Investing in a good stand-alone audio system drastically improves your home entertainment system and the entire experience, however, soundbars have really come a long way in recent years and are by far the most popular option for most people, however, are you actually missing out on anything by opting for a soundbar over a full 6-speaker home theatre system?
Well, yes and no. There are many factors that have to be taken into account when deciding on which audio system to invest in and not necessarily cost as most people also assume that soundbars are cheaper, but that's not necessarily the case.
At a fundamental level, having a variety of speakers placed around the room that purposefully deliver a wide range of frequencies will always give you a better audio quality and experience over a single unit with a subwoofer like a soundbar regardless if the soundbar has spatial audio functionality.
But it boils down to convenience. A home theatre system needs many metres of power cables and even audio cables if it is not wireless. Plus your room will be cluttered with speakers as well as your TV stand unit, whereby a soundbar still delivers a significantly better audio quality than your TV speakers and is just one simple and elegant unit with a matching subwoofer.
Take a look at the video below by the YouTube channel: Gearly Reviews on a Soundbar vs Home Theatre - 5 Reasons Why One Is Better Than The Other 2021...