LG Releases new Soundbar that pairs perfectly with the GX Gallery OLED TVs

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    asturur Master Guru

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    How many people do really like soundbars? i do not see them too much different from the integrated speakers
     
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    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

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    You have both asked and answered your own question.

    They would not exist unless the demand was high enough to warrant their existence.
     
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    Maybe some sound bars are weak. Those above look too thin. The sound bar I have is a monster, and accompanied with the rear speakers all of which are wireless, it packs an insane punch that surpasses even some stand alone speakers.
     

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    I mean this is a generic answer that is worth for everything :)

    I think soundbar are a marketing product more than an audio upgrade for the television.
    Or maybe if you really leave in a small flat and have no place for speakers... i do not know.
     
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    Loobyluggs Ancient Guru

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    No. I live in an enormous apartment duplex with 25 foot high ceilings, and more square footage than a 5 bedroom detached house.

    The reason I have a soundbar is because the speaker on my television lacks bass, mid and treble to push sound out from its sources in something close to what it was intended to sound like. I think that is probably the same or similar reasons other people have for getting one.
     
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    That really depends. There are systems like the Sony ST5000 or the Samsung HW-N950/Q90R, that actually rival standalone systems in their price range, and they are much more convenient to setup. It would be impossible to have a "normal" 7.1.4 system in my space, for example, but the HW-N950 fits perfectly with no cable mess, and it sounds fantastic.
     
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    We have a 4k Lg 65 inch smart tv and just bought Lg soundbar few weeks ago to compliment the tv, The sound is pretty damm good considering it was only $200 dollars !
    Someone here said its same as intergrated speakers this could not be any further from the truth, tv speakers totally suck!
     
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    Yes, TV speakers are horrid, even ones on half-decent brand TV's. They weren't even that good on CRT's when there was a ton more room for them.
    I thought, "okay maybe I am getting too old to need nice sound, I'll just use the TV speakers at my PC since I am using onboard sound"
    That lasted 2~3 months and I couldn't take it anymore. It was awful, I don't know how anyone can deal with it that isn't deaf, unless they never use the sound or just view the weather report/watch news etc.
    So I bought a 700$ Sony home theater system (worth every penny!), and a Creative sound card. I was quite thrilled, again hearing sound I never heard before in my tunes. Every computer I've ever had, has had a Creative sound blaster card in it, I've never been unhappy except the 'X-fi extreme gamer' which was junk, only software driven, lacked 'what u hear' and had tons of driver issues - rest of the x-fi line was worlds better. Even the sound blaster live - while being one of the first Creative cards to lack genuine FM synth chip(s) on it, was pretty good for it's days finally bringing Creative to the PCI market (despite being an Ensoniq Audio PCI with an EMU chip on it, literally would work with Audio PCI drivers 100% perfectly, but Creative bought out Ensoniq in late 1997 so this is no surprise).
    There is just so much missing from audio that's played through basic hardware. Having worked with audio production, synthesizers, and so-forth over the last 25 years, I guess I could be classified as 'picky' about audio. Definitely not the average consumer here. Still leaves me to think most people can't hear very well.
     
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    I have hearing damage but iam not deaf (not yet at least) yeah dude I also have soundcard in our pc Creative soundblaster recon 3d its pretty damm good! Nothing onboard is good like u said.
     

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