Question 2.2-channel soundbar in an all-in-one design ?

Feb 22, 2023
What are your thoughts on 2.2-channel soundbars with all-in-one designs? Have you owned one before, and if so, what was your experience like? Are there any specific brands or models that you would recommend or advise against?

Thanks in advance for your help and insights!
Mar 21, 2023
Soundbars offer a lot of benefits. They are easy to install, user-friendly and don't take up much space. Moreover, they can enhance sound quality far beyond what the built-in speakers on your TV deliver.

However, there are some limitations to bear in mind when using soundbars. For instance, most soundbars have limited channels that cannot match the beauty of surround sound experience of a full home theater system. Also, sound quality may differ widely from model to model, so research and reviews should be taken into account when choosing one.

Some popular options include the Sonos Beam, the Bose SoundTouch 300, and the Samsung HW-Q70T. However, there are many other brands and models accessible in the market, so make sure to compare choices and read reviews before making a purchase.
It really depends on what you're after. The biggest of course, is that they can't really offer the same experience as a true surround sound system. They may have something that might mimic it, but it doesn't really approach the real thing.

But for the most part, most sound bars are better than whatever comes built-in the TV or monitor if the aim is to get something better than that.