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If you’re constantly adjusting the volume of your TV because you can’t hear what anyone is saying, you’re not alone. While modern flat-panel TVs look fantastic, many aren’t very good in the sound department. They're just too thin to house large enough speakers. The result is an often-disappointing audio experience — made even more painful by the substantial price of these TVs.
The solution? External speakers! That may sound expensive, but it doesn't have to be. There's no need to spend a fortune on a complete surround system; a simple soundbar is often sufficient. A soundbar is basically an amplifier and clarifier of the audio signal emanating from your set. Soundbars are great because they amplify sound directly in front of you, allowing you to hear dialogue that much better.
Samsung’s 3.1 ch A650 A Series Soundbar is a stellar model, and it's on sale this Cyber Weekend for a whopping 48 percent off. Down from $400 to just $208, this soundbar can make a huge difference in your TV-watching experience. Bonus: It comes with a free wireless subwoofer. A subwoofer increases bass performance significantly, giving you that extra oomph when watching movies or playing video games. The combo offers up immersive surround simulation without rear speakers.
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On this Samsung soundbar which thousands of fans rave about on Amazon, a built-in center speaker enhances dialogue, and an adaptive sound lite feature actually optimizes the sound according to what’s on screen.
One Amazon shopper said it fixed the quiet dialogue issue of their Samsung TV: “I was annoyed at having a nice 2020 Samsung TV yet still having to watch with the remote in hand to change the volume for talking or action scenes. Research told me I needed to make sure there was a dedicated center channel speaker in my soundbar choice [...] It's exactly what was needed to really enjoy the TV. It feels cinematic and full, without all the rumble and thumping that feels over the top for regular viewing.”
“I’m in love with these speakers,” said another. “They were a tremendous upgrade from the TV’s speakers. Crisp dialogue, bass that can shake your couch when it’s turned up to the max. Music sounds great with them.”
Reviewers say set-up is a breeze: “Awesome speaker bar overall,” said one. “Amazing set up, took two seconds. All you have to do is plug it in, no worries about connection issues between the bar and subwoofer. Sounds amazing, volume goes up extremely high, bass is awesome.”
If you only have TV speakers and haven’t upgraded to a soundbar yet, this is the perfect time to do so — ahead of the holidays, in the midst of this impressive sale and just in time for a long cozy winter.
“This one has sound you can feel!” said a reviewer, who bottom-lines it for us: “I can’t ever go back now!”
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