The home theater industry was one of the hardest hit industries during the height of the recession in 2008. Thankfully, with the recent boom in streaming services and changes in how media is being consumed, speakers are making a strong comeback. Wireless subwoofers, soundbars and sound projectors are a few of the key players in the current market trends.
3 Trends in Home Theater Speakers
Gone are the days of untangling all the cords behind your speakers; give your audio system more flexibility with a wireless subwoofer. The subwoofer will amplify the bass of your music all connected over WiFi, which means that other than the power plug, there are no wires involved…allowing you the ability to move the party outside! Not everyone needs a lot of bass in their music but for those who like to feel the beat, a wireless subwoofer is the way to go. For a well rated wireless subwoofer, expect to pay anywhere from $300 – $1000.
Much like the wireless subwoofers, soundbars eliminate the mess of wires and multiple speakers that used to make up a home audio system. Soundbars create the same sound as the multiple speaker setups in one sleek design, complimenting the minimalist look of flat screen TVs. Keep in mind that soundbars perform optimally in small to medium sized rooms depending on the device. With a wide variety of soundbars to choose from, you can easily find a reputable brand for a price you can agree with, but it is recommended to purchase a subwoofer in addition to the soundbar. Expect to pay anywhere from $200 – $2,000.
Digital Sound Projectors
The Digital Sound Projectors (DSP) is essentially a soundbar at heart but with far advanced technology. Each speaker in the DSP has its own amplifier, allowing each speaker to project sound at various levels. The purpose of this is to re-create the sound as realistically as possible while also giving you control over all speaker levels electronically. Dolby Atmos currently is leading the market with its DSP technology and is found in multiple speaker systems (Pioneer, Samsung and Klipsch, just to name a few). Depending on the speaker setup you choose, you can expect to pay anywhere from $500- $5,000.
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