Frequently Asked Questions
Find the answers to the most common questions about Home Theatre and Surround Sound Systems!
Will Surround Sound work without a Subwoofer?
The short answer is, Yes it will. As a matter of fact, if you have at the least, TWO good speakers as seen on the Reviews and Top List Pages, your system could produce enough bass with a subwoofer. However, adding a subwoofer for those really extreme Theater Sounds would not hurt.
Will Surround Sound work with RCA Cables?
With the correct RCA Surround Sound Connectors, yes the will work so don't worry, HDMI is not the only way to get that incredible 5.1 and 7.1 Surround Sound Theater feel.
What are Surround Sound Headphones?
Surround Sound Headphones are an alternative to Surround Sound Speakers that have been in existence since the 1930's and just like its predecessors, Surround Sound Headphones have continued to evolve. Without opening one up, one may not know that Surround Sound Headphones contain several speakers responsible for controlling each channel which is why Surround Sound Headphones are so effective.
Can Headphones have Surround Sound?
Yes they can. Headphones can now be equip with not only 5.1 quality but 7.1 quality as well. In the audio world this is called Virtual Sound which gives the perception of multiple sources of sound positioned around the room.
Are Surround Sound Headphones worth it?
To be honest, the answer is subjective. On one side Surround Sound Headphones will provide you with that up, close, and personal Theater sound, however, in order to take advantage of this amazing sound, each user would need their own pair. Many consumers who purchase Surround Sound Headphones either already have or still plan to purchase a good Home Theater System so that others can enjoy the sounds as well.
What is 5.1 Surround Sound System?
5.1 Channel audio is currently the most common Surround Sound Layout used today. The 5 represents the full range channels which include the left, left surround, right, right surround, and of course the center. This is what brings your sounds to life all through the room. Just as important, is the .1 which represents the LFE or the Low Frequency Effects. This is what adds a new dimension to your Theater experience and it's power not only comes in the extra bonus of sound, but can be felt through vibration as well. It's audio bandwidth only a tenth of its full range counterparts, however, it's just as important and is a must have when it comes to acquiring a complete Sound Sound Theater experience.