The Best Home Theater Surround Sound Systems of 2020

January 11, 2021

Now, you may have something like an amazing 70 inch 4K TV or even a high end projector, but that’s only one half of the equation. Stunning visuals need to be accompanied by full body, robust sound to truly create a remarkable experience comparable to a movie theater. You’re not going to get that kind of sound out of your TV speakers; you need a great surround sound solution.

The Best Home Theater Surround Sound Systems of This Year

We have seen the release of many good to great surround sound systems in 2020, but which ones were in a league of their own? Sound quality is indeed important, but it’s not the only factor to consider when determining the best home theater speaker system. It’s just as important to take room arrangement and your budget into account.

For example, a wireless surround sound home theater system may be more suitable for your room than a wired solution. Or, you may have a limited budget and are looking for audio equipment that provides great value for the price. Every surround speaker system offers unique characteristics and the best equipment depends on your own needs. However, these are the options we think separated themselves from the pack.

Best Overall Speakers: Bose Acoustimass 10 Series V

If you’re looking to make a substantial upgrade to your home audio setup, you can’t go wrong with the Bose Acoustimass 10 Series V. Known for creating great audio products, Bose went all out, creating one of the most refined audio systems on the market and delivering it at a sweet price point.

Despite being powerful enough to flood even the biggest rooms with immersive sound, the system has a sleek design you can be proud to show off. The Acoustimass also comes with a hard-hitting subwoofer to match the crystal clear sound that emits from the system’s speakers.

Best Wireless Speakers: Enclave CineHome Pro

Although the Bose Acoustimass 10 Series V is our pick for best overall system, the Enclave CineHome Pro comes in at a very close second place. This truly wireless 5.1 surround sound speaker comes with two front speakers, two surround speakers, a center channel speaker, and a 10-inch subwoofer.

Using our own WiSA technology, the CineHome Pro not only delivers high fidelity audio, but is also able to connect effortlessly with audio sources. If you really want to take the audio experience to the next level, this system can be upgraded to include up to four subwoofers!

Best Budget Speakers: Logitech Z906

Being able to produce impressive highs and lows that draw you into the experience is what makes a good surround sound speaker system. While you could buy incredibly expensive equipment, you don’t have to break the bank to get high quality stereos. One such sound system that provides a lot of bang for the buck is the Logitech Z906.  

The Z906 comes with five compact, but well-built satellite speakers and a not so compact subwoofer. Capable of handling up to six audio sources, the Z906 takes full advantage of its Dolby Digital, DTS, and 3D sound encoding. Whether you’re watching a movie or playing your favorite game, this system puts you right in the middle of the action.

Best for Dolby Atmos: Focal Sib Evo 5.1.2

The French brand Focal, has earned a reputation for delivering high fidelity audio systems with high class styling since 1979. Their Sib Evo 5.1.2 package continues that trend, offering Dolby Atmos sound in an intriguing design that’s sure to fit in perfectly with any room. What really makes this hardware stand out is the crisp vocals these small speakers emit and the ability to seamlessly integrate each satellite speaker.

The Best in Wireless Audio

The WiSA Association sets the bar for high quality wireless audio solutions. If you’re looking to upgrade your home theater with the best wireless speaker system, make sure it’s WiSA-certified.

To learn more about us, our members, and WiSA-certified products, contact us today.

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