In recent months since the onset of the Coronavirus, people have been forced to stay home, and doing things like going to movie theaters has been impossible. Entertaining with close family and a few friends at home have been the only options available for most people. More than ever people are watching movies, playing video games and listening to music because they just can’t participate in any other outside activities.
If you want to be able to enjoy the movie theater experience in your house, it could be a great time to invest in a nice Bluetooth surround sound system. Now that many of the newer surround sound systems have Bluetooth technology, it makes it easy to also use the systems to connect to your phone for playing music, connect to a game console for extraordinary sound, and your smart TV.
How Do Bluetooth Surround Systems Work?
If you want to have a really good surround sound experience, you need at least 2 or 3 speakers in front. Then you will need 2 or 3 more speakers either beside you or behind you. When the audio signal is split into multiple channels, then the sound information will come out in different speakers.
The most prominent sounds will be heard through the front speakers and less prominent sounds will be heard from the side or rear speakers. The center speaker in the front is important because this is the speaker that delivers dialogue and sounds that are coming from the center of the screen. If there is something making noise of some kind on the right side of the screen, you will hear it from the right side speakers. If something on the screen is making a noise of some kind on the left side of the screen, it will come out of the speakers on the left side. When you have rear speakers, they will pick up background noises playing out on the screen such as barking dogs, a waterfall, or other sounds.
It is the job of the audio/video receiver to split up all of the different sounds and this is what makes the surround sound experience so nice. The a/v receiver and the amplifier works in the same way that a stereo receiver and amplifier works. It gets signals from the different input devices such as a satellite dish, a VCR, or a DVD player and then interprets and amplifies the signals, then sends them to your output devices like your TV and sound system.
When the surround sound systems also are equipped with Bluetooth technology, it opens up a whole new world of possibilities that you can use with your smartphone, tablets, laptops, computers, and game consoles.
How Much Do Surround Sound Systems Cost?
Like most things you buy, there are a variety of different brand names and different models. Surround sound systems can be purchased in a huge range of prices. You can purchase one of the least expensive systems for anywhere from $100 to $200. Mid-range systems can cost anywhere from $300 to $500. If you want to really splurge and go all out, you can spend as much as $!000 to $2000 or more!
Below is a list of quality surround sound systems in different price ranges that you might like to choose from:
Nakamichi Shockwave Ultra
If you want to purchase this surround sound system, it’s going to cost you a chunk of change. It sells for $1399. However, what you get in return is an excellent sound system that provides you with much more than many systems offer. You will get an excellent cinema and music experience with this convenient plug and play system. Set-up time is about 30 minutes, although if you are new to surround systems, it could take you a little longer.
What you get is 2 wireless subwoofers, not just one like some systems offer. The subwoofers merge to deliver the booming bass sound that you would expect at any theater. The soundbar that is included has SSE technology. It features 3 audio processing engines. You will have up to 9.2.4 channels of Dolby Atmos or DTS:X and 110dB of sound that will fill the room. You will also get four 2-way surround speakers that connect to the sub via RCA wires. They have tweeters that will produce high frequencies with clarity. They will work well in any room, large or small.
You can connect up to 6 devices. It has 1 HDMI ARC, 1 Optical, and 1 Coaxal input. The remote has 52 keys that are backlit. It allows you to control DSP modes, individual channel and even optimization for specific room sizes.
Acoustic Audio AA5172
If you would love to have the luxury of a Bluetooth surround system at an affordable price, then this one sells for about $99. It can be used with your smart TV, smartphone, laptop, gaming console, tablet, or home computer that has Bluetooth technology. The built-in Bluetooth receiver has an integrated power amp with 700 watts of system power. The pro surround sound function will automatically convert stereo to 5.1 Sound, FM tuner to provide you with lots of dynamic sounds.
With its easy plug and play connections set up is fairly easy. The RCA standard inputs will connect to most audio sources. There are also 6 independent RCA inputs fro True surround and it has stereo RCA inputs. It comes with illuminated front panel controls. There is 1 USB drive input as well as an SD card input. It comes with a fully functional remote control.
The system speaker set includes 1 high-quality subwoofer. It has 5 wired satellite speakers. The front center speaker and 2 front side speakers have a 6 foot single RCA cable and the 2 rear speakers have a 12-foot single RCA cable.
Auna Areal Active 525
This is a nice surround sound system selling for about $110. An affordable price for almost any budget. It has a very impressive sound that will bring your movies, games, and music to life. The Bluetooth 5.1 technology lets you wirelessly stream music from your smart, phone, laptop, tablet, or computer. The remote control allows you to easily control menus and setting. The 5.1 input can also pick up the surround sound of DVD and BluRay players.
The system comes with a USB port and SD card reader and will communicate with portable MP3 storage devices like SD cards and USB sticks. The AUX input allows you to connect Laptops, CD, or MP3 players. The speakers that come with it are 1 5 x 15 watt plus 50 watt PMS power subwoofer that powers 5 satellite speakers.
Logitech Z606 5.1
Logitech has been around for quite some time, and they offer this Bluetooth surround sound system for about $110. It’s an affordable option when you want to have extra great sound for your TV, smartphone, tablet, or computer. You can even use it with BluRay and DVD players that are compatible. It is true 5.1 Bluetooth that won’t disappoint.
The system comes with 1 front left speaker, 1 front right speaker, 1 subwoofer, and 2 rear satellite speakers. You will get 160 watts of captivating sound. There are 80 watts RMS system with a 5.25-inch bass driver. The bass will boom as low as 50Hz and the high will be very clear up to 120 kHz. You get 20-foot rear satellite speaker cables so you can place them almost anywhere you like in the room. You can connect devices physically using a 3.5 mm audio jack or RCA cable.
Acoustic Audio AA5170
This Bluetooth surround sound system is a great buy at about $102. The set comes with Subwoofer, 2 front speakers and 2 rear speakers. The power rating is 700 watts system power with a frequency response of 20 Hz – 20KHz. The Bluetooth connectivity allows the use of an SD card, Flash Drive MP3 player, and FM tuner.
It has 5 discrete independent channel input and output so you get a true surround sound for your home. The speakers are magnetically shielded with computerized enclosure design. You get Plug and Play connections, as well as 3,5MM Aux to RCA wire. Use this system to connect to your smart TV, smartphone, tablet, laptop, and home computers with Bluetooth capabilities.