1. psurob55's Avatar
    Need something for our main living room TV that i'm about to add an Xbox One S to.

    TV is a Samsung 55" JS8500.
    Will be running TV (FiOS) through the xbox one S.

    Trying to stay under $600. Mainly just want something for better movie watching/gaming sound, especially since the Xbox One S will get me the 4K blu ray / Netflix capability.

    Had a friend recommend the Sonos Playbar, which is right on the budget line, but I want to make sure i'm getting the best bang for the buck.

    Anyone have experience with the Samsung sound towers (TW-J5500)? They are on sale at BJs Wholesale currently for $250 and sounded decent in store, though I don't put much stock in that due to the conditions.

    Any guidance welcome. Thanks in advance!
    09-03-2016 11:22 AM
  2. Bobvfr's Avatar
    Looks like you are in the US so you won't have the same companies we have in the UK, but I took a different and probably better route that gives me far better sound than a sound bar.

    We have a company called "Richer Sounds", they sell TV's and Hi-Fi's at discount prices, I bought a 100w 7.1 receiver for 110 and I then found a set of floor standing speakers for 30 from a shop called "Cash converters" (In the old days they would have been called a pawn shop), someone had used a paint roller to decorate their room and one speaker had paint spots on it, took less than 10 minutes to get it off. I then bought a small pair of speakers that had no grills for 10, they are really nice speakers, I wired these up as a centre speaker.

    So for 150 I have an fairly impressive sound system hooked up to my Xbox One and it wouldn't take many pennies to add another pair of cheap speakers to make a full 5 channel system with no need for a bass box as my main speakers are big enough to provide more bass and better sound than the small speakers in a plastic sound bar will ever provide.
    09-03-2016 11:47 AM
  3. psurob55's Avatar
    may look at the yamaha listed here:

    Best soundbars for Xbox One gaming | Windows Central

    reviews look solid from various sources.
    09-03-2016 10:44 PM
  4. RumoredNow's Avatar
    I've been pretty happy with this Vizio 5.1 system: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...C1105202454799

    Got mine at Sams Club actually, but looks like they don't stock it ATM (at least on their site).

    The sub-woofer is wireless and the two satellite speakers are wired off of the sub-woofer.

    Pretty easy set up and dialing in. Nice menu options and we get great sound out of it. Makes a big difference during the football games. We have the crowd toned down so we can hear the commentators better and we actually catch a lot of cussing from the players on the field. LOL

    *Note that I'm not gaming through it, just my general observations.
    09-04-2016 10:56 AM
  5. psurob55's Avatar
    I've been pretty happy with this Vizio 5.1 system: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...C1105202454799

    Got mine at Sams Club actually, but looks like they don't stock it ATM (at least on their site).

    The sub-woofer is wireless and the two satellite speakers are wired off of the sub-woofer.

    Pretty easy set up and dialing in. Nice menu options and we get great sound out of it. Makes a big difference during the football games. We have the crowd toned down so we can hear the commentators better and we actually catch a lot of cussing from the players on the field. LOL

    *Note that I'm not gaming through it, just my general observations.
    thanks.

    Currently leaning towards the yamaha YAS-203. probably 2-3 weeks from purchase. Need to get the TV wall mounted first.
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    09-06-2016 08:28 AM
  6. psurob55's Avatar
    no other thoughts on this?

    how about the 2016 vizio's?

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=LnQUA3_v
    Last edited by psurob55; 09-22-2016 at 06:49 PM.
    09-22-2016 12:21 PM
  7. Joel Monserrate's Avatar
    Try a Sony Sound Bar I bought for about 350$ it has 3 HDMI inputs one of which is 2.2 HDMI which is perfect for Xbox Slim surround sound with wireless subwoofer check it out
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    09-25-2016 10:42 AM
  8. psurob55's Avatar
    Try a Sony Sound Bar I bought for about 350$ it has 3 HDMI inputs one of which is 2.2 HDMI which is perfect for Xbox Slim surround sound with wireless subwoofer check it out
    so like...which one?
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    10-04-2016 10:13 AM
  9. psurob55's Avatar
    10-17-2016 12:19 PM
  10. psurob55's Avatar
    so...now we are getting ATMOS....may have to up my budget a bit for this lol
    10-26-2016 11:07 AM
  11. psurob55's Avatar
    yamaha YSP-2700? Not atmos though.

    Though the 5600 supports atmos and DTS:X.
    10-31-2016 11:53 AM
  12. psurob55's Avatar
    ended up with the yamaha YSP-2700. Love it. Really happy with it.
    12-20-2016 09:23 AM

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