A 2.1 channel sound bar with a woofer. I also need to play MP3 songs from the USB Pen drive, and FM.
A standalone simple music system, which can play MP3 from USB pen drive + FM.
Whatever i buy, would be used mostly at low to medium volume. Slightly louder volume might be needed occasionally when my kids/wife want to dance on the songs.
I have 2 TVs, a 32" Sony R series (half smart TV) and 42" Sony W series smart TV. The 42 inch TV is out main TV, while 32 inch TV is used only for Youtube for kids. The speakers of TV seem adequate enough. And a very basic Rs. 1000-1200 FM radio which i bought last year just to gauge if we would really listen to FM radio. My wife listens to songs on FM while working alone in kitchen, and kids use it when they want to dance. So for portability a small but good music system seems to make sense, but it won't help with upping the sound experience while watching TV. And my main TV is on first floor, while kitchen is on ground floor, so a sound bar on the main TV won't help with listening to songs in kitchen. Just thinking loud. It seems like i need to buy both: a portable music system (something like philips boombox) and a sound bar. A 5.1 channel HT system is highly undesirable as I do like things simpler, without the mesh of speaker wires running all over.
Ideally I would like to spend 10-15k, but wouldn't mind to spend 25-30k for better sounding system.