Home Theater Speakers


Home Theatre Speakers

Home Theatre Speakers

By Anne Ahira

You have a couple of options when it comes to home theater speakers. You can purchase simple powered speakers that will connect to your television or DVD player directly or you can get a complete home theater system which includes the receiver. The choice you make will depend a good deal on the effect you are looking for.

Rattle the Windows

If you are looking to make the house shake when you are watching your favorite action movie, you will need home theater speakers that come with their own receiver.

Simple powered speakers will give you good sound but they will not make the neighbors complain! For this kind of sound, you will want a home theater speakers and system that is 7.1 surround like the ONKYO HT-S790.


  • 110 Watts per Channel
  • HDTV-Capable (50 MHz)
  • Component Video Switching (3 Inputs/1 Output)
  • Color-Coded 7.1-Multichannel Inputs
  • 7.1 Surround Sound from Compatible Blu-ray Disc and HD-DVD Players
  • XM Ready
  • Easy to set up

Good Sound

Perhaps you would prefer not to frustrate your neighbors but your standard television speakers just are not cutting it.

The newer slim line design of high definition televisions does not leave a lot of room for built in speakers; therefore, most will require additional home theater speakers for optimal sound.

A good choice for this scenario is the Coby 5.1 home theater speakers. These speakers come to you without the benefit of a receiver and must be connected to a DVD player or directly to your television.

These speakers will not give you the earth-moving rumble of the above system, however they will provide with a nice stereo experience.


  • 300 watts
  • Integrated amplifier
  • Built-in switch
  • Wood subwoofer – 100 watts peak output
  • Independent volume, treble, and bass controls
  • $52 Amazon

You can use this speaker system with any 5.1 channel DVD player, computer or television set. They will give you great sound at a fraction of the cost of most home theater speakers sets.

Bottom Line

When you want to experience theater like sound, you will have to invest in some home theater speakers. Whether you choose to go with the life like reproduction of a complete system or simple theater speakers will depend on personal taste and of course budget.

Complete home theater systems can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to several thousand depending on the brand and features, while home theater speakers by themselves will generally be around $100 or less.

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