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    Wireless surround sound systems

    Not photo related so I picked the closest off topic forum... Sorry

    We sold our old school tower speaker and component system and now are looking into wireless/Bluetooth sound bar systems. Looked at some systems on Amazon, LG seems to have nice components at reasonable prices. Looked at ones that were higher rated watts with a wireless sub and also can play blueray/DVD/CD's.

    Any experience or advice is welcome.

    Thank you!
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    Wireless surround sound systems

    All in one systems (ones that include a DVD/BluRay player) suck.
    Sonos, that is all you need to know.

    Sound bars =/= surround sound no matter how gimmicky the language on the box gets.
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    I ditched the "whole system" a few years ago, and went with a sound bar and sub. At the time I was doing my research and went with a Pioneer due to the reviews. Flash forward to today. . .and I would totally go with the Sonos system!! My buddy has his whole house on the Sonos, and it is quite amazing. I love that he can control the whole thing with his phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheftyler View Post
    All in one systems (ones that include a DVD/BluRay player) suck.
    Sonos, that is all you need to know.

    Sound bars =/= surround sound no matter how gimmicky the language on the box gets.
    Very much this and since I don't want to invest in Sonos gear quite yet I am sticking to my awesome sounding old school tower speakers.

    I think I read that both Denon and Samsung are also throwing their hats into the wireless speaker game. Samsung had a full on surround system but in all cases I have to wonder about sound quality OTA versus the wire.

    Good luck and please report back with the direction you end up traveling.
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    Um yeah sono's 5.1 system (comparable in components) at $1800 is not gonna happen...

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    That sticker shock is why I haven't jumped in yet. Keep hoping someone else does and I get to hear it first hand before taking the plunge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZJROCKRIG View Post
    Um yeah sono's 5.1 system (comparable in components) at $1800 is not gonna happen...
    You can have good sound or cheap, pick one. I'm not being a dick here, it's the truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheftyler View Post
    You can have good sound or cheap, pick one. I'm not being a dick here, it's the truth.
    Or just wait for the tech to drop in price; it will happen eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crashXJ View Post
    Or just wait for the tech to drop in price; it will happen eventually.
    True, that will happen, but the OP is asking about right now. The only answers at the moment, that don't sound like garbage, are expensive.

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    ^^^^^ True that.

    Anyone mess with the RocketFish stuff? Seems interesting but wonder about the actual impedance/etc versus wired from the receiver.

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/rocketfi...=1171058476489

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    I've never played with their speakers but I've had a very "meh" reaction to their other products in the past.

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    So I said F'it and got a wired system. The wireless systems except Vizio had crap reviews. And no one had the Vizio in stock. I hate ordering stuff I am new too and don't want to hassle with shipping it back. So I ended up with a Sony 5.1 wired system w/ a blue ray smart (apps) player and Bluetooth to stream music. It also has an FM receiver. $248 at Walmart. Sounds good so far. Not like I am going to pound the walls as I live in town homes attached to others.

    But the Rock setting EQ sounds perfect to me with the correct balance of deep even base.

    http://www.sony.com/electronics/all-...tems/bdv-e2100

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