Best Home Theatre System in India for 2021

JBL Cinema SB261 2.1 Best Overall
Sony HT-RT40 Best 5.1 Channel
Philips SPA8000B Mid-Range 5.1 Channel
Philips SPA5128B Budget 5.1 Channel
Sony SA-D40 Best 4.1 Channel
boAt Aavante Bar 1500 Best 2.1 Channel
OBAGE DT-2425 Mid-Range 2.1 Channel
F&D A110 Budget 2.1 Channel
Yamaha YHT-3072IN Best Splurge

Having a good home theatre system can be a great way to enhance your TV and movie watching experience. Today, we will look at the 9 best home theatre systems available in India. We have covered different systems like 2.1, 5.1 and 7.1 to give you a wide range. You will also find systems across different budgets as well.

Best Overall – JBL Cinema SB261 2.1

This JBL Cinema SB261 provides very good audio quality with simple setup and powerful bass which is why we have chosen it as the best overall home theatre system in India. This is a 2.1 channel system which means that you get a soundbar and a sub-woofer. The sub-woofer is connected wirelessly making it very convenient. The main soundbar can be connected via HDMI Arc which means that a single cable is enough for all your connectivity needs.

What we particularly liked about this JBL unit is its sleek design. Without taking up too much space, it is able to provide thumping sound of 220 Watts. The audio is optimised by Dolby for better sound quality. The sound system also comes with an included remote control. You can also connect your phone wirelessly to the system using Bluetooth for streaming music directly from your phone.

Best 5.1 Channel - Sony HT-RT40

The RT-40 home theatre system from Sony is a real beast. While it looks expensive, you get a lot of bang for your buck. This is a 5.1 channel system which means that it comes with two tall boy speakers, a sound bar and a sub-woofer. The tall speakers are to be positioned behind the viewer for an immersive sound experience. The advantage of the tall speakers is that the sound is much closer to your ears due to their height. These speakers are manufactured in Japan by Sony.

Connectivity options on this home theatre system are quite good. Bluetooth and NFC connectivity is available. With NFC, your phone will be connected to the speakers with a single touch. You can also plug in a USB stick on the subwoofer to start playing sound from your digital media. The subwoofer and soundbar can be connected to the TV using HDMI. The soundbar itself provides a 3 channel sound with the rear tall boy speakers adding in two further channels. The subwoofer is about the size of a computer CPU and delivers punchy sound. There is a remote control also included with the system.

Mid-Range 5.1 Channel - Philips SPA8000B

The Philips SPA8000B is a great mid range option for getting a 5.1 channel surround sound home theatre system at home. There are five mini speakers and a sub-woofer in this setup. The total sound output delivered is 120 Watts. Connectivity options available are Bluetooth, SD Card as well as USB. There is also an in-built FM tuner with which you can listen to music on the radio directly.

The 8 inch subwoofer is able to provide a thumping bass as well. It can be connected to your TV using a 3.5 mm RCA. For a true surround sound experience, the 5 speakers need to be placed all around the viewer to experience all 5 channels of sound.

Budget 5.1 Channel - Philips SPA5128B

For a low budget choice of 5.1 speakers, the Philips SPA5128B is a great choice. It has five small speakers that can be arranged to provide surround sound. Since the total sound output of this system is only 40 Watts, it is not super loud but the bass is quite deep and rich from the sub-woofer. For connectivity, you can use Bluetooth, USB and SD Cards. There is also a large digital display on the front which shows details of the music being played.

There is a remote control included with this home theatre unit and Philips provides a warranty of 1 year on the SPA5128B.

Best 4.1 Channel - Sony SA-D40

This 4.1 home theatre system is a great mid range option. The total sound output from the unit is 80W which is quite impressive. The 4.1 system means that it has 4 mini speakers and 1 sub woofer. It is recommended to have 2 of the mini speakers behind you and best results will be seen if they are wall mounted. The bass from the subwoofer is quite impressive and for good acoustics, you should place it on the ground.

For connectivity, you can connect the Stereo mini plug cord provided with the system into the headphone out port of your TV. The subwoofer then needs to be connected to mains power. For additional connectivity, this system can use USB input as well. The remote control that comes along with the system makes it easy to switch between different input types.

Best 2.1 Channel - boAt Aavante Bar 1500

The boAt Avante sound bar is a good mid-range option for a 2.1 channel home theatre system. It has a sound bar and a sub-woofer as its two components. The total sound output from this system is 120 Watts which is sure to sound much better than your TV alone. You can connect the home theatre system to your TV and other sound sources in multiple ways. The Aavante supports USB, Aux, Bluetooth, HDMI Arc and Optic connections.

This boAt system stands out due to its sleek and polished design. The soundbar itself has an X shaped cross section and has the power buttons and volume buttons on its side. The wired sub-woofer provides a good level of bass. The Aavante also comes with a remote control for easy operation. boAt has a warranty of 1 year on the product in case of any issues.

Mid-Range 2.1 Channel - OBAGE DT-2425

Obage are sound specialists and have multiple speaker systems available. The DT-2425 system has two tower speakers that make up the home theatre system. Obage's speciality with this speaker system is their V shaped sound signature. This sound emphasizes the bass and treble with lower emphasis on Mids. This provides greater clarity of sound at lower volumes and is great for music and movies. There is also an option to change the bass and treble through controls on the speakers.

This speaker set comes with a remote control and you can even connect to it using Bluetooth. You can also use Aux cable for connectivity. One thing missing is the HDMI/Optical cable connectivity which is the latest technology. Obage also mentions that this speaker system is good for clarity and not for loud volume listening.

Budget 2.1 Channel - F&D A110

The price of this 2.1 Speaker system is less than many premium headphones. F&D has sold many units due to the low price that they are able to offer to their customers. This A110 unit consists of a sub-woofer and two mini speakers that together provide a 2.1 Channel experience.

This is a light weight unit and weighs just under 3 kilograms in total. The subwoofer has a wooden cabinet that delivers good quality bass. Overall, the sound quality delivered is more than acceptable. The bass is good but not as deep as some listeners would like. For its price however, this A110 speaker system is a great budget buy.

Best Splurge - Yamaha YHT-3072IN

Yamaha are a very well respected name when it comes to high quality audio systems. This home theatre system - YHT-3072IN is one of the best available in India today. The price is steep but you will receive a very high quality product for your money. This is a 5.1 Channel system with a dedicated Audio Visual receiver that is able to play 4K and HDR video. It also supports Dolby vision to provide exceptional picture quality.

For audio, this Yamaha system supports Dolby Audio and has a unique Cinema DSP technology that provides a great surround sound effect right in your living room. The various audio parameters are automatically adjusted by the system based on the size and shape of your room. There is also Bluetooth connectivity built-in for convenience. Finally, the system comes with over 60 feet of high quality copper wire which will ensure that even large rooms can be effectively covered by the system.

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