If you are looking for a simple home theatre solution to enjoy the IPL, you may want to consider these sound bars that can also double up as home theatres.
Even though visual immersion is very important to enjoy an IPL match, it is the sound of a roaring stadium that can set your heart racing. A soundbar can enhance the audio experience from your TV and sometimes give you a virtual surround sound experience. But nothing beats a true 5.1 setup. If you are someone that wants the convenience of a soundbar and experience of a home theatre, then this is the list for you. Today we list the best soundbar home theatre that you can get to enjoy the IPL.
Bose Soundbar 700 – Buy now
The Bose Soundbar 700 is an Alexa powered speaker and comes with a universal remote control in the box. Based on the source you are using, only those buttons will light up on the remote control ensuring you don’t press a wrong button by accident. The soundbar doesn’t come with a subwoofer but you can purchase a subwoofer separately if you want. You can also purchase rear satellite speakers separately if you want to convert this into a 5.1 setup. The speaker doesn’t support Dolby Atmos or DTSX but it does provide a good surround sound experience. When the stadium roars during a match you will feel the sound from every direction. The soundbar has an HDMI port for ARC connectivity, but sadly there is no HDMI pass-through option. The Bose Soundbar 700 also has an Optical input, USB input CEC, and of course a port for the ADAPTiQ headset. You can connect your smartphone to the system via Bluetooth if you like. The soundbar also supports Alexa voice controls
JBL Bar 5.1 – Buy now
If you are looking for a soundbar that can convert into a 5.1 setup then say hello to the JBL bar 5.1. The JBL Bar 5.1 is a soundbar where the ends detach and become two satellite speakers that can give you a 5.1 experience. The detachable satellite speakers give users up to 10 hours of playback on battery. They are true wireless with no power or cable requirement. So if you need to feel like you are in the middle of the match, you can check out this soundbar. The soundbar has three 4K HDR enabled HDMI pass-through ports and one HDMI ARC port. The bar also has 1 Analog, 1 Optical and Bluetooth connectivity options.
Philips Fidelio B5/12 Soundbar – Buy now
The Philips Fidelio B5/12 Soundbar is another one that supports detachable satellite speakers. It has 2 HDMI inputs and one HDMI out via ARC. it supports Bluetooth connectivity as well with aptX support. The satellite speaker can be used as a standalone Bluetooth speaker as well.
Sony HT-S500RF – Buy now
The Sony HT-S500RF has a soundbar for the front left, right and centre channel and two satellite speakers for the surround effects. All the speakers are wired and connect to the subwoofer. The system has ARC, optical, aux and Bluetooth connectivity but no HDMI passthrough. The cables that come in the box are long and the system is easy to set up.
Polk Audio MagniFi MAX SR – Buy now
The Polk Audio MagniFi MAX SR has a soundbar for the front left, right and centre channel and two satellite speakers for the surround effects. The rear speakers connect wirelessly to the soundbar. The soundbar comes with Google’s Chromecast built in. The soundbar supports 4K HDMI passthrough and also comes with a remote control in the box.