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The best surround sound systems for your home entertainment setup

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Is there anything better than a cozy movie night at home? Whether you’re into thrilling action movies or prefer a classic romantic comedy, there’s nothing more relaxing than popping some popcorn, snuggling up with a blanket, and gathering around your smart TV for a fun night in. Besides picking a good movie, one of the best ways to make your home movie nights enjoyable is investing in the right equipment–especially when it comes to sound systems.

But shopping for sound systems can be tedious, especially when you’re feeling the pressure to choose the right one. After all, surround sound speakers are expensive purchases, and this is something you want to get right. While many of these systems come with manufacturer warranties, they typically only last for a short period of time and don't cover the most common types of  An extended warranty plan like MulberryCare can help take some of the pressure off, giving your surround sound system the most comprehensive protection against all types of potential damage.

Let’s take a look at some of the best sound systems you can buy for your home entertainment system.

Sony surround sound system 

Sony is a common household name with a reputation for making some of the best sound systems on the market at a range of different price points. The Sony HT-A9 High Performance Home Theater System is one of the more expensive surround sound systems at $1,999, but its multi-speaker set up and 360 Spatial Sound technology will make you feel like you’ve been transported to a movie theater. As a bonus, it’s also user-friendly for easy set up and use.

Bose surround sound system

Bose offers some of the best sound quality on the market and has some of the most trusted speakers in the world. If you have room in your budget, check out the Bose Lifestyle 650 Home Entertainment System. The Bose Lifestyle 650 is highly versatile, with a slim and sleek design that takes up very little room. As a bonus, it’s compatible with Alexa too! You can purchase the Bose Lifestyle 650 for $3,999 on Amazon.

Dolby Atmos speakers

For an audio experience that’s as realistic as it gets, Dolby Atmos speakers are perfect. With Dolby Atmos, you can configure your home theater system to fit your needs, adding as many speakers as you’d like for maximum sound. You can even pair your Dolby Atmos speakers and Dolby Atmos soundbar with an LG surround sound system.

Dolby Atmos uses advanced sound technology to make your movie experience as close to lifelike as possible. They range in price depending on the configuration you choose, and can run anywhere from $199 to $1,549 at Best Buy.

JBL soundbar

For another high-quality sound system experience, a JBL soundbar is a great choice. They make some of the best audio equipment on the market, from JBL wireless headphones to the JBL Flip 6 portable speaker, and their soundbars certainly don't disappoint.

With varying prices and capabilities, you can choose the model that most fits your needs. For example, the JBL Bar 5.1 Surround is an easy to use, bass-heavy soundbar that comes in at $449.

Final thoughts 

Regardless of which surround sound system you choose, investing in high-quality audio equipment is a great way to take your at-home movie experience to the next level.

It's also important to keep product protection in mind when making such a big purchase. Ensuring your surround sound system is covered under an extended warranty can help you get the most out of your purchase. With an extended warranty plan like MulberryCare, you can be protected against any sort of accident or damage your surround sound system might incur, all for an extremely low price.

Shop with the Mulberry browser extension to view all the product protection plans available on your product, and compare plans in real time.

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Kim Miller

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Kim Miller is the Head of Marketing at Mulberry. She is passionate about building products and brands that make consumers happy, save them money and make their lives easier. Have an innovative idea for Mulberry you'd like to share? Give her a shout! She'd love to chat about anything from fintech and UX to gardening and antiquing.

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