Having trouble hearing your home theater system? A sound bar enriches the audio of your components, while enhancing the overall viewing experience. If you are experiencing issues with your sound bar, try to pin-point the cause to restore the sound and quality of your system and resolve the problem.
Some common issues that could interfere with your sound quality are:
Your Audio Settings
Most likely the culprit to your inferior sound output is due to a setting. Check and configure settings for your theater components and personal preferences. It makes sense to visit the menus and experiment with the various settings to garner control over your viewing experience.
Take some time to re-route and check each cable leading in and out of your theater system. This provides a great opportunity to trouble-shoot other issues and to clean up the wires and cables around your components.
Compatibility is key with any and all of your theater components, and this includes your sound bar. For example, some systems may require 5.1 output so check your settings and get familiar with your components for compatibility, and optimal audio sound.
When shopping for a sound bar, pay attention to manufacturer quality and customer reviews before buying. The truth is, low-end brands and discount pricing may be due to inexpensive chips used in manufacturing which will significantly impact your audio experience. Talk with retail staff, visit online sites, and read feedback to determine the best sound bar for your system, at a price that you can live with.