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If you're going to be spending that much money, you'd be better off with a receiver and some quality speakers instead of a soundbar. A soundbar is simple and easy to use, but you get less quality for your money with one.

It's not always a bad idea to get a soundbar, for many people the simplicity is worth it, and they don't want to spend too much and just wanted something better than the terrible TV speakers. But if you care enough about sound quality to spend over $200-250 then I would think you would care enough to want to get full sized speakers instead of small ones packed into a bar.

For $270 you could get a Dayton 10" subwoofer [parts-express.com] and two pairs of Sony Core bookshelf speakers [bestbuy.com]. You could use the 4 bookshelves for surround sound, or use one as a center speaker (it outperforms the Sony Core center which is more expensive) and have an extra one left over to sell. Find a cheap receiver on Craigslist and you'll have a setup that gives you much more value for the money than a pricey soundbar.

I don't think soundbars are terrible or anything, it's just hard to understand why expensive ones are popular, it seems like they should only be a middle ground between TV speakers and a full speaker setup.
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Pretty terrible review from Rtings staff, especially given the sale price of nearly $300. They rated the much cheaper Yamaha yas-207 much higher.


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Pretty terrible review from Rtings staff, especially given the sale price of nearly $300. They rated the much cheaper Yamaha yas-207 much higher.


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any suggestions for a sound bar with sub? Around 500-700? Looked at definitive and Sony z9 which look good
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any suggestions for a sound bar with sub? Around 500-700? Looked at definitive and Sony z9 which look good
The one in the op.
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any suggestions for a sound bar with sub? Around 500-700? Looked at definitive and Sony z9 which look good
You named them... The LG10 and Samsung Q80 and Q90 are closer to 1k. I'd probably do the Sony Z9 when on sale. Also you could start with a Sonos Soundbar or Bose 700 but it'd be over 1k if you wanted the Sub.
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The one in the op.
This is a joke reply. The Klipsh isn't even close to the ones you listed. The Polk Magnifi gets really strong reviews if you don't want Atmos.
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any suggestions for a sound bar with sub? Around 500-700? Looked at definitive and Sony z9 which look good
If you're going to be spending that much money, you'd be better off with a receiver and some quality speakers instead of a soundbar. A soundbar is simple and easy to use, but you get less quality for your money with one.

It's not always a bad idea to get a soundbar, for many people the simplicity is worth it, and they don't want to spend too much and just wanted something better than the terrible TV speakers. But if you care enough about sound quality to spend over $200-250 then I would think you would care enough to want to get full sized speakers instead of small ones packed into a bar.

For $270 you could get a Dayton 10" subwoofer [parts-express.com] and two pairs of Sony Core bookshelf speakers [bestbuy.com]. You could use the 4 bookshelves for surround sound, or use one as a center speaker (it outperforms the Sony Core center which is more expensive) and have an extra one left over to sell. Find a cheap receiver on Craigslist and you'll have a setup that gives you much more value for the money than a pricey soundbar.

I don't think soundbars are terrible or anything, it's just hard to understand why expensive ones are popular, it seems like they should only be a middle ground between TV speakers and a full speaker setup.
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Pretty terrible review from Rtings staff, especially given the sale price of nearly $300. They rated the much cheaper Yamaha yas-207 much higher.


https://www.rtings.com/soundbar/r...sch/bar-48
This article shows Samsung Q90 as their first pick. Has anyone tried them? Any ideas?
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If you're going to be spending that much money, you'd be better off with a receiver and some quality speakers instead of a soundbar. A soundbar is simple and easy to use, but you get less quality for your money with one.

It's not always a bad idea to get a soundbar, for many people the simplicity is worth it, and they don't want to spend too much and just wanted something better than the terrible TV speakers. But if you care enough about sound quality to spend over $200-250 then I would think you would care enough to want to get full sized speakers instead of small ones packed into a bar.

For $270 you could get a Dayton 10" subwoofer [parts-express.com] and two pairs of Sony Core bookshelf speakers [bestbuy.com]. You could use the 4 bookshelves for surround sound, or use one as a center speaker (it outperforms the Sony Core center which is more expensive) and have an extra one left over to sell. Find a cheap receiver on Craigslist and you'll have a setup that gives you much more value for the money than a pricey soundbar.

I don't think soundbars are terrible or anything, it's just hard to understand why expensive ones are popular, it seems like they should only be a middle ground between TV speakers and a full speaker setup.
Absolutely understand your point. I need this for the bedroom so nothing really high end. I do have a sonos in living room. Eventually I am looking at a bowers with the receiver but that's at a later point for the main living.

We got the sonos because my wife was picky about wires in our old apartment so the sonos fit the bill for a slight compromise for both of us, with no wires on the rears and the sub. It's decent sound to deal with.


Thanks for the suggestion and taking the time to respond
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You named them... The LG10 and Samsung Q80 and Q90 are closer to 1k. I'd probably do the Sony Z9 when on sale. Also you could start with a Sonos Soundbar or Bose 700 but it'd be over 1k if you wanted the Sub.
Thanks already have the sonos with the sub..this is for the bedroom. Also sonos is not that great without the sub and with the sub it's close to 1k..I am leaning toward the z9 I heard it at best buy and it definitely blows the op klipsch away
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Pretty terrible review from Rtings staff, especially given the sale price of nearly $300. They rated the much cheaper Yamaha yas-207 much higher.


https://www.rtings.com/soundbar/r...sch/bar-48

Thats pretty crazy considering Klipsch' reputation in home audio
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Thats pretty crazy considering Klipsch' reputation in home audio
From what I've read their reputation has become a bit like Apple... still pretty good, but overpriced and coasting on their reputation bit, not as on top of their game as they used to be.
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vizio sb3651 is pretty much bang for the buck. its 5.1 and is on sale currently at sams and costco for 149.
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any suggestions for a sound bar with sub? Around 500-700? Looked at definitive and Sony z9 which look good
HW-Q80R... $1k at stores, got one shipped with taxes for $640 on greentoe, sounds amazing. I have it with a Sony x900f TV and works great.
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