• What home theatre audio system should I buy?

    I have a $500 flexible budget. Im looking for surround sound. I want a good sound bar, a good subwoofer and 4 extra speakers to place around the room. Less cords are better. Looking for quality, not loudness. I dont want to make more than 3 purchases. Id very much prefer buying from walmart.com so i can use my... show more
    I have a $500 flexible budget. Im looking for surround sound. I want a good sound bar, a good subwoofer and 4 extra speakers to place around the room. Less cords are better. Looking for quality, not loudness. I dont want to make more than 3 purchases. Id very much prefer buying from walmart.com so i can use my discount. Im currently thinking about the Samsung HT-J5500W and the samsung HW-MS6500. Im not sure if those would even work well with each other but its a bit above my price range. I appreciate any help but i dont want to hear "walmart sucks" or "$500 is nowhere near enough" only positive help please.
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • What home audio system should I get?

    Best answer: Good luck. Your budget encompasses only the cheapest dross on the market. Perhaps you should consider shopping Salvation army stores , garage sales,such like. I have no recommendations for junk systems that might somehow magically be a match for an expensive high end TV. your best choice for that sort of money... show more
    Best answer: Good luck. Your budget encompasses only the cheapest dross on the market. Perhaps you should consider shopping Salvation army stores , garage sales,such like. I have no recommendations for junk systems that might somehow magically be a match for an expensive high end TV. your best choice for that sort of money would be simply a soundbar, which at least will offer better than TV sound output. Surround sound requires five independent speakers, a self amplified sub-woofer, a disc player, several cables, a spool of connecting wire, and a receiver or better with five internal amplifiers, and a system of signal decoders, a remote... that's what, nine purchases? Simple division should tell you, what you intend to pay per item is not going to offer a quality, long lasting solution, just a chinzy make do HTiB system not worth the even minimal investment you intend. Such equipment will usually barely outlast is 90 day warranty. Don't go there.
    11 answers · 6 days ago
  • Is Harman kardon radios good on bass for my cerwin vega tower speakers?

    at the moment I have a pioneer vsx 453 receiver and it previously has been repaired but it is starting to have a different issue to it and it is a great receiver for bass on the cerwin vega re30s. I know stereos aren't the same nowadays and I had a new pioneer stereo that wasn't nearly as powerful as the... show more
    at the moment I have a pioneer vsx 453 receiver and it previously has been repaired but it is starting to have a different issue to it and it is a great receiver for bass on the cerwin vega re30s. I know stereos aren't the same nowadays and I had a new pioneer stereo that wasn't nearly as powerful as the 1994 vsx 453 so before I buy I want to know is Harman kardon good with their amps as to providing the bass compatibility for my cerwin vega towers with 12" woofers
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • Which is a better solely as a blu-ray player: Xbox One S (or x) or a regular 4k blu-ray player?

    Which produces better quality or do they produce the same quality
    Which produces better quality or do they produce the same quality
    5 answers · 4 days ago
  • Ceiling speakers in new house, what do I need to run them?

    I bought a new house and it has ceiling speakers in the bedroom, there is a port in the wall that has all the speaker wire coming out. I want to use the ceiling speakers to play music, primarily from my phone or android tablet. What do I need to hook this up? Looking for cheapest option..
    I bought a new house and it has ceiling speakers in the bedroom, there is a port in the wall that has all the speaker wire coming out. I want to use the ceiling speakers to play music, primarily from my phone or android tablet. What do I need to hook this up? Looking for cheapest option..
    4 answers · 4 days ago
  • Best value home 5.1 receiver for pc sound?

    It connects to my pc via an optical input. Ive been looking around and they all have a ridiculous amount out hdmi inputs, and i cant think of a situation where i would ever use a single one. So i feel like im paying for extra crap i will never ever use. Ill be using your average middle of the road bookshelf speakers
    It connects to my pc via an optical input. Ive been looking around and they all have a ridiculous amount out hdmi inputs, and i cant think of a situation where i would ever use a single one. So i feel like im paying for extra crap i will never ever use. Ill be using your average middle of the road bookshelf speakers
    5 answers · 5 days ago
  • Which one is good to have for a Smart TV to have a better sound, soundbar or Amplifier with speakers?

    I use them in an apartment. so, considering the apartment size, which one do I need to buy?
    I use them in an apartment. so, considering the apartment size, which one do I need to buy?
    8 answers · 1 week ago
  • What amplifier and speakers do I need for my Lg Smart TV?

    I have an Lg smart TV and I want to have a better sound quality. I thought of buying an amplifier with speakers, but I have no clue of the two. Can you suggest what I should buy to have a better sound quality from my TV?
    I have an Lg smart TV and I want to have a better sound quality. I thought of buying an amplifier with speakers, but I have no clue of the two. Can you suggest what I should buy to have a better sound quality from my TV?
    9 answers · 1 week ago
  • Can i play blu ray dvds on my portable dvd player?

    i got a slyvania portable dvd player for christmas and i wanted to know can i play blu ray dvds on it or just regular dvds
    i got a slyvania portable dvd player for christmas and i wanted to know can i play blu ray dvds on it or just regular dvds
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • Question about dvd's/blu rays?

    If you watch a movie or show on DVD or Blu Ray that has a 5.1 soundtrack will it automactically downgrade to 2.1 stereo if you don't have a 5.1 system? Like do the sounds that would be played through the rear speakers get played through the two speakers you have?
    If you watch a movie or show on DVD or Blu Ray that has a 5.1 soundtrack will it automactically downgrade to 2.1 stereo if you don't have a 5.1 system? Like do the sounds that would be played through the rear speakers get played through the two speakers you have?
    4 answers · 7 days ago
  • What kit should I get for my home audio video set up?

    Best answer: Okay I think you are getting yourself a little confused!

    If you get a 5.1 surround system and a 2 channel HiFi you'll be doubling up on speakers.

    How you are going to source all of that for £200 I have no idea, even from thrit shops!
    Best answer: Okay I think you are getting yourself a little confused!

    If you get a 5.1 surround system and a 2 channel HiFi you'll be doubling up on speakers.

    How you are going to source all of that for £200 I have no idea, even from thrit shops!
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Our theater guy said to go with Anthem or if cost is a factor Denon receivers. The price difference is huge. Thoughts?

    Best answer: Let's use cars as comparison examples. Pioneer is like Toyota --- a good product that delivers decent performance at a civilized price. Denon is like Lexus --- somewhat better engineered than Toyota, but still within a normal price range. Anthem is more like a $90,000+ Mercedes --- a significant step up in... show more
    Best answer: Let's use cars as comparison examples.

    Pioneer is like Toyota --- a good product that delivers decent performance at a civilized price.

    Denon is like Lexus --- somewhat better engineered than Toyota, but still within a normal price range.

    Anthem is more like a $90,000+ Mercedes --- a significant step up in both finesse and price tag.

    A critical, road-sensitive motorist will appreciate the difference.
    A little old lady who only drives to church on Sunday probably won't.


    So, if you have a taste for finer quality, more robust construction,
    a closer approach to perfection, and possibly a longer lasting piece of equipment,
    go with the Anthem.


    One thing about having a particularly good audio system is that even if you don't consciously notice its excellence,
    after you've lived with it for a while you may very well notice how inferior a lesser system sounds.
    This is the principle of perceiving what is absent rather than what is present.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Bluetooth transmitter receiver?

    Can I plug both cables in to my hifi (audio in and headphones) and switch from receiver to transmitter mode, whenever I need to? Thanks
    Can I plug both cables in to my hifi (audio in and headphones) and switch from receiver to transmitter mode, whenever I need to? Thanks
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Do audio CDs sound better than same lossless WAVs through RCA input to a sound system?

    My 5.1 sony AV system only has RCA inputs and a CD/DVD drive. Do audio CDs sound better than WAVs I output to this device through 3.5mm to RCA cable from my laptop? (I would assume sound quality should suffer if transmitted from laptop via RCA.)
    My 5.1 sony AV system only has RCA inputs and a CD/DVD drive. Do audio CDs sound better than WAVs I output to this device through 3.5mm to RCA cable from my laptop? (I would assume sound quality should suffer if transmitted from laptop via RCA.)
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Surround system help!?

    So I have a sony Bravia 3D TV (2015) and samsung 3d blu ray player surround system (model ps-fs1-1). The surround system before was working fine. But now they are acting weird. When I go to test them out, all the speakers are coming from Front Left, while the center speakers is coming from Front Right. As for... show more
    So I have a sony Bravia 3D TV (2015) and samsung 3d blu ray player surround system (model ps-fs1-1). The surround system before was working fine. But now they are acting weird. When I go to test them out, all the speakers are coming from Front Left, while the center speakers is coming from Front Right. As for the subwoofer I’m not sure.
    4 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Prewire in-ceiling speakers?

    I am currently building my home and I am prewiring for in-ceiling speakers. In the living room, I ran 14 gauge 2 conductor wire to each speaker (2 total.) For the master, master bath, office, main bath, I will only have one speaker per room. Obviously with only having one speaker each per room, this speaker will... show more
    I am currently building my home and I am prewiring for in-ceiling speakers. In the living room, I ran 14 gauge 2 conductor wire to each speaker (2 total.) For the master, master bath, office, main bath, I will only have one speaker per room. Obviously with only having one speaker each per room, this speaker will need to account for both left and right channels. I already ran 1 drop of 14 gauge 2 wire to each of these single speakers. Now, thinking more about this, I believe I will need to run another drop to each speaker to account for both left and right channels. Is my thinking correct, or will one drop of 14 gauge 2 suffice for a single speaker that accounts for left and right channels? Thanks in advance!
    7 answers · 3 weeks ago