Immerse yourself in your favourite movie or an exciting sports event with the sound it deserves. That's something you can count on with a Soundbar. But you're not quite there yet. A Soundbar only really comes into its own when the Soundbar setup is optimised for the best possible performance. Good news: you can do it yourself and we've got you covered with these simple tips.

Are you planning to upgrade the way you watch movies at home? Or, do you fancy putting yourself at the heart of the action for your favourite club's matches? A beautiful image alone is not enough if you really want the ultimate experience for your evening’s entertainment. The sound is a crucial element. That’s where a soundbar comes in, and we’ll teach you how to optimise the sound settings to best match the room that you’re experiencing it in.

Start at the beginning: determine the correct height for your soundbar

A good soundbar setup starts with placing the soundbar at the right height. Only then can you get the best out of your soundbar. Whether you opt for an entry level soundbar like the Denon DHT-S316 or the most exclusive, like the DHT-S716H, it’s important to ensure that it’s installed at ear level. This means you won't miss a single detail in that live concert on your TV for example. Assume ear height when you're seated, because this is probably how you usually watch television. Step one towards an ideal soundbar setup is complete. Excellent.

Tips to further optimise your soundbar setup

A soundbar hanging at ear height puts you well on your way to finding the right soundbar setup in your home. However, there are still a few more tips and tricks to best optimise your soundbar setup. Read on to learn more.

Watching a series? Use the Dialog Enhancer

Want to watch your favourite TV series in the best possible way with zero effort? It's wonderful if you can understand conversations easily. That's why Denon soundbars come equipped with the Dialog Enhancer. This setting allows you to turn up the voice levels without increasing the overall volume. It makes all the difference!

Give your soundbar a boost with a subwoofer

Your soundbar setup at home will get a serious boost if you have a subwoofer. This speaker specialises in deep bass and lower frequency sounds. It can output these frequencies better than a soundbar on it owns, which again performs very well all-round. With a subwoofer the range of your soundbar setup increases and sounds come to life with much more detail and impact. In fact, once you hear it, it quickly becomes indispensable. That's why the Denon DHT-S516H includes a subwoofer as standard, for example.

If possible: choose the pre-set EQ mode that matches what you are watching

A soundbar enriches your TV viewing experience. After all, image only comes to the fore when the sound is also impressive. With some soundbars you can easily switch between different audio modes. This is great because it allows you to optimise the sound settings for film and music. That is why, for example, the Denon DHT-S516H has three different modes: movie, music and night. The movie mode clarifies dialogue, among other things, while the music mode ensures an even dispersion. And the night mode? It dampens the bass, ensuring a softer sound that won’t disturb your family or neighbours during the wee hours.

Start with your soundbar setup: meet the Denon soundbars

Soundbars are ideal for giving your TV experience the upgrade it deserves. With a good soundbar setup it really comes into its own. At Denon you can upgrade your sound with three different models. Time to introduce them to you!

  • Denon DHT-S316

    • our starter model. Includes subwoofer. Offers a home cinema simulation and you can connect 1 device to it.
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  • Denon DHT-S516H

    • a top upgrade. Can be operated wirelessly via the HEOS app. Can do everything the DHT-S316 can and more.
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  • Denon DHT-S716H

    • Our top tier model. Full-range soundbar with optional high power subwoofer and the best home theatre experience. You can connect 4 devices and wirelessly stream audio via Bluetooth and the HEOS app.
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