Category Archives: Soundbars

Bose Solo 15 Series II TV Sound System Review

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Bose Solo 15 Series II Pedestal Speaker System

Update Note: This review has been updated for the new Bose Solo 15 Series II TV Sound System, which replaces the Bose Solo 15. Performance wise the audio quality of both models will be the same.

The difference between the models is the new Bose Solo 15 II adds built-in Bluetooth technology which is controlled by a button on the remote control. Additionally, it now allows you to adjust the bass output level of the speaker from a button on the remote control, instead of having to adjust the bass level from a knob located on the rear panel of the previous model.

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Klipsch R-10B Soundbar System Review

Klipsch R 10B

Soundbars have changed the way we enjoy our television viewing experience in our homes. They have helped complete our viewing entertainment by adding sensational audio quality to mate with the spectacular video images delivered by our flat panel TVs.

And with the advent of these slim profile HDTVs, the space for adequate sized speakers within the display panel that provided quality sound output began to diminish. The speakers used in most flat panel displays today produce from mediocre to flat out poor sound quality.

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Vizio S3821W-CO Sound Bar Review with Wireless Subwoofer


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Vizio Sound Bar 

Today’s flat panel HDTV’s feature slim and elegant designs that fit nicely into our home decor while displaying beautiful high definition images. However, most of these flat panel displays are lacking in one key area of performance… and this is sound quality. An ideal solution for this audio deficiency is the addition of a sound bar.

Vizio, one of several  manufacturers of quality sound bars, provide some of the most popular products on the market including their best selling S3821w-CO 38″ 2.1 Home Theater Sound Bar, which is the focus of this review.

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HDTV Add-Ons: Choosing a Sound Bar and Surround Sound System

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Bose Solo 15 TV Sound System

HDTV’s have become the norm for most U.S. households. And according to research done by the Leichtman Research Group, 75% of U.S. homes have at least one HDTV.

The majority of these televisions are likely to be of the flat panel variety. This design leaves very little space for audio speakers that are able to produce full bodied high quality sound. In fact, most flat panel HDTV’s produce mediocre or poor sound quality.

However, you do not have to live with this inferior sound reproduction. Two options for better sound include sound bars and pre-matched surround sound systems, also known as Home Theaters in a Box (HTiB).

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