Have you ever struggled to get your soundbar to stay in one place?
Have you frantically jumped from channel to channel, hoping that the device will return to its original input? Perhaps you have even turned it off and then back on again – all with an anxious eye toward reconnecting.
If so, these days’ connectivity woes may be a thing of the past!
In this piece, I’ll reveal how you can become a master of soundbar control: everything from switching inputs to powering them down and even resetting their settings.
1. Upgrade Your Speakers to be Balanced
When shopping for a new set of speakers, don’t overlook the importance of being well-balanced. This ensures that they’ll be playing at their optimum volume and providing accurate sound across all frequencies, resulting in a clear-cut, immaculate audio experience – one you won’t want to miss out on!
If your current set of speakers is not well-balanced, then investing in an equalizer may be in order. This can help to even out low-frequency ranges with higher frequencies; creating a more homogenous overall response for optimal hearing.
2. Add a Switchable Mini-Box wherever It’s Needed
If you’re an audiophile, chances are you are also intrigued by the concept of surround sound. But rather than investing in a full home theater system, why not utilize technology to achieve your goal?
For those who are seeking a better sense of realism for their movies or music, there is no substitute for a surround setup with attendant speakers. However, if you have limited space in which to acquire all these components – such as when residing within a small apartment – then don’t despair! Introducing our device into the equation could offer an entirely suitable solution without compromising on elegance and functionality.
The SelectaBox Multi-Channel Surround 5.1 Dolby® TrueHD™ switchable mini-box will transform your existing stereo receiver into a 7.1-channel surround sound powerhouse!
3. Put in a Remote Fader
If you’ve listened to enough music, it’s likely that you’ll at some point find yourself wanting to change the volume or turn down the sound.
Purchasing a remote fader is an effective solution. This nifty accessory can be mounted under your couch or on a nearby coffee table, making it a breeze to incorporate into your setup! Once you connect the soundbar with a compatible remote fader, all you have to do is select from its range of features and adjust accordingly – no more switching between inputs required!
The remote fader offered by Sonance ($10) is a convenient addition to soundbars. It comes equipped with an aluminum housing and an array of buttons that can provide access to up to 12 different controls including mute; volume up/down; input selection; bass boost; treble boost; volume step control and even eight-band equalization control!
By utilizing remotes with multiple keys, users can execute advanced functions such as adjusting each band individually while keeping their eyes on their intended audio output regardless of what they are doing in real life.
4. Add a Home Assistant Skill
If you are eager to stream music via Google Assistant, there is an easy way to do so with soundbar switching. You can simply call upon your home assistant to provide instructions for controlling the volume on your soundbar – all without having to manually switch inputs!
To add a ‘Home Assistant Skill’ to your system, simply visit their website and follow the steps provided. It should only take a moment or two before this task has been completed!
5. Use An App
You can take advantage of an app to eliminate the confusion associated with selecting what input you wish to utilize. For example, if you want to play both movies and music through your sound bar but don’t want to switch inputs between each selection – simply employ an app such as Dolby Atmos Switch which enables instant switching between media sources without ever having to switch remotes!
If you are like most homeowners, you will have multiple devices present in your home. But rather than struggling with which remote control commands to utilize for each device, why not leverage a single universal remote app? This can simplify things significantly by eliminating the hassle of learning different remote codes for multiple devices. Such apps could easily be found on both iOS and Android platforms; so don’t let complexity prevent you from taking advantage of these options!
6. Add an RF Switch
If your home theatre system boasts a dedicated RF input, it could be the solution you’ve been looking for. Instead of having to fiddle with your soundbar’s remote control, you can simply connect an auxiliary device of your choice and have it controlled by your television!
It’s quick and easy to get started with this deceptively simple configuration; simply connect one end of the cable from your soundbar or other compatible audio device to the corresponding input on your receiver or AV amp, and then connect it to the secondary connector on the auxiliary device. You’re all set – just sit back and relax!
Don’t fret over which device you should choose for your soundbar – why not opt for a single unit that can streamline your entertainment experience?