You can have the best video in the world but it won’t mean much without excellent audio to back it up. The speaker system in a home theater is what ties the whole experience together, adding more life to music, games or videos. Amazon carries a wide variety of home theater speakers. The following 10 all come from them and were chosen on the basis of function and consumer satisfaction.
1. Panasonic Home Theater System SC-XH105 (Black) 5.1 Surround Sound, Upconvert DVDs to 1080p Detail
Panasonic is a name you can trust. This home theater system with a 5.1 channel capacity also has the ability to up-convert DVD’s or recorded material to full-HD, as well as allowing for multi-media playback from HDD or a USB device. Four speakers and a strong bass-reflex subwoofer provide the kind of realistic sound you expect from the best. This user-friendly system easily connects to your electronics with a simple HDMI cable.
2. Polk Audio TL1600 5.1 Compact Home Theater System with Powered Subwoofer
The small yet mighty Polk Audio system utilizes “time lens technology”, a downward firing subwoofer, and wattage that provides ultimate amps with active crossover. With the Polk installed in your home theater, you’ll have all the realism you need with none of the crowds you’d find at your local cinema. The superior design and technology in this small item represents the best the market has to offer.
3. Bose Acoustimass 10 Series V Home Theater Speaker System
Bose Acoustimass has adjustable controls for both volume and low-frequency which provides the kind of sound only real life can match. Two high-performance drivers bring on awesome low note effects from the Acoustimass module, and the upgraded direct/reflecting series II is so slim you can mount it flush to walls, or hide it anywhere. All you need to get connected and get going is included, and clearly marked for set-up.
4. Yamaha NS-SP1800BL 5.1-Channel Home Theater Speaker Set
These Yamaha home theater speakers are an excellent way to enjoy the audio benefits of a theater without leaving your home to do it. Active Servo Technology is featured which allows the speaker and amplifier to work together with perfect linear motion, and magnetic shielding is present on all speakers. With a 100 watt cube-type subwoofer and wall hanging options, this deal would be hard to pass on.
5. GPX HT12B 2.1 Channel Home Theater Speaker System
After 30 years GPX has earned a good reputation in the home theater industry and these speakers are a good example of why. With 2.1 channel stereo sound, these left and right speakers along with the subwoofer are all you need for audio the way it was meant to be heard. Your TV, DVD player, game systems, computer, and MP3’s will all sound clearer than you’ve ever heard them before, and all it takes to prove it is one session with GPX.
6. Logitech Z506 Surround Sound Home Theater Speaker System, External TV Speakers
The down-firing subwoofer on this Logitech surround system rolls out the kind of deep, thundering bass you need to get more out of your audio experience. Smooth, 3D stereo in 5.1 surround sound can’t be beat and with multiple inputs it’s no problem to connect a PC, iPod, game console or DVD player. 75 watts of power will enhance all your entertainments needs by filling the room with pure, perfectly balanced sound.
7. Onkyo SKS-HT870 Home Theater Speaker System
This Onkyo is designed to provide the utmost in audio impact whether you’re focused on a movie, game or music. This 7.1 channel speaker set has 130 watts total output on its dual-drive front and center speakers, and a bass subwoofer with 230 watts output. Design on the subwoofer includes a 10-inch cone driver and when you put it all together, one word that honestly describes the sound this set is capable of producing is “wow.”
8. Klipsch HDT-600 Home Theater System
The Klipsch system includes four satellite speakers, a strong subwoofer and matching center channel speaker. If you close your eyes to listen, you’ll notice it sounds bigger than it is but that’s not surprising with its 100 watt amplifier. Utilizing Klipsch horn-loaded technology, this theater system offers audio you can feel as well as hear. Sounds are clear and crisp with outstanding detail reproduction for all your audio needs.
9. Monoprice 10565 Premium 5.1 Channel Home Theater System with Subwoofer
The Monoprice Premium will meet and exceed all your audio needs without having to sacrifice quality for the sake of your budget. Its 5.1 channel capability produces incredible audio for something so small. Four satellite speakers and one center speaker all have a 3 polypropylene mid-range driver as well as a 3/4 aluminum dome tweeter. Designed to take up to 100 watts of power, it’s no wonder this set sells as well as it does.
10. Samsung HT-J5500W 5.1 Channel 1000-Watt 3D Blu-Ray Home Theater System
Samsung is a trusted name in electronics and this speaker set is ready to show you what the best is supposed to sound like. Featured is a 5.1 channel capability with Dolby digital surround. Add to that its Blu-ray technology with 1000 watts plus Wi-Fi, and what you get is a system that will put you in the center of your favorite song, movie, game or anything else you can do online. The pure, rich sound will enhance all you use it for.
And there you have it. 10 of the best on the market but that’s still a lot to choose from. Most of us already have quite a bit invested in our video systems and to get the best you can from all of it, you need a good home theater speaker system. The next time you sit to enjoy a movie, some good music, or get into a good game, you’ll get full enjoyment from any of the above. To make deciding a little easier, here are two of the most popular.
Bose Acoustimass, # 3, has the quality Bose products are associated with and its slimness means you can either wall mount it or if you’d rather, put it somewhere out of sight. Samsung, # 10, is just as well known as Bose and has the same quality function you’d expect. However, Samsung utilizes Blu-ray technology and Bose does not.