For anyone who loves sitting at home watching a great movie on a Friday night, or spending all day Saturday and Sunday watching football, and everything else in between, having a great television is so important. Televisions have changed rapidly over the years, with bulky television “boxes” transitioning to flat-screen televisions, and with television sizes increasing up to 85 inches and up! And just when we thought HD television was the gold standard for resolution sizes, television companies began rolling out 4k Ultra HD televisions to not just our surprise, but to our delight as well.
Now there is no denying the fact that a flat-screen 4k Ultra HD television would make a great gift for your friend or family member who simply loves television. But once you’ve gifted them that (or if they already have something comparable in which it wouldn’t make sense for you to buy them something only marginally bigger or better), how can you take it a step further? Well, instead of focusing on the quality of picture that their television has, try to focus on the quality of sound instead!
While most people do not realize this (even the most avid television lovers), the quality of sound that most televisions provide is significantly worse than the quality of picture. The primary reason for this is that as televisions have continued to get thinner and thinner, there has been less and less space for the built-in speakers as a result, which ultimately means lower quality sound. In addition, the vast majority of people typically only focus on the picture quality, in part because that is much easier to compare between various television models compared to sound quality, which leads to less incentive for television manufacturers to provide the absolute best sound quality possible. The end result are televisions that have decent sound quality, but nowhere near as good as it could be.
And while most people often don’t realize how much they are missing in terms of sound quality, that doesn’t mean that you have to just sit there and let them live out the rest of their days with subpar audio coming from their televisions. Instead, give them the joy of a totally re-vamped sound system!
There are two main types of sound systems out there: sound bars and speakers. Sound bars are long bars that typically sit at the base of the television, while speakers are your classic speaker that can be situated anywhere that makes sense in the room, from beside the television, to the back of the room to create something that more resembles surround sound. Both versions are great, and it really just comes down to personal preference along with your available budget, and in some cases the actual layout of the intended room (here’s a handy guide if you need some tips and suggestions). But no matter what sound system you end up getting, you don’t have to worry too much about how your friend or family member will react to the gift because in reality any decent sound system will be leaps and bounds better than the built-in speakers that come with just about all televisions.
It is just a known fact today that if you own a regular old television, you are not getting the best that technology has to offer in terms of sound quality. Now if you aren’t a huge television person, this probably isn’t a big deal. But if you live and breathe television, then you are most definitely missing out on something that is borderline life-changing. For any friend or family member that falls into that latter category, there is perhaps no better gift to give them than a new sound system to help re-vamp their entire entertainment experience!