If you are looking for the best settings for Vizio 5.1 soundbar, you’re in the right place. This guide will ensure that you have the right setup and calibration for best results.
If you own a Vizio 5.1 soundbar, keep reading. If you follow this step-by-step guide, you will get to experience it with the best sound quality possible. Vizio has long been one of the brands most people trust.
This guide was put together because you may not get to experience the best audio settings right out of the box. What’s great about having the best audio settings for Vizio 5.1? You’ll feel like you’re in the middle of the action.
Let’s get started to show you how make the most of your sound bar.
What You Need for This Tutorial?
To follow along this tutorial, you will need the following:
So as you can see, not a lot of equipment you’ll need to follow along for this tutorial. Let’s move forward.
Now, let’s take a look now at how you can get the best sound quality for your Vizio soundbar. Let’s begin:
- Keep your TV’s audio off
It’s important that you make sure that your TV’s audio remains off. The reason for this is that it will defeat the entire purpose of getting the best sound coming from your soundbar. You can get better results through your soundbar compared to your TV’s built in speakers.
To learn more, check out how to connect a soundbar to a Vizio TV for example. Don’t believe us, check it out for yourself.
- Switch on the Surround Sound
The surround sound will produce a more transparent sound. If you like having an echo in their sound, this may not be the best option for you. This is another reason why you should mute the TV because it will reduce the amount of background noise that is produced.
Not only that, such noise can be distracting. Unfortunately, you may notice the music or dialogue clarity being a little murky. So following along can be a challenge.
- Fiddle with the bass and treble
But don’t play around with it too much. The treble and bass settings will be great for playing music. So if you want the best surround sound experience when it’s you by yourself or having a party, find the best balance you can get out of your audio settings by playing around with the treble and bass settings for the Vizio 5.1 soundbar.
- Play around with the sound equalization settings too
Again, no need to play around with it too much. Make adjustments whenever you feel it’s best. Some audiophiles will want to play around with the settings in order to find that perfect audio quality. You can even make adjustments to the sound equalization on your soundbar using your smartphone (assuming you have that capability).
Feel free to do this while you watch movies. That way you can be able to pinpoint the exact settings you want. A lot better compared to old soundbars where the EQ settings are not the best.
- Go Direct instead of ‘Movie’ preset
It’s also a good idea to play around with the equalizer settings unless you need to. The presets should be set to direct as opposed to “movies” when you are watching your favorite film. The reason this is recommended is that you get the best surround sound effect.
The ‘Movies’ preset will fall short in terms of giving you surround sound.
- Subwoofer may be optional
If you want to enhance the quality, you can make the decision to add a wireless subwoofer. While it’s not a requirement, some have reported using a subwoofer along with their Vizio 5.1 soundbar and it has been quite effective.
Here’s how you can connect a Vizio wireless subwoofer to a 5.1 soundbar:
- Power on the subwoofer.
- Press and hold the pairing button for a few seconds. You may notice its LED light indicators blinking red. Release the button when this happens.
- Press and hold down the power button for five seconds. You should see the LEDs flash three times if the pairing is successful.
- Release the power button.
If you are using a subwoofer from a non-Vizio brand, the concept will be similar. However, you’ll want to consult with the owner’s manual in order to follow the pairing instruction.
Whether it’s listening to music or watching a movie, a wireless subwoofer might be a good idea if you want to hear more of a rich sound without having to make too many adjustments.
If you have the best soundbar, adding a subwoofer won’t be pointless. By itself, a sound bar like the Vizio 5.1 soundbar will still deliver the best sound quality versus its competitors.
Frequently Asked Questions
Now, we’ll be taking a look at the following frequently asked questions. This will help you in regards to not only finding the best audio settings for your Vizio 5.1 soundbar or any soundbar you might be using. Let’s take a look at the following:
What should my Vizio audio settings be?
This will depend on the kind of settings for the desired sound quality you want. For example, if you want surround sound, you’ll want to go to “Menu”, choose “Audio”, then “Surround Sound”, then “Set To Off”.
Does Vizio 5.1 support Dolby Digital?
Vizio 5.1 actually has support for what is known as Dolby Atmos. It is considered to be the latest in audio technology. This will produce excellent quality compared to your TV’s built in speakers.
If you need the complete experience, you will need a soundbar like the Vizio soundbar and even rear speakers that can be placed so you can get the closest thing to a home theater. It will also give you plenty of rich, powerful sound that you probably won’t find in any other sound system up to this point.
What is TruVolume on Vizio soundbar?
The TruVolume feature is a volume control feature that will get rid of fluctuations that may occur during broadcasts.
Did you enjoy this tutorial? If so, we’d love to hear from you. The end result it making sure that you are able to get the best sound quality out of your Vizio 5.1 Soundbar. You could be watching movies or playing video games and you’ll be in the center of it all.
Tell us what you think about this tutorial. Also, share with us any tricks or tips you may have discovered connecting your Vizio 5.1 soundbar and getting the best quality sound possible.
John Fleming is the senior editor for Audiophilez.com, covering everything from headphones to smart speakers. He is a graduate of Music Production and Technology. Before Audiophilez, John began his career as a staff writer for two different magazines, where he became a skilled storyteller across different mediums. When he isn’t writing, he can be found biking, reading books, and playing the piano.