Hear Every Swish of the Thrilling NBA Season

The 2018-19 NBA season looks to be one of the association's most exciting yet, and you'll want to hear it in perfect clarity with Definitive Technology.

With the draft, free agency, summer league and the spectacle of players' drama — like the latest involving malcontent Timberwolves shooting guard Jimmy Butler — the NBA remains in the picture even when regular-season games aren't happening. That said, now that meaningful contests have begun, pro basketball buffs are in their element.

The storylines are irresistible: LeBron James aims to write the next chapter in Lakers history. The reigning-champion Warriors must fight to maintain their dynasty, while Kyrie Irving's Celtics, James Harden and the Rockets and Russell Westbrook's Thunder hope to end it. Captivating young stars like Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis and Donovan Mitchell will bring major attention to smaller markets like Milwaukee, New Orleans and Salt Lake City. The shoe-squeak-on-parquet-floor rhythms, whip-passing motion offenses, stifling physical defenses, incredible athletic feats akin to high-speed ballet, roaring crowds and other experiential elements of NBA games are easily accessible in the comfort of your living room. But you need the right streaming services and home AV equipment, including Hi-Fi from Definitive Technology, to make the most of it.

How to watch

Most marquee matchups are on national television, and if you're on the go, you can stream games on your smartphone or tablet through specific channels' apps as long as you have an active cable account. Your region's closest local team will likely air regularly on a basic-cable channel, most of which are affiliates of bigger networks that have their own apps. There are also numerous options for cord-cutters looking to watch the national games, including YouTube TV, Hulu, ESPN+ and Sling. 

However, serious NBA fans often want much more game-watching flexibility than that, which requires NBA League Pass. Available through cable providers or via broadband on computer and mobile, the league-owned streaming service provides access to all out-of-market games — except nationwide and local broadcasts. To avoid a cable package and catch your local squad and major national games, you'll need one of the other streaming TV services as well.

Great sound for every swish and dunk

Hearing a sold-out Warriors, Celtics or Thunder audience, or even a smaller-market team with a devout fanbase like the Sacramento Kings, is electrifying. Also, players are sometimes mic'd on-court, showcasing colorful personalities like the 76ers' Joel Embiid and the Warriors' Draymond Green, and basketball play-by-play is arguably more informative than that of any other sport. Point being: Sound is more important to NBA basketball than other sports' fans might think.

Sound bars from Definitive allow you to hear everything in the full richness of 5.1 sound without the clutter of a full-fledged surround system, leaving more space in the living room for friends and family to watch alongside you. On the other end of the spectrum, the BP9000 series offers an immersive experience for those who want home-theater sound quality while watching the thrilling 2018-19 NBA season. 

Whether you opt for a sound bar that’s as slick as Curry’s half-court shots or bring home the whole team with the BP9000 series, Definitive Technology provides the cutting-edge sound to match the excitement of the season.