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If you are brand new to the world of assisted audio, you may wonder how to place a soundbar. Some of the best speakers, after all, are top soundbars and these devices need the proper placement to maximize their potential. So why worry about placing a soundbar, and what are the best ways to do it? Keep reading to find out.
The proper placement is important for a number of reasons, just like when learning how to sync a soundbar with a TV. It helps maximize sound quality, depending on where you are sitting and where the TV is placed, helping you understand if you need to learn how to mount a soundbar to a TV.
A Bluetooth soundbar is a good way to maximize your placement options without all the cable clutter.
Placing a soundbar correctly also helps with clutter if you have learned how to hide soundbar wires. Correct placement can even help stave off maintenance and repair issues, so you won’t have to learn why a soundbar keeps cutting out.
There is no “correct” answer here, as there are many soundbar designs out there and maybe televisions. Additionally, each living space is different, with unique needs. However, there are some things to think about and pros and cons that go along with each placement type.
This is the standard placement for a soundbar and makes a lot of sense. It emits the sound waves at around the height you will be sitting as you watch TV, leading to increased enjoyment. Acoustics are always better when a soundbar is mounted at ear level, though this depends on how your TV is arranged and if it is mounted to a wall.
This is also not a bad option, with some caveats. Depending on your setup, placing the soundbar above the TV will be the only way to get anything approaching ear level. Putting a soundbar above the TV is also a fairly good option regarding cable management, as you can run all of the cables through a dedicated cable channel or cable racer, so you’ll only see one wire descending from the soundbar.
Avoid placing the soundbar on the floor, behind a shelf, behind the couch, or behind the TV. All of these placements ensure that the audio signal will not be at ear level, thus impacting your enjoyment.
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