I'm a newbie here, moving into a new house and to save my marriage, I have to get rid of my Onkyo THX receiver and Polk THX speakers. I have a 24x24 living and just purchased a 65" LG 4K OLED (OMG, it is soooooo goood), first time I am looking at soundbars and need some recommendations on the best one I can get. I undertand that I won't be getting anything remotely close to the performance of my old setup but I do want one that is home theater worthy. I watch lots of blurays and netflix. After doing some research, I narrowed my search down to 4 options:
1. Creative Sonic Carrier. 15.2ch. Has Dolby Atmos. $5,799. https://us.creative.com/soniccarrier/
-Has 17 speaker drivers and a single subwoofer with 2x10" drivers.
-website says it can go up to 2000W
-only one sub
-$150 for shipping and have to pay returned shipping if I don't like it
2. Sony HTST5000. 7.1.2ch. Has Dolby Atmos. $1,299. https://www.sony.com/electronics/sound-bars/ht-st5000
-Has Hi-res audio and Chromecast. Great for playing music as well as movies.
-No DTS support? Saw reviews from Amazon that there is no DTS support for now, until a future firmware upgrade.
3. Nakamichi Shockwafe Ultra. 9.2ch or 7.2. Has DTSX. $1,099. https://www.nakamichi-usa.com/shockwafe-ultra-preorder and https://www.nakamichi-usa.com/shockwafe-elite-preorder
-two 10" wirless subs!!!!!
-4 rear speakers, modular
-reviews decent on their 7.1 model on amazon
-DTS:X and true surround
-No up-firing speakers or Dolby Atmos
4. Samsung HW-K950/ZA. Has Dolby Atmos $1,197. https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-HW-K9...+k950+soundbar
-4 upfiring speakers and rear wirless speakers
-reviews quite good on their 7.1 model on amazon
-3.3 star reviews on Amazon
I am pretty sure I will not buy the Sonic Carrier without seeing any reviews so I will probably choose between the Sony or Nakamichi. What are your thoughts? Is having true surround vs simulated surround a big deal? Is there a better option out there?