Buying Guide: 5 Best Home Theater Systems of 2018 December 12, 2018 – Posted in: Technology
There’s something great about a home theater system: It transforms your living space into a movie theater and make you feel as if you’re in the center of action.
However, no matter how luxurious your TV maybe or how impressive the resolution is, chances are, you’re not getting the ultimate experience when you don’t have a great sound to accompany it. Some TVs may have built-in speakers – if not offered with a free set of speakers when bought. But, if you are serious about your kind of entertainment, then you should be looking at investing in your own home theater system.
The market has a wide range of options that make for a remarkable piece in your entertainment room. But, with this wealth of selection, finding the right system to match your space and budget can be quite a job. So, to help eliminate the guesswork, Red Damien, a lights and sounds rental provider in Quezon City, have searched for the latest and best entertainment systems and narrowed down our list to 5.
No matter what your priority is – whether it’s the style, specification or price – you’ll find a great product to fit into your requirements.
What is a Home Theater System?
A home theater system provides a mix of amplifiers, speakers, subwoofers and receivers in one set. Having one at home creates a greater cinematic experience right at the comforts of your own – and if you already own a TV, you might as well buy your own home audio system ASAP.
So, on with our list:
Estimated Price: $650 (P34,225)
The impressive 7.1-channel 600 Watt soundbar offers a powerful home entertainment experience but without the inconvenience of having a full receiver system. But, while it may not dethrone the true audio system in terms of sound quality and power, it still provides an immersive sound quality ideal for apartments and other small spaces.
The X soundbar features five sealed speaker chambers, 13 tuned speaker drivers, a quad-core DSP chipset, and a downward-firing subwoofer for a deep base.
Estimated Price: $499.00 (P26,275)
Advertised as the best-performing one-piece wireless music system from Bose, the SoundTouch 30 Series III is designed to recreate every guitar strum, pin-drop and bass note in a music. It is specifically engineered to fill any room with a deep and robust sound, regardless of the room size.
Its wireless design makes it suitable with a Wi-Fi network and Bluetooth-enabled devices so you can stream music from your computer or smartphone. You can also access music services such as Pandora and Spotify from the system in one touch. What’s more, it also works with Alexa for voice control.
3. Sonos Play:1
Estimated Price: $207 (P10,899)
For its sound quality and price tag, Play:1 easily wins a title for being the best value for money. It consists of a pair of Class-D amplifiers and custom-built drivers made to fill any room with fine acoustics. Its 3.5-inch size makes it a perfect fit for snug places while its humidity-resistant property lets you enjoy great-sounding music to places where you can’t play before. Setting it up is also a snap, you only have to download the Sonos app and you’re almost as good to go. The only caveat is that music can only be streamed over the Sonos app so you will need a steady Wi-Fi connection to play.
4. LG CM4550
Estimated Price: $169 (P8,900)
For another budget-friendly entry on the list, LG CM4550 arguably delivers a high-quality sound for a great price tag. Although it may not match a high-end system, it still is a preferable option if price is the main factor. It has the ability to pump out a commanding 700W of power, delivering a powerful bass and crisp sound, more than enough to fill a room with resounding tunes.
It has an auto DJ feature that eliminates the gaps between songs and is capable of wireless audio streaming via Bluetooth. What’s more, it’s also equipped with two USB inputs and a CD player to play your classic favorites.
Estimated Price: $430 (P22,644)
Finally, for everything you need for a home theater system is contained in this model. A 5.1-channel setup, the YHT-390UBL from Yamaha consists of an 8-inch 100-watt subwoofer, a central channel and four surround speakers. Each speaker is crafted with a low-range enhancement technology to deliver a deep bass and acoustic balance.
It is engineered to support Bluetooth for wireless music streaming and 4K ultra-HD video. For ease of use, it is also designed to automatically calibrate your surroundings for optimal listening.
Now that you know which home theater systems lead in the market, you can already compare which features will prove most suitable for your lifestyle and budget.
Do you have anything to add to this list? Let us know by commenting below!
Red Damien is a leading provider of professional lights and sounds rental and sales in Quezon City, and the rest of Metro Manila. It caters to your entertainment needs by providing not only state-of-the-art equipment but also professional knowledge and experience to guarantee the success of an event.