With the winter nights drawing in and all the best movies going straight to streaming services, why not give your home cinema a spruce and hibernate with some of your favorite films and shows in luxury?
With the so-called Prime Early Access sale kicking into gear, you can get a great deal on a pair of JBL soundbars – one offering Dolby Atmos in a single bar package, the other bringing back the bass with an included subwoofer. There are huge savings to be made on both, so check them out below and upgrade your Apple TV viewing experience.
Big savings on JBL soundbars
JBL Bar 5.0 Multibeam |
$399.95 now $239.95 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Want sound to not only come from all around you, but from overhead too? Then you'll need a Dolby Atmos sound system. This all-in-one five channel soundbar will fill your room with sound thanks to up-and-side firing speakers, along with its front-facing ones, and offers 4K passthrough with Dolby Vision support for a really cinematic experience. This is a strong saving – previously we've seen this item drop to $327, so today knocks a real chunk further off that RRP.
JBL Bar 5.1 |
$599.95 now $299.95 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
All about that bass? This soundbar and subwoofer combo delivers surround sound without the wires – even the sub is wireless. With Alexa built in your can control it with your voice, while wireless streaming capabilities (as well as Chromecast and our fave AirPlay 2) let you beam your tunes to it as well as your favorite shows and movies. There's a sweet $300 off here.
"Sound is half the picture" said movie maestro and Star Wars creator George Lucas, and if you've got a great TV but no sound system, you're not doing your home cinema sessions justice.
5.1 audio will really elevate your experience, giving a sense of directionality to the soundstage that a TV alone can rarely produce. Whether it's the direction of shots fired in a war scene, or the buzz of a club in a rom-com, you'll feel more immersed in whatever you're watching.
If you really want to go all in, make the leap to Dolby Atmos. Whether using discrete ceiling speakers or up-firing channels that bounce audio off your ceiling, it adds an extra dimension of height to proceedings, and can be transformative with high-end audio content. And remember: Apple TV supports Dolby Atmos, too.
Want more deals? Be sure to follow along with our live Prime Early Access sale round up.
Gerald Lynch is the Editor-in-Chief of iMore, keeping careful watch over the site's editorial output and commercial campaigns, ensuring iMore delivers the in-depth, accurate and timely Apple content its readership deservedly expects. You'll never see him without his iPad Pro, and he loves gaming sessions with his buddies via Apple Arcade on his iPhone 13 Pro, but don't expect him to play with you at home unless your Apple TV is hooked up to a 4K HDR screen and a 7.1 surround system.
Living in London in the UK, Gerald was previously Editor of Gizmodo UK, and Executive Editor of TechRadar, and has covered international trade shows including Apple's WWDC, MWC, CES and IFA. If it has an acronym and an app, he's probably been there, on the front lines reporting on the latest tech innovations. Gerald is also a contributing tech pundit for BBC Radio and has written for various other publications, including T3 magazine, GamesRadar, Space.com, Real Homes, MacFormat, music bible DIY, Tech Digest, TopTenReviews, Mirror.co.uk, Brandish, Kotaku, Shiny Shiny and Lifehacker. Gerald is also the author of 'Get Technology: Upgrade Your Future', published by Aurum Press, and also holds a Guinness world record on Tetris. For real.
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