Rejoice! No wires crisscrossing your den or multiple speakers in the living room. As smartphones become the primary screen for our entertainment and music playlists, versatile soundbars that can sync with large screens and smartphones are here to dominate.
Sennheiser AMBEO: Rs 2 lakh
All it takes is three minutes. An automatic calibration process quickly configures the sound for your room and factors in your preferred seating position. This is one of the many features Sennheiser is betting on. The German audio major bills the AMBEO soundbar as one of the key moments in its journey. It promises an immersive, 5.1.4 home theatre, surround sound experience without multiple speakers. We dig AMBEO's lacquered and brushed aluminium finish. It is powered by 13 drivers and the latest virtualisation technology co-developed with Fraunhofer IIS (a German research organisation).
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A favourite feature is an ‘Upmix’ Technology that can recreate stereo and 5.1 Content in stunning 3D. You can toggle between five pre-sets that include movie and music mode that adjust the frequencies and the 3D sound characteristics. You can control this device through your smartphone (via a companion app — available on both iOS and Android). Advanced connectivity includes built-in Google Chromecast, Bluetooth and HDMI eARC/CEC.
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Samsung Soundbar (HW-Q60R): Rs 29,900
Samsung’s premium soundbar leverages Harmon Kardon’s pedigree of audio expertise. There’s a clever adaptive sound feature that quickly adjusts the volume when sounds or dialogues are low in a scene. Then there’s Samsung’s Acoustic Beam technology that mixes and delivers sound to sync with the action on screen.
Bose Soundbar 700: Rs 79,000
A tempered glass top and wrap-around metal grille are some of the elegant design elements in this premium soundbar. Bose sweetens the deal with a Universal Remote to manage all your entertainment. Amazon Alexa is deeply integrated, so everything from news updates to your preferred music streaming services are a simple voice command away.
Blaupunkt SBWL02: Rs 19,900
This 130W soundbar with a wireless subwoofer is finished in fine wood that won’t look out of place in your living room. Blaupunkt’s Adaptive Sound Mode sets this apart. Dolby Digital processing ensures you are covered for a true cinematic experience with super bass and clear treble.
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