is rubberized as well. The front has two RGB light rings and there are several patterns to choose from. It is one of the loudest Bluetooth speakers under $300. Driver specification The speaker has two front-firing woofers and two tweeters. It has output power of 160W, but this is when the speaker is plugged in. When you are running this on battery, it gives out 100W. Performance Comparing JBL PartyBox 310 vs 100, the 310 is louder but the JBL 100 is still capable of producing room-filling sound. JBL PartyBox is a good sounding speaker that shows balanced sound profile if you can adjust the settings correctly. Although for best results, it is better to keep the speaker plugged in, the loud sound produced through internal battery is satisfactory as well. To produces deep and detailed sound with clarity when Bass Boost is enabled. This speaker has broad soundstage with clear vocals. So, in case you want a party speaker for watching videos or movies, JBL PartyBox 100 is one of the loudest Bluetooth speakers out there. It can handle all types of contents with ease. Ease of use Multiple physical controls are available including Bass Boost, Mic Echo option, Bluetooth, volume, etc. Unlike other Bluetooth speakers, it doesn’t have any mobile app. So, you need to rely on physical controls. It’s battery life is up to 12 hours and charging time is 6.5 hours. Similar to JBL 310 PartyBox speaker, it has TWS that allows to connect 2 speakers. Pros Cons Intuitive physical controls Bass Boost option TWS feature Quite loud Good soundstage No EQ. Loudest affordable Bluetooth speaker: ION Pathfinder 280 [ds]-812-[/ds] Quality: The top of the speaker has a water-resistant compartment inside which you can charge your phone or place belongings like keys or wallet to keep them safe. On the front side there is another USB charger but that is for fast charging. The aesthetics is improved further with bright lights. It has IPX5 rating, so it is water-resistant but doesn’t have protection against dust. The speaker is portable with long handle and wheels to easily carry it outside. It is made of good quality plastic and covered by metal grilles. It feels sturdy and durable. Input ports are protected with rubber flaps. Driver specifications: It has 8” woofer and three 3” tweeters in the speaker. Performance: If you don’t have surround speakers and need an all-in-one solution, ION Pathfinder 280 is the best Bluetooth speaker. It can get very loud while maintaining accuracy. Although there is a Boom button for extended bass, we think you hardly need to use it. Low ends are clean and tight. The cost is reasonable, and the performance exceeds the cost. As the name suggests, the 280 stands for 280-degree wide sound dispersion. To have more powerful sound, you can connect multiple ION Audio speakers with the help of Wireless Stereo-Link feature. Connect another speaker to create stereo sound. The speaker has average soundstage and is good for outdoor usage and music. Ease of use: Use the ION Sound XP mobile app to easily control settings, light options and more. Inside the app under EQ option (Normal, Rock, Classical, Jazz, Country, Pop, and Bassa), there is a Boom Button, and you can adjust high, mids and lows. It has USB port for charging and a 3.5mm port for connecting devices. The speaker has 100 hours of rechargeable battery from a 10-hour charging time. In real life if the speaker doesn’t show 100 hours of playback, the longer battery life is still impressive. It is ideal for partying for several days. Unlike other Bluetooth speakers, this model has Radio and 16 built-in station presets. The speaker has several controls like Bluetooth, light, Boom, link button, etc. Pros Cons Bottle opener Portable with long handle Impressive performance Tighter bass Affordable Bluetooth latency is high   Loudest cheap Bluetooth speaker :Anker Soundcore Motion Boom [ds]-822-[/ds] Quality Anker Soundcore Motion Boom weighs around 2 kg and is easy to carry with the handle. It is mostly made of plastic and is covered by metal grille. The handle and speaker feet are wrapped with rubber for better stability and grip. Driver specifications The speaker drivers are made of pure 100% titanium and it has passive radiators on both side of it. Performance It uses BassUp feature to boost the low ends. The speaker handles music pretty well. It produces vocals and instruments with clarity. With balanced mids and clear highs, this loudest Bluetooth speaker produces engaging sound. Like other Anker Soundcore speakers, the Motion Boom has TWS with which you can pair another speaker to receiver stereo sound. Loudness is impressive and enough to fill up parties on the yard, by the beach or pool. The 9-band graphic equalizer improves the sound quality. Ease of use Anker Soundcore Motion Boom has an IP rating of IPX7. Along with being waterproof, it can float on water. Use the Soundcore app to select EQ modes, Voice mode, Treble Boost and other features to change the sound pattern. With a charge time of 4 hours, the speaker can run up to 24 hours. On the speaker there are multiple easy to use control like multifunctional button, volume, TWS button, Bluetooth, etc. It has a USB port for charging other devices. Instead of having any built-in voice assistants, it relies on voice assistants on the smartphone. Pros Cons Calling features Well built Portable Long battery lifetime EQ options No ports Ultimate Ears HYPERBOOM   Quality UE Hyberboom has a IPX4 rating and is splashproof. It weighs around 6 kg but with the carrying strap, you can carry it from one place to another. The speaker sits vertically and has a rectangular shaped design. It is made of plastic and covered in fabric grille. Driver specifications It has two 4.5” woofers, two 1” tweeters, and two passive radiators. Performance It uses Adaptive EQ feature with which the speaker can detect via built-in microphone as you move it. Based on the place (backyard, patio, rooftop), it will adjust the sound. The speaker has clear vocals and can get loud without major distortion. It plays music pretty well with the balanced sound profile. Low ends are cleaner and punchier. If you need a loudest Bluetooth speaker with optical input, UE Hyperboom is best for you. It has good soundstage and has accurate sound representation. It can also handle movies and vocal-heavy contents easily. This is something attractive as most other Bluetooth speaker focus on music only. Ease of use It allows you to connect 4 devices, two through Bluetooth and other two through aux and optical inputs. Use the source selector to switch between them. With the use of app you can connect multiple UE speakers. It will work with Boom and Megaboom. Instead of having several buttons, the one-touch button allows you to play, pause, skip, create playlist. It has a battery life of 24 hours from a 2.6 hour of charging time. In real life, it can last up to 22 or 23 hours based on the volume level. Pros Cons Impressive soundstage Intuitive control buttons Good for movies and music Can connect multiple devices. Adaptive EQ Heavy Parting words: Which one is the loudest Bluetooth speaker with good sound quality? Well, UE Hyperboom, SOUNDBOKs Go and Marshal Woburn II are some of the loudest Bluetooth speaker. But along with choosing a speaker with high sound quality, other features are important as well. In case you need a loudest Bluetooth speaker that floats, Anker Motion Boom is a good choice. On the other hand, if you need a speaker to party for weeks then ION Pathfinder 280 is ideal for you. A loud speaker with optical input is UE Hyperboom. For indoor parties, a speaker with 70 to 80dB is adequate. For outdoors 110dB of SPL is a good choice. FAQ Are all Bluetooth speakers good for outdoor parties? Bluetooth speakers are best for outdoor parties, but it also depends on portability. If you want to carry it on your backpack, choose a speaker with low weight. On the other hand, if you simply need to take to the concert location, hall, then heavy weight will not matter. This is because, you will possibly take it in your car. A good handle and wheels will make it easy. Which speaker has the best battery life? Among the top 10 loudest Bluetooth speaker, ION Pathfinder 280 has the highest battery life of 100 hours. However, for most cases a 12 hour of battery life is more than enough. In case you are a professional DJ, you can choose one with your personal preference.
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10 Things To Improve Home Theater
When you've spent your whole life listening to stereo, anything with surround sound is a welcome change. Small improvements to your home theater are the next natural step in improving what you already have. And that's exactly the point—you can do more with whatever you have. Here are 10 things you can do right now to improve your home theater experience. Some of the ideas presented here may need you to shell out some cash though m ost people aren't going to. As long as you follow these criteria and complete as many as possible, you won't go wrong. Before you get started, it's crucial to recognize that sound quality is influenced by more than just the speakers themselves. I strongly believe that room-tuning kits are unnecessary. These may be pricey, and you won't know whether you're receiving the audio quality you want from them until you plug them in. You can change the way your room sounds To begin, try clapping your hands and listening for echoes of your hands. If you notice an echo or ambience in your room, you need to add extra cushioning. Objects in the room that create an echoey sound will affect even the best bass or subwoofer speakers. Look around to see if there is anything obvious that is causing this. Near the speakers, you could find an oddly shaped shelf or a glass-fronted cabinet. This gets me to my second argument, which is that certain materials are better at deflecting sound than others. Sound is absorbed and deflected by certain materials. Shelves, lights, and even clocks, which are all made of metal, may all have an impact on it. Moving things about is the greatest option, but adding some consistent padding is the best option if you can afford to do so. There are a number of ways to do this. Despite their softness, they aren't excessively absorbent, so the sound doesn't bounce straight off of them. In the end, it's important to strike a balance between the many elements in the space. Be aware that the kind of flooring you have might also have an impact. A carpet might be a good idea if you can especially important if you have floor standing speakers. Your Speakers Need to Be Toed in The term "toeing-in" refers to directing your speaker systems towards the audience at the correct angle. Sound quality is greatly influenced by this, and it may be changed in a matter of seconds. Follow the broad criteria listed below to do this as efficiently as feasible. To get the illusion of complete surround sound, you should do this. At a 22–30-degree angle inboard toward the sitting area, your front speakers should be situated. For every additional speaker, there is an additional consideration that must be made. It's best if your speakers aren't positioned directly in the middle of the audience's seats (unless you have a single soundbar). Because it was the designer's intention, the soundbar or center channel should always be positioned in the centre of the room. It's important to keep in mind that soundbars should be placed as close to the audience as possible, and ideally, just beneath the TV itself. The best sound will come from getting the calibration as near as feasible to this. Upgrade your subwoofer When you watch movies, your subwoofer is what makes them sound more powerful and deep. Reflect on your most recent experience at a large fireworks display. It's probable that the loudest explosions drew the most cheers from the audience, right? Despite all the beautiful colors and designs you witnessed. Explosions and the thunderous footsteps of a massive Transformer awe the audience. This is something you can have in your home theater with a good subwoofer. Do not forget that size does not always equate to superiority. If you have to choose between a high-quality 10" subwoofer and a low-quality 12" subwoofer, we recommend the higher-quality sub. You'll be able to appreciate your movies more since you won't have to deal with the muddiness that comes with low-quality design. After that, try moving it about the room a little to see if that makes a difference. Evening out the sound by shifting some of the bass peaks around may be achieved by relocating your subwoofer. By placing them at the front corner of the room, you may increase their output and so improve the sound quality of your audio system. For the best sound quality, make sure you place your seats in the best way possible Only those who have a huge area set up will be able to use this formula. If you want to know how far between your speakers and monitor should be, Sony has devised a simple formula: Diagonal Length of Screen x 2 = Distance from TV (convert this number to feet) At this point, you should be at least three feet away from your screen. To obtain the finest sound from your speakers, try to stay within this range. This math tells us that we should be no more than 20 feet away from the center speakers if my projector screen is 120 inches. Even though we don't have such a large space, we've found that sitting 10 to 15 feet away from the television works just well for our family. You should receive the optimum sound quality from your speakers if you're within a distance of 3-5 feet of them, based on my own experience. The back wall should be at least one foot away from your seating position. It's not a good idea to have your sofa or theater seats right next to it. When the sound is completely enclosed inside your walls, you want it to be heard clearly. Don't let the bass become too boomy, or it won't have time to be absorbed by the rear wall before it smacks you in the face. Allow low-frequency sounds to bounce off the rear wall when your ears detect them for a greater surround sound experience. Additionally, if you're using rear-facing speakers, you'll be able to hear them better from this distance. You don't want to be seated next to them at all times. Sitting closer to your speakers than the space between the center and rear speakers is not the best position for listening. You'll get the finest sound if you do this. In a nutshell, the listening position should be in the vicinity of 1.2 times the distance between the speakers. Check Your Cables Composition, size, and density. If you're an audiophile, wires may make all the difference. There are three basic factors that influence the performance of a wire. Is the length of your speaker wire excessive, and can you afford to reduce it? In this section, we'll cover these principles in further detail. If the resistance of a cable is more than 5% different from the impedance of a speaker, you will hear a noticeable difference in the sound. It is important to remember that speakers with lower impedance (measured in ohms) are better, but you need equipment that can handle it. The most important point is that you may need to use a larger cable for your speaker system's Ohms than you now use. If you believe this is the problem, I strongly suggest contacting another sound company. Here is a chart to help you in determining the appropriate gauge of wire. Wire Gauge and Length for Specific Speaker Impedances Wire Size 2 Ohms 4 Ohms 8 Ohms 22 gauge 3 ft. 6 ft. 12 ft. 20 gauge 5 ft. 10 ft. 20 ft. 18 gauge 8 ft. 16 ft. 32 ft. 16 gauge 12 ft. 24 ft. 48 ft. 14 gauge 20 ft. 40 ft. 80 ft. 12 gauge 30 ft. 60 ft. 120 ft. 10 gauge 50 ft. 100 ft. 200 ft.   Tips for Boosting the Quality of Your Surround Sound Use this section to double-check your calibration procedures and eliminate any potential pitfalls. If you're playing a game, ensure sure your console is set to 5.1 uncompressed audio. Xbox One and PS4 Pro, for example, don't have their surround settings set by default. If you're using an HDMI Arc cable, the Nintendo Switch will not support surround sound. If you want to use 5.1 surround sound, you must need an optical cable to connect the device to your TV or other sound system. Adjust the equalization settings by turning up the back speakers. The output of high-quality surround sound systems is extremely nicely blended. If you crank up the back speakers a bit more than the front speakers, this might make a world of a difference in the quality of the surround sound. Turn all of your speakers so that they face the audience at a 22- or 30-degree angle. I'm going to stick with Sony's and Dolby's recommendations of 22-30 degrees for my center speakers, despite a lot of Google advise to the contrary. There's no need to argue about the fine points of which option is superior. Consider having a buddy sit down with you and tell you what works and what doesn't while you make manual adjustments. Just make sure they're not all pointing the same direction; a little inclination is preferable. If you don't have a microphone or a software to calibrate your speaker levels, contact the speaker brand's customer service. Your surround sound merchant should provide you with a microphone and a software to calibrate all of your speakers. If you lost your microphone or didn't get one, the video at the top of this page shows you how to use an SPL meter. Increase the number of Sound Systems A home entertainment system is not complete without speakers. Sound data from Blu-ray discs or a computer streaming a movie from Netflix are sent to the speakers through the receiver, which is the most important part of the entertainment system. High-def digital HDMI and optical video and audio connections, analog component ports, and even separate speaker channels for a 7.1 configuration are all supported by a capable receiver. Make sure you do your homework before you purchase a receiver, since there are a lot of factors to consider. The "Receivers: How to Choose" guide by Crutchfield is an excellent place to start. Unfortunately, we're not through yet; putting up a home entertainment system requires more than just selecting out a receiver. In order to watch DVDs, Blu-ray discs, or Web videos that you've stored on your computer, you'll still need a receiver. A Blu-ray player is an essential component of any modern home theater, allowing you to view Dolby Digital surround sound 1080p HD movies. A media center PC, a computer designed specifically for storing and playing back multimedia information on a large-screen TV, is a fantastic complement to a home theater. Rather of relying only on computer displays to display vast amounts of video, software like Boxee makes it simple to view video from both the Web and your own computer. Soundproof the Room Home theater soundproofing is important for a few reasons, so it is important to do it. For starters, correct acoustics will increase the quality of your theater's sound. Two, you won't have to deal with the noise of the washing machine, dishwasher, or blender interrupting your work. Do you ever notice how those types of sounds usually tend to show up at the most tense and dramatic moments of a film? The third and most crucial reason to soundproof your space is to preserve your favorite film's score. For those who live in a large home in the middle of nowhere, this may not be as critical. Noisy movies might annoy family members or even neighbors if they aren't properly soundproofed before they are played in the living room. Acoustic panels installed on the inside walls of your home theater may enhance sound quality, while padding as well as insulation in the same walls and floors can reduce noise transmission through those areas. If the space is properly insulated, we should be able to separate the home theater from the rest of the world except for one big intrusion: light. It is important to calibrate your TV or projector Most TVs and projectors aren't up to snuff right out of the box, and if you haven't messed with with your settings much, now would be a good time. Simply make sure you're not in the store demo mode, then go through all of your photo presets to choose your favorite. For the best and most consistent experience, we also suggest turning off any ambient light sensing options. In the next step, you should look at some of the photo processing techniques that may be beneficial but potentially destroy the image. Be aware of the fact that the most striking distinctions might actually destroy nuance and granularity. For more particular information on visual settings, see our article on how to set up your TV. TVs have sound options, so don't forget about that. These options are generally simpler than image settings, but they're still worthwhile to look at if you have the time. Dialogue Enhancement and Bass Boost have a price to pay, both in dynamics and balance, thus it's best to leave them alone. Please consider purchasing a subwoofer or soundbar to get extra bass. Effortless Ways to Enhance Soundbar Performance Remove the TV's internal speakers and turn the volume down. Even though we had our TV speakers set to level 2 or 3 and our soundbar set to a greater volume, we only observed a small distortion in the audio output over a lengthy period of time. The identical item was being played on the TV via two speakers. The distorted echoing sound disappeared when we turned off the TV's internal speakers and just used the Soundbar to play back the audio.. Instead of using an HDMI cable, go for an optical one. For the best sound quality, an optical cable should be used instead of a USB cable. The Soundbar will get the sound straight from the TV through optical connections. HDMI cables convey visual signals from Netflix and FireTV as well, thus their resistance is higher than that of USB cables. There are also less Ohms in optical cables than there are in HDMI cables or HDMI Arcs. Your equalization settings should be tweaked. Treble and bass are the deciding factors. Playing around with these two pieces is the greatest approach to get a handle on how they interact. If you've recently seen a movie or a program, try out different EQ settings to find out which ones sound the best to you. Consider lowering the bass if you often watch programs with a lot of speech. Adjust these options as needed, of course, according on what you're seeing. Try it without a receiver and see if the quality improves! In many older home theater installations, the receiver plays a significant role in coordinating the many sound systems in use. Some people may like this, however if you already have a Soundbar, get rid of it! It is a common misconception that soundbars are more complicated than they need to be, but this is simply not the case. More nodes your sound system needs to travel through to reach your ears, the worse its quality will be. Parting Words Here, I talked about all the things you can do to improve the sound quality of your home theater right away. It's possible that you also learned about better ways to improve it in the future as you went through it. As a rule, these methods should be as simple as possible, and they're not meant to be complicated at all. I don't know everything there is to know about the best way to improve the sound in your home theater, so you can do more research and find out if those changes and tweaks will make your home theater better overall. FAQs Is a Soundbar better than a channel system? In some ways, they are, but it all comes down to how important you take your audio experiences. Soundbars are better if you want to set up your home theater quickly or if you have a small space. If you're having trouble hearing, these headphones are better for you. They can help you hear more clearly and not lose out on low-end bass at the same time. Channel systems are good if you have a lot of money and can set up multiple speakers in different rooms. When should I upgrade my home theater sound system? Not every new piece of sound technology is the best or the most up-to-date. Most of the time, new sound systems from Yamaha or Dolby are small and don't make a big difference. People should keep using their systems until they break or they can sell them for money. Older models that are still better than your current system are a good idea if you have the money to buy them. You don't have to give up too much by having the model from last year.  What is a dB measurement? It is called a "decibel" when you measure it. The most important thing to know about home theater sound systems is that they should be calibrated at 75dB and not more than 85dB. A simple SPL Meter from Amazon can quickly help you change the speaker ratios. How do I know if my speakers are giving me the best sound possible? The best way to find out is to make sure you are following all of the tips in this article. Use an optical cord for speaker output and make sure all of your systems are set to 75dB so you get the best sound possible. Do I need 5.1 surround sound for virtual reality? Not all the time. In this case, if you don't play with headphones and your graphics card can play 5.1 Dolby surround or something similar, then it will be possible to play without headphones.
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Cheap Bluetooth Speakers With Good Bass
There are plentiful  pieces of technology available to boost the sound on your phone, tablet, laptop, or other devices instantly  and easily. If you're not intending on using headphones, speaker’s  the easiest approach to improve sound quality. There are couples of options available. Many of them cost hundreds of dollars. However,  not everyone has that kind of money to buy a speaker. For them, there are many brands providing adequate sound in a less expense. They aren't all unknown brands. If you’re running short of money to buy a Bluetooth speaker, this article is for you. We have listed out some Cheap Bluetooth Speakers With Good Bass. We've discussed the speaker which have the price  limit of around £100. If you have tight budget, several of these Bluetooth speakers are under $50. Check out the whole article and read the best reviews on the speakers. It will help you to choose the best headphone within your budget. Below is a list of the best portable Bluetooth speakers with bass. EarFun Uboom Portable Speaker [amazon box="B07SGXBR2H" title= " "] [/amazon] The EarFun Uboom is worth having  because it has all of the features we look for in an inexpensive bluetooth speaker with powerful bass. To begin with, Uboom boasts an appealing, small design with an IPX7 waterproof rating and simple top-mounted buttons. It's a pleasant surprise to find a USB-C charging connector as well as an auxiliary input in case you need it. Although there are no AAC codecs, the sound quality is good. Also, there is an outdoor mode, just like the UE Wonderboom 2. It provides 360-degree sound with the exception of the high end, which is missing due to the lack of tweeters. The Uboom has Bluetooth 5, which provides a good range and a long battery life. Furthermore, the latency is low, making it perfect for video, there's a mic for hands-free calling, and if you buy two, you can make a stereo pair. Key Specifications  3.5mm x 1 Audio input  Bluetooth 5.0 USB. USB-C 2 x 12 watts Audio power output Up to 16 hours Battery life Dimensions - 88 x 167 x 88. 585g. Pros  Easy to use Good bass and sound quality Good range bluetooth Longer battery life Cons May need an adapter to be charged Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 Speaker [amazon box="B07NFRCK7J" title= " "] [/amazon] Ultimate Ears is a brand of Bluetooth speakers that continues to attract. This is still a tiny bag, but it now has two-tone fabric and new buttons. That is, there is a play button at the top, so you don't have to fiddle with your phone to pause or skip a track. Despite its diminutive size, the Wonderboom 2 packs a punch, with a battery life that is 30 percent longer than before at 13 hours. It doesn't have a lot of bass because it's small, but that's the nature of this type of speaker, and it's still better than most of its competitors and predecessor. This helps an equalizer to create a sound profile that is better suitable for outdoor areas, where these speakers would normally struggle and sound muddy. The lack of an auxiliary input is the only thing that could turn you off from the Wonderboom 2.If you want to make a full stereo pair you can connect two speakers together, but the new Outdoor Boost mode is more fascinating. Key Specifications two 40 mm active drivers two 46.1 mm x 65.2 mm passive radiators. 360-degree sound 75 Hz – 20 kHz of frequency range Outdoor Mode booster. IP67 water and dust resistance Bluetooth supported simultaneous connection  Pros Small and handy Perfect for using outdoor Compatible to most of the devices Audio playback Cons  Does not have any auxiliary input JBL Clip 4 Bluetooth Speakers [amazon box="B08PJ7JMQM" title= " "] [/amazon] JBL has made yet another appealing Bluetooth speaker, and the current edition of the Clip is a fantastic speaker to take with you everywhere you go without spending a fortune. The palm-sized design includes a built-in carabiner, allowing you to attach it to almost anything, including a backpack, bike, or other object. The controls are simple to operate, and the speaker is now waterproof to IP67, making it entirely submersible. Surprisingly, a triple-click does not take you back to the previous track. If you need a microphone or an auxiliary input, you'll have to go elsewhere. The strong sound quality is outstanding, and the battery life is adequate, even with USB-C now being the preferred port. This is an excellent purchase because of the low price. MPN: JBLCLIP4BLKAM Model: Clip 4 Frequency response: 100Hz – 20kHz 40mm / 1.5" Transducer IP67 waterproof and dustproof 10 hours of battery life Pros Very reliable and durable Water and dust proof USB C port Built in caraben Cons No microphone or auxiliary input Tronsmart T6 Plus Enhanced Edition [amazon box="B088CZK377" title= " "] [/amazon] The T6 Plus from Tronsmart is one of the most intelligent non-smart affordable Bluetooth speakers we've tested. This tough waterproof speaker can not only fill a room with 360-degree sounds thanks to its two 20W drivers, but it can also be used as a 6600mAh power bank for emergency recharging of your phone or devices, as well as connect to your phone. With a click on your click wheel, you can activate your voice assistant. The sound quality is excellent for the money, thanks to Tronsmart's Sound Pulse algorithm and a dual passive radiator that deliver well-defined, balanced audio with no distortion. With compatibility for microSD, USB flash drives, and Bluetooth streaming, getting audio to the speaker couldn't be easier. This model has been updated to include NFC connectivity, which eliminates the need to pair your smartphone. The battery life is also good, with up to 15 hours of playback at 50% loudness. Key Specifications  Max power of 40W. 360-degree Surround Sound. Enhanced  Cylindrical Design. IPX6 Water-resistant. Rotating Wheel to control volume Up to 15 Hours of Playtime. Pros Have voice assistants like siri and alexa  Ultra premium bluetooth and battery Instant connectivity and pairing Stylish, comfortable and durable Very budget friendly Cons No cons detected Muvo Creative Play Speaker [amazon box="B07W4KHLVY" title= " "] [/amazon] The Creative Muvo Play is a low-cost Bluetooth speaker with decent bass.It has a pocket rocket the size of a pint and a lot to offer.We like the Play's compact design, which makes it extremely portable. This speaker also IPX7 waterproof, which isn't a given at this price, and the mesh only takes a few minutes to dry. Muvo features simple controls, and the 360 design, like many others, allows you to set the speaker almost anywhere and still get superb sound. Although it features a 3.5mm auxiliary input, you should use Bluetooth 5.0 for a superior wireless connection. If you want to make a stereo pair, you can connect two Muvo Play speakers together. For a low price, Creative gives a decent powerful sound. Although the speaker is well-suited to a wide range of music and podcasts, it struggles with bass, only going as low as 70Hz when human hearing reaches 20Hz.That is the one flaw in this otherwise fantastic speaker. Key Specifications  Bluetooth 5.0 Supports SBC 2 x 5W Power Output 70 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency  Waterproof  Provides Voice Assistants Analog 3.5mm Aux Input USB Type-C Charging port Pros Super portable Easy to use Google assistant Lightweight Crystal clear sound  Simple charging and connectivity  Cons Sometimes it goes lower as 70Hz Tribit Storm box Micro Speaker [amazon box="B07VSPPQXC" title= " "] [/amazon] Despite its compact size, the Tribit StormBox Micro offers excellent sound quality, especially when it comes to bass levels.Its small size allows it to easily fit in the palm of your hand, and the fixed strap allows you to attach it to your bike if desired. You’ll be able to take it about in any weather thanks to the IP67 water and dust resistant rating. However, you will only be able to connect using Bluetooth 5.0.There is no auxiliary port and the USB-C port is exclusively for charging.with an eight-hour battery life, a Bluetooth-only connection should suffice for most situations. Although the sound quality is sufficient to fill a room, we recommend purchasing two of them to use in stereo mode if you are hosting a large event. Otherwise, this speaker is ideal for individuals on a tight budget who want a portable speaker that delivers crystal-clear sound. Key Specifications  Bluetooth 5.0 30m Bluetooth range   9W power output 8 hours of battery life IP67 dustproof and waterproof  70Hz-20kHz frequency  Dimensions :9.8 x 9.8 x 3.5cm Weight 290g Pros Too loud and clear sound Admirable bass Wallet freindly Lightweight  Travel companion Cons No auxiliary port Tronsmart Force Super Bass Bluetooth Speaker [amazon box="B07MGSWD1F" title= " "] [/amazon] The Tronsmart Force is a Bluetooth speaker that has a lot of power. It has a shock-resistant rubber surround and a black metal grille on the front and back. Tronsmart is also waterproof to IPX7 level. However, you don't have to give up your intelligence because the design is outside. You can use Siri or Google Assistant, and there are many ways to connect as well. Besides Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC, the speaker has a USB port for connecting other devices and a 3.5mm jack for non-Bluetooth devices. It also has a microSD card slot for playing separate music. During a single charge, it lasts for about 15 hours. It has audio power that totals 40W. The speaker has a built-in equalizer with three settings: 3D Stereo, Extra Bass, and Standard. Each setting has a different setting. Generally, the Tronsmart Pulse has deep bass, clear mids, and crisp highs. However, sometimes the clarity is sacrificed in favor of overpowering bass tones, and the sound starts to distort at the highest volume.But for the price, you won't be able to find something that is as well-known as this. Key Specifications 40W Powerful Speaker. IPX7 Waterproof. Tri-Bass Effects:3D stereo, Extra bass and Standard Bluetooth 5.0. One-touch NFC. transmission range of 100 ft Up to 15 Hours Playtime. Voice Assistant  Pros Deep bass Independent music player Micro SD card slot Built in equalizer Maximum sound Cons No cons detected Kitsound Diggit  outdoor speaker [amazon box="B07B4XBZY5" title= " "] [/amazon] The Kitsound Diggit is a cheap Bluetooth speaker with good bass at a good price. It has a sleek, lightweight design and good sound.It’s portable, offers IP55 waterproofing and dust protection, and comes with a removable stake so you can plant it in the ground.The Diggit's design isn't important, but it has a clear, balanced sound and can be stereo paired in a second. While the pitch gets higher-pitched when the volume is turned up, this doesn’t create an unpleasant listening experience, especially when the music is primarily for ambient purposes. Otherwise, the bits are clear and the voices are like crystals .If you want to have a party outside, the Diggit is a good choice. It can also be used for indoor parties, like in a bedroom or living room.This makes it a particularly good option for students who have a limited budget. Key Specifications 2x 40mm driver. 5W dual-opposing drivers. 50 Hz – 20 kHz frequency  Optional stereo pair  10m wireless range. Bluetooth 4.2. Micro-USB. 8 hour battery life. Pros Student budget Higher pitch Lightweight style Clear and balanced sound Multiple speaker connection Water and dust resistant Cons No cons to mention  How To Choose a Good Bluetooth Speaker We’ve listed the best bluetooth speaker with a good bass at a reasonable price. But still it is very confusing to choose the best one as there are so many varieties and advantages. However, if you remain conscious of some aspects of a good speaker, you will be successful to buy the best one. To help you out, we will depict some common features of a good bluetooth speaker. Before buying any,do not forget to check the features. Bluetooth,NFC and Wi-fi Connection With a Bluetooth speaker, it is possible to listen to music from these small portable devices at a reasonable volume and without the need for headphones. Because Bluetooth speakers can be used in a variety of locations. With Bluetooth, it's a cinch to stream music from your phone or iPod to your speakers. Traditionally, a Bluetooth connection (5.0 is the most recent version) has a 10m range, which means that you can only play music from a speaker in the same room as you - much further and the audio would likely cut off.However, other speakers have a greater range, so it's worth checking the specifications of the speaker you're considering. However, NFC, Near Field Communications, can be used on NFC-enabled speakers to bypass the setup process and just begin playing music without having to enter any information.By merely touching two NFC-compatible devices together, a speaker can be connected via Bluetooth.Wi-Fi offers a far greater range and may enable you to listen to music from any room in the house.With that said, the Wi-Fi setup process may be extremely stressful and requires customers to install a special program on their smartphone, whereas Bluetooth setup takes less than 30 seconds, or even less if the device enables NFC setup. 360° audio A feature that appears to be gaining popularity in Bluetooth speakers is '360-degree audio.'360-degree audio is a term that refers to audio that is recorded in 360 degrees.To put it simply, it's a tube-shaped Bluetooth speaker with drivers facing all directions, rather than the standard front-facing speaker, to enable improved audio projection and 'room-filling sounds.'It's an excellent feature to have, and one that we actively seek for when purchasing new speakers.It was formerly reserved for high-end speakers, but has since made its way onto a number of affordable models. Battery Life  While a Bluetooth speaker's usual battery life was roughly five hours not long ago, we've entered a golden age of Bluetooth accessory battery life.With many affordable speakers giving up to 10-20 hours of playback on a single charge, we would not recommend purchasing anything less.Additionally, it's worth looking for speakers that double as portable battery chargers, as this feature will likely come in handy while using your smartphone to play music. Water an Dust Proof If you want to bring your Bluetooth speaker to the park or beach, it's is must to look for a speaker that is resistant to water, dust, and shock. While an IPX7 rating is not required for outside use, it is always a good idea to have some form of protection against spills, rain, and normal wear and tear, or you will rapidly find yourself purchasing another! Because water and electronics don't mix, waterproof speakers can be really useful.It is more common to find speakers with a waterproof design. You will certainly feel great to have speakers that are waterproof for usage in the pool or at the beach. Conclusion These are some of the cheapest bluetooth speakers with good bass. Bluetooth Speakers offering satisfying performance  under $100  are available in your near shops. These are the models that provides the best sound quality. You will not have to question about their frequency range. With advanced technology and high-quality drivers,they provide the best sound output. Do not make let to buy your suitable one and enjoy the music.
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How To Mirror iPhone To TV Without Wi-Fi
There's a chance you're spending the night at a motel or that the power went out at your house. But you still want to show what's on your iPhone to other people. Many people want to learn more about the functionalities on their device, but that depends on whether or not they can connect their TV to the internet. But what if you don't have internet on your TV but still have to use your iPhone? With that in mind, here are a few things to keep in mind while you're using your new smart TV. Do you want to show what's on your iPhone screen on your TV without using Wi-Fi? If that ever happens, there are some things that can be done about it. Using Apple Peer-to-Peer Airplay Peer-to-Peer Airplay will work without Wi-Fi on the latest Apple TVs, like the Apple TV 4K (2nd generation, 2021) or the Apple TV HD (originally called Apple TV 4th generation, 2015). If you have an Apple TV (Third Generation Rev. A–2012), it should also be running Apple TV Software 7.0 or later. Also, you'll need an iOS device that was made at least in 2012 or later and is running at least iOS 8. Peer-to-Peer Airplay isn't available on older devices, which is a shame. Screen mirroring can still be used on older devices, but they need to be connected to Wi-Fi. Screen Mirroring through Peer-to-Peer Airplay is easy to do if you have all the devices you need. Peer-to-Peer Airplay works without Wi-Fi, and it might not work if any of your devices are connected to a network. Because of this, you must first disconnect your Apple TV and iOS from any Wi-Fi network and then connect them again. Click "Settings," then "Network," and then "Wi-Fi." Any network that the Apple TV is connected to will be shown on your TV screen. Select the name of the Wi-Fi network you are currently connected to, then click "Forget Network." Go to "Settings" on your iOS device and then choose "Wi-Fi" to see information about your current connection. Click "Forget Network" to leave the network. Be aware that forgetting the system is done so that the devices don't auto reconnect to your Wi-Fi. If you want to use your Wi-Fi again, you'll need to keep in mind both its SSID and password. As mentioned in Step 4, don't move on if you don't know your current Wi-SSID Fi's or password. Peer to Peer Airplay is a wireless feature that needs both devices to be connected to Bluetooth. This step makes it possible for the two devices to talk to each other. To use Peer-to-Peer Airplay on your iOS, you need to turn on Wi-Fi. You don't have to be connected, but the device has to be on. Screen Mirroring is what the Airplay Control systems show up as in the Control Center. If it's not there, move the devices pretty close together. If that doesn't work, try turning off and on your iOS device. Tap "Screen Mirroring" on the menu. The list should have your Apple TV. If you are asked for a password, it should show up on the screen of your TV. Enter those details to turn on the feature. If you do all of the above, you should be able to use Peer-to-Peer Airplay to mirror your iOS screen to your TV. Read: A Complete Guide To Home Theater System How to AirPlay to an AirPlay 2 Compatible TV If you have an AirPlay 2-compatible TV, everything is probably already set up to work straight out of the box. If you're using a streaming app to watch a video and then you see this same AirPlay icon, all you must do is tap it and choose your TV to start AirPlay. On the TV, you could perhaps also see a code. On your iOS device, you'll need to type this code. Read: How To Mirror Android Device To Tv Without Wi-Fi Using the Apple Lightning Connector to HDMI Port Another way to mirror your iPhone screen is to use a cable to connect both devices. Apple's Lightning Connector connects the bottom port on your iPhone to an HDMI cable.Connect the device to your phone's Lightning port, plug an HDMI cable into your TV, and then plug this same HDMI cable through into Lightning Connector. Your screen is instantly shown on your TV.If you don't mind having to deal with all the wires, this method is quick and easy. You don't even need an Apple TV for this to work. To use this method, you'll need your TV to have at least one HDMI port. If you don't want to mirror anymore, just unplug the cables.You can use other connector cables that aren't made by Apple if you want to. But you can't be sure that it will work and be safe. If you want to make sure your devices don't get damaged, it's best to use the official product. Read: How to Reset Hisense TV with No Picture Is There an App to Mirror iPhone to TV? There are a few apps that let you wirelessly mirror your iPhone to a TV that doesn't work with AirPlay 2. Most of these apps, though, need a streaming device like a Roku or Chromecast in order to work. If you have one of these devices, you can usually mirror your iPhone just by using the software on that device. For example, you only need the Roku app on your iPhone to mirror it to Roku. Parting Words Last but not least, not everyone has Wi-Fi all the time. It's helpful to be able to mirror your iPhone to your TV without Wi-Fi. Yes, you shouldn't have to be connected to Wi-Fi to share what's on your phone on a bigger screen, and Apple gives you the chance to do just that! I hope this article help you to mirror phone now more easily. Frequently Asked Questions let's answer some of the most asked question from internet, regarding this issue. What is the difference between AirPlay and screen mirroring? AirPlay lets you stream content online without any problems, while Screen Mirroring mirrors a device's screen on another device with a bigger screen. Do you have to pay for AirPlay? Your iOS device already has AirPlay built in. There is no cost to use it. Does AirPlay affect sound quality? Sound quality is not changed by AirPlay. In fact, AirPlay can play large lossless audio files with high quality like ALAC. Is AirPlay 2 an app? AirPlay 2 is not an app; it is a feature that comes with all iOS devices.
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Best Soundbar With Multiple HDMI Input
HDMI soundbars are a great option to enhance your audio experience. Only mid and high-end soundbars consist of HDMI inputs. HDMI is the short form of High Definition Media Interface.  HDMI inputs are the best option for getting unsqueezed, high resolution audio and video from an HD Television.If you are a gaming enthusiast or using Blu-ray Disc player or cable you better prefer using HDMI connection system.  HDMIs provide multiple device connectivity advantages. Optical inputs are the alternative to HDMIs however, their performance is not like the HDMI ports and don’t support high resolution 4K audio. So, In this article you will find all you need to know about HDMI connections and the best available HDMI enabled soundbars in the market.  HDMI connections have different types such as HDMI 2.0, HDMI 2.1,HDMI ARC and HDMI eARC. However, HDMI eARC and HDMI 2.1 soundbars are not available in large numbers but the HDMI 2.0 is a great choice and almost installed in all the HDMI enabled soundbars. The price may be a bit higher but you will get amazing sound performance that is for sure.  Importance of HDMI connections HDMI connections have a lot of advantages . Connectivity: HDMIs offer you the connection with multiple devices.  Expansion of the system: Rear speakers and subwoofers can be added to better the sound output and also you can upgrade your system and enjoy surround sound experience. HDMIs bring high fidelity in your sound output.  Two in one option: This advantage can be better described with an example:Suppose, there are 3 HDMI inputs with your soundbar. If you connect your TV to the HDMI ARC,pair the subwoofer without wires and the rear speakers to another port the result will be that you can simultaneously operate both your TV and soundbar with just one remote using the eARC. This provides seamless sound with high clarity without any data loss.  Keep note that, if your system consists of only one HDMI port then you may switch to the optical cable although it is not that highly recommendable.  Top 7 Soundbars with Multiple HDMI Inputs HDMI connections are preferred nowadays because of their providing high-resolution audio. Along with amazing sound experience, they provide a plethora of other advantages. Here, I discuss the best available soundbar with HDMI inputs. You can look at their features and easily select the one that matches your choice.  Polk Audio MagniFi 2 Sound Bar [ds]-397-[/ds] Key Highlights: 3 HDMI inputs including an HDMI ARC Optical, AUX, and Ethernet ports Chromecast feature for unlimited streaming from multiple apps 4K HD, DTS, Dolby Digital, multiple drivers 3D sound effects, deep bass, SDA technology To talk about its design , it has a slim, aesthetic look with a height of 2 inches. So, it doesn’t occupy much space and can be placed on a stand or beneath your TV. You can mount it to your walls.  One of the most prolific soundbars taking the HDMI inputs into consideration. The Polk Audio MagniFi Soundbar comes with 4 HDMI ports. It possesses 3 HDMI 2.0, one HDMI ARC with another HDCP 2.2. It’s highly versatile in connectivity options. The connectivity specialization includes a Optical input, AUX input of 3.5 mm and an Ethernet port (RJ45). The best thing about Polk Audio MagniFi Soundbar is that it supports digital systems like Dolby Digital and DTS audio systems.  The highly talked Chromecast feature incorporates a plethora of apps and enables you to enjoy unlimited streaming from the likes of Google Play, Spotify, Pandora, iRadio, YouTube and vice versa.   Advanced Bluetooth connection availability means extraordinary pairing opportunity. You can either set it up in a single room or multi-room according to your need. The soundbar has a width measurement of 37.5 inches and the subwoofer that comes with it measures 8-inches. Deep bass is reproduced by the subwoofer that makes your sound quality seamless and crystal clear. Additionally, it is incorporated with the special feature of voice adjustment feature that cancels the background noise that leads to your noise free sound experience.  The additional accessories that are key behind its enormous sound production are the four full range drivers and 2 superb tweeters. These blend in to provide you amazing sound with clarity and deep bass. The global standard 4K HD is something that makes it different to its competitors in the market.  Multiple devices can be connected with the soundbar be it your PC, tabs, TV, smartphones or even the gaming consoles.  It gives virtual height and 3D sound effects. Its SDA technology produces a room-filling sound.. Although it does not have dedicated Atmos speakers yet it gives an awesome audio quality. The SDA technology that gives you an immersive sound experience with room filling quality and the 3D sound effects are its salient features incomparable to none.  It’s a budget friendly soundbar that offers maximum features with low price. A complete package indeed.  What We Liked A very strong 8 inch subwoofer Multiple devices compatibility Unlimited streaming from YouTube, Spotify, Pandora Infrared remote control Elegant design What We Didn’t Like Dolby Atmos and DTS are not X supported Nakamichi Shockwafe Soundbar: [ds]-404-[/ds] Key Highlights: Large number of various HDMI connections Optical, AUX and  USB ports Dolby Digital, DTS: X, Dolby Atmos, TrueHD technology A 7.1.4 Channel surround sound soundbar   Extra loud sound with deep bass The best soundbar in terms of HDMI connections. It offers a plethora of HDMI inputs. There are 4 HDMI ports, 1 HDMI ARC and 3 HDMI inputs (HDCP2.2). Moreover, the other input connections include USB, AUX, Coaxial and optical.  Keep note that the Nakamichi Shockwafe supports all the modern audio format technology like the Dolby Digital, Atmos, DTS:X and TrueHD. It completes your home theater setup with its 4k HDR support. This is a 7.1.4 channel surround the sound system and possesses a subwoofer. It is also an expanded soundbar system with rear speakers.  The configuration includes devoted speakers along with 2 tweeters and 6 full range drivers. It also comes with a 8 inch subwoofer. All these combinations bring in amazing loud sound to the system that will definitely shake your room.  The frequency response is satisfying with 35Hz to 22 KHz and it has a very strong power controlling ability of 600 Watts. This results in providing crystal clear, immersive, seamless sound.  The HDMI ports and the 4K HDR support enable the soundbar to be compatible with multiple devices like TV, laptops, smartphones, tabs, Xbox, Blu-Ray player etc.  HDMI ARC is the main connection point with the TV and the other 3 HDMI inputs you can use for various connections. The AUX port can be connected with tabs and smartphones. The Bluetooth connection is very stable.  It's an elegant looking, slim looking soundbar that occupies very small space so you can place it beneath your TV or even mount into the walls. The installation is very simple and hassle free.  What We Liked Supports multiple audio formats An 8-inch subwoofer that produces deep bass Rear speaker to improve sound quality Multiple device compatible Power of 600 Watts What We Didn’t Like HDMI ARC doesn’t support 5.1 system Very costly SAMSUNG HW-Q950A Soundbar [ds]-436-[/ds] Key Highlights Top-notch quality with 11.1.4 system Channels Various HDMI connections  Samsung supports 48 GBPSA Advanced iOS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi supported Built-in Alexa support The SAMSUNG HW-Q950A Soundbar is another great addition among the HDMI connection soundbars. It comprises 3 HDMIs, 2 HDMI inputs and a single HDMI eARC. It’s a 2.1 HDMI compatible that supports 10K resolution that produces crystal clear sound. Its compatibility with 48 GBPS made it an exceptional player among its competitors. So, if you are a gaming bee and love playing games with amazing sound I personally would recommend you this for a virtual gaming experience. It is also iOS compatible and works pretty well in the Wi-Fi connection.  Among its other connections, the salient ones include stereo input, a strong subwoofer that measures 8 inches and rear speakers. The amazing sound is the result of all these accessories. It supports advanced audio formats like the Dolby Atmos and the DTS:X. It supports multiple devices like laptops, tabs, gaming consoles, etc. The Q-Symphony feature adjusts and blends the sound to the greatest extent.  It’s a 11.1.4 channel system that equips right, left and all other center channels. Moreover, the surround sound system comprises 2 surround channels, two satellites and 2 top channels.  This amazing soundbar is the best choice for an immersive and home theater experience in a small setup that matches your choice.   It features the EQ  technology that enables you to adjust the sound in accordance with your needs, that pushes your auditory experience to the highest level and feel with rhythm and enjoyment.  To sum up, the beautiful-looking soundbar has an elegant design. Built of top quality plastic and the subwoofer is designed of wood. The built-in Alexa technology provides voice controlling ability with many other opportunities.  The SmartThings app enables you to control the soundbar being connected to your smartphone. The advanced Bluetooth connection allows extraordinary pairing modes for different devices.  What We Liked SmartThings App incorporated Q-Symphony feature EQ feature to control audio Dolby Atmos and DTS: X support What We Didn’t Like Quite expensive Mid-range is not that good Samsung HW-Q80R 5.1.2 Soundbar [ds]-490-[/ds Key Highlights: Multiple HDMI ports ( 3 HDMI inputs and 1 HDMI ARC output) built-in Amazon In-built Alexa feature Wifi, and advanced Bluetooth support Dolby Atmos soundbar A surround sound system with 5.1.2  channels and a subwoofer One of the best affordable soundbar with many modern features. Yes, Samsung HW-Q80R matches your choice completely.  It’s a surrounding sound system best suitable for your home theater. A wide range of HDMI inputs which include 2 HDMI inputs and one HDMI ARC output. It’s a 4K HDR enabled compatibility and provides seamless high-resolution audio.  It supports advanced Bluetooth connectivity and is eligible for wireless connection, which makes it compatible with lots of devices like TV, tabs, laptops and smartphones. Built-in Alexa and a micro USB port are its standout features that makes it a standout performer in the realm of soundbars.  An external subwoofer means amazing sound quality with deep bass and clarity. Additionally, being associated with multiple speakers and tweeters ensures crystal clear booming audio experience for you.  The design is sleek and enchanting, that will surely amaze you and last long for sure. The metal body is kept safe by the black steel grille. The aesthetic look makes it a very pleasant addition to your home theater.  It is best suitable for Samsung TV brands. However, you can connect it with other TV brands and multiple devices. The 5.1 refers to its surround sound compatibility.  The audio modes and buttons are placed on the right panel. Touch sensitive buttons, power and source buttons, sound controlling knobs all are placed there. You will get a superb remote that allows you to control the sound being far from the devices.  The accessories also include a wall mounting equipment that enables you to mount it into your walls to get rid of long wires and vice versa.  What We Liked Amazing design and elegant look Samsung multiroom app compatible Remote controlling ability Easy installation What We Didn’t Like Volume issue while operating at high volume JBL Cinema SB400 Soundbar Key Highlights: Strong configuration with 3 HDMI ports 1 optical and AUX connection Advanced Bluetooth connection Dolby Digital 5.1 and Harman Display sound technology Surround sound system JBL is one of the most top electronics products conglomerates in the world. They have earned a name in building top rated soundbars. The JBL Cinema SB400 is a superb soundbar that comprises many modern features. It possesses a 200 watt strong subwoofer. The 8 inch subwoofer gives you an immersive sound experience.  A plethora of HDMI connections make it even more lucrative. Along with 3 HDMI inputs it incorporates 1 Optical and Coaxial connections. The Bluetooth connectivity is highly advanced and effective. The Bluetooth feature is advantageous as it allows seamless pairing with various devices. Moreover, it supports the JBL Music app.  The Bluetooth connectivity allows you to pair multiple devices simultaneously and enjoy amazing clear sound. Additionally, it is an iOS-compatible soundbar that allows various apps to operate and produce streaming music and movies.  The strength of its configuration is unbelievably great. It equips 4 woofers, 2 tweeters and one amplifier that has a capacity of 120 watts. All these accessories combine to offer enormous sound with deep bass, excellent treble and clarity. It provides high resolution audio compatible with different formats due to the Dolby Digital 5.1 technology.  When you are watching movies, the Harman Display technology will provide virtual surround sound and a home theater vibe.  The JBL SB400 is compatible with multiple devices like laptops, tabs, smartphones, gaming consoles and vice versa. It has a very easy installation method.  The affordable price and wall mounting kit make it a go to option for soundbar lovers. You can mount it to the wall if the need emerges.  What We Liked An 8-inch wireless subwoofer Strong sound with deep bass Surround sound technology Multiple device connection Harman Display technology What We Didn’t Like Popping noise at times VIZIO-SB46514-F6 Soundbar [ds]-482-[/ds] Key Highlights: 36 inch soundbar with surround sound and Atmos system Deep bass with 3 speakers and tweeters Passive radiators 5.1.4 surround sound system VIZIO incorporates all the latest technologies and has emerged as a very smart player in the realm of soundbars. Along with its amazing slim design, this is one of the top candidates in incorporating several connection options with advanced Bluetooth availability.  VIZIO sound bar comes with very good performance with a wide range of variations. This soundbar is compatible with multiple devices and gives an immersive experience while listening to music, podcasts, audiobooks or watching movies.  The VIZIO soundbar has a very strong configuration. There are 3 very strong speakers accompanied by 3 tweeters, which measure 0.79 inch each. The ultimate result is an amazingly loud sound with extra depth in bass. Also add the mid range driver that comes with the speakers that fulfill your desired booming sound.  The passive radiators are situated on the left side internally measuring 1.6 by 5.36 inches.  The Vizio SB46514-F6 is a surround sound system with the 5.1`.4 speaker configuration. It supports an Atmos system that enables it to produce an immersive home theater sound experience while listening to music or watching movies.  However, it has some issues like pumping and compression while operating at maximum volume. It’s dynamic and versatile in terms of connection options. Overall, the bar is very versatile and has a lot of connection options, but the satellite speakers aren't wireless like some other setups and need to be wired to the subwoofer. One of the reasons behind its vast popularity is its affordability. You can buy a VIZIO soundbar with a very low price, with all the premier features available.  What We Liked Elegant design Immersive sound experience Affordability HDMI connection incorporated Excellent stereo performance What We Didn’t Like Max volume causes sound distortion Samsung Harman Kardon HW-Q80R Soundbar [ds]-586-[/ds Key Highlights: 5.1.2 surround sound system Strong subwoofer  Expandable system(you can expand by adding rear speakers) Bluetooth connection The Samsung HW-Q80R comprises only one subwoofer but offers you a plethora of modern technological options. It is a wireless connection system that you can pair automatically between the soundbar and the subwoofer.  If the need emerges, you can expand the system by adding rear speakers in the later stage. The rear speakers will also turn out to be wireless.  This Samsung soundbar comes with 2 HDMI ports and 1 HDMI ARC output and a remote.   When it comes to the sound quality, it produces amazing crystal clear sound with deep bass. The bass will give you a booming experience.  As it is a 5.1.2 soundbar system it gives you the surround sound home theater experience and keeps you in an immersive feeling environment.  Multiple devices like the laptop, smartphones, tabs, TVs can be connected with the soundbar. The advanced Bluetooth connection is very effective.  It’s a gaming hub for all the action gamer enthusiasts like COD, GTA,Truthfully, Battlefield.Try rocking with this amazing soundbar with seamless sound and excellent treble.  What We Liked Excellent bass Natural sound Elegant design Multiple device support Best for action games What We Didn’t Like Sometimes muffled sound while gaming Buyer’s Guide to Multiple HDMI Connection Soundbars  So, now that you know about HDMI connections and the best soundbar brands available with multiple HDMI inputs, you can give yourself some time and ask “What should I look for when buying multiple HDMI input soundbars?” Design First, comes the design. Generally, users prefer slim design soundbars that occupy minimum space and easily set into the room theater under the TV or any stand. Buyers also consider the size and the color as per their choice. Keep note that, it is better if your soundbar color matches your TV or any other device’s color. Most of the HDMI soundbars come with black, white and grey.  Audio Quality This is very important because HDMI inputs are utilized to enhance and improve the sound quality of the devices. You will choose the soundbars with modern technologies like Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital,4K HD resolution etc. These technologies are simply the best to take your sound experience to the next level. Among the soundbars we have discussed above, all of them come with modern and advanced technologies; however, Nakamichi and Polk come with the most exclusive technologies.  Connectivity Options HDMI enabled soundbars are a must to provide you seamless, crystal clear amazing, high resolution audio. Try understanding the quality and functions of  different HDMI ports like the 2.0.2.1, HDMI ARC, HDMI eARC so that it becomes easy for you when you go to buy your desired soundbar.  Also,check the manual to install them appropriately.  Subwoofer The bass response is the key for the soundbars to produce loud sound with high clarity. The bass response is handled by the subwoofers. A dedicated subwoofer will ensure that you receive a high bass response as well as amazing sound.  Rear speakers Few of the HDMI input soundbars come with rear satellite speakers, wired or wireless. These accessories are key to your surround sound music experience.  The speakers work relentlessly to provide you the best realistic sound experience. Without the speakers, you may still hear good sound required that you have the dedicated subwoofer. Interestingly, you can expand the sound system later with these rear speakers if you are not provided with them while purchasing.  Surround sound Look for the speakers(front, surround speakers). They are key to your surround sound feature. The HDMI input soundbars achieve surround sound quality by upward and side firing speakers.  FAQs Why are soundbars with HDMI inputs the best choice for sound enthusiasts? HDMI soundbars are highly popular because of the advantages they provide. The HDMI 2.0, 2.1, HDMI ARC will provide you high resolution, 4K HD sound that will make you feel an immersive experience. The connectivity is the key to HDMI inputs. Is HDMI better than Optical to connect soundbars? Although both the HDMI and Optical can be used to connect a soundbar and Other devices, it is preferable to use the HDMIs. For instance, HDMI ARC supports modern audio formats which paves way for high-quality audio output without any distortion. However, if your soundbar lacks HDMI ports then you can use the optical.  What is the ideal number of HDMI ports that a soundbar should possess? A soundbar should possess at least a number of 2 to 3 HDMI ports. These ports have different functions. One of these ports you need to connect the TV with the soundbar. The rest of the ports are needed to connect external additional devices like the gaming consoles, streaming apparatuses etc. Also, if you want to expand the system with additional subwoofers and speakers you need multiple HDMI ports.  Which one is better between the HDMI ARC and HDMI? HDMI ARC ports can produce both audio and video simultaneously from your TV while connected with the soundbar. However, only HDMI ports can transmit only video signals. Moreover, HDMI ARC gives the advantage of controlling both the soundbar and the TV with a single remote. Additionally, HDMI ARC gives you the benefit of controlling your TV and the soundbar at a time with the remote.  Do I need to use a separate cable for the HDMI ARC? It’s a very common question. Take note that you don’t need to use any separate cable for the HDMI ARC but the same cables you use for HDMI ARC, eARC and the common HDMI ports. The ports are different, but not the cables.  What purposes an HDMI Splitter is used for? An HDMI splitter is best used to blend several ports to connect multiple devices together.First, you need to connect the HDMI splitter to the HDMI port which you will find in your soundbar. The very next step is to plug the peripheral devices to the ports situated on the splitter. You will receive the same audio output like the original signal.  Does HDMI Splitter happen to degrade the sound quality? HDMI splitter gives you the option to connect multiple devices to one HDMI port. If your soundbar comes with quality the HDMI splitter will not impact the overall sound quality. However, be advised that using shorter cables are preferable compared to the longer ones because longer cables can flatten the audio signals resulting in degrading the sound quality. Also, don’t forget to set your devices nearer to each other.  Does price have anything to do with the HDMI cable performance?  Price has nothing to do with the HDMI cable performance. Even the lower price cable performs the same and produces the same quality audio and video for you. However, one notable difference can be mentioned in terms of longevity. Costly HDMI cables are long lasting and produce higher bandwidth even if placed at a far distance. Final Thoughts In this piece of writing I have reviewed the best 7 HDMI enabled soundbars. These are the best in terms of quality and price. However, if you ask for recommendations, I would go for Nakamichi Shockwafe Soundbar and the SAMSUNG HW-Q950A Soundbar. They are simply the best in terms of quality, although they are expensive. If you are looking for the best product, you need to compromise a little bit on the price tag. however the rest of the recommended soundbars are also very efficient in terms of producing amazing high resolution sound for the users.  The above described top 7 HDMI input soundbars are the best because of not only having HDMI inputs but also they are compatible with BLu-Ray, PS4, gaming consoles, TVs, Laptops , smartphones, etc. You can connect them simultaneously without any hassle of connecting and disconnecting again and again. Their connectivity and performance are non-comparable to any other soundbars. Also, they provide you hassle free, easy installation opportunities.  Before you buy an HDMI enabled soundbar, I suggest you read this article for an in-depth knowledge about HDMI input types and HDMI soundbars. There’s a buyer’s guide that will guide you properly without any hassle and time waster. 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How to Fix Samsung TV Optical Out No Sound Issue
There is no sound coming from the TV speakers or soundbars that are connected to the TV with an optical cable. To see if this is the case, check out our guide. The built-in speakers on your TV aren't very good at making good sound. So, we need to connect the speakers we want to use to get the best sound. Optical cable is one of the best ways to transfer audio because it sends high-quality audio, but you need to do it right. A lot of things need to be changed on the television when you connect it to other speakers or a soundbar through an optical cable. First, you should check to see if everything is working right. Whether you did something wrong or not, don't worry. We will show you how to do it right today. What Can You Do If You Are Facing a Similar Problem? If there is no sound, how can you enjoy the music? When you use an optical cable to connect your Samsung TV to an external audio system, many people overlook the fact that you must change a setting in order to hear the sound. There are a few things you may do if your Samsung TV's optical out no sound is an issue that you're having. In that case, don't worry; keep reading. Steps to Follow to Fix the Samsung TV Optical Out No Sound Issue Here are some steps that will help you get sound back from your Samsung TV when you connect it to external speakers through optical out. Step 1: Change the way the audio comes out. There is a menu page on your Samsung TV. In the first step, you have to go to this page. There is a sound setting in the menu settings. You have to choose the sound output as "Audio Out." If you set the sound output on your TV-to-TV speakers, you won't be able to hear the sound coming from the external speaker that is connected with an optical cable. Step 2: Go to the "Expert Settings" tab. Then, go back to the sound settings and choose "Advanced Settings." An expert setting has HDMI input audio and a digital audio format that can be used to send and receive audio. If you want to use PCM files, you have to change both of them. Step 3: Change the audio and sound settings. After you've changed the export setting on your Samsung TV, go to the sound setting and change the sound level. When you click on the drop-down list, you will see options like HDMI and TV speakers, but you have to choose optically out of them all. When you choose optically, a new drop-down list will show up. You have to choose a digital out sound if you want to connect your Samsung TV to another audio system. Step 4: It's now time to check out the sound. To do this, you have to change all the settings that are needed for this process. The last thing you will do is listen to the sound. Any time you play a song on your Samsung TV, check to see if the sound comes from a speaker that you have connected with an optical cable. A problem with your speaker might be to blame for you not being able to listen to the sound coming from your external audio system. The settings you made in Samsung TV seem to be fine. Why Is still There No Sound Coming from My Samsung TV? It's possible that other problems with your speakers or Samsung TV could be to blame if you still don't hear any sound even after you've changed the settings for your speakers to make sound. The following are some suggestions that might help you get the problem solved once and for all: Run A Cable Check on Your Optical Cable You might have a bad optical cable, so check to see if that's the case. A different way to check is to try plugging in a new optical cable to the TV and see if that works, too. Check out the Ports If there is a problem with the ports on your external speakers or your Samsung TV, all of your work might not be worth it at the end. Make sure they are in their best shape. Power Cycle Your Samsung TV If the ports work, temporal errors could be to blame for the problem. To fix them, you should: Turn the TV off. Remove the device from the wall. If there is still a charge in the TV's memory or capacitors, wait about 5 minutes to let it go. Plug the Samsung TV set back in, and then turn it on. Turn on the TV again. If you've done all the steps and your optical cable is working fine, you can factory reset the TV. Check your TV's user's manual for instructions that are specific to your model. How Do You Test An Optical Cable? If you use the VFL (Very Low Frequency) method, you can quickly check the optical cable on your Samsung TV. There is a problem with the cable if there is a lot of red light. That's the same if you look at the ferrule from the other side and see it glowing from all sides. You, on the other hand, have the right cable if the light comes only from the fiber. You can find out if your optical cable is good by replacing it with a fresh one and seeing how it works. If the cable looks bad, you don't need to test it. Replace. Wrapping Up There you have it. We really hope that the techniques and solutions we have discussed in this post will help you fix your Samsung TV's optical cable not generating sound problem. For the TV and speaker to be able to talk to each other, you need to make the right settings on your Samsung TV and make sure the optical cable you use for the connection is in good shape. In this case, there might be a hardware problem that you can show in the service center. After you have done everything, you still don't hear any sound coming from the external speaker. FAQs Why does my Samsung TV have picture but no sound? Navigate to Settings > Support > Self Diagnosis. Then, click Start Sound Test to start a sound test. If the test shows that there is a problem, go to Settings > Sound > Advanced Settings, and then choose Reset Sound. Note: If you still have a problem even after you reset the sound, go to our Support Center and ask for help. This way, we can help you. How do I turn the optical output on my Samsung TV? In and out connections for audio on a smart TV (Optical) Please click on Audio to go to the next page. Choose the Speaker setting. Select the speaker you want. When you choose External speaker, you will hear the sound. The TV should have a digital audio out port (optical). Find it. It is best to connect the digital audio cable to a digital audio output on the TV. Why does my Samsung TV say audio out optical? When you use the Samsung TV remote, go to the setting menu on your TV. From the settings, move your mouse to the sound area. This is what you want to do in the sound section. Make sure the sound output is set to Audio out/Optical and not TV speakers.
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