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6/1/2018 2:42:21 PM | with 0 comments

Creating an awesome environment to watch TV and movies from home is about more than just having the best telly. If you want the true cinematic experience you need the sound to go with it. That’s why we at Techscheme have put together a list of the best cinematic sound bars available from our partners at Currys PC World. Buying through Techscheme will save you up to 12% on the listed price of a huge range of tech products at Currys and we’ll let you spread the cost over up to 3 years.


SAMSUNG HW-K950 5.1.4 Wireless Sound Bar

Like all the sound bars on this list, Dolby Atmos technology helps to create the best audio experience at home. It creates a 3D audio space where sounds are positioned to create stunning realism. 

The K950 will also boost sound for shows that aren’t Atmos enabled, creating realistic audio positioning that let you pinpoint sound, for the best experience possible. There’s tons of power in here, with 15 individual drivers built into the sound bar. Three tweeters deliver crisp high notes, while eight mid-range speakers provide warmth and richness.

Four up-firing speakers a wireless subwoofer you can place anywhere in the room and ear speakers let you enjoy sound from multiple directions for a more cinematic experience. The 950 also has multi-room functionality that let you enjoy your music throughout the house, with connected multi-room speakers and control them from your smartphone.


SONY HT-ST5000 7.2.1 Wireless Sound Bar - with Dolby Atmos

Alongside Dolby Atmos technology, the Sony HT-ST5000 7.2.1 Wireless Sound Bar surrounds you with sound from its nine speakers, including two upfiring speaker channels. S-Force Pro and Digital Signal Processing to ensure immersive detail and realism.

It can upscale music from low-res files like MP3s to near high definition levels. Music is enhanced to with DSEE HX, while an S-Master HF reduces distortion to make everything sound cleaner and clearer. The ST5000 also comes with chromes cast to make streaming music, podcasts and radio as easy as possible, while giving you access to over 100 audio apps.

You can wirelessly connect with compatible Sony multi-room speakers you have around the house. Use the SongPal app to stream audio to every room. The ST500 will help you build your ideal home cinema setup by connecting Blu-ray players, set-top boxes and games consoles to the three HDCP 2.2-compatible HDMI inputs.


LG SK10Y 5.1.2 Wireless Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos & ThinQ WK7 Voice Controlled Speaker

The LG SK10Y Wireless Sound Bar delivers great sound at lower frequencies, with a wireless subwoofer to make your favourite movies sound more intense. The sound bar features aluminium dome tweeters, which create a great sound balance between higher pitches and bass driven sounds. 

Even if the audio file you're playing isn't the best quality, the LG SK10Y uses sound upconverting technology uses a two-stage process to boost the quality to near-high resolution. It has Chromecast built in and it can be connected to a compatible Google Assistant speaker so you can control it with your lovely voice.

In fact, It’s bundled with the Google Assistant compatible LG ThinQ WK7 Voice Controlled Speaker to combine Meridian Sound and artificial intelligence, delivering excellent sound that's driven by smart technology. Designed by LG and Meridian, this speaker provides enhanced sound, supports high-resolution audio, has Clear Vocal Technology for voice clarity and has enhanced bass options.


JVC TH-D588B 5.1.2 Wireless Cinematic Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos

Lastly, the JVC TH-D588B 5.1.2 Wireless Cinematic Sound Bar with Dolby Atmos is a great lower-cost option. It delivers 3D sound from ten speakers with an impressive 380 W RMS of sound power.
It has a selection of equaliser presets that let you optimise the audio for what you're watching or listening to. Wireless design means you can place your subwoofer in the best position in your living room.
Model Listed Price Savings Techscheme Price
Samsung HW-K950 £1299.00 £155.88 £1143.12
Sony HT-ST5000 £1199.99 £144.00 £1055.99
LG SK10Y £1199.00 £143.88 £1055.12
JVC TH-D588B £699.00 £83.88 £615.12

There we have it, some of the absolute best cinematic sound bars on the market to make your living room the home cinema you deserve. Buying from our partners at Currys PC World or Apple through Techscheme allows you to save up to 12% and spread the cost over up to 3 years on a wide range of tech products. Aren’t we good to you?
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