If you have recently spent the amount of money usually reserved for an engagement ring on a TV the size of a small continent, then you’ll know that little details are very important.
After all, Avatar might look good on your new telly, but if the Na’vi sound more like Smurfs coming our your tinny mono speakers, you probably need a better soundsystem.
But multi-speaker soundsystems take up a lot of room, and if your better half likes things just-so, then filling the living room with towering speakers behind potted plants won’t go down well.
Soundbars are the techy middle-ground between TV speakers and bulky, feng-shui destroying surround sound sets. This one from Orbitsound is only £249 but has seven individually amplified speakers built into it, so you get surround sound without being, well, surrounded by sound.
The M10LX is also Bluetooth enabled, so you can wirelessly stream music from your phone or iPad. The sleek, black box just has one cable hooking it up to your telly, further proof that a good sound set-up can be clutter-free.