get the best in-home audio for your home theatre

Having 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 bringing the big screen experience home – your home theatre’s audio. I found this out last year when I added a sound bar to my TV for the first time. It’s a 3.1 channel sound bar and it only took 5 minutes to set it up, but we were completely blown away by how loud the audio was. Now I’m looking to upgrade to a 5 or 7 channel sound bars, because I know setting up in-home audio components is the best way to make the most of your home theatre.

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, that it’s just like looking out the window. The only downside to the latest TVs is how the size of the frame means the speakers aren’t as loud as you might like. 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.

Choose a complete home theatre audio setup

Klipsch speakers

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:

  • Klipsch R800F Dual 8 inch tower speaker: a two-way speaker with a cone design and 600 watts of power
  • Klipsch R40M 4 inch Bookshelf speakers: exclusive Tractrix® horn technology and 50 watts of power give you the perfect sound for your favourite audio
  • Klipsch R50C Dual 5.25 inch Centre Channel speaker: boosts movie and TV dialogue with 100 Watts of power for clear, defined sound
  • Klipsch R40SA 40 inch surround sound speaker: pick up a pair for 200-watts of spectacular sound powered by Tractrix horn technology
  • Klipsch R121SW 12 inch subwoofer: the 12 inch copper-spun front-firing woofer adds deep bass thanks to an all-digital amplifier and 400 watts of power

Denon AVR-S760H receiver to power your Klipsch speakers

The Denon AVR-S760H receiver is a 7.2-channel receiver that can deliver 75 RMS per channel. Whether you’re watching your favourite movies or gaming on your console, this Denon receiver will supply the power your speakers need to pump out amazing audio. There are multiple ways to connect including built-in HEOS Technology, Bluetooth and AirPlay. It offers six HDMI inputs as well as one phono input if you’d like to plug in and play your vinyl collection.

Onkyo 5 channel receiver is an all-in-one solution

Onyko receiver and speakers

If you want an all-in-one solution with speakers and a receiver, the Onkyo HTS-3910 5.1 channel Ultra HD 3D home theatre system has all the power you need to transform your room into your own personal movie theatre.

The Onkyo HTS-39`0 has 5.1 channels with 155W per channel and includes six speakers and a 120-watt subwoofer. With support for high-definition formats like 4K/60p and HDR, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X playback, and DTS Virtual:X, you’ll feel like you’re in the middle of every movie you watch.

Set up a sound bar for the best home audio

If you want to set up a sound bar but you aren’t sure where to start, take a look at these four options. They will boost your TV’s audio 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 don’t want to use it wirelessly, you can plug in via the HDMI port with 4K pass through.

Sony HTA5000 sound bar

Sony TVs provide spectacular picture quality, but they have an amazing lineup of home theatre audio too. If you’d like to boost the audio on your TV, the Sony HTA5000 soundbar is a great way to do so. It has an Omnidirectional block design for wide-reaching sound and is packed with new technology to create a defined home sound system.

The Sony HTA5000 is a 5.1.2 channel with 450-watts sound bar with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X with Vertical Surround Engine. It has HDMI ports with 8K and 4K@120Hz video pass-through, built-in subwoofers to add low bass to your movie soundtracks, and Sound Field Optimization to customize your audio output to fit your room.

Sonos Arc sound bar

If you want to feel like you’re in the middle of your own personal movie theatre, the Sonos Arc sound bar is a must-have. One of the best-selling sound bars available, 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.

Samsung 9.1 channel sound bar

If you’re interested in upgrading your current sound bar or you want to set up a more expansive sound system, the Samsung HW-Q910C 520W 9.1 channel sound bar will level up your living room. It’s a 520-watt sound bar with nine front and surround channels, a subwoofer to add bass, and two up-firing channels to create the feeling of surround sound from ceiling to floor.

It’s easy to set up because it has SpaceFit Sound Pro technology to auto-calibrate your sound bar for your living room or home theatre. If you pair your Samsung sound bar with a compatible Samsung TV Q-Symphony will synchronize the sound between your TV’s speakers and your sound bar.

Audio starter package

When you’re setting up a home theatre system for the first time, you may want something that’s simple and inexpensive. A 2 channel system is the perfect audio upgrade for anyone who is living in an apartment or on their own for the first time.

Toshiba SBX-1020 60W sound bar

Toshiba SBX-1020 sound bar

You don’t have to break the bank to upgrade your TV’s audio. Exclusive to Best Buy, the Toshiba SBX-1020 sound bar is a wallet-friendly option with 2.1 channels. It boosts your TV’s audio with 60 watts of power and an integrated subwoofer. It has smart sound modes so it will automize your audio for whatever you’re listening to, and you can connect to it via Bluetooth or plug into one of the many ports.

Solo speakers stream your favourite music

If you’d like to expand your home audio but want to branch out beyond your TV, here are a few options for turning up the volume at home.

Sonos Era Wireless 300 multi-room speaker

All you need to boost the audio in any space is the Sonos Era wireless 300. It’s a wireless speaker with six drivers placed strategically on the front, sides, and top of the speaker. You can pair it with another Sonos ERA Wireless 300 speaker to create your own multi-room setup, and it has Trueplay Tuning via the Sonos App so it can customize your speaker’s output for your room. You have the freedom to connect to the speaker via W-Fi, Bluetooth and AirPlay, or you can opt for a wired connection via the 3.5mm line.

JBL Partybox 710 Bluetooth speaker

With the JBL Partybox 710 you can turn up the volume and the party vibe in your living room. You get 800 watts of the clearest audio for every party playlist, and it has dual 2.75 inch speakers, 8 inch woofers, and is powered with JBL Pro Sound for powerful audio. You aren’t limited to the living room with the JBL 710 either. It’s IPX4 rated so it can stand up to splashes and rain.

This party speaker can do more than pump out amazing audio – it has bright, colourful lights so you can set up your own customized light show. Just open up the JBL PartyBox app and you can be your own DJ at any get together.

Your vinyl collection will sound better than ever

vinyl turntable

If you’ve always wanted to enjoy your vinyl collection in a bigger, louder way, look no further than the Audio Technica AT-LP120XUSB-BZ USB turntable. With the option to choose between phono or line-level output, you can connect your turntable to your stereo system and use the direct-drive DC servo motor for the smoothest playback possible. There are three speeds including 33-1/3RPM, 45RPM, or 78RPM, and with USB output you can easily convert your vinyl to digital files.

Create the perfect in-home audio system for you

No matter what type of in-home audio setup you currently have, if you want to bring a new dimension of sound to your home theatre, these speakers and sound bars are all great options. You can check out everything Best Buy has to offer for home audio today.

Shelly Wutke
Editor TV & Home Theatre
I'm a Vancouver freelancer and tech enthusiast. When I'm not writing you'll find me on my farm with my alpacas, chickens, and honeybees. Visit my website Survivemag


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