FOX11, Los Angeles - What is your biggest complaint about TV sound? Most often, people complain about not being able to clearly hear dialogue and commercials are too loud. The reason for this is TVs are thinner than they've ever been, and so is the sound coming from their speakers. A larger enclosure allows for things like pre-amps and other technology to help power speakers and provide better sound, but you can't stuff all of that technology into paper thin flatscreen TVs. To combat those issues, many soundbars have features accessible through their mobile apps which allow you to customize sound so that you can hear dialogue better, or equalize audio so commercials don't blast you. Some like Sonos have a "night listening" mode which decreases explosions and other loud sounds so you don't wake anyone.
Brian Tong, Senior Editor over at CNET joined us to talk about how to make your binge watching better!
Here are the products we looked at in today's Tech Tuesday:
SOUNDBARS MAY COME WITH SUBWOOFERS FOR GREAT BASS
SOUNDBARS MAY ALSO ACT AS VIDEO SWITCHERS, ALLOWING YOU TO CONNECT MULTIPLE DEVICES AND CONTROL THEM THROUGH YOUR SOUNDBAR. HOOK UP YOUR GAMING CONSOLE, YOUR STREAMING BOX, ETC.
MOUNT TO A WALL OR SIT ON TV TABLE IN FRONT OF THE TV
SOUNDBARS COME IN DIFFERENT FORMATS: SOUNDBARS AND SOUNDBASES.
With devices like Sonos' PLAYBASE you can build your audio system a piece at a time. Start with a soundbar like their PLAYBAR or the PLAYBASAE and then add on speakers as you can afford to.