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A Beginner's Guide to Surround Sound Audio

by Ronald Elias

Sound – it’s all around us.

Or at least, it should be. Too many people these days stick to the speakers that come with their TVs, instead of investing in the important area of sound quality. While buying better looking TVs never seems to go out of style, people wave away making a set sound better.

Well, we’re here to wave away your wave away. Good looking TVs are important, but great sounding TVs are only going to improve your watching experience. If you aren’t sure what surround sound is – or why you should bother – let’s take a second and break it down for you. You won’t want this blog to fall on deaf ears, that’s for sure.


What is it?

As the name implies, surround sound is – at least usually – sound that physically surrounds you. It can get a bit more complicated than that, but let’s just focus on that part for now.

Instead of just having two speakers that are part of your TV, surround sound systems place speakers throughout your entertainment space. Different forms of entertainment use this in different ways, but it means that instead of just hearing sound in front of you while watching Netflix, you’ll hear sound coming from all angles.

It’s a more natural way to experience sound, as it mirrors the way that sound works around us in our day-to-day lives! Even better, you don’t have to go far from where you live to get a superb sound system – stop in today and we’ll walk you through all of our stunning surround sound options!


Well, what else does it offer?

Quality, first of all. Take a look at your TV. TVs are only getting thinner and thinner, which is leaving less and less room for speakers.

Almost any set of external speakers you buy is going to sound better than what comes already attached to your TV. So, right off the bat you are looking at a huge improvement in quality.

Volume is another area where surround sound is king. No more straining to hear the pitiful sound squeaking out from your TV speakers. Surround sound speakers will give you that loud, theater experience you are looking for, right from the comfort of your own living room.

And then, of course, there’s the whole surround aspect of it. While watching movies, you’ll hear sound all around you – not just in front of you. Explosions will rumble the floor from your powerful subwoofer, and you’ll feel like you are in the middle of the action with noises passing by on the left and the right. It’s incredible.


Tuning Things Up

This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to surround sound. You could get yourself set up with a wired or wireless system, add another dimension of sound with Dolby Atmos, or even get a system that works with Google Home and Alexa. There’s a whole world of sound out there for you.  You just need to open your ears to it!


If you aren’t sold yet, swing by today and check out our wide selection of surround sound speakers. Take a listen to them in person, and we know you’ll love what they can add to you and your family’s TV watching lives!