The market is steering away from home theaters in a box and starting to use sound bars for the convenience of dealing with less wires. sound bars do not sound as good as a surround sound system because they are not a true surround sound but instead they provide an illusion of listening to a surround sound system.
|by Steve Guttenberg The home-theater-in-a-box systems (HTIBs) I reviewed 10 years ago were pretty lame, but I’ve been amazed by the progress of these systems over the years. The best of the breed, like the Onkyo HT-S990THX and the Samsung HT-BD1250, …||
A true surround sound system is the ideal way to have the best home theater system but sometimes it may not be practical to have one in every room. Sound bars are an inexpensive way to still have great sound and not have to use a surround sound system when it is not practicla to use one for various reasons.