Modern TVs with ultra-slim profiles simply do not have the enclosure space which is needed for good speakers. Therefore it is natural if you do not get a full and rich sound while watching thrillers, comedies, or dramas with a lot of dialog. However, the situation isn’t hopeless and there are some ways to significantly improve the audio quality.

Desktop speakers

This is the most popular and affordable option. Desktop speakers are relatively small which means you can use them even if the space around TV is very limited. It is a good idea to choose units with an optical input on the back, which provides a quick and simple connection to a TV. Another option is a wireless smart speaker that can be controlled by voice.

Soundbar

One of the simplest and most effective ways to improve the audio of a TV is by using a soundbar. Some manufacturers, such as Mitsubishi, Grundig, produce TV models that have the most advanced acoustics, with a soundbar already built-in under the display.

The soundbar takes up little space and requires a minimum of cables to connect. Many models have a built-in amplifier, and sometimes even a small built-in subwoofer. The best soundbars include digital processing systems that provide a surround sound experience, even if the original audio signal is single-channel.

5.1 or 7.1 home cinema surround sound

Such systems consist of five or seven fairly small speakers and a subwoofer. The disadvantage of such an audio system is the connecting cables between the speakers and the amplifier, which can become tangled.

The compact acoustics of formats 5.1 and 7.1 are ideal for medium-sized rooms and suitable for those who are ready to connect several additional cables and enjoy full surround sound. The connection process usually does not cause problems since the cable inputs on the speakers and receivers are conveniently color-labelled.

A good pair of headphones

Perfect sound with minimal financial and time costs can be obtained if you purchase high-quality headphones. Such a device allows you to completely eliminate the influence of external noise and focus on the sound. And modern wireless headphones allow you to get rid of the connecting cable and get the same great sound anywhere in the room. A lot of TV manufacturers, such as Samsung and Sony offer Bluetooth pairing from their TVs. However, you can also use a wired over-ear appliance that comes with a 3m long cable.