LG Sound Bar
LG Sound Bar. Photo: Harvey Norman

Homeowners new to getting sound systems for the home can consider buying a sound bar, says Sam Soh, the electrical manager of Harvey Norman Millenia Walk.

A soundbar consists of several speakers placed together in one casing, and is a cheaper alternative to the surround-sound system that you mentioned. Some are even engineered to produce sound that mimics that of a surround-sound system; speakers can also be designed to be detachable. Plus, there is no drilling involved!

“When looking out for a sound bar, ask questions like whether the sound bar comes with a subwoofer and, if it doesn’t, consider getting one to further enhance the bass. Also, ask to listen to the sound effects from various genres of music or movies so that you can decide on the type of sound quality that you like,” advises Sam.