3 Factors to Consider When Buying Home Theatre Systems Published on 5 December 2016 | Posted by Atlas

Home Theatre Systems


Choosing an ideal home theatre system for your home can be a daunting task, especially if you are a perfectionist. If each and every aspect from audio performance down to aesthetics matters to you, then you could spend months hunting on the market. The worst part of this entire charade is when you end up with a home theatre system only to find out that it is nothing it promised to be.

That is why we came up with a series of tips so you will know what to consider when choosing home theatre systems for your beloved home.

1. Room size matters

The size of the room in which you plan on installing your home theatre system could play a pivotal role in the surround performance and your audio experience. Ideally, small to medium sized rooms are the best choice for home theatre systems. However, if you have a larger room and wish to experience the best of surround sound, you will definitely need a higher capacity system.

2. Cable concerns

One of the biggest issues with home theatre system is that these systems spread their speakers all over the room (take a 5.1 or 7.1 system for example). While having different speakers have a great impact on the audio performance, wiring these speakers can be a huge hassle. That is perhaps why wireless home theatre systems are widely preferred for the past few years.

Not to mention that you can stream music easily via Spotify and Internet Radio when you come back from a long day at work. Furthermore, if you have spent a bomb furnishing your home, surely you wouldn’t want to have long unsightly cables lying around and diminish the beautiful aesthetics of your home.

3. Virtual Surround Sound Systems

A relatively new concept in home theatre systems is the virtual surround sound systems. Instead of making use of multiple speakers, virtual surround sound system manipulates human auditory properties to mimic audio positioning, creating an illusion of having multiple speakers on the left or right of the room.

A very good example of virtual surround sound systems would be Bose’s PhaseGuide technology. Bose PhaseGuide technology makes use of proprietary acoustic radiators to create multiple sound beams, reflecting on different surfaces to create a precise virtual surround sound effect.

If you are looking for a good virtual surround sound system to watch your favorite Netflix movies, the latest Bose SoundTouch 300 might arguably be your perfect home theatre system.

Stylishly designed to be aesthetically pleasing, the ST300 satisfies all conditions of having superior sound capacity, wireless connectivity and Bose’s PhaseGuide technology. Moreover, you can even control music in different rooms with the ST300 and other Soundtouch speakers seamlessly through the Bose Soundtouch app.

If you are hungry for a full complete theatre-like experience at the comfort of your own home, you may also consider adding the Acoustimass 300 Wireless Bass Module and the Virtually Invisible 300 Wireless Surround Speakers to your SoundTouch 300 solution.