Should I Buy a Universal Sound Bar Bracket or One Made Specifically for My Brand of Sound Bar?
Sound bars: they’re one of those things that just by watching them hang on the wall when you’re unsure of how well hung they are can be the cause of endless anxiety attacks. Your eyes are supposed to be on “Saving Private Ryan” and listening to the intensely awesome sound effects and music in this film.
Instead, your eyes are just fixated on the sound bar as your inner monologue goes on a James Joyce-esque rampage: Did we hang it right? Will too much sound make it fall? That thing was expensive… where are the kids? Did I do the laundry? Who am I? We should be watching a comedy after that last State of the Union Address… that sound bar should be inspected by a professional…
It’s official: you are in a full-blown state of OCD because you’re not sure if your knowledge of hanging sound bars got the job done right, or if the sound bar hanging hardware you chose is up for the job at hand.
One of the soundbar hanging systems we like for those who enjoy adjusting the position of their sound bar is the Rocketfish universal, adjustable sound bar mount. We like it because it works with almost every sound bar (up to 15 pounds) and allows you to easily swivel the bar without worrying that it’s going to just come crumbling off the wall.
Of course, as with all electronics and other heavy things, we highly recommend that you use the included hardware in addition to screw anchors (if these do not come with the sound bar wall mount you have purchased) for the strongest and most reliable hold to the wall. Hang your sound bar with screw anchors—NO exceptions people!
If you don’t really care for the swiveling sound bar scenario and just want it in a fixed position on the wall under your TV, there are plenty of universal sound bar mounts that come at a great price.
That said, you’ll want to make dead sure that before you buy or hang a sound bar mount you purchased online or off that it will accommodate your sound bar PERFECTLY: this is not a wall-hung item you want to guesstimate with because it’s pricey, could cause harm to children and pets (or your foot) if it falls, and in general, it’s better to have a peaceful household than one that’s in constant chaos because of your morbid fear of falling electronics.
Even though James Joyce did love an ongoing inner monologue with absolutely no room in it for pauses to breathe, and even though he died long before the advent of sound bars, and even though he was stark raving mad, we at YOUHANGIT feel very sure he would want your sound bar to be hung in a secure fashion that helped to stave off mental illness.
It may not be State of the Union worthy, per se, but we feel a well hung sound bar can bring a great deal of peace and joy into a home otherwise fraught with madness.