If you are looking to buy a home Theatre system to go with your entertainment unit, you should rather be fully informed about the procedures and steps to follow. Since home appliances can last a really long time, and perform well until the end, it is always a good idea to invest in the right appliance in the first place.

Much like any speaker unit, be it a desktop speaker, or a soundbar, or something similar, home Theatre systems also come with almost similar features and variants as well. From smart home Theatre systems, much like the smart Alexa speaker, to feature loaded, high priced variants that last you years on end, there is something for everyone. 

Home Theatres are great. They are audible even outdoors and perform the best during movie nights. If you are a music geek, you would especially love how home Theatres can potentially level up your sound game. There are many reasons to choose a best home theatre system, but the right questions are hardly asked. 

Most times, consumers tend to purchase a home Theatre only on the basis of brand, price, channel, and connectivity. Yes, while all these matter a whole lot more than the color of the piece, there are other things to keep in mind as well. 

What should you consider before buying a Home Theatre System?

    1. Size – Home Theatres are essentially massive speaker units. They can be built in a way to conserve space, however, bigger, more powerful home Theatre systems often take up more space and are generally more expensive as well. If you have a medium sized room, the best idea is to purchase a medium sized home Theatre unit. You would effectively never use it on higher volumes, which is considered a waste. If you plan on taking it out into your lawn, you can invest in some portable ones. They might be sleek and easy to carry, but pack a similar punch to the bigger units. They work well as aesthetic pieces as well, since most home Theatre can be big, brooding, and rather ugly. 


  • Channels – Possibly one of the most important things about any kind of speaker, Channel count is basically the number of speaker units inside a home Theatre, or soundbar, or any speaker, you get the idea. So, a 5.1 speaker unit actually houses 5 individual speakers components, and 1 subwoofer that produces bass. Similarly, a 7.1 has 7 speakers and 1 subwoofer, and a 2.1 has 2 speakers and 1 subwoofer. You might also see some more expensive speakers listed as 5.1.1, or 7.1.1, the extra 1 in the end there refers to the Dolby Atmos speaker unit that gives any speaker a massive edge over its competitors. 
  • Power – When it comes to power, speakers work best at higher ranges. If you want a louder speaker, make sure it comes with a high power rating. However, “loud speakers” often do not mean “crystal clear at loud volume speakers”, and if you want something like that, the price goes up drastically.
  • Brand – There are tons of brands that manufacture home Theatre systems. Bose, JBL, Yamaha, and Sony being the top most, Samsung, LG, and Phillips have the reliable units, and there are also tons of home-grown companies that sell respectable home Theatre systems. Brand often matters while choosing the right home Theatre system. Most high end brands might mark up their prices due to their brand presence. Make sure you understand the key points that make a home Theatre work and compare two units against their specifications. 
  • Price – Home Theatres can get really expensive. The bigger speaker units often mean more pricier products. However, the most expensive home Theatre units often come with incredible features to match that range. Their audio quality is brilliant, even at loud volumes, and they are super durable as well. You can easily opt for the low range, or mid-range models which provide a more or less similar experience at mid-volumes, but do falter when it comes to clarity, features, and bouts at high-volumes. 
  • Connectivity – Home Theatre systems today come with a wide variety of connectivity options. From the regular 3.5 mm jack, to Bluetooth, Wifi, independent mobile applications, and USB, you get to choose whichever way you want to connect to your home Theatre system. Bluetooth and USB are the most common ways to connect home Theatre systems to external devices. 
  • Smart – Yes, obviously there are smart home Theatre systems out there too. They work more or less like the FireStick, or much closer to an Alexa that you can connect to your screen. You would be able to listen to podcasts, watch Netflix if you connect to a screen, and more. Obviously the smart version is not widely available, and comes with a hefty price tag, along with incredible new features. 

Once you get an understanding of what exactly to look at while buying a home Theatre system, you can start asking yourself the right questions. As you come across potential home Theatre systems, check the width, the additional or lack of features, check the reviews for potential and recurring failures, and make sure you get the product right. 

Home Theatres can really liven up your movie nights, or your backyard parties only if you make the right decision. Also, do not worry about the rain, there are waterproof variants of many home Theatre systems as well. You only need to find the right one.

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