home theatre best in-home audioHaving a home theatre is one of the best ways to enjoy all of your favourite content at home. While it’s easy to focus on your TV as the most important part of your home theatre, there’s another piece of the puzzle that’s just as important to bring the big screen experience home – your home theatre audio. Setting up in-home audio components is the best way to make the most of your home theatre, and it’s easy to pick and choose speakers, receivers, and subwoofers to complement your TV.

How to create the best in-home audio experience

TVs are thinner and lighter than ever before, and the latest OLEDs, QLEDs, and Mini-LED TVs provide you with such a real-to-life picture it’s just like looking out the window. The only downside to the latest TVs is that, because of the size of the frame, the speakers aren’t as loud as you might like. That’s why, if you want big, booming audio for movies, music, and TV shows, you’ll want to add in-home audio components like speakers, subwoofers, receivers, and soundbars to complement your TV’s sound.

Best ultimate complete home theatre audio setup

Klipsch speakers home theatre audio

When you want a one-stop complete home theatre audio setup, look no further than Klipsch. They offer several components designed to work together seamlessly, and they have a great gold/black aesthetic that stands out in the room.

Klipsch speakers

For the ultimate home theatre setup, you’ll need two tower speakers, two bookshelf speakers, a centre channel speaker, and a module speaker pair. Klipsch has you covered in the speaker department with the following components:

Onkyo 7 channel receiver to power your Klipsch speakers

With great Klipsch speakers in your home theatre, all you’ll need is a receiver to provide the power. The Onkyo TX-NR696 7.2 channel AV receiver has all the power you need to transform your room into your own personal movie theatre.

The Onkyo receiver gives you 100W power per channel with 7.2 channels to power all of your Klipsch speakers. With support for Full HD to 4K Ultra HD, you can enhance your sound, and it has Dolby Atmos, DTS Virtual:X 3D sound processing, and THX listening modes. The Theatre-dimensional virtual surround-sound function will make you feel like you’re in the middle of every movie you watch.

Best sound bar home audio package

sony soundbar

If you want to set up a sound bar but you aren’t sure where to start, a sound bar package is a great way to go. Here are a few options for sound bar packages to boost your TV’s sound and bring surround sound to your living room.

Samsung HW-Q850A sound bar

The Samsung HW-Q850A sound bar isn’t just a sound bar; it’s a full home theatre setup. You get a 5.1.2 channel soundbar with 5 channels, 1 subwoofer channel, and 2 up-firing channels with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X. You can use your voice assistant to control the soundbar, Tap Sound technology to stream music from your phone, and it pairs easily with your TV via Bluetooth so you won’t have extra wires to connect. If you’d like to plug it in, you can use the HDMI port with 4K pass through.

Sony HTA7000 sound bar package

Sony TVs provide spectacular picture quality, and if you’d like to boost the audio on your TV, a Sony soundbar package is a great way to do so. The Sony HTA7000 Dolby Atmos sound bar paired with Sony SARS3S Wireless Bookshelf speakers and the Sony SA-SW3 Subwoofer will give everything you need to create a defined home sound system.

The Sony HTA7000 is a 500-watt sound bar with 7.1.2 channels and sound field optimization. It has side beam tweeters and an X-balanced speaker for true cinematic sound. The Sony SARS3S wireless bookshelf speakers are a great complement to the sound bar. They are 2-way rear speakers with 100 watts of power and will wirelessly connect to your Sony soundbar.

To complete the package, the Sony SA-SW3 Subwoofer brings the bass with a wireless design and 200W max power for bass-driven sound effects and deep, rich audio.

Premium Atmos sound bar system

Just looking for a sound bar without adding extra speakers? There are a few great options if you’d like a simple system to boost your TV’s sound.

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Sonos Arc sound bar

The Sonos Arc will fill your room with audio and make you feel like you’re in the middle of your own personal movie theatre. It’s a Dolby Atmos sound bar with 11 drivers to cover the lows, mids, and highs in every movie you watch. You can control it via the Sonos app, your favourite voice assistant, or stream wirelessly using Apple Airplay 2.

Bose Smart Soundbar 900

Bose will elevate your home theatre with the Bose Smart Soundbar 900. It has smart functions including voice control, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth, and the six full-range transducers, centre tweeter, and PhaseGuide technology will give you a 7 channel surround sound experience you’ll have to hear to believe.

Sports and gaming audio essentials

sony soundbar

Fast-paced action will be even more immersive if you up the sound quality in your home theatre. When you have sports and gaming in mind, you’ll want to choose a sound bar with precise, detailed audio to pick up every kick-off or boss battle.

Sony HT-G700 sound bar with wireless subwoofer

Plug your new console or turn to your favourite sports channel and you’ll be blown away by the Sony HT-G700 sound bar. It’s a 3.1-channel sound bar with Dolby Atmos/DTS:X, Vertical Surround Engine, and Immersive Audio Enhancer to upscale everything to 7.1.2-channel sound. Place the wireless subwoofer behind you and you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of your game, and the sound bar has multiple sound modes so you can completely customize your audio experience.

Audio starter package

Setting up a home theatre system for the first time? A 2 channel system is the perfect audio package for anyone who is living in an apartment or on their own for the first time.

Samsung HW-A450 sound bar

A home theatre can be set up in any size room. Even if you’re low on space you won’t have to sacrifice sound when you have the Samsung HW-A450 sound bar. It’s a 2.1 channel sound bar with 300W power to create a completely immersive listening experience. It comes with a wireless subwoofer for deep, rich bass, and you can add additional Samsung speakers if you’d like to expand into multi-room audio or if you move to larger space.

Sonos One Voice Controlled Smart Speaker sonos one

All you need to boost the audio in a small space is the Sonos One. It’s a voice-controlled smart speaker with a pair of Class-D amplifiers and custom-built drivers, and it will fill your room with audio from Spotify, Amazon Music, and more. If you’d like to upgrade in the future you can pair the speaker with other Sonos speakers for a full home theatre system.

Create the perfect in-home audio system for you

No matter what type of in-home audio setup you currently have, these choices will bring a new dimension of sound to your home theatre. Check out everything Best Buy has to offer for home audio today.

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